Tag Archives: Huawei

FCC Rejects ZTE’s Petition to not be Declared a National Security Threat

Federal Communications

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has decided to block Chinese company ZTE from contracts under the $8.3 billion Universal Service Fund, due to national security concerns. FCC said Tuesday its Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau denied ZTE's petition for reconsideration of being branded as a threat.

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Executive Order to Ban US Investments in Companies Backing China’s Military

White House

President Trump signed Thursday an executive order that prohibits U.S. companies and individuals from investing in Chinese companies that support the Chinese military, CNBC reported. The president has directed the secretary of the Department of the Treasury (USDT) to enforce rules and regulations to implement the provisions of the order.

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Christopher Krebs: US Cloud Leadership Key to Winning 5G Race

Christopher Krebs

Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the U.S. has the edge over China in the development of 5G networks due to the country’s existing infrastructure in the cloud. “We really own the cloud space. So we should be able to have that next generation of technology," said Krebs. 

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PSC Addresses Chinese Supply Chain Rule in NDAA; David Berteau Quoted

David Berteau

The Professional Services Council (PSC) has addressed the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council to provide clarification on the Interim Final Rule, Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment. PSC has submitted comments concerning prohibitions on contractors’ use of products and services from certain Chinese telecommunications firms including Huawei and ZTE.

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Ellen Lord: Pentagon, ODNI in Talks Over Section 889 Waiver Extension

Hon. Ellen Lord

Hon. Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) are in talks over the potential extension of a waiver that would provide defense contractors more time to comply with a new rule that seeks to remove certain Chinese telecommunications equipment from the supply chain.

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FCC Identifies Telecom Carriers Using Huawei, ZTE Equipment in Networks; Ajit Pai Quoted

Ajit Pai

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has identified telecommunications carriers and their affiliates that have reported using equipment and services from Huawei and ZTE in their networks and found that removing or replacing those equipment could cost all identified service providers about $1.8 billion.

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NCSC’s Constance Taube on Cyber Threat Data Sharing in Response to Vulnerabilities Posed by 5G

Constance Taube

The adoption of 5G could introduce supply chain vulnerabilities into critical infrastructure and Constance Taube, deputy director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC), said NCSC is “working out a repeatable process”  that seeks to help the federal government streamline cyber threat data sharing with industry partners.

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Bipartisan Legislation to Secure Telecom Companies from Untrusted Suppliers; Sen. Ron Johnson Quoted

Federal Government

Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Gary Peters, D-Mich., have unveiled bipartisan legislation that seeks to protect telecommunications networks from cyberattacks brought by foreign suppliers. The Ensuring Network Security Act would enable telecommunications providers to apply for federal funding to remove and replace equipment from prohibited sources. 

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FCC Advances Secure Networks Act Implementation

FCC

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has started integrating into its supply chain rulemaking proceeding provisions of the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act in an effort to safeguard the country’s communications infrastructure from security threats.

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