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FY 19 NDAA Section 889 Public Meeting


The following are 7 presentations that were provided at the Public Meeting on Jul 19, 2019:


No livestream will be available for the FY 19 NDAA Section 889 Public Meeting. In-person attendance without previous registration will be allowed as space permits

Meeting Agenda

FY19 NDAA Section 889 Public Meeting Agenda [PDF - 116 KB]

Please Note:  The scheduled order and times are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances (e.g., unavailability of a presenter, transition between presenters are less than allotted time). It is recommended that presenters be available at the start of the meeting and remain until the presentation is provided.

The meeting will end prior to 3:00 p.m. if all speakers have concluded their presentations and there are no further comments from the general public.


DoD, GSA, and NASA are hosting a public meeting to obtain views of experts and interested parties regarding implementation of section 889 of Title VII of the NDAA for FY 2019 (Pub. L. 115-232), with specific focus on the implementation of paragraph (a)(1)(B). This paragraph prohibits agencies from entering into a contract (or extending or renewing a contract) with an entity that uses any equipment, system, or service that uses covered telecommunications equipment or services as a substantial or essential component of any system, or as critical technology as part of any system.

The public meeting will be held on July 19, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The meeting will end prior to 3:00 p.m. if all speakers have concluded their presentations and there are no further comments from the general public.

The meeting will be held in the Department of Interior (DOI) Auditorium at 1849 C St., NW, Washington, DC 20240. There will not be a virtual meeting option.

To ensure adequate room accommodations and to facilitate security screening and entry to the DOI Auditorium, individuals wishing to attend the public meeting in-person must register by July 5, 2019. Registration for in-person attendance is free and based on space availability. Early registration is recommended because, registration will close once the capacity for the DOI Auditorium has been reached.  To register for in-person attendance, click here. Members of the press must also RSVP to press@gsa.gov by July 5, 2019.

In-person attendance, registration check-in will begin at 8 a.m., EDT, on July 19, 2019, with the meeting starting promptly at 9 a.m. EDT.  Information on getting to the DOI building can be found on https://www.doi.gov/interiormuseum/Plan-a-Visit. Attendees must be prepared to present a valid form of government-issued photo identification. There is no food or drink allowed in the DOI Auditorium. There is no parking available at DOI; however, there is public parking available nearby.

DoD, GSA, and NASA intend to conduct a town-hall style discussion focused on implementation of paragraph (a)(1)(B) of section 889 of Title VII of the NDAA for FY 2019 (Pub. L. 115-232). In-person attendees will be provided an opportunity to provide prepared comments and presentations during the discussion as time allows. Attendees participating through the virtual platform will only be able to join the meeting in a “listen only” mode and will not be able to provide prepared remarks or presentations. A copy of the agenda will be posted prior to the date of the meeting on this webpage.

If you wish to make a presentation, please submit an electronic copy of your presentation via email to kevin.funk@gsa.gov no later than July 8. Attendees providing presentations, including prepared comments, shall be limited to ten minutes. Each presentation should be in PowerPoint to facilitate projection during the public meeting and should include the presenter's name, organization affiliation, telephone number, and email address on the cover page. Please submit presentations only and cite “Public Meeting, FAR Case 2019-009” in all correspondence related to the public meeting. There will be no transcription of the meeting. The submitted presentations will be the only record of the public meeting and will be posted at the conclusion of the public meeting to this webpage.

The public meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities.  Request for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to kevin.funk@gsa.gov by June 24, 2019.

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