Secure 5G and Beyond Act of 2019 (S 893, 116th Congress)

Policy Details

Policy Details

Originating Entity
Last Action
Introduced in Senate
Date of Last Action
Mar 27 2019
Congressional Session
116th Congress
Date Introduced
Mar 27 2019
Publication Date
Apr 11 2019
Date Made Public
Mar 27 2019

SciPol Summary

This bill directs the President to collaborate with the Federal Communications Commission, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the Department of Justice to submit to Congress a formal strategy for securing the future telecommunications systems and infrastructure of the Nation and of the Nation's strategic allies and partners. Further, this bill requires that the strategy ensures the competitiveness, privacy protections, and integrity of standard setting of next generation telecommunications technologies. The strategy requested would also include a characterization of the Nation's economic and strategic interests pertaining to next generation telecommunication technologies (e.g., applications in mobile connectivity and autonomous vehicles), the identification of current and emerging security threats to the physical, digital, virtual, and supply chain dependencies of telecommunication systems. Also requested in the strategy is a list of diplomatic, policy, and economic incentives to ensure that all pertinent stakeholders help mitigate identified threats to the Nation's next generation telecommunications technologies and infrastructure. An organization of roles and responsibilities for the Nation's stakeholders is also requested as well as a plan to support the research and development of next generation technologies and threat mitigation. Lastly, this bill requires that the strategy not include the possibility of a federalized next generation telecommunications infrastructure.

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