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Hack the Pay Gap

Pay equality “power shifting” with Commerce data

“When women are not paid fairly,” President Obama said, “not only do they suffer, but so do their families.”

We at Commerce are excited to be part of the solution – and to have our work in harnessing our vast troves of data for innovation, job creation and advancing the public good recognized and made real. That’s why I’m so pleased that on July 19, Secretary Pritzker and US Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith hosted “Hack the Pay Gap Demo Day” at the White House showcasing our data access and usability efforts.

Fostering Collaborative Problem Solving In the Department of Commerce

On June 2nd, 2016, the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) for the Department of Commerce (DOC) issued another game-changing announcement - "GitHub can be used* to collaboratively build open source software.” (*Note below for DOC users)

Commerce On The Cloud

In early 2011, the Administration released the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy - that advocates the 'Cloud First' approach in order to capitalize on its cost savings, availability improvements, energy efficiencies, system agility, centralized security management and increased reliability.

Now, DOC will be able to develop, test and build products and services on the FedRAMPed Amazon Web Services platform.

As "America's Data Agency", the Department of Commerce intrinsically understands and appreciates that a 'Cloud First' strategy is critical in maximizing the power of open data in order to facilitate the conditions for economic growth and opportunity.  The Big Data Project from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Open Data efforts from the Commerce Data Service show this clearly.

Privacy Risk Summit Keynote

Remarks prepared for delivery by
Justin Antonipillai
Counselor, Delegated Duties of Under Secretary for Economic Affairs
‎U.S. Department of Commerce

TRUSTe Privacy Risk Summit
https://youtu.be/bRL8nq8FIBY

San Francisco, California.
June 8, 2016

#HackthePayGap

Commerce Brings Stakeholders Together to Improve Digital Economy Metrics

Improving Digital Economy Metrics Today, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) convened a roundtable to discuss what data is needed to better measure the economic importance of the cross-border information flows that connect people and businesses across the globe. Representatives from the government, private sector, academia, and public interest community spent the morning going through existing resources, identifying gaps, and evaluating what the Commerce Department could be doing to improve its digital economy metrics.

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