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    FCC to Test Private-Public Sector Spectrum; Genachowski, Sugrue Comment

    The Federal Communications Commission has approved a new pilot program to test how spectrum could be shared between agencies and the commercial sector, Nextgov reports. According to Juliana Gruenwald’s report, T-Mobile will test the frequency range between 1755 and 1780 megahertz to examine impacts of sharing that portion of the spectrum. Chairman Julius Genachowski said […] More

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    Industry Group Agrees to Cyber Tactics for Botnets, Hijacking

    An industry advisory group has voluntarily taken on suggested tactics to defend networks against three major cybersecurity threat areas, the Federal Communication Commission announced Thursday.  The Communications, Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council agreed to a set of recommendations it says would aid to mitigate the amount of Internet route hijackings, attacks on domain name systems and botnets. […] More

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    Microsoft to Bring Technology Access to 1 Million Low-Income Youth

    Today at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting,Microsoft Corp. launched its three-year program ensuring that 1 million students from low-income families in the United States receive technological benefits from hardware, software and Internet service. Through Microsoft’s Shape the Future program, the company aims to fill the gap in home access to technology and helps gives students the skills […] More

  • FCC: 911 to Accept Text, Photo, Video Messages - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    FCC: 911 to Accept Text, Photo, Video Messages

    The Federal Communication Commission announced this week a plan to provide several new ways for Americans to call the emergency 911 line. At the 2011 APCO Conference in Philadelphia, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski revealed Next Generation 9-1-1, a plan that will allow users to text, send photos and videos and track locations to ensure effective […] More

  • Knights of the Cyber Roundtable: FCC Hosts Industry Experts for Sit-down on Online Threats - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Knights of the Cyber Roundtable: FCC Hosts Industry Experts for Sit-down on Online Threats

    On the heels of recent reports on the exorbitant cost of data breaches and hack attacks, Federal Communications Commission will host a roundable with leading industry executives and government experts in cybersecurity and IT to help small businesses better understand the cyber threats and risks. Over the past 15 years, U.S. small businesses have generated […] More

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    FCC Seeks Citizens' Input on Strengthening Communications Networks

    The Federal Communications Commission last week moved closer to adopting the recommendations in the National Broadband Plan by implementing a Notice of Inquiry seeking public comment on how to further bolster the reliability and resiliency of the nation’s communications networks. “The recent devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan are a stark reminder of how heavily […] More

  • FCC Passes First Rules for Fair Play on the Internet - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    FCC Passes First Rules for Fair Play on the Internet

    The Federal Communications Commission voted today to approve its controversial first-ever Internet access regulation, which would enshrine into law the idea that all web traffic be treated equally. The Washington Post reported FCC’s three Democratic members comprised a majority of votes favoring the net neutrality regulation, which FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski introduced more than a […] More

  • FCC Forms New Tech Advisory Board - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    FCC Forms New Tech Advisory Board

    The Federal Communications Commission today announced the formation of the Technological Advisory Council, made up by technical experts who will help the commission identify areas of innovation and develop technology policies supporting the nation's competitiveness and job creation in the global economy. “I'm pleased to announce that the FCC has formed a new Technological Advisory […] More

  • FCC to Expand E-Rate Program to Communities - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    FCC to Expand E-Rate Program to Communities

    The Federal Communications Commission is lifting restrictions on some of the funds part of its E-Rate program. The agency voted last week to allow after-school access to computers by local communities, and better guard against fraud and other measures. E-Rate is part of the $8 billion annual Universal Service Fund, which focuses on expanding Internet […] More

  • Genachowski, FCC Continue Net Neutrality Battle - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Genachowski, FCC Continue Net Neutrality Battle

    Over the past months, the Federal Communications Commission has worked to preserve the freedom and openness of the Internet, efforts that over time have changed the terms of a longstanding and acrimonious debate, said FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. “We have moved from a world of four disputed and unenforceable open Internet principles–about blocking by broadband […] More

  • Genachowski: FCC's Authority Vital to Privacy and Cybersecurity - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Genachowski: FCC's Authority Vital to Privacy and Cybersecurity

    In testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee yesterday, Julius Genachowski, chairman of the FCC, told Committee members that the FCC’s regulatory authority is vital to the security and privacy of the Internet. “The Commission also recognizes that privacy has more than intrinsic value: it is critical for promoting investment, innovation, and adoption of cutting edge […] More

  • FCC Hosts Forum to Discuss Health IT - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    FCC Hosts Forum to Discuss Health IT

    Healthcare, technology, government and academic experts will convene to explore ways government can ensure the safety and reliability of wireless broadband-enabled medical devices while increasing their availability to consumers and healthcare providers, the Federal Communications Commission announced yesterday. Held in Washington, D.C., July 26-27, the meeting will feature panel and roundtable discussions,  as well as […] More

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