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Commerce This Week: September 11

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Each week, we recap the latest U.S. Department of Commerce highlights spanning a wide range of issues promoting job creation and economic growth, programs, and events in one blog post.

Here are the key moments from Commerce: This Week

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross

“Today, on the anniversary of September 11, 2001, we pause to remember the grave tragedy we faced as a Nation. 

FirstNet: Improving Communications for Public Safety

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The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) is an independent agency within the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration that oversees a communications network dedicated to emergency responders and the public safety community. The FirstNet Authority was established after the events of September 11, 2001 to create a nationwide broadband...

Commerce This Week: September 4

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Did you miss key news from Commerce this week? Each week, we recap the latest U.S. Department of Commerce highlights spanning a wide range of issues promoting job creation and economic growth, programs, and events in one blog post.

Here are the key moments from Commerce: This Week

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross

2020 Census Outreach – Final Stretch

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The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau Right now, thousands of census takers across the United States are knocking on doors and calling households that have not yet filled out their 2020 Census questionnaire. We are in the final outreach stage of this massive effort to count everyone who still has not responded on their own. Dedicated census staff equipped with personal...

Spotlight on Commerce: Melvin Jones, Chief of Workforce Strategy Branch & Center of Expertise, Human Capital Strategy Division, Office of Human Capital Services, NOAA

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Guest blog post by Melvin Jones, Chief of Workforce Strategy Branch & Center of Expertise, Human Capital Strategy Division, Office of Human Capital Services, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) My name is Melvin Jones and I am a First Generation Professional (FGP). I currently work with the Human Capital Strategy Division, Office of Human Capital Services in the National Oceanic...

Commerce Virtual Interns Support Agency’s Mission

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As summer 2020 comes to an end, the U.S. Department of Commerce interns are returning to their programs of study and embarking on academic journeys with the knowledge to last a lifetime. While their internships occurred during an unprecedented time, their experiences are certainly memorable. Hillary Shah, a rising senior at the University of North Texas studying political science, economics, and...

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $1.65 Million in CARES Act Funding to Boost Economic Development Programs Critical to Helping Alaska Respond to Coronavirus

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On August 8, 2020, Michael Walsh, Commerce Department Chief of Staff and Dana Gartzke, Performing the Delegated Duties of the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, traveled to Ketchikan, Alaska, to announce $1.65 million in CARES Act funding boosting economic development programs critical to helping Alaska respond to COVID-19. While there they met with the Alaska Troll Fishing...