Tag Archives: National Telecommunications and Information Administration

FirstNet Authority Releases Emergency Management Resource Guide


The First Responder Network (FirstNet) Authority has issued a document designed to guide emergency managers how to use the capabilities, products and services of a national public safety broadband network. The Emergency Management Resource Guide provides information on the FirstNet broadband service offered by AT&T through a contract with the FirstNet Authority and offers an overview of technology platforms and tools available to users of the service.

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Allan Friedman: Software Bill of Materials Should Be Part of Multifaceted Cybersecurity Agenda

Allan Friedman

Allan Friedman, who just moved to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to help scale up work on software bill of materials (SBOM), said operationalizing SBOM requires integrating the concept into existing tools, daily operations and into the cybersecurity and vulnerability ecosystem. Friedman also discussed the goals for developing agency guidelines and potential changes to federal procurement regulations. 

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GAO: FCC, NTIA Should Clarify Processes to Better Coordinate on Spectrum Management

Spectrum Management

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) develop clearly defined processes and update documents to facilitate coordination on spectrum management. GAO said in a report published Monday that are no clear processes for addressing matters when agencies cannot reach an agreement on issues related to spectrum management.

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NTIA Seeks Public Comments on Elements of Software Bill of Materials

Critical Software

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has issued a request for public comments on NTIA’s approach to developing the minimum elements for a software bill of materials (SBOM) to comply with an executive order meant to improve U.S. cybersecurity. Comments are due 15 days after the date of publication of notice on Federal Register.

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Gina Raimondo Takes Oath as Commerce Secretary

Gina Raimondo

Vice President Kamala Harris swore in Gina Raimondo, former governor of Rhode Island, as the 40th secretary of the Department of Commerce. Raimondo received the Senate's confirmation to become the commerce secretary with a vote of 84-15. In her new capacity, she will oversee several Commerce agencies that work towards economic growth

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DOD’s Frederick Moorefield on Spectrum IT Modernization, Joint All-Domain C2, Spectrum Sharing

Frederick Moorefield

Frederick Moorefield, a deputy chief information officer at the Department of Defense (DOD), told FCW in an interview published Thursday that spectrum information technology modernization would be one of the first priorities of the newly created Command, Control, Communications Leadership Board at DOD.

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FCC to Support NSF Spectrum Innovation Initiative; Sean Jones Quoted

Federal Communications

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has agreed to support the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Spectrum Innovation Initiative by signing a memorandum of agreement with NSF and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). FCC will also work with NSF and NTIA to establish the country’s first National Center for Wireless Spectrum Research through the initiative.

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President Trump Eyes Nomination of Nathan Smington as FCC Member

White House

President Trump plans to nominate Nathan Simington, senior adviser at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), to serve as a member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). As part of his current role, Simington oversees supply chains, U.S. 5G security and the American Broadband Initiative, the White House said Tuesday.

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