A bipartisan bill has been introduced that would create an Office of Critical Technologies & Security in the White House, which would be charged with "coordinating across agencies and developing a long-term, whole-of-government strategy to protect against IP theft and risks to critical supply chains."
The director of the office would report directly to the President.
The office would facilitate coordination with federal and state regulators of telecom and tech, including the FCC, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
It would also try to educate the public about the risk that relying on foreign products in the supply chain pose a national security risk.
Co-sponsoring the bill are Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.), co-chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).