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Biden-Harris Administration Announces CHIPS for America Leadership

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Leadership team will guide implementation of historic semiconductor funding from CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 Today, the Biden-Harris Administration announced leadership for the newly-established CHIPS for America offices. These roles will be housed at the White House and the U.S. Department of Commerce. The announcements include executives experienced in large-scale program management, finance...

Statement from U.S Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Puerto Rico Economic Growth Coordinator Don Graves on Hurricane Fiona

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“Hurricane Maria wrought devastation upon Puerto Rico five years ago. As we approach this solemn anniversary, Puerto Rico is once again sustaining severe weather, this time from Hurricane Fiona. The storm has caused disastrous, life-threatening flooding and left the archipelago completely without power. The Biden Administration has acted swiftly in issuing an emergency declaration for Puerto Rico...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo on Responsible Advancement of U.S. Competitiveness in Digital Assets Report Release

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Today, following the release of the Department’s Responsible Advancement of U.S. Competitiveness in Digital Assets report, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo issued the following statement: “The Department’s framework reflects many months of interagency collaboration, public feedback, and research focused on examining key questions facing U.S. economic competitiveness as it relates to...

NIST and Google to Create New Supply of Chips for Researchers and Tech Startups

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Cooperative research agreement aims to unleash innovation in the semiconductor and nanotechnology industries. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has signed a cooperative research and development agreement with Google to develop and produce chips that researchers can use to develop new nanotechnology and semiconductor devices. The chips will be...

Joint Release on the Occasion of the APEC SME Ministerial Meeting

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The following was released by the Governments of Australia, Canada, Japan, Republic of Korea, New Zealand, and the United States on the Occasion of the APEC SME Ministerial Meeting, September 9-10, 2022. We express our unwavering support for APEC and our deep appreciation to Thailand, as APEC Chair in 2022, for delivering a successful host year. We commend Thailand’s leadership in hosting the 2022...

Department of Commerce and Department of Defense Sign Memorandum of Agreement to Advance Coordination in Space

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The United States Departments of Commerce (DoC) and Defense (DoD) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) formalizing the organizations’ relationship for basic space situational awareness (SSA), space traffic management (STM), and coordination for civil and commercial entities. The agreement defines how the two departments will work cooperatively to implement the National Space Council’s Space...

United States and Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Partners Announce Negotiation Objectives

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Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo and United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai hosted counterparts from the 13 Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) partner countries – representing over 40% of the global economy – at the first official in-person Ministerial meeting. The ministers had positive and constructive discussions, and announced a substantial milestone in their...

Secretary Raimondo to Co-Chair the 2022 U.S.-Mexico High-Level Economic Dialogue in Mexico City with Secretary Blinken and U.S. Deputy Trade Representative White

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo will travel to Mexico City, Mexico on September 12 to participate in the 2022 U.S. Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue (HLED). Secretary Raimondo will co-chair the U.S. delegation alongside Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Jayme White. The HLED is a strategic and flexible diplomatic platform for the United States...