The Department of Defense (DoD) issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) recognizing contractor responsibilities to comply with existing Department of Commerce and Department of State export control regulations. The rule adds two new clauses to be included in defense contracts when export-controlled items, including information or technology, are expected to be involved in the performance of the contract. Defense agencies will have to inform contractors in the contract solicitation if any controlled items will be involved in the work. The rule will also require the contractor to consult with DDTC and BIS on any issues related to export control regulations.