Statement from National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien, Ref: National Strategy to Secure 5G. 1-15-21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOffice of the Press SecretaryJanuary 15, 2021Statement from National Security Advisor Robert C. O’BrienToday, the White House is announcing the finalization of the Implementation Plan associated with the National Strategy to Secure 5G. This Implementation Plan, approved by President Donald J. Trump, is the culmination of a robust interagency development process and serves as the framework for how the United States, in partnership with industry and our likeminded international partners, will lead the way in the development, deployment, and management of secure and reliable 5G telecommunications infrastructure.5G wireless technology will be transformational with the potential to touch nearly every aspect of our lives and spur incredible economic growth. With this potential, the stakes for securing this new technology could not be higher. The National Strategy to Secure 5G Implementation Plan will help to provide the American people with secure, reliable, and trustworthy 5G infrastructure. The work to enhance the security of 5G and beyond networks will require a range of efforts from across the United States Government, working in close collaboration with our international and industry partners. The United States Government is committed to fostering innovation and realizing the technological promise of 5G, while continuing to safeguard our economy and national security. This Implementation Plan, driven by the National Strategy to Secure 5G, achieves this purpose through four lines of effort: Facilitating domestic 5G rolloutAssessing the risks to and identifying core security principles of 5G infrastructureAddressing risks to United States economic and national security during development and deployment of 5G infrastructure worldwidePromoting responsible global development and deployment of 5G technologyThis Strategy and Implementation Plan keep the Administration’s promise to protect the national security, economy, and critical infrastructure of our Nation by ensuring we are well-postured to secure this critical technology.A copy of the Implementation Plan can be found here:  https://www.ntia.gov/5g-implementation-plan ###

President Trump Announces Intent to Appoint Individuals to Key Administration Posts (President’s Intelligence Advisory Board)

Office of the Press Secretary – For Immediate Release, February 4, 2019President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Appoint Individuals to Key Administration Posts Today, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to be Members of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board: Charles E. Allen of North CarolinaDaniel Hoffman of MassachusettsJohn K. Hurley of California ###

Statement from the President Regarding the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, 2-1-19

Office of the Press Secretary – For Immediate Release, February 1, 2019Statement from the President Regarding the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty For far too long, Russia has violated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with impunity, covertly developing and fielding a prohibited missile system that poses a direct threat to our allies and troops abroad. Tomorrow, the United States will suspend its obligations under the INF Treaty and begin the process of withdrawing from the INF Treaty, which will be completed in 6 months unless Russia comes back into compliance by destroying all of its violating missiles, launchers, and associated equipment. Our NATO Allies fully support us, because they understand the threat posed by Russia’s violation and the risks to arms control posed by ignoring treaty violations.The United States has fully adhered to the INF Treaty for more than 30 years, but we will not remain constrained by its terms while Russia misrepresents its actions. We cannot be the only country in the world unilaterally bound by this treaty, or any other. We will move forward with developing our own military response options and will work with NATO and our other allies and partners to deny Russia any military advantage from its unlawful conduct.My Administration remains committed to effective arms control that advances United States, allied, and partner security, is verifiable and enforceable, and includes partners that fulfill their obligations.