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West Wing Week: 05/13/16, or "Stylin', Huh?"

May 13, 2016

This week, the President celebrated the 2016 graduating class of Howard University, hosted the 1983 NCAA National Champion North Carolina State Wolfpack, and the 2016 NCAA National Champion UConn Huskies. Meanwhile, the First Lady traveled to the Invictus Games in Orlando. That's May 6 to May 12, or "Stylin', huh?"

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Protecting America’s Secret Sauce: Trade Secret Protection for American Innovators

May 13, 2016

This week, President Obama and Congress helped American companies and innovators protect their intellectual property by passing and signing the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016. This new law provides yet another arrow in the quiver of IP protections by creating a federal civil cause of action for trade secret theft, including the availability of a uniform, reliable and predictable means of protecting valuable trade secrets anywhere in the country.

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Your Voice Can Change the Conversation: An open letter to America’s business and community leaders

May 13, 2016

Originally posted on Secretary Pritzker's Medium channel.
I love my hometown of Chicago. I am committed to my city. I am proud to have built businesses and organizations in my city.
And yet, three years ago, I walked away from Chicago and moved to Washington, so I could accept the incredible honor of serving President Obama in his cabinet.

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New NTIA Data Suggests Enhancing Privacy, Security May Help Growth of Digital Economy

May 13, 2016

Guest blog post by Rafi Goldberg, Policy Analyst, National Telecommunications and Information Administration's Office of Policy Analysis and Development

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White House Arctic Science Ministerial: September 28, 2016

May 13, 2016

Understanding the rapid changes that are affecting the Arctic—as well as the impacts of these changes on the rest of the world—requires a cooperative, global approach based on research partnerships involving participants from Arctic and non-Arctic nations, including, of course, the people who call the Arctic home. That’s why, on September 28, 2016—just after the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s historic trip to Alaska—the Administration will host the first-ever Arctic Science Ministerial.

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Why We Need More Resources for the Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic

May 12, 2016

Today, the House of Representatives voted on legislation highlighting the national prescription opioid and heroin epidemic. While the Obama administration welcomes these and other Congressional efforts to call attention to this public health crisis, they are not enough without the actual funding needed to prevent opioid use disorders and increase access to treatment and recovery services.

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Why We Need More Resources for the Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic

May 12, 2016

Today the House of Representatives voted on legislation highlighting the national prescription opioid and heroin epidemic. While the Obama Administration welcomes these and other Congressional efforts to call attention to this public health crisis, they are not enough without the actual funding needed to prevent opioid use disorders and increase access to treatment and recovery services.

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Small Businesses make noise with STEP

May 12, 2016

During the week of April 25th, the atmosphere was electric and the noise was thunderous at Hannover Messe, where U.S. small businesses were actively...

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NIST ‘RAMPS’ Up Cybersecurity Education and Workforce Development With New Grants

May 12, 2016

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is offering up to $1 million in grants to establish up to eight Regional Alliances and Multistakeholder Partnerships to Stimulate (RAMPS) cybersecurity education and workforce development. As part of the Department of Commerce’s “Skills for Business” initiative that has made job-driven training a priority, RAMPS will support the NIST-led National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE).

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Creating A Savings Account For Your Business

May 12, 2016

“Save a part of your income and begin now, for the man with a surplus controls circumstances and the man without a surplus is controlled by circumstances.” That was advice given by Henry Buckley,...

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