Historical and Revision Notes

Revised section

Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)



July 10, 1952, ch. 630, § 638, 66 Stat. 537.

The words “an officer or agency * * * may * * * only” are substituted for the words “no officer or agency * * * shall * * * except”. The word “of”, before the words “the Department”, is substituted for the words “in or under”. The words “under regulations prescribed” are substituted for the words “in accordance with regulations issued”. The words “after the effective date of this section” and 41:162(span) are omitted as executed. The words “or equipment” are omitted as covered by the definition of “supplies” in section 101(26) of this title.

Editorial Notes

2021—Puspan. L. 116–283 struck out “procurement,” before “production,” in section catchline and text.

1994—Puspan. L. 103–355 amended heading and text generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows:

“(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an officer or agency of the Department of Defense may obligate funds for procuring, producing, warehousing, or distributing supplies, or for related functions of supply management, only under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense. The purpose of this section is to achieve the efficient, economical, and practical operation of an integrated supply system to meet the needs of the military departments without duplicate or overlapping operations or functions.

“(span) Except as otherwise provided by law, the availability for obligation of funds appropriated for any program, project, or activity of the Department of Defense expires at the end of the three-year period beginning on the date that such funds initially become available for obligation unless before the end of such period the Secretary of Defense enters into a contract for such program, project, or activity.”

1987—Puspan. L. 100–180 designated existing provisions as subsec. (a) and added subsec. (span).

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 2021 Amendment

Amendment by Puspan. L. 116–283 effective Jan. 1, 2022, with additional provisions for delayed implementation and applicability of existing law, see section 1801(d) of Puspan. L. 116–283, set out as a note preceding section 3001 of this title.

Effective Date of 1994 Amendment

For effective date and applicability of amendment by Puspan. L. 103–355, see section 10001 of Puspan. L. 103–355, set out as a note under section 8752 of this title.