The Trump administration this month released the National Strategy to Secure 5G, which sets forth how the U.S. government will lead the U.S. development, deployment, and management of secure and reliable 5G communications infrastructure worldwide. To support responsible global development and deployment of 5G, the strategy supports promoting United States leadership in international standards development and adoption.
The National Strategy to Secure 5G of the United States of America, released the same day that President Trump signed the Secure 5G and Beyond Act into law, aims to fulfill the goals of the National Cyber Strategy with four lines of effort, including:
(1) Facilitating the rollout of 5G domestically;
(2) Assessing the cybersecurity risks to and identifying core security principles of 5G capabilities and infrastructure;
(3) Addressing risks to United States economic and national security during development and deployment of 5G infrastructure worldwide; and
(4) Promoting responsible global development and deployment of secure and reliable 5G infrastructure.In support of the fourth line of effort, the strategy asserts that "the United States Government will work to preserve and enhance United States leadership on 5G in relevant organizations that set standards in concert with the private sector, including but not limited to commercial, academic, and like-minded international partners."
Efforts will include federal interagency coordination, participation, and influence in standards-setting organizations. Furthermore, as the document explains, "The United States will emphasize the need for open and transparent processes to develop timely, technically robust, and appropriate standards. The United States will promote and support increased participation by the private sector and ensure that such participation is informed by appropriate public-private coordination."