IT Modernization

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.

IT Modernization

DOT wants to preserve spectrum for connected vehicle apps

The Department of Transportation wants to keep the 5.9 GHz spectrum band reserved for connected vehicle technology, but the FCC has other plans.

IT Modernization

Emerging small sats could complicate spectrum

While small satellites can expand broadband access, they will also fill increasingly crowded airwaves.

IT Modernization

Connected-vehicle spectrum could be tapped for next gen Wi-Fi

The Federal Communications Commission wants to re-examine spectrum set aside for vehicle-to-vehicle communications to help speed next-generation Wi-Fi and 5G.

IT Modernization

FCC wants to open up high bandwidth spectrum

The Federal Communications Commission wants to see if extremely high bandwidth spectrum can be tamed for use.

IT Modernization

Get ready for a 'text' from POTUS

FEMA and the FCC are teaming up to test an emergency alert system that includes a presidential message sent to wireless phones.

IT Modernization

FEMA delays nationwide alert test

A plan to test an emergency alert system by hitting nearly every U.S. cell phone with a presidential message was delayed because the agency is focused on Hurricane Florence relief.

IT Modernization

Golden State senators want answers on data throttling

California firefighters battling wildfires have complained to Verizon about wireless data throttling, and the state's senators are pushing the carrier and the FCC for an explanation.

GSA adds drone countermeasures to security schedule

The General Services Administration has added anti-drone technology to its product menu for federal, state and local law enforcement, first responders and agencies, but aviation and legal experts urge discretion.

FCC chairman: truth about site failure should have come out sooner

Ajit Pai told lawmakers that he couldn't alert the public to an event incorrectly designated as a cyberattack without jeopardizing a federal investigation.

Digital Government

When government websites fail

The FCC’s site went down last year not because of a DDoS attack, but because it couldn’t handle the traffic spike. So who’s responsible for making sure that doesn’t happen?

IT Modernization

Why it's getting harder to find sharable federal spectrum

The government is sitting on a goldmine of radio spectrum that could be used to accelerate 5G deployment, but crafting a coordinated policy to get there is complicated.

IT Modernization

Lawmakers push to expand agency spectrum sharing

New legislation would provide more money for agencies to research how to free up their federal spectrum holdings for commercialization.

IT Modernization

FCC gets pushback on supply chain security proposal

Telecom carriers and device manufacturers are telling the Federal Communications Commission that it may be overstepping its authority with a plan to police supply chain security.

IT Modernization

Federal spectrum key to U.S. 5G

Government-held spectrum is one of the keys to global U.S. commercial leadership in 5G, and new study says, and pending legislation can help.

IT Modernization

Mobile network infrastructure at growing risk from cyber attack

The FCC's communications security advisory group warned on threats to mobile networks that are similar to those impacting industrial control systems.

IT Modernization

5G push could require federal spectrum

Communications policy leaders are looking put federal spectrum in the pipeline as the U.S. gears up for faster mobile broadband.

IT Modernization

FCC chief floats new supply chain rules for telecom

The plan would bar the use of funds in an $8.5 billion telecom subsidy from going to foreign equipment suppliers who are deemed a threat to national security.

IT Modernization

NTIA, DOD look at sharing out federal spectrum for commercial 5G

The government is going to study the possibility of making a 100 megahertz swath of spectrum available for high-speed mobile broadband.

Digital Government

GAO to investigate bot-driven net neutrality comments

The congressional watchdog looks to take on the FCC's electronic filing system and the possible widespread of use bots to flood the system.

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