A medical worker, left, tests a man for COVID-19 in a set up for rapid new coronavirus testing in Vienna, Austria, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. The Austrian government has moved to restrict freedom of movement for people, in an effort to slow the onset of the COVID-19 disease and the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

Pandemic Response Accountability Committee flags gaps in federal data sources

In today’s Federal Newscast, a report by the MITRE Corporation found 16 key concerns with the quality and accuracy of data available to the PRAC.

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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, file photo, a person with a smartphone enters the Federal Communications Commission building in Washington. Tech companies and nearly two dozen U.S. states clashed with the government in federal court Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, over the repeal of net neutrality, a set of Obama-era rules aimed at preventing big internet providers from discriminating against certain technology and services. The action rolling back the neutrality rules

Investigation finds interagency group lacked authority to oversee Chinese telecom companies

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Pentagon releases last of four solicitations to test 5G technologies

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TSA inches closer to putting officers on general schedule despite veto threat

In today’s Federal Newscast, members of Congress are taking different approaches to make sure agency telework policies remain unhindered.

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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020 file photo, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon in Washington.  Esper said Tuesday he is looking to NATO allies for more help countering the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq and in bolstering U.S. defense efforts in the Middle East more broadly. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Defense employee unions on Trump administration radar

In today’s Federal Newscast, after a delay, the White House publishes a memo allowing the defense secretary to to exclude civilian employees from current…

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Precinct captain Carl Voss, of Des Moines, Iowa, holds his iPhone that shows the Iowa Democratic Party's caucus reporting app icon Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Ban on Chinese equipment puts rural wireless carriers in tight spot

Wireless carriers are worried about the government ban on Chinese equipment but encouraged over recent FCC and Congressional action.

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