Industry and State Department Battle Over 5G Standards

The Epoch Times | December 29, 2019

Industry and State Department Battle Over 5G Standards
In the push to develop 5G—the next generation of wireless networks, a gap has emerged between the priorities of industry and government. Industry wants the government to take a limited role in export controls. Such controls, it argues, limit the ability of U.S. companies to participate in international organizations that set the standards for the architecture of 5G. That limitation, in turn, results in reduced access to foreign markets. The government wants standard-setting to take into account U.S. values and security. The arguments for these respective positions were laid out at a forum, “The Role of Global Standards in the Battle for 5G Leadership,” held at the Hudson Institute on Dec. 17.

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On March 12, 2018, President Donald Trump established the Federal Commission on School Safety to review safety practices and make meaningful and actionable recommendations of best practices to keep students safe. Members of the Commission include Secretary Betsy DeVos of the U.S. Department of Education (“ED”), Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker of the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) (succeeding former Attorney General Jeff Sessions), Secretary Alex Azar II of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), and Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”).

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