[Federal Register: November 9, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 216)]
[Rules and Regulations]               
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

48 CFR Part 239

[DFARS Case 2003-D054]

 
Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Information 
Technology Equipment--Screening of Government Inventory

AGENCY: Department of Defense (DoD).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal 
Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to delete obsolete procedures 
for screening of Government inventory before authorizing a contractor 
to purchase information technology equipment. This rule is a result of 
a transformation initiative undertaken by DoD to dramatically change 
the purpose and content of the DFARS.

EFFECTIVE DATE: November 9, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Gabrielle Ward, Defense 
Acquisition Regulations System, OUSD (AT&L) DPAP (DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 
Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062. Telephone (703) 602-2022; 
facsimile (703) 602-0350. Please cite DFARS Case 2003-D054.

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 that 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.


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    This final rule is a result of the DFARS Transformation initiative. 
The rule deletes obsolete procedures for screening of Government 
inventory before authorizing a contractor to purchase information 
technology equipment. DoD now manages information technology equipment 
in the same manner as other Government property, in accordance with FAR 
Part 45 and DFARS Part 245.
    DoD published a proposed rule at 69 FR 67884 on November 22, 2004. 
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 DFARS changes in this rule are limited to the deletion of 
obsolete procedures for screening the Government's inventory of 
information technology equipment.

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.

List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 239

    Government procurement.

Michele P. Peterson,
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System.

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Therefore, 48 CFR part 239 is amended as follows:

PART 239--ACQUISITION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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1. The authority citation for 48 CFR part 239 continues to read as 
follows:

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

Subpart 239.73--[Removed and Reserved]

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2. Subpart 239.73 is removed and reserved.

[FR Doc. 05-22110 Filed 11-8-05; 8:45 am]

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