Tag Archives: China

Christopher Wray: ‘Almost Half’ of FBI’s 5K Counterintelligence Investigations Linked to China

Christopher Wray

FBI Director Christopher Wray said China is using cyber-intrusion techniques and bribing “trusted insiders” to steal U.S. intellectual property during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wray said almost 50 percent of the FBI’s nearly 5,000 counterintelligence investigations are linked to China and that the bureau opens a China-related investigation every 10 hours.

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FCC Declares Huawei, ZTE as Threats to National Security; Ajit Pai Quoted

Ajit Pai

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) public safety and homeland security bureau has designated Huawei Technologies and ZTE as national security threats as part of efforts to safeguard U.S. communications networks from security risks. The designation suggests that organizations may no longer use FCC’s Universal Service Fund to buy, maintain, modify or support any services or equipment provided by ZTE and Huawei. 

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Team Telecom Offers Recommendation to FCC on Pacific Light Cable Network’s Application

FCC

Team Telecom has recommended that the Federal Communications Commission deny Pacific Light Cable Network’s (PLCN) application to establish direct undersea cable connection between the U.S. and Hong Kong citing national security risks. “PLCN’s high capacity and low latency would encourage U.S. communications traffic crossing the Pacific to detour through Hong Kong before reaching intended destinations in other parts of the Asia Pacific region,” DOJ said in the report.

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DoD Considers Delaying Chinese Tech Removal Rule Implementation

Pentagon

A section in the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act requiring government contractors to remove Chinese-made technologies from their networks is now slated to take effect in August 2020 and the Department of Defense (DoD) is considering delaying by a year full compliance with that provision, FedScoop reported Monday.

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Lt. Gen. David Thompson: DoD Plans to Work With Congress to Help Distressed Space Companies

David Thompson

Lt. Gen. David Thompson, vice commander of the U.S. Space Force, said the Department of Defense (DoD) is collaborating with the White House and intends to work with Congress to find ways how to help commercial space firms facing bankruptcy during the coronavirus pandemic, SpaceNews reported Tuesday.

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DNI Nominee Rep. John Ratcliffe Appears Before Senate Intell Panel for Confirmation Hearing

John Ratcliffe

Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) on Tuesday fielded questions from members of the Senate Intelligence Committee during his confirmation hearing for the role of national intelligence director, CNN reported. Senators questioned Ratcliffe over his views on the intelligence community’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential elections, treatment of whistleblowers under the Trump administration and origin of the new coronavirus in China.

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