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CALL FOR: 2021 Sustainability, Energy, and Environmental Ambassador Nominations

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The Department of Commerce is calling for nominations for the fourth annual Sustainability, Energy, and Environmental (SEE) Ambassadors program. The SEE Ambassadors program recognizes individual Departmental employees for outstanding performance in implementing exceptional projects or programs helping the Department meet sustainability, energy and water reduction, clean energy, climate change...

Spotlight on Commerce: Thomas Choi, International Program Specialist, Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP)

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Guest blog post by Thomas Choi, International Program Specialist, Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) I am humbled to write a blog post in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and to share my story, especially now, when this month is more important than ever. My name is Thomas Jungwoo Choi, and I serve as an International Program Specialist for the U.S. Department of...

Spotlight on Commerce: MiYong Kim, Operating Committee Chair, Bureau of Industry and Security

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Guest blog post by MiYong Kim, Operating Committee Chair, Bureau of Industry and Security I am the Chair of the Operating Committee (OC) at the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). In that role, I chair the interagency body that resolves contentious license applications related to munitions parts and components and exports of dual-use items including commodity, technology...

Message from the 19th Deputy Secretary of Commerce, Don Graves

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Hello everyone. My name is Don Graves, and I’m so excited to serve as Deputy Secretary of Commerce. I come from a long line of small business owners, including ones who ran a horse and buggy taxi service on the land where the Department of Commerce sits today, and their son who owned and operated the only African American-owned hotel in the mid to late 1800s, just a few short blocks away...

Spotlight on Commerce: Theodora Meredith, Meteorologist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service

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Guest blog post by Theodora Meredith, Meteorologist, National Weather Service Office Pago Pago, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) I am a meteorologist at the Department of Commerce’s only National Weather Service office located in the southern hemisphere – the NOAA Weather Service Office Pago Pago, American Samoa. On a daily basis I communicate life-saving and impact-based...

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo Addresses Economic Recovery and Need for Greater Equity and Opportunity for Women

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo addressed the inaugural Finance Festival: Women and Wealth conference hosted by Ladies Get Paid and Public.com. During her pre-recorded discussion on April 29 with Ashley Louise, Co-Founder and CEO of Ladies Get Paid, Secretary Raimondo addressed the Biden Administration’s commitment to fix systemic inequities among women and minorities through the American...

Spotlight on Commerce: Mary Owen-Thomas, Regional Public Affairs Specialist-Chicago, Economic Development Administration (EDA)

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Guest blog post by Mary Owen-Thomas, Regional Public Affairs Specialist-Chicago, Economic Development Administration (EDA) I am a Regional Public Affairs Specialist with the Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration’s Chicago regional office. I handle public affairs for the region, which includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. My goal is to raise the...

Spotlight on Commerce: Jenny Wang, Multimedia Specialist, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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Guest blog post by Jenny Wang, Multimedia Specialist, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) I am a Multimedia Specialist in the Public Affairs Office at the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). I joined NIST in June 2020 with the goal of creating animations that would help NIST enhance its scientific storytelling. My team and I work with...