With concern about Chinese hacking on the rise, Congress passed new restrictions on buying equipment from China last month as part of a funding bill. The measures ban some federal purchases of networked equipment "produced, manufactured or assembled" by any group with a strong connection to China.
But members of the tech community, including the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), TechAmerica, the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and the U.S. Information Technology Office (USITO) oppose the measures (Section 516 of P.L. 113-6, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2013) fearing that they will actually aid China's efforts to gather information.
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