Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 3.djvu/271

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PUBLIC LAW 106-398 —APPENDIX 114 STAT. 1654A-229 "§ 184. Department of Defense regional centers for security studies "(a) ADVANCE NOTIFICATION TO CONGRESS OF THE ESTABLISH- MENT OF NEW REGIONAL CENTERS.— After the date of the enactment of this section, a regional center for security studies may not be established in the Department of Defense until— "(1) the Secretary of Defense submits to Congress a notification of the intent of the Secretary to establish the center, including a description of the mission and functions of the proposed center and a justification for the proposed center; ~ and "(2) a period of 90 days has elapsed after the date on which that notification is submitted. "(b) REQUIREMENT FOR ANNUAL REPORT.— Not later than February 1 of each year, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate and the Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives a report on the operation of the Department of Defense regional centers for security studies during the preceding fiscal year. The annual report shall include, for each regional center, the following information: "(1) The status and objectives of the center. "(2) The budget of the center, including the costs of operating the center. "(3) A description of the extent of the international participation in the programs of the center, including the costs incurred by the United States for the participation of each foreign nation. "(4) A description of the foreign gifts and donations, if any, accepted under any of the following provisions of law: "(A) Section 2611 of this title. "(B) Section 1306 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995 (Fublic Law 103-337; 108 Stat. 2892). "(C) Section 1065 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997 (Public Law 104-201; 110 Stat. 2653; 10 U.S.C. 113 note). "(c) REGIONAL CENTER FOR SECURITY STUDIES DEFINED. — For the purposes of this section, a regional center for security studies is any center within the Department of Defense that— "(1) is operated, and designated as such, by the Secretary of Defense for the study of security issues relating to a specified geographic region of the world; and "(2) serves as a forum for bilateral and multilateral communication and military and civilian exchanges with nations in that region.". (2) The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 7 of such title is amended by adding at the end the following new item: "184. Department of Defense regional centers for security studies.". (b) FIRST ANNUAL REPORT. — In the first annual report on Department of Defense regional centers for security studies under section 184(b) of title 10, United States Code (as added by subsection (a)), to be submitted not later than February 1, 2001, the Secretary of Defense shall include any recommendation for legislation that the Secretary considers appropriate for the operation of Department