Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 104 Part 3.djvu/261

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PUBLIC LAW 101-510—NOV. 5, 1990 104 STAT. 1613 critical to the national security functions of the Department of Defense; "(D) award scholarships, fellowships, and the establishment of cooperative work-education programs in scientific disciplines critical to the national security functions of the Department of Defense; "(E) attract and retain faculty involved in scientific disciplines critical to the national security functions of the Department of Defense; "(F) equip and renovate laboratories for the performance of defense research; "(G) expand and equip Reserve Officer Training Corps activities devoted to scientific disciplines critical to the national security functions of the Department of Defense; and "(H) provide other assistance as the Secretary determines appropriate to strengthen scientific disciplines critical to the national security functions of the Department of Defense or the college infrastructure to support the performance of defense research. "(4) The Secretary shall, to the maximum extent practical, carry out programs under this section at colleges, universities, and institutions that agree to bear a substantial portion of the cost associated with the programs.". SEC. 833. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES RELATING TO AN ARMY CONTRACT (a) LIMITATION.— Funds appropriated for procurement of aircreift for the Army for fiscal year 1991 may not be obligated for the procurement of C-23 Sherpa aircraft unless the Secretary of the Army secures a commitment from the contractor that it will support equal employment opportunities in its employment practices for all individuals irrespective of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. (b) REPORT.— The Secretary of the Army shall require any contractor under contract with the Army for procurement of C-23 Sherpa aircraft to submit to the Secretary, not later than April 1, 1991, a report on the contractor's compliance with the commitment regarding recruitment and subcontracting agreements secured by the Secretary under subsection (a). SEC. 834. EVALUATION OF CONTRACTS FOR PROFESSIONAL AND TECH- NICAL SERVICES (a) IN GENERAL. —(1) Chapter 137 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section: "§2331. Contracts for professional and technical services "(a) IN GENERAL.— The Secretary of Defense shall prescribe regu- Regulations. lations to ensure, to the maximum extent practicable, that professional and technical services are acquired on the basis of the task to be performed rather than on the basis of the number of hours of services provided. "(b) CONTENT OF REGULATIONS.—With respect to contracts to acquire services on the basis of the number of hours of services provided, the regulations described in subsection (a) shall— "(1) include standards and approval procedures to minimize the use of such contracts;