FutureG & 5G Office

Advancing Telecommunication for America’s Warfighters

The FutureG & 5G Office within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering is responsible for the strategic assessment and research and development of 5G and “Future G” technologies to confer long-term economic, military, and security advantages to the United States of America and its allies.

By strengthening and developing relationships with private industry, academia, and interagency partners, the FutureG & 5G Office promotes the use of common, commercial standards for DoD operations, proliferates open and interoperable technologies, and advances critical next-generation wireless network capabilities.

Mr. Thomas Rondeau poses for his official portrait in the Army portrait studio at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., Feb..10, 2023.  (U.S. Army photo by (Leonard Fitzgerald)

Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Science and Technology (OASD(S&T))

Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering

Thomas W. Rondeau, Ph.D.

Principal Director for the FutureG & 5G Office

Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Science and Technology (OASD(S&T))

The 5G Challenge aims to accelerate the adoption of 5G open interfaces, interoperable subsystems, secure networks, and multi-vendor solutions by fostering a large, and growing vendor community dedicated to advancing 5G interoperability towards true plug-and-play operations.

Recent News

GSA publishes guidance for federal agencies to buy secure 5G

March 30, 2023 - “This week, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) published plain-language guidance to help government agencies buy fifth generation (5G) wireless technology, an innovation that supports higher data-transfer rates, more energy savings, higher capacity, better device connectivity, and other benefits.

DOD’s FutureG & 5G Director Thomas Rondeau Urges Real-World 5G Experimentation Over Demos

Lockheed Martin Demonstrates Scalable, Portable Maintenance Capabilities On 5G Network

July 2022 - DOD 5G - FedNews Network sponsored ebook: “Anatomy of a 5G Smart Base

US Military Officials Prioritize Speed & Partnerships in Getting 5G Tech to Warfighters

September 20, 2022 -5G technology is helping the U.S. government to modernize its communications and network capabilities, especially in military applications. But because so many government and military operations, weapons systems and communications rely on network connectivity today, 5G is no longer just an option, but a necessity, experts argue.”

Press Releases

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