Technology

White House to Ask FCC to Auction Additional Mid-Band Spectrum for 5G; Michael Kratsios Quoted

Mid-Band Spectrum

The White House has announced plans to free up 100 megahertz of the mid-band spectrum for commercial 5G networks and direct the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to auction by Dec. 2021 that swath of radio frequencies used by the military.

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NSF Invests in Quantum Information Science Institutes to Address Network Challenges

NSF

The National Science Foundation (NSF) supported the establishment of three institutes that aim to bolster research and development in quantum information science. NSF invested $75 million in the university-led institutes, established in July, that will tackle challenges in the areas of high-fidelity networks and quantum sensing.

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Congressional Research Service Issues Report on US Emerging Technology Dev’t, Compliance Efforts

CRS

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has released a report stating current initiatives under the Department of Defense (DoD) and Congress to drive the development of emerging technologies and keep up with adversary nations.

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NASA Halfway Done With SLS Green Tests

Space Launch System

NASA has completed the first four green run tests of its Space Launch System rocket's core stage in preparation for four more tests in the series. The effort's assigned team ran the fourth test with gaseous nitrogen and helium as a more efficient alternative to the liquid hydrogen and oxygen propellants intended for the conclusive hot-fire test.

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Report Calls for Significant Increase in Federal AI Research Spending to $25B; Rep. Will Hurd Quoted

Rep. Will Hurd

A new report from the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Center for New American Security recommends that the federal government immediately double research-and-development spending on artificial intelligence and increase R&D funding for AI efforts to $25 billion by fiscal year 2025.

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William Evanina Offers Update on Foreign Actors’ Activities Ahead of 2020 Elections

William Evanina

William Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, has issued a statement providing updates on attempts by foreign threat actors to influence preferences of voters, undermine the citizens’ confidence in the democratic process and shift U.S. policies ahead of the 2020 U.S. presidential elections.

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Army Begins Dev’t of Mobile App for Squad Leaders

U.S. Army

The U.S. Army has started the development of a mobile application that aims to help leaders manage daily tasks and connect with squad members. The team will collaborate with the Army Futures Command to study various approaches for counseling, sponsorship and training management.

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Air Force’s Rob Beutel on Pandemic-Driven Changes in Stakeholder Dialogue

U.S. Air Force

Rob Beutel, deputy chief information technology officer of the U.S. Air Force, has said that telework operations did not prevent his team from evaluating new technologies through online demonstrations. “Now, on a daily basis we can meet with [any] company,” he noted.

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NNSA Intends to Assess Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for Continued Operations

NNSA

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DoE) has given its approval of an effort to evaluate Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's potential for continued operations. The LLNL Site-wide Environmental Impact Statement for Continued Operation will assess the environmental impacts of options on whether to maintain the laboratory's operations without significant changes.

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