DoD Wants Information about Impact of Contracting Statutes

The Department of Defense is conducting an assessment to identify the impacts of contracting statutes on industry. Specifically, the Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy is soliciting public input to identify:

  • particular impacts associated with specific contracting statutes;
  • an explanation of why the identified impact does not achieve the intended benefit of the identified legislation or why the intended benefit is not helpful to DoD; and
  • recommendations for alternative approaches to achieve the intended benefit of the identified legislation.

DoD is also interested in non-statutory DFARS and component supplement requirements that warrant similar consideration. The assessment is part of an internal DoD effort to reduce compliance impacts that do not achieve the benefits intended by contracting statutes.

In a February 25, 2014, filing, DoD extended the comment period to April 23, 2014..

For more information, see the Federal Register notice.

About William Van Huis

Bill Van Huis is a Senior Writer/Analyst for Wolters Kluwer Law & Business who tracks and analyzes new regulations impacting federal government contracting. He also follows court decisions involving bid protests and contract disputes. You can find his work in WK publications like Government Contract Reports and the FAR and DFARS Matrix Tools. Bill is a Certified Professional Contracts Manager, and he has a law degree from Southern Illinois University, where he graduated summa cum laude. Prior to joining WK, Bill worked both inside and outside state and local government in the areas of procurement and municipal finance. Bill also worked as a staff attorney for the Illinois Supreme Court.
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