Text: H.R.1601 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/18/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1601


To require the Secretary of Defense to require members of the Armed Forces, before being deployed, to be trained in management of contracts and contractors.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 18, 2009

Mr. Sestak introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services


A BILL

To require the Secretary of Defense to require members of the Armed Forces, before being deployed, to be trained in management of contracts and contractors.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Training of deployed members of the Armed Forces in management of contracts and contractors.

(a) Training requirement.—The Secretary of Defense shall require that, before the deployment of any member of the Armed Forces, the member shall be provided training in the management of defense contracts and contractors.

(b) Matters covered in training.—

(1) BASIC OVERVIEW.—The training required under subsection (a) shall provide a basic overview and shall include, at a minimum, briefing on the following:

(A) Applicable rules under the Federal Acquisition Regulation, Department of Defense Directive 5000.1, and special provisions allowable for expedited needs.

(B) Rules of ethical conduct in interactions with contractors and in oversight of their performance in the field.

(C) Policies regarding conflicts of interests, bribery, fraud, and mismanagement.

(2) ADDITIONAL TRAINING FOR CERTAIN MEMBERS.—The training required under subsection (a) shall provide additional training for members of the Armed Forces with direct responsibility for decisions regarding contracting, including—

(A) fundamental cost analysis principles; and

(B) training tools for developing and evaluating alternative proposals, including contract manuals, and simple E-business tools like sample documents, statements of work, and cost comparisons.