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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...

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...