February 17, 2020
Adm. Simpson: ‘Heavy-handed’ ICT supply-chain plan could undermine innovation
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...