Michael Griffin: DoD to Name Assistant Director for 5G

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Michael Griffin

Michael Griffin, undersecretary of defense for research and engineering and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, said DoD plans to appoint assistant directors to oversee the “strategic shaping” of 5G technology and other tech modernization efforts, FCW reported Tuesday.

“We will shortly be bringing on board an assistant director for 5G … and similarly for all our other [areas],” Griffin said Tuesday at a Hudson Institute event.

He noted that Lisa Porter, deputy defense undersecretary for R&E, is spearheading the department’s 5G testing at military bases and other related initiatives. The Office of Management and Budget and Congress are expected to evaluate 5G plans this year.

Griffin also discussed the advantage and disadvantage of 5G and the need for the Pentagon to get used to working in untrusted networks.

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