The Government Wants A Handheld Synthetic Drug Detector

NIST and DARPA are looking for pre-market products that can identify synthetic opioids like fentanyl.

Senator Calls On Agencies to Streamline Programs for Entrepreneurs

The Government Accountability Office reported in 2012 that each of the 52 entrepreneur support programs at Commerce, SBA and other agencies overlapped with at least one other program.

How a Commerce Department Standards Agency Grew Into a Cybersecurity Powerhouse

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has a hand in nearly every aspect of government cybersecurity.

Be 'Less of a Nerd,' Agency CIO Tells Fellow CIOs

Chief information officers need to be tech savvy, but they also need to be educators.

This Agency Can Help Fast Track Your Tech Acquisitions

National Technical Information Service pairs federal agencies with vetted companies that meet their technology needs—and fast.

Commerce Seeks Input on Fighting Botnets

The request follows an executive order focused partly on fighting the armies of zombie computers.

Watchdog: Updated Census Could Face Problems In 2020

Census hasn't updated its cost estimates since October 2015.

Watchdog: U.S. Manufacturing Needs Boost from Commerce

The department isn’t contributing enough to manufacturing, a Government Accountability Office audit says.

AT&T Scores $6.5B Contract to Build Nation's First Public Safety Broadband Network

The company will spend about $40 billion on building, deploying and operating the network.

Cyber Officials Ask: How Do You Prove Cyber Protections Are Worth The Investment?

When your whole job is preventing attacks from happening, it can be hard to prove how effective you are.

You Have More Time To Tell Government How To Use Internet of Things

NTIA is extending the deadline for comment on a report it published on connected technology.

Commerce Nominee Endorses Cyber Push, Modernizing Government Tech

Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross also praised the security benefits of cloud computing.

Commerce Wants Your Thoughts on Preliminary Internet of Things Guidance

As connected devices proliferate, the internet of things could eventually "increas[e] efficiency and convenience for industry, consumers and government to improv[e] safety,” Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said in a statement.

Government Shared Services Meet Challenges in People, Capital

Shared services continue to face challenges from how agencies are funding to finding the right personnel.

Trump Appoints Legislative Cyber Leaders to Transition Team

Reps. Devin Nunes, Marsha Blackburn and Tom Marino have sponsored cyber and tech legislation.

Commerce Wants Amazon's Alexa To Tap Into Its Data

The Commerce Department hosted a hackathon with Amazon.

White House Expands Employment, Housing Data Effort

Fitbit, LinkedIn and other companies are collaborating on the Opportunity Project.

Why Adopt IPv6? NTIA Wants Your Thoughts

The internet of things will necessitate faster IPv6 adoption.

Commerce's Cyber Hit List: Third-Party Apps, Phishing

CISO Rod Turk said the department is focused on collaboration between bureaus.