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October 2016

ESA’s Justin Antonipillai to Open The Opportunity Project White House Demos Event

Washington, D.C. – Justin Antonipillai, Counselor to Secretary Penny Pritzker, with the Delegated Duties of Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, will provide welcome and opening remarks at The Opportunity Project White House Demos Event.

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EU-US Cooperation for Better Usability of Open Data

On both sides of the Atlantic, we are in regular dialogues. These are important, but what we also need is more collaboration and joint efforts. Collaboration brings scale, standards, and progress.

Roberto Viola (DG CONNECT, European Commission) / Justin Antonipillai (Department of Commerce, U.S.G.)In that spirit, together, we are proud to announce a collaboration to build a joint US-EU open-source, open-data product, which will speed access to open data on both sides.

Secretary Pritzker to Receive Final CDAC Recommendations at October DC Meeting

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Washington, D.C. – The Commerce Data Advisory Council (CDAC) will hold its fifth and final meeting of the Obama Administration on Friday, October 28th at the U.S. Department of Commerce. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will deliver the keynote address at the event and receive final recommendations from the Council.

USPTO/PatentsView workshop

Want to make patent data more useable? Join us, Oct. 28, for USPTO’s PatentsView product workshop

In the 1930s, the renowned sociologist Robert K. Merton theorized that science advances not only from individual work, but also from interaction with the scientific community. (Merton also, legend has it, coined the terms “unintended consequences,” “role model,” and “self-fulfilling prophesy.”)

You can see Merton’s thesis at work at Commerce as we pursue our mission to democratize data, advancing President Obama’s Open Data challenge and the Data Pillar of Secretary Penny Pritzker’s “Open for Business” strategy.

Commerce Data Advisory Council Delivers Data Recommendations to Secretary Pritzker

Washington, D.C. October 28, 2016 – The Commerce Data Advisory Council (CDAC) today delivered to U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker recommendations on how to best advance the Commerce Department’s data mission at the Council’s final meeting of 2016 (view the meeting live), held at the U.S. Department of Commerce. See the Council’s recommendations report.

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