40 U.S. Code § 3174 - Operation of public utility communications services serving governmental activities

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The Administrator of General Services may provide and operate public utility communications services serving any governmental activity when the services are economical and in the interest of the Federal Government. This section does not apply to communications systems for handling messages of a confidential or secret nature, the operation of cryptographic equipment or transmission of secret, security, or coded messages, or buildings operated or occupied by the United States Postal Service, except on request of the department or agency concerned.


(Pub. L. 107–217, Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1155.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
3174 40:295. June 14, 1946, ch. 404, § 7, 60 Stat. 258.

The words “Administrator of General Services” are substituted for “Commissioner of Public Buildings” because of section 103(a) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (ch. 288, 63 Stat. 380), which is restated as section 303 (c) [303(b)] of the revised title. The words “in and outside the District of Columbia” are omitted as unnecessary. The words “United States Postal Service” are substituted for “Post Office Department” because of section 6(o) of the Postal Reorganization Act (Public Law 91–375, 84 Stat. 783).


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