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Computer labís Chinese-made parts raise spy concerns
Washington Times ^ | 8/17/2011 | Eli Lake

Posted on 08/17/2011 12:22:21 PM PDT by Battle Hymn of the Republic

A U.S. supercomputer laboratory engaged in classified military research concluded a recent deal involving Chinese-made components that is raising concerns in Congress about potential electronic espionage.

The concerns are based on a contract reached this summer between a computer-technology firm and the National Center for Computational Engineering at the University of Tennessee, whose supercomputers simulate flight tests for next-generation U.S. military aircraft and spacecraft, and simulate submarine warfare for the Navy.

The storage system for the contract calls for using software from U.S. cybersecurity firm Symantec installed over devices made by Huawei Technologies...

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; spy; symantec

1 posted on 08/17/2011 12:22:28 PM PDT by Battle Hymn of the Republic
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To: Battle Hymn of the Republic

Just outsource it to China, think of all the jobs it will create.


2 posted on 08/17/2011 12:30:20 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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I would think it prudent for any defense-related manufacturing and research stipulate against this. We have the best chip makers in the U.S. and there’s no good reason to rely elsewhere.


3 posted on 08/17/2011 12:31:59 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Battle Hymn of the Republic
Typical, incredible, U.S. naivete/stupidity.
4 posted on 08/17/2011 12:33:28 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: D-fendr
I would think it prudent for any defense-related manufacturing and research stipulate against this. We have the best chip makers in the U.S. and there’s no good reason to rely elsewhere.

We should not hire chinese or russians or muslins, either.

just saying.

5 posted on 08/17/2011 12:33:56 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Prokopton

Someone needs to be fired.


6 posted on 08/17/2011 12:59:05 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: Battle Hymn of the Republic
If the choices are:

1. A Chinese made box, made from Chinese components, with a Chinese brand.
2. A Chinese made box, made from Chinese components, with a US Brand.

In some respects, it may make more sense to cut-out the middleman, eliminate the ambiguity, and just go with 1.

Fortunately, there are high performance US made alternatives....but I'm sure they don't sell for "Walmart Prices".
7 posted on 08/17/2011 1:29:59 PM PDT by indthkr
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To: Battle Hymn of the Republic
Huawei got started by reverse engineering of Cisco code and board/chip designs.

Then they injected their own special bits of code deep within the ASICs.

To allow them anywhere near ANY core infrastructure, much less a DoD facility is tantamount to treason...

8 posted on 08/17/2011 1:30:23 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: D-fendr
We have the best chip makers in the U.S. and there’s no good reason to rely elsewhere.

Are they actually manufacturing these chips in the USA or just designing them here and manufacturing them elsewhere, such as China?

9 posted on 08/17/2011 1:30:32 PM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Governement should be afraid of the people)
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To: Battle Hymn of the Republic

I work in the IT industry.

I bet the Chinese “greased” the wheels a bit.

The real problem is corruption at every level of government.

When they allow Tax Cheats like the Sec of Treasury a free pass, the signal is “take all you can grab”

We need to put people in jail to stem the tide.


10 posted on 08/17/2011 1:43:13 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: D-fendr
I would think it prudent for any defense-related manufacturing and research stipulate against this. We have the best chip makers in the U.S. and there’s no good reason to rely elsewhere.


Best chip designers, but few chips are actually made in the US any more.

11 posted on 08/17/2011 1:52:35 PM PDT by az_gila
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To: Battle Hymn of the Republic

American Public schools rush to China to import Chinese teachers to teach Chinese to Americans......?


12 posted on 08/17/2011 5:20:26 PM PDT by Billyv (Freedom isn't Free! Neither are Liberalism and Stupidity! Pay one price or the other!)
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