Four Democratic senators representing the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) service area are calling on the agency to mitigate cybersecurity risks as it seeks to procure new 8000-series rail cars. In a letter sent late last week to WMATA General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Paul Wiedefeld, the senators raised concerns about potential security risks should the rail-car contract be issued to manufacturers funded by certain other foreign governments. For example, ...
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