10 U.S. Code § 2408 - Prohibition on persons convicted of defense-contract related felonies and related criminal penalty on defense contractors

(a) Prohibition.—
(1) An individual who is convicted of fraud or any other felony arising out of a contract with the Department of Defense shall be prohibited from each of the following:
(A) Working in a management or supervisory capacity on any defense contract or any first tier subcontract of a defense contract.
(B) Serving on the board of directors of any defense contractor or any subcontractor awarded a contract directly by a defense contractor.
(C) Serving as a consultant to any defense contractor or any subcontractor awarded a contract directly by a defense contractor.
(D) Being involved in any other way, as determined under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense, with a defense contract or first tier subcontract of a defense contract.
(2) Except as provided in paragraph (3), the prohibition in paragraph (1) shall apply for a period, as determined by the Secretary of Defense, of not less than five years after the date of the conviction.
(3) The prohibition in paragraph (1) may apply with respect to an individual for a period of less than five years if the Secretary determines that the five-year period should be waived in the interests of national security.
(4) The prohibition in paragraph (1) does not apply with respect to the following:
(A) A contract referred to in subparagraph (A), (B), (C), or (D) of such paragraph that is not greater than the simplified acquisition threshold (as defined in section 134 of title 41).
(B) A contract referred to in such subparagraph that is for the acquisition of commercial items (as defined in section 103 of title 41).
(C) A subcontract referred to in such subparagraph that is under a contract described in subparagraph (A) or (B).
(b) Criminal Penalty.— A defense contractor or subcontractor shall be subject to a criminal penalty of not more than $500,000 if such contractor or subcontractor is convicted of knowingly—
(1) employing a person under a prohibition under subsection (a); or
(2) allowing such a person to serve on the board of directors of such contractor or subcontractor.
(c) Single Point of Contact for Information.—
(1) The Attorney General shall ensure that a single point of contact is established to enable a defense contractor or subcontractor to promptly obtain information regarding whether a person that the contractor or subcontractor proposes to use for an activity covered by paragraph (1) of subsection (a) is under a prohibition under that subsection.
(2) The procedure for obtaining such information shall be specified in regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense under subsection (a).

Source

(Added Pub. L. 99–500, § 101(c) [title X, § 941(a)(1)], Oct. 18, 1986, 100 Stat. 1783–82, 1783–161, and Pub. L. 99–591, § 101(c) [title X, § 941(a)(1)], Oct. 30, 1986, 100 Stat. 3341–82, 3341–161; Pub. L. 99–661, div. A, title IX, formerly title IV, § 941(a)(1),Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 3941, renumbered title IX, Pub. L. 100–26, § 3(5),Apr. 21, 1987, 101 Stat. 273; amended Pub. L. 100–456, div. A, title VIII, § 831(a),Sept. 29, 1988, 102 Stat. 2023; Pub. L. 101–510, div. A, title VIII, § 812,Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1596; Pub. L. 102–484, div. A, title VIII, § 815(a),Oct. 23, 1992, 106 Stat. 2454; Pub. L. 103–355, title IV, § 4102(g), title VIII, § 8105(h),Oct. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 3340, 3393; Pub. L. 104–106, div. A, title X, § 1062(e),Feb. 10, 1996, 110 Stat. 444; Pub. L. 111–350, § 5(b)(26),Jan. 4, 2011, 124 Stat. 3844.)
Codification

Pub. L. 99–591is a corrected version of Pub. L. 99–500.
Pub. L. 99–500, Pub. L. 99–591, and Pub. L. 99–661added identical sections.
Amendments

2011—Subsec. (a)(4)(A). Pub. L. 111–350, § 5(b)(26)(A), substituted “section 134 of title 41)” for “section 4(11) of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 403(11)))”.
Subsec. (a)(4)(B). Pub. L. 111–350, § 5(b)(26)(B), substituted “section 103 of title 41)” for “section 4(12) of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 403(12)))”.
1996—Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 104–106struck out at end “If the five-year period is waived, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report stating the reasons for the waiver.”
1994—Subsec. (a)(4). Pub. L. 103–355, § 4102(g), added introductory provisions and subpar. (A).
Subsec. (a)(4)(B). Pub. L. 103–355, § 8105(h)(1), added subpar. (B).
Subsec. (a)(4)(C). Pub. L. 103–355, § 8105(h)(2), inserted “or (B)” before period at end.
Pub. L. 103–355, § 4102(g), added subpar. (C).
1992—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 102–484added subsec. (c).
1990—Subsec. (a)(1)(A). Pub. L. 101–510, § 812(a)(1), inserted before period at end “or any first tier subcontract of a defense contract”.
Subsec. (a)(1)(B). Pub. L. 101–510, § 812(a)(2), inserted before period at end “or any subcontractor awarded a contract directly by a defense contractor”.
Subsec. (a)(1)(C). Pub. L. 101–510, § 812(a)(3), inserted before period at end “or any subcontractor awarded a contract directly by a defense contractor”.
Subsec. (a)(1)(D). Pub. L. 101–510, § 812(a)(4), inserted before period at end “or first tier subcontract of a defense contract”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 101–510, § 812(b), inserted “or subcontractor” after “contractor” wherever appearing.
1988—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 100–456amended subsec. (a) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (a) read as follows: “A person who is convicted of fraud or any other felony arising out of a contract with the Department of Defense shall be prohibited from working in a management or supervisory capacity on any defense contract, or serving on the board of directors of any defense contractor, for a period, as determined by the Secretary of Defense, of not less than one year from the date of the conviction.”
Effective Date of 1994 Amendment

For effective date and applicability of amendment by Pub. L. 103–355, see section 10001 ofPub. L. 103–355, set out as a note under section 2302 of this title.
Effective Date of 1988 Amendment

Pub. L. 100–456, div. A, title VIII, § 831(b),Sept. 29, 1988, 102 Stat. 2023, provided that: “Section 2408 (a) of title 10, United States Code, as amended by subsection (a), shall apply with respect to individuals convicted after the date of the enactment of this Act [Sept. 29, 1988].”
Effective Date

Pub. L. 99–500, § 101(c) [title X, § 941(c)], Oct. 18, 1986, 100 Stat. 1783–82, 1783–162, Pub. L. 99–591, § 101(c) [title X, § 941(c)], Oct. 30, 1986, 100 Stat. 3341–82, 3341–162, and Pub. L. 99–661, div. A, title IX, formerly title IV, § 941(c),Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 3942, renumbered title IX, Pub. L. 100–26, § 3(5),Apr. 21, 1987, 101 Stat. 273, provided that: “Section 2408 of title 10, United States Code (as added by subsection (a)(1)), shall apply with respect to employment or service on a board of directors after the date of the enactment of this Act [Oct. 18, 1986].”
Deadline for Single Point of Contact

Pub. L. 102–484, div. A, title VIII, § 815(b),Oct. 23, 1992, 106 Stat. 2454, directed that the single point of contact required by subsec. (c) of this section be established not later than 120 days after Oct. 23, 1992.

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