10 U.S. Code § 8685 - Preservation of Navy shipbuilding capability

(a) Shipbuilding Capability Preservation Agreements.—
The Secretary of the Navy may enter into an agreement, to be known as a “shipbuilding capability preservation agreement”, with a shipbuilder under which the cost reimbursement rules described in subsection (b) shall be applied to the shipbuilder under a Navy contract for the construction of a ship. Such an agreement may be entered into in any case in which the Secretary determines that the application of such cost reimbursement rules would facilitate the achievement of the policy objectives set forth in section 2501(b) of this title.
(b) Cost Reimbursement Rules.—The cost reimbursement rules applicable under an agreement entered into under subsection (a) are as follows:
(1)
The Secretary of the Navy shall, in determining the reimbursement due a shipbuilder for its indirect costs of performing a contract for the construction of a ship for the Navy, allow the shipbuilder to allocate indirect costs to its private sector work only to the extent of the shipbuilder’s allocable indirect private sector costs, subject to paragraph (3).
(2) For purposes of paragraph (1), the allocable indirect private sector costs of a shipbuilder are those costs of the shipbuilder that are equal to the sum of the following:
(A)
The incremental indirect costs attributable to such work.
(B) The amount by which the revenue attributable to such private sector work exceeds the sum of—
(i)
the direct costs attributable to such private sector work; and
(ii)
the incremental indirect costs attributable to such private sector work.
(3)
The total amount of allocable indirect private sector costs for a contract covered by the agreement may not exceed the amount of indirect costs that a shipbuilder would have allocated to its private sector work during the period covered by the agreement in accordance with the shipbuilder’s established accounting practices.
(c) Authority To Modify Cost Reimbursement Rules.—
The cost reimbursement rules set forth in subsection (b) may be modified by the Secretary of the Navy for a particular agreement if the Secretary determines that modifications are appropriate to the particular situation to facilitate achievement of the policy set forth in section 2501(b) of this title.
(d) Applicability.—
(1) An agreement entered into with a shipbuilder under subsection (a) shall apply to each of the following Navy contracts with the shipbuilder:
(A)
A contract that is in effect on the date on which the agreement is entered into.
(B)
A contract that is awarded during the term of the agreement.
(2)
In a shipbuilding capability preservation agreement applicable to a shipbuilder, the Secretary may agree to apply the cost reimbursement rules set forth in subsection (b) to allocations of indirect costs to private sector work performed by the shipbuilder only with respect to costs that the shipbuilder incurred on or after November 18, 1997, under a contract between the shipbuilder and a private sector customer of the shipbuilder that became effective on or after January 26, 1996.
Amendment of Subsections (a) and (c)

Pub. L. 116–283, div. A, title XVIII, §§ 1801(d), 1867(e)(3), Jan. 1, 2021, 134 Stat. 4151, 4282, provided that, effective Jan. 1, 2022, with additional provisions for delayed implementation and applicability of existing law, this section is amended by striking “section 2501(b)” in subsections (a) and (c) and inserting “section 4811(b)”. See 2021 Amendment note below.

Prior Provisions

A prior section 8685, acts Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 535; Sept. 2, 1958, Pub. L 85–861, § 1(187), 72 Stat. 1534, set forth restrictions on consideration of a husband or child as dependent of a female member of Regular Air Force, Air National Guard of the United States or Air Force Reserve, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 90–235, § 7(a)(3), Jan. 2, 1968, 81 Stat. 763.

Amendments

2021—Subsecs. (a), (c). Pub. L. 116–283 substituted “section 4811(b)” for “section 2501(b)”.

2018—Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 7315 of this title as this section.

1999—Subsec. (d)(2). Pub. L. 106–65 substituted “November 18, 1997,” for “the date of the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1998”.

Effective Date of 2021 Amendment

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.

Effective Date of 2018 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 115–232 effective Feb. 1, 2019, with provision for the coordination of amendments and special rule for certain redesignations, see section 800 of Pub. L. 115–232, set out as a note preceding section 3001 of this title.

Pilot Program To Train Skilled Technicians in Critical Shipbuilding Skills

Pub. L. 116–92, div. A, title III, § 357, Dec. 20, 2019, 133 Stat. 1322, provided that:

“(a) Establishment.—
The Secretary of the Navy may carry out a pilot program to train individuals to become skilled technicians in critical shipbuilding skills such as welding, metrology, quality assurance, machining, and additive manufacturing.
“(b) Partnerships.—
In carrying out the pilot program under this section, the Secretary may partner with existing Federal or State projects relating to investment and infrastructure in training and education or workforce development, such as the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, the Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment program of the Department of Defense, and the National Maritime Educational Council.
“(c) Termination.—
The authority to carry out a pilot program under this section shall terminate on September 30, 2025.
“(d) Briefings.—If the Secretary carries out a pilot program under this section, the Secretary shall provide briefings to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives as follows:
“(1)
Not later than 30 days before beginning to implement the pilot program, the Secretary shall provide a briefing on the plan, cost estimate, and schedule for the pilot program.
“(2)
Not less frequently than annually during the period when the pilot program is carried out, the Secretary shall provide briefings on the progress of the Secretary in carrying out the pilot program.”
Procedures for Applications and for Consideration of Agreements

Pub. L. 105–85, div. A, title X, § 1027(b), Nov. 18, 1997, 111 Stat. 1880, provided that:

“Not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act [Nov. 18, 1997], the Secretary of the Navy shall establish application procedures and procedures for expeditious consideration of shipbuilding capability preservation agreements as authorized by section 7315 [now 8685] of title 10, United States Code, as added by subsection (a).”

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