Afghanistan DOD Contractors Must Plan Own Demobilizations

Law360, Washington (September 4, 2013, 5:43 PM EDT) -- The majority of U.S military contractors working in Afghanistan are now solely responsible for demobilizing their own staff and equipment after the expiry of their contracts and must submit withdrawal plans, according to a new regulation announced by the U.S. Department of Defense on Friday.

Under the so-called class deviation notice — which allows government contracting officers to deviate from the Federal Acquisition Regulation when soliciting or signing contracts — military contracting officers responsible for bid solicitations and contracts for services in the Afghanistan Combined Joint...
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