TITLE 10 - US CODE - SUBCHAPTER IV - EDUCATION AND TRAINING

10 USC 1741 - Policies and programs: establishment and implementation

(a) Policies and Procedures.— 
The Secretary of Defense shall establish policies and procedures for the establishment and implementation of the education and training programs authorized by this subchapter.
(b) Funding Levels.— 
The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics each year shall recommend to the Secretary of Defense the funding levels to be requested in the defense budget to implement the education and training programs under this subchapter. The Secretary of Defense shall set forth separately the funding levels requested for such programs in the Department of Defense budget justification documents submitted in support of the Presidents budget submitted to Congress under section 1105 of title 31.
(c) Programs.— 
The Secretary of each military department, acting through the service acquisition executive for that department, shall establish and implement the education and training programs authorized by this subchapter. In carrying out such requirement, the Secretary concerned shall ensure that such programs are established and implemented throughout the military department concerned and, to the maximum extent practicable, uniformly with the programs of the other military departments.

10 USC 1742 - Internship, cooperative education, and scholarship programs

(a) Programs.— 
The Secretary of Defense shall conduct the following education and training programs:
(1) An intern program for purposes of providing highly qualified and talented individuals an opportunity for accelerated promotions, career broadening assignments, and specified training to prepare them for entry into the Acquisition Corps.
(2) A cooperative education credit program under which the Secretary arranges, through cooperative arrangements entered into with one or more accredited institutions of higher education, for such institutions to grant undergraduate credit for work performed by students who are employed by the Department of Defense in acquisition positions.
(3) A scholarship program for the purpose of qualifying personnel for acquisition positions in the Department of Defense.
(b) Scholarship Program Requirements.— 
Each recipient of a scholarship under a program conducted under subsection (a)(3) shall be required to sign a written agreement that sets forth the terms and conditions of the scholarship. The agreement shall be in a form prescribed by the Secretary and shall include terms and conditions, including terms and conditions addressing reimbursement in the event that a recipient fails to fulfill the requirements of the agreement, that are comparable to those set forth as a condition for providing advanced education assistance under section 2005. The obligation to reimburse the United States under an agreement under this subsection is, for all purposes, a debt owing the United States.

1743, 1744. Repealed. Pub. L. 108136, div. A, title VIII, 834(b), Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1551]

Section 1743, added Pub. L. 101–510, div. A, title XII, 1202(a), Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1651, related to cooperative education program. Section 1744, added Pub. L. 101–510, div. A, title XII, 1202(a), Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1652; amended Pub. L. 102–484, div. A, title VIII, 812(f), Oct. 23, 1992, 106 Stat. 2451; Pub. L. 108–136, div. A, title VIII, 832(c), Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1550, related to scholarship program.

10 USC 1745 - Additional education and training programs available to acquisition personnel

(a) Tuition Reimbursement and Training.— 

(1) The Secretary of Defense shall provide for tuition reimbursement and training (including a full-time course of study leading to a degree) for acquisition personnel in the Department of Defense.
(2) For civilian personnel, the reimbursement and training shall be provided under section 4107 (b) of title 5 for the purposes described in that section. For purposes of such section 4107 (b), there is deemed to be, until September 30, 2010, a shortage of qualified personnel to serve in acquisition positions in the Department of Defense.
(3) In the case of members of the armed forces, the limitation in section 2007 (a) of this title shall not apply to tuition reimbursement and training provided for under this subsection.
(b) Repayment of Student Loans.— 
The Secretary of Defense may repay all or part of a student loan under section 5379 of title 5 for an employee of the Department of Defense appointed to an acquisition position.

10 USC 1746 - Defense acquisition university structure

(a) Defense Acquisition University Structure.— 
The Secretary of Defense, acting through the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, shall establish and maintain a defense acquisition university structure to provide for
(1) the professional educational development and training of the acquisition workforce; and
(2) research and analysis of defense acquisition policy issues from an academic perspective.
(b) Civilian Faculty Members.— 

(1) The Secretary of Defense may employ as many civilians as professors, instructors, and lecturers in the defense acquisition university structure as the Secretary considers necessary.
(2) The compensation of persons employed under this subsection shall be as prescribed by the Secretary.
(3) In this subsection, the term defense acquisition university includes the Defense Systems Management College.

10 USC 1747 - Acquisition fellowship program

(a) Establishment.— 
The Secretary of Defense shall establish and carry out an acquisition fellowship program in accordance with this section in order to enhance the ability of the Department of Defense to recruit employees who are highly qualified in fields of acquisition.
(b) Number of Fellowships.— 
The Secretary of Defense may designate up to 25 prospective employees of the Department of Defense as acquisition fellows.
(c) Eligibility.— 
In order to be eligible for designation as an acquisition fellow, an employee
(1) must complete at least 2 years of Federal Government service as an employee in an acquisition position in the Department of Defense; and
(2) must be serving in an acquisition position in the Department of Defense that involves the performance of duties likely to result in significant restrictions under law on the employment activities of that employee after leaving Government service.
(d) Two-Year Period of Research and Teaching.— 
Under the fellowship program, the Secretary of Defense shall pay designated acquisition fellows to engage in research or teaching for a 2-year period in a field related to Federal Government acquisition policy. Such research or teaching may be conducted in the defense acquisition university structure of the Department of Defense, any other institution of professional education of the Federal Government, or a nonprofit institution of higher education. Each fellow shall be paid at a rate equal to the rate of pay payable for the level of the position in which the fellow served in the Department of Defense before undertaking such research or teaching.