New CTT Data Indicates States Continue To Spend Millions on Restricted Tech

States Making Progress to Curtail Further SpendingChina Tech Threat’s original 2020 research found that nearly 40 states had contracts to purchase technology Chinese government-owned technology manufacturers Lenovo and Lexmark. Beginning in Fall 2022, we began to re-examine data from each state to determine if the states have made payments to either company, how much was spent, and where those products were deployed. As of May 2023, we verified payments from 48 states totaling more than $285 million since 2015, with some states spending as much as $47 million on Lexmark or Lenovo products. (Read the briefing paper here.)In January 2024 we returned to this research in select states and discovered that states currently debating bills to stop the… Read More