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Spotlight on Commerce: Gema Howell, Computer Scientist and IT Security Engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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Guest blog post by Gema Howell, Computer Scientist and IT Security Engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) I am a computer scientist and IT security engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. I work within the Applied Cybersecurity Division of NIST’s Information Technology Lab. I spend part of of my time at NIST’s Gaithersburg campus and part of...

Spotlight on Commerce: Gabriela Morales, Senior Business Development Specialist, Minority Business Development Administration (MBDA)

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Guest blog post by Gabriela Morales, Senior Business Development Specialist, Minority Business Development Administration (MBDA) I am excited to have the opportunity to be featured during Women’s History Month. I am a Senior Business Development Specialist at the Commerce Department's Minority Business Development Agency. My job is to ensure minority-owned firms have adequate skills, tools...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Dr. John Fleming

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Dr. John Fleming, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development (EDA), has joined the White House staff, where he will serve as senior advisor to Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. On behalf of the entire Department, I am grateful to Dr. Fleming for his years of service to the American people and congratulate him on this opportunity to continue in that calling. Dana Gartzke, EDA’s Chief of...

Spotlight on Commerce: Cindy Edwards, Area Director, U.S. Economic Development Administration

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Guest blog post by Cindy Edwards, Area Director, U.S. Economic Development Administration I am an Area Director in the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Denver Regional Office. I oversee several EDA grant programs in Denver’s ten state region. EDA provides grants and technical assistance to economically distressed and disaster impacted communities to help create jobs and sustain...

Spotlight on Commerce: Rachel Wolbers, Telecommunications Policy Analyst, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

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Guest blog by Rachel Wolbers, Telecommunications Policy Analyst, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) I am honored to participate in the Department of Commerce’s celebration of Women’s History Month. Women have a unique power to face down challenges and bring people together. My mom, a trailblazing female executive, instilled in my sister and me a do-it-yourself...

Commerce This Week: March 17

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Each week, we recap the latest U.S. Department of Commerce highlights spanning a wide range of issues promoting job creation and economic growth, programs, and events in one blog post.

Here are the key moments from Commerce: This Week

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Announces Additions to Entity List including Iranian Nuclear Scientists and Other Suppliers of Iran’s and Pakistan’s WMD Programs

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The Bureau of Industry and Security in the Department of Commerce announced today that it will add six individuals and 18 corporations to the Entity List for enabling or assisting with Iran’s nuclear program, Pakistan’s unsafeguarded nuclear and missile programs, and Russian military modernization efforts. The Entity List additions include five Iranian nuclear officials, one company in Iran, two...