Except as provided in subsection (b), and pursuant to such regulations as the President may prescribe, the head of an executive agency may not enter into or renew a contract, on or after the date that is 90 days after July 1, 2010, for the procurement of goods or services with a person that exports sensitive technology to Iran.
(b) Authorization to exempt certain products
The President is authorized to exempt from the prohibition under subsection (a) only eligible products, as defined in section
2518(4) of title
19, of any foreign country or instrumentality designated under section
2511(b) of title
(c) Sensitive technology defined
(1) In general
The term “sensitive technology” means hardware, software, telecommunications equipment, or any other technology, that the President determines is to be used specifically—
(A)to restrict the free flow of unbiased information in Iran; or
(B)to disrupt, monitor, or otherwise restrict speech of the people of Iran.
The term “sensitive technology” does not include information or informational materials the exportation of which the President does not have the authority to regulate or prohibit pursuant to section
1702(b)(3) of title
(d) Government Accountability Office report on effect of procurement prohibition
Not later than 1 year after July 1, 2010, the Comptroller General of the United States shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees, the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate, and the Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives, a report assessing the extent to which executive agencies would have entered into or renewed contracts for the procurement of goods or services with persons that export sensitive technology to Iran if the prohibition under subsection (a) were not in effect.
For termination of section, see section
8551(a) of this title.
Delegation of Functions
For delegation of functions of President under this section, see Memorandum of President of the United States, Sept. 23, 2010, 75 F.R. 67025, set out as a note under section
8501 of this title.
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