Industry Dialogue – Shay D. Assad, Director of Defense Pricing/Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy
8/27/2018 1:00 - 2:30 pm
2101 Wilson Boulevard, Ste 700
Arlington,  VA  22201
Event Type : Meeting
Event Code : 999B
Shay Assad, Director of Defense Pricing/Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, will discuss the goals and implications of DoD’s "Certified Costs and Pricing" pilot program and what is being done to streamline defense acquisition-related rulemaking.
Topics to be discussed include:
- In January 2018, DoD established an exception from costs and pricing data certification requirements for contracts and sub-contracts less than $7.5 million in value and pertaining to basic or applied technology acquisition, or SBIR/STTR awards. Effective 1 July 2018, the threshold for triggering certified costs and pricing data reporting requirements will increase from $750,000 to $2 million. What are the early and anticipated lessons of these reforms?
- Over the last 18 months, the issuance of new acquisition rules has been delayed, in part, from new regulatory burden assessment requirements. What is the current state of the rulemaking process and what is being done to reduce the time to rule issuance?
The NDIA has a policy of strict compliance with federal and state antitrust laws. The antitrust laws prohibit competitors from engaging in actions that could result in an unreasonable restraint of trade. Consequently, NDIA members must avoid discussing certain topics when they are together – both at formal association membership, board, committee, and other meetings and in informal contacts with other industry members: prices, fees, rates, profit margins, or other terms or conditions of sale (including allowances, credit terms, and warranties); allocation of markets or customers or division of territories; or refusals to deal with or boycotts of suppliers, customers or other third parties, or topics that may lead participants not to deal with a particular supplier, customer or third party.