Bureau of the Census (Census) http://open.commerce.gov/extra/taxonomy/term/7/0 en Commerce Plan for Retrospective Analysis of Existing Rules http://open.commerce.gov/node/141 <p>On January 18, 2011, in Executive Order 13563, the President directed each agency to review their "existing significant regulations, and consider how best to promote retrospective analysis of rules that may be outmoded, ineffective, insufficient, or excessively burdensome, and to modify, streamline, expand, or repeal them in accordance with what has been learned."</p> <p>In response to this directive, Commerce created and released a preliminary plan for review of its regulations on May 26, 2011. Commerce welcomed the public's comments and feedback on this preliminary plan through July 25, 2011. Commerce published the final version of its regulatory review plan on August 22, 2011, which incorporated responses to public comments and new information about recent accomplishments. Commerce in promoting transparency continues to publish routine status and updates. Commerce has updated the Retrospective Plan Progress Report Table based on progress review of the plan, new information and new developments.&nbsp;Today April 5, 2016, we are publishing our latest updates in the EO 13563 and EO 13610 progress report.&nbsp; The latest report and all previous reports can be found at <strong><a href="/node/141">Commerce Plan for Retrospective Analysis of Existing Rules</a>.</strong></p><table id="attachments" class="sticky-enabled"> <thead><tr><th>Attachment</th><th>Size</th> </tr></thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"><td><a href="http://open.commerce.gov/sites/default/files/Commerce Plan for Retrospective Analysis of Existing Rules - 2011-08-22 Final_0.pdf">Commerce Plan for Retrospective Analysis of Existing Rules - 2011-08-22 Final.pdf</a></td><td>785.88 KB</td> </tr> <tr class="even"><td><a href="http://open.commerce.gov/sites/default/files/NOAA attachment for DOC EO 13563 Plan 2011-08-22 Final_0.pdf">NOAA attachment for DOC EO 13563 Plan 2011-08-22 Final.pdf</a></td><td>461.22 KB</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"><td><a href="http://open.commerce.gov/sites/default/files/2012 05 10 NOAA EO 13563 report narrative_0.pdf">Commerce Retrospective Plan Progress Report Table 2013 05 10 - NOAA Narrative.pdf</a></td><td>153.75 KB</td> </tr> <tr class="even"><td><a href="http://open.commerce.gov/sites/default/files/2012 05 10 EO 13563 report table- NOAA BIS and PTO_0.pdf">Commerce Retrospective Plan Progress Report Table 2013 05 10.pdf</a></td><td>109.95 KB</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"><td><a href="http://open.commerce.gov/sites/default/files/Commerce Retrospective Plan Progress Report Table 2013 01 15_0_0.pdf">Commerce Retrospective Plan Progress Report Table 2013 01 15.pdf</a></td><td>161.56 KB</td> </tr> <tr class="even"><td><a href="http://open.commerce.gov/sites/default/files/2013 07 26 EO 13563 progress report with EO 13610 final_0.doc">Commerce Retrospective Plan Progress Report Table with EO 2013 07 26.doc</a></td><td>121.5 KB</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"><td><a href="http://open.commerce.gov/sites/default/files/2014 01 29 DOC EO 13563 and EO 13610 progress report FINAL Published_0_0.pdf">2014 01 29 DOC EO 13563 and EO 13610 progress report FINAL Published.pdf</a></td><td>2.37 MB</td> </tr> <tr class="even"><td><a href="http://open.commerce.gov/sites/default/files/2014 01 29 January NOAA EO 13563 narrative report Final Publish_0_0.pdf">2014 01 29 January NOAA EO 13563 narrative report Final Publish.pdf</a></td><td>1.7 MB</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"><td><a href="http://open.commerce.gov/sites/default/files/2014 08 05 EO 13563 progress report with EO 13610 and EO 13659 data - OMB cleared with Cover Final_0.pdf">2014 08 05 EO 13563 progress report with EO 13610 and EO 13659 data - OMB cleared with Cover Final.pdf</a></td><td>507.35 KB</td> </tr> <tr class="even"><td><a href="http://open.commerce.gov/sites/default/files/2015 03 13 EXECUTIVE ORDER 13536 and 13610 update_0.pdf">2015 03 13 EXECUTIVE ORDER 13536 and 13610 update.pdf</a></td><td>2.21 MB</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"><td><a href="http://open.commerce.gov/sites/default/files/2015 08 05 EXECUTIVE ORDER 13563 and 13610 update_0.pdf">2015 08 05 EXECUTIVE ORDER 13563 and 13610 update.pdf</a></td><td>553.75 KB</td> </tr> <tr class="even"><td><a href="http://open.commerce.gov/sites/default/files/2016 03 17 EXECUTIVE ORDER 13563 and 13610 update.pdf">2016 03 17 EXECUTIVE ORDER 13563 and 13610 update.pdf</a></td><td>2.46 MB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> http://open.commerce.gov/node/141#comments Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Bureau of the Census (Census) International Trade Administration (ITA) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Tue, 05 Apr 2016 14:00:37 +0000 Priggs@doc.gov 141 at http://open.commerce.gov Commerce Plan for Retrospective Analysis of Existing Rules http://open.commerce.gov/news/2015/08/17/commerce-plan-retrospective-analysis-existing-rules <p>On January 18, 2011, in Executive Order 13563, the President directed each agency to review their "existing significant regulations, and consider how best to promote retrospective analysis of rules that may be outmoded, ineffective, insufficient, or excessively burdensome, and to modify, streamline, expand, or repeal them in accordance with what has been learned."