"When radio towers are knocked down, satellite communications may be the most effective means of communicating," FCC chair Martin said at a Senate hearing. "If we learned anything from Hurricane Katrina, it is that we cannot rely solely on terrestrial communications."
CBS Interactive's Distinguished Lecturer David Gewirtz hosts ZDNet Government -- ZDNet's politics and policy coffeehouse -- where civics lessons meet technology, nothing is sacred, and everything is fair game.
David Gewirtz, Distinguished Lecturer at CBS Interactive, is an author, U.S. policy advisor, and computer scientist. He is featured in the History Channel special The President's Book of Secrets and is a member of the National Press Club.
A report by Juniper Research that streaming and broadcast video services to cellphones could be a $7 billion business by 2010 has PublicTechnology.net, a British website, wondering if this could mean an exciting new venue for e-government.
Citizens Against Government Wasteissued a press release Wednesday bashing Massachusetts' plan to move to the OpenDoc format. Their criticism, sounding like it was written by WagEd, fundamentally misses the point.
Are you ready for the Big One - a collapse of the cyber-levees, leaving the whole world in communication darkness? Bruce Levinson has some thoughts about what real contingency planning looks like.
Wireless groups are putting Wi-Fi meshes into the Gulf, enabling victims to get information, connect to loved ones, and apply for aid.
The Environmental Protection Agency is overpaying millions of dollars for IT projects due to weak oversight and lack of performance review, the agency's IG found.
Dept. of Energy CIO says plans are needed for powerless communications in emergencies, and commonsense overrides policy.
Attacks on DNS are a favorite of hackers, so TechRepublic offers this security reminder.
New York's identity and access management is a jumble of inconsistent processes and weak security measures. A new CIO Council report aims at establishing a non-centralized, federated approach.
The government that I work for, the City of Troy, Michigan, has a motto: “The City of Tomorrow, Today.