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FCC Updates Smallsat Licensing Process

The Federal Communications Commission unveiled an optional authorization process for small commercial satellite systems with certain characteristics. Operators of satellites that have a wet mass of not more than 396.8 pounds and are built to remain in orbit for a short time period will be eligible to skip the licesing process, FCC said Thursday.

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Unveils Modernization Proposals

Ajit Pai, chairman at the Federal Communications Commission, has proposed two approaches to update and simplify the agency's procedures. Pai proposed that the agency should utilize written testimonies to speed up hearing processes, FCC said Monday

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Reps. Suzan DelBene, John Katko Sponsor Bill to Address IoT Requirements

Reps. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., and John Katko R-N.Y., presented a bill supporting the growing use of internet of things devices. The IoT Readiness Act would task the Federal Communications Commission to provide lawmakers with data required to continue the development of IoT devices, Delbene's office said Wednesday

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DOT Calling for Autonomous Vehicle Spectrum Allocation

The Transportation Department is seeking to preserve the spectrum allocated for autonomous vehicles to develop the nation’s connected-vehicle infrastructure, FCW reported Thursday. Finch Fulton, deputy assistant secretary for policy at DOT, told the publication that the spectrum should be able to accommodate Dedicated Short Range Communications crucial to ensure traffic safety in vehicle-to-vehicle technology.

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Ajit Pai Planning to Revise FCC’s Smallsat Application Procedures

Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, said that he seeks to simplify the approval process for satellites below 400 pounds during a Chamber of Commerce event, FCW reported Tuesday. Pai noted that small satellites have the potential to expand broadband access to underserved areas and that the streamlined application process will promote better spectrum use while also mitigating radiofrequency interference.

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GAO: Congress Should Enact Legislation to Allow T-Band Comms for First Responders

The Government Accountability Office has urged Congress to enable first responders to T-Band radio frequencies for mission-critical voice communications. A new report issued on Friday highlighted the challenges first responders are facing with the relocation of public safety communications spectrum from T-Band frequencies. 

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Dr. Pragyansmita Nayak Joins Hitachi Vantara Federal as Chief Data Scientist; Dave Turner Quoted

Hitachi Vantara Federal announced on Wednesday that Dr. Pragyansmita Nayak has joined the company as the chief data scientist. In the new role, Dr. Nayak will empower customers to better leverage their data through machine learning, artificial intelligence and advanced data analytics.

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FCC Eyes Change in Aviation Safety Regulations

The Federal Communications Commission proposes to modify policy on its Aviation Radio Service to accommodate modern avionics technology, boost aeronautical spectrum efficiency and promote aviation safety. FCC said Thursday its changed rules are designed to modernize communications between aircraft and ground-based telecommunications stations.

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