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An Interoperable EHR System is Closer than Ever

VA and DOD have been trying to develop interoperable EHR systems for 40 years. New efforts make this project closer to fruition.

Deborah Collier September 13, 2022
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The IRA Could Make the IRS Preparer, Bill, and Enforcer

The Inflation Reduction Act requires the IRS study becoming a tax preparation service to compete against the private sector.

Deborah Collier September 8, 2022
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FTC Is Invading Privacy by Overreaching on Regulations

On August 10, 2022, the FTC announced it would be potentially writing new rules regulating consumer data privacy.

Deborah Collier August 19, 2022
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Passage of the IRA Means the Taxman Cometh

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 will add 87,000 new IRS employees at a cost of $80 billion in potentially wasteful spending.

Deborah Collier August 11, 2022
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Next Wave of Mid-band Spectrum Scheduled for Auction

Federal Communications Commission announces schedule for auctioning the 2.5 GHz spectrum licenses.

Deborah Collier March 25, 2022
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Only Taxpayers Know How Much They Really Owe in Taxes

Taxpayers have information only they know to fill out their tax returns; the IRS should never do that for them.

Thomas Schatz March 23, 2022
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Broadband Infrastructure Dollars Must be Used Wisely

The $65 billion for broadband infrastructure in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act must be used wisely.

Deborah Collier December 9, 2021
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The FCC Could Have a Dark Future

The FCC should avoid reentering the Dark Ages of overreaching rules and regulations.

Deborah Collier October 27, 2021
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Acknowledging the Importance of Intellectual Property Rights on Constitution Day

Congress should remember to continue to protect Intellectual Property, just as it is currently protected by the Constitution.

Deborah Collier September 14, 2021
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A National Data Privacy Framework Is Needed Rather than Individual State Laws

States should encourage Congress to pass a national data privacy framework instead of creating their own. 

Frances Floresca July 12, 2021
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A Silver Anniversary Worth Noting

A path forward for telecommunications on the 25th Anniversary of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

Deborah Collier February 8, 2021
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Reforms are Needed for Financing the Universal Service Fund

The current funding mechanism for the Universal Service Fund is unsustainable and needs to be reviewed.

Deborah Collier January 25, 2021

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