US Drafting Separate Rule for NDAA Dahua/Hikvision 'Blacklist'

By: Charles Rollet, Published on Mar 14, 2019

The most debated provision of the NDAA ban of Dahua, Hikvision, Huawei, et al. is the so-called 'blacklist' provision which would ban any company selling Dahua or Hikvision to, say, a pizzeria from selling at all to the US government or US government-funded projects.

Now, IPVM has verified that the US government is drafting 2 FARs (Federal Acquisition Regulations) implementing the NDAA ban which specifically addresses the law's effective blacklisting.

In this post, we examine the news, explain what FAR rules are now being drafted, and look into potential impact, including:

  • FAR Background
  • Examination of Proposed FAR Rules
  • Prior Lobbying Against Blacklist Clause
  • Conclusion

*** **** ******* ********* of ******* *** ** *****, Hikvision, ******, ** **. ** the **-******'*********' ************** ***** *** *** company ******* ***** ** Hikvision **, ***, * pizzeria **** ******* ** all ** *** ** government ** ** **********-****** projects.

***, **** *** ******** that *** ** ********** is ******** * **** (******* *********** ***********) ************ *** **** *** ***** ************ ********* *** law's********* ************.

** **** ****, ** examine *** ****, ******* what *** ***** *** now ***** *******, *** look **** ********* ******, including:

  • *** **********
  • *********** ** ******** *** Rules
  • ***** ******** ******* ********* Clause
  • **********

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***** ********, *** ********** had **** ********* **** it *** ******* ** a ****** *** **** implementing *** ** *** NDAA's ******* *** ("*********** ** ******* ****************** and ***** ************ ******** or *********.") * ***** report ** *** ******** rule *** *** ********** on ***** **; ** has *** **** ******** released *** ******* **** industry ***.

From *** *** **** ** ***

*******, *** ****** ***************************** **** *** *** drafting *** ******** *** rules. One *** **** ** being ******* ************ ** implement *** ********* ******, i.e. ********* (*)(*)(*) ** Section ***, ********* *****:

***. ***. *********** ** CERTAIN ****************** *** ***** SURVEILLANCE ******** ** *********.
(*) *********** ** *** Or ***********.
— (*) *** **** of ** ********* ****** may ***—
(*) ***** **** * contract (** ****** ** renew * ********) **** an ****** **** **** any *********, ******, ** service **** **** ******* telecommunications ********* ** ******** as * *********** ** ********* ********* ** *** ******, ** ** ******** ********** ** **** ** *** ******. [emphasis added]

**** ********* **** ******* procurement **** *** ****** that **** ******* ********* as ** "*********" ** "substantial" **** ** ***** overall **********.

*** ****** ** **** FAR **** ** *** on *** *, ****; however **** ****** **** only ** **** ****** two ***** ***** *** NDAA ******, *.*. ****** 13, ****, ** ****** on ******* *** (*)(*) ("Effective *****").

*** ***** *** **** remains *** ** ***** 13, *** ********** ********* (a)(1)(A) ** ******* ***. This ********* ** *** core ** *** **** ban, ******* **** ** federal ********** ******** ****** buy ********* ******* ** the ***. ** **** into ****** *** **** after *** **** *** passed **** ****, *.*. August **, ****.

Context - ********* ****** ***** ****

*** ********* ****** *** come ***** **** **** SIA, ********* * ******** *** ********** ******* that:

**** ***-******** *********** would ****** ** * **********-**** ******* ** “************” of businesses that utilize the covered equipment in a general sense, potentially encompassing the sale of such products to non-federal customers. Such an outcome would impose crippling ********* ******* on many U.S. security companies that serve the commercial marketplace and other non-federal customers, and ultimately increase ******** ***** to the U.S. business community at-large

******* ****** **** ****** back ** ****:

  • ********* ** ************************** *** * "****** of ************* ******" ******* this ******* ** *** NDAA, *** ***** ***** ********
  • *** ****************** ******** ***********, which ********** ******* ****** **** ******* and **&*, **** * ****** ** the ********** ** ******* 1, ******* *** ****** could “******* ******* ********* to ******* *********** ** ICT *******”
  • ** ********* ************** ******* ***, ****** stated *** ********* ****** "is *********" ***** ** penalizes ********** ***** ****** equipment **** "******* ********** to ** **** ***** performance ** ********** *********"

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*** **** **** *** US ********** ** ******* a ******** *** **** specifically ** ******* *** blacklist ****** *** ** a ********** ** *** amount ** ******** *** section *** ******** **** industry ******. 

*******, ** ******* ******* if ***** ****** **** get **** **** ****; the **** ******** *** FAR **** ***** **** well ********* ** ********** without ******* ****** **** for ********.

****** ***, *** **** that *** ********* ****** is ***** ********* ** a ******** *** **** with * ************* ***** due **** (*** * of **** ****) ***** we **** **** ** wait ****** ****** *** clarity ** *** *****.

