On September 23, 2016, the DoD issued a proposed rule that would implement provisions of the 2016 NDAA and the 2015 NDAA regarding the Test Program for Negotiation of Comprehensive Small Business Subcontracting Plans (Test Program), which seeks to determine whether the use of comprehensive subcontracting plans increases subcontracting opportunities for small business concerns. The proposed rule would require that contractors participating in the Test Program report the amount of first-tier subcontract dollars awarded. The contractor would also report the total number of subcontracts active under the test program that would have otherwise required a subcontracting plan under 15 U.S.C. §637(d). The goal of the proposed rule is to determine if participation in the Test Program results in cost savings and opportunities for small business. To that end, the proposed rule would implement statutory requirements to extend the test program through December 31, 2017, and increase the threshold for participation in the test program from $5 million to $100 million. Interested parties should submit written comments on or before November 22, 2016. (81 Fed. Reg. 65,606, 09/23/16)