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newDFARS Case 2014-D001, Technical Reports, Proposed rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 51293, August 28, 2014,
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to require scientific and technical reports be submitted in electronic format.
Dates: Comment date: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before October 27, 2014, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2014-D014, State Sponsors of Terrorism,Proposed rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 45666, August 5, 2014
SUMMARY: SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to clarify and relocate coverage relating to state sponsors of terrorism (as identified by the Department of State), add an explicit representation, and conform the terminology.
Dates: Comment Date: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before October 6, 2014, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2014-D010, Foreign Commercial Satellite Services, Interim rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 45661, August 5, 2014
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 that prohibits acquisition of commercial satellite services from certain foreign entities.
Dates: Effective August 5, 2014. Comment Date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before October 6, 2014, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2014-D016, Use of Military Construction Funds in Countries Bordering the Arabian Sea, Interim rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 44314, July 31, 2014
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement sections of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014, that restricts use of military construction funds in various countries, including countries bordering the Arabian Sea.
Dates: Effective July 31, 2014. Comment Date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before September 29, 2014, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2013-D020Domestically Nonavailable ArticlesElimination of DoD-Unique List, Final rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 44314, July 31, 2014
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to remove the DoD-unique list of domestically nonavailable articles because these items have been found to be either available domestically or are not used by DoD.
Dates: Effective July 31, 2014.

DFARS Case 2013-D035, Application of Certain Clauses to Acquisitions of Commercial Items, Final rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 44313, July 31, 2014
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to clarify the applicability of two clauses to acquisitions of commercial items.
Dates: Effective July 31, 2014.

DFARS Case 2012-D02Business Systems Compliance, Proposed rule correction, 79 Fed. Reg. 42491, July 22, 2014
SUMMARY: This document corrects the preamble to a proposed rule published in the Federal Register on July 15, 2014, regarding Business Systems Compliance. This correction revises the time scheduled for the public meeting to be held on August 18, 2014. There are no other changes.
Correction
In the proposed rule published at 79 FR 41172, dated July 15, 2014, make the following correction to the Public Meeting Date section.
Public Meeting Date: The public meeting will be held at the Mark Center Auditorium, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22350-3603, on August 18, 2014, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., local time.

Rules of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, Final rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 42214, July 21, 2014
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update the Rules of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA). The final rule revises and reorders the Board’s Rules for clarity and consistency and accounts for changes in technology, provides updated contact information, and adds two addendums.
Dates: Effective July 21, 2014.

DFARS Case 2012-D042Business Systems Compliance, Proposed rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 41172, July 15, 2014
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to ensure appropriate contractor accountability for adequate contractor business systems. In addition to the request for written comments on this proposed rule, DoD will hold a public meeting to hear the views of interested parties.
Dates: Comment Date: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before September 15, 2014, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.
Public Meeting Date: The public meeting will be held at the Mark Center Auditorium, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22350-3603, on August 18, 2014, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., local time.

DFARS Case 2014-D008, Defense Contractors Performing Private Security Functions, Proposed rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 35713, June 24, 2014
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address DoD-unique requirements for defense contractors performing private security functions outside the United States.
Dates: Comment date: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before August 25, 2014, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2014-D003 Taxes Foreign Contracts in Afghanistan, Proposed rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 35715, June 24, 2014
SUMMARY: SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to notify contractors of requirements relating to Afghan taxes.
Dates: Comment Date: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before August 25, 2014, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2012-D036, Private Sector Notification Requirements of In- Sourcing Actions, Final rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 35700, June 24, 2014
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012 regarding private sector notification of in-sourcing actions.
Dates: Effective June 24, 2014.

DFARS Case 2013-D038, Animal Welfare, Proposed rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 35717, June 24, 2014
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to comply with the Department of Defense Instruction that addresses the use of animals in DoD programs.
Dates: Comment Date: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before August 25, 2014, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2014-D011, Flowdown of Specialty Metals Restrictions, Proposed rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 35507, June 23, 2014.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to clarify the flowdown requirements for the DFARS clause entitled Restriction on Acquisition of Certain Articles Containing Specialty Metals.
Dates: Comment date: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before August 22, 2014, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2012-D051, Service Contract Reporting, Proposed rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 32522, June 5, 2014
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008. The rule proposes to require contractors to annually report, using an online DoD database, service contract data at the end of the Government fiscal year or at the end of contract performance, whichever comes first.
Dates: Comment Date: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before August 4, 2014, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2014-D004, Clauses With AlternatesSpecial Contracting Methods, Major System Acquisition, and Service Contracting, Proposed rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 30535, May 28, 2014,
SUMMARY: SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to revise and update clauses and their prescriptions for special contracting methods, major system acquisition, and service contracting to create basic and alternate clauses structured in a manner to facilitate use of automated contract writing systems. The rule also includes the full text of each alternate, rather than only showing the paragraphs that differ from the basic clause.
Dates: Comment Date: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before July 28, 2014, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

Defense Logistics Agency Freedom of Information Act Program, Defense Logistics Agency, Final rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 30463, May 28, 2014,
SUMMARY: The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is revising and updating its existing rule concerning the DLA Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Program. This rule implements changes to conform to the requirements of the Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments of 1996, and the OPEN Government Act of 2007. In addition, part 1285 will be redesignated as part 300.
Dates: Effective Date: This rule is effective June 27, 2014.

DFARS Case2013-D015, Contractor Personnel Supporting U.S. Armed Forces Deployed Outside the United States, Final rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 30469, May 28, 2014,
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to align it with revisions to the DoD Instruction on operational contract support.
Dates: Effective May 28, 2014.

Technical Amendment, Final rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 30474, May 28, 2014,
SUMMARY:DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide needed editorial changes.
Dates: Effective May 28, 2014

DFARS Case 2012-D055, Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts, Final rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 26001, May 6, 2014
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the DFARS in partial implementation of a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, and a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013, relating to the detection and avoidance of counterfeit electronic parts.
Dates: Effective May 6, 2014.

DFARS Case 2013-D023, Contracting Officer’s Representative, Final rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 22036, April 21, 2014.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to remove coverage concerning contracting officers representative responsibilities that is procedural in nature.
Dates: Effective April 21, 2014.

DFARS Case 2012-D057, Clauses With Alternates-Transportation, Final rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 22036, April 21, 2014.
SUMMARY: the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to revise and update transportation-related clauses and their prescriptions to create basic and alternate clauses structured in a manner to facilitate use of automated contract writing systems. The rule also includes the full text of each alternate, rather than only showing the paragraphs that differ from the basic clause.
Dates: Effective April 21, 2014.

DFARS Case 2014-D006, Photovoltaic Devices, Final rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 22041, April 21, 2014.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to clarify rules of origin under trade agreements for photovoltaic devices to be utilized under covered DoD contracts, as required by a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011.
Dates: Effective April 21, 2014. />

DFARS Case 2013-D014, Clauses With AlternatesContract Financing, Final rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 22042, April 21, 2014.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) as part of a project to review clauses with alternates to create basic and alternate clauses structured in a manner to facilitate use of automated contract writing systems. This final rule addresses a contract financing clause.
Dates: Effective April 21, 2014.

DFARS Case 2011-D045Performance- Based Payments, Final rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 17931, March 31, 2014,
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide detailed guidance and instructions on the use of the performance-based payments analysis tool.
Dates: Effective March 31, 2014.

Defense Acquisition Regulations System, 48 CFR Part 219 Small Business Programs CFR Correction, 79 Fed. Reg. 17931, March 31, 2014,
SUMMARY:  In Title 48 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 2 (Parts 201 to 299), revised as of October 1, 2013, on page 136, before subpart 219.12, subpart 219.11 is reinstated to read as follows: Subpart 219.11Price Evaluation Adjustment for Small Disadvantaged Business Concerns 219.1101 General. The determination to use or suspend the price evaluation adjustment for DoD acquisitions can be found at http:// www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/classdev/ index.htm. [72 FR 20763, Apr. 26, 2007] 219.1102 Applicability.
(b) The price evaluation adjustment also shall not be used in acquisitions that are for commissary or exchange resale.

(c) Also, do not use the price evaluation adjustment in acquisitions that use tiered evaluation of offers, until a tier is reached that considers offers from other than small business concerns. [63 FR 41974, Aug. 6, 1998, as amended at 71 FR 53043, Sept. 8, 2006]

DFARS case 2013-D004, Clauses With AlternatesQuality Assurance, Final rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 17448, March 28, 2014.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to create an overarching prescription for a quality assurancerelated clause with two alternates. The rule also includes separate prescriptions for the basic and alternate clauses and includes the full text of each alternate.
Dates: Effective March 28, 2014.

DFARS case 2013-D026, Clauses With AlternatesResearch and Development Contracting, Final rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 17447, March 28, 2014.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to create an overarching prescription for a research and development-related clause with an alternate. The rule also includes separate prescriptions for the basic and alternate clause and includes the full text of the alternate clause. DATES: Effective March 28, 2014.

DFARS case 2014-D007, Extension of Pilot Program on Acquisition of Military-Purpose Nondevelopmental Items, Final rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 17446, March 28, 2014.
SUMMARY: DoD is amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. This rule extends the expiration date of the pilot program for acquisition of military-purpose nondevelopmental items.
Dates: Effective March 28, 2014.

DFARS Technical Amendments, Final rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 17445, March 28, 2014.
SUMMARY: DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide needed editorial changes.
Dates: : Effective March 28, 2014.

Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic PartsFurther Implementation, Notice of meeting, 79 Fed. Reg. 11747, March 3, 2014.
SUMMARY: DoD is hosting a public meeting to obtain the views of experts and interested parties in Government and the private sector regarding further implementation of the requirement for detection and avoidance of counterfeit electronic parts, as required by a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012.
Dates: : March 27, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., EDT.
ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at General Services Administration (GSA) Regional Office Building (ROB Auditorium) at 301 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20407 (entrance on D Street).

Rules of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (No DFARS Case), Proposed rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 11374, February 28, 2014.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update the Rules of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA). The proposed rule revises and reorders the Boards Rules for clarity and consistency and accounts for changes in technology, provides updated contact information, and adds two addendums.
Dates: Comment date: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the addresses shown below on or before April 29, 2014, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2013-D025, Clauses With AlternatesTaxes, Proposed rule, 79 Fed. Reg.11381 , February 28, 2014.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to create an overarching prescription for a tax-related clause with an alternate and adds a separate prescription for the basic clause. The rule also proposes to include in the regulation the full text of the alternate clause.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before April 29, 2014, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2013-D010 Enhancement of Contractor Employee Whistleblower Protections, Final rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 11336, February 28, 2014.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement statutory amendments to whistleblower protections for contractor and subcontractor employees.
Dates: Effective February 28, 2014

DFARS Case 2012-D029, Disclosure to Litigation Support Contractors, Interim rule, 79 Fed. Reg.11337, February 28, 2014.
SUMMARY: SUMMARY: DoD is amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement authority for DoD to allow its litigation support contractors to have access to “sensitive information,” provided that the litigation support contractor is subject to certain restrictions on using and disclosing such information.
Dates: Effective February 28, 2014. Comment Date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before April 29, 2014, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2013-D009, Acquisitions in Support of Operations in Afghanistan, Final rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 11342, February 28, 2014.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement two sections of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 that require compliance with domestic source restrictions in the case of any textile components supplied by DoD to the Afghan National Army or the Afghan National Police for purposes of production of uniforms, and eliminate the application of the enhanced authority to acquire products and services from Iraq.
Dates: : Effective February 28, 2014.

Technical Amendments, Final rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 11341, February 28, 2014.
SUMMARY: DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide needed editorial changes.
Dates: Effective February 28, 2014.

Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Review of Statutory and Regulatory Requirements, Notice of extension of public comment period, 79 Fed. Reg. 10461, February 25, 2014
SUMMARY: The Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) gives notice that the comment period announced in the February 12, 2014 (79 FR 8402) notice of request for public comments on DPAP’s review of statutory and regulatory requirements, will be extended an additional 40 days until April 23, 2014. DPAP is currently conducting an assessment to identify impacts experienced by industry resulting from contracting statutes.
Dates: : Submit written comments to the address shown below on or before April 23, 2014. Comments received will be considered by DoD in the formation of a recommendation to the Secretary of Defense if a revision to the definition is necessary and appropriate.

Review of Statutory and Regulatory Requirements, Request for comments, 77 Fed. Reg. 8402,
SUMMARY: The Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) is currently conducting an assessment to identify impacts experienced by industry resulting from contracting statutes.
Dates: Submit written comments to the address shown below on or before March 14, 2014. Comments received will be considered by DoD in the formation of a recommendation to the Secretary of Defense if a revision to the definition is necessary and appropriate.

DFARS case 2013-D005, Clauses With Alternates-Foreign Acquisition, Proposed rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 8387,
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to create separate prescriptions for the basic clause as well as each alternate in each set of foreign acquisition-related provisions/clauses with one or more alternates. In addition, the proposed rule would include the full text of each provision or clause alternate.
Dates: Comment Date: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before April 14, 2014, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2013-D033, Proposal Adequacy Checklist Revision, Final rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 4633. January 29, 2014,
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to remove a redundant item from the solicitation provision, Proposal Adequacy Checklist.
Dates: Effective January 29, 2014.

DFARS Case 2013-D016, Limitation on Use of Cost-Reimbursement Line Items, Interim rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 4631. January 29, 2014,
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013, which prohibits DoD from entering into cost-type contracts for production of major defense acquisition programs.
Dates: Effective January 29, 2014. Comment Date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before March 31, 2014 to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2013-D029, Payment in Local Currency (Afghanistan), Proposed rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 4647. January 29, 2014,
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to incorporate into the DFARS policies and procedures concerning payment for contracts for performance in Afghanistan.
Dates: : Comment Date: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before March 31, 2014, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2013-D013, Storage, Treatment, and Disposal of Toxic or Hazardous MaterialsStatutory Update, Proposed rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 4648. January 29, 2014,
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to conform with statute, amend the clause prescriptions, and update the basic and alternate clause for the prohibition on storage, treatment, and disposal of toxic or hazardous materials.
Dates: Comment Date: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before March 31, 2014, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS, Technical Amendments, Final rule, 79 Fed. Reg. 3519, January 22, 2014.
SUMMARY: DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide needed editorial change.
Dates: Effective January 22, 2014.

DFARS Case 2013-D032, Trade Agreements Thresholds, Final rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 79620, December 31, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to incorporate increased thresholds for application of the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement and the Free Trade Agreements, as determined by the United States Trade Representative.
Dates: Effective: January 1, 2014.

DFARS Case 2014-D006, Photovoltaic Devices, Interim rule with a request for comments, 78 Fed. Reg. 76993, December 20, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to clarify rules of origin under trade agreements for photovoltaic devices to be utilized under covered DoD contracts, as required by a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011.
Dates: Effective December 20, 2013. Comment date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before February 18, 2014, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2011-D055, Item Unique Identifier Update, Final rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 76067, December 16, 2013,
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update and clarify requirements for unique identification and valuation of items delivered under DoD contracts.
Dates: Effective December 16, 2013.

DFARS Case 2013-D035, Application of Certain Clauses to Acquisitions of Commercial Items, Proposed rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 73472, December 6, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to clarify the applicability of two clauses to acquisitions of commercial items.
Dates: Comment Date: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before February 4, 2014, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2013-D020, Domestically Nonavailable ArticlesElimination of DoD-Unique List, Proposed rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 73474, December 6, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to remove the DoD-unique list of nonavailable articles because these items have been found to be either available domestically or are not used by DoD.
Dates: Comment date: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before February 4, 2014, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2013-D026, Clauses With AlternatesResearch and Development Contracting, Proposed rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 73475, December 6, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to create an overarching prescription for the research and development-related clause with an alternate. The rule also proposes to add a separate prescription for the basic clause and for the alternate, and to include in the regulation the full text of the alternate clause.
Dates: Comment date: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before February 4, 2014, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

Technical amendments, Final rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 73450, December 6, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide needed editorial changes.
Dates: Effective December 6, 2013.

DFARS Case 2012-D048, Preparation of Letter of Offer and Acceptance, Final rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 73450, December 6, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address the contracting officer role in assisting the DoD implementing agency in preparation of the letter of offer and acceptance for a foreign military sales program that will require an acquisition.
Dates: : Effective December 6, 2013.

DFARS Case 2012-038, Unallowable Fringe Benefit Costs, Final rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 73451, December 6, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to explicitly state that fringe benefit costs that are contrary to law, employer-employee agreement, or an established policy of the contractor are unallowable.
Dates: Effective December 6, 2013.

DFARS Case 2013-D037, Removal of DFARS Coverage on Contractors Performing Private Security Functions, Final rule, 78 Fed. Reg.69282 , November 18, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to remove coverage on contractors performing private security functions that is now covered in the FAR.
Dates: Effective November 18, 2013

DFARS Case 2011-D039, Safeguarding Unclassified Controlled Technical Information, Final rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 69273, November 18, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to add a new subpart and associated contract clause to address requirements for safeguarding unclassified controlled technical information.
Dates: Effective November 18, 2013.

DFARS Case 2012-D050 Requirements Relating to Supply Chain Risk, Interim rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 69268, November 18, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, as amended by the NDAA for FY 2013. This interim rule allows DoD to consider the impact of supply chain risk in specified types of procurements related to national security systems.
Dates: Effective November 18, 2013.
Comment date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before January 17, 2014, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2013-D015, Contractor Personnel Supporting U.S. Armed Forces Deployed Outside the United States, Proposed rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 65244, October 31, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to align it with revisions to the DoD Instruction on operational contract support.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before December 30, 2013, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2013-D001, Only One Offer-Further Implementation, Final rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 65214, October 31, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to further implement DoD policy relating to competitive acquisitions in which only one offer is received, providing additional exceptions, and further addressing requests for data other than certified cost or pricing data from the Canadian Commercial Corporation.
Dates: Effective October 31, 2013.

DFARS Case 2012-D036, Private Sector Notification Requirements of In- Sourcing Actions DFARS Case 2012 D036, Interim rule, 78 Fed. Reg.65218, October 31, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act regarding private sector notification of in-sourcing actions.
Dates: Effective date: October 31, 2013. Comment date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before December 30, 2013, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2013-D006 Approval of Rental Waiver Requests, Final rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 65219, October 31, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to remove the Director of Defense Security Cooperation Agency from the approval process for waiver or reduction of charges for the use of Government property on work for foreign governments or international organizations.
Dates: Effective October 31, 2013.

DFARS Case 2013-D031, New Designated CountryCroatia, Final rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 65220, October 31, 2013.
SUMMARY: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to add Croatia as a new designated country under the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement (WTO GPA). Croatia joined the European Union, which is a party to the WTO GPA, on July 1, 2013.
Dates: Effective October 31, 2013.

DFARS Case 2012-D044. New Free Trade AgreementPanama, Final rule, 78 Fed. Reg.65221, October 31, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement the United StatesPanama Trade Promotion Agreement. This Trade Promotion Agreement is a free trade agreement that provides for mutually non-discriminatory treatment of eligible products and services from Panama.
Dates: Effective October 31, 2013.

DFARS Case 2013-D022, Allowability of Legal Costs for Whistleblower Proceedings, Interim rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 59859, September 30, 2013,
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 that amends the allowability of legal costs incurred by a contractor related to whistleblower proceedings.
Dates: Effective date: September 30, 2013
Comment date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before November 29, 2013, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2013-D009, Acquisitions in Support of Operations in Afghanistan, Interim rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 59854, September 30, 2013,
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement two sections of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 that require compliance with domestic source restrictions in the case of any textile components supplied by DoD to the Afghan National Army or the Afghan National Police for purposes of production of uniforms, and eliminate the application of the enhanced authority to acquire products and services from Iraq.
Dates: Effective Date: September 30, 2013.
Comment Date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before November 29, 2013, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2013-D010, Enhancement of Contractor Employee Whistleblower Protections, Interim rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 59851, September 30, 2013,
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement statutory amendments to whistleblower protections for contractor and subcontractor employees.
Dates: Effective date: September 30, 2013. In accordance with FAR 1.108(d)(3), contracting officers are encouraged to include the changes in these rules in major modifications to contracts and orders awarded prior to the effective date of this interim rule.
Comment Date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before November 29, 2013, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2013-D007, Further Implementation of Trafficking in Persons Policy. Proposed rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 59325, September 26, 2013
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to further implement DoD trafficking in persons policy and to supplement Governmentwide changes proposed in connection with the Executive Order entitled Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking in Persons in Federal Contracts, to improve awareness, compliance, and enforcement.
Dates: Comment Date: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before November 25, 2013, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2013-D019, Least Developed Countries That Are Designated Countries, Final rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 48333, August 8, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a revision by the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to the list of least developed countries that are designated countries under the Trade Agreements Act of 1979.
DATES: Effective: August 8, 2013.

DFARS Case 2012-D054, Release of Fundamental Research Information, Final rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 48331, August 8, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide guidance relating to the release of fundamental research information. This rule was previously published as part of the proposed rule 2011-D039, Safeguarding Unclassified DoD Information.
DATES: Effective: August 8, 2013.

