Aerospace and Defense Insights | Long-awaited Section 889 Part B interim rule issued

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After much anticipation, on 14 July 2020, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council issued an interim rule in the Federal Register that will implement Section 889(a)(1)(B) (Part B) of the fiscal year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (FY19 NDAA), titled Prohibition on Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment. Effective 13 August 2020, the interim rule implements a government-wide ban on federal agencies contracting with any entity that uses covered telecommunications equipment or services from certain Chinese entities, including Huawei, ZTE, Hikivision, Hytera, Dahua, and their affiliates.

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