Sue Gordon’s Remarks from Intelligence Studies Symposium Featured in Washington Post Article

Apr 04, 2019

Deputy Director of National Intelligence, Susan Gordon, delivered keynote remarks at last week’s Intelligence Studies Project spring symposium: “Intelligence in Transition.” In a follow-up article for the Washington Post, national security reporter and fellow symposium participant, Ellen Nakashima, quoted Gordon’s remarks and complimented her candor.

Nakashima’s article discusses both the economic and national security realities of a 5G-world and the global telecommunications market. Nakashima wrote, “U.S. national security officials are planning for a future in which the Chinese firm Huawei will have a major share of the advanced global telecommunications market, and have begun to think about how to thwart potential espionage and disruptive cyberattacks enabled by interconnected networks.” The article quoted Gordon’s observation, “’We are going to have to figure out a way in a 5G world that we’re able to manage the risks in a diverse network that includes technology that we can’t trust… We’re just going to have to figure that out.’” Gordon’s symposium remarks, Nakashima reported, “reflect the twin pressures officials face as they try to persuade allies that long-term national security benefits should take precedence over short-term economic benefits.”

Read the full article here.