140 §2454. Supply catalog: new or obsolete items (a) After any part of the supply catalog described in section 2451 of this title is distributed, and with respect to the kinds of items covered by that part, only the items listed in it may be procured for recurrent use in the Department of Defense. However, a military department may acquire any new item that is necessary to carry out its mission. As soon as such an item is acquired, it shall be submitted to the Secretary for inclusion in the catalog and the standardization program. (b) Obsolete items may be deleted from the catalog at any time. §2455. Reports to Congress (a) The Secretary of Defense shall send to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives, on January 31 and July 31 of each year, a progress report on cataloging under this chapter from each military department. Each report shall cover the six-month period ending with the preceding June 30 or December 31, whichever was later. The report shall contain— (1) the number of sections or parts of the supply catalog that have been published, and their titles; (2) the number of item identification numbers in the catalog that have replaced, for all supply purposes, former item identifications or stock or catalog numbers; (3) the reduction in the number of separate item identifications; and (4) any other information that the Secretary considers will best inform Congress of the status of the cataloging program. (b) The Secretary shall report to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives, on January 31 and July 31 of each year, on the progress of the standardization program within the military departments. Each report shall cover the sixmonth period ending with the preceding June 30 or December 31, whichever was later. The report shall contain— (1) the number of separate specifications that have been consolidated into single specifications for use throughout the Department of Defense; (2) the reduction in the number of sizes or kinds of items that are generally similar; (3) the duplications eliminated in services, space, and facilities; and (4) any other information that the Secretary considers will best inform Congress of the progress of the standardization program. (c) The Secretary may combine the reports required by subsections (a) and (b). §2456.
Coordination with General Services Administration
To avoid unnecessary duplication, the Administrator of General Services and the Secretary of Defense shall coordinate the cataloging and standardization activities of the General Services Administration and the Department of Defense.