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NTIA Requests Feedback on FirstNet Spectrum Capacity Lease, Grant Application Guide

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The National Telecommunications and Information Administration has released preliminary guidance on how states can lease spectrum capacity from the First Network Responder Authority’s proposed nationwide emergency services network. The draft guide published Tuesday in the Federal Register outlines the NTIA’s process to evaluate a state’s application for authority to negotiate a spectrum capacity lease agreement with FirstNet and …

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Senate Bill Seeks to Expand Emergency Telecom Services Access

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A bill introduced in the Senate would require the Federal Communications Commission to explore new methods to expand telecommunications services access in the event of a natural disaster. The Securing Access to Networks in Disasters Act of 2016 would also mandate that the Government Accountability Office examine potential strategies for the government to increase security of emergency communications …

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CBO: US Budget Shortfall at $397B After 9 Months of FY 2016

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A Congressional Budget Office report shows the federal government’s budget deficit for the first nine months of fiscal 2016 reached $397 billion, up $81 billion from the shortfall recorded for the same period in fiscal 2015. CBO said Friday that revenues grew one percent to about $2.5 trillion and expenditures increased by four percent to $2.9 trillion over the past …

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FCC to Move Electronic Comment Filing System to Cloud-Based Platform

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The Federal Communications Commission aims to transition to an updated Electronic Comment Filing System by late June to boost public engagement with the commission. Alison Kutler, FCC consumer and governmental affairs bureau chief, and David Bray, FCC chief information officer, wrote in a blog post published Wednesday that the move supports the agency’s efforts to update its information …

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Suzanne Tetreault Named Potential Deputy Chief of FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau

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Suzanne Tetreault, deputy general counsel at the Federal Communications Commission‘s office of the general counsel, has been named as the potential deputy bureau chief for the commission’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Bureau Chief Jon Wilkins announced his intention to appoint Tetreault in a statement issued Wednesday. “Suzanne’s legal expertise and extensive experience …

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FCC Seeks Chief Data Officer for Strategic Planning & Policy Analysis Office

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The Federal Communications Commission is looking for a chief data officer for its office of strategic planning and policy analysis. FCC said in a USAJobs announcement posted Wednesday that the incumbent will require a Top Secret security clearance and work to develop policies on the commission’s national data assets. The role entails support for strategic policy areas such cross-commission efforts on data management, …

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FCC Task Force to Develop 911 Planning Framework for IP-Based Platform Shift

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A Federal Communications Commission task force will develop a planning framework and scorecard to support efforts by public safety agencies to shift their 911 systems to Internet Protocol-based platforms, Urgent Communications reported Tuesday. Donny Jackson writes the FCC’s Task Force on Optimal Public Safety Answering Points Architecture held a webcast meeting to discuss the second phase of its effort after the …

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