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DOD/DARC RIN: 0750-AJ51 Publication ID: Spring 2018 
Title: Repeal of Independent Research and Development Technical Interchange (DFARS Case 2017-D041) 

DoD is issuing a final rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to remove the requirement at DFARS 231.205-18(c)(iii)(C)(4) for contractors to conduct a technical interchange with a DoD Government employee before independent research and development (IR&D) costs are generated for IR&D projects initiated in fiscal year 2017 or later, as a prerequisite for those costs to be determined allowable.  This rule is expected to decrease costs for contractors and offerors.

Agency: Department of Defense(DOD)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 48 CFR 231   
Legal Authority: 41 U.S.C. 1303   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Action  05/00/2018 
Final Action Effective  05/00/2018 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Jennifer Hawes
Defense Acquisition Regulations System
Department of Defense
3060 Defense Pentagon, Room 3B941,
Washington, DC 20301-3060
Phone:571 372-6115