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Incentives to Support Adoption of the Cybersecurity Framework

Tue, 2013-08-06 11:04

Guest post by Michael Daniel, Special Assistant to the President and the Cybersecurity Coordinator. Cross-post from Whitehouse.govThe systems that run our nation’s
critical infrastructure such as the electric grid, our drinking water,
our trains, and other transportation are increasingly networked. As with
any networked system, these systems are potentially vulnerable to a
wide range of threats, and protecting this critical infrastructure from
cyber threats is among our highest security priorities. That is why,

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Shark Week? At NOAA Fisheries, Every Week is Shark Week

Mon, 2013-08-05 09:30

Sharks
thrill us because they’re mysterious, powerful, terrifying, and beautiful. That’s
why there’s a Shark Week. And, as top predators in the marine ecosystem, sharks
are also vital to the health of the ocean. That’s why there’s a corps of NOAA
Fisheries scientists and managers who are dedicated to researching and protecting
sharks. This week, on the NOAA Fisheries website, you can meet
our shark experts.

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Do You Have Questions about the Health Care Marketplace? Hangout with SBA & Cover Oregon for Answers

Fri, 2013-08-02 18:14

Not sure how the health care law may impact your business in Oregon? SBA and Cover Oregon are teaming up to bring you three Google+ Hangouts that will dive into specific topics of the Affordable Care Act like the Marketplace and the small business tax credit.

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Secretary Pritzker Visits the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Gaithersburg, Md., Campus

Fri, 2013-08-02 15:30

U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker visited the National
Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Md., today, as part of her
nationwide listening
tour. The campus hosts approximately 2,700 NIST staff members, as well as visiting
researchers, post-doctorate fellows and undergraduate students.

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Why is Everyone Talking About Africa?

Fri, 2013-08-02 15:10

Guest blog post by Claudia Easton, an intern in the International
Trade Administration’s Office of the National Export Initiative and Trade
Promotion Coordinating Committee. With
the president’s
recent trip
to Senegal, Tanzania and South Africa, as well as the announcement of two new trade
initiatives, the spotlight is on Africa – and with good reason.

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A One-Stop-Shop on the Health Care Law for Businesses Big and Small

Thu, 2013-08-01 12:15

Cross-posted from the White House Blog by Valerie Jarrett As we implement the Affordable Care Act, we continue listening to the needs of the business community.

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Health Care Changes: A New Tool for Small Business Owners

Thu, 2013-08-01 11:07

Affordable health care is a top concern for America’s 28 million small businesses.  During my travels, I’ve had a number of small business owners across the country tell me that the moment they really felt their business was a success was the day they were able to offer health insurance to their employees.  But we know that many small business owners may still be wondering when that day will be and what the Affordable Care Act can do to help. 

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Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force Releases Report on Digital Copyright Policy

Wed, 2013-07-31 12:34

Department
Publishes Green Paper on Updating Copyright Policies for the Internet
AgeThe U.S. Department of Commerce today released a green
paper on Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital
Economy (Green Paper) to advance discussion on a set of policy issues
critical to economic growth. The Green Paper discusses the goals of maintaining
an appropriate balance between rights and exceptions as the law continues to be
updated; ensuring that copyright can be meaningfully enforced on the Internet;

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Secretary Pritzker Visits Albany, New York and Hartford, Connecticut

Wed, 2013-07-31 10:30

Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker traveled
to Albany, N.Y. and Hartford, Conn. on the second leg of her nationwide listening
tour. While in Albany, Secretary Pritzker met with senior leadership of SEMATECH
and the New York College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE). SEMATECH is a consortium of
leading semiconductor device, equipment, and materials manufacturers and
university partners from around the globe working on collaborative research on
computer chip technology. CNSE is part of the State College of New York (SUNY)

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Secretary Penny Pritzker Visits APS Technology

Tue, 2013-07-30 17:30

Today,
U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker visited APS Technology (APS) in
Wallingford, Conn., as part of her nationwide
listening tour. Secretary Pritzker
is traveling across the country meeting with business leaders and entrepreneurs
to discuss how the administration and the Department of Commerce can work with
the private sector to help strengthen the economy and create jobs.

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