Date: July 31, 2020
Topic: New Telecom Rule Impacts ALL Contractors… Are You Prepared?
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. Your contracts will be impacted by Part B.
Associate at Etherton & Associates, Inc.
Moshe Schwartz is an associate at Etherton and Associates, serving as an expert in defense acquisition and industrial base policy. He spent 15 years providing analysis and legislative support to Congress on acquisition policy and industrial base issues, including as a specialist at the Congressional Research Service and senior analyst at GAO. He has testified before Congress and written extensively on a wide range of acquisition and industrial base issues, including defense acquisition reform, contract types, cost and pricing, Other Transaction Authorities, the use of Major Defense Acquisition Programs, socioeconomic policies, the Defense Production Act, GAO bid protests, the DOD Audit, and wartime contracting.
Moshe teaches at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz School of Public Policy and spent five years teaching courses on congress and acquisition policy at National Defense University’s Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy. He served as Executive Director of the congressionally mandated Advisory Panel on Streamlining and Codifying Acquisition Regulations, senior advisor to the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan, and an advisor at ISAF headquarters in Afghanistan.
He received an M.B.A. from Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business, a Master of Science in Public Policy Management from Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz School of Public Policy and Management, and a J.D. from Yeshiva University’s Cardozo School of Law.