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Reps. Frank Pallone, Greg Walden Seek FCC Support for Telecom Equipment Replacement Efforts

Telecom Equipment

Reps. Frank Pallone, Jr., D-N.J., and Greg Walden, R-Ore., have called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help small carriers plan equipment replacement efforts to comply with the Secure and Trusted Communications Network Act. Pallone and Walden serve as chairman and ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, respectively.

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House Energy & Commerce Committee Present U.S. Tech Leadership Agenda

Reps. Greg Walden, R-Ore., and Cathy McMorris Rodger, R-Wash., members of the Energy and Commerce Committee, have unveiled an effort to support the country's performance in the global technology competition. The Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, led by Rodgers on the republican side, will pursue an agenda that includes 15 bills dedicated to U.S. global technology leadership, the E&C Committee said Tuesday.

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FCC Implements Directive to Replace ‘Risky’ Telecom Equipment

Telecommunications

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has formally implemented rules under the 2019 Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act aimed at reimbursing telecommunication providers’ equipment that pose risks to national security. FCC said Thursday that the reimbursement program might require a least $1.6B in funding to replace risky communications equipment purchased after Aug. 14, 2018.

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House Lawmakers Introduce Telecom Supply Chain Security Bill

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers on Tuesday introduced legislation that seeks to protect the U.S. telecommunication supply chain from foreign interference. The Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act would prohibit any organization from using federal funds to procure communications products or services that  might pose a national security threat to domestic networks.

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House Panel Launches Inquiry Into EPA’s Contractor Oversight

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has asked the Environmental Protection Agency whether it uses internal controls to oversee its contractor workforce. The committee wrote in a Tuesday letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt that reports by the Government Accountability Office and the EPA’s inspector general office cited gaps in …

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House Subpanel, Industry to Assess Cyber Threats

A House subcommittee will review cyber threats in the U.S. during a Wednesday hearing, according to the The Hill newspaper. Rep. Greg Walden, (R-Ore.) chairman for the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on communications and technology, said the subcommittee will consider botnets, hacking and supply-chain vulnerability. Industry representatives and security experts are …

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New Bill Calls for Complaints to FCC to be Made Public

A recently proposed bill would stop cable and phone company complaints from being swept under the rug. In fact, complaints would be front and center, published online if Rep. Henry Waxman‘s (D-Calif.) proposal gets passed. Waxman, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, proposal would lead to the Federal Communication Commission posting thousands …

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