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Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk allegedly smoked a few puffs of cannabis ("weed") and drank whiskey with Joe Rogan during a live-streaming interview on the "Joe Rogan Show," which is a popular podcast hosted by former Fear Factor host and current Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) commentator, Joe Rogan. https://www.businessinsider.com/nasa-launches-safety-review-of-spacex-after-elon-musk-smoked-weed-2018-11 SpaceX (and Boeing) have big contracts with NASA. This behavior prompted NASA executives to request a "safety review" of SpaceX (and Boeing). What might this safety review entail? PepeTheFrog assumes at least some part of this review would be targeted towards any possible illegal drug use of contracted employees at SpaceX (and Boeing). What FAR or NASA clauses would this review rely upon? If SpaceX or Boeing refuses, what could the government use to demand compliance? Under which FAR clause would the safety review's initiation and execution be premised upon? FAR Subpart 23.5, Drug-Free Workplace FAR 52.223-6, Drug-Free Workplace
For the last several years, the DoD has bulked up regulations aimed at detecting and preventing electronic counterfeit parts within Government contracts. Two major clauses apply these regulations to defense contractors: “Contractor Counterfeit Electronic Part Detection and Avoidance System,” and “Sources of Electronic Parts.” Here’s a summary of the main points of each clause. Read the full article at Petrillo & Powell's Patterns of Procurement.
My company is interested in setting up CPSR-compliant policies and procedures. In my previous lives, I have tracked compliance actions (ie, EEO, TINA, Reps and Certs, etc) at the subcontract level (covering all subsequent Task Orders) and I've also done it on a per Task Order basis. I think each have their own unique pros and cons. I have my own preference but would like to hear the experience/thoughts of others. Thanks!