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Nov212016

On Sunday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered remarks at the Warner Theater to celebrate the conclusion of the 2016 U.S.-China Tourism Year. U.S. and Chinese leaders designated 2016 as the U.S.-China Tourism Year in an effort to strengthen tourism and commercial ties between the two countries. In the U.S., government and industry worked together to enhance the tourism experience...

Nov192016

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered remarks at the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R Series (GOES-R) Launch Ceremony at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The GOES-R is the nation’s next generation of geostationary weather satellites that will significantly improve the critical oceanic and atmospheric data needed to identify severe weather...

Nov162016

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered a keynote address at an event hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations on Privacy and Data in the Age of Surveillance. This symposium convened policymakers, business leaders, and academic experts for a candid discussion of online privacy in an era of fast-moving digital innovation.

Nov032016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered a keynote address at the 13th Annual Lockheed Martin Women’s Impact Network Leadership Forum yesterday in Bethesda, Maryland. The Women’s Impact Network Leadership Forum is a nationwide effort at Lockheed Martin focused on mentoring, advancing, and retaining women throughout the company.

Nov022016

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered an address at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Semiconductors and the Future of the Tech Economy event. Secretary Pritzker highlighted the critical importance of the semiconductor sector to U.S. innovation and economic growth, and underscored the Obama Administration’s commitment to sustaining conditions for the...

Oct282016

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered opening remarks at the Commerce Data Advisory Council (CDAC) meeting. This was the fifth and final meeting of CDAC of the Obama administration, during which Secretary Pritzker received recommendations on data management practices, external uses of Department of Commerce data, and open data standards.

Oct272016

Thank you, Susan, for your kind introduction and for your leadership at the helm of the Council of the Americas. Earlier this year, I had the honor of joining President Obama on his historic trip to Argentina – the first visit by a U.S. President in twenty years. Speaking before a group of young entrepreneurs in Buenos Aires, the President made it clear how he views the U.S.-Argentina...

Oct242016

In celebration of the 2016 Minority Enterprise Development Week, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today delivered a keynote address at the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) Conference in Chicago. Speaking to more than 2,000 CEOs and minority business leaders, Secretary Pritzker highlighted the remarkable growth of minority-owned enterprises that had taken place...

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