Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Public Meetings on DFARS Cases Regarding Technical Data Rights, 41953-41954 [2019-17674]

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[FR Doc. 2019–16005 Filed 8–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System 48 CFR Chapter 2 [Docket DARS–2019–0043] Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Public Meetings on DFARS Cases Regarding Technical Data Rights Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Rescheduling of public meetings. AGENCY: DoD is rescheduling public meetings to obtain views of experts and interested parties in Government and the private sector regarding amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement statutory amendments and revise policies and procedures for acquisition of technical data and computer software, and associated license rights. DATES: Public Meeting Dates: The public meetings previously scheduled for September 6 and 16, 2019, are rescheduled for the following dates: • November 15, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Eastern time. • November 21, 2019, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern time. The public meetings will end at the stated times, or when the discussion ends, whichever comes first. Registration Dates: Registration to attend the public meetings must be received no later than close of business on the following dates: • November 8, 2019, for the meeting on November 15th. • November 14, 2019, for the meeting on November 21st. Information on how to register for the public meetings may be found in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. ADDRESSES: The public meeting scheduled for November 15, 2019, will be held in the Pentagon Library and Conference Center (PLCC), Conference Room B6, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301. Conference Room B6 is located on the lower level SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 41953 of the PLCC. The public meeting scheduled for November 21, 2019, will be held in the Mark Center Auditorium, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22350–3603. The Mark Center Auditorium is located on level B–1 of the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Jennifer D. Johnson, telephone 571– 372–6100. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DoD is hosting public meetings to obtain the views of experts and interested parties in Government and the private sector regarding amending the DFARS to implement statutory amendments and revise policies and procedures for acquisition of technical data and computer software, and associated license rights. DoD also seeks to obtain information on the potential increase or decrease in public costs or savings that would result from such amendments to the DFARS. In addition to the statutory changes, DoD is considering recommendations related to that statutory subject matter that were provided in the November 13, 2018, Final Report of the GovernmentIndustry Advisory Panel on Technical Data Rights (Section 813 Panel), established pursuant to section 813 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016. To facilitate discussion at the public meetings, DoD anticipates publication of advance notices of proposed rulemaking, which will include initial drafts of the DFARS amendments, prior to the public meetings. This approach is based in part on a recommendation of the Section 813 Panel to invite industry to participate in the drafting of rules concerning technical data rights. For the two public meetings listed in the DATES section of this document, DoD anticipates discussion of the following DFARS cases: • 2018–D069, Validation of Proprietary and Technical Data, which implements section 865 of the NDAA for FY 2019. • 2018–D071, Negotiation of Price for Technical Data and Preference for Specially Negotiated Licenses, which implements section 835 of the NDAA for FY 2018 and section 867 of the NDAA for FY 2019. After these two meetings, DoD anticipates scheduling and hosting additional public meetings, structured in the same manner and for the same overall objective, to address the following DFARS cases: • 2018–D070, Continuation of Technical Data Rights during Challenges, which implements section 866 of the NDAA for FY 2018. E:\FR\FM\16AUP1.SGM 16AUP1 khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS 41954 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 159 / Friday, August 16, 2019 / Proposed Rules • 2018–D018, Noncommercial Computer Software, which implements section 871 of the NDAA for FY 2018. • A new case that will implement section 809 of the NDAA for FY 2017. • A new case that will implement section 815 of the NDAA for FY 2012, as amended by section 809 of the NDAA for FY 2017. Registration: To ensure adequate room accommodations and to facilitate security screening and entry to the PLCC and the Mark Center, individuals wishing to attend the public meeting must register by close of business on the dates listed in the DATES section of this document, by sending the following information via email to osd.dfars@ mail.mil: (1) Full name. (2) Valid email address. (3) Valid telephone number. (4) Company or organization name. (5) Whether the individual is a U.S. citizen. (6) The date(s) of the public meeting(s) the individual wishes to attend. (7) Whether the individual intends to make a presentation, and, if so, the individual’s title. Individual who registered for the prior meetings date(s), will need to reregister for the public meeting date they would like to attend. Building Entry: Upon receipt of an email requesting registration, the Defense Acquisition Regulations System will provide notification to the Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA) that the