Fifth generation wireless technology, or 5G, will be a primary driver of the U.S. prosperity and security in the 21st century, says the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the agency that is principally responsible for advising the President on telecommunications and information policy issues.

The newly released National Strategy to Secure 5G plan by the NTIA details how the United States will lead global development, deployment, and management of secure and reliable 5G infrastructure. The work to enhance the security of 5G networks will require a range of efforts from across the U.S. government, working in close collaboration with our international and industry partners. The U.S. government is committed to fostering innovation and realizing the technological promise of 5G, while continuing to safeguard our economy and national security and ensuring continued access to 5G networks, says the NTIA.

In accordance with the Secure 5G and Beyond Act of 2020, the NTIA developed this comprehensive implementation plan associated with the National Strategy to Secure 5G, posted below. The implementation plan will be managed under the leadership of the National Security Council and the National Economic Council, supported by NTIA, and with contributions from and coordination among a wide range of departments and agencies.

The implementation plan took into account the substantive comments in response to NTIA's Request for Comments received from companies, industry associations, and think tanks representing a range of interests and aspects of the telecommunications ecosystem.