Federal Acquisition Supply Chain Security Act, 54263-54271 [2020-18939]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 1, 2020 / Rules and Regulations List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 180 Environmental protection, Administrative practice and procedure, Agricultural commodities, Pesticides and pests, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Dated: August 26, 2020. Jean Overstreet, Acting Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. Therefore, 40 CFR chapter I is amended as follows: PART 180—[AMENDED] 1. The authority citation for part 180 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 21 U.S.C. 321(q), 346a and 371. 2. Revise § 180.1337 to read as follows: ■ § 180.1337 Citrus tristeza virus expressing spinach defensin proteins 2, 7, and 8; exemption from the requirement of a tolerance. A temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance is established for residues of the microbial pesticide Citrus tristeza virus expressing spinach defensin proteins 2, 7, and 8 (either alone or in combinations with each other) in or on the commodities listed in fruit, citrus group 10–10, when used in accordance with the terms of Experimental Use Permit No. 88232– EUP–2. This temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance expires on August 31, 2023. [FR Doc. 2020–19351 Filed 8–28–20; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET 41 CFR Part 201 Federal Acquisition Supply Chain Security Act Office of Management and Budget, OMB. ACTION: Interim final rule with request for comments. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES AGENCY: SUMMARY: As authorized by the Federal Acquisition Supply Chain Security Act of 2018 (FASCSA), the Federal Acquisition Security Council (FASC) is issuing this interim final rule to implement the requirements of the laws that govern the operation of the FASC, the sharing of supply chain risk information, and the exercise of its authorities to recommend issuance of removal and exclusion orders to address supply chain security risks. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:57 Aug 31, 2020 Jkt 250001 Effective September 1, 2020. Written comments must be received on or before November 2, 2020. ADDRESSES: Interested parties should provide comments via electronic mail to the following inbox: OFCIO@ omb.eop.gov. The Office of Management and Budget is located at 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. No physical copies will be accepted. Instructions: Comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period, may not be considered. Comments submitted in response to this notice may be made publically available and are subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. For this reason, please do not include in your comments information of a confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or proprietary information, or any information that you would not want publicly disclosed. Summary information of the public comments received, including any specific comments, may be posted on regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa N. Barr, 202–395–3015, Lisa.N.Barr@ omb.eop.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Background Information and communications technology and services (ICTS) are essential to the proper functioning of U.S. government information systems. The U. S. government’s efforts to evaluate threats to and vulnerabilities in ICTS supply chains have historically been undertaken by individual or small groups of agencies to address specific supply chain security risks. Because of the scale of supply chain risks faced by government agencies, and the need for better coordination among a broader group of agencies, there was an organized effort within the executive branch to support Congressional efforts in 2018 to pass new legislation to improve executive branch coordination, supply chain information sharing, and actions to address supply chain risks. The Federal Acquisition Supply Chain Security Act of 2018 (FASCSA or Act) (Title II of Pub. L. 115–390), signed into law on December 21, 2018, established the Federal Acquisition Security Council (FASC). The FASC is an executive branch interagency council, chaired by a senior-level official from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and includes representatives from the General Services Administration (GSA); Department of Homeland Security PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 54263 (DHS); Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI); Department of Justice; Department of Defense (DoD); and Department of Commerce (Commerce). Pursuant to subsection 202(d) of the FASCSA, the FASC is required to prescribe this IFR to implement subchapter III of chapter 13 of title 41, U.S. Code. This IFR is organized in three subparts. Subpart A explains the scope of this IFR, provides definitions for relevant terms, and establishes the membership of the FASC. Subpart B establishes the role of the FASC’s Information Sharing Agency (ISA). DHS, acting primarily through the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, will serve as the ISA. The ISA will standardize processes and procedures for submission and dissemination of supply chain information, and will facilitate the operations of a Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) Task Force under the FASC. This FASC Task Force (hereafter referred to as ‘‘Task Force’’) will be comprised of designated technical experts that will assist the FASC in implementing its information sharing, risk analysis, and risk assessment functions. Subpart B also prescribes mandatory and voluntary information sharing criteria and associated information protection requirements. Subpart C provides the criteria and procedures by which the FASC will evaluate supply chain risk from sources and covered articles and recommend issuance of orders requiring removal of covered articles from executive agency information systems (removal orders) and orders excluding sources or covered articles from future procurements (exclusion orders). Subpart C also provides the process for issuance of removal orders and exclusion orders and agency requests for waivers from such orders. II. Analysis of Part 201 Subpart A—General Subpart A establishes regulations generally applicable to the operations of the FASC. Subpart A, § 201.101(a) summarizes the scope of subparts A, B, and C, which generally govern the activities of federal agencies, and not non-federal entities. § 201.101(b) clarifies that nothing in these regulations require non-federal entities to share supply chain risk information with the federal government. In addition, because subpart C provides for the issuance of exclusion orders and removal orders, which affect the supply and use of products and services supplied by non-federal entities, E:\FR\FM\01SER1.SGM 01SER1 54264 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 1, 2020 / Rules and Regulations § 201.101(b)(2) explains that subpart C does not require the removal or a covered article from a non-federal information system or the exclusion of a covered article from procurement by a non-federal entity except to the extent that an exclusion order or a removal order applies to a prime contractor or subcontractor of a federal agency. This applicability to non-federal entities is addressed in § 201.303(e). Subpart A, § 201.102 provides definitions applicable to the part. Subpart A, § 201.103 describes the membership of the FASC, the authority of the FASC to request information from executive agencies, and the authority of the FASC to establish a program office, committees, working groups, or other constituent bodies. These bodies are authorized to perform any function lawfully delegated to them by the FASC. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES Subpart B—Supply Chain Risk Information Sharing Subpart B identifies DHS as the executive agency for information sharing (or the ISA) and provides for the creation and establishment of a supply chain risk management and information sharing Task Force under the FASC. The ISA will facilitate and provide the administrative support to the FASC Task Force and serve as the liaison to the FASC. The Task Force will develop processes and procedures to be approved by the FASC that describe: (1) How the ISA and Task Force will operate and support the FASC; (2) how federal and non-federal entities submit supply chain risk information to the FASC, including any necessary requirements for information handling, protection and classification; (3) how to share information to support supply chain risk analyses under § 1326 of the Act, recommendations issued by the FASC, and covered procurement actions under § 4713 of the Act; (4) how to provide information to the FASC and to executive agencies regarding removal orders and covered procurement actions; and (5) any other processes and procedures describing the operations of the FASC as determined by the FASC Chairperson. Subpart B, § 201.202 describes additional details of the mechanics of submitting information to the FASC (including mandatory and voluntary submissions) and dissemination of information by the FASC. Subpart C—Removal Orders and Exclusion Orders Subpart C describes the process by which the FASC will evaluate one or more sources and/or one or more covered articles to determine whether to VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:57 Aug 31, 2020 Jkt 250001 recommend that the Secretary of Homeland Security, Secretary of Defense, and/or Director of National Intelligence issue a removal order and/ or an exclusion order. Initiation of the process can begin either by referral of the FASC or any member of the FASC; upon the written request of any U.S. Government body; or based on information submitted to the FASC by any individual or non-federal entity that the FASC determines to be credible. The FASC will evaluate sources and covered articles pursuant to a common set of non-exclusive factors that are listed in this IFR. Allowing for the evaluation of additional information provides the FASC with the needed flexibility to evaluate additional considerations and information on a case-by-case basis. As part of the analysis of sources and/ or covered articles, the FASC will conduct appropriate due diligence regarding the information that it is considering. This due diligence may include reviewing any information made available to the FASC; ensuring, to the extent possible, that the information is credible or that the level of confidence in the information is appropriately taken into consideration; and examining other relevant publiclyavailable information as necessary and appropriate. In addition, the FASC will consult with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), before recommending issuance of an exclusion or removal order, to ensure that recommended orders do not conflict with existing federal standards and guidelines. If the FASC does not find that recommending a removal or exclusion order is warranted, risk information received and analyzed by the FASC may be shared, as appropriate, pursuant to the procedures in Subpart B. If the FASC decides to issue a recommendation, that recommendation will include the information necessary for the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Secretary of Defense, or the Director of National Intelligence, as appropriate, to determine whether to issue an exclusion order and/or a removal order. The recommendation must include the risk information and summaries specified in Subpart B, § 201.202(e). The recommendation will be directed to the Secretary of Homeland Security, Secretary of Defense, and/or Director of National Intelligence based on the scope of federal systems, identified in 41 U.S.C. 1323(c)(5), for which the FASC is recommending removal or exclusion from future procurements. The FASC or its designee will provide notice of the recommendation, along with the PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 contents specified in Subpart C, § 201.302(b), to any source named in the recommendation. This due process procedure is intended to provide the named source(s) with the information needed for the source(s) to respond to the recommendation. If named source(s) wishes to respond to the notice, the source(s) should prepare a thorough and complete written response, submitting the response as directed in the notice. The FASC encourages source(s) to provide any information that it believes relevant in responding to the recommendation, including additional technical information about the covered article(s), details about the relationship between the source(s) and any foreign government, and a detailed mitigation proposal that the source(s) believes would satisfy the concerns identified in the notice. The source(s) should submit such information and materials in writing before any request for a meeting to enable the FASC and the Secretary of Homeland Security, Secretary of Defense, and Director of National Intelligence, as applicable, to fully consider the source’s written submission. The FASC may choose to rescind the recommendation based on the information provided by the source(s). The FASC does not intend to publicly disclose communications with the source(s) except to the extent required by law. The FASC welcomes comment on the adequacy or specific improvements to these procedures. The Secretary of Homeland Security, the Secretary of Defense, or the Director of National Intelligence, as applicable, will review the recommendation and accompanying risk information and materials provided by the FASC, and any information and response submitted by a source, and determine whether to issue a removal order, an exclusion order, or both, for the agencies and systems within the scope of the authority of 41 U.S.C. 1323(c)(5)(A)(i)– (iii). If one of these officials or an authorized designee issues an exclusion order or removal order, the named source(s) will be notified, among other required and discretionary notifications. Once a removal or exclusion order is issued, all agencies to which the order applies would be required to comply with the order pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 1323(c)(7) and 44 U.S.C. 3554(a)(1)(B)(vi). If orders applying to the same source(s) or covered articles were issued by the Secretaries of Homeland Security and Defense and the Director of National Intelligence (i.e., effectively an executive branch-wide removal and/or exclusion order), the Administrator of General Services and officials at other executive agencies E:\FR\FM\01SER1.SGM 01SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 1, 2020 / Rules and Regulations jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES responsible for management of the Federal Supply Schedules, governmentwide acquisition contracts, and multiagency contracts would facilitate implementation of such orders by removing the covered articles or sources identified in the orders from such contracts. The regulation provides procedures for agencies to submit requests to the issuing official for an exception to an issued order. An agency may request an exception to an issued order for various reasons, such as need for additional time to comply with the order, or for a complete waiver based on issues of national security. The FASC will establish procedures for requesting waivers and criteria for approving or disapproving such requests, as appropriate. All issued exclusion and removal orders must be reviewed at least annually pursuant to procedures which will be established by the FASC. Furthermore, an authorized official of the issuing agency may modify or rescind an issued exclusion or removal order, so long as a modified order does not apply more broadly than the order before modification. III. Request for Comment The FASC invites comments on all aspects of this IFR. Any non-public (oral and written) communications with FASC officials regarding the substance of this rule would be considered an exparte presentation, and a summary of the substance of the ex-parte presentation will be placed on the public record and become part of this docket. Not later than two (2) business days after an oral communication or meeting, the party which engaged in such communication or meeting must submit a memorandum to OMB summarizing the substance of the communication. OMB reserves the right to supplement the memorandum with additional information as necessary, or to request that the party making the filing do so, if a FASC official believes that important information was omitted or characterized incorrectly. Any written presentation provided in support of the oral communication or meeting will also be placed on the public record and become part of this docket. Such ex-parte communications must be submitted to this docket as provided in the ADDRESSES section above and clearly labeled as an ex-parte presentation. Federal entities are not subject to these procedures. IV. Classification Executive Orders 12866 and 13563: Executive Orders (E.O.s) 12866 and VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:57 Aug 31, 2020 Jkt 250001 13563 direct agencies to assess all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential economic, environmental, public health and safety effects, distributive impacts, and equity). E.O. 