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Commerce Brings Stakeholders Together to Improve Digital Economy Metrics

Improving Digital Economy Metrics Today, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) convened a roundtable to discuss what data is needed to better measure the economic importance of the cross-border information flows that connect people and businesses across the globe. Representatives from the government, private sector, academia, and public interest community spent the morning going through existing resources, identifying gaps, and evaluating what the Commerce Department could be doing to improve its digital economy metrics.

Deputy Secretary Bruce Andrews Addresses Technology Leaders on Revolutionizing Commerce Data

Commerce Deputy Secretary Bruce Andrews Addresses Addresses 4th meeting of the Commerce Data Advisory Council at Google Headquarters in New York CityDeputy Secretary Bruce Andrews today addressed the 4th meeting of the Commerce Data Advisory Council at Google Headquarters in New York City. He commended the group on its success and outlined a vision to continue to make data more accessible and usable for the public. 

Empowering Commerce Employees with the Latest Data Skills

Asking For Help: #CDACMtg in New York

Today we're sitting down with leaders of some of the country's top tech companies and asking for help.

As the Commerce Data Service continues to develop amazing products with our country's vast amount of public data, we're reaching out to our Commerce Data Advisory Committee to solicit their feedback.

A New Look for the Commerce Data Advisory Council

The Commerce Data Advisory Council (CDAC) will convene for their 4th meeting on May 5-6 in New York City at Google's Manhattan office. This meeting is focused on Commerce's economic data, and the innovative ways the Department is working to improve and better utilize these valuable datasets. 

In conjunction with this event, the Commerce Data Service has re-designed CDAC's website to offer a better experience for CDAC members, the media, and the general public.

Unlocking Opportunity: Economic Development through Open Data

Photo of Dr. Tyrone Grandison, Deputy Chief Data OfficerRecently, I had the opportunity to discuss the value of #OpenData at the #EDA2016. The Economic Development Administration's 2016 National Conference held in Washington DC, is where hundreds of regional and local economic development professionals, non-profit and private partners, and federal, state, tribal and local officials explored the top issues facing communities today relating to improving competitiveness, job growth, innovation and overall quality of life.

Leading the Way on Data Innovation

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews at the Strata + Hadoop ConferenceI had the honor to speak at the Strata + Hadoop World Conference in San Jose, CA today. This Big Data conference brings together thousands of the smartest people in the tech and data world to share best practices in data science in the private, non-profit and public sectors. As "America's Data Agency," the U.S. Commerce Department plays a key role in providing the data that serves as the foundation for many of the innovations we see coming out of the private sector.

New Commerce Study Shows Women-Owned Businesses Making History but Still Significantly Less Likely to Win Federal Contracts

On Wednesday, March 2, the Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that for the first time, the goal of ensuring that women-owned businesses are awarded at least five percent of the federal government contracts for which they are eligible has been reached.1 SBA celebrated the news but noted that it plans to build on this achievement, as women-owned businesses are still under-represented when it comes to winning government contracts.


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