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Memorandum on Delegation of Authority

September 30, 1997

Presidential Determination No. 97-39

Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense

Subject: Delegation of Authority Under Section 1322(c) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1996 (Public Law 104-106)

By the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, I hereby delegate to the Secretary of Defense the duties and responsibilities vested in the President by section 1322(c) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1996 ("the Act") (Public Law 104-106, 110 Stat. 478-479 (1996)).

The reporting requirement delegated by this memorandum may be redelegated no lower than the Under Secretary level. The Department of Defense shall obtain concurrence on the report from the following agencies: the Department of Commerce, the Department of State, the Department of the Treasury, and the Director of Central Intelligence on behalf of the intelligence community prior to submission to the Congress.

Any reference in this memorandum to the provisions of any Act shall be deemed to be a reference to such Act or its provisions as may be amended from time to time.

The Secretary of Defense is authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.

William J. Clinton

William J. Clinton, Memorandum on Delegation of Authority Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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