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Department of Commerce News

Commerce facing additional challenge with HSPD-12

The department is trying to figure out the best way to manage the cards of contract employees after they leave the department. Every agency using a managed service provider for secure identity card issuance faces a similar challenge. Commerce also is working on integrating physical and logical access systems.

Wednesday - 08/22/2012, 05:09am EDT
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Groves envisions future censuses to be cheaper, more mobile

Robert Groves led the U.S. Census Bureau into an era of technological innovation in the hopes of lowering costs and collecting better data for future censuses.

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 11:57am EDT
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NIST issuing ID cards for testing

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is making it easier for agencies to test the use of logical access control for applications.

Monday - 08/06/2012, 07:35am EDT

Ex-Commerce secretary won't be charged in hit-run

Prosecutors declined Tuesday to file criminal charges against former U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson, saying a seizure caused a bizarre series of traffic collisions that led to his resignation.

Wednesday - 07/04/2012, 08:56am EDT

Ex-Commerce secretary won't be charged in hit-run

Prosecutors declined Tuesday to file criminal charges against former U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson, saying a seizure caused a bizarre series of traffic collisions that led to his resignation.

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 07:40pm EDT

Patent offices coming to Silicon Valley, 3 cities

The federal government is opening regional patent offices in Silicon Valley and three other areas as part of efforts to reduce a backlog and hire experts not willing to move to the Washington area.

Monday - 07/02/2012, 01:58pm EDT

PTO manager driving force in federal telework

Danette Campbell, the senior telework advisor for the U.S. Patent and Trade Office, is a finalist for a Service to America Medal.

Monday - 07/02/2012, 01:08pm EDT
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Bryson resigns as Commerce secretary

John Bryson is resigning as the secretary of the Commerce Department nearly two weeks after suffering a seizure that allegedly led to two traffic collisions.

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 01:11pm EDT

IT security

Gordon Gillerman and Matt Scholl of NIST discuss standards, certification and accreditation with host John Gilroy.
June 19, 2012(Encore presentation December 25, 2012)

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 09:51pm EDT
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Commerce Secretary Bryson takes medical leave of absence

Commerce Secretary John Bryson is taking a medical leave of absence from the Obama Administration following a seizure over the weekendm, according to a memo issued Monday night.

Tuesday - 06/12/2012, 12:32am EDT

Officials: US commerce secretary suffered seizure

A succession of small fender benders over the weekend raises questions about whether U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson has a medical or legal problem _ or both.

Monday - 06/11/2012, 07:39pm EDT

Commerce Secretary probed in hit-and-run

A sheriff's deputy in southern California says as far as he knows, U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson is still hospitalized in the Los Angeles area after two traffic collisions left him injured and unconscious.

Monday - 06/11/2012, 08:49am EDT

White House, DHS, Commerce release cyber 'code of conduct'

The Industry Botnet Group — coordinated by the White House Cybersecurity Office and the Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security — has posted nine principles, including coordination of cyber responsibilities across sectors and reporting lessons learned.

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 04:40pm EDT

Congress votes to reauthorize Export-Import Bank

The government's vehicle for promoting U.S. export sales survived a challenge from conservatives Tuesday with a Senate vote to renew the charter of the Export-Import Bank for three years. The vote, coming after the Senate rejected amendments to weaken or kill the bank, sends the measure to President Barack Obama for his signature.

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 08:53pm EDT

House passes 2013 funding for Commerce, Justice

The House approved the first spending bill for 2013, setting operating budgets for the Commerce and Justice Departments and for science-related agencies, such as NASA.

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 07:50pm EDT

Agencies getting tools to 'innovate with less'

The Shared Services Strategy is the latest way agencies can reduce spending on infrastructure technology and spend more on mission-critical IT. Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel said PortfolioStat is the lynchpin to the entire process for agencies. He held the first meeting with agencies leaders to discuss expectations.

Friday - 05/04/2012, 05:18am EDT

Shared services success depends on culture change

Shared services can mean anything from infrastructure consolidation to expanding operations services across a department or between agencies, sid Commerce Department's Chief Information Officer Simon Szykman in an interview with The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

Friday - 04/27/2012, 12:53pm EDT
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Shared services is new 'default' for federal CIOs

Shared IT services include virtualized services, cloud computing, object reuse, security controls and continuous monitoring, Klimavicz writes in a blog post.

Monday - 04/23/2012, 12:44pm EDT
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Sen. Brown wants the NOAA chief fired for agency misconduct

The Massachusetts Republican said in a letter to the President that the misconduct and violations at NOAA are much worse than those at GSA. He said the IG found unethical behavior and broken procurement rules.

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 02:20pm EDT

Cyber attack at Commerce did not stop work

The January attack forced the Economic Development Administration to go offline. It had to build a new operating system from scratch.

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 09:34am EDT
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