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PUBLIC LAW 97-000—MMMM. DD, 1982

96 STAT. 752

Violations. 5 USC app. 10 USC 801 et seq. 5 USC app.

5 USC app. Report to congressional committees.

Report to congressional committees.

5 USC app.

PUBLIC LAW 97-252—SEPT. 8, 1982 "(2) initiate, conduct, and supervise such audits and investigations in the Department of Defense (including the military departments) as the Inspector General considers appropriate; (3) provide policy direction for audits and investigations relating to fraud, waste, and abuse and program effectiveness; "(4) investigate fraud, waste, and abuse uncovered as a result of other contract and internal audits, as the Inspector General considers appropriate; "(5) develop policy, monitor and evaluate program performance, and provide guidance with respect to all Department activities relating to criminal investigation programs; "(6) monitor and evaluate the adherence of Department auditors to internal audit, contract audit, and internal review principles, policies, and procedures; "(7) develop policy, evaluate program performance, and monitor actions taken by all components of the Department in response to contract audits, internal audits, internal review reports, and audits conducted by the Comptroller General of the United States; "(8) request assistance as needed from other audit, inspection, and investigative units of the Department of Defense (including military departments); and "(9) give particular regard to the activities of the internal audit, inspection, and investigative units of the military departments with a view toward avoiding duplication and insuring effective coordination and cooperation. "(d) Notwithstanding section 4(d), the Inspector General of the Department of Defense shall expeditiously report suspected or alleged violations of chapter 47 of title 10, United States Code (Uniform Code of Military Justice), to the Secretary of the military department concerned or the Secretary of Defense. (e) For the purposes of section 7, a member of the Armed Forces shall be deemed to be an employee of the Department of Defense. "(fKD Each semiannual report prepared by the Inspector General of the Department of Defense under section 5(a) shall include information concerning the numbers and types of contract audits conducted by the Department during the reporting period. Each such report shall be transmitted by the Secretary of Defense to the Committees on Armed Services and Governmental Affairs of the Senate and the Committees on Armed Services and Government Operations of the House of Representatives and to other appropriate committees or subcommittees of the Congress. "(2) Any report required to be transmitted by the Secretary of Defense to the appropriate committees or subcommittees of the Congress under section 5(d) shall also be transmitted, within the seven-day period specified in such section, to the Committees on Armed Services and Governmental Affairs of the Senate and the Committees on Armed Services and Government Operations of the House of Representatives. "(g) The provisions of section 1385 of title 18, United States Code, shall not apply to audits and investigations conducted by, under the direction of, or at the request of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense to carry out the purposes of this Act.", (c) Section 5 of such Act is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: "(e)(1) Nothing in this section shall be construed to authorize the public disclosure of information which is—