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Spotlight on Commerce: Hope Shimabuku, Director of the Texas Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office

May 23, 2016

Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting members of the Department of Commerce and their contributions to the Open for Business Agenda

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Mentor-in-Chief or, "You Really Can Make a Difference"

May 22, 2016

I hope that the time you’ve spent here has given you a sense that you really can make a difference. You can’t transform the world overnight. It’s frustrating. There are setbacks. Progress is incremental. 

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Weekly Address: Expanding Overtime Pay

May 21, 2016

In this week's address, President Obama discussed one of the single most important steps to help grow middle-class wages – expanding the number of workers who are eligible for the overtime that they have earned. Every week, millions of Americans work more than 40 hours but do not receive the overtime pay they deserve.

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West Wing Week: 05/20/16 or, "Miss Manners for Vikings"

May 20, 2016

This week, the President hosted five Nordic leaders, spoke at the Rutgers Commencement ceremony, and honored Medal of Valor recipients, while the Vice President traveled to Columbus, OH, to talk about the new and improved Overtime Rule. That's May 13th to May 19th or, "A Miss Manners for Vikings."

 

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"We Have a Narrow Window of Opportunity"

May 20, 2016

“We have a narrow window of opportunity to scale up programs, to figure out how the virus is spreading, to stop it, and to develop a vaccine." Dr. Frieden of the CDC and Dr. Fauci of the NIH explain why Congress needs to pass the President's emergency funding request to combat the Zika virus. go.wh.gov/zika

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Measuring Moving Parts in Biotechnology

May 20, 2016

Guest post by Laurie Locascio, PhD, Director of the Material Measurement Laboratory at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
This year’s World Metrology Day is themed “Measurements in a Dynamic World,” so it’s fitting that we are also celebrating the formal launch of the NIST-Stanford Joint Initiative for Metrology in Biology, or JIMB. The initiative began as a pilot three years ago to answer the biotech industry’s calls for measurement tools.

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Top Scientists and Inventors Honored at the White House

May 19, 2016

At a ceremony at the White House earlier today, President Obama honored recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation—the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on our nation’s most accomplished innovators and inventors.

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Finding Common Ground on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

May 19, 2016

The following is a cross-post from the National Telecommunications and Information Admistration (NTIA) Blog
More than a year ago, President Obama asked NTIA to convene stakeholders to help develop best practices to address privacy, transparency and accountability issues related to private and commercial use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).

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Attention Kid Scientists! – The President Wants Your Ideas on Science and Technology

May 19, 2016

President Barack Obama blows a bubble while talking with nine-year-old Jacob Leggette about his experiments with additive and subtractive manufacturing with a 3D printer, his project that was part of the White House Science Fair in the Blue Room of the White House, April 13, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

At the 6th White House Science Fair in April, President Obama met nine-year-old inventor Jacob Leggette, who, with the help of a 3D printer, has created everything from a bubble-blowing wand to a mini model of the White House. 

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How Wearable Tech Can Help You Achieve Better Business Performance

May 19, 2016

It takes stamina and energy to run a business. Not only that, but study ...

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