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NIST Awards $38.5 Million to Accelerate Public Safety Communications Technologies

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The following is a cross-post from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded $38.5 million to 33 research and development (R&D) projects aimed at advancing broadband communications technologies for first responders. “Through programs like FirstNet , President Trump and this...

Foreign Direct Investment: Driving Global Competitiveness and Innovation

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The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Economic and Development Administration Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) plays an important role in the U.S. economy. It leads to the creation of jobs, an increase in wealth and living standards, and overall growth and innovation that drive the U.S. economic competitiveness. Later this month, the Commerce Department will host the 2017 SelectUSA Investment...

Celebrating World Oceans Day

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Happy World Ocean Day and National Ocean Month ! From the food we eat to the air we breathe, we are all connected to the ocean. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) explores the ocean , provides tsunami warnings , addresses marine debris , manages national marine sanctuaries , ensures sustainable fisheries , and much, much more . NOAA and its partners are holding World Ocean...

Administration Seeks Comments from the U.S. Public by June 12 on the Renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

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The following is a cross-post from Tradeology, the official blog of the International Trade Administration By John Andersen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Western Hemisphere On May 18th, the Administration formally notified Congress of its intent to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). As provided by the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act...

The U.S. Government Pavilion at the SelectUSA Investment Summit – Federal Investment Resources at Your Fingertips

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The following is a cross-post from Tradeology, the official blog of the International Trade Administration (ITA) By Andrew Owusu, Intern, SelectUSA The 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit provides a platform to communicate economic priorities and affirm the United States as the number one destination in the world for foreign direct investment. Looking for U.S. economic data and analysis? The U.S....

Spotlight on Commerce: Melvin Tabilas Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of current and past members of the Department of Commerce during Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. Guest blog post by Melvin Tabilas Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) As a Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs...

Spotlight on Commerce: George Mui, Senior Business Development Specialist, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of current and past members of the Department of Commerce during Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. Guest blog post by George Mui, Senior Business Development Specialist, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) As a Senior Business Development specialist and global strategist...

Spotlight on Commerce: Angela Nguyen, Primary Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of current and past members of the Department of Commerce during Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. Guest blog post by Angela Nguyen, Primary Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office As a Primary Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), I am...