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63 STAT.] 81ST CONG. , 1ST SESS.-CH. 412-AUG. 10, 1949 with the powers, duties, and responsibilities enacted hereby: Provided, That the powers, duties, and responsibilities of the Secretary of Defense under this title shall be administered in conformance with the policy and requirements for administration of budgetary and fiscal matters in the Government generally, including accounting and financial reporting, and that nothing in this title shall be construed as eliminat- ing or modifying the powers, duties, and responsibilities of any other department, agency, or officer of the Government in connection with such matters, but no such department, agency, or officer shall exercise any such powers, duties, or responsibilities in a manner that will render ineffective the provisions of this title." 591 Administration of powers, duties, etc. MISCELLANEOUS AND TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS AND SAVING PROVISIONS SEC. 12 . (a) The National Security Act of 1947 is amended by 61 Stat. 495. 5U.S. C., Supp.UI, striking out the term "National Military Establishment", wherever it 171 note. appears in such Act, and inserting in lieu thereof "Department of Defense". (b) Section 207 (a) of the National Security Act of 1947 is amended 61 Stat. 502. 5 U. S. C., Supp. II, to read as follows: 626 (a). "SEC. 207. (a) Within the Department of Defense there is hereby ADeptent of the established a military department to be known as the Department of the Air Force, and the Secretary of the Air Force who shall be the head thereof. The Secretary of the Air Force shall be appointed from AppointmentofSec- civilian life by the President by and with the advice and consent of rety. the Senate." (c) Section 207 (b) of the National Security Act of 1947 is repealed. 61 Stat. 502. (d) The first sentence of section 208 (a) of the National Security §§51,26(b).s Act of 1947 is amended by striking out the word "under" and inserting 61 Stat. 503. 5 U.S. C., Supp. 11, in lieu thereof the word "within". §626c (a). (e) Section 308 (b) of the National Security Act of 1947 is amended 61 StCat. I0 to read as follows: §17n (b). "(b) As used in this Act, the term 'Department of Defense' shall be "DepartmentofDe- deemed to include the military departments of the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force, and all agencies created under title II of this Act." (f) The titles of the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of the Army, eitles o Secretaries, the Secretary of the Navy, the Secretary of the Air Force, the Under Secretaries and the Assistant Secretaries of the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, the Chairman of the Munitions Board, and the Chairman of the Research and Developmlent Board, shall not be changed by virtue of this Act, and the reappointment of the officials holding such titles on the effective date of this Act shall not be required. It is hereby declared to be the intention of Congress that section 203 (a) of the National Security Act of 1947, as amended by section 6 61 stctsp. 60. 5 U. S. C., Supp. II, of this Act, shall not be deemed to have created a new office of Deputy 11c. Secretary of Defense but shall be deemed to have continued in exist- A"' p "5. ence, under a new title, the Office of Under Secretary of Defense which was established by the Act entitled "An Act to amend the National Security Act of 1947 to provide for an Under Secretary of Defense", approved April 2, 1949 (Public Law 36, Eighty-first Congress). The ASte, pa30 o Deputy Secretary of title of the official holding the Office of Under Secretary of Defense Defense. on the effective date of this Act shall be changed to Deputy Secretary of Defense and the reappointment of such official shall not be required. (g) All laws, orders, regulations, and other actions relating to the Effective laws, or - National Military Establishment, the Departments of the Army, the etc. Navy, or the Air Force, or to any officer or activity of such establish- ment or such departments, shall, except to the extent inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, have the same effect as if this Act had not been enacted; but, after the effective date of this Act, any such law,