A bipartisan group of lawmakers sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission calling for increased focus on security for the 5G network, which the Trump administration wants to introduce nationwide. “As our U.S. network operators, from the largest to the smallest, gear up for significant infrastructure buildout for 5G and other advanced technologies, security should be a critical consideration and associated rules and regulations should be as clear as possible,” reads the letter issued Thursday by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.Read More »
Vice President Mike Pence said providing expanded access to 5G spectrum across the U.S. could help accelerate innovation in the space industry, Breaking Defense reported Monday. He said at the Satellite 2019 conference in Washington, D.C., that the Trump administration wants to use high speed connection “to give innovators in all industries access to spectrum you need to compete and win in global marketplace.”Read More »
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.
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 »