Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2008-019, Authentic Information Technology Products, 26646-26647 [E9-12927]

Download as PDF 26646 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 105 / Wednesday, June 3, 2009 / Proposed Rules Flooding source(s) * Elevation in feet (NGVD) + Elevation in feet (NAVD) # Depth in feet above ground ∧ Elevation in meters (MSL) Location of referenced elevation ** Effective Modified Approximately 773 feet upstream of Crown Colony Drive. Limit of detailed study nearest to Kit McConnico Park None + 272 None + 244 Lower limit of detailed study (no physical reference available). Approximately 0.6 miles downstream of Moffett Road Approximately 0.5 miles downstream of Moffett Road Approximately 1,800 feet downstream of Old Moffett Road. Just upstream of State Loop 287 ................................. Unnamed Tributary to Papermill Creek. Communities affected None + 252 None None None + 252 + 252 + 254 + 259 + 261 City of Lufkin. * National Geodetic Vertical Datum. + North American Vertical Datum. # Depth in feet above ground. ∧ Mean Sea Level, rounded to the nearest 0.1 meter. ** BFEs to be changed include the listed downstream and upstream BFEs, and include BFEs located on the stream reach between the referenced locations above. Please refer to the revised Flood Insurance Rate Map located at the community map repository (see below) for exact locations of all BFEs to be changed. Send comments to William R. Blanton, Jr., Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472. ADDRESSES City of Lufkin Maps are available for inspection at 300 East Shepard Avenue, Lufkin, TX 75901. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 97.022, ‘‘Flood Insurance.’’) Dated: May 21, 2009. Deborah S. Ingram, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Mitigation, Mitigation Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E9–12847 Filed 6–2–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–12–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Parts 2, 4, 12, 39, and 52 [FAR Case 2008–019; Docket 2009–0018; Sequence 1] sroberts on PROD1PC70 with PROPOSALS RIN: 9000–AL11 Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2008–019, Authentic Information Technology Products AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:01 Jun 02, 2009 Jkt 217001 ACTION: Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking; notice of public meetings. SUMMARY: The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) are hosting six public meetings to continue a dialogue with industry and Government agencies about ways to develop greater assurances regarding the authenticity of information technology (IT) products acquired by the Government. The public meetings will include dialogues on the impact of counterfeit IT products on matters of performance and security; contractor liability and consequential damages; competitiveness issues associated with procuring IT products from the original equipment manufacturer or authorized distributor; identifying viable means of authenticating IT products; and contractor supply chain risk management requirements as an evaluation factor in the procurement of IT products. DATES: See Supplementary Information section for public meeting dates. ADDRESSES: See Supplementary Information section for public meeting addresses. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ernest Woodson, Procurement Analyst, PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 at (202) 501–3775 for clarification of content. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat at (202) 501– 4755. Please cite FAR case 2008–019. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Public Meeting Dates 1. June 23, 2009, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., EST. 2. July 15, 2009, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., EST. 3. July 22, 2009, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., EST. 4. July 29, 2009, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., EST. 5. August 5, 2009, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., EST. 6. August 12, 2009, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., EST. B. Public Meeting Addresses 1. The meetings for June 23 and July 15 will be conducted at General Services Administration (GSA), 1800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20405, in the GSA Auditorium. 2. The subsequent meetings, July 22, July 29, August 5, and August 12 will be conducted at General Services Administration (GSA), 1800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20405, in Room 5141B. Interested parties are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes early to accommodate security procedures. If you wish to make a presentation on any of the topics, please contact and E:\FR\FM\03JNP1.SGM 03JNP1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 105 / Wednesday, June 3, 2009 / Proposed Rules sroberts on PROD1PC70 with PROPOSALS submit a copy of your presentation 5 days prior to the meeting date, to General Services Administration, Contract Policy Division (VPC), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4040, Attn: Ernest Woodson, Washington, DC 20405. Telephone: (202) 501–3775. Submit electronic materials via e-mail to ernest.woodson@gsa.gov. Please submit presentations only and cite Public Meeting Authentic IT Products Continued Dialogue, in all correspondence related to the public meetings. The submitted presentations will be the only record of the public meeting. After the July 15, 2009 meeting, all subsequent meetings are subject to be cancelled. For that reason, all interested parties should contact Ernest Woodson after July 15, 2009, to verify that subsequent meetings are being held. Special Accommodations: The public meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Request for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Ernest Woodson at (202) 501–3775, at least 5–working days prior to the meeting date. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:01 Jun 02, 2009 Jkt 217001 C. Background On December 11, 2008, the Councils conducted a public meeting, (see Federal Register notice at 73 FR 68373 on November 18, 2008) to seek comments from both Government and industry, on among other things, whether the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) should be revised to include a requirement that contractors selling information technology (IT) products (including computer hardware and software) represent that such products are authentic. The Councils were interested in comments regarding contractor liability if IT products sold to the Government by contractor are not authentic, and whether contractors who are resellers or distributors of computer hardware and software should represent to the Government that they are authorized by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to sell the IT products to the Government. The Councils also sought comments on (1) whether the measures contemplated above should be extended to other items purchased by the Government; and (2) whether the rule should apply when IT is a component of a system or assembled product. PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 26647 The public meetings contemplated by this notice will continue a dialogue with industry and Government agencies on the impact of counterfeit IT products on matters of performance and security; contractor liability and consequential damages; competitiveness issues associated with procuring IT products from the original equipment manufacturer or authorized distributor; identifying viable means of authenticating IT products; and contractor supply chain risk management requirements as an evaluation factor in the procurement of IT products. The meetings are intended to provide for an exchange of information and ideas that may be used to assist in developing greater assurance around IT products acquired by the Government. List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 2, 4, 12, 39, and 52 Government procurement. Dated: May 29, 2009 Al Matera, Director, Office of Acquisition Policy. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 105 (Wednesday, June 3, 2009)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 26646-26647]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-12927]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Parts 2, 4, 12, 39, and 52

