[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 137 (Tuesday, July 18, 2006)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 40681-40685]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-6278]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Parts 2, 7, 12, 25, 52

[FAR Case 2005-011; Docket 2006-0020; Sequence 3]
RIN: 9000-AK42


Federal Acquisition Regulation; FAR Case 2005-011, Contractor 
Personnel in a Theater of Operations or at a Diplomatic or Consular 
Mission

AGENCIES:  Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration 
(GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION:  Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY:  The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense 
Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) are proposing to amend the 
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to address the issues of 
contractor personnel that are providing support to the mission of the 
United States Government in the theater of operations or at a 
diplomatic or consular mission outside the United States, but are not 
covered by the DoD clause for contractor personnel authorized to 
accompany the U.S. Armed Forces.

DATES:  Interested parties should submit written comments to the FAR 
Secretariat on or before September 18, 2006 to be considered in the 
formulation of a final rule.

ADDRESSES:  Submit comments identified by FAR case 2005-011 by any of 
the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://acquisition.gov. Follow 
the instructions for submitting comments.
     Agency Web site: http:// http://acquisition.gov/far/ProposedRules/proposed.htm">acquisition.gov/far/ProposedRules/proposed.htm. Click on the FAR case number to submit 
comments.
     E-mail:  farcase.2005-011@gsa.gov. Include FAR case 2005-
011 in the subject line of the message.
     Fax: 202-501-4067.
     Mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory 
Secretariat (VIR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4035, ATTN: Laurieann 
Duarte, Washington, DC 20405.
    Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite FAR case 2005-
011 in all correspondence related to this case. All comments received 
will be posted without change to http://acquisition.gov/far/ProposedRules/proposed.htm, including any personal and/or business 
confidential information provided.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  For clarification of content, contact 
Linda Nelson, Procurement Analyst, at (202) 501-1900. The TTY Federal 
Relay Number for further information is 1-800-877-8973. Please cite FAR 
case 2005-011. For information pertaining to status or publication 
schedules, contact the FAR Secretariat at (202) 501-4755.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

    This rule proposes to create a new FAR Subpart 25.3 to address 
issues relating to contractors outside the United States, including new 
section 25.302, Contractor personnel in a theater of operations or at a 
diplomatic or consular mission outside the United States. The rule also 
proposes a new clause entitled ``Contractor Personnel in a Theater of 
Operations or at a Diplomatic or Consular Mission Outside the United 
States.''
    The clause applies when contractor personnel are employed outside 
the United States--
     In a theater of operations during--
     Contingency operations;
     Humanitarian or peacekeeping operations;
     Other military operations; or
     Military exercises designated by the combatant commander; 
or
     At a diplomatic or consular mission, when specified by the 
chief of mission.
    This new clause clarifies that contractor personnel are civilians. 
Contractor personnel, except private security contractor personnel, are 
not authorized to use deadly force against enemy armed forces other 
than in self defense. Private security contractor personnel are only 
authorized to use deadly force when necessary to execute their security 
mission to protect assets/persons, consistent with the mission 
statement contained in their contract. It is the responsibility of the 
Combatant Commander to ensure that private security contract mission 
statements do not authorize the performance of any inherently 
Governmental military functions, such as preemptive attacks, or any 
other types of attacks.
    The clause also addresses such issues as responsibility for 
logistical and security support, compliance with laws and regulations, 
preliminary personnel requirements, processing and departure points, 
personnel data lists, removal of contractor personnel, authorization of 
weapons and ammunition, vehicle or equipment licenses, wearing of 
military clothing and protective equipment, evacuation, personnel 
recovery, notification and return of personal effects, mortuary 
affairs, changes in place of performance or Government-furnished 
facilities, equipment, material, services, or site, and flowdown of the 
clause to subcontracts.
    In preparation of this proposed rule, the Councils reviewed the 
proposed rule published by the Department of State in the Federal 
Register on December 22, 2004 (69 FR 76660). The Councils also 
considered the final rule issued by the Department of Defense on May 5, 
2005 (70 FR 23790) (DFARS Case 2003-D087, Contractor Personnel 
Supporting a Force Deployed Outside the United States).
    This is a significant regulatory action and, therefore, was subject 
to review under Section 6(b) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory 
Planning and Review, dated September 30, 1993. This rule is not a major 
rule under 5 U.S.C. 804.

B. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    The Councils do not expect this proposed rule to 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 this rule does not impose economic burdens on contractors. The 
purpose and effect of this rule is to relieve the current perceived 
burden on contractors operating in a contingency environment without 
consistent guidance or a standardized clause. By establishing a 
standardized clause spelling out the standardized rules, this rule 
effectively reduces the burden on small business. It establishes a 
framework within which it will be easier for contractors to operate 
overseas. In addition, the availability of Government departure centers 
in the United States will make it easier for small businesses to meet 
all pre-departure requirements. An Initial Regulatory Flexibility 
Analysis (IRFA) has therefore not been prepared. The Councils will also 
consider comments from small entities concerning the affected FAR parts 
2, 7, 12, 25, and 52 in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 610. Interested 
parties should submit such comments separately and should cite 5 U.S.C. 
601, et seq. (FAR Case 2005-011), in correspondence.

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C. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act does not apply because the proposed 
changes to the FAR do not impose 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 Parts 2, 7, 12, 25, and 52

    Government procurement.

    Dated: July 10, 2006.
Linda K. Nelson
Acting Director, Contract Policy Division.

    Therefore, DoD, GSA, and NASA propose amending 48 CFR parts 2, 7, 
12, 25, and 52 as set forth below:
    1. The authority citation for 48 CFR parts 2, 7, 12, 25, and 52 
continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  40 U.S.C. 121(c); 10 U.S.C. chapter 137; and 42 
U.S.C. 2473(c).

PART 2--DEFINITIONS OF WORDS AND TERMS

    2. Amend section 2.101(b)(2)by adding, in alphabetical order, the 
definitions ``At a diplomatic or consular mission'' and ``Theater of 
operations'' to read as follows:


2.101  Definitions.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (2) * * *
    At a diplomatic or consular mission means any location outside the 
United States where a contractor performs a contract administered by 
Federal agency personnel subject to the direction of a Chief of Mission 
pursuant to Section 207 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 
3927).
* * * * *
    Theater of operations means an area defined by the combatant 
commander for the conduct or support of specific operations.
* * * * *

PART 7--ACQUISITION PLANNING

    3. Amend section 7.105 by revising paragraphs (b)(13)(i) and 
(b)(19) to read as follows:


7.105  Contents of written acquisition plans.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (13) Logistics consideration. Describe--
    (i) The assumptions determining contractor or agency support, both 
initially and over the life of the acquisition, including consideration 
of contractor or agency maintenance and servicing (see Subpart 7.3), 
support for contracts to be performed in a theater of operations or at 
a diplomatic or consular mission (see 25.302-3); and distribution of 
commercial items;
* * * * *
    (19) Other considerations. Discuss, as applicable, standardization 
concepts, the industrial readiness program, the Defense Production Act, 
the Occupational Safety and Health Act, foreign sales implications, 
special requirements for contracts to be performed in a theater of 
operations or at a diplomatic or consular mission, and any other 
matters germane to the plan not covered elsewhere.
* * * * *

PART 12--ACQUISITION OF COMMERCIAL ITEMS

    4. Revise section 12.301 by adding paragraph (b)(5) to read as 
follows:


12.301  Solicitation provisions and contract clauses for the 
acquisition of commercial items.

* * * * *
    (b)(5) Insert the clause at 52.225-XX, Contractor Personnel in a 
Theater of Operations or at a Diplomatic or Consular Mission outside 
the United States, as prescribed in 25.302-5.
* * * * *

PART 25--FOREIGN ACQUISITION

    5. Revise section 25.000 to read as follows:


25.000  Scope of part.

    (a) This part provides policies and procedures for--
    (1) Acquiring foreign supplies, services, and construction 
materials; and
    (2) Performance of contractor personnel outside the United States.
    (b) It implements the Buy American Act, trade agreements, and other 
laws and regulations.
* * * * *
    6. Add Subpart 25.3 to read as follow:
Subpart 25.3--Contractors Outside the United States
Sec
25.301 [Reserved]
25.302 Contractor personnel in a theater of operations or at a 
diplomatic or consular mission outside the United States.
25.302-1 Scope.
25.302-2 Definitions.
25.302-3 Government support.
25.302-4 Weapons.
25.302-5 Contract clauses.

