Tag Archives: 5G

GAO: FCC Needs Measurable Performance Goals to Manage Spectrum Demands for 5G

5G

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) come up with measurable and specific performance goals and strategies to manage spectrum demands associated with the deployment of 5G networks. These professionals mentioned the need of the commercial sector for access to additional mid-band spectrum to avoid 5G deployment delays.

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DoD Allocates $100M Under Partnership with DFC to Provide COVID-19 Relief Efforts; Hon. Ellen Lord Quoted

Hon. Ellen Lord

The Department of Defense (DoD) and the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) have signed a joint memorandum of agreement to spend $100 million of the department's CARES Act money to provide additional support for pandemic relief, the DoD reported last week

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Bipartisan Bill to Identify, Mitigate 5G Infrastructure Gaps; Mike Gallagher Quoted

Mike Gallagher

Reps. Mike Gallagher (D-Wash.) and Rick Larsen (R-Wis.) have unveiled bipartisan legislation to augment the Department of Defense's (DoD) 5G infrastructure network and systems. The "DoD 5G Act" will push the department's secretary to identify and reduce gaps within the U.S. military's telecommunications systems, the office of Rick Larsen said Thursday.

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Senate Panel OKs $740.5B National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2021

House Appropriations

The Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday passed a $740.5 billion defense policy bill for fiscal year 2021 in a 25-2 vote. The Senate panel said the U.S. military advantage in ground, aerial, space, cyber space and maritime domains should be protected and the FY21 NDAA seeks accelerate innovation to allow the country to better compete with Russia and China.

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Army Research Office, Academe Form 5G Energy Conservation R&D Partnership

5G

The Department of Defense (DoD) is working with two academic entities to improve energy efficiency in 5G network operations, Federal News Network reported Friday. The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Lille in France have partnered with the U.S. Army Research Office to develop a honeycomb-like framework to allow 5G devices to switch networks with less energy.

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Mark Lewis: Microelectronics, 5G, Hypersonics Are DoD’s Top Three R&D Priorities

Mark Lewis

The Department of Defense (DoD) is reshuffling its research-and-development priorities as it develops new roadmaps to advance future capabilities and Mark Lewis, director of research and engineering for modernization at DoD, said microelectronics is now the Pentagon’s top priority, National Defense reported Friday.

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