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Department of Commerce News

Locke: Commerce cashes in on principles

Census 2010 goes from "most likely to fail" to $1.6 billion in the black. Federal News Radio talks with the Secretary of the Department of Commerce, Gary Locke, about the turnaround and what's on the horizon for the department.

Wednesday - 08/11/2010, 09:08am EDT
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Lawmakers vary on Census savings claim

The Commerce Department says that as things stand the 2010 Census is now expected to come in on schedule and 22 percent under budget, meaning a savings of $1.6 billion in 2010. Congressional reaction to the news is split along party lines with some lawmakers praising the efforts of the Census Bureau to do an accurate and cost-effective population count - while one lawmaker calls the claims "smoke and mirrors."

Wednesday - 08/11/2010, 07:07am EDT
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2010 Census saved $1.6 billion

Bureau Director Groves and Commerce Secretary Locke announced the savings today. Officials say Census saved money for three reasons, including not having to tap into a reserve fund in case of emergency.

Tuesday - 08/10/2010, 08:00am EDT

Commerce needs help managing the Internet

Group tries to build trust in cyberspace, Thumbs up for cyber coordination

Monday - 08/09/2010, 08:30am EDT

Pentagon has best food/cafeteria in govt.

The votes are in and Federal News Radio listeners and readers have determined that the Pentagon has the best food choices of any agency in the federal government.

Friday - 08/06/2010, 11:06pm EDT

Agencies opening up slowly under FOIA mandate

The Justice Department's new report finds that the number of partial documents released last year increased by 50,000. Many agencies also reduced their backlog of FOIA requests. Agencies say some of improvements can be attributed to increased attention across the government and better technology.

Tuesday - 08/03/2010, 06:55am EDT
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Feds seek right role for protecting .com domain

With so much at stake, what role, if any does the federal government play in protecting the .com Internet domain? Several experts offer some candid observations on what the government's role should be.

Monday - 08/02/2010, 06:30am EDT
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Vote: Which agency has the best food/cafeteria?

See which agencies made the cut and vote for your favorite in our poll.

Friday - 07/30/2010, 04:11pm EDT

ATM attacks show cybersecurity holes

BigBoss check counterfeiting ring broken, Commerce updates its role in cybersecurity

Thursday - 07/29/2010, 08:30am EDT

Commerce has part of the Internet, too

This week, host Tom Temin talks with Commerce Senior Advisor Marc Berejka.
July 29, 2010

Wednesday - 07/28/2010, 05:22pm EDT

NIST seen as epicenter for cybersecurity

A provision in the Commerce, Justice, State appropriations bill could give NIST a larger role in protecting federal and civilian computer networks. The plan is from one influential Maryland lawmaker, who believes the battle for cybersecurity needs to be fought in the Free State.

Wednesday - 07/28/2010, 07:08am EDT
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Commerce solidifies security of Internet

Commerce and several partners are ready to launch the Domain Name System Security Extensions that is expected to enhance Internet security and stability.

Tuesday - 07/27/2010, 06:17pm EDT

IT security help wanted

US Secretary of Commerce Set to Keynote at Online Trust & Cybersecurity Forum, 1.2 Million Computers Infected by Cybercriminals Using Eleonore Exploits Toolkit

Monday - 07/26/2010, 08:30am EDT
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Online cybersecurity degree sparks interest

New technology enhances the security and stability of the internet

Tuesday - 07/20/2010, 08:30am EDT

Leading the Way: Federal Green Initiatives

On October 5, 2009, President Obama issued Executive Order (EO) 13514- Federal Leadership in Environment, Energy, and Economic Performance- aimed at making ambitious and broad improvements in the overall sustainability of the federal government. The order requires all federal agencies to inventory their greenhouse gas emissions, set emissions reduction targets, and develop strategies and action plans for meeting a wide range of sustainability goals encompassing water and energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The EO puts the federal agencies in the position of being trail blazers. This ambitious goal presents great opportunities for green transformation and its own set of unique challenges. Noblis is pleased to announce a panel discussion on "Leading the Way: Federal Green Initiatives," where key public sector stakeholders will discuss the strategies they are pursuing, the challenges they are facing and expect to encounter, and steps they are taking to ensure the success of their sustainability initiatives.

Thursday - 06/24/2010, 05:05pm EDT
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Task force seeks comments on small business contracting

The administration is looking for ways to improve contracting with small businesses and wants the public's input.

Monday - 06/14/2010, 03:25pm EDT

GAO: Agency rules allow conferences at resort locations

A recent GAO report looked at agencies' policies for choosing the locations of conferences and found that cost was the number one factor when it came to planning. Details from GAO's Lorelei St. James.

Monday - 06/14/2010, 11:33am EDT
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USPTO puts tasty innovation on display

Inventive Eats: Incredible Food Innovations highlights how our breakfast cereals, sandwiches, dinner entrees, and more have been transformed by significant events, discoveries and inventions. We get the tasty details from the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, David Kappos.

Friday - 06/11/2010, 10:40am EDT
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Porn Viewing vs. Coffee Breaks

Is the person in the next cubicle doing his or her important government job, or viewing porn? And is this a problem exclusive to government? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey takes a peek at the porn problem.

Thursday - 05/27/2010, 04:00am EDT
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