Numerous pieces of legislation and regulation have been issued in recent years to address the increased threats to the supply chain. We previously reported on the various aspects of the Section 889 ban on the Government and government contractors’ use and delivery of covered Chinese telecommunications and video surveillance equipment, components and services, and the
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DNI Apparently Has Granted DoD A Limited Temporary Waiver of Section 889 Implementation
Government contractors have been closely watching developments in the implementation of Section 889 of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2019, which bans government contractors’ use and provision of telecommunications and video surveillance products and services from Huawei, ZTE, and other identified Chinese companies. The Administration has previously determined that the equipment and services…
Federal Contractors’ Compliance Responsibilities Just Got Easier, or Did They?
On July 14, 2020, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council issued an interim final rule intended to clarify the scope and application of the requirements set forth in Section 889(a)(1)(B) of the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act (FY19 NDAA). The rule’s release comes after months of eager anticipation by—and almost apocalyptic warnings from—a wide variety…