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Jul272016

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Guided by the principle that successful organizations routinely re-evaluate how essential responsibilities are executed, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) daily focuses on 21st Century governance through increasing efficiency, productivity, and customer service.

Jul272016

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As many college students prepare to head back to school, interns at the U.S. Department of Commerce had a unique opportunity to hear from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. Earlier this week, Secretary Pritzker hosted an armchair discussion alongside former intern and current Confidential Assistant to the Deputy Chiefs of Staff, Rory Slatko.

Jul222016

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On Thursday, July 21, exactly 209 years to the day that President Thomas Jefferson approved Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler’s plan to conduct a survey of our new nation’s coastlines, Secretary Pritzker became the first sitting Secretary of Commerce to attend a NOAA change-of-command ceremony for Ferdinand’s namesake ship in Norfolk, Virginia. During the ceremony she thanked Lt. Cmdr.

Jul222016

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On the night of July 20, Secretary Penny Pritzker toured the FedEx Global Hub facilities in Memphis, Tennessee. While there, she observed the work of thousands of team members and learned about the technology and equipment used to manage facility operations.

Jul202016

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Yesterday, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker addressed developers, data scientists, and designers who are using Department of Commerce data to build new tools and products aimed at ending the pay disparities that still disadvantage women in today’s economy.

Jul192016

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On July 1, American exporters and their employees marked an anniversary, and it wasn’t a celebratory one.  It has been one year since the charter of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) was allowed to lapse for the first time in its 82-year existence.  It was also the first time since the Great Depression that exporters small and large—and their workers—lost the backing of the full f

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