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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...

FirstNet Authority Releases Public Safety-Driven Roadmap for Future of Network

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The following is a cross-post from the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), an independent authority within the U.S. Department of Commerce The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) marked a significant milestone today with release of a new Roadmap for the future of FirstNet, the nationwide public safety broadband network. Unveiled at the APCO International Conference and...

Census Bureau Begins 2020 Census Address Canvassing Operation in Neighborhoods Across America

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The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau Between August 4 and October 18, you may begin to notice census takers in your neighborhood. This is a normal part of the 2020 Census preparation and data collection process. Census field representatives will also continue to collect information for the American Community Survey (ACS) and other ongoing surveys. Why Does the Census Bureau Do...

Departments of Commerce and Transportation Announce $109 Million in Grants to Modernize 911 Services for States and Tribal Nations

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The following is a cross-post from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Transportation announced more than $109 million in grants to 34 states and two tribal nations as part of the 911 Grant Program, which will help 911 call centers upgrade to Next Generation 911 (NG911) capabilities. The funding will power...

Number of U.S. Fish Stocks at Sustainable Levels Remains Near Record High

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The following is a cross-post from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Today, NOAA released the 2018 Status of U.S. Fisheries Annual Report to Congress that details the status of 479 federally-managed stocks or stock complexes in the U.S. to identify which stocks are subject to overfishing, are overfished, or are rebuilt to sustainable levels. Building upon the trend of the past...