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Securing the 5G Supply Chain Workshop

CTL Supply Chain Security Workshop

The National Institute of Standards and Technology will host a virtual workshop on measurement-based approaches for authenticating 5G hardware. The workshop will assess the state-of-the-art, identify unmet needs, and explore industry-led adoption paths. Attendee's input will inform national policy and strategic planning, guide new discretionary research, and foster interagency and industrial partnerships. The findings will be summarized in a NIST Special Report tentatively planned for public release in August. 


  • Awareness of new and emerging measurement tools  

  • Representation to develop shared strategies for measurement standards  

  • Identification of pilot use cases 

  • Participate in a neutral forum to discuss industry-government needs and partnerships 

  • Engage through technical talks and breakout sessions 

Draft Agenda at a glance

May 18th 

  • Role of measurements in securing the nation’s 5G supply chain  

  • Current measurements and gaps for 5G hardware  

May 19th 
  • Innovation in measurement strategies to secure the 5G supply chain 

  • Potential adoption paths for measurements in 5G hardware security 

Created March 22, 2021, Updated April 7, 2021