Spending Bill's China Cybersecurity Provision Is Unclear

Law360, New York (April 12, 2013, 2:57 PM EDT) -- Some of the sequestration uncertainty was removed at the end of March when Congress finally passed, and the president signed, a continuing resolution to fund federal agencies through the rest of fiscal year 2013.[1] However, the bill contains a surprise for U.S. federal contractors and even commercial companies that provide information technology systems to the U.S. government. Reflecting Congress’ increased scrutiny on technology from the People’s Republic of China,[2] the continuing resolution contains language that prohibits certain IT purchases using the funds appropriated under the resolution.[3]...
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