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Category: Unified Communications


Infrastructure, Networking, Unified Communications

Why it’s getting harder to find sharable federal spectrum

June 13, 2018

Via: FCW

The government is sitting on a goldmine of radio spectrum that could be used to accelerate 5G deployment, but crafting a coordinated policy to get there is complicated. One obvious way is to provide incentives for federal agencies to relinquish […]


Infrastructure, Networking, Unified Communications, Wireless Infrastructure

FCC gets pushback on supply chain security proposal

June 6, 2018

Via: FCW

Telecommunications industry trade groups and top vendors are telling the Federal Communications Commission to proceed cautiously in a rulemaking effort that could put certain foreign manufactured telecom equipment off-limits for U.S. networks on national security grounds. In March, the FCC […]


Applications, Federal, Infrastructure, Policy, Unified Communications

How Louisiana saved $70 million with IT consolidation efforts

May 17, 2018

Via: StateScoop

The state of Louisiana recently organized an office consolidation and IT modernization project that has so far achieved $70 million in cost savings. The state brought together all of its IT departments from across 20 executive branches. Under this new […]


Infrastructure, Mobile Security, Networking, Security, Unified Communications

Mobile network infrastructure at growing risk from cyber attack

March 29, 2018

Via: FCW

4G mobile communications networks are increasingly vulnerable to cyber intrusion, according to a new report from a Federal Communication Commission advisory group. The attack vector, which targets the Diameter signaling protocol used to move traffic on 4G networks, hasn’t been […]


Federal, Infrastructure, Networking, Policy, Unified Communications

FCC chief floats new supply chain rules for telecom

March 27, 2018

Via: FCW

Leveraging a multibillion federal subsidy, the nation’s communications chief is looking to new rules that would bar foreign telecommunications equipment suppliers who are deemed a threat to national security. At the Federal Communications Commission’s next public meeting on April 17, […]


Infrastructure, Networking, Unified Communications, Wireless Infrastructure

Treasury cites national security and competition for 5G as risks in Qualcomm-Broadcom tieup

March 6, 2018

Via: CNBC – Top News

The U.S. government has outlined key concerns about Broadcom’s proposed merger with Qualcomm, including national security and a risk that Qualcomm could lose ground to China in developing 5G wireless network technology. “Qualcomm has become well-known to, and trusted by, […]


Infrastructure, Unified Communications

As deadline looms, 22 states opt-in to FirstNet

October 3, 2017

Via: FCW

As of the end of September, 22 U.S. states and two territories have said they will participate in the FirstNet national wireless first responder communications network, as a deadline for governors to decide looms. FirstNet announced that final decisions are […]


Infrastructure, Unified Communications

4 keys to aligning executives on digital strategy and priorities

September 6, 2017

Via: CIO

Summer is over, everyone is back from their holidays, and most businesses will be heading into the thick of strategic planning and budgeting season. Those of you who have been proactive during the summer months have reached out to key […]


Infrastructure, Unified Communications

Spending On Government Communications Is Ripe for Abuse

April 13, 2017

Via: Government Executive

Last year the Government Accountability Office issued “Public Relations Spending” (GAO-16-877R) in response to a request from the Senate Budget Committee. The purpose of the report was to “determine how much the federal government spends on public relations activities, including […]


Infrastructure, Unified Communications

Cloud telecom can help agencies do more with less

April 11, 2017

Via: FCW

President Donald Trump is serious about wanting to reorganize the government. His recently issued executive order directed all agencies to conduct a top-to-bottom review and submit findings to the Office of Management and Budget by mid-September on ways to improve […]