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Jul132016

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The U.S. Census Bureau’s Innovation and Operational Efficiency (IOE) program exemplifies operational excellence. Begun in 2010 by former Census Bureau Director Robert Groves, the program has resulted in nearly $46 million in combined savings and cost avoidance to U.S. taxpayers. The idea behind IOE is to leverage employee creativity and innovation toward cost savings and operational efficiency.

Jul082016

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Fun fact: The world’s premier weather watcher, storm chaser and climate monitor – aka, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – gathers enough data every single day to fill the Library of Congress twice. The public also owns countless other terabytes of data that Commerce produces every day: Economic data, from jobs to paychecks to the products and services we make, provide and sell. 

Jul012016

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This week, Secretary Penny Pritzker traveled to Colorado to participate in several events highlighting the efforts and successes of the United States Department of Commerce. While there, she was a guest speaker at an Innovation Roundtable hosted by Representative Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), attended the second the Second Anniversary of the U.S.

Jul012016

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On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. This most American of holidays will be marked with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues across the country.

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