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Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the U.S. Department of Commerce Veterans Day Ceremony

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Good morning everyone. It is an honor for me to be addressing you — America’s Veterans who are working as cherished members of our team at the U.S. Department of Commerce. You probably are not aware that I personally served as an Army officer myself a long time ago. This shows how — as we go about our daily duties — it is easy to overlook the veterans in our midst. If you don’t mind me using a...

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The Department of Commerce's Veteran Employment Council is committed to increasing the employment of non-disabled and disabled veterans throughout the Department. In addition, the Department continues to forge partnerships with other Federal Government agencies, veterans service organizations, colleges, universities, and other institutions that have veterans as members, students, or affiliates....

Spotlight on Commerce: Vincent R. Gordon, Chief of the Administrative and Customer Services Division (ACSD), U.S. Census Bureau

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce African-American military veterans during Black History Month. Guest blog post by Vincent R. Gordon, Chief of the Administrative and Customer Services Division (ACSD), U.S. Census Bureau I currently serve as Division Chief of the Administrative and Customer Services Division...

Spotlight on Commerce: Rachael Wilde, Division Chief of Trade and Information Programs, Office of Budget

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce African American veterans during Black History Month. The 2018 Black History Month theme, “African Americans in Times of War,” provides the framework for many stories related to African American soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen, veterans and civilians. The following is part of...

Spotlight on Commerce: Ray Cohen, Deputy Assistant Director for International Operations, Bureau of Industry and Security

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce African American Military Veterans during Black History Month. The 2018 Black History Month theme, “African Americans in Times of War,” provides the framework for many stories related to African American soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen, veterans and civilians. The following...

Honoring the Service of Our Veterans

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President Trump proclaimed today, November 11, 2017, as Veterans Day – honoring all Americans who have served in the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Coast Guard, both in times of war and peace. Our veterans represent the very best of America. They have bravely answered the call to serve in the finest military force in the world, and they have earned the dignity...

Honoring Veterans at the Department of Commerce

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On Thursday, the Department of Commerce hosted our annual Veterans Day event honoring the many veterans who continue their public service as civilian federal employees. Deputy Chief of Staff Israel Hernandez opened the event by thanking veterans for their service and the important role they play on a daily basis at the Department. “Your service is as valuable now as it was in uniform,” Hernandez...

NTIA Data Offers Window Into Understanding Veterans’ Computer and Internet Use

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By Giulia McHenry, Chief Economist, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Broadband can play an essential role in supporting veterans by providing access to services and helping them to establish a stable and fulfilling civilian life. As we honor our veterans this week, we take seriously our responsibility to ensure their seamless transition civilian life and recognize...

Honoring Our Nation’s Veteran Entrepreneurs

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The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) recently honored minority-owned businesses in Detroit during Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week . At this year’s event, they launched a new award honoring the Minority Veteran-Owned Firm of the Year – which was bestowed upon Army veteran Bede Ramcharan, President & CEO of Indatatech, of San Antonio, Texas. Ramcharan is a retired Army colonel...