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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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What is the Economic Development Administration?

Jay Williams, assistant secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, will talk about what the U.S. Economic Development Administration is doing to create jobs and generate private investment in the nation's economically distressed communities.
October 31, 2014

Tags: workforce , Economic Development , Economic Development Administration , Jay Williams , job creation , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 10/31/2014, 09:57pm EDT
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Mark Doms, Undersecretary for Economic Affairs, Commerce Department

Some of the Commerce Department's prime data will be easier for other agencies and the public to find, thanks to a collaboration with New York University. Their Governance Laboratory lists seven key areas for the agency to improve to make its data more valuable. Mark Doms is Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained how the partnership got started, how it will work, and who wins.

Tags: Mark Doms , In Depth

Monday - 10/20/2014, 04:07pm EDT
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Jeremy Grant, National Institute of Standards and Technology

You might be a dog on the Internet, but nobody can tell for sure. Confidence in who people say they are online is vital to a cyber secure future for government and industry. People at the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace have been working on this problem within the Commerce Department for a couple of years now. Jeremy Grant is senior executive advisor for Identity Management at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss some recent progress.

Tags: Jeremy Grant , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace , National Institute of Standards and Technology , identity management

Monday - 10/20/2014, 11:11am EDT
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What is the Economic Development Administration?

Jay Williams, assistant secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, will talk about what the U.S. Economic Development Administration is doing to create jobs and generate private investment in the nation's economically distressed communities.
September 12, 2014

Tags: workforce , Economic Development , Economic Development Administration , Jay Williams , job creation , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access ,

Friday - 09/12/2014, 09:57pm EDT
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PTO's telework troubles open new pothole in feds' road to success

The Patent and Trademark Office's challenges demonstrate the need for the government to modernize its rules defining what it means to perform work. Experts say PTO's challenges are part of the growing pains of telework.

Tags: management , telework , PTO , Todd Zinser , Laura Horn , Kate Lister , Frank Wolf , Todd Elmer , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 04:51am EDT
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Everything old is new again

A Senate bill would abolish the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), an agency that serves as a repository for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering and business-related information. But Jeff Neal says there is more to consider than just how the Internet has changed the storage and retrieval of information.

Tags: Jeff Neal , National Technical Information Service , management

Monday - 08/11/2014, 03:58am EDT
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