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With the plan, defense leaders hope to harness the best that wireless technology can offer. The strategy includes goals for secure information sharing via voice, video and data feeds. It also promotes app development.
LightSquared Inc., which hoped to create an independent wireless broadband network in the U.S., filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday.
The federal government wants to alleviate data congestion on smartphones and other mobile devices by asking the Defense Department, NASA and other agencies to switch to new locations on the airwaves or share their existing frequencies with commercial networks.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology says there are six steps agencies should take. NIST issues new guidelines for securing wireless local area networks, or WiFi.
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Originally Aired January 25th @ 3:05pm
Tags: technology , interoperability , Dr. David Boyd , DHS , Mike Duffy , DoJ , Paige Atkins , DISA , defense spectrum organization , joe rose , paul cosgrave , District of Columbia , New York City , Dave Williams , Booz Allen , jim payne , Bechtel , stephen orr , Cisco
Telecommunications contract is second in series of consolidations
Verizon's 4G network, launched earlier this month, provides laptop users with strong download speeds up to 10 times faster than the standard issue 3G, even when driving down the road.
Agency issues draft RFP for Connections II follow-on contract to help the government transition more quickly to the new telecommunications vehicle. GSA is also readying several other contracts in the short term whilte Networx remains its top priority.
From cell phones to Blackberrys to wireless cards in laptops, nearly every federal worker and contractor connects to the Internet wirelessly these days. But there is no federal standard for securing these connections.