Workforce

Trump's pick for Commerce talks tech

Wilbur Ross, the Department of Commerce secretary-designate, discussed IT-intensive components of Commerce -- including cybersecurity, spectrum allocation, broadband accessibility and Census operations -- at his Senate confirmation hearing.

NTIA: The internet of things doesn't need new rules

The National Telecommunications and Information Agency offers its take on how to foster the emerging technological ecosystem known as the internet of things.

IT Modernization

Why spectrum sharing is here to stay

The push to make more federally-owned spectrum available for commercial use will involve sharing, no way around it, according to the president's telecom advisor.

Digital Government

NTIA software tool shows spectrum use

A new report reveals how federal agencies manage broadband wireless spectrum via a graphics-based software tool, which can help in the effort to free spectrum for commercial use.

Cybersecurity

Can government guide industry to better cyber info-sharing?

The NTIA is hoping to nudge industry to improve collaboration on disclosing cyber vulnerabilities.

IT Modernization

FirstNet to miss contract award deadline

The planned nationwide public safety broadband network won't meet its previously announced November contract award date, but leaders say they are making progress on evaluating proposals.

Cruz seeks to block internet transition

Sen. Ted Cruz is leading an effort to stop a long-standing U.S. plan to cede control of an aspect of global internet architecture.

Is the U.S. handing over control of the internet?

Despite some alarmist headlines about the transfer of a key internet architecture function, the fact remains that the U.S. cannot relinquish control that it does not have.

IT Modernization

NTIA wants to know IoT address needs

With billions of devices set to jump onto the internet in the coming years, NTIA is seeking information on addresses, obstacles and costs for adopting IPv6.

U.S. sets date to cede control of key internet function

After a years-long transition, the U.S. will finally transfer control of the IANA function -- the "address book of the internet" -- to a global, multistakeholder organization.

IT Modernization

How states can opt out of FirstNet

States are getting an early look at what they might have to do to opt out of a nationwide, interoperable broadband network for first responders.

Republicans move to check internet transition

Two senior GOP lawmakers are questioning the viability of long-standing plans to end U.S. control of the address book of the internet.

U.S. poised to offload control of critical internet function

The U.S. is ready to accept a proposal to transfer control of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, but the plan faces opposition in Congress.

Cybersecurity

FTC: Too soon for internet of things laws

The Federal Trade Commission sees risks and opportunity in internet of things applications, but thinks new laws specific to the technology would be premature.

IT Modernization

Senators still have questions about IANA transition

Senators heard from experts who want to tap the brakes on the pending transition of a key piece of global Internet architecture from U.S. control to a global multistakeholder organization.

IT Modernization

U.S. preps to shift critical Internet control

After years of negotiations, a move to cede U.S. control of a critical piece of global Internet infrastructure is almost ready to go.

IT Modernization

FirstNet contract on track for November award

The planned nationwide, wireless broadband public safety network still has November as a contract award date target.

IT Modernization

Congress watching FirstNet security, state opt-ins

The House panel in charge of FirstNet oversight did a reality check on the project, with some lawmakers concerned about security and state participation in the nationwide public safety communications network.

IT Modernization

Final FirstNet RFP hits the streets

FirstNet's final RFP for the planned nationwide public safety network includes a dedicated cybersecurity section and a ramped payment schedule for winning contractor.

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