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Jun202016

The Commerce Department’s National Technical Information Service (NTIS) has reached a turning point. The agency published a Federal Register notice (FRN) announcing a new joint venture partnership (JVP) opportunity focused on improving access, analysis, and use of federal data and it is welcoming a new director, Avi Bender, formerly the chief technology officer at the U.S. Census Bureau.

Jun132016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that 22 U.S. Chiefs of Mission will join President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, and other administration officials at the 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit, June 20-21, at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. The Summit will bring together international companies, domestic economic development organizations (EDOs), and...

Jun092016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker issued the following statement today regarding the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s determination that the proposal submitted by the global Internet multistakeholder community meets the criteria NTIA outlined in March 2014 when it announced its intention to complete the privatization of the Internet’s domain name system. ...

Jun072016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced the appointment of 19 private and public sector leaders to the newly established U.S. Investment Advisory Council (IAC). IAC members — representing U.S. companies, entities, and organizations with missions or activities that include the promotion or facilitation of foreign direct investment (FDI) — will serve as a key conduit for...

Jun032016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker issued the following statement today on the release of the April 2016 U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services monthly data. U.S. exports of goods and services increased to $182.8 billion in April from $180.2 billion in March. New monthly export records were established in telecommunications, computer, and information services -- $3.1 billion – and...

Jun032016

Today, the Department of Commerce released a report titled: "Digital Matching Firms: A New Definition in the 'Sharing Economy' Space." The report provides the first-ever government definition of "digital matching firms," which are companies that use Internet and smartphone-enabled apps to match service providers with consumers, help ensure trust and quality assurance...

Jun012016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that four Cabinet secretaries will participate in the 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit, June 20-21, at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. In addition to Secretary Pritzker, Secretary of the Treasury Jacob J. Lew, Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez, and Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx...

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