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American Aerospace: Open for Business

July 11, 2016

The following is a cross-post from the July 11 issue of Aviation Week
From the first biplane flights of the early 20th century, to the historic Apollo 11 moon landing, to the cutting-edge development currently taking place on unmanned aircraft systems, American aerospace companies have consistently proven their ability to push the bounds of innovation.

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West Wing Week: 07/08/16 or, “This is an American Issue”

July 09, 2016

This week, the First Family invited military families to celebrate Independence Day in the East Room, and the President made an important decision to strengthen our national security. He then traveled to Poland for the NATO Summit. That's July 1st to July 7th or, "This is an American Issue."

 

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Weekly Address: Standing Together to Stop the Violence

July 09, 2016

In this week's address, Vice President Joe Biden commemorated the lives of the five police officers who were killed and the seven people who were wounded in Dallas. The police officers were providing safety to those who were peacefully marching against racial injustices in the criminal justice system – and the shocking images of the lives lost in St. Paul and Baton Rouge. Echoing the remarks of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and Police Chief David Brown, the Vice President called on the American people to act with unity and to stop the violence.

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Commerce Data Service: A Tale of Two Pillars

July 08, 2016

Fun fact: The world’s premier weather watcher, storm chaser and climate monitor – aka, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – gathers enough data every single day to fill the Library of Congress twice. 

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The Employment Situation in June

July 08, 2016

The economy added 287,000 jobs in June, a bounce-back from May’s low number and a clear indication that the economy continues to make solid progress. U.S. businesses have now added 14.8 million jobs since private-sector job growth turned positive in early 2010. So far in 2016, job growth has averaged a solid 172,000 jobs a month, well above the pace needed to maintain a low and stable unemployment rate. Meanwhile, the labor force participation rate ticked up in June, while part-time employment for economic reasons as a share of the labor force saw its largest one-month drop since 2010.

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President Obama on the Fatal Shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

July 07, 2016

Update: This evening, President Obama delivered a statement on the fatal shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota. Watch below:

Today, President Obama posted the following message on Facebook:

"All Americans should be deeply troubled by the fatal shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. We’ve seen such tragedies far too many times, and our hearts go out to the families and communities who’ve suffered such a painful loss.

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New Scheduled Service to Havana Getting Ready to Take Off

July 07, 2016

Ed. note: This was cross-posted from the Department of Transportation's Fast Lane blog. You can view the original post here. 

Today, DOT is taking another step toward delivering on President Obama’s promise to reengage with Cuba by restoring scheduled air service to the nation’s capital and largest city.

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On the Ground: Economic Development Administration Meets Communities Where They Are

July 07, 2016

Partnerships are key at the Economic Development Administration (EDA), where our merit-based and competitive grant investments help to fuel economic ecosystems for job creation in communities across the country.
Guided by the basic principle that communities must be empowered to develop and implement their own economic development and revitalization strategies, EDA works directly with local leaders and economic development officials to make grant investments that are well-defined, timely, and linked to a long-term, sustainable economic development strategy.

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Are You Keeping Up with Your Business Cybersecurity Needs?

July 07, 2016

The increased connectivity provided by the internet has vastly changed the way we do business. But while most of the effects are for the better — ease of information exchange, ecommerce...

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Congress Passed the Global Food Security Act. Here's Why That's Historic

July 06, 2016

Today, Congress took an historic step by passing the Global Food Security Act, an important piece of bipartisan legislation that reaffirms the United States’ commitment to ending global hunger, poverty and child malnutrition. 

As National Security Advisor, I’ve always considered food security to be not only a security imperative but also a moral imperative. And as the wealthiest nation on Earth, I believe the United States also has a moral obligation to lead the fight against global hunger and malnutrition and to partner with others to do so.

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