Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 112 Part 3.djvu/256

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112 STAT. 2086 PUBLIC LAW 105-261—OCT. 17, 1998 (1) in subsection (b), by striking out "Subsection" and inserting in lieu thereof "Subject to subsection (d), subsection"; and (2) by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(d) APPLICABILITY.— This section applies only to procurements of covered property and services involving the following small arms: "(1) M16 series rifle. "(2) MK19 grenade machine gun. "(3) M4 series carbine. "(4) M240 series machine gun. "(5) M249 squad automatic weapon.". (d) SUBMISSION OF CERTIFIED COST OR PRICING DATA.— Such section is further amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(e) SUBMISSION OF CERTIFIED COST OR PRICING DATA. —If a procurement under subsection (a) is a procurement of a commercial item, the Secretary may, notwithstanding section 2306a(b)(l)(B) of this title, require the submission of certified cost or pricing data under section 2306a(a) of this title.". Deadline. (e) STUDY. —Not later than 60 days after the date of the enact- 10 USC 2473 ment of this Act, the Secretary of the Army shall conduct a study, to be carried out by the Army Science Board, to examine whether the requirements of section 2473 of title 10, United States Code, should be extended to small arms (as specified in subsection (d) of such section) and the parts manufactured under a contract with the Department of Defense to produce such small arms. 10 USC 2473 (f) AUTHORITY TO EXTEND REQUIREMENTS OF SECTION 2473. — note. Based upon recommendations of the Army Science Board resulting from the study conducted under subsection (e), the Secretary of the Army may apply the requirements of section 2473 of title 10, United States Code, to the small arms and parts referred to in subsection (e). Subtitle B—Other Matters SEC. 811. ELIGIBILITY OF INVOLUNTARILY DOWNGRADED EMPLOYEE FOR MEMBERSHIP IN AN ACQUISITION CORPS. Section 1732(c) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph: "(3) Paragraph (1) of subsection (b) shall not apply to an employee who— "(A) having previously served in a position within a grade referred to in subparagraph (A) of that paragraph, is currently serving in the same position within a grade below GS-13 of the General Schedule, or in another position within that grade, by reason of a reduction in force or the closure or realignment of a military installation, or for any other reason other than by reason of an adverse personnel action for cause; and "(B) except as provided in paragraphs (1) and (2), satisfies the educational, experience, and other requirements prescribed under paragraphs (2), (3), and (4) of that subsection.". SEC. 812. TIME FOR SUBMISSION OF ANNUAL REPORT RELATING TO BUY AMERICAN ACT. Section 827 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997 (Public Law 104^201; 110 Stat. 2611; 41 U.S.C. 10b-