S.3254 - Stolen Valor Act of 2012
An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2013 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes. view all titles (29)
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- Short: Stolen Valor Act of 2012 as passed senate.
- Short: United States Fire Administration Reauthorization Act of 2012 as passed senate.
- Short: Wartime Contracting Reform Act of 2012 as passed senate.
- Official: An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2013 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes. as introduced.
- Short: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 as introduced.
- Short: Impact Aid Improvement Act of 2012 as introduced.
- Short: Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission Act of 2012 as introduced.
- Short: Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 as introduced.
- Short: National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force Act of 2012 as introduced.
- Short: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 as reported to senate.
- Short: Impact Aid Improvement Act of 2012 as reported to senate.
- Short: Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission Act of 2012 as reported to senate.
- Short: Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 as reported to senate.
- Short: National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force Act of 2012 as reported to senate.
- Short: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 as passed senate.
- Short: American Medical Isotopes Production Act of 2012 as passed senate.
- Short: Dale Long Public Safety Officers' Benefits Improvements Act of 2012 as passed senate.
- Short: End Trafficking in Government Contracting Act of 2012 as passed senate.
- Short: Fire Grants Reauthorization Act of 2012 as passed senate.
- Short: GAO Mandates Revision Act of 2012 as passed senate.
- Short: HAVEN Act as passed senate.
- Short: Housing Assistance for Veterans Act of 2012 as passed senate.
- Short: Impact Aid Improvement Act of 2012 as passed senate.
- Short: Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012 as passed senate.
- Short: Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012 as passed senate.
- Short: Maritime Administration Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 as passed senate.
- Short: Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission Act of 2012 as passed senate.
- Short: Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 as passed senate.
- Short: National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force Act of 2012 as passed senate.
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Official Summary6/4/2012--Reported to Senate without amendment. (This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 - Division A: Department of Defense Authorizations - Ti
Official Summary6/4/2012--Reported to Senate without amendment. (This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 - Division A: Department of Defense Authorizations - Title I: Procurement - Subtitle A: Authorization of Appropriations -
(Sec. 101)Authorizes appropriations for FY2013 for the Department of Defense (DOD) for procurement for the Army, Navy and Marine Corps, Air Force, and defense-wide activities, in amounts specified in the funding table in Division D of this Act. Subtitle B: Army Programs -
(Sec. 111)Authorizes the Secretary of the Army, beginning with the FY2013 program year, to enter into a multiyear contract for the procurement of airframes for CH-47 helicopters. Subtitle C: Navy Programs -
(Sec. 121)Earmarks specified funds for commencement of the nuclear refueling and complex overhaul of the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln during FY2013.
(Sec. 122)Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to enter into a contract for construction of a Ford-class aircraft carrier, to be funded over several fiscal years.
(Sec. 123)Prohibits the obligation or expenditure of more than 50% of the funds authorized for a second Ford-class aircraft carrier until the Secretary of the Navy submits to the congressional defense and appropriations committees a description of the program management and cost control measures to be employed in constructing such carrier.
(Sec. 124)Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy, beginning with the FY2014 program year, to enter into a multiyear contract for the procurement of Virginia-class submarines and government-furnished associated equipment. Authorizes such Secretary to employ incremental funding for such procurement upon a determination that such approach will permit the Navy to procure an additional submarine in FY2014.
(Sec. 125)Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy, beginning with the FY2013 program year, to enter into multiyear contracts for the procurement of up to 10 Arleigh Burke class Flight IIA guided missile destroyers and specified systems associated with such vessels.
(Sec. 126)Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to transfer AEGIS weapon system equipment with Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) capability to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) for installation in the country designated as Host Nation #1. Requires the MDA Director to make a transfer of related equipment to the Navy for the DDG-51 class destroyer program.
(Sec. 127)Directs the Secretary of Defense (Secretary) to:
(1) designate the effort to develop and produce all variants of the mission modules in support of the littoral combat ship program as a major defense acquisition program (MDAP),
(2) report to the defense and appropriations committees with respect to the development and production of each variant, and
(3) report quarterly to such committees on each variant in support of such ship.
(Sec. 128)Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to transfer specified FY2012 Navy and Marine Corps ammunition and weapons and combat vehicles funds to other, high priority Navy and Marine Corps programs.
(Sec. 130)Expresses the sense of Congress that:
(1) DOD should carefully evaluate the maritime force structure necessary to execute demand for forces by the commanders of the combatant commands;
(2) the Navy should evaluate amphibious lift capabilities to meet current and future projected requirements, and should consider prioritization of investment in and procurement of the next generation of amphibious assault ships;
(3) such assault ships should maintain survivability protection;
(4) operation and maintenance requirements analysis should be considered to reduce total ownership and acquisition cost; and
(5) maintaining a robust amphibious shipbuilding industrial base is vital for the future of U.S. national security.
