Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Earned Value Management System, 9501-9502 [2018-04538]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 44 / Tuesday, March 6, 2018 / Notices a. Whether the Bureau should include more, less, or the same amount of reporting on State and local complaint trends; b. Whether it is net beneficial or net harmful to the transparent and efficient operation of markets for consumer financial products and services for the Bureau to publish the names of the most-complained-about companies; c. Whether the Bureau should provide more, less, or the same data fields in the Consumer Complaint Database; d. Whether the Bureau should provide more, less, or the same amount of context for complaint information, particularly with regard to product or service market size and company share; e. Whether the Bureau should supplement observations from consumer complaints with observations of company responses to complaints; f. Whether the Bureau should share more, less, or the same amount of information on month-to-month trends; and g. Whether the Bureau should share more, less, or the same amount of information on particular products and services; 3. Specific suggestions on the reporting methodology, including: a. Should the Bureau continue to analyze data for seasonal fluctuations? If so, how?; and b. Should the Bureau provide more, less, or the same amount of context for complaint information, particularly with regard to product and service market size and company share, including what data set(s) or data source(s) the Bureau should use; 4. Specific, statutorily-permissible suggestions for the publication process of consumer complaint information, including: a. Whether the Bureau should provide the public with a publication schedule; b. Whether the Bureau should notify the most-complained-about companies of their inclusion in a Bureau report prior to publication and invite company comment; c. Whether the Bureau should devote resources to building tools to enable users to analyze complaint information; and d. Whether the Bureau should expand, limit, or maintain the same level of access to complaint information available to external stakeholders such as financial institutions and the public. Authority: 12 U.S.C. 5511(c). Dated: March 1, 2018. Mick Mulvaney, Acting Director, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System Defense Acquisition Regulations System Early Engagement Opportunity: Implementation of National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 [Docket Number DARS–2018–0009; OMB Control Number 0704–0479] AGENCY: ACTION: Department of Defense (DoD). Notice. DoD announces an early engagement opportunity regarding implementation of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 within the acquisition regulations. SUMMARY: Early inputs should be submitted in writing via the Defense Acquisition Regulations System (DARS) website shown below. The website will be updated when early inputs will no longer be accepted. DATES: Submit early inputs via the DARS website at http:// www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/ index.html. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Send inquiries via email to osd.dfars@ mail.mil and reference ‘‘Early Engagement Opportunity: Implementation of NDAA for FY 2018’’ in the subject line. DoD is providing an opportunity for the public to provide early inputs on implementation of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 within the acquisition regulations. The public is invited to submit early inputs on sections of the NDAA for FY 2018 via the DARS website at http://www.acq.osd.mil/ dpap/dars/index.html. The website will be updated when early inputs will no longer be accepted. Please note, this venue does not replace or circumvent the rulemaking process; DARS will engage in formal rulemaking, in accordance with 41 U.S.C. 1303, when it has been determined that rulemaking is required to implement a section of the NDAA for FY 2018 within the acquisition regulations. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Jennifer L. Hawes, Regulatory Control Officer Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2018–04511 Filed 3–5–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P [FR Doc. 2018–04544 Filed 3–5–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AM–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:39 Mar 05, 2018 Jkt 244001 9501 PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Earned Value Management System Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Notice and request for comments regarding a proposed extension of an approved information collection requirement. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, DoD announces the proposed extension of a public information collection requirement and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. DoD invites comments on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of DoD, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved this information collection requirement for use through September 30, 2018. DoD proposes that OMB extend its approval for three additional years. DATES: DoD will consider all comments received by May 7, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control Number 0704–0479, using any of the following methods: Æ Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Æ Email: osd.dfars@mail.mil. Include OMB Control Number 0704–0479 in the subject line of the message. Æ Fax: 571–372–6094. Æ Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Mr. Mark Gomersall, OUSD (A&S) DPAP (DARS), 3060 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B941, Washington, DC 20301–3060. Comments received generally will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06MRN1.SGM 06MRN1 9502 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 44 / Tuesday, March 6, 2018 / Notices Mr. Mark Gomersall, 571–372–6099. The information collection requirements addressed in this notice are available electronically on the internet at: http:// www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/ index.htm. Paper copies are available from Mr. Mark Gomersall, OUSD (A&S) DPAP (DARS), Room 3B941, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–3060. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title, Associated Form, and OMB Number: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Business Systems-Definition and Administration; DFARS 234, Earned Value Management System, OMB Control Number 0704–0479. Needs and Uses: DFARS clause 252.242–7005 requires contractors to respond to written determinations of significant deficiencies in the contractor’s business systems as defined in the clause. The information contractors are required to submit in response to findings of significant deficiencies in their accounting system, estimating system, material management and accounting system and purchasing system has previously been approved by the Office of Management and Budget. This request specifically addresses information required by DFARS clause 252.234–7002, Earned Value Management System, for contractors to respond to determinations of significant deficiencies in a contractor’s Earned Value Management System (EVMS). The requirements apply to entities that are contractually required to maintain an EVMS. DoD needs this information to document actions to correct significant deficiencies in contractor business systems. DoD contracting officers use the information to mitigate the risk of unallowable and unreasonable costs being charged on government contracts. Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profit entities. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Reporting Frequency: On occasion. Number of Respondents: 10. Responses per Respondent: 1. Annual Responses: 10. Average Burden per Response: 676 hours. Annual Response Burden Hours: 6,760. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: contractor’s business systems as defined in the clause. Jennifer L. Hawes, Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2018–04538 Filed 3–5–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5006–01–P 21:39 Mar 05, 2018 Jkt 244001 Department of Defense Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory (STRL) Personnel Management Demonstration (Demo) Project Program Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Notice of amendment. Office of the Secretary Charter Amendment of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees 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 Business Board (‘‘the Board’’). SUMMARY: Jim Freeman, Advisory Committee Management Officer for the Department of Defense, 703–692–5952. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Board’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 Deputy Chief Management Officer and established the Office of the Chief Management Officer (CMO). The DoD is amending the charter for the Board previously announced in the Federal Register on June 10, 2016 (81 FR 37587) to reflect a change in the committee’s sponsor and a change in total membership. The CMO will be the sponsor for the Board. The amended charter and contact information for the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) can be obtained at http:// www.facadatabase.gov/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 2, 2008, DoD published a Federal Register notice (73 FR 73248–73252, later amended by 76 FR 67154), to record amendments to the Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory (STRL) Personnel Management Demonstration Project Plans and to provide a basic process to adopt flexibilities, make minor changes, and/or request Federal Register notices. USD(R&E) will publish the processes for adoptions, minor modifications to demonstration project flexibilities, and Federal Register notices in a DoD issuance. SUMMARY: This notice may be implemented beginning on March 6, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Jagadeesh Pamulapati, Director, DoD Laboratories Office, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22350, (571) 372– 6372, jagadeesh.pamulapati.civ@ mail.mil. DATES: [FR Doc. 2018–04515 Filed 3–5–18; 8:45 am] Section 211 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 specified the ‘‘Discharge of Certain Authorities to Conduct Personnel Demonstration Projects’’ be carried out through the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (ASD(R&E)), which makes the current processes for adoptions, minor changes and Federal Register notices obsolete. USD(R&E) will publish the processes for adoptions, minor modifications to demonstration project flexibilities, and Federal Register notices in a DoD issuance. This notice applies to all STRLs authorized by section 1105 of the NDAA for FY 2010, Public Law 111–84, as amended, as well as any newlydesignated STRLs authorized by the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) or future legislation. BILLING CODE 5001–06–P Modifications Dated: March 1, 2018. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. Summary of Information Collection DFARS clause 252.234–7002, Earned Value Management System, requires contractors to respond in writing to initial and final determinations of significant deficiencies in the VerDate Sep<11>2014 Office of the Secretary AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PO 00000 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the notice published on December 2, 2008, 73 FR 73248–73252: 1. On page 73249, in the first column, at the end of the sentence under DATES: remove ‘‘Under Secretary for Defense of Personnel and Readiness’’ and replace Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\06MRN1.SGM 06MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 44 (Tuesday, March 6, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9501-9502]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-04538]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

