CODSIACouncil Of Defense & Space Industries Association
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CODSIA argued against the release of the final rule, asserting that the regulation's standard of eligibility for awarding a federal contract covers an enormously complex matrix of laws, making it so broad and vague that it is actually meaningless.
CODSIA has urged the Bush administration to impose a moratorium on implementation, so that the new administration has the opportunity to review the rule and the new Congress can conduct the necessary oversight, rather than have it be adopted through the "back door" of the administrative agencies.
The CODSIA members have urged the administration to abandon its effort to enact the changes, stating that the regulations, "add unnecessary burdens to the procurement process, will delay future contract awards and will make the government contracting process even less like commercial processes.