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Protecting Your Cellphone and Smart Devices

November 28, 2012 - 04:37 PM by Keyla Hernández-Ulloa, Associate Division Chief, Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
Now that the holiday season is upon us, it is important to remember to protect our cell phones and smart devices from theft or loss.  Theft of such devices continues to increase and is becoming a serious issue not only in the United States but globally.  Among the Federal
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FEMA Works with State and Locals to Prepare Region for the Nor’easter

November 7, 2012 - 08:15 AM by Lars Anderson, Public Affairs Director, FEMA
Cross-posted from the FEMA Blog. FEMA currently has more than 5,100 personnel working alongside our state and local partners. We are supporting disaster response and recovery operations throughout the areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy. We’re also standing ready to deploy additional
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APCO International 78th Annual Conference FCC Regulatory Panel

August 30, 2012 - 05:26 PM by David S. Turetsky , Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
Review Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Chief David Turetsky's speech & from the APCO International 78th Annual Conference FCC Regulatory Panel & learn about latest development to improve Next Generation 911 systems."I am happy to be here with you. I'm married to a Minnesotan
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New Cell Phone Weather Alerts Already Protecting Lives

August 30, 2012 - 03:23 PM by Lisa M. Fowlkes, Deputy Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
A new text message emergency alert system has already proven its worth during the rare “derecho” storms that swept across the East Coast in late July.Barely into its first few weeks of service, the new CMAS alerts flashed on cell phones in the Elmira, New York area almost instantly after
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White House Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

August 2, 2012 - 02:52 PM by Karen Peltz Strauss, Deputy Bureau Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
Last week, I was honored to represent the Federal Communications Commission at the White House’s observation of the Americans with Disabilities Act’s (ADA) 22nd anniversary.  Kareem Dale, the Special Advisor to the President on Disabilities Issues, opened the event, and Valerie
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Cutting-edge Health IT in the District at Children’s National Medical Center

March 30, 2012 - 03:11 PM by Jordan Usdan, Deputy Director, Public-Private Initiatives
Last week I accompanied the Chairman for a tour, technology demonstration, and dialog on health IT and telemedicine at Children’s National Medical Center here in Washington, DC. We at the FCC, through the National Broadband Plan, Rural Health Care Pilots, and other telemedicine
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New Year Solutions for Rural Call Completion Problems

January 5, 2012 - 10:49 AM by Sharon Gillett and Jamie Barnett, Chiefs of the Wireline Competition Bureau and Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
Rural “call completion” problems are a serious issue that the Commission has been grappling with over the past few months.  Local phone providers in rural areas have reported an alarming increase in complaints from customers that long distance calls and faxes are not reaching them.
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FCC Launches the Small Biz Cyber Planner

November 17, 2011 - 09:53 AM by Jordan Usdan and Josh Gottheimer, Chairman's Office
The FCC is launching the Small Biz Cyber Planner, an online resource to help small businesses create customized cybersecurity plans. This is the result of an unprecedented public-private partnership between government experts and private IT and security companies, including DHS, NCSA, NIST, The
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FCC and FEMA: How to Communicate Before, During and After a Major Disaster

September 21, 2011 - 11:46 AM by Craig Fugate and Julius Genachowski
By Craig Fugate, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Ask anyone who has lived through a significant disaster what that experience was like and – without a doubt – one of the things some
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10th Anniversary Memorial of the September 11th Attacks

September 8, 2011 - 04:27 PM by James Arden Barnett, Jr., Rear Admiral (Ret.), Chief, Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau
This month we are remembering the tenth anniversary of the tragic events that unfolded on September 11, 2001. Although a decade has passed since the events that transpired on the morning of September 11, 2001 for most of us the impact, emotions, and our personal experience remains vivid
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