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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

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PUBLIC LAW 100-456—SEPT. 29, 1988

102 STAT. 1975

Education Program and may not reduce the technician in military grade, or deny the technician a military promotion, by reason of failure to receive training through the Military Education Program. (e) REPORT.—The Secretary of the Army shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and House of Representatives a report on the implementation of the Reserve Component Noncommissioned Officers Education Program. The report shall discuss the implementation of such program at each State National Guard school and shall explain, in any case in which the implementation of a training program has not been approved under subsection (b), the reasons for the withholding of such approval. Such report shall be submitted not later than December 31, 1988. (f) DEFINITIONS.—For purposes of this section: (1) The term "National Guard school", with respect to a civilian technician, means a National Guard school of that technician's State, or (2) a regional National Guard school designated by the Secretary of the Army for the region including that technician's State. (2) The term "State" includes the District of Columbia and any commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States. SEC. 524. EXPANSION OF MILITARY SPOUSE EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE

Section 806(b)(2) of the Military Family Act of 1985 (10 U.S.C. 113 note) is amended— (1) by striking out "hiring" the first place it appears; (2) by inserting "civilian" before "position" the first place it appears; and (3) by striking out "above Grade GS-1 (or its equivalent)". SEC. 525. MANPOWER ESTIMATES FOR MAJOR DEFENSE ACQUISITION PROGRAMS

Section 2434 of title 10, United States Code, is amended— (1) in subsection (a)(2), by striking out "90 days" and inserting in lieu thereof "30 days"; (2) by redesignating subsection (b) as subsection (c) and in paragraph (3)(A) of that subsection striking out "both in total personnel and" and inserting in lieu thereof "in total personnel or in"; and (3) by inserting after subsection (a) the following new subsection (b): "(b) EXCEPTIONS.—(1) Subsection (a)(2) shall not apply during time of war or during a national emergency declared by Congress or the President. "(2) The 30-day period specified in subsection (a)(2) shall be reduced to 10 days in the case of a major defense acquisition program if the manpower estimate submitted by the Secretary of Defense under subsection (a)(2) with respect to that program indicates that no increase in military or civilian personnel end strengths described in subsection (c)(3)(B) will be required.".