THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT
FOR FISCAL YEAR 2008
SEC. 862, THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2008, PUBLIC LAW 110–181 (DECEMBER 5, 2007): CONTRACTORS PERFORMING PRIVATE SECURITY FUNCTIONS IN AREAS OF COMBAT OPERATIONS
(a) REGULATIONS ON CONTRACTORS PERFORMING PRIVATE SECURITY FUNCTIONS.—
(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of State, shall prescribe regulations on the selection, training, equipping, and conduct of personnel performing private security functions under a covered contract in an area of combat operations.
(2) ELEMENTS.—The regulations prescribed under subsection (a) shall, at a minimum, establish—
(A) a process for registering, processing, accounting for, and keeping appropriate records of personnel performing private security functions in an area of combat operations;
(B) a process for authorizing and accounting for weapons to be carried by, or available to be used by, personnel performing private security functions in an area of combat operations;