Brian Weiss

USTelecom Statement on Trump Administration Supply Chain Executive Order

Background: The Trump Administration today issued an Executive Order that could lead to the banning of information and communications technology or services that present undue national security risks.

USTelecom co-chairs the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force, a first of its kind public-private partnership to identify and manage risk to the global ICT supply chain. USTelecom also founded and co-leads the Council to Secure the Digital Economy, which brings together companies from across the information technology and communications sectors to combat increasingly sophisticated and emerging cyber threats.

The following statement can be attributed to Robert Mayer, Senior Vice President, Cybersecurity at USTelecom:

“Action is required against any country, organization or individual that exploits the technology supply chain to compromise our global internet and communications infrastructure. This is a national security issue of the highest order. Now that the Executive Order has been issued, it is critical there continues to be effective coordination across all agencies of government and close partnerships with the private sector to combat this growing threat to consumers and communities.”

More information about USTelecom’s work on making cybersecurity a priority is available HERE.


USTelecom is the national trade association representing telecommunications providers, innovators, suppliers, and manufacturers committed to connecting the world through the power of broadband.