Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Prohibition on Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment, 7735-7737 [2020-02727]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 28 / Tuesday, February 11, 2020 / Notices 1. Given the tools, platforms, and technologies of which you are aware, what is the most effective approach for mapping the remaining unmapped portions of the U.S. EEZ? How should areas be prioritized for mapping? 2. What innovative tools, platforms, and technologies could advance our capability to map, explore, and characterize the U.S. EEZ more efficiently and effectively? To the extent innovative capabilities already exist, but are not being effectively used, what are the barriers to adopting them? How can these barriers be overcome? 3. Given the tools, platforms, and technologies of which you are aware, what is the most effective approach for exploring and characterizing priority areas of the U.S. EEZ? 4. What selection criteria should inform the determination of priority areas of the U.S. EEZ for exploration and characterization? 5. How can public-private partnerships be utilized to effectively implement the Strategy? 6. Which Federal programs are best positioned to support public-private partnerships to advance ocean exploration, mapping, and characterization? What changes are needed, if any, to these programs to improve their effectiveness? 7. How should the data generated by the Strategy be managed so that it is most useful to public and private sectors? 8. Is there any additional information related to mapping, exploring, and characterizing the U.S. EEZ, not requested above, that you believe the Ocean Policy Committee should consider? Dated: February 3, 2020. Timothy C. Gallaudet, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, Deputy NOAA Administrator, Department of Commerce. [FR Doc. 2020–02626 Filed 2–10–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3270–F8–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Technology Advisory Committee Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice of meeting. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announces that on February 26, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) will hold a public meeting in the Conference Center at the Commodity Futures Trading SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Feb 10, 2020 Jkt 250001 Commission’s headquarters in Washington, DC. At this meeting, the TAC will hear presentations on stablecoins, audit trails, compliance solutions, and cryptocurrency selfregulatory organizations, insurance, and custody. The TAC will also discuss and vote on a recommendation from its Cybersecurity Subcommittee regarding the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council Cybersecurity Profile. The meeting will be held on February 26, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Members of the public who wish to submit written statements in connection with the meeting should submit them by March 4, 2020. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place in the Conference Center at the CFTC’s headquarters, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20581. You may submit public comments, identified by ‘‘Technology Advisory Committee,’’ by any of the following methods: • CFTC Website: http:// comments.cftc.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments through the Comments Online process on the website. • Mail: Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Center, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20581. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Same as Mail, above. Any statements submitted in connection with the committee meeting will be made available to the public, including publication on the CFTC website, http://www.cftc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Meghan Tente, TAC Designated Federal Officer, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20581; (202) 418–5785. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting will be open to the public with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Members of the public may also listen to the meeting by telephone by calling a domestic toll-free telephone or international toll or toll-free number to connect to a live, listen-only audio feed. Call-in participants should be prepared to provide their first name, last name, and affiliation. • Domestic Toll Free: 877–951–7311. • International Toll and Toll Free: Will be posted on the CFTC’s website, http://www.cftc.gov, on the page for the meeting, under Related Links. • Pass Code/Pin Code: 3637010. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7735 The meeting agenda may change to accommodate other TAC priorities. For agenda updates, please visit the TAC committee website at: https:// www.cftc.gov/About/CFTCCommittees/ TechnologyAdvisory/tac_meetings.html. After the meeting, a transcript of the meeting will be published through a link on the CFTC’s website at: http:// www.cftc.gov. All written submissions provided to the CFTC in any form will also be published on the CFTC’s website. Persons requiring special accommodations to attend the meeting because of a disability should notify the contact person above. (Authority: 5 U.S.C. app. 2 section 10(a)(2)). Dated: February 5, 2020. Robert Sidman, Deputy Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2020–02623 Filed 2–10–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System [Docket DARS–2020–0008] Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Prohibition on Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Announcement