The National Defense Authorization Act that Congress passed on Nov. 16 reinstates the Federal Aviation Administration’s registration rules for small, model-aircraft-sized drones. The NDAA is on its way to the White House for the president’s signature. The rule for small drones, which the FAA classifies as unmanned aircraft weighing less than 55 pounds and more than 0.55 pounds, were set in 2015 and aimed at managing the growing numbers of the aircraft in increasingly crowded national airspace.
The General Services Administration is looking to help agencies meet data center consolidation challenges under the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act by adding 10 hyperconverged infrastructure solutions to its IT Schedule 70 contract. "The new cloud infrastructure solutions are another example of category management in action," said Kay Ely, assistant commissioner of GSA's Office of Information Technology Category.
The legislative effort to fund IT modernization for federal agencies is now headed toward the White House and the president's desk for signature. The Modernizing Government Technology Act was part of the conference report on the $700 billion National Defense Authorization Act for FY2018 approved by the Senate on Nov. 16. As it moved through Congress in the last few months, the MGT Act had bipartisan backing from Sens.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".