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TITLE IX DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT

Subtitle A Department of Defense Management

NDAA Section

House Conference Report 110-477

SEC. 909. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON TERM OF OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONAL TEST AND EVALUATION.

    It is the sense of Congress that the term of office of the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation of the Department of Defense should be not less than five years.

Sense of Congress on term of office of the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (sec. 909)

The Senate amendment contained a provision (sec. 907) that would express the sense of Congress that the term of office of the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation should be not less than five years.

The House bill contained no similar provision.

The House recedes.

Senate Armed Services Committee Report 110-77

Sense of Congress on term of office of the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (sec. 907)

The committee recommends a provision that would express the sense of Congress that the term of office of the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation should be not less than 5 years. The committee believes that this minimum term will strengthen the statutorily intended independence of the position, ensuring adequate operational testing of weapons systems and thereby saving lives and resources.

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