The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) strongly encourages its members and constituents to contribute to ANSI's coordinated response to the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)'s request for comment to inform the development of an implementation plan for the National Strategy to Secure 5G.
In March, the president signed into law the Secure 5G and Beyond Act of 2020 (Act), which requires the development of a strategy to ensure the security of next generation wireless communications systems and infrastructure. As ANSI previously reported, efforts to support this effort will include federal interagency coordination, participation, and influence in standards-setting organizations.
Of particular note to the standardization community are the following questions outlined in NTIA's request for comments:
The document also encompasses facilitating domestic rollout, in which standards and interoperability are key, and stakeholder-driven approaches that the U.S. government should consider.
For more information about the request for comment, including how to submit comments directly to NTIA, visit NTIA's website here.
To contribute to the coordinated ANSI response, please submit your comments to Mary Saunders, ANSI's vice president for government relations by COB June 12, 2020.