[USC02] 10 USC 4001: Research and development projects
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10 USC 4001: Research and development projects Text contains those laws in effect on June 19, 2021
From Title 10-ARMED FORCESSubtitle A-General Military LawPART V-ACQUISITIONSubpart E-Research and EngineeringCHAPTER 301- RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING GENERALLY

§4001. Research and development projects

(a) Authority.-The Secretary of Defense or the Secretary of a military department may engage in basic research, applied research, advanced research, and development projects that-

(1) are necessary to the responsibilities of such Secretary's department in the field of research and development; and

(2) either-

(A) relate to weapon systems and other military needs; or

(B) are of potential interest to the Department of Defense.

(b) Authorized Means.-The Secretary of Defense or the Secretary of a military department may perform research and development projects-

(1) by contract, cooperative agreement, or grant, in accordance with chapter 63 of title 31;

(2) through one or more military departments;

(3) by using employees and consultants of the Department of Defense;

(4) by mutual agreement with the head of any other department or agency of the Federal Government;

(5) by transactions (other than contracts, cooperative agreements, and grants) entered into pursuant to sections 1 4002 or 4003 2 of this title; or

(6) by purchases through procurement for experimental purposes pursuant to sections 1 4004 of this title.

(c) Requirement of Potential Department of Defense Interest.-Funds appropriated to the Department of Defense or to a military department may not be used to finance any research project or study unless the project or study is, in the opinion of the Secretary of Defense or the Secretary of that military department, respectively, of potential interest to the Department of Defense or to such military department, respectively.

(d) Additional Provisions Applicable to Cooperative Agreements.-Additional authorities, conditions, and requirements relating to certain cooperative agreements authorized by this section are provided in sections 4002 and 4143 of this title.

(Added Pub. L. 87–651, title II, §208(a), Sept. 7, 1962, 76 Stat. 523 , §2358; amended Pub. L. 97–86, title IX, §910, Dec. 1, 1981, 95 Stat. 1120 ; Pub. L. 100–370, §1(g)(3), July 19, 1988, 102 Stat. 846 ; Pub. L. 103–160, div. A, title VIII, §827(a), Nov. 30, 1993, 107 Stat. 1712 ; Pub. L. 103–355, title I, §1301(a), Oct. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 3284 ; Pub. L. 104–201, div. A, title II, §267(c)(2), Sept. 23, 1996, 110 Stat. 2468 ; Pub. L. 115–91, div. A, title VIII, §862, Dec. 12, 2017, 131 Stat. 1494 ; renumbered §4001 and amended Pub. L. 116–283, div. A, title XVIII, §1841(b)(1), (2)(A), Jan. 1, 2021, 134 Stat. 4243 .)

Effective Date of 2021 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 116–283 effective Jan. 1, 2022, with additional provisions for delayed implementation and applicability of existing law, see section 1801(d) of Pub. L. 116–283, set out as a note preceding section 3001 of this title.

1 So in original. Probably should be "section".

2 Amendment by section 1841(b)(2)(A)(i) of Pub. L. 116–283 executed to reflect the probable intent of Congress.