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Protecting Consumer Privacy while Building a Smarter Grid

January 06, 2015

Smart grid technologies have the capacity to create tremendous new value for electricity consumers: from advanced IT and communication technologies that improve the overall operation of our nation’s electricity transmission and distribution networks; to smart meters and digital sensors that help utilities quickly identify and minimize the extent of outages when they do occur. In addition, consumers now have the ability to monitor and manage their electricity use in far greater detail by tapping into the data generated by smart meters. 

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NOAA Announces Significant Investment in Next Generation of Supercomputers

January 06, 2015

The Commerce Department's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently announced the next phase in the agency’s efforts to increase supercomputing capacity to provide more timely, accurate, reliable, and detailed forecasts. By October 2015, the capacity of each of NOAA’s two operational supercomputers will jump to 2.5 petaflops, for a total of 5 petaflops – a nearly tenfold increase from the current capacity.Ahead of this upgrade, each of the two operational supercomputers will first more than triple their current capacity later this month (to at least 0.776 petaflop

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The Faces of Health Care: Astrid M.

January 06, 2015

"I am a wife and mother to 2 young children, ages 6 & 10. I am recovering and alive because I had insurance."

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Department of Commerce Operating Status for January 6, 2015

January 06, 2015

In
accordance with the Office of Personnel Management’s Operating Status,
Department of Commerce offices in the Washington, DC, area are OPEN on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, and employees have the OPTION for UNSCHEDULED LEAVE OR UNSCHEDULED TELEWORK.
Non-Emergency Employees must notify their supervisor of their intent to use unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework (if telework-ready).  In
accordance with their bureau/operating unit’s policies and procedures,
subject to any applicable collective bargaining requirements,

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4 Smart Marketing Resolutions for 2015

January 06, 2015

Happy New Year! Have you resolved to take your small business to bigger and better heights in 2015? Then one of the best moves you can make is to upgrade your marketing. Here are four marketing...

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Building Partnerships and a Dedicated Team, Driven by our Mission

January 05, 2015

Guest blog post by TJ Kennedy,
FirstNet Acting Executive Director

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The Faces of Health Care: April W.

January 05, 2015

"I just wanted to write you to say this: THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!! Without you and your Affordable Care Act, I would now be nearly $24,000 in debt with no way to pay for it."

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The Faces of Health Care: Anthony C.

January 05, 2015

"If it weren't for [the Affordable Care Act], my family would be uninsured."   

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National Mentoring Month and Small Businesses

January 05, 2015

January marks the celebration of the 15th annual National Mentoring Month!
Created by MENTOR: The...

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Weekly Address: Make 2015 the Year for Quality, Affordable Health Insurance

January 03, 2015

In this week’s address, the Vice President wished Americans a Happy New Year, and asked that as we make resolutions to get healthier in 2015, we take the time to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Millions of people have already signed up for quality, affordable health care under the law, and there is still time to secure the peace of mind that comes with getting covered.

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