Communications

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.

Pentagon Unveils Which Bases Will House Large-Scale 5G Experiments

The first projects will focus on asset management and sharing across the spectrum.

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Senator Calls on State Dept. to Investigate Appointees’ Use of Personal Devices for Work

Impeachment hearing revelations highlight a larger security problem, Democrat says.

Congress Reaches Deal to Fight Robocalls

“It’s time to put Americans back in charge of their phones,” lawmakers said.

How Lockheed Martin Is Trying To Link Everything on the Battlefield

Experiment by experiment, the company is weaving aircraft, ground vehicles, satellites, and the rest into a network that will someday give commanders unprecedented decision-support options.

China Said It’s Developing 6G. What Does That Mean?

While most mobile users operate on 4G, the country announced two working groups focused on advancing 6G.

DISA Previews Big Tech Opportunities for 2020

The Pentagon’s IT shop released a list of next year’s contracting opportunities, including 12 worth more than $100 million.

Agriculture Funds More than $1 Billion in Projects to Boost Rural Infrastructure

The broadband and electric investments aim to benefit more than 1.5 million businesses and residents.