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NOAA Announces Significant Investment in Next Generation of Supercomputers

Tue, 2015-01-06 16:30

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.

Tue, 2015-01-06 10:13

"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

Tue, 2015-01-06 07:00

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

Tue, 2015-01-06 00:00

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

Mon, 2015-01-05 18:47

Guest blog post by TJ Kennedy,
FirstNet Acting Executive Director

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The Faces of Health Care: April W.

Mon, 2015-01-05 14:03

"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.

Mon, 2015-01-05 09:16

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

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National Mentoring Month and Small Businesses

Mon, 2015-01-05 00:00

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

Sat, 2015-01-03 06:00

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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Inspiration for Our Future: The White House Internship Program

Wed, 2014-12-31 17:00

Ed. note: Applications are now being accepted for the Summer 2015 White House Internship Program. This blog post introduces readers to Deepankar Gagneja, a former intern who worked in the Office of Management and Administration in the fall of 2014. When asked about his internship experience, Deepankar writes:

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