Tag Archives: Wilbur Ross

President Trump Signs Executive Order to Change Hiring Process in U.S. Government; Wilbur Ross Quoted

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President Trump announced that he will sign an executive order to modify the government’s hiring practices so that a job applicants’ skills will be given priority over a college degree. The current administration stated that the shift will allow the government to hire a more inclusive workforce based on skill instead of a person’s education level. 

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Wilbur Ross: Commerce Hopes NAPA Study to Help Congress Clarify Direction for Space Traffic Mgmt

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The Department of Commerce (DOC) has provided funding to the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) to conduct a study to determine which agency should be in charge of civil space traffic management work. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross expects the NAPA study to be completed in the next two months, SpaceNews reported Friday.

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Commerce Dept Seeks to Restrict Huawei’s Access to US Tech With Amended Rule

The Department of Commerce’s bureau of industry and security is amending its direct product rule to restrict access of China-based telecommunications equipment company Huawei to semiconductors that overseas foundries produced using U.S. technologies and software as part of efforts to protect national security.

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DoC Invests $2.3 Million to Support Business Development; Wilbur Ross, Morgan Griffith Quoted

The Department of Commerce’s (DoC) Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded a $2.3 million grant to the Economic Development Authority to construct the Floyd, VA Growth Center Building, secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced on Tuesday. 

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Commerce Dept Issues Proposed Rule to Ensure ICT Supply Chain Security

The Department of Commerce has proposed a rule that outlines the procedures the secretary can use to evaluate transactions involving information and communications technology and services and determine whether such transactions pose national security risks to the ICT supply chain, digital economy and critical infrastructure.

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FirstNet Board Welcomes Public Safety Experts Karima Holmes, Matt Slinkard

Wilbur Ross, secretary of commerce, has added two public safety experts to the First Responder Network Authority Board. Karima Holmes, who directs Washington, D.C.'s Office of Unified Communications, and Matt Slinkard, executive assistant chief of police in Houston, Texas, will join a board that oversees the FirstNet public safety broadband network, the commerce department said Thursday.

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Commerce Department Extends Deadline of U.S. Industry-Huawei Separation

The Department of Commerce has given U.S. firms more time to cut all connections between their information technology infrastructures and Huawei, Nextgov reported Monday. The department changed the original Aug. 19 deadline to Nov. 19 due to the dependence of some rural companies on the Chinese technology firm. 

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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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