Zach Rausnitz

Biography for Zach Rausnitz

Zach Rausnitz is an Editor in the Government Publishing Group at FierceMarkets. He writes regularly for FierceHomelandSecurity, FierceGovernment and FierceMobileGovernment. He previously interned at the Washington bureau of BBC News, where he worked in the TV, radio and online divisions. While at Brown University, where he got a B.A. in English, he wrote for The College Hill Independent. He lives in D.C. You can reach him at

Articles by Zach Rausnitz

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.

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.

NIH, NASA education efforts include mobile

The National Institutes of Health and NASA are both embarking on digital outreach efforts – an interactive exhibit and a game, respectively – that they're designing with smartphones and tablets in mind.

'Cuban Twitter' report disputed by USAID

The U.S. Agency for International Development did acknowledge that it funded the creation of ZunZuneo, a social media platform for people in Cuba, after the AP revealed the agency's involvement in a story Thursday.

FCC freeing up spectrum for more Wi-Fi

An additional 100 megahertz of spectrum is set to become available for unlicensed uses such as Wi-Fi thanks to a March 31 decision by the Federal Communications Commission.

EU moves toward common cellphone charger

Consumers weary of cycling through new chargers when they buy new mobile devices would have their burden lifted under legislation that overwhelmingly passed the European Parliament earlier this month.

Paper calls for spectrum court

A new court comprised of judges with expertise on spectrum issues could resolve disputes more fairly and effectively than the Federal Communications Commission, says a new paper published by the Brookings Institution's Hamilton Project.

NTIA aims to build on FirstNet progress in 2015 budget

The fiscal 2015 budget request for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration includes $2.3 billion in total budget authority for FirstNet, a $305 million increase from the current year budget.

NARA explores implications of mobile for records management

The increasing use of mobile devices at federal agencies may have broad implications for records management, something the National Archives and Records Administration has set out to address.

FCC pushes text-to-911, seeks public input

The Federal Communications Commission is seeking public comment on its proposed requirement for wireless carriers to provide text-to-911 services to the public by the end of the year.