Featured report: “Banned in D.C. | Examining Government Approaches to Foreign Technology Threats” by Jack Corrigan, Sergio Fontanez, Michael Kratsios, October 2022

Between 2015 and 2021, at least 1,681 state and local governments purchased equipment and services tied to the five companies named in Section 889. Every state except Vermont had at least one state or local government entity procure ICTS covered under Section 889 (there were also no purchases in Washington, D.C.). Collectively, these entities conducted nearly 5,700 transactions involving a wide range of covered equipment including but not limited to smartphones, surveillance cameras, temperature scanners, handheld radios, and networking equipment.50 Figures 1 and 2 show the total number and value of government transactions that involved equipment from Huawei, ZTE, Hikvision, Dahua, and Hytera in each state. Our analysis relies on data provided by GovSpend, a company that tracks federal, state, and local government procurement.

Number of State and Local Government Transactions Involving Covered ICTS by State, 2015-2021 (Including D.C.)