April 08, 2013
by SC Magazine

The White House and numerous tech industry groups have expressed concern over a newly signed law restricting government purchase of China-sourced IT equipment, calling the measure an ineffective response to security concerns between the countries.

The requirement is part of a larger 240-page bill, known as the 2013 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, which offers funds to keep the government running through the fall. A White House spokeswoman told The Hill on Friday that the portion of the legislation addressing Chinese tech equipment purchases would be “challenging” to implement.  

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