of public meeting. AGENCY: DoD is hosting a public meeting to facilitate implementation planning by obtaining the views of DoD industry partners, associations, and interested parties regarding implementation of the prohibition in section 889(a)(1)(B) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 on contracting with an entity that uses certain telecommunications and video surveillance services and equipment. SUMMARY: DATES: Public Meeting Date: The public meeting will be held on March 2, 2020, from 1:00 to 5:00 Eastern time. The public meeting will end at the stated time, or when the discussion ends, whichever comes first. Registration Date: Registration to attend the public meeting must be received no later than close of business on February 25, 2020. Information on how to register for the public meeting E:\FR\FM\11FEN1.SGM 11FEN1 7736 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 28 / Tuesday, February 11, 2020 / Notices may be found in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held in the Pentagon Library and Conference Center (PLCC), Conference Room B6, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301. Conference Room B6 is located on the lower level of the PLCC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Heather Kitchens, telephone 571–372– 6104. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES A. Section 889(a)(1)(B) DoD is hosting a public meeting to facilitate the Department’s planning for the pending implementation of section 889(a)(1)(B) of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 (Pub. L. 115–232). The Department is focused on achieving an efficient implementation of the prohibition in section 889(a)(1)(B). To achieve this goal, DoD is seeking the views of DoD industry partners and associations regarding how industry will implement this prohibition, including what, if any, impacts there will be to DoD business. Section 889(a)(1)(B) prohibits Executive agencies, including DoD, from entering into a contract (or extending or renewing a contract) 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. Covered telecommunications equipment means any of the following: • Telecommunications equipment produced by Huawei Technologies Company or ZTE Corporation (or any subsidiary or affiliate of such entities). • 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). • Telecommunications or video surveillance services provided by such entities or using such equipment. • 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Feb 10, 2020 Jkt 250001 reasonably believes to be an entity owned or controlled by, or otherwise connected to, the government of the People’s Republic of China. On July 19, 2019, DoD, the General Services Administration, and the National Space and Aeronautics Administration hosted a public meeting to obtain views of experts and interested parties regarding implementation in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) of section 889 of the NDAA for FY 2019, with specific focus on the implementation of paragraph (a)(1)(B). Unlike the July public meeting, the intent of this public meeting is to facilitate DoD’s implementation by focusing on DoD industry partner plans for implementation. DoD is seeking information on the following: • What key barriers do you see to industry implementation of this prohibition, and how might they be overcome? • How long will it take companies to cease use of covered equipment or services? • What impact will implementation of this requirement have on your supply chains and your ability to contract with DoD? • What distinct impacts will implementation of this requirement have on small business? B. Section 889(a)(1)(A) This public meeting is not related to the implementation of the prohibition in section 889(a)(1)(A) of the NDAA for FY 2019. Section 889(a)(1)(A) prohibits executive agencies, including DoD, from procuring or obtaining, or extending or renewing a contract to procure or obtain, 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. DoD participated with the FAR Council in implementing in the FAR the prohibition in section 889(a)(1)(A) via the interim rule published in the Federal Register at 84 FR 40216 on August 13, 2019 (reference FAR Case 2018–017). DoD issued DoD procedures for implementing the FAR rule that implemented section 889(a)(1)(A) (see https://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/policy/ policyvault/USA001866-19-DPC.pdf). The FAR Council published a second interim rule in the Federal Register at 84 FR 68314 on December 13, 2019 (reference FAR Case 2018–017), to alleviate some of the reporting burden associated with the first interim rule. PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 II. Public Meeting Registration: To ensure adequate room accommodations and to facilitate security screening and entry to the PLCC, individuals wishing to attend the public meeting must register by close of business on the date listed in the DATES section of this notice, by sending the following information via email to osd.dfars@mail.mil: (1) Full name. (2) Valid email address. (3) Valid telephone number. (4) Company or organization name. (5) Whether the individual is a U.S. citizen. (6) The date(s) of the public meeting(s) the individual wishes to attend. (7) Whether the individual intends to make a presentation, and, if so, the individual’s title. Building Entry: Upon receipt of an email requesting registration, the Defense Acquisition Regulations System will provide notification to the Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA) that the individual is requesting approval for entry