Incentive auction vote coming May 15

The Federal Communications Commission will vote on a broadcast incentive auction rule framework during their May 15 meeting, said agency officials speaking on background during an April 18 press call.

GSA touts mobility expense management solutions

As part of its mobile device expense management program, the General Services Administration recently launched a guide for agencies and list of companies offering expense management products.

FCC highlights NextGen 911 cybersecurity concerns

As part of a nationwide effort to modernize public safety communications, jurisdictions in many states have begun bringing online emergency services IP networks. However, IP connectivity – which will deliver voice, video, text and data calls to public safety answering points – present a cybersecurity challenge that PSAPs have not previously had to consider.

Smartphone makers adopt 'kill switch' after opposing bill

Wireless industry leaders committed to equip their smartphones with a "kill switch" feature two months after lawmakers in the House and Senate introduced bills that would have made it mandatory.

DOE paid more for contractor BYOD than if it had issued government phones

The Energy Department ended up paying more to contractors that brought their own mobile devices than it would have if it had paid to given them government devices, an April 15 DOE inspector general report says.


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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson called for steps toward a more cohesive Homeland Security Department in an April 22 memo. One change will be twice monthly meetings with Johnson and the department's senior leaders – mainly component heads and undersecretaries – where they can "openly place on the table issues, arguments, and disagreements concerning our most challenging issues," Johnson says.


Federal prosecutors unsealed an indictment Wednesday against three men accused of illegally exporting laboratory equipment to Syria since 2003.