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Manufacturing is Key to Building Stronger Communities

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The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Economic and Development Administration's October, 2017 Newsletter Manufacturing is a critical economic sector where workers develop and use the latest technology and build lasting, meaningful careers. With 12.4 million employees in the U.S. producing goods that are consumed domestically or exported abroad, manufacturing is one of the keys to building...

Honoring the Service of Our Veterans

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President Trump proclaimed today, November 11, 2017, as Veterans Day – honoring all Americans who have served in the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Coast Guard, both in times of war and peace. Our veterans represent the very best of America. They have bravely answered the call to serve in the finest military force in the world, and they have earned the dignity...

Honoring Veterans at the Department of Commerce

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On Thursday, the Department of Commerce hosted our annual Veterans Day event honoring the many veterans who continue their public service as civilian federal employees. Deputy Chief of Staff Israel Hernandez opened the event by thanking veterans for their service and the important role they play on a daily basis at the Department. “Your service is as valuable now as it was in uniform,” Hernandez...

Spotlight on Commerce: Pam Moulder and Yahya Kaloko, Economics and Statistics Administration

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce employees ;in honor of Veteran’s Day. In honor of Veteran’s Day, the Department of Commerce is proud to highlight two Navy Veterans who continue their service to our nation at the Economics and Statistics Administration. Pam Moulder I currently work as a senior program analyst...

U.S. Census Bureau Releases Key Statistics on Our Nation’s Veterans

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Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary marking the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and November 11th became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day, as a way to honor those who served in all American wars. Veterans...

Spotlight on Commerce: Chris Higginbotham, Deputy Director of Outreach, SelectUSA

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce employees in honor of Veteran’s Day. When Congress first declared November 11th as a holiday that ultimately became Veterans Day, it said the day should be marked with “exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations.” I am...

NTIA Data Offers Window Into Understanding Veterans’ Computer and Internet Use

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By Giulia McHenry, Chief Economist, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Broadband can play an essential role in supporting veterans by providing access to services and helping them to establish a stable and fulfilling civilian life. As we honor our veterans this week, we take seriously our responsibility to ensure their seamless transition civilian life and recognize...

2017 Collegiate Inventors Competition Winners Announced

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The future of American innovation was on display November 3rd at the 2017 Collegiate Inventors Competition held at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Alexandria, VA. Cutting-edge inventions created by the nation’s brightest young innovators from colleges and universities across the country — solving challenges from water decontamination to wearable power generation — were showcased at...