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GlobalFoundries Purchase Of IBM Essex Prompts Security Review - VPR

posted at 10:04 am Tue Nov 4th, 2014 by (WherezIt_Staff)

Retired U.S. Army Brigadier General John Adams, who has researched and written about vulnerabilities in the defense supply chain, says Big Blue's sale of its chip making operations to GlobalFoundries, which is based in California but owned by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, raises questions about the security of an important source of components.

"I spoke to somebody that's inside the Defense Department acquisition system and I know there's a lot of concern about this," says Adams.

The Treasury Department's Committee on Foreign Investment and the Department of Defense will review the sale.

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