Pentagon Rule Streamlines Some Military Purchases

Law360, New York (June 29, 2011, 4:55 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Defense issued an interim rule Wednesday that will create a pilot program to test a streamlined method of purchasing military-use, nondevelopmental items like programmable robots and all-terrain vehicles.

The DOD said that it hopes the proposal will incentivize private development of military items by adapting rules it uses to purchase widely available commercial items.

Under the streamlined regulations, contractors would be required to provide price data for "price reasonableness determinations" but would be exempt from providing stricter certified pricing data. The rule...
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