Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 112 Part 3.djvu/126

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112 STAT. 1956 PUBLIC LAW 105-261—OCT, 17, 1998 (C) To develop or expand innovative methods of operation that provide more defense research for each dollar of cost, including to carry out such initiatives as focusing on the performance of core functions and adopting more businesslike practices. (3) In selecting the laboratories and centers for participation in the pilot program, the Secretary shall consider laboratories and centers where innovative management techniques have been demonstrated, particularly as documented under sections 1115 through 1119 of title 31, United States Code, relating to Government agency performance and results. (4) The Secretary may carry out the pilot program at each selected laboratory and center for a period of three years beginning not later than March 1, 1999. (b) REPORTS.— (1) Not later than March 1, 1999, the Secretary of Defense shall submit a report on the implementation of the pilot program to Congress. The report shall include the following: (A) Each laboratory and center selected for the pilot program. (B) To the extent possible, a description of the innovative concepts that are to be tested at each laboratory or center. (C) The criteria to be used for measuring the success of each concept to be tested. (2) Promptly after the expiration of the period for participation of a laboratory or center in the pilot program, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to Congress a final report on the participation of the laboratory or center in the pilot program. The report shall contain the following: (A) A description of the concepts tested. (B) The results of the testing. (C) The lessons learned. (D) Any proposal for legislation that the Secretary recommends on the basis of the experience at the laboratory or center under the pilot program. (c) COMMENDATION.— Congress commends the Secretary of Defense for the progress made by the science and technology laboratories and test and evaluation centers of the Department of Defense and encourages the Secretary to take the actions necessary to ensure continued progress for the laboratories and test and evaluation centers in developing cooperative relationships with universities and other private sector entities for the performance of research and development functions. 50 USC 1522 SEC. 247. CHEMICAL WARFARE DEFENSE. °°*®" (a) REVIEW AND MODIFICATION OF POLICIES AND DOCTRINES.— The Secretary of Defense shall review the policies and doctrines of the Department of Defense on chemical warfare defense and modify the policies and doctrine as appropriate to achieve the objectives set forth in subsection (b). (b) OBJECTIVES. — The objectives for the modification of policies and doctrines of the Department of Defense on chemical warfare defense are as follows: (1) To provide for adequate protection of personnel from any exposure to a chemical warfare agent (including chronic and low-level exposure to a chemical warfare agent) that would endanger the health of exposed personnel because of the deleterious effects of—