(Added Pub. L. 112–239, div. A, title X, § 1040(a),Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 1928.)
Pub. L. 112–239
, div. A, title X, § 1040(d),Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 1931
, provided that: “Nothing in section
188 of title
, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), shall be construed to limit section 309 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6
Pub. L. 112–239
, div. A, title X, § 1040(c),Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 1930
, provided that:
“(1) In general.—Not later than September 30, 2013, the Interagency Council on the Strategic Capability of the National Laboratories established under section
188 of title
, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report describing and assessing the following:
“(A) The actions taken to implement the requirements of such section
188 and the charter titled ‘Governance Charter for an Interagency Council on the Strategic Capability of DOE National Laboratories as National Security Assets’ signed by the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Energy, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Director of National Intelligence in July 2010.
“(B) The effectiveness of the Council in accomplishing the purpose and objectives of such section and such Charter.
“(C) Efforts to strengthen work-for-others programs at the national laboratories.
“(D) Efforts to make work-for-others opportunities at the national laboratories more cost-effective.
“(E) Ongoing and planned measures for increasing cost-sharing and institutional support investments at the national laboratories from other agencies.
“(F) Any regulatory or statutory changes recommended to improve the ability of such other agencies to leverage expertise and capabilities at the national laboratories.
“(G) The strategic capabilities and core competencies of laboratories and engineering centers operated by the Department of Defense, including identification of mission areas and functions that should be carried out by such laboratories and engineering centers.
“(H) Consistent with the protection of sources and methods, the level of funding and general description of programs that were funded during fiscal year 2012 by—
“(i) the Department of Defense and carried out at the national laboratories; and
“(ii) the Department of Energy and the national laboratories and carried out at the laboratories and engineering centers of the Department of Defense.
“(2) Form.—The report required by paragraph (1) shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may include a classified annex.
“(3) Appropriate congressional committees defined.—In this subsection, the term ‘appropriate congressional committees’ means the following:
“(A) The congressional defense committees [Committees on Armed Services and Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives].
“(B) The Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the Senate.
“(C) The Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate.
“(D) The Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate.
“(E) The Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives and the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate.”