Developments in wireless networks enable evolving applications for general and DHS mission focused technologies. DHS operators can reference 4G and 5G enabled use cases to understand capabilities that are currently or soon to be available and use projections of 6G use cases to plan for the coming decade.
A proactive focus on emerging opportunities and threats associated with 6G development and deployment can enable DHS to prepare the homeland security enterprise to safely transition to the next generation of connectivity.
The evolution of information and communications technology (ICT) will continue to enable increasing levels of interconnected and digitized operations within the homeland security enterprise.
Technical advancements that emerged in the transition from 4G to 5G include decreased latency, improved reliability, and expanded capacity, all of which will support new connected capabilities across the homeland security enterprise.
Within the homeland security enterprise, space-based systems play a critical role in securing the homeland as DHS components and partners rely heavily on space systems to provide information and communications necessary for mission success. The DHS Space Policy guides component efforts internally and across the homeland security enterprise.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the establishment of the Cyber Safety Review Board (CSRB), as directed in President Biden’s Executive Order 14028 on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity. The CSRB is an unprecedented public-private initiative that will bring together government and industry leaders to elevate our nation’s cybersecurity.
Fifth Generation, or 5G, networking technologies have become ubiquitous in our everyday lexicon. From cellphones to broadband service to “smart” products, 5G is being touted as the wave of the future and the next giant step forward in global connectivity. Come explore the components that make 5G possible, the devices that aim to take advantage of 5G’s claims, and the implications of these advancements to everyday consumers and the greater homeland security enterprise (HSE).