The Senate passed a bill July 15 that would let consumers unlock their cellphones instead of buying new ones when they switch providers.
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The Federal Communications Commission will add an additional $5 billion to a program to help provide high-speed, WiFi connections to every library and school in the United States.
Data collected from the various experiments will provide input into the FCC's broader effort to expand rural broadband through its Connect America Fund program.
The Federal Communications Commission and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration issued a joint public notice July 11, seeking input in creating a so-called "Model City" program, which is an outgrowth of a White House report about how spectrum can be better used to spur economic growth.
A new bipartisan House bill directs the Federal Communications Commission to determine if some spectrum bands can be set aside specifically for wireless devices such as laptop and tablet computers.
The Air Force plans to launch two operational satellites and one experimental one July 23 that could create a "space neighborhood watch capability," according to a press release.
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A House panel will markup a bill Thursday that would double the probation period for senior agency executives and make it easier to fire them. The bill sponsored by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee would raise the probation period for senior executives from one year to two years.
The Defense Department is not doing enough to track how its research and development efforts successfully transition to acquisition programs or are fielded, a new Government Accountability Office report found.