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Media Reports: Locke to Depart Commerce for Beijing

President Barack Obama will nominate Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to be the next U.S. ambassador to China, according to various media reports. Current ambassador Jon Huntsman, who is reportedly mulling a 2012 Republican presidential candidacy, will resign April 30, Reuters reported. Locke “has already racked up a lot of firsts …

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NIST Names Industry Veteran to Lead ‘Identity Ecosystem’

When Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt announced the government’s new plan for large-scale identity management — a secure “identity ecosystem” — for online transactions, they promised the private sector would have a role to play. And, with the recent appointment of Jeremy Grant, who …

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Chopra, Locke to Chat up Public-Private NIST Partnerships

Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke and the National Institute of Standards and Technology have announced a public roundtable for next week on the federal government’s efforts to engage industry. The Jan. 25 forum will feature federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra and White House economic and technology advisers, who will …

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Cyber Coordinator Says Intel Agencies Will Keep Businesses in Loop about Cyber Threats

The White House’s cybersecurity coordinator said the administration will provide universities and private companies with information about cyber threats from the nation’s law enforcement and intelligence agencies. “I think we all recognize that the government has unique access to information,” said White House cyber guru Howard Schmidt at a Washington …

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Report: Commerce Dept. Cybersecurity is Inadequate

Intellectual property crime in the cyber age has long been a concern, with one notable estimate putting the loss by American business at $1 trillion. However, a new report by the Commerce Department’s inspector general suggests the agency tasked with promoting economic growth needs to secure its own networks as …

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