Agreement Needed on DoD Guidelines for Exempting Certain ADP Equipment and Service Procurements from the Brooks Act.
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC GENERAL GOVERNMENT DIV
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Section 908 of the 1982 DOD Authorization Act 10 U.S.C. 2315 modifies the coverage of Section 111 of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949--the Brooks Act 40 U.S.C. 759--by exempting certain DOD procurements of ADP equipment and services. In addition to a general exemption concerning equipment and services critical to direct fulfillment of military or intelligence missions discussed below, the Authorization Act specifically exempts from the requirements of Public Law 89-306 DODs procurement of ADP equipment or services if the function, operation, or use of the equipment or services involves 1 intelligence activities, 2 cryptologic activities related to national security, 3 the command and control of military forces, and 4 equipment that is an integral part of a weapon or weapons systems.
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