The Secretary of Defense may establish a center to be known as the “Center for Complex Operations” (in this section referred to as the “Center”).
(b)Purposes.—The purposes of the Center established under subsection (a) shall be the following:
(2) To foster unity of effort during complex operations among—
international organizations and international nongovernmental organizations; and
To conduct research; collect, analyze, and distribute lessons learned; and compile best practices in matters relating to complex operations.
(c)Concurrence of the Secretary of State.—
The Secretary of Defense shall seek the concurrence of the Secretary of State to the extent the efforts and activities of the Center involve the entities referred to in subparagraphs (B) and (C) of subsection (b)(2).
(d)Support From Other Governmentor Agencies.—The head of any non-Department of Defense department or agency of the United States Government may—
provide to the Secretary of Defense services, including personnel support, to support the operations of the Center; and
transfer funds to the Secretary of Defense to support the operations of the Center.
(e)Acceptance of Gifts and Donations.—
(2) The sources specified in this paragraph are the following:
A foundation or other charitable organization, including a foundation or charitable organization that is organized or operates under the laws of a foreign country.
Any source in the private sector of the United States or a foreign country.
(3) The Secretary may not accept a gift or donation under this subsection if acceptance of the gift or donation would compromise or appear to compromise—
the integrity of any program of the Department or of any person involved in such a program.
The Secretary shall provide written guidance setting forth the criteria to be used in determining the applicability of paragraph (3) to any proposed gift or donation under this subsection.
(f)Crediting of Transferred or Accepted.—
Funds transferred to or accepted by the Secretary of Defense under this section shall be credited to appropriations available to the Department of Defense for the Center, and shall be available for the same purposes, and subject to the same conditions and limitations, as the appropriations with which merged. Any funds so transferred or accepted shall remain available until expended.
(g)Definitions.—In this section:
(1) The term “complex operation” means an operation as follows: