Ian Kalin

GSA, Commerce partner on new innovation lab


A new innovation lab in San Francisco will bring together technology teams from academia, private industry and agencies from the federal, state and local levels to solve problems facing urban communities.

Like 18F, but for Commerce: Introducing the Commerce Data Corps


Borrowing an idea from 18F and USDS, the Commerce Department is creating an in-house team to help its agencies with data projects.

Pritzker swears in patent director, names chief data officer


Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker swore in Michelle Lee, the first woman director of the Patent and Trademark Office in the agency's 225-year history.

Commerce Department names Ian Kalin first chief data officer


Kalin, previously the director of open data for Socrata, will oversee what Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker refers to as "America's data agency."