SECNAV: Pentagon must develop algorithm to scrub contracts to deter adversaries

By Lee Hudson / April 19, 2018 at 2:14 PM
The Pentagon needs to develop an institutional algorithm for scrubbing contracts so that U.S. adversaries do not have access to sensitive information, according to the Navy secretary. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer described a scenario to the Senate Armed Services Committee today where the service was about to award a contract to a prime contractor but discovered a division of the company was in a joint venture with Huawei, a Chinese telecommunications company. “We turned around and said, 'Whoa, stop the...

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