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Impact of Spending on Traffic Congestion

We schedule our day around it. We design our cities around it. We give so much of our lives to it. To many Americans, traffic is all of the above and more. We hate traffic even as it seems to grow worse every passing year.

But how do we fare compared to Americans across the nation? Is my commute the worst in the nation? Is it getting better or worse? Where is the government improving it? These are all complicated questions that can be answered with freely public data.

Commerce Data Advisory Council Delivers Data Recommendations to Secretary Pritzker

Washington, D.C. October 28, 2016 – The Commerce Data Advisory Council (CDAC) today delivered to U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker recommendations on how to best advance the Commerce Department’s data mission at the Council’s final meeting of 2016 (view the meeting live), held at the U.S. Department of Commerce. See the Council’s recommendations report.

Council Recommendations Report

Commerce Data Advisory Council (CDAC)

Delivered to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker

Innovating and Learning through Failure

In 1956, an assistant professor at a university failed, and failed memorably, when trying to invent a "heart rhythm recorder." The failure occurred when, in trying to complete a circuit, he reached into his equipment box and grabbed the wrong sized resistor. A "Heart Rhythm Recorder" would need to be silent and very sensitive, but his "Wrong-Sized Resistor" model produced a pulse that made it impossible to record faint heart rhythms.

Secretary Pritzker to Receive Final CDAC Recommendations at October DC Meeting

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Washington, D.C. – The Commerce Data Advisory Council (CDAC) will hold its fifth and final meeting of the Obama Administration on Friday, October 28th at the U.S. Department of Commerce. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will deliver the keynote address at the event and receive final recommendations from the Council.

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