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FCC Votes to Rescind Net Neutrality Rules

The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 Thursday to overturn net neutrality rules established in 2015, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Net neutrality rules required internet service providers to guarantee clients equal access to all online content. The repeal of such rules would allow internet companies to accelerate service for some applications …

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New DOJ Guide Urges Prosecutors to Seek Data Access Directly From Enterprise Users

The Justice Department has released new guidelines advising prosecutors to work directly with businesses when they need access to those enterprises’ data, instead of going through cloud service providers. Neal Suggs, Microsoft vice president and deputy general counsel, wrote in a blog post published Thursday that the guideline also describes practical considerations on the …

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Kenneth Johnson Promoted to Full-Time SEC COO

Kenneth  Johnson, acting chief operating officer of the Securities and Exchange Commission since February 2017, has been appointed to serve in the COO position on a full-time basis. He supervises the commission’s human resources, acquisitions, information technology, strategic initiatives, financial management and support operations offices, SEC said Thursday. Johnson served as chief management …

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European Commission Aims to Advance Defense Collaboration Via Permanent Structured Cooperation

The European Commission has formally launched a European Union Treaty-based framework that seeks to advance collaboration on defense and security initiatives among EU member states. The commission said Monday 25 EU member states agreed to establish the Permanent Structured Cooperation and work together on 17 proposed projects. The PESCO projects encompass …

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DARPA-Hosted ‘Hackfest’ Explores Software-Based Radio Applications

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency hosted a week-long event at the NASA Ames Conference Center in California to explore how software-defined radio technology can help address communications challenges facing the military. The DARPA Bay Area Software Defined Radio Hackfest ended on Nov. 17 and involved eight teams from academia, industry and the …

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Bill Calls for Full FY 2018 Defense Funds

Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-New Jersey), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, has introduced a bill that would fund national defense programs through the end of fiscal year 2018 and keep the government funded until Jan. 19. Frelinghuysen’s office said Wednesday the continuing resolution seeks to prevent a government shutdown when the current temporary …

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IN THE NEWS: William G. Conley, Deputy Director of Electronic Warfare, Discusses Future Advancements in EW

Convergence and divergence–from the lab to the battlefield, the automation of testing and development systems is dramatically improving the long-sighted vision of where and how modern warfare is conducted. The convergence of electronic warfare and cyber capabilities present a bevy of opportunities across multiple spectra, namely the electromagnetic spectrum. Are …

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