110 STAT. 2616 PUBLIC LAW 104-201—SEPT. 23, 1996 (3) an estimate and prioritization of the resources that are necessary to eliminate the deficiencies. SEC. 832. PROCUREMENT FROM FIRMS IN INDUSTRIAL BASE FOR PRODUCTION OF SMALL ARMS. (a) REQUIREMENT.—Chapter 146 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:
- §2473. Procurements from the small arms production
industrial base "(a) AUTHORITY TO LIMIT PROCUREMENTS To CERTAIN SOURCES. —To the extent that the Secretary of Defense determines necessary to preserve the small arms production industrial base, the Secretary may require that any procurement of property or services described in subsection (b) for the Department of Defense be made only from a firm in the small arms production industrial base. "(b) COVERED PROPERTY AND SERVICES.— Subsection (a) applies to the following: "(1) Repair parts for small arms. "(2) Modifications of parts to improve small arms used by the armed forces. "(c) SMALL ARMS PRODUCTION INDUSTRIAL BASE.—In this section, the term 'small arms production industrial base' means the firms comprising the small arms production industrial base, as described in the plan entitled 'Preservation of Critical Elements of the Small Arms Industrial Base', dated January 8, 1994, that was prepared by an independent assessment panel of the Army Science Board.". (b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT. — The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end the following new item: "2473. Procurements from the small arms production industrial base.". SEC. 833. CABLE TELEVISION FRANCHISE AGREEMENTS. Based on the advisory opinion from the United States Court of Federal Claims, In the Matter of the Department of Defense Cable Television Franchise Agreements, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1996, Section 823, No. 96-133X (July 11, 1996)— (1) cable television franchise agreements for the construction, installation, or capital improvement of cable systems at military installations shall be considered contracts for purposes of the Federal Acquisition Regulation; (2) cable television operators are entitled to recovery of their investments at such installations to the extent authorized in part 49 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation; and (3) the appropriate official of the Department of Defense shall promptly issue a written notice of the termination for the convenience of the Government of the contracts described in such advisory opinion and commence settlement negotiations pursuant to the requirements of part 49 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation.