President Trump and Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, announced several efforts to advance 5G adoption and expand broadband access in the U.S. Trump said in his speech at the White House on Friday that the country will have 92 5G deployments by the end of 2019 and his administration will eliminate regulatory hurdles to facilitate network build-out projects.Read More »
Jon Darby, director of operations at the National Security Agency, said China’s potential use of 5G technology for cyber warfare could be a cause for concern for U.S. networks, the Washington Business Journal reported Friday. "It’s not about a smoking gun — it’s about a loaded gun,” Darby said of cyber vulnerabilities associated with China’s 5G networks.Read More »
Glenn Gerstell, general counsel of the National Security Agency, said the adoption of 5G network and other tools like artificial intelligence could pose challenges for the federal government to promote citizen privacy, CBS News reported Wednesday. "There's lots and lots of potential for mischief. There's lots of potential for real benefit.Read More »
Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, told attendees at a recent Atlantic Council event that the Department of Defense will conduct a series of experiments on 5G communications technology, Defense One reported Monday. The DoD’s research and engineering arm will oversee the experiments scheduled for later this year.Read More »
Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, intends to issue a national artificial intelligence strategy to guide the U.S. government in the development and ethical use of the technology, Nextgov reported Friday. The lawmaker said at IBM’s recent Think Gov conference that he wants to maintain the government’s AI ethics that reflect “Western liberal democracies.” Hurd emphasized that the government should avoid the methods China uses to develop AI-based technologies.Read More »
Christopher Krebs: Critical Infrastructures, Election, Supply Chain Among CISA’s Priorities for 2019
Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, said the initial years of the newly-established agency will focus on protecting U.S. critical infrastructures and network, increasing stakeholder engagement and maturing the organization, CSO reported Wednesday.Read More »
The White House is expected within the coming weeks to introduce an action plan on 5G technology, artificial intelligence and the National Quantum Initiative Act’s "first deliverables,” The Hill reported Wednesday. An administration official told the publication the Trump administration could release such a plan designed to keep the country’s research-and-development leadership in those tech areas.