On September 23, 2016, the DoD issued a proposed rule that would amend its mentor-protégé program in order to implement provisions of the NDAA for FY 2016, which requires mentor contractors to report, inter alia, all technical or management support provided to the protégé, as well as any new subcontracts or increases in the scope of work. The statute also requires reporting of unreported payments, the amount of progress or advance payments, and any loans given to the protégé firm. These reporting requirements apply retroactively to mentor-protégé agreements entered into on November 25, 2015 or later. In addition to implementing these FY 2016 NDAA requirements, the proposed rule would encourage mentor firms to select firms as protégés that have not received significant prime contracts from a federal agency. Interested parties should submit written comments on or before November 22, 2016. (81 Fed. Reg. 65,610, 09/23/16)