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CyberCast Season 4 Episode 11 38m listen

DOD’s Key Infrastructure Concept Helping to Secure 5G

A new 5G enterprise platform is helping the agency function on an existing commercial infrastructure while maintaining the highest level of security.

The Defense Department’s 5G-to-Next G Initiative will help strengthen networks and pave the way for 5G implementation to securely operate at the edge. The “Operate Through” portion of the initiative is leveraging infrastructure already in place for enhanced communication while preventing adversaries from obtaining sensitive mission details — with the millimeter wave spectrum playing a key part in this effort. Director of the Operate Through 5G Initiative Dan Massey provides more details about how this new program is taking DOD’s network security to the next level.

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