How Many Procurement Regulations Were Finalized in 2017? The Answer May Surprise You

The answer is: the FAR Council issued one final rule for the entire year.  It was the decision to reverse a previous FAR rule to implement the fair pay and safe workplace executive order.
Besides that, dozens of other proposed rules were basically on hold. Now some changes occured at the agency level, but those too were few and far between.
David Berteau, the president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, said the lack of changes to the FAR and even the FAR supplements at the agency level is both good and bad.
“It’s good because contracting officers and contracting officer representatives don’t need to worry about learning and applying changes.  But at the same time, it’s bad because needed changes are taking so long to happen.”
~from Federal News Radio