10 U.S. Code § 2503 - National defense program for analysis of the technology and industrial base

(a) Establishment.— The Secretary of Defense shall establish a program for analysis of the national technology and industrial base.
(b) Supervision of Program.— The Secretary of Defense shall carry out the program through the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics. In carrying out the program, the Under Secretary shall consult with the Secretary of Energy, the Secretary of Commerce, and the Secretary of Labor.
(c) Functions.— The functions of the program shall include, with respect to the national technology and industrial base, the following:
(1) The assembly of timely and authoritative information.
(2) Initiation of studies and analyses.
(3) Provision of technical support and assistance to—
(A) the Secretary of Defense for the preparation of the periodic assessments required by section 2505 of this title;
(B) the defense acquisition university structure and its elements; and
(C) other departments and agencies of the Federal Government in accordance with guidance established by the Council.
(4) Dissemination, through the National Technical Information Service of the Department of Commerce, of unclassified information and assessments for further dissemination within the Federal Government and to the private sector.

Source

(Added Pub. L. 102–484, div. D, title XLII, § 4213(a),Oct. 23, 1992, 106 Stat. 2665; amended Pub. L. 104–201, div. A, title VIII, § 829(b),Sept. 23, 1996, 110 Stat. 2612; Pub. L. 107–107, div. A, title X, § 1048(b)(4),Dec. 28, 2001, 115 Stat. 1225.)
Prior Provisions

A prior section 2503, added Pub. L. 100–456, div. A, title VIII, § 821(b)(1)(B),Sept. 29, 1988, 102 Stat. 2016; amended Pub. L. 101–189, div. A, title VIII, § 842(a), (b),Nov. 29, 1989, 103 Stat. 1514, 1515; Pub. L. 102–25, title VII, § 701(f)(4),Apr. 6, 1991, 105 Stat. 115; Pub. L. 102–484, div. A, title X, § 1052(32),Oct. 23, 1992, 106 Stat. 2501, established defense industrial base office, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 102–484, § 4202(a).
Amendments

2001—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 107–107substituted “Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics” for “Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition”.
1996—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 104–201, § 829(b)(1), substituted “The Secretary of Defense” for “(1) The Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the National Defense Technology and Industrial Base Council,” and struck out pars. (2) to (4) which read as follows:
“(2) As determined by the Secretary of Defense, the program shall be administered by one of the following:
“(A) An existing federally funded research and development center.
“(B) A consortium of existing federally funded research and development centers and other nonprofit entities.
“(C) A private sector entity (other than a federally funded research and development center).
“(D) The National Defense University.
“(3) A contract may be awarded under subparagraph (A), (B), or (C) of paragraph (2) only through the use of competitive procedures.
“(4) The Secretary of Defense shall ensure that there is appropriate coordination between the program and the Critical Technologies Institute.”
Subsec. (c)(3)(A). Pub. L. 104–201, § 829(b)(2), substituted “the Secretary of Defense for” for “the National Defense Technology and Industrial Base Council in” and struck out “and the periodic plans required by section 2506 of this title” after “section 2505 of this title”.
Deadline for Establishing Program

Pub. L. 102–484, div. D, title XLII, § 4213(b),Oct. 23, 1992, 106 Stat. 2666, provided that: “The Secretary of Defense shall establish the program required by section 2503 of title 10, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), not later than six months after the date of the enactment of this Act [Oct. 23, 1992]. The Secretary of Defense shall ensure that a contract solicitation is issued and a contract is awarded in a timely manner to facilitate the establishment of that program within the period set forth in the preceding sentence. The preceding sentence shall not apply if the Secretary determines that the program shall be administered by the National Defense University.”

 

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