[USC02] 50 USC 3041a: Director of the National Reconnaissance Office
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50 USC 3041a: Director of the National Reconnaissance Office Text contains those laws in effect on May 25, 2020
From Title 50-WAR AND NATIONAL DEFENSECHAPTER 44-NATIONAL SECURITYSUBCHAPTER I-COORDINATION FOR NATIONAL SECURITY

§3041a. Director of the National Reconnaissance Office

(a) In general

There is a Director of the National Reconnaissance Office.

(b) Appointment

The Director of the National Reconnaissance Office shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.

(c) Functions and duties

The Director of the National Reconnaissance Office shall be the head of the National Reconnaissance Office and shall discharge such functions and duties as are provided by this chapter or otherwise by law or executive order.

(d) Advisory Board

(1) Establishment

There is established in the National Reconnaissance Office an advisory board (in this section referred to as the "Board").

(2) Duties

The Board shall-

(A) study matters relating to the mission of the National Reconnaissance Office, including with respect to promoting innovation, competition, and resilience in space, overhead reconnaissance, acquisition, and other matters; and

(B) advise and report directly to the Director with respect to such matters.

(3) Members

(A) Number and appointment

(i) In general

The Board shall be composed of five members appointed by the Director from among individuals with demonstrated academic, government, business, or other expertise relevant to the mission and functions of the National Reconnaissance Office.

(ii) Notification

Not later than 30 days after the date on which the Director appoints a member to the Board, the Director shall notify the congressional intelligence committees and the congressional defense committees (as defined in section 101(a) of title 10) of such appointment.

(B) Terms

Each member shall be appointed for a term of 2 years. Except as provided by subparagraph (C), a member may not serve more than three terms.

(C) Vacancy

Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring before the expiration of the term for which the member's predecessor was appointed shall be appointed only for the remainder of that term. A member may serve after the expiration of that member's term until a successor has taken office.

(D) Chair

The Board shall have a Chair, who shall be appointed by the Director from among the members.

(E) Travel expenses

Each member shall receive travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, in accordance with applicable provisions under subchapter I of chapter 57 of title 5.

(F) Executive secretary

The Director may appoint an executive secretary, who shall be an employee of the National Reconnaissance Office, to support the Board.

(4) Meetings

The Board shall meet not less than quarterly, but may meet more frequently at the call of the Director.

(5) Reports

Not later than March 31 of each year, the Board shall submit to the Director and to the congressional intelligence committees a report on the activities and significant findings of the Board during the preceding year.

(6) Nonapplicability of certain requirements

The Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.) shall not apply to the Board.

(7) Termination

The Board shall terminate on the date that is 3 years after the date of the first meeting of the Board.

(July 26, 1947, ch. 343, title I, §106A, as added Pub. L. 113–126, title IV, §411(a), July 7, 2014, 128 Stat. 1409 ; amended Pub. L. 116–92, div. E, title LXIV, §6433(a), Dec. 20, 2019, 133 Stat. 2200 .)

References in Text

This chapter, referred to in subsec. (c), was in the original "this Act", meaning act July 26, 1947, ch. 343, 61 Stat. 495 , known as the National Security Act of 1947, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.

The Federal Advisory Committee Act, referred to in subsec. (d)(6), is Pub. L. 92–463, Oct. 6, 1972, 86 Stat. 770 , which is set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

Amendments

2019-Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 116–92 added subsec. (d).

Effective Date

Section effective Oct. 1, 2014, and applicable upon the earlier of the date of the first nomination by the President of an individual to serve as the Director of the National Reconnaissance Office that occurs on or after Oct. 1, 2014, or the date of the cessation of the performance of the duties of the Director of the National Reconnaissance Office by the individual performing such duties on Oct. 1, 2014, subject to an exception for initial nominations, see section 413 of Pub. L. 113–126, set out as an Effective Date of 2014 Amendment note under section 8G of the Inspector General Act of 1978, Pub. L. 95–452, in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

Initial Appointments

Pub. L. 116–92, div. E, title LXIV, §6433(b), Dec. 20, 2019, 133 Stat. 2201 , provided that: "Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act [Dec. 20, 2019], the Director of the National Reconnaissance Office shall appoint the initial five members to the advisory board under subsection (d) of section 106A of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 3041a), as added by subsection (a)."

Position of Importance and Responsibility

Pub. L. 113–126, title IV, §411(b), July 7, 2014, 128 Stat. 1409 , provided that:

"(1) In general.-The President may designate the Director of the National Reconnaissance Office as a position of importance and responsibility under section 601 of title 10, United States Code.

"(2) Effective date.-Paragraph (1) shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act [July 7, 2014]."