Pilot Program to Monitor Spectrum

The continued growth in demand for spectrum for commercial wireless services, unlicensed devices, and government operations is increasing at the federal, state, local tribal, or territorial levels. This need for spectrum focuses attention on how policy makers, researchers, and industry stakeholders are going to identify, relocate, or provide for spectrum sharing opportunities now and in the future. (more…)

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Idaho Needs Essential Databases

The state of Idaho established the Health Quality Planning Commission a few years ago led by eleven individuals selected by the Governor’s office. In July 2013, the Commission published their Annual Report “Creating a Healthy Idaho”. (more…)

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Future Military Health System

Dr. Johnathan Woodson the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs and Director of the TRICARE Management Activity administers the $50 billion Military Health System (MHS) budget and serves as Principal Advisor to the Secretary of Defense for health issues. (more…)

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Funds for Emergency Communications

New York’s Governor Cuomo recently announced that $75 million in state grant Round 3 funding will be available through Statewide Interoperability Communications Grants (SICG) to help 23 counties strengthen and improve their emergency communication systems. Cuomo said “These grants provide essential funding for improving emergency communications systems across the state”. (more…)

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NIDDK Releases Two Funding Notices

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) on August 9th issued two Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA). The first Funding Announcement (RFA-DK -13-022) seeks to develop, refine, and pilot test innovative strategies to improve diabetes management in young children with Type 1 diabetes that are five years old and under. NIDDK intends to commit $8 million in FY 2014 to fund 3-4 awards. (more…)

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Business Plan for FirstNet

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) an independent entity within the Department of Commerce’s NTIA, has developed a business plan for FY 14. FirstNet has also adopted a $194 million budget to support plans and priorities to develop the nationwide broadband network dedicated to public safety. FirstNet will be built using LTE, the most advanced wireless technology available today. (more…)

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NIH Study on Childhood Epilepsies

More than 2 million people in the U.S. suffer from epilepsies and research studies show that infants and children have a greater chance of having the disorder than adults. Some studies have been able to find genes associated with rare inherited forms of epilepsy but finding genes associated with the majority of epilepsies has been difficult. (more…)

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