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14 U.S. Code § 1108 - Department of Defense consultation

(a) In General.—
The Commandant shall make arrangements as appropriate with the Secretary of Defense for support in contracting and management of Coast Guard acquisition programs. The Commandant shall also seek opportunities to make use of Department of Defense contracts, and contracts of other appropriate agencies, to obtain the best possible price for assets acquired for the Coast Guard.
(b) Interservice Technical Assistance.—The Commandant shall seek to maintain a memorandum of understanding or a memorandum of agreement with the Secretary of the Navy to obtain the assistance of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition, including the Navy Systems Command, with the oversight of Coast Guard major acquisition programs. The memorandum of understanding or memorandum of agreement shall, at a minimum, provide for—
the exchange of technical assistance and support that the Assistant Commandants for Acquisition, Human Resources, Engineering, and Information technology may identify;
the use, as appropriate, of Navy technical expertise; and
the temporary assignment or exchange of personnel between the Coast Guard and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition, including Naval Systems Command, to facilitate the development of organic capabilities in the Coast Guard.
(c) Technical Requirement Approval Procedures.—
The Chief Acquisition Officer shall adopt, to the extent practicable, procedures modeled after those used by the Navy Senior Acquisition Official to approve all technical requirements.
Editorial Notes

2018—Pub. L. 115–282 renumbered section 566 of this title as this section.

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 115–232, § 3534(1), substituted “maintain” for “enter into” in introductory provisions.

Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 115–232, § 3534(2), struck out subsec. (d) which related to report on assessment of Coast Guard acquisition and management capabilities.

2010—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 111–330, which directed the amendment of Pub. L. 111–281, § 402(a), which enacted this section, by substituting “Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010” for “Coast Guard Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011” wherever appearing, was executed in subsec. (d) of this section as added by section 402(a) by making the substitution for text which read “Coast Guard Authorization Act for fiscal years 2010 and 2011”, to reflect the probable intent of Congress.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 2010 Amendment

Pub. L. 111–330, § 1, Dec. 22, 2010, 124 Stat. 3569, provided that the amendment made by section 1(4) is effective with the enactment of Pub. L. 111–281.