Tag Archives: communication

Missile Defense Agency Begins Experiment on Small Satellites


Two CubeSat small satellites operated by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) linked with ground stations as part of a communications experiment. MDA said Monday its CubeSat Networked Communications Experiment aims to demonstrate how nanosatellites can establish radio communications in orbit. CNCE is part of MDA's larger Nanosat Testbed Initiative.

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CyberSheath Announces New CMMC Managed Service; Eric Noonan Quoted

Eric Noonan

CyberSheath Services International announced Tuesday the next evolution of its CMMC Managed Services, including its CMMCEnclave. CMMCEnclave is a service that enables small and mid-sized businesses to obtain CMMC certification required to secure Department of Defense (DOD) contracts. CyberCloud Shared Services shares desktops while data security is enforced to CMMC compliance standards. 

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FirstNet Expands Coverage to Support Public Safety; Edward Parkinson Quoted


FirstNet has announced that its network now covers more than 2.71 million square miles, the company reported on Monday. In 2020, AT&T added nearly 100 thousand square miles to the FirstNet coverage footprint. “The FirstNet Authority is pleased that… we are moving closer to fully realizing the vision of a nationwide network that serves all of public safety,” said Edward Parkinson, CEO, FirstNet Authority

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AMERICAN SYSTEMS Receives 2021 National Top Workplaces Award; Peter Smith Quoted

Peter Smith

Energage has recognized AMERICAN SYSTEMS with a 2021 National Top Workplaces award. AMERICAN SYSTEMS received the award based on employees’ feedback that was recorded and analyzed by an employee engagement survey. “We are thrilled to receive this recognition as a 2021 National Top Workplaces award winner,” said Peter Smith, president and CEO of AMERICAN SYSTEMS and three-time Wash100 Award recipient.

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U.S. Army Seeking New Waveform Technologies to Reduce Adversary Interference; Dan Duvak Quoted

Waveform Technologies

The U.S. Army continues to develop future capabilities for the service branch’s tactical network team, which includes featuring new waveform technologies in future deliveries of its tools to reduce adversaries’ chances of interfering with communications and improving their capabilities. “They’re like laser beams being pointed from your router to each user,” Duvak said.

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DHS Demos Situational Awareness Tech for Border Security

Cyber Hygiene

The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate and U.S. Border Patrol have invested in a commercial satellite communications technology that provides portable situational awareness. DHS said it demonstrated the Somewear-made Global Hotspot in June to evaluate the device's operational performance. S&T selected Somewear to develop the device under the Long-Range Broad Area Announcement solicitation.

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Lumen Expands Partnership with Zoom to Advance Collaboration Platforms; Shaun Andrews Quoted

Shaun Andrews

Lumen Technologies and Zoom have expanded their partnership to combine technology capabilities and communications expertise. The companies will deliver ‘Zoom delivered by Lumen’ to enable businesses to advance virtual communications by combining Lumen’s speed and reliability with Zoom's collaboration solutions. Zoom delivered by Lumen will unify Lumen's embedded network security capabilities with Zoom's built-in security features to advance businesses’ security features. 

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Army Research Team Applies Automation to Multi-Agent Situational Awareness

U.S. Army

Army Research Laboratory, part of the service's Combat Capabilities Development Command, has introduced a new framework that would help soldiers obtain boosted situational awareness in low-bandwidth environments. A group of ARL scientists has enhanced distributed algorithms that allow for autonomous coordination across multiple intelligence agents, the Army said Monday.

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Army Uses MetaFerrite to Make Wideband Antenna

The U.S. Army has used the metaferrite material to produce an ultra-thin wideband antenna applicable for use with helicopters, unmanned aircraft systems and other vehicles. The Metaferrite-made, low-profile antenna is made to accommodate curved surfaces and may replace existing-higher profile antennas, the Army said Friday.

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U.S., Czech Republic Form Partnership to Promote 5G

The United States and the Czech Republic have agreed to assist each other as both countries are implementing the use of 5G networks for public and economic applications. Both countries made this agreement last Wednesday as a joint declaration.

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