36 U.S. Code § 2304 - Administrative provisions
(a)Experts and Consultants.—
(b)Authority To Contract.—
The Museum may, in accordance with applicable law, enter into contracts and other arrangements with public agencies and with private organizations and persons and may make such payments as may be necessary to carry out its functions under this chapter.
(c)Assistance From Other Federal Departments and Agencies.—
The Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress, and the heads of all executive branch departments, agencies, and establishments of the United States may assist the Museum in the performance of its functions under this chapter.
(d)Administrative Services and Support.—
The Secretary of the Interior may provide administrative services and support to the Museum on a reimbursable basis.