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Department of Commerce News

How is mobile changing your workforce?

Federal News Radio looks at how rapid advances in mobile devices and applications are redefining what it means to be a federal manager on the go, with panelists Simon Szykman at Commerce and the FAA's Robert Corcoran.

Friday - 05/27/2011, 03:53pm EDT
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Commerce, Labor could merge to form new agency

Sen. Richard Burr (R.-N.C.) introduced legislation forming the Commerce and Workforce Department using recommendations of GAO and the deficit commission. Thirty-five offices would be consolidated into 12 and funding of seven programs or initiatives would be reduced or eliminated.

Friday - 05/27/2011, 12:27pm EDT
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Control versus oversight at the CIO level

Commerce CIO Simon Szykman explains how the role of the bureau CIO is different from a department CIO.

Monday - 05/16/2011, 10:08am EDT
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Commerce launches new site for newbies

A new Commerce Department website aims to give schools, libraries and job training centers the tools to help teach computer and Internet skills to Americans who are new to the Net.

Monday - 05/16/2011, 09:30am EDT

Consolidating data centers? Look out for these problems.

Your agency is consolidating data centers, but you might run into a few problems along the way. The Commerce Department has closed six. Simon Szykman, CIO for Commerce, explains how to make this consolidation process as smooth as possible.

Tuesday - 05/03/2011, 04:28pm EDT
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Sources: FCC chair could be new Commerce head

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski could replace Gary Locke as Secretary of Commerce, sources tell The Hill.

Tuesday - 03/08/2011, 02:20pm EST

Many agencies are not under a hiring freeze

Federal News Radio surveyed 10 agencies to find out how they are preparing for a shutdown, and how operating under a continuing resolution is affecting their operations.

Thursday - 03/03/2011, 07:46pm EST

Feds could be fined for working during a shutdown

With shutdown threats coming and going and coming again, morale is down across the federal landscape. If a shutdown were to happen, furloughed feds couldn't even hide themselves in their work! We get details from Patent & Trademark's CFO, Tony Scardino.

Thursday - 03/03/2011, 10:08am EST
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CommerceConnect program is expanding

Newly cross-trained Commerce staff working in existing local department offices are beginning to assist Chicago area businesses in collaboration with state and local partners. We get details from Commerce's Dennis Alvord.

Tuesday - 02/15/2011, 10:41am EST
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16 agencies sign on to help military families

Caring for the families of military personnel requires a coordinated approach across the federal government, President Obama said Monday. He said agencies have made 50 separate commitments to coordinate programs designed to assist the loved ones of servicemembers.

Tuesday - 01/25/2011, 06:58am EST
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What is the government’s role in cloud computing?

The Commerce Department and the National Institute of Standards and Technology are trying to figure out what the federal governmentâ"™s role in cloud computing should be. The agencies are hosting a panel discussion Tuesday with industry leaders and experts from academia to discuss this as well as other national needs. A media advisory from the [...]

Sunday - 01/23/2011, 05:47pm EST

Downsizing, Relocations, Benefit Reductions Up Next?

If you want a preview of coming attractions in your own agency, check out what is happening in the giant US Postal Service. It is looking at a major cutback of administrative personnel, consolidating post offices and relocating employees, not to mention possible pay and benefit changes. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you could be next.

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 04:00am EST

Trusted ID strategy distrusted by some

An internet ID for Americans would be different from a national ID card... or would it?

Monday - 01/10/2011, 08:30am EST

Commerce proposes creating privacy rights policy

The Dept. of Commerce calls for consideration of a new set of principles - A "Privacy Bill of Rights". National Telecommunications and Information Administration's Daniel Weitzner explains the move.

Friday - 01/07/2011, 09:41am EST
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Commerce says a privacy office is needed

The Commerce Department recommended forming the office as part of a framework for ensuring online data privacy.

Friday - 12/17/2010, 09:30am EST

Commerce's international data at risk

A World Privacy Forum points to indifference and neglect at the Commerce Department when it comes to international data privacy.

Monday - 11/22/2010, 03:30pm EST

Obama to set up watchdog for online privacy

Friday - 11/12/2010, 01:15pm EST

White House launches Subcommittee on Privacy and Internet Policy

White House launches Subcommittee on Privacy and Internet Policy to both promote online economic opportunities and protect individual privacy.

Monday - 10/25/2010, 02:15pm EDT

In case of emergency, pull on telework

Telework proves itself again when a Continuity of Operations Plan comes together.

Friday - 10/08/2010, 06:44pm EDT
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