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NIST Innovation Could Improve Detection of COVID-19 Infections

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The following is a cross-post from Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) A multidisciplinary research team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a way to increase the sensitivity of the primary test used to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19. Applying their findings to computerized test equipment could improve our...

Secretary Ross Announces National Grant Competition to Support America’s Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic

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U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the opening of a national grant competition funded through the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to support America’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and future pandemics through innovation and entrepreneurship. Secretary Ross announced the competition at St. Petersburg College (SPC) in St. Petersburg, Florida and was joined...

Commerce Department Recognizes Employees for Energy and Environmental Stewardship

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Today, the Commerce Department’s Office of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Programs announced the 2020 Class of Sustainability, Energy, and Environmental (SEE) Ambassadors. The SEE Ambassadors program recognizes individual Departmental employees for their outstanding performance in implementing exceptional cost-saving projects and/or programs that help the Department achieve its mission to...

Made In America Week: Buy American, Hire American

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“Made in America” is not a slogan. It is a solemn pledge. It is the foundation of our renewed success. On every front, my Administration will continue to fight for American workers, American jobs, and American businesses to ensure prosperity today and for America’s future generations. President Donald J Trump "President Donald Trump continues to work hard for American workers, American jobs, and...

Spotlight on Commerce: Larry J. Beat, Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Department of Commerce’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR)

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Guest blog post by Larry J. Beat, Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Department of Commerce’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) What a wonderful honor and opportunity it is to be featured for Hispanic Heritage Month 2020! My name is Larry J. Beat, but I go by my nickname, Jerry. I am the Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Department of Commerce’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) in the...

How the U.S. Department of Commerce Serves American Businesses at Home and Abroad

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The U.S. Department of Commerce provides U.S.-based companies and entrepreneurs looking to expand their businesses at home and abroad with a wide range of services, tools and resources. In honor of Customer Service Week, below is a list of key services provided by our bureaus and customer service professionals that can help businesses succeed both in the U.S. and in the international marketplace...

Spotlight on Commerce: Brian Gomez, IT Specialist, Institute for Telecommunication Sciences, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

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Blog post by Brian Gomez, IT Specialist, Institute for Telecommunication Sciences, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) I serve as an IT Specialist at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS) in Boulder, Colorado. In my job, I have the opportunity to support several teams of telecommunication...

Spotlight on Commerce: Glorimar “Glo” Maldonado, Diversity Program Manager, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

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Guest blog post by Glorimar “Glo” Maldonado, Diversity Program Manager, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) (September 15-October 15) is a time to celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. The theme for HHM 2020 is “Hispanics: Be Proud of Your Past...