Can Congress legislate a secure technology supply chain for the Pentagon?

The problem with computers is that they talk to one another. This is a great selling point, the seamless flow of information from relevant machine to relevant machine, but asset becomes liability the moment the computer holds secrets, or is in a position to collect secrets. Especially if those secrets then make their way in to the hands of the Chinese government.

This is why Rep. Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin and Roslyn Layton of China Tech Threat spoke Aug. 21 in support of banning commercial products they fear are particularly subject to compromise.

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