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The Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) is a supplement to the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) that sets forth Department of Defense (DOD) specific acquisition regulations.

Software acquisition[]

DFARS section 227.72xx, gives instructions to contracting officers about computer software, including how to use the various standard clauses in DFARS section 252.227-72xx. In particular DFARS section 227.7203-6 tells officers to (normally) use DFARS contracting clause 252.227-7014 "in solicitations and contracts where the successful offeror(s) will be required to deliver computer software or computer software documentation."[1]


  1. David A. Wheeler, Questions and Answers for 2008 "Open Source Software and DoD" Webinar, 2008 (Mar. 10, 2008 (rev. Mar. 1, 2011) (full-text).