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Join the Earth Day Photo Challenge

The Office of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Programs is excited to launch its first-ever virtual photo challenge in celebration of Earth Day 2021! As the temperature warms up and we begin to spend more time outside, join us in embracing and celebrating our beautiful Earth by sharing a photo of your favorite environmentally-friendly activity. Whether it’s tending to your garden, planting a...

Spotlight on Commerce: Eloise Parker, Assistant Director for Demographic Programs, U.S. Census Bureau

Guest blog post by Eloise Parker, Assistant Director for Demographic Programs, U.S. Census Bureau I have the good fortune to work as the Assistant Director for Demographic Programs at the Commerce Department’s U.S. Census Bureau. Maximizing the Census Bureau’s data collection infrastructure, my team conducts household surveys throughout the decade on behalf of the Census Bureau and other federal...

Commerce's USPTO Celebrates American Women Inventors and Entrepreneurs

Most Americans have likely heard of Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, or Alexander Graham Bell. But what about Harriet Strong, Frances Arnold, and Juliette Gordon Low? These and so many more women inventors and scientists have made lasting contributions to our nation’s history. They have inspired future generations of innovators to change the world with their ideas. In honor of Women’s History Month...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Statement on the Signing of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act

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Following President Joe Biden signing the American Rescue Plan Act into law, Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement: “Far too many families, small businesses, and workers have seen their lives and livelihoods devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. But today, President Biden sent a clear message to the American people: Help is here. This historic piece of...

Women’s History Month is a Time to Sing the Praises of Enterprising Women of Color

The following is a cross-post from the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Since 1987, March has been the time for our nation to pause to reflect on the amazing contributions of women who have set the stage, raised the bar, and made their distinctive mark on the advancement of minority business enterprises. Women’s History Month is a time to sing the praises of Enterprising Women of Color...

Showcasing Women in STEM at Commerce’s NIST

The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is the Nation's leading agency working with industry and science to advance innovation, enhance economic security and improve quality of life. And NIST is home to many women across the fields of science, engineering, and math (STEM) who make a daily impact on the social and economic conditions of Americans and...

Message from the 40th Secretary of Commerce, Gina Raimondo

On March 3, Gina M. Raimondo was sworn in as the 40th U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Secretary Raimondo was sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris after a bipartisan vote of 84-15 in the United States Senate. In her role as Secretary of Commerce, Raimondo will lead a key agency focused on promoting economic growth, which includes the International Trade Administration, the Bureau of Industry and...

Commerce Implements New Export Controls on Burma and Makes Entity List Additions in Response to the Military Coup and Escalating Violence against Peaceful Protesters

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The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has implemented new restrictions on exports and reexports to Burma, and transfers (in-country) within Burma, of sensitive items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) in response to the military coup and escalating violence against peaceful protesters. BIS has also added to the Entity List four entities - two Burmese...