Other DFARS Cases of Interest

A colleague referred me to two open DFARS cases that may be of interest to this audience. Both are related to counterfeit parts avoidance regulations …

DFARS 2017-D014 “Use of Commercial or Non-Government Standards”
Synopsis: Implements section 875 of the NDAA for FY 2017 (Pub. L. 114-328), which requires DoD to use commercial or non-Government standards in lieu of military specifications and standards, and encourage contractors to propose commercial or non-Government standards and industry-wide practices that meet the intent of the military specifications and standards.
Status: 05/03/2017 DARC received Quality Assurance Cmte draft proposed DFARS rule. Will discuss draft proposed DFARS rule on 05/17/2017.

DFARS 2017-D021 “Contractor Business Systems”
Synopsis: Implements sections 893 of the NDAA for FY 2017 (Pub. L. 114-328) to revise the requirements for review of contractor business systems.
Status: 01/11/2017 DARC Director tasked Ad Hoc Cmte. to draft proposed DFARS rule. Report due 03/08/2017. Report due date extended to 05/24/2017.


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