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. This rule has been designated a significant regulatory action under E.O. 12866. Accordingly, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs has reviewed this rule. Executive Order 13771: This rule is not subject to the requirements of E.O. 13771, because the rule is issued with respect to a national security function of the United States. As highlighted by sections I and II of this preamble, national security is a primary direct benefit of this rule. Application of the national security exemption under E.O. 13771 requires assessing the application of the ‘‘good cause’’ exception under 5 U.S.C. 533. This rule meets the ‘‘good cause’’ exception, as FASCSA requires publication of an interim final rule to effectuate the authorities of the FASC in a timely manner, and the one-year deadline Congress established for publication of such rule would not provide sufficient time for notice and comment in light of the complex nature of the rule and interagency process. Regulatory Flexibility Act: Because the FASC is not required to publish a notice of proposed rulemaking for this interim final rule under 5 U.S.C. 553, no Regulatory Flexibility Analysis is required. See 5 U.S.C. 603(a), 604(a). Paperwork Reduction Act: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) (PRA) provides that an agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and no person is required to respond to nor be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information, unless that collection has obtained OMB approval and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. This rule does not contain a collection of information and is therefore not subject to the PRA. Congressional Review Act: The FASC has determined that this rule will take effect upon publication pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 808(2). The FASC finds that notice and public procedure before this rule takes effect is unnecessary and contrary to the public interest under 5 U.S.C. 808(2) in light of Congress’s direction to issue an interim final rule to address the critical supply chain security issues covered by this rule and to respond to public comments when PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 54265 issuing a final rule. See 41 U.S.C. 1321 note. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995: This rule does not contain any unfunded mandate or significantly or uniquely affect small governments, as described in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995. Executive Order 13132 (Federalism): This rule does not have Federalism implications as specified in Executive Order 13132. Executive Order 12630 (Governmental Actions and Interference with Constitutionally Protected Property Rights): This rule does not implement policies that have takings implications as identified in Executive Order 12630. Executive Order 13175 (Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribes): The rule does not have tribal implications and will not impose substantial direct costs on tribal governments or preempt tribal law as specified by Executive Order 13175. National Environmental Policy Act: This IFR does not require a detailed environmental analysis as the establishment and operation of FASC will not ‘‘individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment’’ (40 CFR 1508.4). List of Subjects in 41 CFR Part 201 Cybersecurity, Federal acquisition, Government procurement, Information sharing, Information technology, National security, Removal and exclusion orders, Security measures, Supply chain, Supply chain risk information, Technology. Grant Schneider, Federal Chief Information Security Officer. For the reasons set out in the preamble, 41 CFR part 201 is added to read as follows: ■ PART 201—FEDERAL ACQUISITION SUPPLY CHAIN SECURITY Subpart A—General Sec. 201.101 Scope. 201.102 Definitions. 201.103 Federal Acquisition Security Council (FASC). Subpart B—Supply Chain Risk Information Sharing 201.201 Information Sharing Agency (ISA). 201.202 Submitting information to the FASC. Subpart C—Removal orders and exclusion orders 201.301 Recommending removal orders and exclusion orders. 201.302 Notice of recommendation to source and opportunity to respond. E:\FR\FM\01SER1.SGM 01SER1 54266 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 1, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 201.303 Issuing removal orders and exclusion orders and other related activities. 201.304 Executive agency compliance with exclusion and removal orders. Authority: 41 U.S.C. 1321–1328, 4713. Subpart A—General § 201.101 Scope. (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, this part applies to the following: (1) The membership and operations of the FASC, including all U.S. and contractor personnel supporting the FASC’s operations; (2) Submission and dissemination of supply chain risk information; and (3) Recommendations for, issuance of, and associated procedures related to removal orders and exclusion orders. (b) This part does not require the following: (1) Mandatory submission of supply chain risk information by non-federal entities. (2) The removal or exclusion of any covered article by non-federal entities, except to the extent that an exclusion or removal order issued pursuant to subpart C of this Part applies to prime contractors and subcontractors to federal agencies. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES § 201.102 Definitions. For purposes of this part: (a) Appropriate congressional committees and leadership means: (1) The Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, the Committee on the Judiciary, the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, the Select Committee on Intelligence, and the majority and minority leader of the Senate; and (2) The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the Committee on the Judiciary, the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on Homeland Security, the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on Energy and Commerce, the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Speaker and minority leader of the House of Representatives. (b) Council or FASC means the Federal Acquisition Security Council. (c) Covered article means any of the following: (1) Information technology, as defined in 40 U.S.C. 11101, including cloud computing services of all types; (2) Telecommunications equipment or telecommunications service, as those terms are defined in section 3 of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 153); VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:57 Aug 31, 2020 Jkt 250001 (3) The processing of information on a Federal or non-Federal information system, subject to the requirements of the Controlled Unclassified Information program or subsequent U.S. government program for controlling sensitive unclassified information; or (4) Hardware, systems, devices, software, or services that include embedded or incidental information technology. (d) Covered procurement means: (1) A source selection for a covered article involving either a performance specification, as provided in subsection (a)(3)(B) of title 41 U.S.C. 3306, or an evaluation factor, as provided in subsection (b)(1)(A) of title 41 U.S.C. 3306, relating to a supply chain risk, or where supply chain risk considerations are included in the agency’s determination of whether a source is a responsible source; (2) The consideration of proposals for and issuance of a task or delivery order for a covered article, as provided in title 41 U.S.C. 4106(d)(3), where the task or delivery order contract includes a contract clause establishing a requirement relating to a supply chain risk; (3) Any contract action involving a contract for a covered article where the contract includes a clause establishing requirements relating to a supply chain risk; or (4) Any other procurement in a category of procurements determined appropriate by the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council, with the advice of the Federal Acquisition Security Council. (e) Covered procurement action means any of the following actions, if the action takes place in the course of conducting a covered procurement: (1) The exclusion of a source that fails to meet qualification requirements established under 41 U.S.C. 3311, for the purpose of reducing supply chain risk in the acquisition or use of covered articles; (2) The exclusion of a source that fails to achieve an acceptable rating with regard to an evaluation factor providing for the consideration of supply chain risk in the evaluation of proposals for the award of a contract or the issuance of a task or delivery order; (3) The determination that a source is not a responsible source, based on considerations of supply chain risk; and (4) The decision to withhold consent for a contractor to subcontract with a particular source or to direct a contractor to exclude a particular source from consideration for a subcontract under the contract. PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (f) Exclusion order means any of the following orders requiring the exclusion of sources or covered articles from executive agency procurement actions: (1) An order issued by Secretary of Homeland Security applicable to federal executive branch civilian agencies; (2) An order issued by the Secretary of Defense applicable to Department of Defense and national security systems other than sensitive compartmented information systems; or (3) An order issued by the Director of National Intelligence applicable to the Intelligence Community and sensitive compartmented information systems. (g) Executive agency means: (1) An executive department specified in 5 U.S.C. 101; (2) A military department specified in 5 U.S.C. 102; (3) An independent establishment as defined in 5 U.S.C. 104(1); and (4) A wholly owned Government corporation fully subject to chapter 91 of title 3 U.S.C. (h) Information and communications technology means: (1) Information technology as defined in 40 U.S.C. 11101; (2) Information systems, as defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502; and (3) Telecommunications equipment and telecommunications services, as those terms are defined in section 3 of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 153). (i) Information technology has the definition provided in 40 U.S.C. 11101. (j) Intelligence Community includes the following: (1) The Office of the Director of National Intelligence; (2) The Central Intelligence Agency; (3) The National Security Agency; (4) The Defense Intelligence Agency; (5) The National GeospatialIntelligence Agency; (6) The National Reconnaissance Office; (7) Other offices within the Department of Defense for the collection of specialized national intelligence through reconnaissance programs; (8) The intelligence elements of the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Marine Corps, the Coast Guard, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Department of Energy; (9) The Bureau of Intelligence and Research of the Department of State; (10) The Office of Intelligence and Analysis of the Department of the Treasury; (11) The Office of Intelligence and Analysis of the Department of Homeland Security; (12) Such other elements of any department or agency as may be E:\FR\FM\01SER1.SGM 01SER1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 1, 2020 / Rules and Regulations designated by the President, or designated jointly by the Director of National Intelligence and the head of the department or agency concerned, as an element of the intelligence community. (k) National security system has the definition given to it in 44 U.S.C. 3552 and means any information system (including any telecommunications system) used or operated by an agency or by a contractor of an agency, or other organization on behalf of an agency— (1) The function, operation, or use of which involves intelligence activities; involves cryptologic activities related to national security; involves command and control of military forces; involves equipment that is an integral part of a weapon or weapons system; or subject to paragraph (j)(1)(3) of this section, is critical to the direct fulfillment of military or intelligence missions, but does not include a system that is to be used for routine administrative and business applications (including payroll, finance, logistics, and personnel management applications); or (2) Is protected at all times by procedures established for information that have been specifically authorized under criteria established by an Executive order or an Act of Congress to be kept classified in the interest of national defense or foreign policy. (3) Does not include a system that is to be used for routine administrative and business applications (including payroll, finance, logistics, and personnel management applications). (l) Removal order means any of the following orders, issued pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 1323(c)(5), requiring the removal of covered articles from executive agency information systems: (m) An order issued by Secretary of Homeland Security applicable to federal executive branch civilian agencies; (2) An order issued by the Secretary of Defense applicable to Department of Defense and national security systems other than sensitive compartmented information systems; or (3) An order issued by the Director of National Intelligence applicable to the intelligence community and sensitive compartmented information systems. (n) Responsible source means a responsible prospective contractor and subcontractors, at any tier, as defined in part 9 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (o) Source means a non-federal supplier, or potential supplier, of products or services, at any tier. (p) Supply chain risk means the risk that any person may sabotage, maliciously introduce unwanted functionality, extract data, or otherwise VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:57 Aug 31, 2020 Jkt 250001 manipulate the design, integrity, manufacturing, production, distribution, installation, operation, maintenance, disposition, or retirement of covered articles so as to surveil, deny, disrupt, or otherwise manipulate the function, use, or operation of the covered articles or information stored or transmitted by or through covered articles. (q) Supply chain risk information includes, but is not limited to, information that describes or identifies: (1) Functionality of covered articles, including access to data and information system privileges; (2) Information on the user environment where a covered article is used or installed; (3) The ability of the source to produce and deliver covered articles as expected (i.e., supply chain assurance); (4) Foreign control of, or influence over, the source (e.g., foreign ownership, personal and professional ties between the source and any foreign entity, legal regime of any foreign country in which the source is headquartered or conducts operations); (5) Implications to national security, homeland