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—
support engagement and collaboration with private-sector industry and the community surrounding the location of such office; and
to [1] 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—
expertise on and analysis of commercially-developed technologies;
commercially-developed technologies to be used as alternatives for technologies in use by the Department; and
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—
identify and rapidly prototype commercially-developed technologies; and
use alternative contracting mechanisms to procure such technologies;
(B) increasing awareness of—
the work of the Defense Innovation Unit; and
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
using the investment in research and development made by private-sector industry in assessing and developing dual-use technologies.
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.

[1]  So in original. The word “to” probably should not appear.
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.