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Tech Companies: Expect DOJ to be Aggressive on Supply Chain and Tech under AG Barr

Attorney General Nominee William Barr weighed in on supply chain risks in his testimony yesterday, previewing a possible extension of the hard line the Administration has taken against what it sees as cyber and economic threats from Chinese companies and the government.  Barr testified that China—not Russia—is “the primary rival of the United States,” and specifically called out Chinese telecommunications companies Huawei and ZTE.

DOJ’s New Cyber Task Force Can Address IoT

On February 20, 2018, the Attorney General announced the creation of a Cyber-Digital Task Force within the Department of Justice (DOJ).  The Task Force will assess “the many ways that the Department is combatting the global cyber threat, and will also identify how federal law enforcement can more effectively accomplish its mission in this vital and evolving area.”  It will draw from numerous components across the Department and be managed by a chair appointed by the Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein.