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Spotlight on Commerce: Pam Moulder and Yahya Kaloko, Economics and Statistics Administration

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce employees ;in honor of Veteran’s Day. In honor of Veteran’s Day, the Department of Commerce is proud to highlight two Navy Veterans who continue their service to our nation at the Economics and Statistics Administration. Pam Moulder I currently work as a senior program analyst...

U.S. Census Bureau Releases Key Statistics on Our Nation’s Veterans

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Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary marking the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and November 11th became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day, as a way to honor those who served in all American wars. Veterans...

Spotlight on Commerce: Chris Higginbotham, Deputy Director of Outreach, SelectUSA

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce employees in honor of Veteran’s Day. When Congress first declared November 11th as a holiday that ultimately became Veterans Day, it said the day should be marked with “exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations.” I am...

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...