Tag Archives: Gary Locke

Cyber Expert Hathaway Presses for Public-Private Partnerships

Former White House cyber guru Melissa Hathaway, who most recently called on Congress to take action on key cybersecurity initiatives, spoke before the American National Standards Institute about continuing cyber developments. Hathaway, who is the president of Hathaway Global Strategies and is also a senior adviser at Harvard Kennedy School’s …

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SmartGrid Summit Aims to Beat Gridlock on Energy

Representatives from the Obama administration, industry leaders and regulators, and energy advocates and entrepreneurs will all converge in Washington this week for the annual Smart Grid summit, GridWeek. The event aims to explore the impact implementing the Smart Grid–the modern electricity network that uses two-way digital communications technology–will have on …

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NASA Releases Economic Strategies Report

The President’s Task Force on Space Industry Workforce and Economic Development, co-chaired by NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr. and U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, today released recommendations to boost economic-development strategies along Florida’s Space Coast. The task force is responsible for developing a plan for how best to invest …

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Census Reports $1.6 Billion in 2010 Savings

The U.S. Census Bureau announced today it will be returning $1.6 billion in its 2010 Census operations costs. The savings represent 22 percent of 2010 Census costs this fiscal year. “This is a significant accomplishment, and I would like to thank the American public for responding to the census and …

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Vilsack, Locke Announce Funds for Broadband Access

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke announced yesterday a collaborative effort to deliver broadband access to rural areas to promote economic development. The Department of Agriculture announced plans to award nearly $1.2 billion for 126 projects across the country to connect homes, businesses, and critical …

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Commerce Secretary Gary Locke: Cybersecurity ultimately is built on confidence

Collaborating with colleagues throughout government and industry, the Department of Commerce is making significant progress in helping securing the Internet, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said. Locke, who among other top officials attended a cybersecurity briefing held Wednesday at the White House, said while government cannot engineer precise technology solutions, it …

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DHS Names Cybersecurity Contest Winners

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, along with President Barack Obama, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt, recognized the winners of the National Cybersecurity Awareness Challenge Wednesday at a conference at the White House. The contest was held to coordinate the government’s cybersecurity efforts …

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Cyber Czar Howard Schmidt Highligths Progress in Cybersecurity

The White House yesterday released a progress report on what concrete steps have been taken to make cyberspace a more secure place, highlighting identity authentication, a comprehensive cyber incident response plan, and new performance metrics introduced by the Federal Information Management Security Act. Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt yesterday hosted an …

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Government Hosts Innovation Forums for University Leaders

The Department of Commerce plans to hold four innovation forums with university leaders and key stakeholders across the country to discuss the role of universities in innovation, economic development, job creation and commercialization of federally funded research. Participants of the forums will discuss topics like moving ideas from the labs …

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