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DATE: September 11, 2000

FROM: Barry McVay, CPCM

SUBJECT: Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Definitions of "Applied Research" and "Development"

SOURCE: Federal Register, September 11, 2000, Vol. 65, No. 176, page 54940

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

ACTION: Proposed Rule

SYNOPSIS: It is proposed that the FAR be amended to move the definitions of "Applied Research" and "Development" from various sections of the FAR to FAR 2.101, Definitions.

DATES: Submit comments on or before November 13, 2000.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments to General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (MVRS), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, ATTN: Laurie Duarte, Washington, DC 20405, e-mail: farcase.2000-401@gsa.gov. Cite FAR case 2000-401 in all correspondence related to this proposed rule.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ralph De Stefano at 202-501-1757.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: This rule would remove the definitions of "Applied Research" and "Development" found in FAR 31.205-18, Independent Research and Development and Bid and Proposal Costs, and FAR 35.001, Definitions, and place them in FAR 2.101, Definitions. The proposed rule would also make editorial changes to the definitions for clarity. The editorial changes, which divide long sentences into subparagraphs, are not intended to be substantive.

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

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