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President Obama Names Ron Klain to Coordinate the U.S. Response to Ebola

Fri, 2014-10-17 11:06

President Obama has asked Ron Klain to coordinate the government’s comprehensive response to Ebola. He will report to the President Obama’s Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco and his National Security Advisor Susan Rice.
As former Chief of Staff to two Vice Presidents, Klain comes to the job with extensive experience in overseeing complex governmental operations and has good working relationships with leading Members of Congress as well as senior Administration officials.

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Digital Nation Report Shows Rapid Adoption of Mobile Internet Use

Thu, 2014-10-16 14:15

A report released today by the U.S. Commerce Department’s
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) found
that Americans are rapidly embracing mobile Internet devices such as
smart phones and tablet computers for a wide range of activities beyond
just voice communications, such as checking email and using social
NTIA’s “Exploring the Digital Nation: Embracing the Mobile Internet,”
which is based on a U.S. Census Bureau survey in October 2012 of more

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Thu, 2014-10-16 00:00

Note: This blog is co-authored by Jerome Nash, Information Technology Specialist at SBA
“Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility”
With the rapid and amazing development of...

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Lending Money to Your Employee

Thu, 2014-10-16 00:00

From time to time, an employee going through a rough financial patch may turn to an employer for help. As member of your small business family—which is how many owners view their staff—you want to...

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Here's What You Need to Know About Our Response to Ebola Right Now:

Wed, 2014-10-15 18:33

Note: For updated information on the Administration's response to Ebola, please visit 

President Barack Obama delivers a statement to the press after a meeting with cabinet agencies coordinating the government's Ebola response, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Oct.15, 2014.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Advocating the Transformative Power of Commerce Data at NYC STRATA + Hadoop World Conference

Wed, 2014-10-15 15:45

Cross posted from ESA.govUnder Secretary Mark Doms participated in a high level data discussion this morning at the Strata+Hadoop World Conference in New York City.

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Chart of the Week: The Deficit Falls to Its Lowest Level Since 2007

Wed, 2014-10-15 13:01

A cornerstone of America’s 21st century foundation requires that we get our fiscal house in order for the long run, so we can afford to make investments that strengthen the middle class. That is why President Obama has made it a priority to enact policies that ensure our deficit, or the amount we spend that exceeds our revenues, doesn’t undercut our future.

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What You Missed: The First Lady Answers Your Questions on Let's Move! and the White House Garden

Wed, 2014-10-15 10:44

Yesterday, the First Lady sat down for her first-ever Vine and Twitter Q&A to answer your questions about Let’s Move! ahead of the fall garden harvest. During the chat, the First Lady talked healthy Halloween ideas, the status of the White House bees, her favorite fall vegetables – and asked, turnip for what?
Take a look at the full Q&A below, or over on Storify, and be sure to follow the First Lady on Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates and more chances to engage with Mrs. Obama.
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What You Need to Know: Our Push To Get Long-Term Unemployed Americans Back to Work

Wed, 2014-10-15 09:37

Thanks to the grit and resilience of American workers and business owners, our economy is getting stronger every day. Over the last 55 months, we've added 10.3 million jobs -- the longest streak of private-sector job growth on record -- and the number of job openings rose to its highest level in more than 13 years. We've put more people back to work than Japan, Europe, and every other advanced economy combined and the unemployment rate is falling at a faster pace than predicted. 

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Hispanic Businesses are at the Forefront of Small Business Growth

Wed, 2014-10-15 00:00

As we close out another successful Hispanic Heritage Month, the SBA would like to congratulate the more than 3.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses and entrepreneurs who work tirelessly to ensure...

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