Posts Tagged: Commerce

Leadership in Action

From forging a unity of effort in homeland security to strategizing today how to field the U.S. Army of tomorrow; to pursuing affordable housing, eliminating fraud, waste, and abuse in healthcare, and securing cyberspace, our most recent issue of The Business of Government magazine delves into a diverse set of topics and public management issues… Read more »

America’s Data Agency: How the Commerce Department is Transforming Our World With Data

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has been a champion of open data This week at the Esri User Conference, attendees have been called to become “architects of the future.” We live in a world where data is driving decisions, and now, it is the responsibility of public servants to look to data as a… Read more »

Commerce Picks 3 Vet-Owned Firms to Support FirstNet

The Commerce Department has awarded a $67.2 million blanket purchase agreement to three companies for technical services to support a future nationwide communications network for first responders. Information Management Resources, Redhorse Corp. and Windbourne & Costas won their positions on the BPA to support FirstNet through a competition reserved for service disabled, veteran-owned small businesses,… Read more »

Commerce Dept Bureaus to Mostly Close if Gov’t Shuts Down

According to a Fierce Government IT article, the National Institutes of Standards and Technology and many other Commerce Department bureaus will have very limited exemptions from furloughs. The only two agencies that will have significant exemptions include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at 45 percent and the Bureau of Industry and Security at 40… Read more »

Commerce Wants Cloud-Based CRM

The Commerce Department wants its agencies to have a cloud-based system that would work to keep online information updated for citizens, Nextgov reported Monday. Joseph Marks writes the department intends to replace current software in its offices to comply with government mandates for federal departments to utilize new tools for storing and sharing data. Marks… Read more »

Chamber of Commerce Among Groups Seeking Role in Trans-Pacific Trade Talks

The latest round of negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement has attracted lobbyists from multinational corporations and trade groups looking to shape the pact’s language, The Washington Post reported Monday. Catherine Ho writes at least 185 enterprises and industry coalitions have lobbied on the agreement, which seeks to ease trade barriers and open market… Read more »

Federal Technology Spending Expected to Increase in 2014

Posted originally on Federal Technology Insider. Earlier this month, President Obama submitted the annual budget for fiscal year 2014 to Congress. Despite much discussion on federal spending cuts, the Obama administration requested a $2 billion increase in federal IT spending. According to Steve VanRokel, federal CIO, the key takeaway is that investment in IT will… Read more »

Department of Commerce app challenge–an interview with Mike Kruger

Last month, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announced a “Commerce Business Apps Challenge” to developers to look for innovative ways to utilize the Department’s and other publicly available data to help businesses identify opportunities, grow, enhance productivity and create jobs. With the submission deadline of April 30 fast approaching, I interviewed the Department’s Mike… Read more »

A Results-Oriented Commerce Department?

I’ve long admired Gary Locke for his commitment to results-oriented government. He pioneered new approaches in Washington State both as the chief executive of King County and as governor. But I’d never met him until last week at a Partnership for Public Service event where he summed up his tenure as Commerce Secretary, before departing… Read more »