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NTIA Broadband Program Supports Workforce Preparation Across the United States

Fri, 2014-08-01 11:47

Cross blog post by Laura Breeden, program director for public computing and broadband adoption, National Telecommunications and Information AdministrationLast week, President Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act aimed at creating a more flexible and responsive system of workforce development to meet the needs of employers looking to fill 21st century jobs. Ensuring U.S. workers are able to compete and succeed is a key priority at the U.S. Commerce Department.

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NTIA Broadband Program Supports Workforce Preparation Across the United States

Fri, 2014-08-01 11:47

Cross blog post by Laura Breeden, program director for public computing and broadband adoption, National Telecommunications and Information AdministrationLast week, President Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act aimed at creating a more flexible and responsive system of workforce development to meet the needs of employers looking to fill 21st century jobs. Ensuring U.S. workers are able to compete and succeed is a key priority at the U.S. Commerce Department.

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Makes First Official Trip to India for U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue

Fri, 2014-08-01 10:07

The commercial relationship between United States and
India has long stood as a core pillar of the alliance between our two
countries. The United States is committed to reinvigorating ties with India and
expanding our economic partnership.  That
is why U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker traveled to India this week, where
she joined U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for the U.S.-India Strategic
Dialogue in New Delhi. Their trip marks the first U.S. Cabinet-level

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The Employment Situation in July

Fri, 2014-08-01 09:30

Total job growth exceeded 200,000 for the sixth straight month in July, the first time that has happened since 1997. This encouraging trend in the labor market is consistent with other recent economic indicators, including the strong second-quarter GDP growth reported on Wednesday.

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Small Businesses Win in SBA’s FY2013 Federal Procurement Scorecard

Fri, 2014-08-01 00:00

For the first time in 8 years, the federal government has met its annual 23% goal for...

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Raw Video: The President Takes a Walk Down Main Street

Thu, 2014-07-31 18:37

President Obama traveled to Kansas City, Missouri this week — where he grabbed some BBQ with Americans who had written him letters, and delivered a speech about how he's working to get things done for hardworking Americans even as Congress chooses not to act to move this country forward.
And before he left, the President took a walk down Main Street (literally), spending time with store owners, touring an antique watch shop, and chatting with customers at a local coffee shop.
We got it all on video, and we think you'll want to see it — watch, then pass it on:

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The American Community Survey: Helping Decision Makers Assist People in Times of Need

Thu, 2014-07-31 17:04

The U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey provides statistics that communities use to make decisions about resources, such as after a natural disaster. These statistics are critical to emergency planning, preparedness and recovery efforts. For example, the American Community Survey provides detailed information on how many people in a community may need extra assistance during a disaster, such as the elderly or disabled or those who speak a language other than English.

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Dan Pfeiffer: "House Republicans Just Voted to Sue President Obama"

Wed, 2014-07-30 19:02

Today, Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer sent the message below to the White House email list. Didn't get it? Sign up for updates.

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U.S.-Africa Business Success Stories: How a Supplier of Powerboats to the U.S. Military Started Doing Business in Nigeria

Wed, 2014-07-30 17:30

Note: This post is part of the U.S.-Africa Business
Success Stories series highlighting the work of the Department of Commerce to
strengthen the economic relationship between U.S. and African businesses. This
series will lead up to the U.S. Africa Business Forum on August 5th,
the first of its kind event, which will convene African heads of state and
government, U.S. government officials and business leaders to discuss trade and
investment opportunities on the continent.

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NIST Announces New Competition for Advanced Manufacturing Planning Awards

Wed, 2014-07-30 16:02

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced a new competition for planning awards to support industry-driven consortia in developing research plans and charting collaborative actions to solve high-priority technology challenges and accelerate the growth of advanced manufacturing in the United States.NIST's AdvancedManufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) Program anticipates awarding a total of $5.6 million in two-year grants during the young program's second competition.

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