Budget resolution gives FBI oversight of Chinese-made tech purchases

03/27/2013 | InformationWeek

U.S. government agencies looking to purchase IT equipment from some Chinese vendors will need to get the approval of the FBI under new budget guidelines designed to protect American infrastructure from state-sponsored cyberespionage. The proposal, which could affect acquisitions from well-known firms including Lenovo, Huawei and ZTE, as well as smaller firms, maintains that any purchases with ties to the Chinese government or subsidized by the state must be deemed "in the national interest of the United States" before they will receive approval.

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