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




Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of an existing OMB emergency clearance notice regarding the use of products and services of Kaspersky Labs.


Submit comments on or before January 7, 2019.


Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for GSA, Room 10236, NEOB, Washington, DC 20503. Additionally submit a copy to GSA by any of the following methods:

  • Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching for the OMB Control number 9000-0197. Select the link “Comment Now” that corresponds with “Information Collection 9000-0197; Use of Products and Services of Kaspersky Lab”. Follow the instructions on the screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and “Information Collection 9000-0197; Use of Products and Services of Kaspersky Lab.
  • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405-0001. ATTN: Ms. Mandell/IC 9000-0197; Use of Products and Services of Kaspersky Lab.

Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection 9000-0197; Use of Products and Services of Kaspersky Lab, in all correspondence related to this collection. Comments received generally will be posted without change to, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided. To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check, approximately two-to-three days after submission to verify posting (except allow 30 days for posting of comments submitted by mail).

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Ms. Camara Francis, Procurement Analyst, at telephone 202-550-0935, or email

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A. Purpose

The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) (PRA) provides that an agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and no person is required to respond to, nor be subject to, a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information, unless that collection has obtained Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number.

This information collection requirement supports implementation of Section 1634 of Division A of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018 (Pub. L. 115-91). This section of the NDAA prohibits Government use of any hardware, software, or services developed or provided, in whole or in part, by Kaspersky Lab or its related entities. This requirement is implemented in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) through the clause at FAR 52.204-23, Prohibition on Contracting for Hardware, Software, and Services Developed or Provided by Kaspersky Lab and Other Covered Entities.

This clearance covers the information contractors must submit to comply with the requirements of FAR 52.204-23, Start Printed Page 63164which requires contractors to report covered products identified during performance of a contract.

DoD, GSA, and NASA request approval of this information collection in order to implement the law. The information will be used by agency personnel to identify and remove prohibited hardware, software, or services from Government use.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

The public reporting burden for this collection of information consists of reports of identified covered articles during contract performance as required by 52.204-23. Reports are estimated to average 1.5 hour per response, including the time for reviewing definitions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the report.

Number of Respondents: 4,882.

Responses per Respondent: 5.

Total Responses: 24,410.

Average Burden Hours per Response: 1.5.

Total Burden Hours: 36,615.

C. Public Comments

A 60-day notice was published in the Federal Register at 83 FR 29116 on June 22, 2018. No comments were received.

Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, telephone 202-501-4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000-0197, Use of Products and Services of Kaspersky Lab, in all correspondence.

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Dated: November 30, 2018.

Janet Fry,

Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy.

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[FR Doc. 2018-26525 Filed 12-6-18; 8:45 am]