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The President Speaks on the Importance of Our Nation's Infrastructure

Tue, 2014-07-15 15:42

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the economy at Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Virginia, July 15, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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My 100-Day Progress Report

Tue, 2014-07-15 14:15

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.”

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Secretary Pritzker Discusses the Power of Government Data and Announces the Department of Commerce Will Hire Its First-Ever Chief Data Officer

Mon, 2014-07-14 18:25

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. 

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New Commerce Department report explores huge benefits, low cost of government data

Mon, 2014-07-14 17:59

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.

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Introducing ITA’s Trade Developer Portal

Mon, 2014-07-14 17:42

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 other

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In Case You Missed It: The President's Trip to Colorado and Texas

Mon, 2014-07-14 15:49

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.

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In Case You Missed It: The President's Trip to Colorado and Texas

Mon, 2014-07-14 15:49

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.

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The First-Ever White House Summit on American Apprenticeship

Mon, 2014-07-14 15:00

President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker tour a classroom at the Community College of Allegheny County West Hills Center in Oakdale, Pa., April 16, 2014. Students Zach Kuzma and Stephanie Womack demonstrate equipment that teaches students how to manipulate gears, pulleys, sprockets, etc. to adjust the speed and/or torque of a motor or system.

(Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

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The First-Ever White House Summit on American Apprenticeship

Mon, 2014-07-14 15:00

President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker tour a classroom at the Community College of Allegheny County West Hills Center in Oakdale, Pa., April 16, 2014. Students Zach Kuzma and Stephanie Womack demonstrate equipment that teaches students how to manipulate gears, pulleys, sprockets, etc. to adjust the speed and/or torque of a motor or system.

(Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

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Weekly Address: Expanding Opportunity – It’s Time for Congressional Republicans to Do Their Part

Sat, 2014-07-12 06:00

President Barack Obama tapes the Weekly Address in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, July 11, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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