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Universities and college campuses across the country are powerful hubs of social action, and there is no doubt that students and young people across the country need to play a key role when it comes to taking action to address climate change. With the international climate negotiations in Paris quickly approaching next month, it is critical that our nation’s youth take action to protect our planet and voice their support for a strong international climate agreement.Read More
Entrepreneurship is at the heart of American commercial life. National Entrepreneurship Month offers an opportunity to celebrate the ingenuity and innovation that makes America great. This celebration of American entrepreneurship comes on the heels of the 2015 National Minority Enterprise Development Week celebration in San Diego, California, where MBDA honored minority business owners who have distinguished themselves among their peers.
There's no question that the tragic events in Paris underscore the urgency of our campaign to defeat and ultimately destroy ISIL. As President Obama has said, the fight against ISIL will be long -- ISIL is a determined, well-resourced, and brutal enemy that aims to establish branches beyond Iraq and Syria, preying on vulnerable populations.Read More
Two former Secretaries of the Department of Homeland Security -- Janet Napolitano (2009-2013) and Michael Chertoff (2005-2009) -- wrote to President Obama today about how we can welcome refugees while ensuring the safety and security of Americans. Here's what they had to say:
"With respect to refugees seeking to resettle here, it is our view that we can admit the most vulnerable of these refugees into this country safely as long as we do not compromise the already established protections."
Today the SBA recognizes Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED), celebrating women-owned businesses in the United States. In the same spirit of Wendy Diamond, who founded WED after volunteering with a...Read More
Data is everywhere today. Yet, the situation reminds me of that old saying, “Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink.” Yes, you may be floating in an ocean of data, but that data won’t...Read More
Today, President Obama took to Twitter to reaffirm his plan to provide refuge to the most vulnerable Syrians while ensuring the safety and security of the American people.
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You can join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #RefugeesWelcome.Read More
As President Obama has said “[Prosecutors] do outstanding work … But every dollar they have to spend keeping nonviolent drug offenders in prison is a dollar they can’t spend going after drug kingpins, or tracking down terrorists, or hiring more police and giving them the resources that would allow them to do a more effective job community policing.”Read More
The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) today announced a new grant program that will provide opportunities for researchers to turn promising NIST technologies and know-how into entrepreneurial careers and high-tech businesses.