DATE: December 20, 2002

SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Extension of DOD Pilot Mentor-Protege Program

SOURCE: Federal Register, December 20, 2002, Vol. 67, No. 245, page 77936

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Final Rule

SYNOPSIS: DOD is amending DFARS Subpart 219.71, Pilot Mentor-Protege Program, and DFARS Appendix I, Policy and Procedures for the DOD Pilot Mentor-Protege Program, to extend, through September 30, 2005, the period during which companies may enter into agreements under the DOD Pilot Mentor-Protege Program. This implements Section 812 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 (Public Law 107-107).

EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on the acquisition-related provisions of Public Law 107-107, see the January 2, 2002, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002."

EFFECTIVE DATE: December 20, 2002.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angelena Moy, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, OUSD(AT&L)DPAP(DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062; 703-602-1302; fax: 703-602-0350.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Public Law 107-107, Section 812, Extension of Mentor-Protege Program, extends the deadline for entering into agreements under the DOD Mentor-Protege Program from September 30, 2002, to September 30, 2005. In addition, Section 812 extends the period during which mentor firms may incur costs that are eligible for reimbursement or credit under the program from September 30, 2005, to September 30, 2008. To implement these extensions, the following changes are made by this final rule:

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Panoptic Enterprises at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to Panoptic@FedGovContracts.com.

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