ABSTRACT

Department of Defense: Acquisition Rulemaking Practices   [open pdf - 215KB]

From the Document: "This report transmits our February 2015 briefing prepared in response to the mandated review contained in House Report 113-446, accompanying H.R. 4435, Howard P. 'Buck' McKeon National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2015, of the Department of Defense (DOD) acquisition rulemaking practices. Our objectives were (1) to describe DOD's current rulemaking procedures, including relevant provisions for notice and comment, for Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) rules; (2) to determine the frequency with which DOD issued final and interim rules without prior notice and comment during fiscal years 2010 through 2014; (3) to determine the most common justifications given by DOD when issuing final and interim DFARS rules without prior notice and comment; and (4) to identify methods cited by DOD for promoting constructive communication between DOD, the public, and the acquisition industry during rulemaking."

Report Number:
GAO-15-423R
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Date:
2015-04-17
Copyright:
Public Domain
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Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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