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Federal Interim Rule Prohibits Gov’t Procurement of Chinese Telecom Equipment

A council of officials from the General Services Administration, NASA and the Department of Defense published an interim rule that would prohibit federal agencies from buying telecommunications and video surveillance systems and services from Huawei and four other Chinese telecom companies, Nextgov reported Tuesday.

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FAR Amendment Bans Gov’t Purchase of Chinese Telecom, Video Surveillance Equipment

The Department of Defense, General Services Administration and NASA are issuing an interim final rule prohibiting agencies from purchasing telecommunications and video surveillance equipment from selected Chinese vendors. The rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation to include a section of the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act and covers all existing indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contracts seeking services or equipment for securing and monitoring critical government infrastructure. 

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Federal CISO Calls for Scalable Approach to Secure Supply Chain

Grant Schneider, federal chief information security officer, said the government should expand its approach for providing security to the federal supply chain to stay ahead of the latest threats, Nextgov reported Thursday. The government implements government-wide restrictions to secure networks and contractors.

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Report: Trump Eyes Executive Order to Ban Corporate Purchases of Chinese-Made Telecoms Equipment

President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order that would keep U.S. firms from buying and using products from Chinese telecommunications firms ZTE and Huawei, Reuters reported Thursday. Sources told Reuters the White House could release the executive order as soon as January.

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Defense Bill Conference Committee Backs EW, Cyber Strategies

The committee tasked to harmonize the House and Senate versions of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act has included multiple provisions on cybersecurity and electronic warfare in the NDAA conference report, MeriTalk reported Tuesday. One provision makes it a matter of national policy to use “offensive cyber capabilities” and “all instruments …

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