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Feb092016

"Today, President Obama announced a Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP), the culmination of more than seven years of work to develop near-term actions and a long-term strategy that will enhance cybersecurity awareness and protections, protect privacy, maintain public safety, support economic and national security, and empower Americans to better manage their safety online."...

Feb082016

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced the 25 awardees that will receive $10 million under the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) 2015 Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) program. The 2015 RIS program is managed by EDA’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE) and is designed to advance innovation and capacity-building activities in regions across the country...

Feb052016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker issued the following statement today on the release of the December 2015 U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services monthly and 2015 annual data. U.S. exports of goods and services totaled $2.23 trillion in 2015, a 4.8 percent decrease from 2014. Overall, the United States increased goods exports to 58 international markets, establishing records with...

Feb042016

U.S Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson today joined Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to inaugurate the Tornillo-Guadalupe Port of Entry and International Bridge in Tornillo, Texas. The port of entry will replace the Fabens-Caseta Port of Entry completed in 1938 and will connect Tornillo, Texas and Guadalupe, Mexico.

Jan282016

A report issued today by the U.S. Department of Commerce recommends amendments to copyright law that would provide both more guidance and greater flexibility to courts in awarding statutory damages. The recommended amendments would ensure continued meaningful protection for intellectual property while preserving the dynamic innovation that has made digital technology so important to the American...

Jan272016

Today I am joined in Kigali by the group of senior executives who comprise the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa. Their charge is to provide recommendations to President Obama and me on policy steps we can take to strengthen commercial engagement between the United States and countries across Africa, including how to build lasting partnerships between the U.S. and African...

Jan262016

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) are announcing new amendments to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR), respectively. These amendments further implement the new direction toward Cuba that President Obama laid out in...

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