Newly Introduced New York Bill Targets Restricted Chinese Technology

On March 18th, New York State Assemblywoman Jenifer Rajkumar introduced a new bill A9312. The bill relates to prohibiting the procurement of certain technology and products which pose a state or national security risk. In a post from Assemblywoman Rajkumar share stated, “New York State spends tens of millions of dollars on tech so vulnerable to cyberattacks that the Department of Defense determined its use is a threat to national security. Some of this tech is banned from federal procurement. When my bill passes we will align our purchasing policies with federal law, protecting the safety of our IT infrastructure.”We applaud Assemblywoman Rajkumar’s introduction and fully agree with her. Our research found that between 2018 and 2023, the state… Read More

New York’s Spending On Risky China Tech Drops Significantly, But Goal Remains No Spending

China Tech Threat’s (CTT) initial reporting on state spending on risky Lexmark and Lenovo technology revealed that New York spent more than $28 million on technology from these manufacturers. The concerns with New York – home to the world’s financial markets, a leader in modern optics and electronics, a hub for biotech innovation, and soon the home to a $100 billion semiconductor manufacturing plant – deploying so much PRC technology have been well-documented by CTT.  Read more here. However, CTT’s updated state report released in May 2023 found New York has significantly reduced purchases of this dangerous technology already restricted by the  U.S. military and intelligence agencies due to its connection to the Chinese government and military. The New York… Read More

GA, NY Taking Action To Eliminate Risky Chinese Tech Contracts

As tensions between the U.S. and China escalate by the day, the Biden Administration has been making a push to crack down on U.S. trade with Chinese companies that only support the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and its enhancement of military capabilities that directly threaten our national and economic security. This approach is recognized as a continuation of the prior administration’s “more competitive — if not confrontational” policies towards China.China Tech Threat is encouraged by these developments as well as new action at the state level to mitigate and eliminate threats from risky Chinese technology. The fact is, federal policy directs information security for federal agencies, but not at the state level. The purchase of many risky tech… Read More