10 U.S. Code § 4362 - Support of athletic programs
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Support of athletic programs
(1)Contracts and cooperative agreements.—
The Secretary of the Army may enter into contracts and cooperative agreements with the Army West Point Athletic Association for the purpose of supporting the athletic programs of the Academy. Notwithstanding section 2304(k) of this title, the Secretary may enter such contracts or cooperative agreements on a sole source basis pursuant to section 2304(c)(5) of this title. Notwithstanding chapter 63 of title 31, a cooperative agreement under this section may be used to acquire property or services for the direct benefit or use of the Academy.
Before entering into a contract or cooperative agreement under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall ensure that such contract or agreement includes appropriate financial controls to account for Academy and Association resources in accordance with accepted accounting principles.
(B) Any such contract or cooperative agreement shall contain a provision that allows the Secretary, at the Secretary’s discretion, to review the financial accounts of the Association to determine whether the operations of the Association—
will not compromise the integrity or appearance of integrity of any program of the Department of the Army.
Section 2667(h) of this title shall not apply to any leases the Secretary may enter into with the Association for the purpose of supporting the athletic programs of the Academy.
(b) Support Services.—
To the extent required by a contract or cooperative agreement under subsection (a), the Secretary may provide support services to the Association while the Association conducts its support activities at the Academy. The Secretary may provide support services described in paragraph (2) only if the Secretary determines that the provision of such services is essential for the support of the athletic programs of the Academy.
(2)Support services defined.—
In this subsection, the term “support services” includes utilities, office furnishings and equipment, communications services, records staging and archiving, audio and video support, and security systems in conjunction with the leasing or licensing of property.
(B) Such term includes—
housing for Association personnel on United States Army Garrison, West Point, New York; and
(c) Acceptance of Support.—
(1)Support received from the association.—
Notwithstanding section 1342 of title 31, the Secretary may accept from the Association funds, supplies, and services for the support of the athletic programs of the Academy. For the purposes of this section, employees or personnel of the Association may not be considered to be employees of the United States.
(2)Funds received from ncaa.—
The Secretary may accept funds from the National Collegiate Athletic Association to support the athletic programs of the Academy.
The Secretary shall ensure that contributions under this subsection and expenditure of funds pursuant to subsection (e) do not reflect unfavorably on the ability of the Department of the Army, any of its employees, or any member of the armed forces to carry out any responsibility or duty in a fair and objective manner, or compromise the integrity or appearance of integrity of any program of the Department of the Army, or any individual involved in such a program.
(d) Trademarks and Service Marks.—
(1)Licensing, marketing, and sponsorship agreements.—
An agreement under subsection (a) may, consistent with section 2260 of this title (other than subsection (d) of such section), authorize the Association to enter into licensing, marketing, and sponsorship agreements relating to trademarks and service marks identifying the Academy, subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Army.
(2)Limitations.—No licensing, marketing, or sponsorship agreement may be entered into under paragraph (1) if—
the Secretary determines that the use of the trademark or service mark would compromise the integrity or appearance of integrity of any program of the Department of the Army, or any individual involved in such a program.
(e)Retention and Use of Funds.—
Any funds received by the Secretary under this section may be retained for use in support of the athletic programs of the Academy and shall remain available until expended.
(f)Service on Association Board of Directors.—
(g)Conditions.—The authority provided in this section with respect to the Association is available only so long as the Association continues—
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