security, and/or national critical functions associated with use of the covered source; (6) Vulnerability of federal systems, programs, or facilities; (7) Market alternatives to the covered source; (8) Potential impact or harm caused by the possible loss, damage, or compromise of a product, material, or service to an organization’s operations or mission; (9) Likelihood of a potential impact or harm, or the exploitability of a system; (10) Security, authenticity, and integrity of covered articles and their supply and compilation chain; (11) Capacity to mitigate risks identified; (12) Credibility of and confidence in other supply chain risk information; (13) Any other information that would factor into an analysis of the security, integrity, resilience, quality, trustworthiness, or authenticity of covered articles or sources; (14) A summary of the above information, including: Summary of the threat level on 1 (low) to 5 (high) scale; and summary of the vulnerability level on 1 (low) to 5 (high) scale; and, any other information determined to be relevant to the determination of supply chain risk. § 201.103 Federal Acquisition Security Council (FASC). (a) The following agencies and agency components shall be represented on the FASC: PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 54267 (1) Office of Management and Budget; (2) General Services Administration; (3) Department of Homeland Security; (4) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency; (5) Office of the Director of National Intelligence; (6) National Counterintelligence and Security Center; (7) Department of Justice; (8) Federal Bureau of Investigation; (9) Department of Defense; (10) National Security Agency; (11) Department of Commerce; (12) National Institute of Standards and Technology; and (13) Any other executive agency, or agency component, as determined by the Chairperson of the FASC. (b) The FASC may request such information from executive agencies as is necessary for the FASC to carry out its functions, including evaluation of sources and covered articles for purposes of determining whether to recommend the issuance of removal or exclusion orders, and the receiving executive agency shall provide the requested information to the fullest extent possible. (c) Consultation and Coordination with Other Councils. The FASC will consult and coordinate, as appropriate, with the Chief Information Officers Council, the Chief Acquisition Officers Council, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, and other relevant councils and interagency committees with respect to supply chain risks posed by the acquisition and use of covered articles. (d) Program Office and Committees. The FASC may establish a program office and any committees, working groups, or other constituent bodies the FASC deems appropriate, in its sole and unreviewable discretion, to carry out its functions. Such a committee, working group, or other constituent body is authorized to perform any function lawfully delegated to it by the FASC. Subpart B—Supply Chain Risk Information Sharing § 201.201 (ISA). Information Sharing Agency The Act requires the FASC to identify an appropriate executive agency—the FASC’s Information Sharing Agency (ISA)—to perform the administrative information sharing functions on behalf of the FASC, as enumerated in the law at 41 U.S.C. 1323(a)(3). The ISA will facilitate and provide the administrative support to a FASC supply chain and risk management Task Force; and serve as the liaison to the FASC to E:\FR\FM\01SER1.SGM 01SER1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES 54268 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 1, 2020 / Rules and Regulations communicate the Task Force efforts, as the Task Force develops the processes under which the functions in 41 U.S.C. 1323(a)(3) will be implemented on behalf of the FASC. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), acting primarily through the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, is named the appropriate executive agency to serve as the FASC’s ISA. The ISA’s administrative functions are not construed to limit or impair the authority or responsibilities of any other federal agency with respect to information sharing. (a) All references in this part to the ‘‘submission of information to the FASC’’ mean the submission of information to the ISA and the Task Force, on behalf of the FASC, pursuant to the FASC-approved processes and procedures described in this Section. (b) The ISA and the Task Force will carry out administrative information dissemination functions on behalf of the FASC, and any references to the ‘‘dissemination of information by the FASC’’ mean dissemination of information by the ISA, on behalf of the FASC, pursuant to the FASC-approved processes and procedures described in this Section. (c) Interagency Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force. The FASC will identify members for an interagency supply chain risk management (SCRM) task force (the Task Force) to assist the FASC with implementing its information sharing, risk analysis, and risk assessment functions as described in 41 U.S.C. 1323(a)(3). The purpose of the Task Force is to allow the FASC to capitalize on the various supply chain risk management and information sharing efforts across the federal enterprise. This Task Force will include technical experts in SCRM and related interdisciplinary experts from agencies identified in § 201.103 and any other agency, or agency component, the FASC Chairperson identifies. The ISA will facilitate the efforts of and provide administrative support to the Task Force and periodically report to the FASC on the Task Force efforts. The ISA will convene the Task Force, including providing a physical location/facility to host the Task Force. (d) The ISA, in consultation with the Task Force, will submit to the FASC for approval: (1) Processes and procedures describing how the ISA and the Task Force will operate and support the FASC; (2) Processes and procedures describing how federal and non-federal entities must submit supply chain risk information (both mandatory and VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:57 Aug 31, 2020 Jkt 250001 voluntary submissions of information) to the FASC, including any necessary requirements for information handling, protection and classification; (3) Processes and procedures for the ISA to notify the federal entity that provided classified information to the ISA, prior to disseminating that classified information; (4) Processes and procedures describing how the ISA and the Task Force will facilitate the sharing of information to support supply chain risk analyses under 41 U.S.C. 1326, recommendations issued by the FASC, and covered procurement actions under 41 U.S.C. 4713; (5) Process and procedures describing how the ISA and Task Force will provide information to the FASC and to executive agencies regarding covered procurement actions by agencies and any issued removal orders and covered procurement actions; and (6) Any other processes and procedures describing the operations of the Task Force as determined by the FASC Chairperson. (e) The ISA will also identify to the FASC any ISA resource gaps, including, but not limited to, gaps in staffing, budget, organization, training, materials, and facility needs that may be necessary to implement its duties pursuant to this part. § 201.202 FASC. Submitting Information to the (a) Requirements for Submission of Information. All submissions of information to the FASC must be accomplished through the processes and procedures approved by the FASC in § 201.201. Any information submission to the FASC must comply with information sharing protections described in § 201.202 and be consistent with applicable law and regulations. (b) Mandatory Information Submission Requirements. Executive agencies must expeditiously submit supply chain risk information to the ISA using procedures approved by the FASC in § 201.201 when: (1) The FASC requests information relating to a particular source, covered article or covered procurement; or (2) An executive agency has determined there is a reasonable basis to conclude a substantial supply chain risk associated with a source, covered procurement, or covered article exists. In such instances, the executive agency shall provide the FASC with relevant information concerning the source or covered article, including: (i) Supply chain risk information identified through the course of the agency’s activities in furtherance of PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 mitigating, identifying or managing its supply chain risk; (ii) Supply chain risk information regarding covered procurement actions by the agency under 41 U.S.C. 4713; and any orders issued by the agency under 41 U.S.C. 4713. (c) Voluntary Information Submission Requirements. All federal and nonfederal entities may submit information relevant to SCRM, covered articles, sources, or covered procurement actions to the FASC not described in paragraph (b) in this section, Mandatory Information Submission Requirements. (d) Information Protections. To the extent that information submitted to the FASC must be protected in accordance with applicable law and regulation, agencies providing such information must ensure the information contains proper marking, handling, dissemination, or use restrictions, including but not limited to the following: (1) For classified information, the transmitting and receiving agencies shall ensure that information is provided to designated ISA personnel, who have an appropriate security clearance and a need to know the information. The ISA, Task Force, and the FASC will handle such information consistent with the applicable restrictions. (2) Other protected information submitted to the FASC must be marked in accordance with any applicable intellectual property, business confidentiality, contractual, or other applicable dissemination rules. The FASC, the ISA, and the Task Force, will handle such information in a manner consistent with such markings. (3) To the extent supply chain risk information submitted to the FASC includes information protected by the Procurement Integrity Act, agencies shall submit such information consistent with the FASC approved processes and procedures described in § 201.201. The FASC will handle such information consistent with the identified restrictions. (d) Dissemination of Information by the FASC. The FASC maintains the responsibility, at its sole discretion to disclose its recommendations and any supply chain risk information relevant to its recommendation with any federal or non-federal entities when the FASC determines that such sharing may facilitate identification or mitigation of supply chain risk to information systems and to the extent consistent with the following paragraphs: (1) The FASC may maintain its recommendations and any supply chain risk information as nonpublic, to the E:\FR\FM\01SER1.SGM 01SER1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 1, 2020 / Rules and Regulations extent permitted by law, or otherwise release such information to impacted entities and appropriate stakeholders if circumstances warrant such an approach including but not limited to exercising its discretion regarding the timing of any such release of information, the scope of information to be released, and the intended recipients of such information. (2) Any release by the FASC of recommendations and supply chain risk information will be in accordance title 41 U.S.C. 1323 and with § 201.202(d), (e), (f) and (g). (3) The FASC will not release a recommendation to a non-federal entity, unless a decision on whether or not to issue an exclusion or removal order has been made, and the affected source has been notified. (e) Reliance on Shared information. Executive agencies and the officials identified in § 201.103(a)(1) may consider and rely upon supply chain risk information and any other information the FASC determines appropriate, received pursuant to this subpart and the criteria established under § 201.201, to exercise the authorities and responsibilities in 41 U.S.C. 1323, 1326, and 4713. (f) Limitation on further dissemination of the information. The FASC (including the ISA, Task Force, and any other FASC constituent bodies) shall comply with applicable limitations on dissemination of supply chain risk information submitted pursuant to this subpart, including but not limited to the following restrictions: (1) Controlled Unclassified Information, such as Law Enforcement Sensitive, Proprietary, Privileged, or Personally Identifiable Information, may only be disseminated in compliance with the safeguarding and dissemination controls applicable for that category of information and consistent with any additional administrative markings applied to this specific information as laid out in Executive Order 13556, Controlled Unclassified Information, 32 CFR part 2002. (2) Classified Information may only be disseminated consistent with the restrictions applicable to the information and in accordance with the FASC’s processes and procedures for disseminating classified information as required by this part. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:57 Aug 31, 2020 Jkt 250001 Subpart C—Removal Orders and Exclusion Orders § 201.301 Recommending removal orders and exclusion orders. (a) Referral Procedure. The FASC may commence an evaluation of one or more sources and one or more covered articles, pursuant to the criteria in paragraph (b) of this section and for the purpose of determining whether to recommend that the source(s) or covered article(s) be subject to a removal order or exclusion order, in any of the following ways: (1) Upon the referral of the FASC or any member of the FASC; (2) Upon the request, in writing, of the head of an executive agency or designee, accompanied by a submission of relevant information; or (3) Based on information submitted to the FASC by any federal or non-federal entity that the FASC deems, in its discretion, to be credible. (b) Criteria. The FASC will evaluate sources and covered articles, including by analyzing available information, and considering the following, nonexclusive factors, as appropriate: (1) Functionality of the covered articles, including the source’s access to data and information system privileges; (2) Security, authenticity, and integrity of covered articles and their supply and compilation chains, including for embedded, integrated, and bundled software; (3) The ability of the source to produce and deliver the covered articles as expected (i.e., supply chain assurance); (4) Ownership of, control of, or influence over the source or covered article(s) by a foreign government or parties owned or controlled by a foreign government, or other ties between the source and a foreign government, which may include the following considerations: (i) Whether the U.S. government has identified the country as a foreign adversary or country of special concern; (ii) Whether the source or its component suppliers have headquarters, research, development, manufacturing, test, distribution, or service facilities or other operations in a foreign country, including a country of special concern or a foreign adversary; (iii) Personal and professional ties between the source—including its officers, directors or similar officials, employees, consultants, or contractors— and any foreign government; and (iv) Laws and regulations of any foreign country in which the source has headquarters, research development, manufacturing, testing, packaging, PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 54269 distribution, or service facilities or other operations. (5) Implications to national, homeland security, or critical functions associated with use of the source(s) or covered article(s); (6) Vulnerabilities of federal systems, programs, or facilities; (7) Capacity of the source or the U.S. Government to mitigate risks; (8) Credibility of, and confidence in available information used to formulate assessment(s) of risk associated with proceeding, with using alternatives, and/or with adopting range of mitigations; (9) Any transmission of information or data by