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Online Safety: Five Steps to Protecting Your Digital Home

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More and more of our home devices - including thermostats, door locks, coffee machines, and smoke alarms - are now connected to the Internet. This enables us to control our devices on our smartphones, no matter our location, which can in turn save us time and money while providing convenience and even safety. These advances in technology are innovative; however, they also can pose a new set of...

The President’s National Spectrum Strategy Will Give America a Boost in 5G

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The demand for more spectrum capacity is intense, and its wise allocation is a top priority as our nation builds out fifth generation (5G) wireless networks. By 2021, Cisco projects that global mobile data traffic will increase sevenfold, with 5G generating 4.7 times more traffic than 4G. 5G promises new capabilities and possibilities for our Nation’s innovators. Americans, ever the pioneers, are...

U.S. Census Bureau Recruits Key Partner to Improve 2020 Count of Children

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Our goal for 2020 is a complete and accurate Census. To accomplish this massive undertaking without undercounts, we are working to partner with countless organizations to reach certain hard to count populations by using their trusted voice. One of our most trusted voices are our children’s doctors – pediatricians. It was my great honor to recently ask Board members of the Federation of Pediatric...

The Department of Commerce Celebrates National Cyber Security Awareness Month

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This October, the Department of Commerce is proud to participate as a partner in National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) for the second year in a row. NCSAM is an effort from coast to coast to make cyber space safer for everyone, as well as an occasion to educate and engage everyone from the public and private sectors and the American public on cybersecurity issues through events,...

U.S. Census Bureau Publishes Critical Workforce Statistics

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In his July 2018 Executive Order , President Trump called for the Federal government to develop a national workforce strategy through the new National Council for the American Worker. A key element of the strategy is making the labor market more transparent—especially concerning education and job-training programs that are designed to help prepare American workers for success. Currently, too...

Spotlight on Commerce: Nestor Ramirez, Technology Center Director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce employees during Hispanic Heritage Month. Guest blog post by Nestor Ramirez, Technical Center Director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is one of those amazing places in government you may not be familiar with. The...

Spotlight on Commerce: Jenise Reyes-Rodriguez, Computer Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions and accomplishments of Department of Commerce employees in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15—October 15). Guest blog post by Jenise Reyes-Rodriguez, Computer Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) I feel honored to represent my culture for the Department of...

Spotlight on Commerce: Raul Rodriguez, Utilities System Repair Operator, Office of Space & Building Management

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions and accomplishments of Department of Commerce employees in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15—October 15). Guest blog post by Raul Rodriguez, Utilities System Repair Operator, Office of Space & Building Management I was born and raised in Caguas, Puerto Rico. My mother was an...