On August 1, 2016, NASA issued a final rule revising the NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) to clarify the award fee process. Specifically, the rule adds definitions for “earned award fee” and “unearned award fee” to provide clarity and consistency in how these terms are used in NASA’s award fee evaluation process. The rule also provides further management review for final award fee determinations that meet certain criteria and provides clarification regarding the release of source selection information that is included in the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System. Finally, the rule adds language to clarify how provisional award fee payments are calculated in the first evaluation period of NASA end-item award fee contracts. The rule became effective on August 31, 2016. (81 Fed Reg. 50,365, 8/1/2016)