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PUBLIC LAW 103-355—OCT. 13, 1994 108 STAT. 3287 of each military department, in carrying out research projects, may permit the director of any federally funded research and development center to enter into cooperative research and development agreements with any person, any agency or instrumentality of the United States, any unit of State or local government, and any other entity under the authority granted fy section 12 of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (15 U.S.C. 3710a). Technology may be transferred to a non-Federal party to such an agreement consistent with the provisions of sections 11 and 12 of such Act (15 U.S.C. 3710, 3710a).^ (c) CLERICAL AMENDME^^^s. —The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 139 of such title is amended— (1) by striking out the item relating to section 2358 and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "2358. Research and development projects."; and (2) by striking out the item relating to section 2371 and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "2371. Research projects: transactions other than contracts and grants.". Subtitle D—Procurement Protests PART I—PROTESTS TO THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL SEC. 1401. PROTEST DEFINED. (a) IN GENERAL. — Paragraph (1) of section 3551 of title 31, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: "(1) The term 'protest' means a written objection by an interested party to any of the following: "(A) A solicitation or other request by a Federal agency for offers for a contract for the procurement of property or services. "(B) The cancellation of such a solicitation or other request. "(C) An award or proposed award of such a contract. "(D) A termination or cancellation of an award of such a contract, if the written objection contains an allegation that the termination or cancellation is based in whole or in part on improprieties concerning the award of the contract.". (b) TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS. — Section 3551 of such title is further amended— (1) in paragraph (2)— (A) by inserting "The term" after "(2)"; and (B) by striking out "; and" and inserting in lieu thereof a period; and (2) in paragraph (3), by inserting "The term" after "(3)". SEC. 1402. REVIEW OF PROTESTS AND EFFECT ON CONTRACTS PEND- ING DECISION. (a) PERIODS FOR CERTAIN ACTIONS. — Section 3553 of title 31, United States Code, is amended— (1) in subsection (b)— (A) in paragraph (1), by striking out "one working day of and inserting in lieu thereof "one day after"; and