DFARS Case 2013-D004,Clauses With AlternatesQuality Assurance, Proposed rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 48407, August 8, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to create an overarching prescription for each set of quality assurance-related provisions/clauses with one or more alternates. In addition, the proposed rule would include the full text of each provision and/or clause alternate.
DATES: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before October 7, 2013, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2013-D014, Clauses With AlternatesContract Financing, Proposed rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 48404, August 8, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to create an overarching prescription for the set of contract financing related clauses with one or more alternates. The rule also proposes to add a separate prescription for the basic clause as well as the alternate. In addition, the proposed rule would include the full text of the clause alternate.
DATES: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before October 7, 2013, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2012-D057, Clauses With AlternatesTransportation, Proposed rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 48397, August 8, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to create an overarching prescription for each set of transportation-related provisions/clauses with one or more alternates. The rule also proposes to add a separate prescription for the basic clause as well as each alternate. In addition, the proposed rule would include the full text of each provision and/or clause alternate.
DATES: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before October 7, 2013, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2012-D047, Requirements for Acquisitions Pursuant to Multiple Award Contracts, Final rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 38234, June 26, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement section 863 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 (Pub. L. 110-417). Section 863(f) repeals redundant provisions of section 803 of the NDAA for FY 2001, which was implemented by a previous DFARS case, 2001D017.
DATES: Effective Date: June 26, 2013.

DFARS Case 2011-D056, Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses for Acquisition of Commercial Items, Final rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 37980, June 25, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to simplify prescriptions for provisions and clauses that are applicable to the acquisition of commercial items and to specify flowdown of clauses to commercial subcontracts.
Dates: Effective Date: June 25, 2013.

DFARS Case 2012-D034, Defense Trade Cooperation Treaties With Australia and the United Kingdom, Final Rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 36108, June 17, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, with changes, the interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement requirements of the Treaty Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Concerning Defense Trade Cooperation (the U.S.- U.K. DTC Treaty) and the Security Cooperation Act of 2010 regarding export control regulations between the United States and the United Kingdom. The final rule also implements the Treaty Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Australia Concerning Defense Trade Cooperation.
DATES: Effective Date: June 17, 2013.

Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts, Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Notice of meeting, 78 Fed. Reg. 35262, June 12, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD is hosting a public meeting to obtain the views of experts and interested parties in Government and the private sector regarding the electronic parts detection and avoidance coverage proposed to be included in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement.
DATES: June 28, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., EDT.
ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at General Services Administration (GSA), Central Office Auditorium, 1800 F Street NW., Washington, DC, 20405. The GSA auditorium is located on the main floor of the building.

DFARS Case 2009-D031 Government Support Contractor Access to Technical Data; Correction, Final rule correction, 78 Fed. Reg. 33994, June 6, 2013.,
SUMMARY: This document corrects the amendatory language to a final rule published in the Federal Register on May 22, 2013, 78 FR 30233, regarding the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Government Support Contractor Access to Technical Data (DFARS 2009-D031). This correction makes two corrections to the amendatory language.
Dates: Effective Date: June 6, 2013

DFARS Case 2012-D040Clarification of “F” Orders in the Procurement Instrument Identification Number Structure; Correction, Final rule correction, 78 Fed. Reg. 33993, June 6, 2013.,
SUMMARY: This document corrects the amendatory language to a final rule published in the Federal Register on May 22, 2013, 78 FR 30231, regarding the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Clarification of “F” Orders in the Procurement Instrument Identification Number Structure (DFARS Case 2012D040). This correction makes one correction to the amendatory language.
DATES: Effective Date: June 6, 2013.

DFARS case 2009-D031 Government Support Contractor Access to Technical Data (DFARS 2009D031), Final rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 30233, May 22, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 that provides authority for certain types of Government support contractors to have access to proprietary technical data belonging to prime contractors and other third parties, provided that the technical data owner may require the support contractor to execute a non-disclosure agreement having certain restrictions and remedies.
DATES: Effective: May 22, 2013.

DFARS Technical Amendments , Final rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 30232, May 22, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide needed editorial changes. DATES: Effective: May 22, 2013.

DFARS case 2012-D040 Clarification of “F” Orders in the Procurement Instrument Identification Number Structure, Final rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 30231, May 22, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update instructions for assigning basic and supplementary procurement instrument identification numbers.
DATES: Effective: May 22, 2013.

DFARS Case 2012-D053, System for Award Management Name Changes, Phase 1 Implementation, Final rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 28756, May 16, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to reflect the joining of the Central Contractor Registration (CCR), Online Representations and Certification Application (ORCA), and Excluded Parties Listing System (EPLS) databases into the System for Award Management (SAM) database.
DATES: Effective Date: May 16, 2013.

DFARS Case 2012-D055, Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts, Proposed rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 28780, May 16, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) in partial implementation of a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, and a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013, relating to the detection and avoidance of counterfeit electronic parts.
DATES: Comment Date: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before July 15, 2013, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2013-D001, Only One OfferFurther Implementation, Proposed rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 28785, May 16, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to further implement DoD policy relating to competitive acquisitions in which only one offer is received, providing additional exceptions, and further addressing requests for data other than certified cost or pricing data from the Canadian Commercial Corporation.
DATES: Comment date: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before July 15, 2013, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2012-D035, Forward Pricing Rate Proposal Adequacy Checklist , Proposed rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 28790, May 16, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide guidance to contractors for the submittal of forward pricing rate proposals to ensure the adequacy of forward pricing rate proposals submitted to the Government.
DATES: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before July 15, 2013, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2012-D048, Preparation of Letter of Offer and Acceptance, Proposed rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 28793, May 16, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address the contracting officer role in assisting the DoD implementing agency in preparation of the letter of offer and acceptance for a foreign military sales program that will require an acquisition. DATES:
DATES: the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before July 15, 2013, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2012-D027, Encouragement of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Programs/, Withdrawal, 78 Fed. Reg. 22841, April 17, 2013
SUMMARY: DoD hereby provides notice of the cancellation of a proposed rule without further action. DoD has determined that the proposed amendment to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) is not a necessary part of the Departments plan to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, that requires DoD to encourage contractors to develop science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs.

DFARS Case 2012-D041 Specialty MetalsDefinition of “Produce”, Final rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 18877, March 28, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to revise the definition of “Produce” as it applies to specialty metals. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 directed DoD to review the definition of “Produce” to ensure its compliance with the statutory restrictions on specialty metals and to determine if a revision to the current rule was necessary and appropriate.
Dates: Effective Date: March 28, 2013.

DFARS Case 2012-D032 New Free Trade Agreement With Colombia Final rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 18877, March 28, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement. This Trade Promotion Agreement is a free trade agreement that provides for mutually nondiscriminatory treatment of eligible products and services from Colombia.
DATES: Effective date: March 28, 2013.

DFARS Case 2012-D025, Korea Free Trade Agreement Final rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 18876, March 28, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement. The Republic of Korea is already party to the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement.
DATES: Effective date: March 28, 2013

DFARS Case 2011-D042, Proposal Adequacy Checklist, Final rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 18865, March 28, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to incorporate a proposal adequacy checklist for proposals in response to solicitations that require submission of certified cost or pricing data.
DATES: Effective Date: March 28, 2013.

DFARS Case 2012-D038 Unallowable Fringe Benefit Costs, Proposed rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 13606, February 28, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to explicitly state that fringe benefit costs incurred or estimated that are contrary to law, employer-employee agreement, or an established policy of the contractor are unallowable.
DATES: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before April 29, 2013, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2012-D027, Encouragement of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Programs, Proposed rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 13604, February 28, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, which requires DoD to take steps to encourage contractors to develop science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs.
DATES: Comment date: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before April 29, 2013, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2012- D006 Alleged Crimes By or Against Contractor Personnel, Final rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 13547, February 28, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 and expand coverage on contractor requirements and responsibilities relating to alleged crimes by or against contractor personnel.
DATES: Effective February 28, 2013.

DFARS Case 2009-D002 Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System, Final rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 13546, February 28, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, with changes, an interim rule, amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to conform to the FAR regarding policy and procedures related to the Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System.
DATES: Effective February 28, 2013.

DFARS Case 2012-D015, Acquisition of Tents and Other Temporary Structures, Final rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 13544, February 28, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the DFARS to implement sections of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 that address the acquisition of tents and other temporary structures.
DATES: Effective February 28, 2013.

DFARS Technical amendments , Final rule, 78 Fed. Reg. 13543, February 28, 2013.
SUMMARY: DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide needed editorial changes.
DATES: Effective February 28, 2013

DFARS Technical Amendments,final rule, 77 Fed. Reg 76936, December 31, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide needed editorial changes.
Dates: Effective Date, December 31. 2012.

DFARS Case 2012-D045, Contracting Activity Updates DFARS Case 2012-D045), Final rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 76938, December 31, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update the text to reflect the distinction between “certified cost or pricing data” and “data other than certified cost or pricing data.” The DFARS changes are necessary to ensure consistency with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) which had been amended to clarify the distinction between those terms, as well as the requirements for the submission of cost or pricing data.
Dates: : December 31, 2012.

DFARS Case 2011-D040, Definition of Cost or Pricing Data, Final rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 76939, December 31. 2012
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update the text to reflect the distinction between “certified cost or pricing data” and “data other than certified cost or pricing data.” The DFARS changes are necessary to ensure consistency with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) which had been amended to clarify the distinction between those terms, as well as the requirements for the submission of cost or pricing data. DATES: December 31, 2012.

DFARS Case 2012-D049 New Qualifying Country-Poland New Qualifying CountryPoland, Final rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 76941, December 31, 2912,
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to add Poland as a qualifying country.
DATES: : Effective Date: December 31, 2012.

DFARS Case 2012-D044, New Free Trade AgreementPanama, 77 Fed. Reg. 68699, November 16, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement. This Trade Promotion Agreement is a free trade agreement that provides for mutually nondiscriminatory treatment of eligible products and services from Panama.
Dates: : Effective date: November 16, 2012. Comment date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before January 15, 2013, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors, Notice, 77 Fed. Reg. 63298, October 16, 2012.
SUMMARY: In accordance with the one- year temporary policy established in the OMB Memorandum, Providing Prompt Payment to Small Business Subcontractors (July 11, 2012), DoD has taken steps to accelerate Federal payments to prime contractors, so that prime contractors can expedite payments to their small business subcontractors.
Dates: Effective through July 10, 2013, unless otherwise rescinded or extended.

DFARS Corrections, September 27, 2012.

DFARS Case 2011-D054, DoD Voucher Processing, Final rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 52258, August 29, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update DoDs voucher processing procedures and better accommodate the Wide Area WorkFlow (WAWF) used to process vouchers.
Dates: August 29, 2012.

DFARS Case 2012-D001, Reporting of Government-Furnished Property, Final rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 5255, August 29, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to revise and standardize reporting requirements for Government- furnished property.
Dates: Effective Date: August 29, 2012.

DFARS Technical Amendments, Final rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 52253, August 29, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide needed editorial changes.
Dates: Effective Date: August 29, 2012.

DFARS Case 2012-D016, Inflation Adjustment of Threshold for Acquisition of Right-Hand Drive Passenger Sedans, Final rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 52252, August 29, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is adopting as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 that requires adjustment of the statutory dollar limitation on the acquisition of right- hand drive passenger sedans.
Dates: Effective Date: August 29, 2012.

DFAS Case 2012-D040, Clarification of “F” Orders in the Procurement Instrument Identification Number Structure, Proposed rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 51957, August 28, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update instructions for assigning basic and supplementary procurement instrument identification numbers.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before October 29, 2012, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2012-D041, Specialty Metals-Definition of “Produce”, Proposed rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 43474, July 24 , 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to revise the definition of “produce” as it applies to specialty metals. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 directed DoD to review the definition of “produce” to ensure its compliance with the statutory restrictions on specialty metals and to determine if a revision to the current rule was necessary and appropriate.
Dates: Comment Date: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before September 24, 2012, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2011-D049, Contracting With the Canadian Commercial Corporation, Final rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 43470, July 24 , 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to clarify the requirements for the Canadian Commercial Corporation to submit data other than certified cost or pricing data.
Dates: Effective date: July 24, 2012.

DFARS Case 2011-D047, Applicability of Hexavalent Chromium Policy to Commercial Items, Final rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 39141, June 29, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to clarify the applicability to commercial items of DoD policies relating to the use of material containing hexavalent chromium.
Dates: Effective Date: June 29, 2012.

DFARS Case 2011-D052, Shipping Instructions, Final rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 39140, June 29, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update the form used by contractors to request shipping instructions and the associated contract clause and clause prescription to cover both commercial and Government bills of lading, and to relocate the coverage within the DFARS.
Dates: Effective Date: June 29, 2012.

DFARS Case 2011-D013, Only One Offer, Final rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 39126, June 29, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address acquisitions using competitive procedures in which only one offer is received. This rule implements a DoD Better Buying Power initiative. The revisions to this rule are part of DoDs retrospective plan under Executive Order 13563 completed in August 2011.
Dates: Effective Date: June 29, 2012.

DFARS Case 2012-D043, New Qualifying CountryCzech Republic, Final rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 38736, June 29, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to add the Czech Republic as a qualifying country.
Dates: Effective date: June 29, 2012.

DFARS Case 2012-D015, Acquisition of Tents and Other Temporary Structures, Interim rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 38734, June 29, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule to implement sections of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 that address the acquisition of tents and other temporary structures.
Dates: Effective date: June 29, 2012. Comment date: Comments are due by August 28, 2012.

DFARS Case 2011-D027, Updates to Wide Area WorkFlow, Final rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 38731, June 29, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update policies on the submission of payment requests and receiving reports in electronic format.
Dates: Effective date: June 29, 2012.

DFARS Case 2011-D055, Item Unique Identifier Update, Proposed rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 35921, June 15, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update and clarify requirements for unique identification and valuation of items delivered under DoD contracts. The proposed rule revises the applicable prescription and contract clause to reflect the current requirements.
Dates: Comment Date: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before August 14, 2012, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2011-D023,cContractors Performing Private Security Functions, Final rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 35883, June 15, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is adopting as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement those sections of several National Defense Authorization Acts which establish minimum processes and requirements for the selection, accountability, training, equipping, and conduct of personnel performing private security functions under DoD contracts.
Dates: Effective Date: June 15, 2012.

DFARS Case 2012-D003, Title 41 Positive Law CodificationFurther Implementation, Final rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 35879, June 15, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to conform statutory titles throughout the DFARS to the new Positive Law Codification of Title 41, United States Code, “Public Contracts.”
Dates: June 15, 2012.

DFARS Techincal amendments, Final rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 31536, May 29, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is making amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) in order to make editorial changes.
Dates: Effective Date: May 29, 2012.

DFARS Case 2011-D046, Utilization of Domestic Photovoltaic Devices, Final rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 30368, May 22, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is adopting as final, with change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011. The section provides that photovoltaic devices to be utilized in performance of any covered contract shall comply with the Buy American statute, subject to the exceptions provided in the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 or otherwise provided by law.
Dates: Effective date: May 22, 2012.

DFARS Case 2012-D002, Order of Application for Modifications, Final rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 30367, May 22, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to establish an order for application of contract modifications to resolve any potential conflicts that may arise from multiple modifications with the same effective date.
Dates: Effective Date: May 22, 2012.

DFARS Case 2012-D014, Contingency Contract Closeout, Final rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 30366, May 22, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to require additional planning, monitoring, and executing activities for contract closeouts when the contracts are awarded for performance in contingency areas.
Dates: Effective Date: May 22, 2012.

DFARS Case 2012-D023, Report on Waiver of Prohibition on Acquisition From Communist Chinese Military Companies, Final rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 30365, May 22, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement the requirement in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 to report to the congressional defense committees before issuing a waiver of the prohibition on acquisition of United States Munitions List items from Communist Chinese military companies.
Dates: Effective Date: May 22, 2012.

DFARS Case 2012-D034, Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty With the United Kingdom, Interim rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 30361, May 22, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement requirements of the Treaty Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Concerning Defense Trade Cooperation (the Treaty) and the Security Cooperation Act of 2010 regarding export control regulations between the United States and the United Kingdom. The Treaty and statute establish an Approved Community that includes members of the U.S. Government and the government of the United Kingdom.
Dates: Effective Date: May 22, 2012.
Comment date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before July 23, 2012, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2012-D032, New Free Trade Agreement With Colombia, Interim rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 30359, May 22, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement the United StatesColombia Trade Promotion Agreement. This Trade Promotion Agreement is a free trade agreement that provides for mutually non- discriminatory treatment of eligible products and services from Columbia.
Dates: Effective date: May 22, 2012.
Comment Date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before July 23, 2012, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2012-D025, United States- Korea Free Trade Agreement, Interim rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 30356, May 22, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement. The Republic of Korea is already party to the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement.
Dates: Effective date: May 22, 2012.
Comment Date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before July 23, 2012, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS; Technical Amendments, Final rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 23631, April 20, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide needed editorial changes and guidance to contracting officers.
Dates: Effective Date: April 20, 2012.

DFARS Case 2011-D056, Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses for Acquisitions of Commercial Items, Proposed rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 20598, April 05, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to simplify prescriptions for provisions and clauses that are applicable to the acquisition of commercial items and to specify flowdown of clauses to commercial subcontracts.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before June 4, 2012, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2012-D020, Repeal of Case-by-Case Reporting, Final rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 19132, March 30, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012, to remove a congressional notification requirement for single source task- or delivery-order contract awards over $103 million.
Dates: Effective Date: March 30, 2012.

DFARS Case 2011-D048, Separation of Combined Provisions and Clauses, Final rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 19128, March 30, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to separate provisions and clauses that are currently combined in order to be in compliance with DFARS drafting conventions.
Dates: Effective Date: March 30, 2012.

DFARS Case 2012-D016, Inflation Adjustment of Threshold for Acquisition of Right-Hand Drive Passenger Sedans, Interim rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 19127, March 30, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 that requires that the statutory limitation on the acquisition of right-hand drive passenger sedans be included on the list of dollar thresholds subject to inflation adjustment.
Dates: Effective Date: March 30, 2012.
Comment Date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before May 29, 2012, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2012-D018, New Threshold for Peer Reviews of Noncompetitive Contracts, Final rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 19126, March 30, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to modify the threshold for noncompetitive contract peer reviews.
Dates: Effective Date: April 30, 2012.

DFARS-Technical Amendment, Final rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 19128, March 30, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is making a technical amendment to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to add a reference for reporting suspected lobbying violations.
Dates: Effective Date: March 30, 2012.,

DFARS Case 2012-D006, Alleged Crimes By or Against Contractor Personnel, Proposed rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 14490, March 12, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to expand coverage on contractor requirements and responsibilities relating to alleged crimes by or against contractor personnel.
Dates: Comment Date: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before May 11, 2012, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2011-D041, Commercial Determination Approval, Final rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 14480, March 12, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to require higher-level approval for commercial item determinations for acquisitions exceeding $1 million when the determination is based on “of a type” or “offered for sale” language contained in the definition of commercial item. The rule also clarifies approval requirements for determinations for acquisitions of services exceeding $1 million using part 12 procedures but which do not meet the definition of commercial item.
Dates: March 12, 2012.

DFARS-Technical Amendments, Final rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 13013, March 05, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to incorporate adjusted thresholds for application of trade agreements.
Dates: Effective Date: March 5, 2012.

DFARS Case 2012-D026, Extension of the Test Program for Negotiation of Comprehensive Small Business Subcontracting Plans, Final rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 11367, February 24, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to extend the program period for the DoD Test Program for Negotiation of Comprehensive Small Business Subcontracting Plans.
Dates: Effective Date: February 24, 2012.

DFARS Case 2012-D024, Extension of the Department of Defense Mentor - Protégé Pilot Program, Final rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 11367, February 24, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing this final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to extend the date for submittal of applications under the DoD Mentor-Protégé Pilot Program for new mentor- protege agreements and the date mentors may incur costs and/or receive credit towards fulfilling their small business subcontracting goals through an approved mentor-proteégé agreement. DATES: Effective Date: February 24, 2012.

DFARS Case 2009-D038, Business SystemsDefinition and Administration, Final rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 11355, February 24, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is adopting as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to improve the effectiveness of DoD oversight of contractor business systems.
Dates: Effective date: February 24, 2012.

DFARS Case 2011-D033, Award Fee Reduction or Denial for Health or Safety Issues, Final rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 11354, February 24, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is adopting as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement those sections of the National Defense Authorization Acts for Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011, providing increased authorities to reduce or deny award fees to companies found to jeopardize the health or safety of Government personnel. In addition, this rule modifies the requirement that information on the final determination of award fee be entered into the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS).
Dates: Effective Date: February 24, 2012.

DFARS- Technical amendment, Final rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 10976, February 24.2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide needed editorial changes.
Dates: Effective Date: February 24, 2012.

DFARS Case 2011-D054, DoD Voucher Processing, Proposed rule; clarification, 77 Fed. Reg. 9617, February 17, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is clarifying the rule published on January 19, 2012, proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update DoD’s voucher processing procedures and better accommodate the use of Wide Area WorkFlow to process vouchers.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule published January 19, 2012, at 77 FR 2682, continue to be accepted until March 19, 2012.

DFARS Case 2011-D045,Performance- Based Payments, Proposed rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 4638, January 30, 2012.
SUMMARY:DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide detailed guidance and instructions on the use of the performance-based payments analysis tool.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before March 30, 2012, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2011-D052,Shipping Instructions, Proposed rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 4637, January 30, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update the form used by contractors to request shipping instructions and the associated contract clause and clause prescription to cover both commercial and Government bills of lading, and to relocate the coverage within the DFARS.
Dates: Comment Date: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before March 30, 2012, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2010-D011,Independent Research and Development Technical Descriptions, Final rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 4632, January 30, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to require major contractors to report independent research and development (IR&D) projects.
Dates: Effective date: January 30, 2012.

