Consulting firm McAleese & AssociatesÂ has released a report on key takeaways from the speech ofÂ Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment,Â at an Atlantic Council eventÂ held Monday.
Lord, aÂ 2019 Wash100 recipient, called on the U.S. government to come up with a âwhole-of-governmentâ strategy to deploy a 5G network backed by industry and the investment community amid the increasing national security threat posed by the Chinese 5G network infrastructure.
âWe need to be secure â¦ and have a self-healing network,â she said. âIn 5G, there will be huge amounts of data moving â¦ We have to use communications networks â¦ We need to make sure that others are not listening in.â
Lord mentioned Chinaâs involvement in the theft of U.S. intellectual property and exfiltration of controlled unclassified information.