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Bob Kolasky: Supply Chain Task Force Will Help Commerce Dept Develop Procurement Policy

Bob Kolasky, co-chair of the Information Communications Technology Supply Chain Task Force, said at a Chamber of Commerce conference that the group’s operations will develop regulations to procure foreign telecommunications products, FCW reported Thursday. Kolasky, also the director of the Department of Homeland Security’s National Risk Management Center, said the task force is working to identify vital functions nationwide that would shut down in the event of an attack.

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Diane Rinaldo Succeeds David Redl as NTIA Chief

David Redl, assistant secretary for communications and information with the Department of Commerce and administrator at the National Telecommunications and Information Agency, has stepped down from his role, Broadcasting and Cable reported Thursday. Prior to NTIA, Redl served as a chief counsel at the House Energy and Commerce Committee and held the role of director of regulatory affairs at CTIA.

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Andrew Katsaros Named FTC Acting Inspector General

Andrew Katsaros, a government audit veteran and a certified public accountant, has joined the Federal Trade Commission as acting inspector general. He succeeds Roslyn Mazer, who stepped down as FTC IG after more than three years in the job, the commission said Friday. Katsaros previously served as assistant IG at the Commerce Department‘s Office …

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34 Private Sector Execs to Join Commerce Dept’s Renewable Energy Advisory Committee

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker has appointed 34 senior-level private sector representatives to the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee. REEEAC appointees advise the secretary on the development and administration of efforts to support the export competitiveness of U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency products and services, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. “The rapid …

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Commerce Department Appoints Members to Newly Established Investment Advisory Council

The Commerce Department has appointed 19 executives from the government and commercial sectors to the newly-established U.S. Investment Advisory Council. Members will provide input to help draw and keep foreign direct investment interest and will represent local companies, entities and organizations that seeks to promote FDI, DOC said Tuesday. “U.S. affiliates of …

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House Committee Proposes $56B Commerce, Justice, Science Budget for Fiscal 2017

The House Appropriations Committee has unveiled a bill that would provide $56B in discretionary funding for the departments of Commerce and Justice as well as federal science agencies for fiscal year 2017. The committee said Tuesday its proposed Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies budget is $1.4 billion more than the amount President Obama requested …

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NTIA Urges Policymakers to Bolster Privacy, Security Strategies for Online Services

A study by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration shows that Americans have begun limiting online activity due to concerns over the privacy and security of online services. The U.S. Census Bureau surveyed over 41,000 households in support of NTIA’s push to acknowledge reported data breaches, cybersecurity and other incidents, NTIA policy analyst …

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Commerce Dept, NIST to Award Grants for Regional Cyber Education & Workforce Partnerships

A Commerce Department agency plans to award approximately $1 million in grants for up to eight nonprofit organizations to support cybersecurity education and workforce development in local communities. The department said Thursday the Regional Alliances and Multistakeholder Partnerships to Stimulate grant program is part of its Skills for Business initiative and will support the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s National Initiative …

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GAO: Transportation Dept Should Define Responsibilities in Vehicle Cyber Attacks

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Transportation Department define and document its roles and responsibilities for responses to cyber attacks against vehicles with an emphasis on systems that affect passenger safety. GAO said in a report publicly released Monday it found modern vehicle interfaces for functions such as braking and steering that rely on software can be vulnerable to …

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