Alion Science and Technology Corporation | September 19, 2020
Alion Science and Technology is proud to announce that it has been ranked in Washington Technology's list of 2020 Top 100 Federal Contractors and Alion was also ranked in Washington Business Journal's List of Largest Private Companies in Greater D.C. Alion ranked 36 on Washington Technology's list and 21on Washington Business Journal's list, respectively. "Alion is proud to be included in these industry rankings and for being recognized among the best of the best. We have aggressively transformed our company into a premier advanced engineering technology provider for the defense and intelligence communities," said Steve Schorer, Chairman and CEO of Alion. "We innovate technology solutions, including advanced AI, electronic warfare, cyber, ISR and live, virtual, constructive training, rapidly to give the U.S. an advantage in all-domain warfare and to support the warfighter."
White House | August 07, 2020
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday banning transactions with ByteDance, the parent company of popular app TikTok . The White House also announced that he signed a similar order banning transactions with WeChat, a messaging app that is ubiquitous in China, but has a much smaller presence than TikTok in the United States, where it is used mainly by members of the Chinese diaspora, and its owner Tencent Holdings. Both orders will take effect in 45 days, but (and this is a key point) the executive orders are vague and confusing because they say Secretary of State Wilbur Ross will not identify what transactions are covered until then. It’s also still uncertain how the executive orders will affect the apps’ operations in the U.S.
White House | August 11, 2020
The White House today announced 100 megahertz of ideal midrange spectrum will be made available for commercial entities to deploy fifth-generation networks. Critics say the determination should be double that amount. “We have identified 100 megahertz of critically needed midband spectrum that can be made available for commercial 5G purposes,” Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios said. “Importantly, this particular part of the band, between 3450 and 3550 megahertz has been identified because it can be made available without sacrificing our nation’s great military and national security capabilities.”