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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Joins President Obama in Calls for More Trade and Investment with India

Mon, 2015-01-26 17:30

As part of President Obama’s official delegation to
India, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker joined the President and Prime
Minister of
India Narendra Modi at the U.S.-India Business Summit where they
addressed a large group from both the U.S. and Indian private sectors on ways
to expand market access and increase opportunities for U.S. firms through
improvements in India’s business climate. Secretary Pritzker
specifically addressed how Commerce can play a role in helping

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New Technologies Bring New Opportunities and New Risks: Vetting Mobile Apps

Mon, 2015-01-26 12:58

By Tom Karygiannis, Computer Security Researcher at the
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Understanding what
mobile apps do and how they have been implemented is the first step toward understanding
their security and privacy impact on an agency’s data and IT infrastructure.

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President Obama Calls on Congress to Protect Arctic Refuge as Wilderness

Sun, 2015-01-25 11:00

Each year, as the darkness of the Arctic winter brightens into spring, as the snow melts and the hills and valleys slowly turn green, the tens of thousands of members of the Porcupine caribou herd begin their great migration — traveling some 1,500 miles through Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to their calving grounds on the Coastal Plain.

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Weekly Address: Middle-Class Economics

Sat, 2015-01-24 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address at the Anschutz Sports Pavilion at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., Jan. 22, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Secretary Pritzker Attends World Economic Forum to Highlight Priorities Integral to Lasting Economic Recovery

Fri, 2015-01-23 16:45

This week, Secretary Pritzker traveled to Davos, Switzerland
to attend the World Economic Forum and participate in a panel discussion titled
“The
Outlook for the United States,” which focused on what Washington can accomplish
in the next two years.

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The Week in Review: A Day of Service, A Speech for the Middle-Class, An Interview for You(tube)

Fri, 2015-01-23 15:51

From the President's sixth State of the Union address to YouTube interviews live from the East Wing of the White House, this week was full of big moments. Here's your White House week in review: 

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Watch President Obama's Interview with YouTube Stars

Fri, 2015-01-23 13:54

Watch on YouTube
The East Room was transformed yesterday as three YouTube stars recreated their libraries and living rooms for an interview with the President. Nearly 500,000 viewers tuned in live as YouTube creators Hank Green, GloZell, and Bethany Mota sat down for one-on-one interviews that covered topics from education and gridlock in Washington, to Cuba policy and how to get more young people engaged in politics.
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Launching the Presidential Challenge for Advanced Outdoor Lighting

Fri, 2015-01-23 13:46

We take it for granted that outdoor lights are there to help keep America moving after the sun goes down. But the outdoor lighting when you drive your car down the road at night, cheer for your favorite baseball team, or load groceries into your car after work uses energy and takes a bite out of budgets in cities and towns across the country.
Outdoor lighting in the U.S. will consume enough energy to power 6 million homes this year, costing cities about $10 billion annually.

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San Antonio MBDA Business Center’s Export Strategies Support Foreign Direct Investment

Fri, 2015-01-23 13:00

The San Antonio MBDA Business Center’s specialty is helping
minority businesses (MBEs) find exporting opportunities in Latin America.
Aligning with White House initiatives such as Look South, the
center has assisted numerous MBEs develop international market entry strategies
that vary by sector, size, capabilities, targeted countries and regions

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West Wing Week: 1/23/15 or, "B is for Believe"

Fri, 2015-01-23 12:00

This week, the White House was a flurry of activity during the lead up to -- and aftermath of -- the President's State of the Union Address, featuring follow up trips to Kansas and Idaho, the second annual "Big Block of Cheese Day," and YouTube stars bringing their flair to the East Room to interview the President. That's January 16th to January 22nd or, "B Is For Believe."

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