Tag Archives: Senate hearing

DoD Officials Testify Before Senate Panel Over FCC Decision on Ligado Application

Officials with the Department of Defense (DoD) appeared Wednesday before the Senate Armed Service Committee to oppose the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) approval of Ligado’s application to use the L-band spectrum to field a 5G network, citing its potential risk to GPS networks, CNBC reported Wednesday.

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DHS’ Jeanette Manfra: Russia Targeted Election Systems in 21 States

Federal officials told lawmakers at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing Wednesday they have determined that Russia interfered with election-related platforms prior to the U.S. presidential elections in 2016, The Hill reported Wednesday. “We have evidence of election-related systems in 21 states that were targeted,” said Jeanette Manfra, acting deputy undersecretary for …

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Mike Poth Offers Updates on FirstNet’s Acquisition Process for Public Safety Broadband Network at Senate Hearing

Mike Poth, CEO of the First Responder Network Authority, has testified before the members of a Senate Commerce subcommittee to discuss the procurement process for the proposed national public safety broadband network for first responders. Poth said in his testimony Tuesday that FirstNet’s source selection team has started the evaluation of …

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James Thurman: US Army’s Size, Budget Need Reconsideration

Retired U.S. Army Gen. James Thurman has said the U.S. government should reconsider the budget and the number of soldiers the service branch needs, the Army reported Thursday. Thurman said at a Thursday Senate Armed Services Committee hearing that Russia’s resurgence and other national security challenges the country currently faces also …

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Heidi Shyu, Sean Stackley, William LaPlante Testify on Defense Acquisition Reform

Top acquisition officials from U.S. Air Force, Army and Navy have testified before a Senate panel on efforts to reform the military’s processes and drive effectivity and responsiveness to needs, DoD News reported Thursday. Tyrone Marshall Jr. writes that Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, told the Senate Armed Services …

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Andy Ozment, Luke McCormack Testify on DHS’ Cyber Priorities

Andy Ozment, assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications at the Department of Homeland Security, testified before a Senate panel on the $1.4 billion proposed cyber budget for fiscal year 2016 at DHS, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Sean McCalley writes that Ozment highlighted DHS’ desire for the increased budget to support DHS …

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Nicholas Rasmussen: Terror Landscape Veers From Central Leadership

Nicholas Rasmussen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, outlined the center’s efforts to combat current terrorist threats around the world during testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday. “[Our] attention is concentrated on the security crises in Iraq and Syria—and rightly so. But we continue to detect, disrupt, and defeat threats from …

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