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

Subtitle A Acquisition Policy and Management

DHNDAA Section

House Armed Services Report 110-652

SEC. 803. COMMERCIAL SOFTWARE REUSE PREFERENCE.

(a) In General- The Secretary of Defense shall ensure that contracting officials identify and evaluate, at all stages of the acquisition process (including concept refinement, concept decision, and technology development), opportunities for the use of commercial computer software and other non-developmental software.

(b) Report- Not later than 270 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report on actions taken to implement subsection (a), including a description of any relevant regulations and policy guidance.

SECTION 806--COMMERCIAL SOFTWARE REUSE PREFERENCE

This section would require the Secretary of Defense to ensure contracting officials identify and evaluate, at all stages of the acquisition process, opportunities for the use of commercial computer software and, if practicable, use such software instead of developing new software. This section would also require the Secretary to review and revise defense regulations to clarify that the existing preference for commercial items in the acquisition process includes a preference for commercial computer software.

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