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December 1, 2021

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Trump order targeting Huawei hands DHS key role in assessing telecom system vulnerabilities

By Rick Weber / May 17, 2019

The Department of Homeland Security is tasked with conducting an extensive vulnerability assessment of the nation's telecommunications system within the next few months, under a recent Trump executive order seen as targeting China and tech giant Huawei for exclusion from the build-out of next-generation 5G networks.

“The Secretary of Homeland Security shall continue to assess and identify entities, hardware, software, and services that present vulnerabilities in the United States and that pose the greatest potential consequences to the national security...

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