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Federal Acquisition Regulation: Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-99; Small Entity Compliance Guide

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AGENCY:

Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION:

Small Entity Compliance Guide.

SUMMARY:

This document is issued under the joint authority of DoD, GSA, and NASA. This Small Entity Compliance Guide has been prepared consistent with section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. It consists of a summary of the rules appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-99, which amends the Federal Start Printed Page 28150Acquisition Regulation (FAR). An asterisk (*) next to a rule indicates that a regulatory flexibility analysis has been prepared. Interested parties may obtain further information regarding these rules by referring to FAC 2005-99, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the internet at http://www.regulations.gov.

DATES:

June 15, 2018.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For clarification of content, contact the analyst whose name appears in the table below. Please cite FAC 2005-99 and the FAR case number. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat Division at 202-501-4755.

Rules Listed in FAC 2005-99

ItemSubjectFAR caseAnalyst
* IUse of Products and Services of Kaspersky Lab (Interim)2018-010Francis.
* IIViolations of Arms Control Treaties or Agreements with the United States (Interim)2017-018Davis.
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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Summaries for each FAR rule follow. For the actual revisions and/or amendments made by these rules, refer to the specific item numbers and subjects set forth in the documents following these item summaries. FAC 2005-99 amends the FAR as follows:

Item I—Use of Products and Services of Kaspersky Lab (FAR Case 2018-010)

This interim rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 1634 of Division A of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 (Pub. L. 115-91). Section 1634 of this law prohibits the Federal Government's use on or after October 1, 2018, of hardware, software, and services developed or provided, in whole or in part, by Kaspersky Lab or related entities.

To implement section 1634, the clause at 52.204-23 prohibits contractors from providing any hardware, software, or services developed or provided by Kaspersky Lab or its related entities, or using any such hardware, software, or services in the development of data or deliverables first produced in the performance of the contract. The contractor must also report any such hardware, software, or services discovered during contract performance; this requirement flows down to subcontractors.

This rule applies to all acquisitions, including acquisitions at or below the simplified acquisition threshold and to acquisitions of commercial items, including commercially available off-the-shelf items. It may have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.

This interim rule is being implemented as a national security measure to protect Government information and information systems.

Item II—Violations of Arms Control Treaties or Agreements With the United States (FAR Case 2017-018)

This interim rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement section 1290 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (Pub. L. 114-328, codified at 22 U.S.C. 2593e), which addresses measures against persons involved in activities that violate arms control treaties or agreements with the United States. The interim rule adds a certification provision in each solicitation for the acquisition of products or services (including construction) that exceeds the simplified acquisition threshold, except for solicitations for the acquisition of commercial items.

This interim rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.

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Dated: June 7, 2018.

William F. Clark,

Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy.

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[FR Doc. 2018-12849 Filed 6-14-18; 8:45 am]

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