IronNet Cybersecurity CEO Keith Alexander has expressed support to President Donald Trumpâ€™s memorandum on Chinaâ€™s trade practices saying the measure would help put an end to the â€œtheft and forced transfersâ€ of U.S. intellectual property.
Trump on Monday signed aÂ presidential memoÂ that directs the U.S. trade representative to decide whether to conduct a formal investigation into Chinaâ€™s alleged theft of U.S. IP and consult with advisory panels and agencies to determine if any measures should be taken.
â€œProtecting American innovators is essential to the United Statesâ€™ economic and national security,â€ Alexander, an inductee into Executive Mosaicâ€™s Wash100 for 2017, said in a statement released Monday.
“This presidential action is an important step towards stopping the theft and forced transfers of American intellectual property, and I support the president in his actions today,â€ he added.
Alexander is a retired U.S. Army general and former director of the National Security Agency.