Lawmakers move to increase funds for Pentagon's 5G efforts, setting up Nellis AFB as key testbed

By Justin Doubleday / June 19, 2019 at 1:05 PM
House and Senate lawmakers are moving legislation to authorize increased funding for the Defense Department’s nascent experiments with fifth-generation wireless technologies, including a Senate bill that would set up Nellis Air Force Base as a key 5G testbed for the military. The Senate Armed Services Committee's fiscal year 2020 defense authorization measure requires DOD to provide quarterly briefings to Congress on the department’s activities "to develop and utilize secure 5G wireless networking technology," the report accompanying the bill states. "The...

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