Agency News: Department of Commerce


R&D work vulnerable to cyber threats

A group of experts urged action to stop the effects cyber attacks could have on research and the economy.

NOAA launches online game

The Web-based game encourages young students to learn about ocean life.

GAO: Census technology needs more testing

Individual technology systems and their ability to integrate need to be tested before the 2010 census, government auditors say.

NIST creates cloud-computing team

The team will identify possible risks to federal agencies that use the emerging technology and determine how to make it secure, a NIST official said.

Former official: Census handhelds could save millions

Using handheld devices in the 2010 census will be limited, but devices are likely to be used heavily for the 2020 population count, former Census Bureau director also says.

Government to go

Government agencies are launching special versions of their Web sites designed to load quickly on the small screens of mobile phones and other handheld devices.

Census has data problems, Towns warns

House Committee chairmen calls for immediate work to solve data system problems with the upcoming 2010 census

Final stimulus bill keeps billions for IT

Major IT programs survived and thrived in the final version of the stimulus bill set to go before the House and Senate later today.

Senate to vote on Stimulus cut for IT

Sens. Nelson and Collins are promoting an amendment that would cut $83 billion from the stimulus package, including reductions in major IT items.

Groups urge broadband provisions in package

Public safety organizations urge Congress to include provisions for first responder communications programs in the economic stimulus package.

Bills duel over billions for broadband or health IT

The Senate Appropriations Committee's version of the economic stimulus package would spend $9 billion for broadband networks and $5 billion for health IT; the House panel's version has $6 billion for broadband and $20 billion for health IT.

Trademark attorneys can call it in

Jay Besch is fairly new to telework, but his employer, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, has been at it for a quite a while.