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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1986

100 STAT. 3982

PUBLIC LAW 99-661—NOV. 14, 1986

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(2) A description of the different types of such contracts that were entered into during such fiscal year that included an economic price adjustment clause referred to in subsection (a). (3) A description of the different types of economic price adjustment clauses used by the Department of Defense in such contracts and the reasons for using a particular type of such clause for a particular type of contract. (c) OTHER MATTERS TO B E REPORTED.—The Secretary shall also include in the report required by subsection (a) the following: (1) An explanation of the methodology used by the Department of Defense for determining the inflation index to be used 4 in calculating the inflation rate for various budget accounts of the Department of Defense and items within those accounts. (2) The feasibility of providing to Congress an annual report on actual rates of inflation experienced under contracts of the Department of Defense that are entered into to carry out all or a portion of a program for which a Selected Acquisition Report is required at any time and that include an economic price adjustment clause to provide adjustments in contract prices to compensate for inflation. (3) A discussion of the relationship between the rate of actual 01 inflation experienced under contracts referred to in clause (2) and the rate of inflation determined under the methodology referred to in clause (1) for determining the inflation index to be used in calculating the inflation rate for major weapon system accounts. (d) DEADLINE FOR REPORT.—The report required under this section shall be submitted not later than February 1, 1987. (e) DEFINITION.—For purposes of this section, the term "Selected Acquisition Report" means a report referred to in section 2432 of title 10, United States Code (as redesignated by section 101 of the Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-433)). SEC. 1309. DEBT COLLECTION

(a) IN GENERAL.—Chapter 165 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section: , (!k)ntracts. 10 USC 2780.

Reports.

"§2780. Debt collection "(a)(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the Secretary of Defense shall enter into one or more contracts with a person for collection services to recover indebtedness owed to the United States (arising out of activities related to Department of Defense) that is delinquent by more than three months. "(2) The authority of the Secretary to enter into a contract under this section for any fiscal year is subject to the availability of appropriations. "(3) Any such contract shall provide that the person submit to the Secretary a status report on the person's success in collecting such debts at least once each six months. Section 3718 of title 31 shall apply to any such contract, to the extent not inconsistent with this subsection. "(b) The Secretary shall disclose to consumer reporting agencies, in accordance with paragraph (1) of section 3711(f) of title 31, information concerning any debt described in subsection (a) of more than $100 that is delinquent by more than 31 days.". i^^u.