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FCC News

What did the first national EAS test sound like?

The nationwide test took place at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9.

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 04:17pm EST

What you should know about the national EAS test

Because of its unprecedented nature of the first EAS test, government officials don't know quite what to expect, the chief of the FCC public safety and homeland security bureau, Jamie Barnett, told the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris.

Friday - 11/04/2011, 12:09pm EDT

FCC vote may mean $50 billion in economic growth

Sharon Gillett, chief of the FCC's Wireline Competition Bureau, examines what change to Universal Service Fund means for Internet expansion.

Thursday - 11/03/2011, 10:56am EDT

FCC helps small biz with cybersecurity plans

The agency has launched its Small Biz Cyber Planner to help businesses make a cybersecurity protection plan

Monday - 10/24/2011, 04:57pm EDT

Broadband initiative aimed to 'change people's lives'

Julius Knapp, chief of the Office of Engineering and Technology at the Federal Communications Commission, joined the Federal Drive to discuss the formation of the National Broadband Plan. Knapp's work on that initiative has earned him and his colleagues a finalist spot for a Service to America medal.

Monday - 09/12/2011, 09:14am EDT

Genachowski: FCC acts as 'spur' for next-gen 9-1-1 efforts

The nation's 9-1-1 system is rooted in the old, switched-circuit telephone system and it still works fairly well, even in today's mobile-technology world. But some, including FCC chairman Julius Genachowski, think it's past due for an upgrade.

Wednesday - 08/17/2011, 03:19pm EDT

Genachowski: FCC will 'spur' 9-1-1 modernization efforts

Julius Genachowski told the Federal Drive the time is right to adopt the next-generation of the 9-1-1 system. He also described efforts to establish a national, broadband communications for first responders.

Wednesday - 08/17/2011, 10:31am EDT

New federal CIO VanRoekel's goal is execution

President Obama today named Steven VanRoekel to replace Vivek Kundra as the federal chief information officer. VanRoekel said his experience at the FCC helped him understand the challenges of government, and the fact there are answers to the complex problems. VanRoekel's first day is Friday.

Thursday - 08/04/2011, 05:58am EDT

FEMA, FCC schedule first nationwide emergency alert test

The first presidential emergency alert testing will take place to ensure notifications systems are operating to keep Americans informed during emergencies.

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 05:12pm EDT

Size doesn't matter to hackers

Companies of all sizes find they need protection from cyber attacks.

Monday - 05/23/2011, 08:30am EDT

FCC's online security tools aim to help small businesses

Josh Gottheimer is a Senior Counselor at the Office of the Chairman at the Federal Communications Commission. He explains how this public-private partnership will work.

Friday - 05/20/2011, 03:54pm EDT

National emergency alert system set to launch

After more than five years of planning, a national emergency alert system that will send messages to cell phones during disasters is set to launch in New York City and Washington by the end of year.

Monday - 05/09/2011, 07:07pm EDT

Panel: Use federal land to deploy broadband

A panel advising the Federal Communication Commission on technological innovation says the federal government should use its own land and buildings to advance the cause of national broadband deployment.

Monday - 04/25/2011, 07:14pm EDT

FCC rebrands itself through new website

Haley Van Dyck, director of citizen engagement at the Federal Communication Commission, says the agency wants to hear from users about its new website before launching completely next month.

Monday - 04/11/2011, 02:38pm EDT

FCC launches its first website redesign in 10 years

The Federal Communications Commission is redoing its website for the first time in ten years.

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 03:48pm EDT

FCC has plan to meet broadband demand

Ruth Milkman, chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau at the FCC joins the Federal Drive on the lengthy process

Friday - 04/01/2011, 09:31am EDT

Of Consuming Interest - 3/13/11

Joel Gurin of the Federal Communications Commission discusses bill shock, accessibility to communication services and products and new initiatives undertaken by the commission.

Sunday - 03/13/2011, 04:18pm EDT

Sources: FCC chair could be new Commerce head

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski could replace Gary Locke as Secretary of Commerce, sources tell The Hill.

Tuesday - 03/08/2011, 02:20pm EST

FCC: Presidential emergency alerts to be tested

Presidential alerts and wireless broadband could be coming to the national Emergency Alert System. We get details from the FCC's Lisa Fowlkes.

Monday - 02/07/2011, 11:17am EST

Federal pros rise to social media challenges

The federal government is no stranger to Facebook, Twitter, blogs and even photo-sharing sites like Flickr. Using those tools effectively is the subject of the Federal News Radio Discussion: Shouting from the Rooftops.

Friday - 01/28/2011, 11:08am EST
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