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Joint Statement by Secretaries Mayorkas and Raimondo on President Biden’s New National Security Memorandum

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Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas and Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo released a joint statement on President Biden’s signing of a new National Security Memorandum, “Improving Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure Control Systems.” “Today President Biden signed a new National Security Memorandum (NSM) to implement long overdue efforts to meet the scale and...

Secretary Raimondo Lauds Renewed Commitment to Attract International Students and Bolster U.S. Education Exports

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo issued a statement on today’s release of a new Joint Statement of Principles in Support of International Education, which aims to increase the competitiveness of the U.S. education industry and attract more international students to educational institutions across the country. The announcement was made at the EducationUSA Forum by Secretary of State...

Stakeholders From Across The Home Building Supply Chain Applaud Biden Administration Ahead Of Convening

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo and National Economic Council Director Brian Deese will moderate a discussion at the White House with a diverse group of stakeholders representing the entire home building supply chain as part of the White House’s Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force. U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia L. Fudge, Director of the Domestic Policy...

ICYMI : Secretary Raimondo Makes the Case for Care Infrastructure Investments with TIME’S UP President and CEO Tina Tchen and TIME’S UP Care Economy Business Council

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Watch the full event HERE Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo, TIME’S UP President and CEO Tina Tchen, and over 75 CEOs and senior leaders from the TIME’S UP Care Economy Business Council met for a discussion on how investments in a comprehensive caregiving infrastructure will build a stronger, more inclusive economy. Throughout the event, speakers highlighted the economic...

Secretary Raimondo Announces $153 Million to Promote Innovation in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing

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The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has made two awards totaling $153 million to the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL). The awards were announced today by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at the NIIMBL annual meeting in Washington, D.C. NIIMBL is a public-private partnership designed to...

Commerce Increases Restrictions on Burmese Military by Adding Four Entities to Entity List in Continued Response to the Recent Military Coup

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The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has added four entities to the Entity List in its latest action in response to the February 1, 2021 military coup in Burma: King Royal Technologies Co., Ltd., a telecommunications company that provides satellite communications services in support of the Burmese military, and Wanbao Mining and its two subsidiaries, Myanmar Wanbao...

NTIA Creates First Interactive Map to Help Public See the Digital Divide Across the Country

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released a new publicly available digital map that displays key indicators of broadband needs across the country. This is the first interactive, public map that allows users to explore different datasets about where people do not have quality Internet access. The public “Indicators of...

Leslie Kiernan Sworn In As General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Commerce

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Leslie Kiernan was sworn-in today as the General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Commerce by Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves. Last week, Kiernan was confirmed by a voice vote in the Senate. “We are thrilled to have Leslie Kiernan join our world-class team at the Commerce Department as we continue to set a course to build back from the economic damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and...