On August 2, 2016, the DoD proposed a rule to provide the DoD with authority to approve, review and audit contractor-approved suppliers of electronic parts in accordance with §885(b) of the NDAA for FY 2016. Specifically, the rule would amend the DFARS to implement §885(b) of the FY 2016 NDAA. The amendment does not impose any reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements other than being subject to approval by the DoD. Further, contractors may proceed with the acquisition of electronic parts from contractor-approved suppliers unless otherwise notified by DoD. Comments must be submitted on or before October 3, 2016. (81 Fed. Reg. 50,680, 8/2/16)