Defense Acquisition Regulations System 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Negotiation of a Reciprocal Defense Procurement Memorandum of Understanding With the Ministry of Defense of Japan
Document Number: 2015-32945
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-31
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
On behalf of the U.S. Government, DoD is contemplating negotiating and concluding a Reciprocal Defense Procurement Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Defense of Japan. DoD is requesting industry feedback regarding its experience in public defense procurements conducted by or on behalf of the Japanese Ministry of Defense or Armed Forces.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Trade Agreements Thresholds (DFARS Case 2016-D003)
Document Number: 2015-32875
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-30
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to incorporate increased thresholds for application of the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement and the Free Trade Agreements, as determined by the United States Trade Representative.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Defense Contractors Performing Private Security Functions (DFARS Case 2015-D021)
Document Number: 2015-32874
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-12-30
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to consolidate requirements that are applicable to DoD contracts for private security functions performed in designated areas outside the United States, make changes regarding applicability, and revise applicable quality assurance standards.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Multiyear Contract Requirements (DFARS Case 2015-D009)
Document Number: 2015-32873
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-12-30
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the DFARS to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 and a section of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for FY 2015, which address various requirements for multiyear contracts.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Taxes-Foreign Contracts in Afghanistan (DFARS Case 2014-D003)
Document Number: 2015-32870
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-30
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to notify contractors of requirements relating to Afghanistan taxes for contracts performed in Afghanistan.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Network Penetration Reporting and Contracting for Cloud Services (DFARS Case 2013-D018)
Document Number: 2015-32869
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-30
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide contractors with additional time to implement security requirements specified by a National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication.
Information Collection Requirements; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; DFARS Part 242, Contract Administration and Related Clause in DFARS 252
Document Number: 2015-31848
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-18
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), DoD announces the proposed extension of a public information collection requirement and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. DoD invites comments on: (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) 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 April 30, 2016. DoD proposes that OMB extend its approval for three additional years.
Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Contract Financing
Document Number: 2015-31846
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-18
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
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 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35).
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2015-30307
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-11-30
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide needed editorial changes.
Industry Implementation Information Day
Document Number: 2015-29687
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-20
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is hosting an ``Industry Implementation Information Day'' to present a briefing on the implementation of DFARS Case 2013-D018, Network Penetration Reporting and Contracting for Cloud Services.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2015-29559
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-11-20
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide needed editorial changes.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Buy American and Balance of Payments Program-Clause Prescription (DFARS Case 2015-D037)
Document Number: 2015-29558
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-11-20
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to clarify how the clause prescription addresses applicability when an exception to the Buy American statute or Balance of Payments Program applies.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Duty-Free Entry Threshold (DFARS Case 2015-D036)
Document Number: 2015-29557
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-11-20
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to update the threshold for duty-free entry on foreign supplies that are not qualifying country supplies or eligible foreign supplies.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Eliminate Data Collection Requirement (DFARS Case 2015-D031)
Document Number: 2015-29556
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-11-20
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to eliminate a requirement for military departments and defense agencies to collect and report relevant data on award and incentive fees paid to contractors.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Promoting Voluntary Post-Award Disclosure of Defective Pricing (DFARS Case 2015-D030)
Document Number: 2015-29555
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-11-20
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to stipulate that DoD contracting officers shall request a limited-scope audit, unless a full-scope audit is appropriate for the circumstances, in the interest of promoting voluntary contractor disclosure of defective pricing identified by the contractor after contract award.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Long-Haul Telecommunications (DFARS Case 2015-D023)
Document Number: 2015-29554
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-11-20
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to add a definition of ``long-haul telecommunications.''
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Contract Term Limit for Shared Energy Savings Contract Services (DFARS Case 2015-D018)
Document Number: 2015-29553
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-11-20
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to clarify the contract term for shared energy savings contract services.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Extension and Modification of Contract Authority for Advanced Component Development and Prototype Units (DFARS Case 2015-D008)
Document Number: 2015-29552
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-11-20
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015, which amended a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, to extend and modify contract authority for advanced component development and prototype units.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Photovoltaic Devices From the United States (DFARS Case 2015-D007)
Document Number: 2015-29551
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-11-20
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 that revises the restrictions relating to utilization of domestic photovoltaic devices.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2015-27473
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-30
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide needed editorial changes.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: New Designated Countries-Montenegro and New Zealand (DFARS Case 2015-D033)
Document Number: 2015-27471
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-30
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to add Montenegro and New Zealand as newly designated countries under the World Trade Organization Government Procurement Agreement.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Removal of Cuba From the List of State Sponsors of Terrorism (DFARS 2015-D032)
Document Number: 2015-27467
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-30
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to remove Cuba from the definition of ``state sponsor of terrorism'' in two DFARS clauses. This rule implements the Department of Department of State Public Notice: 9162, Rescission of Determination Regarding Cuba.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Requirements Relating to Supply Chain Risk (DFARS Case 2012-D050)
Document Number: 2015-27463
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-30
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD has adopted as final, with changes, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, as amended by the NDAA for FY 2013. This final rule allows DoD to consider the impact of supply chain risk in specified types of procurements related to national security systems.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Network Penetration Reporting and Contracting for Cloud Services (DFARS Case 2013-D018)
Document Number: 2015-26887
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-22
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD issued an interim rule (DFARS Case 2013-D018) on August 26, 2015, amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 and a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015, both of which require contractor reporting on network penetrations. The comment period on the interim rule is being extended to November 20, 2015.
Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts-Further Implementation (DFARS Case 2014-D005)
Document Number: 2015-26749
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-21
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is hosting a public meeting to obtain the views of experts and interested parties in Government and the private sector regarding further implementation of the requirement for detection and avoidance of counterfeit electronic parts, as required by a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Evaluating Reasonableness of Price for Commercial Items (DFARS Case 2013-D034)
Document Number: 2015-26044
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-13
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD issued a proposed rule (DFARS Case 2013-D034) on August 3, 2015 to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. The comment period on the proposed rule is being reopened and the deadline for submitting comments is being extended to November 13, 2015.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Clauses With Alternates-Small Business Programs (DFARS Case 2015-D017)
Document Number: 2015-24787
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to clarify clauses and their prescriptions for small business programs and to create a basic and alternate clause structured in a manner to facilitate use of automated contract writing systems. The rule also includes the full text of the alternate, rather than only providing the paragraphs that differ from the basic clause. The rule also clarifies one clause that is an alternate to a Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clause.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Contract Debts-Conform to FAR Section Designations (DFARS Case 2015-D029)
Document Number: 2015-24786
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) subpart on contract debts to conform with the comparable Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) subpart.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Electronic Copies of Contractual Documents (DFARS Case 2012-D056)
Document Number: 2015-24785
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to establish that the Electronic Data Access system is the primary tool for distributing contracts and contract data and to provide internal control procedures for data verification to ensure contract documents in the Electronic Data Access system are accurate representations of original documents. This rule also removes outmoded language that is not consistent with electronic document processes.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Warranty Tracking of Serialized Items (DFARS Case 2014-D026)
Document Number: 2015-24784
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to require use of the electronic contract attachments accessible via the Product Deficiency Reporting and Evaluation Program to record and track warranty data and source of repair information for serialized items.
Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Contract Financing
Document Number: 2015-24783
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-30
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), DoD announces the proposed extension of a public information collection requirement and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. DoD invites comments on: (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) 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 for use through January 31, 2016. DoD proposes that OMB extend its approval for use for three additional years beyond the current expiration date.
Waiver for Certain Defense Items Produced in the United Kingdom
Document Number: 2015-23519
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-21
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
The Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics) is waiving the statutory limitation of 10 U.S.C. 2534 for certain defense items produced in the United Kingdom (UK). United States Code, Title 10, section 2534, limits DoD procurement of certain items to sources in the national technology and industrial base. The waiver will permit procurement of enumerated items from sources in the UK, unless otherwise restricted by statute.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2015-23517
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-21
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is making technical amendments to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to provide needed editorial changes.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts-Further Implementation (DFARS Case 2014-D005)
Document Number: 2015-23516
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-09-21
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to further implement a requirement of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, as modified by a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015, that addresses required sources of electronic parts for defense contractors and subcontractors.
Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses
Document Number: 2015-23472
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-21
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses
Document Number: 2015-23471
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-21
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
Acquisition of Information Technology
Document Number: 2015-23469
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-21
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
Service Contracting
Document Number: 2015-23458
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-18
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
Contracting by Negotiation
Document Number: 2015-23457
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-18
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
Describing Agency Needs
Document Number: 2015-23456
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-18
Agency: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense
Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2015-22791
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-10
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, Defense Acquisition Regulations System
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2015-22790
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-10
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, Defense Acquisition Regulations System
Railroad Safety Grants for the Safe Transportation of Energy Products by Rail Program
Document Number: 2015-21960
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-04
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, Defense Acquisition Regulations System
This Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA or notice) details the application requirements and procedures for obtaining grant funding for eligible projects under Railroad Safety Grants for the Safe Transportation of Energy Products by Rail (or STEP Rail) Program. The opportunities described in this notice are available under Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 20.314, ``Railroad Development.''
Petition for Approval of Product Safety Plan
Document Number: 2015-21721
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-02
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, Defense Acquisition Regulations System
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2015-21542
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-01
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, Defense Acquisition Regulations System
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that FRA is forwarding the regular Clearance and renewal information Collection Requests (ICRs) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on May 26, 2015 (80 FR 30109).
Agency Request for Emergency Processing of Collection of Information by the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2015-21541
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-01
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, Defense Acquisition Regulations System
FRA hereby gives notice that it is submitting the following Information Collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Emergency Processing under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. FRA requests that OMB authorize the collection of information identified below seven days after publication of this Notice for a period of 180 days.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2015-21527
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-01
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, Defense Acquisition Regulations System
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2015-21526
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-09-01
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, Defense Acquisition Regulations System
Ballast Defects and Conditions-Importance of Identification and Repair in Preventing Development of Unsafe Combinations of Track Conditions
Document Number: 2015-21044
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-08-26
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, Defense Acquisition Regulations System
FRA is issuing this safety advisory to emphasize the importance of timely repairing ballast defects and conditions on main tracks. FRA notes that ballast defects and ballast conditions that are not repaired in a timely manner can lead to future defects. FRA believes it is important for track inspectors to be aware that ballast defects and conditions can cause track components to deteriorate rapidly and compromise the stability of the track structure, and that inspectors are trained to identify and repair ballast defects and conditions. This safety advisory recommends that track owners and railroads: (1) Assess current engineering instructions on ballast safety and update them to provide specific guidance to track inspectors (designated personnel that are qualified to inspect and repair track) on how to identify and initiate remedial action under 49 CFR 213.233(d) for ballast defects and conditions, as well as on the appropriate remedial action to implement, particularly in areas with one or more additional track conditions; (2) train track inspectors on the updated engineering instructions and this safety advisory to ensure they understand how to identify and initiate remedial action for ballast defects and conditions in a timely manner, and understand the importance of such remedial action in preventing the development of unsafe combinations of track conditions; and (3) ensure that supervisors provide adequate oversight of track inspectors to achieve identification and remediation of ballast defects and other track conditions.