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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 1500

PUBLIC LAW 100-418—AUG. 23, 1988

cational agencies and consortia under section 4124(a) of the DrugFree Schools and Communities Act of 1986 on the basis of their relative numbers of children in the school-aged population.

Subtitle B—Technology and Training Training Technology Transfer Act of 1988 20 USC 5091.

CHAPTER 1—TRANSFER OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING SOFTWARE SEC. 6101. SHORT TITLE.

This chapter may be cited as the "Training Technology Transfer Act of 1988^'. 20 USC 5092.

SEC. 6102. FINDINGS AND PURPOSE.

(a) FINDINGS.—The Congress finds and declares that— (1) Federal agencies, particularly the Department of Defense, have made extensive investments of public funds in the development of education and training software; (2) much knowledge and education and training software, especially computer programs and videodisc systems, is directly transferable to the private sector or could be transferable to the private sector after conversion; (3) the transfer of education and training software to the public and private sector could properly augment existing Federal programs for the training of new industrial workers or the retraining of workers whose jobs have been disrupted because of technological developments, foreign trade, and changes in consumer requirements; and (4) the transfer of education and training software to the public and private sector would be especially beneficial to small business concerns which lack the resources to develop such software independently. (b) PURPOSE.—Therefore, it is the purpose of this chapter to facilitate the transfer of education and training software from Federal agencies to the public and private sector and to State and local governments and agencies thereof, including educational systems and educational institutions, in order to support the education, training, and retraining of industrial workers, especially workers in small business concerns. 20 USC 5093.

SEC. 6103. OFFICE OF TRAINING TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER. (a) OFFICE ESTABLISHED.—There is established in the Office of

Educational Research and Improvement of the Department of Education an Office of Training Technology Transfer. The Office shall be headed by a Director, who shall be appointed by the Secretary of Education. The Director shall be compensated at the rate provided for GS-16 of the General Schedule under section 5332 of title 5, United States Code. (b) PERSONNEL.—To carry out this chapter, the Director may appoint personnel in accordance with the civil service laws, and may compensate such personnel in accordance with the General Schedule under section 5332 of title 5, United States Code. 20 USC 5094.

SEC. 6104. FUNCTIONS OF THE OFFICE. (a) CLEARINGHOUSE REQUIRED.—(1) The Director shall compile and

maintain a current and comprehensive clearinghouse of all knowl-