Tag: Commerce Department

Federal, Hardware & Software, Policy, Tech

White House supports Senate bill that would enable US to ban TikTok

March 8, 2023

Via: TechSpot

The bipartisan Senate bill endorsed by the White House empowers Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo to review deals, software updates, or data transfers by information and communications technology in which a foreign adversary has an interest, writes CNBC. There are […]

Federal, Hardware & Software, Policy, Tech

The US Government will blacklist YMTC and 30 other Chinese companies

December 15, 2022

Via: TechSpot

According to new rumors coming from Washington, the US Government is ready to further increase its pressure on China’s high-tech industry. The US Commerce Department is seemingly preparing new, high-profile additions to its infamous Entity List, making the companies involved […]

Federal, Policy

Key inflation gauge tracked by the Fed remains a high 6.3%

June 30, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

A measure of inflation that is closely tracked by the Federal Reserve rose 6.3% in May from a year earlier, unchanged from its level in April. Thursday’s report from the Commerce Department provided the latest evidence that painfully high inflation […]

Federal, Policy

A key inflation gauge sets 40-year high as gas and food soar

March 31, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

An inflation gauge that is closely monitored by the Federal Reserve jumped 6.4% in February compared with a year ago, with sharply higher prices for food, gasoline and other necessities squeezing Americans’ finances. The figure reported Thursday by the Commerce […]

Federal, Policy

US drops Trump order targeting TikTok, plans its own review

June 9, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

The White House dropped Trump-era executive orders that attempted to ban the popular apps TikTok and WeChat and will conduct its own review aimed at identifying national security risks with software applications tied to China, officials said Wednesday. A new […]

Cybersecurity, IT Policy, Tech

U.S. blacklists seven Chinese supercomputing entities citing national security concerns

April 8, 2021


WASHINGTON – The Commerce Department on Thursday added seven Chinese supercomputing entities to a U.S. economic blacklist citing national security concerns. The department added Tianjin Phytium Information Technology, Shanghai High-Performance Integrated Circuit Design Center, Sunway Microelectronics, the National Supercomputing Center […]

Federal, Policy

Trump administration challenges order that blocked WeChat app store ban

September 21, 2020


The Trump administration will challenge an order that blocked the Commerce Department’s ban on downloads of the Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat. U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler on Sunday halted a move that would have forced Apple and Google to remove […]


Operational confusion led to more than 400 critical- to high-risk vulnerabilities persisting on systems at BIS

October 29, 2015

Via: Government Curated

Failures in communication and a lack of remediation for known cybersecurity flaws pointed to the Bureau of Industry and Security’s continuous monitoring program as being ‘deficient,’ according to a report. The U.S. Commerce Department Office of the Inspector General said […]