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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                S. 2109

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


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                   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

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                                 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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