5G R&D Insights

The latest insights, research, and resources from Open Generation and other leaders in 5G R&D

Open Generation Government Liaison Meetings

Open Generation Roundtable Discussion with Representatives from the National Science Foundation (NSF)

Recorded June 24, 2021 

View the roundtable discussion with Dr. Thyaga Nandagopal, Dr. Murat Torlak, and Dr. Alexander Sprintson, all from the National Science Foundation (NSF), as they discuss what’s happening at the NSF, their research, and current 5G goals.


Dr. Thyaga Nandagopal, Deputy Division Director
National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Computing and Communication Foundations

Dr. Murat Torlak, Program Director
National Science Foundation (NSF) 

Dr. Alexander Sprintson, Program Director
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Open Generation Roundtable Discussion with Mr. Steve Bradford, Representing the FAA Office of NextGen

Recorded May 26, 2021 

View the roundtable discussion with Mr. Steve Bradford, representing the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), as he provides perspective from the FAA and from a chief scientist leading a very large portfolio of programs that are transforming aviation.


Mr. Steve Bradford
Chief Scientist
FAA Office of Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen)

Open Generation Roundtable Discussion with Mr. Bong Gumahad, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition & Sustainment and Mr. Dwayne Florenzie, Air Force Office of Commercial & Economic Analysis

Recorded April 22, 2021 

View the roundtable discussion as Mr. Bong Gumahad, of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition & Sustainment), and Mr. Dwayne Florenzie, of the U.S. Air Force Office of Commercial & Economic Analysis, talk about the role of 5G and how it supports the three main tenets of the U.S. national defense strategy.


Mr. Bong Gumahad
Director of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition & Sustainment

Mr. Dwayne Florenzie
Senior Strategy Executive
Air Force Office of Commercial & Economic Analysis, U.S. Air Force

Open Generation 2020 Virtual Summit

2020 Open Generation 5G Summit Video

Recorded Nov. 10, 2020

The 2020 virtual event may be complete, but you can watch the entire Summit here. Speakers and panelists include leaders from government and industry who address the importance of 5G innovation and the need for collaboration among diverse industry stakeholders in the 5G space. 

Speakers: 

5G R&D Insights

Open Generation Position Paper

Oct 6, 2021 

MITRE Engenuity’s Open Generation 5G Consortium is making a significant impact by accelerating 5G deployments in the nation through radical collaboration. This position paper details the work we’ve already begun with UAS over 5G, exploring BVLOS, identifying a path forward to deliver an operational transformation in enabling UAS use cases. Authored by collaborators from MITRE and other consortium members, this serves as an introduction into the work Open Generation will continue to do to solve complex problems through use case focused R&D.

Executive Order Promoting Competition

July 13, 2021 

Read an overview of President Biden’s July 9 executive order intended to promote competition in the American economy. This order includes language around emerging aviation technologies and directs the DOT to “facilitate innovation that fosters U.S. market leadership and market entry while providing oversight of market participants.” It will likely affect uncrewed aircraft system (UAS) innovation in the U.S.

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