Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (14 October)

Further Reading  “The Man Who Speaks Softly—and Commands a Big Cyber Army” By Garrett Graff — WIRED. A profile of General Paul Nakasone, the leader of both the United States’ National Security Agency (NSA) and Cyber Command, who has operated mostly in the background during the tumultuous Trump Administration. He has likely set the template … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (14 October)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (28 August)

Here is today's Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events. Coming Events On 10 September, the General Services Administration (GSA) will have a webinar to discuss implementation of Section 889 of the “John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2019” (P.L. 115-232) that bars the federal government and its contractors from buying … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (28 August)

State Department Touts Its Clean Network Program

A U.S. government agency publicizes a plan light on specifics but heavy on rhetoric to eliminate PRC equipment, services, and apps from U.S. systems.    The United States (U.S.) Department of State unveiled “[t]he Clean Network program...the Trump Administration’s comprehensive approach to safeguarding the nation’s assets including citizens’ privacy and companies’ most sensitive information from … Continue reading State Department Touts Its Clean Network Program

U.S. Announces Plan To Release Prized Mid-Band Spectrum For 5G

The U.S. government has rolled out a plan to make available desirable mid-band spectrum in an arrangement under which the military would share with commercial providers. However, these new frequencies would be used in mid-2022 at the earliest.    The White House and the United States (U.S.) Department of Defense (DOD) will share a prime … Continue reading U.S. Announces Plan To Release Prized Mid-Band Spectrum For 5G

White House Releases 5G Strategy That May Not Meet Congress’ Requirements

Recently, the White House released the “National Strategy to Secure 5G of the United States” the same day President Donald Trump signed the “Secure 5G and Beyond Act of 2020” (P.L. 116-129), legislation that requires a 5G strategy the Administration then implements to address the threats posed by a 5G rollout dominated by Huawei and … Continue reading White House Releases 5G Strategy That May Not Meet Congress’ Requirements