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PUBLIC LAW 101-510—NOV. 5, 1990 104 STAT. 1601 "(2) direct the development and implementation of Department of Defense plans, programs, projects, and policies that promote the development and application of advanced technologies to manufacturing processes, tools, and equipment. "§ 2513. National Defense Manufacturing Technology Plan "(a) The Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of Energy, shall develop and implement a National Defense Manufacturing Technology Plan (hereafter in this section referred to as the 'Plan'). Subject to the authority, direction, and control of the Secretary of Defense, the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition shall perform the duty of the Secretary under this subsection. "(b) The Plan shall— "(1) provide guidance (formulated in coordination with the Department of Commerce and other relevant public and private organizations) to the military departments and Defense Agencies and to the Department of Energy on the goals, priorities, and approaches to be taken in the defense manufacturing technology program; "(2) provide a link between the manufacturing technology program and the industrial preparedness programs conducted by the Department of Defense and similar and related activities undertaken by government or the private sector, including programs, projects and activities carried out by the Secretary of Commerce pursuant to section 25 of the Act of March 3, 1901 (15 U.S.C. 278k) and section 5121(b) of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 (15 U.S.C. 2781 note); "(3) contain an analysis of the role of manufacturing extension services in— "(A) improving the manufacturing quality, productivity, technology, and practices of defense industry subtler suppliers; and "(B) disseminating to such suppliers such Department of Defense manufacturing concepts as best manufacturing practices, product data exchsmge specifications, computeraided acquisition and logistics support, and rapid acquisition of manufactured parts; and "(4) contedn a description of how the Secretary of Defense will coordinate with each Federal agency and department in implementing the Plan. "(c) In developing the Plan, the Secretaries referred to in subsection (a) shall consider and use, as appropriate, reports and studies conducted by Federal agencies and departments, the Office of Technology Assessment, the National Research Council, the Defense Science Board, industrial associations and organizations, and other entities. "(d) The manufacturing technology program conducted by the Department of Defense may include only the projects and activities that are covered by the Plan and any projects or activities that, as determined by the Secretary of Defense, have a higher priority than the projects and activities covered by the Plan. "§ 2514. Research and implementation "The Secretary of Defense, acting through the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, and in coordination with the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary of Energy, and other relevant Federal