Trump Issues Executive Order Over Tech Threats from Foreign Adversaries

Trump Issues Executive Order Over Tech Threats from Foreign Adversaries

President Trump took aim at supply chain threats Wednesday, issuing an executive order that prohibits the government from any transaction or use of technology that poses a national security risk.


The order specifically covers communications or information technology or services designed, developed, or manufactured by individuals who are connected to or controlled by foreign adversaries.


It does not specifically mention any countries or companies by name, though it will apply to Chinese telecommunications company Huawei, which the administration has taken action against over previous supply chain spying concerns.


“Foreign adversaries are increasingly creating an ..