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Panoptic Enterprises' FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH

DATE: March 23, 2005

SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Major Systems Acquisition

SOURCE: Federal Register, March 23, 2005, Vol. 70, No. 55, page 14574

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Final Rule

SYNOPSIS: DOD is amending DFARS Part 234, Major Systems Acquisition, and DFARS Subpart 242.11, Production Surveillance and Reporting, to update the text pertaining to major systems acquisition, earned value management systems (EVMS), and cost/schedule status reporting.

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 Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) authorities, deviations from 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), which is available at http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/pgi/index.htm.

Additional information on the DFARS Transformation initiative is available at http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dfars/transformation/index.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 DISPATCHDefense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Major Systems Acquisition.”

EFFECTIVE DATE: March 23, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Peterson, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062; 703-602-0311; fax: 703-602-0350.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As part of the DFARS transformation, DOD is amending DFARS Part 234 and DFARS Subpart 242.11 as follows:

On February 23, 2004, DOD published a proposed rule to make these changes. No comments on the proposed rule were received, 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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