Industry Wants to Know Exactly What Huawei Ban Means for Contractors

NextGov: Due to concerns of espionage and infiltration, federal agencies can no longer contract with companies that use technologies from two Chinese companies: Huawei and ZTE. But exactly how that ban will impact the federal contracting community is still up in the air.

A provision in the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act prevents agency heads from signing contracts “with an entity that uses any equipment, system, or service that uses covered telecommunications equipment or services as a substantial or essential component of any system, or as critical technology as part of any system.”

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