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Obama to Veto Anti-Net Neutrality Bill

The White House is saying President Obama plans to veto anti-net neutrality legislation, according to a report from Wired. Net neutrality rules will not permit broadband providers including Time Warner and Comcast to, as Wired puts it, “playing favorites with internet traffic, while a lighter set of rules applies to …

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GPS Group Wants FCC to Restrict LightSquared Spectrum

A group representing the GPS industry asked the Federal Communications Commission Tuesday to restrict the proposed LightSquared wireless network from using the upper band of its licensed spectrum. In a letter to the FCC, the Coalition to Save Our GPS asked the agency to prevent LightSquared from using frequencies near …

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Report Says Agencies Should Treat Telework, Office Work Equally

The Merit Systems Protection Board recently released a report advising federal agencies to treat teleworkers and non-teleworkers equally. According to GovExec, the report found teleworking improves employee work-life balance, reduces the need for physical office space and real estate costs, and enhances an organization’s intangible relationships with employees through increased …

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Citizen Archivist Dashboard in the Making

The National Archives and Records Administration reportedly has plans to launch a Citizen Archivist Dashboard where volunteers will be able to transcribe, tag and post articles about scanned NARA documents, according to Pamela Wright, the agency’s chief digital access strategist. According to a report from NextGov, the dashboard is set to launch in December and …

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Defense Cyber Research Spending to Go Up 50% by 2017

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency plans to increase its cybersecurity research spending by 50 percent over the next five years, DARPA Director Regina Dugan said Monday according to a report in InformationWeek. DARPA’s budget request for fiscal year 2012, which began Oct. 1, called for its cyber research funding …

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Report Finds China, Russia Aggression in Cyberspace

It seems the sentiments of the Cold War haven’t been put to rest with U.S. intelligence agencies labeling Russia and China as the most significant threats to the nation’s interest. U.S. agencies concluded that the two countries have gained access to large amounts of American research and development data in …

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Feds Release Another Road Map to Speed Cloud Migration

The federal government released a draft roadmap aiming to accelerate federal agencies’ cloud adoption earlier this week. The draft aims to support the technology industry’s cloud services development and defines standards, requirements and a plan of action to meet the specified standards. The National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Office …

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