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116 STAT. 2614 PUBLIC LAW 107-314—DEC. 2, 2002 "(B) The Secretary of Defense may obligate funds appropriated for any fiscal year for advance procurement under a contract for the purchase of property only for the procurement of those longlead items necessary in order to meet a planned delivery schedule for complete major end items that are programmed under the contract to be acquired with funds appropriated for a subsequent fiscal year (including an economic order quantity of such longlead items when authorized by law).". 10 USC 2306b (b) EFFECTIVE DATE. —(1) Paragraph (4) of section 2306b(i) of °ote. title 10, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), shall not apply with respect to any contract awarded before the date of the enactment of this Act. (2) Nothing in this section shall be construed to authorize the expenditure of funds under any contract awarded before the date of the enactment of this Act for any purpose other than the purpose for which such funds have been authorized and appropriated. Subtitle C—Acquisition-Related Reports and Other Matters SEC. 821. EVALUATION OF TRAINING, KNOWLEDGE, AND RESOURCES REGARDING NEGOTIATION OF INTELLECTUAL PROP- ERTY ARRANGEMENTS. (a) AVAILABILITY OF TRAINING, KNOWLEDGE, AND RESOURCES. — The Secretary of Defense shall evaluate the training, knowledge, and resources needed by the Department of Defense in order to effectively negotiate intellectual property rights using the principles of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement and determine whether the Department of Defense currently has in place the training, knowledge, and resources available to meet those Departmental needs. Deadline. (b) REPORT.—Not later than February 1, 2003, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to Congress a report describing— (1) the results of the evaluation performed under subsection (a); (2) to the extent the Department does not have adequate training, knowledge, and resources available, actions to be taken to improve training and knowledge and to make resources available to meet the Department's needs; and (3) the number of Department of Defense legal personnel trained in negotiating intellectual property arrangements. SEC. 822. INDEPENDENT TECHNOLOGY READINESS ASSESSMENTS. Section 804(b) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 (Public Law 107-107; 115 Stat. 1180) is amended— (1) by striking "and" at the end of paragraph (1); (2) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (2) and inserting "; and"; and (3) by adding at the end the following new paragraph: "(3) identify each case in which an authoritative decision has been made within the Department of Defense not to conduct an independent technology readiness assessment for a critical technology on a major defense acquisition program and explain the reasons for the decision.".