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USDA’s Francisco Salguero Named New FCC CIO

Francisco Salguero has been named the new chief information officer of the Federal Communications Commission, succeeding John Skudlarek, who held the position on an acting basis following the departure of Christine Calvosa in May.

Salguero joins the commission after spending 14 years at the Department of Agriculture where he most recently served as deputy CIO and oversaw the department's $2B information technology portfolio, FCC said Monday.

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House Lawmakers Introduce Telecom Supply Chain Security Bill

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers on Tuesday introduced legislation that seeks to protect the U.S. telecommunication supply chain from foreign interference. The Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act would prohibit any organization from using federal funds to procure communications products or services that  might pose a national security threat to domestic networks.

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FCC Unveils Two Locations to Test Advanced Wireless Comms

The Federal Communications Commission has established innovation zones in Salt Lake City and New York City to experiment with newer wireless communication networks that include fifth-generation cellular technology. The National Science Foundation proposed the creation of the testing areas to help increase connectivity through wireless devices and services, FCC said Monday.

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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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