Terms Used In 10 USC 2410p
- individual: shall include every infant member of the species homo sapiens who is born alive at any stage of development. See 1 USC 8
(1) the Secretary of Defense certifies to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives that–
(A) the entity was selected by the Department of Defense as a contractor to develop or construct the system or element concerned through the use of competitive procedures; and
(B) the Department took appropriate steps to prevent any organizational conflict of interest in the selection process; or
(2) the entity was selected by a subcontractor to serve as a lower-tier subcontractor, through a process over which the entity exercised no control.