Brief on Section 224 Efforts
8/1/2022 10:00 - 11:00 am EDT
Event Type : Webinar
Event Code : 299B
In Section 224 of the FY20 National Defense Authorization Act, Congress required the Secretary of Defense to establish a new standard for acquiring all microelectronics by January 1, 2023. The Department of Defense, through the Undersecretary of Defense for Research & Engineering, has been working on the drafts for this standard for over a year now. This standard will prescribe best practices for both custom and commercial and COTS microelectronics related to:
- Manufacturing location
- Company ownership
- Access during manufacturing, suppliers’ design, sourcing, manufacturing, packaging and distribution processes
- Reliability of supply chain
- Other matters germane to supply chain and operational security
Starting next year, these standards will govern how the Department will acquire all items that include microelectronics. Join the NDIA Cybersecurity Division for a briefing from the program lead that has been coordinating the drafting of this standard to understand how it will apply to the electronic items the Department will acquire and how it will impact your business and compliance requirements once it is in place.
NDIA has a policy of strict compliance with federal and state antitrust laws. The antitrust laws prohibit competitors from engaging in actions that could result in an unreasonable restraint of trade. Consequently, NDIA members must avoid discussing certain topics when they are together – both at formal association membership, board, committee, and other meetings and in informal contacts with other industry members: prices, fees, rates, profit margins, or other terms or conditions of sale (including allowances, credit terms, and warranties); allocation of markets or customers or division of territories; or refusals to deal with or boycotts of suppliers, customers or other third parties, or topics that may lead participants not to deal with a particular supplier, customer or third party.