Technology

NIST Forms Alliance on mmWave Channel Modeling for Wireless Comm

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has partnered with industry and academia to form an alliance that seeks to address challenges in the development of future wireless communications technology. NIST said Tuesday the 5G mmWave Channel Model Alliance will work toward an increase in frequencies of wireless channels through 3-D channel modeling at millimeter wavelengths …

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NASA Unveils Next CubeSat Launch Program for Nanosatellite Developers

NASA has launched the next round of a program for CubeSat developers to have an opportunity to launch their nanosatellites as auxiliary payloads on planned space exploration missions. The space agency will choose small satellite payloads for space research efforts by Feb. 19, 2016 for possible deployments through the International Space Station, rocket launches and other …

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Andy Ozment, John Felker to Spearhead DHS Cyber Info Exchange Hub

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has assigned Andy Ozment, assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications at DHS, to assume the responsibility of overseeing the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center. Johnson announced Monday that John Felker, formerly director of cyber and intelligence strategy at Hewlett Packard‘s enterprise services …

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GSA: 82% of Federal Cloud Deployments FedRAMP-Compliant

A new General Services Administration infographic shows 82 percent of more than 1,400 cloud deployments in the federal government comply with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, FierceGovernmentIT reported Thursday. GSA analyzed cloud service providers’ customer surveys and PortfolioStat data from agencies to create the initial baseline of cloud adoption across …

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Sens. Orrin Hatch, Tom Carper Intro Bill to Require IG Reports on Federal Computer Network Security

Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) have proposed a bill that mandates regular reports on security of federal government computer networks in an effort to prevent data breaches among government agencies. The Federal Computer Security Act of 2015 will require inspectors general of federal agencies to submit reports to the Government Accountability …

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