DFARS Case 2011-D057, New Designated CountryArmenia, Final rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 4631, January 30, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisiti Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to add Armenia as a World Trade Organization Governmenton Procurement Agreement (WTO GPA) country and a designated country, due to the accession of Armenia to membership in the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement.
Dates: Effective Date: January 30, 2012.

DFARS Case 2012-D005, Trade Agreements Thresholds Final rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 4630, January 30, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to incorporate adjusted thresholds for application of the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement and the Free Trade Agreements, as determined by the United States Trade Representative. Additionally, this rule includes language in prescriptions for use of contract clauses intended to clarify their applicability to commercial items.
Dates: Effective Date: January 30, 2012.

DFARS Case 2011-D054, DoD Voucher Processing, Proposed rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 2682, January 19, 2012.
SUMMARY: SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update DoDs voucher processing procedures and better accommodate the use of Wide Area WorkFlow to process vouchers.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before March 19, 2012, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2011-D040, Definition of Cost or Pricing Data, Proposed rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 2680, January 19, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update text addressing the definition of cost or pricing data. The DFARS changes are necessary to ensure consistency with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before March 19, 2012, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2012-D002, Order of Application for Modifications, Proposed rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 2679, January 19, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to establish an order for application of contract modifications to resolve any potential conflicts that may arise from multiple modifications with the same effective date.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before March 19, 2012, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2011-D03, Pilot Program for Acquisition of Military-Purpose Nondevelopmental Items (DFARS Case 2011D034), Final rule, 77 Fed. Reg. 2653, January 19, 2012.
SUMMARY: DoD is adopting as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement establishing a pilot program to assess the feasibility and advisability of acquiring military-purpose nondevelopmental items in accordance with streamlined procedures.
Dates: Effective date: January 19, 2012.

DFARS Case 2012-D003, Title 41 Positive Law CodificationFurther Implementation, Proposed rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 78874, December 20, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to conform statutory titles to the new Positive Law Codification of Title 41, United States Code, “Public Contracts.”
Dates: Comment Date: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before February 21, 2012, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2011-D046, Utilization of Domestic Photovoltaic Devices, Interim rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 78858, December 20, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011. The section provides that photovoltaic devices to be utilized in performance of any covered contract shall comply with the Buy American statute, subject to the exceptions provided in the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 or otherwise provided by law.
Dates: Effective date: December 20, 2011.
Comment date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before February 21, 2012, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS, Technical Amendments, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 76318, December07, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide needed editorial changes and guidance to contracting officers.
Dates: Effective Date: December 7, 2011.

DFARS Case 2011-D042, Proposal Adequacy Checklist, Proposed rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 75512, December 02, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to incorporate a proposal adequacy checklist for proposals in response to solicitations that require submission of certified cost or pricing data.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before January 31, 2012, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2011-D027, Updates to Wide Area WorkFlow, Proposed rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 71928, November 21, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to update policies on the submission of payment requests and receiving reports in electronic format.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before January 20, 2012, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2011-D047, Applicability of Hexavalent Chromium Policy to Commercial Items, Proposed rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 71926, November 21, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to clarify the applicability to commercial items of DoD policies relating to the use of materials containing hexavalent chromium.
Dates: Comment Date: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before January 20, 2012, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2011-D048, Separation of Combined Provisions and Clauses, Proposed rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 71922, November 21, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to separate provisions and clauses that are currently combined, in order to be in compliance with DFARS drafting conventions.
Dates: Comment Date: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before January 20, 2012, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2011-D032, Simplified Acquisition Threshold for Humanitarian or Peacekeeping Operations, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 71833, November 18, 2011.
SUMMARY: SUMMARY: DoD is adopting as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement the statutory authority to invoke a simplified acquisition threshold that is two times the normal amount to support a humanitarian or peacekeeping operation.
Dates: Effective Date: November 18, 2011.

DFARS Case 2011-D021Fire-Resistant Fiber for Production of Military Uniforms, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 71831, November 18, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is adopting as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement the section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 that prohibits specification of the use of fire-resistant rayon fiber in solicitations issued before January 1, 2015.
Dates: Effective Date: November 18, 2011.

DFARS Case 2011-D051, Administering Trafficking in Persons Regulations, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 71830, November 18, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to add to the list of contract administration functions a requirement to maintain surveillance over contractor compliance with duties and responsibilities pertaining to trafficking in persons when they are incorporated in contracts.
Dates: Effective Date: November 18, 2011.

DFARS Case 2010-D020, Representation Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 71826, November 18, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is amending the DFARS to require offerors to represent whether former DoD officials who are employees of the offeror are in compliance with post-employment restrictions.
Dates: Effective Date: November 18, 2011.

DFARS Case 2010-D018, Responsibility and Liability for Government Property, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 71824, November 18, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to extend the Government self- insurance policy to Government property provided under negotiated fixed-price contracts that are awarded on a basis other than submission of certified cost or pricing data.
Dates: Effective Date: November 18, 2011.

DFARS Case 2011-D008, Accelerate Small Business Payments, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 71468, November 18, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is adopting as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to accelerate payments to all small business concerns. DATES:
Dates:

DFARS Case 2011-D050 Extension of Department of Defense Mentor-Protégé Pilot Program, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 71467, November 18, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to extend the date for submittal of applications under the DoD Mentor- Protégé Pilot Program for new mentor- prote ge  agreements and the date mentors may incur costs and/or receive credit towards fulfilling their small business subcontracting goals through an approved mentor-prote ge  agreement.
Dates: Effective Date: November 18, 2011.

DFARS Case 2009-D036, Notification Requirements for Awards of Single- Source Task- or Delivery-Order Contracts, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 7165, November 18, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is adopting as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to implement the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 regarding the notification requirements to Congress when awarding a single-award task- or delivery-order contract in excess of $103 million.
Dates: Effective date: November 18, 2011.

DFARS Case 2011-D031, Management of Manufacturing Risk in Major Defense Acquisition Programs, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 71465, November 18, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is adopting as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to implement a section of National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 requiring appropriate consideration of the manufacturing readiness and manufacturing-readiness processes of potential contractors and subcontractors as a part of the source selection process for major defense acquisition programs.
Dates: Effective Date: November 18, 2011.

DFARS Case 2011-D053, Transition to the System for Award Management, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 71464, November 18, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement for the transition of the Integrated Acquisition Environment systems to the new System for Award Management architecture.
Dates: Effective date: November 18, 2011.

DFARS Case 2011-D039, Safeguarding Unclassified DoD Information, Notice of meeting cancellation, 76 Fed. Reg. 70106,
SUMMARY: On October 28, 2011 (76 FR 66889), DoD gave notice of a public meeting to be held on November 15, 2011, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST at the General Services Administration (GSA), Central Office Auditorium. This meeting has been cancelled and may be rescheduled at a later date after review and evaluation of public comments received. Public comments should still be submitted by December 16, 2011 using one of the methods discussed under the section below titled

DFARS Case 2011-D039, Safeguarding Unclassified DoD Information, Notice of meeting, 76 Fed. Reg. 66889, October 28, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is hosting a public meeting to initiate a dialogue with industry and Government agencies regarding the proposed rule for the safeguarding of unclassified information.
Dates: Public Meeting: November 15, 2011, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST.
Submission of Comments: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before December 16, 2011, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

Request for Public Comments on How the Department of Defense Can Improve the Way It Procures Defense Items and Defense Services in Support of Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Programs, 76 Fed. Reg. 65186, October 20, 2011.
SUMMARY: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) subpart 225.73Acquisition for Foreign Military Sales (FMS) implements 22 U.S.C. 2762 of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) that authorizes DoD to enter into contracts for resale to foreign countries or international organizations. In a recent report signed by the Secretary of Defense titled “Security Cooperation Reform Phase 1”, a requirement directs the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (OUSD(AT&L)) to seek information from industry on how to improve the FMS process. The report is available at http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/cpic/ic/docs/Signed_SCRTF_Report_Phase_1_-July%202011.pdf.
Dates: Submission of Comments: Submit written comments to the address shown below on or before December 2, 2011. Comments received will be considered by DoD in the formation of a recommendation to the Secretary of Defense if a revision to the regulation or policy is necessary and appropriate.

DFARS Case 2012-D001, Reporting of Government-Furnished Property, Proposed rule and notice of public meeting, 76 Fed. Reg. 648985, October 19, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to revise and expand reporting requirements for Government-furnished property to include items uniquely and non-uniquely identified and clarify policy for contractor access to Government supply sources.
Dates: Public Meeting: DoD is hosting a public meeting to discuss the proposed rule on November 17, 2011, at 1 p.m. EST.

DFARS Case 2011-D049, Contracting With the Canadian Commercial Corporation, Proposed rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 61296, October 04, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to clarify the requirements for the Canadian Commercial Corporation to submit data other than certified cost or pricing data.
Dates: Comment Date: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before December 5, 2011, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2011-D028, Definition of “Qualifying Country End Product”, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 61282, October 04, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to revise the definition of “qualifying country end product.” This final rule eliminates the component test for qualifying country end products that are commercially available off-the-shelf items.
Dates: Effective date: October 4, 2011.

DFARS Case 2007-D002, Defense Cargo Riding Gang Member, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 61279, October 04, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is adopting as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement section 3504 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009. Section 3504 addresses requirements that apply to riding gang members and DoD-exempted individuals who perform work on U.S.-flag vessels under DoD contracts for transportation services. The final rule also makes an administrative change to a cross- reference.
Dates: Effective Date: October 4, 2011.

DFARS-Commercial Item Handbook, Request for public input. 76 Fed. Reg. 60474, September 29, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD has updated its Commercial Item Handbook. The purpose of the Handbook is to help acquisition personnel develop sound business strategies for procuring commercial items. DoD is seeking industry input on the contents before finalizing the Handbook.
Dates: Comments should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before November 30, 2011, to be considered in the formation of the final Handbook.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 1, 2009, DoD published a request for public input on the draft Commercial Item Handbook issued by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics) in November 2001. Comments were received and incorporated. A draft of the updated Commercial Item Handbook can be found at http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/cpic/draftcihandbook08012011.docx DoD is seeking industry input on the contents before finalizing the Handbook.

DFARS Case 2011-D013, Only One Offer, Proposed rule; reopening of comment period, 76 Fed. Reg. 59623, September 27, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to address acquisitions using competitive procedures in which only one offer is received. With some exceptions, the contracting officer must resolicit for an additional period of at least 30 days, if the solicitation allowed fewer than 30 days for receipt of proposals and only one offer is received. If a period of at least 30 days was allowed for receipt of proposals, the contracting officer must determine prices to be fair and reasonable through price or cost analysis or enter negotiations with the offeror.
Dates: The comment period for the proposed rule that published on July 25, 2011, at 76 FR 44293 is reopened. Interested parties should submit written comments to the address shown below on or before October 7, 2011, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2010-D024, Construction and Architect-Engineer Services Performance Evaluation, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 58155, September 20, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to remove the requirement to use DoD-unique forms to prepare contractor performance evaluations for construction and architect-engineer services.
Dates: Effective Date: September 20, 2011.

DFARS Case 2009-D026, Multiyear Contracting, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 58152, September 20, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update and clarify the requirements for multiyear contracting.
Dates: Effective date: September 20, 2011.

DFARS Case 2010-D013, Discussions Prior to Contract Award, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 58150, September 20, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to strongly encourage discussions prior to award for source selections of procurements estimated at $100 million or more.
Dates: Effective Date: September 20, 2011.

DFARS Case 2009-D019, Ships Bunkers Easy Acquisition (SEA) CardŽ and Aircraft Ground Services, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 58149, September 20, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to allow the use of U.S. Government fuel cards in lieu of a Purchase Order- Invoice-Voucher for fuel, oil, and refueling-related items for purchases not exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold.
Dates: Effective Date: September 20, 2011.

DFARS Case 2007-D003, Presumption of Development Exclusively at Private Expense, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 58144, September 20, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to implement sections of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 and 2008 National Defense Authorization Act, including special requirements and procedures related to the validation of a contractor’s or subcontractor’s asserted restrictions on technical data and computer software.
Dates: Effective date: September 20, 2011.

DFARS Case 2010-D014, Passive Radio Frequency Identification, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 58142, September 20, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update requirements relating to the use of passive radio frequency identification (RFID).
Dates: Effective Date: September 20, 2011.

DFARS Case 2009-D011, Annual Representations and Certifications, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 58140, September 20, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to conform it to higher-level changes in the Code of Federal Regulation relating to annual representations and certifications.
Dates: Effective date: September 20, 2011.

DFARS Case 2010-D017, Alternative Line Item Structure, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 58138, September 20, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to establish a standard procedure for offerors to propose an alternative line item structure that reflects the offeror’s business practices for selling and billing commercial items and initial provisioning spares for weapon systems
Dates: Effective Date: September 20, 2011.

DFARS Case 2011-D036, Positive Law Codification of Title 41 U.S.C., Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 58137, September 20, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to conform references throughout the DFARS to the new Codification of Title 41, United States Code, “Public Contracts.”
Dates: Effective date: September 20, 2011.

DFARS Case 2011-D037, Designation of a Contracting Officer’s Representative, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 58136, September 20, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to clarify that a contracting officer’s representative must be an employee, military or civilian, of the U.S. Government, a foreign government, or a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)/coalition partner, and that contractor personnel shall not serve as contracting officer’s representatives.
Dates: Effective date: September 20, 2011.

DFARS Case 2009-D023, Material Inspection and Receiving Report, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 58122, September 20, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), Appendix F, Material Inspection and Receiving Report, to incorporate new procedures for using the electronic Wide Area WorkFlow (WAWF) Receiving Report.
Dates: Effective date: September 20, 2011.

DFARS Case 2011-D010, Increase the Use of Fixed-Price Incentive (Firm Target) Contracts Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 57677, September 16, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the DFARS to increase the use of fixed-price incentive (firm target) contracts, with particular attention to share lines and ceiling prices.
Dates: Effective date: September 16, 2011.

DFARS Case 2011-D033, Award Fee Reduction or Denial for Health or Safety Issues, Interim rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 57674, September 16, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement those sections of the National Defense Authorization Acts (NDAA) for Fiscal Years (FY) 2011 and 2010 providing increased statutory authorities to reduce or deny award fees to companies found to jeopardize the health or safety of Government personnel and adding a mechanism to decrease or eliminate a contractors award fee for a specific performance period. In addition, this rule modifies the section of the NDAA for FY 2009 that requires that information on the final determination of award fee be entered into the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS).
Dates: Effective Date: September 16, 2011.
Applicability Date: This interim rule is applicable to any contract entered into on or after the effective date. This interim rule is applicable to any task order or delivery order issued on or after the effective date of this interim rule, under a contract entered into before, on, or after the effective date.
Comments Date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before November 15, 2011 to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 210-D026, Display of DoD Inspector General Fraud Hotline Posters, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 57671, September 16, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to require contractors to display the DoD fraud hotline poster in common work areas.
Dates: Effective Date: September 16, 2011.

DFARS Case 2011-D039, Safeguarding Unclassified DoD Information, Extension of time for filing comments, 76 Fed. Reg. 52297, August 22, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to add a new subpart and associated contract clauses to address requirements for safeguarding unclassified DoD information. The comment period is being extended 93 days to provide additional time for interested parties to review the proposed DFARS changes.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to one of the addresses shown below on or before November 30, 2011, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2009-D008, Government; Property, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 52139, August 19, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) regarding Government Property, to reflect the recent revisions to Government Property elsewhere in the Code of Federal Regulations.
Dates: Effective Date: August 19, 2011.

DFARS Case 2010-D022, Identification of Critical Safety Items, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 52138, August 19, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to add a contract clause that clearly identifies any items being purchased that are critical safety items so that the proper risk-based surveillance can be performed.
Dates: Effective Date: August 19, 2011.

DFARS Case 2011-D023, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions, Interim rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 52133, August 19, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement sections of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008, which establish minimum processes and requirements for the selection, accountability, training, equipping, and conduct of personnel performing private security functions.
Dates: Effective Date: August 19, 2011.
Comment Date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before October 18, 2011, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2011-D025, Nonavailability Exception for Procurement of Hand or Measuring Tools, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 52132, August 19, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is adopting an interim rule as a final rule with minor changes. The interim rule implemented part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011, which provides a domestic nonavailability exception to the requirement known as the Berry Amendment to acquire only domestic hand or measuring tools.
Dates: Effective date: August 19, 2011.

DFARS Case 2011-D013, Only One Offer, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 44293, July 25, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to address acquisitions using competitive procedures in which only one offer is received. With some exceptions, the contracting officer must resolicit for an additional period of at least 30 days, if the solicitation allowed fewer than 30 days for receipt of proposals and only one offer is received. If a period of at least 30 days was allowed for receipt of proposals, the contracting officer must determine prices to be fair and reasonable through price or cost analysis or enter negotiations with the offeror.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before September 23, 2011, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2010-D027, Prohibition on Interrogation of Detainees by Contractor Personnel, , Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 44282, July 25, 2011.
SUMMARY: The Department of Defense (DoD) is adopting as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement section 1038 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2010. Section 1038 prohibits contractor personnel from interrogating detainees under the control of DoD.
Dates: Effective Date: July 25, 2011.

DFARS Case 2011-D032, Simplified Acquisition Threshold for Humanitarian or Peacekeeping Operations, Interim rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 44280, July 25, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement the authority provided by 10 U.S.C. 2302(7) to invoke a simplified acquisition threshold that is two times the amount specified at 41 U.S.C. 134 (formerly 41 U.S.C. 403(11)), as amended by section 807 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005, to support a humanitarian or peacekeeping operation. The current simplified acquisition threshold is $150,000 as specified in Federal Acquisition Regulation 2.101.
Dates: Effective Date: July 25, 2011. Comment Date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before September 23, 2011 to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2011-D039, Safeguarding Unclassified DoD Information, Proposed rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 38089, June 29, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to add a new subpart and associated contract clauses to address requirements for safeguarding unclassified DoD information.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to one of the addresses shown below on or before August 29, 2011, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2011-D029, Successor Entities to the Netherlands Antilles, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 38053, June 29, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule to revise the definitions of “Caribbean Basin country” and “designated country” due to the change in the political status of the islands that comprised the Netherlands Antilles.
Dates: Effective date: June 29, 2011.

DFARS Case 2010-D023, Definition of Sexual Assault, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 38051, June 29, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to ensure contractor employees accompanying U.S. Armed Forces are made aware of the DoD definition of sexual assault as defined in DoD Directive 6495.01, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program, and that many of the offenses addressed in the definition are covered under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Further, sexual assault offenses in the definition, which are not covered by the Uniform Code of Military Justice, may nevertheless have consequences to contractor employees under DFARS clause 252.2257040, Contractor Personnel Authorized to Accompany U.S. Armed Forces Deployed Outside the United States.
Dates: Effective date: June 29, 2011.

DFARS Case 2011-D031, Management of Manufacturing Risk in Major Defense Acquisition Programs, Interim rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 38050, June 29, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule to implement section 812 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011. Section 812(b)(5) instructs DoD to issue guidance that, at a minimum, shall require appropriate consideration of the manufacturing readiness and manufacturing-readiness processes of potential contractors and subcontractors as a part of the source selection process for major defense acquisition programs.
Dates: Effective June 29, 2011. Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before August 29, 2011 to be considered in the formation of a final rule.

DFARS Case 2011-D034, Pilot Program for Acquisition of Military-Purpose Nondevelopmental Items, Interim rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 38048, June 29, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement section 866 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011. Section 866 authorized the Secretary of Defense to establish a pilot program to assess the feasibility and advisability of acquiring military-purpose nondevelopmental items in accordance with the streamlined procedures of the pilot program.
Dates: Effective Date: June 29, 2011.
Comment date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before August 29, 2011, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2011-D035, Extension of Restrictions on the Use of Mandatory Arbitration Agreements, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 38047, June 29, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule to implement section 8102 of the DoD and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 and similar sections in subsequent appropriations acts, to extend the restriction on the use of mandatory arbitration agreements, when awarding contracts that exceed $1 million, to use of 2011 and subsequent fiscal year funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act or any subsequent DoD appropriation act. Section 8102 allows the Secretary of Defense to waive applicability to a particular contractor or subcontractor, if determined necessary to avoid harm to national security.
Dates: Effective date: June 29, 2011.

DFARS Case 2011-D004, Assignment of Order Codes, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 38046, June 29, 2011.
SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to specify Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, Program Development and Implementation, as the office responsible for maintaining order code assignments. The order code procedures are moved from the DFARS to its companion resource, DFARS Procedures, Guidance, and Information.
Dates: Effective Date: June 29, 2011

DFARS Case 2011-D030, Synchronized Predeployment and Operational Tracker (SPOT), Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 36883, June 23, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to modify terminology and address internal contract administration requirements associated with the Synchronized Predeployment and Operational Tracker (SPOT) system.
Dates: Effective date: June 23, 2011.

DFARS Case 2011-D024, Inclusion of Option Amounts in Limitations on Authority of the Department of Defense to Carry Out Certain Prototype Projects, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 33170, June 08, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing this final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement section 826 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011. Section 826 amended the DoD pilot program for transition to follow-on contracting after use of other transaction authority, to establish that the threshold limitation of $50 million for contracts and subcontracts under the program includes the dollar value of all options.
Dates: Effective June 8, 2011.

