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FCC pushes TV spectrum auction to 2016 after legal challenge

The auction intended to turn many U.S. TV channels into spectrum for mobile services won't start until early 2016, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission says. read more »

The ratings: Most net neutrality groups get poor grades for funding transparency

After a spate of news stories about alleged "astroturf" advocacy in a contentious U.S. net neutrality debate, the IDG News Service looked into the funding transparency of several think tanks and advocacy groups involved in the issue. Several disclose limited or no information about their funding, we found. read more »

Advocacy groups accused of obscuring corporate ties in net neutrality debate

A spate of recent news stories have revealed that a wide variety of lobby groups have financial ties to broadband carriers and trade associations, accusing them of faking grassroots opposition to strong net neutrality rules. read more »

Secretive funding fuels ongoing net neutrality astroturfing controversy

The contentious debate about net neutrality in the U.S. has sparked controversy over a lack of funding transparency for advocacy groups and think tanks, which critics say subverts the political process. read more »

Jobcentres to get tech refresh

Jobcentres are set to get electronic signing pads and new computers in a technology refresh expected to save over £3 million a year, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) announced today. read more »

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Westminster View: What sex work and e-reading teach us about federated architecture

A social enterprise start-up developed an app for sex workers that Chi Onwurah believes is just one example of why we need federated architecture. read more »

Nottingham University Hospitals CIO plans for paperless records

In one of his first major speeches as health secretary, Jeremy Hunt said the NHS should ‘go paperless’ by 2018. read more »

HS2 CIO James Findlay sings praises of SME suppliers

The railway IT leader has said that SMEs have given HS2 access to “ground breaking” technology and allowed the project to move “at breakneck speed”. read more »

Westminster View: Chaos in the Departments for Data

Labour Cabinet Office minister Chi Onwurah lays bare the contradictory data policies across government. read more »

Government frameworks are failing SMEs

Over 50 percent of suppliers on existing pan-government frameworks are SMEs, according to the Crown Commercial Service (CCS). read more »

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The traffic stop: Rethinking technology and government innovation

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