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December 7, 2019

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Adm. Simpson: ‘Heavy-handed’ ICT supply-chain plan could undermine innovation

November 27, 2019 |
Charlie Mitchell
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Retired Rear Adm. David Simpson, the former security chief at the Federal Communications Commission, offered a scathing review of the new Commerce Department proposal to secure information and communications technology supply chains from foreign cyber threats, saying the “heavy-handed” rule could destroy U.S. competitiveness in ICT markets.

“Kudos to the Department of Commerce for working to address risk elements in the supply chain for ICT,” Simpson said in a response to Inside Cybersecurity. “I am concerned however that in their...


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