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.104 STAT. 1694 PUBLIC LAW 101-510—NOV. 5, 1990 "§ 2350h. Memorandums of agreement: Department of Defense ombudsman for foreign signatories "The Secretary of Defense shall designate an official to act as ombudsman within the Department of Defense on behalf of foreign governments who are parties to memorandums of agreement with the United States concerning acquisition matters under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Defense. The official so designated shall assist officials of those foreign governments in understanding and complying with procedures and requirements of the Department of Defense (and, as appropriate, other departments and agencies of the United States) insofar as they relate to any such memorandum of agreement.". (2) The table of sections at the beginning of such subchapter, as amended by section 1451(b), is amended by adding at the end the following new item: "2350h. Memorandums of agreement: Department of Defense ombudsman for foreign signatories.'. 22 USC 2350h (b) DEADLINE. — The official required to be designated under sec- "°^- tion 2350h of title 10, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), shall be designated by the Secretary of Defense not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act. SEC. 1453. EXPANSION OF SCOPE OF REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO DE- FENSE MEMORANDA OF UNDERSTANDING AND RELATED AGREEMENTS Section 2504(a) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by inserting "or to the reciprocal procurement of defense items," after "defense equipment," in the matter above clause (1). SEC. 1454. COOPERATION WITH JAPAN ON TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (a) FINDINGS.—Congress makes the following findings: (1) Japan has developed highly sophisticated research and manufacturing capabilities. (2) Those capabilities have produced technologies that can be usefully applied to the development and manufacture of both commercial products and defense equipment. (3) The availability of those technologies to the United States would greatly enhance the development and manufacture of defense equipment for the Armed Forces of the United States. (4) Since the exchange of notes between the United States and Japan on the transfer of Japanese military technologies in 1983, the level and quality of technological cooperation between the two countries have been unsatisfactory. (5) Effective cooperation in technology research and development between the United States and Japan would enhance the security of both countries. (b) SENSE OF CONGRESS. — It is the sense of Congress that— (1) the United States and Japan should strengthen their cooperation with regard to technology that would contribute to the security of both countries; (2) technological cooperation between the two countries should be based upon an equitable and mutual sharing of the costs and benefits of that cooperation; and (3) the Secretary of Defense should improve the staffing, funding, and organization of those activities within the Depart-