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Nazak Nikakhtar Steps Down From Role as Acting Undersecretary of Industry, Security

Nazak Nikakhtar, acting undersecretary of industry and security, has announced she is stepping down from her role, Reuters reported Friday. The executive will return to her other position as assistant secretary of commerce for industry and analysis, a role through which she supports policy activities on trade and national security.

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Commerce Seeks Public Input on Identifying Emerging Technologies

The federal government is enlisting the public’s help to identify emerging technologies with the goal of regulating their distribution in the interest of national security. The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security on Nov. 19 issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking, calling on the public to comment on criteria that could be used in an interagency process to identify emerging technologies.

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Report: Dawn Leaf to Retire as Labor Department CIO

Dawn Leaf, Labor Department chief information officer, is set to retire at the end of September after a 35-year career in the private and government sector, FCW reported Wednesday. Adam Mazmanian writes Gundeep Ahluwalia, deputy CIO at the department, will assume Leaf’s position upon her retirement. As DOL CIO, Leaf worked to modernize …

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Commerce Dept Launches API for Searchable Consolidated Screening List

The Commerce Department has unveiled an application programming interface for the Consolidated Screening List to help U.S. companies easily locate and share information from the database in support of the “Open for Business Agenda” program. The agency said Nov. 20 that software developers and designers can use the API to create tools that businesses …

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Hiring, Regulatory Issues Emerge for Contractors During Shutdown

Information technology contractors for federal agencies are grappling with hiring and compliance difficulties during ongoing government shutdown, FCW reported Tuesday. Mark Rockwell writes the Commerce Department’s Citizenship and Immigration Services agency has closed its E-Verify system, which works to validate the eligibility of new U.S. workers via I-9 employment forms. CIS …

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