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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.

Tags: White House , Subcommittee on Privacy and Internet Policy , technology , privacy , Internet , cybersecurity , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , DoJ

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

Tags: management , pay and benefits , DoC , COOP , Amy Morris

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.

Tags: technology , IPv6 , OMB , Vivek Kundra , Larry Strickling , NTIA , American Registry for Internet Numbers , Pete Tseronis , Energy , DoD , Ron Broersma , CIO Council , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 03:50pm 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.

Tags: technology , Gary Locke , Aneesh Chopra , Rahm Emanuel , Ginger Lew , White House , National Economic Council , National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrep , NIH , NSF , PTO , Mike Morse , Mike Crow , Tom Albert , Holden Thorp , Steve Case , Mary Sue Coleman , University of North Carolina , AOL , University of Michigan , Madrona Venture Group , Arizona State University , innovation , i6 Competition , entrepreneurship , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 09/08/2010, 07:24am 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."

Tags: management , Gary Locke , Robert Groves , Census , William Lacy Clay , Tom Carper , Joseph Lieberman , Darrell Issa , 2010 census , Max Cacas

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.

Tags: management , Gary Locke , Robert Groves , Census Bureau , 2010 Decennial Census , cost savings , Jason Miller

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

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , Internet Policy Task Force , Online Trust Alliance , Howard Schmidt

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

Tags: management , technology , Melanie Pustay , DoJ , DHS , Interior , SBA , IRS , Institute of Museum and Library Services , FOIA , openness , transparency , Web 2.0 , Jason Miller

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.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , NIST , Patrick Gallagher , cisco , Don Proctor , RSA , Mischel Kwon , CSIS , James Lewis , Max Cacas

Monday - 08/02/2010, 06:30am EDT
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