State and local govs keep using Chinese telecom products despite federal ban, report finds


A Georgetown University think tank found many state and local agencies have bought devices made by Chinese firms banned from federal sales.

Florida ban on foreign tech a DeSantis overreach, researcher says


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' move to ban all governments in his state from buying technology from hostile nations is just grandstanding, one researcher told StateScoop.

Suspected Chinese hackers gained access to six state governments, Mandiant says


Research suggests that hackers linked to Chinese intelligence have taken a new focus on U.S. state governments since last May.

Local governments using surveillance tech linked to China human rights abuse


Dozens of counties and cites have bought thermal cameras made by firms blacklisted by the U.S. for their links to the Chinese government, according to a report.