5G networks will play a vital role in national security and recovery in a post apocalyptic world. That’s the word from Joe Stanganelli in a piece for Security Now in which he references a recent US Air Force report.
Stanganelli is managing director at Blackwood King LC, which is described on his LinkedIn (News - Alert) page as a business intelligence, consulting, content, and market research firm out of the Boston area. He’s been there for four months. His LinkedIn profile indicates he’s also a principal at Beacon Hill Law. He notes that he was a writer and consultant the previous nine plus months.
The federal government early last year did talk about taking over 5G network development. However, FCC (News - Alert) Chairman Ajit Pai quickly issued a statement saying “I oppose any proposal for the federal government to build and operate a nationwide 5G network.” And a separate report indicates Air Force Brig. Gen Robert Spalding left the National Security Council early last year after the leak of a memo advocating a 5G government takeover.
As for the Stanganelli piece published this year, in it he writes that “In November, the USAF's recently established Electromagnetic Defense Task Force (EDTF) released a report highlighting the significant national-security threat of disturbances to the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS).” Such disturbances, he says, could lead to “interruptions to military operations, meltdowns of nuclear power plants, planes falling out of the sky, widespread blackouts and massive civil unrest -- with critical functions (technological and otherwise) potentially taking years to recover. The enormity of these risks is heightened by increased reliance by consumers, commercial enterprises, government agencies and military organizations on electronic devices and connectivity -- particularly with the advent of the Internet of Things.”
Stanganelli adds that: “The report elaborates that open 5G technologies and access to 5G spectrum are crucial to not only democratic and economic interests but also communications and other war operations, such as may be in effect during an EMP-attack scenario, especially command and control. In effect, control of 5G is both control of the Internet and control of the future war landscape.”
Edited by Maurice Nagle