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Obama poised to pick tech go-to guy Genachowski for FCC
It's official (almost): President Obama plans to name his top tech guru, Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Obama on Tuesday announced his intention to nominate Genachowski. Providing there are no last-minute hitches, a formal announcement and Senate confirmation
Obama to name Julius Genachowski as FCC leader
President-elect Barack Obama is expected to nominate his top technology adviser, Julius Genachowski, to head the Federal Communications Commission, a source close to the Obama transition team said Tuesday. The source declined to be quoted by name because the FCC nominee hasn't yet been formally
Hard decisions haven't slowed FCC Chairman Kevin Martin
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin will probably be remembered as one of the most controversial FCC chiefs in history. And that's just fine by him. To be effective, "You have to be willing to make hard decisions," Martin says, reflecting on his guiding philosophy. "You have to
Obama Names FCC Chair
You may not have heard of the man who could be running the FCC, but you've probably seen his work.
Obama Transition Team Taps Clinton Alumni to Prepare for Transfer of Power
The Obama-Biden Transition Team announced three "Agency Review Teams" (ART) to prepare policy and personnel for the soon-to-be-named secretaries. * For Treasury, the ART will be headed by Josh Gotbaum and Michael Warren; * For the Pentagon, the ART will...
What About Social Security Was McCain Calling a "Disgrace?"
At a town hall meeting in Denver, Colo., on July 7, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., responded to a question about young people not anticipating ever receiving Social Security, and his remarks have invited Democratic salvos. "Many of the proposals that...
Berkman Center pioneers steer the course of cyberspace
Some of the most important issues in technology are being debated — and defined — in a yellow wood-frame house on the edge of Harvard Law School's campus. Inside the 3,100-square-foot cottage, technology executives and academics gather to argue, debate and set policy about the Internet's toughest
Did McCain Distort His Interaction with the FCC?
Our friends at Talking Points Memo, an excellent liberal muck-raking site, ask today if Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., made a misleading comment about controversial letters he wrote to the Federal Communications Commission. Said McCain earlier today: "On the 'letters' to...
Hope remains for national wireless network
Government and public safety officials said Wednesday they remain committed to plans for a national wireless network that could solve critical communication problems during emergencies, even though the most likely builder of the network has shut down. Industry analysts said Frontline Wireless'