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Home Page
Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Home Page The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) DoD home page.
FAR FAR PDF Archived Versions Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
Air Force
Air Force FARSite (Federal Acquisition Regulation Site)
DFARS DFARS Table of Content The Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS) is the official DoD regulator supplement to the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).
Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Defense Procurement Acquisition and Pricing Website.
Financial Management Laws A list of the main Financial Management Laws
Anti-Deficiency Act 31 USC § 1341 The Anti-Deficiency Act (ADA) enacted September 13, 1982, is legislation enacted by the United States Congress to prevent the incurring of obligations or the making of expenditures (outlays) in excess of amounts available in appropriations or funds.
USC, Title 10, Section 2533a The Berry Amendment requires the Department of Defense (DoD) to give preference in procurement to domestically produced, manufactured, or home grown products, most notably food, clothing, fabrics, and specialty metals
American Act
41 U.S.C.10a – 10d The Buy American Act (BAA) was passed in 1933 and restricts the purchase of supplies that are not domestic end products.
Clinger-Cohen Act 1. Information Technology Management Reform Act (ITMRA) (Division E)
2. Federal Acquisition Reform Act (FARA) (Division D)
The Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 is designed to improve the way the federal government acquires, uses and disposes information technology (IT). It’s comprised of two Acts.
Economy Act Subpart 17.502-5 – Economy Act The Economy Act (31 U.S.C. 1535) authorizes agencies to enter into agreements to obtain supplies or services by interagency acquisition.
Freedom of Information Act 5 U.S.C. § 552 The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a federal freedom of information law (5 U.S.C. § 552) that allows for the full or partial disclosure of previously unreleased information and documents controlled by the United States government.
Misappropriation Act 31 USC, Section 1301 Misappropriation is the intentional and illegal use of funds for another use or other unauthorized purpose than its intended purpose. The Misappropriation Act (31 USC, Section 1301) requires that funds appropriated by Congress be used only of the programs and purposes for which the appropriation was made.
Nunn-McCurdy Act 10 U.S.C. § 2433 – Unit Cost Reports The Nunn-McCurdy Act (10 U.S.C. § 2433) requires DOD to report to Congress whenever a Major Defense Acquisition Program (MDAP) experiences cost overruns that exceed certain thresholds. The purpose of the act was to help control cost growth in major defense systems by holding the appropriate Pentagon officials and defense contractors publicly accountable and responsible for managing costs.
Privacy Act of 1974 5 U.S.C. § 552a The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. § 552a) establishes a Code of Fair Information Practice that governs the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of personally identifiable information about individuals that is maintained in systems of records by federal agencies.
US Code Title 10 U.S. House of Representatives Downloadable U.S. Code Title 10 – Armed Forces Title 10 provides the legal basis for the roles, missions and organization of each of the services as well as the United States Department of Defense.
Bona Fide Need Rule U.S. Code Title 31 Section 1502 The Bona Fide Need rule (31 USC, Section 1502) requires appropriated funds be used only for goods and services for which a need arises during the period of that appropriation’s availability for obligation.
Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act 29 USC Chapter 23 WARN Act (29 USC Chapter 23) offers protection to workers, their families and communities by requiring employers to provide notice 60 days in advance of covered plant closings and covered mass layoffs. This notice must be provided to either affected workers or their representatives (e.g., a labor union); to the State dislocated worker unit; and to the appropriate unit of local government.


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