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Information Collection; Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States

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Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).


Notice of request for comments.


In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, the FAR Council invites the public to comment upon a renewal concerning contractors performing private security functions outside the United States.


Submit comments on or before June 25, 2019.


The FAR Council invites interested persons to submit comments on this collection by either of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: This website provides the ability to type short comments directly into the comment field or attach a file for lengthier comments. Go to and follow the instructions on the site.
  • Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), ATTN: Ms. Mandell, 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405.

Instructions: All items submitted must cite Information Collection 9000-0184, Contractors Performing Private Start Printed Page 17831Security Functions Outside the United States. Comments received generally will be posted without change to, including any personal and/or business confidential information provided. To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check, approximately two-to-three days after submission to verify posting (except allow 30 days for posting of comments submitted by mail).

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Ms. Cecelia L. Davis, Procurement Analyst, Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, at 202-219-0202 or email

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A. Solicitation of Public Comment

Written comments and suggestions from the public should address one or more of the following four points:

(1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;

(2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;

(3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and

(4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

B. Purpose

In accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States, requires contractors performing in areas such as Iraq and Afghanistan to ensure that their personnel performing private security functions comply with 32 CFR part 159, including (1) accounting for Government-acquired and contractor-furnished property and (2) reporting incidents in which a weapon is discharged, personnel are attacked or killed or property is destroyed, or active, lethal countermeasures are employed.

C. Annual Reporting Burden

Respondents: 16.

Responses per Respondent: 5.

Total Response: 13.36.

Hours per Response: 0.167.

Total Burden Hours: 734.80.

Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat Division (MVCB), 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, telephone 202-501-4755.

Please cite OMB Control No. 9000-0184, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States, in all correspondence.

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Dated: April 22, 2019.

Janet Fry,

Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy.

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[FR Doc. 2019-08385 Filed 4-25-19; 8:45 am]