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Commerce Secretary Raimondo Applauds Kenya as a Leader in Africa’s Digital Transformation

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo recently led members of the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) to Nairobi , where she announced various commercial deals with U.S. companies and a historic partnership with Kenya to facilitate data flows, empower digital upskilling, and harness the potential of AI. The partnership is the first-of-its-kind with an African...

National Hurricane Preparedness Week

As hurricane season approaches, taking action is essential to better prepare for the worst. Begin pre-season preparations today to understand your risk from hurricanes. Ensure you know how to interpret forecasts and alerts and what to do before , during , and after a storm. Even if you are already well-prepared and knowledgeable, there may be additional things you could do or learn to be even more...

U.S. Department of Commerce Celebrates World Trade Month 2024

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo celebrated World Trade Month by reaffirming the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to creating a more sustainable and inclusive economy through international trade. “International trade is essential to our nation’s economic growth and helps Americans build more resilient businesses and communities,” said Secretary Raimondo. “Throughout World...

5x5 Summit: Commerce Agencies Work Together to Advance Public Safety Communications

This June, two agencies within the U.S. Department of Commerce are coming together to advance communications technology for public safety. The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology Public Safety Communications Research Division (NIST PSCR) have complemented each other’s work for more than a decade on projects ranging from...

Secretary Raimondo and Deputy Secretary Graves Honor Denim Day

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) and there are a myriad of ways to demonstrate your support for safe and healthy environments free of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and other harmful behaviors. One way is to participate in Denim Day. Denim Day is a long-running internationally recognized grassroots sexual violence awareness and education campaign. It calls for...

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day from the Office of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Programs (OSEEP)! We were delighted to receive many incredible photos in the 2024 Earth Day Photo Challenge. It's inspiring to see so many Commerce employees embracing the great outdoors and making efforts to reduce plastic waste. We hope you enjoy these photos as much as we did. Wishing you a happy Earth Day filled with...

Request for Information: AI-Ready Open Government Data Assets

NEWS OUSEA and the AI and Open Government Data Working Group launches an RFI on AI and Open Government Data Assets. What is the AI and Open Government Data Assets Working Group, and why have they launched a Request for Information (RFI)? Last year, the Department of Commerce’s Data Governance Board kicked off the AI and Open Government Data Assets Working Group with the goal of developing...

Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Hosted the National Chambers of Commerce Leaders Roundtable

On April 4, 2023, the Department of Commerce Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships hosted a roundtable with National Chambers of Commerce leaders to streamline access to resources by unlocking whole of Commerce pathways to economic growth, entrepreneurship, and job creation. The conversation addressed critical opportunities on issues ranging from workforce development to access to...