Commerce

House Republicans Ask Commerce to Add Former Huawei Entity to Government Blacklist

They also requested a briefing from the End-User Committee which designates additions to the Entity List.

Commerce Department Developing Massive IT Services Contract

The enterprise contract will support IT delivery at every level, including agencies like Census, NOAA and NIST.

NIST Updates Cyber Resiliency Guide to Account for Increasingly Sophisticated Threats

Public feedback on the more than 200-page document will be considered in the near future.

Energy Updates Assessment Tool for Administration’s 100-Day Cybersecurity Sprint

The update comes as lawmakers jostle for jurisdiction over cybersecurity across multiple critical infrastructure sectors with a slew of bills advancing in both chambers of Congress.

Commerce Secretary Highlights Cybersecurity Workforce Needs With $3B Initiative

Grants will be competitively awarded to state and local governmental entities, institutions of higher education, not-for-profit entities, unions and tribes. 

White House Selects Former Fed as NIST Leader

Laurie Locascio was tapped to be the Commerce Department’s next Undersecretary for Standards and Technology.

NIST Outlines Security Measures for Software Use and Testing Under Executive Order

Eyes now turn to the Office of Management and Budget to issue requirements for federal agencies and contractors based on NIST’s work.

Lawmakers Encourage Allied Countries to Set Security Standards for International Tech Research

Heads of the State and Energy departments, OSTP, and others would contribute to their making.

NIST Turns to Technology in its Technical Investigation of the Florida Condo Collapse

Drones, 3D scanners, a data portal and more are supporting scientists in the disaster’s aftermath.

Lawmakers Look to Give NTIA More Cybersecurity Responsibilities

During a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, witnesses drew attention to the absence of a permanent leader at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

Lawmaker, Tech Companies Clash on Software Transparency Requirements

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has defined "critical software" in accordance with an executive order to institute procurement standards federal agencies must follow.    

U.S., EU Create Council to Consider and Coordinate Tech Standards

It could be a vessel to puzzle out new regulations, according to the Commerce secretary.

GSA’s Latest Blanket Purchase Agreement Benefits Climate Agency

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has a new way to procure mission critical IT.

GAO: Tech, Automation Improved Decennial Census Productivity

More than half of the Americans self-responded to the decennial census using the internet in 2020.

FDA Tells NIST Securing ‘Critical Software’ Extends Beyond Devices

Two federal agencies were among those who submitted comments to the National Institute of Standards and Technology for shaping deliverables under a recent executive order.