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Diane Rinaldo Succeeds David Redl as NTIA Chief

David Redl, assistant secretary for communications and information with the Department of Commerce and administrator at the National Telecommunications and Information Agency, has stepped down from his role, Broadcasting and Cable reported Thursday. Prior to NTIA, Redl served as a chief counsel at the House Energy and Commerce Committee and held the role of director of regulatory affairs at CTIA.

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Sens. John Cornyn, Richard Burr, Mark Warner Present 5G Telecom Security Bill

Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Mark Warner, D-Va., introduced a bill intended to protect the country's modern telecommunications systems and infrastructure. The Secure 5G and Beyond Act would direct the president to formulate an inter-agency strategy on the security of technologies under fifth generation and future classifications, Warner's office said Wednesday.

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ABI: Gov’t Must Remove Regulatory Barriers, Partner With Industry to Improve Broadband Access

The American Broadband Initiative has released a milestone report recommending the Trump administration eliminate regulatory barriers for broadband providers and expand opportunities for private sector investments. ABI recommends the administration streamline permitting the processes for broadband deployment, utilize federal assets to lower broadband build-out costs and maximize the impact of federal funding.

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Edward Horowitz Named FirstNet Board Chair; Outgoing CEO Mike Poth to Join Private Sector

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration has announced that Edward Horowitz, founder and chairman of venture capital firm Edslink, has been appointed chairman of the First Responder Network Authority board and FirstNet CEO Mike Poth has decided to step down from his role to join the private sector.

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Commerce Dept Officials Vow to Back Commercial Space Activities

Two Commerce Department officials emphasized their support for the commercial space industry during the Satellite 2018 conference that was held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center last week. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told event audience Monday that he aims to elevate space commerce functions as part of DOC’s five-year strategic plan, the …

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FCC Sets Dec. 28 Deadline for FirstNet Opt-Out Notice Submissions

The Federal Communications Commission has given 52 states and territories until Dec. 28 to decide whether to accept or opt out of the First Responder Network Authority’s plan to build a national public safety network in partnership with AT&T. FCC said Monday the 90-day opt-out decision period commended Friday after FirstNet informed …

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Commerce Dept Wants Public Feedback on Proposed Regulations for 911 Grant Program

The Commerce Department seeks public input on the proposed implementing rules of a grant program that would fund state and local governments’ 911 call center modernization efforts. The department said Thursday the 911 Grant Program will issue up to $110 million in funds to help states and local jurisdictions adopt internet protocol-based emergency services …

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FirstNet Board OKs $74M Fiscal 2018 Public Safety Network Budget

The First Responder Network Authority Board has approved a fiscal year 2018 budget of $73.5 million to fund FirstNet’s efforts to deploy, operate and manage a nationwide public safety broadband network. FirstNet said Thursday the amount is 13 percent lower than the agency’s current funding level as a result of its …

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Commerce Dept Wants Public Input on Anti-Botnet Measures

The Commerce Department‘s National Telecommunications and Information Administration wants public input on actions that can help the government mitigate botnet attacks, Nextgov reported Monday. NTIA released a request for comments on legislation, policies and technology that currently support anti-botnet efforts; gaps in existing approaches; and what role the federal government should take in the …

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