Department of Commerce

Secretary of Commerce Pritzker Announces Members to Serve on FirstNet Board

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced the reappointment of three leading experts on public safety, wireless broadband communications, and state and local government to serve three-year terms on the First Responder Network Authority (First

A New Data Joint Adventure

The National Technical Information Service has just posted a Federal Register Notice inviting proposals from for-profit, non-profit, or research organizations to enter into Joint Venture Partnership agreements with NTIS to develop and deliver inno

Overview of the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework

The EU-US Privacy Shield Framework was designed by the US Department of Commerce and European Commission to provide companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a mechanism to comply with EU data protection requirements when transferring personal

FirstNet: Deploying a Resilient Broadband Network for the Nation’s First Responders

To deploy a nationwide public safety broadband network, First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) is working closely with first responders in all 56 states and territories to ensure their communications needs are built into the nationwide netwo

Commerce's NIST to Host Next Meeting on Developing a Collaborative Nationwide Disaster Resilience Framework

As part of President Barack Obama's Climate Action Plan, Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is leading a collaborative nationwide effort to develop a framework that US communities can use to prepare for, resist, respo

Department of Commerce Open Government Plan Version 3.0 Published

On January 21, 2009, President Barack Obama issued the first executive memorandum of his Administration, entitled “Transparency and Open Government.”

Working to Ensure Americans Remain Connected When Disaster Strikes

With the start of summer comes the beginning of the hurricane season along much of the US coast. And with hurricanes comes the increased possibility that communications could be disrupted.

US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Appoints Sue Swenson FirstNet Board Chairwoman

US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced the appointment of Sue Swenson as Chairwoman of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) Board.

Secretary Pritzker Committed to Strengthening the Role of Women in Business and Technology

As President Barack Obama declared in his State of the Union address, “When women succeed, America succeeds.” Here at the Department of Commerce, we are committed to strengthening the role of women in business and technology.