Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

SBA Webinar: New Telecom Rule Impacts All Government Contracts

Last Updated on Jul 27, 2020 at 9:43am | Business Resources

Have you heard about Section 889 of the FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)? The legislation was passed to combat national security and intellectual property threats that face the United States and contains two prohibitions: Part A and Part B.

Part A went into effect last year (August 13, 2019) and prohibits the government from buying or obtaining certain prohibited telecommunications and video surveillance equipment and services.

Part B will go into effect on August 13, 2020 and prohibits the government from contracting with any entity that uses certain prohibited telecommunications and video surveillance equipment or services, regardless of whether or not that usage is in performance of work under a government contract. The Part B prohibition applies to every sector and every dollar amount. All government contracts will be impacted by Part B.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is hosting a free webinar - New Telecom Rule Impacts ALL Contracts...Are You Prepared? - on July 30, 2020 beginning at 2:00 p.m.