Tag Archives: Commerce Department

Commerce Dept’s Mark Daley Offers Update on Space Traffic Management Transition Effort

Mark Daley

Mark Daley, deputy for operations at the office of space commerce, said a memorandum of understanding could be signed soon that would facilitate the transfer of space traffic management responsibilities from the Pentagon to the Department of Commerce (DOC). DoD and Commerce have been working together to facilitate the transition once Congress allocates funding and issues authorities. 

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Steve Kunze: CFO Council Eyes 2021 Release of Strategic Plan for Federal Financial Workforce

Steve Kunze

Steve Kunze, deputy chief financial officer at the Department of Commerce (DOC), said the CFO Council expects to unveil early next year a strategic plan for the “workforce of tomorrow." He said the council’s working group has been collaborating with the Joint Financial Management Improvement Program for nearly a year on the strategy.

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Commerce Dept Unveils Funding Opportunity for Entrepreneurship Support Programs

Department of Commerce

The Department of Commerce (DOC) has introduced a $25 million grant competition that seeks to help entrepreneurs mitigate economic, health and safety risks brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. The department said Wednesday that it will award grants to entrepreneurship support programs that will assist various regions and communities in the U.S.

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DOE Allots Funds to Help NIST Bolster Energy, Maritime Cybersecurity; Sean Plankey Quoted

Dept. of Energy

The Department of Energy has agreed to invest $3 million in research and development of tools and methods that support energy and maritime cybersecurity. DOE said Monday its Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response partnered with the National Institute of Standards and Technology to bolster cybersecurity in maritime transportation and energy grids.

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GAO: State Dept. Needs Greater Agency Involvement in Planning Cybersecurity, Emerging Tech Bureau

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is recommending for the Department of State to involve more agencies in the development of a new bureau focused on emerging technologies and cybersecurity. The State Department informed Congress of its intent to create the Bureau of Cyberspace Security and Emerging Technologies (CSET) to better address foreign threats to the critical infrastructure and trade operations.

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NAPA Report Says Commerce Dept ‘Best Suited’ to Handle Space Traffic Management; Wilbur Ross Quoted

Space Traffic

A National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) report has concluded that the Department of Commerce (DOC), particularly its office of space commerce, is the best agency to oversee space traffic management work within the federal government.

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House OKs $1.3T Appropriations Minibus for FY 2021

US Capitol

The House on Friday voted 217-197 to pass a package of six appropriations bills that would allocate $1.3 trillion in fiscal year 2021 funds for several federal agencies, including the departments of Defense (DoD), Health and Human Services (HHS), Energy (DoE), Commerce (DOC) and Justice (DOJ).

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