DFARS Case 2009-D018, Warranty Tracking of Serialized Items, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 33166, June 08, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a policy memorandum of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics dated February 6, 2007, which required definition of the requirements to track warranties for Item Unique Identification-required items in the DoD Item Unique Identification Registry. This final rule stresses that the enforcement of warranties is essential to the effectiveness and efficiency of DoDs material readiness.
Dates: Effective date: June 8, 2011

DFARS Case 2010-D020, Representation Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials, Proposed rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 32846, June 06, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to require that offerors represent whether former DoD officials employed by the offeror are in compliance with post- employment restrictions.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before August 5, 2011, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2011-D028, Definition of “Qualifying Country End Product”, Proposed rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 32845, June 06, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a proposed rule to amend the definition of “qualifying country end product” by eliminating the component test for qualifying country end products that are commercially available off-the-shelf items.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before August 5, 2011, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2011-D021, Fire-Resistant Fiber for Production of Military Uniforms, Interim rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 32843, June 06, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule to implement section 821 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011. Section 821 prohibits specification of the use of fire-resistant rayon fiber in solicitations issued before January 1, 2015.
Dates: Effective date: June 6, 2011.
Comment date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before August 5, 2011.

DFARS Case 2011-D017, Foreign Acquisition Amendments, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 32841, June 06, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to correct several anomalies resulting from recent changes relating to source of ball and roller bearing components, eligibility of Peruvian end products under trade agreements, and participation of foreign contractors in acquisitions in support of operations in Afghanistan.
Dates: Effective Date: June 6, 2011.

DFARS Case 2011-D006, Agency Office of the Inspector General, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 32840, June 06, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to make some administrative corrections relating to DFARS clause 252.2037003, Agency Office of the Inspector General.
Dates: Effective Date: June 6, 2011.

DFARS Case 2009-D038, Business Systems-Definition and Administration, Interim rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 28856, May 18, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to improve the effectiveness of DoD oversight of contractor business systems.
Dates: Effective date: May 18, 2011.
Comment date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before July 18, 2011, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.
Applicability date: This rule applies to solicitations issued on or after May 18, 2011. Contracting officers are encouraged, to the extent feasible, to amend existing solicitations (including solicitations for delivery orders and task orders) in accordance with FAR 1.108(d), in order to include the clause at DFARS 252.2427005, Contractor Business Systems, as applicable, in contracts (including delivery orders and task orders) to be awarded on or after May 18, 2011, and shall amend existing solicitations (including delivery orders and task orders) in accordance with FAR 1.108(d), in order to include the clause at DFARS 252.2427005, Contractor Business Systems, as applicable, in contracts to be awarded on or after August 16, 2011.

DFARS Case 2009-D004, Minimizing the Use of Materials Containing Hexavalent Chromium, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 25569, May 05 , 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement the requirements for minimizing the use of materials containing hexavalent chromium in items acquired by DoD (deliverables and construction materials hereafter referred to as deliverables). Hexavalent chromium is a chemical that has been used in numerous DoD weapons systems and platforms due to its corrosion protection properties. However, hexavalent chromium is a known carcinogen. This rule codifies a DoD policy for addressing the serious human health and environmental risks related to the use of hexavalent chromium. The rule prohibits the delivery of items containing more than 0.1 percent by weight hexavalent chromium in any homogeneous material under DoD contracts unless there is no acceptable alternative to the use of hexavalent chromium.
Dates: Effective Date: May 5, 2011.

DFARS Case 2009-D0-37. Electronic Ordering Procedures, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 25566, May 05 , 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address electronic business procedures for placing orders. This final rule adds a new DFARS clause to clarify this process.
Dates: Effective date: May 5, 2011.

DFARS Case 2009-D028, Guidance on Personal Services, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 25565, May 05 , 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, with changes, the interim rule that amended the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement section 831 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009, which required DoD to develop guidance on personal services contracts.
Dates: Effective Date: May 5, 2011.

DFARS Case 2011-D008, Accelerate Small Business Payments, Interim rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 23505, April 27, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to accelerate payments to all small business concerns.
Dates: The interim rule is effective April 27, 2011. Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before June 27, 2011, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2011-D016, Definition of Multiple-Award Contract, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 23504, April 27, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to revise the definition of multiple-award contract.
Dates: Effective Date: April 27, 2011

DFARS Case 2010-D018, Responsibility and Liability for Government Property, Proposed rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 21852, April 19, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a proposed rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to extend the Government self-insurance policy to Government property provided under negotiated fixed-price contracts that are awarded on a basis other than submission of certified cost or pricing data.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before June 20, 2011, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2010-D024, Construction and Architect-Engineer Services Performance Evaluation, Proposed rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 21851, April 19, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to remove the requirement to use DoD- unique forms to prepare contractor performance evaluations for construction and architect-engineer services.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before June 20, 2011, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2009-D019, Ships Bunkers Easy Acquisition (SEA) Card® and Aircraft Ground Services, Proposed rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 21849, April 19, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to allow the use of U.S. Government fuel cards in lieu of a Purchase Order- Invoice-Voucher for fuel, oil, and refueling-related items for purchases not exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before June 20, 2011, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2010-D017, Alternative Line-Item Structure, Proposed rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 21847, April 19, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to establish a standard procedure for offerors to propose an alternative line- item structure that reflects the offerors business practices for selling and billing commercial items and initial provisioning spares for weapon systems. A new solicitation provision is provided to facilitate offerors ability to propose such changes to the solicitation structure in their offer.
Dates: Comments on this proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before June 20, 2011, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2008-D011, Acquisition of Commercial Items, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 21810, April 19, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is adopting as final, with minor editorial changes, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement sections 805 and 815 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008.
Dates: Effective Date: April 19, 2011.

DFARS Case 2010D010, Ownership or Control by a Foreign Government, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 21812, April 19, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is adopting as a final rule, without change, an interim rule that implemented revisions to DoD Directive-Type Memorandum (DTM) 09019, “Policy Guidance for Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence (FOCI).” This DTM revises the description of communications security material that is “proscribed information.”
Dates: Effective date: April 19, 2011.

DFARS Technical Amendment, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 21809, April 19, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide needed administrative and editorial changes.
Dates: Effective Date: April 19, 2011.

DFARS Case 2010-D022, Identification of Critical Safety Items, Proposed rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 14641, March 17, 2011.
SUMMARY:DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to add a contract clause that clearly identifies any items being purchased that are critical safety items so that the proper risk-based surveillance can be performed.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before May 16, 2011, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2009-D029, Safety of Facilities, Infrastructure, and Equipment for Military Operations, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 14590, March 17, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is adopting as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement section 807 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010. Section 807 requires that facilities, infrastructure, and equipment that are intended for use by military or civilian personnel of the Department of Defense (DoD), in current or future military operations, should be inspected for safety and habitability prior to use, and that such facilities should be brought into compliance with generally accepted standards for the safety and health of personnel to the maximum extent practicable consistent with the requirements of military operations and the best interests of DoD to minimize the safety and health risk posed to such personnel.
Dates: Effective date: March 17, 2011.

DFARS Case 2011-D026, Repeal of Restriction on Ballistic Missile Defense Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 14589, March 17, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule to implement section 222 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 (Pub. L. 111383). Section 222 repeals the restriction on purchase of Ballistic Missile Defense research, development, test, and evaluation from foreign sources.
Dates: Effective date: March 17, 2011.

DFARS Case 2011-D025, Nonavailability Exception for Procurement of Hand or Measuring Tools, Interim rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 14588, March 17, 2011.
SUMMARY:DoD is issuing an interim rule to implement section 847 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011. Section 847 provides a nonavailability exception to the requirement at 10 U.S.C. 2533a (Berry Amendment) to acquire only domestic hand or measuring tools.
Dates: Effective date: March 17, 2011.
Comment date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before May 16, 2011, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2008-D006, Multiyear Contract Authority for Electricity From Renewable Energy Sources, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 14587, March 17, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is adopting as final, without change, the interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement section 828 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008.
Dates: Effective Date: March 17, 2011

DFARS Case 2010-D026, Display of DoD Inspector General Fraud Hotline Posters,Proposed rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 13327, March 11, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to issue a rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to require contractors to display the DoD fraud hotline poster in common work areas.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before May 10, 2011, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2009-D043,Reporting of Government Furnished Property, Notice of public meeting-correction, 76 Fed. Reg. 12666, March 08, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to revise and expand reporting requirements for Government-furnished property to include items uniquely and non-uniquely identified, and to clarify policy for contractor access to Government supply sources.
Dates: Public Meeting: DoD is hosting a public meeting to discuss the proposed rule on March 18, 2011, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. DST. DoD published a notice of the public meeting on March 1, 2011 (76 FR 11190). This notice contains the correct Web address to register for the meeting and provides additional information about the process for admittance to the meeting. Attendees should register for the public meeting at least one week in advance to ensure adequate room accommodations and to facilitate admittance into the meeting. Registrants will be given priority if room constraints require limits on attendance. To register, go tohttp://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/ dars/government_furnished_ property.html and submit the following information:
(1) Company or organization name;
(2) Full names of persons attending;
(3) Identity if desiring to speak; limit to a 10-minute presentation per company or organization;
(4) Last four digits of social security number for each person attending (non- Federal employees only).
Send questions about registration or the submission of comments to the e- mail address identified at-http:// www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/ government_furnished_property.html. Please cite “Public Meeting, DFARS Case 2009D043” in the subject line of the e-mail.

DFARS Case 2010-D011, Independent Research and Development Technical Description, Proposed rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 11414, March 02, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to require contractors to report independent research and development (IR&D) projects generating annual costs in excess of $50,000.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before May 2, 2011, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2009-D026, Multiyear Contracting , Proposed rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 11411, March 02, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update and clarify the requirements for multiyear contracting. No statutory changes are incorporated in this proposed rule.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before May 2, 2011, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2011-D010, Increase Use of Fixed-Price Incentive (Firm Target) Contracts, Proposed rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 11410, March 02, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to increase the use of fixed-price incentive (firm target) contracts, with particular attention to share lines and ceiling prices.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before May 2, 2011, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2009-D020, Payments in Support of Emergencies and Contingency OperationsPayments in Support of Emergencies and Contingency Operations, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 11371, March 02, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is adopting as a final rule, with minor changes, an interim rule that amended the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement exemptions from the Prompt Payment Act. The interim rule exempted military payments related to contingencies and certain payments related to emergencies and the release or threatened release of hazardous substances.
Dates: Effective date: March 2, 2011.

DFARS Case 2009-D031, Government Support Contractor Access to Technical Data, Interim rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 11363, March 02, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement section 821 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010. Section 821 provides authority for certain types of Government support contractors to have access to proprietary technical data belonging to prime contractors and other third parties, provided that the technical data owner may require the support contractor to execute a non- disclosure agreement having certain restrictions and remedies. Additionally, this interim rule amends the DFARS to provide needed editorial changes.
Dates: Effective date: March 2, 2011. Comment date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted to the address shown below on or before May 2, 2011, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2008-D042, Preservation of Tooling for Major Defense Acquisition Program, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 11361, March 02, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement section 815 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009. Section 815 addresses the preservation of tooling for major defense acquisition programs.
Dates: Effective Date: March 2, 2011.

DFARS Case 2009-D043, Reporting of Government Furnished Property, Notice of public meeting on proposed rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 11190, March 01, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to revise and expand reporting requirements for Government-furnished property to include items uniquely and non-uniquely identified, and to clarify policy for contractor access to Government supply sources.
Dates: Public Meeting: DoD is hosting a public meeting to discuss the proposed rule on March 18, 2011, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. DST. Attendees should register for the public meeting at least one week in advance to ensure adequate room accommodations. Registrants will be given priority if room constraints require limits on attendance. To register, please go to http://www.acq.osd.mil/ dpap/dars/Government-furnished property.html and submit the following information:
    (1) Company or organization name;
    (2) Names of persons attending;
    (3) Identity if desiring to speak; limit to a 10-minute presentation per company or organization.

DFARS Case 2010-D014, Passive Radio Frequency Identification, Proposed rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 9714, February 22, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update requirements relating to the use of passive Radio Frequency Identification (RFID).
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before April 25, 2011, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2009-D027, Limitations on Procurements With Non-Defense Agencies, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 9680, February 22, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is adopting without change an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement section 806 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010. Section 806 authorizes an agency that is an element of the intelligence community to award a contract for supplies or services in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold for the performance of a joint program conducted to meet the needs of DoD and the non-DoD agency.
Dates: Effective Date: February 22, 2011.

DFARS Case 2001-D001, Repeal of the Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 9680, February 22, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement section 1335 of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. Section 1335 repealed the Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program.
Dates: Effective Date: February 22, 2011.

DFARS Case 2009-D033, Publication of Notification of Bundling of Contracts of the Department of Defense, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 9679, February 22, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is adopting as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement the Fiscal Year 2010 National Defense Authorization Act, section 820, entitled “Publication of Notification of Bundling of Contracts of the Department of Defense.”
Dates: Effective Date: February 22, 2011.

DFARS Case 2009-D043, Reporting of Government-Furnished Property, Proposed rule, extension of comment period,, 76 Fed. Reg. 9527, February 18, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to revise and expand reporting requirements for Government-furnished property to include items uniquely and non-uniquely identified, and to clarify policy for contractor access to Government supply sources.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before April 8, 2011, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2006-D021, Award-Fee Contracts, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 8303, February 14. 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address award-fee contracts, including eliminating the use of provisional award-fee payments.
Dates: Effective Date: February 14, 2011.

Rules of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, Proposed rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 7782, February 11, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a proposed rule to update the Rules of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA). The proposed rule implements statutory increases in the thresholds relating to the submission and processing of contract appeals and updates statutory references and other administrative information.
Dates: Comment date: Interested parties should submit comments in writing to the address shown below on or before March 14, 2011.

DFARS Case 2008-D049, Reporting of Government Property Lost, Stolen, Damaged, or Destroyed, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 6006, February 02, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to require contractors to report loss of Government property to the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) eTools application.
Dates: Effective Date: February 2, 2011

DFARS Case 2008-D050, Marking of Government-Furnished Property, Final rule, 76 Fed. Reg. 6004, February 02, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to require contractors to tag, label, or mark Government-furnished property items identified in the contract as subject to serialized item management.
Dates: Effective Date: February 2, 2011.

DFARS, 48 CFR Parts 216, 219, 225, 227, 233, 245, 249, and 252, Technical Amendments, 76 Fed. Reg. 3536, January 20, 2011.
SUMMARY: DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide needed editorial changes and guidance to contracting officers.
Dates: Effective Date: January 20, 2011.

DFARS Case 2009-D012, Foreign Participation in Acquisitions in Support of Operations in Afghanistan, Final rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 81915, December 29, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement—
•Waiver of section 302(a) of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979, as amended, which prohibits acquisitions of products or services from nondesignated countries, in order to allow acquisition from the nine South Caucasus/Central and South Asian (SC/ CASA) states; and
•Determination of inapplicability of the Balance of Payments Program evaluation factor to offers of products (other than arms, ammunition, or war materials) from the SC/CASA states to support operations in Afghanistan.
Dates: Effective Date: December 29, 2010.

DFARS Case 2009-D015, Organizational Conflicts of Interest in Major Defense Acquisition Programs, Final rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 81908, December 29, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement section 207 of the Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009. Section 207 addresses organizational conflicts of interest in major defense acquisition programs.
Dates: Effective Date: December 29, 2010.

DFARS Case 2009-D043, Reporting of Government-Furnished Property, Proposed rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 80426, December 22, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD proposes to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to revise and expand reporting requirements for Government-furnished property to include items uniquely and non- uniquely identified, and to clarify policy for contractor access to Government supply sources.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before February 22, 2011, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2009-D038, Business Systems-Definition and Administration, Proposed rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 76692, December 09, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to improve the effectiveness of DoD oversight of contractor business systems. The comment period is being extended an additional 7 days to provide more time for interested parties to review the proposed DFARS changes.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted to the address shown below on or before January 10, 2011.

DFARS Case 2006-D029, Restriction on Ball and Roller Bearings, Final rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 76297, December 08, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to revise the domestic source restriction on acquisition of ball and roller bearings. This final rule, which implements the DoD annual appropriations act domestic source restrictions, requires that each ball or roller bearing be manufactured in the United States, its outlying areas, or Canada, and that the cost of the bearing components manufactured in the United States, its outlying areas, or Canada, shall exceed 50 percent of the total cost of the bearing components of that ball or roller bearing.
Dates: Effective Date: December 8, 2010.

DFARS Case 2010-D004, Restrictions on the Use of Mandatory Arbitration Agreements, Final rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 76295, December 08, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is converting an interim rule to a final rule with changes. The interim rule implemented section 8116 of the DoD Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2010 to restrict the use of mandatory arbitration agreements when awarding contracts that exceed $1 million when using Fiscal Year 2010 funds appropriated or otherwise made available by the DoD Appropriations Act. It allows the Secretary of Defense to waive applicability to a particular contractor or subcontractor, if determined necessary to avoid harm to national security.
Dates: Effective date: December 8, 2010.

DFARS Case 2009-D038, Business SystemsDefinition and Administration, Proposed rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 75550, December 03, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to improve the effectiveness of DoD oversight of contractor business systems.
Dates: Comment Date: Interested parties should submit comments in writing to the address shown below on or before January 3, 2011.

DFARS Case 2009-D008, Government Property, Proposed rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 75443, December 03, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to revise DFARS part 245, Government Property, to reflect the recent revisions to FAR part 45, Government Property.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before February 1, 2011, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2010-D023, Defintionm of Sexual Assault, Proposed rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 73997, November 30, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), regarding Contractor Personnel Authorized to Accompany U.S. Armed Forces Deployed Outside the United States, to ensure contractor employees are aware of the DoD definition of “sexual assault” as defined in DoD Directive 6495.01, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program. In addition to ensuring an awareness of the definition, the proposed change will inform contractors that, for contractor employees accompanying U.S. Armed Forces, such offenses are covered under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
Dates: Comments on this proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before January 31, 2011, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2010-D001, Patents, Data, and Copyrights, Proposed rule with request for comments; extension of comment period., 75 Fed. Reg. 72777, November 26, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update text on patents, data, and copyrights. The comment period is being extended an additional 30 days to provide additional time for interested parties to review the proposed DFARS changes.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted to the address shown below on or before December 27, 2010, to be considered in the formulation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2010-D013, Discussions Prior to Contract Award, Proposed rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 71647, November 24, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to strongly encourage discussions prior to award for source selections of procurements estimated at $100 million or more. The proposed change was recommended by the DoD Source Selection Joint Analysis Team.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before January 24, 2011, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2009-D011, Annual Representations and Certifications, Proposed rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 71646, November 24, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to conform it to changes in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) relating to annual representations and certifications.
Dates: Comment date: Comments on this proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before January 24, 2011, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2009-D025, Contractor Insurance/Pension Review, Final rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 71564, November 24, 2010.
SUMMARY: The Department of Defense (DoD) is issuing a final rule to remove and relocate the requirements for conducting a Contractor Insurance/Pension Review from Procedures, Guidance, and Information (PGI) to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS).
Dates: Effective Date: November 24, 2010.

DFARS Case 2010-D025 Services of Senior Mentors, Final rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 71563, November 24, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement DoD policy on the services of senior mentors.
Dates: Effective: November 24, 2010.

DFARS Case 2009-D034, Contract Authority for Advanced Component Development or Prototype Units, Confirmation of interim final rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 71562, November 24, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is adopting as final, with a minor change, an interim rule amending the DFARS to implement section 819 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010. Section 819 places limitations on certain types of line items and contract options that may be included in contracts initially awarded pursuant to competitive solicitations.
Dates: Effective Date: November 24, 2010.

DFARS Case 2008-D027, Cost and Software Data Reporting System, Final rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 71560, November 24, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address DoD Cost and Software Data Reporting system requirements for Major Defense Acquisition Programs and Major Automated Information Systems.
Dates: Effective Date: November 24, 2010.

DFARS Case 2009-D039, Award-Fee Reductions for Health and Safety Issues, Interim rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 69360, November 12, 2010.
SUMMARY:DoD is issuing an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement section 823 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010. Section 823 requires contracting officers to consider reduction or denial of award fee if contractor or subcontractor actions jeopardize the health or safety of Government personnel.
Dates: Effective Date: November 12, 2010.
Comment Date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted to the address shown below on or before January 11, 2011, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2010-D027, Prohibition on Interrogation of Detainees by Contractor Personnel, Interim rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 67632, November 03, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule to implement section 1038 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (Pub. L. 11184). Section 1038 prohibits contractor personnel from interrogating detainees under the control of the Department of Defense. It also allows the Secretary of Defense to waive the prohibition for a limited period of time, if determined necessary to the national security interests of the United States.
Dates: Effective Date: November 3, 2010.
Comment Date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted to the address shown below on or before January 3, 2011, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2009-D041, Balance of Payments Program Exemption for Commercial Information Technology- Construction Material, Final rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 66686, October 29, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement the exemption from the Balance of Payments Program for construction material that is commercial information technology.
Dates: Effective Date: October 29, 2010.

DFARS Case 2009-D029, Safety of Facilities, Infrastructure, and Equipment for Military Operations, Interim rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 66683, October 29, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement section 807 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2010. Section 807 requires that facilities, infrastructure, and equipment that are intended for use by military or civilian personnel of the Department of Defense (DoD), in current or future military operations, should be inspected for safety and habitability prior to use, and that such facilities should be brought into compliance with generally accepted standards for the safety and health of personnel to the maximum extent practicable consistent with the requirements of military operations and the best interests of DoD to minimize the safety and health risk posed to such personnel.
Dates: Effective date: October 29, 2010.
Comment date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before December 28, 2010, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2009-D017, Continuation of Essential Contractor Services, Final rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 66680, October 29, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is adopting as final, with changes, the interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to add policy and a contract clause requiring that contractors providing essential contractor services, as determined by the requiring activity, shall be prepared to continue such services during periods of crisis.
Dates: Effective date: October 29, 2010.
Applicability date: Contracting officers may, at their discretion, include these changes in any existing contract with appropriate consideration, in accordance with FAR 1.108(d)(3).

