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Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement

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Overview Edit

The Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) is a supplement to the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) that sets forth Department of Defense (DOD) specific acquisition regulations.

Software acquisition Edit

DFARS section 227.72xx, gives instructions to contracting officers about computer software, including how to use the various standard clauses in DFARS section 252.227-72xx. In particular DFARS section 227.7203-6 tells officers to (normally) use DFARS contracting clause 252.227-7014 "in solicitations and contracts where the successful offeror(s) will be required to deliver computer software or computer software documentation."[1]

References Edit

  1. David A. Wheeler, Questions and Answers for 2008 "Open Source Software and DoD" Webinar, 2008 (Mar. 10, 2008 (rev. Mar. 1, 2011) (full-text).

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