(Sec. 131)Expresses the sense of the Senate that, if the Navy budget for FY2014 includes a request for more than 13 new F-18 aircraft, the FY2014 budget request for F-35 aircraft should include a request for no fewer than 6 F-35B aircraft and 4 F-35C aircraft. Subtitle D: Air Force Programs -
(Sec. 141)Reduces from 301 to 275 the required number of strategic airlift aircraft. Requires the Secretary of the Air Force to preserve each C-5 aircraft retired after FY2012 so that such aircraft is stored in a flyable condition, can be returned to service, and is not used to supply parts to other aircraft unless specifically authorized by the Secretary of Defense.
(Sec. 142)Directs the Secretary to treat as MDAPs certain programs for the F-22A Raptor aircraft.
(Sec. 143)Prohibits the Secretary of the Air Force from cancelling or modifying the avionics modernization program for C-130 aircraft until 30 days after submitting to the defense and appropriations committees the results of a study on costs and schedules for, and savings to be derived from, such program.
(Sec. 144)Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force to:
(1) procure two space-based infrared system satellites through a fixed-price contract, and
(2) use incremental funding under such contract for up to six years. Provides procurement cost limits, allowing certain increases due to inflation, compliance with federal, state, and local laws, and new technologies. Requires a contract report from such Secretary to the defense and appropriations committees, as well as a plan for using cost savings to improve the capability of military infrared and early warning satellites. Authorizes such Secretary to use specified Air Force procurement funds for the advanced procurement of long-lead parts and the replacement of obsolete parts for space-based infrared system space vehicle #6. Expresses the sense of Congress that such Secretary should not enter into a fixed-price contract for two space-based infrared system satellites unless such contract would save the Air Force at least 20% over the cost of procuring such satellites separately.
(Sec. 145)Authorizes the Secretary to transfer specified FY2011-FY2012 aircraft procurement funds to other, high priority Air Force programs. Subtitle E: Joint and Multiservice Matters -
(Sec. 151)Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy, beginning with the FY2013 program year, to enter into a multiyear contract for the procurement of V-22 aircraft for the Navy, Air Force, and U.S. Special Operations Command.
(Sec. 152)Prohibits the obligation or expenditure of Joint Tactical Radio System funds for the production of handheld, manpack, and small form/fit radios until the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (Under Secretary) certifies to the defense and appropriations committees that the acquisition strategy provides for full and open competition.
(Sec. 153)Requires the Commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command to report to the defense and appropriations committees on costs, schedule, and operational capabilities of the shallow water combat submersible program. Title II: Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation - Subtitle A: Authorization of Appropriations -
(Sec. 201)Authorizes appropriations for FY2013 for DOD for research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E), in amounts specified in the funding table. Subtitle B: Program Requirements, Restrictions, and Limitations -
(Sec. 211)Prohibits the obligation or expenditure of amounts under the Next Generation Foundry for the Defense Microelectronics Activity until 60 days after the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering develops and submits to the defense and appropriations committees a microelectronics strategy and an estimate of the full life-cycle costs for the upgrade of such Foundry.
(Sec. 212)Directs the Under Secretary to submit to the defense and appropriations committees a strategy for the use of integrated platform design teams and agile prototyping approaches for the development of advanced rotorcraft capabilities.
(Sec. 213)Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to transfer specified FY2012 RDT&E funds to other, high priority Navy programs.
(Sec. 214)Includes educational institutions in Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, and U.S. possessions within authorized defense laboratories education partnerships.
(Sec. 215)Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force to transfer specified FY2012 RDT&E funds to other, high priority Air Force programs. Subtitle C: Missile Defense Matters -
(Sec. 231)Expresses the sense of Congress:
(1) for a national priority of defending the United States against the potential future threat of limited ballistic missile attack from countries such as North Korea and Iran;
(2) in favor of the currently deployed ground-based midcourse defense (GBMD) system to provide such defense, assuming appropriate levels of sustainability and performance;
(3) that the MDA should correct problems discovered in GBMD flight tests;
(4) in favor of continued development of the standard missile-3 block II interceptor as an essential first layer of defense against ballistic missile threats; and
(5) that DOD should continue to evaluate the evolution of the long-range missile threat from North Korea and Iran and consider all possibilities for affordable and effective steps to improve the posture of the United States to defend itself against possible future growth in such threat. Requires a report from the Secretary to the defense and appropriations committees on the status of efforts to improve U.S. homeland missile defense capability.
(Sec. 232)Expresses the sense of Congress that :
(1) the threat from regional ballistic missiles, particularly from Iran and North Korea, is serious and growing, and puts at risk forward-deployed U.S. forces and allies and partners in Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region;
(2) DOD has an obligation to protect all such forces;
(3) the European Phased Adaptive Approach is an appropriate and necessary response to such threat;
(4) DOD should continue to test and plan to deploy all four phases of such Approach, as well as other phased and adaptive regional missile defense efforts;
(5) European members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are making valuable contributions toward European missile defense; and
(6) DOD should continue with the development of the key enablers of enhanced regional missile defense, including the Precision Tracking Space System. Requires a report from the Secretary to the defense and appropriations committees on the status and progress of regional missile defense programs and efforts.
