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U.S. Air Force Reminder Re: United Launch Alliance (ULA) Consent Order and Recent Change in Department of Defense (DOD) Compliance Officer

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AGENCY:

Headquarters Air Force, Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force (Space).

ACTION:

Publicize Consent Order, Notify Public of New DOD Compliance Officer and Provide Points of Contact for Information and/or Comment Submittal.

SUMMARY:

This is not a notice of solicitation issuance. The Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force (Space), as the Compliance Officer under the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Decision and Order (hereinafter referred to as the “Consent Order”), in the Matter of Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMC), the Boeing Company (Boeing), and United Launch Alliance, L.L.C. (hereinafter referred to as the “Respondents”), Docket No. C-4188, dated May 1, 2007, is posting this announcement to publicize the Consent Order, notify the Public of a change in DOD Compliance Officer personnel and to provide points of contact for further information or for comment submittal.

The Consent Order: The Consent Order requires that with regard to covered Government programs, (1) ULA afford all space vehicle manufacturers non-discriminatory treatment for launch services that ULA may provide, and that (2) LMC and Boeing, as space vehicle manufacturers, consider all qualified launch service providers on a non-discriminatory basis. Covered programs are Government programs which are delivered in orbit and utilize medium-to-heavy launch services. The Consent Order also requires firewalls to prevent information from a space vehicle provider being shared by ULA with its Boeing or LMC parent company. Similarly, Boeing and LMC must have firewalls to ensure that other launch service information is not shared with ULA. The Consent Order also requires that the Department of Defense appoint a Compliance Officer to oversee compliance with the Consent Order by all three Respondents. The Consent Order remains in full effect through 30 April 2017. The complete text of the ULA Consent Order and supplementary information is located on the following FTC Web site: http://www.ftc.gov/​os/​caselist/​0510165/​0510165.shtm.

DOD Compliance Officer: The DOD Compliance Officer is the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force (Space). This position is now held by Dr. Troy Meink.Start Printed Page 77107

Points of Contact for Further Information or Inquiries: For further information and inquires, or to request a meeting with the DOD Compliance Officer or his Government Compliance Team, interested parties should contact either Mrs. Sarah Beth Cliatt (Compliance Division Chief), Tel: 719-556-2042; or Colonel Marc Berkstresser (Deputy Compliance Division Chief), Tel: 703-614-7842.

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Henry Williams,

Acting Air Force Federal Register Liaison Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2013-30224 Filed 12-19-13; 8:45 am]

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