PERSPECTIVE: U.S. Infrastructure Security Challenged by Misuse of ITC Authority

This article, by Phil Stupak, originally appeared in RealClearDefense on July 29, 2021.

The recent announcement of a bipartisan infrastructure deal, also known as the BIF, is exciting not just for repairing America’s roads and bridges but also for the rapid expansion of broadband access to the nation. The BIF funds broadband infrastructure at $65B. 

American policymakers have been trying to expand rural broadband access for the last 40 years. One of the key challenges has been laying copper and fiber optic lines in all parts of the nation. The key to avoiding a Charlie Brown football moment will be … Read More

PERSPECTIVE: Critical National Security Implications in ITC’s 5G Patent Review

The following article, by Christopher Burnham, former Under Secretary General for Management of the United Nations, originally appeared in Homeland Security Today on July 29, 2020.

In March, the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) was asked to investigate an obscure patent complaint by a recently created foreign company that has the potential to stall American advancement in the race to 5G and provoke significant national security repercussions. Given that the development of 5G could transform the global distribution of power by stimulating the fourth technological revolution, the United States has every incentive to dedicate their extensive resources to … Read More