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President Obama Protects Untouched Marine Wilderness in Alaska

Tue, 2015-01-27 12:00

Today, the President is taking another step to protect our most valuable natural resources. Relying on an authority used by presidents of both parties since Eisenhower, President Obama is designating 9.8 million acres in the waters of the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas off Alaska’s coast as off-limits to consideration for future oil and gas leasing. This action builds on recent steps by the President to protect Bristol Bay and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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DOC Operating Status for January 27, 2015

Tue, 2015-01-27 05:00

This message applies to Tuesday, January 27, 2015.
accordance with the Office of Personnel Management’s Operating Status,
Department of Commerce offices in the Washington, DC area are OPEN under 2 hours DELAYED ARRIVAL and employees have the OPTION FOR UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK. Employees should plan to arrive for work no more than 2 hours later than they would be expected to arrive.

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How to Guesstimate Your Starting Costs

Tue, 2015-01-27 00:00

How much will it take to start that new business you’re thinking of? Use these simple steps to develop a good estimate. You don’t get to know for sure, but if you have the discipline to...

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The Highlights of President Obama's Visit to India

Mon, 2015-01-26 19:06

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Naredra Modi have tea in the garden gazebo at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India.

January 25, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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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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Map: Here's How the President's Actions on Immigration Will Impact Your State

Mon, 2015-01-26 16:12

"Passions still fly on immigration, but surely we can all see something of ourselves in the striving young student, and agree that no one benefits when a hardworking mom is snatched from her child, and that it’s possible to shape a law that upholds our tradition as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants."
-- President Obama, State of the Union Address, January 20, 2015

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What They're Saying: Businesses are Ready to Join the President to UpSkill America

Mon, 2015-01-26 13:24

In his State of the Union address and again at Boise State days later, the President called on more employers to adopt or expand measures to help workers gain the skills and credentials to advance into better paying jobs – including by expanding registered apprenticeships, increasing uptake of tuition benefit programs that pay for a worker to complete their college education, offering on-the-job training for career progression, and increasing access to technology-enabled learning tools.

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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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Uniting in Support of Broadband that Works

Mon, 2015-01-26 12:28

“21st century businesses need 21st century infrastructure -- modern ports, stronger bridges, faster trains, and the fastest internet.”
“I intend to protect a free and open internet, extend its reach to every classroom, and every community, and help folks build the fastest networks, so that the next generation of digital innovators and entrepreneurs have the platform to keep reshaping our world.”
– President Obama, State of the Union, January 20, 2015

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The Faces of Health Care: Loren C.

Mon, 2015-01-26 09:22

"I want to THANK YOU for legitimately improving the quality of life for me, and I'm sure thousands of others across America."

This past October, Loren C. wrote the President simply to thank him for making health care affordable.
Prior to the Affordable Care Act, Loren, a self-employed woman from Kihei, Hawaii, had a difficult time getting quality, affordable health coverage. Now, she has the highest level of coverage for less than $250 a month.
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