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DoD Increases 5G Testing with New Competition; Michael Kratsios Quoted

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Michael Kratsios
Michael Kratsios DoD

The Department of Defense (DoD) has introduced a new competition to build open “5G protocol stack software,” a core component for using the physical network hardware, which is currently being tested by the department, FedScoop reported on Tuesday. 

DoD’s competition will work to build out software and endpoints that will use the 5G wireless telecommunications capabilities. The competition will collaborate with the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), and consider comments from industry on how to run the competition.

The competition will also expand DoD’s partnerships with private sector companies. In addition, the department recently announced its 5G implementation plan. The plan has outlined DoD’s strategy for advancing 5G technology and applications, as well as securing 5G capabilities.  

“With these testbeds, the Department of Defense is at the forefront of cutting-edge 5G research that will strengthen America’s warfighting capabilities and accelerate advancements in commercial 5G technologies,” said Michael Kratsios, DoD acting head of research and engineering and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient. 

Potomac Officers Club recently hosted its 5G Summit, featuring Dr. Joe Evans of DoD, on Jan. 7th. During the summit, notable federal and industry leaders discussed emerging programs, priorities and challenges within the integration process of the new 5G framework. 

If you missed the event, you can still register to watch the OnDemand footage by visiting Potomac Officers Club’s Event Archive. As emerging technologies continue to become an integral part of business and innovation, leaders across all divisions must stay ahead of the curve to tackle national and global issues.  

Watch Potomac Officers Club 5G Summit to learn about the impact that innovative technologies and 5G integration have on the private and public sectors, the steps the federal agencies have taken to remain up to speed with the rapid advancement of technology, and the future programs, plans and priorities as the nation aligns with emerging technology.

If you missed the event, you can still register to watch the OnDemand footage by visiting Potomac Officers Club’s Event Archive

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