Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 4.djvu/697

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PUBLIC LAW 103-355 —OCT. 13, 1994 108 STAT. 3331 specifically approved by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology. "(c) SCHEDULE.— ^A baseline description for a major defense acquisition program shall be prepared under this section— "(1) before the program enters demonstration and validation; "(2) before the program enters engineering and manufacturing development; and "(3) before the program enters production and deployment. "(d) REGULATIONS. — The Secretary of Defense shall prescribe regulations governing the following: "(1) The content of baseline descriptions under this section. "(2) The submission to the Secretary of the military department concerned and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology by the program manager for a program for which there is an approved baseline description under this section of reports of deviations from the baseline of the cost, schedule, performance, supportability, or any other factor of the program. "(3) Procedures for review of such deviation reports within the Department of Defense. "(4) Procedures for submission to, and approved by, the Secretary of Defense of revised baseline descriptions.", (b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT.—The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 144 of such title is amended by amending the item relating to section 2435 to read as follows: "2435. Baseline description.". SEC. 3006. REPEAL OF REQUIREMENT FOR COMPETITIVE PROTOTYP- ING FOR MAJOR PROGRAMS. (a) REPEAL. —Section 2438 of title 10, United States Code, is repealed. (b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT.— The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 144 of such title is amended by striking out the item relating to section 2438. SEC. 3007. REPEAL OF REQUIREMENT FOR COMPETITIVE ALTER- NATIVE SOURCES FOR MAJOR PROGRAMS. (a) REPEAL. —Section 2439 of title 10, United States Code, is repealed. (b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT. — The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 144 of such title is amended by striking out the item relating to section 2439. Subtitle B—Testing Statutes SEC. 3011. AUTHORITY OF DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONAL TEST AND EVALUATION TO COMMUNICATE VIEWS DIRECTLY TO SECRETARY OF DEFENSE. Section 139(c) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by inserting after "(c)" the following: "The Director may communicate views on matters within the responsibility of the Director directly to the Secretary of Defense and the Deputy Secretary of Defense without obtaining the approval or concurrence of any other official within the Department of Defense.".