[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 224 (Monday, November 22, 2004)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 67857-67858]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-25824]



48 CFR Part 235

[DFARS Case 2003-D058]

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Removal of 
Obsolete Research and Development Contracting Procedures

AGENCY: Department of Defense (DoD).

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: DoD has issued a final rule amending the Defense Federal 
Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to delete obsolete procedures 
for research and development contracting. This rule is a result of a 
transformation initiative undertaken by DoD to dramatically change the 
purpose and content of the DFARS.

DATES: Effective November 22, 2004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Thaddeus Godlewski, Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council, 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-D058.


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 
    This final rule is a result of the DFARS Transformation initiative. 
The rule deletes DFARS Subpart 235.70, Research and Development 
Streamlined Contracting Procedures. This subpart contains procedures 
for acquiring research and development using a standard solicitation 
and contract format and the capabilities of the World Wide Web. These 
procedures have become obsolete, due to further advances in technology 
since their creation.
    DoD published a proposed rule at 69 FR 8157 on February 23, 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 rule deletes research and development contracting 
procedures that are no longer in use.

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.

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List of Subjects in 48 CFR Part 235

    Government procurement.

Michele P. Peterson,
Executive Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council.

Therefore, 48 CFR Part 235 is amended as follows:
1. The authority citation for 48 CFR Part 235 continues to read as 

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


Subpart 235.70--[Removed]

2. Subpart 235.70 is removed.

[FR Doc. 04-25824 Filed 11-19-04; 8:45 am]