Not Just Land And Social Media, Missouri Must Also Protect Sensitive Data From China

In February, Missouri Senate President Caleb Rowden announced the formation of the Select Committee on the Protection of Missouri Assets from Foreign Adversaries to bolster the state’s defenses against foreign enemies. While the committee’s focus is agriculture ownership and social networking sites, the state must also stop purchasing risky technology from China-owned manufacturers.China Tech Threat (CTT) found that between 2015 and 2023, Missouri spent $908,446 on Lexmark and Lenovo, Chinese technology already restricted by U.S. military and intelligence agencies due to its connection to the Chinese government and military. As our fact sheet details, this technology was purchased by the Judicial and Legislative Branches, as well as the Department of Corrections and the Department of Public Safety, making sensitive… Read More