DFARS Case 2009-D040, Trade Agreements-New Thresholds, Final rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 66680, October 29, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is adopting as final, without change, the interim rule that amended the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to incorporate increased thresholds for application of the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement and the Free Trade Agreements, as determined by the United States Trade Representative.
Dates: Effective Date: October 29, 2010.

DFARS Case 2010-D016, Continuation of Current Contracts-Deletion of Redundant Text, Final rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 66679, October 29, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to delete redundant text relating to the continuation of current contracts with a contractor that has been suspended, debarred, or proposed for debarment.
Dates: Effective date: October 29, 2010.

DFARS Case-2009-D002, Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System, Interim rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 65439, October 25, 2010.
SUMMARY: This interim rule amends the Defense Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to conform to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) by providing Department of Defense (DoD)-specific policy and procedures related to the Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System (eSRS). The FAR has been revised to reflect use of the eSRS, rather than Standard Form 294-Subcontract Report for Individual Contracts, and Standard Form 295-Summary Subcontract Report, for submission of small business subcontract reports.
Dates: Effective date: October 25, 2010.
Comment date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before December 27, 2010, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case-2007-D002, Defense Cargo Riding Gang Members, Interim rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 65437, October 25, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement section 3504 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009. Section 3504 addresses requirements that apply to riding gang members and DoDexempted individuals who perform work on U.S.-flag vessels under DoD contracts for transportation services. Section 3504 amended section 1018 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007.
Dates: Effective date: October 25, 2010.
Comment date: Comments on this interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before December 27, 2010 to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2009-D037, Electronic Ordering Procedures, Proposed rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 60690, October 01, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to address electronic business procedures for placing orders.
Dates: Comment date: Comments on this proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before November 30, 2010, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2010-D001, Patents, Data, and Copyrights, Proposed rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 59412, September 27, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update text on patents, data, and copyrights. The proposed rule removes text and clauses that are obsolete or unnecessary; relocates and integrates the coverage for computer software and computer software documentation with the coverage for technical data to eliminate redundant coverage for these subjects while retaining the necessary distinctions; eliminates or combines the clauses associated with technical data and computer software, consistent with the revised and streamlined regulatory coverage; relocates, reorganizes, and clarifies the coverage for rights in works; and relocates to the DFARS companion resource, Procedures, Guidance, and Information (PGI), text that is not regulatory in nature and does not impact the public.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted to the address shown below on or before November 26, 2010, to be considered in the formulation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2008-D040, Motor Carrier Fuel Surcharge, Final rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 59013, September 27, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is adopting as final, with changes, an interim rule that implements section 884 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009. Section 884 requires DoD to ensure that, to the maximum extent practicable, in all carriage contracts in which a fuel-related adjustment is provided for, any fuel-related adjustment is passed through to the person who bears the cost of the fuel to which the adjustment relates.
Dates: Effective Date: September 27, 2010.

DFARS Case 2008-D047, Government- Assigned Serial Number Marking, Final rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 59102, September 27, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to require contractors to apply Government-assigned serial numbers in human-readable format on major end items when required by law, regulation, or military operational necessity.
Dates: Effective Date: September 27, 2010.

DFARS Part 204, Administrative Matters, Final rule, Technical amendment, 75 Fed. Reg. 59102, September 27, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing this technical amendment to direct contracting officers to the location of procedures relating to obtaining an account in the Electronic Document Access system. Further, current business systems across DoD have each developed methods of indexing contracts independently leading to data integrity problems between data sources. This technical amendment also provides the location of guidance on a uniform contract indexing methodology across DoD.
Dates: Effective Date: September 27,

DFARS Case 2010-D015, DoD Office of the Inspector General Address, Final rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 59101, September 27, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide the address for the agency Office of the Inspector General as referenced in FAR clause 52.20313, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct.
Dates: Effective Date: September 27, 2010.

DFARS Case 2008-D039, Government Rights in the Design of DoD Vessels, Final rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 54527, September 08, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is adopting as final, without change, an interim rule that amended the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to implement section 825 of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 and the Vessel Hull Design Protection Amendments of 2008. Section 825 clarifies the Government’s rights in technical data in the designs of a DoD vessel, boat, craft, or components thereof.
Dates: Effective Date: September 8, 2010.

DFARS Case 2009-D035, Payment of Costs Prior to Definitization Definition of Contract Action, Final rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 54526, September 08, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is adopting as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 to amend the definition of “contract action” to include task orders and delivery orders.
Dates: Effective Date: September 8, 2010.

DFARS Case 2009-D023, Material Inspection and Receiving Report, Proposed rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 56961, September 17, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a proposed rule to update Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), Appendix F, Material Inspection and Receiving Report, to incorporate procedures for using the electronic Wide Area Workflow Receiving Report required for use in most contracts in lieu of the DD Form 250, Material Inspection and Receiving Report, which is now used mostly on an exception basis.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before November 16, 2010, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2008-D023, Additional Requirements Applicable to Multiyear Contracts, Final rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 54526, September 08, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is adopting as final, with minor editorial corrections, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, section 811, entitled “Requirements Applicable to Multiyear Contracts for the Procurement of Major Systems of the Department of Defense.”
Dates: Effective Date: September 8, 2010.

DFARS Case 2009-D028, Guidance on Personal Services, Interim rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 54524, September 08, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to enable further implementation of section 831 of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 to require DoD to develop guidance related to personal services contracts.
Dates: Effective Date: September 8, 2010.
Comment Date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before November 8, 2010, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2009-D014, Acquisition Strategies To Ensure Competition Throughout the Life Cycle of Major Defense Acquisition Programs, Final rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 54524, September 08, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is adopting as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement the Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009, to improve the organization and procedures of DoD for the acquisition of major weapon systems.
Dates: Effective Date: September 8, 2010.

DFARS Case 2009-D018, Warranty Tracking of Serialized Items, Proposed rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 52917, August 30, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a policy memorandum of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics dated February 6, 2007, that required definition of the requirements to track warranties for items subject to Item Unique Identification in the Item Unique Identification registry. This proposed rule stresses that the enforcement of warranties is essential to the effectiveness and efficiency of DoDs material readiness.
Dates: Comments on this proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before October 29, 2010, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2008-D011, Acquisition of Commercial Items, Final rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 51416, August 20, 2010,
SUMMARY: DoD is adopting as final, without change, the interim rule that amended the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement sections 805 and 815 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008. This rule specified when time-andmaterials or labor-hour contracts may be used for the acquisition of commercial items, and revised the language to address the conditions under which major weapon systems or subsystems may be treated as commercial items.
Dates: Effective Date: August 20, 2010

DFARS Case 2003-D028, Transportation, Final rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 51416, August 20, 2010,
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule, with changes, amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update text on transportation matters relating to DoD contracts.
Dates: Effective Date: August 20, 2010

DFARS Case 2006-D057, Excessive Pass-Through Charges, Final rule; technical amendment, 75 Fed. Reg. 49849, August 16, 2010.
SUMMARY:DoD issued a final rule in the Federal Register on August 10, 2010, under DFARS Case 2006D057, Excessive Pass-Through Charges. That final rule incorrectly removed and reserved two CFR sections. DoD is issuing this technical amendment to correct that error in the final rule.
Dates: Effective Date: August 16, 2010

DFARS Case 2009-D024, Reporting of Commercially Available Off-the-Shelf Items That Contain Specialty Metals Deletion of Obsolete Clause, Final rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 48279, August 10, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing this final rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) by deleting the requirement for contractors to report commercially available off-the-shelf items that contain foreign specialty metals and are incorporated into noncommercial end items.
Dates: Effective Date: August 10, 2010.

DFARS Case 2006-D057, Excessive Pass-Through Charges, Final rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 48278, August 10, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule to delete the DFARS language implementing section 852 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 that ensures that passthrough charges on contracts or subcontracts that are entered into for or on behalf of DoD are not excessive in relation to the cost of work performed by the relevant contractor or subcontractor. The interim DFARS rule language, which implements the requirements of section 852, was made obsolete with the publication of the FAR interim rule at 74 FR 52853 on October 14, 2009.
Dates: Effective Date: August 10, 2010.

DFARS Case 2008-D034, Management of Unpriced Change Orders, Final rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 48276, August 10, 2010.
SUMMARY: The Department of Defense (DoD) is adopting as final a proposed rule amending the DFARS to make requirements for DoD management and oversight of unpriced change orders consistent with those that apply to other undefinitized contract actions. This final rule adds new policy to address section 812 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010.
Dates: Effective Date: August 10, 2010.

DFARS Case 2009-D003, Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-Related Thresholds, Final rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 45072, August 02, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement the recurring requirement of section 807 of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005. Section 807 provides for adjustment every 5 years of statutory acquisition-related thresholds, except for Davis- Bacon Act, Service Contract Act, and trade agreements thresholds. This final rule also adjusts some non-statutory acquisition-related thresholds.
Dates: Effective Date: October 1, 2010.

DFARS Case 2009-D036, Notification Requirements for Awards of Single- Source Task or Delivery Orders, Interim rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 40716, July 13, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement section 814 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010.
Dates: Effective date: July 13, 2010
Comment date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before September 13, 2010, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2009-D033, Publication of Notification of Bundling of Contracts of the Department of Defense, Interim rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 40714, July 13, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement section 820 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (Pub. L. 11184, enacted October 28, 2009).
Dates: Effective Date: July 13, 2010.
Comment Date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before September 13, 2010, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2009-D020, Payments in Support of Emergencies and Contingency Operations, Interim rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 40712, July 13, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to bring DoD into compliance with OMB implementation of the Prompt Payment Act by exempting military contingencies, and certain payments related to emergencies and the release or threatened release of hazardous substances.
Dates: Effective Date: July 13, 2010.
Comment date: Comments on this interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before September 13, 2010, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2010-D010, Ownership or Control by a Foreign Government, Interim rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 35684, June 23, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule to implement revisions to DoD Directive-Type Memorandum (DTM) 09019, “Policy Guidance for Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence (FOCI).” The DTM revises the description of communications security material that is “proscribed information.”
Dates: Effective date: June 23, 2010.
Comment date: August 23, 2010.

DFARS Case 2008-D024, Para-Aramid Fibers and Yarns Manufactured in a Qualifying Country, Final rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 34943, June 21, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is adopting as final, with changes, the interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement determinations made by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics with regard to the acquisition of items containing para-aramid fibers and yarns manufactured in foreign countries that have entered into a reciprocal defense procurement memorandum of understanding with the United States.
Dates: Effective Date: June 21, 2010.

DFARS CAse 2008-D006, Multiyear Contract Authority for Electricity From Renewable Energy Sources, Interim rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 34942, June 21, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule to implement section 828 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008. Section 828 authorizes the Secretary of Defense to enter into a contract for a period not to exceed 10 years for the purchase of electricity from sources of renewable energy.
Dates: Effective Date: June 21, 2010. Comment Date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before August 20, 2010, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2009-D015, Organizational Conflicts of Interest in Major Defense Acquisition Programs, Proposed rule with request for comments; extension of comment period, 75 Fed. Reg. 33752, June 15, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement section 207 of the Weapons System Acquisition Reform Act of 2009. The comment period is being extended an additional 30 days to provide additional time for interested parties to review the proposed DFARS changes.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before July 21, 2010, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2009-D025, Contractor Insurance/Pension Review, Proposed rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 3327, June 11, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD proposes to remove and relocate the requirements for conducting a Contractor Insurance/Pension Review from Procedures, Guidance, and Information to the Defense Acquisition Regulation Supplement.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before August 10, 2010, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2009-D010, New Designated Country-Taiwan, Proposed rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 33195, June 11, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is adopting, as final, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to add Taiwan as a designated country, due to the accession of Taiwan to membership in the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement.
Dates: Effective date: June 11, 2010.

DFARS Case 2007-D009, Ground and Flight Risk Clause, Final, rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 32642, June 08, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to revise and combine contract clauses addressing assumption of risk of loss under contracts that furnish aircraft to the Government. The final rule establishes requirements that apply consistently to all contract types.
Dates: Effective Date: June 8, 2010

DFARS Case 2007-D011, Letter Contract Definitization Schedule, Final rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 32641, June 08, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is adopting as final, without change, a proposed rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to clarify requirements regarding definitization of letter contracts. The rule specifies that DoD letter contracts will be definitized using the DFARS procedures applicable to all other undefinitized contract actions.
Dates: Effective Date: June 8, 2010.

DFARS Case 2009-D022, Finland-Public Interest Exception to the Buy American Act, Final rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 32640, June 08, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing this final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to reflect a determination of the Secretary of Defense that it is inconsistent with the public interest to apply the restrictions of the Buy American Act to the acquisition of articles, materials, and supplies produced or manufactured in Finland.
Dates: Effective Date: June 8, 2010.

DFARS Case 2009-D027, Limitations on Procurements With Non-Defense Agencies, Interim rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 32639, June 08, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule to implement section 806 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 authorizing the placing of contracts for property and services in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold by certain non-DoD agencies for the performance of a joint program conducted to meet the needs of DoD and the non-DoD agency.
Dates: Effective Date: June 8, 2010. Comment Date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before August 9, 2010, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2009-D034, Contract Authority for Advanced Component Development or Prototype Units, Interim rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 32638, June 08, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement section 819 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010. Section 819 places limitations on certain types of line items and contract options that may be included in contracts initially awarded pursuant to competitive solicitations. When the prohibition applies, it limits the dollar value, period of performance, and time for exercise of such contract line items or contract options.
Dates: Effective Date: June 8, 2010. Comment Date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before August 9, 2010, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2009-D040, Trade Agreements Thresholds, Interim rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 32637, June 08, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to incorporate increased thresholds for application of the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement and the Free Trade Agreements, as determined by the United States Trade Representative.
Dates: Effective Date: June 8, 2010. Comment Date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before August 9, 2010 to be considered in the formulation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2009-D041, Balance of Payments Program Exemption for Commercial Information Technology Construction Material, Proposed rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 32636, June 08, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement the exemption from the Balance of Payments Program for construction material that is commercial information technology.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before August 9, 2010, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2010-D004, Restrictions on the Use of Mandatory Arbitration Agreements, Interim rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 27946, May 19, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule to implement section 8116 of the DoD Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2010. Section 8116 restricts the use of mandatory arbitration agreements when using funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this DoD Appropriations Act to award contracts that exceed $1 million. It allows the Secretary of Defense to waive applicability to a particular contractor or subcontractor, if determined necessary to avoid harm to national security.
Dates: Effective date: May 19, 2010.
Comment date: Comments on this interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before July 19, 2010, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2006-D029, Restriction on Ball and Roller Bearings, Proposed rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 25167, May 07, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to revise the domestic source restriction on acquisition of ball and roller bearings. The current DFARS restriction on ball and roller bearings requires that the bearings and the main bearing components be manufactured in the U.S. or Canada. This requirement was based on the restriction at 10 U.S.C. 2534(a)(5), which expired on October 1, 2005. The proposed revision interprets the annual defense appropriations act domestic source restriction on acquisition of ball and roller bearings in a manner similar to the domestic source restriction of the Buy American Act.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted to the address shown below on or before July 6, 2010, to be considered in the formulation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2008-D027, Cost and Software Data Reporting System, Proposed rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 25615, May 07, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD proposes to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to set forth DoD Cost and Software Data Reporting system requirements for major defense acquisition programs and major automated information system programs.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before July 6, 2010, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2007-D003, Presumption of Development at Private Expense, Proposed rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 25161, May 07, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD proposes to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement section 802(b) of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 and section 815(a)(2) of the NDAA for FY 2008. This proposed rule implements special requirements and procedures related to the validation of a contractors or subcontractors asserted restrictions on technical data and computer software.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted to the address shown below on or before July 6, 2010, to be considered in the formulation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2008-D050, Marking of Government-Furnished Property, Proposed rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 25160, May 07, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a proposed rule to require contractors to tag, label, or mark items of Government-furnished property identified in the contract when the Government-furnished material and Government-furnished property are subject to serialized item management.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before July 6, 2010, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2008-D042, Preservation of Tooling for Major Defense Acquisition Programs, Proposed rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 25159, May 07, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement section 815 of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009. Section 815 requires acquisition plans for major weapons systems to include a plan for the preservation and storage of special tooling associated with the production of hardware for major defense acquisition programs through the end of the service life of the related weapons system.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before July 6, 2010, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2008-D049, Reporting of Government Property Lost, Stolen, Damaged, or Destroyed, Proposed rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 22729, April 30, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD proposes to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to require contractors to report loss, theft, damage, and destruction (LTDD) of Government property to the DCMA “eTools” application.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before June 29, 2010 to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2006-D021, Award Fee Contracts, Proposed rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 22728, April 30, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address award-fee contracts, including eliminating the use of provisional award-fee payments.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted to the address shown below on or before June 29, 2010, to be considered in the formation of the final rule

DFARS Case 2008-D047, Government- Assigned Serial Number Marking, Proposed rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 22727, April 30, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD proposes to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to require contractors to apply Governmentassigned serial numbers in humanreadable format on major end items, when required by law, regulation, or military operational necessity.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before June 29, 2010, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2008-D032, Service Contract Surveillance, Final rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 22706, April 30, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to ensure that the requirement for a quality assurance surveillance plan is addressed for each contract with a dollar value above the simplified acquisition threshold, and that contracts for services have appropriate performance management or surveillance plans prepared for the work being performed under the contract.
Dates: Effective Date: April 30, 2010.

DFARS Case 2009-D015, Organizational Conflicts of Interest in Major Defense Acquisition Programs, Proposed rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 20954, April 22, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement section 207 of the Weapons System Acquisition Reform Act of 2009.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before June 21, 2010, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2009-D004, Minimizing Use of Hexavalent Chromium, Proposed rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 18041, April 08, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address requirements for minimizing the use of hexavalent chromium in defense weapon systems, subsystems, components, and other items. The proposed rule prohibits the delivery of items containing hexavalent chromium under DoD contracts unless an exception applies.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before June 7, 2010, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2008-D002, Acquisitions in Support of Operations in Iraq or Afghanistan, Final rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 18035, April 08, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is adopting as final, with minor changes, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement sections 886 and 892 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008. Section 886 provides authority for DoD to limit competition when acquiring products or services in support of operations in Iraq or Afghanistan. Section 892 addresses competition requirements for the procurement of small arms for assistance to Iraq or Afghanistan.
Dates: Effective Date: April 8, 2010.

DFARS Case 2006-D053, Research and Development Contract Type Determination, Final rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 18034, April 08, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is adopting as final, without change, an interim rule that requires the Milestone Decision Authority (MDA) for a major defense acquisition program (MDAP) to select the contract type for a development program that is consistent with the level of program risk in accordance with section 818 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2007.
Dates: Effective Date: April 8, 2010.

DFARS Case 2004-D010, Export- Controlled Items, Final rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 18030, April 08, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is adopting as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address requirements for complying with export control laws and regulations when performing DoD contracts. The rule recognizes contractor responsibilities to comply with existing Department of Commerce and Department of State regulations and prescribes a contract clause to address those responsibilities.
Dates: Effective Date: April 8, 2010.

DFARS Case 2008-D028, Safeguarding Unclassified Information, Advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) and notice of public meeting, 75 Fed. Reg. 9563, March 03, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is seeking comments from Government and industry on potential changes to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address requirements for the safeguarding of unclassified information. The changes would add a new subpart and associated contract clauses for the safeguarding, proper handling, and cyber intrusion reporting of unclassified DoD information within industry.
Dates: Public Meeting: A public meeting will be held on April 22, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST. Attendees should register for the public meeting at least 2 weeks in advance to ensure adequate room accommodations. Registrants will be given priority if room constraints require limits on attendance. Attendees wishing to make a short, issue-based 10- minute presentation on this topic should submit a copy of the presentation to the address shown below.

DFARS Case 2008-D023, Additional Requirements Applicable to Multiyear Contracts, Interim rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 9114, March 01, 2010
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing this interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 811 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2008. Section 811 is applicable to multiyear contracts for the procurement of major systems of DoD. This interim rule also implements section 8008 of the Fiscal Year 2007 Defense Appropriations Act, and the same language in subsequent DoD appropriations acts. Section 8008 specifically addresses multiyear procurement of aircraft.
Dates: Effective March 1, 2010. Comments on the interim rule should be submitted to the address shown below on or before April 30, 2010 to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS- Acquisition Strategies To Ensure Competition Throughout the Life Cycle of Major Defense Acquisition Programs, Interim rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 8272, February 24, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement the Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009, section 202, Acquisition Strategies to Ensure Competition throughout the Lifecycle of Major Defense Acquisition Programs.
Dates: Effective Date: February 24, 2010.
Comment Date: Comments on this interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before April 26, 2010, to be considered in the formation of the final rule

DFARS Case 2008-D005, Limitation on Procurements on Behalf of DoD, Final rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 6819, February 11, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is adopting as final, with changes, the interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address statutory provisions relating to interagency procurements on behalf of DoD. The final rule adds new policy at to address Section 801(b) requirements and expands existing DFARS definitions.
Dates: Effective Date: March 15, 2010.

