Pentagon gets temporary waiver from Huawei ban for 'low risk, high volume items' contracts

By Justin Doubleday / August 17, 2020 at 2:45 PM
The Pentagon has waived a requirement until the end of the fiscal year for "low risk, high volume items" contracts to comply with a government-wide ban on contractors using equipment made by Chinese vendors like Huawei and ZTE. The waiver applies to a new law, etched out in Section 889 of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, that prohibits the government from contracting with companies that use telecommunications and surveillance equipment made by Huawei, ZTE and other Chinese...

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