10 U.S. Code § 2351 - Availability of appropriations

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(a) Funds appropriated to the Department of Defense for research and development remain available for obligation for a period of two consecutive years.
(b) Funds appropriated to the Department of Defense for research and development may be used—
(1) for the purposes of section 2353 of this title; and
(2) for purposes related to research and development for which expenditures are specifically authorized in other appropriations of the Department of Defense.


(Added Pub. L. 97–258, § 2(b)(3)(B),Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 1052, § 2361; renumbered § 2351 and amended Pub. L. 100–370, § 1(g)(1),July 19, 1988, 102 Stat. 846.)

Historical and Revision Notes 1982 Act
Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
2361 31:649c(2). Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, § 40(2), 70A Stat. 636; Nov. 17, 1971, Pub. L. 92–156, § 201(b), 85 Stat. 424.

The words “Unless otherwise provided in the appropriation Act concerned” are omitted as unnecessary and for consistency. The word “Funds” is substituted for “moneys” for consistency in title 10.
1988 Act
Subsection (a) is based on section 2361 of this title.
Subsection (b) is based on Pub. L. 99–190, § 101(b) [title VIII, § 8015], Dec. 19, 1985, 99 Stat. 1185, 1205.
Prior Provisions

A prior section 2351, act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 133, related to policy, plans, and coordination relative to research and development on scientific problems relating to the national security, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 85–599, § 3(d).

1988—Pub. L. 100–370renumbered section 2361 of this title as this section, designated such provisions as subsec. (a), and added subsec. (b).

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10 USCDescription of ChangeSession YearPublic LawStatutes at Large
§ 2351prec2012112-239 [Sec.] 1076(g)(4)126 Stat. 1955


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