Government Contracts DoD Repeals Temporary Statutory Authorities
Friday, December 27, 2019

DoD Repeals Temporary Statutory Authorities

By Government Contracts Editorial Staff

A final rule amends the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to repeal obsolete defense acquisition laws that have been completed, have expired, or do not impact contracting regulations. The rule implements section 812 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (PL 115-232) to repeal section 842(b) of the NDAA for FY 2007 (PL 109-364), which established a one-time waiver authority for contracts under which specialty metals were incorporated into items produced, manufactured, or assembled in the United States prior to October 17, 2006, and where final acceptance by the government took place after that date, but before September 30, 2010. The rule also repeals section 1010 of the USA Patriot Act of 2001 (PL 107-56), which provided an exception to the prohibition on contracting for security functions at a military installation or facility. This authority expired on June 26, 2015. Accordingly, the rule removes DFARS 225.7003-4 and the one-time waiver of the specialty metals clause under certain circumstances, and amends DFARS 237.102-70(c) to remove expired authorities for contracted security functions at a military installation or facility. For the text of this final rule, which went into effect on November 27, 2019, see ¶70,017.22.

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