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Accelerate American Leadership
The United States leads the world in research, invention, and innovation. To strengthen our leadership, we are supporting the growth of commercial space activities, investing in foundational research, and protecting intellectual property (IP) to ensure creators can be rewarded for their inventions. The ripple effect of developing and commercializing space and emerging technologies will help ensure American leadership and prosperity for decades to come.
Why is this Strategic Goal important?
By clicking on each of the three Commerce Impact Stories below, you will learn more about our Strategic Objectives and what the U.S. Department of Commerce is doing to Accelerate American Leadership.  
Key Performance Indicators
The following tiles show specific Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that the Department of Commerce uses to measure progress to achieve our Strategic Objectives. By clicking on each KPI tile you can see the historical annual performance trend.
KPI tile performance criteria:  Exceeded (over 100% of target); Met (90%-100% of target); Not Met (below 90% of target)
1.1 - Expand Commercial Space Activities
1.2 - Advance Innovation
1.3 - Strengthen Intellectual Property Protection

 The underlying performance data shown in all the KPI tiles above are made available for downloading and direct connecting via Automated Programming Interface (API).