For our country to take full advantage of the promises of innovation, America’s path forward must ensure our people and ideas can move at the rapid pace of the 21st century. At a time when technological innovation and economic growth go hand-in-hand, our digital infrastructure is central to our competitiveness.
Internet Adoption in United States by County, 2013
Over the past six years, under President Obama’s leadership the United States has expanded broadband access, bringing millions of people online and creating significant new economic, educational and social opportunities.
We are grieving over the loss of our friend and teammate Jake Brewer.
Throughout his life, Jake dedicated his creativity, brilliance, enthusiastic optimism and actions to helping others. He believed that public service could not only improve people's lives but also change for the better our very notion of the good that our government can deliver: a nation of the people, for the people, by the people which brings the best of our country to bear – collaborating together on our toughest challenges using our best approaches.Read More
In this week's address, the President discussed the significant progress we have made in our economy since the financial crisis seven years ago this week, and the steps we can take to build on that momentum and strengthen the economy for the long term. Thanks to the hard work and resilience of folks around the country, our businesses have created over 13 million jobs over the past 66 straight months, housing is bouncing back, manufacturing is growing again, and the unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in over seven years. We’ve come a long way from the darkest days of the financRead More
This week, the President marked the 14th anniversary of 9/11, met with troops around the world at a multimedia town hall at Fort Meade, crashed a back-to-school bus tour in Iowa, sat down with esteemed author Marilynne Robinson, and hosted Connecticut Huskies, Spanish royalty, and genuine American heroes at the White House. That's September 11th to September 17th, or "FAFSA! (fafsa, fafsa, fafsa, fafsa)."
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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) seeks nominations from four veteran service or military organizations to serve on the Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development...Read More
In America’s path forward, the Department of Commerce is working to help communities and businesses prepare for and prosper in a changing environment. Through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Department is working to both advance the understanding and prediction of changes in the environment, and to strengthen the resiliency of communities and regions. Recently, NOAA has worked to shine a spotlight on climate change in the Arctic.
There’s no doubt about it: drones are trendy today. Consumer enthusiasm is growing, as drone communities such as DIYDrones pop up online. To support the public...Read More
Today, the White House Task Force on New Americans launches the “Stand Stronger” Citizenship Awareness Campaign. The goal of the Campaign is to raise awareness about the rights, responsibilities, and importance of U.S. citizenship and to provide more information on the naturalization process, along with new tools and resources to prepare for it. The Task Force believes that local communities play a critical role in creating welcoming environments and advancing immigrant integration efforts.Read More
Bureaus within the Department of Commerce (DOC) create collaborative opportunities with other federal agencies and the public to foster an open government. Our open data initiatives help us make strides in this direction. For the last 225 years, data from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has documented inventive ideas, and in turn has served as a source of continuing, follow-on innovation. This data has become a cornerstone of economic opportunity for businesses and entrepreneurs, and a foundation of greater prosperity.Read More