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  • Aug
  • 13
  • 2019

On August 13, 2019, DoD, GSA, and NASA published in the Federal Register an interim FAR rule, Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment (FAR Case 2018-017). This rule became effective upon publication. The interim FAR rule is available here: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/08/13/2019-17201/federal-acquisition-regulation-prohibition-on-contracting-for-certain-telecommunications-and-video.

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  • Aug
  • 7
  • 2019

Prepublication Version of an Interim Rule Being Issued by DoD, GSA, and NASA

On Wednesday, August 7, 2019, DoD, GSA, and NASA sent to the Federal Register the following document:

  • Action: Interim Rule
  • Title: FAR Case 2018-017, Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment
  • Docket ID #: 2018-0017, Sequence No.1
  • RIN: 9000-AN83

DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 889(a)(1)(A) of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 (Pub. L. 115-232). Section 889(a)(1)(A) prohibits agencies from procuring or obtaining, or extending or renewing a contract to procure or obtain, any equipment, system, or service that uses covered telecommunications equipment or services as a substantial or essential component of any system, or as a critical technology as part of any system, on or after August 13, 2019.

A prepublication version of the interim FAR rule that has been sent to the Federal Register is being posted early by DoD, GSA, and NASA. Formatting or other administrative changes may be made by the Federal Register prior to publication. Although DoD, GSA, and NASA have taken steps to ensure the accuracy of this prepublication version, it is not the official version.

The link below provides access to the prepublication version of the interim rule:  https://acquisition.gov/early-posting-of-rule/2018-017

Please refer to the forthcoming Federal Register publication for the official version of the interim FAR rule, which will appear on the Government Printing Office's FDsys website (https://www.govinfo.gov/app/collection/fr) and on Regulations.gov (www.regulations.gov). Once the official version is published in the Federal Register, this prepublication version will be removed and replaced with a link to the official version. At that time, you will also be able to access the online docket for this Federal Register document at http://www.regulations.gov. Public comments will be accepted in accordance with the Addresses section of the rule after publication of the official version in the Federal Register.

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  • Apr
  • 19
  • 2019

DoD posted the FAR and DFARS Genealogy developed by the Section 809 Panel. Please click here.

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