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(f) TEMPORARY AND INTERMITTENT SERVICES. The Executive Director may procure temporary and intermittent services under section 3109(b) of title 5, United States Code, at a rate of pay not to exceed the daily rate of pay for a GS 15, step 10 in accordance with such title.
SEC. VII. TERMINATION OF THE STUDY.
The study will terminate not later than 31 July 2001.
SEC. VIII. FUNDING.
Except as provided herein, the operating costs of the study, including the compensation, travel, and per diem allowances for the Commissioners and the Study Group members and staff, will be paid by the Department of Defense. The overall cost for this project (excluding the cost of the four detailees described in section VI(a) above) may not exceed $10.44 Mil, without prior approval by the Secretary of Defense or designee. These funds are expected to be obligated as follows: FY 1999$1.43 Mil; FY 1999$3.76 Mil; FY 2000$3.73 Mil; and FY 2001$1.52 Mil.
William S. Cohen, Secretary of Defense DEC 22, 2000