The Problem with DHS's Plan to 'Buy American'

The Problem with DHS's Plan to 'Buy American'.
An anonymous reader points out a Cnet report on the Homeland Security
Authorization Act, which would require that more than 50 percent of the
components in any end product bought by the Department of Homeland
Security be produced or manufactured in the U.S., writing “The Pentagon
has agreements with 21 countries that waive the act, but an amendment
that just passed the House would prevent the DHS from waiving the 'Buy
American' restrictions. “The president of the Information Technology
Association of America observed that this means the DHS may 'have to
learn to do without computers and cell phones,' since he could not
think of any manufacturers of those devices that would meet the 50%
threshold.”… [Meerkat: An Open Wire Service]

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