Monday, July 24, 2023

FCC Empowers Short-Range Radars in the 60 GHz Band

July 24, 2023 – From the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, amending 47 CFR Part 15. 

Published today and effective August 23, 2023. Part 15 of the Commission rules amended to provide new opportunities for unlicensed field disturbance sensor (FDS) devices (e.g., radars) to operate in the 57–71 GHz band (60 GHz band)



Friday, July 21, 2023

Broadband Radio Services (BRS) Canada


Related to the Broadband Radio Services standards and radio system plan - Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has published the following:

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

U.S. Cyber Trust Mark

Today (July 18, 2023) the White House announced a proposed voluntary cybersecurity certification and labeling program and the U.S. Cyber Trust Mark for smart devices. 

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) intends the use of a QR code linking to a registry of certified devices and giving specific security information about the smart device. Working with other regulators and the U.S. Department of Justice the Commission plans to establish oversight and enforcement safeguards to maintain the trust and confidence in the program.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will immediately undertake efforts to define cybersecurity standards for consumer grade routers, a high-risk type of product. This work is to be completed by the end of 2023.

The U.S. Department of Energy announced a collaborative effort with National Labs and industry partners to research and develop cybersecurity labeling requirements for smart meters and power inverters.

The U.S. Department of State will support the FCC to engage allies and partners toward the harmonization of standards and pursue mutual recognition of similar labeling efforts.