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Facing Hurricanes with FirstNet on Your Side

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As the summer months heat up, so too does hurricane season. With the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasting an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season for 2020, first responders must be prepared. FirstNet, the only nationwide, purpose-built network for public safety, has been battle tested and designed to keep first responders connected...

Commerce This Week: July 22

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Did you miss key news from Commerce this week? 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

July 2020 Updates Show Department of Commerce Making Progress Toward Accomplishing All Agency Priority Goals

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Guest blog by the Office of the Secretary CFO/ASA-Performance Excellence Team, Kathryn Miller, Graduate Student Intern; Elizabeth Guo, Undergraduate Student Intern. The Department of Commerce published progress updates on its five Agency Priority Goals (APGs) for the first and second quarters of FY 2020. The detailed action plans and Q1-Q2 progress for each APG can be found at https://performance...

Commerce This Week: July 10

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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

Secretary Ross Traveled to Erie, Pennsylvania & Youngstown, Ohio

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On July 1, Secretary Ross traveled to Erie, Pennsylvania & Youngstown, Ohio to participate in events for the U.S. Mexico Canada agreement implementation, marking the beginning of a historic new chapter for North American trade with benefits for PA, OH & American workers, manufacturers, and businesses.

U.S. Commerce Secretary Ross Visits Pennsylvania, Meets with Chamber, Business Leaders, and Tours AGI

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On June 18, Secretary Ross traveled to greater Philadelphia and participated in a tour and discussion at Analytical Graphics Inc. Secretary Ross addressed the importance of the U.S. commercial space industry. Secretary Ross also participated in a roundtable discussion with the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber where he addressed the President Donald J. Trump Administration’s economic recovery efforts.

Spotlight on Commerce: Gilbert Resendez, Broadband Program Specialist, BroadbandUSA, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

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Guest blog post by Gilbert Resendez, Broadband Program Specialist, BroadbandUSA, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Pride Month is a time for members of the LGBTQ+ community and its allies to celebrate our history and continue the fight for equal rights. While we come from different places and different backgrounds, we all share the innate desire for acceptance.The...