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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...

Federal Data Strategy Releases Draft Practices on Leveraging Data as a Strategic Asset

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Starting with the constitutional requirement to count every person living across the country, the Federal government is charged with providing essential information about our people, our economy, and our surroundings. The Department of Commerce produces a wide range of data for everyone from consumers to Fortune 500 companies and local governments. In fact, counting, measuring, and producing data...

Addressing the Cybersecurity Workforce and Skills Gap

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Cyber-crime is now the number one threat to United States national security. As more people take advantage of online shopping, banking, and social networks to communicate with friends and family, they expose themselves to potential cyber threats. As the number of large-scale data breaches and cyber-attacks continue to rise year after year, there is an increasing need for educated and dedicated...

The 2020 Census and American Indian and Alaska Native Areas

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The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau's Director's Blog As we gear up for the 2020 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau recognizes the unique challenges associated with conducting the census as accurately as possible in American Indian and Alaska Native areas. To accomplish that goal, we are reaching out to those communities years in advance to build awareness. This work includes...

Facilitating Business Investment to Deliver for the American Economy

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Today, registration is open for the 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit , and I am looking forward to another successful event connecting global business investors with growth opportunities in the United States. Next year’s Investment Summit will take place from June 10-12, 2019 in Washington, D.C. at the Washington Hilton. Throughout its existence, the Investment Summit has been a key contributor to...