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NIST Discovers How to Expand 5G Use With ‘Smart’ Antennas, Narrow Beams

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. 

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Report: Pentagon, GSA Expect to Award $8B DEOS Cloud Contract in April

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.

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Ajit Pai Talks Artificial Intelligence, Other Emerging Tech at FCC Forum

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.
 

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DISA’s Brian Hermann: DoD Should Change Policies for Commercial Products Ahead of DEOS Contract

Brian Hermann, chief of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s enterprise-wide service development division, has said the Defense Department needs to reform its processes to leverage commercial off-the-shelf products and services, Federal News Network reported Wednesday.

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Dana Deasy Talks Cyber, Cloud Efforts for DoD’s Digital Modernization Strategy

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.”

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Edward Horowitz Named FirstNet Board Chair; Outgoing CEO Mike Poth to Join Private Sector

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.

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