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Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Limitation on Service Contracts for Military Flight Simulators (DFARS Case 2008-D013)

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


Final rule.


DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement Section 883(b) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008. Section 883(b) changed the conditions under which DoD may waive the prohibition on entering into a service contract to acquire a military flight simulator.


Effective Date: September 15, 2008.

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Mr. Mark Gomersall, Defense Acquisition Regulations System, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (DARS), IMD 3D139, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062. Telephone 703-602-0302; facsimile 703-602-7887. Please cite DFARS Case 2008-D013.

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A. Background

Section 832 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (Pub. L. 109-364) established a prohibition on the award of a DoD service contract for the acquisition of a military flight simulator, unless the Secretary of Defense determines that a waiver is necessary for national security purposes and provides an economic analysis to the congressional defense committees. This prohibition and the waiver authority are implemented at DFARS 237.102-71.

Section 883(b) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (Pub. L. 110-181) amended the conditions for waiver in Section 832 of Public Law 109-364 by replacing “necessary for national security purposes” with “in the national interest”. This final rule amends DFARS 237.102-71 to reflect the change made by Section 883(b) of Public Law 110-181.

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

B. Regulatory Flexibility Act

This rule will not have a significant cost or administrative impact on contractors or offerors, or a significant effect beyond the internal operating procedures of DoD. Therefore, publication for public comment under 41 U.S.C. 418b is not required. However, DoD will consider comments from small entities concerning the affected DFARS subpart in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 610. Such comments should cite DFARS Case 2008-D013.

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 237

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Michele P. Peterson,

Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.

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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. Section 237.102-71 is amended by revising paragraph (b) introductory text and paragraph (b)(1) to read as follows:

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Limitation on service contracts for military flight simulators.
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(b) Under Section 832 of Public Law 109-364, as amended by Section 883(b) of Public Law 110-181, DoD is prohibited from entering into a service contract to acquire a military flight simulator. However, the Secretary of Defense may waive this prohibition with respect to a contract, if the Secretary—

(1) Determines that a waiver is in the national interest; and

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[FR Doc. E8-21374 Filed 9-12-08; 8:45 am]