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Accenture Acquires Arca to Expand 5G Network Capabilities; Manish Sharma Quoted

Manish Sharma

Accenture has acquired Arca, an engineering services company with a focus on network operations and business services, Accenture reported on Friday. With the purchase, Accenture will gain 640 employees. "Together, we will help clients adapt their operating model, expand the skills of their people and drive innovation to unlock the full potential of 5G,” said Manish Sharma.

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Federal Mobility Working Group Issues 5G Testing Framework

5G Technology

The General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Mobility Group (FMG) has released a framework for governmentwide testing and implementation of 5G technologies. The guide, titled Framework to Conduct 5G Testing, identifies four main phases in the 5G modular testing architecture. The framework also details best practices to sharing testing resources across agencies to avoid duplication

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Agency Officials on Role of Public-Private Partnerships in Supporting Internet of Things

Internet of Things

Federal officials discussed how their agencies could help support internet of things (IoT) through public-private partnerships. Daniel Morgan said agencies working to establish relationships with industry associations could enable such partnerships to support IoT. Emery Csulak said most discussions on 5G are about supply chain risk management, incident response and workforce. 

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Hon. Ellen Lord on DoD’s 5G Prototyping, Microelecrtonics Reshoring Efforts

Hon. Ellen Lord

Hon. Ellen Lord, the defense acquisition chief and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, has said the Department of Defense (DoD) is focusing on prototyping 5G technologies and driving domestic microelectronics production. DoD must establish close relationships with traditional and nontraditional defense contractors to ensure the security and reliability of 5G systems as well as microelectronics technology.

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Joseph Evans on Making 5G Work on Battlefields Overseas

Joseph Evans

Dr. Joseph Evans, principal director for 5G within the office of the undersecretary for research and engineering at the Department of Defense (DoD), said that U.S. military looking to use 5G networks on battlefields abroad may consider adopting commercial 5G, and select components that could be integrated into military tactical networks overseas.

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FCC Changes Policy on Infrastructure Modifications to Support 5G Adoption

FCC

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has revised policy that governs the approval of wireless infrastructure modifications under the Spectrum Act of 2012. The revision allows infrastructure modifications to remain qualified as long as transmission equipment is not deployed at areas exceeding 30 feet beyond site boundaries. The commission executed this revision to support accelerated 5G implementation and facilitate equipment collocation.

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Christopher Krebs: US Cloud Leadership Key to Winning 5G Race

Christopher Krebs

Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the U.S. has the edge over China in the development of 5G networks due to the country’s existing infrastructure in the cloud. “We really own the cloud space. So we should be able to have that next generation of technology," said Krebs. 

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DoD Clarifies Issues on National 5G Network; Russ Goemaere Quoted

5G

Russ Goemaere, a spokesperson for the Department of Defense (DoD), said a request for information released in September 2020 that seeks to help DoD understand how dynamic spectrum sharing can back lethality, training and readiness. Goemaere said in a statement that the department “does not intend to own and operate a national 5G network.”

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DHS Launching R&D Projects on 5G Mobile Security; Christopher Krebs Quoted

Christopher Krebs

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is launching a research and development effort focused on mobile security as the country works to roll out 5G infrastructure. William Bryan, the acting undersecretary for science and technology, said S&T is currently working with the private sector in efforts to secure U.S. telecom infrastructure.

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