A seventh Meeting for the Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council is now a go, the FCC announced on Friday.
A Senate vote on Thursday affirmed who will take over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau from acting director Mick Mulvaney, the subject of this column from Ken Benner. Mulvaney's attitude towards how things, in his mind, get done in D.C. irks Benner yet again.
For the past 14 years, she has served in the FCC's Office of General Counsel as an Ethics Counsel. In 2018, she led the agency’s ethics team as Assistant General Counsel for Ethics. Now, this 31-year Commission veteran will serve as its new Administrative Law Judge.
On Nov. 7, the FCC said no to a FOIA request for portions of the Commission’s ECFS server logs related to the "Restoring Internet Freedom" Docket. What's getting attention, however, is a statement tied to the Order from Chairman Pai that appears to acknowledge Russia-based meddling.
After several years of silence — at least that’s what it seemed like from the outside — FCC economists again have a voice, says a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. In this column, Mark Jamison argues that the communications industry will benefit from this return of economic voices.
With Tribune Media now heading to Nexstar, the Office of Inspector General revealed that it has wrapped up its follow-up investigation of the now-aborted marriage of Tribune and Sinclair Broadcast Group. Once again, Ajit Pai appears to have done no wrong.
What is the common denominator to successfully serve its community of license for any broadcast operation? Here's the answer, courtesy of featured columnist Ken Benner, who has tallied at least 2,000 station visits.
A Class A FM serving an area of Massachusetts near the Vermont border since 1995 has accrued regulatory fee debt since 2014. The Commission is now taking action, and wants its money -- or a worthy explanation as to why this licensee didn't pay up on time.
Pencil Thursday, Dec. 6 on your calendar if you're one of the many media companies invested in the end to the nation's "digital divide." It will likely be one of the last hearings to be chaired by Tennessee Republican Marsha Blackburn.
Chairman Ajit Pai will moderate panels, which include experts from academia and technology companies, for an in-depth discussion of the future of these technologies and their implications for the communications marketplace.
An LPFM serving a popular destination for NASCAR fans and beach revelers was granted to this city in March 2014. It was never built by September 2016, when an initial permit expired. A six-month extension wasn't met. As such, the LPFM saw its permit cancelled. A reconsideration was sought — again.
A topic not much discussed among broadcasters, but one that noted D.C. attorney David Oxenford says should be paramount in the future planning of all broadcast companies, is insuring the security of their stations and the safety of their employees. "This is an issue on which all broadcasters should be focusing," he writes.
An award established to recognize those who “reflect the values embodied in the Wisconsin broadcast industry of promoting economic vitality, engagement in civic affairs, advocacy for the First Amendment and dissemination of community information and community service, and support of diversity and a better Wisconsin” has its first-ever recipient.
The policy director and counsel for communications and technology for the Senate Commerce Committee has been promoted to Deputy Staff Director for the full committee.
The NAB is releasing a "robust" Broadcast Cybersecurity Certificate Program for engineering and information technology professionals. The online program is specifically tailored to the needs of the broadcast industry.