In the News: Lawmakers Question Microsoft’s President About Its Presence in China

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) recently gained attention in a New York Times article focused on lawmakers questioning Microsoft’s presence in China. This spotlight comes amid heightened scrutiny of major tech companies’ international operations and their implications for national security and market competition.

In response to these concerns, SIIA, along with other trade groups supported by Microsoft’s competitors, sent letters to the Biden administration urging for a diversification of technology vendors used by the U.S. government. These groups argue that relying on a broader array of vendors would mitigate security risks and reduce dependency on any single tech company, thereby enhancing national security and fostering competitive practices within the tech industry.

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