Bulletin for Clients Who Do Business with the Federal Government
One More Thing to Worry About: Your Use of Banned Telecom Equipment —
As if you don’t already have enough on your mind, we are advising/reminding all clients who are federal government contractors that Congress has prohibited executive agencies from entering into, renewing, or extending contracts with entities that use certain foreign-made technology as of August 13 of this year, absent a waiver or an exception.
The prohibition, which will be the second phase of a broader ban, applies to all federal executive agencies, including the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Energy, Education, Energy, HHS, Homeland Security, HUD, Interior, Justice, Labor, State Transportation, Treasury, and the VA.
Read this advisory bulletin for information on what government contractors must represent and report under the ban’s first phase, as well as some advice on what they might do now in preparation for the second phase of the ban.