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10 U.S. Code § 4067 - Technology protection features activities

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(a) Activities.—
The Secretary of Defense shall carry out activities to develop and incorporate technology protection features in a designated system during the research and development phase of such system.
(b) Cost-sharing.—
Any contract for the design or development of a system resulting from activities under subsection (a) for the purpose of enhancing or enabling the exportability of the system, either for the development of program protection strategies for the system or the design and incorporation of exportability features into the system, shall include a cost-sharing provision that requires the contractor to bear half of the cost of such activities, or such other portion of such cost as the Secretary considers appropriate upon showing of good cause.
(2) The Secretary may deem the portion of the costs of the contractor described in paragraph (1) with respect to a designated system as allowable independent research and development costs under the regulations issued under section 3762 of this title if—
the Secretary determines that doing so would further the purposes of this section.
(c) Definitions.—In this section:
The term “designated system” means any system (including a major system, as defined in section 3041 of title 10, United States Code) that the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment designates for purposes of this section.
The term “independent research and development costs” has the meaning given the term in section 31.205-18 of title 48, Code of Federal Regulations.
The term “Milestone B approval” has the meaning given the term in section 4172(e)(7) of this title.
The term “technology protection features” means the technical modifications necessary to protect critical program information, including anti-tamper technologies and other systems engineering activities intended to prevent or delay exploitation of critical technologies in a designated system.
(Added Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title II, § 223(a), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1682, § 2357; renumbered § 4067 and amended Pub. L. 116–283, div. A, title XVIII, §§ 1841(c), 1842(b), 1883(b)(2), Jan. 1, 2021, 134 Stat. 4243, 4244, 4294; Pub. L. 117–81, div. A, title VIII, § 831(a), title XVII, § 1701(u)(2)(D), (3)(B), Dec. 27, 2021, 135 Stat. 1832, 2151, 2152.)
Editorial Notes

2021—Pub. L. 116–283, § 1842(b), as amended by Pub. L. 117–81, § 1701(u)(3)(B), renumbered section 2357 of this title as this section.

Pub. L. 116–283, § 1841(c), which directed the renumbering of section 2357 of this title as section 4009 instead of this section, was amended generally by Pub. L. 117–81, § 1701(u)(2)(D), effective as if included therein, so that such transfer was no longer directed.

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 117–81, § 831(a)(1), designated existing provisions as par. (1) and added par. (2).

Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 116–283, § 1883(b)(2), substituted “section 3762” for “section 2372” in introductory provisions.

Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 116–283, § 1883(b)(2), substituted “section 3041” for “section 2302(5)”.

Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 117–81, § 831(a)(2)(B), added par. (2). Former par. (2) redesignated (4).

Subsec. (c)(3). Pub. L. 116–283, § 1883(b)(2), substituted “section 4172(e)(7)” for “section 2366(e)(7)”.

Pub. L. 117–81, § 831(a)(2)(B), added par. (3).

Subsec. (c)(4). Pub. L. 117–81, § 831(a)(2)(A), redesignated par. (2) as (4).

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 2021 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 117–81 applicable as if included in the enactment of title XVIII of Pub. L. 116–283 as enacted, see section 1701(a)(2) of Pub. L. 117–81, set out in a note preceding section 3001 of this title and note below.

Amendment by 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.

Conforming Regulations

Pub. L. 117–81, div. A, title VIII, § 831(b), Dec. 27, 2021, 135 Stat. 1832, provided that:

“Not later than 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act [Dec. 27, 2021], the Secretary of Defense shall revise the Department of Defense Supplement to the Federal Acquisition Regulation to conform with section 2357 of title 10, United States Code [now 10 U.S.C. 4067], as amended by subsection (a).”