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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 3004 15 USC 637 note.

PUBLIC LAW 100-590—NOV. 3, 1988

SEC. 129. RURAL AREA BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PLANS.

Within six months of the effective date of this Act, the Administrator shall identify each Federal agency hawe substantial procurement or ^rwtmaking authority and shall notify each agency so identified. Within six months of notification, each agency shall develop rural area business enterprise development plans. Such plans shall establish rural area enterprise development objectives for the agency and methods for encouraging prime contractors, subcontractors and grant recipients to use small business concerns located in rural areas as subcontractors, suppliers, and otiberwise. Such plans shall, to the extent the agency deems appropriate and feasible, include incentive techniques as encouragement. SEC. 130. INCREASED CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES.

(1) REPORT.—Not later than one hundred and eighty days after the effective date of this section, the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration (hereinafter referred to as the "Chief Counsel") shall report to the Small Business Committees of the Senate and the House of Representatives, including— (a) an assessment (based on information available to him) of the extent to which the empl(^ees of Federal a^ncies and departments are performing professional and techmcal services for foreign governments (or other non-domestic entities) for which there are responsible domestic sources, and (b) reconmiendations for specific steps by the Administration or other agencies to develop further information with respect to the forgoing issue. (2) COOPERATION.—In pr|^>aring the report, the Chief Counsel shall consult with the Office of Management and Budget, the Department of Commerce, Department of the Interior, other relevant agencies of the (government, and trade and professional associations representing the interests of small business concerns. E^ch agency and department head shall afford the Clhief Counsel assistance and cooperation to facilitate compilation and submission of his report. SEC. 131. PRIVATE SECTOR COOPERATION. (a) EXTENSION OP EFFECTIVE DATE.—Section

7(b) of the Small Business Computer Security and Education Act of 1984 (15 U.S.C. 633 note) is amended by strmng the first sentence and inserting the following: "The amendments made to section 4(b)(3) of the Small Business Act by section 3 of this Act are repealed on October 1, 1988. The amendments made to section 8(b)(l)(A) of the Small Business Act by section 5(a)(2) of this Act are repealed on October 1, 1990.". (b) CospoNSORED EVENTS.—Section 8(b)(l)(A) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637(b)(l)(A)) is amended— (1) by inserting after "Provided, That the Administration shall take such actions as it deems appropriate to ensure" the following: "that any Administration program participating in such cosponsored activities receives appropriate recognition and publicity, and"; (2) by adding at the end thereof the following: "In the case of cosponsored activities which include the participation of a Federal, State, or local public official or agency, the Administration shall take such actions as it deems necessary to ensure that the cooperation does not constitute or imply an endorsement by the Administration of or give undue rec^nition to the public offi-