As the Ebola situation continues to develop both at home and abroad, President Obama’s first priority is doing everything possible to ensure the health and safety of the American people. At his direction, the Administration is taking an aggressive, whole-of-government approach to marshal all of our expertise and resources to detect, isolate and treat Ebola patients safely in the U.S., while working to stop the outbreak at the source in West Africa.
This week at the White House, the President updated the nation on our government-wide response to Ebola, we discussed efforts against ISIL with our international efforts, and the First Lady asked, “Turnip for What?”
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President Obama talks on the phone with HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell concerning the latest update on the Ebola situation.
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Home to nearly 60 percent of the world’s GDP and the fastest
growing economies, the Asia-Pacific region offers a wide array of opportunities
for United States businesses and workers. To further improve the U.S. economy,
the Obama Administration recognizes the critical importance
of strengthening its well-established trading partnerships in the region,
particularly with Japan and South Korea.
The U.S.-China commercial relationship remains one of great
success and growing potential, despite continuing challenges.
That’s the major takeaway after two weeks of heavy focus on
China at the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA).
It began with the DISCOVER
GLOBAL MARKETS: Greater China and Gateway Countries forum Oct. 7-8 in New
York City, during which our global team provided export guidance to more than 300
business representatives looking to export to the region.
This week, the President continued to lead the federal Ebola response, met with members of the international coalition to degrade and destroy ISIL, and designated the San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument.
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Guest blog post by Dr. Ted Lithgow, Chief Operating Officer,
President Obama has asked Ron Klain to coordinate the government’s comprehensive response to Ebola. He will report to the President Obama’s Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco and his National Security Advisor Susan Rice.
As former Chief of Staff to two Vice Presidents, Klain comes to the job with extensive experience in overseeing complex governmental operations and has good working relationships with leading Members of Congress as well as senior Administration officials.
A report released today by the U.S. Commerce Department’s
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) found
that Americans are rapidly embracing mobile Internet devices such as
smart phones and tablet computers for a wide range of activities beyond
just voice communications, such as checking email and using social
NTIA’s “Exploring the Digital Nation: Embracing the Mobile Internet,”
which is based on a U.S. Census Bureau survey in October 2012 of more
Note: This blog is co-authored by Jerome Nash, Information Technology Specialist at SBA
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