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A GUIDE TO AGILITIES, FLEXIBILITIES, AND SIMPLIFICATIONS WITHIN THE FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION AND DOD 5000.02 - Dan Ward

BY LT COL DAN WARD, USAF (RET2016 Ignorance of the FAR is a greater barrier to government innovation than the FAR itself. To help foster greater innovation, speed, and effectiveness in federal contracting efforts, the following pages present selected excerpts (emphasis added) from the FAR and DoD Instruction 5000.02, Operation of the Defense Acquisition System. Accompanying each excerpt is a brief commentary on potential ways to interpret and implement these regulations, as well as summaries of the underlying principles. This document is not a comprehensive overview of the entire body of federal acquisition policy and regulation. Instead, it aims to highlight specific portions from two key regulations which describe the simplifications, agilities, flexibilities and alternatives available to acquisition professionals. Note that this document is not an official opinion and does not constitute legal or contractual advice. Instead, this informal analysis provides an easy starting point for further discussion. The goal is to equip program managers, engineers, and other acquisition practitioners from government and industry alike with an accessible quick reference guide to some of the more useful and empowering portions of federal acquisition policy.

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