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FirstNet Shares Best Practices on Public Safety with Global Peers

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The following is a cross-post from the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) blog By TJ Kennedy, FirstNet President Americans are now learning about the public-private partnership between FirstNet and AT&T that is working to bring a dedicated, wireless broadband network to public safety nationwide (“FirstNet”). What they may not know is that other countries are pursuing similar nationwide...

California Takes Top Three Spots in Employment Growth Among Large Counties, Census Bureau Reports

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San Francisco, Riverside and San Bernardino led the nation in annual employment growth among the top 50 U.S. counties with the most employees, according to new U.S. Census Bureau economic statistics released today. Overall, these 50 counties accounted for 34.6 percent of employment of all establishments defined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). San Francisco County...

Grow With Us: Top 5 Reasons to Attend the 2017 #SelectUSASummit

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Cross-posted from Tradeology, the official blog of the International Trade Administration (ITA) Blog post by Elena Volkava is an Intern with SelectUSA, a Program within the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. She is a Graduate Student Studying International Development at Georgetown University. With a total foreign direct investment (FDI) stock of $3.1 trillion, the...

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...