Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 113 Part 3.djvu/105

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PUBLIC LAW 106-120—DEC. 3, 1999 113 STAT. 1623 (3) The provisions of sections 102 througli 104 of the Revised Applicability. Statutes of the United States (2 U.S.C. 192-194) shall apply in the case of any failure of a witness to comply with any subpoena or to testify when summoned under authority of this section. (b) CONTRACTING.—The Commission may, to such extent and in such amounts as are provided in advance iii appropriation Acts, enter into contracts to enable the Commission to discharge its duties under this title. (c) INFORMATION FROM FEDERAL AGENCIES. —The Commission may secure directly from any executive department, agency, bureau, board, commission, office, independent establishment, or instrumentality of the Government information, suggestions, estimates, and statistics for the purposes of this title. Ea(;h such department, agency, bureau, board, commission, office, establishment, or instrumentality shall, to the extent authorized by law, furnish such information, suggestions, estimates, and statistics directly to the Commission, upon request of the co-chairs of the Commission. The Commission shall handle and protect all classified information provided to it under this section in accordance with applicable statutes and regulations. (d) ASSISTANCE FROM FEDERAL AGENCIES.— (1) The Director of Central Intelligence shall provide to the Commission, on a nonreimbursable basis, such administrative services, funds, staff, facilities, and other support services as are necessary for the performance of the Commission's duties under this title. (2) The Secretary of Defense may provide the Commission, on a nonreimbursable basis, with such administrative services, staff, and other support services as the Commission may request. (3) In addition to the assistance set fonbh in paragraphs (1) and (2), other departments and agencies of the United States may provide the Commission such services, funds, facilities, staff, and other support as such departments and agencies consider advisable and as may be authorized by law. (4) The Commission shall receive the full and timely cooperation of any official, department, or agency of the United States Government whose assistance is necessary for the fulfillment of the duties of the Commission under this title, including the provision of full and current briefings and analyses. (e) PROHIBITION ON WITHHOLDING INFORMATION.—No department or agency of the Government may withiiold information from the Commission on the grounds that providing the information to the Commission would constitute the unauthorized disclosure of classified information or information relating to intelligence sources or methods. (f) POSTAL SERVICES. —The Commission may use the United States mails in the same manner and under the same conditions as the departments and agencies of the United States. (g) GIFTS.— The Commission may accept, use, and dispose of gifts or donations of services or property in carrying out its duties under this title. SEC. 705. STAFF OF COMMISSION. 50 USC 401 note. (a) IN GENERAL.—(1) The co-chairs of the Commission, in accordance with rules agreed upon by the Commission, shall appoint and fix the compensation of a staff director and such other personnel as may be necessary to enable the Commission to carry out its duties, without regard to the provisions of title 5, United States