10 U.S. Code § 2249c - Regional Defense Combating Terrorism Fellowship Program: authority to use appropriated funds for costs associated with education and training of foreign officials

(a) Authority To Use Funds.— Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense, funds appropriated to the Department of Defense may be used to pay any costs associated with the education and training of foreign military officers, ministry of defense officials, or security officials at military or civilian educational institutions, regional centers, conferences, seminars, or other training programs conducted under the Regional Defense Combating Terrorism Fellowship Program. Costs for which payment may be made under this section include the costs of transportation and travel and subsistence costs.
(b) Limitation.— The total amount of funds used under the authority in subsection (a) in any fiscal year may not exceed $35,000,000. Amounts available under the authority in subsection (a) for a fiscal year may be used for programs that begin in such fiscal year but end in the next fiscal year.
(c) Annual Report.— Not later than December 1 of each year, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to Congress a report on the administration of this section during the fiscal year ended in such year. The report shall include the following matters:
(1) A complete accounting of the expenditure of appropriated funds for purposes authorized under subsection (a), including—
(A) the countries of the foreign officers and officials for whom costs were paid; and
(B) for each such country, the total amount of the costs paid.
(2) The training courses attended by the foreign officers and officials, including a specification of which, if any, courses were conducted in foreign countries.
(3) An assessment of the effectiveness of the program referred to in subsection (a), including engagement activities for program alumni, in increasing the cooperation of the governments of foreign countries with the United States in the global war on terrorism.
(4) A discussion of any actions being taken to improve the program, including a list of any unfunded or unmet training requirements and requests.
(5) A discussion and justification of how the program fits within the theater security priorities of each of the commanders of the geographic combatant commands.

Source

(Added Pub. L. 108–136, div. A, title XII, § 1221(a)(1),Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1651; amended Pub. L. 109–364, div. A, title XII, § 1204(a)–(d)(2), Oct. 17, 2006, 120 Stat. 2415; Pub. L. 110–417, [div. A], title XII, § 1209(a),Oct. 14, 2008, 122 Stat. 4627; Pub. L. 113–66, div. A, title X, § 1032(a),Dec. 26, 2013, 127 Stat. 850.)
Amendments

2013—Subsec. (c)(3). Pub. L. 113–66, § 1032(a)(1), inserted “, including engagement activities for program alumni,” after “subsection (a)”.
Subsec. (c)(4). Pub. L. 113–66, § 1032(a)(2), inserted “, including a list of any unfunded or unmet training requirements and requests” after “program”.
Subsec. (c)(5). Pub. L. 113–66, § 1032(a)(3), added par. (5).
2008—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 110–417substituted “$35,000,000” for “$25,000,000”.
2006—Pub. L. 109–364, § 1204(d)(2), substituted “Regional Defense Combating Terrorism Fellowship Program: authority to use appropriated funds for costs associated with education and training of foreign officials” for “Authority to use appropriated funds for costs of attendance of foreign visitors under Regional Defense Counterterrorism Fellowship Program” in section catchline.
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 109–364, § 1204(a), substituted “the education and training of foreign military officers, ministry of defense officials, or security officials at military or civilian educational institutions, regional centers, conferences, seminars, or other training programs conducted under the Regional Defense Combating Terrorism Fellowship Program” for “the attendance of foreign military officers, ministry of defense officials, or security officials at United States military educational institutions, regional centers, conferences, seminars, or other training programs conducted under the Regional Defense Counterterrorism Fellowship Program, including costs of transportation and travel and subsistence costs” and inserted at end “Costs for which payment may be made under this section include the costs of transportation and travel and subsistence costs.”
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 109–364, § 1204(b), (c), substituted “$25,000,000” for “$20,000,000” and inserted at end “Amounts available under the authority in subsection (a) for a fiscal year may be used for programs that begin in such fiscal year but end in the next fiscal year.”
Subsec. (c)(3). Pub. L. 109–364, § 1204(d)(1), substituted “program referred to in subsection (a)” for “Regional Defense Counterterrorism Fellowship Program”.
Effective Date of 2013 Amendment

Pub. L. 113–66, div. A, title X, § 1032(b),Dec. 26, 2013, 127 Stat. 850, provided that: “The amendments made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall apply with respect to a report submitted for a fiscal year beginning after the date of the enactment of this Act [Dec. 26, 2013].”
Effective Date of 2008 Amendment

Pub. L. 110–417, [div. A], title XII, § 1209(b),Oct. 14, 2008, 122 Stat. 4627, provided that: “The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall take effect on October 1, 2008, and shall apply with respect to fiscal years beginning on or after that date.”
Regulations

Pub. L. 108–136, div. A, title XII, § 1221(b),Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1651, provided that: “Not later than December 1, 2003, the Secretary of Defense shall—
“(1) prescribe the final regulations for carrying out section 2249c of title 10, United States Code, as added by subsection (a); and
“(2) notify the congressional defense committees [Committees on Armed Services and Appropriations of the Senate and House of Representatives] of the prescription of such regulations.”

 

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