Guest blog post by Joshua Dickson, Director,
Department of Commerce’s Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
As students head back to school, Secretary Arne Duncan hit the road this week on the Department of Education’s annual back-to-school bus tour to discuss how we can help every student receive a complete and competitive education in order to reach their full potential.
Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Department of Transportation's blog. See the original post here.
We all know the “road to prosperity” is a metaphor, but what if it were an actual road?
The fact is, investing in transportation creates value, and that means it’s a worthwhile investment — for public funds, yes, but also for the private sector. So, with public investments in our nation’s important transportation assets steadily declining, we need to find better ways to partner with private investors to help rebuild America.
On September 11, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Deputy Director Michelle K. Lee discussed a number of key intellectual property
(IP) issues at the Intellectual Property Rights Working Group meeting of the
Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT), co-chaired by the Office of the
U.S. Trade Representative.
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This week, the President concluded a summit in Wales with NATO allies, hosted a White House meeting with congressional leadership on foreign policy, addressed the nation in primetime, and commemorated the 13th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. That's September 5 to September 11, or "Meeting Those Threats with Strength and Resolve."
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President Barack Obama greets volunteers at Food & Friends during a service project to commemorate the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, in Washington, D.C.
September 11, 2013.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Today, millions of people across the country will commemorate the anniversary of 9/11 through acts of service. To honor the memories of those we lost, we come together to make our communities better and our world a brighter place through acts of volunteerism.
Mariners and the public on the U.S. West Coast can now use an iPad™ and iPhone™ to help decrease the risk of injury or death to whales from ship strikes. Whale Alert, a free mobile application originally developed in 2012 to help protect endangered right whales on the East Coast, has been updated with new features to provide mariners in the Pacific with the most current information available about whale movements and conservation initiatives.Read More
Guest blog post by Jay Williams, Assistant Secretary for Economic DevelopmentOne of my favorite things about my time as Mayor of Youngstown was having the opportunity to go out and speak to students in local schools. I found myself inspired and energized by their enthusiasm and idealism.Read More
President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, and Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, listen to the national anthem during the September 11th Observance Ceremony at the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Va., Sept. 11, 2014.
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On Sept. 10, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, America’s Ship for Ocean Exploration, joined a parade of tall ships, Navy vessels, and other boats entering Baltimore Harbor as part of the Star-Spangled Spectacular, a week-long festival celebrating the 200th anniversary of the national anthem. Okeanos Explorer will be moored next to the National Aquarium through Sept. 16.Read More