Congress Wants Federal Government To Sell 1755-1780 MHz Spectrum Band
GovTechGuy writes "With next year's reverse auction of TV spectrum not expected to sate the wireless industry's growing demand for mobile broadband, lawmakers are turning up the heat on the Obama administration to auction the 1755-1780 MHz band, which is considered especially desirable for mobile phone use. However, the Pentagon and other federal agencies are already using those airwaves for everything from flying drones and surveillance to satellites and air combat training. They say it would take ten years and $18 billion just to vacate the band so it can be sold."
Bill Would Deny Iran Access to Foreign Exchange Reserves
A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation that would deny the Iranian government access to its foreign exchange reserves parked in the banks of other countries, estimated to be worth as much as $100 billion, mostly in euros.
Senators introduce bill targeting Iran foreign exchange reserve
WASHINGTON - A group of bipartisan senators introduced legislation on Wednesday that aims to block Iran's access to billions of dollars worth of foreign currency reserves, in the latest step by Congress to try to slow the Islamic Republic's disputed nuclear program.
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Iran says $10 Billion Infusion of US Weaponry Will Further 'Destabilize' Middle East
As the US State Department pushes to finalize a $10 billion arms deal with Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, Iran on Tuesday said that such a massive infusion of US weaponry would be a destabilizing force in the Middle East.
Hagel announces $10 billion arms deal with Israel and Arab allies
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters today (April 21) that a US arms deal with Israel will send a "very clear signal" to Iran that the military option to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons is still on the table.