Tag Archives: 5G

James Beutel: 5G May Help Air Force Unlock Modern Data Applications

James Beutel

James Beutel, deputy chief technology officer at the Department of the Air Force, said 5G has the potential to serve as a gateway for a range of “futuristic” data-centric applications including artificial intelligence. He said at the Verizon-sponsored Federal Insights discussion that 5G could allow for head-up displays, virtual reality and other applications with the potential to speed up data transmissions.

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Rep. Rick Larsen Highlights Need for U.S. Investment in Military Software Capabilities

Rep. Rick Larsen

Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., said the U.S. should invest in military software capabilities, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, to better compete with China. He also noted that the Pentagon is taking advantage of AI investments the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has made in the past four decades and that 5G networks should not be easily breached.

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Gen. Mark Milley Testifies Before House Panel on FY 2022 Defense Budget Request

Gen. Mark Milley

Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff and a four-time Wash100 Award winner, said the proposed fiscal year 2022 budget of $715 billion for the Department of Defense (DOD) seeks to strike a balance between future modernization and readiness. Milley said investments in such technologies are aligned with the Pentagon’s joint warfighting concept. 

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U.S., Albania Sign MOU to Advance 5G Security; Antony Blinken Quoted

Antony Blinken

The U.S. and Albania have agreed to facilitate the development of secure 5G and 4G networks and protect such networks from foreign adversaries. Secretary of State Antony Blinken signed the memorandum of understanding with Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama on Sunday during a meeting in Brussels.

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Accenture to Acquire umlaut; CEO Julie Sweet Quoted

Julie Sweet

Accenture has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire umlaut, an engineering consulting and services firm headquartered in Aachen, Germany, to scale the company’s deep engineering capabilities to use digital technologies such as cloud, artificial intelligence and 5G to transform how they design, engineer and manufacture their products.

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Pentagon Demos Prototype 5G Network for Smart Warehouse Project; John Larson Quoted

DOD 5G Network

The Department of Defense (DOD) demonstrated a potential $90 million 5G network prototype for a smart warehouse that is set to be deployed at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany in Georgia once completed. The prototype is designed to adhere to the department’s requirements for zero-trust architecture and is based on the next generation of Open Radio Network standards. 

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Lloyd Austin: President’s FY 2022 Budget Could Enable DOD to Go After Needed Capabilities

Gen. Lloyd Austin

The president’s proposed fiscal year 2022 budget is expected to include $715 billion in defense funding and Gen. Lloyd Austin, secretary of the Department of Defense (DOD) and a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, said he believes the planned budget is sufficient to pursue the development of new capabilities DOD needs.

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Anritsu and Orolia Form Partnership to Deliver 5G Assisted GPS CAT Solutions

5G Assisted

Anritsu Corp. and Orolia announced on Tuesday that the companies have formed a partnership to launch 5G Assisted GPS CAT Solutions for North American Carrier Acceptance Testing. The companies will support Assisted GPS (A-GPS) test functionality to meet 5G New Radio (NR) Carrier Acceptance Testing (CAT) requirements for many North American operators on the Anritsu ME7834NR 5G Mobile Device Test Platform. 

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NSA, CISA, ODNI Issue ‘Potential Threat Vectors to 5G Infrastructure’ Analysis Paper

NSA-ODNI-CISA Analysis

The National Security Agency (NSA), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) have released an analysis paper that assesses vulnerabilities associated with the adoption of 5G technology. The document analyzes the major threat vectors across 5G domains and those are policy and standards, supply chain and 5G systems architecture.

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CRS Issues Report on 5G Tech’s National Security Implications

DOD 5G Network

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has released a report outlining some of the national security implications of 5G-enabled mobile technologies. CRS said in the April 23rd report that Congress may consider policies for national security, spectrum management, and military operations as 5G platforms are developed and fielded. 

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