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Navigating Section 889: What Do Federal Contractors, Grantees and Their Supply Chain Have to Certify Regarding Use of Chinese Technology?

November 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Arnold & Porter

Section 889 of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (the Prohibition on Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services of Equipment) affects every federal contractor and grantee, the entire federal supply chain and many commercial entities beyond—in every industry and around the world. As contractors and grantees work to understand the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) rules implementing Section 889, many questions remain about the rule’s scope, the certifications required under it and how affected companies can manage compliance.

Join attorneys from our recognized Government Contracts, National Security and Cybersecurity teams as they provide practical and actionable information on Section 889 and help benchmark the emerging industry standards around the rule. Topics:

  • Section 889 explained, including the key definitions that both define and limit is scope
  • Section 889’s scope—when and to whom it applies
  • Steps to take before signing any Section 889 certification
  • Related procedures to maintain compliance

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