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FCW Insider: July 17

Some members of Congress are saying a squabble over protecting incumbent federal users in the recent auction of 24 GHz spectrum shows the process is broken. Mark Rockwell has details from Capitol Hill. 

The Defense Information Systems Agency is testing out zero-trust networking on DOD's classified network. Lauren C. Williams has the story

The Navy Data Platform has been live for barely two weeks, but efforts are already underway to add prescriptive analytics to the mix. Troy K. Schneider reports

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Quick Hits

New legislation was introduced on July 16 that would strip the administration of its ability to remove Huawei from the Commerce Department Entity List, which prohibits U.S. companies from doing business with the Chinese telecommunications firm.  The Defending America's 5G Future Act would also empower Congress to overrule any future waivers the executive branch might grant to do business with Huawei, and codify several other provisions of President Donald Trump's May executive order on supply chain security

The U.S. Court of Appeals on July 16 overturned an August 2018 district court ruling that had invalidated nine key provisions of the president’s workforce executive orders.  Those provisions would place new limits on collective bargaining and "official time" for federal employees. 

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 at 8:32 AM


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