If the Trump administration wants to seriously reduce the regulatory burden on agencies and vendors, it should look no further than the Federal Acquisition Regulations and the Defense FAR (DFARs).
Since 2009, the number of clauses around commercial items skyrocketed from 16 to 142, according to a preliminary analysis by the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA).
Of the 114 new clauses, 40 came from Congress through legislation and 76 from the White House or the government’s acquisition oversight councils, in the form of executive orders or FAR/DFARs cases.
And of all of those clauses, most —109 — impact every vendor, not just military contractors, while 33 only are in the DFARs.
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