[Docket Number DARS-2018-0009; OMB Control Number 0704-0479]


Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition 
Regulation Supplement; Earned Value Management System

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

ACTION: Notice and request for comments regarding a proposed extension 
of an approved information collection requirement.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, DoD 
announces the proposed extension of a public information collection 
requirement and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. DoD 
invites comments on: Whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of DoD, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of 
the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways 
to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the information 
collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology. The Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) has approved this information collection 
requirement for use through September 30, 2018. DoD proposes that OMB 
extend its approval for three additional years.

DATES: DoD will consider all comments received by May 7, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OMB Control Number 
0704-0479, using any of the following methods:
    [cir] Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
    [cir] Email: [email protected]. Include OMB Control Number 0704-
0479 in the subject line of the message.
    [cir] Fax: 571-372-6094.
    [cir] Mail: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Attn: Mr. Mark 
Gomersall, OUSD (A&S) DPAP (DARS), 3060 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B941, 
Washington, DC 20301-3060.
    Comments received generally will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mark Gomersall, 571-372-6099. The 
information collection requirements addressed in this notice are 
available electronically on the internet at: http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm. Paper copies are available from Mr. Mark 
Gomersall, OUSD (A&S) DPAP (DARS), Room 3B941, 3060 Defense Pentagon, 
Washington, DC 20301-3060.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title, Associated Form, and OMB Number: Defense Federal Acquisition 
Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Business Systems-Definition and 
Administration; DFARS 234, Earned Value Management System, OMB Control 
Number 0704-0479.
    Needs and Uses: DFARS clause 252.242-7005 requires contractors to 
respond to written determinations of significant deficiencies in the 
contractor's business systems as defined in the clause. The information 
contractors are required to submit in response to findings of 
significant deficiencies in their accounting system, estimating system, 
material management and accounting system and purchasing system has 
previously been approved by the Office of Management and Budget. This 
request specifically addresses information required by DFARS clause 
252.234-7002, Earned Value Management System, for contractors to 
respond to determinations of significant deficiencies in a contractor's 
Earned Value Management System (EVMS). The requirements apply to 
entities that are contractually required to maintain an EVMS. DoD needs 
this information to document actions to correct significant 
deficiencies in contractor business systems. DoD contracting officers 
use the information to mitigate the risk of unallowable and 
unreasonable costs being charged on government contracts.
    Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profit entities.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Reporting Frequency: On occasion.
    Number of Respondents: 10.
    Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Annual Responses: 10.
    Average Burden per Response: 676 hours.
    Annual Response Burden Hours: 6,760.

Summary of Information Collection

    DFARS clause 252.234-7002, Earned Value Management System, requires 
contractors to respond in writing to initial and final determinations 
of significant deficiencies in the contractor's business systems as 
defined in the clause.

Jennifer L. Hawes,
Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
[FR Doc. 2018-04538 Filed 3-5-18; 8:45 am]
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