Category Archives: DFARS

2017 NDAA Creates New Defense CAS Board

The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (PL 114-328) establishes a new Cost Accounting Standards Board specific to the Department of Defense. Section 820 of the NDAA adds 10 USC 190 to create a seven-member panel chaired by … Continue reading

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DFARS Rule Clarifies Allowability of Costs Related to Counterfeit Electronic Parts

The Department of Defense has finalized its proposed rule addressing the allowability of costs of counterfeit electronic parts or suspect counterfeit electronic parts and the cost of rework or corrective action. The final rule in DFARS Case 2016-D004 amends the … Continue reading

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DFARS Rule on Use of Trusted Sources for Electronic Parts Finalized

The Department of Defense has finalized the rule in DFARS Case 2014-D005, Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts—Further Implementation, which addresses required sources of electronic parts for defense contractors and subcontractors. The new requirements are added at revised DFARS … Continue reading

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GAO Report Seeks Improvement in DoD Major System Acquisitions

A report issued by the Government Accountability Office, Joint Action Needed by DOD and Congress to Improve Outcomes, examines the acquisition of major defense systems and makes recommendations for improving the procurement processes of these systems. The report discusses: the … Continue reading

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Rule Adds Requirements for Reporting Cyber Incidents, Cloud Services

The Department of Defense has issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to add requirements for contractors to report network penetrations. The rule requires contractors and subcontractors to report cyber incidents that result in an actual … Continue reading

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GAO Completes Review of DFARS Rulemaking Procedures

The Government Accountability Officer has issued a final report entitled “Department of Defense: Acquisition Rulemaking Practices.” For the April 17, 2015, report (GAO-15-423R), GAO analyzed 279 final and interim DFARS rules published in the Federal Register between 2010 and 2014 to determine the … Continue reading

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DoD Issues Forward Pricing Rate Proposal Adequacy Checklist

A final rule issued by the Department of Defense amends the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to provide guidance to contractors on submitting forward pricing rate proposals. The DFARS Case 2012-D035 rule seeks to ensure that FPRPs are thorough, accurate, and complete. Revised DFARS 215.403-5 directs contracting officers … Continue reading

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