(a) Limitation on Use of Centers.— Except as provided in subsection (b), the Secretary of Defense may not place work with a federally funded research and development center unless such work is within the purpose, mission, and general scope of effort of such center as established in the sponsoring agreement of the Department of Defense with such center.
(b) Exception for Applied Scientific Research.— This section does not apply to a federally funded research and development center that performs applied scientific research under laboratory conditions.
(c) Limitation on Creation of New Centers.—
(1)The head of an agency may not obligate or expend amounts appropriated to the Department of Defense for purposes of operating a federally funded research center that was not in existence before June 2, 1986, until—
(A)the head of the agency submits to Congress a report with respect to such center that describes the purpose, mission, and general scope of effort of the center; and
(B)a period of 60 days beginning on the date such report is received by Congress has elapsed.
(2)In this subsection, the term “head of an agency” has the meaning given such term in section
2302(1) of this title.
(d) Identification to Congress of FFRDC Workload Effort.— After the close of a fiscal year, and not later than January 1 of the next year, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate and the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives a report setting forth the actual obligations and the actual man-years of effort expended at each federally funded research and development center during that fiscal year.
2002—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 107–314, § 1041(a)(12), struck out designations for pars. (1) and (2) and text of par. (1). Prior to amendment par. (1) read as follows: “In the documents provided to Congress by the Secretary of Defense in support of the budget submitted by the President under section
1105 of title
31 for any fiscal year, the Secretary shall set forth the proposed amount of the man-years of effort to be funded by the Department of Defense for each federally funded research and development center for the fiscal year covered by that budget.”
1999—Subsec. (d)(2). Pub. L. 106–65substituted “and the Committee on Armed Services” for “and the Committee on National Security”.
1996—Subsec. (d)(2). Pub. L. 104–106substituted “the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate and the Committee on National Security and the Committee on Appropriations of the” for “the Committees on Armed Services and the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and”.
“(A) Paragraph (1) of subsection (d) ofsection
2367 of title 10, United States Code, as added by paragraph (1), shall take effect with respect to the budget submitted for fiscal year 1994.
“(B) Paragraph (2) of such subsection shall take effect with respect to fiscal year 1992.”
GAO Study; Report
101(c) [title X, § 912(b), (c)] of Pub. L. 99–500and Pub. L. 99–591, and section 912(b), (c) of title IX, formerly title IV, of Pub. L. 99–661, renumbered title IX, Pub. L. 100–26, § 3(5),Apr. 21, 1987, 101 Stat. 273, directed Comptroller General to conduct a study of national defense role of federally funded research and development centers and submit a report to Congress not later than one year after Oct. 18, 1986.
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