</p> <p>In response to this directive, Commerce created and released a preliminary plan for review of its regulations on May 26, 2011. Commerce welcomed the public's comments and feedback on this preliminary plan through July 25, 2011. Commerce published the final version of its regulatory review plan on August 22, 2011, which incorporated responses to public comments and new information about recent accomplishments. Commerce in promoting transparency continues to publish routine status and updates. Commerce has updated the Retrospective Plan Progress Report Table based on progress review of the plan, new information and new developments. Today August 17, 2015, we are publishing our latest updates in the EO 13563, EO 13610 and the EO 13659 progress report. The latest report and all previous reports can be found at the&nbsp;<a href="/news/2015/03/20/commerce-plan-retrospective-analysis-existing-rules-0">Commerce Plan for Retrospective Analysis of Existing Rules.</a></p> http://open.commerce.gov/news/2015/08/17/commerce-plan-retrospective-analysis-existing-rules#comments Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Bureau of the Census (Census) International Trade Administration (ITA) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:32:57 +0000 Priggs@doc.gov 139 at http://open.commerce.gov Commerce Plan for Retrospective Analysis of Existing Rules http://open.commerce.gov/news/2015/03/20/commerce-plan-retrospective-analysis-existing-rules-0 <p><span style="font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.5em;">On January 18, 2011, in Executive Order 13563, the President directed each agency to review their "existing significant regulations, and consider how best to promote retrospective analysis of rules that may be outmoded, ineffective, insufficient, or excessively burdensome, and to modify, streamline, expand, or repeal them in accordance with what has been learned."</span></p> <p>In response to this directive, Commerce created and released a preliminary plan for review of its regulations on May 26, 2011. Commerce welcomed the public's comments and feedback on this preliminary plan through July 25, 2011. Commerce published the final version of its regulatory review plan on August 22, 2011, which incorporated responses to public comments and new information about recent accomplishments. Commerce in promoting transparency continues to publish routine status and updates. Commerce has updated the Retrospective Plan Progress Report Table based on progress review of the plan, new information and new developments. Today March 20, 2015, we are publishing our latest updates in the EO 13563, EO 13610 and the EO 13659 progress report.</p><table id="attachments" class="sticky-enabled"> <thead><tr><th>Attachment</th><th>Size</th> </tr></thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"><td><a href="http://open.commerce.gov/sites/default/files/Commerce Plan for Retrospective Analysis of Existing Rules - 2011-08-22 Final.pdf">Commerce Plan for Retrospective Analysis of Existing Rules - 2011-08-22 Final.pdf</a></td><td>785.88 KB</td> </tr> <tr class="even"><td><a href="http://open.commerce.gov/sites/default/files/NOAA attachment for DOC EO 13563 Plan 2011-08-22 Final.pdf">NOAA attachment for DOC EO 13563 Plan 2011-08-22 Final.pdf</a></td><td>461.22 KB</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"><td><a href="http://open.commerce.gov/sites/default/files/2012 05 10 NOAA EO 13563 report narrative.pdf">Commerce Retrospective Plan Progress Report 2012 05 10 – NOAA Narrative.pdf</a></td><td>153.75 KB</td> </tr> <tr class="even"><td><a href="http://open.commerce.gov/sites/default/files/2012 05 10 EO 13563 report table- NOAA BIS and PTO.pdf">Commerce Retrospective Plan Progress Report Table 2012 05 10.pdf</a></td><td>109.95 KB</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"><td><a href="http://open.commerce.gov/sites/default/files/Commerce Retrospective Plan Progress Report Table 2013 01 15_0.pdf">Commerce Retrospective Plan Progress Report Table 2013 01 15.pdf</a></td><td>161.56 KB</td> </tr> <tr class="even"><td><a href="http://open.commerce.gov/sites/default/files/2013 07 26 EO 13563 progress report with EO 13610 final.doc">Commerce Retrospective Plan Progress Report Table with EO 2013 07 26.doc</a></td><td>121.5 KB</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"><td><a href="http://open.commerce.gov/sites/default/files/2014 01 29 DOC EO 13563 and EO 13610 progress report FINAL Published_0.pdf">2014 01 29 DOC EO 13563 and EO 13610 progress report FINAL Published.pdf</a></td><td>2.37 MB</td> </tr> <tr class="even"><td><a href="http://open.commerce.gov/sites/default/files/2014 01 29 January NOAA EO 13563 narrative report Final Publish_0.pdf">2014 01 29 January NOAA EO 13563 narrative report Final Publish.pdf</a></td><td>1.7 MB</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"><td><a href="http://open.commerce.gov/sites/default/files/2014 08 05 EO 13563 progress report with EO 13610 and EO 13659 data - OMB cleared with Cover Final.pdf">2014 08 05 EO 13563 progress report with EO 13610 and EO 13659 data - OMB cleared with Cover Final.pdf</a></td><td>507.35 KB</td> </tr> <tr class="even"><td><a