a covered article to a country outside of the U.S.; and (10) Any other information that would factor into an assessment of supply chain risk, including any impact to agency mission critical functions, and other information as the FASC deems appropriate. (c) Due Diligence. As part of the analysis conducted pursuant to paragraph (b) of this section, the FASC will conduct appropriate due diligence. Such due diligence may include but need not be limited to the following actions: (1) Review any information made available by the executive agency identified in § 202.201(a), and any other information the FASC determines appropriate; (2) Ensure, to the extent possible, that the level of confidence in the information is appropriately taken into consideration; and (3) Examine other relevant public or commercially available information as necessary or appropriate. (d) Consultation with NIST. NIST will participate in FASC activities as a member and will advise the FASC on NIST standards and guidelines issued under 40 U.S.C. 11331, including ensuring that any recommended orders do not conflict with such standards and guidelines. (e) Content of recommendation. (1) The FASC shall include the following in any recommendation to the Secretary of Homeland Security, Secretary of Defense, and/or Director of National Intelligence: (i) Information necessary to positively identify any source(s) or covered article(s) recommended for exclusion or removal; (ii) Information regarding the scope and applicability of the recommended exclusion order, removal order, or both, including whether any such order should apply to all executive agencies or a subset of executive agencies; E:\FR\FM\01SER1.SGM 01SER1 54270 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 1, 2020 / Rules and Regulations (iii) A summary of the supply chain risk assessment reviewed or conducted in support of the recommended exclusion or removal order, including material conflicting or contrary information, if any; (iv) A summary of the basis for the recommendation, including a discussion of less intrusive measures that were considered and why such measures were not reasonably available to reduce supply chain risk; (v) A description of the actions necessary to implement the recommended exclusion or removal order; and, (vi) Where practicable, in the FASC’s sole and unreviewable discretion, a description of the mitigation steps that could be taken by the source that may result in the FASC rescinding the recommendation. (2) Information sharing in absence of recommendation: If the FASC decides not to issue a recommendation, information received and analyzed pursuant to the procedures in this section may be shared, as appropriate, pursuant to the procedures in subpart B of this chapter. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES § 201.302 Notice of recommendation to source and opportunity to respond. (a) Notice to source. The FASC shall provide a notice of the FASC’s recommendation to any source named in the recommendation. (b) Content of notice. The notice under paragraph (a) of this section shall advise the source: (1) That a recommendation has been made; (2) Of the criteria the FASC relied upon and, to the extent consistent with national security and law enforcement interests, the information that forms the basis for the recommendation; (3) That, within 30 days after receipt of the notice, the source may submit information in response to the recommendation; (4) Of the procedures governing the review and possible issuance of an exclusion or removal order; and (5) Where practicable, in the FASC’s sole and unreviewable discretion, a description of the mitigation steps that could be taken by the source that may result in the FASC rescinding the recommendation. (c) Confidentiality of notice issued to source. U.S. government personnel shall: (1) Keep confidential and not make available outside of the executive branch, except to the extent required by law, any notice issued to a source under paragraph (b) of this section until an exclusion order or removal order is VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:57 Aug 31, 2020 Jkt 250001 issued and the source has been notified pursuant to § 201.303(f)(1); and (2) Keep confidential and not make available outside of the executive branch, except to the extent required by law, any notice issued to a source under paragraph (b) of this section if the FASC rescinds a recommendation or the Secretary of Homeland Security, Secretary of Defense, and Director of National Intelligence, as applicable, decide not to issue the recommended exclusion order and/or removal order. (d) Confidentiality of information submitted by source. The FASC and its member agencies shall treat information that the source marks as confidential, private, or closely held, when marked by the source as Confidential and Not to be Publicly Shared. The FASC and its member agencies will not disclose such information to the public except to the extent required by law. § 201.303 Issuing removal orders and exclusion orders and other related activities. (a)(1) Consideration of and issuance of exclusion and removal orders. The Secretary of Homeland Security, the Secretary of Defense, and the Director of National Intelligence shall review the FASC’s recommendations and accompanying information and materials provided by the FASC pursuant to § 201.201, together with any information submitted by a source pursuant to § 201.202, and determine whether to issue an order based upon such recommendation. (2) Administrative record. The administrative record for judicial review of an exclusion or removal order issued pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 1323(c)(6) shall, subject to the limitations set forth in 41 U.S.C. 1327(b)(4)(B)(ii)–(v), consist only of: (i) The recommendation issued pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 1323(c)(2); (ii) The notice of recommendation and review issued pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 1323(c)(3); (iii) Any information and argument in opposition to the recommendation submitted by the source pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 1323(c)(3)(C); (iv) The exclusion or removal order issued pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 1323(c)(5) and any information or materials directly relied upon by the official identified in paragraphs (b) through (d) of this section, as applicable, in issuing the exclusion or removal order; and (v) The notification to the source issued pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 1323(c)(6)(A). (3) Other information. Other information or material collected by, shared with, or created by the FASC or PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 its member agencies shall not be included in the administrative record unless the official identified in paragraphs (b) through (d) of this section, as applicable, directly relied on that information or material in issuing the exclusion or removal order. (b) Secretary of Homeland Security. The Secretary of Homeland Security shall issue removal or exclusion orders applicable only to civilian agencies, to the extent not covered by paragraph (c) or (d) of this section. (c) Secretary of Defense. The Secretary of Defense shall issue removal or exclusion orders applicable only to the Department of Defense including national security systems other than sensitive compartmented information systems. (d) Director of National Intelligence. The Director of National Intelligence shall issue removal or exclusion orders applicable only to the Intelligence Community and sensitive compartmented information systems, to the extent not covered by paragraph (c) in this section. (e) Applicability of issued orders to Non-Federal entities. An exclusion order and a removal order may affect non-federal entities, including as follows: (1) An exclusion order may require the exclusion of sources or covered articles from any executive agency procurement action, including but not limited to source selection and consent for a contractor to subcontract. To the extent required by the exclusion order, agencies shall exclude the source or covered articles, as applicable, from being supplied by any prime contractor and subcontractor at any tier. (2) A removal order may require removal of the covered article(s) from an executive agency information system owned and operated by an agency; from an information system operated by a contractor on behalf of an agency; and from other contractor information systems to the extent that the removal order applies to contractor equipment or systems within the scope of ‘‘information technology,’’ as defined at herein. (f) Notification of issued exclusion and removal orders. The official who issued the exclusion or removal order: (1) Shall, upon issuance of an exclusion or removal order pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section: (i) Notify any source named in the order of the exclusion or removal order; and to the extent consistent with national security and law enforcement interests, information that forms the basis for the order; E:\FR\FM\01SER1.SGM 01SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 1, 2020 / Rules and Regulations (ii) Provide classified or unclassified notice of the exclusion or removal order to the appropriate congressional committees and leadership; (iii) Provide the exclusion or removal order to the ISA; (iv) Notify the Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee about the exclusion or removal order. (2) May provide the exclusion order or removal order to other persons, including public disclosure, as the official deems appropriate and to the extent consistent with national security and law enforcement interests. (g) Delegation. The officials identified in paragraph (a) of this section may not delegate the authority to issue exclusion and removal orders to an official below the level one level below the Deputy Secretary or Principal Deputy Director level, except that the Secretary of Defense may delegate authority for removal orders to the Commander of U.S. Cyber Command, who may not redelegate such authority to an official below the level of the Deputy Commander. (h) Removal from Federal supply contracts. If the officials identified in paragraphs (b) through (d) of this section, or their delegate, issue orders collectively resulting in a governmentwide exclusion, the Administrator for General Services and officials at other executive agencies responsible for management of the Federal Supply Schedules, government-wide acquisition contracts and multi-agency contracts shall facilitate implementation of such orders by removing the covered articles or sources identified in the orders from such contracts. (i) Annual review of issued orders. The officials identified in paragraphs (b) through (d) of this section shall review all issued exclusion and removal orders not less frequently than annually pursuant to procedures established by the FASC. (j) Modification or rescission of issued orders. The officials identified in paragraphs (b) through (d) of this section may modify or rescind an issued exclusion or removal order, provided that a modified order shall not apply more broadly than the order before the modification. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES § 201.304 Executive agency compliance with exclusion and removal orders. (a) Agency compliance. Executive agencies shall: (1) Comply with exclusion and removal orders issued pursuant to § 201.303 and applicable to their agency, as required by 41 U.S.C. 1323(d) and 44 U.S.C. 35554(a)(1)(B); and VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:57 Aug 31, 2020 Jkt 250001 (2) Not make publicly-available any exclusion order or removal order unless otherwise approved by the FASC prior to such release. (b) Exceptions to issued exclusion and removal orders. An executive agency required to comply with an exclusion order or a removal order may submit to the official that issued the order a request that an issued order not apply to the agency, to specific actions of the agency, to actions of the agency for a period of time before compliance with the order is practicable, and any other request that the requesting agency seeks. The request shall include all necessary information for the issuing official to review and evaluate the request, including alternative mitigations to the risks addressed by the order and the ability of an agency to fulfill its mission critical functions. Other circumstances that may warrant an exception to an issued order include other findings related to the national interest, including national security reviews, national security investigations, or national security agreements. The request shall be submitted in writing. The FASC may establish and update additional procedures for requesting waivers and criteria for approving or disapproving such requests as appropriate. [FR Doc. 2020–18939 Filed 8–31–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 42 CFR Part 9 [Docket Number NIH–2019–0001] RIN: 0925–AA66 Standards of Care for Chimpanzees Held in the Federally Supported Sanctuary System AGENCY: National Institutes of Health, HHS. Final rule; technical amendments. ACTION: SUMMARY: This document contains technical amendments to the Health and Human Services (HHS) regulation regarding the Standards of Care for Chimpanzees Held in the Federally Supported Sanctuary System. The regulatory content is being amended to correct references that are made throughout the regulation regarding delegated authorities and activities of the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). With the abolishment of NCRR in 2011, the PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 54271 Director, NIH, delegated these authorities to the Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP) within the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI), NIH. The ORIP/DPCPSI now has the lead responsibility for coordinating all efforts on behalf of HHS concerning the sanctuary system for surplus chimpanzees from both federal and non-federal sources. The references to NCRR throughout the regulation are corrected to reflect ORIP/DPCPSI, the definition of National Primate Research Center is corrected to reflect the correct number of currently existing centers, and the office address provided for ORIP/DPCPSI in the regulation is corrected. DATES: Effective on September 1, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel Hernandez, Acting NIH Regulations Officer, Office of Management Assessment, Division of Management Support, 6011 Executive Boulevard, Suite 601, Rockville, Maryland 20852–7669, telephone 301– 435–3343, email dhernandez@ od.nih.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 20, 2000, the United States Congress enacted the Chimpanzee Health Improvement, Maintenance, and Protection Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106–551, ‘‘CHIMP Act’’). Section 1 of this law amended the Public Health Service Act by adding section 481C (42 U.S.C. 287a– 3a). Section 481C requires the Secretary, HHS, to provide for the establishment and operation of a sanctuary system to provide for the lifetime care of chimpanzees that have been used, or were bred or purchased for use, in research conducted or supported by NIH, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), or other agencies of the Federal Government, and with respect to which it has been determined by the Secretary, HHS, that the chimpanzees are not needed for such research (i.e., surplus chimpanzees). Section 481C(d) directs the Secretary, HHS, to establish, by regulation, standards of care for operating the sanctuary system to provide for the permanent retirement of surplus chimpanzees. On April 5, 2001, the Secretary, HHS, delegated to the Director, NIH, authorities to establish and operate the sanctuary system. Subsequently, the Director, NIH, delegated the authorities to NCRR. On October 10, 2008, HHS issued a final rule that established the regulation at 42 CFR part 9 which sets forth the standards of care for chimpanzees held in the federally supported chimpanzee sanctuary system. References are made E:\FR\FM\01SER1.SGM 01SER1

