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ECPA Reform Moves Forward

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) applauds approval by voice vote today of S. 607, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act of 2013, by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Spectrum Auction Winners or Losers

The federal government is once again picking winners and losers.

Next Steps for Net Neutrality

With the recent announcement by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski of his impending departure, the new commission chair will take charge of what has been called in The Atlantic Wire as “one of the more powerful regulatory bodies in the United States government.” 

Congress Requests GAO Investigation into Broadband Overbuild

On February 13, 2013, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing on the broadband stimulus programs managed by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Rural Utilities Service (RUS).

Time to Act on IG Recommendations

The House and Senate (after four years) Budget Committees will mark up the fiscal year (FY) 2014 budget resolution next week.

BTOP Program Overbuilds Fiber in Colorado

On February 7, 2013, KUSA-Channel 9 News in Denver, Colorado investigated issues related to the administration of a Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant within the state of Colorado, which is reportedly using the funding to build new fiber optic lines alongside those already in existence in direct competition with local telecommunication providers.

It Isn’t 1996 Anymore

The year was 1996.  Bill Clinton was in the White House; scientists reported that there might be life on Mars; Dolly the sheep, the first cloned mammal, was born; the T.V. hospital show E.R. topped the Neilsen’s ratings long before the “McDreamies” and “McSteamies” of the world entered onto the scene; the Simpsons became the longest running prime-time animated series; people were dancing to the Macarena; and on February 8, 1996, the Telecommunications Act of 1996 was enacted.

Police Chiefs Issue Guidance for Cloud Computing

On February 21, 2012, a Swineline blog post proposed that cloud computing is a viable option for law enforcement.

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