PUBLIC LAW 99-591—OCT. 30, 1986
100 STAT. 3341-136
military department (as designated by the Secretary of the military department under section 2436 of this title) to be considered for milestone authorization under subsection (b). "(2) The Secretary may designate a defense enterprise program under paragraph (1) only if the program— "(A) is ready to proceed into the full-scale engineering development stage or the full-rate production stage; or "(B) is in either of such stages. "(b) SUBMISSION OF BASELINE DESCRIPTIONS.—Not later than the end of the 90-day period beginning on the date that a defense enterprise program is designated under subsection (a), the Secretary of Defense shall— "(1) in the case of a program that is subject to section 2435(a) ,-, of this title, submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and House of Representatives the baseline description for the program required to be submitted under such section; "(2) in the case of a program that is not subject to such section— "(A) establish a baseline description that meets the requirements of such section; and ^ "(B) submit the baseline description to such committees; and "(3) request from Congress the authority to obligate funds in a single amount sufficient to carry out the stage for which the baseline description is submitted. "(c) MILESTONE AUTHORIZATION.—Congress shall authorize funds for the full-scale engineering development stage or the full-rate production stage of a program designated by the Secretary of Defense under subsection (a) in a single amount sufficient to carry out that stage, but not for a period in excess of five years, if such program is approved by Congress to— "(1) proceed into or complete the full-scale engineering development stage; or "(2) proceed into or complete the full-rate production stage. "(d) PROGRAM DEVIATIONS.—(1) If the Secretary of Defense re-
ceives a program deviation report under section 2435(b) of this title with respect to a defense enterprise program for which funds are authorized under subsection (b)— "(A) the Secretary of Defense shall notify the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and House of Representatives of the receipt of such report before the end of the 15-day period i beginning on the date on which the Secretary receives such report; and I "(B) except as provided in paragraph (2), after the end of the 45-day period beginning on the date on which the Secretary of Defense receives such report, the Secretary concerned may not ? obligate amounts appropriated or otherwise made available to the Department of Defense for purposes of carrying out the program. "(2) Paragraph (1)(B) does not apply if the Secretary of Defense notifies Congress that the Secretary intends to— "(A) convene a board to formally review the program; and "(B) submit to Congress a revised baseline description for the program and the recommendations of the board convened under subparagraph (A) concurrent with the submission by the President of the budget for the next fiscal year under section 1105(a) of title 31.
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