FTLF Attorney to Discuss Cybersecurity Controls and the Section 889 “Huawei” Ban on GW Law Webinar

By | Published On: August 21, 2020

Join FTLF Partner Scott Sheffler next Thursday, for the webinar, A Tumultuous Year for Trade: Cybersecurity, the “Section 889” Huawei Ban, Trump and Biden on “Buy American,” and Emerging European Protectionism, sponsored by George Washington University Law School’s Government Procurement Program.

Mr. Sheffler will serve as a co-presenter for a discussion on cybersecurity controls and the “Section 889” Huawei Ban.

Mr. Sheffler will be joined by Tom McSorley (Arnold & Porter) to discuss two important measures that the U.S. government is taking to address security risks. First, the U.S. Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), and second, the governmentwide interim procurement rule and final grants guidance banning Huawei and other Chinese companies under Section 889 of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2019. These measures impose substantial compliance burdens on contractors and grantees, and in practical terms may make it very difficult – if not impossible – for foreign vendors to compete in U.S. markets.

The complimentary webinar will take place on Thursday, September 3, 2020, at 9:00 am ET. You can find more information here, and register here.

For more information on Section 889 and the “Huawei” Ban, read our recent blog posts here and here.