DATE: March 23, 2004

SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Contractors Accompanying a Force Deployed

SOURCE: Federal Register, March 23, 2004, Vol. 69, No. 56, page 13500

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Proposed Rule

SYNOPSIS: In response to the growing reliance of the DOD on contractor personnel to provide support services in combat areas, this proposed rule would amend DFARS Subpart 225.74, retitled "Defense Contractors Outside the United States," and add a new clause, DFARS 252.225-70XX, Contractors Accompanying a Force Deployed for Contingency, Humanitarian, Peacekeeping, or Combat Operations, to add policy relating to contracts that require contractor employees to accompany a force engaged in contingency, humanitarian, peacekeeping, or combat operations outside the United States.

DATES: Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted on of before May 24, 2004.

ADDRESSES: Respondents may submit comments directly on the web site at http://emissary.acq.osd.mil/dar/dfars.nsf/pubcomm. As an alternative, respondents may e-mail comments to: dfars@acq.osd.mil. Also, respondents who cannot submit comments through the web site or by e-mail may submit comments to Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: Amy Williams, OUSD(AT&L)DP(DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062, or by fax to 703-602-0350. Cite "DFARS Case 2003-D087" when making comments on this proposed rule.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Williams, (703) 602-0328.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: This proposed rule would amend DFARS Subpart 225.74 and add DFARS 252.225-70XX to enable the uniform treatment of contractors that accompany a deployed force, and would enable combatant commanders to rapidly adjust contract requirements in response to changing conditions on the battlefield.

The following changes would be made to the DFARS by this proposed rule:

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

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