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DOD/DARC RIN: 0750-AG88 Publication ID: Spring 2011 
Title: ●Prohibition on Interrogation of Detainees by Contractor Personnel (DFARS Case 2010-D027) 
Abstract: This rule implements section 1038 of the Fiscal Year 2010 National Defense Implements Authorization Act (Pub. L. 111-84). Section 1038 prohibits contractor personnel from interrogating detainees under the control of the Department of Defense. It also allows the Secretary of Defense to waive the prohibition for a limited period of time, if determined necessary to the national security interests of the United States. The interim rule added coverage at Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 237.173 and a new clause at DFARS 252.237-7010 that prescribes policies prohibiting interrogation of detainees by contractor personnel as required by the statute. The interim rule also addressed permissible support roles for contractors by providing that contractor personnel with proper training and security clearances may be used as linguists, interpreters, report writers, information technology technicians, and other employees filling ancillary positions, including as trainers of, and advisors to, interrogations, if the contractor personnel meet the criteria provided by DoD Instruction 1100.22, Policy and Procedures for Determining Workforce Mix; DoD Directive 2310.01E, The Department of Defense Detainee Program; and DoD Directive 3115.09, DoD Intelligence Interrogations, Detainee Debriefings, and Tactical Questioning. This rule only prescribed policies that prohibit interrogation of detainees by contractor personnel. DoD anticipates that there will be no additional costs imposed on small businesses. 
Agency: Department of Defense(DOD)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 48 CFR 237    48 CFR 252   
Legal Authority: 41 USC 421    PL 111-84   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Other  Statutory  section 1038 of the Fiscal Year 2010 National Defense Authorization Act (Pub. L 111-84)   nulldate 

Overall Description of Deadline: Immediate implementation of this statute is necessary to preclude a contracting officer from inadvertently awarding a contract that allows for the interrogation of detainees by contractor personnel.

Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  11/03/2010  75 FR 67632   
Interim Final Rule Effective  11/03/2010    
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  01/03/2011    
Final Action  06/00/2011    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Ynette R. Shelkin
Editor, Defense Acquisition Regulations System
Department of Defense
Defense Acquisition Regulations Council
OUSD/AT&L DPAP/DARS, 3060 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B855,
Washington, DC 20301-3060
Phone:571 372-6089