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Intern Spotlight Series: Gianna Juarez

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Gianna Juarez is an intern in the Office of the White House Liaison. In this Q&A, she writes about her experience as a summer intern working for the Department of Commerce. This is the third installment of a seven-part series. Can you share a little bit about yourself and why you chose the U.S. Department of Commerce for your internship? My family came to the United States from Peru (mother) and...

How Can You Help Keep Our Coasts Free of Marine Debris?

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By Marissa Baldauf Pekular, Summer Press Intern, Department of Commerce's Office of Public Affairs Coastal regions across America are home to some of the most unique and diverse ecosystems in the world. The mangroves along Florida’s shorelines, kelp forests found off the California coast, and coral reefs of Hawai‘i all are home to incredible biodiversity, and are important for providing habitat...

Intern Spotlight Series: Charles Huang

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Charles Huang is an intern in the Office of Policy and Strategic Planning, Office of the Secretary. He shares his experience working at the Department of Commerce this summer in this Q&A. This is the second installment of a seven-part series. Can you share a little bit about yourself and why you chose the U.S. Department of Commerce for your internship? I grew up as the son of immigrants in...

Intern Spotlight Series: Marissa Baldauf Pekular

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Marissa Pekular joined the Department of Commerce, Office of Public Affairs this summer as a press intern. In this Q&A, Marissa shares why she’s here, what she’s been working on, and what she’ll take away from this internship. This will be the first of a seven-part series. Can you share a little bit about yourself and why you chose the U.S. Department of Commerce for your internship? My name is...

Deputy Secretary Graves Addresses Administration’s Commitment to Economic Prosperity, Equity, and Inclusion for all American Business Enterprises

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Last week, Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves traveled to New York City, where he met with entrepreneurs and local leaders to highlight the Commerce Department’s steadfast commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through various programs promoting job growth and innovation, business investment, and accessibility to broadband internet. On Wednesday, July 20, Deputy Secretary Graves...

Beach Safety and Avoiding Rip Currents: Advice from NOAA

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The following is part of a summer blog series with a focus on summer safety tips from NOAA written by Marissa Pekular, (Intern) From the tropical beaches of Maui, the sunny shores of Malibu, the fragile islands of the Outer Banks, beaches across the United States are savored retreats for millions of people. Tourists are drawn to beaches for their serene charm, diverse wildlife, and unique beauty...

U.S. Department of Commerce and Balkans Work Toward a Resilient and Secure 5G Ecosystem

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In partnership with the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) organized a multi-day regional workshop focusing on the benefits of fifth-generation wireless technology standards for broadband cellular networks (5G) and issues related to network security and supplier diversity, including Open Radio Access Networks (OpenRAN)...

Secretary Gina Raimondo Presents Presidential Awards for Export Excellence to U.S. Businesses and Manufacturers from Across the Nation

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo hosted the 61st President’s “E” and “E Star” Awards ceremony at the Herbert C. Hoover Building, where she presented 19 U.S. companies and organizations with the President’s “E” or “E Star” Award. The “E” and “E Star” awards are the highest recognitions a U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports...