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New rule sets stage for banning risky technologies from government supply chains

This new rule gives the Federal Acquisition Security Council the ability to tell contractors when to exclude or remove a product deemed risky.

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After the Huawei and ZTE bans, what’s next for China trade policy

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Task force on supply chain will make recommendations for 2022 NDAA

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Deadline to cut federal ties with Chinese telecom companies fast approaching

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Ban on Chinese made telecom equipment starts soon

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GSA puts out guide for navigating new rules banning Chinese telecoms equipment

In today’s Federal Newscast, the General Services Administration publishes a colorful guide to a complicated issue — the ban on Chinese telecommunications…

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In this Aug. 27, 2019, photo, an employee works on the production line of a smart electricity meter manufacturing plant in Nantong in eastern China's Jiangsu province. Two surveys of Chinese manufacturing show demand is weak amid a mounting tariff war with Washington over trade and technology. (Chinatopix via AP)

This federal rulemaking missed the mark

FAR Council took too long to get out new rules on acquisition of Chinese telecommunication products – one of the most critical rules in years.

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Second supply chain risk management rule drops putting agencies, vendors on notice

The Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council will require all contracts released or awarded after Aug. 13 to include a clause prohibiting agencies to award a contract to a company if they use telecommunications products or services from Huawei, ZTE or other prohibit products from Chinese companies.

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