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NIST Awards $6.6 Million for Research to Help Structures Better Withstand Earthquakes, Wind and Fire

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The following is a cross-pos t from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is awarding more than $6.6 million to fund research into improving disaster resilience. Eleven organizations will receive 12 grants to conduct research into how earthquakes, wind and fire affect the built environment...

Secretary Ross Announces Appointments to the Department’s Advisory Council on Foreign Direct Investment

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The following is a cross-post from Tradeology , the official blog of the International Trade Administration Representatives from more than two dozen economic development organizations and business executives from across the United States will soon provide something invaluable to the federal government: their expertise on how the Administration can best attract and utilize the largest amount of...

U.S. Department of Commerce Self-Initiates Inquiries into Possible Circumvention Involving Exports of Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products Completed in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Malaysia, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the self-initiation of new inquiries into possible circumvention involving exports of certain corrosion-resistant steel products (CORE) made with substrate from China or Taiwan, completed in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Malaysia, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and then exported to the United States. These actions demonstrate Commerce’s...

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping of Imports of Refillable Stainless Steel Kegs from Mexico

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative final determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of imports of refillable stainless steel kegs from Mexico, finding that exporters from Mexico have sold refillable stainless steel kegs at less than fair value in the United States at a rate of 18.48 percent. Upon publication of the final affirmative determination,...

FirstNet Authority Releases Public Safety-Driven Roadmap for Future of Network

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The following is a cross-post from the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), an independent authority within the U.S. Department of Commerce The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) marked a significant milestone today with release of a new Roadmap for the future of FirstNet, the nationwide public safety broadband network. Unveiled at the APCO International Conference and...

Census Bureau Begins 2020 Census Address Canvassing Operation in Neighborhoods Across America

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The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau Between August 4 and October 18, you may begin to notice census takers in your neighborhood. This is a normal part of the 2020 Census preparation and data collection process. Census field representatives will also continue to collect information for the American Community Survey (ACS) and other ongoing surveys. Why Does the Census Bureau Do...

Departments of Commerce and Transportation Announce $109 Million in Grants to Modernize 911 Services for States and Tribal Nations

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The following is a cross-post from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Transportation announced more than $109 million in grants to 34 states and two tribal nations as part of the 911 Grant Program, which will help 911 call centers upgrade to Next Generation 911 (NG911) capabilities. The funding will power...

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Completes South American Trip

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From July 29th to August 6th, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross visited three South American countries – Brazil, Argentina, and Peru – in order to further solidify the strong relationships the United States has with these nations as well as to push for an end to the ongoing crisis in Venezuela. “South American nations are critical partners for the United States in economic, political, and...