The White House Released National Strategy to Secure 5G of the United States

The White House’s strategy focuses on four lines of effort and guidance on how the US government approaches 5G for the near future.

This week, the White House released its National Strategy to secure 5G of the US to formally frame how the country will safeguard 5G wireless infrastructure at home and abroad.

The policy document sets forth the US president Donald Trump’s vision for the nation to lead the development, management, and deployment of secure 5G communications infrastructure all over the world, arm-in-arm with the closest partners and allies.

The White House’s release marks its president’s initial move in order to meet the requirements that were listed in the Secure 5G and Beyond Act, which he also signed on Monday. It directs the president to produce a strategy with the aim of ensuring the security of the next wireless infrastructure and systems within its 180-day enactment.

The document outlines four lines of effort which the bill called for it to include. Each of them briefly lays out the approaches and aims of the administration to facilitate the domestic rollout of 5G; identify the core security principles and assess the risks of 5G infrastructure; assess the risks to US economic and national security during worldwide development of 5G infrastructure, and promote global development and deployment of 5G.

A senior administration official reiterated Wednesday that the publication fulfills one of the key obligations of the administration under the new bill, meaning to complement the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act, which has also been signed into law recently by Trump.

5G technology is anticipated to unleash the levels of connectivity between millions of internet devices and there have already been a variety of deployments that have made their way across the U.S. as well as in some federal agencies. However, the release of this strategy comes when the US is also reconciling potential threats from China and other countries that might lurk in its telecommunications and 5G supply chain.