Subpart 25.3--Contractors Outside the United States


25.301   [Reserved]


25.302  Contractor personnel in a theater of operations or at a 
diplomatic or consular mission outside the United States.


25.302-1  Scope.

    This section applies to contracts requiring contractor personnel to 
perform outside the United States--
    (a) In a theater of operations during--
    (1) Contingency operations;
    (2) Humanitarian or peacekeeping operations;
    (3) Other military operations; or
    (4) Military exercises designated by the combatant commander; or
    (b) At a diplomatic or consular mission, when designated by the 
chief of mission.


25.302-2  Definitions.

    Chief of mission means the principal officer in charge of a 
diplomatic mission of the United States or of a United States office 
abroad which is designated by the Secretary of State as diplomatic in 
nature, including any individual assigned under section 502(c) of the 
Foreign Service Act of 1980 (Public Law 96-465) to be temporarily in 
charge of such a mission or office.
    Combatant Commander means the commander of a unified or specified 
combatant command established in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 161.
    Other military operations means a range of military force responses 
that can be projected to accomplish assigned tasks. Such operations may 
include one or a combination of the following: civic action, 
humanitarian assistance, civil affairs, and other military activities 
to develop positive relationships with other countries; confidence 
building and other measures to reduce military tensions; military 
presence; activities to convey messages to adversaries; military 
deceptions and psychological operations; quarantines, blockades, and 
harassment operations; raids; intervention operations; armed conflict 
involving air, land, maritime, and strategic warfare operations; 
support for law enforcement authorities to counter international 
criminal activities (terrorism, narcotics trafficking, slavery, and 
piracy); support for law enforcement authorities to suppress domestic 
rebellion; and support for insurgency, counterinsurgency, and civil war 
in foreign countries.


25.302-3  Government support.

    (a) Generally, contractors are responsible for providing their own 
logistical and security support,

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including logistical and security support for their employees. The 
agency shall provide logistical or security support only when the 
appropriate agency official, in accordance with agency guidance, 
determines that Government provision of such support is needed to 
ensure continuation of essential contractor services and adequate 
support cannot be obtained by the contractor from other sources.
    (b) The contracting officer shall specify in the contract the exact 
support to be provided, and whether this support is provided on a 
reimbursable basis, citing the authority for the reimbursement.


25.302-4  Weapons.

    The contracting officer shall follow agency procedures and the 
weapons policy established by the combatant commander or the chief of 
mission when authorizing contractor personnel to carry weapons (see 
paragraph (i) of the clause at 52.225-XX, Contractor Personnel in a 
Theater of Operations or at a Diplomatic or Consular Mission outside 
the United States).


25.302-5  Contract clauses.

    Insert the clause at 52.225-XX, Contractor Personnel in a Theater 
of Operations or at a Diplomatic or Consular Mission outside the United 
States, in solicitations and contracts when contract performance 
requires that contractor personnel be available to perform outside the 
United States--
    (a) In a theater of operations during--
    (1) Contingency operations;
    (2) Humanitarian or peacekeeping operations;
    (3) Other military operations; or
    (4) Military exercises designated by the combatant commander; or
    (b) At a diplomatic or consular mission, when specified by the 
chief of mission.

PART 52--SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES

    7. Add section 52.225-XX to read as follows:


52.225-XX  Contractor Personnel in a Theater of Operations or at a 
Diplomatic or Consular Mission outside the United States.

