The Fed Restricts Chinese Owned Security and I.T. Technology

In 2019 the National Defense Authorization Act became law effectively banning many popular brands of Chinese owned/manufactured security, I.T., and Communications technology from federal government projects. Be aware if you are working in any US Federal Government or Critical Infrastructure environment that this applies to your organization.

(Companies specifically named in the law)

  • Hikvision

  • Dahua

  • Huawei

  • Hytera

  • ZTE

(This is an extract from the law)

(A) Telecommunications equipment produced by Huawei Technologies Company or ZTE Corporation (or any subsidiary or affiliate of such entities). (B) For the purpose of public safety, security of government facilities, physical security surveillance of critical infrastructure, and other national security purposes, video surveillance and telecommunications equipment produced by Hytera Communications Corporation, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Company, or Dahua Technology Company (or any subsidiary or affiliate of such entities). (C) Telecommunications or video surveillance services provided by such entities or using such equipment. (D) Telecommunications or video surveillance equipment or services produced or provided by an entity that the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Director of the National Intelligence or the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, reasonably believes to be an entity owned or controlled by, or otherwise connected to, the government of a covered foreign country.

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