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Commerce Dept Wants Public Feedback on Proposed Regulations for 911 Grant Program

The Commerce Department seeks public input on the proposed implementing rules of a grant program that would fund state and local governments’ 911 call center modernization efforts. The department said Thursday the 911 Grant Program will issue up to $110 million in funds to help states and local jurisdictions adopt internet protocol-based emergency services …

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Commerce Dept Wants Public Input on Anti-Botnet Measures

The Commerce Department‘s National Telecommunications and Information Administration wants public input on actions that can help the government mitigate botnet attacks, Nextgov reported Monday. NTIA released a request for comments on legislation, policies and technology that currently support anti-botnet efforts; gaps in existing approaches; and what role the federal government should take in the …

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Interagency Team to Study Feasibility of Radio Spectrum Reallocation for Non-Govt Use

The Federal Aviation Administration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the departments of Defense and Homeland Security have established an interagency team to conduct a feasibility study on a proposal to free portions of the radio spectrum for non-government use. FAA said Friday the Spectrum Efficient National Surveillance Radar initiative was launched in response to …

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NTIA Unveils New Tool to Meet Industry and Govt Spectrum Demands

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration has developed a new tool it designed to help meet demand for spectrum from industry and government agencies and potential future sharing scenarios. NTIA Chief of STaff Glenn Reynolds and Office of Spectrum Management Deputy Associate Administrator Peter Tenhula wrote in a blog post published Nov. 17 the agency’s Quantitative …

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NTIA Requests Info on Pros, Cons of IPv6 Tech Adoption

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration seeks ideas from industry on how NTIA can help accelerate adoption of internet protocol version 6 in the U.S. as well as information on the potential advantages and disadvantages of implementing the new network protocol. NTIA said Thursday that IPv6 can accommodate more than 340 undecillion web addresses compared with the approximately 4.3 billion addresses that IPv4 currently supports. NTIA …

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Penny Pritzker Reappoints Jeff Johnson, Sue Swenson, Teri Takai as FirstNet Board Members

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has reappointed Jeff Johnson, former fire chief and CEO of the Western Fire Chiefs Association; Teri Takai, senior adviser at the Center for Digital Government and Novatel Wireless CEO Sue Swenson to serve on the First Responder Network Authority board. The Commerce Department said Thursday Johnson, Takai and …

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