(Sec. 233)Expresses the sense of Congress that:
(1) it is in the U.S. national security interest to pursue efforts at missile defense cooperation with Russia,
(2) the United States should pursue such cooperation on both a bilateral and multilateral basis with its NATO allies,
(3) such cooperation should not in any way limit U.S. or NATO missile defense capabilities,
(4) the United States should not provide Russia with sensitive missile defense information that would in any way compromise national security, and
(5) all such cooperation should ensure the appropriate safeguarding of classified information.
(Sec. 234)Requires the MDA Director to:
(1) develop a long-term plan for the Exo-atmospheric kill vehicle for the GBMD or the ground-based interceptor and any other interceptor that might be developed against long-range ballistic missiles, and
(2) report to the defense and appropriations committees on such plan.
(Sec. 235)Directs the Secretary of the Army to submit to such committees a modernization plan of the Patriot air and missile defense system.
(Sec. 236)Prohibits the obligation or expenditure of any FY2013 DOD funds for the Medium Extended Air Defense System.
(Sec. 237)Earmarks specified DOD RDT&E funds to Israel for the Iron Dome short-range rocket defense program. Subtitle D: Reports -
(Sec. 251)Directs the Secretary of the Navy to report to the defense and appropriations committees on the mine countermeasures, antisubmarine, and surface warfare mission packages for the littoral combat ship.
(Sec. 252)Directs the Comptroller General (CG) to annually:
(1) conduct a review of the acquisition program for the amphibious combat vehicle, and
(2) report review results to the defense and appropriations committees. Outlines specified information required in the initial and subsequent reports. Terminates report requirements after the award of a contract for full-rate production of such vehicle.
(Sec. 253)Provides that if the ongoing Marine Corps ground combat vehicle fleet mix study recommends the acquisition of a separate Marine personnel carrier, then the Secretary of the Navy and the Commandant of the Marine Corps shall jointly report to the defense and appropriations committees with respect to such carrier. Subtitle E: Other Matters -
(Sec. 271)Transfers administration of the Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel (formerly the Ocean Research Advisory Panel) from the Navy to the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title III: Operation and Maintenance - Subtitle A: Authorization of Appropriations -
(Sec. 301)Authorizes appropriations for FY2013 for operation and maintenance (O&M) for the Armed Forces and specified activities and agencies of DOD. Subtitle B: Energy and Environmental Provisions -
(Sec. 311)Directs the Secretary to:
(1) issue to the appropriate military departments and defense agencies written guidance on environmental exposures at military installations, and
(2) submit such guidance to the defense and appropriations committees.
(Sec. 312)Amends the Sikes Act to allow funds paid by the Secretary of the military department concerned (Secretary concerned) under a cooperative agreement for land management on a military installation to be paid in a lump-sum and placed in an interest-bearing account. Allows interest proceeds to be used for the same purpose.
(Sec. 313)Prohibits any FY2013 DOD funds from being obligated or expended for the production or sole purchase of an alternative fuel if the cost of producing or purchasing such fuel exceeds the cost of producing or purchasing a traditional fossil fuel that would be used for the same purpose. Provides an exception. Subtitle C: Logistics and Sustainment -
(Sec. 321)Repeals certain amendments made under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012 relating to DOD depot-level maintenance, and revives the former provisions. Subtitle D: Reports -
(Sec. 331)Requires as additional information in an annual DOD report on long-term corrosion strategy:
(1) data on return of investment for completed corrosion projects and activities; and
(2) how such funds are used for military construction projects, the technical corrosion collaboration pilot program, and other corrosion-related activities.
(Sec. 332)Revises the deadline for a CG review of an annual report on prepositioned materiel and equipment. Subtitle E: Other Matters -
(Sec. 341)Directs the Secretary, within 90 days after the enactment of this Act, to begin implementation of an efficiencies plan for the DOD civilian and service contractor workforce which shall achieve savings in funding for each such workforce from FY2012-FY2017 that are not less than the percentage savings achieved by the planned reduction in military personnel end strengths over the same period. Provides funding reduction exclusions. Requires an initial and annual plan reports over such period from the Secretary to the defense and appropriations committees. Prohibits any such savings from being achieved through unjustified transfers of functions between or among the military, civilian, and service contractor workforces of DOD. Expresses the sense of Congress that 30% of the savings achieved should be made available for costs of assisting separated military personnel in their transition from service.
(Sec. 342)Earmarks specified O&M funds for support of the NATO Special Operations Headquarters. Requires an annual report from the Secretary to the defense and appropriations committees regarding DOD support of such Headquarters.
(Sec. 343)Repeals a redundant provision authorizing the Secretary to provide certain items or facilities to a federal, state, or local law enforcement or emergency response agency to respond to emergencies involving chemical or biological agents if the Secretary determines that the item or facility is not reasonably available from another source. Title IV: Military Personnel Authorizations - Subtitle A: Active Forces -
(Sec. 401)Sets forth authorized end strengths for active-duty forces as of the end of FY2013. Subtitle B: Reserve Forces -
(Sec. 411)Sets forth authorized end strengths as of the end of FY2013 for members of the Selected Reserve and reserve personnel on active duty in support of the reserves.
