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Voices From the Frontlines: FirstNet Provides Flexibility and Interoperability for Emergency Management During Pandemic

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The following is a cross-post from the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) This blog is a part of the First Responder Network Authority’s #FrontlineVoices series, a collection of stories from first responders serving on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can learn more about FirstNet supporting the pandemic response at firstnet.gov/pandemic. First responders have...

NIST Announces Funding Opportunity for Manufacturing Centers in Kentucky, Nebraska, Rhode Island and South Dakota

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The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)is accepting applications from eligible organizations to operate Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers in Kentucky, Nebraska, Rhode Island and South Dakota. NIST will award...

Secretary Raimondo Announces Results of Request for Information on Semiconductor Supply Chain

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Over the past year, Americans have come to understand the important role that semiconductors play in our everyday lives. The COVID pandemic created short supply and high demand across many industries, including semiconductors. While the private sector still has work to do to sort out their supply chains, we have seen several encouraging announcements on semiconductors: Last week, Intel announced...

Results from Semiconductor Supply Chain Request for Information

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OVERVIEW Over the past year, the Biden Administration has worked with the private sector to understand and address the global shortage of semiconductors. These computer chips are essential building blocks for an increasing number of products, from your cell phone and your car to other critical goods such as medical devices. The semiconductor shortage has been described as due to a “perfect storm”...

Deputy Secretary Graves Visits Upstate New York Tech Hubs with Senate Majority Leader Schumer to Discuss Importance of Passing CHIPS Funding

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Today, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves and Majority Leader Senator Chuck Schumer spent the day in Albany and Syracuse, New York, to highlight the importance of domestic semiconductor manufacturing in the United States and the need to pass the U.S. Industries and Competition Act (USICA). On their trip, Deputy Secretary Graves and Leader Schumer toured technology facilities and...

Deputy Secretary Graves Commemorates Dr. King’s Birthday at Digital Equity Roundtable with HBCU Presidents

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To commemorate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott joined Historically Black College and University (HBCU) presidents and representatives at a roundtable to discuss digital equity on Saturday, January 15, in Baltimore, MD. The roundtable focused on closing the...

Department of Commerce Holds its First Equity Town Hall

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Today, Secretary Gina Raimondo and Deputy Secretary Don Graves, along with Diane Farrell, Acting Deputy Under Secretary of the International Trade Administration (ITA), held the Department’s first Equity Town Hall. As a top priority of the Biden-Harris Administration since Day One, Equity encompasses everything we do at the Commerce Department. “America’s diversity is a competitive advantage – but...

New Commerce Initiatives for a Climate Ready Nation

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Here at the Department of Commerce, we know that fighting climate change isn’t just good for the environment; it’s good for the economy. Under the Biden-Harris Administration, the Commerce Department is leveraging every tool we have to create economic opportunity in the clean energy economy. Alongside six other agencies, we are announcing clean energy projects that demonstrate the Administration’s...