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New Army Chief of Staff to Shake up Status Quo

No matter the challenges that lie ahead, the United States Army is prepared to respond “with the same courage and resolve with which it has responded over the past 235 years,”  said Gen. Martin Dempsey, who was confirmed as the next Army chief of staff by the Senate last month …

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Former White House Deputy CTO on Open Gov vs. Good Gov

Beth Noveck, former White House deputy chief technology officer and director of the Open Government Initiative, says the administration is on-track in its efforts to re-brand “open government,” as “good government. Blogging on The Huffington Post, Noveck, the author of Wiki Government, a tome on social media and democracy, says …

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FCC’s New Utility-pole Guidelines Aim to Bolster Broadband

In an effort to boost broadband expansion, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski has proposed lowering the fees telecommunications firms traditionally have to pay to use electric companies’ utility poles. When a telecom attaches equipment to a utility pole — what POLITICO described as those “ugly sticks in the ground” …

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Crowded Cosmos Calls for National Security Space Strategy

The Defense Department’s  newly released National Security Space Strategy has made it clear —  once known as the final frontier, the race to leverage technology and capabilities in space has opened up to a number of competing nations, making the limitless cosmos feel a little cozier these days. The buzzwords, …

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