[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 82 (Thursday, April 29, 2010)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 22497-22498]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-10172]

                        Presidential Documents 

Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 82 / Thursday, April 29, 2010 / 
Presidential Documents


Title 3--
The President

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                Executive Order 13540 of April 26, 2010

Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business 

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, including section 102 of title I of the 
                Military Reservist and Veteran Small Business 
                Reauthorization and Opportunity Act of 2008 (Public Law 
                110-186) (the ``Act''), and in order to establish an 
                interagency task force to coordinate the efforts of 
                Federal agencies to improve capital, business 
                development opportunities, and pre-established Federal 
                contracting goals for small business concerns owned and 
                controlled by veterans and service-disabled veterans, 
                it is hereby ordered as follows:

                Section 1. Establishment. The Administrator of the 
                Small Business Administration (Administrator) shall 
                establish within the Small Business Administration an 
                Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business 
                Development (Task Force).

                Sec. 2. Membership. The Administrator shall serve as 
                Chair of the Task Force and shall direct its work. 
                Other members shall consist of:

                    (a) a senior level representative, designated by 
                the head of the respective department or agency, from 
                each of the following:

(i) the Department of the Treasury;

(ii) the Department of Defense;

(iii) the Department of Labor;

(iv) the Department of Veterans Affairs;

(v) the Office of Management and Budget;

(vi) the Small Business Administration (in addition to the Administrator); 

(vii) the General Services Administration; and

                    (b) four representatives from a veterans' service 
                or military organization or association, who shall be 
                appointed by the Administrator.

                Sec. 3. Functions. Consistent with the Act and other 
                applicable law, the Task Force shall:

                    (a) consult regularly with veterans service and 
                military organizations in performing the duties of the 
                Task Force;
                    (b) coordinate administrative and regulatory 
                activities and develop proposals relating to:

(i) improving capital access and capacity of small business concerns owned 
and controlled by veterans and service-disabled veterans through loans, 
surety bonding, and franchising;

(ii) ensuring achievement of the pre-established Federal contracting goals 
for small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans and service-
disabled veterans through expanded mentor-prot[eacute]g[eacute] assistance 
and matching such small business concerns with contracting opportunities;

(iii) increasing the integrity of certifications of status as a small 
business concern owned and controlled by a veteran or service-disabled 

(iv) reducing paperwork and administrative burdens on veterans in accessing 
business development and entrepreneurship opportunities;

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(v) increasing and improving training and counseling services provided to 
small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans; and

(vi) making other improvements relating to the support for veterans 
business development by the Federal Government; and

                    (c) not later than 1 year after its first meeting 
                and annually thereafter, forward to the President a 
                report on the performance of its functions, including 
                any proposals developed pursuant to subsection (b) of 
                this section.

                Sec. 4. General Provisions. (a) The Small Business 
                Administration shall provide funding and administrative 
                support for the Task Force to the extent permitted by 
                law and within existing appropriations.

                    (b) Nothing in this order shall be construed to 
                impair or otherwise effect:

(i) authority granted by law to an executive department, agency, or the 
head thereof; and

(ii) functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget 
relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

                    (c) Insofar as the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 
                as amended (5 U.S.C. App.) (FACA), may apply to the 
                Task Force, any functions of the President under the 
                FACA, except for those in section 6 of the FACA, shall 
                be performed by the Administrator in accordance with 
                guidelines issued by the Administrator of General 
                    (d) This order is not intended to and does not 
                create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, 
                enforceable at law or in equity by any party against 
                the United States, its departments, agencies, or 
                entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any 
                other person.
                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    April 26, 2010.

[FR Doc. 2010-10172
Filed 4-28-10; 8:45 am]
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