Penny Pritzker

Commerce Secretary Pritzker wary of cyber centralization


Cybersecurity is centra​l to the mission of every federal department and agency and the government must avoid over-centralization and one-size-fits-all mandates, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker told the President's Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity Monday.

U.S. scrambles as Euro court tosses Safe Harbor, upending data transfer rules


U.S. officials and tech company executives were scrambling Tuesday to deal with the fallout from a European Court of Justice ruling which tossed out Safe Harbor, the 15-year-old regulatory workaround that let American companies store Europeans’ personal data outside of the EU.

D.C.’s Top 50 Women in Tech 2015


FedScoop has once again sought to recognize 50 women whose vibrant energy, determination and imagination are making a monumental difference in the federal government IT community, and whose impact is being felt across America.

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."

Commerce Department launches new data advisory council


The Commerce Data Advisory Council will help guide "America's Data Agency" further forays into data management, analysis and dissemination.