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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Commerce Department is one of five agencies the White House chose to pilot an Idea Lab in fiscal 2016. As part of the President's budget request, Commerce would get a few million dollars to create this new office. Bruce Andrews is the deputy secretary of Commerce. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he told executive editor Jason Miller what his department hopes to accomplish with the lab.

Tags: Jason Miller , Bruce Andrews , budget , Federal Drive

Friday - 02/13/2015, 06:32am EST
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OMB's A-123 rewrite to flip risk management on its head

Mike Wetklow, an Office of Management and Budget official, said the expected changes to Circular A-123 will ask agencies to view risk management in a different way.

Tags: management , OMB , Mike Wetklow , Tim Soltis , Education Department , A-123 , enterprise risk management , AGA , emily kopp , Karen Hardy

Wednesday - 02/11/2015, 05:21pm EST

Commerce invites employees to bring forth innovative ideas

Deputy Secretary Bruce Andrews said while lawmakers decide whether to fund the White House's $3 million request to set up an Idea Lab, the department already released a new online tool to collect employee ideas.

Tags: technology , Bruce Andrews , budget , Idea Lab , HHS , GSA , Digital services , Jason Miller , exclusive

Friday - 02/13/2015, 04:36am EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Commerce Department is one of five agencies that the White House chose to pilot an Idea Lab in fiscal 2016. As part of the President's budget request, Commerce would get a few million dollars to create this new office. Bruce Andrews, deputy secretary of Commerce, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller why the department was chosen to pilot the Idea Lab.

Tags: Jason Miller , In Depth , Bruce Andrews , idea labs

Thursday - 02/12/2015, 04:53pm EST
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Commerce's ITA getting out of IT business

Joe Paiva, the International Trade Administration's CIO, said he wants to outsource the agency's network, device management and printing to the private sector.

Tags: technology , International Trade Administration , Joe Paiva , industry , infrastructure as a service , outsourcing , print management , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/30/2015, 08:46am EST
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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: DoD trying to remove the haze around its use of commercial clouds

In this edition of "Inside the Reporter's Notebook," The Department of Defense releases the results of a study detailing three new approaches to help military services and agencies ensure the security of the commercial clouds they use; what could be the last set of the mostly dreaded annual Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) reports are arriving from agency inspector generals and Harvard, the Commerce Department and the Office of Management and Budget are stealing away three senior executives from the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Tags: technology , Cloud computing , cybersecurity , DoD , Terry Halvorsen , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller , oversight , FISMA , State Department , continuous monitoring , People , White House , Office of Science and Technology , OMB , U.S. Digital Service , Nick Sinai , Harvard University , Lynn Overman , Charles Worthington , Aneesh Chopra

Monday - 12/01/2014, 03:56am EST

Ellen Herbst, Chief Financial Officer, Commerce Department

The National Academy of Public Administration has elected a new class of fellows to report to Congress on some of the most complex management and policy issues in government. Ellen Herbst is the chief financial officer and assistant secretary for administration at the Commerce Department. She's also one of the newly elected NAPA fellows. Herbst joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to explain how she can contribute to the academy's work.

Tags: Ellen Herbst , NAPA , NAPA fellow , workforce , policy , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Monday - 11/10/2014, 11:11am EST
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Mark Doms, Undersecretary for Economic Affairs, Commerce Department

The Commerce Department is partly responsible for the explosion of data from the government. The Census Bureau alone conducts about 80 different surveys a year. NOAA produces 29 terabytes of data a day. So the department is focusing on accessibility and education about its data to rescue public and private sector users from drowning in its data. Mark Doms, undersecretary for economic affairs at the Commerce Department, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller about current and future plans to better manage its information.

Tags: Mark Doms , technology , In Depth

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 04:42pm EST
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Commerce throwing a life raft to those drowning in its data

Mark Doms, the Commerce Department's undersecretary for Economic Affairs, said the agency is hiring a chief data officer, setting up a Data Advisory Council and looking to private sector experts to make its information more accessible and easier to use. Commerce also is testing mapping and other tools to improve the presentation of data.

Tags: technology , Open data , Mark Doms , Chief data officer , Census , NOAA , data sharing , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 11/11/2014, 06:37pm EST
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