Communications

Zoom's New Security Authorization Might Soon Mean Expanded Use by Defense Components

A large number of entities were awaiting this fresh approval, a senior official confirmed.

DOD Awards Verizon Almost $1 Billion to Modernize its Networks

New communications equipment will soon be deployed at the Pentagon and beyond.

Army Bring-Your-Own-Device Experiments Test New Security Concepts

The service is “setting the stage” to try new communications ideas in the Pacific.

Energy Department Awards Verizon $34.6M to Modernize its Communications Services

Two new Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions task orders will underpin the work.

Follow These 3 Ts for Faster, More Effective Application Development

Government agencies must optimize application development to realize digital transformation goals. Facilitating collaboration and aligning DevOps, IT, security and mission owners is crucial to this mission.

Lockheed Martin and Verizon to Partner to Develop 5G Tech for the Military

The companies recently connected a military communications network to a commercial 5G network.

Senate Unanimously Passes Secure Equipment Act

The legislation aims to protects telecom networks from foreign threats.

DIU’s First 5G Experiment Could Be a Game-Changer for First Responders

The Defense Innovation Unit is prototyping portable—and wearable—networking tools with the California National Guard so they can connect anywhere.

Bill Supports the Expansion and Development of 6G Infrastructure

A bipartisan bill would establish a council to oversee and implement 6G broadband access across the country.

FCC Issues Order on Security Reviews Ahead of U.S.-China Engagement

The commission’s new rule on foreign ownership and investment comes amid an industry call for international alignment on the use of voluntary standards to secure the supply chain of information and communications technology

Labor Department Awards Verizon $887M to Radically Revamp IT Backbone

No other Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions selections are planned by the department.

5 Post-Pandemic Federal Telecom Trends 

The past year and a half of telework and remote service delivery have accelerated the impact of the government's digital transformation efforts.

VA Can’t Locate $700K Worth of Satellite Phones

For decades, Veterans Affairs employees have had trouble finding emergency communications devices when they’re needed most.

FCC Releases First U.S. Mobile Broadband Map

The map, which shows where the four largest mobile carriers offer voice and data services, is a step toward improving the accuracy of high-speed internet access data.

Federal Push for Omnichannel Experiences to Deliver Modern Public Service

An omnichannel experience is more than plugging texts, email or video communications into a program.

Lawmakers Look to Give NTIA More Cybersecurity Responsibilities

During a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, witnesses drew attention to the absence of a permanent leader at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.