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Jul012015

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On this day in 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.

Jun302015

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker discussed the importance of deepening trade relations between the United States and Brazil at the Brazil-U.S. Business Summit, hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Jun302015

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For the great majority of human history, the earth's rotation—the apparent motion of the sun and stars across the sky—kept time far more precisely than any human-made clock. But the invention of super-accurate atomic clocks more than 60 years ago demonstrated that the earth's rotation rate is, in fact, changing by tiny amounts every day.

Jun292015

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Recently, Secretary Pritzker sat down with David Rothkopf, CEO of Foreign Policy Magazine, to discuss the importance of U.S. competitiveness in global markets. The discussion was part of a day-long “Competitiveness Forum” hosted by Foreign Policy magazine on Thursday, June 25.

Jun262015

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The Strategic Plan’s Operational Excellence pillar calls for strengthening organizational capabilities to drive customer-focused, outcomes-driven mission performance across the Department’s agencies. It also highlights our commitment to “deliver better services, solutions, and outcomes that benefit the American people.”

Jun262015

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The Environment pillar of the Strategic Plan calls for advancing the understanding and prediction of changes in the environment through world class science and observations; improving preparedness, response, and recovery from weather and water events by building a Weather-Ready Nation; strengthening the resiliency of communities and regions by delivering targeted services to build capacity; foster

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