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FAR RIN: 9000-AO58 Publication ID: Spring 2023 
Title: ●FAR Case 2023-010, Prohibition on a ByteDance Covered Application 

DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a section of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023, and its implementing guidance. This interim rule revises the FAR to implement the prohibition of having or using the social networking service TikTok developed or provided by ByteDance Limited. This prohibition applies to the presence or use of any covered application on any information technology owned or managed by the Government. The rule implements section 102 of Division R of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (Pub. L. 117-328), the No TikTok on Government Devices Act, and its implementing guidance under Office of Management and Budget Memorandum M-23-13, dated February 27, 2023, No TikTok on Government Devices” Implementation Guidance. This rule is being implemented as a national security measure to protect Government information and information and communication technology systems.

Agency: DOD/GSA/NASA (FAR)(FAR)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 48 CFR 4    48 CFR 39    48 CFR 52   
Legal Authority: 40 U.S.C. 121(c)    10 U.S.C. ch. 4    10 U.S.C. ch. 137 legacy provisions    10 U.S.C. 3016    51 U.S.C. 20113   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  06/00/2023 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  08/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
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