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Introduced in Senate (07/11/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 2109


To modify the proof of concept commercialization program of the Department of Defense, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 11, 2019

Mr. Rounds (for himself and Mrs. Gillibrand) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services


A BILL

To modify the proof of concept commercialization program of the Department of Defense, and for other purposes.

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

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “National Defense Accelerator Network Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Modification of proof of concept commercialization program.

(a) Making the program permanent.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Section 1603 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 (Public Law 113–66; 10 U.S.C. 2359 note) is amended by striking subsection (g).

(2) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.—Such section is further amended—

(A) in the section heading, by striking “Pilot”;

(B) in subsection (a)—

(i) by striking “Pilot”; and

(ii) by striking “Pilot”; and

(C) by striking “pilot” each place it appears.

(b) Additional improvements.—Such section, as amended by subsection (a), is further amended—

(1) in the section heading, by inserting “of dual-use technology” after “commercialization”;

(2) in subsection (a)—

(A) by inserting “of Dual-Use Technology” before “Program”; and

(B) by inserting “with a focus on priority defense technology areas that attract public and private sector funding, as well as private sector investment capital, including from venture capital firms in the United States,” before “in accordance”;

(3) in subsection (c)(4)(A)(iv), by inserting “, which may include access to venture capital” after “award”;

(4) by striking subsection (d);

(5) by redesignating subsection (e) as subsection (d);

(6) by striking subsection (f); and

(7) by adding at the end the following new subsection (e):

“(e) Authorities.—In carrying out this section, the Secretary may use the following authorities:

“(1) Section 1599g of title 10 of the United States Code, relating to public-private talent exchanges.

“(2) Section 2368 of such title, relating to Centers for Science, Technology, and Engineering Partnerships.

“(3) Section 2374a of such title, relating to prizes for advanced technology achievements.

“(4) Section 2474 of such title, relating to Centers of Industrial and Technical Excellence.

“(5) Section 2521 of such title, relating to the Manufacturing Technology Program.

“(6) Section 225 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (Public Law 115–91; 10 U.S.C. 2359 note).

“(7) Section 1711 of such Act (Public Law 115–91; 10 U.S.C. 2505 note), relating to a pilot program on strengthening manufacturing in the defense industrial base.

“(8) Section 12 of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (15 U.S.C. 3710a) and section 6305 of title 31, United States Code, relating to cooperative research and development agreements.”.


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