The upper chamber of the American Parliament approved an amendment to the bill, under which Federal agencies, both military and civilian, are prohibited to use the software of the Russian company «Kaspersky Lab».
About it writes on Tuesday, September 19, the news Agency TASS.
In support of this amendment, which was included in the bill on the Pentagon’s budget for the 2018 fiscal year, voted by 89 senators, opposed by only eight. Now the bill must be approved by the House of representatives, after which he will be sent for signature to the President of the United States.
According to Senator Jeanne Shaheen, one of the authors of this initiative, the adoption of this norm would eliminate the «weak link» in the system of national security of the United States.
We will remind that the Ministry of homeland security (DHS) earlier this month issued a Directive instructing all government agencies and associated companies in the three months to discontinue use of the software «Kaspersky Lab»., which can be used to damage U.S. national security.
«Kaspersky lab» disappointed that the U.S. Senate passed a bill to allocate funds for defense (Defense Authorization Act), as amended, governing the use of our products. In this regard, «Kaspersky Lab» appreciates provided by the US government the opportunity to speak before Congress on September 27 and publicly refute the false accusations against the company», – quotes the message of the company news Agency «Interfax».
The website NEWSru.com recalls that in the meeting of the house Committee on science, space and technology, which will be held on September 27, had previously agreed to participate Eugene Kaspersky – CEO and co-founder of «Kaspersky Lab». With him on the session were invited the independent U.S. experts on cyber security.