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ARLINGTON, VA (January 21, 2014) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) submitted comments on the Department of Defense’s (DoD) interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS). The interim rule considers the impact of supply chain risk in procurements related to national security systems.

In its submission on January 17, TIA urged DoD to:

(1)  provide clarification as to what is expected of contractors and vendors of information technology, including the role of current certification programs;

(2)  ensure a means of fair assessments and an impartial process for addressing its concerns with vendor and contractor supply chains; and

(3)  clearly define its standard of review in its process for determining insufficiency of a vendor or contractor supply chain.

For more information, visit www.tiaonline.org

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