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NOAA Joins with PortMiami to Let Larger Cargo Ships Safely Enter Seaport

Through the use of NOAA’s Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS®), super-sized ships coming through the recently expanded Panama Canal can now more safely and efficiently enter the Miami seaport. In addition to the improved vessel safety, past NOAA studies have shown that a PORTS system, like the one dedicated by NOAA and PortMiami officials today, can provide considerable economic...

Commerce Pledges Support for Commercial Space Industry

Coming on the heels of Secretary Ross’s announcement of a new initiative to support space commerce, space-focused professionals filled the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., on March 12 th – 15th for the satellite industry’s annual meeting. On Monday, the industry heard from Secretary Ross about his plans for elevating space commerce functions within the department, a key...

Supporting President Trump’s Vision for Expanding Broadband in Rural America

This week, President Trump attended the American Farm Bureau Federation's Annual Convention in Nashville, Tenn., to announce the recommendations of the interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity . Secretary Wilbur Ross is a member of the Task Force, which was created by executive order in April 2017 to identify ways to boost economic prosperity and quality of life in rural America....

U.S. Exporters Poised to Capitalize on Global Demand for Smart Grid Products and Services

The following is a cross-post from Tradeology , the official blog of the International Trade Administration By Vickie Gunderson, Smart Grid Analyst The average number of internet-connected devices per household is expected to increase five-fold by 2022, leading to potentially over 50 billion connected devices by 2025. As more devices are connected to the internet – in our homes, offices, and...

Fact Sheet: Fostering the Advancement of the Internet of Things

The Department of Commerce today issued a green paper outlining guiding principles and an approach to support the advancement of the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT is a transformational evolution in global technology with the potential to benefit public safety, health care, governance, the environment and improve the daily lives of workers and consumers. The report, developed by the Department’s...