Ed. note: This live event has concluded.
Today at 2:15 p.m. ET, First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver the keynote address at the Unite for Veterans Summit in Los Angeles, an event hosted by United Way of Greater Los Angeles, the Federal Reserve Bank, and the University of Southern California.
Today, Congress took an important step forward in making sure that we’re developing the capabilities necessary to make America safer.
As the President’s Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor, I welcome the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee markup of the FY 2015 Defense Appropriations Act. Its ultimate passage would allow us to move forward on a number of priority national security initiatives, including the Counterterrorism Partnerships Fund (CTPF).
President Barack Obama hosts an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan in the State Dining Room of the White House, July 14, 2014.
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U.S. exports reached a record $2.3 trillion in 2013 and support a record 11.3 million U.S. jobs. Thousands of companies across the country made exporting a strategy to growing their business and in fact, exports have driven the economic recovery and job creation in a number of U.S. cities. Because of the critical role of exports, the Department of Commerce recently launched the next phase of the National Export Initiative, NEI/NEXT.Read More
President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the economy at Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Virginia, July 15, 2014.
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It has been an exhilarating first 100 days on the job. When I was sworn in as SBA Administrator in April, I promised to “get more loans into the hands of entrepreneurs who reflect the diversity of America by making it easier for community banks and microlenders to become our partners.”
Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker
discussed the Department of Commerce’s expanding role as “America’s Data
Agency” at the 2014 Esri International User’s Conference in San Diego,
California. The annual conference, hosted by Esri, a geographic
information systems (GIS) software development company is attended by
16,000 data experts, including those from federal, state, local, and regional
governments; Fortune 1000 companies; small business owners; university
scholars; and K-12 teachers.
Cross post by Mark Doms, Under Secretary for Economic AffairsToday we are pleased to roll out an important new Commerce Department report on government data.Read More
Cross post by Kimberly Becht, Deputy Program Manager for Web Presence in the International Trade Administration.In support of President Obama’s Open Government Initiative and the Commerce Department’s strategic plan, the International Trade Administration (ITA) has taken a major step in making its data open and accessible to the public through its Trade Developer Portal.Announced today by Secretary Pritzker, the portal is a collection of application programming interfaces (APIs) that allow software developers to create web and mobile applications using information produced by ITA and otherRead More
Last week, President Obama took a trip to Colorado and Texas, meeting people who simply wrote him letters about how they're doing.
The President stayed pretty busy on the three-day trip -- not only talking with the people that wrote him, but also delivering a speech on the economy, chatting with people on the street in downtown Denver, and playing pool with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, among other things.