FutureG Office

Advancing Telecommunication for America’s Warfighters

The FutureG 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 FutureG 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 office promotes the use of common, commercial standards for Department of Defense (DoD) operations, proliferates open and interoperable technologies, and advances critical next-generation wireless network capabilities.

Building technology for technology’s sake is meaningless, building technology and getting it into the hands of the end user is the goal. Our end user is the warfighter. 

Dr. Tom Rondeau, Principal Director, FutureG Office

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

DOD Focusing on 5G Tech Security to Broaden Communications Capabilities

Thomas Rondeau, principal director for future G at the Department of Defense, said the Pentagon is focused on ensuring the security of future G and 5G technologies as it seeks to strengthen its communications posture and deliver enhanced capabilities to warfighters, the Federal News Network reported Thursday.

Pentagon eyes 5G, ‘future G’ to help warfighters

Going forward, the Defense Department will focus on several things including cybersecurity, cloud security, privacy, logistics and signature management as it transitions to use more and more 5G communication technology across the department. It is also focusing on 5G interoperability.

Dr. Tom Rondeau, Principal Director for FutureG & 5G, discusses the big industry issues with Mobile World Live’s Mike Robuck at MWC Las Vegas 2023.

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