Joint Base San Antonio 5G is the largest 5G experiment site under the OUSD R&E 5G experiments, with two large programs. The first is for 5G in telemedicine and Medical Training. The second is focused on 5G Core Capabilities and 5G Security.
DOD 5G Strategy
DoD requires access to resilient, and protected 5G capabilities and spectrum. Therefore, the DoD will support national efforts to:
- Advance U.S. and partner 5G capabilities,
- Promote awareness of 5G risks to national security,
- Develop approaches to protect 5G infrastructure and technologies.
Given the breadth of these challenges, the DoD must collaborate closely with other U.S. Departments and Agencies, industry, academia, Congress, allies, and partners to ensure success.
5G Lines of Effort
The following are necessary lines of effort to achieve the key outcomes:
- Promote technology development,
- Assess, mitigate, and operate through 5G vulnerabilities,
- Influence 5G standards and policies,
- Engage partners.
5G technologies are strategic capabilities that will impact the U.S. economic and national security and those of our allies and partners. If DoD acts with urgency, it can utilize its unique partnerships, expertise, and resources to accelerate 5G innovation and deployment, including leading edge millimeter-wave and spectrum sharing technologies in support of DoD’s enduring missions. This will help ensure that the U.S. military, the American public, and our allies and partners have access to the best 5G systems, services, and applications in the world.