Tag Archives: Wilbur Ross

Commerce Dept Officials Vow to Back Commercial Space Activities

Two Commerce Department officials emphasized their support for the commercial space industry during the Satellite 2018 conference that was held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center last week. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told event audience Monday that he aims to elevate space commerce functions as part of DOC’s five-year strategic plan, the …

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Karen Dunn Kelley to Assume ‘Nonexclusive’ Commerce Deputy Secretary Responsibilities

Karen Dunn Kelley, undersecretary for economic affairs at the Commerce Department, has been appointed to perform the nonexclusive duties and functions of the deputy secretary of commerce. The department said Wednesday Kelley’s appointment was made in accordance with the Vacancies Reform Act and after the retirement of Ellen Herbst, who previously performed the …

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US, EU Complete 1st Data Protection Framework Review

U.S. government and European Union officials have concluded the first annual review of a joint framework that governs the transfer and protection of data between the U.S. and EU. The review covered commercial, national security and legal aspects of the Privacy Shield Framework that was established last year, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur …

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Report: Michelle Lee Steps Down as USPTO Director

Michelle Lee has resigned from her role as director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office after a five-year career at the agency, Reuters reported Tuesday. Former President Barack Obama nominated Lee for the USPTO leadership position in 2014 and the Senate confirmed her nomination in March 2015. Lee previously held the roles of interim …

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Siemens’ Judy Marks Joins Commerce Dept’s Investment Advisory Council; Wilbur Ross Comments

Judy Marks, CEO of Siemens‘ U.S. subsidiary, has been selected for membership on the Commerce Department‘s Investment Advisory Council. The department said Monday that Marks joins 15 other IAC members who aim to identify  and implement strategies to increase investment opportunities in the country. “Judy’s knowledge and experience will no doubt be invaluable as we set out to …

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Financier Wilbur Ross Sworn in as Commerce Secretary

Wilbur Ross, former WL Ross and Co. chairman and chief strategy officer, has taken his official oath of office as the 39th secretary of commerce during a ceremony headed by Vice President Mike Pence. The Commerce Department said Tuesday Ross will work to help local businesses and entrepreneurs have access to …

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