DATE: September 17, 2004

SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Removal of Iraq from Definition of Terrorist Country

SOURCE: Federal Register, September 17, 2004, Vol. 69, No. 180, page 55992

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Final Rule

SYNOPSIS: DOD is amending DFARS 252.209-7001, Disclosure of Ownership or Control by the Government of a Terrorist Country, to remove Iraq from the list of terrorist countries subject to a prohibition on DOD contract awards.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on the removal of Iraq from the list of prohibited sources in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), see the October 1, 2003, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2001-16, Miscellaneous Amendments," Item (7).

EFFECTIVE DATE: September 17, 2004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Williams, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062; 703-602-0328; fax: 703-602-0350.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 7, 2003, President Bush suspended all sanctions against Iraq that apply to countries that have supported terrorism. DFARS 252.209-7001 prohibits DOD from entering into a contract with a firm that is owned or controlled by the government of a country that has repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism. This final rule amends DFARS 252.209-7001(a)(2) to remove Iraq from the list of countries subject to the prohibition. Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria remain on the list.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Panoptic Enterprises at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to Panoptic@FedGovContracts.com.

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