New DOD Rules Take Aim At Efficiency, Output

Law360, New York (March 2, 2011, 8:30 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Defense released two proposed rules Wednesday aimed at boosting fixed-price incentive contracts and keeping better track of contractors’ independent research and development projects, in an ongoing effort to improve the agency’s efficiency and productivity.

The DOD said the public has until May 2 to comment on the rules, which would amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement.

The first rule, when implemented, would require contracting officers to give “particular consideration” to using firm target, fixed-price contracts, especially if the project involves movement...
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