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The Commerce Department launches the first ever Commerce Data Service (CDS). Built in the spirit of America's entrepreneurial technology ventures, the Commerce Data Service is a start-up within government, that consists of diverse team of top-notch designers, developers, software engineers and data scientists. Recent posts about the Commerce Data Service.


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ACE Tool: New Data Aids US Business Investment Decisions

The Department of Commerce's Assess Costs Everywhere tool (ACE) highlights the hidden costs and risks that manufacturers need to consider when deciding where to locate their operations or supply chains in the United States.


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Privacy Summit Keynote

Counselor Justin Antonipillai, a lead negotiator on U.S.-E.U. Privacy Shield talks, gives the closing keynote at the TrustE Privacy Risk Summit in San Francisco, June 8, 2016.


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Justin Antonipillai Opens 4th #CDACMtg

New York, NY - Counselor Antonipillai kicked off the 4th meeting of the Commerce Data Advisory Council (CDAC) this morning at Google's offices in NYC. This is Justin's first CDAC event since assuming the role of Under Secretary of Economic Affairs in January.


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Taking the High Road

There is a wealth of evidence that manufacturing jobs are good jobs. But not all manufacturing jobs are created equal. Published data highlight the considerable variation in pay and productivity across manufacturing industries.


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Government-Constituent Relationships. With data. And trees.

Hurricane Sandy inflicted tens of billions of dollars in losses, destroying or damaging thousands of homes and vehicles and bringing the Northeast US to a grinding halt. A lesser cited impact was the storm’s toll on the city’s urban forestry.


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The Commerce Data Advisory Council (CDAC) has been appointed by Secretary Pritzker to assist the Department of Commerce in revolutionizing their data assets, to empower our data users to become more informed, create a data ecosystem around our data products, and ultimately to foster innovation, create jobs, and drive better decision making. Find out more about the Commerce Data Advisory Council (CDAC)

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The Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) releases 12 monthly and quarterly Principal Federal Economic Indicators collected by its constituent bureaus: the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Businesses rely heavily upon these indicators to make decisions every day. In their public comments, the Secretary and ESA's Under Secretary and Chief Economist put the indicators into a national and global economic context.

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American Community Survey

The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that provides data every year -- giving communities the current information they need to plan investments and services. Information from the survey generates data that help determine how more than $400 billion in federal and state funds are distributed each year.

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Issuing a Challenge:  Democratizing Information Access via Amazon’s Voice Recognition Service

By Justin Antonipillai - Counselor to Secretary Penny Pritzker, with the Delegated Duties of the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs

Commerce Secretary Prtizker has made 'Open for Business' the Department’s strategy

We have been engaged in a public effort to make our data more consumable for more parts of our country, and to better democratize our data.

To that end, we here at the Department of Commerce are excited to support the development of voice recognition tools such as the Amazon Alexa Skills Kit, which further democratize access and open public data for everyone’s benefit. 

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Addressing Data Inequality - Starting a Public Dialogue about High Value Data

Justin Antonipillai - Counselor to Secretary Penny Pritzker, with the Delegated Duties of the Under Secretary for Economic AffairsThe Department of Commerce is on a mission to "democratize" our data – advance equal access to data in America – and promote data equality.

When we have been talking about data inequality – a critical question has been, "Which particular data sets should we use, and for what?"

Economic Briefing Blog

High-Value Data Sets Across Commerce Bureaus

We need broader input to curate a real list of valuable and usable data, both from government experts and others outside the government.

  • Which other data sets – including outside the Department of Commerce – should we and the public be focused upon?
  • How are others using this data?
  • What could these data sets be used for?
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Intellectual Property and the U.S. Economy: 2016 Update

Cover image for Intellectual Property and the U.S. Economy: 2016 Update report.Innovation and creative endeavors are indispensable elements that drive economic growth and sustain the competitive edge of the U.S. economy. The last century recorded unprecedented improvements in the health, economic well-being, and overall quality of life for the entire U.S. population.1 As the world leader in innovation, U.S. companies have relied on intellectual prop- erty (IP) as one of the leading tools with which such advances were promoted and realized. Pat- ents, trademarks, and copyrights are the principal means for establishing ownership rights to the creations, inventions, and brands that can be used to generate tangible economic benefits to their owner.

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The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) promotes a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing the most timely, relevant, and accurate economic accounts data in an objective and cost-effective manner. BEA produces economic accounts statistics that enable government and business decision-makers, researchers, and the American public to follow and understand the performance of the Nation's economy.

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The Chief Economist is the Under Secretary's principal adviser on economic matters and serves as a special adviser to the Secretary of Commerce. The Office of the Chief Economist conducts analyses of policy proposals, monitors and interprets current economic developments; as well as analyzes major economic policy developments for use by senior officials throughout the Administration.

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