(a) Limitation on Reporting in Miscellaneous Services Object Class.— The Secretary of Defense shall ensure that, in reporting to the Office of Management and Budget (pursuant to OMB Circular A–11 (relating to preparation and submission of budget estimates)) obligations of the Department of Defense for any period of time for contract services, no more than 15 percent of the total amount of obligations so reported is reported in the miscellaneous services object class.
(b) Definition of Reporting Categories for Advisory and Assistance Services.— In carrying out section
1105(g) of title
31 for the Department of Defense (and in determining what services are to be reported to the Office of Management and Budget in the advisory and assistance services object class), the Secretary of Defense shall apply to the terms used for the definition of “advisory and assistance services” in paragraph (2)(A) of that section the following meanings (subject to the authorized exemptions):
(1) Management and professional support services.— The term “management and professional support services” (used in clause (i) of section
1105(g)(2)(A) of title
31) means services that provide engineering or technical support, assistance, advice, or training for the efficient and effective management and operation of organizations, activities, or systems. Those services—
(A)are closely related to the basic responsibilities and mission of the using organization; and
(B)include efforts that support or contribute to improved organization or program management, logistics management, project monitoring and reporting, data collection, budgeting, accounting, auditing, and administrative or technical support for conferences and training programs.
(2) Studies, analyses, and evaluations.— The term “studies, analyses, and evaluations” (used in clause (ii) of section
1105(g)(2)(A) of title
31) means services that provide organized, analytic assessments to understand or evaluate complex issues to improve policy development, decisionmaking, management, or administration and that result in documents containing data or leading to conclusions or recommendations. Those services may include databases, models, methodologies, and related software created in support of a study, analysis, or evaluation.
(3) Engineering and technical services.— The term “engineering and technical services” (used in clause (iii) of section
1105(g)(2)(A) of title
31) means services that take the form of advice, assistance, training, or hands-on training necessary to maintain and operate fielded weapon systems, equipment, and components (including software when applicable) at design or required levels of effectiveness.
(c) Proper Classification of Advisory and Assistance Services.— Before the submission to the Office of Management and Budget of the proposed Department of Defense budget for inclusion in the President’s budget for a fiscal year pursuant to section
1105 of title
31, the Secretary of Defense, acting through the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), shall conduct a review of Department of Defense services expected to be performed as contract services during the fiscal year for which that budget is to be submitted in order to ensure that those services that are advisory and assistance services (as defined in accordance with subsection (b)) are in fact properly classified, in accordance with that subsection, in the advisory and assistance services object class.
(d) Report to Congress.— The Secretary shall submit to Congress each year, not later than 30 days after the date on which the budget for the next fiscal year is submitted pursuant to section
1105 of title
31, a report containing the information derived from the review under subsection (c).
(e) Assessment by Comptroller General.—
(1)The Comptroller General shall conduct a review of the report of the Secretary of Defense under subsection (d) each year and shall—
(A)assess the methodology used by the Secretary in obtaining the information submitted to Congress in that report; and
(B)assess the information submitted to Congress in that report.
(2)Not later than 120 days after the date on which the Secretary submits to Congress the report required under subsection (d) for any year, the Comptroller General shall submit to Congress the Comptroller General’s report containing the results of the review for that year under paragraph (1).
(f) Definitions.— In this section:
(1)The term “contract services” means all services that are reported to the Office of Management and Budget pursuant to OMB Circular A–11 (relating to preparation and submission of budget estimates) in budget object classes that are designated in the Object Class 25 series.
(2)The term “advisory and assistance services object class” means those contract services constituting the budget object class that is denominated “Advisory and Assistance Service” and designated (as of October 17, 1998) as Object Class 25.1 (or any similar object class established after October 17, 1998, for the reporting of obligations for advisory and assistance contract services).
(3)The term “miscellaneous services object class” means those contract services constituting the budget object class that is denominated “Other Services (services not otherwise specified in the 25 series)” and designated (as of October 17, 1998) as Object Class 25.2 (or any similar object class established after October 17, 1998, for the reporting of obligations for miscellaneous or unspecified contract services).
(4)The term “authorized exemptions” means those exemptions authorized (as of October 17, 1998) under Department of Defense Directive 4205.2, captioned “Acquiring and Managing Contracted Advisory and Assistance Services (CAAS)” and issued by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology on February 10, 1992, such exemptions being set forth in Enclosure 3 to that directive (captioned “CAAS Exemptions”).
A prior section
2212, added Pub. L. 100–370, § 1(d)(2)(A),July 19, 1988, 102 Stat. 842, directed Secretary of Defense to maintain within each military department an accounting procedure to aid in identification and control of expenditures for contracted advisory and assistance services, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 103–355, title II, § 2454(c)(1),Oct. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 3326.
Another prior section
2212, added Pub. L. 95–356, title VIII, § 802(a)(1),Sept. 8, 1978, 92 Stat. 585; amended Pub. L. 97–258, § 3(b)(5),Sept. 18, 1982, 96 Stat. 1063, related to transmission of annual military construction authorization request, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 97–214, § 7(1),July 12, 1982, 96 Stat. 173, eff. Oct. 1, 1982, applicable to military construction projects, and to construction and acquisition of military family housing authorized before, on, or after such date. See section
2859 of this title.
1999—Subsec. (f)(2), (3). Pub. L. 106–65substituted “as of October 17, 1998” for “as of the date of the enactment of this section” and “after October 17, 1998,” for “after the date of the enactment of this section”.
Subsec. (f)(4). Pub. L. 106–65, § 1066(a)(17)(B), substituted “as of October 17, 1998” for “as of the date of the enactment of this section”.
Change of Name
Reference to Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology deemed to refer to Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, pursuant to section 911(a)(1) ofPub. L. 106–65, set out as a note under section
133 of this title.
Pub. L. 105–261, div. A, title IX, § 911(b),Oct. 17, 1998, 112 Stat. 2099, provided that for the budget for fiscal year 2000, and the reporting of information to the Office of Management and Budget in connection with the preparation of that budget, this section would be applied by substituting “30 percent” in subsec. (a) for “15 percent”.
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