Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 44 Part 2.djvu/827

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Government of any other source may within four ears from the date of such sue file suit in the Court of Claims for the recovery of his reasonable and entire compensation for such use and manufacture after the date of this Act.

Citizenship requirements for awarding construction contracts for aircraft.(j) Only citizens of the United States, and corporations of which not less than three-fourths of the capital stock is owned by citizens of the United States, and of which the members of the boards of directors are citizens of the United States, and having manufacturing plants located within the continental limits of the United States shall be eligible to be awarded any contract under this section to furnish or construct aircraft, aircraft parts or aeronautical accessories for the United States Government, Exception.except that a domestic corporation whose stock shall be listed on a stock exchange shall not be marred by the provisions of this section unless an until foreign ownership or control of a majority of its stock shall be known to the Secretary of War of the Secretary of the Navy, as the case may be, No aliens to have access to plans, etc., without written consent of the Secretary and no aliens employed by a contractor for furnishing or constructing aircraft, or aircraft parts, or aeronautical accessories for the United States shall be permitted to have access to the plans or specifications of the work under construction or to participate in the contract trials without the written consent beforehand of the Secretary of the department concerned.

Purchases of designs, etc., for experimental purposes, authorized.(k) The Secretary of War or the Secretary of the Navy may at his discretion purchase abroad or in the United States with ot without competition, by contract, or otherwise, such designs, aircraft, aircraft parts, or aeronautical accessories as may be necessary in his judgement for experimental purposes in the development of aircraft of aircraft parts or aeronautical accessories of the best kind for the Army or the Navy,Contracts for procuring new designs of such aircraft, etc., authorized, without competition, etc. as the case may be, and if as a result of such procurement, new and suitable designs considered to be the best kind for the Army or the Navy are developed, he may enter into contract, subject to the requirements of paragraph (j) of this section, for the procurement in quantity of such aircraft, aircraft parts, or aeronautical accessories without regard to the provisions of paragraphs (a) to (e), inclusive, hereof.

Plants and books of contractors subject at all times to Government inspection and audit. (l) The manufacturing plant, and books, of any contractor for furnishing or constructing aircraft, aircraft parts, or aeronautical accessories, for the War Department or the Navy Department, or such part of any manufacturing pant as may be so engaged, shall at all times be subject to inspection and audit by any person designated by the head of any executive department of the Government.

Preservation of reports of inspection, etc. (m) All audits and reports of inspection, made under the provisions of this section, shall be preserved by the Secretary of War or the Secretary of the Navy, as the case may be, for a period of ten years, and shall be subject to inspection by any committee of Congress and the said Secretaries shall annually make a detailed and itemized report to Congress of all the departments' operations under this section, the names and addressees of all competitors, and of all persons having been awarded contracts and the prices paid for aircraft purchased and the grounds and reasons for having awarded such contracts to the particular persons, firms,or corporations and all such reports shall be printed and held subject to public distribution.

Vendor and contractor to deliver to Department a release of all claims arising out of the sale or contract. (n) Every vendor of designs to the War Department of the Navy Department, or both, aircraft or aircraft parts or aeronautical accessories, shall deliver to the Secretary of War of Secretary of the Navy, or both, when required by either or both, a release in such form and containing such terms and conditions as may be prescribed by the Secretary of War, the Secretary of the Navy, or both, of