Category Archives: DFARS

DoD Picks Up Pace With Acquisition Rulemaking

The Department of Defense on May 30 issued eight final rules amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Supplement. Five rules implement recommendations from the DoD Regulatory Reform Task Force, while three rules implement sections of fiscal year National Defense Authorization Acts. … Continue reading

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Micro-Purchase and Simplified Acquisition Thresholds Raised by DoD

Department of Defense Class Deviation 2018-O0013 raises micro-purchase and simplified acquisition thresholds and revises the special emergency procurement authority. The deviation raises the DoD micro-purchase threshold to $5,000, except the threshold is $10,000 for certain DoD research program and laboratory … Continue reading

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DoD Announces Higher Certified Cost or Pricing Data Threshold

The Department of Defense has issued Class Deviation 2018-O0012, which raises the threshold for obtaining certified cost or pricing data to $2 million. FAR 15.403-4 sets the threshold for obtaining CCPD at $750,000. However, section 811 of the National Defense … Continue reading

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DoD Seeks Input on Implementation of NDAA FY 2018 in DFARS

A Department of Defense notice announces an early engagement opportunity regarding implementation of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (PL 115-91) within the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement. The public is invited to submit early inputs on … Continue reading

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Section 809 Panel Issues Volume I of Final Report

The Section 809 Panel, the Department of Defense’s advisory panel on streamlining and codifying acquisition regulations, issued Volume I of its Final Report. The report contains recommendations to update DoD’s process for acquiring information technology business systems, streamline auditing requirements, … Continue reading

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DoD Seeks Comments on Removal of DFARS Contract Clauses

The Department of Defense is seeking input on Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement solicitation provisions and contract clauses that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification. Executive Order 13777, Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda, issued February 24, 2017, directed … Continue reading

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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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