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FCC Rejects ZTE’s Petition to not be Declared a National Security Threat

Federal Communications

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has decided to block Chinese company ZTE from contracts under the $8.3 billion Universal Service Fund, due to national security concerns. FCC said Tuesday its Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau denied ZTE's petition for reconsideration of being branded as a threat.

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AI National Security Commission Presents 80 Recommendations in Interim Report

NSCAI

The National Security Commission for Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) has released an interim report detailing 80 draft recommendations for the federal government to advance AI. NSCAI also presented several recommendations to apply AI in support of national security missions. In addition, NSCAI expects to release its final recommendations in March 2021.

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National Security Agency Launches the Center for Cybersecurity Standards; Neal Ziring Quoted

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The National Security Agency (NSA) has launched a new office that will support NSA's mission to implement cybersecurity across critical systems. The Center for Cybersecurity Standards will coordinate with standardization entities regarding security requirements needed to protect national security systems, NSA said Tuesday.

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Novetta Recognized for National Security Efforts Under NCIS RISER Program; Bill Dorr, Kevin Heald Quoted

Kevin Heald, VP of Information Explotation for Novetta

Novetta has been recognized by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Technical Services Field Office Identity Activities Branch (TSFO-IA) for the company’s contributions to the RISER Program, which won “Best Technical Advancement” during the FedID awards. RISER is Government-off-the-Shelf (GOTS) software for rapid ingestion of biometric data from fingerprint cards. 

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FCC Declares Huawei, ZTE as Threats to National Security; Ajit Pai Quoted

Ajit Pai

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) public safety and homeland security bureau has designated Huawei Technologies and ZTE as national security threats as part of efforts to safeguard U.S. communications networks from security risks. The designation suggests that organizations may no longer use FCC’s Universal Service Fund to buy, maintain, modify or support any services or equipment provided by ZTE and Huawei. 

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MITRE Expands Advisory Divisions to Advocate for National Security & Health Safety; Bill LaPlante, Dr. Jay Schnitzer Quoted

Dr. Jay Schnitzer

MITRE has developed two new leadership counsels to advise the company on current challenges that pose threats to the nation, the company reported on Monday. With the expansion of MITRE’s Center for Technology & National Security (CTNS) and Coronavirus Commission for Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes, the company will advance national security, technology and health safety.

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PAE Secures DTRA Task Order Under CTRIC Program to Expand National Security; John Heller Quoted

John Heller

PAE has been awarded a three-year,  $16.6 million task order by the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency under the Cooperative Threat Reduction Integration Contract III to support the International Counterproliferation Program (ICP) and Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI), the company reported on Friday

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DIU Seeks to Raise Awareness on National Security Importance Amid COVID-19

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The Defense Innovation Unit wants to urge the importance of continuing national security support work amid the COVID-19 outbreak, Space News reported Wednesday. DIU wants local authorities to support ongoing activities of contractors and subcontractors in support of space technology development, one of the unit's focus areas.

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Sen. Mark Warner Asks OMB to Clarify Relief for Contractors Involved in National Security Missions

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Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and a three-time Wash100 award winner, has asked the Office of Management and Budget to release a directive that would direct agencies to implement a provision in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act that offers relief to contractors supporting the country’s national security missions.

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