What is DFARS?

DFARS stands for Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement.

It is a set of restrictions for the origination of raw materials intended to protect the US defense industry from the vulnerabilities of being overly dependent on foreign sources of supply.

For those of you with government or defense-related contracts, compliance with DFARS is crucial.

In our industry, the supply and fabrication of refractory metals, we’re concerned with three clauses related to the acquisition of specialty metals.

More information on DFARS restrictions to the acquisition of specialty metals follows below.

For detailed information on all aspect of DFARS, visit the Defense Acquisition Regulation’s website.

The DFARS contains:
  • Requirements of law
  • DoD-wide policies
  • Delegations of FAR authorities
  • Deviations from FAR requirements
  • Policies and procedures that have a significant effect on the public