The Secretary shall conduct a comprehensive review of state-of-the-art information technology systems that are available for use in developing the system required by subsection (b) of this section.
(b) Monitoring and evaluation system
The Secretary shall develop and carry out a system to monitor and evaluate agricultural research and extension activities conducted or supported by the Department of Agriculture that will enable the Secretary to measure the impact and effectiveness of research, extension, and education programs according to priorities, goals, and mandates established by law. In developing the system, the Secretary shall incorporate information transfer technologies to optimize public access to research information.
(c) Consistency with other requirements
The Secretary shall develop and implement the system in a manner consistent with the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (Public Law 103–62; 107 Stat. 285) and amendments made by the Act.
(d) Authorization of appropriations
There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out this section.
The Government Performance and Results Act of 1993, referred to in subsec. (c), is Pub. L. 103–62, Aug. 3, 1993, 107 Stat. 285, which enacted section
306 of Title
5, Government Organization and Employees, sections
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31, Money and Finance, and sections
2805 of Title
39, Postal Service, amended section
1105 of Title
31, and enacted provisions set out as notes under sections
1115 of Title
31. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title of 1993 Amendment note set out under section
1101 of Title
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