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OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET

41 CFR Part 201


Federal Acquisition Supply Chain Security Act

AGENCY: Office of Management and Budget, OMB.

ACTION: Interim final rule with request for comments.

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SUMMARY: As authorized by the Federal Acquisition Supply Chain Security 
Act of 2018 (FASCSA), the Federal Acquisition Security Council (FASC) 
is issuing this interim final rule to implement the requirements of the 
laws that govern the operation of the FASC, the sharing of supply chain 
risk information, and the exercise of its authorities to recommend 
issuance of removal and exclusion orders to address supply chain 
security risks.

DATES: Effective September 1, 2020. Written comments must be received 
on or before November 2, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties should provide comments via electronic 
mail to the following inbox: [email protected]. The Office of 
Management and Budget is located at 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 
20503. No physical copies will be accepted.
    Instructions: Comments sent by any other method, to any other 
address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period, 
may not be considered. Comments submitted in response to this notice 
may be made publically available and are subject to disclosure under 
the Freedom of Information Act. For this reason, please do not include 
in your comments information of a confidential nature, such as 
sensitive personal information or proprietary information, or any 
information that you would not want publicly disclosed. Summary 
information of the public comments received, including any specific 
comments, may be posted on regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa N. Barr, 202-395-3015, 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    Information and communications technology and services (ICTS) are 
essential to the proper functioning of U.S. government information 
systems. The U. S. government's efforts to evaluate threats to and 
vulnerabilities in ICTS supply chains have historically been undertaken 
by individual or small groups of agencies to address specific supply 
chain security risks. Because of the scale of supply chain risks faced 
by government agencies, and the need for better coordination among a 
broader group of agencies, there was an organized effort within the 
executive branch to support Congressional efforts in 2018 to pass new 
legislation to improve executive branch coordination, supply chain 
information sharing, and actions to address supply chain risks.
    The Federal Acquisition Supply Chain Security Act of 2018 (FASCSA 
or Act) (Title II of Pub. L. 115-390), signed into law on December 21, 
2018, established the Federal Acquisition Security Council (FASC). The 
FASC is an executive branch interagency council, chaired by a senior-
level official from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and 
includes representatives from the General Services Administration 
(GSA); Department of Homeland Security (DHS); Office of the Director of 
National Intelligence (ODNI); Department of Justice; Department of 
Defense (DoD); and Department of Commerce (Commerce).
    Pursuant to subsection 202(d) of the FASCSA, the FASC is required 
to prescribe this IFR to implement subchapter III of chapter 13 of 
title 41, U.S. Code. This IFR is organized in three subparts. Subpart A 
explains the scope of this IFR, provides definitions for relevant 
terms, and establishes the membership of the FASC. Subpart B 
establishes the role of the FASC's Information Sharing Agency (ISA). 
DHS, acting primarily through the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure 
Security Agency, will serve as the ISA. The ISA will standardize 
processes and procedures for submission and dissemination of supply 
chain information, and will facilitate the operations of a Supply Chain 
Risk Management (SCRM) Task Force under the FASC. This FASC Task Force 
(hereafter referred to as ``Task Force'') will be comprised of 
designated technical experts that will assist the FASC in implementing 
its information sharing, risk analysis, and risk assessment functions. 
Subpart B also prescribes mandatory and voluntary information sharing 
criteria and associated information protection requirements. Subpart C 
provides the criteria and procedures by which the FASC will evaluate 
supply chain risk from sources and covered articles and recommend 
issuance of orders requiring removal of covered articles from executive 
agency information systems (removal orders) and orders excluding 
sources or covered articles from future procurements (exclusion 
orders). Subpart C also provides the process for issuance of removal 
orders and exclusion orders and agency requests for waivers from such 
orders.

II. Analysis of Part 201

Subpart A--General

    Subpart A establishes regulations generally applicable to the 
operations of the FASC. Subpart A, Sec.  201.101(a) summarizes the 
scope of subparts A, B, and C, which generally govern the activities of 
federal agencies, and not non-federal entities. Sec.  201.101(b) 
clarifies that nothing in these regulations require non-federal 
entities to share supply chain risk information with the federal 
government. In addition, because subpart C provides for the issuance of 
exclusion orders and removal orders, which affect the supply and use of 
products and services supplied by non-federal entities,

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Sec.  201.101(b)(2) explains that subpart C does not require the 
removal or a covered article from a non-federal information system or 
the exclusion of a covered article from procurement by a non-federal 
entity except to the extent that an exclusion order or a removal order 
applies to a prime contractor or subcontractor of a federal agency. 
This applicability to non-federal entities is addressed in Sec.  
201.303(e).
    Subpart A, Sec.  201.102 provides definitions applicable to the 
part. Subpart A, Sec.  201.103 describes the membership of the FASC, 
the authority of the FASC to request information from executive 
agencies, and the authority of the FASC to establish a program office, 
committees, working groups, or other constituent bodies. These bodies 
are authorized to perform any function lawfully delegated to them by 
the FASC.

Subpart B--Supply Chain Risk Information Sharing

    Subpart B identifies DHS as the executive agency for information 
sharing (or the ISA) and provides for the creation and establishment of 
a supply chain risk management and information sharing Task Force under 
the FASC. The ISA will facilitate and provide the administrative 
support to the FASC Task Force and serve as the liaison to the FASC. 
The Task Force will develop processes and procedures to be approved by 
the FASC that describe: (1) How the ISA and Task Force will operate and 
support the FASC; (2) how federal and non-federal entities submit 
supply chain risk information to the FASC, including any necessary 
requirements for information handling, protection and classification; 
(3) how to share information to support supply chain risk analyses 
under Sec.  1326 of the Act, recommendations issued by the FASC, and 
covered procurement actions under Sec.  4713 of the Act; (4) how to 
provide information to the FASC and to executive agencies regarding 
removal orders and covered procurement actions; and (5) any other 
processes and procedures describing the operations of the FASC as 
determined by the FASC Chairperson. Subpart B, Sec.  201.202 describes 
additional details of the mechanics of submitting information to the 
FASC (including mandatory and voluntary submissions) and dissemination 
of information by the FASC.

Subpart C--Removal Orders and Exclusion Orders

    Subpart C describes the process by which the FASC will evaluate one 
or more sources and/or one or more covered articles to determine 
whether to recommend that the Secretary of Homeland Security, Secretary 
of Defense, and/or Director of National Intelligence issue a removal 
order and/or an exclusion order. Initiation of the process can begin 
either by referral of the FASC or any member of the FASC; upon the 
written request of any U.S. Government body; or based on information 
submitted to the FASC by any individual or non-federal entity that the 
FASC determines to be credible.
    The FASC will evaluate sources and covered articles pursuant to a 
common set of non-exclusive factors that are listed in this IFR. 
Allowing for the evaluation of additional information provides the FASC 
with the needed flexibility to evaluate additional considerations and 
information on a case-by-case basis.
    As part of the analysis of sources and/or covered articles, the 
FASC will conduct appropriate due diligence regarding the information 
that it is considering. This due diligence may include reviewing any 
information made available to the FASC; ensuring, to the extent 
possible, that the information is credible or that the level of 
confidence in the information is appropriately taken into 
consideration; and examining other relevant publicly-available 
information as necessary and appropriate. In addition, the FASC will 
consult with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 
before recommending issuance of an exclusion or removal order, to 
ensure that recommended orders do not conflict with existing federal 
standards and guidelines.
    If the FASC does not find that recommending a removal or exclusion 
order is warranted, risk information received and analyzed by the FASC 
may be shared, as appropriate, pursuant to the procedures in Subpart B.
    If the FASC decides to issue a recommendation, that recommendation 
will include the information necessary for the Secretary of Homeland 
Security, the Secretary of Defense, or the Director of National 
Intelligence, as appropriate, to determine whether to issue an 
exclusion order and/or a removal order. The recommendation must include 
the risk information and summaries specified in Subpart B, Sec.  
201.202(e). The recommendation will be directed to the Secretary of 
Homeland Security, Secretary of Defense, and/or Director of National 
Intelligence based on the scope of federal systems, identified in 41 
U.S.C. 1323(c)(5), for which the FASC is recommending removal or 
exclusion from future procurements. The FASC or its designee will 
provide notice of the recommendation, along with the contents specified 
in Subpart C, Sec.  201.302(b), to any source named in the 
recommendation. This due process procedure is intended to provide the 
named source(s) with the information needed for the source(s) to 
respond to the recommendation. If named source(s) wishes to respond to 
the notice, the source(s) should prepare a thorough and complete 
written response, submitting the response as directed in the notice. 
The FASC encourages source(s) to provide any information that it 
believes relevant in responding to the recommendation, including 
additional technical information about the covered article(s), details 
about the relationship between the source(s) and any foreign 
government, and a detailed mitigation proposal that the source(s) 
believes would satisfy the concerns identified in the notice. The 
source(s) should submit such information and materials in writing 
before any request for a meeting to enable the FASC and the Secretary 
of Homeland Security, Secretary of Defense, and Director of National 
Intelligence, as applicable, to fully consider the source's written 
submission. The FASC may choose to rescind the recommendation based on 
the information provided by the source(s). The FASC does not intend to 
publicly disclose communications with the source(s) except to the 
extent required by law. The FASC welcomes comment on the adequacy or 
specific improvements to these procedures.
    The Secretary of Homeland Security, the Secretary of Defense, or 
the Director of National Intelligence, as applicable, will review the 
recommendation and accompanying risk information and materials provided 
by the FASC, and any information and response submitted by a source, 
and determine whether to issue a removal order, an exclusion order, or 
both, for the agencies and systems within the scope of the authority of 
41 U.S.C. 1323(c)(5)(A)(i)-(iii). If one of these officials or an 
authorized designee issues an exclusion order or removal order, the 
named source(s) will be notified, among other required and 
discretionary notifications.
    Once a removal or exclusion order is issued, all agencies to which 
the order applies would be required to comply with the order pursuant 
to 41 U.S.C. 1323(c)(7) and 44 U.S.C. 3554(a)(1)(B)(vi). If orders 
applying to the same source(s) or covered articles were issued by the 
Secretaries of Homeland Security and Defense and the Director of 
National Intelligence (i.e., effectively an executive branch-wide 
removal and/or exclusion order), the Administrator of General Services 
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responsible for management of the Federal Supply Schedules, government-
wide acquisition contracts, and multi-agency contracts would facilitate 
implementation of such orders by removing the covered articles or 
sources identified in the orders from such contracts.
    The regulation provides procedures for agencies to submit requests 
to the issuing official for an exception to an issued order. An agency 
may request an exception to an issued order for various reasons, such 
as need for additional time to comply with the order, or for a complete 
waiver based on issues of national security. The FASC will establish 
procedures for requesting waivers and criteria for approving or 
disapproving such requests, as appropriate.
    All issued exclusion and removal orders must be reviewed at least 
annually pursuant to procedures which will be established by the FASC. 
Furthermore, an authorized official of the issuing agency may modify or 
rescind an issued exclusion or removal order, so long as a modified 
order does not apply more broadly than the order before modification.

III. Request for Comment

    The FASC invites comments on all aspects of this IFR. Any non-
public (oral and written) communications with FASC officials regarding 
the substance of this rule would be considered an ex-parte 
presentation, and a summary of the substance of the ex-parte 
presentation will be placed on the public record and become part of 
this docket. Not later than two (2) business days after an oral 
communication or meeting, the party which engaged in such communication 
or meeting must submit a memorandum to OMB summarizing the substance of 
the communication. OMB reserves the right to supplement the memorandum 
with additional information as necessary, or to request that the party 
making the filing do so, if a FASC official believes that important 
information was omitted or characterized incorrectly. Any written 
presentation provided in support of the oral communication or meeting 
will also be placed on the public record and become part of this 
docket. Such ex-parte communications must be submitted to this docket 
as provided in the ADDRESSES section above and clearly labeled as an 
ex-parte presentation. Federal entities are not subject to these 
procedures.

