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

Subtitle B Provisions Relating to Major Defense Acquisition Programs

DHNDAA Section

Senate Armed Services Report 110-335

SEC. 812. INCLUSION OF CERTAIN MAJOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENTS IN ACQUISITION OVERSIGHT AUTHORITIES FOR MAJOR AUTOMATED INFORMATION SYSTEM PROGRAMS.

(a) Definitions-

(1) IN GENERAL- Section 2445a of title 10, United States Code, is amended--

(A) in subsection (a), by striking `In General' and inserting `Major Automated Information System Program'; and

(B) by adding at the end the following new subsection:

`(d) Other Major Information Technology Investment Program- In this chapter, the term `other major information technology investment program' means the following:

`(1) An investment that is designated by the Secretary of Defense, or a designee of the Secretary, as a `pre-Major Automated Information System' or `pre-MAIS' program.

`(2) Any other investment in automated information system products or services that is expected to exceed the thresholds established in subsection (a), as adjusted under subsection (b), but is not considered to be a major automated information system program because a formal acquisition decision has not yet been made with respect to such investment.'.

(2) HEADING AMENDMENT- The heading of such section is amended to read as follows:

`Sec. 2445a. Definitions'.

(3) CLERICAL AMENDMENT- The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 144A of such title is amended by striking the item relating to section 2445a and inserting the following new item:

`2445a. Definitions.'.

(b) Cost, Schedule, and Performance Information- Section 2445b of such title is amended--

(1) in subsection (a), by inserting `and each other major information technology investment program' after `each major automated information system program';

(2) in subsection (b), by inserting `Regarding Major Automated Information System Programs' after `Elements'; and

(3) by adding at the end the following new subsection:

`(d) Elements Regarding Other Major Information Technology Investment Programs- With respect to each other major information technology investment program, the information required by subsection (a) may be provided in the format that is most appropriate to the current status of the program.'.

(c) Quarterly Reports- Section 2445c of such title is amended--

(1) in subsection (a)--

(A) by inserting `or other major information technology investment program' after `major automated information system program'; and

(B) by inserting `or information technology investment' after `the major automated information system';

(2) in subsection (b)--

(A) by inserting `or other major information technology investment program' after `major automated information system program' in the matter preceding paragraph (1); and

(B) by inserting `or information technology investment' after `automated information system' each place it appears in paragraphs (1) and (2);

(3) in subsection (d)--

(A) in paragraph (1) and in paragraph (2) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by inserting `or other major information technology investment program' after `major automated information system program'; and

(B) in paragraph (2)--

(i) by striking subparagraph (A) and inserting the following:

`(A) the automated information system or information technology investment failed to achieve initial operational capability within five years after funds were first obligated for the program;';

(ii) in subparagraph (B), by inserting before the semicolon the following: `or section 2445b(d) of this title, as applicable';

(iii) in subparagraph (C), by inserting before the semicolon the following: `or section 2445b(d) of this title, as applicable'; and

(iv) in subparagraph (D)--

(I) by inserting `or major information technology investment' after `major automated information system'; and

(II) by inserting before the period the following: `or section 2445b(d) of this title, as applicable';

(4) in subsection (e), by inserting `or other major information technology investment program' after `major automated information system program'; and

(5) in subsection (f)--

(A) by inserting `or other major information technology investment program' after `major automated information system program' in the matter preceding paragraph (1);

(B) in paragraph (1), by inserting `or information technology investment' after `automated information system';

(C) in paragraph (2), by inserting `or information technology investment' after `the system'; and

(D) in paragraph (3), by inserting `or information technology investment, as applicable,' after `the program and system'.

Inclusion of certain major information technology investments in acquisition oversight authorities for Major Automated Information System programs (sec. 802)

The committee recommends a provision that would amend chapter 144A of title 10, United States Code, to require the Department of Defense to extend reporting requirements for information technology acquisitions to cover both Major Automated Information System (MAIS) programs and other major information technology investments. Under current law, these reporting requirements apply only to MAIS programs.

 

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