Equipment authorization processes; Radiocommunications (ICS 33.060)
Protecting Against National Security Threats to the Communications Supply Chain Through the Equipment Authorization Program and the Competitive Bidding Program (18 page(s), in English)
Proposed rule - The Commission proposes to revise rules related to its equipment authorization processes to prohibit authorization of any "covered" equipment on the recently established Covered List. The Commission also seeks comment on whether to require additional certification relating to national security from applicants who wish to participate in the Commission's competitive bidding auctions. This action explores steps the Commission can take to further its goal of protecting communications networks from communications equipment and services that pose a national security risk. Comments are due 20 September 2021. Reply comments are due October 18, 2021. Written comments on the Paperwork Reduction Act proposed information collection requirements must be submitted by the public, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and other interested parties on or before 18 October 2021.