DOD to Start Filing More Contract Information

February 26, 2013

Defense contracting officers now must indicate the type of functions that service contracts cover, particularly those closely associated with inherently governmental or critical functions, as the data goes into the Federal Procurement Data System. The Defense Department is making the change to its practices because it handles work on contracts funded predominately by civilian agencies, according to a memo from Feb. 25.

Defense contracting officers have been spared the task for the past year, but that will change on March 1.

"This collection results in more information about the role service contracts play in achieving agency objectives," wrote Richard Ginman, director of defense procurement and acquisition policy, in a Feb. 25 memo.

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