Tag Archives: Wilbur Ross

Commerce Department Imposes New Controls to Prevent US Citizens From Backing WMD, Foreign Military Intell Activities

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The Department of Commerce’s (DOC) bureau of industry and security has announced new controls to prevent U.S. individuals from supporting weapons of mass destruction programs and foreign military intelligence activities in Russia, China, Cuba, Venezuela and other terrorist-backing countries. The bureau is broadening the license requirements for exports to military intelligence end users in those countries. 

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross: Commercialization, Partnerships Key to Driving US Space Leadership

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says he is pleased with current efforts to drive commercial activities and strengthen the U.S. space industry as part of the Trump administration’s National Space Policy. He noted that with the Trump administration’s creation of the U.S. Space Force, investments in the space sector will be encouraged to continue.

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Commerce Adds 59 Chinese Institutions to Entity List; Wilbur Ross Quoted

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The Department of Commerce (DOC) has added 59 Chinese entities to its export control entity list for activities that threaten the country’s national security and foreign policy interests. Commerce is also adding to the list 25 research institutes related to the China State Shipbuilding that have contributed to China’s militarization of the South China Sea. 

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Commerce Dept Unveils Funding Opportunity for Entrepreneurship Support Programs

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The Department of Commerce (DOC) has introduced a $25 million grant competition that seeks to help entrepreneurs mitigate economic, health and safety risks brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. The department said Wednesday that it will award grants to entrepreneurship support programs that will assist various regions and communities in the U.S.

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NAPA Report Says Commerce Dept ‘Best Suited’ to Handle Space Traffic Management; Wilbur Ross Quoted

Space Traffic

A National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) report has concluded that the Department of Commerce (DOC), particularly its office of space commerce, is the best agency to oversee space traffic management work within the federal government.

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President Trump Signs Executive Order to Change Hiring Process in U.S. Government; Wilbur Ross Quoted

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President Trump announced that he will sign an executive order to modify the government’s hiring practices so that a job applicants’ skills will be given priority over a college degree. The current administration stated that the shift will allow the government to hire a more inclusive workforce based on skill instead of a person’s education level. 

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Wilbur Ross: Commerce Hopes NAPA Study to Help Congress Clarify Direction for Space Traffic Mgmt

Wilbur Ross

The Department of Commerce (DOC) has provided funding to the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) to conduct a study to determine which agency should be in charge of civil space traffic management work. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross expects the NAPA study to be completed in the next two months, SpaceNews reported Friday.

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Commerce Dept Seeks to Restrict Huawei’s Access to US Tech With Amended Rule

The Department of Commerce’s bureau of industry and security is amending its direct product rule to restrict access of China-based telecommunications equipment company Huawei to semiconductors that overseas foundries produced using U.S. technologies and software as part of efforts to protect national security.

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DoC Invests $2.3 Million to Support Business Development; Wilbur Ross, Morgan Griffith Quoted

The Department of Commerce’s (DoC) Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded a $2.3 million grant to the Economic Development Authority to construct the Floyd, VA Growth Center Building, secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced on Tuesday. 

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