OMB tells Congress it will end contracts with Huawei | DOJ may favor two cable companies, DISH for T-Mobile assets | FCC sets August vote to improve broadband mapping
June 13, 2019
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OMB tells Congress it will end contracts with Huawei
The White House Office of Management and Budget will ban federal contracts with Huawei within the mandated two years, changing course after requesting more time from Congress. "Congress has made it clear in recent days the importance of implementing the law within the two years provided, and we will," wrote acting OMB Director Russ Vought to Congress.
Reuters (6/12) 
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DOJ may favor two cable companies, DISH for T-Mobile assets
T-Mobile is trying to sell assets to win Justice Department approval for its merger with Sprint and at least three companies, DISH Network, Altice and Charter Communications, are reportedly the DOJ's top choices. Bloomberg reports that the DOJ favors cable companies because of their ability to leverage their existing networks to provide meaningful competition.
BNN Bloomberg (Canada) (6/12) 
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FCC sets August vote to improve broadband mapping
FCC sets August vote to improve broadband mapping
Pai (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
The Federal Communications Commission will vote in August on an order aimed at improving the accuracy of broadband maps, Chairman Ajit Pai told the Senate Commerce Committee. Pai said the agency would propose that service providers report "where they actually offer service below the census block level."
Broadcasting & Cable (6/12) 
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Technology Trends
Dept. of Transportation IT system in need of upgrade
The Department of Transportation is one of several federal agencies using legacy IT systems, with no immediate plans to upgrade. Of the 65 systems the Government Accountability Office identified as most vulnerable, the DOT's was among the top 10.
Homeland Security Today (6/12) 
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Apple's latest changes highlight authentication
The biggest takeaways from Apple's changes to the management of devices such as iPads and iPhones include greater authentication and federation for managed Apple IDs, writes Ryan Faas. A new bring-your-own-device policy is designed to ease employee concerns regarding using personal devices at work, and the ID policy will lead to single sign-on authentication.
Computerworld (6/12) 
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Career & Workforce Development
Five tips for hiring remote employees
Kayla Matthews offers five tips for technology companies in hiring remote workers. She writes that employers should conduct screening tests, provide a problem-solving quiz, check references carefully, emphasize the importance of remote workers to the company and hire on a temporary basis to start.
InformationWeek (6/12) 
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Google's Frank Szczerba and DUB Magazine's Myles Kovacs speaking at EVO19
The latest additions to the roster of excellent speakers coming to EVO19, Aug. 2-3 in Pittsburgh: Frank Szczerba, site reliability engineering manager at Google, will talk about embracing individual and organizational change, and Myles Kovacs, co-founder of DUB Magazine, named by Newsweek as one of the "10 Big Thinkers for Big Business in the 21st Century" rounds things out with the closing keynote. You won't want to miss this!
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