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August 1, 2014
July 14, 2014
This week, activity on the Hill includes hearings on botnets and the future of the video marketplace as well as House consideration of a permanent ban on taxing Internet access. Elsewhere in Washington, events on the IP transition, data analytics and Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference are on tap.
June 25, 2014
Among the 12 annual spending bills that fund the federal government, the Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill is generally one of the more contentious. But during a markup of the House’s fiscal 2015 version, there wasn’t any fight when it came to an amendment targeting a law that allows federal agencies to obtain emails older than 180 days without a search warrant.
June 23, 2014
Hold onto your seats because a slew of events and congressional hearings and markups are slated for the next few days, including multiple subcommittee meetings on the proposed AT&T-DirectTV merger.
June 16, 2014
Lawmakers are expected to take up at least a couple science and tech-related bills and hold a hearing on net neutrality. Off the Hill, events on mobile-device theft prevention, cybersecurity and digital readiness are on tap.
June 11, 2014
Commercial launch company SpaceX brought its new seven-seat crew vehicle across the country from California this week for a show-and-tell of sorts with lawmakers, especially those who decide how much money to spend each year on a NASA program that helps develop private space capabilities.
June 6, 2014
June 4, 2014
NASA wants send humans to Mars, but the National Research Council says there isn’t a”viable” way to get to the Red Planet under the agency’s currently flat funding projections for human spaceflight.
NASA would have to boost the human spaceflight budget by 5 percent annually to “enable pathways with potentially viable mission rates,” according to the report. The trend for human spaceflight funding has been flat at about $8 billion annually in fiscal 2013 dollars.
June 2, 2014
Welcome back from a beautiful weekend. The Senate is in session, while the House is not. Events on security, space launches and health data are on tap.
May 29, 2014
Wisconsin’s Sean P. Duffy is the latest Republican to weigh in on a plan by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to transfer its role in key Internet domain name system functions to what is known as the global multi-stakeholder community.