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cation of the Secretary of Defense under subsection (e) is not required to be submitted for termination or cancellation of a program.

(h) Reporting under this section shall not apply if a program has received a limited reporting waiver under section 2432(h) of this title. (Added as $ 139b P.L. 97–252, § 1107(a)(1), Sept. 8, 1982, 96 Stat. 741; amended P.L. 98–94, § 1268(1), Sept. 24, 1983, 97 Stat. 705; P.L. 98–525, § 1242(b), Oct. 19, 1984, 98 Stat. 2607; P.L. 99–145, § 1303(a)(1), Nov. 8, 1985, 99 Stat. 738; transferred, redesignated § 2433, and amended P.L. 99–433, § 110 (d)(14), (g)(8), Oct. 1, 1986, 100 Stat. 1003, 1004; amended identically P.L. 99–500, 99-591, 99–661, $$ 101(c) ($961(b)], 101(c) ($961(b)], 961(b), Oct. 18, Oct. 30, Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 1783–176, 3341-176, 3956; amended P.L. 100–26, § 7 (b)(4), (k)(3), April 21, 1987, 101 Stat. 279, 284; P.L. 101–189, 8811(a), Nov. 29, 1989, 103 Stat. 1490; P.L. 101–510, § 1484(k)(10), Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1719; P.L. 102–484, $ 817(d), Oct. 23, 1992, 106 Stat. 2456; P.L. 103–35, $ 201(i)(2), May 31, 1993, 107 Stat. 100; P.L. 103–355, $ 3002(a)(2), 3003, Oct. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 3328, 3329; P.L. 105–85, $ 833, Nov. 18, 1997, 111 Stat. 1842.) $ 2434. Independent cost estimates; operational manpower

requirements (a) REQUIREMENT FOR APPROVAL.—The Secretary of Defense may not approve the system development and demonstration, or the production and deployment, of a major defense acquisition program unless an independent estimate of the full life-cycle cost of the program and a manpower estimate for the program have been considered by the Secretary.

(b) REGULATIONS.—The Secretary of Defense shall prescribe regulations governing the content and submission of the estimates required by subsection (a). The regulations shall require —

(1) that the independent estimate of the full life-cycle cost of a program

(A) be prepared

(i) by an office or other entity that is not under the supervision, direction, or control of the military department, Defense Agency, or other component of the Department of Defense that is directly responsible for carrying out the development or acquisition of the program; or

(ii) if the decision authority for the program has been delegated to an official of a military department, Defense Agency, or other component of the Department of Defense, by an office or other entity that is not directly responsible for carrying out the development or acquisition of the program; and

(B) include all costs of development, procurement, military construction, and operations and support, without regard to funding source or management control; and

(2) that the manpower estimate include an estimate of the total number of personnel required

(A) to operate, maintain, and support the program upon full operational deployment; and

(B) to train personnel to carry out the activities re$ 2435. Baseline description 3

ferred to in subparagraph (A). (Added as $ 139c P.L. 98–94, $ 1203(a)(1), Sept. 24, 1983, 97 Stat. 682; transferred, redesignated $ 2434, and amended P.L. 99–433, $ 110(d)(15), (g)(9), Oct. 1, 1986, 100 Stat. 1003, 1004; amended P.L. 99-661, $ 1208, Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 3975; P.L. 100–26, $7(b)(5), April 21, 1987, 101 Stat. 279; P.L. 100—456, $ 525(3), Sept. 29, 1988, 102 Stat. 1975; P.L. 102–190, $ 801(a), (b)(1), Dec. 5, 1991, 105 Stat. 1412; P.L. 103–355, $ 3004, Oct. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 3330; P.L. 104-106, $814, Feb. 10, 1996, 110 Stat. 395; P.L. 107–107, § 821(a), Dec. 28, 2001, 115 Stat. 1181.)

(a) BASELINE DESCRIPTION REQUIREMENT.(1) The Secretary of a military department shall establish a baseline description for each major defense acquisition program under the jurisdiction of such Secretary.

(2) The baseline shall include sufficient parameters to describe the cost estimate (referred to as the “Baseline Estimate" in section 2433 of this title), schedule, performance, supportability, and any other factor of such major defense acquisition program.

(b) FUNDING LIMIT.-No amount appropriated or otherwise made available to the Department of Defense for carrying out a major defense acquisition program may be obligated after the program enters system development and demonstration without an approved baseline description unless such obligation is specifically approved by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics.

(c) SCHEDULE.-A baseline description for a major defense acquisition program shall be prepared under this section

(1) before the program enters system development and demonstration;

(2) before the program enters production and deployment; and

(3) before the program enters full rate production. (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, Technology, and Logistics 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 approval by, the Secretary of Defense of revised baseline descriptions. (Added by identical amendments P.L. 99-500, 99–591, 99–661, $$ 101(c) (8 904(a)], 101(c) ($ 904(a)], 904(a), Oct. 18, Oct. 30, Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 1783–133, 3341-133, 3912; amended P.L. 100–26, $ 7(b)(6), April 21, 1987, 101 Stat. 280; P.L. 100–180, $ 803(b), Dec. 4, 1987, 101 Stat. 1125; P.L. 100-370, $ 1(i)(1), July 19, 1988, 102 Stat. 848; P.L. 101–189, $811(b), Nov. 29, 1989, 103 Stat. 1493; P.L. 101-510, $$ 1207(b), 1484(k)(11), Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1665, 1719 ; P.L. 103–160, $ 904(d), Nov. 30, 1993, 107 Stat. 1728, revised in its entirety P.L. 103–355, $3005(a), Oct. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 3330; P.L. 107–107, $$ 821(d), 1048(b)(2), Dec. 28, 2001, 115 Stat. 1182, 1225.)

