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FCC Commissioner Clyburn Names New Chief of Staff

The game of musical chairs at the Federal Communications Commission continued yesterday as FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn announced Dave Grimaldi would be taking over as her chief of staff and media legal adviser. Before being named to Clyburn’s staff, Grimaldi was chief counsel for her father, House Majority Whip James …

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Heads in the Cloud

Chief technology officers from more than a dozen leading software firms and the White House’s top technology gurus kicked off a two-day conference yesterday aimed at making better use of cloud computing across the federal government. The Business Software Alliance’s sixth annual forum hosted CTOs from 13 software firms including …

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A ‘Critical Juncture’ for Global Governance

A report issued today by the National Intelligence Council and the European Union’s Institute for Security Studies turns its focus toward global governance–the collective management of international problems–and reaches some sobering conclusions. “The growing number of issues on the international agenda, and their complexity, is outpacing the ability of international …

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Streamlining NATO on the Table at November Talks

When the annual NATO summit gets underway in November, along with discussions of strategy and success in Afghanistan, the military alliance of Western democracies will also explore ways to revitalize the organization itself. “We have a whole series of reform proposals looking at command structure, NATO agencies and institutions, NATO …

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Low-Interest Rates Mean Opportunities for Small Businesses to Build, Hire

In an opportunity for small-business owners, this month’s rates for both 20-year and 10-year Small Business Administration’s 504 loans are at their lowest levels since the program began. The program has nominated a number of Certified Development Companies to help finance 680 small businesses with the loans in September alone. …

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Report: Jobs Growing in Washington, DC

The Washington, D.C., metropolitan areas is one of the best-performing during the post-recession era, according to MetroMonitor, a quarterly report by Brookings Institute’s Metropolitan Policy Program. By the second quarter of 2010, Washington was one of the 10 best overall cities nationwide in terms of improvements in employment, gross metropolitan …

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Critics: Room for Improvement in US Protection against Cyber Threats

After last year’s cyber policy review, the government is making moves to protect U.S. networks against hackers and other threats, but critics say there is still a long way to go. Although President Barack Obama deemed cybersecurity a national priority last year, some government agencies have struggled to quickly deploy …

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FTC: Antitrust Laws Flexible Enough for Digital Age

The Federal Trade Commission recently testified before a U.S. House of Representative subcommittee about its measures to keep consumers protected against monopolies in a quickly-developing technology market. “Some have argued that there should be different rules for markets characterized by rapid technological development, but Congress drafted the antitrust laws in …

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Powerwave’s Jake MacLeod to Speak at Homeland Security Conference

Powerwave Technologies Vice President of Government Solutions Jake MacLeod will present during the Homeland Security for Networked Industries 2010 expo, held Sept. 20-21 in Washington, D.C. MacLeod will speak during a session titled “The Emergence Management Lifecycle: From Disaster Preparedness to Emergency Response and Rebuilding.” He will lend his experience …

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