Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 116 Part 4.djvu/67

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PUBLIC LAW 107-314—DEC. 2, 2002 116 STAT. 2495 under subsection (d)(2) in an amount determined by mutual agreement between the Manager and the acquisition executive of the military department or Defense Agency concerned. "(2) The amount of funds provided to a project under paragraph (1) shall be not less than the amount equal to 50 percent of the total cost of the project. "(3) A project shall not be provided funds under this subsection for more than four fiscal years. "(g) TECHNOLOGY TRANSITION COUNCIL.— (1) There is a Technology Transition Council in the Department of Defense. The Council is composed of the following members: "(A) The science and technology executive of each military department and each Defense Agency. "(B) The acquisition executive of each military department. "(C) The members of the Joint Requirements Oversight Council. "(2) The duty of the Council shall be to provide advice and assistance to the Manager under this section. "(3) The Council shall meet not less often than semiannually to carry out its duty under paragraph (2). "(h) REPORT. —Not later than March 31 of each year, the Under Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate and the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives a report on the activities carried out by the Initiative during the preceding fiscal year. "(i) DEFINITION. —In this section, the term 'acquisition executive', with respect to a military department or Defense Agency, means the official designated as the senior procurement executive for that military department or Defense Agency for the purposes of section 16(3) of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 414(3)).". (2) The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 2359 the following new item: Establishment. Deadline. "2359a. Technology Transition Initiative. ". (b) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.— Of the amount authorized to be appropriated under section 201(4), $25,430,000 may be available in program element 0603826D8Z for technology transition activities of the Department of Defense, including the Technology Transition Initiative required by section 2359a of title 10, United States Code (as added by subsection (a)), the Defense Acquisition Challenge Program required by section 2359b of title 10, United States Code (as added by section 243), and Quick Reaction Special Projects. SEC. 243. DEFENSE ACQUISITION CHALLENGE PROGRAM. (a) IN GENERAL. —Chapter 139 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 2359a (as added by section 242) the following new section: "§ 2359b. Defense Acquisition Challenge Program "(a) PROGRAM REQUIRED.— (1) The Secretary of Defense, acting through the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, shall carry out a program to provide opportunities