Guardian Integrated Security Complies with The National Defense Authorization Act
On August 13, 2018, the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019 had been signed into law. Guardian Integrated Security is a leading and professional provider of Network Attached Storage (NAS) solutions. Our NAS solutions have been widely used in a variety of industries, including surveillance, data centers, and so on. We are pleased to announce that our NAS solutions provided to the US government and US government contractors comply with Section 889. The NDAA may also contain provisions pertaining to other federal agencies. For instance, the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2019 placed restrictions on the procurement and deployment of specific telecommunications equipment and services, as well as equipment and services for video surveillance, not only on the Department of Defense (DoD) but also on other federal agencies. The AVer video conference products are intended for use as part of video systems that comply with NDAA 2019, Section 889. They also go through our extensive cyber testing process and do not contain components from any companies mentioned in NDAA 2019, Section 889.
What the National Defense Authorization Act Means for Telecommunications: The use of federal funds to buy, extend, or renew a contract to procure or obtain any equipment, system, or services that use telecommunications equipment or services from Huawei, ZTE, or Hytera Communications Corporation (or any subsidiary or affiliate of such entities) as a substantial or essential component of any system, or as critical technology as part of any system, is generally prohibited under Section 889 (a)(1)(A) of the NDAA, which went into effect on August 13, 2019. What are the NDAA prohibitions on the federal government purchasing telecommunications equipment and services, as well as video surveillance equipment and services? The NDAA has implications for camera security because it generally forbids the use of federal funds to purchase, extend, or renew a contract for the acquisition of any equipment, system, or service that utilizes video surveillance equipment or services from Hytera Communications Corporation, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Company, or Dahua Technology Company (or any subsidiary or affiliate of such entities) as a substantial or essential component of any system, or as a critical component of any system.
What the NDAA means for Federal Grants: Section (a)(1)(B), which took effect August 13, 2020, prohibits the use of federal funds to enter or extend or renew a contract with an entity that uses any telecommunications equipment or services or video security equipment or services as a substantial or essential component of any system, or as critical technology of any part of any system. The prohibition in the NDAA applies to “covered telecommunications equipment or services,” which are defined as… and telecommunications and video surveillance equipment produced by Hytera Communications Corporation, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Company, or Dahua Technology Company (or any subsidiary or affiliate of such entities), as well as telecommunications or video surveillance services provided by such entities or using such equipment.