IV. Classification

    Executive Orders 12866 and 13563: Executive Orders (E.O.s) 12866 
and 13563 direct agencies to assess all costs and benefits of available 
regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select 
regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits (including potential 
economic, environmental, public health and safety effects, distributive 
impacts, and equity). E.O. 13563 emphasizes the importance of 
quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing 
rules, and of promoting flexibility. This rule has been designated a 
significant regulatory action under E.O. 12866. Accordingly, the Office 
of Information and Regulatory Affairs has reviewed this rule.
    Executive Order 13771: This rule is not subject to the requirements 
of E.O. 13771, because the rule is issued with respect to a national 
security function of the United States. As highlighted by sections I 
and II of this preamble, national security is a primary direct benefit 
of this rule. Application of the national security exemption under E.O. 
13771 requires assessing the application of the ``good cause'' 
exception under 5 U.S.C. 533. This rule meets the ``good cause'' 
exception, as FASCSA requires publication of an interim final rule to 
effectuate the authorities of the FASC in a timely manner, and the one-
year deadline Congress established for publication of such rule would 
not provide sufficient time for notice and comment in light of the 
complex nature of the rule and interagency process.
    Regulatory Flexibility Act: Because the FASC is not required to 
publish a notice of proposed rulemaking for this interim final rule 
under 5 U.S.C. 553, no Regulatory Flexibility Analysis is required. See 
5 U.S.C. 603(a), 604(a).
    Paperwork Reduction Act: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) (PRA) provides that an agency generally cannot 
conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and no person is 
required to respond to nor be subject to a penalty for failure to 
comply with a collection of information, unless that collection has 
obtained OMB approval and displays a currently valid OMB Control 
Number. This rule does not contain a collection of information and is 
therefore not subject to the PRA.
    Congressional Review Act: The FASC has determined that this rule 
will take effect upon publication pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 808(2). The FASC 
finds that notice and public procedure before this rule takes effect is 
unnecessary and contrary to the public interest under 5 U.S.C. 808(2) 
in light of Congress's direction to issue an interim final rule to 
address the critical supply chain security issues covered by this rule 
and to respond to public comments when issuing a final rule. See 41 
U.S.C. 1321 note.
    Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995: This rule does not contain 
any unfunded mandate or significantly or uniquely affect small 
governments, as described in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995.
    Executive Order 13132 (Federalism): This rule does not have 
Federalism implications as specified in Executive Order 13132.
    Executive Order 12630 (Governmental Actions and Interference with 
Constitutionally Protected Property Rights): This rule does not 
implement policies that have takings implications as identified in 
Executive Order 12630.
    Executive Order 13175 (Consultation and Coordination with Indian 
Tribes): The rule does not have tribal implications and will not impose 
substantial direct costs on tribal governments or preempt tribal law as 
specified by Executive Order 13175.
    National Environmental Policy Act: This IFR does not require a 
detailed environmental analysis as the establishment and operation of 
FASC will not ``individually or cumulatively have a significant effect 
on the human environment'' (40 CFR 1508.4).

List of Subjects in 41 CFR Part 201

    Cybersecurity, Federal acquisition, Government procurement, 
Information sharing, Information technology, National security, Removal 
and exclusion orders, Security measures, Supply chain, Supply chain 
risk information, Technology.

Grant Schneider,
Federal Chief Information Security Officer.

0
For the reasons set out in the preamble, 41 CFR part 201 is added to 
read as follows:

PART 201--FEDERAL ACQUISITION SUPPLY CHAIN SECURITY

Subpart A--General

Sec.
201.101 Scope.
201.102 Definitions.
201.103 Federal Acquisition Security Council (FASC).
Subpart B--Supply Chain Risk Information Sharing
201.201 Information Sharing Agency (ISA).
201.202 Submitting information to the FASC.
Subpart C--Removal orders and exclusion orders
201.301 Recommending removal orders and exclusion orders.
201.302 Notice of recommendation to source and opportunity to 
respond.

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201.303 Issuing removal orders and exclusion orders and other 
related activities.
201.304 Executive agency compliance with exclusion and removal 
orders.

    Authority:  41 U.S.C. 1321-1328, 4713.

Subpart A--General


Sec.  201.101   Scope.

    (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, this part 
applies to the following:
    (1) The membership and operations of the FASC, including all U.S. 
and contractor personnel supporting the FASC's operations;
    (2) Submission and dissemination of supply chain risk information; 
and
    (3) Recommendations for, issuance of, and associated procedures 
related to removal orders and exclusion orders.
    (b) This part does not require the following:
    (1) Mandatory submission of supply chain risk information by non-
federal entities.
    (2) The removal or exclusion of any covered article by non-federal 
entities, except to the extent that an exclusion or removal order 
issued pursuant to subpart C of this Part applies to prime contractors 
and subcontractors to federal agencies.


Sec.  201.102   Definitions.

    For purposes of this part:
    (a) Appropriate congressional committees and leadership means:
    (1) The Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, 
the Committee on the Judiciary, the Committee on Appropriations, the 
Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation, the Select Committee on Intelligence, and the majority 
and minority leader of the Senate; and
    (2) The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the Committee 
on the Judiciary, the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on 
Homeland Security, the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on 
Energy and Commerce, the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, 
and the Speaker and minority leader of the House of Representatives.
    (b) Council or FASC means the Federal Acquisition Security Council.
    (c) Covered article means any of the following:
    (1) Information technology, as defined in 40 U.S.C. 11101, 
including cloud computing services of all types;
    (2) Telecommunications equipment or telecommunications service, as 
those terms are defined in section 3 of the Communications Act of 1934 
(47 U.S.C. 153);
    (3) The processing of information on a Federal or non-Federal 
information system, subject to the requirements of the Controlled 
Unclassified Information program or subsequent U.S. government program 
for controlling sensitive unclassified information; or
    (4) Hardware, systems, devices, software, or services that include 
embedded or incidental information technology.
    (d) Covered procurement means:
    (1) A source selection for a covered article involving either a 
performance specification, as provided in subsection (a)(3)(B) of title 
41 U.S.C. 3306, or an evaluation factor, as provided in subsection 
(b)(1)(A) of title 41 U.S.C. 3306, relating to a supply chain risk, or 
where supply chain risk considerations are included in the agency's 
determination of whether a source is a responsible source;
    (2) The consideration of proposals for and issuance of a task or 
delivery order for a covered article, as provided in title 41 U.S.C. 
4106(d)(3), where the task or delivery order contract includes a 
contract clause establishing a requirement relating to a supply chain 
risk;
    (3) Any contract action involving a contract for a covered article 
where the contract includes a clause establishing requirements relating 
to a supply chain risk; or
    (4) Any other procurement in a category of procurements determined 
appropriate by the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council, with the 
advice of the Federal Acquisition Security Council.
    (e) Covered procurement action means any of the following actions, 
if the action takes place in the course of conducting a covered 
procurement:
    (1) The exclusion of a source that fails to meet qualification 
requirements established under 41 U.S.C. 3311, for the purpose of 
reducing supply chain risk in the acquisition or use of covered 
articles;
    (2) The exclusion of a source that fails to achieve an acceptable 
rating with regard to an evaluation factor providing for the 
consideration of supply chain risk in the evaluation of proposals for 
the award of a contract or the issuance of a task or delivery order;
    (3) The determination that a source is not a responsible source, 
based on considerations of supply chain risk; and
    (4) The decision to withhold consent for a contractor to 
subcontract with a particular source or to direct a contractor to 
exclude a particular source from consideration for a subcontract under 
the contract.
    (f) Exclusion order means any of the following orders requiring the 
exclusion of sources or covered articles from executive agency 
procurement actions:
    (1) An order issued by Secretary of Homeland Security applicable to 
federal executive branch civilian agencies;
    (2) An order issued by the Secretary of Defense applicable to 
Department of Defense and national security systems other than 
sensitive compartmented information systems; or
    (3) An order issued by the Director of National Intelligence 
applicable to the Intelligence Community and sensitive compartmented 
information systems.
    (g) Executive agency means:
    (1) An executive department specified in 5 U.S.C. 101;
    (2) A military department specified in 5 U.S.C. 102;
    (3) An independent establishment as defined in 5 U.S.C. 104(1); and
    (4) A wholly owned Government corporation fully subject to chapter 
91 of title 3 U.S.C.
    (h) Information and communications technology means:
    (1) Information technology as defined in 40 U.S.C. 11101;
    (2) Information systems, as defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502; and
    (3) Telecommunications equipment and telecommunications services, 
as those terms are defined in section 3 of the Communications Act of 
1934 (47 U.S.C. 153).
    (i) Information technology has the definition provided in 40 U.S.C. 
11101.
    (j) Intelligence Community includes the following:
    (1) The Office of the Director of National Intelligence;
    (2) The Central Intelligence Agency;
    (3) The National Security Agency;
    (4) The Defense Intelligence Agency;
    (5) The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency;
    (6) The National Reconnaissance Office;
    (7) Other offices within the Department of Defense for the 
collection of specialized national intelligence through reconnaissance 
programs;
    (8) The intelligence elements of the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, 
the Marine Corps, the Coast Guard, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 
the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Department of Energy;
    (9) The Bureau of Intelligence and Research of the Department of 
State;
    (10) The Office of Intelligence and Analysis of the Department of 
the Treasury;
    (11) The Office of Intelligence and Analysis of the Department of 
Homeland Security;
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designated by the President, or designated jointly by the Director of 
National Intelligence and the head of the department or agency 
concerned, as an element of the intelligence community.
    (k) National security system has the definition given to it in 44 
U.S.C. 3552 and means any information system (including any 
telecommunications system) used or operated by an agency or by a 
contractor of an agency, or other organization on behalf of an agency--
    (1) The function, operation, or use of which involves intelligence 
activities; involves cryptologic activities related to national 
security; involves command and control of military forces; involves 
equipment that is an integral part of a weapon or weapons system; or 
subject to paragraph (j)(1)(3) of this section, is critical to the 
direct fulfillment of military or intelligence missions, but does not 
include a system that is to be used for routine administrative and 
business applications (including payroll, finance, logistics, and 
personnel management applications); or
    (2) Is protected at all times by procedures established for 
information that have been specifically authorized under criteria 
established by an Executive order or an Act of Congress to be kept 
classified in the interest of national defense or foreign policy.
    (3) Does not include a system that is to be used for routine 
administrative and business applications (including payroll, finance, 
logistics, and personnel management applications).
    (l) Removal order means any of the following orders, issued 
pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 1323(c)(5), requiring the removal of covered 
articles from executive agency information systems:
    (m) An order issued by Secretary of Homeland Security applicable to 
federal executive branch civilian agencies;
    (2) An order issued by the Secretary of Defense applicable to 
Department of Defense and national security systems other than 
sensitive compartmented information systems; or
    (3) An order issued by the Director of National Intelligence 
applicable to the intelligence community and sensitive compartmented 
information systems.
    (n) Responsible source means a responsible prospective contractor 
and subcontractors, at any tier, as defined in part 9 of the Federal 
Acquisition Regulation.
    (o) Source means a non-federal supplier, or potential supplier, of 
products or services, at any tier.
    (p) Supply chain risk means the risk that any person may sabotage, 
maliciously introduce unwanted functionality, extract data, or 
otherwise manipulate the design, integrity, manufacturing, production, 
distribution, installation, operation, maintenance, disposition, or 
retirement of covered articles so as to surveil, deny, disrupt, or 
otherwise manipulate the function, use, or operation of the covered 
articles or information stored or transmitted by or through covered 
articles.
    (q) Supply chain risk information includes, but is not limited to, 
information that describes or identifies:
    (1) Functionality of covered articles, including access to data and 
information system privileges;
    (2) Information on the user environment where a covered article is 
used or installed;
    (3) The ability of the source to produce and deliver covered 
articles as expected (i.e., supply chain assurance);
    (4) Foreign control of, or influence over, the source (e.g., 
foreign ownership, personal and professional ties between the source 
and any foreign entity, legal regime of any foreign country in which 
the source is headquartered or conducts operations);
    (5) Implications to national security, homeland security, and/or 
national critical functions associated with use of the covered source;
    (6) Vulnerability of federal systems, programs, or facilities;
    (7) Market alternatives to the covered source;
    (8) Potential impact or harm caused by the possible loss, damage, 
or compromise of a product, material, or service to an organization's 
operations or mission;
    (9) Likelihood of a potential impact or harm, or the exploitability 
of a system;
    (10) Security, authenticity, and integrity of covered articles and 
their supply and compilation chain;
    (11) Capacity to mitigate risks identified;
    (12) Credibility of and confidence in other supply chain risk 
information;
    (13) Any other information that would factor into an analysis of 
the security, integrity, resilience, quality, trustworthiness, or 
authenticity of covered articles or sources;
    (14) A summary of the above information, including: Summary of the 
threat level on 1 (low) to 5 (high) scale; and summary of the 
vulnerability level on 1 (low) to 5 (high) scale; and, any other 
information determined to be relevant to the determination of supply 
chain risk.


