U.S. doesn't want Chinese computers for classified work

Posted on Wednesday, May 24 2006 @ 10:23 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
A U.S. representative has called for the ban of Chinese-manufactured PCs for classified work:
DailyTech previously reported that the US government had planned to spend roughly $13M USD to buy new computer systems from Lenovo. Some government voices were concerned that because the Chinese government owns a portion of Lenovo, the computer systems would pose a security risk to the US.

Republican Representative Frank Wolf then issued a statement to reporters that no government agency doing classified work should use computers manufactured by a Chinese company or made outside of the US. However, most computer manufacturers are off-shoring manufacturing works to other countries.
It looks like it's pretty hard these days to find computers that don't include components manufactured in China. More details and a list of Chinese computers can be found at DailyTech.

About the Author

Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

Loading Comments