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The largest federal buyer is the Department of Defense (DoD). Over 70% of annual Federal government contracting spend is made by the DoD, $400B+ annually. DoD’s FAR Supplement is known as the Defense Federal Acquisition FAR Supplement (DFARS). The DFARS is the most complicated of the agency FAR Supplements. DoD’s requirements are complicated and often involve unique technical requirements and thus the DFARS reflects the challenges DoD faces when acquiring goods and services. In addition, annually Congress adds specific unique requirements to the DoD acquisition process that are reflected in the DFARS. This program will Crack Open the DFARS, both the process by which it is created and the rules that govern the DoD procurement process. We will cover:

  • FAR System
    • FAR Signatories
    • FAR Council Structure
    • Order of Precedence
  • Director, Defense Pricing and Contracts
    • Policies
    • Deviations
    • Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)
  • Role of the Defense Acquisition Regulatory Council (DARC)
    • Membership
    • Process
    • Case Tracking
    • Public Participation
  • Structure
    • Provisions
    • Clauses
    • Procedures, Guidance, and Information (PGI)”