§2170a. Prohibition on purchase of United States defense contractors by entities controlled by foreign governments
(a) In general
No entity controlled by a foreign government may merge with, acquire, or take over a company engaged in interstate commerce in the United States that—
(1) is performing a Department of Defense contract, or a Department of Energy contract under a national security program, that cannot be performed satisfactorily unless that company is given access to information in a proscribed category of information; or
(2) during the previous fiscal year, was awarded—
(A) Department of Defense prime contracts in an aggregate amount in excess of $500,000,000; or
(B) Department of Energy prime contracts under national security programs in an aggregate amount in excess of $500,000,000.
(b) Inapplicability to certain cases
The limitation in subsection (a) shall not apply if a merger, acquisition, or takeover is not suspended or prohibited pursuant to section 721 of the Defense Production Act of 1950 (50 U.S.C. App. 2170).
In this section:
(1) The term “entity controlled by a foreign government” includes—
(A) any domestic or foreign organization or corporation that is effectively owned or controlled by a foreign government; and
(B) any individual acting on behalf of a foreign government,
as determined by the President.
(2) The term “proscribed category of information” means a category of information that—
(A) with respect to Department of Defense contracts—
(i) includes special access information;
(ii) is determined by the Secretary of Defense to include information the disclosure of which to an entity controlled by a foreign government is not in the national security interests of the United States; and
(iii) is defined in regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense for the purposes of this section; and
(B) with respect to Department of Energy contracts—
(i) is determined by the Secretary of Energy to include information described in subparagraph (A)(ii); and
(ii) is defined in regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Energy for the purposes of this section.