DFARS, Part 205, Publicizing Contract Actions, Notice and request for comments regarding a proposed extension of an approved information collection requirement., 75 Fed. Reg. 686, February 08, 2010
SUMMARY: In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), DoD announces the proposed extension of a public information collection requirement and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. DoD invites comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of DoD, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved this information collection requirement for use through October 31, 2010. DoD proposes that OMB extend its approval to expire three years after the approval date.
Dates: DoD will consider all comments received by April 9, 2010.

p>DFARS, Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software, Notice and request for comments regarding a proposed extension of an approved information collection requirement., 75 Fed. Reg. 6185, February 08, 2010
SUMMARY: In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), DoD announces the proposed extension of a public information collection requirement and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. DoD invites comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of DoD, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved this information collection for use through February 28, 2010. DoD proposes that OMB approve an extension of the information collection requirement, to expire three years after the approval date.
Dates: DoD will consider all comments received by April 9, 2010.

DFARS Case 2008-D046, Trade AgreementsCosta Rica and Peru, Final rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 3179, January 20, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is converting the interim rule issued on July 29, 2009 (74 FR 37650) to a final rule without change. The interim rule amended the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement the Dominican RepublicCentral AmericaUnited States Free Trade Agreement with respect to Costa Rica, and the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement. The trade agreements waive the applicability of the Buy American Act for some foreign supplies and construction materials and specify procurement procedures designed to ensure fairness.
Dates: Effective date: January 20, 2010.

DFARS Case 2006-D051, Lead System Integrators, Final rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 3178, January 20, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 802 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008. Section 802 places limitations on the award of new contracts for lead system integrator functions in the acquisition of major DoD systems.
Dates: Effective Date: January 20, 2010.

DFARS Case 2009- D038, Business SystemsDefinition and Administration, Proposed rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 2457, January 15, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to improve the effectiveness of DoD oversight of contractor business systems.
Dates: Interested parties should submit comments in writing to the address shown below on or before March 16, 2010.

DFARS Case 2009-D012, Foreign Participation in Acquisitions in Support of Operations in Afghanistan, Proposed rule, 75 Fed. Reg. 832, January 06, 2010.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement: Waiver of the section 302(a) of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979, as amended, which prohibits acquisitions of products or services from non- designated countries, in order to allow acquisition from the nine South Caucasus/Central and South Asian (SC/ CASA) states; and Determination of inapplicability of the Balance of Payments Program evaluation factor to offers of products (other than arms, ammunition, or war materials) from the SC/CASA states to support operations in Afghanistan.
Dates: Comment date: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before March 9, 2009 to be considered in the formulation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2006-D055, Technical Data and Computer Software Requirements for Major Weapon Systems, Final rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 68699, December 29, 2009.
SUMMARY: DoD is adopting as final, with a minor change, the interim rule that amended the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 802(a) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 and DoD policy requirements. Section 802(a) contains requirements for DoD to assess long- term technical data needs when acquiring major weapon systems and subsystems. DoD policy requires similar assessment for computer software needs.
Dates: Effective Date: December 29, 2009.

DFARS Case 2008- D009, Statutory Waiver for Commercially Available Off- the-Shelf Items, Final rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 68384, December 24, 2009.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to conform to the FAR changes implementing the waiver of the component test of the Buy American Act to contracts and subcontracts. The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Case 2000305 implemented 41 U.S.C. 431 with respect to the inapplicability of certain laws to contracts and subcontracts for the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) items.
Dates: Effective Date: December 24, 2009.

DFARS Case 2005-D010, Definitions of Component and Domestic Manufacture, Final rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 68383, December 24, 2009.
SUMMARY: DoD is issuing this final rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to clarify the definitions of “component” and “domestic manufacture” as they relate to policy on foreign acquisition.
Dates: Effective date: December 24, 2009.

DFARS Case 2007-D004 Allowability of Costs To Lease Government Equipment for Display or Demonstration, Final rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 68382, December 24, 2009.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address limitations on the allowability of contractor costs associated with the leasing of Government equipment for display or demonstration. The rule specifies that monies paid to the Government for the leasing of Government equipment are unallowable, except in the case of foreign military sales contracts.
Dates: Effective Date: December 24, 2009.

DFARS Case 2009-D010, World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement Designated Country, Interim rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 61045, November 23, 2009.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to add Taiwan as a designated country to the list of World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement designated countries in the trade agreements provisions and clauses in part 252, due to the accession of Taiwan to the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement.
Dates: Effective Date: November 23, 2009.
Comment date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted to the address shown below on or before January 22, 2010, to be considered in the formulation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2008-D039, Government Rights in the Design of DoD Vessels, Interim rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 61043, November 23, 2009.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement section 825 of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (Pub. L. 110417). Section 825 clarifies the Governments rights in technical data in the designs of DoD vessels, boats, craft, and components thereof. This interim rule also implements the Vessel Hull Design Protection Amendments of 2008 (Pub. L. 110434).
Dates: Effective date: November 23, 2009.
Comment date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted to the address shown below on or before January 22, 2010, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2008-D038, Steel for Military Construction Projects, Final rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 59916, November 19, 2009.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement section 108 of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2009. Section 108 requires that American steel producers, fabricators, and manufacturers be given the opportunity to compete for contracts and subcontracts for the acquisition of steel for use in military construction projects or activities.
Dates: Effective Date: November 19, 2009.

DFARS Case 2008-D030, Pilot Program for Transition to Follow-On Contracting After Use of Other Transaction Authority, Final rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 59916, November 19, 2009.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement section 824 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009. Section 824 amended the DoD pilot program for transition to follow-on contracting after use of other transaction authority, to establish a new program expiration date and to include items developed under research projects within the scope of the program.
Dates: Effective Date: November 19, 2009.

DFARS Case 2008-D015, Competition Requirements for Purchases From Federal Prison Industries, Final rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 59914, November 19, 2009.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement section 827 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008. Section 827 requires the use of competitive procedures in the acquisition of items for which Federal Prison Industries has a significant market share.
Dates: Effective Date: November 19, 2009.

DFARS Case 2008-D012, Whistleblower Protections for Contractor Employees, Final rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 59914, November 19, 2009.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement section 846 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 and section 842 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009. These laws address protections for contractor employees who disclose information to Government officials with regard to waste or mismanagement, danger to public health or safety, or violation of law related to a DoD contract.
Dates: Effective Date: November 19, 2009.

DFARS Case 2008-D007, Senior DoD Officials Seeking Employment With Defense Contractors, Final rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 59913, November 19, 2009.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement section 847 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008. Section 847 addresses requirements for senior DoD officials to obtain a post-employment ethics opinion before accepting compensation from a DoD contractor within two years after leaving DoD service.
Dates: Effective Date: November 19, 2009.

DFARS Case 2009-D005, Restriction on Research and DevelopmentDeletion of Obsolete Text, Final rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 53413, October 19, 2009.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to remove obsolete text addressing a restriction on awards to foreign entities for DoD research and development. The restriction implemented a statutory provision that is no longer in effect.
Dates: Effective Date: October 19, 2009.

DFARS Case 2009-D001,DoD Inspector General Address , Final rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 53412, October 19, 2009.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to add the address of the DoD Inspector General office designated for receipt of information relating to a possible contractor violation of Federal criminal law or the civil False Claims Act.
Dates: Effective Date: October 19, 2009.

DFARS Case 2008-D034, Management of Unpriced Change Orders. Proposed rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 37669, July 29, 2009.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address requirements for DoD management and oversight of unpriced change orders in a manner consistent with the management and oversight requirements that apply to other undefinitized contract actions.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before September 28, 2009, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2008-D040, Motor Carrier Fuel Surcharge, Interim rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 37652, July 29, 2009.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 884 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009. Section 884 requires DoD to ensure that fuel-related adjustments in contracts for carriage are passed through to the person bearing the cost of the fuel to which the adjustment relates.
Dates: Effective date: July 29, 2009.
Comment date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before September 28, 2009, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2008-D046, Trade AgreementsCosta Rica and Peru, Interim rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 37650, July 29, 2009.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement with respect to Costa Rica, and the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement. The trade agreements waive the applicability of the Buy American Act for some foreign supplies and construction materials and specify procurement procedures designed to ensure fairness.
Dates: Effective date: July 29, 2009.

DFARS Case 2008-D029, Requirements Applicable to Undefinitized Contract Actions, Final rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 37649, July 29, 2009.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address requirements for DoD management and oversight of undefinitized contract actions, consistent with the provisions of Section 809 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008.
Dates: Effective Date: July 29, 2009.

DFARS Case 2007-D008, Protection of Human Subjects in Research Projects, Final rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 37648, July 29, 2009.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address requirements for the protection of human subjects involved in research projects. The rule contains a clause for use in contracts that include or may include research involving human subjects.
Dates: Effective Date: July 29, 2009.

DFARS Case 2007-D020, Government Property, Final rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 37645, July 29, 2009.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update text addressing management of Government property in the possession of contractors. The DFARS changes are consistent with changes made to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
Dates: Effective Date: July 29, 2009.

DFARS Case 2007-D006, Contract Reporting, Final rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 37644, July 29, 2009.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address DoD requirements for reporting of contract actions in the Federal Procurement Data System.
Dates: Effective Date: July 29, 2009.

DFARS Case 2008-D010, Clarification of Central Contractor Registration and Procurement Instrument Identification Data Requirements, Final rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 37642, July 29, 2009.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address requirements for ensuring the accuracy of contractor information in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database and in contract documents. Additionally, the rule clarifies requirements for proper assignment of procurement instrument identification numbers.
Dates: Effective Date: July 29, 2009.

DFARS Case 2008-D003, Restriction on Acquisition of Specialty Metals,Final rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 37626, July 29, 2009.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address statutory restrictions on the acquisition of specialty metals not melted or produced in the United States. The rule implements Section 842 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 and Sections 804 and 884 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008.
Dates: Effective Date: July 29, 2009.

DFARS Case 2008-D035, Peer Reviews of Contracts, Final rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 37625, July 29, 2009.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address requirements for Peer Reviews of DoD solicitations and contracts. Such reviews will promote quality and consistency in DoD contracting.
Dates: Effective Date: July 29, 2009.

DFARS Case 200-D011, Acquisition of Commercial Items, Interim rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 35825, July 21, 2009.
SUMMARY: DoD is making a correction to the interim rule published at 74 FR 34263 on July 15, 2009, which amended the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address the conditions under which a time-and-materials or labor-hour contract may be used for the acquisition of commercial items. This correction clarifies the types of services to which the rule applies.
Dates: Effective date: July 21, 2009.

DFARS Case 2007-D011, Letter Contract Definitization Schedule, Proposed rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 34292, July 15,2009.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to clarify requirements regarding definitization of letter contracts. The rule specifies that DoD letter contracts will be definitized using the DFARS procedures applicable to all other undefinitized contract actions.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before September 14, 2009, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2008-D005, Limitation on Procurements on Behalf of DoD,Interim rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 34270, July 15,2009.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 801 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008. Section 801 addresses internal controls for procurements made by non-DoD agencies on behalf of DoD.
Dates: Effective date: July 15, 2009.

DFARS Case 2008-D044, Use of Commercial Software, Final rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 34269, July 15,2009.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 803 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009. Section 803 requires DoD to identify and evaluate, at all stages of the acquisition process, opportunities for the use of commercial computer software and other nondevelopmental software.
Dates: Effective Date: July 15, 2009.

DFARS Case 2006-D051, Lead System Integrators, Interim rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 34266, July 15,2009.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 802 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008. Section 802 places limitations on the award of new contracts for lead system integrator functions in the acquisition of major DoD systems.
Dates: Effective date: July 15, 2009.
Comment date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before September 14, 2009, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2006-D013, Lease of Vessels, Aircraft, and Combat Vehicles, Final rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 34265, July 15,2009.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement statutory provisions relating to the leasing of vessels, aircraft, and combat vehicles. The rule applies to long-term leases and charters and to contracts with a substantial termination liability.
Dates: Effective Date: July 15, 2009.

DFARS Case 2008-D011; Acquisition of Commercial Items, Interim rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 34263, July 15,2009.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Sections 805 and 815 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008. The rule specifies the conditions under which a time-and-materials or laborhour contract may be used for the acquisition of commercial items. In addition, the rule addresses the conditions under which major weapon systems and subsystems may be treated as commercial items.
Dates: Effective date: July 15, 2009.

Defense Base Act Insurance Acquisition Strategy; Questions for Industry and Other Interested Parties AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD), Request for public input, 74 Fed. Reg. 13197, March 26, 2009.
SUMMARY: DoD is soliciting information and feedback from defense contractors, insurance industry representatives, and others, on DoDs requirement to develop a comprehensive acquisition strategy for Defense Base Act insurance that will address provisions of Section 843 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009. Responses must be limited to no more than 20 pages.
Dates: Submit written comments to the address shown below on or before April 3, 2009.

DFARS Case 2008-D036, Removal of North Korea From the List of Terrorist Countries, Final rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 2421, January 15, 2009.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to remove North Korea from the list of terrorist countries subject to a prohibition on DoD contract awards. This change is a result of the State Departments removal of North Korea from the list of countries designated as state sponsors of terrorism.
Dates: Effective Date: January 15, 2009.

DFARS Case 2006-50, Security Guard Functions, Final rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 2421, January 15, 2009.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 343 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008. Section 343 extended, through September 30, 2012, the period during which contractor performance of security-guard functions at military installations or facilities is authorized to fulfill additional requirements resulting from the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.
Dates: Effective Date: January 15, 2009.

DFARS Case 2006-D035, DoD Law of War Program, Final rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 2418, January 15, 2009.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address requirements for DoD contractors to institute effective programs to prevent violations of the law of war by contractor personnel authorized to accompany U.S. Armed Forces deployed outside the United States.
Dates: Effective Date: January 15, 2009.

DFARS Case 2008-D017, Delegation of Authority for Single Award Task or Delivery Order Contracts, Final rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 2416, January 15, 2009.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address Federal Acquisition Regulation provisions that permit the award of a single source task or delivery order contract exceeding $100 million, if the head of the agency determines it is necessary in the public interest. The DFARS rule specifies that the authority to make such a determination may not be delegated below the level of the senior procurement executive.
Dates: Effective Date: January 15, 2009.

DFARS Case 2008-D022, Responsible Prospective Contractors, Final rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 2414, January 15, 2009.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address use of the Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS) in determining contractor responsibility. PPIRS is a Web-based application that stores information regarding contractor performance on Government contracts.
Dates: Effective Date: January 15, 2009.

DFARS Case 2007-D022, Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act Exemptions, Final rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 2414, January 15, 2009.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address the procedures that apply when it is necessary to award to a contractor that is otherwise excluded from Federal procurement programs due to a violation of the Clean Air Act or the Clean Water Act.
Dates: Effective Date: January 15, 2009.

DFARS Case 2008-D025, List of Firms Owned or Controlled by the Government of a Terrorist Country, Final rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 2413, January 15, 2009.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address procedures for notifying the appropriate DoD office of any information indicating that a firm or a subsidiary of a firm may be owned or controlled by the Government of a terrorist country. The notifications will facilitate maintenance of a list of such firms, as required by statute.
Dates: Effective Date: January 15, 2009.

DFARS Case 2004-D003, U.S.- International Atomic Energy Agency Additional Protocol, Final rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 2411, January 15, 2009.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to add a contract clause requiring a contractor to notify DoD if the contractor is required to report its activities under the U.S.-International Atomic Energy Agency Additional Protocol. The clause will be included in contracts for research and development or major defense acquisition programs involving fissionable materials, other radiological source materials, or technologies directly related to nuclear power production.
Dates: Effective Date: January 15, 2009.

DFARS Case 2008-D037, Separation of Senior Roles in Source Selection, Final rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 2407, January 15, 2009.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address requirements for the separation of functions in source selection. The rule requires the military departments and defense agencies to certify every two years that no senior leader has performed multiple roles in the acquisition of a major weapon system or major service.
Dates: Effective Date: January 15, 2009.

DFARS Case 2008-D026, Contract Actions Supporting Contingency Operations or Facilitating Defense Against or Recovery From Nuclear, Biological, Chemical, or Radiological Attack, Final rule, 74 Fed. Reg. 2407, January 15, 2009.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address determination requirements with regard to the use of emergency acquisition flexibilities for contract actions supporting contingency operations or facilitating defense against or recovery from nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological attack. The rule lowers the DoD level of approval for such determinations.
Dates: Effective Date: January 15, 2009.

DFARS Case 2008-D024, Para-Aramid Fibers and Yarns Manufactured in a Qualifying Country, Interim rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 76970, December 18, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a determination made by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics with regard to the acquisition of items containing para-aramid fibers and yarns manufactured in a foreign country. The determination authorizes DoD to acquire articles containing paraaramid fibers and yarns manufactured in foreign countries that have entered into a defense memorandum of understanding with the United States.
Dates: Effective date: December 18, 2008.
    Comment date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before February 17, 2009, to be considered in the formation of the final rule

DFARS Case 2008-D021, Payment Protections for Subcontractors and SuppliersDeletion of Duplicative Text, Final rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 76969, December 18, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update the list of laws inapplicable to contracts and subcontracts for the acquisition of commercial items. The rule removes a law addressing payment protections for subcontractors and suppliers from the DFARS list, since this law has been added to the FAR list of laws inapplicable to contracts and subcontracts for the acquisition of commercial items.
Dates: Effective Date: December 18, 2008.

DFARS Case 2008-D019, Least Developed Countries That Are Designated Countries, Final rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 70913, November 24, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update the list of least developed countries that are designated as eligible countries under the Trade Agreements Act, in accordance with direction from the United States Trade Representative.
Dates: Effective Date: November 24, 2008.

DFARS Case 2007-D021, Limitations on DoD Non-Commercial Time-and- Materials Contracts, Final rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 70912, November 24, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address review and documentation requirements pertaining to the use of time-and-materials contracts for the acquisition of noncommercial services. The rule provides for the same level of review for both commercial and non-commercial DoD time-and-materials contracts.
Dates: Effective Date: November 24, 2008.

DFARS Case 2007-D001, Carriage Vessel Overhaul, Repair, and Maintenance, Final rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 70909, November 24, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 1017 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007. Section 1017 requires DoD to establish an evaluation criterion, for use in obtaining carriage of cargo by vessel, that considers the extent to which an offeror has had overhaul, repair, and maintenance work for covered vessels performed in shipyards located in the United States or Guam.
Dates: Effective Date: November 24, 2008.

DFARS Case 2005-D015, Reports of Government Property, Final rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 70906, November 24, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update requirements for reporting of Government property in the possession of DoD contractors. The rule replaces DD Form 1662 reporting requirements with requirements for DoD contractors to electronically submit, to the Item Unique Identification (IUID) Registry, the IUID data applicable to the Government property in the contractors possession.
Dates: Effective Date: November 24, 2008.

DFARS Case 2007, D008-Protection of Human Subjects in Research Projects, Proposed rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 63666, October 27, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address requirements for the protection of human subjects involved in research projects. The proposed rule contains a clause for use in contracts that include or may include research involving human subjects.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before December 26, 2008, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2008-D010, Clarification of Central Contractor Registration and Procurement Instrument Identification Data Requirements, Proposed rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 62239, October 20, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address requirements for ensuring the accuracy of contractor information in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database and in contract documents. Additionally, the proposed rule clarifies requirements for proper assignment of procurement instrument identification numbers.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before December 19, 2008, to be considered in the formation of the final rule

DFARS Case 2006-D014, Evaluation Factor for Use of Members of the Selected Reserve, Final rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 62211, October 20, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 819 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006. Section 819 authorizes DoD to use an evaluation factor that considers whether an offeror intends to perform a contract using employees or individual subcontractors who are members of the Selected Reserve.
Dates: Effective Date: October 20, 2008.

DFARS Case 2007D020, Government Property, Proposed rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 55007, September 24, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update text addressing management of Government property in the possession of contractors. The DFARS changes are consistent with changes made to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before November 24, 2008, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2006 D050, Security- Guard Functions, Interim rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 53156, September 15, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 343 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008. Section 343 extends, through September 30, 2012, the period during which contractor performance of security-guard functions at military installations or facilities is authorized to fulfill additional requirements resulting from the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.
Dates: Effective date: September 15, 2008.
    Comment date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted to the address shown below on or before November 14, 2008, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2008D013, Limitation on Service Contracts for Military Flight Simulators, Final rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 53156, September 15, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 883(b) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008. Section 883(b) changed the conditions under which DoD may waive the prohibition on entering into a service contract to acquire a military flight simulator.
Dates: Effective Date: September 15, 2008.

DFARS Case 2008D002Acquisitions in Support of Operations in Iraq or Afghanistan, Interim rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 53151, September 15, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Sections 886 and 892 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008. Section 886 provides authority for DoD to limit competition when acquiring products or services in support of operations in Iraq or Afghanistan. Section 892 addresses competition requirements for the procurement of small arms for assistance to Iraq or Afghanistan.
Dates: Effective date: September 15, 2008.
    Comment date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before November 14, 2008, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2004D003, U.S.- International Atomic Energy Agency Additional Protocol, Proposed rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 48185, August 18, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to add a contract clause requiring a contractor to notify DoD if the contractor is required to report its activities under the U.S.-International Atomic Energy Agency Additional Protocol. The clause would be included in contracts for research and development or major defense acquisition programs involving fissionable materials, other radiological source materials, or technologies directly related to nuclear power production.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before October 17, 2008, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2007-D007, Item Identification and Valuation Clause Update, Final rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 46819, August 12, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update and clarify requirements for unique identification and valuation of items delivered under DoD contracts. The rule revises the applicable contract clause to reflect the current requirements.
Dates: Effective Date: August 12, 2008.

