The following is an excerpt from MIKE LEVINE | July 11, 2017 | abcnews.go.com |
The Trump administration is on the verge of deciding whether to block all federal agencies from using products developed by a popular Russian cyber-security firm, which is under increasing scrutiny for alleged ties to Russian intelligence services, government sources familiar with the matter told ABC News.
A final decision could be made in the coming days over whether to strip the Moscow-based firm, Kaspersky Lab, from the General Services Administration's (GSA) list of outside vendors whose products are approved for use by government agencies, the sources said.
"That's a big move and is going to have some legal implications," one senior U.S. intelligence official told ABC News.
Removing Kaspersky Lab from the list -- known as the "GSA Schedule" -- would likely only impact future contracts, ABC News was told.
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