DOD Loosens Joint Acquisition Rules For Spy Agencies

Law360, New York (February 22, 2011, 6:52 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Defense’s acquisitions arm has passed a final rule explicitly allowing non-DOD intelligence agencies to award contracts in excess of the DOD’s simplified acquisition threshold for joint programs with the defense agency.

The final rule, published in Tuesday’s Federal Register, enacts Section 806 of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2010.

A simplified acquisition threshold is a level at which agency officials may fill contracts without competitive bidding and with fewer administrative checks.

The simplified acquisition threshold for DOD is $150,000...
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