Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Independent Research and Development Technical Descriptions, 16707 [2021-06570]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 31, 2021 / Notices Information and Cyber Incident Reporting, begin correcting these deficiencies immediately. This collection of information is implemented in the DFARS through the provision at 252.204–7019, Notice of NIST SP 800–171 DoD Assessment Requirement, and the clause at 252.204– 7020, NIST SP 800–171 DoD Assessment Requirements. This information collection covers the following requirements: • DFARS provision 252.204–7019, Notice of NIST SP 800–171 DoD Assessment Requirement, is prescribed for use in all solicitations, including solicitations using FAR part 12 procedures for the acquisition of commercial items, except for solicitations solely for the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) items. Per the provision, if an offeror is required to have implemented NIST SP 800–171 per DFARS clause 252.204–7012, then the offeror shall have a current assessment posted in the Supplier Performance Risk System (SPRS) for each covered contractor information system that is relevant to the offer, contract, task order, or delivery order in order to be considered for award. If the offeror does not have summary level scores of a current NIST SP 800–171 DoD Assessment (i.e., not more than 3 years old, unless a lesser time is specified in the solicitation) posted in SPRS, the offeror may conduct and submit a Basic Assessment for posting in SPRS. • DFARS clause 252.204–7020, NIST SP 800–171 DoD Assessment Requirements, is prescribed for use in in all solicitations and contracts, including solicitations and contracts using FAR part 12 procedures for the acquisition of commercial items, except for solicitations and contracts solely for the acquisition of COTS items. The clause requires the contractor to provide the Government access to its facilities, systems, and personnel in order to conduct a Medium or High Assessment, if necessary. For Basic Assessments, the contractor may submit summary level scores for posting to SPRS. Medium Assessments are assumed to be conducted by DoD Components, primarily by Program Management Office cybersecurity personnel, in coordination with the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Assessment Center (DIBCAC), as part of a separately scheduled visit (e.g., for a Critical Design Review). High Assessments will be conducted by, or in conjunction with, the DCMA DIBCAC. The Department may choose to conduct a Medium or High Assessment when VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Mar 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 warranted based on the criticality of the program(s)/technology(ies) associated with the contracted effort(s). For example, a Medium Assessment may be initiated by a Program Office that has determined that the risk associated with their programs warrants going beyond the Basic self-assessment. The results of that Medium Assessment may satisfy the Program Office, or may indicate the need for a High assessment. DoD will provide Medium and High Assessment summary level scores to the contractor and offer the opportunity for rebuttal and adjudication of assessment summary level scores prior to posting the summary level scores to SPRS. The requirements of this clause flow down to subcontractors. Comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to Ms. Susan Minson, DoD Desk Officer, at Oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. Please identify the proposed information collection by DoD Desk Officer and the Docket ID number and title of the information collection. You may also submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by the following method: Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. DoD Clearance Officer: Ms. Angela James. Requests for copies of the information collection proposal should be sent to Ms. James at whs.mcalex.esd.mbx.dd-dod-informationcollections@mail.mil. Jennifer D. Johnson, Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2021–06571 Filed 3–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–ep–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Defense Acquisition Regulations System [Docket Number DARS–2021–0003; OMB Control Number 0704–0483] Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Independent Research and Development Technical Descriptions Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Defense Acquisition Regulations System has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 16707 under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by April 30, 2021. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title and OMB Number: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), Independent Research and Development Technical Descriptions; OMB Control Number 0704–0483. Type of Request: Revision and extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions. Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Reporting Frequency: On occasion. Number of Respondents: 69. Responses per Respondent: 90.49, approximately. Annual Responses: 6,244. Average Burden per Response: 0.5 hour. Annual Burden Hours: 3,122. Needs and Uses: DFARS 231.205–18 requires contractors to report independent research and development (IR&D) projects to the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) using DTIC’s online IR&D database. The inputs must be updated at least annually and when the project is completed. The data provide in-process information on IR&D projects for which DoD reimburses the contractor as an allowable indirect expense. In addition to improving the Department’s ability to determine whether contractor IR&D costs are allowable, the data provide visibility into the technical content of industry IR&D activities to meet DoD needs. Comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to Ms. Susan Minson, DoD Desk Officer, at Oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. Please identify the proposed information collection by DoD Desk Officer and the Docket ID number and title of the information collection. You may also submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by the following method: Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. DoD Clearance Officer: Ms. Angela James. Requests for copies of the information collection proposal should be sent to Ms. James at whs.mcalex.esd.mbx.dd-dod-informationcollections@mail.mil. Jennifer D. Johnson, Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System. [FR Doc. 2021–06570 Filed 3–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–ep–P E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 60 (Wednesday, March 31, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Defense Acquisition Regulations System

[Docket Number DARS-2021-0003; OMB Control Number 0704-0483]


Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition 
Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Independent Research and Development 
Technical Descriptions

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Defense Acquisition Regulations System has submitted to 
OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information 
under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act.

DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by April 
30, 2021.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title and OMB Number: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation 
Supplement (DFARS), Independent Research and Development Technical 
Descriptions; OMB Control Number 0704-0483.
    Type of Request: Revision and extension of a currently approved 
collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit and not-for-profit 
institutions.
    Obligation to Respond: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    Reporting Frequency: On occasion.
    Number of Respondents: 69.
    Responses per Respondent: 90.49, approximately.
    Annual Responses: 6,244.
    Average Burden per Response: 0.5 hour.
    Annual Burden Hours: 3,122.
    Needs and Uses: DFARS 231.205-18 requires contractors to report 
independent research and development (IR&D) projects to the Defense 
Technical Information Center (DTIC) using DTIC's online IR&D database. 
The inputs must be updated at least annually and when the project is 
completed. The data provide in-process information on IR&D projects for 
which DoD reimburses the contractor as an allowable indirect expense. 
In addition to improving the Department's ability to determine whether 
contractor IR&D costs are allowable, the data provide visibility into 
the technical content of industry IR&D activities to meet DoD needs.
    Comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection 
should be sent to Ms. Susan Minson, DoD Desk Officer, at 
[email protected]. Please identify the proposed information 
collection by DoD Desk Officer and the Docket ID number and title of 
the information collection.
    You may also submit comments, identified by docket number and 
title, by the following method: Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
    DoD Clearance Officer: Ms. Angela James. Requests for copies of the 
information collection proposal should be sent to Ms. James at [email protected].

Jennifer D. Johnson,
Regulatory Control Officer, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.
[FR Doc. 2021-06570 Filed 3-30-21; 8:45 am]
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