Tag Archives: 5G

Bill Zielinski: GSA ‘Actively Working’ on Establishing 5G Spectrum

Bill Zielinski, acting assistant commissioner of General Services Administrations' office of information technology category, wrote in a blog post published Tuesday that the government is “actively working” to reallocate spectrum for 5G communications. Zielinski cited applications for 5G technology including traffic management, power grid monitoring, augmented and virtual reality, automated logistics and other telecommunications operations. 

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CISA Report Identifies Security Risks Associated With 5G Adoption

The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has issued a report about the potential risks posed by 5G mobile network adoption to U.S. supply chains, network security and trusted options. CISA said in the report, published Wednesday, that the use of 5G components produced by unreliable firms could expose U.S. companies to malicious software and other vulnerabilities.

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NSF Plans Workshop on Wireless Spectrum AI Applications

The National Science Foundation will host a workshop to boost awareness on artificial intelligence applications across the wireless spectrum, Nextgov reported Monday. The agency said in a federal register notice it will gather government, industry and academia members to participate in the event from Aug. 28 to 29 at Griffiss Institute Center for Information Assurance in Rome, N.Y.

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Reps. Suzan DelBene, John Katko Sponsor Bill to Address IoT Requirements

Reps. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., and John Katko R-N.Y., presented a bill supporting the growing use of internet of things devices. The IoT Readiness Act would task the Federal Communications Commission to provide lawmakers with data required to continue the development of IoT devices, Delbene's office said Wednesday

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Intelligence Officials Raise Concerns Over China’s Threat to US Intellectual Property

Intelligence officials discussed the threat posed by China to U.S. intellectual property, technology secrets and consumer data during the Defense One Tech Summit , C4ISRNET reported Friday. John Demers, assistant attorney general for national security at the Department of Justice, said China is homing in on IP across artificial intelligence, agriculture, high-speed rail and other technology areas.

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Ajit Pai Planning to Revise FCC’s Smallsat Application Procedures

Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, said that he seeks to simplify the approval process for satellites below 400 pounds during a Chamber of Commerce event, FCW reported Tuesday. Pai noted that small satellites have the potential to expand broadband access to underserved areas and that the streamlined application process will promote better spectrum use while also mitigating radiofrequency interference.

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Sens. John Thune, Brian Schatz Reintroduce Small Cell Deployment Act

Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., and Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, are reintroducing legislation to speed up infrastructure assessments for small cell network access ahead of the planned 5G rollout. Thune’s office said in a press release published Monday that the "Streamlining the Rapid Evolution And Modernization of Leading-edge Infrastructure Necessary to Enhance Small Cell Deployment Act" revises the Communications Act of 1934 to include emerging requirements and better address challenges faced by small municipalities with less than 50,000 residents.

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Feds Call for Focus on Supply Chain Security Amid Rise of 5G

Federal cybersecurity officials called on U.S. allies to check the security risks of commercial products and services to support the implementation of 5G across their countries, Federal News Network reported Tuesday. The growing presence of Chinese equipment, such as Huawei, across the world could put government networks at risk of interference in the future, according to Christopher Krebs, director of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and a 2019 Wash100 Award recipient. 

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