Category Archives: Regulations

Inflation Adjustments to FAR Thresholds Proposed

The Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration are proposing  to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation to further implement 41 USC 1908, which requires the government to adjust acquisition-related thresholds every five years for inflation … Continue reading

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Rule Requiring CAGE Reporting Goes into Effect

The FAR Case 2012-024 final rule issued in May with Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-74 goes into effect November 1. The rule amended the FAR to require the use of Commercial and Government Entity codes, including North Atlantic Treaty Organization CAGE … Continue reading

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DoD Clarifies Flowdown for DFARS 252.225-7009 Specialty Metals Clause

The Department of Defense has finalized its proposed rule clarifying the flowdown requirements for the clause at DFARS 252.225-7009, Restriction on Acquisition of Certain Articles Containing Specialty Metals. The final rule in DFARS Case 2014-D011 amends the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation … Continue reading

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GAO Recommends DoD Release More Information on Specialty Metals Waivers

A report released by the Government Accountability Office (Specialty Metals: DOD Sissemination of National Security Waiver Information Could Enhance Awareness and Compliance with Restrictions. GAO-15-133, October 16) recommends that the Department of Defense disseminate non-sensitive information within DoD and its supplier-base on the … Continue reading

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OFCCP Proposes Equal Pay Reporting Requirements

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs today issued a notice of proposed rulemaking, which seeks to amend regulations implementing Executive Order 11246, Equal Employment Opportunity. Current OFCCP regulations require all private sector employers with 100 or more employees, and … Continue reading

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President Signs EO Banning LGBT Discrimination by Contractors

President Obama signed an executive order yesterday banning discrimination against LGBT employees by federal contractors. The new EO amends EO 11246 to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of categories of contractor employees protected from discrimination and the list of … Continue reading

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DoD Holding Public Meeting on Proposed Business Systems Compliance Rule

In connection with today’s proposed DFARS rule, Business Systems Compliance, the Department of Defense is holding a public meeting. As explained in yesterday’s blog post, the DFARS Case 2012-D042 proposed rule would allow a contractor to demonstrate compliance with DFARS system criteria for accounting systems, estimating … Continue reading

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