David Gewirtz

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.

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Lawyer for local governments blasts broadband bill

Jim Baller, an attorney who represents governments seeking to build their own municipal networks, has issued a statement about the municipal network providsion of the Broadband Investment and Consumer Choice Act, introduced by Sen. John Ensign (R-Nevada).

July 29, 2005 by Richard Koman

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Should all public meetings be podcast?

Following up on Ernest Miller's notion that all public Congressional hearings be available by podcast, Jeff Jarvis blogged this suggestion:every town board and school board should be podcast. I've long wanted to see local services enable citizens to video these meetings because, ironically, the very reason I care most about what happens in them -- I have kids -- is the reason I can't attend them.

July 29, 2005 by Richard Koman

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Podcasts from the states

A handful of state governments are now producing podcasts, according to the blog Free Government Info. Among the states podcasting are weekly addresses from California Gov.

July 29, 2005 by Richard Koman

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Longhorn gets a real name (Vista). So why am I not excited?

After what seems to be an eternity, Microsoft is about to put its next operating system out for beta. Perhaps I am becoming jaded but the operating system releases from Microsoft over the years have been more of a relieving of pain from the last one, rather than excitement over new features.

July 28, 2005 by Richard Koman

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FCC/state PUC task force moves forward on E911 rules

Following up on the FCC's e911 rules created in May, which dictate that VoIP providers to handle 911 calls, the FCC and the National Association of announced July 25 the creation of a joint task force comprised staff from the FCC and state public utility commissions, working wit public safety personnel. The task force will look at developing materials to educate VoIP consumers about the e911 rules, as well as to share best practices and set enforcement procedures.

July 28, 2005 by Richard Koman

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Minnesota Gets First CIO

Minnesota has its first CIO, Gopal Khanna, a former CIO and CFO for the US Peace Corps, Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced recently.

July 28, 2005 by Richard Koman

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Secret network for homeland security info exchange

As a stopgap measure before the Department of Homeland Security's secret-level backbone - the Homeland Security Data Network - is ready in 2007, DHS is rolling out a temporary secret network called Homeland Security Information Network-Secret, a DHS official told Congress in July.

July 27, 2005 by Richard Koman

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