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President Announces Plan to Increase Broadband Space

White House officials announced President Barack Obama’s plan to increase the amount of available commercial and federal broadband space in a memorandum scheduled to be signed today. The plan will make 500 megahertz available over the next 10 years in reflection of the rising use of smartphones and other wireless …

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Obama Announces Patients’ Bill of Rights

President Barack Obama unveiled new regulations under the Affordable Health Care Act in a speech that marked the first 90 days since the bill was signed. Titled the “Patient’s Bill of Rights,” the new package of benefits revealed how the provisions will be executed and various protections to customers under …

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Wanted: Ideas on How to Push Government into 21st Century

Have any ideas on how to move the government into the 21st century? Then federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra wants to hear from you. Chaired by Chopra and Sam Karp, the HIT Policy Committee’s Enrollment Workgroup is asking the public for help with information on how to transition the …

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ONC Issues Final Rule on Certification Program

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology today issued a final rule to create a temporary certification program for electronic health record technology, establishing processes organizations must follow to be authorized by the national coordinator to test and certify EHR technology. Use of “certified EHR technology” is …

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Reitinger Testifies on Cyber Bill

As the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010 reached its first hearing at the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Deputy Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate for the Department of Homeland Security Philip Reitinger spoke about the bill to give the president …

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Obama to America: Seize Control of Your Destiny

In his first Oval Office address, President Barack Obama urged the nation to wean off the oil dependency and embrace a clean-energy future. He expressed the importance of this in light of the recent disastrous oil spill off the Gulf Coast and called it the “moment for this generation to …

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Kerry, Snowe Request FCC Use TV Airwaves for Broadband

Sen. John Kerry, chairman of the Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet, and Olympia Snowe, senior member of the Commerce Committee wrote a letter to the Federal Communication Commission requesting it opens unused TV airwaves as a platform for low-cost broadband for those who remain unable to access …

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