DoD Investing in the Future of 5G

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Communications security is one of the foremost priorities in any battlespace. This is one reason the Department of Defense is keen on building out 5G capabilities, because of its ability to create secure private networks anywhere it is deployed.


But 5G’s capabilities extend beyond creating private networks on the fly. Its ability to handle massive amounts of data makes it a crucial component in real-time data collection from all sources, including sensors, cameras, drones, cellphones, satellites, weapons systems, and devices that warfighters wear into combat. It moves the U.S. military and its partners and allies that much closer to establishing a Common Operational Picture when troops are on the move.


Learning Objectives:

  • Review real-world 5G applications in smart warehouses and how they apply in broader military environments
  • Outline the benefits and challenges of gathering, collating, and applying data from multiple data sources in real time for the warfighters’ benefit
  • Define the concept of resilience in military applications and the steps needed to provide it

Speaker and Presenter Information

William “Mac” McHenry, Colonel USMCR ( ret.), Senior Engagement Advisor to the Director, Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)

William “Mac” McHenry

COL USMCR ( ret.), Senior Engagement Advisor to the Director, DIU



Salvador D'ltri, Chairman, National Spectrum Consortium

Salvador D’ltri
Chairman, National
Spectrum Consortium



Dr. Deepak Das, Vice President, Solution Architecture, Federated Wireless

Dr. Deepak Das
VP, Solution Architecture,
Federated Wireless


Chad Jones, Global Government Lead, KPMG

Chad Jones
Global Government Lead,


Jane Norris, Moderator & Contributing Editor, FedInsider

Jane Norris
Moderator & Contributing Editor,

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Fri, Oct 20, 2023, 2:00pm - 3:00pm ET

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