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Van Dyck joins OMB to work on mobile, .gov reform efforts

Van Dyck comes to the E-Government and IT office to work as a policy analyst after working at the FCC and most recently USAID.

Tags: technology , people , OMB , USAID , Haley Van Dyck , Steven VanRoekel , Web 2.0 , social media , .gov reform , mobile , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 04:54pm EST

FCC spectrum sale to help fund payroll tax extension

When Congress last week passed a year-long extension to the payroll tax break, it found several ways to pay for it. One way is for the Federal Communications Commission to sell a section of unused broadcast spectrum for wireless broadband and public safety applications.

Tags: Alan Tilles , budget , public safety network , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 11:42am EST
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FCC uses geography to find patterns in large data sets

Geographer Michael Byrne works with the FCC chief data officer on deciding how the agency collects, uses and disseminates data. He spoke with The Federal Drive with Tom Temin Friday.

Tags: data , maps , Michael Byrne , Federal Drive

Friday - 02/17/2012, 10:34am EST
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Former OMB official weighs in on LightSquared broadband controversy

Both the Defense and Transportation Departments have asked the FCC to rescind its decision allowing a Virginia company to set up a national broadband network.

Tags: LightSquared , DoD , Transportation , GPS , broadband network , John Koskinen , OMB , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , technology

Monday - 01/23/2012, 12:49pm EST

FCC lets users create customized dashboards

Dashboards are all the rage on federal websites these days. At the Federal Communications Commission, they're letting website visitors create and customize their own. The MyFCC tool is still in the beta testing stage, but the idea is to let users choose from a menu of widgets that tap into the FCC's most commonly requested data sources to build a custom dashboard. There are about two dozen widgets available as of now. And, the FCC is letting users log with credentials from third parties like Google or Facebook so they have one fewer password to remember.

Tags: technolgoy , Meeting Mission Goals Through Technology ,

Tuesday - 01/03/2012, 10:49am EST

FCC's personalized dashboard targets 'power users'

The Federal Communications Commission launched a website this month that allows users to create a personalized dashboard to more easily access information.

Tags: David Robbins , Steven VanRoekel , MyFCC , dashboard , technology , open government , Mike Reich , Seabourne , government 2.0 , Federal Computer Week

Monday - 12/26/2011, 01:34pm EST

Longtime FCC commissioner Copps to retire

Michael Copps, a vocal critic of media consolidation, has been a commissioner since May 2001.

Tags: Michael Copps

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 04:48pm EST

House bill to create public safety broadband network

In the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2011, emergency responders found they could not communicate with each other. A decade later, that problem persists.

Tags: Henry Waxman , Anna Eshoo , D-block , broadband network , public safety , first responders , technology , Congress , House , Sept. 11

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 09:54am EST
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