Pentagon Creates ‘Do Not Buy’ List of Russian, Chinese Software

Pentagon Creates ‘Do Not Buy’ List of Russian, Chinese Software

(Defense One, 7/27/18)

Increasingly alarmed at foreign hacking, DOD and intelligence officials are racing to educate the military and defense contractors.

The Pentagon is warning the military and its contractors not to use software it deems to have Russian and Chinese connections, according to the U.S. Defense Department’s acquisition chief.

Officials have begun circulating a “Do Not Buy” list of software that does not meet “national security standards,” Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, said Friday.

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