Communications

House Bill Wants to Curb Foreign Robocallers Targeting Americans

The legislation would create a task force to crack down on malicious calls that originate outside the U.S.

Presidential Advisers Set Timeline for Report on Options to Secure 5G Networks

Officials reaffirmed the administration’s view that software-defined networking is the best way to secure next-gen telecommunications.

The Night Sky Will Never Be the Same

Elon Musk’s plan for worldwide internet has sent bright artificial, lights streaking through the dark.

Justice Files ‘First-of-its-Kind Enforcement Action’ Against Robocall Carriers

The department is suing a handful of companies that were repeatedly warned they were facilitating fraudulent robocalls from organizations posing as government agencies and other businesses.

Presidential Advisers Expected to Push Software-Defined Networking for Secure Comms

Senate Commerce Committee is stockpiling legislation for coordinated investments in the tech.

Senators Unveil $1.2 Billion Plan to Develop Alternatives to Huawei’s 5G Equipment 

The Federal Communications Commission would require certification to open standards to eliminate proprietary equipment. 

The Role of 5G in Government 

The technology is a critical piece of modernization. 

EPA Could Save Taxpayers Thousands of Dollars Through Stronger Oversight of Mobile Phones

The agency “missed an opportunity” to better use $12,000 spent over two years on unnecessary voice and data services, watchdog finds.

Telecom, Software Industry Groups Push Back on Commerce’s Proposed Supply Chain Rule 

One group suggested the proposed rule to ban U.S. entities from buying information technology from foreign adversaries could be illegal.

House Passes Trio of 5G Security Bills

Together, the measures aim to promote a safer rollout of the highly-anticipated, next-generation mobile networks.

5G Is Where China and the West Finally Diverge

The rollout of speedy new cellular networks is a geopolitical turning point, but neither Trump nor the public yet recognizes this.

Space Force Sets First Pitch Day Using Alternative Acquisition Authority

The military’s newest branch wants to hear about innovative solutions to tough problems in installation support and space operations.

Congress Approves Bill to Crack Down on Scam Robocalls

“There are no blue robocalls; there are no red robocalls — only despised robocalls.”

Laser-Linked Satellites Could Deliver 'Internet from Space'

Such a network could potentially reach remote and underserved areas.

GSA’s $50B Telecom Contract Is Now Truly Open for Business

More than two years after awards were announced, agencies can now issue task orders to all nine vendors on the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract.

Senate Advances Legislation to Preserve T-Band Spectrum for Emergency Personnel

Experts agree that Congress must reverse a rule to protect the crucial band set aside specifically for first responders in dense cities.