(Sec. 413)Sets forth minimum end strengths for FY2013 for Army and Air Force dual status military technicians.
(Sec. 414)Provides a FY2013 limitation on the number of non-dual status Army and Air Force military technicians.
(Sec. 415)Sets forth the maximum number of reserve personnel authorized to be on active duty for operational support during FY2013. Subtitle C: Authorization of Appropriations -
(Sec. 421)Authorizes appropriations for FY2013 for military personnel. Title V: Military Personnel Policy - Subtitle A: Officer Policy -
(Sec. 501)Extends through 2018 DOD authority to convene selection boards to consider early discharges for regular officers below lieutenant colonel or commander who have served on active duty for at least one year in their current grade, are not on a promotion list, and are ineligible for retirement.
(Sec. 502)Allows a Navy chief warrant officer, grade W-5, to serve for up to 33 (under current law, 30) years before mandatory retirement for years of service.
(Sec. 503)Revises the definition of joint duty assignment as it pertains to instructors to include all instructor assignments for joint training and education.
(Sec. 504)Expresses the sense of the Senate that the Secretary should include as joint duty assignments officers assigned as instructors at the military service academies. Subtitle B: Reserve Component Management -
(Sec. 511)Makes lawful permanent residents eligible for appointment as officers in the National Guard (under current law, only as reserve officers).
(Sec. 512)Directs the Secretary to carry out a program to provide members of the National Guard and reserves and their families with training in suicide prevention, resilience, and community healing and response to suicide. Outlines program requirements. Terminates the program at the beginning of FY2015. Subtitle C: General Service Authorities -
(Sec. 521)Directs the Secretary to develop and implement a plan to measure DOD efforts to achieve the goal of having a 20-30 year pipeline that yields a diverse officer and enlisted corps for the Armed Forces that reflects the population eligible to serve. Requires each military department Secretary, under such plan, to develop a definition of diversity that is reflective of the culture, mission, and core values of that armed force. Directs the Secretary to report on the plan's development and implementation biennially to the defense and appropriations committees.
(Sec. 522)Amends the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (Hunter Act) to make full-time active-duty Guard and reserve personnel eligible for the career intermission pilot program (allowing personnel to temporarily suspend military service in order to achieve educational degree goals). Allows accrued leave to be carried through any period of inactive service under such program, and allows individuals who become ill or injured during such inactive service to be processed under regular (active) retirement or separation authority.
(Sec. 523)Allows licensed clinical social workers or psychiatric nurse practitioners to conduct pre-separation medical examinations for the detection of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
(Sec. 524)Requires each department Secretary to report quarterly to the defense committees on the number of members of regular components of that armed force who were involuntarily separated from active duty during such period.
(Sec. 525)Directs the Secretary to report to such committees on the advisability of modifying the criteria for the award of the Purple Heart and the Defense Medal of Freedom to include members of the Armed Forces (members) or civilian U.S. employees killed or wounded in a terrorist act inspired by ideological, political, or religious beliefs. Requires the consideration, in the possible new eligibility for such awards, of any death or wounding of a member or civilian employee since September 11, 2001. Subtitle D: Military Justice and Legal Matters Generally -
(Sec. 531)Requires the Staff Judge Advocate to the Commandant of the Marine Corps to be:
(1) appointed by the President, by and with the consent of the Senate, and
(2) serve in the grade of major general (unless holding a higher grade at the time of appointment). Outlines additional duties, including supervision over all Marine Corps judge advocates.
(Sec. 532)Requires, in annual reports of the Committee of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, legal information from the judge advocates general and the staff judge advocate of the Marine Corps, including appellate review results of general or special court martial determinations. Subtitle E: Sexual Assault, Hazing, and Related Matters -
(Sec. 541)Allows sexual assault victim-members of the reserves to remain on active duty, or to be recalled to active duty, to complete a line-of-duty determination with respect to the assault.
(Sec. 542)Directs the Secretary to include additional requirements within the revised comprehensive policy for the DOD sexual assault prevention and response program outlined under the Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 (Skelton Act), including:
(1) an enhanced capability within each department for the investigation, prosecution, and defense of designated special victim offenses;
(2) a record of the disposition of allegations of sexual assault; and
(3) additional sexual assault prevention and response training for members, commanding officers, and commanders.
(Sec. 543)Requires each department Secretary to report to the defense committees on hazing policies and incidences within their jurisdiction. Subtitle F: Education and Training -
(Sec. 551)Includes the School of Advanced Military Studies Senior Level Course as a senior level service school (thus allowing it to offer joint professional military education instruction and credit).
(Sec. 552)Allows enlisted personnel other than the Air Force who are in joint-service medical training and education or serving as instructors in such training and education to participate in associate degree programs of the Community College of the Air Force.
(Sec. 553)Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to:
(1) enter into contracts and agreements with the Naval Academy Athletic Association to support Naval Academy athletic and physical fitness programs; and
(2) receive funds, supplies, and services for the support of such programs. Allows such Association to enter into agreements for licensing, marketing, and sponsorship relating to Naval Academy trademarks and service marks.
