10 U.S. Code § 2531 - Defense memoranda of understanding and related agreements
Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 102–484, § 4271(c), substituted “defense technology and industrial base” for “defense industrial base”.
1990—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 101–510 inserted “or to the reciprocal procurement of defense items,” after “defense equipment,” in introductory provisions.
1989—Pub. L. 101–189 inserted “and related agreements” after “understanding” in section catchline and amended text generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “In the negotiation and renegotiation of each memorandum of understanding between the Secretary of Defense, acting on behalf of the United States, and one or more foreign countries (or any instrumentality of a foreign country) relating to research, development, or production of defense equipment, the Secretary of Defense shall—
“(1) consider the effect of such proposed memorandum of understanding on the defense industrial base of the United States; and
“(2) regularly solicit and consider information or recommendations from the Secretary of Commerce with respect to the effect on the United States industrial base of such memorandum of understanding.”
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