Tag Archives: Federal Communications Commission

ISC Govt Advisory Council Adds 8 New Members; Dan Waddell Comments

ISC has added eight government and industry professionals to the nonprofit organization’s U.S. Government Advisory Council. Members of the council advise the ISC executive management team on cybersecurity-related government policies and programs as well as professional certification matters, ISC said Tuesday. The USGAC also sponsors community outreach initiatives such as the ISC Government Information Security …

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Collab9 Obtains FedRAMP Authorization for Unified Comms Platform; Kevin Schatzle Comments

Los Angeles-based cloud communication services provider collab9 has received an authority-to-operate under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program to offer its unified communications-as-a-service platform to public sector organizations. The Federal Communications Commission sponsored collab9 to comply with the FedRAMP authorization process for its Cisco-hosted UCaaS cloud service designed for …

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Space News: Satellite Industry Players Send Opinions to FCC on 5G Ruling

Satellite operators have sent opinions to the Federal Communications Commission after an agency ruling that aims to make frequencies above 24 gigahertz available for fifth-generation wireless services, Space News reported Friday. Peter de Selding writes Boeing, EchoStar, Hughes Network Systems, Inmarsat, Intelsat, Iridium, O3b Networks, OneWeb, SES, SpaceX and ViaSat are among the companies that …

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Richard Reed: FirstNet Works on Public Safety Network Interoperability Requirements for Opt-Out States

The First Responder Network Authority has started to develop an interoperability compliance matrix for states and territories that want to opt out of the national public safety broadband network to build their own compatible systems. Richard Reed, FirstNet’s chief customer officer, wrote in a blog entry posted July 8 the matrix will outline network policies and technical …

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NASA OKs Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser Implementation Plan for ISS Cargo Flights

NASA has approved Sierra Nevada Corp.’s full program implementation plan for the company’s Dream Chaser spacecraft that is contracted for at least six cargo delivery services to and from the International Space Station between 2019 and 2024. SNC said Monday that NASA evaluated the company’s design, development, test and evaluation methods in efforts …

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Parsons Secures Radio System Design and Integration Contract from New York MTA

Parsons has landed a 58-month radio system installation contract with three five-year renewal options from the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The company will manage the design, delivery, installation and integration of an interoperable Terrestrial Trunked Radio system for 6,250 buses and support vehicles that will comply with the public safety radio standard Project 25, …

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TCS Expands Reach of Text-to-911 Service; Lynne Houserman Comments

TeleCommunication Systems has deployed its text-to-911 messaging service to more than 700 public safety answering points located in 38 U.S. states and territories. The text-to-911 system works to help users send emergency messages to PSAPs via text telephone, direct Internet protocol and hypertext transfer protocol secure methods, TCS said Thursday. Lynne …

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IBM Receives FCC Nod to Operate Federal Cloud; Anne Altman Comments

IBM has been approved by the Federal Communications Commission to host federal workloads in the company's Softlayer cloud environment, Nextgov reported Thursday. Frank Konkel writes IBM's Ashburn, Virginia and Richardson, Texas-based data centers received the FCC's authorization to run government applications. “IBM’s federal cloud business has reached another milestone as we continue …

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Neustar's Rodney Joffe, TCS' Maurice Tose Extend FCC Advisory Council Terms

Neustar Senior Vice President and Fellow Rodney Joffe has been reappointed to a third term on the Federal Communications Commission's Communications, Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council. Joffe will assist in work on the recommendations of communication security, reliability and interoperability best practices to the FCC, Neustar said Tuesday. “Since the early …

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Charlie Thomas: Mobile Operators Eye Predictive Analytics Tools to Retain Customers

Mobile communications operators could lose customers at increasing rates if the Federal Communications Commission implements a plan to unlock all mobile devices, Razorsight CEO Charlie Thomas writes in an April 15 op-ed piece for RCR Wireless. According to Thomas, operators are looking to apply big data and predictive analytics methods for addressing …

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