Tag Archives: Commerce Department

Minority Business Dev’t Agency Funds USC to Open LA Business Center

The Minority Business Development Agency has awarded a grant to the University of Southern California to operate a business center in Los Angeles under a program that aims to help minority-owned companies generate jobs and grow their businesses. MBDA said Wednesday funding will be spread out over a five-year period beginning April 1. The Business Center Network program has worked …

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NIST Issues 2015 Commerce Department Tech Transfer Stats

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued the Commerce Department’s technology transfer report for fiscal year 2015 that details such activities of the department’s three laboratories over the 12-month period. NIST said Monday the department obtained 20 patents out of 30 patent applications, filed 61 invention disclosures, signed 364 research-and-development …

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White House Unveils 10 Members of Natl Cybersecurity Commission

President Barack Obama has appointed 10 executives with public, private and academic sector backgrounds to serve as members of a commission tasked to identify ways for the U.S. to build up its cybersecurity posture, the White House said Wednesday. The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity is one component of an executive …

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Commerce Dept Adds 11 New Members to Supply Chain Advisory Committee

The Commerce Department has appointed 11 new members to its Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness that advises the Transportation Department, other U.S. agencies and the commerce secretary on supply chain issues. ACSCC increased its total members to 45 senior-level private sector representatives and supply chain experts of multiple industries that provided the President Barack Obama’s administration …

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NTIA Seeks Public Input on Advantages, Challenges of ‘Internet of Things’ Adoption

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration has issued a request for comments to identify the potential advantages and challenges of implementing Internet-connected devices. NTIA said Tuesday the Commerce Department will use gathered input to create a green paper about Internet of Things as part of DOC’s Digital Economy Agenda as well as explore strategies on how agencies and companies can …

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Commerce Dept Appoints 17 Industry Leaders to Digital Economy Board of Advisers

The Commerce Department has appointed 17 digital technology leaders to the board of advisers of the agency’s newly-formed digital economy agenda organization. The department said Tuesday the appointees will work to provide private sector input and support to the agenda, which was created in efforts to facilitate free and open internet access for U.S. citizens. …

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Commerce Dept Names Kiersten Todt Nat’l Cyber Commission Exec Director

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker has appointed Kiersten Todt, former managing partner and president of Liberty Group Ventures, as executive director for the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. The Commerce Department said Wednesday Todt will work with DOC’s National Institute of Standards and Technology and help the commission devise near- and long-term strategies to secure public and …

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