Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 3.djvu/262

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114 STAT. 1654A-220 PUBLIC LAW 106-398—APPENDIX (b) EXTENDED PERIOD FOR WAIVER.— With respect to the MH- 47E and MH-60K hehcopter modification programs, the Secretary of Defense may waive the application of the survivability and lethality tests described in section 2366(a) of title 10, United States Code, if the Secretary, before full materiel release of the MH- 47E and MH-60K helicopters for operational use, certifies to Congress that live-fire testing of the programs would be unreasonably expensive and impracticable. (c) CONFORMING AMENDMENT.— Section 142(a) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993 (Public Law 102- 484; 106 Stat. 2338) is amended by striking "and survivability testing" in paragraphs (1) and (2). SEC. 825. COMPLIANCE WITH EXISTING LAW REGARDING PURCHASES OF EQUIPMENT AND PRODUCTS. (a) SENSE OF CONGRESS REGARDING PURCHASE BY THE DEPART- MENT OF DEFENSE OF EQUIPMENT AND PRODUCTS.— It is the sense of Congress that any entity of the Department of Defense, in expending funds authorized by this Act for the purchase of equipment or products, should fully comply with the Buy American Act (41 U.S.C. 10a et seq.) and section 2533 of title 10, United States Code. (b) DEBARMENT OF PERSONS CONVICTED OF FRAUDULENT USE OF "MADE IN AMERICA" LABELS. —If the Secretary of Defense determines that a person has been convicted of intentionally affixing a label bearing a "Made in America" inscription, or another inscription with the same meaning, to any product sold in or shipped to the United States that is not made in the United States, the Secretary shall determine, in accordance with section 2410f of title 10, United States Code, whether the person should be debarred from contracting with the Department of Defense. SEC. 826. REQUIREMENT TO DISREGARD CERTAIN AGREEMENTS IN AWARDING CONTRACTS FOR THE PURCHASE OF FIRE- ARMS OR AMMUNITION. In accordance with the requirements contained in the amendments enacted in the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984 (title VII of division B of Public Law 98-369; 98 Stat. 1175), the Secretary of Defense may not, in awarding a contract for the purchase of firearms or ammunition, take into account whether a manufacturer or vendor of firearms or ammunition is a party to an agreement under which the manufacturer or vendor agrees to adopt limitations with respect to importing, manufacturing, or dealing in firearms or ammunition in the commercial market. Subtitle D—Studies and Reports SEC. 831. STUDY ON IMPACT OF FOREIGN SOURCING OF SYSTEMS ON LONG-TERM MILITARY READINESS AND RELATED INDUSTRIAL INFRASTRUCTURE. (a) STUDY REQUIRED. —The Secretary of Defense shall conduct a study analyzing in detail— (1) the amount and sources of parts, components, and materials of the systems described in subsection (b) that are obtained from foreign sources; (2) the impact of obtaining such parts, components, and materials from foreign sources on the long-term readiness of