href="http://open.commerce.gov/sites/default/files/2015 03 13 EXECUTIVE ORDER 13536 and 13610 update.pdf">2015 03 13 EXECUTIVE ORDER 13536 and 13610 update.pdf</a></td><td>2.21 MB</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"><td><a href="http://open.commerce.gov/sites/default/files/2015 08 05 EXECUTIVE ORDER 13563 and 13610 update.pdf">2015 08 05 EXECUTIVE ORDER 13563 and 13610 update.pdf</a></td><td>553.75 KB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> http://open.commerce.gov/news/2015/03/20/commerce-plan-retrospective-analysis-existing-rules-0#comments Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Bureau of the Census (Census) International Trade Administration (ITA) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:29:59 +0000 tfriend@doc.gov 117 at http://open.commerce.gov Open Government Blog Post http://open.commerce.gov/news/2014/10/30/open-government-blog-post <p><strong><em>Guest Blog produced by: Census Bureau’s Open Government Senior Leader</em></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.census.gov/history/www/programs/demographic/decennial_census.html"><img style="float: right;" src="/sites/default/files/media/Census_pic.png" alt="" height="225" width="263" /></a></p><p>At the Census Bureau, we collect data— you may have evenparticipated in some of our collection efforts, like the <a href="http://www.census.gov/history/www/programs/demographic/decennial_census.html">decennial census</a>, the <a href="http://www.census.gov/acs/www/about_the_survey/american_community_survey/">American Community Survey</a> or the <a href="http://www.census.gov/cps/">Current Population Survey</a>. But did you know that data <em>dissemination</em> is an equally important responsibility? Right now, we are working on several initiatives aimed to make our data more accessible than ever before. Everyone from survey respondents, researchers, developers and members of the public rely on Census Bureau statistics, and we must meet all of their needs. </p> <p>One way that many Americans interact with Census Bureau data is through our website. This year, we redesigned <a href="http://census.gov/" target="_blank">Census.gov</a> to make it easier for you to find what you need. We found that our customers wanted to browse information by topic, so we updated the site’s navigational features. We also released new interactive data tools, like the revised <a href="http://www.census.gov/popclock/?intcmp=home_pop" target="_blank">Population Clock</a> and <a href="http://flowsmapper.geo.census.gov/flowsmapper/flowsmapper.html" target="_blank">Census Flows Mapper</a>. One particularly exciting change is the improved search function — users now can search population, poverty and income for a desired location and get statistics within the search results. Whether customers are looking for quick facts or detailed information for their communities, we have a tool for them to find the information they need. And even more improvements are on the way. </p> <p>The improved search function is one example of a feature that is possible because of our <a href="http://www.census.gov/developers/" target="_blank">Open API</a> — a set of programming instructions and standards for accessing data. We launched the API in 2012 to give developers access to high-value data sets from our surveys and other key economic indicators, and we are continually adding new data sets.</p> <p>&nbsp;The API delivers easy access to our data and allows developers to combine it with other sources to create tools that benefit the public. For example, <a href="http://www.census.gov/mycd">My Congressional District</a>, a tool on census.gov, provides users with statistics about congressional districts by pulling data from the Census Bureau’s API. We are continuing to solicit feedback from developers to improve the API and often attend local meet ups and hold internal codeathons to generate ideas. </p> <p>As the authoritative source for legal and statistical geographic boundaries in the U.S, our <a href="http://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/tiger.html">Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER)</a> suite of products provides another example of how we are innovating to disseminate data. TIGER is a digital geographic database that automates the mapping and related geographic activities required to support the Census Bureau’s census and survey programs. &nbsp;We recently launched TIGERweb, a set of APIs, services and a Web application for disseminating and visualizing geospatial data. TIGERweb allows our customers to easily use Web map services directly in their applications and contains scores of detailed geographic layer data. </p> <p>Through these and other innovative tools, the Census Bureau continues to lead the way in Open Government goals and objectives. We have also held recent <a href="http://www.census.gov/newsroom/census-live.html">webcasts</a> that allow the public to learn first-hand how and why we collect data. We are committed to developing more and better ways to make data accessible to our diverse range of customers, anytime, anywhere, and on any device. </p> http://open.commerce.gov/news/2014/10/30/open-government-blog-post#comments Bureau of the Census (Census) Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:13:19 +0000 tfriend@doc.gov 128 at http://open.commerce.gov