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historic mission of the Department is “to foster,
promote, and develop the foreign and domestic commerce”
of the United States. This has evolved, as a result of
legislative and administrative additions, to encompass
broadly the responsibility to foster, serve, and promote
the Nation’s economic development and technological
The No FEAR Act (Notification and Federal
Anti-Discrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002), which took effect on October 1, 2003, makes Federal
agencies individually accountable for violations of anti-discrimination
and whistleblower protection laws.
• Strategic Plan: The Department of Commerce’s strategic plan for the fiscal years 2007 through 2012 highlights efforts to respond to and influence the three major forces that will shape the U.S. economy of the future: the enhancement of economic growth for American industries, workers, and consumers (Goal 1), science and technological leadership (see Goal 2), and environmental stewardship (see Goal 3).
•Annual Performance Plan: Note: Annual performance plans are integrated with the budget and are shown as exhibit 3A of each budget justification. The FY 2011 Annual Performance Plan provides the Department of Commerce’s bureau-specific performance goals and measures that align with the Department’s strategic goals and objectives. This plan sets the framework for the Department’s annual performance.
The Small Business Paperwork Relief
Act (SBPRA) of 2002 requires the Office of Management
& Budget to publish in the Federal Register a list
of the compliance assistance resources available at Federal
agencies for small businesses.