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Army Looks at Industry for 5G Tech; Col. Schawn Branch Quoted

The U.S. Army seeks to modernize its cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and training via application of industry-made 5G cellular technologies, C4ISRNet reported Thursday. Col. Schawn Branch, who leads the Army's 5G and enterprise information technology as a service program, told C4ISRNet the service branch is focusing 5G efforts on augmented and virtual reality, global asset management and smart technology depots.

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Derek Tournear: SDA to Issue Tech Demo BAAs in Support of Space Layer Development

Derek Tournear, acting director of the Space Development Agency, said SDA plans to issue before the end of this year broad area announcements to ask potential vendors to compete for technology demonstrations in support of the agency’s plan to develop “layers” of satellites, SpaceNews reported Wednesday.

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FirstNet Unveils Five-Year Public Safety Roadmap

The First Responder Network Authority has published a roadmap that details public safety technology trends and operational needs for mobile broadband communications in the next five years. Built from industry and government feedback, the FirstNet Authority Roadmap contains six domains that represent key public safety operational functions, FirstNet said Monday.

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Trump Inks Executive Order on ICT Supply Chain Security

President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday declaring a national emergency to address threats posed by foreign adversaries to the country's information and communications technology and services. The EO prohibits transactions involving ICT and related services that pose national security risks and threats to the security and resiliency of the U.S. critical infrastructure and digital economy, the White House said Wednesday

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USMC Plans Use of New Multichannel Radios

The U.S. Marine Corps is looking to implement smaller handheld and man-packable multichannel radio systems with boosted situational awareness. The service branch said Tuesday that its new AN/PRC-158 radios would allow for simultaneous monitoring between two networks and accelerate the execution of operations. The new man-packable, multichannel radio is designed to cover a wider frequency spectrum than the previous AN/PRC-117G single-channel unit. 

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Hanscom Air Force Base Unveils Prototype Combat Comms Tech

The Hanscom Air Force Base has started developing a prototype combat tool to allow voice, chat, video, command and control functions for partner countries. Conceptualized by Gen. David Goldfein, the Airborne Extensible Relay Over-Horizon Network will connect friendly units and deliver real-time location data and enemy movement to other allied forces, the U.S. Air Force said Thursday. AERONet has three different nodes that covers communications functions for airborne, ground and command teams. 

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