individual is requesting approval for entry to the PLCC or the Mark Center on the date(s) provided. PFPA will send additional instructions to the email address provided in the request for registration. The registrant must follow the instructions in the PFPA email in order to be approved for entry to the PLCC or the Mark Center. One valid government-issued photo identification card (i.e., driver’s license or passport) will be required in order to enter the building. Attendees are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the meeting to accommodate security procedures. Public parking is not available at the PLCC or the Mark Center. Presentations: If you wish to make a presentation, please submit an electronic copy of your presentation to osd.dfars@mail.mil no later than the registration date for the specific meeting listed in the DATES section of this document. Each presentation should be in PowerPoint to facilitate projection during the public meeting and should include the presenter’s name, organization affiliation, telephone number, and email address on the cover VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:41 Aug 15, 2019 Jkt 247001 page. Please submit presentations only and cite ‘‘Public Meeting, DFARS Technical Data Rights Cases’’ in all correspondence related to the public meeting. There will be no transcription at the meeting. The submitted presentations will be the only record of the public meeting and will be posted to the following website at the conclusion of the public meeting: https://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/ technical_data_rights.html. Special accommodations: The public meeting is physically accessible to persons with disabilities. Requests for reasonable accommodations, sign language interpretation, or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Valencia Johnson, telephone 571–672– 6099, by no later than the registration date for the specific meeting listed in the DATES section of this document. The TTY number for further information is: 1–800–877–8339. When the operator answers the call, let him or her know the agency is the Department of Defense and the point of contact is Valencia Johnson at 571–672–6099. Jennifer Lee Hawes, Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2019–17674 Filed 8–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT 48 CFR Chapter 7 RIN 0412–AA86 Agency for International Development Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR): Leave and Holidays for U.S. Personal Services Contractors, Including Family and Medical Leave U.S. Agency for International Development. ACTION: Supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) hereby further amends a proposed rule published in the Federal Register on June 21, 2019 regarding amending the AIDAR to revise the General Provision contract clause (hereafter ‘‘clause’’) 5 entitled ‘‘Leave and Holidays (APR 1997)’’ for U.S. personal services contractors (USPSCs.) This action addresses conforming changes to annual and sick leave, and compensatory time off. DATES: Submit comments on or before August 20, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit comments by any of the following methods: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 1. Through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov by following the instructions for submitting comments. 2. By Mail Addressed to: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Management, Office of Acquisition & Assistance, Policy Division, Attn: Richard E. Spencer, Room 867–E, SA–44, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20523–2052. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard E. Spencer, Telephone: 202– 567–4781 or Email: rspencer@usaid.gov. On June 21, 2019 (84 FR 29140), USAID proposed amending its acquisition regulations by revising the General Provision contract clause 5 in appendix D of the AIDAR, chapter 7 of title 48 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Those changes included revisions and clarifications for all types of leave for USPSCs, including adding a new provision for family and medical leave. In this supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking, we are clarifying that both earning and use of compensatory time off follows the same policies as apply to USAID direct-hires, and adding language that conforms to unchanged provisions elsewhere in the regulation about prorating annual and sick leave accrual rates for less than full-time work. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Instructions All comments must be in writing and submitted through one of the methods specified in the ADDRESSES section above. USAID encourages all commenters to include the title of the action and RIN for this rulemaking. Please include your name, title, organization, postal address, telephone number, and email address in the text of your comment. Please note that USAID recommends sending all comments to the Federal eRulemaking Portal. All comments will be made available at http://www.regulations.gov for public review without change, including any personal information provided. We recommend that you do not submit information that you consider confidential business information or any information that is otherwise protected from disclosure by statute. USAID will only address comments that are relevant and within the scope of this proposed rule. B. Background USAID is seeking comments on this proposed rule to revise AIDAR E:\FR\FM\16AUP1.SGM 16AUP1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 159 (Friday, August 16, 2019)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 41953-41954]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-17674]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

