10 U.S. Code § 174 - Advisory personnel: research and development

(a) The Secretary of each military department may establish such advisory committees and panels as are necessary for the research and development activities of his department and may employ such part-time advisers as he considers necessary to carry out those activities.
(b) A person who serves as a member of such a committee or panel may not be paid for that service while holding another position or office under the United States for which he receives compensation. Other members and part-time advisers shall (except as otherwise specifically authorized by law) serve without compensation for such service.
(c) The Secretary concerned may delegate any authority under this section to—
(1) the Under Secretary of his department;
(2) an Assistant Secretary of his department; or
(3) the chief, and one assistant to the chief, of any technical service, bureau, or office.


(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 9; Pub. L. 104–106, div. A, title X, § 1061(e)(1),Feb. 10, 1996, 110 Stat. 443.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
174(a) 5:235b (1st sentence).
5:475g (1st sentence).
5:628b (1st sentence). July 16, 1952, ch. 882, §§ 1, 7 (as applicable to § 1), 66 Stat. 725, 726.
174(b) 5:235b (less 1st sentence).
5:475g (less 1st sentence).
5:628b (less 1st sentence).
174(c) 5:235h (as applicable to 5:235b).
5:475m (as applicable to 5:475g).
5:628h (as applicable to 5:628b).

In subsection (a), the words “the conduct of” are omitted as surplusage.
In subsection (b), the words “or panel” are inserted for clarity. The words “Secretary concerned” are substituted for the words “appointing authority”.

1996—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 104–106substituted “Other members and part-time advisers shall (except as otherwise specifically authorized by law) serve without compensation for such service.” for “Other members and part-time advisers may serve without compensation or may be paid not more than $50 for each day of service, as the Secretary concerned determines.”
Termination of Advisory Committees

Advisory committees in existence on Jan. 5, 1973, to terminate not later than the expiration of the 2-year period following Jan. 5, 1973, unless, in the case of a committee established by the President or an officer of the Federal Government, such committee is renewed by appropriate action prior to the expiration of such 2-year period, or in the case of a committee established by the Congress, its duration is otherwise provided by law. See section 14 ofPub. L. 92–463, Oct. 6, 1972, 86 Stat. 776, set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

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