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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced today that he would be stepping down from his position overseeing the Department of Defense. Hagel, who served in the Army during Vietnam, is the 24th Secretary of Defense.
Speaking from the State Dining Room of the White House, President Obama noted that Secretary Hagel has helped to oversee a significant period of transition for both the Pentagon and the country:
President Obama and our Administration understand the importance of start-ups and small businesses to economic growth in the United States and around the world. As the Secretary of Commerce and the Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA), we were proud to represent the U.S. last week at the premier forum on entrepreneurship in the world: the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES).
Don Aberle has one piece of advice for companies looking to
export: Commit to it.
It may take time, but the marketing manager from Titan
Machinery Outlet says that commitment can pay off, and “good things will
That’s the theme of a new video from the Commerce
Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA), which provides tips from
successful exporters about how a company can become a global player.
The Atlantic hurricane season will officially
end November 30, and will be remembered as a relatively quiet season as was
predicted. Still, the season afforded NOAA scientists with opportunities to
produce new forecast products, showcase successful modeling advancements, and
conduct research to benefit future forecasts.
Everyone knows that our immigration system has been broken for decades. So, like many presidents before him, President Obama is taking new steps to do what he can to fix the system while the country waits for Republicans to Congress to act.Read More
Speaking from the East Room this afternoon, President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to eighteen individuals who have devoted their lives to public service.
President Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Chilean journalist and author Isabel Allende during ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Nov. 24, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)Read More
"My husband and I own and operate a semi-truck. For the past 3 years, we have been paying $1200 a month for health coverage. Under the ACA exchanges, we found a plan with the same insurer for $89. Plus our deductible went from $10,000 to $300! That is a huge savings!"Read More
Cross-blog post by John H. Thompson, Director, U.S. Census BureauWhen you think of the U.S. Census Bureau, you probably think of surveys and statistics. But did you know that geography is also a big part of our work? Geography plays an important role in creating surveys and collecting data, and it provides meaning and context for our statistics.Read More
Ed. note: Applications are now being accepted for the Summer 2015 White House Internship Program. This blog post introduces readers to Huma Shah, a former intern who worked in the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs in the summer of 2014. When asked about her internship experience, Huma writes:Read More