Defense Laboratories Personnel Demonstration Projects
Pub. L. 110–181, div. A, title XI, § 1107, Jan. 28, 2008, 122 Stat. 357, as amended by Pub. L. 110–417, [div. A], title XI, § 1109, Oct. 14, 2008, 122 Stat. 4618; Pub. L. 111–84, div. A, title X, § 1073(d), Oct. 28, 2009, 123 Stat. 2475; Pub. L. 111–383, div. A, title XI, § 1101(b), Jan. 7, 2011, 124 Stat. 4382; Pub. L. 112–81, div. A, title X, § 1066(b)(2), Dec. 31, 2011, 125 Stat. 1588; Pub. L. 117–81, div. A, title II, § 215(d)(2), Dec. 27, 2021, 135 Stat. 1593, provided that:
“(e) [sic] Requirement.—
The Secretary of Defense
shall take all necessary actions to fully implement and use the authorities provided to the Secretary under subsection (a) of section 4121 of title 10
, United States Code, to carry out personnel management demonstration projects at Department of Defense
laboratories designated by subsection (b) of such section as Department of Defense
science and technology reinvention laboratories.
“(b) Process for Full Implementation.—
The Secretary of Defense shall also implement a process and implementation plan to fully utilize the authorities described in subsection (a) to enhance the performance of the missions of the laboratories.
“(c) Other Laboratories.—
Any flexibility available to any demonstration laboratory shall be available for use at any other laboratory designated by section 4121(b) of title 10
, United States Code[,] as a Department of Defense
science and technology reinvention laboratory.
“(d) Submission of List and Description.—
Not later than March 1 of each year, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to Congress a report containing a list and description of the demonstration project notices, amendments, and changes requested by the laboratories during the preceding calendar year. The list shall include all approved and disapproved notices, amendments, and changes, and the reasons for disapproval or delay in approval.
“(e) Status Reports.—
“(1) In general.—
The Secretary shall include in each report under subsection (d) the information described in paragraph (2).
“(2) Information required.—Each report under subsection (d) shall describe the following:
The actions taken by the Secretary of Defense under subsection (a) during the year covered by the report.
The progress made by the Secretary of Defense during such year in developing and implementing the plan required by subsection (b), including the anticipated date for completion of such plan and a list and description of any issues relating to the development or implementation of such plan.
“(C) With respect to any applications by any Department of Defense laboratories seeking to be designated as a demonstration laboratory or to otherwise obtain any of the personnel flexibilities available to a demonstration laboratory—
the number of applications that were received, pending, or acted on during such year;
the status or disposition of any applications under clause (i), including, in the case of any application on which a final decision was rendered, the laboratory involved, what the laboratory had requested, the decision reached, and the reasons for the decision; and
in the case of any applications under clause (i) on which a final decision was not rendered, the date by which a final decision is anticipated.
For purposes of this subsection, the term ‘demonstration laboratory’ means a laboratory designated by the Secretary of Defense
under the provisions of section 4121(a) of title 10
, United States Code.”
[For termination, effective Dec. 31, 2021, of annual reporting provisions in section 1107(d) of Pub. L. 110–181, set out above, see section 1061 of Pub. L. 114–328, set out as a note under section 111 of this title.]