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Spotlight on Commerce: Robyn Diehl, Training Specialist in the International Trade Administration

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce Military Veterans in honor of Veterans Day. Guest blog post by Robyn Diehl, Training Specialist, International Trade Administration My father is a Vietnam and Iraq War veteran, so I was raised to understand the challenges and benefits of military service. It was not my life’s...

Spotlight on Commerce: Dawn Taylor, Management and Program Analyst, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce Military Veterans in honor of Veterans Day. Guest blog post by Dawn Taylor, Management and Program Analyst, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) My name is Dawn Taylor, I am a Management and Program Analyst with the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). I grew up in one of the...

Spotlight on Commerce: Warren Anderson, International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service – St. Louis

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce Military Veterans in honor of Veterans Day. Guest blog post by Warren Anderson, International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service – St. Louis How did I get here? I find myself asking that question often. I especially found myself wondering that last summer on my 32nd...

Spotlight on Commerce: Son Lam, Management Analyst, U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA)

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce Military Veterans in honor of Veterans Day. Guest blog post by Son Lam, Management Analyst, Office of Financial and Management Services, U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) When I first arrived in America, I was a three-year-old refugee from Vietnam immediately...

Spotlight on Commerce: Robert Brown, International Trade Compliance Analyst, International Trade Administration

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce Military Veterans in honor of Veterans Day. Guest blog post by Robert Brown, International Trade Compliance Analyst, International Trade Administration I’m sure that many people who write these types of blogs will tell you that they joined the military because they felt that it...

Spotlight on Commerce: Stephanie Mendez, Senior Management & Efficiency Analyst and President of Commerce Veteran's Affinity Committee

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce Military Veterans in honor of Veterans Day. Guest blog post by Stephanie Mendez, Senior Management & Efficiency Analyst and President of Commerce Veteran's Affinity Committee My name is Stephanie Mendez and I am a Senior Management and Efficiency Analyst within the Office of the...

Spotlight on Commerce: Ray Cohen, Deputy Assistant Director for International Operations, Bureau of Industry and Security

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce Military Veterans in honor of Veterans Day. My name is Raymond Cohen and I work for the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). I grew up in the wonderful city of Detroit, Michigan and am a retired Air Force Veteran. I served in the Air Force for 20 years...

A Turning Point for Humanity: Redefining the World’s Measurement System

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The following is a cross-post from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) After decades of groundbreaking laboratory work, the world’s scientific and technical community is about to redefine four of the seven base units for the International System of Units (SI). On November 16, in Versailles, France, representatives from 57 countries are expected to make history. They will vote...