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Jan122017

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today issued a new report, Improving American Competitiveness: Best Practices by U.S. Port Communities, that documents operational best practices that leading U.S. ports and supply chains have implemented to overcome challenges associated with increasing vessel sizes, trade volumes, and industry complexity. The American Association of Port Authorities...

Jan122017

The U.S. Department of Commerce today released a report proposing steps the Department can take to advance the Internet of Things (IoT). The “green paper” examines the benefits and challenges of the evolving IoT landscape and suggests that the U.S. government should continue to foster an enabling environment for innovative technology to grow and thrive.

Jan092017

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced her intent to establish the Advisory Council on Trade Enforcement and Compliance (ACTEC) within the Department of Commerce. The ACTEC will provide a dedicated forum for stakeholders to advise the Secretary on trade enforcement and agreement compliance matters, thereby advancing the competitiveness of U.S. firms and workers.

Jan052017

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today submitted her exit memorandum to President Obama highlighting the Department of Commerce’s major accomplishments that helped grow the U.S. economy during the past eight years. Secretary Pritzker’s “Open for Business” agenda focused the efforts of the Department’s 12 bureaus and 46,000 employees on five pillars – trade and investment; innovation;...

Dec162016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced today an award of $70 million to the new National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL), the eleventh institute in the Manufacturing USA network. This is the first institute with a focus area proposed by industry and the first funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC).

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