Tag Archives: mobile communications

KBR Receives Contract from IMCOM to Improve DoD and Federal Law Enforcement; Byron Bright Quoted

KBR has been awarded a three-year, firm-fixed-price contract by the U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM) to provide video evidence management services for the Mobile Federal Law Enforcement Enterprise Technology Service (M-FLEETS) program, the company announced on Thursday

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DISA Invites Allies to Join Iridium Mobile Satellite Services Program

The Defense Information Systems Agency has called on U.S. allied countries to join the agency’s program that works to provide unlimited access to Iridium‘s constellation of mobile communications satellites, Space News reported Friday. Peter de Selding writes Clare Grason, DISA program manager of the Enhanced Mobile Satellite Services program, said allies can pay a fixed …

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Senators Urge FCC to Investigate Cellphone Surveillance Tech Interference Complaints

Twelve senators have asked the Federal Communications Commission to investigate complaints against the state and local law enforcement agencies’ use of surveillance devices that simulate cellphone towers to gather cellphone identification and location information. Some complaints filed with FCC alleged that cell-site simulators disrupt consumers’ cellular service, can potentially interfere with emergency communications including 911 calls and are used …

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UCSD Researchers Develop ‘Hair-Thin’ System for Interference-Resistant Communications

Researchers at the University of California-San Diego have developed a “hair-thin” receiver that works to retrieve sub-noise radio signals and protect against interference as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s assured communications program. DARPA said Tuesday the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers published a paper that details UCSD’s efforts under the agency’s Hyper-wideband Enabled RF …

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FCC Proposes Usage Rules for Wireless Broadband Above 24 GHz; Tom Wheeler Comments

The Federal Communications Commission has proposed new rules for higher-frequency wireless broadband services in support of efforts to establish a regulatory environment for mobile technologies that operate in frequencies above 24 gigahertz. FCC said Thursday its proposals cover authorization schemes and flexible-use service rules for the 28 GHz, 37 GHz, 39 GHz and 64 …

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Steve VanRoekel: Technology Investments Key to Fight Against Ebola

USAID Chief Innovation Officer Steve VanRoekel said that government investments technology such as mobile communications and medical diagnostics could help bolster efforts to combat the spread of Ebola, FCW reported Wednesday. Adam Mazmanian reports that VanRoekel, who has been coordinating U.S. programs to help affected areas in West Africa, believes that technology tools can …

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Stephen Rodriguez: Security, Scalability Requirements to Spur Gov’t Mobile Investment

Stephen Rodriguez, managing partner at Coldon Strategic Advisors, believes federal agencies will continue to leverage mobile communications technology as a way to impove operational efficiency, he writes in an opinion piece for InformationWeek. Rodriguez says government organizations need mobile applications that can meet their security and scalability requirements, as well …

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