(Sec. 554)Allows certain military medical students, while on active duty, to serve in pay grade O-2 (under current law, all such students serve in pay grade O-1) if they meet specified criteria prescribed by the Secretary concerned. Requires officers detailed as a student at a medical school to serve on active duty in the same grade (with the same entitlements) in which they served before such detail.
(Sec. 555)Allows members of the Selected Reserve who accept fellowships, scholarships, or grants to fulfill the attendant service requirements by serving:
(1) on active duty for at least three times the length of the educational assistance, or
(2) in the Selected Reserve for at least five times such length.
(Sec. 556)Repeals the requirement that at least 50% of service academy midshipmen and cadets qualify for and receive in-state tuition rates.
(Sec. 557)Requires the Secretary to develop a plan to establish and support at least 3,000 and no more than 3,700 (under current law, not less than 3,700) Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) units by September 20, 2020. Authorizes the Secretaries concerned to determine that support provided to youth development programs is consistent with JROTC funding limitations and program objectives. Requires additional periodic program reports until 2020.
(Sec. 558)Authorizes the Secretary concerned to issue arms, tentage, and equipment to an educational institution at which no JROTC unit is maintained if such institution offers a course in military instruction and has at least 50 students above the eighth grade.
(Sec. 559)Removes the requirement that the Secretary publish semiannually in the Federal Register a list of institutions of higher education that are ineligible for DOD contracts and grants by reason of preventing ROTC access or military recruiting on its campus.
(Sec. 560)Directs the CG to report to the defense and appropriations committees on the effectiveness and oversight of the ROTC program. Subtitle G: Defense Dependents' Education and Military Family Readiness Matters -
(Sec. 571)Earmarks specified DOD O&M funds:
(1) for impact aid for children with severe disabilities, and
(2) to assist local educational agencies (LEAs) having a significant number of dependents of members and DOD civilian employees enrolled in their schools.
(Sec. 573)Impact Aid Improvement Act of 2012 - Amends title VIII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to revise the calculation of:
(1) impact aid payments owed to federal property districts, and
(2) eligible children displaced from housing located on federal property. Revises the deadline for final payments to educational districts.
(Sec. 574)Authorizes the head of a federal agency to appoint, on a noncompetitive basis, a relocating spouse of a member ordered to active duty for more than 180 days, or a spouse of a fully disabled or deceased member.
(Sec. 575)Authorizes the enrollment in a defense dependents' educational institution of dependents who have left a DOD overseas school due to an authorized member departure or evacuation order, and whose safe haven location is within commuting distance of the defense dependents' educational institution. Allows such enrollment for the dependents of active-duty personnel transitioning from a DOD overseas school in order to take courses under the DOD virtual elementary and secondary education program.
(Sec. 576)Expresses the sense of Congress in support of the goals and ideals of Yellow Ribbon Day in honor of members who are serving overseas apart from their families and loved ones. Subtitle H: Other Matters -
(Sec. 581)Requires the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Affairs to coordinate periodic briefings of families concerning DOD activities to account for missing persons.
(Sec. 582)Authorizes DOD acceptance of voluntary services to facilitate the accounting for missing persons. Allows military museums and DOD education programs to enter into cooperative agreements to accept nonprofit support.
(Sec. 583)Codifies the designation of the Fisher House for the Families of the Fallen and Meditation Pavilion at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, as a Fisher House for all purposes under laws relating to Fisher Houses and Fisher Suites. Authorizes as residents of such facility the primary next of kin and other family members of a member who dies while serving overseas, as well as escorts of such family members.
(Sec. 584)Directs the Secretary to submit to the defense committees a plan to improve the completeness and accuracy of the data contained in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System. Title VI: Compensation and Other Personnel Benefits - Subtitle A: Pay and Allowances -
(Sec. 601)Requires the rate of basic allowance for housing for a member of the Army or Air National Guard on full-time duty to be based on the member's location. Prohibits such rate from being modified when the member transitions from active to full-time duty, or vice versa, when the transition occurs without a break in active service. Subtitle B: Bonuses and Special and Incentive Pays -
(Sec. 611)Extends through 2013 specified authorities currently scheduled to expire at the end of 2012 with respect to certain special pay and bonus programs within the regular and reserve Armed Forces.
(Sec. 616)Increases from $10,000 to $20,000 the maximum Selected Reserve officer affiliation bonus.
(Sec. 617)Increases from $2,000 to $4,000 the maximum incentive bonus for reserve personnel who convert their military occupational specialty to one in which there is a shortage of trained and qualified personnel. Subtitle C: Travel and Transportation Allowances -
(Sec. 621)Authorizes the payment of a travel and transportation allowance for a member of the Selected Reserve who is involuntarily separated due to force structure reductions between October 1, 2012, and December 31, 2018, and subsequently fills a critical vacancy in another Selected Reserve unit that is at least 150 miles from the member's residence. Allows such payment to include an allowance for dependents and household effects.
