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tions to be prescribed by him and without cost to the United States for transportation, may lend obsolete ordnance and ordnance stores to State and Territorial educational institutions and to State soldiers' and sailors' orphans' homes, for drill and instruction. However, no loan may be made under this subsection to an institution to which ordnance or ordnance stores may be issued under any law that was in effect on June 30, 1906, and is still in effect.

(b) The Secretary shall require a bond from each institution or home to which property is lent under subsection (a), in double the value of the property lent, for the care and safekeeping of that property and, except for property properly expended, for its return when required. (Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, § 1, 70A Stat. 263.)

Section 4686. Obsolete ordnance: gift to State homes for soldiers

and sailors. Subject to regulations under section 486 of title 40, the Secretary of the Army may give not more than two obsolete bronze or iron cannons suitable for firing salutes to any home for soldiers or sailors established and maintained under State authority. (Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, § 1, 70A Stat. 263.)

CHAPTER 505.—SECRETARY, UNDER SECRETARY, AND

ASSISTANT SECRETARIES OF THE NAVY

Section 5031. Secretary of the Navy: responsibilities, compensa

tion. (a) There is a Secretary of the Navy, who is the head of the Department of the Navy. He shall administer the Department of the Navy under the direction, authority, and control of the Secretary of Defense.

(b) The Secretary of the Navy shall execute such orders as he receives from the President relative to

(1) the procurement of naval stores and material;

(2) the construction, armament, equipment, and employment of naval vessels; and

(3) all matters connected with the Department of the Navy. (c) The Secretary of the Navy has custody and charge of all books, records, and other property of the Department.

(d) The compensation of the Secretary of the Navy is $22,000 a year. Aug. 10, 1956, c. 1041, § 1, 70A Stat. 278, amended Sept. 2, 1958, Pub. L. 85–861, § 1(107), 72 Stat. 1490.

CHAPTER 803.-DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE Section 8012. Secretary of the Air Force: powers and duties;

delegation by; compensation. (a) There is a Secretary of the Air Force appointed from civilian life by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Secretary is the head of the Department of the Air Force.

(b) The Secretary is responsible for and has the authority necessary to conduct all affairs of the Department of the Air Force, including—

(1) functions necessary or appropriate for the training, operations, administration, logistical support and maintenance, welfare, preparedness, and effectiveness of the Air Force, including research and development; and

(2) such other activities as may be prescribed by the President or the Secretary of Defense as authorized by law. He shall perform such other duties relating to Air Force affairs, and conduct the business of the Department in such manner, as the President or the Secretary of Defense may prescribe.

(c) The Secretary may assign such of his functions, powers, and duties as he considers appropriate to the Under Secretary of the Air Force and to the Assistant Secretaries of the Air Force. Officers of the Air Force shall, as directed by the Secretary, report on any matter to the Secretary, the Under Secretary, or an Assistant Secretary.

(d) The Secretary or, as he may prescribe, the Under Secretary or an Assistant Secretary shall supervise all matters relating to

(1) the procurement activities of the Department of the Air Force;

(2) planning for the mobilization of materials and industrial organizations essential to the wartime needs of the Air Force; and

(3) activities of the reserve components of the Air Force. (e) The Secretary, as he considers appropriate, may assign, detail, and prescribe the duties of the members of the Air Force and civilian personnel of the Department of the Air Force.

(f) The Secretary may prescribe regulations to carry out his functions, powers, and duties under this title.

(g) The compensation of the Secretary is $22,000 a year. Aug. 10, 1956, c. 1041, § 1, 70A Stat. 488, amended Sept. 2, 1958, Pub. L. 85-861, § 1(152), 72 Stat. 1513.

PART V, TITLE 14

CHAPTER 7.–COOPERATION WITH OTHER AGENCIES Section 141. General

(a) The Coast Guard may, when so requested by proper authority, utilize its personnel and facilities to assist any Federal agency, State, Territory, possession, or political subdivision thereof, or the District of Columbia, to perform any activity for which such personnel and facilities are especially qualified.

(b) The Coast Guard, with the consent of the head of the agency concerned, may avail itself of such officers and employees, advice, information, and facilities of any Federal agency, State, Territory, possession, or political subdivision thereof, or the District of Columbia as may be helpful in the performance of its duties. In connection with the utilization of personal services of employees of state or local governments, the Coast Guard may make payments for necessary traveling and per diem expenses as prescribed for Federal employees by the standardized Government travel regulations. Aug. 4, 1949, c. 393, § 1, 63 Stat. 505.

Section 144. Department of the Army and Department of the

Air Force. (a) The Secretary of the Army or the Secretary of the Air Force at the request of the Secretary of the Treasury may, with or without reimbursement for the cost thereof, as agreed, receive officers and enlisted men of the Coast Guard for instruction in any school, including any aviation school, maintained by the Army or the Air Force, and such officers and enlisted men shall be subject to the regulations governing such schools.

(b) Officers and enlisted men of the Coast Guard shall be permitted to purchase quartermaster supplies from the Army at the same price as is charged the officers and enlisted men of the Army.

(c) Articles of ordnance property may be sold by the Chief of Ordnance to officers of the Coast Guard for their use in the public service in the same manner as these articles are sold to officers of the Army. Aug. 4, 1949, c. 393, § 1, 63 Stat. 506.

Section 151. Contracts with Government-owned establishments

for work and material. All orders or contracts for work or material, under authorization of law, placed with Government-owned establishments by the Coast Guard, shall be considered as obligations in the same manner as provided for similar orders or contracts placed with private contractors, and appropriations for such work or material shall remain available for payment therefor as in the case of orders or contracts placed with private contractors. Aug. 4, 1949, c. 393, § 1, 63 Stat. 507.

CHAPTER 17.-ADMINISTRATION Section 641. Disposal of certain material.

(a) The Commandant subject to applicable regulations under the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended, may dispose of, with or without charge, to the seascout service of the Boy Scouts of America, to any incorporated unit of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and to any public body or private organization not organized for profit having an interest therein for historical or other special reasons, such obsolete or other material as may not be needed for the Coast Guard.

(b) The Commandant may, under regulations prescribed by the Secretary, sell apparatus or equipment manufactured by or in use in the Coast Guard, which is not readily procurable in the open market. The money received from such sale shall be deposited in the Treasury to the credit of the current appropriation from which purchase of similar apparatus or equipment is authorized. Aug. 4, 1949, c. 393, § 1, 63 Stat. 547; Oct. 31, 1951, c. 654, § 2(11), 65 Stat. 707.

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