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Commerce Dept Reports Fiscal 2016 Tech Transfer Initiatives

The Commerce Department has produced a report that details technology transfer activities across DOC’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and National Telecommunications and Information Administration components during fiscal 2016. NIST said Monday the report highlights the role of technology transfer in the department’s efforts to foster economic growth, job …

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DoD OKs List of Geographic Exclusion Zones for 2 Commercial Remote Sensing Imaging Systems

The Defense Department has cleared a list of 151 geographic exclusion zones for commercial shortwave infrared imaging and night-time imaging platforms, Space News reported Tuesday. Two officials said Thursday at an Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing meeting DoD handed over the list to the Commerce Department to help the National Oceanic …

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Andrei Iancu to Be Nominated USPTO Director

Andrei Iancu, managing partner at law firm Irell & Manella, will be nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. President Trump also intends to nominate Iancu as undersecretary for intellectual property at the Commerce Department. Iancu previously advised plaintiffs and defendants from various …

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Report: DHS Names Stephen Rice Acting CIO

Stephen Rice, deputy chief information officer at the Department of Homeland Security, will assume the role of acting DHS CIO on Sept. 1, FCW reported Monday. He will succeed Richard Staropoli, who will leave DHS after three months in the CIO position. Rice previously served as assistant administrator for the Transportation …

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Trump Orders Govt Review of Manufacturers’ Capacity to Back US Defense Industrial Base

President Donald Trump signed Friday an executive order for a cross-government review of U.S. manufacturers’ capacity to support the defense industrial base and the availability of skilled labor to maintain the operations of factories, Nextgov reported Friday. Peter Navarro, a presidential adviser and director of the White House’s office of …

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Report: DHS Advisory Group to Produce Reports on Botnet Attack Mitigation

A group of advisers within the Department of Homeland Security‘s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee will release two reports on how the U.S. government can counter cyber attacks carried out by networks of compromised devices, know as botnets, Nextgov reported Friday. Sonus Networks CEO Raymond Dolan, chairman of NSTAC’s Internet and Communications …

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Commerce Dept Wants Public Input on Anti-Botnet Measures

The Commerce Department‘s National Telecommunications and Information Administration wants public input on actions that can help the government mitigate botnet attacks, Nextgov reported Monday. NTIA released a request for comments on legislation, policies and technology that currently support anti-botnet efforts; gaps in existing approaches; and what role the federal government should take in the …

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