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Pandemic pivots at State, FCC

The necessary wave of IT adaptation to the pandemic showed federal CIOs and agencies they could move quickly and efficiently to modernize.

How COVID-19 accelerated IT modernization

As previous IT investments proved their worth in 2020, the pandemic is prompting agencies to accelerate their modernization efforts

Solarium Commission looks to boot China from the tech supply chain

The Cyberspace Solarium Commission is looking to shore up security in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector by reducing dependency on suppliers from rival powers, especially China.

Bipartisan bill looks to claw back executive power over telecom

World War II-era legislation, meant to counter radio transmissions to the enemy in wartime, now gives the president 'kill-switch' authority over the internet and telecommunications.

FCC estimates $1.8 billion to replace Huawei, ZTE telecom parts

The agency also released a list of 51 firms that would qualify for reimbursement, spanning from smaller telecoms to large vendors like Verizon and CenturyLink.

Agencies warn on drone detection systems

State, local and private sector could run afoul of federal laws if they deploy drone detection and mitigation systems without careful thought, federal agencies say.

DOD agrees to spectrum sharing deal

An expert panel convened by the Defense Department has offered 100 megahertz of mid-band spectrum to share with commercial networks looking to build up U.S. 5G capacity.

FCC makes next move on widely opposed T-band auction

The Federal Communications Commission reluctantly moves ahead with plans to reallocate and auction public-safety spectrum.

FCC records progress with public comments system

In a recently-released study, a government watchdog said the FCC has been implementing recommendations to fix its electronic comment filing system.

Lawmakers want probe of spectrum management 'breakdown'

The chairman and ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders request a review of federal spectrum management.

Cybersecurity front and center in Iran threat hearing

Members of the House Homeland Security Committee quizzed experts about the capabilities of Iran's cyber forces.

How AI-powered bots could drive the conversation on pending federal regs

Two years after bots flooded the FCC's public comments system over net neutrality, a new report finds publicly available AI tools make it easier than ever to overwhelm public feedback on federal websites

FCC bans use of federal funds in purchases of Chinese telecom

The Federal Communications Commission's approved a new rule preventing U.S. telecommunications service providers from using a key federal subsidy to by Huawei and ZTE network gear, including 5G technology.

Rip and repay?

The federal government is pushing U.S. telecoms to take out gear from Huawei and other Chinese companies that may threaten their networks, but who is going to pay for the work?

After 10 years, shared spectrum goes live

Almost a decade in the making, a frequency sharing program involving Defense Department spectrum and commercial users is open for business.

Twin shared-spectrum efforts close in on milestones

Two trailblazing efforts backed by DARPA and the FCC to share radio spectrum among federal and commercial users will hit significant milestones in the coming weeks.

NTIA wants agencies to review spectrum

With an eye to long-term policy, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration wants more data on federal agency use of spectrum in two key bands.