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Free and Fair Trade for American Workers and Businesses

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Post by Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce Originally posted on the White House Blog on April 13, 2017. The United States is the least protectionist country in the world but has the largest trade deficit, while other countries are highly protectionist and have huge trade surpluses. This cannot continue. We can no longer afford to be ignorant or naive in the aggressive global marketplace, and there...

Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business

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On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in honor of the 2017 Women’s History Month theme “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business,” the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) hosted a panel discussion designed to highlight the achievements and contributions of women who work within the Department. Cristina Bartolomei, EEO Specialist at the OCR, moderated a panel comprised of four women who have made...

Spotlight on Commerce: Vonda Bell, Human Resources Director, U.S. Census Bureau

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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 Women's History Month. Guest blog post by Vonda Bell, Human Resources Director, U.S. Census Bureau My name is Vonda Bell and I am thrilled to participate in the Department of Commerce’s celebration of Women’s History Month! I began my...

Spotlight on Commerce: Pam Isom, Director of the Office of Application Engineering and Development, 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 Women's History Month. Guest blog by Pam Isom, Director of the Office of Application Engineering and Development, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office As Director of the Office of Application Engineering and Development (AED), I oversee all...

Spotlight on Commerce: Sharon Tosi Lacey, PhD, Chief Historian, U.S. Census Bureau

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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 Women's History Month. Guest blog post by Sharon Tosi Lacey, Ph.D., Chief Historian, U.S. Census Bureau “The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see.” –Winston Churchill As a historian, I spend much of my time buried...

Spotlight on Commerce: Laurie Locascio, Acting Associate Director for Laboratory Programs, 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 of current and past members of the Department of Commerce during Women's History Month. Blog post by Laurie Locascio, Acting Associate Director for Laboratory Programs, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Like a lot of scientists, I am very goal-oriented, so after I got my Ph.D. in...

Celebrating Women of Innovation

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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 Women's History Month. Women inventors and scientists have made lasting contributions to our nation’s history, but why is it that many people are unable to name one female inventor, but can easily recall male inventors or scientists such as...

Spotlight on Commerce: Emma Hickerson, Deep Diver, National Marine Sanctuaries

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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 Women's History Month. When Emma Hickerson started volunteering at Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary headquarters in Galveston, Texas, in 1996, it was just a "temporary thing" – or so she thought. But things didn't quite work...