Aug. 9, 2023
The President issued Executive Order 14105, which elaborated and expanded on the factors used by CFIUS to review the effects of covered transactions on the national security of the United States.
Apr. 12, 2023
DOJ, as the Chair of Team Telecom, submitted a letter in support of the FCC’s notice of proposed rulemaking to conduct regular reviews of existing licenses for evolving national security, law enforcement, and other risks.
Dec. 20, 2022
The D.C. Circuit issued an opinion in China Telecom (Americas) Corporation v. FCC denying China Telecom’s petition for review of the FCC’s order revoking China Telecom’s section 214 license based on Team Telecom’s recommendation.
Nov. 29, 2022
Team Telecom recommended that the FCC deny an application for a cable-landing license proposing a direct subsea cable connection between the United States and Cuba.
Sept. 15, 2022
FIRS filed letters with the FCC confirming that the Executive Branch’s previously submitted views about the section 214 licenses held by Pacific Networks Corp., ComNet (USA) LLC, and China Unicom (Americas) Operations Ltd. reflected “determinations” that these pose unacceptable risks to national security under the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019. The FCC subsequently added these companies’ services to the Covered List.
Sept. 15, 2022
The President issued Executive Order 14083, which elaborated and expanded on the factors used by CFIUS to review the effects of covered transactions on the national security of the United States.
Sept. 14, 2022
DOJ’s National Security Division and the Department of Defense filed a letter with the FCC in support of its inquiry into internet routing security. The letter explained the national security risks associated with vulnerabilities in existing internet routing protocols and shared the agencies’ experience in assessing and addressing those risks.
Dec. 17, 2021
Team Telecom recommended that the FCC grant Google’s and Meta’s applications for cable-landing licenses for a subsea fiber-optic cable connecting the United States, Taiwan, and the Philippines, conditioned on their compliance with National Security Agreements.
Nov. 16, 2020
In response to the FCC’s request, DOJ, on behalf of interested Executive Branch agencies, provided their views regarding the national security risks posed by China Unicom (Americas) Operation Ltd.’s section 214 license. The FCC subsequently revoked China Unicom’s license.
Oct. 20, 2022
CFIUS Publishes Enforcement and Penalty Guidelines
Foreign investment; Compliance & Enforcement
Aug. 14, 2020
On referral from CFIUS, the President issued an order requiring ByteDance Ltd. to divest all tangible or intangible assets or property used to enable or support the operation of the TikTok application in the United States and any derived data.
June 17, 2020
Team Telecom recommended that the FCC partially deny an application for a cable-landing license to the extent that it sought a direct connection between the United States and Hong Kong and to the extent that the cable system would be owned or operated by certain PRC-based entities.
Apr. 9, 2020
Team Telecom recommended that the FCC revoke and terminate China Telecom (America) Corp.’s section 214 license to provide international telecommunications services to and from the United States. The FCC subsequently revoked and terminated the license.
Apr. 4, 2020
The President issued Executive Order 13913, which formalized Team Telecom and created a formal process to assess and address national security and law enforcement risks associated with FCC applications and licenses.
Mar. 6, 2020
On referral from CFIUS, the President issued an order requiring Beijing Shiji Information Technology Co., Ltd. to divest all interests in StayNTouch, Inc.
July 2, 2018