(Sec. 622)Authorizes the Secretary to establish a program to provide transportation on DOD aircraft on a space-available basis for:
(1) active duty personnel;
(2) reserve members holding a valid Uniformed Services Identification and Privilege Card;
(3) retired members who, but for not attaining age 60, would be eligible for military retired pay; and
(4) certain dependents of members described above. Allows the Secretary to establish an order of priority based on considerations of military needs and readiness. Subtitle D: Disability, Retired Pay, and Survivor Benefits -
(Sec. 641)Waives payment of premiums under the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) for members retiring under the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) when such member waives military retired pay in order to elect civil service retirement and provide a survivor annuity.
(Sec. 642)Removes members from automatic enrollment as a dependent under the Family Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance program when they are already insured under the Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance program. Subtitle E: Military Lending Matters -
(Sec. 651)Includes as consumer credit, for purposes of consumer credit protection for members and their dependents during a member's military service, vehicle title and payday loans, as well as tax refund anticipation loans. Directs the Secretary to prescribe a policy on the predatory extension of credit via installment loans which target members and their dependents.
(Sec. 652)Applies the prohibition against charging out-of-state members higher interest rates on loans than what is permitted for residents of such state to other forms of consumer credit regulated by the Secretary for the credit protection of members.
(Sec. 653)Provides civil relief for violations of the protections on consumer credit extended to members and their dependents, including actual and punitive damages as well as equitable and declaratory relief.
(Sec. 654)Conforms the definition of "dependent" for purposes of consumer credit extended to members and their dependents with such definition as used to establish certain military pay and allowances. Subtitle F: Other Matters -
(Sec. 661)Revises a DOD program which provides transitional compensation and other benefits for the dependents of members who were separated from service due to dependent abuse to include under such coverage a child who was carried during pregnancy at the time of the abuse and born thereafter. Title VII: Health Care Provisions - Subtitle A: TRICARE Program -
(Sec. 701)Authorizes TRICARE Standard and dental program coverage for members involuntarily separated from the Selected Reserve without cause under other than adverse conditions, as characterized by the Secretary concerned. Continues such coverage for 180 days after such separation.
(Sec. 702)Authorizes the Secretary to implement procedures to place selected over-the-counter drugs on the DOD pharmacy benefits program's uniform formulary and make such drugs available to eligible beneficiaries. Allows such a drug to be selected and included only if DOD's Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee finds that it is cost- and clinically-effective.
(Sec. 703)Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 1996 to require an ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of the TRICARE program to include its impact on members and their dependents, military retirees (current law) and their dependents, dependent children under age 21, and dependents of members on active duty with severe disabilities and chronic health care needs. Subtitle B: Other Health Care Benefits -
(Sec. 711)Allows the use of DOD funds for abortions in cases of rape or incest.
(Sec. 712)Provides that members covered under military medical and dental care who have been diagnosed with a condition for which the recommended course of treatment is recognized as a cause for infertility shall also be entitled to fertility preservation treatment as part of such care.
(Sec. 713)Revises provisions concerning mental health assessments of members deployed in support of a contingency operation to:
(1) extend one of the periods during which such assessments are required, and
(2) limit the pre-deployment and post-deployment assessments to those members who will be, or were, subjected or exposed to operational risk factors during such deployment. Subtitle C: Health Care Administration -
(Sec. 721)Includes within medical malpractice provisions of the Federal Tort Claims Act DOD subcontractors providing health care services under personal services contracts.
(Sec. 722)Authorizes the Secretary to carry out a program to assess the feasibility and advisability of enhancing DOD efforts in research, treatment, education, and outreach on mental health and substance abuse disorders and traumatic brain injury (TBI) in members of the National Guard and reserves, their family members, and their caregivers. Requires a program report from the Secretary to the defense committees. Subtitle D: Reports and Other Matters -
(Sec. 731)Requires each department Secretary to submit semiannually to Congress data on their department's performance in addressing the care, management, and transition needs of members who participate in a Warriors in Transition program. Terminates the report requirement at the end of FY2017.
(Sec. 732)Directs the Secretary to submit to the defense committees the results of a comprehensive review of the adequacy and effectiveness of DOD policies, procedures, and systems in providing support to members who experience traumatic injury as the result of a DOD-required vaccination.
(Sec. 733)Directs the Secretary to submit to such committees a plan to streamline DOD programs that address psychological health and TBI among members. Requires an additional report on the status of plan implementation.
(Sec. 734)Requires the Secretary to report to such committees on the implementation of CG recommendations that address the prevention and abatement of hearing loss, data collection on hearing loss, and the need for a new interagency data sharing system to address and track hearing injuries and loss. Title VIII: Acquisition Policy, Acquisition Management, and Related Matters - Subtitle A: Provisions Relating to Major Defense Acquisition Programs -
(Sec. 801)Directs the Secretary to modify acquisition regulations to prohibit DOD from entering into cost-type contracts for the production of major defense acquisition programs (MDAPs). Provides an exception when the Under Secretary certifies that such a contract is needed to provide a required capability in a timely and cost-effective manner. Applies such requirements to MDAP production contracts entered into on or after October 1, 2014.
