81 Stat. 638. 73^star467^^' 42 USC 1865.
PUBLIC LAW 90-407-JULY 18, 1968
as the Director may prescribe. The Deputy Director shall act for, and exercise the powers of, the Director during the absence or disability of the Director or in the event of a vacancy in the office of Director. "(b) There shall be four Assistant Directors of the Foundation (each referred to in this Act as an 'Assistant Director'), who shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. Before any person is appointed as an Assistant Director, the President shall ati'ord the Board and the Director an opportunity to make recommendations to him with respect to such appointment. Each Assistant Director shall receive basic pay at the rate provided for level V of the Executive Schedule under section 5316 of title 5, Tnited States Code, and shall perform such duties and exercise such powers as the Director may prescribe." SEC. 5. The section of the National Science Foundation Act of 1950 redesignated as section 7 by section 4 of this Act is amended to read as follows: "EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
64 Stat. 152. 42 USC 1866.
"SEC. 7. (a) There shall be an Executive Committee of the Board (referred to in this Act as the 'Executive Committee'), which shall be composed of five members and shall exercise such powers and functions as may be delegated to it by the Board. Four of the members shall be elected as provided in subsection (b), and the Director ex officio shall be the fifth member and the chairman of the Executive Committee. "(b) At each of its annual meetings the Board shall elect two of its members as members of the Executive Committee, and the Executive Committee members so elected shall hold office for two years from the date of their election. Any person, other than the Director, who has been a member of the Executive Committee for six consecutive years shall thereafter be ineligible for service as a member thereof during the two-year period following the expiration of such sixth year. For the purposes of this subsection, the period between any two consecutive annual meetings of the Board shall be deemed to be one year. "(c) Any person elected as a member of the Executive Committee to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term for which his predecessor was elected shall be elected for the remainder of such term. " (d) The Executive Committee shall render an annual report to the Board, and such other reports as it may deem necessjiry, summarizing its activities and making such recommendations as it may deem appropriate. Minority views and recommendations, if any, of members of the Executive Committee shall be included in such reports." SEC. 6. The section of the National Science Foundation Act of 1950 redesignated as section 8 by section 4 of this Act is amended to read as follows: "DIVISIONS WITHIN THE FOUNDATION
42 USC 1868.
42 USC 1869.
"SEC. 8. There shall be within the Foundation such Divisions as the Director, in consultation with the Board, may from time to time determine." SEC. 7. Section 9(a) of the National Science Foundation Act of 1950 is amended by striking out "section 3(a)(7) " and inserting in liGii tlxGrGOi SGction 4:( 11 SEC. 8. Section 10 of the National Science Foundation Act of 1950 is amended— (1) by inserting "social," after "engineering,"; and (2) by striking out "among the States, Territories, possessions, and the District of Columbia" and inserting in lieu thereof "throughout the United States".