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21st Century Digital Government Strategy

03.23.12 – The Federal Chief Information Officer has released the report “Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People” outlining a strategy for government agencies to better deliver digital services.  The strategy outlines three “layers” that are included in providing digital services including the information layer, the information provided to consumers; the platform layer, including the “systems and processes used to manage” the information; and the presentation layer, how the information is displayed to the consumers.  The strategy further hig

President Urges Senate to Ratify Treaty

05.17.2012 – President Barack Obama urged the Senate to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which was adopted by the United Nations on in 2006 and signed by the United States in 2009.

House of Representatives Passes Research and Development Legislation

04.27.12 – The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Advancing America’s Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Act of 2012 [H.R. 3834], legislation that will amend the High-Performance Computing Act of 1991 [P.L. 102-194] as amended.

Letter to the Editor of TDPH

Following the March issue of the TDPH, the Wireless RERC received the following letter in response to the story on the New Legislation for Prescription Drug Labeling.

Dear Editor,

New Legislation for Rural Broadband Deployment

03.29.12 – U.S. Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), introduced new legislation, The Broadband Connections for Rural Opportunities Program Act of 2012 [S.2271], regarding grants to subsidize rural broadband deployment.


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