The Federal Communications Commission adopts framework proposed by AT&T and Sirius XM to provide for LTE service without disrupting satellite-radio transmissions. The agency also updates progress on wireless 'bill shock' initiative.
Stories by Kenneth Corbin
The Federal Communications Commission unanimously approves order initiating rulemaking process for auctions to transfer spectrum from TV broadcasters to mobile broadband operators.
In response to a White House mandate, the agencies and departments of the federal government are gradually moving their IT operations to the cloud in a shift that could save billions of dollars, while also raising serious security concerns.
In the presidential campaign, cybersecurity and Internet freedom won't get top billing as the candidates spar over their plans for creating jobs and cutting deficits, but the two major parties have included positions on several technology policy issues in the platforms ratified at their recent conventions.
The Federal Aviation Administration acknowledges that consumers want to use their iPads, Kindles, smartphones and other electronic devices. The agency will form a working group to revisit in-flight usage restrictions, which the CTIA calls 'antiquated.'
As federal agencies develop strategies for an increasingly mobile workforce, the traditional methods of securing a desktop environment have to evolve to account for the growing crop of wireless devices in use. Symantec vice president of public sector urges federal CIOs to embrace BYOD, but to update their security posture to also focus on files and applications.
In the FCC's eighth survey of the broadband landscape it was acknowledged that ISPs have made progress in expanding their network footprints, but significant gaps in coverage still exist. The report has therefore concluded that broadband providers are not moving toward universal service in a "reasonable and timely" fashion.
The telecom giant has designated Sept. 19 as the date for its national pledge drive, but is urging users in the meantime to visit the site it has set up for the "It Can Wait" campaign, offering a link to the pledge and other resources emphasizing the message that "no text is worth dying for."
House members join with labor union to oppose a to blockbuster transaction that would give Verizon Wireless new spectrum and establish joint marketing and operating agreements with cable firms.
A new government study is warning that the Federal Communications Commission's standards for testing cellphones for exposure to radio-frequency energy may have fallen out of step with the latest scientific studies, calling on the agency to launch a new inquiry into the potential health risks of mobile devices.
Subcommittee chairman Daniel Akaka is calling for an overhaul of the Privacy Act as he warns that current privacy statutes governing how federal agencies use citizens' personal information have failed to keep pace with the way government authorities use modern technology.
Tech officials are warning House subcommittee members that foreign cloud services providers are trying to exploit perceived weaknesses in privacy laws to drive business away from U.S. providers.
The traditional notion of warfare among nation-states is rapidly becoming obsolete as acts of kinetic aggression are being replaced by online crimes and other disruptions that can be perpetrated by individuals or small groups. Expert Ben Hammersley argues that policymakers need to rethink the core principals of national security away from the current outdated military model in use.
Ahead of Senate debate on cybersecurity legislation, lawmakers focus on threats to electrical system; experts warn of vulnerabilities from lackluster information sharing and new smart grid technologies.
With industry players aligning around a set of self-regulatory principles meant to protect consumer privacy on the Internet, some lawmakers are wondering if online marketers and other Web players can be trusted to responsibly police their own data-collection operations.