GSA To Remove Non-US Drones From Schedule Contracts

Law360 (January 12, 2021, 9:44 PM EST) -- The U.S. General Services Administration said Tuesday it will remove all drones from its government-wide Federal Supply Schedule program — aside from a handful of trusted U.S.-made models — citing potential security risks and acquisition law violations.

The GSA recently determined that the dangers posed by predominantly Chinese-made drones — more formally, unmanned aircraft systems — meant it could no longer offer most models under the FSS, it announced. It said it will remove those drones from Schedule contracts.

"The increase of buying and usage of drones/UAS devices ... poses a unique set of challenges and security risks such as: surveillance,...

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