Sec.  201.103   Federal Acquisition Security Council (FASC).

    (a) The following agencies and agency components shall be 
represented on the FASC:
    (1) Office of Management and Budget;
    (2) General Services Administration;
    (3) Department of Homeland Security;
    (4) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency;
    (5) Office of the Director of National Intelligence;
    (6) National Counterintelligence and Security Center;
    (7) Department of Justice;
    (8) Federal Bureau of Investigation;
    (9) Department of Defense;
    (10) National Security Agency;
    (11) Department of Commerce;
    (12) National Institute of Standards and Technology; and
    (13) Any other executive agency, or agency component, as determined 
by the Chairperson of the FASC.
    (b) The FASC may request such information from executive agencies 
as is necessary for the FASC to carry out its functions, including 
evaluation of sources and covered articles for purposes of determining 
whether to recommend the issuance of removal or exclusion orders, and 
the receiving executive agency shall provide the requested information 
to the fullest extent possible.
    (c) Consultation and Coordination with Other Councils. The FASC 
will consult and coordinate, as appropriate, with the Chief Information 
Officers Council, the Chief Acquisition Officers Council, the Federal 
Acquisition Regulatory Council, the Committee on Foreign Investment in 
the United States, and other relevant councils and interagency 
committees with respect to supply chain risks posed by the acquisition 
and use of covered articles.
    (d) Program Office and Committees. The FASC may establish a program 
office and any committees, working groups, or other constituent bodies 
the FASC deems appropriate, in its sole and unreviewable discretion, to 
carry out its functions. Such a committee, working group, or other 
constituent body is authorized to perform any function lawfully 
delegated to it by the FASC.

Subpart B--Supply Chain Risk Information Sharing


Sec.  201.201   Information Sharing Agency (ISA).

    The Act requires the FASC to identify an appropriate executive 
agency--the FASC's Information Sharing Agency (ISA)--to perform the 
administrative information sharing functions on behalf of the FASC, as 
enumerated in the law at 41 U.S.C. 1323(a)(3). The ISA will facilitate 
and provide the administrative support to a FASC supply chain and risk 
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communicate the Task Force efforts, as the Task Force develops the 
processes under which the functions in 41 U.S.C. 1323(a)(3) will be 
implemented on behalf of the FASC. The Department of Homeland Security 
(DHS), acting primarily through the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure 
Security Agency, is named the appropriate executive agency to serve as 
the FASC's ISA. The ISA's administrative functions are not construed to 
limit or impair the authority or responsibilities of any other federal 
agency with respect to information sharing.
    (a) All references in this part to the ``submission of information 
to the FASC'' mean the submission of information to the ISA and the 
Task Force, on behalf of the FASC, pursuant to the FASC-approved 
processes and procedures described in this Section.
    (b) The ISA and the Task Force will carry out administrative 
information dissemination functions on behalf of the FASC, and any 
references to the ``dissemination of information by the FASC'' mean 
dissemination of information by the ISA, on behalf of the FASC, 
pursuant to the FASC-approved processes and procedures described in 
this Section.
    (c) Interagency Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force. The FASC 
will identify members for an interagency supply chain risk management 
(SCRM) task force (the Task Force) to assist the FASC with implementing 
its information sharing, risk analysis, and risk assessment functions 
as described in 41 U.S.C. 1323(a)(3). The purpose of the Task Force is 
to allow the FASC to capitalize on the various supply chain risk 
management and information sharing efforts across the federal 
enterprise. This Task Force will include technical experts in SCRM and 
related interdisciplinary experts from agencies identified in Sec.  
201.103 and any other agency, or agency component, the FASC Chairperson 
identifies. The ISA will facilitate the efforts of and provide 
administrative support to the Task Force and periodically report to the 
FASC on the Task Force efforts. The ISA will convene the Task Force, 
including providing a physical location/facility to host the Task 
Force.
    (d) The ISA, in consultation with the Task Force, will submit to 
the FASC for approval:
    (1) Processes and procedures describing how the ISA and the Task 
Force will operate and support the FASC;
    (2) Processes and procedures describing how federal and non-federal 
entities must submit supply chain risk information (both mandatory and 
voluntary submissions of information) to the FASC, including any 
necessary requirements for information handling, protection and 
classification;
    (3) Processes and procedures for the ISA to notify the federal 
entity that provided classified information to the ISA, prior to 
disseminating that classified information;
    (4) Processes and procedures describing how the ISA and the Task 
Force will facilitate the sharing of information to support supply 
chain risk analyses under 41 U.S.C. 1326, recommendations issued by the 
FASC, and covered procurement actions under 41 U.S.C. 4713;
    (5) Process and procedures describing how the ISA and Task Force 
will provide information to the FASC and to executive agencies 
regarding covered procurement actions by agencies and any issued 
removal orders and covered procurement actions; and
    (6) Any other processes and procedures describing the operations of 
the Task Force as determined by the FASC Chairperson.
    (e) The ISA will also identify to the FASC any ISA resource gaps, 
including, but not limited to, gaps in staffing, budget, organization, 
training, materials, and facility needs that may be necessary to 
implement its duties pursuant to this part.


Sec.  201.202   Submitting Information to the FASC.

    (a) Requirements for Submission of Information. All submissions of 
information to the FASC must be accomplished through the processes and 
procedures approved by the FASC in Sec.  201.201. Any information 
submission to the FASC must comply with information sharing protections 
described in Sec.  201.202 and be consistent with applicable law and 
regulations.
    (b) Mandatory Information Submission Requirements. Executive 
agencies must expeditiously submit supply chain risk information to the 
ISA using procedures approved by the FASC in Sec.  201.201 when:
    (1) The FASC requests information relating to a particular source, 
covered article or covered procurement; or
    (2) An executive agency has determined there is a reasonable basis 
to conclude a substantial supply chain risk associated with a source, 
covered procurement, or covered article exists. In such instances, the 
executive agency shall provide the FASC with relevant information 
concerning the source or covered article, including:
    (i) Supply chain risk information identified through the course of 
the agency's activities in furtherance of mitigating, identifying or 
managing its supply chain risk;
    (ii) Supply chain risk information regarding covered procurement 
actions by the agency under 41 U.S.C. 4713; and any orders issued by 
the agency under 41 U.S.C. 4713.
    (c) Voluntary Information Submission Requirements. All federal and 
non-federal entities may submit information relevant to SCRM, covered 
articles, sources, or covered procurement actions to the FASC not 
described in paragraph (b) in this section, Mandatory Information 
Submission Requirements.
    (d) Information Protections. To the extent that information 
submitted to the FASC must be protected in accordance with applicable 
law and regulation, agencies providing such information must ensure the 
information contains proper marking, handling, dissemination, or use 
restrictions, including but not limited to the following:
    (1) For classified information, the transmitting and receiving 
agencies shall ensure that information is provided to designated ISA 
personnel, who have an appropriate security clearance and a need to 
know the information. The ISA, Task Force, and the FASC will handle 
such information consistent with the applicable restrictions.
    (2) Other protected information submitted to the FASC must be 
marked in accordance with any applicable intellectual property, 
business confidentiality, contractual, or other applicable 
dissemination rules. The FASC, the ISA, and the Task Force, will handle 
such information in a manner consistent with such markings.
    (3) To the extent supply chain risk information submitted to the 
FASC includes information protected by the Procurement Integrity Act, 
agencies shall submit such information consistent with the FASC 
approved processes and procedures described in Sec.  201.201. The FASC 
will handle such information consistent with the identified 
restrictions.
    (d) Dissemination of Information by the FASC. The FASC maintains 
the responsibility, at its sole discretion to disclose its 
recommendations and any supply chain risk information relevant to its 
recommendation with any federal or non-federal entities when the FASC 
determines that such sharing may facilitate identification or 
mitigation of supply chain risk to information systems and to the 
extent consistent with the following paragraphs:
    (1) The FASC may maintain its recommendations and any supply chain 
risk information as nonpublic, to the

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extent permitted by law, or otherwise release such information to 
impacted entities and appropriate stakeholders if circumstances warrant 
such an approach including but not limited to exercising its discretion 
regarding the timing of any such release of information, the scope of 
information to be released, and the intended recipients of such 
information.
    (2) Any release by the FASC of recommendations and supply chain 
risk information will be in accordance title 41 U.S.C. 1323 and with 
Sec.  201.202(d), (e), (f) and (g).
    (3) The FASC will not release a recommendation to a non-federal 
entity, unless a decision on whether or not to issue an exclusion or 
removal order has been made, and the affected source has been notified.
    (e) Reliance on Shared information. Executive agencies and the 
officials identified in Sec.  201.103(a)(1) may consider and rely upon 
supply chain risk information and any other information the FASC 
determines appropriate, received pursuant to this subpart and the 
criteria established under Sec.  201.201, to exercise the authorities 
and responsibilities in 41 U.S.C. 1323, 1326, and 4713.
    (f) Limitation on further dissemination of the information. The 
FASC (including the ISA, Task Force, and any other FASC constituent 
bodies) shall comply with applicable limitations on dissemination of 
supply chain risk information submitted pursuant to this subpart, 
including but not limited to the following restrictions:
    (1) Controlled Unclassified Information, such as Law Enforcement 
Sensitive, Proprietary, Privileged, or Personally Identifiable 
Information, may only be disseminated in compliance with the 
safeguarding and dissemination controls applicable for that category of 
information and consistent with any additional administrative markings 
applied to this specific information as laid out in Executive Order 
13556, Controlled Unclassified Information, 32 CFR part 2002.
    (2) Classified Information may only be disseminated consistent with 
the restrictions applicable to the information and in accordance with 
the FASC's processes and procedures for disseminating classified 
information as required by this part.

Subpart C--Removal Orders and Exclusion Orders


Sec.  201.301   Recommending removal orders and exclusion orders.

