On August 2, 2016, the Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD) published in the Federal Register a proposed rule [Docket DARS–2016–0014] to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 that makes contractors and subcontractors subject to approval (as well as review and audit) by appropriate DoD officials when identifying a contractor-approved supplier of electronic parts.

Comments on the proposed rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown in the Federal Register document on or before October 3, 2016, to be considered in the formation of a final rule.