A new bill would the US government from using Huawei ZTE phones

A new bill would the US government from using Huawei
 ZTE phones

Huawei and ZTE and the country’s government. To that end, Texas Representative Mike Conaway introduced to last week’s bill called Defending U.S. Government Communications Act , which aims to ban US government agencies from using phones and equipment from the companies.
Conway’s bill would prohibit the US government from using and “telecommunications equipment and / or services,” from Huawei and ZTE. In a statement on his site , he says that it is a threat to the security of the country, and that it would be inviting to the world. with state leaders, and that is its business in the US is growing, representing a further security risk.
The bill is another major headache for Huewai, which is abruptly collapse, prompting the company’s CEO CES presentation . Under the deal, the company would be able to sell its new flagship Mate 10 Pro phone in the US through AT & T. The partnership between the two companies attracted unwanted scrutiny by US lawmakers, who feels a letter to their concerns to the Federal Communications Commission in December, according to The New York Times .
Conaway’s bill is part of a larger trend of concern over foreign-built software and hardware. Last summer, the heads of the six major US intelligence agencies told a Senate Intelligence Committee that they had concerns Kaspersky Lab, while the UK’s Cyber ​​Security Center issued a new guidance on the Russian-company’s products , citing concerns about potential connections to the Russian government.
Lawmakers have long been worried about Huawei and ZTE date, and Conaway’s bill is a new chapter in that saga. In 2010, four years ago, the FCC contacted the Chinese Government. In 2011, the two companies were subject of a report From the House of Representatives’ Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, which recommended that the US government be prohibited from buying Huawei and ZTE products, as well as continued vigilance, investigation, and legislation to address the concerns. The US is not only a country to worry about the companies: the Australian government upheld a prohibition in 2013 that barred Huawei from bidding on work on the country’s National Broadband Network. But the 2011 Congressional report does not quote direct evidence that the company is compromised, instead saying that Huawei has failed to provide evidence that it would “satisfy any fair and full investigation,” and Huawei has consistently denied allegations of collusion with the Chinese government.
In their book, Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know Singer and Allan Friedman argues that there is a growing threat to supply chain equipment. Singer tells The Verge that there is also reason for the government to use foreign-built hardware, especially long-term. “If a potential adversary is making the systems and software that you use,” he says, “you do not just have dependency, but also potential vulnerability that can not be exploited, but years into the future.”
While the potential for a cybersecurity concerns exists, Huawei and ZTE have long been targets for members of Congress, and this bill could be a form of political signaling to China. President Donald Trump’s and his American First Attitude, who has accused China of taking advantage of US interests and says that the country is “compromising the integrity of U.S.businesses and spy on our closely held national security secrets.”

Post Comment