10 U.S. Code Chapter 763 - PROCUREMENT

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Editorial Notes
Amendments

2018—Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, § 808(e)(4), (f)(1), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1839, redesignated chapter 433 of this title as this chapter and items 4532 to 4544 as 7532 to 7544, respectively.

2014—Pub. L. 113–291, div. A, title III, § 323(b), Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3343, added item 4532 and struck out former item 4532 “Factories and arsenals: manufacture at; abolition of”.

2004—Pub. L. 108–375, div. A, title III, § 353(b), Oct. 28, 2004, 118 Stat. 1861, added item 4544.

2000—Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [[div. A], title III, § 342(b)], Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1654, 1654A–65, added item 4541.

1993—Pub. L. 103–160, div. A, title I, § 158(a)(2), title VIII, § 828(a)(5), Nov. 30, 1993, 107 Stat. 1582, 1713, struck out items 4531 “Authorization”, 4533 “Army ration”, 4534 “Subsistence supplies: contract stipulations; place of delivery on inspection”, 4535 “Exceptional subsistence supplies: purchase without advertising”, 4537 “Military surveys and maps: assistance of United States mapping agencies”, 4538 “Unserviceable ammunition: exchange and reclamation”, and 4541 “Gratuitous services of officers of the Army Reserve” and added item 4543.

1986—Pub. L. 99–500, § 101(c) [title IX, § 9036(b)(2)], Oct. 18, 1986, 100 Stat. 1783–82, 1783–108, and Pub. L. 99–591, § 101(c) [title IX, § 9036(b)(2)], Oct. 30, 1986, 100 Stat. 3341–82, 3341–108; Pub. L. 99–661, div. A, title XII, § 1203(a)(2), Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 3969, amended analysis identically adding item 4542.

1982—Pub. L. 97–258, § 2(b)(9)(A), Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 1056, added item 4541.

1970—Pub. L. 91–482, § 2A, Oct. 21, 1970, 84 Stat. 1082, struck out item 4539 “Horses and mules”.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Continuation of Soldier Enhancement Program

Pub. L. 117–81, div. A, title I, § 114, Dec. 27, 2021, 135 Stat. 1567, provided that:

“(a) Requirement to Continue Program.—
The Secretary of the Army, acting through the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology in accordance with subsection (b), shall continue to carry out the Soldier Enhancement Program established pursuant to section 203 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1990 and 1991 (Public Law 101–189; 103 Sat. 1394 [probably should be “103 Stat. 1394”]).
“(b) Responsible Official.—
The Secretary of the Army shall designate the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology as the official in the Department of the Army with principal responsibility for the management of the Soldier Enhancement Program under subsection (a).
“(c) Duties.—The duties of the Soldier Enhancement Program shall include the identification, research, development, test, and evaluation of commercially available off-the-shelf items (as defined in section 104 of title 41, United States Code) and software applications to accelerate the efforts of the Army to integrate, modernize, and enhance weapons and equipment for use by Army soldiers, including—
“(1)
lighter, more lethal weapons; and
“(2)
support equipment, including lighter, more comfortable load-bearing equipment, field gear, combat clothing, survivability items, communications equipment, navigational aids, night vision devices, tactical power, sensors, and lasers.”
Military Standards for Armor Materials in Vehicle Specifications

Pub. L. 117–81, div. A, title VIII, § 878, Dec. 27, 2021, 135 Stat. 1867, provided that:

“(a) In General.—
Not later than June 30, 2022, the Secretary of the Army shall establish technical specification standards for all metal and non-metal armor for incorporation into specifications for current and future armored vehicles developed or procured by the Department of the Army.
“(b) Report Required.—
“(1) In general.—On the date on which the standards described in subsection (a) are established under such subsection, the Secretary of the Army shall submit to the congressional defense committees [Committee on Armed Services and Committee on Appropriations of the Senate and House of Representatives] a report describing—
“(A)
the establishment of such standards; and
“(B)
the strategy for incorporating such standards as requirements for armored vehicles developed and procured by the Department of the Army.
“(2) Form.—
The report required by paragraph (1) shall be in an unclassified form, but may include a classified annex.
“(c) Armored Vehicle Defined.—
For purposes of this section, the term ‘armored vehicle’ means a tracked or wheeled tactical vehicle incorporating armor in its manufacture.”
Advanced Rotorcraft Flight Research and Development

Pub. L. 112–81, div. A, title II, § 222, Dec. 31, 2011, 125 Stat. 1336, as amended by Pub. L. 114–328, div. A, title VIII, § 833(b)(2)(C)(iii), Dec. 23, 2016, 130 Stat. 2284; Pub. L. 115–91, div. A, title X, § 1081(d)(6)(B), Dec. 12, 2017, 131 Stat. 1600, authorized the Secretary of the Army to conduct a program for flight research and demonstration of advanced rotorcraft technology and directed the Secretary to use competitive procedures in accordance with former section 2304 of this title in awarding contracts under the program.

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