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Department of Commerce News

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

Fire closes Commerce's Hoover Building

A fire at the U.S. Department of Commerce has shut down the Hoover Building in D.C.. Construction workers had been doing asbestos abatement when the fire started in a storage room. Crews were able to quickly put out the fire but employees are being encouraged to take administrative leave or telework.

Friday - 10/08/2010, 07:02am EDT

OMB, CIO Council issues new IPv6 guidance

Agencies must make their data networks compliant with the IPv6 protocol now. The government and private industry face a looming crisis as Internet addresses defined by an increasingly dated technical protocol run out, possibly as early as next year. Agencies must first upgrade external servers to run the new protocol.

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 03:50pm EDT
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Szykman expands point of view as Commerce's new CIO

This week, host Jason Miller talks with Simon Szykman, the new CIO at the Department of Commerce.
September 16, 2010

Thursday - 09/16/2010, 06:30pm EDT
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Commerce's Locke promises changes

A new advisory council will provide Commerce and other agencies with ideas for how the government can help push federally-funded technologies into the commercial marketplace. Locke said his agency will do its part by speeding up the patent process to one year and get certain grant funding out in 30 days. Commerce also is working with NIH and NSF on the i6 Challenge where $12 million is available for companies to commercialize technologies.

Wednesday - 09/08/2010, 07:24am EDT
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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
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