Secretary Ross to Speak at Space Symposium

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross will deliver a keynote address at the Space Foundation’s 34th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is scheduled to speak on the morning of Tuesday, April 17.

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Space Council Focuses on Regulatory Reform

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross speaking at the National Space Council meeting on Feb 21, 2018

Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross participated in the second meeting of the National Space Council, held at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Among other things, the Council approved a set of recommendations to the President for regulatory reforms

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DOC Strategic Plan Prioritizes Space Commerce

U.S. Department of Commerce Strategic Plan | 2018-2022 | Helping the American Economy Grow

Yesterday, the Department of Commerce released its strategic plan for 2018-2022, reflecting Secretary Ross’s priorities for the Department. Strategic Objective 1.1 of the plan is to “Expand Commercial Space Activities.” It includes the following strategies: Expand the Office of Space

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Commerce Department Now Accepting Public Inputs on Regulatory Streamlining

Vice President Pence at the National Space Council meeting

On October 5, 2017, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross attended the first meeting of the reconstituted National Space Council. As Chairman of the Council, Vice President Mike Pence called for a full review of the U.S. regulatory framework for commercial

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President Re-Establishes National Space Council

On June 30, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order on Reviving the National Space Council. The council, chaired by Vice President Pence, includes the Secretary of Commerce as a representative of U.S. space commerce interests. View the Executive Order

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U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $1.2 Million to Support Innovation and the Development of a Space Industry Cluster in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $1.2 million to the University of Texas at Brownsville. The EDA investment will help build a high-tech business incubation facility that will spur

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Final Report of Space Workforce Task Force

The President’s Task Force on Space Industry Workforce and Economic Development, co-chaired by U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr., today released its report to the president with recommendations to enhance economic development strategies along

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New Presidential Space Policy

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Today, President Obama issued a National Space Policy directive providing comprehensive guidance for all government activities in space, including the commercial, civil, and national security space sectors. The new policy leans farther forward in support of U.S. business interests than

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Remarks of Secretary Locke on Space Coast Economy

Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke spoke about the Florida Space Coast economy during a June 4 town hall meeting in Orlando, Florida. He and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden co-chair the President’s Task Force on Space Industry Workforce and Economic Development.

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Presidential Task Force on Space Industry Workforce and Economic Development

On May 3, President Obama established a task force co-chaired by the Secretary of Commerce and the NASA Administrator to plan a $40 million initiative for economic development and retraining along Florida’s Space Coast as the space shuttle program comes

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