White House Hosts Cybersecurity Conference; Discusses Solutions
July 19th, 2010
WASHINGTON, July 19, 2010 –White House Cybersecurity Coordinator and Special Assistant to the President Howard Schmidt has announced that 12 of 19 Federal agencies would be newly covered by EINSTEIN intrusion detection software. The decision came in the context of a series of talks regarding cybersecurity at the White House – talks in which President Obama himself participated.
Trade Groups Urge Senate to Fully Fund Broadband
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, Rural Utilities Service, States
July 15th, 2010
WASHINGTON July 15, 2010- The National Association of Telecommunications and Advisors (NATOA) and the National Association of Counties have sent a letter to Senators Reid, Durbin, Inouye, Rockefeller and Kerry urging them to prevent the House from rescinding broadband funding.
NTIA Details Contacts With Legislators, States, Mapping Companies and Others
Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, NTIA
April 27th, 2009
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2009 – Officials at the agency responsible for crafting the federal government’s broadband stimulus policies held 36 meetings meeting over the past two months – 17 with federal legislators, 11 with private companies and non-profit groups, and eight with state and city officials.
In Possible Network Neutrality Prelude, DeMint to Demand 'Up or Down' Vote on Fairness Doctrine
February 20th, 2009
WASHINGTON, February 20, 2009 – In what could potentially be an opening salvo in a renewed congressional battle over network neutrality, Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., wants to use a parliamentary tactic to force his Democratic colleagues to vote on whether the Federal Communications Commission should be stripped of the power to re-impose the Fairness Doctrine on broadcast radio.
Broadband Providers Applaud as Stimulus Bill Heads to White House
February 14th, 2009
WASHINGTON, February 13, 2009 – Broadband service providers can breathe a sigh of relief as the economic stimulus package — with the provisions for high-speed internet services intact, headed to the President’s desk after a marathon day of voting by lawmakers.
Stimulus Compromise Awards $7.2 Billion for Broadband, Splits Funding Between Agencies
February 13th, 2009
WASHINGTON, February 13, 2009 – Advocates for federal promotion of broadband access breathed easier after a congressional conference committee reported a final version of the economic stimulus bill with $7.2 billion for broadband – more than either chamber had allocated individually.