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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1986

PUBLIC LAW 99-661—NOV. 14, 1986

100 STAT. 3913

Reorganization Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-433)) the following new section: "§ 2435. Enhanced program stability

10 USC 2435.

"(a) BASELINE DESCRIPTION REQUIREMENT.—(1) The Secretary of a

military department shall establish a baseline description for a major defense acquisition program under the jurisdiction of such Secretary—

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"(A) before such program enters full-scale engineering development; and "(B) before such program enters full-rate production. "(2) A baseline description required under paragraph (1) shall include the following: "(A) In the case of the full-scale development stage— j,?,^'..^ "(i) a description of the performance goals for the weapy? ons system to be acquired under the program; "(ii) a description of the technical characteristics and configuration of such system; "(iii) total development costs for such stage by fiscal year; and "(iv) the schedule of development milestones. "(B) In the case of the production stage— "(i) a description of the performance of the weapons system to be acquired under the program;

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"(ii) a description of the technical characteristics and configuration of such system; "(iii) number of end items by fiscal year; "(iv) the schedule of development milestones; HHi: "^^^ testing; "(vi) initial training; "(vii) initial provisioning; and "(viii) total procurement costs for such stage (including the cost of all elements included in the baseline description) by fiscal year, which may not exceed the amount of the independent cost estimate for that program submitted to the Secretary of Defense under section 2434 of this title. 10 USC 2434. "(b) PROGRAM DEVIATION REPORTS.—(1) The program manager of a major defense acquisition program shall immediately submit a program deviation report for such program to the Secretary of the military department concerned and to the senior procurement executive of such military department (designated pursuant to section 16(3) of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. - ^ f-' 414(3))) if such manager determines at any time during the full-scale engineering development stage or the production stage that there is reasonable cause to believe that— "(A) the total cost of completion of the program will be more than the amount specified in the baseline description established under subsection (a) for such stage; "(B) any milestone specified in such baseline description will not be completed as scheduled; or "(C) the system to be acquired under the program will not fulfill the description of performance, technical characteristics, or configuration specified in such baseline description. "(2) The Secretary of the military department concerned shall, with respect to any major defense acquisition program for which a program deviation report is received under paragraph (1)— "(A) establish a review panel to review such program; and