(1)Subject to paragraph (2), the Secretary of Defense shall enter into one or more contracts with a person for collection services to recover indebtedness owed to the United States (arising out of activities related to Department of Defense) that is delinquent by more than three months.
(2)The authority of the Secretary to enter into a contract under this section for any fiscal year is subject to the availability of appropriations.
(3)Any such contract shall provide that the person submit to the Secretary a status report on the person’s success in collecting such debts at least once each six months. Section
3718 of title
31 shall apply to any such contract, to the extent not inconsistent with this subsection.
(1)Except as provided in paragraph (2), the Secretary of Defense shall disclose to consumer reporting agencies, in accordance with paragraph (1) of section
3711(e) of title
31, information concerning any debt described in subsection (a) of more than $100 that is delinquent by more than 31 days.
(2)No disclosure shall be made under paragraph (1) with respect to an indebtedness while a decision regarding waiver of collection of the indebtedness is pending under section
2774 of this title or section
716 of title
32, or while a decision regarding remission or cancellation of the indebtedness is pending under section
9837 of this title, unless the Secretary concerned (as defined in section
101(5) of title
37) determines that disclosure under that paragraph pending such decision is in the best interests of the United States.
“(1) In general.—The amendments made by this section [amending this section] shall take effect on March 1, 2007.
“(2) Application to prior actions.—Paragraph (2) of section
2780(b) of title
10, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), shall not be construed to apply to or invalidate any action taken under such section before March 1, 2007.”
Contracts for Recovery of Indebtedness
Pub. L. 101–165, title IX, § 9019,Nov. 21, 1989, 103 Stat. 1133, provided that: “During the current fiscal year and hereafter, the Department of Defense may enter into contracts to recover indebtedness to the United States pursuant to section
3718 of title
31, United States Code.”
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