PUBLIC LAW 102-190—DEC. 5, 1991 105 STAT. 1435 "(2) to the maximum extent practicable, incorporate information and perspectives derived from such consultations in carry- ing out such duties. "(f) ANNUAL REPORTS.—The committee shall submit to the President an annual report on the activities of the committee under this section. Each report shall be in accordance with requirements prescribed by the President. "(g) SPONSORSHIP. —(1) The Director of the National Science Foundation shall be the sponsor of the Institute. "(2) The Director of the National Science Foundation, in consultation with the chairman of the committee, shall enter into a sponsoring agreement with respect to the Institute. The sponsoring agreement shall require that the Institute carry out such functions as the chairman of the committee may specify consistent with the duties referred to in subsection (d). The sponsoring agreement shall be consistent with the general requirements prescribed for such a sponsoring agreement by the Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy.. (2) The amendment made by paragraph (1) shall take effect as of November 5, 1990. (3) The sponsoring agreement required by subsection (g) of section 822 of Public Law 101-510, as amended by paragraph (1), shall be entered into not later than February 15, 1992. (d) FUNDING.—(1) To the extent provided in appropriations Acts, the Secretary of Defense shall make available to the Director of the National Science Foundation, out of funds appropriated for fiscal year 1991, $5,000,000 for funding the activities of the Institute. (2) There is authorized to be appropriated for each fiscal year after fiscal year 1991 for the Institute such sums as may be necessary for the operation of the Institute. (3) Funds appropriated to any department or agency for the Critical Technologies Institute established under section 822 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1991, as amended by subsection (c), for fiscal year 1992 by any Act enacted before the date of the enactment of this Act shall be transferred to the National Science Foundation only for the purposes of carrying out activities of the Institute. SEC. 823. ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIPS. (a) AUTHORITY TO ESTABLISH PARTNERSHIPS. — (1) Chapter 149 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section: "§ 2518. Defense Advanced Manufacturing Technology Partnerships "(a) ESTABLISHMENT OF PARTNERSHIPS. —The Secretary of Defense may enter into cooperative arrangements (hereinafter in this section referred to as 'partnerships') with entities referred to in subsection (b) in order to encourage and provide for research and development of advanced manufacturing technologies with the potential for having a broad range of applications. "(b) NON-DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PARTICIPANTS. — In the case of each partnership, the entities with which the Secretary enters into the partnership shall include two or more eligible firms or a nonprofit research corporation established by two or more eligible firms and may also include, sis determined appropriate by the Secretary of Defense, a Federal laboratory or laboratories, institutions of higher Effective date. 42 USC 6686 note. 42 USC 6686 note. 42 USC 6686 note.