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NSF Plans Workshop on Wireless Spectrum AI Applications

The National Science Foundation will host a workshop to boost awareness on artificial intelligence applications across the wireless spectrum, Nextgov reported Monday. The agency said in a federal register notice it will gather government, industry and academia members to participate in the event from Aug. 28 to 29 at Griffiss Institute Center for Information Assurance in Rome, N.Y.

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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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Teri Takai Speaks on DoD’s Wireless Spectrum Dependence

Teri Takai, Defense Department chief information officer, said Tuesday the department’s dependence on wireless spectrum touches all aspects of its operations, the American Forces Press Service reported Tuesday. Claudette Roulo writes that Takai told a Washington Post forum that military platforms have moved beyond wireless voice and data transmission and into …

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GPS Group Wants FCC to Restrict LightSquared Spectrum

A group representing the GPS industry asked the Federal Communications Commission Tuesday to restrict the proposed LightSquared wireless network from using the upper band of its licensed spectrum. In a letter to the FCC, the Coalition to Save Our GPS asked the agency to prevent LightSquared from using frequencies near …

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House Panel Hears Concerns Over Proposed 4G Network

The proposed LightSquared network, a broadband wireless network integrated with satellite coverage, has raised concerns that it interferes with devices using the Global Positioning System. The House Science Committee held a public hearing Thursday to examine the issue, hearing testimony from officials from the Transportation Department, NASA and the National …

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Eric Holder Speaks in Support of Public Safety Network

Attorney General Eric Holder spoke out Tuesday in support of setting aside wireless spectrum for public safety. Cell phone networks were congested during the Aug. 23 earthquake on the east coast, prompting an FCC investigation into reports of 911 calls not getting through. The earthquake also prompted renewed calls to …

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Tom Ridge on Public Safety Net Inaction: ‘It’s Wrong’

Congress has failed first responders by not acting on legislation to establish a nationwide public safety network, Tom Ridge said Friday. The nation’s first Homeland Security Secretary told AOL Government it is unlikely anything will pass before the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. “It’s wrong. It’s really wrong for …

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