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DATE: May 2, 2003

SUBJECT: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Supplement (NFS); Definitions

SOURCE: Federal Register, May 2, 2003, Vol. 68, No. 85, page 23423

AGENCIES: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

ACTION: Final Rule

SYNOPSIS: This final rule revises the NFS by amending the definitions of "contracting activity" and "head of contracting activity" so they are consistent with the recent realignment of program management responsibilities between NASA Headquarters and the field centers.

EFFECTIVE DATE: May 2, 2003.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Harold Nelson, NASA, Office of Procurement, Program Operations (Code HS); (202) 358-0436; e-mail: harold.a.nelson@nasa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: On November 14, 2002, Assistant Administrator for Procurement Tom Luedtke approved a deviation to NFS 1802.101, Definitions, to designate the Deputy Associate Administrator for the International Space Station (ISS) and Space Shuttle Programs in the Office of Space Flight as the head of the contracting activity (HCA) in place of the Center Director(s) for all contracts that directly support the ISS or Space Shuttle Program. This deviation was approved in support of the realignment of program management responsibilities between NASA Headquarters and the field centers.

This final rule implements this deviation as follows:

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