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116 STAT. 2492 PUBLIC LAW 107-314—DEC. 2, 2002 Subtitle E—Other Matters 10 USC 2358 SEC. 241. PILOT PROGRAMS FOR REVITALIZING DEPARTMENT OF note. DEFENSE LABORATORIES. (a) ADDITIONAL PILOT PROGRAM.— (1) The Secretary of Defense may carry out a pilot program to demonstrate improved efficiency in the performance of research, development, test, and evaluation functions of the Department of Defense. (2) Under the pilot program, the Secretary of Defense shall provide the director of one science and technology laboratory, and the director of one test and evaluation laboratory, of each military department with authority for the following: (A) To use innovative methods of personnel management appropriate for ensuring that the selected laboratories can— (i) employ and retain a workforce appropriately balanced between permanent and temporary personnel and among workers with appropriate levels of skills and experience; and (ii) effectively shape workforces to ensure that the workforces have the necessary sets of skills and experience to fulfill their organizational missions. (B) To develop or expand innovative methods of entering into and expanding cooperative relationships and arrangements with private sector organizations, educational institutions (including primary and secondary schools), and State and local governments to facilitate the training of a future scientific and technical workforce that will contribute significantly to the accomplishment of organizational missions. (C) To develop or expand innovative methods of establishing cooperative relationships and arrangements with private sector organizations and educational institutions to promote the establishment of the technological industrial base in areas critical for Department of Defense technological requirements. (D) To waive any restrictions not required by law that apply to the demonstration and implementation of methods for achieving the objectives set forth in subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C). Deadline. (3) The Secretary may carry out the pilot program under this subsection at each selected laboratory for a period of three years beginning not later than March 1, 2003. (b) RELATIONSHIP TO FISCAL YEARS 1999 AND 2000 REVITALIZA- TiON PILOT PROGRAMS.— The pilot program under this section is in addition to, but may be carried out in conjunction with, the fiscal years 1999 and 2000 revitalization pilot programs. Deadlines. (c) REPORTS.—(1) Not later than January 1, 2003, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report on the experience under the fiscal years 1999 and 2000 revitalization pilot programs in exercising the authorities provided for the administration of those programs. The report shall include a description of— (A) barriers to the exercise of the authorities that have been encountered; (B) the proposed solutions for overcoming the barriers; and (C) the progress made in overcoming the barriers. (2) Not later than September 1, 2003, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to Congress a report on the implementation of the