Commerce

Why Commerce Went Against Microsoft on Rule to Control Cyber Exploits

The rule aims to prevent certain countries—most notably China—from receiving U.S. exports that could advance their intrusion and surveillance technology.

CISA, DOD Report Gaps for Agencies Assessing 5G Security Risks

Agency officials identified a lack of guiding standards for determining and mitigating risk from certain implementations of the technology and advised agencies to proceed with caution, employing penetration tests accordingly.

Biden Administration Launches New Component To Internet Expansion

The Internet for All program utilizes funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill to deploy internet connectivity nationwide.

NIST Report Documents Success In Commerce’s Technology Transfer Initiative

A new report showcases how three federal agencies submitted technology research—like patents and papers—that can have a mainstream impact.

NIST, Commerce Launch Emergency Response Training Center with Virtual Reality

The Public Safety Immersive Test Center will combine virtual reality technologies with more tactile simulations to improve emergency responses.

Federal Agencies Likely to Get New Cybersecurity Guidance ‘In Coming Weeks’

New top-level guidance—and requirements—are coming for managing software security risk at federal agencies

NIST’s Supply-Chain Security Guidance Tells Agencies: Look to FedRAMP First

The agency has spent years revising guidance for organizations to address vulnerabilities presented by vendors of software and other enterprise suppliers.

NIST Official: Revised Cybersecurity Supply-Chain Guidance Imminent

The software Industry wants agencies to show their ‘use’ of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, which it says should be mapped to the revised supply chain guidance.

Telecom Group Wants NIST to Map Performance Goals to the Cybersecurity Framework

But, in general, the industry wants NIST to avoid making any changes at all to the choose-your-own-adventure document that has guided risk management and U.S. cybersecurity policy for almost a decade.

House Subcommittee Requests More Frequent American Income Data

The Subcommittee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth asked for greater data releases in a bid to close wealth gaps.

27 Artificial Intelligence Experts First To Serve On Commerce Advisory Board

After being established in 2021, the National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee elected its first members to advise the federal government on AI policy. 

Senate Confirms Laurie Locascio to Lead Tech Standards Agency

The bioengineering professor and NIST alum was nominated by President Biden back in 2021.

Why Biden's Proposed Investment in Space Object Surveillance is a Big Deal

Space policy and technology experts weighed in on the nearly 800% increase for the Office of Space Commerce included in the FY2023 budget request.

Lawmakers Request Agency Support in Broadband Rollouts

Democrats from the House Energy and Commerce Committee asked the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to help make good on broadband development with Bipartisan Infrastructure funding.

NIST Advocates Human-Centric Focus of AI Tech

A new report delves into the biases that emerge in artificial intelligence, and best mitigation practices.