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NTIA rounds up federal spectrum use information

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration launched spectrum.gov April 11, a website it hopes will serve as a hub for all information on federal spectrum use. In an April 11 blog post, NTIA Associate Administrator Karl Nebbia said the site provides a catalog of federal spectrum use in the 225 megahertz through 5 gigahertz bands.

Mobile devices create records management headache

Concern about mobile devices and records management sparked the National Archives and Records Administration to warn agencies about the challenges they're likely to face.

Former lawmakers say Telecommunications Act needs major overhaul

Former House members involved in the 1996 Telecommunications Act say the law needs to be overhauled because of outdated provisions. The law updated the 1934 Communications Act, which had created the FCC and laid out its regulatory role over phone, television and other communications services.

FirstNet GM resigns following another closed-door meeting

After less than one year in the position Bill D'Agostino resigned as general manager of FirstNet, the independent authority within the National Telecommunications and Information Administration working to build a nationwide wireless broadband network for public safety.

Power backs UN resolution on texting while driving

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations urged the passage of a resolution that calls on member states to ban texting while driving in a speech April 10.

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