Tag Archives: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement

DOD Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule for Postaward Debriefings


The Department of Defense (DOD) has proposed changes to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (DFARS) Supplement to implement a provision in the fiscal year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act that provides offerors enhanced rights with regard to postaward debriefings for competitively negotiated contracts, delivery and task orders. Comments on the proposed rule are due July 19th.

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Final Rule Authorizing CMMC Req’s for DoD Contracts Takes Effect; Katie Arrington Quoted

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A rule finalizing the Department of Defense’s (DoD) implementation of Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) requirements in DoD contracts has taken effect following delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Katie Arrington said that the Pentagon plans to issue a press release on contracts that will initially require CMMC certification soon.

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DoD Seeks Feedback on Interim Rule for CMMC Implementation


The Department of Defense (DoD) is seeking comments on an interim rule to implement the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification framework and an assessment methodology as part of efforts to better protect unclassified data within the DoD supply chain and evaluate vendors’ implementation of cyber requirements. DoD introduced the interim rule as an amendment. 

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DoD Proposes New Rule on Performance-Based Contract Payments

The Department of Defense has proposed a new rule to address the use of performance-based payments in contracts, Federal News Network reported Tuesday. According to the report, the proposed rule would subject all fixed-price contracts to performance-based payments to help companies manage their cash flow and reduce compliance and oversight costs.

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DoD Proposes Rule to Limit Use of LPTA Approach in Competitive Procurements

The Department of Defense has proposed a rule that aims to set restrictions on the use of the lowest price technically acceptable approach in the source-selection process. A Federal Register notice published Tuesday says DoD introduced the rule as an amendment to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to comply with the provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal years 2017 and 2018.

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DoD to Hold Meeting About Performance-Based & Progress Payments

The Defense Department's Defense Acquisition Regulations System plans to host a public meeting on Friday to gather feedback from government and industry professionals regarding proposed revisions to policies for issuing performance-based contract payments.

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NDIA Study Finds That Policy Frameworks Complicate Defense Contracting

The National Defense Industrial Association has found that the revised Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement and continued development of the National Institute of Standards and Technology cybersecurity framework create burdens on defense contracting, National Defense reported Tuesday. The study, “Implementing Cybersecurity in DoD Supply Chains", describes how defense contractors are responding to increasing regulation requirements.

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