    As prescribed in 25.302-5, insert the following clause:

CONTRACTOR PERSONNEL IN A THEATER OF OPERATIONS OR AT A DIPLOMATIC OR 
CONSULAR MISSION OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES ([INSERT ABBREVIATED MONTH 
AND YEAR OF PUBLICATION IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER])

    (a)  Definitions. As used in this clause--
    At a diplomatic or consular mission means any location outside 
the United States where a Contractor performs a contract 
administered by Federal agency personnel subject to the direction of 
a Chief of Mission pursuant to Section 207 of the Foreign Service 
Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 3927).
    Chief of mission means the principal officer in charge of a 
diplomatic mission of the United States or of a United States office 
abroad which is designated by the Secretary of State as diplomatic 
in nature, including any individual assigned under section 502(c) of 
the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (Public Law 96-465) to be 
temporarily in charge of such a mission or office.
    Combatant Commander means the commander of a unified or 
specified combatant command established in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 
161.
    Other military operations means a range of military force 
responses that can be projected to accomplish assigned tasks. Such 
operations may include one or a combination of the following: civic 
action, humanitarian assistance, civil affairs, and other military 
activities to develop positive relationships with other countries; 
confidence building and other measures to reduce military tensions; 
military presence; activities to convey messages to adversaries; 
military deceptions and psychological operations; quarantines, 
blockades, and harassment operations; raids; intervention 
operations; armed conflict involving air, land, maritime, and 
strategic warfare operations; support for law enforcement 
authorities to counter international criminal activities (terrorism, 
narcotics trafficking, slavery, and piracy); support for law 
enforcement authorities to suppress domestic rebellion; and support 
for insurgency, counterinsurgency, and civil war in foreign 
countries.
    Theater of operations means an area defined by the combatant 
commander for the conduct or support of specific operations.
    (b) General. (1) This clause applies when contractor personnel 
are employed outside the United States--
    (i) In a theater of operations during--
    (A) Contingency operations;
    (B) Humanitarian or peacekeeping operations;
    (C) Other military operations; or
    (D) Military exercises designated by the combatant commander; or
    (ii) At a diplomatic or consular mission, when specified by the 
chief of mission.
    (2) Contract performance may require work in dangerous or 
austere conditions. The Contractor accepts the risks associated with 
required contract performance in such operations.
    (3) Contractor personnel are civilians.
    (i) Except as provided in paragraph (b)(3)(ii) of this clause, 
Contractor personnel are not authorized to use deadly force against 
enemy armed forces other than in self defense.
    (ii) Private security Contractor personnel are authorized to use 
deadly force only when necessary to execute their security mission 
to protect assets/persons, consistent with the mission statement 
contained in their contract.
    (iii) Civilians lose their law of war protection from direct 
attack if and for such time as they take a direct part in 
hostilities.
    (4) Service performed by Contractor personnel subject to this 
clause is not active duty or service under 38 U.S.C. 106 note.
    (c) Support. Unless specified elsewhere in the contract, the 
Contractor is responsible for all logistical and security support 
required for Contractor personnel engaged in this contract.
    (d) Compliance with laws and regulations. The Contractor shall 
comply with, and shall ensure that its personnel in the area of 
performance in the theater of operations or at the diplomatic or 
consular mission are familiar with and comply with, all applicable--
    (1) United States, host country, and third country national 
laws;
    (2) Treaties and international agreements;
    (3) United States regulations, directives, instructions, 
policies, and procedures; and
    (4) Orders, directives, and instructions issued by the Chief of 
Mission or the Combatant Commander relating to mission 
accomplishments, force protection, security, health, safety, or 
relations and interaction with local nationals.
    (e) Preliminary personnel requirements. (1) Specific 
requirements for paragraphs (e)(2)(i) through (e)(2)(vi) of this 
clause will be set forth in the statement of work, or elsewhere in 
the contract.
    (2) Before Contractor personnel depart from the United States or 
a third country, and before Contractor personnel residing in the 
host country begin contract performance in the theater of operations 
or at the diplomatic or consular mission, the Contractor shall 
ensure the following:
    (i) All applicable specified security and background checks are 
completed.
    (ii) All personnel are medically and physically fit and have 
received all required vaccinations.
    (iii) All personnel have all necessary passports, visas, entry 
permits, and other documents required for contractor personnel to 
enter and exit the foreign country, including those required for in-
transit countries.
    (iv) All personnel have received--
    (A) A country clearance or special area clearance, if required 
by the chief of mission; and
    (B) A theater clearance, if required by the Combatant Commander.
    (v) All personnel have received personal security training. The 
training must at a minimum--
    (A) Cover safety and security issues facing employees overseas;
    (B) Identify safety and security contingency planning 
activities; and
    (C) Identify ways to utilize safety and security personnel and 
other resources appropriately.
    (vi) All personnel have received isolated personnel training, if 
specified in the contract.
    (vii) All personnel who are U.S. citizens are registered with 
the U.S. Embassy or Consulate with jurisdiction over the area of 
operations on-line at http://www.travel.state.gov.
    (3) The Contractor shall notify all personnel who are not a host 
country national or ordinarily resident in the host country that--

