That probably could be a conflict of interests.
Check this out:
Adviser to the U.S. director of national intelligence Theodore H. Moran resigned after it was learned that he had worked as a paid consultant for Huawei Technologies Ltd., the Associated Press reports.
Theodore H. Moran, a respected expert on China’s international investment and professor at Georgetown University, had served since 2007 as adviser to the intelligence director’s advisory panel on foreign investment in the United States. Moran also was an adviser to the National Intelligence Council, a group of 18 senior analysts and policy experts who provide U.S. spy agencies with judgments on important international issues.