About Defense Acquisition Regulations System

Our Mission

The Defense Acquisition Regulations System (DARS) develops and maintains acquisition rules and guidance to facilitate the acquisition workforce as they acquire the goods and services DoD requires to ensure America's warfighters continued worldwide success.

DARS Creates and Maintains DoD Acquisition Regulations

DPC utilizes the DARS office to create and maintain the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS). DARS duties include:

  • Lead and guide the DAR Council
  • Provide support to the FAR Council
  • Support the FAR teams and DFARS committees
  • Provide acquisition policy and guidance
  • Publish the DFARS and the DFARS companion resource, Procedures, Guidance, and Information (PGI)
  • Publish DFARS Change Notices and the DFARS News
  • Accept public comments on proposed and interim DFARS rules
  • Issue and maintain Class Deviations
  • Post Order Code Assignments
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