Huawei lawyer argues for risk-based cybersecurity over company-specific purchasing ban

By Rick Weber  
July 19, 2019 at 1:53 PM
A lawyer representing Huawei Technologies told federal officials today that statutory requirements for banning foreign influence in the government's IT supply chain should be met through a broad cybersecurity risk-management process, rather than an entity-based purchasing prohibition that targets Huawei products. James Gauch of law firm Jones Day said the Defense Department, General Services Administration and NASA should adopt an "overall framework to improving cybersecurity" to address requirements of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act that restrict government...

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