10 U.S. Code § 2358b - Joint reserve detachment of the Defense Innovation Unit

(a) Establishment.—The Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretaries of the military departments, may establish a joint reserve detachment (referred to in this section as the “Detachment”) composed of members of the reserve components described in subsection (b) to be assigned to each office of the Defense Innovation Unit to—
(1)
support engagement and collaboration with private-sector industry and the community surrounding the location of such office; and
(2)
accelerate the use and adoption of commercially-developed technologies for national security purposes.
(b) Members.—
Each Secretary of a military department shall select for the Detachment, and make efforts to retain, members of the reserve components who possess relevant private-sector experience in the fields of business, acquisition, intelligence, engineering, technology transfer, science, mathematics, program management, logistics, cybersecurity, or such other fields as determined by the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering.
(c) Duties.—The Detachment shall have the following duties:
(1) Providing the Department of Defense with—
(A)
expertise on and analysis of commercially-developed technologies;
(B)
commercially-developed technologies to be used as alternatives for technologies in use by the Department; and
(C)
opportunities for greater engagement and collaboration between the Department and private-sector industry on innovative technologies.
(2) On an ongoing basis—
(A) partnering with the military departments, the combatant commands, and other Department of Defense organizations to—
(i)
identify and rapidly prototype commercially-developed technologies; and
(ii)
use alternative contracting mechanisms to procure such technologies;
(B) increasing awareness of—
(i)
the work of the Defense Innovation Unit; and
(ii)
the technology requirements of the Department of Defense as identified in the National Defense Science and Technology Strategy developed under section 218 of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (Public Law 115–232; 132 Stat. 1679); and
(C)
using the investment in research and development made by private-sector industry in assessing and developing dual-use technologies.
(3)
Carrying out other activities as directed by the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering.
(d) Joint Duty.—
Assignment to a Detachment shall not qualify as a joint duty assignment, as defined in section 668(b)(1) of title 10, United States Code, unless approved by the Secretary of Defense.
Transfer of Section

Pub. L. 116–283, div. A, title XVIII, §§ 1801(d), 1842(b), Jan. 1, 2021, 134 Stat. 4151, 4244, provided that, effective Jan. 1, 2022, with additional provisions for delayed implementation and applicability of existing law, this section is transferred to chapter 303 of this title, as added by section 1842(a) of Pub. L. 116–283, inserted after the table of sections, and redesignated as section 4064 of this title. See Effective Date of 2021 Amendment note below.

References in Text

Section 218 of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, referred to in subsec. (c)(2)(B)(ii), is section 218 of Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title II, Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1679, which is not classified to the Code.

Amendments

2021—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 116–283 substituted “accelerate” for “to accelerate”.

Effective Date of 2021 Amendment

Amendment by section 1842(b) of Pub. L. 116–283 effective Jan. 1, 2022, with additional provisions for delayed implementation and applicability of existing law, see section 1801(d) of Pub. L. 116–283, set out as a note preceding section 3001 of this title.