[Federal Register: July 5, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 129)]
[Notices]               
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Bureau of Justice Assistance

[OJP (BJA)-1282]

 
Announcement of the Availability of the Defense Procurement Fraud 
Debarment Program Guide

AGENCY: Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, 
Denial of Federal Benefits Program, Justice.

ACTION: Notice of publication.

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SUMMARY: Announcement of the publication of the Defense Procurement 
Fraud Debarment Program Guide.

DATES: The Program Guide will be available after June 30, 2000.

ADDRESSES: Denial of Federal Benefits Program, Bureau of Justice 
Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice, 810 
Seventh St., NW., Washington DC 20531.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For a copy of the Defense Procurement 
Fraud Debarment Program Guide publication, call Robert T. Watkins, 
Director, Defense Procurement Fraud Debarment Program, 202-616-3507, 
(This is not a toll-free number), or visit the website at 
www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA (Click on ``BJA Administered Non-Grant 
Programs'')

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Authority

    The Defense Procurement Fraud Debarment Program (DPFD) was 
established by Section 815 of The National Defense Authorization Act 
for Fiscal Year 1993 (1993 National Defense Authorization Act), Public 
Law 102-484, codified at 10 U.S.C. 2408. In particular, the 1993 
National Defense Authorization Act requires the Attorney General to 
establish a single point of contact for Department of Defense (DoD) 
defense contractors or subcontractors to promptly confirm whether 
potential employees have been convicted of fraud or any other defense 
contract-related felony. 10 U.S.C. 2408(c).

Background

    In accordance with the National Defense Authorization Act of 1989, 
Public Law 100-456, individuals who have been convicted of fraud or any 
other felony arising out of a contract with the DoD, after September 
29, 1988, are prohibited from certain forms of employment, contracting 
and other activities with the DoD. Moreover, the Defense Procurement 
Fraud Debarment provision of the 1993 National Defense Authorization 
Act requires the Attorney General to establish a single point of

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contact for Department of Defense (DoD) defense contractors or 
subcontractors to promptly confirm whether potential employees have 
been convicted of fraud or any other defense contract-related felony. 
10 U.S.C. 2408(c).
    On April 13, 1995, the Attorney General delegated these point of 
contact duties to the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of 
Justice Programs (OJP), who re-delegated them to OJP's Bureau of 
Justice Assistance (BJA). The Director of BJA established the Denial of 
Federal Benefits Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse) to perform the 
administrative requirements of the DPFD, as outlined in the 1993 
National Defense Authorization Act.
    The Clearinghouse responds to inquiries from Federal agencies, 
defense-related contractors and first tier subcontractors, as a 
resource in determining the eligibility of individuals to condition in 
certain types of employment and engage in certain activities with the 
DoD.
    This Notice provides guidance and refers to the availability of the 
Program Guide which is used to implement this Program.

    Dated: June 19, 2000.
Nancy Gist,
Director, Bureau of Justice Assistance.
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