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U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, "Roundtable: U.S.-China Cybersecurity Issues," July 11, 2013

This roundtable was conducted by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on July 11, 2013. The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission was created by the U.S. Congress in 2000 to monitor, investigate, and submit to Congress an annual report on the national security implications of the economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.
July 11, 2013
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Thursday, July 11, 2013, 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
SR-328A Russell Senate Office Building
Constitution Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002

Moderated by: Commission Chairman William A. Reinsch

DEAR SENATOR LEAHY AND SPEAKER BOEHNER:
We are pleased to notify you of the Commission’s July 11, 2013 public roundtable on “U.S.-China Cybersecurity Issues.”  The Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act (amended by Pub. L. No. 109-108, section 635(a)) provides the basis for this roundtable.

At the roundtable, the Commissioners’ discussed relevant and critical cybersecurity topics with the following participants: Mr. Roy Kamphausen, Senior Advisor for Political and Security Affairs at the National Bureau of Asian Research and Deputy Executive Director for the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property; Dr. James Mulvenon, Vice President, Intelligence Division, Defense Group Inc.; and Mr. Bruce Quinn, Rockwell Automation’s Vice President for Government Relations and former Chief Representative of Rockwell Automation in China.  The roundtable identified and explored potential U.S. actions and policies that could prompt Beijing to change its approach to cyberspace and deter future Chinese cyber theft.  

We note that the roundtable transcript will soon be available on the Commission’s website at www.USCC.gov. Members and the staff of the Commission are available to provide more detailed briefings. We hope these materials will be helpful to the Congress as it continues its assessment of U.S.-China relations and their impact on U.S. security.

The Commission will examine in greater depth these issues, and the other issues enumerated in its statutory mandate, in its 2013 Annual Report that will be submitted to Congress in November 2013. Should you have any questions regarding this roundtable or any other issue related to China, please do not hesitate to have your staff contact our Congressional Liaison, Reed Eckhold, at (202) 624-1496 or via email at reckhold@uscc.gov.

Sincerely yours,      

Hon. William A. Reinsch    
Chairman

Hon. Dennis C. Shea
Vice Chairman

Roundtable Participants
Dr. Catherine Lotrionte, Director of Georgetown University’s Institute for Law, Science and Global Security and Director of Georgetown University’s Cybersecurity Project.  Dr. Lotrionte previously served as assistant general counsel at the Central Intelligence Agency and Counsel to the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board.
Mr. Bruce Quinn, Rockwell Automation’s Vice President for Government Relations and former Chief Representative of Rockwell Automation in China.
Mr. Roy Kamphausen, Senior Advisor for Political and Security Affairs at the National Bureau of Asian Research and Deputy Executive Director for the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property.
Dr. James Mulvenon, Vice President, Intelligence Division, Defense Group Inc.

Roundtable Format
Chairman William Reinsch will initially request participants respond to several key questions before facilitating a full discussion with Commissioners.  These questions will include:

  • How should the U.S. government respond to past and ongoing Chinese cyber theft?
  • What are the key roadblocks to developing effective U.S. cyber policy and how can they be overcome?
  • What should be on the agenda for future U.S.-China cyber security talks?
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