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Watch US Rep. Chaka Fattah defend net neutrality civic

Mar. 27, 2015 2:28 pm

Watch US Rep. Chaka Fattah defend net neutrality

In a House hearing, Fattah and FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai butt heads.
What other cities should learn from Philly’s failed municipal broadband effort civic

Mar. 4, 2015 12:49 pm

What other cities should learn from Philly’s failed municipal broadband effort

A recent FCC ruling paves the way for more cities to jump in to the internet game. Philadelphia was a pioneer in that arena. Wireless Philadelphia — with its positive legacy and fatal shortcomings — offers plenty of lessons.
Drexel is now one of 6 cybersecurity training centers for the US Army Reserve civic

Feb. 11, 2015 9:31 am

Drexel is now one of 6 cybersecurity training centers for the US Army Reserve

The public-private partnership aims to “lessen the skilled soldiers shortage gap,” according to the chief of the U.S. Army Reserve.
The US military wants this Philly startup to build a tiny, speedy drone dev

Dec. 16, 2014 7:30 am

The US military wants this Philly startup to build a tiny, speedy drone

KMel Robotics, best known for its music videos, is being tapped by DARPA to build a drone for its "Fast Lightweight Autonomy" program.
Showcased by US Labor Dept., this Philly apprenticeship program could get $5M in grants access

Dec. 11, 2014 4:08 pm

Showcased by US Labor Dept., this Philly apprenticeship program could get $5M in grants

The Urban Technology Project, which trains students as computer technicians, has seen its budget cut in recent years. But a $100 million grant competition run by the U.S. Department of Labor could change that.
$15M spent on Philly-area political TV ads civic

Dec. 3, 2014 12:14 pm

$15M spent on Philly-area political TV ads

Unprecedented analysis from a consortium led by the Sunlight Foundation and the Internet Archive gives a detailed picture of just how much money is spent to influence voters.
Philly entrepreneurs: Steve Tang is your man in Washington civic

Nov. 18, 2014 8:30 am

Philly entrepreneurs: Steve Tang is your man in Washington

A Commerce Department official advised entrepreneurs to speak to Tang, who serves on a federal advisory board, if they want to make their voices heard in D.C.
Philadelphia Police Department gets $320K federal grant to expand data science program civic

Nov. 17, 2014 11:15 am

Philadelphia Police Department gets $320K federal grant to expand data science program

The department will test a crime-fighting strategy known as "hypothesis testing."
Science Center gets $1M federal grant to launch biz accelerator business

Oct. 17, 2014 7:33 am

Science Center gets $1M federal grant to launch biz accelerator

Phase 1 Ventures aims to get companies based on university research off the ground.

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