    (a) Referral Procedure. The FASC may commence an evaluation of one 
or more sources and one or more covered articles, pursuant to the 
criteria in paragraph (b) of this section and for the purpose of 
determining whether to recommend that the source(s) or covered 
article(s) be subject to a removal order or exclusion order, in any of 
the following ways:
    (1) Upon the referral of the FASC or any member of the FASC;
    (2) Upon the request, in writing, of the head of an executive 
agency or designee, accompanied by a submission of relevant 
information; or
    (3) Based on information submitted to the FASC by any federal or 
non-federal entity that the FASC deems, in its discretion, to be 
credible.
    (b) Criteria. The FASC will evaluate sources and covered articles, 
including by analyzing available information, and considering the 
following, non-exclusive factors, as appropriate:
    (1) Functionality of the covered articles, including the source's 
access to data and information system privileges;
    (2) Security, authenticity, and integrity of covered articles and 
their supply and compilation chains, including for embedded, 
integrated, and bundled software;
    (3) The ability of the source to produce and deliver the covered 
articles as expected (i.e., supply chain assurance);
    (4) Ownership of, control of, or influence over the source or 
covered article(s) by a foreign government or parties owned or 
controlled by a foreign government, or other ties between the source 
and a foreign government, which may include the following 
considerations:
    (i) Whether the U.S. government has identified the country as a 
foreign adversary or country of special concern;
    (ii) Whether the source or its component suppliers have 
headquarters, research, development, manufacturing, test, distribution, 
or service facilities or other operations in a foreign country, 
including a country of special concern or a foreign adversary;
    (iii) Personal and professional ties between the source--including 
its officers, directors or similar officials, employees, consultants, 
or contractors-- and any foreign government; and
    (iv) Laws and regulations of any foreign country in which the 
source has headquarters, research development, manufacturing, testing, 
packaging, distribution, or service facilities or other operations.
    (5) Implications to national, homeland security, or critical 
functions associated with use of the source(s) or covered article(s);
    (6) Vulnerabilities of federal systems, programs, or facilities;
    (7) Capacity of the source or the U.S. Government to mitigate 
risks;
    (8) Credibility of, and confidence in available information used to 
formulate assessment(s) of risk associated with proceeding, with using 
alternatives, and/or with adopting range of mitigations;
    (9) Any transmission of information or data by a covered article to 
a country outside of the U.S.; and
    (10) Any other information that would factor into an assessment of 
supply chain risk, including any impact to agency mission critical 
functions, and other information as the FASC deems appropriate.
    (c) Due Diligence. As part of the analysis conducted pursuant to 
paragraph (b) of this section, the FASC will conduct appropriate due 
diligence. Such due diligence may include but need not be limited to 
the following actions:
    (1) Review any information made available by the executive agency 
identified in Sec.  202.201(a), and any other information the FASC 
determines appropriate;
    (2) Ensure, to the extent possible, that the level of confidence in 
the information is appropriately taken into consideration; and
    (3) Examine other relevant public or commercially available 
information as necessary or appropriate.
    (d) Consultation with NIST. NIST will participate in FASC 
activities as a member and will advise the FASC on NIST standards and 
guidelines issued under 40 U.S.C. 11331, including ensuring that any 
recommended orders do not conflict with such standards and guidelines.
    (e) Content of recommendation. (1) The FASC shall include the 
following in any recommendation to the Secretary of Homeland Security, 
Secretary of Defense, and/or Director of National Intelligence:
    (i) Information necessary to positively identify any source(s) or 
covered article(s) recommended for exclusion or removal;
    (ii) Information regarding the scope and applicability of the 
recommended exclusion order, removal order, or both, including whether 
any such order should apply to all executive agencies or a subset of 
executive agencies;

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    (iii) A summary of the supply chain risk assessment reviewed or 
conducted in support of the recommended exclusion or removal order, 
including material conflicting or contrary information, if any;
    (iv) A summary of the basis for the recommendation, including a 
discussion of less intrusive measures that were considered and why such 
measures were not reasonably available to reduce supply chain risk;
    (v) A description of the actions necessary to implement the 
recommended exclusion or removal order; and,
    (vi) Where practicable, in the FASC's sole and unreviewable 
discretion, a description of the mitigation steps that could be taken 
by the source that may result in the FASC rescinding the 
recommendation.
    (2) Information sharing in absence of recommendation: If the FASC 
decides not to issue a recommendation, information received and 
analyzed pursuant to the procedures in this section may be shared, as 
appropriate, pursuant to the procedures in subpart B of this chapter.


Sec.  201.302   Notice of recommendation to source and opportunity to 
respond.

    (a) Notice to source. The FASC shall provide a notice of the FASC's 
recommendation to any source named in the recommendation.
    (b) Content of notice. The notice under paragraph (a) of this 
section shall advise the source:
    (1) That a recommendation has been made;
    (2) Of the criteria the FASC relied upon and, to the extent 
consistent with national security and law enforcement interests, the 
information that forms the basis for the recommendation;
    (3) That, within 30 days after receipt of the notice, the source 
may submit information in response to the recommendation;
    (4) Of the procedures governing the review and possible issuance of 
an exclusion or removal order; and
    (5) Where practicable, in the FASC's sole and unreviewable 
discretion, a description of the mitigation steps that could be taken 
by the source that may result in the FASC rescinding the 
recommendation.
    (c) Confidentiality of notice issued to source. U.S. government 
personnel shall:
    (1) Keep confidential and not make available outside of the 
executive branch, except to the extent required by law, any notice 
issued to a source under paragraph (b) of this section until an 
exclusion order or removal order is issued and the source has been 
notified pursuant to Sec.  201.303(f)(1); and
    (2) Keep confidential and not make available outside of the 
executive branch, except to the extent required by law, any notice 
issued to a source under paragraph (b) of this section if the FASC 
rescinds a recommendation or the Secretary of Homeland Security, 
Secretary of Defense, and Director of National Intelligence, as 
applicable, decide not to issue the recommended exclusion order and/or 
removal order.
    (d) Confidentiality of information submitted by source. The FASC 
and its member agencies shall treat information that the source marks 
as confidential, private, or closely held, when marked by the source as 
Confidential and Not to be Publicly Shared. The FASC and its member 
agencies will not disclose such information to the public except to the 
extent required by law.


Sec.  201.303   Issuing removal orders and exclusion orders and other 
related activities.

    (a)(1) Consideration of and issuance of exclusion and removal 
orders. The Secretary of Homeland Security, the Secretary of Defense, 
and the Director of National Intelligence shall review the FASC's 
recommendations and accompanying information and materials provided by 
the FASC pursuant to Sec.  201.201, together with any information 
submitted by a source pursuant to Sec.  201.202, and determine whether 
to issue an order based upon such recommendation.
    (2) Administrative record. The administrative record for judicial 
review of an exclusion or removal order issued pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 
1323(c)(6) shall, subject to the limitations set forth in 41 U.S.C. 
1327(b)(4)(B)(ii)-(v), consist only of:
    (i) The recommendation issued pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 1323(c)(2);
    (ii) The notice of recommendation and review issued pursuant to 41 
U.S.C. 1323(c)(3);
    (iii) Any information and argument in opposition to the 
recommendation submitted by the source pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 
1323(c)(3)(C);
    (iv) The exclusion or removal order issued pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 
1323(c)(5) and any information or materials directly relied upon by the 
official identified in paragraphs (b) through (d) of this section, as 
applicable, in issuing the exclusion or removal order; and
    (v) The notification to the source issued pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 
1323(c)(6)(A).
    (3) Other information. Other information or material collected by, 
shared with, or created by the FASC or its member agencies shall not be 
included in the administrative record unless the official identified in 
paragraphs (b) through (d) of this section, as applicable, directly 
relied on that information or material in issuing the exclusion or 
removal order.
    (b) Secretary of Homeland Security. The Secretary of Homeland 
Security shall issue removal or exclusion orders applicable only to 
civilian agencies, to the extent not covered by paragraph (c) or (d) of 
this section.
    (c) Secretary of Defense. The Secretary of Defense shall issue 
removal or exclusion orders applicable only to the Department of 
Defense including national security systems other than sensitive 
compartmented information systems.
    (d) Director of National Intelligence. The Director of National 
Intelligence shall issue removal or exclusion orders applicable only to 
the Intelligence Community and sensitive compartmented information 
systems, to the extent not covered by paragraph (c) in this section.
    (e) Applicability of issued orders to Non-Federal entities. An 
exclusion order and a removal order may affect non-federal entities, 
including as follows:
    (1) An exclusion order may require the exclusion of sources or 
covered articles from any executive agency procurement action, 
including but not limited to source selection and consent for a 
contractor to subcontract. To the extent required by the exclusion 
order, agencies shall exclude the source or covered articles, as 
applicable, from being supplied by any prime contractor and 
subcontractor at any tier.
    (2) A removal order may require removal of the covered article(s) 
from an executive agency information system owned and operated by an 
agency; from an information system operated by a contractor on behalf 
of an agency; and from other contractor information systems to the 
extent that the removal order applies to contractor equipment or 
systems within the scope of ``information technology,'' as defined at 
herein.
    (f) Notification of issued exclusion and removal orders. The 
official who issued the exclusion or removal order:
    (1) Shall, upon issuance of an exclusion or removal order pursuant 
to paragraph (a) of this section:
    (i) Notify any source named in the order of the exclusion or 
removal order; and to the extent consistent with national security and 
law enforcement interests, information that forms the basis for the 
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    (ii) Provide classified or unclassified notice of the exclusion or 
removal order to the appropriate congressional committees and 
leadership;
    (iii) Provide the exclusion or removal order to the ISA;
    (iv) Notify the Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee 
about the exclusion or removal order.
    (2) May provide the exclusion order or removal order to other 
persons, including public disclosure, as the official deems appropriate 
and to the extent consistent with national security and law enforcement 
interests.
    (g) Delegation. The officials identified in paragraph (a) of this 
section may not delegate the authority to issue exclusion and removal 
orders to an official below the level one level below the Deputy 
Secretary or Principal Deputy Director level, except that the Secretary 
of Defense may delegate authority for removal orders to the Commander 
of U.S. Cyber Command, who may not re-delegate such authority to an 
official below the level of the Deputy Commander.
    (h) Removal from Federal supply contracts. If the officials 
identified in paragraphs (b) through (d) of this section, or their 
delegate, issue orders collectively resulting in a government-wide 
exclusion, the Administrator for General Services and officials at 
other executive agencies responsible for management of the Federal 
Supply Schedules, government-wide acquisition contracts and multi-
agency contracts shall facilitate implementation of such orders by 
removing the covered articles or sources identified in the orders from 
such contracts.
    (i) Annual review of issued orders. The officials identified in 
paragraphs (b) through (d) of this section shall review all issued 
exclusion and removal orders not less frequently than annually pursuant 
to procedures established by the FASC.
    (j) Modification or rescission of issued orders. The officials 
identified in paragraphs (b) through (d) of this section may modify or 
rescind an issued exclusion or removal order, provided that a modified 
order shall not apply more broadly than the order before the 
modification.


Sec.  201.304   Executive agency compliance with exclusion and removal 
orders.

    (a) Agency compliance. Executive agencies shall:
    (1) Comply with exclusion and removal orders issued pursuant to 
Sec.  201.303 and applicable to their agency, as required by 41 U.S.C. 
1323(d) and 44 U.S.C. 35554(a)(1)(B); and
    (2) Not make publicly-available any exclusion order or removal 
order unless otherwise approved by the FASC prior to such release.
    (b) Exceptions to issued exclusion and removal orders. An executive 
agency required to comply with an exclusion order or a removal order 
may submit to the official that issued the order a request that an 
issued order not apply to the agency, to specific actions of the 
agency, to actions of the agency for a period of time before compliance 
with the order is practicable, and any other request that the 
requesting agency seeks. The request shall include all necessary 
information for the issuing official to review and evaluate the 
request, including alternative mitigations to the risks addressed by 
the order and the ability of an agency to fulfill its mission critical 
functions. Other circumstances that may warrant an exception to an 
issued order include other findings related to the national interest, 
including national security reviews, national security investigations, 
or national security agreements. The request shall be submitted in 
writing. The FASC may establish and update additional procedures for 
requesting waivers and criteria for approving or disapproving such 
requests as appropriate.

[FR Doc. 2020-18939 Filed 8-31-20; 8:45 am]
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