Security Trumps Speed For 5G Networks: CNAS

Breaking Defense | November 07, 2019

Security Trumps Speed For 5G Networks: CNAS
The US government must play a much more active — and more expensive — role in rolling out 5G networks, working with the private sector and foreign allies to develop a more secure alternative to China’s champion, Huawei. “The notion of ‘America first in the race to 5G’ will not work and is not a winning strategy, nor should the aim of the United States be to deploy 5G ‘as soon as possible,’” one of the leading national security scholars of the US-China technology competition, Center for a New American Security fellow Elsa Kania writes in a new report. “Speed must not come at the expense of security, and future 5G networks should be secure by design from the start.”

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Despite an ever-growing public debt almost $20 trillion at the latest count1 federal policymakers have failed to think seriously about the size and scope of the executive branch. Today, there are 22 departments, agencies, and offices that rise to Cabinet level in the executive branch, with hundreds of subagencies underneath them. The fact that Americans are living under a federal government that knows no fiscal bounds, with bureaucratic decisions affecting nearly every aspect of their lives, clearly demonstrates that a major overhaul of the executive branch is long overdue.