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NOAA’s Path Forward to Understanding and Predicting Changes in the Arctic Environment

September 17, 2015

In America’s path forward, the Department of Commerce is working to help communities and businesses prepare for and prosper in a changing environment.  Through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Department is working to both advance the understanding and prediction of changes in the environment, and to strengthen the resiliency of communities and regions.  Recently, NOAA has worked to shine a spotlight on climate change in the Arctic.

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Drones: A Few Things to Think About Before Deploying Them

September 17, 2015

There’s no doubt about it: drones are trendy today.  Consumer enthusiasm is growing, as drone communities such as DIYDrones pop up online. To support the public...

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A More Perfect Union — Building Welcoming Communities Campaign to Strengthen Immigration Integration

September 17, 2015

Today, the White House Task Force on New Americans launches the “Stand Stronger” Citizenship Awareness Campaign. The goal of the Campaign is to raise awareness about the rights, responsibilities, and importance of U.S. citizenship and to provide more information on the naturalization process, along with new tools and resources to prepare for it. The Task Force believes that local communities play a critical role in creating welcoming environments and advancing immigrant integration efforts.

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PatentsView: Driving Open Government Through Data

September 17, 2015

Bureaus within the Department of Commerce (DOC) create collaborative opportunities with other federal agencies and the public to foster an open government. Our open data initiatives help us make strides in this direction. For the last 225 years, data from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has documented inventive ideas, and in turn has served as a source of continuing, follow-on innovation. This data has become a cornerstone of economic opportunity for businesses and entrepreneurs, and a foundation of greater prosperity.

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Make the Switch to New Payments Technology

September 17, 2015

By SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet and Square CEO Jack Dorsey  This October, America will take a major step to mitigate fraud and improve our financial...

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We Stand with Ahmed (and We Hope He'll Join Us for Astronomy Night):

September 16, 2015

Yesterday, a 14-year-old student named Ahmed Mohamed was arrested for bringing his engineering project (an electronic clock) to his high school. Officials mistook it for a bomb.

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Uniting in Seoul to Extinguish Epidemic Threats through the Global Health Security Agenda

September 16, 2015

 

"...to advance work that unites us all—preventing the spread of disease and saving lives around the world."

President Barack Obama, September 9, 2015

 

Saving lives, that’s what the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) is all about.

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Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance in the United States in 2014

September 16, 2015

Today’s report from the Census Bureau shows that real median income rose in 2014 for both family households (e.g., related people living together) and non-family households (e.g., a single person living alone). Overall median household income declined as the share of family households decreased. The official poverty rate held steady in 2014, while the supplemental poverty rate—which includes the effects of key anti-poverty policies—declined. Over the past two years, the child poverty rate has declined more than in any two-year period since 2000.

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I Just Started My First Year of College

September 16, 2015

All week long, real Americans who have written the President are sharing where they are in their education journeys — and offering their advice to their fellow Americans. If you want to write the President yourself, you can do so here.

I was a senior at Jefferson Forest High School when I sent my first letter to President Obama.

 

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Starting a Business in the Trucking Industry: Part Two

September 16, 2015

Earlier this week, we talked about the highly competitive trucking industry, and some guidelines that will...

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