FRC – Department of Commerce


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OBAMA’S BLUEPRINT FOR A NEW GOVERNMENT

The Peoples Report Card for the

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

“…Save or create 3.5 million jobs over the next two years. That’s why the vast majority of these jobs — 90 percent — will be created in the private sector, because we know that business, not government, is the engine of growth in this country.
It is entrepreneurship and industry that are the wellsprings of an economy that has been the greatest force of progress and prosperity in human history. It is America’s workers and businesses that employ them that will determine our economic destiny. It is the task of the Department of Commerce to help create conditions in which our workers can prosper, our businesses can thrive, and our economy can grow. …Create the jobs of the 21st century — jobs in science and technology; agriculture and energy — jobs that pay well and can’t be shipped overseas.
–    Barak Obama

“Because we know that business, not government, is the engine of growth in America, then why do we need a Department of Commerce? The value of the Department of Commerce is directly related to information. Data collection and dissemination are vital to private and government operations in understanding the trends and potential impacts of international trade. That’s why we are leaving the research arm of the Department of Commerce in place while migrating their other responsibilities to more appropriate organizations.
–    Bryant Delaney, DOI2.com

Department of Commerce – New

Strategic Objective #1:   Promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness -$1B
1.1 Foster domestic economic development as well as export opportunities (EDA, ITA, MBDA)
·    Transfer to State Department
1.2 Advance responsible economic growth and trade while protecting American security (ITA, BIS)
·    Transfer to State Department
1.3 Enhance the supply of key economic and demographic data to support effective decision-making of policymakers, businesses, and the American public (Census/BEA)
·    Maintain
1.4 Position small manufacturers to compete in a global economy (NIST)
·    Transfer to State Department

Strategic Objective #1:   Promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness – $2B
2.1 Advance measurement science and standards that drive technological change (NIST, NTIS)
·    Maintain
2.2 Protect intellectual property and improve the patent and trademark system (USPTO)
·    Maintain
2.3 Advance the development of global e-commerce as well as telecommunications and information services (NTIA)
·    Eliminate

Strategic Objective #3: Promote environmental stewardship – $0B
3.1 Protect, restore and manage the use of coastal and ocean resources
·    Transfer to Interior Department
3.2 Advance understanding of climate variability and change
·    Transfer to Interior Department
3.3 Provide accurate and timely weather and water information
·    Transfer to Interior Department
3.4 Support safe, efficient and environmentally sound commercial navigation
·    Transfer to Interior Department

BEFORE
$8.2B
37,000 Employees

AFTER
$3.0B
22,561 Employees

SAVINGS
$5.2B
14,439 Employees

SCORE
90%
124 performance targets, 90 percent were at or above target, one percent slightly below target, and seven percent not on target

Table of Contents
Department of Commerce – New
BEFORE
AFTER
SAVINGS
SCORE
Department of Commerce – Current
Goals
FY 2008 Budget
Accomplishments:
Associated Bureaus
Objectives
Strategic Objective #1: Maximize U.S. competitiveness and enable economic growth for American industries, workers, and consumers
Strategic Objective #1:   Promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness
Strategic Objective #3: Promote environmental stewardship
Strategic Objective #4: Achieve organizational and management excellence
Challenges

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