Bill A5384 Will Protect New Jersey From Theft From China Tech

In January, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced a cybersecurity directive to prohibit the use of technology vendors and software products and services that present an unacceptable level of cybersecurity risk to the state. Currently, Lexmark and Lenovo are not prohibited by this directive, but the $1,121,777 New Jersey has spent on dangerous technology from these Chinese-owned manufacturers serves as reason to also prohibit them under the directive.  China Tech Threat discovered in recent research that between 2018 and 2023, New Jersey has spent $1,121,777 on Lexmark and Lenovo technologies already restricted by U.S. military and intelligence agencies due to their connections to the Chinese government and military. Our fact sheet reveals that the New Jersey agencies that purchased this… Read More

State Policy Update: Ending Contracts with PRC-Owned Manufacturers

Six weeks after publishing our landmark report (“States of Denial vs. States of Momentum”), we return to provide good news: Already in 2023 two states have enacted laws to end contracts with Chinese government-owned companies and ten more have considered the same. In just the past few weeks, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem signed SB 189 on March 22 and Idaho Governor Brad Little signed HB 294 on April 3. Our state legislative update can be found here and details or our interactive state momentum map have been updated so that readers can learn more about each of the bills with links to their text, sponsors and status. We will closely follow the progress of six states that continue to… Read More