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NTIA Releases First Annual Report on Spectrum Repurposing

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The following is a cross-post from the Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Today, the Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released the first annual report showing continuing efforts to repurpose parts of the nation’s radiofrequency spectrum to meet the future communications needs of commercial...

Real Consumer Spending Rises in July

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Personal income increased 0.1 percent in July after increasing 0.5 percent in June. Wages and salaries, the largest component of personal income, increased 0.2 percent in July after increasing 0.5 percent in June. Current-dollar disposable personal income (DPI), after-tax income, increased 0.3 percent in July after increasing 0.4 percent in June. Real DPI, income adjusted for taxes and inflation,...

U.S. Census Bureau Data Helps Hurricane Dorian Efforts

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The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau Hurricane Dorian is an active tropical cyclone currently threatening Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. The fourth named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, Dorian developed from a tropical wave in the Central Atlantic. Dorian is a small but potent storm. The U.S. Census Bureau produces timely local data that are critical to...

U.S. Metro Areas Exported $1.5 Trillion in Merchandise Across the World in 2018

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Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration released the 2018 goods export data for the nation's 392 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA), highlighting that U.S. metro areas exported a significant $1.5 trillion in merchandise across the world last year. In fact, from 2017 to 2018, exports from MSAs increased $110.3 billion – or 8.1 percent, and 259...

USPTO Announces Federal Register Notice on Artificial Intelligence Patent Issues

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The following is a cross-post from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Blog post by Laura Peter, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO As a former Silicon Valley intellectual property attorney for more than 20 years, the potential of disruptive technology has long been of special interest to me. Artificial intelligence (AI)...

The U.S. Census Bureau is Hiring 500,000 Part-Time and Temporary Workers for 2020 Census

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The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau blog From driving for a ride-sharing company to selling homemade crafts online, people in the United States are increasingly earning extra income in new and creative ways. These side jobs — or so-called gigs — are fueled by new opportunities triggered by technology and a trend by companies to hire more part-time or contract workers. And now...

NIST Awards $6.6 Million for Research to Help Structures Better Withstand Earthquakes, Wind and Fire

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The following is a cross-pos t from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is awarding more than $6.6 million to fund research into improving disaster resilience. Eleven organizations will receive 12 grants to conduct research into how earthquakes, wind and fire affect the built environment...

Secretary Ross Announces Appointments to the Department’s Advisory Council on Foreign Direct Investment

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The following is a cross-post from Tradeology , the official blog of the International Trade Administration Representatives from more than two dozen economic development organizations and business executives from across the United States will soon provide something invaluable to the federal government: their expertise on how the Administration can best attract and utilize the largest amount of...