10 U.S. Code § 2506. Department of Defense technology and industrial base policy guidance

(a) Departmental Guidance.—
The Secretary of Defense shall prescribe departmental guidance for the attainment of each of the national security objectives set forth in section 2501(a) of this title.
(b) Purpose of Guidance.—
The guidance prescribed pursuant to subsection (a) shall provide for technological and industrial capability considerations to be integrated into the strategy, management, budget allocation, acquisition, and logistics support decision processes.
Prior Provisions

A prior section 2506 was renumbered section 2533 of this title.


2017—Pub. L. 115–91 designated second sentence of subsec. (a) as subsec. (b) and inserted heading, substituted “The guidance prescribed pursuant to subsection (a)” for “Such guidance” in subsec. (b), and struck out former subsec. (b) which required the Secretary of Defense to report on the implementation of the departmental guidance in the annual report to Congress.

2011—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 111–383 substituted “strategy, management, budget allocation,” for “budget allocation, weapons”.

1996—Pub. L. 104–201 substituted “Department of Defense technology and industrial base policy guidance” for “National technology and industrial base: periodic defense capability plan” in section catchline and amended text generally. Prior to amendment, text consisted of subsecs. (a) to (e) providing for the National Defense Technology and Industrial Base Council to prepare, at least annually through fiscal year 1997 and biennially thereafter, a multiyear plan for ensuring that the policies and programs of the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, and other Federal departments and agencies were planned, coordinated, funded, and implemented in a manner designed to attain national security objectives.

Implementing Regulations Concerning National Technology and Industrial Base Periodic Plan

Pub. L. 102–484, div. D, title XLII, § 4220, Oct. 23, 1992, 106 Stat. 2675, set forth requirements for the initial regulations prescribed to implement this section, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 104–201, div. A, title VIII, § 829(h), Sept. 23, 1996, 110 Stat. 2614.