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TITLE VIII--ACQUISITION POLICY, ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT, AND RELATED MATTERS

Subtitle F Improve Acquisition Act

P. L. 111-

Joint Explanatory Statement of the Committees on Armed Services of the U. S. Senate and House of Representatives on H. R. 6523

From H. R. 6523

SEC. 895. INCLUSION OF THE PROVIDERS OF SERVICES AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN THE NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND INDUSTRIAL BASE.

    (a) Revised Definitions- Section 2500 of title 10, United States Code, is amended--

      (1) in paragraph (1), by striking `or maintenance' and inserting `integration, services, or information technology';

      (2) in paragraph (4), by striking `or production' and inserting `production, integration, services, or information technology';

      (3) in paragraph (9)(A), by striking `and manufacturing' and inserting `manufacturing, integration, services, and information technology'; and

      (4) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

      `(15) The term `integration' means the process of providing systems engineering and technical direction for a system for the purpose of achieving capabilities that satisfy program requirements.'.

    (b) Revised Objectives- Section 2501(a) of such title is amended--

      (1) in paragraph (1), by striking `Supplying and equipping' and inserting `Supplying, equipping, and supporting';

      (2) in paragraph (2), by striking `and logistics for' and inserting `logistics, and other activities in support of';

      (3) in paragraph (4), by striking `and produce' and inserting `, produce, and support'; and

      (4) by redesignating paragraph (6) as paragraph (8) and inserting after paragraph (5) the following new paragraphs:

      `(6) Providing for the generation of services capabilities that are not core functions of the armed forces and that are critical to military operations within the national technology and industrial base.

      `(7) Providing for the development, production, and integration of information technology within the national technology and industrial base.'.

    (c) Revised Assessments- Section 2505(b)(4) of such title is amended by inserting after `of this title)' the following `or major automated information system programs (as defined in section 2445a of this title)'.

    (d) Revised Policy Guidance- Section 2506(a) of such title is amended by striking `budget allocation, weapons' and inserting `strategy, management, budget allocation,'.


From H.R. 5136:  National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011

SEC. 406. INCLUSION OF THE PROVIDERS OF SERVICES AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN THE NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND INDUSTRIAL BASE.

    (a) Revised Definitions- Section 2500 of title 10, United States Code, is amended--

      (1) in paragraph (1), by striking `or maintenance' and inserting `integration, services, or information technology';

      (2) in paragraph (4), by striking `or production' and inserting `production, integration, services, or information technology';

      (3) in paragraph (9)(A), by striking `and manufacturing' and inserting `manufacturing, integration, services, and information technology'; and

      (4) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

      `(15) The term `integration' means the process of providing systems engineering and technical direction for a system for the purpose of achieving capabilities that satisfy program requirements.'.

    (b) Revised Objectives- Section 2501(a) of such title is amended--

      (1) in paragraph (1), by striking `Supplying and equipping' and inserting `Supplying, equipping, and supporting';

      (2) in paragraph (2), by striking `and logistics for' and inserting `logistics, and other activities in support of';

      (3) in paragraph (4), by striking `and produce' and inserting `, produce, and support'; and

      (4) by redesignating paragraph (6) as paragraph (8) and inserting after paragraph (5) the following new paragraphs:

      `(6) Providing for the generation of services capabilities that are not core functions of the armed forces and that are critical to military operations within the national technology and industrial base.

      `(7) Providing for the development, production, and integration of information technology within the national technology and industrial base.'.

    (c) Revised Assessments- Section 2505(b)(4) of such title is amended by inserting after `of this title)' the following `or major automated information systems (as defined in section 2445a of this title)'.

    (d) Revised Policy Guidance- Section 2506(a) of such title is amended by striking `budget allocation, weapons' and inserting `strategy, management, budget allocation,'.


From H. R. 5013:  Implementing Management for Performance and Related Reforms to Obtain Value in Every Acquisition Act of 2010

SEC. 406. INCLUSION OF THE PROVIDERS OF SERVICES AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN THE NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND INDUSTRIAL BASE.

    (a) Revised Definitions- Section 2500 of title 10, United States Code, is amended--

      (1) in paragraph (1), by striking `or maintenance' and inserting `integration, services, or information technology';

      (2) in paragraph (4), by striking `or production' and inserting `production, integration, services, or information technology';

      (3) in paragraph (9)(A), by striking `and manufacturing' and inserting `manufacturing, integration, services, and information technology'; and

      (4) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

      `(15) The term `integration' means the process of providing systems engineering and technical direction for a system for the purpose of achieving capabilities that satisfy program requirements.'.

    (b) Revised Objectives- Section 2501(a) of such title is amended--

      (1) in paragraph (1), by striking `Supplying and equipping' and inserting `Supplying, equipping, and supporting';

      (2) in paragraph (2), by striking `and logistics for' and inserting `logistics, and other activities in support of';

      (3) in paragraph (4), by striking `and produce' and inserting `, produce, and support'; and

      (4) by redesignating paragraph (6) as paragraph (8) and inserting after paragraph (5) the following new paragraphs:

      `(6) Providing for the generation of services capabilities that are not core functions of the armed forces and that are critical to military operations within the national technology and industrial base.

      `(7) Providing for the development, production, and integration of information technology within the national technology and industrial base.'.

    (c) Revised Assessments- Section 2505(b)(4) of such title is amended by inserting after `of this title)' the following `or major automated information systems (as defined in section 2445a of this title)'.

    (d) Revised Policy Guidance- Section 2506(a) of such title is amended by striking `budget allocation, weapons' and inserting `strategy, management, budget allocation,'.

Inclusion of providers of services and information technology in the national technology and industrial base (sec. 895)

The House bill contained a provision (sec. 406 of division D) that would amend section 2500 of title 10, United States Code, to include the providers of contract services and information technology in the definition of the national technology and industrial base.

The Senate committee-reported bill contained no similar provision.

The agreement includes the provision with a technical
amendment.


From H. Rpt. 111-465, accompanying  H. R. 5013: Implementing Management for Performance and Related Reforms to Obtain Value in Every Acquisition Act of 2010

SECTION 406--INCLUSION OF THE PROVIDERS OF SERVICES AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN THE NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND INDUSTRIAL BASE

This section would insert references to services and information technology in several places in chapter 148 of title 10, United States Code, which relates to the National Technology and Industrial Base, including: the definition of the industrial base; the national security objectives for the industrial base; assessments of the industrial base; and industrial base policy. This section would also add references to integration as an important industrial capability.

 

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