FCC Identifies Telecom Carriers Using Huawei, ZTE Equipment in Networks; Ajit Pai Quoted

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has identified telecommunications carriers and their affiliates that have reported using equipment and services from Huawei and ZTE in their networks and found that removing or replacing those equipment could cost all identified service providers about $1.8 billion.

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New White House Directive Establishes Space Cybersecurity Principles

President Trump has signed a new space policy directive outlining a set of principles to protect space systems from cyber threats. Operators and owners of space assets should collaborate to foster the development of best practices and share incident, threat and warning data within the space industry using information sharing and analysis centers and other venues.

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NSF Picks Nine Teams for Collaborative Accelerator Effort

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded more than $28 million in funds to nine research teams to support the development of prototypes as part of the second phase of a collaborative accelerator initiative. The Convergence Accelerator program aims to address national societal issues through the use of collaborative multidisciplinary research efforts.

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Army Considers Satellite Service for Fiscal 2023 Network Capability Set

The U.S. Army's Network Cross-Functional Team might adopt satellite communications services as part of a new set of network tools in fiscal year 2023. The team, in charge of network modernization, exchanged ideas with industry entities to identify what services can be included in the network capability set for 2023.

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DARPA to Tackle Quantum Research Barriers With New Program; Tatjana Curcic Quoted

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched a new program that aims to reduce the size, weight and power requirements of military technologies through quantum science. The Science of Atomic Vapors for New Technologies (SAVaNT) program would address an equipment-related issue that hinders the transition of quantum research into practical applications.

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GSA Issues Draft Data Ethics Framework

The General Services Administration (GSA) has released a report detailing ethical principles that federal agencies must consider when leveraging citizen data for decision-making purposes. The report also includes input from entities such as the Chief Data Officer (CDO) CouncilFederal Privacy Council (FPC) and Interagency Committee on Standards Policy (ICSP).

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Richard Carrizzo Appointed Vice Chair at FirstNet Board

Richard Carrizzo, fire chief at the Southern Platte Fire Protection District, has been named vice-chair of the First Responder Network (FirstNet) Authority's board. FirstNet said Wednesday the 35-year fire and emergency services veteran joined the board in 2018 and helped the organization grow its coverage within the public safety and fire services communities.

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DHS CHCO Angela Bailey on DHS Workforce Support Efforts Amid COVID-19

Angela Bailey, chief human capital officer at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has said the department is nearing 100 percent in telework operations and working on initiatives focused on employee wellness. Bailey said her office has launched virtual leadership development initiatives and mindfulness training to support quarantined staff and improve employee skillsets. 

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CyberCore Discusses WindRose Supply Chain Threat Assessment Center; Neal Frick Quoted

CyberCore launched the WindRose Supply Chain Threat Assessment Center to provide the federal and commercial sectors insight into customers and contractors in 2019. As security threats increase, federal government contractors’ accountability for security breaches continues to grow. WindRose has leveraged artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to assess business and product risk of the Supply Chain Network

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