As of today I see that the Federation News Network has been renamed to the "Galactic News Network". This is a clear reference to Master of Orion II, a turn based strategy game from the 90s. If memory serves me, that game was full of Star Trek references and the plot involved an ancient alien race that quietly influences the younger races for their eventual return to conquer the galaxy. Interesting... remind anyone of the current Iconian arc?
Also, with the rename to "Galactic News Network" we can assume Brandon will be replaced with an artificial life form and all future Galactic News Network posts will have the GNN theme song. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jlQV06R3wU)