Opportunity for Public Comment on Proposed Definition of “Procurement Administrative Lead Time” or “PALT” and the Plan for Measuring and Publically Reporting Data on PALT for Department of Defense Contracts and Task Orders Above the Simplified Acquisition Threshold, 5762 [2018-02599]

Download as PDF 5762 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 28 / Friday, February 9, 2018 / Notices • Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 86,902. • Type of Respondents: Respondents may include clearing organizations, persons that are clearing members or swap dealers that are reporting entities, and large swap counterparties. (Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) Dated: February 5, 2018. Robert N. Sidman, Deputy Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2018–02572 Filed 2–8–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6351–01–P Defense Acquisition Regulations System [Docket DARS–2018–0005] Opportunity for Public Comment on Proposed Definition of ‘‘Procurement Administrative Lead Time’’ or ‘‘PALT’’ and the Plan for Measuring and Publically Reporting Data on PALT for Department of Defense Contracts and Task Orders Above the Simplified Acquisition Threshold Defense Acquisition Regulations System (DARS), Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Notice; request for public comments. AGENCY: In accordance with section 886 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, DoD is requesting public comments on a proposed definition of ‘‘Procurement Administrative Lead Time’’ or ‘‘PALT’’, that will be applied DoD-wide, and DoD’s plan for measuring and publicly reporting data on PALT for DoD contracts and task orders above the simplified acquisition threshold. DATES: Interested parties should submit written comments to the address shown below on or before March 12, 2018, to be considered. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by ‘‘DARS–2018–0005’’ using any of the following methods: Æ Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by entering ‘‘DARS–2018–0005’’ under the heading ‘‘Enter keyword or ID’’ and selecting ‘‘Search.’’ Select the link ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ that corresponds with ‘‘DARS–2018–0005.’’ Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘DARS–2018–0005’’ on your attached document. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 16:57 Feb 08, 2018 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jkt 244001 Mr. Greg Snyder, Senior Procurement Analyst, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD(A&S)), Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, Contract Policy and International Contracting; telephone 703–614–0719. Section 886 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (Pub. L. 115–91), requires DoD to develop and make available for public comment a definition of the term ‘‘Procurement Administrative Lead Time’’ or ‘‘PALT’’ and a plan for measuring and publicly reporting data on PALT for DoD contracts and task orders above the simplified acquisition threshold. DoD is proposing to define PALT as ‘‘the time between the date on which the initial solicitation for a contract or task order of the Department of Defense is issued and the date of the award of the contract or task order.’’ The Department plans to use Federal Procurement Data System—Next Generation (FPDS–NG), the authoritative source for Governmentwide contract award data, to measure PALT and make PALT data available to the public. The Department plans to submit a Change Control Board request to the General Services Administration to update FPDS–NG by adding a new data field that reflects when the solicitation for a contract or task order valued above the simplified acquisition threshold is issued. Once the FPDS–NG system is updated (estimated to be completed in fiscal year 2019), the public will be able to utilize FPDS–NG to obtain the PALT information for any contract or task order issued by the DoD that is valued above the simplified acquisition threshold. The public is invited to submit comments on this proposed definition and the plan as instructed in the addresses section of this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE VerDate Sep<11>2014 Æ Mail: Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, Attn: Mr. Greg Snyder, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Room 5E621, Washington, DC 20301–3060. Jennifer L. Hawes, Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2018–02599 Filed 2–8–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Charter Amendment of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees AGENCY: Department of Defense. Amendment of Federal Advisory Committee. ACTION: The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that it is amending the charter for the Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors, the Defense Science Board, the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program Scientific Advisory Board, and the Threat Reduction Advisory Committee. SUMMARY: Jim Freeman, Advisory Committee Management Officer for the Department of Defense, 703–692–5952. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Each committee’s charter is being amended in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended) and 41 CFR 102–3.50(d). Pursuant to statutory changes that took effect on February 1, 2018, the DoD disestablished the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (OUSD(AT&L)), and established the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD(A&S)) and the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)). The DoD is amending the charters for each of these advisory committees to reflect a change in the committee’s DoD Sponsor. The USD(A&S) will be the DoD Sponsor for the Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors, and the Threat Reduction Advisory Committee. The USD(R&E) will be the DoD Sponsor for the Defense Science Board, and the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program Scientific Advisory Board. The amended charter and contact information for the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) can be obtained at http:// www.facadatabase.gov/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: February 6, 2018. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 28 (Friday, February 9, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Page 5762]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-02599]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

[Docket DARS-2018-0005]


Opportunity for Public Comment on Proposed Definition of 
``Procurement Administrative Lead Time'' or ``PALT'' and the Plan for 
Measuring and Publically Reporting Data on PALT for Department of 
Defense Contracts and Task Orders Above the Simplified Acquisition 
Threshold

AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations System (DARS), Department of 
Defense (DoD).

ACTION: Notice; request for public comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with section 886 of the National Defense 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, DoD is requesting public 
comments on a proposed definition of ``Procurement Administrative Lead 
Time'' or ``PALT'', that will be applied DoD-wide, and DoD's plan for 
measuring and publicly reporting data on PALT for DoD contracts and 
task orders above the simplified acquisition threshold.

DATES: Interested parties should submit written comments to the address 
shown below on or before March 12, 2018, to be considered.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by ``DARS-2018-0005'' using any 
of the following methods:
    [cir] Regulations.gov: http://www.regulations.gov. Submit comments 
via the Federal eRulemaking portal by entering ``DARS-2018-0005'' under 
the heading ``Enter keyword or ID'' and selecting ``Search.'' Select 
the link ``Submit a Comment'' that corresponds with ``DARS-2018-0005.'' 
Follow the instructions provided at the ``Submit a Comment'' screen. 
Please include your name, company name (if any), and ``DARS-2018-0005'' 
on your attached document.
    [cir] Mail: Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, Attn: Mr. 
Greg Snyder, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Room 5E621, Washington, DC 20301-
3060.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Greg Snyder, Senior Procurement 
Analyst, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and 
Sustainment (OUSD(A&S)), Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, 
Contract Policy and International Contracting; telephone 703-614-0719.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 886 of the National Defense 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (Pub. L. 115-91), requires DoD 
to develop and make available for public comment a definition of the 
term ``Procurement Administrative Lead Time'' or ``PALT'' and a plan 
for measuring and publicly reporting data on PALT for DoD contracts and 
task orders above the simplified acquisition threshold. DoD is 
proposing to define PALT as ``the time between the date on which the 
initial solicitation for a contract or task order of the Department of 
Defense is issued and the date of the award of the contract or task 
order.'' The Department plans to use Federal Procurement Data System--
Next Generation (FPDS-NG), the authoritative source for Governmentwide 
contract award data, to measure PALT and make PALT data available to 
the public. The Department plans to submit a Change Control Board 
request to the General Services Administration to update FPDS-NG by 
adding a new data field that reflects when the solicitation for a 
contract or task order valued above the simplified acquisition 
threshold is issued. Once the FPDS-NG system is updated (estimated to 
be completed in fiscal year 2019), the public will be able to utilize 
FPDS-NG to obtain the PALT information for any contract or task order 
issued by the DoD that is valued above the simplified acquisition 
threshold. The public is invited to submit comments on this proposed 
definition and the plan as instructed in the addresses section of this 
notice.

Jennifer L. Hawes,
Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
[FR Doc. 2018-02599 Filed 2-8-18; 8:45 am]
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