Transit officials in Washington, D.C., are concerned that their next subway cars might be bugged.

This was the revelation on the front page of the Washington Post recently. Cybersecurity experts wonder: If a state-owned Chinese company wins a contract to supply the city’s Metro system with new cars, might they come with devices installed to surveil U.S.public officials?

Worse, might they be programmed to stop working, crash, or even shut down the entire system?

Read the full article at Defense One.

This article appeared in Defense News’ Early Bird Brief Commentary & Analysis section.

Miriam Pemberton is an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies.