A Federal Acquisition Regulation Circulars are issued by one of the two councils authorized to make changes to the Federal
The chairperson of the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council is the representative of the Administrator of General Services. The other members of this council are a representative (one per department) from the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Interior, Labor, State, Transportation, and Treasury; and also a representative (one per organization) from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Social Security Administration (SSA), Small Business Administration (SBA), and Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Director of the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council is the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (USD(AT&L)). Its members include representatives from the military departments, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Defense Acquisition Board (DAB)
The DAB is the Department’s senior-level forum for advising the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (USD(AT&L)) on critical decisions concerning Acquisition Category (ACAT) ID programs, and selected ACAT IA programs. The DAB is composed of the DoD’s senior executives. The DAB is chaired by the USD(AT&L). Other executive members of the DAB include:
Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) (USD(C))
Under Secretary of Defense (Policy) (USD(P))
Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) (USD(P&R))
Chief Information Officer of DoD
Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E)
Director, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE)
Secretaries of the Military Departments
Defense Acquisition Board advisors:
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Acquisition)
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Logistics & Material Readiness)
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations and Environment)
DoD Deputy General Counsel (Acquisition & Logistics)
Director, Defense Research & Engineering
DoD Component Acquisition Executives
Relevant OIPT Leader(s)
Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Deputy Director, Cost Assessment
Director, Defense Procurement & Acquisition Policy
Director, Systems Engineering; Director, Developmental Test & Evaluation
Director, Industrial Policy
Director International Cooperation
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Legislative Affairs)
Chair, Functional Capabilities Board(s)
Cognizant Program Executive Officer(s) and Program Manager(s)
The USD(AT&L) may ask other department officials to participate in reviews, as required.
Ms. Linda Neilson serves as the Deputy Director to the Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, for the Defense Acquisition Regulations System (DARS).
Federal Acquisition Regulations Circulars