President Trump and Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, announced several efforts to advance 5G adoption and expand broadband access in the U.S. Trump said in his speech at the White House on Friday that the country will have 92 5G deployments by the end of 2019 and his administration will eliminate regulatory hurdles to facilitate network build-out projects.Read More »
The Federal Communications Commission introduced a final rule to direct the agency’s chief information officer to play a “significant role” in developing FCC’s information technology capabilities. The FCC CIO will play a bigger role in IT oversight, management and governance; decision-making process for budgeting, multiyear and annual planning, programming and reports related to IT; and recruitment of IT personnel, according to the document.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology found that artificial intelligence-based tools could help commercial wireless providers and the U.S. Navy better manage radio frequency spectrum for communications. In a new paper issued Wednesday, NIST said demonstrations show that deep learning algorithms are working better than traditional tools to detect whether radars are operating or not, which allows commercial providers to better plan the allocation of 3.5 Gigahertz Band.Read More »
Federal technology expert Christine Calvosa has been appointed as the official chief information officer for the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. Calvosa has served as acting CIO for over a year. She joined FCC in 2014 from the Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, where she worked as chief technology officer, FCC said Friday.Read More »
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai requesting a briefing on the disclosure of data by wireless carriers, E&C said Friday. Rep. Pallone urged Pai to identify and discuss actions taken by the FCC to resolve the issue of wireless carriers disclosing the real-time location data of consumers without authorization.Read More »
The Federal Communications Commission established a new office to apply economic and data analysis on policy formation activities. The agency said Tuesday, its new Office of Economics and Analytics will consist of commission economists, as well as former staff of the now-defunct Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis, OEA's predecessor.Read More »
The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program selected Zscaler to pursue Joint Authorization Board (JAB) FedRAMP certification at the High Impact Level through FedRAMP’s Connect program.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.
The Federal Communications Commission is inviting artificial intelligence experts to discuss the technology's future applications in the communications field at an upcoming symposium. The public event, titled the Forum on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, will take place on Nov. 30 at the commission's headquarters in Washington D.C., the FCC said Wednesday.Read More »