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Category: Statutes and Regulations

So … Where’s the Money?

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It’s September 24, 2020, and the 2020 fiscal year ends at the stroke of midnight on September 30th. Back in July, the House and Senate had passed their respective versions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2021. Prognosticators were betting that we could have an appropriation bill signed into law before theRead More

Topics: Statutes and Regulations

And Still More Guidance Comes Out on Section 889 Implementation

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The saga of what is prohibited and what is covered by an exception to the National Defense Authorization Act, FY 2019, Section 889 prohibition on the use or delivery of covered telecommunications and video surveillance equipment and services continues. As reported previously, the FAR rule implementing Section 889(a)(1)(B)’s prohibitions was published on July 14, 2020Read More

Topics: Cyber, Data Security, and Privacy, Statutes and Regulations

Another (Minor) Step in the Evolution of Section 889(a)(1)(B) Obligations

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In the latest development relating to the implementation of Section 889 of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2019, a second interim rule was issued on August 27, 2020. We previously reported on the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Interim Final Rule on Section 889(a)(1)(B)’s aspects of the ban, which applies to government contractors whetherRead More

Topics: Cyber, Data Security, and Privacy, Statutes and Regulations

DNI Apparently Has Granted DoD A Limited Temporary Waiver of Section 889 Implementation

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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 servicesRead More

Topics: Cyber, Data Security, and Privacy, Statutes and Regulations

Senate and House Make Progress in Passing the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021

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A  recent article on this blog reported on the contents of the Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (NDAA), which had been rolled out of committee for consideration by the full Senate. The Senate has since passed its version (S. 4049) and the House has passed its own versionRead More

Topics: Cyber, Data Security, and Privacy, Statutes and Regulations, Supply Chain Risk Management