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Spotlight on Commerce: Michelle Hawkins, PhD, Chief of the Severe, Fire, Public, and Winter Weather Services Branch, National Weather Service (NWS)

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Guest blog by Michelle Hawkins, Chief of the Severe, Fire, Public, and Winter Weather Services Branch in the Analyze, Forecast and Support Office of the National Weather Service (NWS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) I am Chief of the Severe, Fire, Public, and Winter Weather Services Branch in the Analyze, Forecast and Support Office of the National Weather Service (NWS) in...

Spotlight on Commerce: DaNa Carlis, Meteorologist and Program Manager, Office of Weather and Air Quality, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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Guest blog post by DaNa Carlis, Meteorologist and Program Manager at NOAA’s Office of Weather and Air Quality Growing up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, weather was always very important, but as a kid I didn’t know I could make a career out of it. The part that got me interested in science was that as a middle school student, one of my science teachers would set up competitions for every test. One of the...

Spotlight on Commerce: Jeanita Pritchett, Academic Program Manager, International and Academic Affairs Office, National Institute of Standards and Technology

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Guest blog post by Jeanita Pritchett, Academic Program Manager, International and Academic Affairs Office, National Institute of Standards and Technology Black History Month is a time of celebration, reflection, and engagement that is an essential part of American history. It began as a way to acknowledge important people and events in the history of the African diaspora and now serves a critical...

Spotlight on Commerce: Francine E. Alkisswani, Ph.D., Minority Broadband Initiative, National Telecommunications and Information Administration

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Guest blog post by Francine E. Alkisswani, Ph.D., Minority Broadband Initiative, National Telecommunications and Information Administration Although I grew up in Charleston, I am both a coal miner’s daughter and granddaughter from the hollows of Cabin Creek, West Virginia. As I reflect on Black History Month, I think of those who inspired and nurtured me while I lived in a segregated community and...

Spotlight on Commerce: Jeanette Davis, Policy Analyst, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service

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Guest blog post by Jeanette Davis, Policy Analyst, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service Contributions by African Americans to science and society is undeniable and Black History Month is a time to recognize and celebrate such contributions, both past and present. It is a month that speaks to resiliency, creativity, and the ability to serve humanity...

Commerce This Week: February 18

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Each week, we recap the latest U.S. Department of Commerce highlights spanning a wide range of issues promoting job creation and economic growth, programs, and events in one blog post.

Here are the key moments from Commerce: This Week

Spotlight on Commerce: Wynn Coggins Steps into New Leadership Role at the Department

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Earlier this month Tom Gilman, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration conducted the ceremonial swearing-in for the new Commerce Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration, Wynn Coggins. Coggins is no stranger to the U.S. Department of Commerce family. In her 29 years of public service, she rose through the ranks at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)...

Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Leads U.S. Delegation to Africa to Promote Prosper Africa Initiative

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Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Joe Semsar led a U.S. Government delegation to Tunis, Tunisia for the first-ever Prosper Africa Business-to-Business Summit, which attracted more than 1,000 people, 50 U.S. companies, and representatives from more than 30 African countries. The U.S. Government delegation underscored the Trump administration’s commitment to our African...