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Broadband: The Electricity of the 21st Century

Thu, 2015-01-15 10:20

Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, American business owners, scientists, and entrepreneurs have driven our economy forward and kept the United States leading the way in innovation and global competition. A thread woven through the fabric of our national identity has been having the most productive and highly skilled workforce in the world.
A 21st-century America should be no different.

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SBA Underscores President’s Cybersecurity Plan; Provides Resources for Small Business Owners

Thu, 2015-01-15 00:00

Cyber-attacks against business and government seem to be unending, and recent hacks to Sony and Central Command have elevated our need to safeguard against potential threats to our online...

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SBA Offers Online Training for HUBZone Status Protests

Thu, 2015-01-15 00:00

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently introduced another online training module to help small businesses and others to better understand the HUBZone program and status protests. ...

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Small Businesses Create 2 Million Jobs

Thu, 2015-01-15 00:00

Last week’s jobs report offered more evidence that our economy is gathering a head of steam as we ring in the New Year. Last month, American businesses added back 252,000 jobs and our unemployment...

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5 Things to Know About Guaranteeing Your Company’s Debt

Thu, 2015-01-15 00:00

When your company needs financing, it may be difficult or impossible to obtain it unless you give your personal guarantee. This means if the company fails to pay its debt, you’re on the hook....

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5 Things You Need to Know About President Obama’s Broadband Announcement Today

Wed, 2015-01-14 20:25

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Earlier today, President Obama traveled to Cedar Falls, Iowa to share how this small city has done some big things to deliver lightning-fast Internet to the entire metro area. This afternoon, he toured the Cedar Falls Utilities headquarters to see how technicians connect homes and businesses to the area's fiber optic network, and called for more communities to deliver this vital resource to their economy.
So here are five things you need to know about today’s announcement.
1. Fiber optic Internet is really, really fast.

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What You Need to Know About President Obama’s New Steps on Cybersecurity

Wed, 2015-01-14 18:02

President Barack Obama tours the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center in Arlington, Virginia. He is accompanied by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, and tour guides Dr. Phyllis Schneck, Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity & Communications, and Brigadier General Greg Touhill, (Ret.), Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity Operations and Programs.

January 13, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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New Approach to Conservation Creates New Partnerships, New Jobs

Wed, 2015-01-14 16:40

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's blog. See the original post here.
When USDA unveiled the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program last year, I said that this effort would pioneer a new era of conservation. As of today, the program is doing just that — leveraging an unprecedented three-quarters-of-a-billion-dollar investment in projects to preserve clean land and water and create new jobs across the country.

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NTIA Announces BroadbandUSA Effort to Assist Communities with Broadband Plans

Wed, 2015-01-14 13:01

Cross blog post by Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator Lawrence E. StricklingOver the past five years, we at NTIA have seen first-hand through our broadband grant program the power of broadband to transform lives and impact communities.

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Securing Our Cyberspace: President Obama's New Steps to Strengthen America's Cybersecurity

Wed, 2015-01-14 10:58

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We live in a digitally connected world. Almost all business transactions, public utilities, or security measures rely on networks that are connected to the Internet. That is why cyber threats pose an enormous challenge to our country. Whether it's rogue hackers, organized criminals, or state actors, our public and private networks are facing an unprecedented level of cybersecurity threats. 

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