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104 STAT. 1612 PUBLIC LAW 101-510—NOV. 5, 1990 Government contracts. Minority businesses. concerns in the subcontracts awarded under such contract, as established pursuant to section 1207 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1987 (10 U.S.C. 2301 note) and section 8(d) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637(d)). SEC. 832. ENHANCING PARTICIPATION OF HISTORICALLY BLACK COL- LEGES AND UNIVERSITIES AND MINORITY INSTITUTIONS IN DEFENSE RESEARCH Section 1207 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1987 (10 U.S.C. 2301 note) is amended— (1) in subsection (a)— (A) by inserting "(1)" before "Except"; and (B) by redesignating clauses (1), (2), and (3) as clauses (A), (B), and (C), respectively; (2) by adding at the end the following new paragraph: "(2) The Secretary of Defense shall establish a specific goal within the overall 5 percent goal for the award of prime contracts and subcontracts to historically Black colleges and universities and minority institutions in order to increase the participation of such colleges and universities in the program provided for by this section.; and (3) by striking out subsection (c) and inserting in lieu thereof the following new subsection (c): "(c) TYPES OF ASSISTANCE.—(1) To attain the goal specified in subsection (a)(D, the Secretary of Defense shall provide technical assistance to the entities referred to in that subsection and, in the case of historicEdly Black colleges and universities and minority institutions, shall also provide infrastructure assistance. "(2) Technical assistance provided under this section shall include information about the program, advice about Department of Defense procurement procedures, instruction in preparation of proposals, and other such assistance as the Secretary considers appropriate. If the resources of the Department of Defense are inadequate to provide such assistance, the Secretary may enter into contracts with minority private sector entities with experience and expertise in the design, development, and delivery of technical assistance services to eligible individuals, business firms and institutions, defense acquisition agencies, and defense prime contractors. Department of Defense contracts with such entities shall be awarded annually, based upon, among other things, the number of minority small business concerns, historically Black colleges and universities, and minority institutions that each such entity brings into the program. "(3) Infrastructure sissistance provided under this section to historically Black colleges and universities and to minority institutions may include programs to: "(A) establish and enhance undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs in scientific disciplines critical to the national security functions of the Department of Defense; "(B) make Department of Defense personnel available to advise and assist faculty at such colleges and universities in the performance of defense research and in scientific disciplines critical to the national security functions of the Department of Defense; "(C) establish partnerships between defense laboratories and historically Black colleges and universities and minority institutions for the purpose of training students in scientific disciplines