National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)
To address a perceived cybersecurity risk, an Interim Final Rule of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the Fiscal Year 2019 was enacted on August 13, 2019 in the United States. This rule outlines the budget, expenditures, and policies of the U.S. Department of Defense, emphasizing the nation's commitment to security. Section 889 of the NDAA specifically targets the procurement of video and telecommunication equipment by the U.S. government.
Under Section 889 of the NDAA 2019, specific companies and their subsidiaries are explicitly barred from supplying video and telecommunication equipment to the U.S. government. Additionally, this restriction extends to manufacturers who offer video surveillance cameras and systems under a different brand name, a common practice within the industry through relationships like OEM (original equipment manufacturer), ODM (original design manufacturer), and JDM (joint design manufacturer).
In essence, the provisions outlined in Section 889 of the NDAA limit certain vendors from providing telecommunications and video surveillance equipment to the U.S. government. These measures aim to proactively mitigate potential cybersecurity risks associated with these vendors and their products, reinforcing the commitment to safeguarding national security.