Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, criticized NASA and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration in a recent letter to federal officials for opposing the proposed 5G network across the U.S., SpaceNews reported Friday.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.
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 »
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 »
The Federal Communications Commission has issued new directives that aim to reduce regulatory restrictions on the establishment of infrastructure necessary for the deployment and adoption of 5G networks in the U.S. The issuance clarifies, among other things, the standard that the FCC will use when determining whether local or state laws violate Sections 253 and 332 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The issuance also imposes a time limit on local governments when reviewing applications for the installation of networking infrastructure.Read More »
Sen. Roger Wicker and Commissioner Brendan Carr have announced that the Federal Communications Commission intends to run a $100 million pilot program that aims to provide telehealth services for low-income U.S. citizens. The Connected Care Pilot Program will focus on providing healthcare for veterans and Americans residing in rural areas, FCC said Wednesday. The …Read More »
An official of the State Department said in a Nextgov report published Monday that government officials plan to present to President Donald Trump regulatory actions along with traditional approaches to cyberattacks sponsored by adversary nations. The State Department recommended to the administration in May the development of broad, proactive and …Read More »