Nebraska Lawmakers Advance Bill to Protect State from China Threats

China Tech Threat (CTT) provided expert testimony at a February 8 Nebraska Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee meeting, where the committee heard from Senator Eliot Bostar on his bill,  the Adopt the Pacific Conflict Stress Test Act and the Foreign Adversary Contracting Prohibition Act ( LB 1300).During Senator Bostar’s testimony, he shared, “LB1300 prepares the state’s supply chains and critical infrastructure for the risk of a Pacific conflict that Beijing consistently signals might occur.” Further adding, “Given that Nebraska is the home to Strategic Command and other critical American assets, it is not hard to imagine Nebraska being a target of cyberattacks and other disruptions. We cannot control these global risks, but we can and should prepare for… Read More

Nebraska Bill Will Help Protect State from CCP Influence

On January 16, 2024, Nebraska State Senator Eliot Bostar introduced the “Adopt the Pacific Conflict Stress Test Act and the Foreign Adversary Contracting Prohibition Act” (LB1300). The bill comes as the update research shows the state continues to spend taxpayers’ dollars on risky Chinese technology.Research released by China Tech Threat (CTT) in 2023 revealed that the state spent $206,797 on restricted Chinese technology from Lenovo. That number has only grown since then, with updated reach showing the total now equals $207,848. Our fact sheet shows purchases by the Attorney General’s office and Nebraska State Patrol which are now at risk of sensitive information being put in jeopardy because of the use of these risky technologies .With this bill,… Read More