The US Department of Defense has revealed that it is distributing a list of foreign software suppliers it wants the military and its suppliers to avoid.  The list was started six months ago.

The news comes just days after a US government report on cyber espionage by China, Russia and Iran warned that software supply chains are increasingly under attack.

Due to “specific issues”, the Pentagon is circulating a do not buy list of software that does not meet “national security standards”, without giving any specific details, reports the Defense One news site.