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63 STAT.] 81ST CONG., 1ST SESS.-CH. 766--OCT. 27, 1949 937 Committees on Armed Services of both Houses of the Congress, vest title to the facilities completed pursuant to this Section in such edu- cational institutions under such terms and conditions as may be deemed in the best interests of the United States. SEC. 103. (a) The Committee is hereby authorized to expand the tExpansion of facil- facilities at its existing laboratories by the construction of additionaltes supersonic wind tunnels, including buildings, equipment, and accessory construction, and by the acquisition of land and installation of utilities. (b) There is hereby authorized to be appropriated such sums as may hAppropriation au- be necessary to carry out the purposes of this section, but not to exceed Post, p. 9o0. $136,000,000. (c) The facilities authorized by this section shall be operated and faption etc., of staffed by the Committee but shall be available primarily to industry for testing experimental models in connection with the development of aircraft and missiles. Such tests shall be scheduled and conducted in accordance with industry's requirements and allocation of labora- tory time shall be made in accordance with the public interest, with proper emphasis upon the requirements of each military service and due consideration of civilian needs. SEC. 104. The Secretary of the Navy is hereby authorized, in im- D aeld W.Taydor plementation of the unitary plan, to expand the naval facilities at the rock, Md. David W. Taylor Model Basin, Carderock, Maryland, by the con- struction of a wind tunnel, including buildings, equipment, utilities, and accessory construction, at a cost not to exceed $6,600,000. SEC. 105. The Committee shall submit semi-annual written reports ReportstoCongress. to the Congress covering the selection of institutions and contracts entered into pursuant to section 102 of this title together with other Ae, p. 936. pertinent information relative to the Committee's activities and accom- plishments thereunder. SEC. 106. This title may be cited as the "Unitary Wind Tunnel Plan Citationoftitle. Act of 1949". TITLE II SEC. 201. The Secretary of the Air Force is hereby authorized to veir pngtierinDe-rA establish an Air Engineering Development Center, and to construct, of 949. install, and equip (1) temporary and permanent public works, includ- authorized. ing housing accommodations and community facilities for military and civilian personnel, buildings, facilities, appurtenances, and utilities; and (2) wind tunnels in implementation of the unitary plan referred to in title I of this Act; and to maintain and operate the public works and wind tunnels authorized by title II of this Act. SEC. 202. To accomplish the purposes of this title, the Secretary tAcquistionoflands. of the Air Force is authorized to acquire lands and rights pertaining thereto, or other interest therein, including the temporary use thereof, by donation, purchase, exchange of Government-owned lands, or otherwise, and construction under this title may be prosecuted without regard to section 3648, Revised Statutes, as amended. 31 U. . C. § 529. So. 203. The Secretary of the Air Force is authorized to employ Civian personnel. such civilian personnel as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this title without regard to the limitation on maximum number of employees imposed by section 14 (a) of the Federal Employees Pay Act of 1946 (5 U. S. C. 947 (g)). 60Stat. 219 . SEC. 204. There is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of hppropriation au- any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to remain ot, p.980. available until expended when so specified in the appropriation act concerned, (a) not to exceed $100,000,000 for the establishment and for initial construction, installation, and equipment of the Air Engi- neering Development Center authorized in this title, including expenses for necessary surveys and acquisition of land, and (b) such