The National Defense Authorization Act of 1996, Pub. L. No. 104-106 (1996).
The Act contained two important sections that relate to acquisition and specifically focus on information technology acquisition and management. Division D of Pub. L. No. 104-106 is the Federal Acquisition Reform Act of 1996, and Division E is the Information Technology Management Reform Act of 1996. Congress subsequently re-named Divisions D and E as the Clinger-Cohen Act to honor the legislation’s principal sponsors.