(Sec. 802)Directs the Secretary to ensure that the acquisition strategy for each MDAP:
(1) provides for breaking out a major subsystem or subassembly, conducting a separate competition or negotiating a separate price for the subsystem or subassembly, and providing the subsystem or subassembly to the prime contractor as government-furnished equipment; and
(2) in any case where it is not practical or appropriate to break out a major subsystem or subassembly and provide it to the prime contractor as government-furnished equipment, includes measures to prevent excessive pass-through charges by the prime contractor.
(Sec. 803)Revises generally oversight and supervisory responsibilities of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Developmental Test and Evaluation with respect to MDAP chief developmental testers and lead developmental test and evaluation organizations.
(Sec. 804)Requires the Under Secretary, at least 30 days before entering into a contract for the development or production of a MDAP with a potential termination liability in excess of $100 million, to report to the defense and appropriations committees on such potential liability.
(Sec. 806)Amends the Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009 to repeal the requirement to review ongoing MDAPs initiated before the enactment of DOD milestone B certification and approval process requirements. Subtitle B: Acquisition Policy and Management -
(Sec. 821)Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2012 to extend through FY2014 the temporary limit on the aggregate annual expenditures for DOD contract services.
(Sec. 822)Directs the Secretary to revise the Department of Defense Supplement to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (DOD-FAR) in order to prohibit DOD from awarding a contract for services unless the contractor agrees that at least 50% of the direct labor costs under the contract will be performed by such contractor's employees or by a subcontractor specifically identified in the contract.
(Sec. 823)Allows amounts from the Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund to be used for temporary acquisition personnel only for training such personnel in the performance of acquisition-related functions and duties. Extends through FY2017 DOD authority for the expedited hiring of acquisition workforce personnel. Requires the Under Secretary to develop an implementation plan for the limited funding authority for the temporary personnel.
(Sec. 824)Directs the Secretary to review, and report to the defense and appropriations committees on, the profit guidelines in DOD-FAR to identify any modifications necessary to ensure an appropriate link between contractor profit and contractor performance.
(Sec. 825)Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2008 to:
(1) repeal the requirement of DOD Inspector General follow-up reports on internal controls for procurements made by DOD through certain non-defense federal agencies; and
(2) authorize (under current law, direct) the inspectors general of DOD and the non-defense agencies to enter into a memorandum of understanding concerning their review and determinations with respect to such internal controls.
(Sec. 826)Amends the Skelton Act to extend until January 1, 2016, a pilot program on the management of DOD supply chain risk. Subtitle C: Amendments Relating to General Contracting Authorities, Procedures, and Limitations -
(Sec. 841)Authorizes the head of a defense agency to require submission of cost or pricing data for a major system or subsystem or component thereof that is not a commercially available off-the-shelf item and was not developed exclusively at private expense. Authorizes such agency head, when price information is not adequate to evaluate reasonableness, to require the submission of uncertified cost data adequate for such evaluation.
(Sec. 842)Sets the maximum annual defense contractor employee compensation at the maximum annual aggregate pay limit for federal employees (currently $230,700) established by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
(Sec. 843)Authorizes Defense Contract Audit Agency access to defense contractor internal audit reports related to the efficacy of contractor or subcontractor internal controls and the reliability of contractor or subcontractor business systems. Requires the Director of such Agency to issue revised guidance on Agency auditor access to contractor internal audit reports and supporting materials.
(Sec. 844)Provides additional whistleblower protections for defense contractor employees, including:
(1) extending such protection to subcontractor employees;
(2) including as a valid disclosure an abuse of authority relating to a DOD contract or grant;
(3) specifying the individuals and officials to whom such disclosures may be made, including management officials of the contractor;
(4) extending coverage to reprisal actions taken in concert with the contracting agency;
(5) conforming standard-of-proof requirements to those applicable for federal employees;
(6) prohibiting whistleblower protections from being waived by an arbitration agreement;
(7) prohibiting the payment of contractor legal fees if the contractor is determined to have engaged in a reprisal; and
(8) establishing statutes of limitations for complaints and appeals.
(Sec. 845)Directs the Secretary to review the guidance on personal conflicts of interest for contractor employees to determine whether it would be in the best interest of DOD and the taxpayers to extend such guidance to personal conflicts of interest by contractor personnel performing:
(1) functions other than acquisition functions that are closely associated with inherently governmental functions,
(2) personal services contracts, and
(3) contracts for staff augmentation services. Requires a report from the Secretary to the defense committees on such review and any required revision of regulations.
(Sec. 846)Repeals the September 30, 2016, sunset for DOD authority to file bid protests for task and delivery orders in excess of $5 million. Subtitle D: Provisions Relating to Wartime Contracting -
(Sec. 861)Directs the Secretary to:
(1) prescribe in regulations the chain of authority and responsibility within DOD for policy, planning, and execution of contract support for overseas contingency operations; and
(2) report to the defense and appropriations committees on such regulations. Requires the CG to assess such regulations and report assessment results to such committees.
