48 CFR 225.772-4 - Exception.

225.772-4 Exception.

(a) The prohibition in 225.772-2 does not apply if -

(1) The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, or the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, without power of redelegation, determines that it is in the national security interest of the United States to enter into such contract; and

(2) Not later than seven days before entering into such contract, the Under Secretary of Defense making the determination in paragraph (a)(1) of this section, in consultation with the Director of National Intelligence, submits to the congressional defense committees a national security assessment, in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2279.

(b) If requesting an exception pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section, the contracting officer shall forward the request through agency channels to the address at PGI 225.772-3, providing any available information necessary for the Under Secretary of Defense making the determination in paragraph (a)(1) of this section to evaluate the request and perform a national security assessment, in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2279.

[ 79 FR 45664, Aug. 5, 2014]

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U.S. Code: Title 41 - PUBLIC CONTRACTS