Section 224. Requiring defense microelectronics products and services meet trusted supply chain and operational security standards
Title II, section 224 of the 2020 NDAA requires the establishment of operational security standards that will protect the United States, the DOD, and defense contractors that do business with the DOD from the theft of intellectual property and ensure national security and public safety in the application of new generations of wireless network technologies and microelectronics. Section 224 refers to these operational security standards as trusted supply chain and operational security standards and requires the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) to establish these security standards no later than January 1, 2021. By January 1, 2023, nearly all microelectronics products and wireless network services purchased by the DOD must meet these new security standards.