10 U.S. Code § 144 - Director of Small Business Programs
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Director of Small Business Programs
There is a Director of Small Business Programs in the Department of Defense. The Director is appointed by the Secretary of Defense.
(b)Office of Small Business Programs.—
(c)Duties and Powers.—
The Director of Small Business Programs shall, subject to paragraph (2), perform such duties regarding small business programs of the Department of Defense, and shall exercise such powers regarding those programs, as the Secretary of Defense may prescribe.
Section 15(k) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 644(k)), except for the designations of the Director and the Office, applies to the Director of Small Business Programs.
Change of Name
“(1)Positions redesignated.—The following positions within the Department of Defense are redesignated as follows:
“(2)Offices redesignated.—The following offices within the Department of Defense are redesignated as follows:
Any reference in any law, regulation, document, paper, or other record of the United States to a position or office redesignated by paragraph (1) or (2) shall be deemed to be a reference to the position or office as so redesignated.”
Role of the Directors of Small Business Programs in Acquisition Processes of the Department of Defense
“(a)Guidance Required.—The Secretary of Defense shall develop and issue guidance to ensure that the head of each Office of Small Business Programs of the Department of Defense is a participant as early as practicable in the acquisition processes—
“(b)Matters To Be Included.—Such guidance shall, at a minimum—
“(1) require the Director of Small Business Programs in the Department of Defense—
to provide advice to the Defense Acquisition Board; and
to provide advice to the Information Technology Acquisition Board; and
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