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Deputy Secretary Karen Dunn Kelley Launches New Administration Strategy to Increase Trade and Investment in Africa

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The following is a cross-post from the International Trade Administration From June 18 – June 21, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Karen Dunn Kelley led a U.S. Government delegation to Maputo, Mozambique to participate in the Corporate Council on Africa's U.S.-Africa Business Summit. In Deputy Secretary Kelley’s keynote remarks , she unveiled additional details about the Trump Administration’s...

COSMIC-2 Soars Into Orbit Aboard SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket

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The following is a cross-post from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration COSMIC-2, a mission of six satellites designed to improve weather forecasts and space weather monitoring, blasted into orbit at 2:30 a.m. ET today, June 25, from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket. “The COSMIC satellites launched today will play a critical role for forecasters and...

The Fourth of July: 2019

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On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. This most American of holidays will be marked with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues across the country. As we celebrate this Independence Day, we reflect on how our...

Business Potential Met Business Opportunity at the 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit

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The following is a cross-post from Tradeology, the official blog of the International Trade Administration Blog post by Brian Lenihan, Executive Director, SelectUSA The 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit is over, but its impact is just beginning. Last week, thousands of people from all over the world converged on the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. to turn business potential into business...

Federal Data Strategy Releases Draft Year-1 Action Plan

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From the sensor data generated at NOAA’s observation stations to the population data collected by the Census Bureau to the economic data produced by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Department of Commerce produces a wealth of information about the American people, the American economy, and our daily lives. And our Department is not alone. All across government, Federal agencies collect and...

NOAA Upgrades the U.S. Global Weather Forecast Model

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Improved model will boost weather forecasts across the U.S. NOAA’s flagship weather model — the Global Forecast System (GFS) — is undergoing a significant upgrade today to include a new dynamical core called the Finite-Volume Cubed-Sphere (FV3). This upgrade will drive global numerical weather prediction into the future with improved forecasts of severe weather, winter storms, and tropical cyclone...

The 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit: Ivanka Trump, Larry Kudlow, Tech Startups & More

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The following is a cross-post from Tradeology, the official blog of the International Trade Administration Blog post by Brian Lenihan, Executive Director of SelectUSA The SelectUSA Investment Summit brings global companies together with economic developers from across the United States, all for one purpose – to connect global business to local investment opportunities. I am honored and thrilled to...

Celebrating National Fishing and Boating Week

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Join the U.S. Department of Commerce and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in celebrating National Fishing and Boating Week. This annual event recognizes two of America’s favorite pastimes, as well as the contributions fishing and boating make to our lives, and to our nation’s economy. From memorable moments on the water with friends and family, to creating jobs and...