In Other News: DOD Removes DFARS Right of First Refusal Clause affecting Federal Workers; HHS Has Not Yet Requested Space at Military Installations for Migrant Children

In Other News: DOD Removes DFARS Right of First Refusal Clause affecting Federal Workers; HHS Has Not Yet Requested Space at Military Installations for Migrant Children

DOD last week issued a final rule removing a clause from the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) requiring contractors to give federal employees at closing installations the right of first refusal for certain jobs with contractors hired to prepare the installation for closure, or to maintain it after closure, as it is duplicative of an existing Federal Acquisition Regulation clause. … The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reported last week that its shelters for housing migrant children are 95 percent full, but the agency has not yet asked to use any of the installations in Texas and Arkansas it recently evaluated for that purpose, Dana White, the Pentagon’s chief spokesperson, said Thursday. HHS officials last month visited Fort Bliss, Goodfellow AFB, Dyess AFB and Little Rock AFB to assess their suitability for housing minors who are apprehended at the nation’s southern border without an adult relative or after law enforcement officials have separated them from their parents.

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