September 18, 2019
Final federal acquisition rule banning Kaspersky products rejects listing specific items
The final version of a federal acquisition regulation banning purchases of Kaspersky Lab products and services rejects a public request to reduce contractor burdens by specifying items covered by the restrictions, a move that hints at how the government may address other cybersecurity supply-chain risks from foreign adversaries.
The final rule on Kaspersky products was issued Tuesday in the Federal Register by the Defense Department, General Services Administration and NASA. It is based on concerns about the company's links...