Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory Personnel Management Demonstration Project, Department of the Army, Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC)
Section 342(b) of Public Law 103-337, as amended, authorizes the Secretary of Defense to conduct personnel demonstration projects at Department of Defense (DoD) laboratories designated as Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratories (STRLs). The above-cited legislation authorizes DoD to conduct demonstration projects to determine whether a specified change in personnel management policies or procedures would result in improved Federal personnel management. Section 1107 of Public Law 110-181 as amended by section 1109 of Public Law 110-417 requires the Secretary of Defense to execute a process and plan to employ the Department's personnel management demonstration project authorities found in title 5 United States Code (U.S.C.) 4703 at the STRLs enumerated in 5 U.S.C. 9902(c)(2) as re-designated in section 1105 of Public Law 111-84 and 73 Federal Register (FR) 73248 to enhance the performance of these laboratories. The NSRDEC is listed as one of the designated STRLs.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Definitions of Component and Domestic Manufacture (DFARS Case 2005-D010)
DoD is issuing this final rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to clarify the definitions of ``component'' and ``domestic manufacture'' as they relate to policy on foreign acquisition.
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement; Statutory Waiver for Commercially Available Off-the-Shelf Items (DFARS Case 2008-D009)
DoD has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to conform to the FAR changes implementing the waiver of the component test of the Buy American Act to contracts and subcontracts. The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Case 2000-305 implemented 41 U.S.C. 431 with respect to the inapplicability of certain laws to contracts and subcontracts for the acquisition of commercially available off-the- shelf (COTS) items.