(A) If a department or agency considers an individual acquisition of a product to be indispensable for national security or national defense purposes and appropriate for exclusion from the provisions of FAR subpart 25.4, it may submit a request with supporting rationale to the Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (OUSD(AT&L)DPAP). Approval by OUSD(AT&L)DPAP is not required if—
(1) Purchase from foreign sources is restricted by statute (see subpart 225.70);
(2) Another exception in FAR 25.401 applies to the acquisition; or
(3) Competition from foreign sources is restricted under subpart 225.71.
(B) Public interest exceptions for certain countries when acquiring products or services in support of operations in Afghanistan are in 225.7704-1.
[75 FR 81916, Dec. 29, 2010]