to the PLCC on the date(s) provided. PFPA will send additional instructions to the email address provided in the request for registration. The registrant must follow the instructions in the PFPA email in order to be approved for entry to the PLCC. One valid government-issued photo identification card (i.e., driver’s license or passport) will be required in order to enter the building. Attendees are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the meeting to accommodate security procedures. Public parking is not available at the PLCC. Presentations: If you wish to make a presentation, please submit an electronic copy of your presentation to osd.dfars@mail.mil no later than the registration date listed in the DATES section of this notice. Each presentation should be in PowerPoint to facilitate projection during the public meeting and should include the presenter’s name, organization affiliation, telephone number, and email address on the cover page. Please submit presentations only and cite ‘‘Public Meeting, Section 889(a)(1)(B)’’ in all correspondence related to the public meeting. There will be no transcription at the meeting. The submitted presentations will be the only record of the public meeting and will be posted to the following website at the conclusion of the public meeting: https://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/ Section889.html. Special accommodations: The public meeting is physically accessible to E:\FR\FM\11FEN1.SGM 11FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 28 / Tuesday, February 11, 2020 / Notices persons with disabilities. Requests for reasonable accommodations, sign language interpretation, or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Valencia Johnson, telephone 571–372– 6099, by no later than the registration date listed in the DATES section of this notice. The TTY number for further information is: 1–800–877–8339. When the operator answers the call, let him or her know the agency is the Department of Defense and the point of contact is Valencia Johnson at 571–372–6099. Jennifer Lee Hawes, Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2020–02727 Filed 2–10–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket ID: DoD–2020–OS–0013] Manual for Courts-Martial; Proposed Amendments Joint Service Committee on Military Justice (JSC), Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed amendments to the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States (2019 ed.) and notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The DoD requests comments on proposed changes to the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States (2019 ed.) (MCM). The proposed changes implement certain provisions of the National Defense Authorization Acts for Fiscal Years 2018, 2019, and 2020 and concern (1) the rules of procedure and khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Feb 10, 2020 Jkt 250001 evidence applicable in trials by courtsmartial; and (2) the punitive articles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The approval authority for these changes is the President. These proposed changes have not been coordinated within the DoD under DoD Directive 5500.01, ‘‘Preparing, Processing and Coordinating Legislation, Executive Orders, Proclamations, Views Letters, and Testimony,’’ June 15, 2007, and do not constitute the official position of the DoD, the Military Departments, or any other Government agency. DATES: Comments on the proposed changes must be received no later than April 13, 2020. A public meeting for comments will be held on February 19, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces building, 450 E Street NW, Washington DC 20442–0001. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Department of Defense, Office of the Chief Management Officer, Directorate for Oversight and Compliance, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Mailbox #24, Alexandria, VA 22350– 1700. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7737 personal identifiers or contact information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lieutenant Colonel Adam S. Kazin, U.S. Army, Executive Secretary, JSC, (571) 256–8132, adam.s.kazin.mil@mail.mil. The JSC website is located at http:// jsc.defense.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The full text of the 2019 MCM is available electronically at https:// jsc.defense.gov/Military-Law/CurrentPublications-and-Updates/. This notice is provided in accordance with DoD Instruction 5500.17, ‘‘Role and Responsibilities of the Joint Service Committee on Military Justice (JSC),’’ February 21, 2018 (available at https:// www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/ Documents/DD/issuances/dodi/550017_ 5C.PDF?ver=2018-02-21-074422-370). The JSC invites members of the public to comment on the proposed changes; such comments should address specific recommended changes and provide supporting rationale. This notice also sets forth the date, time, and location for a public meeting of the JSC to discuss the proposed changes. This notice is intended only to improve the internal management of the Federal Government. It is not intended to create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law by any party against the United States, its agencies, its officers, or any person. Dated: February 6, 2020. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001–06–P E:\FR\FM\11FEN1.SGM 11FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 28 (Tuesday, February 11, 2020)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-02727]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

