GSA Announcement: FAR on iBooks

“GSA has released the first ever iBook version of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), which is available free from iTunes . According to Dan Briest, Program Manager of in GSA’s Office of Acquisition Policy. “We’ve had multiple requests for a downloadable version of the FAR because contracting exists regardless of whether there’s a strong WiFi signal where you are.” Mobile is the ultimate device for people on the go. “We realized that not everyone works in a traditional wired office these days, but they still need instant access to the FAR. This includes people working in the field who are without Internet,” recounted Briest.

Readers can perform searches, write notes, and highlight or save the sections they use most often. This is totally free – and it’s going to stay that way.

Rule changes occur as often as once a month. iBook owners will receive a notification each time there’s an update, with the new editions downloading, free, the next time they connect to WiFi. The iBook is always available to download again from the cloud, should the user upgrade a tablet or phone, or delete the FAR iBook in error. You can expect to see the FAR available in the Kindle and Google Play stores soon. To get your free copy of the FAR iBook, visit iBooks today.”