From Huawei to Spy Balloon

From Huawei to Spy Balloon

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  • US-China technology competition has been a hot topic of discussion for a long time. There is now a growing bipartisan consensus further action needs to be taken to both encourage domestic technology innovation and to counter foreign companies that pose a national security threat. The FCC plans to restrict the operation of Chinese tech and limit the licensing of its companies such as Huawei in 5G telecommunications. But how should the US government address this comprehensively?

    We hosted experts with insights from the Executive Branch, industry, and Congress to discuss in “From Huawei to Spy Balloon” - an event from the National Security team’s US-China Digital World Order Initiative at Third Way. The panel examined the tools and authorities the US government has used effectively, or still needs going forward to implement effective policy this technology landscape. The panel featured Head of Zoom Video’s Global Public Policy and Government Relations Josh Kallmer and three US-China Advisory Board Members, including the moderator Carole House, and prominent technology experts John Dermody and Ronak Desai as they frame the problem, opportunities, and challenges ahead.

    “The NatSec team appreciates the leadership and expertise our Advisory Board Members lend to the US-China Digital World Initiative. Their support is instrumental in our team’s programs reach and impact.”


    John Dermody, Counsel at O'Melveny & Myers LLP and US-China Advisory Board Member

    Ronak Desai, Counsel, Litigation Department at Paul Hastings and US-China Advisory Board Member

    Josh Kallmer, Head of Global Public Policy and Government Relations at Zoom Video Communications

    Carole House, Exec in Residence, Terranet Ventures; Third Way Advisory Board Member