Wireless for Federal Govt.: Technologies and Security

Courses: RF and Wireless Networks
  • Course:Wireless for Federal Govt.: Technologies and Security
  • Course ID:WNETSEC Duration:5 days Where: Your Office (7+ Persons)
  • Available as a private, customized course for your group at your offices or ours and in some cases as a WebLive(TM) class.

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Course Outline

Day 1 – Software Defined and Cognitive Radio

  • Software Defined Radio
    • Radio Architectures
    • Reconfigurable Embedded Processing
    • Hardware/Software Architectures
    • Signal Processing
    • Protocol Processing
    • Research Challenges: Latency, Scalability, Management
  • Cognitive Radio
    • Planning Algorithms
    • Machine Learning
    • Policy Radios
    • Learning Radios
    • Radio Parameter Optimization
    • Spectrum Sensing
    • Dynamic Spectrum Access
  • Emerging Spectrum Policy
    • TV Whitespace
    • National Broadband Plan
    • Role of Spectrum Sharing

Day 2 – Emerging Communications Technologies

  • RF Channel Models
    • Fading
    • Mobility
    • Link Budgets
  • Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
    • Time-Frequency Diversity
    • Frequency-Domain Modulations
    • OFDM Basics
    • Multiple Access Protocols
    • Performance Analysis
  • Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO)
    • Spatial Diversity
    • Beamforming
    • Spatial Multiplexing
    • Space-Time Coding

Day 3 – Cellular/Broadband Standards and Protocols

  • Cellular Technology History
    • 1G AMPS
    • 2G GSM/EDGE/IS-95
    • 2G CDMA/1xRTT
  • 3G Cellular Technologies
    • 3GPP UMTS
    • 3GPP2 CDMA2000
    • 3GPP2 EV-DO
  • IEEE Broadband Standards
    • IEEE 802.11 (WiFi)
    • IEEE 802.16 (WiMAX)
    • IEEE 802.22 (WRAN)
  • 4G Cellular Technologies
    • 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE)
    • 3GPP LTE Advanced
    • IEEE 802.16m (WiMAX2)
  • 5G Technologies
    • Femtocells
    • Cognitive Radio
    • Dynamic Spectrum Access

Day 4 – Wireless Networking Security

  • IEEE 802.11 Security
    • Wired Equivalency Protocol (WEP)
    • Cryptographic and Protocol Attacks
    • IEEE 802.11i (WPA/WPA2)
    • Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)
  • Cellular Network Security Architectures
    • Subscriber Identity Modules (SIMs)
    • Authentication and Roaming
    • Authorization and Accounting
    • Core Network Security
  • Physical-Layer Security
    • RF Jamming Threats
    • Intelligent Jamming
    • Network-Layer Jamming
    • Next-Generation Electronic Warfare

Day 5 – Emerging Mobile Security

  • Changing Threat Model
    • Emergence of Smartphones
    • Military Applications of Smartphone Technologies
    • Threats against Smartphones
    • Mobile Applications
  • Handset Security Challenges
    • Hardware Security
    • Operating System and Kernel Security (Linux)
    • Mobile Distribution Security (Android, iOS)
    • Mobile Application Security
  • Network Security Challenges
    • Mobile Device Management (MDM)
    • Provisioning and Accounting
    • Hardened App Stores
  • Evolving DoD Policies
    • Management of MDM
    • Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs)
    • Hardened COTS/GOTS Handset Programs
    • DoD and Federal Mobility Strategies

Course Wrap-up

  • Course Recap and Q/A
  • Evaluations
Course Overview

Course in a Nutshell

This is a comprehensive course on telecommunications, with focus on 4G/5G wireless technologies, aimed at the specific needs of US government personnel. This course seeks to build up the participants’ understanding of the 5G/4G technologies starting with a discussion of the underlying telecommunications technologies, with the national security and/or policy issues serving as the backdrop.


Customize It!

We can customize this course at little to no additional cost to your own issues and concerns, whether related to defense, homeland security, or telecommunications policy. The “tech-level” of the course can be raised or lowered to meet the needs of the participants. Variations and subsets of this course, focusing on security, policy, or other concerns are also available.


Audience / Prerequisites

Aimed At

This course is aimed at the Government personnel in national security and telecommunications policy space.



Those wishing to take this course should have a basic knowledge of telecommunications and exposure to national security and/or policy issues.

  • “I’d absolutely recommend this course. Material difficult to obtain from other sources, tailored specifically for our organization. Instructor extremely knowledgeable, with previous experience that’s 100% relevant to us. Course book is an amazing resource, poster is specifically a great resource.” – A Perez, US Department of Defense
  • “Very informative overview of key areas that I’ve been working in. Very good presenter, his real-world experience assisted me with understanding applications. Course book has just the right level of detail.” – Deputy Director, US Department of Defense
  • “Truly enjoyed the course, fantastic! Great custom course, topics were very relevant. Instructor exceptionally and surprisingly knowledgeable in both depth and breadth in such a widely diverse set of topics.” – Information Assurance, US Department of Defense