Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have developed a method to design “smart” antennas that use narrow beams and provide lower signal interference, delays and energy loss during transmissions. NIST said Monday, the method utilizes narrow beams to rapidly send signals in different directions and support 5G wireless devices and base stations. It also enables system designers and engineers to select appropriate antenna beamwidths and the antenna that best suits a specific application.Read More »
The Department of Defense and the General Services Administration said they expect to issue the request for quotes for a potential $8B cloud contract in February with plans to award it by April, Federal News Network reported Tuesday. The Defense Enterprise Office Solution contract seeks to replace the Defense Enterprise Email Service, which the Defense Information Systems Agency currently operates.Read More »
Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, has said he believes artificial intelligence, machine learning and other emerging technologies could help build up the decision-making process and revolutionize the communications sector. Pai made the remarks Friday at the FCC-hosted Forum on AI and Machine Learning held in Washington, D.C.
Dana Deasy, chief information officer at the Defense Department, has said measurable goals are necessary as DoD implements its digital modernization efforts, Signal magazine reported Monday. “You’ve got to measure the things you want to get done,” Deasy said. “For me, that’s really driving everything around the four initiatives—cloud, artificial intelligence, the communications agenda and the cyber agenda.”Read More »
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration has announced that Edward Horowitz, founder and chairman of venture capital firm Edslink, has been appointed chairman of the First Responder Network Authority board and FirstNet CEO Mike Poth has decided to step down from his role to join the private sector.Read More »
Maj. Gen. David Bassett, the U.S. Army’s program executive officer for command, control and communications-tactical, has said the service aims to initiate new communications projects starting in late 2018, FCW reported Thursday. Bassett noted during the Association of the U.S. Army’s Cyber + Networks Hot Topic event that the service …Read More »