Federal Communications Commission

October 15, 2020

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has awarded a contract to Washington, D.C.-based TCG to assist with the modernization of the FCC's Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS). Through the ECFS, the public and industry are able to submit comments on possible FCC regulations. Under the $5 million, 2-year contract, TCG will support the modernization of the system using AWS, Red Hat OpenShift, and other technologies, to ensure that the ECFS is flexible, scalable, and reliable. The goal is to improve the way public comments are captured, categorized, and synthesized for analysis at the FCC. 

May 7, 2020
By Kimberly Underwood
Dana Deasy, chief information officer, U.S. Defense Department, pictured speaking at the Pentagon last August, testified before the Senate as to the risks to GPS of allowing Ligado to operate in a nearby spectrum. Credit: DOD photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Andrew Carroll

On May 6, the Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing, “Department of Defense Spectrum Policy and the Impact of the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC’s) Ligado Decision on National Security,” to discuss the security risks of the FCC granting the company a license modification to commence terrestrial wireless operations. Taking that action presents a great risk to the military’s Global Positioning System (GPS) operations, now run by the U.S.

June 9, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

Robert Naylor has been named chief information officer at the Federal Communications Commission, Washington, D.C.

November 5, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

In an overpopulated city, on a small land mass, you can only stretch the living space so far before inhabitants are stacked one on top of the other. Such is the electromagnetic spectrum, a finite space in which the airwaves are literally bulging at the seams. It's now becoming more possible, however, to make those "living spaces" in the spectrum more efficient, thanks to a new Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) dynamic spectrum access (DSA) radio technology. The DSA radio technology developed under DARPA's Next Generation (XG) program is the focus of Technology Editor George I.