[Docket DARS-2020-0008]


Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Prohibition on 
Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment

AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense 
(DoD).

ACTION: Announcement of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: DoD is hosting a public meeting to facilitate implementation 
planning by obtaining the views of DoD industry partners, associations, 
and interested parties regarding implementation of the prohibition in 
section 889(a)(1)(B) of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
Fiscal Year 2019 on contracting with an entity that uses certain 
telecommunications and video surveillance services and equipment.

DATES: 
    Public Meeting Date: The public meeting will be held on March 2, 
2020, from 1:00 to 5:00 Eastern time. The public meeting will end at 
the stated time, or when the discussion ends, whichever comes first.
    Registration Date: Registration to attend the public meeting must 
be received no later than close of business on February 25, 2020. 
Information on how to register for the public meeting

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may be found in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held in the Pentagon Library and 
Conference Center (PLCC), Conference Room B6, 1155 Defense Pentagon, 
Washington, DC 20301. Conference Room B6 is located on the lower level 
of the PLCC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Heather Kitchens, telephone 571-
372-6104.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

A. Section 889(a)(1)(B)

    DoD is hosting a public meeting to facilitate the Department's 
planning for the pending implementation of section 889(a)(1)(B) of the 
National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 
(Pub. L. 115-232). The Department is focused on achieving an efficient 
implementation of the prohibition in section 889(a)(1)(B). To achieve 
this goal, DoD is seeking the views of DoD industry partners and 
associations regarding how industry will implement this prohibition, 
including what, if any, impacts there will be to DoD business.
    Section 889(a)(1)(B) prohibits Executive agencies, including DoD, 
from entering into a contract (or extending or renewing a contract) 
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. Covered telecommunications equipment means any of the 
following:
     Telecommunications equipment produced by Huawei 
Technologies Company or ZTE Corporation (or any subsidiary or affiliate 
of such entities).
     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).
     Telecommunications or video surveillance services provided 
by such entities or using such equipment.
     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 the People's Republic of China.
    On July 19, 2019, DoD, the General Services Administration, and the 
National Space and Aeronautics Administration hosted a public meeting 
to obtain views of experts and interested parties regarding 
implementation in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) of section 
889 of the NDAA for FY 2019, with specific focus on the implementation 
of paragraph (a)(1)(B). Unlike the July public meeting, the intent of 
this public meeting is to facilitate DoD's implementation by focusing 
on DoD industry partner plans for implementation. DoD is seeking 
information on the following:
     What key barriers do you see to industry implementation of 
this prohibition, and how might they be overcome?
     How long will it take companies to cease use of covered 
equipment or services?
     What impact will implementation of this requirement have 
on your supply chains and your ability to contract with DoD?
     What distinct impacts will implementation of this 
requirement have on small business?

B. Section 889(a)(1)(A)

    This public meeting is not related to the implementation of the 
prohibition in section 889(a)(1)(A) of the NDAA for FY 2019. Section 
889(a)(1)(A) prohibits executive agencies, including DoD, from 
procuring or obtaining, or extending or renewing a contract to procure 
or obtain, 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.
    DoD participated with the FAR Council in implementing in the FAR 
the prohibition in section 889(a)(1)(A) via the interim rule published 
in the Federal Register at 84 FR 40216 on August 13, 2019 (reference 
FAR Case 2018-017).
    DoD issued DoD procedures for implementing the FAR rule that 
implemented section 889(a)(1)(A) (see https://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/policy/policyvault/USA001866-19-DPC.pdf).
    The FAR Council published a second interim rule in the Federal 
Register at 84 FR 68314 on December 13, 2019 (reference FAR Case 2018-
017), to alleviate some of the reporting burden associated with the 
first interim rule.

II. Public Meeting

    Registration: To ensure adequate room accommodations and to 
facilitate security screening and entry to the PLCC, individuals 
wishing to attend the public meeting must register by close of business 
on the date listed in the DATES section of this notice, by sending the 
following information via email to [email protected]:
    (1) Full name.
    (2) Valid email address.
    (3) Valid telephone number.
    (4) Company or organization name.
    (5) Whether the individual is a U.S. citizen.
    (6) The date(s) of the public meeting(s) the individual wishes to 
attend.
    (7) Whether the individual intends to make a presentation, and, if 
so, the individual's title.
    Building Entry: Upon receipt of an email requesting registration, 
the Defense Acquisition Regulations System will provide notification to 
the Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA) that the individual is 
requesting approval for entry to the PLCC on the date(s) provided. PFPA 
will send additional instructions to the email address provided in the 
request for registration. The registrant must follow the instructions 
in the PFPA email in order to be approved for entry to the PLCC.
    One valid government-issued photo identification card (i.e., 
driver's license or passport) will be required in order to enter the 
building.
    Attendees are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the 
start of the meeting to accommodate security procedures.
    Public parking is not available at the PLCC.
    Presentations: If you wish to make a presentation, please submit an 
electronic copy of your presentation to [email protected] no later 
than the registration date listed in the DATES section of this notice. 
Each presentation should be in PowerPoint to facilitate projection 
during the public meeting and should include the presenter's name, 
organization affiliation, telephone number, and email address on the 
cover page. Please submit presentations only and cite ``Public Meeting, 
Section 889(a)(1)(B)'' in all correspondence related to the public 
meeting. There will be no transcription at the meeting. The submitted 
presentations will be the only record of the public meeting and will be 
posted to the following website at the conclusion of the public 
meeting: https://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/Section889.html.
    Special accommodations: The public meeting is physically accessible 
to

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persons with disabilities. Requests for reasonable accommodations, sign 
language interpretation, or other auxiliary aids should be directed to 
Valencia Johnson, telephone 571-372-6099, by no later than the 
registration date listed in the DATES section of this notice.
    The TTY number for further information is: 1-800-877-8339. When the 
operator answers the call, let him or her know the agency is the 
Department of Defense and the point of contact is Valencia Johnson at 
571-372-6099.

Jennifer Lee Hawes,
Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
[FR Doc. 2020-02727 Filed 2-10-20; 8:45 am]
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