Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 112 Part 3.djvu/150

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112 STAT. 1980 PUBLIC LAW 105-261—OCT. 17, 1998 10 USC 2458 note. Reports. (1) The term "prime vendor contract" means an innovative contract that gives a defense contractor the responsibility to manage, store, and distribute inventory, manage and provide services, or manage and perform research, on behalf of the Department of Defense on a frequent, regular basis, for users within the Department on request. The term includes contracts commonly referred to as prime vendor support contracts, flexible sustainment contracts, and direct vendor delivery contracts. (2) The term "depot-level maintenance and repair" has the meaning given such term in section 2460 of title 10, United States Code. (c) RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER LAWS.— Nothing in this section shall be construed to exempt a prime vendor contract from the requirements of section 2461 of title 10, United States Code, or any other provision of chapter 146 of such title. SEC. 347. BEST COMMERCIAL INVENTORY PRACTICES FOR MANAGE- MENT OF SECONDARY SUPPLY ITEMS. (a) DEVELOPMENT AND SUBMISSION OF SCHEDULE. —Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of each military department shall submit to Congress a schedule for implementing within the military department, for secondary supply items managed by that military department, inventory practices identified by the Secretary as being the best commercial inventory practices for the acquisition and distribution of such supply items consistent with military requirements. The schedule shall provide for the implementation of such practices to be completed not later than five years after the date of the enactment of this Act. (b) DEFINITION.— For purposes of this section, the term "best commercial inventory practice" includes cellular repair processes, use of third-party logistics providers, and any other practice that the Secretary of the military department determines will enable the military department to reduce inventory levels while improving the responsiveness of the supply system to user needs. (c) GAO REPORTS ON MILITARY DEPARTMENT AND DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY SCHEDULES.—(1) Not later than 240 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General shall submit to Congress a report evaluating the extent to which the Secretary of each military department has complied with the requirements of this section. (2) Not later than 18 months after the date on which the Director of the Defense Logistics Agency submits to Congress a schedule for implementing best commercial inventory practices under section 395 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1998 (Public Law 105-85; 111 Stat. 1718; 10 U.S.C. 2458 note), the Comptroller General shall submit to Congress an evaluation of the extent to which best commercial inventory practices are being implemented in the Defense Logistics Agency in accordance with that schedule. SEC. 348. PERSONNEL REDUCTIONS IN ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND. Not later than March 31, 1999, the Comptroller General shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report concerning— (1) the effect that the quadrennial defense review's proposed personnel reductions in the Army Materiel Command will have on workload and readiness if implemented; and