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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 2012

PUBLIC LAW 100-456—SEPT. 29, 1988

balance of persons from government, private industry, and academia. (c) REPORT DEADLINE.—(1) The Secretary shall require the advisory panel to submit its findings and recommendations to him not later than 180 days after the date on which the panel is appointed. (2) The Secretary shall transmit a copy of the report of the advisory panel to Congress, together with such comments and recommendations thereon as the Secretary determines appropriate, within 30 days after the date on which the report is submitted to the Secretary. SEC. 809. REPORT ON SIMPLIFICATION AND STREAMLINING OF ACQUISITION PROCEDURES (a)

REPORT ON

ACQUISITION SIMPUFICATION

PROGRAMS.—The

Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition shall submit to" Congress a report on the current programs of the Under Secretary regarding simplification of procedures governing the acquisition process of the Department of Defense. The report shall include an assessment of the results of those programs. (h) MATTERS TO B E INCLUDED.—The report under subsection (a) shall include the following: (1) A timetable to effectuate regulation reform measures based on the lessons learned from the conduct of the programs referred to in subsection (a). (2) In the case of a program referred to in subsection (a) which has not been completed— (A) the methodology to be used in evaluating such program; and (B) a timetable for completing an assessment of the results of the program. (3) A comprehensive analysis of the effects that existing laws, regulations, and guidelines applicable to procurement by the Department of Defense have on the capability of the Department of Defense efficiently and effectively to meet the national defense needs of the United States, including any recommendations for legislation that the Under Secretary considers appropriate to improve that capability. (4) A description of the results of the studies undertaken by the Under Secretary in conjunction with the Inspector General of the Department of Defense and the Comptroller of the Department of Defense regarding the responsibilities of the Under Secretary under section 133(d) of title 10, United States Code, to prescribe policies for the prevention of duplicative audit and oversight of contractor activities by different elements of the Department of Defense. (5) A discussion of the feasibility and desirability of each of the following: (A) Structuring the audit and oversight of a contractor by the Department of Defense in a manner that reasonably relates to the extent of the risk assumed by the contractor in the type of contract that is subject to the audit and oversight. (B) Granting authority to a senior official of the Department of Defense to receive and promptly resolve complaints of acquisition officials and contractors of the Department of Defense regarding allegations of duplicative oversight activities.