2014 U.S. budget limits funds for programs that could enable Chinese cyber attacks

Rep. Frank Wolf.

Rep. Frank Wolf.

The $1.1 trillion 2014 federal budget which was signed by President Barack Obama on Jan. 17 is particularly harsh on government-run programs that might facilitate China’s cyber theft against the United States. The budget, a legal action, required the executive branch to conduct a risk assessment before purchasing any products from “companies owned, directed, or subsidized by China” according to a statement issued by the office of Rep. Frank Wolf, a Republican from Virginia.

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