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Sa ans Wnited States Senate aT ate October 10, 2018 Secretary Michael Pompeo US. Department of State 2201 C Street NW Washington, DC 20520 Director Dan Coats Director of National Intelligence 1500 Tysons McLean Drive McLean, VA 22102 Dear Secretary Pompeo and Director Coats: We are writing to request that the U.S. government establish a dialogue with allied nations concerning fifth-generation wireless telecommunications technology (5G) and related security concerns. As Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), we are closely monitoring the security implications of SG deployment. While 5G is expected to enable major advancements in areas such as autonomous vehicles, remote surgery, precision agriculture, medical machinery, and robotics; it also may introduce significant risks to network integrity. Successfully identifying and mitigating those risks will require sustained coordination between members of the international community. We urge the State Department to discuss with our international partners— including the European Union, Great Britain, Korea, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada—the future of 5G and how we may collectively strengthen supply chain management, security standards, and allied market share of critical equipment and technologies. Additionally, the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) plays a critical role collecting and reporting on threats to the nation and its partners, which includes threats posed by 5G technology. We encourage the IC to aggressively and proactively engage with our allies and to disseminate to the greatest extent possible threat reporting to ensure appropriate entities have the information necessary to protect their equipment, networks, and operations. We appreciate your attention to this important matter of national, and international, security and request that you keep us apprised of your efforts. Sincerely, =s=— Mh ,,, Richard Burr Mark R. Warner Chairman Vice Chairman