Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 104 Part 3.djvu/259

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PUBLIC LAW 101-510—NOV. 5, 1990 104 STAT. 1611 (k) REGULATIONS. —The Secretary of Defense shall prescribe regulations to carry out the pilot Mentor-Protege Program. Such regulations shall include the requirements set forth in section 8(d) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 673(d)). The Secretary shall publish the proposed regulations not later than the date 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act. The Secretary shall promulgate the final regulations not later than the date 270 days after the date of the enactment of this Act. G) GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE ASSESSMENT. —(1) The General Accounting Office shall evaluate the implementation of the Mentor- Protege Program established pursuant to subsection (a) to determine whether the purposes of the program, as stated in subsection (b), have been attained. (2) A report of the evaluation conducted by the General Accounting Office pursuant to subsection (a) shall be furnished to the Committees on Armed Services and Small Business of the Senate and House of Representatives by February 1, 1994. Such report shall cover the period October 1, 1991, through September 30, 1993. Recommendations shall be included regarding reauthorization of the program, and extending its application on a Government-wide basis. (3) An interim report shall be furnished to the Committees on Reports. Armed Services of the Senate and House of Representatives by March 30, 1992. The interim report shall— (A) evaluate the regulatory implementation of the program by the Department of Defense; (B) assess initial participation by firms eligible to be mentor firms or protege firms; (C) identify deficiencies, if any, in the statutory or regulatory framework of the program likely to impair the success of the program; and (D) make recommendations to correct any implementational impediments identified. (m) DEFINITIONS.— In this section: (1) The term "small business concern" means a business concern that meets the requirements of section 3(a) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632(a)) and the regulations promulgated pursuant thereto. (2) The term "disadvantaged small business concern" means a small business concern owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. (3) The term "small business concern owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals" has the meaning given such term in section 8(d)(3)(C) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(3)(C)). (4) The term "historically Black college and university" means any of the historically Black colleges and universities referred to in section 1207(a)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1987 (10 U.S.C. 2301 note). (5) The term "minority institution of higher education" means an institution of higher education with a student body that reflects the composition specified in section 312(b)(3), (4), and (5) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 105803) (3), (4), and (5)). (6) The term "subcontracting participation goal", with respect to a Department of Defense contract, means a goal for the extent of the participation by disadvantaged small business