Continuing Resolution Funds the Federal Government for FY 2013 but Introduces China Cyber-espionage Provision

Some of the sequestration uncertainty was removed at the end of March when Congress finally passed, and the President signed, a continuing resolution to fund federal agencies through the rest of FY 2013. However, the bill contains a surprise for U.S. federal contractors and even commercial companies that provide IT systems to the U.S. government. Reflecting Congress' increased scrutiny on technology from the People’s Republic of China, the continuing resolution contains language that prohibits certain IT purchases using the funds appropriated under the resolution.

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