National Security

Total 81 Posts

Commerce Department Finds Neodymium Magnet Imports Threaten National Security, But Won't Impose Tariffs

Last week, the Biden administration announced that a U.S. Commerce Department investigation "found that [Neodymium-iron-boron] magnet imports threaten national security," and that President Biden agreed with that determination. The Biden administration said it would take a number of actions to address the threat, but tariffs and quotas are not

FCC Expands Covered List to Include China Unicom and PacNet/ComNet

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has expanded its list of communications equipment and services that pose a threat to national security to include equipment and services from two additional Chinese companies.

U.S. Senators Urge Review of YMTC National Security Risk

A bipartisan letter from four U.S. Senators calls on the U.S. Director of National Intelligence to do "a public analysis and review of [Yangtze Memory Technologies Co.] YMTC and the risks it presents to U.S. national security."

U.S. Senators Question TikTok Official at Hearing

At a hearing on "Social Media’s Impact on Homeland Security" last week, several U.S. Senators pressed a TikTok official on various issues related to TikTok's practices on data privacy and security.

Apple To Use Some YMTC Chips, U.S. Lawmakers Issue Warnings

Recent news reports indicate that Apple will be using some chips from Chinese company Yangtze Memory Technologies Corporation (YMTC) for its new iPhone, leading to criticism from U.S. lawmakers.

At Think Tank Event, White House Official Comments on CFIUS, U.S. Outbound Investment Screening

The Atlantic Council and the Center for a New American Security co-hosted an event today on "Designing an outbound investment mechanism," during which the authors of a new report described their policy recommendations and a Biden administration official offered comments.

Republican Congressman Presses Commerce Department on Huawei Cell Towers

Republican Congressman Mike Flood of Nebraska sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo expressing concern about "the reported use of Huawei hardware in U.S. cell towers" in Nebraska, and particularly that cell towers "within a certain range of military installations such as missile silos and bases, have been
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