About the FutureG Office
In 2020, the FutureG Office began a multi-year effort to develop and demonstrate prototype “dual-use” 5G networks, applications, and enhancements designed to stimulate interest in and demand for 5G in the Department of Defense (DoD) and the commercial world. The FutureG & 5G Office works to adopt, adapt, and advance commercial technologies for asymmetric warfighter advantage, drive select commercial wireless innovations to meet DoD technical and capability requirements, and incentivize commercial developments to increase U.S. innovation and leadership. More recently, the FutureG Office has expanded its reach internationally, strengthening NATO and Allied partnerships by advancing FutureG & 5G research and collaboration.
At the Forefront of Cutting-edge Technology
The United States Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)) is at the forefront of cutting-edge wireless experimentation, transforming our warfighting communications and sensing capabilities. Mandated to evaluate, test and transition appropriate commercial wireless technology, this office continues to influence global standards to benefit American economic and national security. The FutureG & 5G Office has fielded large-scale prototype testbeds at military sites across the U.S. as part of the transition of 5G operational capabilities into the DoD Enterprise. Our efforts to enhance warfighter’s capabilities prioritize; Ubiquitous and Instant Access, Integrated Sensing and Communications, Expeditionary and Tactical Military Use, and Smart Logistics.
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Science and Technology (OASD(S&T))
Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
Principal Director for the FutureG Office