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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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Penny Pritzker: Commerce Dept Program Seeks to Help US Firms Compete in Global Digital Marketplace

The Commerce Department has unveiled a pilot initiative that seeks to address trade barriers that data localization policies and other digital regulations pose to U.S. companies. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said in an opinion piece published Friday the department’s International Trade Administration will spearhead the Digital Attache Program in partnership …

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Report: Agencies Eye Cloud Encryption Gateways to Protect Data in the Cloud

Government agencies are turning toward data encryption technology to supplement the network security standards in the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program as some agencies remain wary of cloud, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes that chief information officers and chief information security officers at agencies are looking for clearer data protection …

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Joe Paiva: Commerce’s ITA to Outsource Networking, Printing, Device Mgmt Services

Joe Paiva, chief information officer of the Commerce Department‘s International Trade Administration, says that he is planning to outsource the agency’s commodity IT functions by July to focus on its internal IT operations, FCW reported Friday. Mark Rockwell writes that Paiva is considering what he called “extreme” outsourcing of networking, printing and device …

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Commerce Dept Launches API for Searchable Consolidated Screening List

The Commerce Department has unveiled an application programming interface for the Consolidated Screening List to help U.S. companies easily locate and share information from the database in support of the “Open for Business Agenda” program. The agency said Nov. 20 that software developers and designers can use the API to create tools that businesses …

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NIST, Partners Kick Off Global City Teams Challenge; Chris Greer Comments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has commenced a challenge for communities worldwide to collaborate to address issues such as air quality, traffic management and emergency services. Participants in the Global City Teams Challenge, set to begin on Sep. 29 through 30, will work to form teams to develop technologies for managing resources, the NIST …

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