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Feb092016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today released the fiscal year 2017 budget request for the U.S. Department of Commerce. The FY17 budget request supports and builds on President Obama’s vision for creating economic opportunity for all Americans, and includes critical funding for key Commerce priorities, including promoting trade and investment, spurring innovation, and fueling our data-...

Feb092016

"Today, President Obama announced a Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP), the culmination of more than seven years of work to develop near-term actions and a long-term strategy that will enhance cybersecurity awareness and protections, protect privacy, maintain public safety, support economic and national security, and empower Americans to better manage their safety online."...

Feb092016

Under the President’s leadership, we have turned our economy around and created 14 million jobs. Our unemployment rate is below five percent for the first time in almost eight years. Nearly 18 million people have gained health coverage as the Affordable Care Act has taken effect. And we have dramatically cut our deficits by almost three-quarters and set our Nation on a more sustainable fiscal...

Feb082016

During her remarks, Secretary Pritzker highlighted the importance of addressing cyber threats with as much urgency as we do public health crises, natural disasters, and war-time threats. The only way to protect our country against growing threats in cyber space, she said, is through urgent, effective, and constant collaboration among industry, government, and civil society.

Feb082016

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Strong cybersecurity starts at the top. When the CEO or the president of a company truly understands how critical cybersecurity is to their organization’s reputation and bottom line, the whole organization gets it. And it takes the whole organization working in concert to give a company, government agency, or non-profit a fighting chance to fend off today’s array of cyber threats.

Feb082016

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced the 25 awardees that will receive $10 million under the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) 2015 Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) program. The 2015 RIS program is managed by EDA’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE) and is designed to advance innovation and capacity-building activities in regions across the country...

Feb052016

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker issued the following statement today on the release of the December 2015 U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services monthly and 2015 annual data. U.S. exports of goods and services totaled $2.23 trillion in 2015, a 4.8 percent decrease from 2014. Overall, the United States increased goods exports to 58 international markets, establishing records with...

Feb052016

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The goal of the trip for the PAC-DBIA members was to listen and learn, and in the near future, provide recommendations to President Obama and Secretary Pritzker that will guide the Administration’s policy choices with respect to enhancing commercial ties between the U.S. and countries across Africa.

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