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Barry McVay's FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH

DATE: August 31, 2000

FROM: Barry McVay, CPCM

SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Technical Amendments

SOURCE: Federal Register, August 31, 2000, Vol. 65, No. 170, page 52951

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Final Rule

SYNOPSIS: The DFARS is being amended to reflect the establishment of the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), update references and activity addresses, and delete obsolete text.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on the conversion of the Defense Contract Management Command (DCMC) into the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), see the April 4, 2000, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Defense Contract Management Command Becomes Defense Contract Management Agency."

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 31, 2000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Michele Peterson, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, OUSD (AT&L) DP (DAR), IMD 3D139, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062; 703-602-0311; fax: 703-602-0350.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: On April 3, 2000, DOD announced that it was converting the Defense Contract Management Command (DCMC), which had been a major subordinate command of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), into a separate agency called the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA). As part of the transition, DCMA decided to rename "contract administration offices" as "contract management offices." To reflect these changes, the DFARS is revised to replace "Defense Contract Management Command" with "Defense Contract Management Agency", "DCMC" with "DCMA", and "contract administration offices" with "contract management offices". Also, DFARS 202.101, Definition, is amended by adding a definition of "contract administration office" which states that the term "also means a contract management office of the Defense Contract Management Agency".

The following are some other miscellaneous amendments being made to the DFARS by this final rule:

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry McVay at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to BarryMcVay@FedGovContracts.com.

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