117 STAT. 1668
PUBLIC LAW 108–136—NOV. 24, 2003
SEC. 1422. CHIEF ACQUISITION OFFICERS COUNCIL.
(a) ESTABLISHMENT OF COUNCIL.—The Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 403 et seq.) is amended by inserting after section 16 the following new section: 41 USC 414b.
‘‘SEC. 16A. CHIEF ACQUISITION OFFICERS COUNCIL.
‘‘(a) ESTABLISHMENT.—There is established in the executive branch a Chief Acquisition Officers Council. ‘‘(b) MEMBERSHIP.—The members of the Council shall be as follows: ‘‘(1) The Deputy Director for Management of the Office of Management and Budget, who shall act as Chairman of the Council. ‘‘(2) The Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy. ‘‘(3) The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics. ‘‘(4) The chief acquisition officer of each executive agency that is required to have a chief acquisition officer under section 16 and the senior procurement executive of each military department. ‘‘(5) Any other senior agency officer of each executive agency, appointed by the head of the agency in consultation with the Chairman, who can effectively assist the Council in performing the functions set forth in subsection (e) and supporting the associated range of acquisition activities. ‘‘(c) LEADERSHIP; SUPPORT.—(1) The Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy shall lead the activities of the Council on behalf of the Deputy Director for Management. ‘‘(2)(A) The Vice Chairman of the Council shall be selected by the Council from among its members. ‘‘(B) The Vice Chairman shall serve a 1-year term, and may serve multiple terms. ‘‘(3) The Administrator of General Services shall provide administrative and other support for the Council. ‘‘(d) PRINCIPAL FORUM.—The Council is designated the principal interagency forum for monitoring and improving the Federal acquisition system. ‘‘(e) FUNCTIONS.—The Council shall perform functions that include the following: ‘‘(1) Develop recommendations for the Director of the Office of Management and Budget on Federal acquisition policies and requirements. ‘‘(2) Share experiences, ideas, best practices, and innovative approaches related to Federal acquisition. ‘‘(3) Assist the Administrator in the identification, development, and coordination of multiagency projects and other innovative initiatives to improve Federal acquisition. ‘‘(4) Promote effective business practices that ensure the timely delivery of best value products to the Federal Government and achieve appropriate public policy objectives. ‘‘(5) Further integrity, fairness, competition, openness, and efficiency in the Federal acquisition system. ‘‘(6) Work with the Office of Personnel Management to assess and address the hiring, training, and professional development needs of the Federal Government related to acquisition.
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