FCC’s Chief Engineer Explains That Flexible Use Spectrum Policy Will Readily Accommodate the Internet of Things

By | Focus on Regulation | November 17, 2014
FCC’s Chief Engineer Explains That Flexible Use Spectrum Policy Will Readily Accommodate the Internet of Things

During the 2014 Winnik Forum, Julius Knapp, Chief of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC”) Office of Engineering and Technology, rejected proposals to dedicate spectrum bands exclusively to Internet of Things applications.  According to Knapp, the FCC’s current “flexible use” rules for licensed and unlicensed spectrum can accommodate varied and yet-to-be-imagined applications, “negat[ing] the need for a dedicated Internet of Things allocation.”

How to Lose Legitimate Federal Contract Claims for Payment — Hire Employees That Commit Fraud

How to Lose Legitimate Federal Contract Claims for Payment — Hire Employees That Commit Fraud

Bottom Line Up Front: A recent decision by the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (“ASBCA”) clearly demonstrates that federal contractors will lose (or the very least put at risk) their legitimate claims for payment or extra costs when they commit fraud on a federal contract, even when the claims for payment or extra costs are not related to the actual fraud. 

LXBN TV: Midterms Are in the Rearview, So the Stage is Set for the Battle Over Immigration Reform

By | LXBN | November 14, 2014
LXBN TV

President Obama has planned to take action on immigration for a long time, and for a long time he’s put it off—with the reason for that in 2014 being that he didn’t want to harm Democrats’ reelection chances in Congress. Well, Republicans won the Senate anyway—and now, pushing his strategy for immigration reform all the way through may prove more difficult than ever.