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April 17, 2018 | Comments
The FCC proposed prohibiting money from the $8.5 billion a year Universal Service Fund (USF) from being spent on equipment or services from suppliers that raise national security concerns. Chinese firms are not named in the FCC notice but several Chinese firms have been targeted by the U.S. government as security threats.<

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April 16, 2018 | Comments
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) released its 2018 Mobile Security Research and Development (R&D) Program Guide that introduces the technology projects, goals and objectives and their alignment with DHS and federal mobile security strategies and priorities.

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April 04, 2018 | Comments
In March 2017, the FCC’s Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) recommended that communications service providers implement certain security measures to help prevent exploitation of carrier Signaling System 7 (SS7) network infrastructure. These recommendations were intended to increase awareness of SS7 signaling vulnerabilities and included risk mitigation strategies for the continued use of SS7.

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March 19, 2018 | Comments
Italtel and the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Italy’s national research council, signed a new framework agreement to promote research, knowledge exchange and innovation within the information and communication technologies (ICT) sector.

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March 08, 2018 | Comments
Mission Critical Partners (MCP) and SecuLore Solutions were selected to complete a dynamic 9-1-1 network discovery for all public-safety answering points (PSAPs) in Maryland. A second component of the project is to complete an in-depth cybersecurity evaluation of its PSAPs with the goal of protecting them against external and internal threats.

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March 06, 2018 | Comments
Comtech Telecommunications announced that during its second quarter of fiscal 2018, its Command & Control Technologies group, which is part of Comtech’s Government Solutions segment, received a three year contract award valued at approximately $123.6 million to provide ongoing sustainment services for the AN/TSC-198A Secret Internet Protocol Router (SIPR) and Non-classified Internet Protocol Router (NIPR) Access Point (SNAP) very small aperture terminals (VSATs).

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February 15, 2018 | Comments
U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry established a new Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response (CESER) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). President Trump’s fiscal year 2019 (FY19) budget request included $96 million in funding for the office to bolster DOE's efforts in cybersecurity and energy security.

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February 08, 2018 | Comments
The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) released a position paper on the European Commission proposal of Cybersecurity Act (Regulation 2017/0225). ETSI said that some points should be further elaborated and clarified in the proposed regulation.

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January 30, 2018 | Comments
Robbins-Gioia, (RG) received a sole-source, three-year contract for the sustainment of the Emergency Management Command and Control System (EMC2) for the U.S. Air Force.

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January 29, 2018 | Comments
Trump Administrations officials are considering a plan for a government-controlled 5G network, while FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said he opposes any proposal for the federal government to build and operate a nationwide 5G network.

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