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The U.S. Census Bureau: Driving Cost Savings and Operational Efficiency by Leveraging Employee Creativity and Innovation

July 13, 2016

Guest blog post by Jane Callen, Senior Editor, U.S. Census Bureau
The U.S. Census Bureau’s Innovation and Operational Efficiency (IOE) program exemplifies operational excellence. Begun in 2010 by former Census Bureau Director Robert Groves, the program has resulted in nearly $46 million in combined savings and cost avoidance to U.S. taxpayers. The idea behind IOE is to leverage employee creativity and innovation toward cost savings and operational efficiency. As of 2016, the Census Bureau has funded 106 projects based on over 2,100 submissions.

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Live Updates: President Obama Speaks at a Memorial Service in Dallas

July 12, 2016

Today, President Obama addressed the families of the fallen and the Dallas community to honor the five police officers who died in the line of service last Thursday. Watch his remarks: 

Here are a few key moments from his address.

On the exemplary lives of the five fallen officers:

"These men & their families shared a commitment to something larger than themselves." —@POTUS at the #DallasMemorial https://t.co/fbQxve1JMB
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 12, 2016

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Business Investment that Counts: Congratulations to Sofidel and Circleville, Ohio on New Groundbreaking

July 12, 2016

The following is a cross-post from the International Trade Administration's Tradeology blog

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How to Immediately Become a More Credit Savvy Business Owner

July 12, 2016

Credit plays an important role in your personal and business life. It impacts your purchasing power, the interest rates you’ll pay, and the terms of repayment. The more insight you have about...

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President Obama Hosts a Conversation on Our Criminal Justice System

July 11, 2016

 

This week, President Obama will bring together voices for a conversation on addressing racial disparities in our criminal justice system. Today, he took to Facebook to call on all Americans to be part of that conversation. Read the President's post, then submit your ideas above.

"Last week's tragedies in Dallas, Falcon Heights, and Baton Rouge shook our conscience and left us with more questions than answers.  It’s a week that laid bare some of our country’s toughest, most uncomfortable challenges.  

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President Obama Writes on Health Care Progress in the Journal of the American Medical Association

July 11, 2016

Today, President Obama laid out the progress we've made on health care in the latest edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

In his paper, "United States Health Care Reform: Progress to Date and Next Steps," the President assessed the ways that the Affordable Care Act has improved our health care system, from expanding and improving coverage to reforming our health care delivery system.

Check out some of the highlights below.

The decision that led to health care reform:

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American Aerospace: Open for Business

July 11, 2016

The following is a cross-post from the July 11 issue of Aviation Week
From the first biplane flights of the early 20th century, to the historic Apollo 11 moon landing, to the cutting-edge development currently taking place on unmanned aircraft systems, American aerospace companies have consistently proven their ability to push the bounds of innovation.

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West Wing Week: 07/08/16 or, “This is an American Issue”

July 09, 2016

This week, the First Family invited military families to celebrate Independence Day in the East Room, and the President made an important decision to strengthen our national security. He then traveled to Poland for the NATO Summit. That's July 1st to July 7th or, "This is an American Issue."

 

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Weekly Address: Standing Together to Stop the Violence

July 09, 2016

In this week's address, Vice President Joe Biden commemorated the lives of the five police officers who were killed and the seven people who were wounded in Dallas. The police officers were providing safety to those who were peacefully marching against racial injustices in the criminal justice system – and the shocking images of the lives lost in St. Paul and Baton Rouge. Echoing the remarks of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and Police Chief David Brown, the Vice President called on the American people to act with unity and to stop the violence.

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Commerce Data Service: A Tale of Two Pillars

July 08, 2016

Fun fact: The world’s premier weather watcher, storm chaser and climate monitor – aka, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – gathers enough data every single day to fill the Library of Congress twice. 

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