Chairman Mike Rogers joins British Parliament Defense Sub-Committee hearing on 5G Security

Earlier this week, Mike Rogers, Chairman of 5G Action Now, was invited to join a British Parliament Defense Sub-Committee hearing on the issue of 5G security. Rogers spoke as a witness alongside U.S. Senator Tom Cotton and Brigadier General (ret.) Robert Spalding, a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute.

Rogers highlighted the United States’ first steps in tackling Huawei, stating:

“The Trump Administration has been excellent on saying we’re gonna finally confront Huawei gear and purchases and one of the ways that we can do that is by saying we’re not going to allow it here. And that does hurt. Right? It deprives them of revenue. It sets the security standard of what we think a security standard should be for these companies. Huawei wouldn’t’ fit that within a 100 miles. And so that was the first step and I think it was a concrete step.”

He later applauded FCC Chairman Aijit Pai on his efforts to clear the U.S. C-band spectrum.

“Chairman Pai has done an excellent job to actually open up that spectrum and help clear it out, put it up for auction. And I think you’re going to get lots of investment…”

To watch the full hearing, please click here.

About 5G Action Now

5G Action Now was founded to establish the United States as the worldwide leader in 5G. Our goal is to elevate the conversation regarding American national security and the economic benefits of winning the 5G innovation and deployment battle against China. 5G will spur economic growth in rural America, create an environment for technological expansion, and put the U.S. on strong national security footing for generations to come.

5G Action Now supports the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) goal of a 2020 C-band auction. Additionally, we support Members of Congress of both parties working together with the federal government to win the 5G race against China.

About Mike Rogers

Mike Rogers is the former Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and now serves as the Chairman of 5G Action Now.

In Congress, Chairman Rogers worked with two presidents, Congressional leadership, foreign leaders, diplomats, and intelligence professionals, and oversaw the Intelligence Community’s $70 billion budget that funded the nation’s 17 intelligence agencies. Before being elected to represent Michigan in the House of Representatives, he was an FBI special agent and member of the U.S. Army.

Today, he hosts the CNN Original Series Declassified, regularly appears on various TV and radio shows, and frequently contributes to major print outlets. He is also a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center where he is leading a program on 5G, national security, and intelligence policy.