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The CIA is being proactive in its efforts to counter the security threat posed by China’s global 5G plans spearheaded by Huawei. However, the Agency is asking for more funding and support from Congress to identify and help develop US private sector solutions to the Chinese tech threat — Congress should listen.

According to the Washington Times, the president and CEO of In-Q-Tel (the CIA-contracted venture capital fund) told the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence last month that the fund began investing in 5G technology seven years ago.

He added that his fund ”has identified Parallel Wireless, a telecommunications service provider based in New Hampshire, as part of a government solution to concerns about Huawei’s threats to national security.”

As the Washington Times reported, the company’s chairman and CEO said Parallel Wireless is fortunate that In-Q-Tel is proactively fighting Chinese domination of telecommunications.

“Parallel Wireless is committed to destroying the threat Huawei poses to the free world…We are actively working to ensure America and the world are free from the constraints of Huawei.”

The company reportedly uses a software-centered approach for building radio access network (RAN) capability that would “eliminate the need to spend millions of dollars on new equipment and infrastructure upgrades.”

It says its “Open RAN,” which requires minimum maintenance, is ready for deployment immediately.

Rep. Mike Rogers, who served on the House Intelligence Committee and now leads the advocacy group 5G Action Now, emphasized that the intelligence community (IC) is best placed to spot, identify and interdict threats to our communications networks, the Washington Times reported.

“A part of this effort is making smart investments in emerging technologies, providing seed capital through In-Q-Tel, IARPA and others,” said Mr. Rogers.

Despite pushback from other US government agencies, including the Justice Department, and a skeptical Attorney General William Barr, Congress should support and increase funding for the CIA’s In-Q-Tel’s efforts to ensure US national security and technological superiority in the decades to come.

Paul Crespo is a defense and national security expert. He served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. He holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. Paul is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and a Contributor to American Defense News.


  1. The CIA is the NWO’s dog and is s great part of the misinformation game. The Clinton Mafia are CIA spook goons that kill anyone that tries to reveal the truth about all the covert garbage that the NWO elites are into in conjunction with America’s crooked politicians!!!

  2. It is not the HEAD of the CIA that Trump must not trust. It is the long time employed people of the CIA. They need to be investigated.

  3. The people is what matters US the American citizens so CIA should not be trusted. Are we thinking about us the people many people in GOV have not been keeping our best interested in mind. Please no more PROFIT over SAFETY Americans people have suffer enough i know i am one of them. Please SAFETY FIRST

  4. CIA cannot be trusted. I see them as a rogue agency that can no longer be trusted. They are not the only ones. Spies and lies, the secret government is chock full of them.

  5. John Brennan destroyed the credibility of the CIA. We have to assume those long employed by the agency either were in cahoots with him or too afraid to do anything about it. In either case, a corrupted agency can no longer be trusted to protect our Country.

  6. Nothing wrong with “listening” to the CIA. However, recent events have DEMONSTRATED that there are some very ‘bad’ actors in the CIA who will (apparently?) do ANYTHING to harm the President. Doesn’t give you a very warm feeling, does it ??

  7. Imagine listening to Brennan from the CIA or Comey at FBI. Hopefully the swamp has changed but seriously doubt it and strongly believe both attempted overthrow of a duly elected President of the USA. It’s a very serious crime.

  8. Anything that china does is for china’s reign over the world to be TOTAL.
    Any chinese student allowed to come to the US is a SPY.
    Any chinese company that produces chinese military backed communication products works for the proliferation of chinese spying equipment.
    Any business which goes to china and has “private intellectual property” that could endanger the USA is committing an act of treason, by releasing ALL rights of intellectual property to the chinese.
    Any communication product using air waves for communication of data, voice, that is manufactured in china by a company such as HUAWEI, 100% funded by the chinese government, is a “burst data transmitter” that will effectively brake ALL CONFIDENTIALITY by sending all data to collection centers linked directly to the chinese secret services.

  9. All I can say is drain the swamp, made up Mostly of democrat career bureaucrats (along with detestable RINO’s/Cowards best exemplified by Mitt Romney). Especially get rid of the leadership unless they can PROVE their allegiance to america. Comey, McCabe, Clapper, and the communist Brennan need to come to justice for their crimes against America. And the democrat swamp WITHIN the justice department, who conveniently brush away the charges against these intelligence leaders, Also need to be serviced proper justice. What a mess we let our government become over the last 50 years or more!

  10. Many excellent comments here about the CIA but the deep state needs to be removed from ALL of government first. None can be trusted currently to act in OUR best interests.

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