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Commerce Deputy Secretary Don Graves Travels to Chicago and Promotes New Grant Competition Focused on Supporting Minority and Women Businesses and Entrepreneurs

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On Friday, January 13, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves traveled to Chicago to highlight the recently announced Minority Business Development Agency’s Capital Readiness Program, a $93.5 million grant competition dedicated to helping minority, women, and other underserved entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses. “Entrepreneurship is a pathway to the American Dream,” said Deputy...

Year in Review: Commerce’s Top Stories and Accomplishments of 2022

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As we welcome 2023, we reflect on some of the most popular stories, issues, and accomplishment from 2022. This past year, the Commerce Department remained at the forefront of many critical issues like no other time in history. Commerce played a central role in enacting President Biden's economic, trade, and innovation agenda to build a better America. One of the most important accomplishments of...

U.S. Census Bureau in 2022: A Year of Producing Data that Reflects an Accurate Portrait of America

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Throughout 2022, the Census Bureau continued its excellent operations. We released data related to the 2020 Census, the American Community Survey, the Household Pulse and Small Business Pulse surveys, and many more. We’ve created new tools and data products. We participated in the release of historical data from the 1950 Census, along with the National Archives and Records Administration. We’ve...

Secretary Raimondo’s Top Twelve Tweets from 2022

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"Across our bureaus, the Commerce Department has been delivering for the American people. We are leading the way on almost all of the Biden Administration’s major initiatives:  from manufacturing and innovation to broadband and trade. We have had a historic year for the Department: we passed the CHIPS and Science Act, and started rolling out broadband funding to deliver high-speed internet to all

Top Twelve Tweets for Deputy Secretary Don Graves

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"The Department has led an interagency process to successfully deploy export controls, which are trade restrictions that help keep us safe by preventing adversaries from acquiring our products and using our innovation against us and our allies. We have been supporting the economic development work for Puerto Rico to help the island rebuild after the devastating hurricane." Deputy Secretary Graves

2022: A Year of Big Moves for NTIA

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NTIA is like a start-up within the federal government, despite being nearly 45 years old. We’ve had the explosive growth of a new organization in my first year at the helm: Over one third of current NTIA staff was not here when I took the oath of office in January. While NTIA is still a small agency by government standards, we punched above our weight class in 2022. We delivered on programs to...

Building on a Year of Progress, FirstNet Authority Looks to Public Safety to Drive Future Growth

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By Lisa Casias, Acting CEO, First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) 2022 was another banner year for public safety and their network — FirstNet. The network now provides over 4 million connections serving more than 23,000 public safety agencies and organizations. And it continues to bring innovation and special features to public safety users, offering more than 200 unique apps and...

NIST: Reflecting Back on 2022

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As another productive year comes to a close, it’s always nice to take a moment to look back on everything our hard-working staff members have accomplished and celebrate the wins. From semiconductors to quantum computing (and post-quantum encryption) to artificial intelligence, this year has seen NIST accomplish some major milestones. CHIPS Act In July, Congress passed the CHIPS and Science Act...