DFARS Case 2007-D023, Trade AgreementsNew Thresholds, Final rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 46818, August 12, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to incorporate increased dollar thresholds for application of the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement and the Free Trade Agreements, as determined by the United States Trade Representative.
Dates: Effective Date: August 12, 2008.

DFARS Case 2007-D016, Ship Critical Safety Items, Final rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 46817, August 12, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 130 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007. Section 130 requires DoD to establish a quality control policy for the procurement, modification, repair, and overhaul of ship critical safety items.
Dates: Effective Date: August 12, 2008.

DFARS Case 2008-D004, Conforming ChangesStandards of Conduct and Extraordinary Contractual Actions, Final rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 46814, August 12, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update text addressing contractor standards of conduct and the handling of extraordinary contractual actions. The DFARS changes are consistent with changes made to the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
Dates: Effective Date: August 12, 2008.

DFARS Case 2008-D001, Small Business Program Name Change, Final rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 46813, August 12, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to reflect the redesignation of the “Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization” to the “Office of Small Business Programs” within DoD. The redesignation resulted from Section 904 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006.
Dates: Effective Date: August 12, 2008.

DFARS Case 2008D003, Restriction on Acquisition of Specialty Metals, Proposed rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 42300, July 21, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address statutory restrictions on the acquisition of specialty metals not melted or produced in the United States. The proposed rule implements Section 842 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 and Sections 804 and 884 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before September 19, 2008, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2004-D010, Export-Controlled Items, Interim rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 42274, July 21, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address requirements for complying with export control laws and regulations when performing DoD contracts. The rule recognizes contractor responsibilities to comply with existing Department of Commerce and Department of State regulations. The rule adds two new clauses to be used when export-controlled items, including information or technology, are expected to be involved in the performance of a contract, or when there is a possibility that export-controlled items, including information or technology, may come to be involved during the period of performance of the contract.
Dates: Effective date: July 21, 2008. Comment date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before September 19, 2008, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

Reinstitution of Small Business Set- Asides for Certain Acquisitions Under the Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program, Notice, 73 Fed. Reg. 39883, June 16, 2008.
SUMMARY: The Director, Defense Procurement, Acquisition Policy, and Strategic Sourcing has reinstituted the use of small business set-aside procedures for solicitations issued under the Designated Industry Groups (DIGs), including Construction (except dredging), Subsector 236Construction of Buildings; non-nuclear ship repair acquisitions conducted by the Department of the Navy under North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 3366111, Product or Service Code J999 (West Coast only); Architect and Engineering Services (including Surveying and Mapping); and Refuse Systems and Related Services. The Director, Defense Procurement, Acquisition Policy, and Strategic Sourcing has also reinstituted the use of small business set-aside procedures for construction solicitations issued under specific construction NAICS codes for the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Defense Logistics Agency, the Defense Information Systems Agency, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, the Defense Education Activity, and the U.S. Special Operations Command. This action is required under the Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program because DoD has failed to attain its 40 percent goal in these DIGs.
EFFECTIVE DATE: June 2, 2008

Feasibility of a Reciprocal Defense Procurement Memorandum of Understanding With Poland, Request for industry feedback regarding experience in public (particularly defense) procurements conducted by the Republic of Poland. 73 Fed. Reg. 33992, June 16, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD is soliciting information from U.S. industry that has had experience participating in public defense procurements conducted by or on behalf of Polands Ministry of National Defense or Armed Forces. DoD is considering the possibility of negotiating a Reciprocal Defense Procurement Memorandum of Understanding (RDP MOU) with Poland. The contemplated MOU would involve reciprocal waivers of buynational laws by each country. This would mean that Poland would be added to the list of “qualifying countries” in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), and that offers of products of Poland would be exempt from the U.S. Buy American Act and Balance of Payments Program policy that would otherwise require DoD to add 50 percent to the price of the foreign products when evaluating offers. This also means that U.S. products should be exempt from any analogous “Buy Polish” law or policy applicable to Polands defense procurements. DoD is interested in industry comments relating to the transparency, integrity, and general fairness of Polands public (defense) procurement processes. DoD is also interested in comments relating to the degree of reciprocity that exists between the United States and Poland when it comes to the openness of defense procurements to offers of products of the other country.
Dates: Comments, which will be treated in a confidential manner, must be received by July 16, 2008

DFARS Case 2006-D057, Excessive Pass-Through Charges, Interim rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 27464, May 13, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 852 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007. Section 852 requires DoD to prescribe regulations to ensure that pass-through charges on contracts or subcontracts that are entered into for or on behalf of DoD are not excessive in relation to the cost of work performed by the relevant contractor or subcontractor.
Dates: Effective date: May 13, 2008.

DFARS Case 2005-D024, Quality Assurance Authorization of Shipment of Supplies, Proposed rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 21892, April 23, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to revise the criteria under which the contract administration office may permit a contractor to release supplies for shipment without Government authorization of the shipping documents. The proposed changes will enable the Government to provide for the appropriate level of contract quality assurance at source, based on product complexity and criticality and the contractors record of quality control.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before June 23, 2008, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2005-D006, Earned Value Management Systems, Final rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 21846, April 23, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update requirements for DoD contractors to establish and maintain earned value management systems. The rule also eliminates requirements for DoD contractors to submit cost/schedule status reports. EFFECTIVE DATE: April 23, 2008.

DFARS Case 2007-D027, Deletion of Obsolete Restriction on Acquisition of Vessel Propellers, Final rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 21845, April 23, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to remove text addressing an obsolete restriction on the acquisition of vessel propellers from foreign sources. The statute upon which the restriction was based applied only to acquisitions using fiscal year 2000 or 2001 funds.
EFFECTIVE DATE: April 23, 2008.

DFARS Case 2008-D008,Extension of Authority To Carry Out Certain Prototype Projects, Final rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 21845, April 23, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 823 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008. Section 823 provides a 5-year extension of the authority for DoD to carry out a pilot program for transition to follow-on contracting after use of other transaction authority.
EFFECTIVE DATE: April 23, 2008.

Nontraditional Defense Contractor, Request for public input, 73 Fed. Reg. 21301, April 21, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD is interested in creating new and/or expanding existing pathways for nontraditional contractor participation in defense procurements. In order to gauge the Department’s success with respect to this endeavor, DoD is specifically interested in first establishing a standard Departmentwide definition for “nontraditional defense contractor” that would be applied in defense procurements conducted pursuant to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS). In support of this initiative, DoD is seeking industry input with regard to the standards that should be utilized in defining what constitutes a nontraditional defense contractor and in developing an appropriate definition for use on a permanent basis.
Dates: Submit written comments to the address shown below on or before June 20, 2008.

DFARS Case 2005D013, Contractor Personnel Authorized To Accompany U.S. Armed Forces, Final rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 16764, March 31, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement DoD policy regarding contractor personnel authorized to accompany U.S. Armed Forces deployed outside the United States.
Dates: Effective Date: March 31, 2008.

DFARS Case 2006-D049, Mandatory Use of Wide Area WorkFlow, Final rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 11356, March 03, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to require use of the Wide Area WorkFlow electronic system for submitting and processing payment requests and receiving reports under DoD contracts. Use of Wide Area WorkFlow facilitates timely and accurate payments to DoD contractors.
Dates: Effective Date: March 3, 2008.

DFARS Case 2002-D002, Codification and Modification of Berry Amendment, Final rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 11354, March 03, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 832 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002. Section 832 codified and made modifications to the provision of law known as the Berry Amendment, which requires the acquisition of certain items from domestic sources.
Dates: Effective Date: March 3, 2008

Suspension of the Price Evaluation Adjustment for Small Disadvantaged Businesses, 73 Fed. Reg. 9304, February 20, 2008.
SUMMARY: The Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy has suspended the use of the price evaluation adjustment for small disadvantaged businesses (SDBs) in DoD procurements, as required by 10 U.S.C. 2323(e)(3), because DoD exceeded its 5 percent goal for contract awards to SDBs in fiscal year 2007. The suspension will be in effect for 1 year and will be reevaluated based on the level of DoD contract awards to SDBs achieved in fiscal year 2008.
Dates: Effective Date: March 10, 2008. Applicability Date: This suspension applies to all solicitations issued during the period from March 10, 2008, to March 9, 2009.

DFARS Case 2007-D010, Payment Withholding—Deletion of Duplicative Text, Final rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 4116, January 24, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to remove text addressing withholding of payments under timeand- materials and labor-hour contracts. The DFARS text is no longer necessary, since similar policy has been added to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
DATES: Effective Date: January 24, 2008.

DFARS Case 2004-D017, Combating Trafficking in Persons, Final rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 4115, January 24, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to remove text addressing prohibitions on contractor activities involving trafficking in persons. The DFARS text is no longer necessary, since policy on this subject has been added to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
DATES: Effective Date: January 24, 2008

DFARS Case 2007-D005, Commercial Item Determinations, Final rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 4114, January 24, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address requirements for DoD contracting officers to ensure that an item meets the definition of “commercial item” specified in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), when using commercial item procedures for acquisitions exceeding $1 million in value.
DATES: Effective Date: January 24, 2008.

DFARS Case 2006-D045, Closeout of Contract Files, Final rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 4113, January 24, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to remove text addressing DoD procedures for closeout of contract files. Text on this subject has been relocated to the DFARS companion resource, Procedures, Guidance, and Information.
DATES: Effective Date: January 24, 2008.

DFARS Case 2006-D035, DoD Law of War Program, Proposed rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 1853, January 10, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address requirements for DoD contractors to institute effective programs to prevent violations of law of war by contractor personnel authorized to accompany U.S. Armed Forces deployed outside the United States.
DATES: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before March 10, 2008 to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2006-D024, Receiving Reports for Shipments, Final rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 1830, January 10, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address requirements for the distribution of material inspection and receiving reports under DoD contracts. The rule clarifies that two copies of the receiving report must be distributed with each shipment.
DATES: Effective Date: January 10, 2008.

DFARS Case 2006-D062, New Designated Countries, Final rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 1830, January 10, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement with respect to the Dominican Republic. The rule also includes Bulgaria and Romania on the list of countries covered by the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement.
DATES: Effective Date: January 10, 2008.

DFARS Case 2006-D023, Information Assurance Contractor Training and Certification, Final rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 1828, January 10, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address training requirements that apply to contractor personnel who perform information assurance functions for DoD. Contractor personnel accessing information systems must meet applicable training and certification requirements.
DATES: Effective Date: January 10, 2008.

DFARS Case 2007-D019, Functions Exempt From Private Sector Performance, Final rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 1826, January 10, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address procedures for preparation of the written determination required by the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), that none of the functions to be performed by contract are inherently governmental.
DATES: Effective Date: January 10, 2008.

DFARS Case 2006-D051, Lead System Integrators, Interim rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 1823, January 10, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 807 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007. Section 807 places limitations on contractors acting as lead system integrators in the acquisition of major DoD systems. Such contractors may have no direct financial interest in the development or construction of any individual system or element of any system of systems unless an exception applies.
DATES: Effective date: January 10, 2008. Comment date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before March 10, 2008, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2006-D032, DoD Representations and Certifications in the Online Representations and Certifications Application , Final rule, 73 Fed. Reg. 1822, January 10, 2008.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address the DFARS provisions included in the Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA). Use of ORCA eliminates the need for offerors to repetitively submit the same information in response to Government solicitations.
DATES: Effective Date: January 10, 2008.

DFARS Case 2007-D009, Ground and Flight Risk Clause, Proposed rule, 71 Fed. Reg. 69177, December 07, 2007.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to revise and combine contract clauses addressing assumption of risk for loss under contracts involving the furnishing of aircraft to the Government. The proposed rule establishes requirements that apply consistently to all contract types.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before February 5, 2008 to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2001-D015, Patent Rights- Ownership by the Contractor, Final rule. 71 Fed. Reg. 69159, December 07, 2007.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to add a clause pertaining to patent rights under contracts awarded to large business concerns for experimental, developmental, or research work. The clause is substantially the same as a Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clause that has been removed because DoD was the only agency using the clause.
Dates: Effective Date: December 7, 2007

DFARS CASE 2007-D017, Waiver of Specialty Metals Restriction for Acquisition of Commercially Available Off-the-Shelf Items, Final rule, 72 Fed. Reg. 63113, November 08, 2007.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to waive application of 10 U.S.C. 2533b for acquisitions of commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) items. 10 U.S.C. 2533b, established by Section 842 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007, places restrictions on the acquisition of specialty metals not melted or produced in the United States.
Dates: Effective Date: November 8, 2007

Defense Acquisition Regulations System Negotiation of a Reciprocal Defense Procurement Memorandum of Understanding With Italy, Request for Feedback, 72 Fed. Reg. 58832, October 17,2007.
SUMMARY: DoD has had a Reciprocal Defense Procurement (RDP) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Italy since September 11, 1978. DoD is commencing negotiation of an updated RDP MOU with Italy and is soliciting input from U.S. industry that has had experience participating in public defense procurements conducted by or on behalf of the Italian Ministry of Defense or Armed Forces. The current RDP MOU involves reciprocal waivers of buy-national laws by each country; the replacement RDP MOU is expected to continue these waivers. This means that Italy will continue to be listed as one of the “qualifying countries” in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) at 225.8721, and continue to be exempt from the U.S. Buy American Act and Balance of Payments Program policy that would otherwise require DoD to add 50 percent to the price of the foreign products when evaluating offers. This also means that U.S. products should be exempt from any analogous “Buy Italian” law or policy applicable to procurements by the Italian Ministry of Defense or Armed Forces. DoD is interested in comments relating to the transparency, integrity, and general fairness of Italys public (defense) procurement processes. DoD is also interested in comments relating to the degree of reciprocity that exists between the United States and Italy when it comes to the openness of defense procurements to offers of products of the other country.
Dates: Comments must be received by November 16, 2007.

DFARS Case 2006-D037, Taxpayer Indentification Numbers ,Final rule, 72 Fed. Reg. 51194, September 06, 2007.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address requirements for validation of Taxpayer Identification Numbers as part of the Central Contractor Registration process. The DFARS changes are consistent with changes made to the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
Dates: EFFECTIVE DATE: September 6, 2007

DFARS Case 2006-D054, Limitation on Contracts for the Acquisition of Certain Services, Final rule, 72 Fed. Reg. 51193, September 06, 2007.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 832 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007. Section 832 prohibits DoD from entering into a service contract to acquire a military flight simulator unless certain waiver criteria apply.
EFFECTIVE DATE: September 6, 2007.

DFARS Case 2006-D050, Security Guard Functions, Interim rule, 72 Fed. Reg. 51192, September 06, 2007.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 333 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007. Section 333 extends, through September 30, 2009, the period during which contractor performance of security-guard functions at military installations or facilities is authorized to fulfill additional requirements resulting from the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.
Dates: Effective date: September 6, 2007.
Comment date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted to the address shown below on or before November 5, 2007, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2006-D015, Congressional Notification of Architect-Engineer Services/Military Family Housing Contracts, Final rule, 72 Fed. Reg. 51191, September 06, 2007.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 1031(a)(37) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004. Section 1031(a)(37) amended the requirements for submission of a notification to Congress before the award of a contract for architectural and engineering services or construction design in connection with military construction, military family housing, or restoration or replacement of damaged or destroyed facilities.
EFFECTIVE DATE: September 6, 2007.

DFARS Case 006-D030, Labor Reimbursement on DoD Non- Commercial Time-and-Materials and Labor-Hour Contracts, Final rule, 72 Fed. Reg. 51189, September 06, 2007.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide policy for reimbursing labor costs on competitively awarded DoD noncommercial time-and-materials and labor-hour contracts.
EFFECTIVE DATE: September 6, 2007.

DFARS Case 2006-D012, Acquisition of Major Weapon Systems as Commercial Items , Final rule, 72 Fed. Reg. 51189, September 06, 2007.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 803 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006. Section 803 places limitations on the acquisition of a major weapon system as a commercial item.
EFFECTIVE DATE: September 6, 2007.

DFARS Case Technical amendments, Air Force and Navy contracting activities; list update,, rule, 72 Fed. Reg. 51187, September 06, 2007.
SUMMARY: DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update the list of Air Force and Navy contracting activities and to remove obsolete text.
EFFECTIVE DATE: September 6, 2007.

DFARS Case 2006-D036, Emergency Acquisitions, Final rule, 72 Fed. Reg. 51187, September 06, 2007.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide a single reference to DoD-unique acquisition flexibilities that may be used to facilitate and expedite acquisitions of supplies and services during emergency situations.
EFFECTIVE DATE: September 6, 2007.

DFARS Case 2006D049, Mandatory Use of Wide Area WorkFlow, Proposed rule, 72 Fed. Reg. 45405, August 14, 2007.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to require use of the Wide Area WorkFlow- Receipt and Acceptance (WAWFRA) electronic system for submitting and processing payment requests under DoD contracts. DoD-wide use of WAWFRA will increase the efficiency of the payment process.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before October 15, 2007, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2006-D066, Payments on Cost-Reimbursement Contracts for Services, Proposed Rule, 72 Fed. Reg. 42366, August 02, 2007.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide for interim payments under cost-reimbursement contracts for services within 30 days, instead of the current DoD policy of making payments within 14 days. The change will not apply to small business concerns.
Dates: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before October 1, 2007, to be considered in the formation of the final rule

DFARS Case 2006-D031, Berry Amendment RestrictionsClothing Materials and Components Covered, Final rule, 72 Fed. Reg. 422315, August 02, 2007.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 833(b) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006. Section 833(b) expands the foreign source restrictions applicable to the acquisition of clothing to also include clothing materials and components, other than sensors, electronics, or other items added to, and not normally associated with, clothing and the materials and components thereof.
Dates: Effective Date: August 2, 2007

DFARS Case 2006-D006, Berry Amendment Notification Requirement, Final rule, 72 Fed. Reg. 42315, August 02, 2007.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 833(a) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006. Section 833(a) requires the posting of a notice on the FedBizOpps Internet site, when certain exceptions to domestic source requirements apply to an acquisition.
Dates: Effective Date: August 2, 2007.

DFARS Case 2006-D009, Limitations on Tiered Evaluation of Offers Final rule, 72 Fed. Reg. 42313, August 02, 2007.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 816 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006. Section 816 requires DoD to prescribe guidance on the use of tiered evaluation of offers for contracts and for task or delivery orders under contracts.
Dates: Effective Date: August 2, 2007.

DFARS Case 2007-D013, Waiver of Specialty Metals Restriction for Acquisition of Commercially Available Off-the-Shelf Items. Proposed rule, 72 Fed. Reg. 36960, July,02, 2007.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to waive application of 10 U.S.C. 2533b for acquisitions of commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) items. 10 U.S.C. 2533b, established by section 842 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007, places restrictions on the acquisition of specialty metals not melted or produced in the United States.
DATES: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before August 1, 2007, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Contract Financing, Request for public input, 72 Fed. Reg. 28663, May 22, 2007.
SUMMARY: DoD is conducting a review of the Department’s contract financing policies. As part of this review, DoD would like to hear the views of interested parties regarding the effectiveness of the financing policies
DATES: Submit written comments to the address shown below on or before July 23, 2007.

DFARS Contract Profit/Fee Polices, Request for public input, 72 Fed. Reg. 28663, May 22, 2007.
SUMMARY: DoD is conducting a review of the Department’s contract profit/fee policies. As part of this review, DoD would like to hear the views of interested parties regarding the effectiveness of the profit/fee policies presently used for DoD contracts.
DATES: Submit written comments to the address shown below on or before July 23, 2007.

DFARS Case 2006-D013, Lease of Vessels, Aircraft, and Combat Vehicles, Proposed rule, 72 Fed. Reg. 28662, May 22, 2007.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address statutory provisions relating to leasing. The proposed rule permits the lease of a vessel, aircraft, or combat vehicle only if the contract will be longterm or will provide for a substantial termination liability.
DATES: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before July 23, 2007, to be considered in the formation of the final rule

DFARS Contract Closeout; Systemic Issues, Response to Public Comments, 72 Fed. Reg. 28654, May 22, 2007.
SUMMARY: The Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) recently completed an assessment of public input on systemic issues related to contract closeout that were identified in a public meeting held on September 21, 2005. This assessment has resulted in recommendations for revisions to policy, guidance, and training related to contract closeout responsibilities.

DFARS ,Technical Amendments, Final rule, 72 Fed. Reg. 20765, April 26, 2007.
SUMMARY: DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to reinstate text that was inadvertently omitted from a previous amendment and to update references within the DFARS text.
EFFECTIVE DATE: April 26, 2007.

DFARS Case 2006-D065, Military Construction on Guam, Final rule, 72 Fed. Reg. 20764, April 26, 2007.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to remove text addressing a statutory prohibition on the use of nonimmigrant aliens to perform work under contracts for military construction on Guam. The statutory prohibition was repealed by Section 2810 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007.
EFFECTIVE DATE: April 26, 2007.

DFARS Case 2006-D043, Wage Determinations, Final rule, 72 Fed. Reg. 20763, April 26, 2007.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update procedures for obtaining Department of Labor wage determinations for construction and service contracts. The DFARS amendments are consistent with changes made to the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
EFFECTIVE DATE: April 26, 2007.

