According to a senior official from the Department of Homeland Security, both China and Iran are stealing U.S. technology and using it to their advantage. This is just the latest in a series of threats posed by foreign powers to U.S. national security, and requires our primary focus.
Jim Mancuso, the assistant director at Homeland Security Investigations, recently told ABC News that Iran, China, and Russia are all attempting to acquire U.S. technology illegally. Mr. Mancuso stated that the transfer of U.S. technology abroad is a violation of U.S. export laws, and that technology goes to China and is then sent on to Iran, where it is being used in sophisticated drone technologies.
U.S. agencies are closely investigating the situation in an attempt to “stay one step ahead” of these actions, according to Mr. Mancuso.”