Business is good at the Department of Commerce. In fiscal 2016, the department’s budget, encompassing both headquarters and its myriad sub-agencies, is expected to reach $2.3 billion. The opportunities range from cloud computing and big data solutions to cybersecurity and high-performance computing.
Major IT budgets projected for fiscal 2016 at Commerce include:
- Census Bureau - $686.7 million
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - $527.7 million
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - $736.9 million
- NIST - $94 million
- General departmental management - $224.7 million
At this event, attends heard from some of the top decision makers at the Commerce Department and its sub-agencies, such as the Census Bureau, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. These speakers will share information and insights on their mission and organization and their IT priorities.
Topics addressed included:
- Goals, strategy, and policy issues
- Key opportunities across the department
- Small business goals and opportunities
- Insights on the contracting culture
In addition, Nick Wakeman, Editor-in-Chief of Washington Technology, provided an inside perspective on WT's Top 100 listing for 2015.
This half day event was ideal for any small, large or midsized company looking to do business with the Commerce Department. Even if you already have a presence at the department or one of its agencies, there was plenty to learn about the IT environment, emerging priorities and contracting and subcontracting opportunities.