Availability of the Fiscal Year 2008 Air Force Services Contract Inventory Pursuant to Section 807 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, 42055 [E9-20042]

Download as PDF sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 160 / Thursday, August 20, 2009 / Notices that the Commission ‘‘consider’’ the costs and benefits of its action. Section 15(a) further specifies that the costs and benefits shall be evaluated in light of five broad areas of market and public concern: (1) Protection of market participants and the public; (2) efficiency, competitiveness, and financial integrity of futures markets; (3) price discovery; (4) sound risk management practices; and (5) other public interest considerations. The Commission may in its discretion give greater weight to any one of the five enumerated areas and could in its discretion determine that, notwithstanding its costs, a particular order is necessary or appropriate to protect the public interest or to effectuate any of the provisions or accomplish any of the purposes of the Act. The Commission has considered the costs and benefits of this Order in light of the specific provisions of section 15(a) and has concluded that this Order, which strengthens Federal oversight of the ECM and helps to prevent market manipulation, is necessary and appropriate to accomplish the purposes of section 2(h)(7) which, among other provisions, directs the Commission to evaluate all contracts listed on ECMs to determine whether they serve a significant price discovery function. When a futures contract begins to serve a significant price discovery function, that contract, and the ECM on which it is traded, warrants increased oversight to deter and prevent price manipulation and other disruptions to market integrity, both on the ECM itself and in any related futures contracts trading on designated contract markets (‘‘DCMs’’). An Order finding that a particular contract is a SPDC triggers this increased oversight and imposes obligations and responsibilities on the ECM which are calculated to accomplish this goal. This increased oversight in turn increases transparency and helps to ensure fair competition among ECMs and DCMs trading similar products and competing for the same business. Moreover, the ECM on which the SPDC is traded must assume, with respect to that contract, all the responsibilities and obligations of a registered entity under the CEA and Commission regulations. Additionally, the ECM must comply with core principles established by section 2(h)(7) of the Act, including the obligation to establish position limits and/or accountability standards for the SPDC. 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SUMMARY: In accordance with section 2330a of Title 10 United States Code as amended by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (NDAA 08) Section 807, the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Contracting) (ADAS(C)), Assistant Secretary (Acquisition), and the Office of the Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, Office of Strategic Sourcing (DPAP/SS) will make available to the public the first inventory of activities performed pursuant to contracts for services. The inventory will be published to the Air Force Contracting (SAF/AQC) Web site at the following location: http:// ww3.safaq.hq.af.mil/contracting/. DATES: Inventory to be made publically available within 30 days of publication of this notice. ADDRESSES: Send written comments and suggestions concerning this inventory to Laura Welsh, Procurement Analyst, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary (Contracting), Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition), SAF/AQC, 1060 Air Force Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330–1060. Telephone (703) 588–7047 or e-mail at Laura.Welsh@pentagon.af.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Welsh, (703) 588–7047 or e-mail at Laura.Welsh@pentagon.af.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NDAA 08, Section 807 amends section 2330a of Title 10 United States Code to require annual inventories and reviews of activities performed on services contracts. The Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition and Technology) (DUSD(AT)) transmitted PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42055 the Air Force inventory to Congress on August 4, 2009. The SAF/AQC submitted the Air Force Fiscal Year 2008 Services Contract Inventory to the Office of the DPAP/SS on July 1, 2009. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Air Force


Availability of the Fiscal Year 2008 Air Force Services Contract 
Inventory Pursuant to Section 807 of the National Defense Authorization 
Act for Fiscal Year 2008

AGENCY: Department of the Air Force, DOD.

ACTION: Notice of publication.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with section 2330a of Title 10 United States 
Code as amended by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 
Year 2008 (NDAA 08) Section 807, the Associate Deputy Assistant 
Secretary of the Air Force (Contracting) (ADAS(C)), Assistant Secretary 
(Acquisition), and the Office of the Director, Defense Procurement and 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Strategic Sourcing (DPAP/SS) will make 
available to the public the first inventory of activities performed 
pursuant to contracts for services. The inventory will be published to 
the Air Force Contracting (SAF/AQC) Web site at the following location: 
http://ww3.safaq.hq.af.mil/contracting/.

DATES: Inventory to be made publically available within 30 days of 
publication of this notice.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments and suggestions concerning this 
inventory to Laura Welsh, Procurement Analyst, Office of the Deputy 
Assistant Secretary (Contracting), Assistant Secretary of the Air Force 
(Acquisition), SAF/AQC, 1060 Air Force Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330-
1060. Telephone (703) 588-7047 or e-mail at 
Laura.Welsh@pentagon.af.mil.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Welsh, (703) 588-7047 or e-mail 
at Laura.Welsh@pentagon.af.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NDAA 08, Section 807 amends section 2330a of 
Title 10 United States Code to require annual inventories and reviews 
of activities performed on services contracts. The Deputy Under 
Secretary of Defense (Acquisition and Technology) (DUSD(AT)) 
transmitted the Air Force inventory to Congress on August 4, 2009.
    The SAF/AQC submitted the Air Force Fiscal Year 2008 Services 
Contract Inventory to the Office of the DPAP/SS on July 1, 2009. 
Included with this inventory is a narrative that describes the 
methodology for data collection, the inventory data, and the plan for 
review of this inventory. The narrative and cover letters may be 
downloaded in electronic form (.pdf file) from the Web site at the 
following location: http://ww3.safaq.hq.af.mil/contracting/. The 
inventory does not include contract numbers, contractor identification 
or other proprietary or sensitive information as these data can be used 
to disclose a contractor's proprietary proposal information.
    An inventory of classified services contracts is not available and 
not published.

Bao-Anh Trinh,
Air Force Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-20042 Filed 8-19-09; 8:45 am]
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