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Sammies finalist helped design lucrative spectrum auction process for FCC

The electromagnetic spectrum that our phones, radios and TVs rely on is a scare commodity and figuring out how to allocate it in the most sensible way…

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AP/Manu FernandezFILE - This Feb. 25, 2019 file photo shows a banner of the 5G network is displayed during the Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona, Spain.  The U.S. communications regulator will hold a massive auction to bolster 5G service, the next generation of mobile networks, and will spend $20 billion for rural internet.  5G will mean faster wireless speeds and has implications for technologies like self-driving cars and augmented reality.   The Federal Communications Commission said Friday, April 12,  that it would hold the largest auction in U.S. history, of 3,400 megahertz, to boost wireless companies’ networks.  (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)

NTIA, FCC need updated spectrum agreements for 5G, GAO says

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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2019, file photo, logos of Huawei are displayed at its retail shop window with the reflection of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Beijing. A committee of lawmakers on Thursday Oct. 8, 2020, is urging the British government to consider banning Chinese technology giant Huawei from the country's next-generation mobile phone networks two years earlier than planned. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

FCC explores ‘additional consequences’ for banned IT vendors to secure supply chains

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(AP Photo/John Locher)FILE- In this Jan. 9, 2019, file photo a sign advertises 5G at the Qualcomm booth at CES International in Las Vegas. 5G is a new technical standard for wireless networks that promises faster speeds; less lag, or “latency,” when connecting to the network; and the ability to connect many devices to the internet without bogging it down. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Federal Mobility Working Group’s timely framework for 5G testing, security

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USAID, FCC team up on improving 5G policies

The U.S. Agency for International Development and the FCC might seem like strange bedfellows, but they’ve got an interest in 5G.

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Legislators hope to secure higher COLA for federal retirees

In today’s Federal Newscast, two House Democrats are introducing their own legislation that would give retirees a higher cost-of-living adjustment next year.

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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2020, file photo a Boeing 777X airplane takes off on its first flight with the Olympic Mountains in the background at Paine Field in Everett, Wash.  Boeing on Wednesday, May 27, is cutting more than 12,000 jobs through layoffs and buyouts as the coronavirus pandemic seizes the travel industry. And the aircraft maker says more cuts are coming.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File).

DoD study suggests it’s very hard to contract COVID-19 on an airplane

According to the study, under normal conditions on a commercial jetliner, it would take several consecutive days onboard an aircraft for one COVID-infected passenger to infect another.

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