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Job Quality Toolkit: Recruit and Retain Great Workers

The following is a cross-post from the National Institute of Standards and Technology Is your organization, like so many others today, struggling to recruit and retain a well-qualified and high-performing workforce? Are your workers excited to be a part of your team and motivated to serve your customers? Do they care for one another and the success of your business? Or do you feel like they are...

Congratulations to the 2022 Class of Sustainability, Energy, and Environmental (SEE) Ambassadors!

First row: Dominica Zhu, Census; Erica Dintaman, NOAA; Commander Lecia Salerno, NOAA; Dr. Derek Manzello, NOAA; Dr. Matthew Lauretta, NOAA; LTJG Luke Evancoe, NOAA. Second row: Chris Doninger, USPTO; Greg Gabel, USPTO; Adam Yuhas, NIST; Avi Gopstein, NIST; Benjamin Bullock, NIST; David Yashar, NIST; Dawn Carroll-Amin, NIST. Third row: George Tehan, NIST; Phillip Neuberg, NIST; Saul Roberts, NIST...

CHIPS for America Webinar Series

The CHIPS Program Office is excited to announce the first scheduled offerings of the CHIPS for America Webinar Series. The topic for the first set of webinars is to review the recently released CHIPS for America Strategy Paper. We also encourage you to submit questions in advance of the briefings via Slido to ensure that we maximize the Q&A portion of the briefings. REGISTER NOW: Thursday...

Summer 2022 Internship Cohort Reflects on Impact of Public Service

Throughout the summer of 2022, the U.S. Department of Commerce became home to some of the best and brightest interns our nation’s colleges and universities have to offer. Participating both in-person and remotely, this year’s cohort of summer interns worked across the department to gain insight and experience in public service and make memories that would last a lifetime. Sydney Lyn Lewis, a...

Strengthening Our Nation’s Preparedness with a Public Safety Broadband Network

By Stephen Benjamin, Chair of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) September marks the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. It is also National Preparedness Month, which raises awareness about the need to be ready for any and all emergencies. Both serve as poignant reminders that disasters and emergencies can happen at any time, without precedent, and that we must do our...

“Turn Around, Don’t Drown:” Flood Safety Advice from NOAA

Flooding affects every region differently, but it poses a threat to every state, from coast to coast. Floods can occur due to high tides in coastal areas, heavy rain, overflowing rivers, or storm surge associated with hurricanes and tropical storms. Floods are dangerous and costly. In 2021, U.S. flood fatalities reached 145 and over the past 40 years, flooding has cost about $4 billion per year in...

“When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors:” Lightning Safety Advice from NOAA

The following is part of a summer blog series with a focus on summer safety tips from NOAA written by Marissa Pekular (Intern) A lightning-filled sky is a common sign of summer in many parts of the United States. Lightning is a giant spark of electricity in the atmosphere between clouds, the air, or the ground. It is often accompanied by thunder– the booming sound wave associated with a lightning...