Tag Archives: communications network

U.S., Albania Sign MOU to Advance 5G Security; Antony Blinken Quoted

Antony Blinken

The U.S. and Albania have agreed to facilitate the development of secure 5G and 4G networks and protect such networks from foreign adversaries. Secretary of State Antony Blinken signed the memorandum of understanding with Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama on Sunday during a meeting in Brussels.

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FCC Wants Advisory Panel to Focus on 5G Network Security; Jessica Rosenworcel Quoted

Jessica Rosenworcel

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will reestablish a federal advisory committee by the end of June 2021 that will focus on improving the security of 5G networks. The Communications Security, Realibility and Interoperability Council will also review vulnerabilities related to software and cloud services and come up with mitigation strategies.

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FCC Denies Huawei’s Request for Review of National Security Threat Designation

Federal Communications

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decided to uphold its designation of Huawei Technologies as a national security threat after it voted to deny the company’s request for a review of FCC’s order in June 2020. The denial of Huawei’s application for review of the order by the commission's public safety and homeland security bureau suggests that organizations may no longer use FCC’s Universal Service Fund. 

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FCC Advances Secure Networks Act Implementation

FCC

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has started integrating into its supply chain rulemaking proceeding provisions of the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act in an effort to safeguard the country’s communications infrastructure from security threats.

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FCC Declares Huawei, ZTE as Threats to National Security; Ajit Pai Quoted

Ajit Pai

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) public safety and homeland security bureau has designated Huawei Technologies and ZTE as national security threats as part of efforts to safeguard U.S. communications networks from security risks. The designation suggests that organizations may no longer use FCC’s Universal Service Fund to buy, maintain, modify or support any services or equipment provided by ZTE and Huawei. 

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Christopher Krebs, Ajit Pai Ask Governors to Support Communications Industry During Pandemic

Christopher Krebs

Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai have asked governors through a joint letter to provide the communications industry and its workers access to resources as they work to continue to keep citizens connected during the coronavirus pandemic.

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White House Memo Unveils R&D Budget Priorities for FY 2021

The Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Science and Technology Policy have issued a memorandum directing federal agencies to focus on five research-and-development priorities as they draft their proposed budgets for fiscal year 2021.

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Adm. Michael Rogers: NSA Aims to Integrate Capabilities, Talents Under Reorg Initiative

The National Security Agency has announced it will undergo a restructuring in a move to bolster the agency’s technological innovation, workforce and core missions of foreign signals intelligence and information assurance. The NSA in the 21st Century initiative is a two-year process to reshape the agency and  address challenges triggered by asymmetric national security …

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