PUBLIC LAW 98-525—OCT. 19, 1984
98 STAT. 2611
offices charged with developing or assessing independent estimates of the costs of major defense acquisition programs. ONE-YEAR EXTENSION OF TEST PROGRAM TO AUTHORIZE PRICE DIFFERENTIALS TO REUEVE ECONOMIC DISLOCATIONS
SEC. 1254. (a) Effective on October 1, 1984, section 1109 of the Effective dates. Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1983 (10 U.S.C. 2392 9'^ Stat. 683. note), is amended— (1) by striking out "fiscal years 1983 and 1984" each place it appears and inserting in lieu thereof "fiscal years 1983, 1984, and 1985"; and (2) by striking out "and April 15, 1984," in the first sentence of subsection (b) and inserting in lieu thereof ", April 15, 1984, and April 15, 1985". (b) Effective as of October 1, 1982, such section is amended by striking out "section 2892" and inserting in lieu thereof "section 2392". TITLE XIII—DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT MATTERS JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF REORGANIZATION
SEC. 1301. (a)(1) Subsection (a) of section 124 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by striking out "shall" in clause (2). (2) Subsection (c) of such section is amended— (A) by inserting "(1)" after "(c)"; and (B) by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph: "(2) Subject to the authority, direction, and control of the Secretary, the Chairman acts as the spokesman for the commanders of the combatant commands on operational requirements.". (b) Section 142(b)(2) of such title is amended— lo use 142. (1) by striking out "and assist" and inserting in lieu thereof "(including any subject for the agenda recommended by the Joint Chiefs of Staff), assist"; and (2) by striking out "practicable" and inserting in lieu thereof "practicable, and determine when issues under consideration shall be decided". (cKl) Subsection (a) of section 143 of title 10, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: "(a)(1) There is under the Joint Chiefs of Staff a Joint Staff consisting of not more than 400 officers selected by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Joint Staff shall be selected in approximately equal numbers from— "(A) the Army; "(B) the Navy and the Marine Corps; and "(C) the Air Force. "(2) Selection of officers of an armed force to serve on the Joint Staff shall be made by the Chairman from a list of officers submitted by that armed force. Each officer whose name is submitted shall be among those officers considered to be the most outstanding officers of that armed force. The Chairman may specify the number of officers to be included on any such list. "(3) The tenure of the members of the Joint Staff is subject to the approval of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.".