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DOD/DARC RIN: 0750-AL41 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Limitations on Certain Institutes of Higher Education (DFARS Case 2021-D023) 

DoD is issuing an interim rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to implement section 1062 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021.  Section 1062 requires that no funds be made available to institutions of higher education that host a Confucius Institute, other than amounts provided directly to students as educational assistance.  The Secretary of Defense may waive this limitation, after consulting with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.  Section 1062 also provides for management of the waiver process and includes definitions for Confucius Institute and institution of higher education.

Agency: Department of Defense(DOD)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 48 CFR 209    48 CFR 252   
Legal Authority: 41 U.S.C. 1303    Pub. L. 116-283, sec. 1062   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Other  Statutory  The limitation shall apply with respect to the first fiscal year that begins after the date that is 24 months after the date of the enactment of this Act and to any subsequent fiscal year.  01/01/2023 
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  09/28/2023  88 FR 67607   
Interim Final Rule Effective  10/01/2023 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  11/28/2023 
Final Action  07/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: Organizations  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Jennifer D. Johnson
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment
Department of Defense
Defense Acquisition Regulations Council
Defense Pricing and Contracting, Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Room 3B938, 3060 Pentagon,
Washington, DC 20301-3060
Phone:703 717-8226