The Department of Commerce (DoC) announced on Sept. 29 the appointment of 24 members to its Industrial Advisory Committee (IAC) – a group that will provide advice on activities funded through the CHIPS for America Act.
President Biden signed the Chips and Science Act into law just last month, but Department of Commerce (DoC) Secretary Gina Raimondo said this week that Americans need to see tangible benefits from this legislation “as fast as possible” to build needed long-term support for domestic semiconductor production.
The Department of Commerce (DoC) has released a new report outlining how the department will approach implementing zero trust security measures in the process of validating microchips and microelectronics.
The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced $143.6 million in funds awarded from the Internet for All Initiative’s Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP) to Tribes in California and Washington.
A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) points to the need for more workforce training on “soft skills” to fill jobs that are less likely to disappear due to tech-driven automation.
The Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is doubling the size of its Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program, to $1.98 billion, NTIA said on August 9.
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) NIST has chosen 12 companies that it will be partnering with in its efforts to develop the next generation of post-quantum cryptography.
The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that all 50 states have confirmed their participation in the Biden Administration’s Internet for All Initiative.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced the first group of winners from its six-year quantum-resistant cryptographic algorithm competition.
The first group of four winners designed encryption tools to withstand assaults from future quantum computers. They will become part of NIST’s post-quantum cryptographic standard, which is expected to be finalized in two years.
The National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee (NAIAC) held its first meeting on May 4, where it established five working groups to improve the committee’s efficiency and laid out a vision for what the panel hopes to accomplish.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in its latest report on the 2020 Census that the Census Bureau needs to do more work identifying specific dates and key activities going forward to protect respondent privacy in its future efforts.
In a report on the Department of Commerce’s system security assessment process, the Commerce Inspector General (IG) found that the agency must improve the system and continuous monitoring program for effective security controls.
In a new report, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the National Telecommunications and Information Agency (NTIA) lacks a formal process to plan for the transfer of some Federally-used spectrum to the private sector to help build mobile networks, including 5G.
According to a recent audit by the Department of Commerce Inspector General (IG), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) current program launch plans may be increasing risk in the development of its environmental satellites.
The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) published a notice on the Federal Register today looking for input on how to best distribute over $48 billion in new broadband funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021.
The White House on Jan. 4 sent to the Senate fresh nominations for dozens of senior Federal government posts, including key positions at the Department of Energy (DoE), the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is nudging the Department of Commerce to develop performance goals with measurable targets for the government’s Manufacturing USA effort – a joint effort among Commerce, the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Energy (DOE) on a network of 16 advanced manufacturing institutes to promote advanced manufacturing and technologies.
The Department of Commerce is proposing new safety criteria for connected software to help better secure information and communications technology and services (ICTS) supply chains, including potential third-party audits of connected software and ICTS transactions, according to a proposed rule posted to the Federal Register Nov. 26.
The Department of Commerce (DoC) is taking bids from small businesses to pursue a potential 10-year $1.5 billion enterprise information technology (IT) contract service.
The Senate late last week confirmed President Biden’s nominee Robert Santos to be the next director of the U.S. Census Bureau.
The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is fielding responses to its request for comment (RFC) on risks confronting the information communication technology (ICT) supply chains.
The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is banning U.S. citizens from dealing with four companies the agency says acts against national security interests by trading and selling spyware and hacking tools to foreign governments.
Bipartisan legislation was introduced in the House last week to boost U.S. supply chains and foster domestic manufacturing of “critical goods” by creating a Supply Chain Resiliency and Crisis Response Office in the Department of Commerce.
The Department of Commerce (DOC) is working with the space industry to populate a prototype database system to increase companies’ situational awareness of satellites and debris orbiting earth.
The Department of Commerce’s (DoC) Bureau of Industry and Security published a request for comments to gain feedback on what should be included in a report on supply chains for critical sectors and subsectors of the information and communications technology (ICT) industrial base.
Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., ranking member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, wrote a letter to the Department of Commerce’s (DOC) Bureau of Industry Security (BIS) asking for details on implementing a “Final Rule” restricting access by China-based network equipment maker Huawei to U.S. technologies, and whether companies are still seeking to sell restricted technology to the company.
The Department of Commerce (DOC) is in the process of building an IT services contract to be used agency-wide, and is seeking contractors who can deliver solutions to securely operate and manage the current IT infrastructure.