[USC02] 10 USC 2537: Improved national defense control of technology diversions overseas
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10 USC 2537: Improved national defense control of technology diversions overseas Text contains those laws in effect on November 22, 2020
From Title 10-ARMED FORCESSubtitle A-General Military LawPART IV-SERVICE, SUPPLY, AND PROCUREMENTCHAPTER 148-NATIONAL DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY AND INDUSTRIAL BASE, DEFENSE REINVESTMENT, AND DEFENSE CONVERSIONSUBCHAPTER V-MISCELLANEOUS TECHNOLOGY BASE POLICIES AND PROGRAMS

§2537. Improved national defense control of technology diversions overseas

(a) Collection of Information on Foreign-Controlled Contractors.-The Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Energy shall each collect and maintain a data base containing a list of, and other pertinent information on, all contractors with the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy, respectively, that are controlled by foreign persons. The data base shall contain information on such contractors for 1988 and thereafter in all cases where they are awarded contracts exceeding $10,000,000 in any single year by the Department of Defense or the Department of Energy.

(b) Technology Risk Assessment Requirement.-(1) If the Secretary of Defense is acting as a designee of the President under section 721(a) 1 of the Defense Production Act of 1950 (50 U.S.C. 4565(a)) and if the Secretary determines that a proposed or pending merger, acquisition, or takeover may involve a firm engaged in the development of a defense critical technology or is otherwise important to the defense industrial and technology base, then the Secretary shall require the appropriate entity or entities from the list set forth in paragraph (2) to conduct an assessment of the risk of diversion of defense critical technology posed by such proposed or pending action.

(2) The entities referred to in paragraph (1) are the following:

(A) The Defense Intelligence Agency.

(B) The Army Foreign Technology Science Center.

(C) The Naval Maritime Intelligence Center.

(D) The Air Force Foreign Aerospace Science and Technology Center.

(Added Pub. L. 102–484, div. A, title VIII, §838(a), Oct. 23, 1992, 106 Stat. 2465 ; amended Pub. L. 103–35, title II, §201(d)(5), (h)(2), May 31, 1993, 107 Stat. 99 , 100; Pub. L. 107–314, div. A, title X, §1041(a)(16), Dec. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 2645 ; Pub. L. 114–328, div. A, title X, §1081(b)(4)(B), Dec. 23, 2016, 130 Stat. 2419 ; Pub. L. 115–91, div. A, title X, §1051(a)(19), Dec. 12, 2017, 131 Stat. 1561 .)

References in Text

Section 721(a) of the Defense Production Act of 1950, referred to in subsec. (b), is section 721(a) of act Sept. 8, 1950, ch. 932, as added by Pub. L. 100–418, title V, §5021, Aug. 23, 1988, 102 Stat. 1425 , which is classified to section 4565(a) of Title 50, War and National Defense. Section 721(a) of the Act was struck out, and a new section 721(a) was added, by Pub. L. 110–49, §2, July 26, 2007, 121 Stat. 246 . As so added, section 721(a) does not refer to investigations by the President or the President's designee.

Amendments

2017-Subsecs. (b), (c). Pub. L. 115–91 redesignated subsec. (c) as (b) and struck out former subsec. (b) which required annual reports to Congress regarding the information collected under subsec. (a).

2016-Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 114–328 substituted "(50 U.S.C. 4565(a))" for "(50 U.S.C. App. 2170(a))".

2002-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 107–314 substituted "$10,000,000" for "$100,000".

1993-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103–35, §201(d)(5), substituted "respectively, that" for "respectively, which".

Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 103–35, §201(h)(2), struck out subsec. (d) which read as follows: "In this section, the term 'defense critical technology' has the meaning provided that term by section 2491(8) of this title."

1 See References in Text note below.