NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Supplement-Research and Development Abstracts, 60484 [05-20846]

Download as PDF 60484 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 200 / Tuesday, October 18, 2005 / Proposed Rules Contract Management Division, Washington, DC, (703) 553–2560, email: Monique.sullivan-1@nasa.gov. NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Parts 1835 and 1852 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: RIN 2700–AC64 NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Supplement—Research and Development Abstracts National Aeronautics and Space Administration. ACTION: Withdrawal of proposed rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action withdraws the proposed rule published Friday, October 31, 2003 (68 FR 62048—62049). NASA will issue internal guidance to automate the collection and transfer of Research and Development (R&D) abstracts to an appropriate central repository where they will be available for use by government agencies and other users. DATES: October 18, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Monique Sullivan, NASA Headquarters, VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:51 Oct 17, 2005 Jkt 208001 Background: In the proposed rule published Friday, October 31, 2003 (68 FR 62048—62049), NASA proposed to amend the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) to include a requirement for the electronic submission of abstracts of the planned research to be conducted under contracts containing research and development (R&D) effort valued at over $25,000. The proposed rule added a new section 1835.003–70, NASA Research and Development (R&D) Abstracts, and a related clause, 1852.235–75, NASA Research and Development (R&D) Abstracts. The new clause provided for the collections of abstracts or summaries for NASAfunded-awards with R&D effort greater than $25,000. The requirements of section 207(g) of the E-Government Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–347) provide the basis for this change. Section 207(g) PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 mandates the development and maintenance of a repository that integrates information on research and development funded by the Federal Government. In furtherance of this requirement, NASA had also established a Web-based database system to collect summaries or abstracts for all the Agency’s procurements containing research and development effort valued over $25,000. A NASA Web site was further established for recipients of NASA R&D contracts to enter their abstract data. The proposed rule is withdrawn because the automation of the requirements of section 207(g) of the E-Government Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107– 347) voids the need for the proposed rule. James A. Balinskas, Acting Assistant Administrator for Procurement. [FR Doc. 05–20846 Filed 10–17–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–01–P E:\FR\FM\18OCP1.SGM 18OCP1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 200 (Tuesday, October 18, 2005)]
[Proposed Rules]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-20846]



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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Parts 1835 and 1852

RIN 2700-AC64


NASA Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Supplement--Research 
and Development Abstracts

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

ACTION: Withdrawal of proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: This action withdraws the proposed rule published Friday, 
October 31, 2003 (68 FR 62048--62049). NASA will issue internal 
guidance to automate the collection and transfer of Research and 
Development (R&D) abstracts to an appropriate central repository where 
they will be available for use by government agencies and other users.

DATES: October 18, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Monique Sullivan, NASA Headquarters, 
Contract Management Division, Washington, DC, (703) 553-2560, e-mail: 
Monique.sullivan-1@nasa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: In the proposed rule published Friday, October 31, 2003 
(68 FR 62048--62049), NASA proposed to amend the NASA FAR Supplement 
(NFS) to include a requirement for the electronic submission of 
abstracts of the planned research to be conducted under contracts 
containing research and development (R&D) effort valued at over 
$25,000. The proposed rule added a new section 1835.003-70, NASA 
Research and Development (R&D) Abstracts, and a related clause, 
1852.235-75, NASA Research and Development (R&D) Abstracts. The new 
clause provided for the collections of abstracts or summaries for NASA-
funded-awards with R&D effort greater than $25,000. The requirements of 
section 207(g) of the E-Government Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-347) 
provide the basis for this change. Section 207(g) mandates the 
development and maintenance of a repository that integrates information 
on research and development funded by the Federal Government. In 
furtherance of this requirement, NASA had also established a Web-based 
database system to collect summaries or abstracts for all the Agency's 
procurements containing research and development effort valued over 
$25,000. A NASA Web site was further established for recipients of NASA 
R&D contracts to enter their abstract data. The proposed rule is 
withdrawn because the automation of the requirements of section 207(g) 
of the E-Government Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-347) voids the need for 
the proposed rule.

James A. Balinskas,
Acting Assistant Administrator for Procurement.
[FR Doc. 05-20846 Filed 10-17-05; 8:45 am]
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