US Gov China Ban Rules Process, SIA Lobbies Against 'Blacklisting', For 'Risk-Based Protocol'
Details have emerged about when the rules implementing the federal ban on Hikvision, Dahua, Huawei and others will be made public for official comment and who exactly in the US government is drafting them.
Additionally, IPVM has found that SIA is quietly pushing for a less restrictive interpretation of the law, taking issue with the potential “blacklisting” of integrators using covered equipment from doing business with the federal government. SIA is also calling for the government to develop a “risk-based protocol” to determine whether OEM products/certain components should even be covered in the first place, a move which could create a major loophole.
In this post, IPVM examines:
- Rules Schedule
- Who is Drafting the Rules
- SIA Pushes Against ‘Blacklisting’
- SIA OEM Loophole?
- Other NDAA Challengers
- Integrator Impact
At stake are rules that will directly affect US integrators doing business with the federal government, a sprawling entity which includes not only well-known institutions like the FBI or the military but also the VA, Social Security, Coast Guard, numerous museums, etc.