3 Section 5002(a) of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (P.L. 103–355; 10 U.S.C. 2435 note) provides:

(a) REVIEW.—The Secretary of Defense shall review the regulations of the Department of Defense to ensure that acquisition program cycle procedures are focused on achieving the goals that are consistent with the program baseline description established pursuant to section 2435 of title 10, United States Code.

[8$ 2436 and 2437. Repealed. P.L. 103–160, 8821(a)(5), Nov.

30, 1993, 107 Stat. 1704) [$ 2438 and 2439. Repealed. P.L. 103–355, $$ 3006(a), 3007(a),

Oct. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 3331] $ 2440. Technology and Industrial Base Plans

The Secretary of Defense shall prescribe regulations requiring consideration of the national technology and industrial base in the development and implementation of acquisition plans for each major defense acquisition program. (Added P.L. 102–484, § 4216(b), Oct. 23, 1992, 106 Stat. 2669.)

CHAPTER 145—CATALOGING AND STANDARDIZATION

Sec. 2451. Defense supply management. 2452. Duties of Secretary of Defense. 2453. Supply catalog: distribution and use. 2454. Supply catalog: new or obsolete items. [2455. Repealed.] 2456. Coordination with General Services Administration. 2457. Standardization of equipment with North Atlantic Treaty Organization

members. 2458. Inventory management policies. $ 2451. Defense supply management

(a) The Secretary of Defense shall develop a single catalog system and related program of standardizing supplies for the Department of Defense.

(b) In cataloging, the Secretary shall name, describe, classify, and number each item recurrently used, bought, stocked, or distributed by the Department of Defense, so that only one distinctive combination of letters or numerals, or both, identifies the same item throughout the Department of Defense. Only one identification may be used for each item for all supply functions from purchase to final disposal in the field or other area. The catalog may consist of a number of volumes, sections, or supplements. It shall include all items of supply and, for each item, information needed for supply operations, such as descriptive and performance data, size, weight, cubage, packaging and packing data, a standard quantitative unit of measurement, and other related data that the Secretary determines to be desirable.

(c) In standardizing supplies the Secretary shall, to the highest degree practicable

(1) standardize items used throughout the Department of Defense by developing and using single specifications, eliminating overlapping and duplicate specifications, and reducing the number of sizes and kinds of items that are generally similar;

(2) standardize the methods of packing, packaging, and preserving such items; and

(3) make efficient use of the services and facilities for inspecting, testing, and accepting such items. (Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 138; Sept. 2, 1958, P.L. 85–861, $ 33(a)(13), 72 Stat. 1565.) $2452. Duties of Secretary of Defense The Secretary of Defense shall

(1) develop and maintain the supply catalog, and the standardization program, described in section 2451 of this title;

(2) direct and coordinate progressive use of the supply catalog in all supply functions within the Department of De

fense from the determination of requirements through final
disposal;
(3) direct, review, and approve-

(A) the naming, description, and pattern of description of all items;

(B) the screening, consolidation, classification, and numbering of descriptions of all items; and

(C) the publication and distribution of the supply catalog;

(4) maintain liaison with industry advisory groups to coordinate the development of the supply catalog and the standardization program with the best practices of industry and to obtain the fullest practicable cooperation and participation of industry in developing the supply catalog and the standardization program;

(5) establish, publish, review, and revise, within the Department of Defense, military specifications, standards, and lists of qualified products, and resolve differences between the military departments, bureaus, and services with respect to them;

(6) assign responsibility for parts of the cataloging and the standardization programs to the military departments, bureaus, and services within the Department of Defense, when practical and consistent with their capacity and interest in those supplies;

(7) establish time schedules for assignments made under clause (6); and

(8) make final decisions in all matters concerned with the cataloging and standardization programs. (Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 139.) $ 2453. Supply catalog: distribution and use

The Secretary of Defense shall distribute the parts of the supply catalog described in section 2451 of this title as they are completed. Existing catalogs shall be replaced according to schedules established by the Secretary. After replacement no other supply catalog may be used within the Department of Defense with respect to the kinds of items covered by that part. All property reports and records shall use the nomenclature, item numbers, and descriptive data of the supply catalog. (Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 139.) $ 2454. Supply catalog: new or obsolete items

(a) After any part of the supply catalog described in section 2451 of this title is distributed, and with respect to the kinds of items covered by that part, only the items listed in it may be procured for recurrent use in the Department of Defense. However, a military department may acquire any new item that is necessary to carry out its mission. As soon as such an item is acquired, it shall be submitted to the Secretary for inclusion in the catalog and the standardization program.

(b) Obsolete items may be deleted from the catalog at any time. (Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 140.)

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