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    (i) If this contract is with the Department of Defense, or the 
contract relates to supporting the mission of the Department of 
Defense outside the United States, such employees, and dependents 
residing with such employees, who engage in conduct outside the 
United States that would constitute an offense punishable by 
imprisonment for more than one year if the conduct had been engaged 
in within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the 
United States, may potentially be subject to the criminal 
jurisdiction of the United States (see the Military Extraterritorial 
Jurisdiction Act of 2000 (18 U.S.C. 3261 et seq.);
    (ii) Pursuant to the War Crimes Act, 18 U.S.C. 2441, Federal 
criminal jurisdiction also extends to conduct that is determined to 
constitute a violation of the law of war when committed by a 
civilian national of the United States;
    (iii) Other laws may provide for prosecution of U.S. nationals 
who commit offenses on the premises of United States diplomatic, 
consular, military or other United States Government missions 
outside the United States (18 U.S.C. 7(9)).
    (f) Processing and departure points. The Contractor shall 
require its personnel who are arriving from outside the area of 
performance to perform in the theater of operations or at the 
diplomatic or consular mission to--
    (1) Process through the departure center designated in the 
contract or complete another process as directed by the Contracting 
Officer;
    (2) Use a specific point of departure and transportation mode as 
directed by the Contracting Officer; and
    (3) Process through a reception center designated by the 
Contracting Officer upon arrival at the place of performance.
    (g) Personnel data list. (1) The Contractor shall establish and 
maintain with the designated Government official a current list of 
all contractor personnel in the areas of performance. The 
Contracting Officer will inform the Contractor of the Government 
official designated to receive this data and the appropriate system 
to use for this effort.
    (2) The Contractor shall ensure that all employees on this list 
have a current record of emergency data, for notification of next of 
kin, on file with both the Contractor and the designated Government 
official.
    (h) Contractor personnel. The Contracting Officer may direct the 
Contractor, at its own expense, to remove and replace any Contractor 
personnel who jeopardize or interfere with mission accomplishment or 
who fail to comply with or violate applicable requirements of this 
clause. Such action may be taken at the Government's discretion 
without prejudice to its rights under any other provision of this 
contract, including termination for default or cause.
    (i)  Weapons. (1) If the Contracting Officer, subject to the 
approval of the Combatant Commander or the Chief of Mission, 
authorizes the carrying of weapons--
    (i) The Contracting Officer may authorize an approved Contractor 
to issue Contractor-owned weapons and ammunition to specified 
employees; or
    (ii) The [specify individual, e.g. Contracting Officer 
Representative, Regional Security Officer, etc,] may issue 
Government-furnished weapons and ammunition to the Contractor for 
issuance to specified contractor employees.
    (2) The Contractor shall provide to the Contracting Officer a 
specific list of personnel for whom authorization to carry a weapon 
is requested.
    (3) The Contractor shall ensure that its personnel who are 
authorized to carry weapons--
    (i) Are adequately trained to carry and use them--
    (A) Safely;
    (B) With full understanding of, and adherence to, the rules of 
the use of force issued by the Combatant Commander or the Chief of 
Mission; and
    (C) In compliance with applicable agency policies, agreements, 
rules, regulations, and other applicable law;
    (ii) Are not barred from possession of a firearm by 18 U.S.C. 
922; and
    (iii) Adhere to all guidance and orders issued by the Combatant 
Commander or the Chief of Mission regarding possession, use, safety, 
and accountability of weapons and ammunition.
    (4) Upon revocation by the Contracting Officer of the 
Contractor's authorization to possess weapons, the Contractor shall 
ensure that all Government-furnished weapons and unexpended 
ammunition are returned as directed by the Contracting Officer.
    (5) Whether or not weapons are Government-furnished, all 
liability for the use of any weapon by Contractor personnel rests 
