The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) will host its first-ever National Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Business Summit on Wednesday, May 25.


U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will travel to Hannover, Germany from April 24-27 to attend the 2016 Hannover Messe, the world’s largest trade fair for industrial technology. President Obama is leading the overall U.S. delegation. The visit is an opportunity to celebrate the deep partnership between the U.S. and Germany, showcase innovation taking place on both sides of the Atlantic,...


U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman today announced that several economies have joined together to issue a statement that includes steps to address steel excess capacity. The statement comes one day after Secretary Pritzker and Ambassador Froman expressed their disappointment that during the High-Level Meeting on global excess capacity in the...


The U.S. Department of Commerce today issued the Public Safety Analytics R&D Roadmap, which outlines opportunities to spur innovation and improve public safety by making data more accessible and useful for police, firefighters, emergency medical services and other first responders. Published by the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST), this report evaluates software,...


U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman issued the following statement after the conclusion of the high-level meeting in Brussels, Belgium on excess capacity and structural adjustment in the steel sector.


U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today released the following statement on the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity, which President Obama announced as part of the Cybersecurity National Action Plan on February 9, 2016. Today, President Obama named the 10 individuals who will serve on the non-partisan Commission. The Commission’s first meeting will take place tomorrow at the...


U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced today that President Barack Obama will host the 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit and deliver the keynote address on Monday, June 20. The high-profile event is organized by the U.S. Department of Commerce and will be held June 20-21, at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. President Obama has attended every Summit since the inaugural event...


U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker today announced the appointment of 11 new members to the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (ACSCC) that was re-chartered in November 2015. Initially established on November 21, 2011, the ACSCC now totals 45 senior-level private sector representatives of multiple industries and supply chain experts that advise the Secretary of Commerce, the...


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