mobile and wireless

DOD gives $2.5B to consortium to develop 5G tech prototypes


The idea behind the consortium is that the money will get to companies and academic partners faster than the DOD could do on its own.

Another agency draws attention of senators for warrantless use of phone data


Customs and Border Protection spent nearly half a million dollars on a subscription to Venntel's phone location database.

TikTok could soon be banned from federal devices


The passage of the bill follows in the footsteps of actions several federal agencies have already taken to ban TikTok from use on government devices, including the U.S. Army, TSA, State and DHS.

New group of DOD sites for 5G testing includes California, Hawaii, Virginia, Texas, Oklahoma


The DOD announced seven more bases that will host 5G testing. The goal is to advance both civilian and military uses of the emerging technology.

Air Force adds another base to military’s 5G program, to prototype software


The pilot project at Nellis Air Force Base will partner with an industry consortium, the 485-member Information Warfare Research Project.

Air Force and DISA working to secure off-the-shelf phones with specialized cases


The cases could allow military personnel to keep their phones with them in secure facilities that usually shun mobile devices, while helping to secure their communications when they're just out and about.