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Nov 12 2020
The Commerce Department said Thursday that they are delaying the implementation of a regulation that would essentially shut down the Chinese-owned video app Tik Tok, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The regulation was set to take effect Thursday, according to the Wall Street Journal. Under the law, Tik Tok would no longer appear on the app store, and all U.S. based companies would beThe Daily Caller
Dec 14 2020
Russian hackers working for the Kremlin are believed to be behind an attack into U.S. government computer systems at the departments of Treasury and Commerce that may have lasted months before it was detected, according to U.S. officials and media reports.
The hackers reportedly broke into the email systems at those two government departments, but the full extent of the breach was notNPR (Online News)
Sep 18 2020
The Trump administration will begin blocking business transactions in the United States with popular Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok and messaging app WeChat starting on Sunday.
The Commerce Department announced the new rules barring TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores on Friday, but it could be rescinded depending on whether a deal that addresses national security concerns isWashington Examiner
Aug 17 2020
The United States Department of Commerce this morning issued updates to a list of rules designed to restrict Huawei’s access to U.S.-based technology. The new restrictions follow a similar decree announced in May, finding the government department engaged in a game of international whack-a-mole as it looks to cut off the Chinese hardware giant’s access entirely.
“It amends our May ruleTechCrunch
Jun 21 2012
John E. Bryson announced his resignation as President Obamas commerce secretary on Thursday following an episode in which he had a seizure and was involved in a sequence of automobile accidents.
“The work that you do to help Americas entrepreneurs and businesses build our economy and create jobs is more important now than ever, and I have come to the conclusion that I need to step downNew York Times (News)
Mar 27 2018
In a controversial move, the Commerce Department announced Monday that the question of citizenship will again be included in the 2020 Census.
The move comes at the request of the Justice Department, first made in the early days of the administration, saying it was needed to better enforce the Voting Rights Act.CNN (Online News)
Apr 14 2022
Gov. Greg Abbott lifted enhanced inspections at one border crossing Wednesday, after Nuevo León Governor Samuel García agreed to establish checkpoints and patrols to prevent unauthorized border crossings into Texas.
But truckers continued to wait hours to cross at the Ysleta and the Bridge of the Americas ports of entry in El Paso.
Truckers said they usually spend two or threeEl Paso Times
Jan 25 2022
The Commerce Department is sounding a grim warning that the shortage of semiconductor chips that power a range of products from smartphones to computers is approaching a breaking point.
On Tuesday, the Commerce Department released the results of a months-long industry-wide survey to determine the extent of the problem. What it found was that many U.S. companies were approaching theirInternational Business Times
Nov 26 2019
The US commerce secretary would be able to block imports of any technology deemed to pose a potential national security threat under sweeping new plans proposed by the Trump administration.
In an attempt to combat the perceived threat of Chinese equipment being used for spying, the US commerce department on Tuesday put forward rules requiring the personal approval of commerce secretaryFinancial Times
Jun 11 2012
Secretary of Commerce John Bryson was hospitalized Saturday after being involved in two hit-and-run accidents in Southern California, according to a statement from the San Gabriel Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department.
The Los Angeles Times first reported Monday that Mr. Bryson, who was appointed by President Obama a year ago, was found unconscious in his carNew York Times (News)