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August 12, 2020

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Pentagon issues contracting guidance for issuing waivers on banned Huawei, ZTE services

July 29, 2020 |
Sara Friedman

The Defense Department has issued guidance for its procurement units on how to process and review waiver requests for contractors that wish to continue using banned equipment and services from Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE.

The General Services Administration, Defense Department and NASA released an interim rule on July 14 establishing a policy to implement Section 889 of the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, "Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Using Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment." The...


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