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Summary of Federal Laws

Government Contracts

Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (FASA)

Pub. L. No. 103-355, 108 Stat. 3243; see also 10 U.S.C. § 2323 which contains language similar to FASA for the Department of Defense (DOD), NASA and the Coast Guard

In this legislation, Congress extended the affirmative action authority granted DOD by 10 U.S.C. § 2323 to all agencies of the federal government. See 15 U.S.C. § 644 note. Regulations to implement that authority were delayed because of the decision in Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Pena, 515 U.S. 200 (1995). See 60 Fed. Reg. 48,258 (Sept. 18, 1995). See 61 Fed. Reg. 26,042 (May 23, 1996) (proposed reforms to affirmative action in federal procurement) for the basis for the regulations to implement this provision of FASA. See 62 Fed. Reg. 25,648 (May 9, 1997) for government response to comments on the proposal, and 62 Fed. Reg. 25,786 (May 9, 1997) (proposed rules), 63 Fed. Reg. 35,719 (June 30, 1998) (interim rules), and 63 Fed. Reg. 36,120 (July 1, 1998) (interim rules), Federal Acquisition Regulations, Reform of Affirmative Action in Federal Procurement addressing the General Services Administration (GSA), NASA, and DOD.

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