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

Subtitle G Governmentwide Acquisition Improvements

DHNDAA Section

House Armed Services Report 110-652

SEC. 882. REPORT ON MARKET RESEARCH.

Not later than October 1, 2009, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives a report on the implementation of section 826 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (Public Law 110-181; 10 U.S.C. 2377 note) and the amendments made by that section. The report shall address--

(1) actions taken by the Department of Defense to implement the amendments made by section 826(a) of such Act to section 2377 of title 10, United States Code, with a particular focus on--

(A) the guidance issued by the Department on the performance of market research;

(B) the market research being performed pursuant to such guidance; and

(C) the results of such guidance and market research;

(2) training tools the Secretary of Defense has developed to assist contracting officials in performing market research in accordance with section 826(b) of such Act;

(3) actions the Department of Defense intends to take to further implement such section 826 and the amendments made by that section, including dissemination of best practices and corrective actions where necessary; and

(4) such other matters as the Secretary considers appropriate.

SECTION 845--REPORT ON MARKET RESEARCH

This section would require the Secretary of Defense to submit a report to the Senate Committee on Armed Services and the House Committee on Armed Services by October 1, 2009, on the market research conducted by the Secretary in implementing section 2377 of title 10, United States Code. This section would require that the report identify the total number of contracts sampled, representative outcomes of market research, training tools developed to assist with market research, additional planned actions, and other matters.

 

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