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House Panel Asks FCC to Delay Vote on Proposed Space Debris Rules

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The House Science Committee has called on the Federal Communications Commission to delay an April 23 vote on its updated space debris regulations, SpaceNews reported Friday. The FCC on April 2 issued its draft “Mitigating Orbital Debris in the New Space Age” regulations, which would allow the commission to deny licenses to companies operating satellite networks with a collective collision risk of more than 1 in 1,000.

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USDA’s Francisco Salguero Named New FCC CIO

Francisco Salguero has been named the new chief information officer of the Federal Communications Commission, succeeding John Skudlarek, who held the position on an acting basis following the departure of Christine Calvosa in May.

Salguero joins the commission after spending 14 years at the Department of Agriculture where he most recently served as deputy CIO and oversaw the department's $2B information technology portfolio, FCC said Monday.

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FCC Unveils Two Locations to Test Advanced Wireless Comms

The Federal Communications Commission has established innovation zones in Salt Lake City and New York City to experiment with newer wireless communication networks that include fifth-generation cellular technology. The National Science Foundation proposed the creation of the testing areas to help increase connectivity through wireless devices and services, FCC said Monday.

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DOT Calling for Autonomous Vehicle Spectrum Allocation

The Transportation Department is seeking to preserve the spectrum allocated for autonomous vehicles to develop the nation’s connected-vehicle infrastructure, FCW reported Thursday. Finch Fulton, deputy assistant secretary for policy at DOT, told the publication that the spectrum should be able to accommodate Dedicated Short Range Communications crucial to ensure traffic safety in vehicle-to-vehicle technology.

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Federal IT Vet Christine Calvosa Takes Permanent CIO Role at FCC

Federal technology expert Christine Calvosa has been appointed as the official chief information officer for the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. Calvosa has served as acting CIO for over a year. She joined FCC in 2014 from the Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, where she worked as chief technology officer, FCC said Friday

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FCC Votes to Rescind Net Neutrality Rules

The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 Thursday to overturn net neutrality rules established in 2015, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Net neutrality rules required internet service providers to guarantee clients equal access to all online content. The repeal of such rules would allow internet companies to accelerate service for some applications …

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