Communications

Critical Update: The Hidden Threats of 5G

Nextgov goes inside the technology that will underpin billions of interconnected devices. 

The NSA Is Running a Satellite Hacking Experiment

Low Earth orbit will soon be awash in small satellites, and the national security community is increasingly concerned about their security.

Lawmakers Call on FCC to Reexamine Licenses for Two Chinese Telecom Firms

Sens. Chuck Schumer and Tom Cotton fear the state-owned companies present national security threats.

Device Offers a Way to Communicate During Disasters

A new tool called “Panacea’s Cloud” could give first responders a way to communicate during a natural or human-made disaster when devices such as cell phones may not work.

NIST Wants Help Investigating Deaths Caused by Hurricane Maria

The agency is specifically interested in how building failures contributed to the fatalities.

Phone Companies Make Pact with State Attorneys General to Combat Robocalls

As part of the agreement, 12 phone carriers pledged to implement call-blocking technology and to monitor their networks for illegal robocalls.

CISA Awards GDIT a $325 Million Emergency Communications Contract

Under the contract, the company will support the systems federal leaders and others use to coordinate responses to during natural disasters, acts of terrorism and other crises.

Better Collaboration Tools Need Better Security

Building new technology on a faulty foundation can be a recipe for disaster.

Federal Ban on Chinese Telecom Equipment Takes Effect

Contracting officers will have new disclosure provisions to include in contracts issued after Aug. 13.

How Dissidents Are Using Shortwave Radio to Broadcast News Into China

Pro-democracy forces are locked in a cat-and-mouse game with the Chinese government, playing out on the airwaves, the internet and across the globe.

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NASA’s Moon Plans Rely Heavily on Mobile Tech

CIO Renee Wynn weighed in on how America’s space agency embraces mobility.

The Role States Are Playing in Expanding Broadband Access

New research offers a window into what states are doing to help get about 20 million Americans who now lack reliable, high-speed internet connected with the service.

Justice Signs Nearly $1B Telecom Services Deal With AT&T

The award is the third under the $50 billion EIS telecom contract as the Sept. 30 deadline nears.

NSF Seeks Ideas for Using Artificial Intelligence to Boost the Wireless Spectrum

The agency is hosting a workshop highlighting the opportunities and challenges for artificial intelligence applications across the wireless spectrum.

How to Choose Between the U.S. and China? It’s Not That Easy.

Caught between its security ally and its top trading partner, South Korea is trying to have it all.

Bipartisan Legislation Targets Chinese Firm Huawei

Congress wants to up its authority on emerging tech threats from China.