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Miguel Cardona

Biden admin. wants more federal employees to qualify for student loan forgiveness

In today’s Federal Newscast, new proposal from the Department of Education is aiming to expand student loan relief programs for federal workers.

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A former Commerce official on the internet policy work yet to be done

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Sammies finalist helped design lucrative spectrum auction process for FCC

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AP/Manu FernandezFILE - This Feb. 25, 2019 file photo shows a banner of the 5G network is displayed during the Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona, Spain.  The U.S. communications regulator will hold a massive auction to bolster 5G service, the next generation of mobile networks, and will spend $20 billion for rural internet.  5G will mean faster wireless speeds and has implications for technologies like self-driving cars and augmented reality.   The Federal Communications Commission said Friday, April 12,  that it would hold the largest auction in U.S. history, of 3,400 megahertz, to boost wireless companies’ networks.  (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)

NTIA, FCC need updated spectrum agreements for 5G, GAO says

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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2019, file photo, logos of Huawei are displayed at its retail shop window with the reflection of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Beijing. A committee of lawmakers on Thursday Oct. 8, 2020, is urging the British government to consider banning Chinese technology giant Huawei from the country's next-generation mobile phone networks two years earlier than planned. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

FCC explores ‘additional consequences’ for banned IT vendors to secure supply chains

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(AP Photo/John Locher)FILE- In this Jan. 9, 2019, file photo a sign advertises 5G at the Qualcomm booth at CES International in Las Vegas. 5G is a new technical standard for wireless networks that promises faster speeds; less lag, or “latency,” when connecting to the network; and the ability to connect many devices to the internet without bogging it down. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Federal Mobility Working Group’s timely framework for 5G testing, security

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FILE - This Aug. 1, 2017, file photo, shows a call log displayed via an AT&T app on a cellphone in Orlando, Fla. The app helps locate and block fraudulent calls, although some robocalls do get through. The Senate has passed a bill that aims to combat the illegal robocalls torturing Americans. The Traced Act on Thursday, May 23, 2019, passed 97-1. It’s not clear what will happen in the House, where the Democrats in charge have made several anti-robocall proposals. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Federal robocallers must now have consent to drop you a line

In today’s Federal Newscast: The FCC rules that government contractors must have consent before robocalling. The president is strengthening the leadership…

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(Getty Images/iStockphoto/Phototreat)Aerial of the Pentagon, the Department of Defense headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, near Washington DC, with I-395 freeway on the left, and the Air Force Memorial up middle.

NDAA includes more congressional oversight of OTAs

In today’s Federal Newscast, Congress wants more transparency about the use of Other Transaction Authority in Defense spending.

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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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