DFARS Case 2003-D047, Small Business Programs, Final rule, 72 Fed. Reg. 20761, April 26, 2007.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) text pertaining to small business programs. The rule updates and clarifies policy for contracting with small business and small disadvantaged business concerns and relocates text to the DFARS companion resource, Procedures, Guidance, and Information
EFFECTIVE DATE: April 26, 2007.

DFARS Case 2006-D057, Excessive Pass-Through Charges, Interim rule, 72 Fed. Reg. 20758, April 26, 2007.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 852 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007. Section 852 requires DoD to prescribe regulations to ensure that pass-through charges on contracts or subcontracts that are entered into for or on behalf of DoD are not excessive in relation to the cost of work performed by the relevant contractor or subcontractor.
DATES: Effective date: April 26, 2007. Comment date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before June 25, 2007, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2006-D046, Deletion of Obsolete Acquisition Procedures, Final rule, 72 Fed. Reg. 20758, April 26, 2007.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to remove text relating to obsolete requirements for maintenance of paper-based solicitation mailing lists and for furnishing of documents to certain entities.
EFFECTIVE DATE: April 26, 2007.

DFARS Case 2006-D044, Acquisition Integrity, Final rule, 72 Fed. Reg. 20757, April 26, 2007.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address requirements for the separation of Government functions for oversight, source selection, contract negotiation, and contract award. The rule contains best practice policies for use by the military departments and defense agencies.
EFFECTIVE DATE: April 26, 2007.

DFARS Case 2006-D046, Closeout of Contract Files, Proposed rule, 72 Fed. Reg. 13256, March 27, 2007.
SUMMARY: Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to remove text addressing DoD procedures for closeout of contract files. The text proposed for removal will be relocated to the DFARS companion resource, Procedures, Guidance, and Information.
DATES: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before May 29, 2007, to be considered in the formation of the final rule

Technical Amendments, Final rule, 72 Fed. Reg. 14329, March 27, 2007.
SUMMARY: DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update references within the DFARS text.
EFFECTIVE DATE: March 27, 2007.

DFARS Case 2006-D007, Prohibition on Acquisition from Communist Chinese Military Companies, Final rule, 72 Fed. Reg. 14239, March 27, 2007.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 1211 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006. Section 1211 prohibits DoD from acquiring United States Munitions List items from Communist Chinese military companies.
EFFECTIVE DATE: March 27, 2007.

DFARS Case 2005-D009, Electronic Submission and Processing of Payment Requests, Final rule, 72 Fed. Reg. 14240, March 27, 2007.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update policy addressing requirements for DoD contractors to submit payment requests in electronic form. The rule clarifies the situations under which DoD will grant exceptions to requirements for electronic submission of payment requests.
EFFECTIVE DATE: March 27, 2007.

DFARS Case 2006-D028, Free Trade AgreementsGuatemala and Bahrain, Final rule, 72 Fed. Reg. 15241, March 27, 2007.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement the United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement and the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement with respect to Guatemala. The Free Trade Agreements waive the applicability of the Buy American Act for some foreign supplies and construction materials and specify procurement procedures designed to ensure fairness.
EFFECTIVE DATE: March 27, 2007.

DFARS Case 2006-D019, Free Trade Agreement El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua, Final rule, 72 Fed. Reg. 6486, February 12, 2007.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement with respect to El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua. The Free Trade Agreement waives the applicability of the Buy American Act for some foreign supplies and construction materials and specifies procurement procedures designed to ensure fairness. EFFECTIVE DATE: February 12, 2007.

DFARS Case 2006-D011, Security Guard Services Contracts, Final rule, 72 Fed. Reg. 6485, February 12, 2007.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 344 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006. Section 344 extends, through September 30, 2007, the period during which contractor performance of security-guard functions at military installations or facilities is authorized to fulfill additional requirements resulting from the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. EFFECTIVE DATE: February 12, 2007.

DFARS Case 2003-D010, Protests, Disputes, and Appeals, Final rule, 72 Fed. Reg. 6485, February 12, 2007.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update text addressing procedures for processing of contractor claims submitted under DoD contracts. The rule removes obsolete text and relocates text to the DFARS companion resource, Procedures, Guidance, and Information. EFFECTIVE DATE: February 12, 2007.

DFARS Case 2006-D005, Berry Amendment ExceptionsAcquisition of Perishable Food and Fish, Shellfish, or Seafood, Final rule, 72 Fed. Reg. 6484, February 12, 2007.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 831 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 and Section 8118 of the Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2005. These statutes relate to the acquisition of perishable foods for DoD activities located outside the United States, and the acquisition of domestic fish, shellfish, and seafood. EFFECTIVE DATE: February 12, 2007.

DFARS Case 2006-D017, Aviation-Into Plane Reimbursement Card, Final rule, 72 Fed. Reg. 6484, February 12, 2007.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update text pertaining to DoD fuel card programs. The rule addresses use of the Aviation Into-plane Reimbursement card for purchases of aviation fuel and oil. EFFECTIVE DATE: February 12, 2007.

DFARS Case 2006-D002, Radio Frequency Identification , Final rule, 72 Fed. Reg. 6480, February 12, 2007.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to include additional commodities and locations that require package marking with passive radio frequency identification (RFID) tags. The rule requires contractors to affix passive RFID tags at the case and palletized unit load levels when shipping packaged petroleum, lubricants, oils, preservatives, chemicals, additives, construction and barrier materials, and medical materials to specified DoD locations. EFFECTIVE DATE: February 12, 2007

DFARS Case 2006-D037, Taxpayer Identification Numbers, Proposed rule, 72 Fed. Reg. 2645, January 22, 2007.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address requirements for validation of Taxpayer Identification Numbers as part of the Central Contractor Registration process. The proposed changes are consistent with changes made to the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
DATES: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before March 23, 2007, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2006-D023, Information Assurance Contractor Training and Certification, Proposed rule, 72 Fed. Reg. 2644, January 22, 2007.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address training requirements that apply to contractor personnel who perform information assurance functions for DoD. The rule provides that contractor personnel accessing information systems must meet applicable training and certification requirements.
DATES: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before March 23, 2007, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2004-D008, Notificiation Requirements for Critical Safety Items, Final rule, 72 Fed. Reg. 2633, January 22, 2007.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to add policy regarding notification of potential safety issues under DoD contracts. The rule contains a contract clause requiring contractors to promptly notify the Government of any nonconformance or deficiency that could impact item safety.
DATES: Effective Date: January 22, 2007

DFARS Case 2005-D002, Restriction on Carbon, Alloy, and Armor Steel Plate, Final rule, 71 Fed. Reg. 75893, December 19, 2006.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to clarify the restriction on the acquisition of foreign carbon, alloy, or armor steel plate. The restriction implements provisions of annual DoD appropriations acts.
Dates: Effective Date: December 19, 2006.

DFARS Case 2004-D022, Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-Related Thresholds, Final rule, 71 Fed. Reg. 75891, December 19, 2006.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to adjust acquisition-related thresholds for inflation. Section 807 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 requires periodic adjustment of statutory acquisitionrelated dollar thresholds, except those established by the Davis-Bacon Act, the Service Contract Act, or trade agreements. This rule also amends other acquisition-related thresholds that are BASED on policy rather than statute.
Dates: Effective Date: December 19, 2006.

DFARS Case 2003-D085, Material Inspection and Receiving Report, Final rule, 71 Fed. Reg. 75890, December 19, 2006.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to clarify requirements for preparation of material inspection and receiving reports under DoD contracts. In addition, the rule relocates text to the DFARS companion resource, Procedures, Guidance, and Information.
Dates: Effective Date: December 19, 2006.

DFARS Case 2006-D030, Labor Reimbursement on DoD Non- Commercial Time-and-Materials and Labor-Hour Contracts, Interim rule, 71 Fed. Reg. 74469, December 12, 2006.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide policy for reimbursing labor costs on competitively awarded DoD noncommercial time-and-materials and labor-hour contracts.
DATES: Effective Date: February 12, 2007.
Comment Date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted to the address shown below on or before February 12, 2007, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2005-D022, Contracting Officers’ Representatives, Final rule, 71 Fed. Reg. 69488, December 01, 2006.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update text pertaining to the designation of a contracting officers representative. The rule clarifies the authority of a contracting officer’s representative and relocates text to the DFARS companion resource, Procedures, Guidance, and Information.
DATES: Effective Date: December 1, 2006

DFARS Case 2004-D033, Levy on Payments to Contractors, Final rule, 71 Fed. Reg. 69489, December 01, 2006.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address the effect of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) levies on contract payments. The rule requires DoD contractors to promptly notify the contracting officer if a levy may result in an inability to perform a contract.
DATES: Effective Date: December 1, 2006.

DFARS Case 2003-D014, Contract Pricing and Cost Accounting Standards, Final rule, 71 Fed. Reg. 69492, December 01, 2006.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update text addressing contract pricing matters and cost accounting standards administration. The rule implements statutory provisions regarding exceptions to cost or pricing data requirements and waiver of cost accounting standards, and relocates internal DoD procedures relating to pricing considerations and cost accounting standards to the DFARS companion resource, Procedures, Guidance, and Information.
DATES: Effective Date: December 1, 2006.

DFARS Case 2006-D018, Contracting Methods and Contract Type, Proposed rule, 71 Fed. Reg. 65768, November 09, 2006.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to add an exception to the requirement for a written determination before using a fixed-price type contract for a development program effort. The exception would apply to contracts for systems integration of commercial offthe- shelf information technology products under the DoD Enterprise Software Initiative.
DATES: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before January 8, 2007, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2005-D017, Trade Agreements Thresholds and Morocco Free Trade Agreement, Final rule 71 Fed. Reg. 65752, November 09, 2006.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update policy relating to trade agreements. The rule incorporates increased dollar thresholds for application of the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement and the Free Trade Agreements, implements a new Free Trade Agreement with Morocco, and amends the list of end products subject to trade agreements.
DATES: Effective Date: November 9, 2006.

DFARS Case 2006-D034, Definition of Terrorist Country, Final rule, 71 Fed. Reg. 62566, October 26, 2006.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to remove Libya from the list of terrorist countries subject to a prohibition on DoD contract awards. This change is a result of the Department of States removal of Libya from the list of countries designated as state sponsors of terrorism.
DATES: Effective Date: October 26, 2006.

DFARS Case 2006-D033, PAN carbon fiber; deletion of obsolete restriction, Final rule, 71 Fed. Reg. 62566, October 26, 2006.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to remove obsolete text relating to a restriction on the acquisition of polyacrylonitrile (PAN) carbon fiber from foreign sources. The restriction expired on May 31, 2006.
EFFECTIVE DATE: October 26, 2006.

DFARS Case 2005-D012, Foreign Acquisition Procedures, Final rule, 71 Fed. Reg. 62565, October 26, 2006.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to delete text addressing internal DoD procedures pertaining to foreign acquisition. This text has been relocated to the DFARS companion resource, Procedures, Guidance, and Information.
DATES: Effective Date: October 26, 2006.

DFARS Technical Amendments, Final rule, 71 Fed. Reg. 62559, October 26, 2006.
SUMMARY: DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update cross-references and to add a reference to the DFARS companion resource, Procedures, Guidance, and Information.
EFFECTIVE DATE: October 26, 2006.

DFARS Case 2006-D028, Free Trade Agreements-Guatemala and Bahrain, Interim rule, 71 Fed. Reg. 58541, October 04 2006.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement the United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement and the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement with respect to Guatemala. The Free Trade Agreements waive the applicability of the Buy American Act for some foreign supplies and construction materials and specify procurement procedures designed to ensure fairness.
DATES: Effective date: October 4, 2006.
Comment date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before December 4, 2006, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2006-D015, Congressional Notification of Architect-Engineer Services/Military Family Housing Contracts, Interim rule, 71 Fed. Reg. 58540, October 04 2006.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 1031(a)(37) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004. Section 1031(a)(37) amended the requirements for submission of a notification to Congress before the award of a contract for architectural and engineering services or construction design in connection with military construction, military family housing, or restoration or replacement of damaged or destroyed facilities.
DATES: Effective date: October 4, 2006.
Comment date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before December 4, 2006, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2005-D011, Buy American Act Exemption for Commercial Information Technology, Final rule, 71 Fed. Reg. 58539, October 04 2006.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement provisions of annual appropriations acts that authorize an exemption from the Buy American Act for the acquisition of commercial information technology.
DATES: Effective Date: October 4, 2006.

DFARS Case 2006-D012, Acquisition of Major Weapon Systems as Commercial, Interim rule, 71 Fed. Reg. 58537, October 04 2006.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 803 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006. Section 803 places limitations on the acquisition of a major weapon system as a commercial item.
DATES: Effective date: October 4, 2006.
Comment date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before December 4, 2006, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2005-D007, Training for Contractor Personnel Interacting With Detainees, Final rule, 71 Fed. Reg. 53047, September 08, 2006.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 1092 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005. Section 1092 requires that DoD contractor personnel who interact with detainees receive training regarding the applicable international obligations and laws of the United States.
DATES: Effective Date: September 8, 2006.

DFARS Case 2006-D007, Prohibition on Acquisition From Communist Chinese Military Companies, Interim rule, 71 Fed. Reg. 53045, September 08, 2006.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 1211 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006. Section 1211 prohibits DoD from acquiring United States Munitions List items from Communist Chinese military companies.
DATES: Effective date: September 8, 2006.
Comment date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before November 7, 2006, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2003-D044, Acquisition Planning, Final rule, 71 Fed. Reg. 53044, September 08, 2006.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update text on acquisition planning. This rule is a result of a transformation initiative undertaken by DoD to dramatically change the purpose
DATES: Effective Date: September 8, 2006.

DFARS Case 2006-D009, Limitations on Tiered Evaluation of Offers, Interim rule, 71 Fed. Reg. 53042, September 08, 2006.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 816 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006. Section 816 requires DoD to prescribe guidance on the use of tiered evaluation of offers for contracts and for task or delivery orders under contracts.
DATES: Effective date: September 8, 2006.
Comment date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before November 7, 2006, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2004-D010, Export Controlled Information and Technology, Proposed rule, 71 Fed. Reg. 46434, August 14, 2006.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address requirements for preventing unauthorized disclosure of export controlled information and technology under DoD contracts.
DATES: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before October 13, 2006, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2003-D051, Contract Administration Functions, Final rule, 71 Fed. Reg. 44928, August 08, 2006.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update text addressing functions performed by DoD contract administration offices. This rule is a result of a transformation initiative undertaken by DoD to dramatically change the purpose and content of the DFARS.
DATES: Effective Date: August 8, 2006.

DFARS Case 2003-D060, Threshold for Small Business Specialist Review, Final rule, 71 Fed. Reg. 44926, August 08, 2006.
SUMMARY: SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to revise text pertaining to DoD implementation of small business programs. This rule is a result of a transformation initiative undertaken by DoD to dramatically change the purpose
DATES: Effective Date: August 8, 2006.

DFARS Case 2005-D004, Contract Reporting. Final rule, 71 Fed. Reg. 44926, August 08, 2006.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update text addressing DoD requirements for reporting of contracting actions. This rule is a result of a transformation initiative undertaken by DoD to dramatically change the purpose and content of the DFARS.
DATES: Effective Date: August 8, 2006.

DFARS-Waiver of 10 U.S.C. 2534 for Certain Defense Items Produced in the United Kingdom, 71 Fed. Reg. 39076, July 11, 2006.
SUMMARY: The Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics) is waiving the limitation of 10 U.S.C. 2534 for certain defense items produced in the United Kingdom (UK). 10 U.S.C. 2534 limits DoD procurement of certain items to sources in the national technology and industrial base. The waiver will permit procurement of items enumerated from sources in the UK, unless otherwise restricted by statute. DATES: Effective Date: This waiver is effective for one year, beginning July 26, 2006.

DFARS Case 2003-D068, Acquisition of Information Technology, Final rule, 71 Fed. Reg. 39010, July 11, 2006.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update text on the acquisition of information technology. This rule is a result of a transformation initiative undertaken by DoD to dramatically change the purpose and content of the DFARS. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 11, 2006.

DFARS Case 2003-D094, Exchange or Sale of Government-Owned Information Technology, Final rule, 71 Fed. Reg. 39009, July 11, 2006.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to delete obsolete procedures for the exchange or sale of Governmentowned information technology. This rule is a result of a transformation initiative undertaken by DoD to dramatically change the purpose and content of the DFARS. DATES: Effective Date: July 11, 2006.

DFARS, Technical Amendments, Final rule, 71 Fed. Reg. 39, July 11, 2006.
SUMMARY: DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to add a reference to guidance documents, update an Internet address, and add paragraph designations in a contract clause. DATES: Effective Date: July 11, 2006.

DFARS Case 2006-D010, Extension of Contract Goal for Small Disadvantaged Businesses and Certain Institutions of Higher Learning, Final rule, 71 Fed. Reg. 39008, July 11, 2006.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 842 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006. Section 842 extends, through fiscal year 2009, DoDs goal to award five percent of contract and subcontract dollars to small disadvantaged businesses, historically black colleges and universities, and minority institutions. DATES: Effective Date: July 11, 2006.

DFARS Case 2003-D078, Types of Contracts, Final rule, 71 Fed. Reg. 39006, July 11, 2006.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update text on the selection and use of contract types. This rule is a result of a transformation initiative undertaken by DoD to dramatically change the purpose and content of the DFARS. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 11, 2006.

DFARS Case 2006-D003, Relocation of Subpart 225.6 to 225.76, Final rule, 71 Fed. Reg. 39005, July 11, 2006.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to relocate text addressing trade sanctions, to reflect the removal of the corresponding subpart of the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 11, 2006.

DFARS Case 2003-D072, Required Sources of Supply,Final rule, 71 Fed. Reg. 39004, July 11, 2006.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update text addressing acquisitions made through Government supply sources. This rule is a result of a transformation initiative undertaken by DoD to dramatically change the purpose and content of the DFARS.
DATES: Effective Date: July 11, 2006.

DFARS Case 2006-D017, Aviation Into- Plane Reimbursement Card, Proposed rule, 71 Fed Reg. 34867, June 16, 2006.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update text pertaining to DoD fuel card programs. The proposed rule addresses use of the Aviation Into-plane Reimbursement card for purchases of aviation fuel and oil.
DATES: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before August 15, 2006, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2003-D010, Protests, Disputes, and Appeals, Proposed rule, 71 Fed Reg. 34867, June 16, 2006.
SUMMARY: DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update text addressing procedures for processing of contractor claims submitted under DoD contracts. This proposed rule is a result of a transformation initiative undertaken by DoD to dramatically change the purpose and content of the DFARS.
DATES: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before August 15, 2006, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2006-D019, Free Trade Agreement-El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua, Interin rule, 71 Fed Reg. 34834, June 16, 2006.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement with respect to El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua. The Free Trade Agreement waives the applicability of the Buy American Act for some foreign supplies and construction materials and specifies procurement procedures designed to ensure fairness.
Dates: Effective date: June 16, 2006. Comment date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before August 15, 2006, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2006-D011, Security-Guard Services Contracts, Interim rule, 71 Fed Reg. 34833, June 16, 2006.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 344 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006. Section 344 extends, through September 30, 2007, the period during which contractor performance of security-guard functions at military installations or facilities is authorized to fulfill additional requirements resulting from the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.
Dates: Effective date: June 16, 2006. Comment date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted to the address shown below on or before August 15, 2006, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2006-D005, Berry Amendment ExceptionsAcquisition of Perishable Food, and Fish, Shellfish, or Seafood, Interim rule, 71 Fed Reg. 34832, June 16, 2006.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 831 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 and Section 8118 of the Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2005. These statutes relate to the acquisition of perishable foods for DoD activities located outside the United States, and the acquisition of domestic fish, shellfish, and seafood.
DATES: Effective date: June 16, 2006. Comment date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before August 15, 2006, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.

DFARS Case 2004-D031, Sole Source 8(a) Awards to Small Business Concerns Owned by Native Hawaiian Organizations, Final rule 71 Fed Reg. 34831, June 16, 2006.
SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement DoD appropriations act provisions permitting the award of sole source contracts to small business concerns owned by Native Hawaiian Organizations. The rule applies to manufacturing contracts exceeding $5,000,000 and non-manufacturing contracts exceeding $3,000,000 that are awarded under the Small Business Administrations 8(a) Program.
DATES: Effective Date: June 16, 2006.

DFARS Case 2005-D013, Contractor Personnel Authorized to Accompany U.S. Armed Forces, Interim rule, 71 Fed Reg. 34826, June 16, 2006.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement DoD policy regarding contractor personnel authorized to accompany U.S. Armed Forces deployed outside the United States. The rule addresses the status of contractor personnel as civilians accompanying the U.S. Armed Forces and the responsibilities of the combatant commander regarding the protection of contractor personnel.
DATES: Effective date: June 16, 2006. Comment date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted to the address shown below on or before August 15, 2006, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.(Extended to September 18, 2006, 71 Fed. Reg. 46409, August 14, 2006.)

DFARS Case 2006-D002, Radio Frequency Identification, Interim rule, 71 Fed.Reg. 29084, May 19, 2006.
SUMMARY: DoD has issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to include additional commodities and DoD locations that require package marking with passive radio frequency identification (RFID) tags. The rule requires contractors to affix passive RFID tags at the case and palletized unit load levels when shipping packaged petroleum, lubricants, oils, preservatives, chemicals, additives, construction and barrier materials, and medical materials to specified DoD locations.
DATES: Effective date: May 19, 2006, Comment date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before July 18, 2006, to be considered in the formation of the final rule.


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