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Daily Rapid Fire: 2011-09-21 | CORs Must Be Govt Employees

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* Harris Corporation opens a 573,000 square-foot plant in Henrietta near Rochester, NY in to consolidate production of tactical radios and other communication systems. About 1,100 people will work there. * DFARS clarification: a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) must be an employee, military or civilian, of the U.S. Government, a foreign government, or a NATO/coalition partner, in other words private contractors cannot serve as a COR. This rule denies a request from Headquarters NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan (NTM-A) to permit the designation of non-U.S. Government employees as CORs in support of the NTM-A’s efforts to train the Afghan National Security Force (ANSF). * US Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command (MICC) tweaks its acquisition process by introducing the Acquisition Milestone Agreement (AMA) to replace the Milestone Tracking Report by January next year. This change is meant to reduce the number of missed milestones by making contracting officers team with their requiring counterparts earlier. MICC plans, awards and administers contracts for Army Commands, Direct Reporting Units and other organizations. * If Taiwan is confirmed not to get F-16C/Ds but merely upgrades to older planes, then they might ask for F-35s. Come again? Defense News saw a Letter of Intent showing interest going […]

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