Agency News: Department of Commerce

DNSsec deadline looms

A requirement for all agencies to apply a security fix to their Web sites by the end of the year might catch some agencies by surprise.

Groups want open access in stimulus-funded broadband

Consumer organizations want tougher open-access requirements for the $7 billion worth of broadband networks funded by the stimulus law.

Federal 100 winner: Matthew P. Barrett

Matthew Barrett leads the NIST team that operates SCAP, the National Vulnerability Database, the National Checklist Program and the SCAP Laboratory Accreditation program.

Federal 100 winner: Eric Hackathorn

Hackathorn built NOAA's presence in virtual worlds by creating its Meteora Island in Second Life, which allows NOAA to globally broadcast its work.

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.

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