2002—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 107–314, § 1041(a)(12), struck out designations for pars. (1) and (2) and text of par. (1). Prior to amendment par. (1) read as follows: “In the documents provided to Congress by the Secretary of Defense in support of the budget submitted by the President under section 1105 of title 31 for any fiscal year, the Secretary shall set forth the proposed amount of the man-years of effort to be funded by the Department of Defense for each federally funded research and development center for the fiscal year covered by that budget.”
1999—Subsec. (d)(2). Pub. L. 106–65 substituted “and the Committee on Armed Services” for “and the Committee on National Security”.
1996—Subsec. (d)(2). Pub. L. 104–106 substituted “the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate and the Committee on National Security and the Committee on Appropriations of the” for “the Committees on Armed Services and the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and”.
1991—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 102–190 added subsec. (d).
Pilot Program on Disclosure of Certain Sensitive Information to Federally Funded Research and Development Centers
Pub. L. 114–328, div. A, title II, § 235, Dec. 23, 2016, 130 Stat. 2064, provided that:
“(a)In General.—The Secretary of Defense shall carry out a pilot program on—
and employees of the Department of Defense
to disclose sensitive information to federally funded research and development centers of the Department
for the sole purpose of the performance of administrative, technical, or professional services under and within the scope of the contracts with the parent
organizations of such federally funded research and development centers; and
appropriately protecting proprietary information from unauthorized disclosure or use by such centers.
The pilot program shall be carried out with one or more federally funded research and development centers of the Department
selected by the Secretary for participation in the pilot program.
“(d)Conditions on Disclosure.—Sensitive information may be disclosed under the pilot program only if the federally funded research and development center concerned and its parent organization agree to and acknowledge in the parent organization’s contract with the Department of Defense that—
sensitive information furnished to the federally funded research and development center will be accessed and used only for the purposes stated in the contract between the parent
organization of the federally funded research and development center and the Department of Defense
the federally funded research and development center will take all precautions necessary to prevent disclosure of the sensitive information furnished to anyone not authorized access to the information in order to perform the applicable contract;
sensitive information furnished under the pilot program shall not be used by the federally funded research and development center or parent
organization to compete against a third party for a Government or non-Government contract or funding, or to support other current or future research or technology development activities performed by the federally funded research and development center; and
any personnel of a federally funded research and development center participating in the pilot program may not disclose or use any trade secrets or any nonpublic information accessed under the pilot program, unless specifically authorized by this section.
The pilot program may commence at any time after the review and issuance of policy guidance, updated appropriately, pertaining to the identification, mitigation, and prevention of potentially unfair competitive advantage conferred to federally funded research and development center personnel with access to sensitive information who serve as technical advisors to acquisition programs.
The pilot program shall terminate on the date that is three years after the date of the commencement of the pilot program.
Not later than two years after the commencement of the pilot program, the Comptroller General of the United States
shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate
and the House of Representatives
a report on the pilot program, including an assessment of the effectiveness of activities under the pilot program in improving acquisition processes and the effectiveness of protections of private-sector intellectual property in the course of such activities.
“(g)Sensitive Information Defined.—
In this section, the term ‘sensitive information’ means confidential commercial, financial, or proprietary information, technical data, contract performance, contract performance evaluation, management, and administration data, or other privileged information owned by other contractors
of the Department of Defense
that is exempt from public disclosure under section 552(b)(4) of title 5
, United States
Code, or which would otherwise be prohibited from disclosure under section 1832
of title 18
, United States
GAO Study; Report
Pub. L. 99–500, § 101(c) [title X, § 912(b), (c)], Oct. 18, 1986, 100 Stat. 1783–82, 1783–146, Pub. L. 99–591, § 101(c) [title X, § 912(b), (c)], Oct. 30, 1986, 100 Stat. 3341–82, 3341–146, and Pub. L. 99–661, div. A, title IX, formerly title IV, § 912(b), (c), Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 3926, renumbered title IX, Pub. L. 100–26, § 3(5), Apr. 21, 1987, 101 Stat. 273, directed Comptroller General to conduct a study of national defense role of federally funded research and development centers and submit a report to Congress not later than one year after Oct. 18, 1986.