Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Mark Warner, D-Va., introduced a bill intended to protect the country's modern telecommunications systems and infrastructure. The Secure 5G and Beyond Act would direct the president to formulate an inter-agency strategy on the security of technologies under fifth generation and future classifications, Warner's office said Wednesday.
The legislation would also direct the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to coordinate the strategy's implementation with certain federal leaders including the secretary of defense, the secretary of homeland security and the director of national intelligence.
“It’s imperative we not only understand the revolutionary value of next-gen communications, but also the security measures required to ensure the deployment of safe and secure 5G networks,” said Burr.