22 U.S. Code § 2669b - Reaffirming United States international telecommunications policy

(a) Procurement policy
It is the policy of the United States to foster and support procurement of goods and services from private, commercial companies.
(b) Implementation
In order to achieve the policy set forth in subsection (a) of this section, the Diplomatic Telecommunications Service Program Office (DTS–PO) shall—
(1) utilize full and open competition, to the maximum extent practicable, in the procurement of telecommunications services, including satellite space segment, for the Department of State and each other Federal entity represented at United States diplomatic missions and consular posts overseas;
(2) make every effort to ensure and promote the participation in the competition for such procurement of commercial private sector providers of satellite space segment who have no ownership or other connection with an intergovernmental satellite organization; and
(3) implement the competitive procedures required by paragraphs (1) and (2) at the prime contracting level and, to the maximum extent practicable, the subcontracting level.


(Pub. L. 105–277, div. G, subdiv. B, title XXII, § 2218,Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–816.)

The table below lists the classification updates, since Jan. 3, 2012, for this section. Updates to a broader range of sections may be found at the update page for containing chapter, title, etc.

The most recent Classification Table update that we have noticed was Tuesday, August 13, 2013

An empty table indicates that we see no relevant changes listed in the classification tables. If you suspect that our system may be missing something, please double-check with the Office of the Law Revision Counsel.

22 USCDescription of ChangeSession YearPublic LawStatutes at Large


LII has no control over and does not endorse any external Internet site that contains links to or references LII.