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116 STAT. 2494 PUBLIC LAW 107-314—DEC. 2, 2002 (2) the pilot programs authorized by section 245 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 (Public Law 106-65; 113 Stat. 552; 10 U.S.C. 2358 note). SEC. 242. TECHNOLOGY TRANSITION INITIATIVE. (a) ESTABLISHMENT AND CONDUCT.— (1) Chapter 139 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 2359 the following new section: "§ 2359a. Technology Transition Initiative "(a) INITIATIVE REQUIRED. — The Secretary of Defense, acting through the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, shall carry out an initiative, to be known as the Technology Transition Initiative (hereinafter in this section referred to as the 'Initiative'), to facilitate the rapid transition of new technologies from science and technology programs of the Department of Defense into acquisition programs of the Department for the production of such technologies. "(b) OBJECTIVES. —The objectives of the Initiative are as follows: "(1) To accelerate the introduction of new technologies into operational capabilities for the armed forces. "(2) To successfully demonstrate new technologies in relevant environments. "(c) MANAGEMENT OF INITIATIVE. — (1) The Under Secretary shall designate a senior official of the Department of Defense (hereinafter in this section referred to as the 'Manager') to manage the Initiative. "(2) In managing the Initiative, the Manager shall— "(A) report directly to the Under Secretary; and "(B) obtain advice and other assistance from the Technology Transition Council established under subsection (g). "(3) The Manager shall— "(A) in consultation with the Technology Transition Council established under subsection (g), identify promising technology transition projects that can contribute to meeting Department of Defense technology goals and requirements; "(B) identify potential sponsors in the Department of Defense to manage such projects; and "(C) provide funds under subsection (f) for those projects that are selected under subsection (d)(2). "(d) SELECTION OF PROJECTS.— (1) The science and technology and acquisition executives of each military department and each appropriate Defense Agency and the commanders of the unified and specified combatant commands may nominate technology transition projects for implementation under subsection (e) and shall submit a list of the projects so nominated to the Manager. "(2) The Manager, in consultation with the Technology Transition Council established under subsection (g), shall select projects for implementation under subsection (e) from among the projects on the lists submitted under paragraph (1). "(e) IMPLEMENTATION OF PROJECTS.— For each project selected under subsection (d)(2), the Manager shall designate a military department or Defense Agency to implement the project. "(f) FUNDING OF PROJECTS. —(1) From funds made available to the Manager for the Initiative, the Manager shall, subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), provide funds for each project selected