Custom orders for "Designed in U.S.A." hard drives can be placed beginning December 1, 2016. Orders take approximately 8 weeks to fulfill.
In order to address requirements for storage that are compliant with the Trade Agreements Act, Seagate Government Solutions (SGS) with the assistance of Seagate Technology has initiated a “Designed in U.S.A.” program. Government requirements in this area are evolving with numerous agencies, such as the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Commerce, Department of the Treasury, Department of Defense, and others having secure supply chain requirements. This is a complex ecosystem with various areas of concern including cybersecurity, infrastructure security, supply chain security, and country of origin. There are also evolving regulations and standards such as:
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a final determination on August 15, 2013, that certain Seagate HDDs, including self-encrypting drive (SED) HDDs, are substantially transformed in the U.S. and for purposes of U.S. Government procurement are products of the United States. The ruling specifically states that products with the following characteristics meet the criteria for U.S. products:
Seagate meets the Trade Agreements Act requirements for the GSA schedule. This ruling protects the qualified Seagate HDDs from any GSA audits and provides insurance for the evolving government policies and guidelines.