Wisconsin Looks to Stop Awarding Contracts to CCP-Linked Entities

Wisconsin State Representative Alex Dallman and Senator Pat Testin are making progress in their attempt to stop CCP influence in the state. On February 7, the pair introduced Senate Bill 1000, which prohibits any public entity from contracting with certain prohibited business entities, including companies owned or operated by the Chinese government. No public entity can enter into a contract or transfer funds for information or technology with such entities.Updated 2024 research from China Tech Threat (CTT) found that Wisconsin has continued to spend money on restricted Chinese-owned technology. Since CTT’s last report in 2023, the state has spent an additional $389,027 in 2024 and $616,772 in 2023 on restricted Chinese technology from Lenovo, Inc. Factoring in the updated… Read More

Nearly $5 Million Spent On Restricted China Tech Puts Wisconsin Data At Risk

On May 24 Microsoft warned that Chinese state-sponsored hackers compromised critical cyber infrastructure in a variety of industries, including government and communications organizations. But, not all threats to U.S. infrastructure come from hackers. China Tech Threat’s (CTT) research shows in recent years Wisconsin spent nearly $5 million on restricted Chinese technology, making its data and infrastructure vulnerable to Chinese infiltration. As reported in CTT’s fact sheet, between 2019 and 2023 Wisconsin spent $4,751,370 on risky Chinese technology from Lexmark and Lenovo. The Supreme Court, Department of Corrections, Department of Revenue, and the University of Wisconsin System are among the agencies deploying this technology already restricted by U.S. military and intelligence agencies due to their connection to the Chinese government and… Read More