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Spotlight on Commerce: John Murphy, Chief Operating Officer, National Weather Service

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Guest blog post by John Murphy, Chief Operating Officer, National Weather Service The National Weather Service (NWS) is proud to employ 1,034 U.S. military veterans -- about a quarter of our total workforce. Veterans bring a wealth of experience and extensive training in many areas to the civilian federal workforce, and we are fortunate to have them in our ranks. As Chief Operating Officer, I am...

Spotlight on Commerce: Andrew Fiddes, Attorney Advisor, Disaster Recovery Program, Office of Chief Counsel, U.S. Economic Development Administration

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Guest blog post by Andrew Fiddes, Attorney Advisor, Disaster Recovery Program, Office of Chief Counsel, U.S. Economic Development Administration I am an Attorney-Advisor in the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Office of Chief Counsel, where I support the Disaster Recovery Program, including EDA’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Recovery Assistance. My...

Spotlight on Commerce: Kevin Cooley Director, Office of Planning & Programming for Service Delivery, National Weather Service

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Guest blog post by Kevin Cooley Director, Office of Planning & Programming for Service Delivery, National Weather Service President Reagan once said, "Some people live their entire lives wondering if they made a difference in the world…but Marines don't have that problem." This sentiment also applies to the dedicated career public servants I have had the honor to work with in government. As a...

Spotlight on Commerce: Brian Copello, Executive Officer, Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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Guest blog post by Brian Copello, Executive Officer, Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) I never feel worthy of the thanks some bestow upon me for my military service. First and of most importance, I have made so little sacrifice compared to so many brothers and sisters who have given more. And truth be told, my service was as much a...

Spotlight on Commerce: Eric Atkisson, Director of Communications, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

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Guest blog by Eric Atkisson, Director of Communications, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office As director of communications for “America’s innovation agency,” I lead a highly talented team of communication professionals charged, among other things, with promoting the vital role that patents and trademarks play in fostering innovation, competitiveness, and economic growth. I enjoy my job because I enjoy...

Veterans Day 2020

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On November 11, Americans commemorate the service, sacrifice, and immeasurable contributions of our Nation’s veterans who have proudly worn our country’s uniform to defend and preserve our precious liberty. As we celebrate Veterans Day, we pause to recognize the brave men and women who have fearlessly and faithfully worked to defend the United States and our freedom.

Spotlight on Commerce: Sameh Attia, Senior International Program Specialist, Office of General Counsel, Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP)

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Guest blog post by Sameh Attia, Senior International Program Specialist, Office of General Counsel, Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) My name is Sameh Attia. I am a Senior International Program Specialist with the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) within the Office of General Counsel. I joined CLDP in 2012 after receiving an honorable military discharge in 2011. I am very honored...