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FCC AWARDING UP TO $16 BILLION TO ADDRESS U.S. AREAS LACKING BROADBAND SERVICE

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission | June 09, 2020

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The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted on Tuesday to adopt auction procedures to provide up to $16 billion to areas that lack broadband service, including nearly 6 million unserved rural homes and businesses. The FCC voted to commence the auction on Oct. 29. Auction applicants will be required to offer voice and broadband services in unserved locations in exchange for receiving monthly payments over 10 years. The three FCC Republican commissioners approved the proposal, while the two D...

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SPIRENT FEDERAL PRESENTS MULTIPLE TECHNICAL PAPERS AT JOINT NAVIGATION CONFERENCE 2022

Spirent Federal | June 03, 2022

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Spirent Federal, the leading provider of positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) test equipment, will present technical papers and demonstrate new capabilities at the ION Joint Navigation Conference (JNC) 2022, June 6-9, in San Diego, California. Sponsored by the Military Division of the Institute of Navigation (ION), JNC is the largest U.S. military PNT conference of the year, with government, joint service and industry participation. Spirent Federal’s technical presentati...

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CNAS | February 05, 2020

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Congress and the White House should work together to increase annual federal spending on artificial intelligence (AI) research and development to US$25bn (€19.2bn), according to a national security think tank. This is one of a number of recommendations set out in a report – entitled The American AI Century: A Blueprint for Action – from the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), an influential Washington, DC think tank established in 2007 and funded largely by defence firms....

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CUE HEALTH AWARDED $13 MILLION GOVERNMENT CONTRACT TO DEVELOP PORTABLE, POINT-OF-CARE COVID-19 TEST

Cue Health | March 31, 2020

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Biotech startup Cue Health has secured a $13 million contract from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), which will be used to speed the development and testing of a handheld molecular test that can detect the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Cue, which broke cover in 2014 with plans for a connected lab in a box for at-home testing and a $7.5 million funding round, is developing a ...

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FCC AWARDING UP TO $16 BILLION TO ADDRESS U.S. AREAS LACKING BROADBAND SERVICE

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission | June 09, 2020

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted on Tuesday to adopt auction procedures to provide up to $16 billion to areas that lack broadband service, including nearly 6 million unserved rural homes and businesses. The FCC voted to commence the auction on Oct. 29. Auction applicants will be required to offer voice and broadband services in unserved locations in exchange for receiving monthly payments over 10 years. The three FCC Republican commissioners approved the proposal, while the two D...

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EMERGING TECHNOLOGY

SPIRENT FEDERAL PRESENTS MULTIPLE TECHNICAL PAPERS AT JOINT NAVIGATION CONFERENCE 2022

Spirent Federal | June 03, 2022

Spirent Federal, the leading provider of positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) test equipment, will present technical papers and demonstrate new capabilities at the ION Joint Navigation Conference (JNC) 2022, June 6-9, in San Diego, California. Sponsored by the Military Division of the Institute of Navigation (ION), JNC is the largest U.S. military PNT conference of the year, with government, joint service and industry participation. Spirent Federal’s technical presentati...

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US GOVERNMENT URGED TO SPEND $25BN A YEAR ON AI OR RISK FALLING BEHIND

CNAS | February 05, 2020

Congress and the White House should work together to increase annual federal spending on artificial intelligence (AI) research and development to US$25bn (€19.2bn), according to a national security think tank. This is one of a number of recommendations set out in a report – entitled The American AI Century: A Blueprint for Action – from the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), an influential Washington, DC think tank established in 2007 and funded largely by defence firms....

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CUE HEALTH AWARDED $13 MILLION GOVERNMENT CONTRACT TO DEVELOP PORTABLE, POINT-OF-CARE COVID-19 TEST

Cue Health | March 31, 2020

Biotech startup Cue Health has secured a $13 million contract from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), which will be used to speed the development and testing of a handheld molecular test that can detect the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Cue, which broke cover in 2014 with plans for a connected lab in a box for at-home testing and a $7.5 million funding round, is developing a ...

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