Update on Video Surveillance Procurement Provisions in 2019 Defense Bill (Sec. 889)

This update follows a July 2018 communication to SIA members on a provision under consideration as part of the annual defense bill (National Defense Authorization Act, “NDAA”) that would restrict federal procurement of products and services involving video surveillance, telecommunications and radio communications equipment produced by certain Chinese firms. The update covers: 1) the scope of the prohibition, 2) the impact on federal procurement, federal contracts and use of federal grant and loan funds, 3) companies impacted, 4) applicability of the prohibition to video surveillance equipment and services, and 5) issues for industry consideration.

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