solely with the Contractor and the Contractor employee using such 
weapon.
    (j) Vehicle or equipment licenses. Contractor personnel shall 
possess the required licenses to operate all vehicles or equipment 
necessary to perform the contract in the area of performance.
    (k) Military clothing and protective equipment. (1) Contractor 
personnel are prohibited from wearing military clothing unless 
specifically authorized by the Combatant Commander. If authorized to 
wear military clothing, Contractor personnel must wear distinctive 
patches, arm bands, nametags, or headgear, in order to be 
distinguishable from military personnel, consistent with force 
protection measures.
    (2) Contractor personnel may wear specific items required for 
safety and security, such as ballistic, nuclear, biological, or 
chemical protective equipment.
    (l) Evacuation. (1) If the Chief of Mission or Combatant 
Commander orders a mandatory evacuation of some or all personnel, 
the Government will provide to United States and third country 
national Contractor personnel the level of assistance provided to 
private United States citizens.
    (2) In the event of a non-mandatory evacuation order, the 
Contractor shall maintain personnel on location sufficient to meet 
contractual obligations unless instructed to evacuate by the 
Contracting Officer.
    (m) Personnel recovery. (1) In the case of isolated, missing, 
detained, captured or abducted Contractor personnel, the Government 
will assist in personnel recovery actions.
    (2) Personnel recovery may occur through military action, action 
by non-governmental organizations, other U.S. Government-approved 
action, diplomatic initiatives, or through any combination of these 
options.
    (3) The Department of Defense has primary responsibility for 
recovering DoD contract service employees and, when requested, will 
provide personnel recovery support to other agencies in accordance 
with DoD Directive 2310.2, Personnel Recovery.
    (n) Notification and return of personal effects. (1) The 
Contractor shall be responsible for notification of the employee-
designated next of kin, and notification as soon as possible to the 
U.S. Consul responsible for the area in which the event occurred, if 
the employee--
    (i) Dies;
    (ii) Requires evacuation due to an injury; or
    (iii) Is isolated, missing, detained, captured, or abducted.
    (2) The Contractor shall also be responsible for the return of 
all personal effects of deceased or missing Contractor personnel, if 
appropriate, to next of kin.
    (o) Mortuary affairs. Mortuary affairs for Contractor personnel 
who die in the area of performance will be handled as follows:
    (1) If this contract was awarded by DoD, the remains of 
Contractor personnel will be handled in accordance with DoD 
Directive 1300.22, Mortuary Affairs Policy.
    (2)(i) If this contract was awarded by an agency other than DoD, 
the Contractor is responsible for the return of the remains of 
Contractor personnel from the point of identification of the remains 
to the location specified by the employee or next of kin, as 
applicable, except as provided in paragraph (o)(2)(ii) of this 
clause.
    (ii) In accordance with 10 U.S.C. 1486, the Department of 
Defense may provide, on a reimbursable basis, mortuary support for 
the disposition of remains and personal effects of all U.S. citizens 
upon the request of the Department of State.
    (p) Changes. In addition to the changes otherwise authorized by 
the Changes clause of this contract, the Contracting Officer may, at 
any time, by written order identified as a change order, make 
changes in place of performance or Government-furnished facilities, 
equipment, material, services, or site. Any change order issued in 
accordance with this paragraph shall be subject to the provisions of 
the Changes clause of this contract.

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    (q) Subcontracts. The Contractor shall incorporate the substance 
of this clause, including this paragraph (q), in all subcontracts 
that require subcontractor personnel to perform outside the United 
States--
    (1) In a theater of operations during--
    (i) Contingency operations;
    (ii) Humanitarian or peacekeeping operations;
    (iii) Other military operations; or
    (iv) Military exercises designated by the Combatant Commander; 
or
    (2) At a diplomatic or consular mission, when specified by the 
chief of mission.
    (End of clause)
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