Federal Agencies Banned from Purchasing from Huawei, Other Chinese Groups

The Department of Defense, the General Services Administration and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration issued an interim rule Wednesday banning federal purchases of telecommunications equipment from Huawei and four other Chinese companies.

The interim rule will go into effect on Aug. 13, and was issued in response to passage of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, which banned federal agencies from using equipment or services from the five companies after that date.

Besides Huawei, the companies named in the interim rule were ZTE Corporation, Hytera Communications Corporation, Hangzou Hikvision Digital Technology Company, and Dahua Technology Company. None of the companies immediately responded to request for comment on the rule.

Read more at The Hill

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