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Panoptic Enterprises' FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH

DATE: February 23, 2004

SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Insurance

SOURCE: Federal Register, February 23, 2004, Vol. 69, No. 35, page 8153

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Proposed Rule

SYNOPSIS: It is proposed that DFARS Subpart 228.3, Insurance, be amended to remove text on risk-pooling arrangements and overseas workers' compensation and war-hazard insurance, and that the removed text be moved it to the new 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 PGI.

This proposed rule is one of the first fourteen proposed changes implementing the DFARS Transformation. The other thirteen proposed changes are described in other FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCHES published today.

For more on the PGI, see today's FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Procedures, Guidance, and Information."

Additional information on the DFARS Transformation initiative is available at http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/transf.htm.

DATES: Comments on the proposed rule must be submitted on or before April 23, 2004.

ADDRESSES: Respondents may submit comments directly on the web site at http://emissary.acq.osd.mil/dar/dfars.nsf/pubcomm. As an alternative, respondents may e-mail comments to: dfars@acq.osd.mil. Also, respondents who cannot submit comments through the web site or by e-mail may submit comments to Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: Thaddeus Godlewski, OUSD(AT&L)DP(DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062, or by fax to 703-602-0350. Cite "DFARS Case 2003-D037" when making comments on this proposed rule.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thaddeus Godlewski, 703-602-2202.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: This proposed rule would remove the following DFARS sections and move them to the PGI:

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

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