Washington, DC - The United States condemns the attack directed today on Afghan provincial leadership in Kandahar. We extend our sympathies and condolences to the families of General Raziq and the other senior Afghan officials who were killed in the attack. We also extend hope for the speedy recovery of all those injured in the attack, including two Americans and one Coalition member who were present at the time.

Washington, DC - Online privacy is a growing concern. Companies are mining our personal information and preferences to sell us products and present us with other kinds of content that we will like. But as useful as the fruits of this data sharing can be, there is a dark side. Data breaches have exposed us to identity theft, extortion and made us susceptible to manipulation that goes far beyond consumer product preferences. We spoke with NIST Senior Privacy Policy Advisor Naomi Lefkovitz about online privacy and the NIST Privacy Framework, a developing voluntary tool that organizations can use to better identify, assess, manage and communicate privacy risks.

Washington, DC - One of the core promises that swept President Donald Trump into office was that he would renegotiate better deals for the United States with our traditional trading partners. With the announcement of a new trade pact among the United States, Mexico and Canada, we welcomed the tremendous news that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will be, if approved by Congress, replaced by a much stronger agreement. Known as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the package will be important for American workers and our economy as a whole, including the agricultural sector, which counts Mexico and Canada in our top three trading partners.

Washington, DC - President Trump’s policies are driving an economic resurgence that is bringing back American manufacturing and boosting economic opportunity for American workers.

Washington, DC - "An ever-growing maze of regulations, rules, restrictions has cost our country trillions and trillions of dollars, millions of jobs, countless American factories, and devastated many industries." ~ President Donald J. Trump

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: