The US military has finished creating a “Do Not Buy” list of Russian and Chinese software that it says fail to comply with US national security standards.
It took the Pentagon around six months to compile a list of the companies that it says are suspicious and must be avoided by the US military’s software buyers, the Register reported on Monday.
The American officials are now working with the country’s three major defense industry trade associations — the Aerospace industries Association, National Defense Industrial Association and Professional Services Council — to warn contractors small and large against buying the software.
“We had specific issues… that caused us to focus on this,” said Ellen Lord, US defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment. “What we are doing is making sure that we do not buy software that’s Russian or Chinese provenance. Quite often that’s difficult to tell at first glance because of…