T-Mobile Bid for UScellular Raises a Number of National Security Issues

Ken Mendelson AIGP, CISSP, CIPP, CISA June 6, 2024

T-Mobile has announced its intention to acquire nearly all of UScellular, the fourth-largest wireless carrier in the U.S. This acquisition raises several intriguing questions, particularly regarding a business unit within UScellular that exclusively serves federal agencies. In a recent article by Foreign Investment Watch, Ken Mendelson shares his expertise on the matter through a national security lens. “It would be ‘highly unlikely’ that the transaction would not be reviewed by Team Telecom and CFIUS,” said Ken.



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Ken Mendelson has spent more than 30 years at the intersection of law, information technology and public policy. As a member of the National Security Practice, Ken manages governance, risk and compliance projects and investigations, and conducts monitorships and third-party audits in connection with mitigation agreements enforced by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). In addition, he assists established and emerging companies with implementing and maintaining cybersecurity and privacy programs by developing cybersecurity policies, procedures and guidelines, and conducting risk-based cybersecurity assessments.