DFARS 252.204-7018 Prohibition on the Acquisition of Covered Defense Telecommunications Equipment or Services. Basic (Dec 2019) (Current)

As prescribed in 204.2105(c), use the clause at 252.204-7018, Prohibition on the Acquisition of Covered Defense Telecommunications Equipment or Services, in all solicitations and resultant awards, including solicitations and contracts using FAR part 12 procedures for the acquisition of commercial items, and solicitations and awards for task and delivery orders, BOAs, orders against BOAs, BPAs, and calls against BPAs.
 

PROHIBITION ON THE ACQUISITION OF COVERED DEFENSE TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT OR SERVICES (DEC 2019)

      (a)  Definitions. As used in this clause—

      “Covered defense telecommunications equipment or services” means—

              (1)  Telecommunications equipment produced by Huawei Technologies Company or ZTE Corporation, or any subsidiary or affiliate of such entities;

              (2)  Telecommunications services provided by such entities or using such equipment; or

              (3)  Telecommunications equipment or services produced or provided by an entity that the Secretary of Defense reasonably believes to be an entity owned or controlled by, or otherwise connected to, the government of a covered foreign country.

      “Covered foreign country” means—

              (1)  The People’s Republic of China; or

              (2)  The Russian Federation.

      “Covered missions” means—

              (1)  The nuclear deterrence mission of DoD, including with respect to nuclear command, control, and communications, integrated tactical warning and attack assessment, and continuity of Government; or

              (2)  The homeland defense mission of DoD, including with respect to ballistic missile defense.

      “Critical technology” means—

              (1)  Defense articles or defense services included on the United States Munitions List set forth in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations under subchapter M of chapter I of title 22, Code of Federal Regulations;

              (2)  Items included on the Commerce Control List set forth in Supplement No. 1 to part 774 of the Export Administration Regulations under subchapter C of chapter VII of title 15, Code of Federal Regulations, and controlled—

                    (i)  Pursuant to multilateral regimes, including for reasons relating to national security, chemical and biological weapons proliferation, nuclear nonproliferation, or missile technology; or

                    (ii)  For reasons relating to regional stability or surreptitious listening;

              (3)  Specially designed and prepared nuclear equipment, parts and components, materials, software, and technology covered by part 810 of title 10, Code of Federal Regulations (relating to assistance to foreign atomic energy activities);

              (4)  Nuclear facilities, equipment, and material covered by part 110 of title 10, Code of Federal Regulations (relating to export and import of nuclear equipment and material);

              (5)  Select agents and toxins covered by part 331 of title 7, Code of Federal Regulations, part 121 of title 9 of such Code, or part 73 of title 42 of such Code; or

              (6)  “Substantial or essential component” means any component necessary for the proper function or performance of a piece of equipment, system, or service.

      “Critical technology” means—

      (b)  Prohibition. In accordance with section 1656 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (Pub. L. 115-91), the contractor shall not provide to the Government any equipment, system, or service to carry out covered missions that uses covered defense telecommunications equipment or services as a substantial or essential component of any system, or as critical technology as part of any system, unless the covered defense telecommunication equipment or services are covered by a waiver described in Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement 204.2104.

      (c)  Procedures. The Contractor shall review the list of excluded parties in the System for Award Management (SAM) at https://www.sam.gov for entities that are excluded when providing any equipment, system, or service, to carry out covered missions, that uses covered defense telecommunications equipment or services as a substantial or essential component of any system, or as critical technology as part of any system, unless a waiver is granted.

      (d)  Reporting.

              (1)  In the event the Contractor identifies covered defense telecommunications equipment or services used as a substantial or essential component of any system, or as critical technology as part of any system, during contract performance, the Contractor shall report at https://dibnet.dod.mil the information in paragraph (d)(2) of this clause.

              (2)  The Contractor shall report the following information pursuant to paragraph (d)(1) of this clause:

                    (i)  Within one business day from the date of such identification or notification: the contract number; the order number(s), if applicable; supplier name; brand; model number (original equipment manufacturer number, manufacturer part number, or wholesaler number); item description; and any readily available information about mitigation actions undertaken or recommended.

                    (ii)  Within 10 business days of submitting the information in paragraph (d)(2)(i) of this clause: any further available information about mitigation actions undertaken or recommended. In addition, the Contractor shall describe the efforts it undertook to prevent use or submission of a covered defense telecommunications equipment or services, and any additional efforts that will be incorporated to prevent future use or submission of covered telecommunications equipment or services.

      (e)  Subcontracts. The Contractor shall insert the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (e), in all subcontracts and other contractual instruments, including subcontracts for the acquisition of commercial items.

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  (e)  Subcontracts. The Contractor shall insert the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (e), in all subcontracts and other contractual instruments, including subcontracts for the acquisition of commercial items.

Mandatory;

52.204-21 Basic Safeguarding of Covered Contractor Information Systems.

52.204-23 Prohibition on Contracting for Hardware, Software, and Services Developed or Provided by Kaspersky Lab and Other Covered Entities.

252.204-7000 Disclosure of Information.

252.204-7008 Compliance with Safeguarding Covered Defense Information Controls.

252.204-7009 Limitations on the Use or Disclosure of Third-Party Contractor Reported Cyber Incident Information.

252.204-7012 Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting.

252.239-7000 Protection Against Compromising Emanations.

252.239-7009 Representation of Use of Cloud Computing.

252.239-7010 Cloud Computing Services.

252.239-7017 Notice of Supply Chain Risk.

252.239-7018 Supply Chain Risk.

252.245-7000 Government-Furnished Mapping, Charting, and Geodesy Property.

252.246-7007 Contractor Counterfeit Electronic Part Detection and Avoidance System.

252.204-7016 Covered Defense Telecommunications Equipment or Services—Representation.

252.204-7017 Prohibition on the Acquisition of Covered Defense Telecommunications Equipment or Services—Representation.

3052.204-70 Security requirements for unclassified information technology resources.

3052.204-71 Contractor employee access.

552.239-70 Information Technology Security Plan and Security Authorization.

552.239-71 Security Requirements for Unclassified Information Technology Resources.

552.238-110 Commercial Satellite Communication (COMSATCOM) Services.

652.239-70 Information Technology Security Plan and Accreditation.

652.239-71 Security Requirements for Unclassified Information Technology Resources.

752.204-72 Access to USAID facilities and USAID's information systems.

952.204-77 Computer security.

952.223-76 Conditional payment of fee or profit—safeguarding restricted data and other classified information and protection of worker safety and health.

970.5203-1 Management controls.

970.5204-1 Counterintelligence.

970.5204-3 Access to and ownership of records.

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