Why Now?

American and allied countries’ national security and economic growth depend on a digital infrastructure built upon trusted technology—not networks owned by the Chinese Communist Party.

  • 6G is expected to succeed 5G technology around 2030 and will become a foundation to all other industries.
  • 6G brings the potential for radical advances in industry capabilities, ranging from manufacturing floors and logistics supply chains to autonomous transportation and precision agriculture.
  • All components of the Internet of Things must be trusted and secure to ensure our national and economic security.
  • The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue launched a task force with participation from Cisco, Dell, Ericsson, Intel, Nokia, and Qualcomm, to produce a “Roadmap to 6G” that will be released in the fall of 2022.
See the latest on 6G work at Purdue University

Commissioner for 5G and 6G

Robert Spalding

Ret. General USAF; Founder and CEO, SEMPRE.ai

Commissioner for 5G and 6G

With the growth of the Internet has come an evolution in the connectedness of people across the globe. This has led to policy and governance issues that require understanding of the norms and principles of free nations as well as the technology that influences them today. Government is wholly incapable of navigating these issues alone, and authoritarian regimes are driving technology and policies towards their desired outcomes. To preserve liberty the Global Tech Security Commission and other private and public institutions must work together to derive both technology standards and policies, or watch as the world continues its descent towards authoritarianism.