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NTIA Report to Congress on Competitiveness and Sustainability of Trusted Suppliers in the Wireless Supply Chain

August 12, 2021

As required by Section 9202(a)(1)(G) of the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 21 NDAA), NTIA is providing an initial report with additional recommendations to promote the competitiveness and sustainability of trusted suppliers in the wireless supply chain, as well as on any further authorities that may be needed to facilitate timely adoption of open standards-based equipment. Through NTIA, the Department of Commerce continues to closely monitor legislative developments pertinent to the Public Wireless Supply Chain Innovation Fund (Innovation Fund) authorized by Section 9202(a)(1) of the FY 21 NDAA, such as the $1.5 billion in appropriated funding included as part of the Senate-passed United States Innovation and Competition Act. The Department’s primary recommendation is to support final passage of measures necessary to allow NTIA to begin operating the Innovation Fund.