Are there government organisations in Western countries that use Kaspersky security products?

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The Politicus
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Are there government organisations in Western countries that use Kaspersky security products directly or indirectly via contractors or contracting companies?

I know that this question sounds strange for politics, but after the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the consequent sanctions on Russia the security scenario dramatically changed. I would like to asses the security situation, so also partial answer mentioning some real cases would be useful.

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As of Tuesday, government agencies—civilian and defense—have an official, final rule prohibiting them from using cybersecurity products provided by or using software made by Russia-based Kaspersky Lab.

SEPTEMBER 9, 2019. U.S. Finalizes Rule Banning Kaspersky Products From Government Contracts. The final rule will go into effect Tuesday, replacing an interim rule in place for over a year: https://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2019/09/us-finalizes-rule-banning-kaspersky-products-government-contracts/159742/

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