Finance & Procurement


Finance & Procurement Activities

What are the concerns?

Section 889 of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) prohibits US federal government agencies, contractors, grant and loan 


recipients from procuring or using certain “covered” telecommunications equipment and services as described in the statute.  These items or services may be sourced from any of approximately 60 companies associated with data penetration/infiltration concerns. Typically, sponsored research awardees are required to certify to the sponsor that none of the of equipment, software, or other inputs used in furtherance of the deliverable is sourced from these entities.


Princeton’s Actions:

Princeton conducted a review of the telecommunications equipment connected to its network and also put processes in place to identify potential future purchases of covered equipment from these vendors.