[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 141 (Wednesday, July 22, 2020)]
[Pages 44302-44303]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-15846]



[Notice MV-2020-02; Docket No. 2020-0002; Sequence No. 27]

Notice of GSA Live Webinar Regarding GSA's Implementation of 
Section 889 of the FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)

AGENCY: Office of Governmentwide Policy (OGP), General Services 
Administration (GSA).

ACTION: Virtual Webinar Meeting notice.


SUMMARY: The General Services Administration (GSA) is committed to 
fostering productive relationships between GSA and its industry 
partners. Toward that end, GSA is hosting a live and recorded virtual 
webinar on August 12, 2020.

DATES: Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time 

ADDRESSES: The webinar will be held virtually and the call-in 
information will be made available to registrants. Industry partners 
wishing to virtually attend must register HERE. Members of the press, 
in addition to registering for this event, must also RSVP to 
[email protected] by August 10, 2020.

[email protected] or Maria Swaby at 202-208-0291.



    Section 889 of the FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act

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(NDAA)legislation was passed to combat national security and 
intellectual property threats that face the United States and contains 
two prohibitions: Part A and Part B.
     Part A went into effect last year (August 13, 2019), and 
prohibits the government from buying or obtaining certain prohibited 
telecommunications and video surveillance equipment and services.
     Part B will go into effect on (August 13, 2020), and 
prohibits the government from contracting with any entity that uses 
certain prohibited telecommunications and video surveillance equipment 
or services, regardless of whether or not that usage is in performance 
of work under a government contract. The Part B prohibition applies to 
every sector and every dollar amount. Your contracts will be impacted 
by Part B.


    GSA's live and recorded virtual webinar features panel leaders from 
GSA's business lines who will explain how they are implementing Section 
889 FAR rule in their specific business lines. Panelists will also 
answer questions that have been pre-collected from industry. Please 
send in your questions no later than COB August 5, 2020, Eastern to 
[email protected].

Special Accommodations

    This virtual meeting is accessible to people with Disabilities as 
Zoom has a close captioned feature.

Live Webinar Panelists

 Michael Thompson, Senior Policy Advisor General Services 
Acquisition Policy Division, OGP, Moderator
 Stephanie Shutt, Director, Multiple Awards Schedule Program 
Management Office, FAS
 Mary Gartland, Director City Pair Program, Office of Travel, 
Employee Relocation, and Transportation, FAS
 Lawrence Hale, Director, IT Security Subcategory Office of 
Information Technology Category, FAS
 Julie Milner, Director, Special Programs Division, Office of 
Project Delivery, Office of Design and Construction, PBS
 Chip Pierpont, Director, Innovation Technology and Performance 
Division, Office of Facilities Management, PBS
 Justin Hawes, Division Director, Lease Policy and Innovation 
Division, Office of Leasing, PBS
 Len Fedoruk, Director, Vehicle Purchasing Division Office of 
Motor Vehicle Management, FAS


 1:00-1:05: GSA Ombudsman Welcome
 1:05-1:10: Introduction of Panel participants by GSA 
 1:10-2:25: Panel discussion of GSA's 889 Implementation by 
Business lines
 2:25-2:30: GSA Ombudsman Close out

Maria Swaby,
GSA Procurement Ombudsman & Industry Liaison, General Services 
[FR Doc. 2020-15846 Filed 7-21-20; 8:45 am]