[FAR Case 2008-019; Docket 2009-0018; Sequence 1]
RIN: 9000-AL11


Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2008-019, Authentic 
Information Technology Products

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration 
(GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION: Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking; notice of public 
meetings.

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SUMMARY: The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) are hosting six public 
meetings to continue a dialogue with industry and Government agencies 
about ways to develop greater assurances regarding the authenticity of 
information technology (IT) products acquired by the Government. The 
public meetings will include dialogues on the impact of counterfeit IT 
products on matters of performance and security; contractor liability 
and consequential damages; competitiveness issues associated with 
procuring IT products from the original equipment manufacturer or 
authorized distributor; identifying viable means of authenticating IT 
products; and contractor supply chain risk management requirements as 
an evaluation factor in the procurement of IT products.

DATES: See Supplementary Information section for public meeting dates.

ADDRESSES: See Supplementary Information section for public meeting 
addresses.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ernest Woodson, Procurement 
Analyst, at (202) 501-3775 for clarification of content. For 
information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the 
Regulatory Secretariat at (202) 501-4755. Please cite FAR case 2008-
019.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Public Meeting Dates

    1. June 23, 2009, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., EST.
    2. July 15, 2009, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., EST.
    3. July 22, 2009, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., EST.
    4. July 29, 2009, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., EST.
    5. August 5, 2009, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., EST.
    6. August 12, 2009, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., EST.

B. Public Meeting Addresses

    1. The meetings for June 23 and July 15 will be conducted at 
General Services Administration (GSA), 1800 F Street, NW, Washington, 
DC 20405, in the GSA Auditorium.
    2. The subsequent meetings, July 22, July 29, August 5, and August 
12 will be conducted at General Services Administration (GSA), 1800 F 
Street, NW, Washington, DC 20405, in Room 5141B.
    Interested parties are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes 
early to accommodate security procedures.
    If you wish to make a presentation on any of the topics, please 
contact and

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submit a copy of your presentation 5 days prior to the meeting date, to 
General Services Administration, Contract Policy Division (VPC), 1800 F 
Street, NW, Room 4040, Attn: Ernest Woodson, Washington, DC 20405. 
Telephone: (202) 501-3775.
    Submit electronic materials via e-mail to ernest.woodson@gsa.gov. 
Please submit presentations only and cite Public Meeting Authentic IT 
Products Continued Dialogue, in all correspondence related to the 
public meetings. The submitted presentations will be the only record of 
the public meeting. After the July 15, 2009 meeting, all subsequent 
meetings are subject to be cancelled. For that reason, all interested 
parties should contact Ernest Woodson after July 15, 2009, to verify 
that subsequent meetings are being held.
    Special Accommodations: The public meetings are physically 
accessible to people with disabilities. Request for sign language 
interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Ernest 
Woodson at (202) 501-3775, at least 5-working days prior to the meeting 
date.

C. Background

    On December 11, 2008, the Councils conducted a public meeting, (see 
Federal Register notice at 73 FR 68373 on November 18, 2008) to seek 
comments from both Government and industry, on among other things, 
whether the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) should be revised to 
include a requirement that contractors selling information technology 
(IT) products (including computer hardware and software) represent that 
such products are authentic. The Councils were interested in comments 
regarding contractor liability if IT products sold to the Government by 
contractor are not authentic, and whether contractors who are resellers 
or distributors of computer hardware and software should represent to 
the Government that they are authorized by the original equipment 
manufacturer (OEM) to sell the IT products to the Government. The 
Councils also sought comments on (1) whether the measures contemplated 
above should be extended to other items purchased by the Government; 
and (2) whether the rule should apply when IT is a component of a 
system or assembled product.
    The public meetings contemplated by this notice will continue a 
dialogue with industry and Government agencies on the impact of 
counterfeit IT products on matters of performance and security; 
contractor liability and consequential damages; competitiveness issues 
associated with procuring IT products from the original equipment 
manufacturer or authorized distributor; identifying viable means of 
authenticating IT products; and contractor supply chain risk management 
requirements as an evaluation factor in the procurement of IT products. 
The meetings are intended to provide for an exchange of information and 
ideas that may be used to assist in developing greater assurance around 
IT products acquired by the Government.

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Parts 2, 4, 12, 39, and 52

    Government procurement.

    Dated: May 29, 2009
Al Matera,
Director, Office of Acquisition Policy.
[FR Doc. E9-12927 Filed 6-2-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6820-EP-S