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Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo at the Carnegie Mellon Manufacturing Futures Initiative in Pittsburgh

Thank you. When President Biden asked me to take this job, he told me that one of his top priorities is the revitalization of our manufacturing economy. The main reason I took this job is because my dad lost his manufacturing job when it went overseas, like so many others. And my brother told me “Dad would be so proud of you if you were a part of bringing manufacturing jobs back to America.” So...

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Industry Leaders Call on Congress to Invest in America’s Future

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Earlier this week, the Department of Commerce released an alarming report confirming that the semiconductor supply chain remains fragile and it is essential that Congress move swiftly to pass the President’s proposed $52 billion in chips funding as soon as possible. With demand for chips continuing to outpace supply of these critical inputs, many manufacturing fabs are running at more than 90%...

Voices From the Frontlines: FirstNet Provides Flexibility and Interoperability for Emergency Management During Pandemic

The following is a cross-post from the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) This blog is a part of the First Responder Network Authority’s #FrontlineVoices series, a collection of stories from first responders serving on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can learn more about FirstNet supporting the pandemic response at firstnet.gov/pandemic. First responders have...

NIST Announces Funding Opportunity for Manufacturing Centers in Kentucky, Nebraska, Rhode Island and South Dakota

The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)is accepting applications from eligible organizations to operate Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers in Kentucky, Nebraska, Rhode Island and South Dakota. NIST will award...

Deputy Secretary Graves, OPM Director Ahuja Host Virtual Roundtable with Representative Frederica Wilson on Equitable Hiring in the Federal Government

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Following the Biden Administration’s first-ever interagency convening on economic growth, Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Kiran Ahuja hosted a virtual roundtable to bring leaders together to discuss ways to reinvent the federal workforce through the lens of equity and make the federal government the model employer. Deputy Secretary Graves...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo on the House’s Introduction of America Competes Act

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Today, following the House’s introduction of the America Competes Act to rebuild the domestic semiconductor manufacturing industry, strengthen supply chains, and invest in critical research, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement: “I want to thank Speaker Pelosi and the Committees for all their work to introduce this legislation, which includes essential...

Commerce Semiconductor Data Confirms Urgent Need for Congress to Pass U.S. Innovation and Competition Act

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce released the results from the Risks in the Semiconductor Supply Chain Request for Information (RFI) issued in Sept. 2021. Key findings from the report provided data-driven information about the depths of the semiconductor shortage and underscored the need for the President’s proposed $52 billion in domestic semiconductor production. The RFI showed that median...

Secretary Raimondo Announces Results of Request for Information on Semiconductor Supply Chain

Over the past year, Americans have come to understand the important role that semiconductors play in our everyday lives. The COVID pandemic created short supply and high demand across many industries, including semiconductors. While the private sector still has work to do to sort out their supply chains, we have seen several encouraging announcements on semiconductors: Last week, Intel announced...