Agency News: Department of Commerce


Many agencies to miss IPv6 deadline

Two presidents have pushed agencies to adopt the next-generation internet protocol, but four years later progress is still slow.

DOD teams with Census Bureau in search of novel solutions to common problems

In an unlikely partnership, DOD and Census are looking for new solutions related to data, mobility and communications.

Census falls short on workforce management planning

The bureau could face serious challenges, GAO finds, unless steps are taken to identify and bridge gaps in mission-critical IT occupations.

Digital government push fuels BYOD adoption

Agencies considering a policy for employees to bring their own devices now have a toolkit as aid.

NIST could move to Drupal

Another proprietary system could be destined for the dustbin as NIST considers a move to an open-source option.

Citizens provide guidance for Commerce's digital government efforts

Officials at the Commerce Department asked the public for ideas on what to focus on in implementing the federal digital strategy, and the replies are coming in.

Alan Balutis

At NOAA, there's gambling at Rick's

NOAA's recently revealed reprogramming of funds should come as a shock to no one, says Alan Balutis.

Census offers real-time peeks into economy

A new mobile app provides key statistics on U.S. financial matters and trends.

Commerce wants public help with digital strategy

Help the Commerce Department pick its first two projects under the Federal Digital Strategy.

Census introduces API to make information more accessible

New tool, part of Obama's digital government strategy, allows developers to create custom apps and reach new users.

Virtualization: A first step to the cloud

Tackling the cultural and technical changes required for the virtualization of IT can make a future transition to a cloud environment much easier.

State's cloud doesn't measure up to NIST standards, IG finds

Audit finds weaknesses that keep the State Department's cloud-computing efforts from meeting NIST's guidelines.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!