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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.

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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

Monday morning federal headlines - Nov. 28, 2011

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Thursday morning federal headlines - Nov. 10, 2011

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Tags: Federal Drive , Senate , USPS , NPS

Thursday - 11/10/2011, 08:43am EST

What did the first national EAS test sound like?

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

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

Tags: FEMA , DHS , EAS alert , Jamie Barnett , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

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