FY 19 NDAA Section 889 Public Meeting 7/19/19

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)

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. Interested parties may also attend virtually through GSA's virtual
meeting platform, hosted by Adobe Connect. DoD, GSA, and NASA cannot guarantee the
reliability of the virtual meeting platform. Further details on the virtual meeting will be made
available a few days before the meeting.

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.

For 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.

Last Reviewed: 2019-06-03