October 3, 2022
House passes telecom security measures on untrusted equipment, global approaches
The House on Tuesday approved two bills addressing telecommunications system security, with one requiring reports on use of untrusted equipment by allies and at U.S. embassies, and the second requiring development of a global strategy in support of secure telecom infrastructure.
H.R. 8520, the “Countering Untrusted Telecommunications Abroad Act,” cites threats posed by Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE and calls for a report from the Secretary of State within six months on “the prevalence of untrusted telecommunications equipment or...