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Dustin Volz

Dustin Volz Dustin Volz is a staff correspondent for National Journal covering tech policy. His work has previously appeared in The Washington Post, The Center for Public Integrity, and The Arizona Republic. Dustin is a graduate of Arizona State University and a publisher of Downtown Devil, a hyper-local news site serving the downtown Phoenix community. Before arriving at National Journal, Dustin spent nine months teaching English at a high school in Indonesia through a Fulbright scholarship.
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FAA (Finally) Eases Restrictions on Gadgets

October 31, 2013 Responding to a federal advisory committee report issued last month, the Federal Aviation Administration announced Thursday that it "can safely expand passenger use of Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) during all phases of flight." FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said the agency is already working with airlines to implement the long-standing policy...

House Members to Back Anti-NSA Bill

October 28, 2013 The primary sponsor of the Patriot Act will introduce a bill this week aimed at reining in the National Security Administration's domestic-surveillance programs, backed by about 60 cosponsors, including at least a half dozen who voted against a similar, narrowly defeated measure brought to the House floor this summer. A...

Obamacare Site Flaws Due to More Than ‘Talent Gap’

October 23, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As Congress begins investigating the rocky rollout of HealthCare.gov, technology experts warn that it may not find any easy scapegoats. The site, they say, was a uniquely Herculean undertaking, fraught with legacy technology, and government technology products are routinely straightjacketed by federal bureaucracy and regulations. “Even if you put …...

Patriot Act Architect Plans Bill to Deconstruct NSA

October 11, 2013 One of the more serious congressional threats to the National Security Agency's controversial surveillance programs could come from one of the unlikeliest of sources: a primary sponsor of the Patriot Act. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., criticized the Obama administration this week for its using parts of the Patriot Act to...

Are You Furloughed and in Need of a Job? Try a Start-Up.

October 9, 2013 Now that furloughed federal workers have had the time to run some errands, enjoy a mini stay-cation and catch up on episodes of Breaking Bad,many are beginning to look for temporary ways to get some cash. And through the quick action of the Internet and a sense of good neighborliness,...

Bill Clinton: House Republicans 'Don't Want to Negotiate' Over Funding the Government

September 30, 2013 Former President Clinton steadfastly defended President Obama and Senate Democrats Sunday morning on their position in the debt-ceiling fight and criticized House Republicans for not being interested in real budget negotiations. "This is the House Republicans and tea party saying, 'We don't want to negotiate with Democrats,' " Clinton told...

Bill Clinton: 'If I Were President, I Wouldn't Negotiate' Over Funding Government

September 29, 2013 Former President Clinton steadfastly defended President Obama and Senate Democrats Sunday morning on their position in the debt-ceiling fight and criticized House Republicans for not being interested in real budget negotiations. "This is the House Republicans and tea party saying, 'We don't want to negotiate with Democrats,' " Clinton told...

More Than 21 Hours Later, Ted Cruz Has Been Cut Off

September 25, 2013 This story has been updated. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, rose to speak on the Senate floor at 2:41 p.m. on Tuesday. He stood up in opposition to Obamacare, he said. And he said he would continue to speak until he could no longer stand. By Wednesday morning, Cruz and some...