Government & Communications

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FCC Chairman Pai Defends FCC Budget Cut

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said the commission can do more with less—102 fewer full-time employees, for example—and his budget reflected that philosophy while still being able to serve the FCC's core mission of protecting

The future(s) of mobility: How cities can benefit

No matter how ready a city is to move toward advanced mobility models, municipal officials can already begin developing a vision for what integrated mobility ought to look like and how their cities might evolve accordingly.

Funding the Resistance with $1 Million to Tech & Media Startups Driving Progressive Change

We are excited to announce that we have committed $1 million to a new cohort of progressive startups working at the intersection of tech, media, and politics.

What is it that the Trump administration doesn’t want us to see?

[Commentary] President Trump’s administration blocked journalists from recording audio or video of the June 19 briefing. Such pathetic, undemocratic cowardice is part of a disturbing trend.

Chairman Pai Needs to Restore Integrity to FCC’s Net Neutrality Proceedings

[Commentary] Given the current climate at the Federal Communications Commission, it is not surprising that instead of writing a genuine apology, the FCC chose to dispute the fact that John Donnelly, a reporter for CQ Roll Call, was manhandled by F

President Trump tells tech CEOs that Washington needs to 'catch up with the revolution'

President Donald Trump called for “sweeping transformation of the federal government’s technology” during the first meeting of the American Technology Council.

Boris Epshteyn, a former Trump surrogate, now defends him as a Sinclair TV pundit

TV station powerhouse Sinclair Broadcast Group raised a few eyebrows in April when it hired Boris Epshteyn as its chief political analyst.

White House reporters fume over off-camera briefings

The White House press corps vented frustration June 19 with press secretary Sean Spicer for conducting off-camera briefings in place of the usual publicly broadcast briefings.

Spicer searching for candidates to take over White House briefing

Apparently, White House press secretary Sean Spicer is leading a search for his own replacement at the briefing room podium as part of a larger plan to shake up the White House communications operations.

Deletion of Agenda Item for June 2017 Open Meeting

The following Agenda item has been adopted by the Commission, and deleted from the list of items scheduled for consideration at the Thursday, June 22, 2017, Open Meeting and previously listed in the Commission’s Notice of June 15, 2017: