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September 18, 2020

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By Charlie Mitchell

The Commerce Department today banned transactions “relating to mobile applications WeChat and TikTok,” Chinese-owned services that the U.S. says can be used by Beijing to collect data on U.S. citizens for espionage and other purposes, including fueling China’s artificial intelligence initiatives.

By Sara Friedman

Defense Department acquisition CISO Katie Arrington says the Pentagon is making progress on its cyber certification program that will eventually encompass the entire Defense Industrial Base.

By Charlie Mitchell

The White House in a letter to the Senate Armed Services Committee objects to a handful of cyber information-sharing provisions in the fiscal 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, which is the focus of House-Senate negotiations likely to be completed in a lame-duck session of Congress.

By Sara Friedman

A coalition of telecom associations is looking for clarity on how their members should address the operational needs for interconnectivity among providers in the context of a government contractor ban on equipment and services from Huawei and ZTE.

By Sara Friedman

Two rural telecom associations want more information on how the FCC will determine what equipment needs to eliminated as part of the rip-and replace program to rid systems of components made by Chinese tech company Huawei.

By Sara Friedman

The National Institute of Standards and Technology wants to get public feedback on a draft version of a framework and roadmap for smart grid interoperability standards.

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