U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Notice of Meeting, 65187 [2011-27140]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 203 / Thursday, October 20, 2011 / Notices Submission of Comments: Submit written comments to the address shown below on or before December 2, 2011. Comments received will be considered by DoD in the formation of a recommendation to the Secretary of Defense if a revision to the regulation or policy is necessary and appropriate. ADDRESSES: Submit comments to: Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–3060, or e-mail to jeffrey.grover@osd.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jeff Grover, telephone 703–697–9352. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Program is authorized under the Arms Export Control Act (AECA). The FMS program is an important instrument of U.S foreign policy. It allows the United States to provide defense articles and defense services to friendly countries and international organizations in order to deter and defend against aggression, facilitate a common defense, address security issues of mutual strategic concern, and to strengthen the security of the United States. The sales agreement between the United States and a foreign country or international organization is executed via a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA). Security Assistance Management Manual, DoD 5105.38–M, found at http:// www.dsca.osd.mil/samm/, provides guidance for the administration and implementation of Security Assistance and related activities. The articles and services acquired via FMS sales are procured through the Department of Defense Acquisition System. In the LOA, the Department of Defense (DoD) promises that when procuring for the purchaser, DoD will, in general, employ the same contract clauses, the same contract administration, and the same quality and audit inspection procedures as would be used in DoD procurements. Pricing for FMS contracts typically use the same principles used in pricing of other defense contracts. However, the application of the pricing principles in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) parts 15 and 31 to an FMS contract may result in prices that differ from other defense contract prices for the same item. Direct costs associated with meeting a foreign customer’s additional or unique requirements are allowable under such contracts. Indirect burden rates applicable to such direct costs are permitted at the same rates applicable to acquisitions of like items purchased by DoD for its own use. If the foreign government has conducted a competition resulting in adequate price competition as identified in FAR part sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:59 Oct 19, 2011 Jkt 226001 15, the contracting officer shall not require the submission of cost or pricing data. The contracting officer should consult with the foreign government through security assistance personnel to determine if adequate price competition has occurred. In accordance with the Presidential policy statement of April 16, 1990, DoD does not encourage, enter into, or commit U.S. firms to FMS offset arrangements. The decision whether to engage in offsets, and the responsibility for negotiating and implementing offset arrangements, resides with the companies involved. Relating to offset costs, a U.S. defense contractor may recover all costs incurred for offset agreements with a foreign government or international organization if the LOA is financed wholly with customer cash or repayable Foreign Military Financing (FMF) credits. The U.S. Government assumes no obligation to satisfy or administer the offset requirement or to bear any of the associated costs. Typically, costs not authorized under FAR part 31 are not allowable in pricing FMS contracts. On November 22, 2002, the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) was amended to increase FMS customer participation and acquisition transparency in DoD contracts awarded on behalf of FMS customers. DFARS subpart 225.73 provides authorization for FMS customers to participate in specifications development, delivery schedule planning, identification of warranties and other contractual requirements unique to the customer, as well as the review of pricing needed to make price-performance tradeoffs. This DFARS change encourages customer participation in both the acquisition process and industry discussions. Customers also are allowed to participate in the contract negotiation process within the limitations of DFARS subpart 225.73, to the degree authorized by the contracting officer (CO). This section specifically protects against unauthorized release of proprietary data and improper influence on the contracting process. Mary Overstreet, Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2011–27218 Filed 10–19–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65187 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Notice of Meeting US Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, Department of the Air Force, DoD. ACTION: Meeting Cancellation Notice. AGENCY: Due to difficulties, beyond the control of the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board or its Designated Federal Officer, the Board must cancel its October 13–14, 2011 meeting of the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (76 FR 57026, September 15, 2011). Since the Department of the Air Force is unable to file a Federal Register notice cancelling the meeting within the 15-calendar day period the Advisory Committee Management Officer for the Department of Defense, pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.150(b), waives the 15calendar day notification requirement. The meeting was cancelled due to lack of approval of the Fiscal Year 2012 Board membership. This meeting will not be rescheduled. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Executive Director and Designated Federal Officer, Lt Col Matthew E. Zuber, 240–612–5503, United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, 1500 West Perimeter Road, Ste. #3300, Joint Base Andrews, MD 20762, matthew.zuber@pentagon.af.mil SUMMARY: Bao-Anh Trinh, DAF, Air Force Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–27140 Filed 10–19–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–10–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests Department of Education. Comment request. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Education (the Department), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden on the public and helps the public understand the Department’s information collection SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 203 (Thursday, October 20, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Page 65187]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-27140]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Air Force


U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Notice of Meeting

AGENCY: US Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, Department of the Air 
Force, DoD.

ACTION: Meeting Cancellation Notice.

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SUMMARY: Due to difficulties, beyond the control of the U.S. Air Force 
Scientific Advisory Board or its Designated Federal Officer, the Board 
must cancel its October 13-14, 2011 meeting of the U.S. Air Force 
Scientific Advisory Board (76 FR 57026, September 15, 2011). Since the 
Department of the Air Force is unable to file a Federal Register notice 
cancelling the meeting within the 15-calendar day period the Advisory 
Committee Management Officer for the Department of Defense, pursuant to 
41 CFR 102-3.150(b), waives the 15-calendar day notification 
requirement. The meeting was cancelled due to lack of approval of the 
Fiscal Year 2012 Board membership. This meeting will not be 
rescheduled.
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The United States Air Force 
Scientific Advisory Board Executive Director and Designated Federal 
Officer, Lt Col Matthew E. Zuber, 240-612-5503, United States Air Force 
Scientific Advisory Board, 1500 West Perimeter Road, Ste. 
3300, Joint Base Andrews, MD 20762, 
matthew.zuber@pentagon.af.mil

Bao-Anh Trinh,
DAF, Air Force Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-27140 Filed 10-19-11; 8:45 am]
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