Tag Archives: 5G

Jessica Rosenworcel Issues Draft Order for FCC’s Mid-Band Spectrum Auction for 5G Access

Jessica Rosenworcel

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to auction off mid-band spectrum access to support 5G implementation throughout the continental U.S. Jessica Rosenworcel, acting chairwoman of the FCC, released a draft order seeking to free up 100 megahertz in the 3.45-3.55 GHz band for federal and nonfederal use. Bidding activities are scheduled for October 2021.

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DHS Issues Multiple Contract Awards for CISA-Supported Network Security Project

DHS

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) has awarded new research and development contracts for a network security program in partnership with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). The first seven awards under the new Secure and Resilient Mobile Network Infrastructure project will tackle legacy network security, end-to-end network traffic protection and 5G security development. 

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Tom Sasala: Navy Eyes Enterprise Data Environment, Advanced Access Controls

Tom Sasala

Tom Sasala, chief data officer of the U.S. Navy, said the service branch intends to implement a modernized data architecture as it works to execute a holistic approach to data governance. The modernization effort includes the implementation of a data environment called Jupiter to support the use of complex access controls. 

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AT&T Provides 5G Capabilities for VA Puget Sound Health Care System; Chris Smith Quoted

Chris Smith

AT&T has delivered 5G and multi-access edge computing (MEC) technologies across the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Puget Sound Health Care System, under its partnership with the department. AT&T’s MEC has delivered a computer and cellular network architecture to provide real-time, high-bandwidth, low-latency access to latency dependent mobile applications.

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FCC Begins Next Phase of 5G Auction Effort; Jessica Rosenworcel Quoted

Jessica Rosenworcel

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has launched the next increment of its 5G auction program that will allow bidders to compete for their preferred allocations in the C-band spectrum. Jessica Rosenworcel, acting chairwoman of FCC, said the agency’s work on the auction is meant to help put forward and accelerate commercialization of the mid-band spectrum.

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Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris on AFLCMC’s Push for 5G, Digital Engineering Efforts

Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris

 Lt. Gen. Shaun Morris, commander of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), said in a recent address that the center has invested significantly in technologies like 5G to help promote efficiency across military bases. “As an Air Force, I think it is important to capitalize off what we’ve done and not lose sight of these investments,” said Morris.

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DOD Works to Prevent 5G C-Band Spectrum Interference; Alan Burke Quoted

5G C-Band Spectrum

The Department of Defense (DOD) will work to prevent interference to aviation instruments, as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) continues to auction C-band spectrum used for 5G communication. “The approach should be not on trying to slow down 5G metro deployment, but speeding up development and testing of mitigations that can serve as an interim gap until avionics manufacturers can harden their systems,” said Alan Burke.

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Report Proposes Strategy to Strengthen U.S. Defense Industrial Base

Defense Industrial Base

The Department of Defense (DoD) released on Thursday a report recommending a strategy to achieve a secure, innovative and resilient defense industrial base. The report cited the Pentagon’s move to issue an interim rule to implement the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework as a key development in the previous fiscal year.

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NCSC’s William Evanina: U.S. Needs Supply Chain Security Program Based on Zero-Trust

William Evanina

William Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC), has said the federal government must develop a supply-chain risk mitigation program based on the zero-trust concept. “We have to have in the government, the ability to utilize private-sector talent capability and know-how to protect our nation and our entire society,” he noted.

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DoD Increases 5G Testing with New Competition; Michael Kratsios Quoted

Michael Kratsios

The Department of Defense (DoD) has introduced a new competition to build open “5G protocol stack software,” a core component for using the physical network hardware, which is currently being tested by the department. The competition will also expand DoD’s partnerships with private sector companies. In addition, the department recently announced its 5G implementation plan

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