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Class Deviation 2017-O0010 Independent Research and Development Technical Interchange (09/14/2017)

Topic: Class Deviation 2017-O0010, Independent Research and Development Technical Interchange (09/14/2017)

Summary:  The Director, Defense Pricing, advises that, effective immediately, contracting officers shall not require a major contractor, as defined at DFARS 231.205-18(a)(iii), to engage in or document a technical interchange, as described in DFARS 231.205-18(c)(iii)(C)(4), as part of the criteria for determining whether a contractor's annual independent research and development (IR&D) costs are allowable.

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