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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Appoints Renee Gordon as FirstNet Authority Board Member

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the appointment of Renee Gordon, Director of the City of Alexandria’s Department of Emergency Communications, to serve on the Board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority). Gordon will serve as one of 12 non-permanent members selected by the Department of Commerce. Three permanent seats are occupied by the Attorney...

U.S. Departments of Transportation and Commerce to Establish Joint Task Force with Ukraine to Help Support Ukraine’s Infrastructure Resilience

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Today U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, and Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov announced that they have signed a joint statement of intent to create a U.S.-Ukraine Infrastructure Task Force focused on Ukraine’s critical war-time needs and future post-conflict infrastructure reconstruction. This announcement reinforces the...

Biden-Harris Administration Releases New Framework for Diverse, High-Paying Telecom Jobs

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The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released a new Workforce Planning Guide for states and territories to use when planning high-speed Internet deployment projects. The high-speed Internet deployment and digital equity projects funded through the Biden-Harris Administration’s Internet for All initiative will create over 150,000 of good...

Readout of Secretary Gina Raimondo’s Meeting with the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (ACSCC)

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo met with the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (ACSCC) alongside National Economic Council Chair Brian Deese and Port and Supply Chain Envoy Gen. Stephen Lyons, to discuss the ACSCC’s June 2022 recommendations, convey updates on actions taken to progress the recommendations, and discuss the committee’s work going forward. The ACSCC’s...

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with Japan Bank for International Involvement Chairman Tadashi Maeda

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Today, Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo met with the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) Chairman, Tadashi Maeda, to discuss the strong economic partnership between the United States and Japan and cooperation on the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF). Secretary Raimondo underscored Japan’s continued support and leadership in the IPEF and highlighted outcomes...

Readout of Secretary Raimondo’s Meeting with UK State Secretary for International Trade Badenoch

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Today, Secretary Gina Raimondo met with United Kingdom’s State Secretary for International Trade Kemi Badenoch to discuss ongoing collaboration to strengthen the U.S.-UK bilateral and commercial relationship. During the meeting, Secretary Raimondo congratulated Secretary Badenoch on her new appointment and highlighted timely progress regarding U.S.-UK data adequacy – the U.S.-UK Comprehensive...

U.S.-UK Joint Statement: New Comprehensive Dialogue on Technology and Data and Progress on Data Adequacy

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Today, and on behalf of the U.S. and UK Governments, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo and UK Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, The Rt Hon Michelle Donelan MP issued the following statement on the launch of a U.S.-UK Comprehensive Dialogue on Technology and Data building on our 2021 commitment to develop a landmark bilateral Technology Partnership, and on...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo on Enhancing Safeguards for United States Signals Intelligence Activities Executive Order

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo has issued the following statement regarding the signing today by President Biden of an Executive Order on “Enhancing Safeguards for United States Signals Intelligence Activities”: “Today, President Biden issued an Executive Order on Enhancing Safeguards for United States Signals Intelligence Activities, which implements the EU-U.S. Data Privacy...