DATE: November 10, 2004
SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Research and Development Contracting
SOURCE: Federal Register, November 10, 2004, Vol. 69, No. 217, page 65091
AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)
ACTION: Final Rule
SYNOPSIS: DOD is amending DFARS Part 235, Reseach and Development Contracting, to update its text, and move some of the text to the DFARS companion resource, "Procedures, Guidance, and Information" (PGI).
EDITOR'S NOTE: On February 11, 2003, DOD announced plans for conducting a "major transformation" of the DFARS (see the February 11, 2003, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Transformation"). The objective of the DFARS transformation is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the acquisition process while allowing the acquisition workforce the flexibility to innovate. The transformed DFARS will contain only requirements of law, DOD-wide policies, delegations of FAR authorities, deviations from Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requirements, and policies and procedures that have a significant effect beyond the internal operating procedures of DOD or a significant cost or administrative impact on contractors or offerors. All mandatory and non-mandatory internal DOD procedures, non-mandatory guidance, and supplemental information will be contained in the DFARS companion document, the Procedures, Guidance, and Information (PGI).
Additional information on the DFARS Transformation initiative is available at http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/transf.htm.
For more on the PGI, see the November 1, 2004, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Procedures, Guidance, and Information."
For more on the proposed rule, see the February 23, 2004, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Research and Development Contracting."
EFFECTIVE DATE: November 10, 2004.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robin Schulze, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062; 703-602-0326; fax: 703-602-0350.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In response to the DFARS Transformation initiative, DOD published a proposed rule on February 23, 2004, that would amend DFARS DFARS Part 235 as follows:
No comments were received on the proposed rule, so DOD is adopting the proposed rule as final without change.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Panoptic Enterprises at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to Panoptic@FedGovContracts.com.
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