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Comments (10)

* ******** ******** **** SIA's ******** ** ****. There *** ****** ** alternatives ** ********* *** Dahua, **** ***** **** is * ************* (****** Wisenet *, ******** **, Axis *********, *** ******). It ***** *********** **** integrators ***** * *** of ******** **** *** government, *** ***** ** banned **** ********** ***** products, ***** *** ** able ** ******** * profitable ******** ** **** could *** **** ***** systems ** ***. *** likelihood **** ******* ** doing *********** ********** ********************** ***-**** ********* ******** should ** ****** ***. Some *********** *** **** to **** *** ******* or *** *****, *** I ** *** *** that **** ***** ** subject ** "*********" *******.

************, ** *** ******* these ******** ********* * potential **** **** ** cyber ******** **********, **** this ***** **** **** sense. **** *********** **** have *** ********* **** sell *** ******* ***** in **** **** ** a ***, ***** *** not ** ******** ******** from *** **** ** their *******. ** ***** devices ********* * **** of ****** ******, * would *** **** ** integrator **** **** * lot ** **********-******* ******** having ***** ******** ******* open ** ** **** attack ***** ***** ****** compromising **** ***** ***** government *******.

*******, *********, ***** *** Huawei **** ****** ******* this ** **********. ********* has ** ********** ******** cyber ******** ******, *** despite * *** ** talk *** ****** *********** dressed ******** ************, *** not ***** **** ********* to ****** ***** ******* truly ******. ***** *** Huawei **** ****** ** security ****** ******* **** as ****.

**** *********, *****, *** Huawei *** *** ******** to ******* **** ** offering ** *** ********* of ***** ******** *** inspection, *** ******* ******* on *****-****** ************* **** SIA ** ******** *** them ******* ** **** telling.

***'* *** ********* **** a ****** **** ****** through *** "*************" **** Hik, ***** *** ***** Huawei ******?  ****** ** opinion, *** ****** *** on **** **** **** nothing *** **** ***********.

*** *** **** * friendlier **** ** *****.  At **** ***** **** are * ********* *** of *****.

**** **** ***** **** translation ** ***** ******* audience.

**** ** ******* *********** ****** crippling ********* ******* on many *.*. ******** ********* ************* **** ***** ************* *********** **** *********** *** ********-********** ********, *****-******* ***********, and *********'* *****.

******: *** *** **** for *** *** **** implementing ********* (*)(*)(*) ** Section *** - ****'* the **** **** ** the ***, ***** **** federal ******** **** ****** Hikvision/Dahua ********* - *** been ******** *** ***** to ***** **. (******* * ** **** latest ********** **********).

***** * **** (****** Rico), ***** *** * lot ** " *************" selling **** **********(****** ******** althought *'* *** * truckslammer) *** *** ******* names ** ********* ***** are ******* ***/***** ** part ** ***** *******. The ******* *** ****** 5 **** ******** ** hikvision/epcom ********* **** * 3/5 **** ********** ******** so ***, ** **** rules ****** ***** ***** be **** ********* ******* on * *** ** security ********* ** **. Im ***** ******* *** a *********** ** *********/***** equipment(non **) **** *** the **** *******/ ***** point **** ** ****. 

**** *** ****** ** Hanwha?  **** ***** ** be * ******* ******.  Geovision ** ******* ******** option.

***, ****** ** ** first ****** ** **** at. **** **** *** but *** ***** ********** between *** *** *** epcom *** ****** *** pretty ***. ** ****** on *** ******, *** i **** ***** *** TriEd *** ******* **** week.

* ***** ******** ** missing *** *****.  *** we *** *********** ****** to **** ** * product, *** **** *******, build ******* (** ***), soft/firmware *** ***** ***** and **** * ********?

** *** ** **** wants ** "***" * direct ********, ****, **** are *** ********.  **** are **** ** ****** who ** *** ****. A "***" ** *** necessary.

** ******* *** ** independent ******** ******** ***** security *****, *** ***** they **** **** ** the ********** ** **** use * *** ****** to ******* ***** ********, that ** ******** *** line.

***, ***** ******** **** security ******.  **** *** easy ** ***** ***** SSH ******* ***/** ****.  Some ** ** **** invested ** ******** ***** is ******** ** ***** devices.  ** **** ****** big ******* ** *** lives, ** *** ***'* like *** ** ***** or ******** **** *** way **** *** ***** plants, **** ***'* *** them.  ****.

* ****** ** *****, though, *** ******** ******* of *** ****** *** Dahua  ** ****** ****.  The ******** ***** *** easy ** *** **** a ***.** ***** *** and *** ** *** location.  *** ** **** (security ******) ******* ** you ****.

**** ** .**

 

 

 

 

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******: ********* ********** ********** ********* **** a ***** *** **** implementing *** **** ** the **** - *.*. clause (*)(*)(*), ***** **** ******* ********** *********** of ******, *********, *** Dahua ********* - *** been *******. ** ** June **, *** ***** rule *** **** ** *** ***'* ******** ****** *********** ******* (CAAC) ***** ******* ***** ** the ****** ** *********** *** Regulatory ******* (****), ***** ** **** of *** ***** *****'* Office ** ********** *** Budget, *** ******.

 

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