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DATE: September 11, 2001

SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Review of Acquisition Plans for Conventional Ammunition

SOURCE: Federal Register, September 11, 2001, Vol. 66, No. 176, page 47107

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Final Rule

SYNOPSIS: DOD is amending DFARS 207.103, Agency-Head Responsibilities, to require military departments and defense agencies to submit acquisition plans to the DOD single manager for conventional ammunition (SCMA) for review.

EFFECTIVE DATE: September 11, 2001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Schneider, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, OUSD(AT&L)DP(DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062; 703-602-0326; fax: 703-602-0350.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Section 806 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999 (Public Law 105-261) provides authority for the DOD SCMA to restrict the procurement of conventional ammunition to sources within the national technology and industrial base when the SCMA determines that such limitation is necessary to maintain a facility, producer, manufacturer, or supplier for an essential item of ammunition.

This final rule implements Section 806 by adding a new paragraph (h) to DFARS 207.103 to require a DOD department or agency to submit acquisition plans for conventional ammunition to the SCMA at Deputy for Ammunition, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology), ATTN: SAAL-ZCA, 5001 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22333-0001; 703-617-8001; DSN 767-8001. This requirement also applies to all new procurements covered by previously approved acquisition plans if the SCMA did not review the previously approved acquisition plan. If the SCMA does not concur with the acquisition plan, the SCMA, with assistance from the Army Office of the Executive Director for Conventional Ammunition, will attempt to resolve the matter with the department or agency. If no agreement is reached, the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) will make the final decision on the appropriate acquisition approach.

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