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Task force on supply chain will make recommendations for 2022 NDAA

The three-month team will look at computer chips, medical supplies and everything in between.

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Deadline to cut federal ties with Chinese telecom companies fast approaching

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Ban on Chinese made telecom equipment starts soon

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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, attendees walk past a display for 5G services from Chinese technology firm Huawei at the PT Expo in Beijing. Chinese tech giant Huawei says its 2019 sales rose 19.1% over a year earlier despite U.S. sanctions that hampered its smartphone and network equipment businesses. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

Time nears for federal contractors to dump Chinese companies

In today’s Federal Newscast, contractors need to meet a provision in the 2019 Defense authorization bill to not use equipment from Huawei and ZTE.

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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)

If wireless matters, 5G can’t come soon enough

4G shows just how fragile it is when a normal urban crowd gathers to celebrate.

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In this May 16, 2019, photo, Chinese men pass by a Huawei retail shop in Beijing. Stepping up the pressure on Beijing, the U.S. Commerce Department has effectively barred U.S. companies from selling or transferring technology to Huawei Technologies, the world's biggest maker of network gear, No. 2 smartphone manufacturer and a champion of Chinese industry. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Federal Huawei, ZTE ban may extend to private networks too

Later this month, the FCC is set to vote on new rules that are likely to all-but-prohibit ZTE and Huawei equipment on U.S. commercial telecom networks.

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