|00:00:00||SECTION OF THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT.|
|00:00:04||MRS. MYRICK: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT CONTINUE TO BE A CLLLENG FOR BOTH THE PRIVATE|
Mrs. MYRICK. I rise today in support of the supply-chain security language that Representative Turner included in his Strategic Forces Subcommittee section of the National Defense Authorization Act.
Information technology procurement and supply-chain management continue to be a challenge for both the private sector and the Federal Government. Congress must continue to ensure that those entities have the resources and legal authority necessary to prevent certain companies from inserting potentially malicious equipment into various supply chains. The threats amplify when our public and private sectors consider Chinese State-owned and government-affiliated telecommunications companies as potential business partners.
I would like to submit an article into the Record, Madam Speaker, that demonstrates a recent concern about the ZTE Corporation. ZTE is a Chinese State-owned and -operated company.