• Spectrum allocation to spur mHealth technologies was front and center at the FCC’s January 31 Open Meeting where the Commission adopted new rules for experimental licenses and hosted a presentation regarding the benefits of telemedicine. Julie Knapp, Chief of the Office of Engineering and Technology, gave a presentation on the Commission’s work in advancing health care technology. During the presentation, Knapp stated that the Commission has taken action on 85% of the recommendations made by the FCC’s mHealth Task Force and that the Commission has “a terrific slate of candidates” for the position of Director of Health Care Initiatives.

The Chairman’s statement on the presentation is here.

Commr. Clyburn’s statement is here.

Commr. McDowell’s statement is here.

Commr. Pai’s statement is here.

Commr. Rosenworcel’s statement is here.

  • The IEEE Power & Energy Society has announced its fourth Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) to be held February 24-27, 2013, in Washington, DC. The ISGT Conference will provide a forum for participants to discuss state-of-the-art innovations in smart grid technologies. According to the announcement, it will feature “plenary sessions, panels, technical papers, and tutorials by international experts on smart grid applications.” Researchers and practitioners from around the world are also invited to submit papers for review and possible presentation at the ISGT Conference. More information about the ISGT Conference is available here.