10 U.S. Code § 2192 - Improvement of education in technical fields: general authority regarding education in science, mathematics, and engineering
(a) The Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of Education, shall, on a continuing basis—
(1) identify actions which the Department of Defense may take to improve education in the scientific, mathematics, and engineering skills necessary to meet the long-term national defense needs of the United States for personnel proficient in such skills; and
(1) In furtherance of the authority of the Secretary of Defense under any provision of this chapter or any other provision of law to support educational programs in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology, the Secretary of Defense may, unless otherwise specified in such provision—
(2) The Secretary of Defense may carry out the authority in paragraph (1) through the Secretaries of the military departments.
(3) In this subsection:
(A) The term “eligible entity” includes a department or agency of the Federal Government, a State, a political subdivision of a State, an individual, and a not-for-profit or other organization in the private sector.
Source(Added Pub. L. 101–510, div. A, title II, § 247(a)(1),Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1521; amended Pub. L. 106–65, div. A, title V, § 580(d)(1),Oct. 5, 1999, 113 Stat. 633; Pub. L. 108–136, div. A, title II, § 233,Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1423; Pub. L. 111–383, div. A, title II, § 211(a),Jan. 7, 2011, 124 Stat. 4162.)
2011—Subsec. (b)(2), (3). Pub. L. 111–383added par. (2) and redesignated former par. (2) as (3).
2003—Subsecs. (b), (c). Pub. L. 108–136added subsec. (b) and redesignated former subsec. (b) as (c).
1999—Pub. L. 106–65amended section catchline generally. Prior to amendment, catchline read as follows: “Science, mathematics, and engineering education”.
Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Defense Scholarship Pilot Program
Pub. L. 108–375, div. A, title XI, § 1105,Oct. 28, 2004, 118 Stat. 2074, as amended by Pub. L. 109–163, div. A, title X, § 1056(d), title XI, § 1104(a)–(c), Jan. 6, 2006, 119 Stat. 3440, 3448, 3449; Pub. L. 111–383, div. A, title X, § 1075(h)(5),Jan. 7, 2011, 124 Stat. 4377, which related to a pilot program to provide financial assistance for education in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology skills and disciplines that were determined to be critical to the national security functions of the Department of Defense, was repealed and restated in section 2192a of this title by Pub. L. 109–163, div. A, title XI, § 1104(d)(1)(B), (e)(1),Jan. 6, 2006, 119 Stat. 3450.
Department of Defense Support for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education
Pub. L. 102–190, div. A, title VIII, § 829,Dec. 5, 1991, 105 Stat. 1444, directed Secretary of Defense to develop and submit to Congress a master plan for activities by Department of Defense during each of fiscal years 1993 through 1997 to support education in science, mathematics, and engineering at all levels of education in the United States, with each such plan to be developed in consultation with Secretary of Education, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 104–106, div. A, title X, § 1063(c),Feb. 10, 1996, 110 Stat. 444.
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