"Any company who is thinking about cooperating directly with the intelligence community on a particular program needs to pass or think about the front-page test," Eoyang says. "What does it mean for the stock price and the shareholders if it winds up on the front page of the New York Times or some other paper that they were in bed with the intelligence community to do this? No American company wants to be in the category of Huawei. So from a company's perspective, as much money as the United States government might dangle in front of you, you need to think very carefully about what it means if that program were to become public."
Kenneth Corbin is a Washington, D.C.-based writer who covers government and regulatory issues for CIO.com.
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