For contracts entered into on or after October 1, 2014, as required by section 811 of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY13 (Public Law 112-239), contracting officers shall not use cost-type contracts for the acquisition of production of major defense acquisition programs, unless the following exception applies.
Section 811 provides that the above prohibition does not apply to a particular cost-type contract if USD(AT&L) submits to the congressional defense committees-
Major defense acquisition program - The term "major defense acquisition program" is defined in section 2430(a) of title 10, United States Code as implemented in Directive-Type Memorandum 09-027 - Implementation of the Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009, dated December 4, 2009.
Production of a major defense acquisition - The term "production of a major defense acquisition program" means the production and deployment of a major system that is intended to achieve an operational capability that satisfies mission needs, or any activity otherwise defined as Milestone C under Department of Defense Instruction 5000.02 or related authorities.
Contract for the production of a major defense acquisition program - The term "contract for the production of a major defense acquisition program"-
This class deviation is effective until it is incorporated in the DFARS, or is otherwise rescinded.