References in Text
GS–11, referred to in subsec. (a), is contained in the General Schedule which is set out under section 5332 of this title.
Section 209(b) of the E-Government Act of 2002, referred to in subsec. (a), is section 209(b) of Pub. L. 107–347, which is set out in a note under section 3501 of Title 44, Public Printing and Documents.
The date of the enactment of this chapter, referred to in subsec. (d), is the date of enactment of Pub. L. 107–347, which was approved Dec. 17, 2002.
Pilot Program for the Temporary Assignment of Cyber and Information Technology Personnel to Private Sector Organizations
Pub. L. 111–84, div. A, title XI, § 1110, Oct. 28, 2009, 123 Stat. 2493, as amended by Pub. L. 113–66, div. A, title XI, § 1106, Dec. 26, 2013, 127 Stat. 887; Pub. L. 114–92, div. A, title X, § 1075(a), Nov. 25, 2015, 129 Stat. 997; Pub. L. 114–328, div. A, title XI, § 1123, Dec. 23, 2016, 130 Stat. 2455, provided that:
“(a)Assignment Authority.—The Secretary of Defense may, with the agreement of the private sector organization concerned, arrange for the temporary assignment of an employee to such private sector organization, or from such private sector organization to a Department of Defense organization under this section. An employee shall be eligible for such an assignment only if—
“(1) the employee—
works in the field of cyber operations or information technology management;
is considered by the Secretary of Defense to be an exceptional employee;
is expected to assume increased cyber operations or information technology management responsibilities in the future; and
is compensated at not less than the GS–11 level (or the equivalent); and
the proposed assignment meets applicable requirements of section 209(b) of the E-Government Act of 2002 [Pub. L. 107–347
] (44 U.S.C. 3501
“(b)Agreements.—The Secretary of Defense shall provide for a written agreement among the Department of Defense, the private sector organization, and the employee concerned regarding the terms and conditions of the employee’s assignment under this section. The agreement—
shall require that employees of the Department of Defense, upon completion of the assignment, will serve in the civil service for a period equal to the length of the assignment; and
shall provide that if the employee of the Department of Defense or of the private sector organization (as the case may be) fails to carry out the agreement, such employee shall be liable to the United States for payment of all expenses of the assignment, unless that failure was for good and sufficient reason, as determined by the Secretary of Defense.
An amount for which an employee is liable under paragraph (2) shall be treated as a debt due the United States.
An assignment under this section may, at any time and for any reason, be terminated by the Department of Defense or the private sector organization concerned.
An assignment under this section shall be for a period of not less than 3 months and not more than 1 year, and may be extended in 3-month increments for a total of not more than 1 additional year; however, no assignment under this section may commence after September 30, 2022.
“(e)Terms and Conditions for Private Sector Employees.—An employee of a private sector organization who is assigned to a Department of Defense organization under this section—
may continue to receive pay and benefits from the private sector organization from which such employee is assigned;
“(2) is deemed to be an employee of the Department of Defense for the purposes of—
, and 1913
of title 18
, United States Code;
the Federal Tort Claims Act [see Short Title note under section 2671 of Title 28
, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure] and any other Federal tort liability statute;
the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 [5 U.S.C. App.];
section 1043 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 [26 U.S.C. 1043
section 27 of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act [now 41 U.S.C. 2101
et seq.]; and
may not have access to any trade secrets or to any other nonpublic information which is of commercial value to the private sector organization from which such employee is assigned.
“(f)Prohibition Against Charging Certain Costs to the Federal Government.—
A private sector organization may not charge the Department of Defense or any other agency of the Federal Government, as direct or indirect costs under a Federal contract, the costs of pay or benefits paid by the organization to an employee assigned to a Department of Defense organization under this section for the period of the assignment.
“(g)Considerations.—In carrying out this section, the Secretary of Defense—
shall ensure that, of the assignments made under this section each year, at least 20 percent are to or from small business concerns (as defined by section 3703(e)(2)(A) of title 5
, United States Code); and
shall take into consideration the question of how assignments under this section might best be used to help meet the needs of the Department of Defense with respect to the training of employees in cyber operations or information technology management.
In no event may more than 50 employees be participating in assignments under this section at any given time.
“(i)Repeal of Superseded Section.—Section 1109 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (Public Law 110-181; 122 Stat. 358) [formerly set out as a note under this section] is repealed, except that—
“(1) nothing in this subsection shall, in the case of any assignment commencing under such section 1109 on or before the date of the enactment of this Act [Oct. 28, 2009], affect—
the duration of such assignment or the authority to extend such assignment in accordance with subsection (d) of such section 1109, as last in effect; or
the terms or conditions of the agreement governing such assignment, including with respect to any service obligation under subsection (b) thereof; and
any employee whose assignment is allowed to continue by virtue of paragraph (1) shall be taken into account for purposes of the numerical limitation under subsection (h).”
Pub. L. 110–181, div. A, title XI, § 1109, Jan. 28, 2008, 122 Stat. 358, which authorized the Secretary of Defense to arrange for the temporary assignment of a Department of Defense employee to a private sector organization under certain terms, conditions, and considerations, and for a limited period, and required the Secretary to submit to the Committees on Armed Services a report on the potential benefits of temporarily assigning information technology specialists from private sector organizations to the Department of Defense, was repealed, with certain exceptions, by Pub. L. 111–84, div. A, title XI, § 1110(i), formerly § 1110(j), Oct. 28, 2009, 123 Stat. 2495, renumbered § 1110(i), Pub. L. 114–92, div. A, title X, § 1075(a)(2), Nov. 25, 2015, 129 Stat. 997, see above.