48 CFR Chapter 2

[Docket DARS-2019-0043]


Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Public 
Meetings on DFARS Cases Regarding Technical Data Rights

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

ACTION: Rescheduling of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: DoD is rescheduling public meetings to obtain views of experts 
and interested parties in Government and the private sector regarding 
amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 
to implement statutory amendments and revise policies and procedures 
for acquisition of technical data and computer software, and associated 
license rights.

DATES: 
    Public Meeting Dates: The public meetings previously scheduled for 
September 6 and 16, 2019, are rescheduled for the following dates:
     November 15, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Eastern 
time.
     November 21, 2019, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Eastern 
time.
    The public meetings will end at the stated times, or when the 
discussion ends, whichever comes first.
    Registration Dates: Registration to attend the public meetings must 
be received no later than close of business on the following dates:
     November 8, 2019, for the meeting on November 15th.
     November 14, 2019, for the meeting on November 21st.
    Information on how to register for the public meetings may be found 
in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting scheduled for November 15, 2019, will be 
held in the Pentagon Library and Conference Center (PLCC), Conference 
Room B6, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301. Conference Room 
B6 is located on the lower level of the PLCC. The public meeting 
scheduled for November 21, 2019, will be held in the Mark Center 
Auditorium, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22350-3603. The Mark 
Center Auditorium is located on level B-1 of the building.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Jennifer D. Johnson, telephone 
571-372-6100.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DoD is hosting public meetings to obtain the 
views of experts and interested parties in Government and the private 
sector regarding amending the DFARS to implement statutory amendments 
and revise policies and procedures for acquisition of technical data 
and computer software, and associated license rights. DoD also seeks to 
obtain information on the potential increase or decrease in public 
costs or savings that would result from such amendments to the DFARS. 
In addition to the statutory changes, DoD is considering 
recommendations related to that statutory subject matter that were 
provided in the November 13, 2018, Final Report of the Government-
Industry Advisory Panel on Technical Data Rights (Section 813 Panel), 
established pursuant to section 813 of the National Defense 
Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016.
    To facilitate discussion at the public meetings, DoD anticipates 
publication of advance notices of proposed rulemaking, which will 
include initial drafts of the DFARS amendments, prior to the public 
meetings. This approach is based in part on a recommendation of the 
Section 813 Panel to invite industry to participate in the drafting of 
rules concerning technical data rights. For the two public meetings 
listed in the DATES section of this document, DoD anticipates 
discussion of the following DFARS cases:
     2018-D069, Validation of Proprietary and Technical Data, 
which implements section 865 of the NDAA for FY 2019.
     2018-D071, Negotiation of Price for Technical Data and 
Preference for Specially Negotiated Licenses, which implements section 
835 of the NDAA for FY 2018 and section 867 of the NDAA for FY 2019.
    After these two meetings, DoD anticipates scheduling and hosting 
additional public meetings, structured in the same manner and for the 
same overall objective, to address the following DFARS cases:
     2018-D070, Continuation of Technical Data Rights during 
Challenges, which implements section 866 of the NDAA for FY 2018.

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     2018-D018, Noncommercial Computer Software, which 
implements section 871 of the NDAA for FY 2018.
     A new case that will implement section 809 of the NDAA for 
FY 2017.
     A new case that will implement section 815 of the NDAA for 
FY 2012, as amended by section 809 of the NDAA for FY 2017.
    Registration: To ensure adequate room accommodations and to 
facilitate security screening and entry to the PLCC and the Mark 
Center, individuals wishing to attend the public meeting must register 
by close of business on the dates listed in the DATES section of this 
document, by sending the following information via email to 
[email protected]:
    (1) Full name.
    (2) Valid email address.
    (3) Valid telephone number.
    (4) Company or organization name.
    (5) Whether the individual is a U.S. citizen.
    (6) The date(s) of the public meeting(s) the individual wishes to 
attend.
    (7) Whether the individual intends to make a presentation, and, if 
so, the individual's title.
    Individual who registered for the prior meetings date(s), will need 
to re-register for the public meeting date they would like to attend.
    Building Entry: Upon receipt of an email requesting registration, 
the Defense Acquisition Regulations System will provide notification to 
the Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA) that the individual is 
requesting approval for entry to the PLCC or the Mark Center on the 
date(s) provided. PFPA will send additional instructions to the email 
address provided in the request for registration. The registrant must 
follow the instructions in the PFPA email in order to be approved for 
entry to the PLCC or the Mark Center.
    One valid government-issued photo identification card (i.e., 
driver's license or passport) will be required in order to enter the 
building.
    Attendees are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the 
start of the meeting to accommodate security procedures.
    Public parking is not available at the PLCC or the Mark Center.
    Presentations: If you wish to make a presentation, please submit an 
electronic copy of your presentation to [email protected] no later 
than the registration date for the specific meeting listed in the DATES 
section of this document. Each presentation should be in PowerPoint to 
facilitate projection during the public meeting and should include the 
presenter's name, organization affiliation, telephone number, and email 
address on the cover page. Please submit presentations only and cite 
``Public Meeting, DFARS Technical Data Rights Cases'' in all 
correspondence related to the public meeting. There will be no 
transcription at the meeting. The submitted presentations will be the 
only record of the public meeting and will be posted to the following 
website at the conclusion of the public meeting: https://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/technical_data_rights.html.
    Special accommodations: The public meeting is physically accessible 
to persons with disabilities. Requests for reasonable accommodations, 
sign language interpretation, or other auxiliary aids should be 
directed to Valencia Johnson, telephone 571-672-6099, by no later than 
the registration date for the specific meeting listed in the DATES 
section of this document.
    The TTY number for further information is: 1-800-877-8339. When the 
operator answers the call, let him or her know the agency is the 
Department of Defense and the point of contact is Valencia Johnson at 
571-672-6099.

Jennifer Lee Hawes,
Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
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