Tag Archives: Commerce Department

Cyberspace Solarium Commission Proposes Strategy to Create Trusted ICT Supply Chains

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The Cyberspace Solarium Commission has released a white paper that presents a five-pillar strategy to establish trusted supply chains for critical information and communications technologies. The strategy calls for the U.S. to identify key technologies and equipment through public-private partnerships and government assessments; ensure minimum viable manufacturing capacity; protect supply chain from compromise through information sharing, product testing and better intelligence; stimulate a domestic market via targeted infrastructure investment; and ensure global competitiveness.

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Bicameral Bill Seeks to Boost Investments in Emerging Tech to Maintain US Science & Tech Leadership

Four lawmakers have proposed a bicameral bill to strengthen U.S. scientific and technological edge through increased investments in the development and commercialization of emerging technologies. The bipartisan Endless Frontier Act would change the name of the National Science Foundation to National Science and Technology Foundation and create a technology directorate within NSTF to advance research in 10 tech focus areas, including artificial intelligence and machine learning; high-performance computing; cybersecurity and data storage; and robotics, automation and advanced manufacturing.

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Trump Administration, Semiconductor Firms Look to Strengthen US Chip Production

The Trump administration is in discussions with Intel (Nasdaq: INTC), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and other semiconductor firms to establish new chip factories in the U.S. to strengthen the domestic production of chips as concerns rise over the vulnerability of Asian factories as highlighted by the coronavirus pandemic, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

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Accenture’s Federal Arm to Integrate Commerce Dept Business Systems Under $341M Contract

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Accenture’s (NYSE: ACN) federal business has received a potential $340.9M contract to provide full system development lifecycle services to help the Department of Commerce consolidate core finance, acquisition, property, enterprise data warehouse and other business applications into a single suite of systems.

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DoD Opposes Commerce’s Proposed Rules to Further Restrict US Sales to Huawei

The Department of Commerce has decided to withdraw its proposed rules that would further restrain U.S. companies from selling chips and other electronics to China-based Huawei Technologies through their facilities overseas after Commerce faced objections from the Department of Defense, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

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Commerce Dept Releases Final Rule on Imagery Software Export Controls

The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security is seeking feedback on a final rule requiring U.S. companies to secure a license to market artificial intelligence-based geospatial imagery technology to foreign countries other than Canada.

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Deloitte Consulting Taps Former Commerce Dept. Official to Support Gov’t Human Capital Transformation Efforts

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 5, 2018 — Deloitte has hired Glenn Davidson, former executive director of enterprise services at the Commerce Department, as a human capital transformation executive for the government and public services practice within the company’s consulting business, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Davidson will work on programs that are aimed to …

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Leidos Gets $100M NOAA Cybersecurity Support Order; Angie Heise Quoted

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has received a potential five-year, $100M task order to help the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration manage security of the agency’s enterprise and cyber operations. The company said Wednesday it will support the NOAA Cyber Security Center in efforts to continuously monitor and secure the network within an asset …

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