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Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Exchange or Sale of Government-Owned Information Technology

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AGENCY:

Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD).

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to delete obsolete procedures for the exchange or sale of Government-owned information technology. This rule is a result of a transformation initiative undertaken by DoD to dramatically change the purpose and content of the DFARS.

DATES:

Effective Date: July 11, 2006.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mr. Bill Sain, Defense Acquisition Regulations System, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (DARS), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062. Telephone (703) 602-0293; facsimile (703) 602-0350. Please cite DFARS Case 2003-D094.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

DFARS Transformation is a major DoD initiative to dramatically change the purpose and content of the DFARS. The objective is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the acquisition process, while allowing the acquisition workforce the flexibility to innovate. The transformed DFARS will contain only requirements of law, DoD-wide policies, delegations of FAR authorities, deviations from FAR requirements, and policies/procedures Start Printed Page 39010that have a significant effect beyond the internal operating procedures of DoD or a significant cost or administrative impact on contractors or offerors. Additional information on the DFARS Transformation initiative is available at http://www.acq.osd.mil/​dpap/​dars/​dfars/​transformation/​index.htm.

This final rule is a result of the DFARS Transformation initiative. The rule revises DFARS Subpart 239.70 to delete obsolete procedures for the exchange or sale of Government-owned information technology. DoD now handles the exchange or sale of information technology equipment in the same manner as other personal property, in accordance with DoD 4140.1-R, DoD Supply Chain Materiel Management Regulation. The rule includes a reference to DoD 4140.1-R, at DFARS 239.7001.

DoD published a proposed rule at 70 FR 54697 on September 16, 2005. DoD received no comments on the proposed rule. Therefore, DoD has adopted the proposed rule as a final rule without change.

This rule was not subject to Office of Management and Budget review under Executive Order 12866, dated September 30, 1993.

B. Regulatory Flexibility Act

DoD certifies that this final rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities within the meaning of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 601 et seq., because the rule deletes procedures that have become obsolete with regard to the exchange or sale of Government-owned information technology.

C. Paperwork Reduction Act

The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply, because the rule does not impose any information collection requirements that require the approval of the Office of Management and Budget under 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.

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List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 239

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Michele P. Peterson,

Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.

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Therefore,

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PART 239-ACQUISITION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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1. The authority citation for

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Authority: 41 U.S.C. 421 and 48 CFR Chapter 1.

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2. Subpart 239.70 is revised to read as follows:

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Subpart 239.70—Exchange or Sale of Information Technology

Policy.

Agencies shall follow the procedures in DoD 4140.1-R, DoD Supply Chain Materiel Management Regulation, Chapter 9, Section C9.5, when considering the exchange or sale of Government-owned information technology.

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[FR Doc. E6-10852 Filed 7-10-06; 8:45 am]

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