Magazine article National Defense

Supercomputer Deemed 'Inadequate for National Security' Needs

Magazine article National Defense

Supercomputer Deemed 'Inadequate for National Security' Needs

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Supercomputer Deemed 'Inadequate For National Security' Needs House National Security Committee Chairman Floyd D. Spence (R-SC) and Ranking Member Ronald V. Dellums (D-CA) released a report prepared by a bi-partisan panel of non-governmental experts that describes existing supercomputer export controls as "inadequate for national security purposes."

"This report confirms my belief that the [Clinton] administration's supercomputer policy fails to properly account for America's national security interests," said Spence. "I hope that this report will help us convince the administration to reconsider its policy before irreparable damage is done to our national security."

"This report supports," Dellums added, "the view that the sales of high-performance computers carry risks to our national security. This argues that we must seek to ensure that we actually can control the technology we seek to control. It confirms the need to tighten the current export policy on high-performance computers. Doing so would protect current and future U.S. national security interests and reduce the need to dedicate scarce U. …

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