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FCC Votes to Review Its Ban on In-Flight Calls

December 13, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Federal Communications Commission took a big step toward allowing in-flight phone calls during air travel on Thursday, voting 3-2 to review its rules that ban them. Months ago, the new FCC chair Tom Wheeler proposed that the agency look at lifting the decades-old ban, which the agency put in...

Can Software Be Patented? The Supreme Court Might Finally Settle the Issue

December 6, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow For the first time in decades, the Supreme Court will take up the dispute over the patentability of software, agreeing on Friday to hear CLS Bank International's challenge to a financial software patent held by Alice Corporation Pty Ltd. While the court could end up issuing a narrow decision that...

NASA Launches MAVEN, a New Mission to Mars

November 18, 2013 NASA launched its Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft (better known as MAVEN) on Monday afternoon, beginning a 10-month journey to the Red Planet. Once there, assuming everything goes according to plan, the craft will remain in orbit around Mars in order to study its upper atmosphere. Why, you ask?...

Bad Accounting Practices May be Standard Procedure at the Pentagon

November 18, 2013 The Pentagon routinely uses faulty accounting methods in order to balance its books with the U.S. Treasury's, according to a new report from Reuters. The practice, which apparently has been standard procedure for decades, effectively conceals billions of dollars in waste and fraud from prying American eyes. Reporter Scot J....

State Department Offers $10 Million for Benghazi Information

November 15, 2013 The State Department revealed that it is offering a $10 million reward for information leading to an arrest of those responsible for the 2012 Benghazi compound attacks. The reward has actually been up for grabs since January, however officials apparently kept it under wraps for "security" reasons. In a statement...

Obama Will Nominate Vivek Hallegere Murthy for Surgeon General

November 15, 2013 President Obama will nominate Vivek Hallegere Murthy for Surgeon General, Politico and others reported on Thursday. Murthy, the founder of Doctors for America, was appointed to the President's Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health in 2011. The prevention group was created as part of the...

Two Secret Service Agents Removed from Obama Protection Detail

November 14, 2013 Two Secret Service agents responsible for overseeing the security detail for President Obama were quietly removed from their roles earlier this year after multiple allegations of misconduct. The agents prompted an internal investigation, according to the Washington Post's scoop on yet another story of (alleged) bad behavior at the agency....

House Republicans Will Try to Impeach Eric Holder

November 14, 2013 Coming soon to the House of Representatives: an attempt to impeach Attorney General Eric Holder. The effort, from a small group of conservative House Republicans, will likely be introduced to the House on Thursday. So, why should Holder be impeached? According to those behind the attempt, the answer is a...

Air Force's Ex-Sexual Assault Response Chief Is Acquitted of Assault Charge

November 14, 2013 Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski, who used to run the Air Force's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, was acquitted of an assault charge on Wednesday. The charge stemmed from in incident during which the officer allegedly grabbed a woman's breasts and butt in an Arlington, Va., parking lot. He faced...

Four Marines Die in an Accident at Camp Pendleton

November 14, 2013 Four Marines died on Wednesday at Camp Pendleton while performing maintenance. Their identities have not yet been released, and the cause of the accident is under investigation. There are just a few details available on the accident, which occurred at the Zulu Impact Area near the center of the base...

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