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Confused1102 commented on Don Mansfield's blog entry in Don Mansfield's BlogI think it's a great idea! And echoing what Vern already said, it will show how cumbersome DoD statutory/regulatory/policy is for a working professional. I don't envy the person tasked with compiling or maintaining the tool. As you build the tool, parts you have already consolidated are going to be updated as you are compiling other parts (i.e. assuming you work by part in numerical succession, as you are compiling Part 15, DFARS Part 5 will be updated). 1. Yes, I would use such a tool if it were user friendly. In my opinion this would mean having the tool web based, similar to the Air Force Hill FAR site, with the FAR Parts listed on the side of the screen while viewing the content in the center of the screen and able to scroll through an entire part without having to click on each individual subpart (like acquisition.gov). Although not entirely necessary it could have links to the actual regulations on the top; similar to how the Air Force site allows you to switch between FAR, DFARS, NMCARS, AFARS, etc. 2. I think shading is sufficient for distinguishing between the different regulations, and it is useful to have regulation cited on the left, otherwise a reader would need to refer back to some legend every the used the tool if they were not a frequent user. 3. To make the tool more useful, do you plan to incorporate clauses? Or a clause matrix? While the matrix isn't full proof, it is a tool to help start looking at clauses for RFP's, exporting it to excel makes it even more useful. I think a consolidated clause matrix across the regulations would be a powerful tool, although possibly a separate project from your current endeavor.