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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 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.

Tags: EAS , FEMA ,

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.

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

Tags: Sharon Gillette , Internet , Federal Drive , Universal Service Fund , mobile , telecommunications

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

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , In Depth , , SBA ,

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

Snow plus FCC on interoperability equals irony

A weather emergency cancels an FCC forum on public safety broadband communications.

Tags: technology , TANDBERG Interoperability Center , Public Safety Forum , DHS , NIST

Friday - 02/12/2010, 01:16pm EST

Sound off for first responders

The FCC makes way for the future of interoperability.

Tags: technology , TANDBERG Interoperability Center , telecommunications , Air Force ,

Friday - 01/29/2010, 04:46pm EST

9/7/09 - Steps have been taken

Steps have been taken, but more needs to be done. That's the findings of a new report about emergency coordination between agencies. The Government Accountability Office says the two organizations responsible for assisting first responders. Homeland Security and the FCC have not established a common vision for an inter-operable public safety policy. The report calls for better alignment between the FCC's interoperable network and Homeland Security's National Emergency Communications Plan.

Tags: technology , Interoperability Report , GAO ,

Friday - 09/11/2009, 01:05pm EDT

Interoperability may take an act of Congress

Public safety officials are asking for room on the airwaves for a dedicated wireless broadband network for first responders.

Tags: technology , TANDBERG Interoperability Center , Congress ,

Friday - 01/15/2010, 04:55pm EST
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