Trump issues new executive order on supply chain security

By Tony Bertuca  
May 15, 2019 at 5:18 PM

President Trump today issued a new executive order declaring a national emergency to protect to the U.S. information and communications technology services supply chain.

"I have issued an Executive Order declaring a national emergency to deal with the threat posed by the unrestricted acquisition or use in the United States of information and communications technology or services designed, developed, manufactured, or supplied by persons owned by, controlled by, or subject to the jurisdiction or direction of foreign adversaries," Trump wrote in a letter to Congress.

The order requires the commerce secretary to work with other cabinet members to publish new rules and regulations within 150 days to protect the U.S. information and communications technology supply chain.

Among other things, the executive order prohibits transactions involving entities or persons deemed to be a "foreign adversary" that pose an "undue risk of sabotage."

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