(Sec. 862)Requires the Secretary, within one year after the commencement or designation of a contingency operation that includes combat operations and annually thereafter until the end of such operation, to report to the defense and appropriations committees on contract support for the operation. Provides an exception.
(Sec. 863)Requires the DOD military readiness reporting system to measure, on an annual basis, the capability of operational contract support for current and anticipated wartime missions. Makes the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) responsible for determining the operational contract support requirements of the Armed Forces and recommending appropriate resources therefor. Requires the curriculum for each phase of joint professional military education to include courses relating to contracting for contingency operations.
(Sec. 864)Directs the Secretary, within six months after the commencement or designation of an overseas contingency operation that includes or is expected to include combat operations, to perform a comprehensive risk assessment and develop a risk mitigation plan for operational and political risks associated with contractor performance of critical functions supporting such operation. Provides exceptions. Requires the Secretary to submit the assessment and plan to the defense and appropriations committees.
(Sec. 865)Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2008 to extend until February 1, 2015, DOD reports on contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Repeals CG review of such reports.
(Sec. 866)Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2010 to extend through 2014 DOD temporary authority to acquire products and services in countries located along a major supply route to Afghanistan. Repeals an expired report requirement.
(Sec. 867)Applies, without exceptions or exemptions, Buy American requirements in the case of any textiles or components supplied by DOD to the Afghanistan National Army or the Afghanistan National Police for the production of uniforms.
(Sec. 868)Expresses the sense of the Senate that:
(1) Latvia and other NATO member nations along the Northern Distribution Network routes (Network routes) are key economic and security partners of the United States and are to be commended for their contribution to ensuring that U.S. and International Security Assistance Force troops have reliable lines of supply to achieve their mission in Afghanistan;
(2) when quality products at competitive prices are available, significant effort should be made to procure goods locally from Latvia and other NATO nations along the Network routes; and
(3) Latvia and other NATO nations along the Network routes remain allies of the United States in the region, and a mutually beneficial relationship should continue to be cultivated between the United States and such nations. Subtitle E: Other Matters -
(Sec. 881)Outlines specified requirements and limitations for DOD suspension and debarment officials, including:
(1) at least one official for each military department and the Defense Logistics Agency,
(2) that each official not be subject to the supervision or control of the acquisition office or inspector general of either DOD or the military department or defense agency concerned,
(3) that each official document the basis for any final decision taken pursuant to a formal suspension or debarment referral, and
(4) that each official develop written policies for the consideration of referrals. Requires the Interagency Committee on Debarment and Suspension to submit annually a summary of suspensions, debarments, and administrative agreements during the previous year. Directs the Secretary to revise DOD-FAR to provide for the automatic referral of individuals charged with or alleged to have engaged in criminal action under a DOD contract to the appropriate suspension and debarment official for determination.
(Sec. 882)Requires the Secretary to:
(1) establish uniform standards, requirements, and rules for processing DOD procurement requests, contracts, receipts, and invoices;
(2) establish and maintain one or more electronic contract writing systems that conform with such standards, requirements, and rules; and
(3) require the use of electronic contract writing systems approved for all contracts entered into by DOD. Provides a phase-in of the approved systems. Requires a report from the Secretary to the defense and appropriations committees on the requirements of this section.
(Sec. 883)Directs the CG to:
(1) review DOD use of the unusual and compelling urgency exception to full and open competition within DOD acquisition organizations, and
(2) report review results to the defense committees.
(Sec. 884)Authorizes the Secretary concerned to allow the Defense Contract Management Agency, in advance of the award of a procurement contract, to test and inspect an item when such inspection or testing is determined to be critical to a specific DOD program.
(Sec. 885)Disestablishes the Defense Materiel Readiness Board established under the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2008, as well as the Department of Defense Strategic Readiness Fund.
(Sec. 886)Revises the required waiting period following congressional notification of DOD intent to contract for the lease of certain vessels and vehicles.
(Sec. 887)Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 1994 to extend through FY2018 DOD authority to carry out projects relevant to weapons or weapon systems proposed to be acquired or developed by DOD through transactions other than contracts, grants, or cooperative agreements. Title IX: Department of Defense Organization and Management - Subtitle A: Department of Defense Management -
(Sec. 901)Directs the Secretary to:
(1) define for purposes of joint doctrine the terms "preparation of the environment" and "operational preparation of the environment"; and
(2) report to the defense committees on the defined terms.
(Sec. 902)Includes as a duty of the Nuclear Weapons Council the provision of programmatic guidance on nuclear command, control and communications systems. Directs the Council to submit annually to Congress a certification of whether amounts requested for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) meets nuclear stockpile and stockpile stewardship requirements. Subtitle B: Space Activities -
(Sec. 911)Places the Operationally Responsive Space Program Office within the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center. (Under current law, such Office is under DOD.) Directs the Secretary to establish the Operationally Responsive Space Executive Committee to provide coordination, oversight, and approval of Office projects. Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force to transfer certain prior-year Air Force funds to other, high priority Air Force programs, and directs such Secretary to submit to the defense and appropriations committees a program plan for such high priority programs.
(Sec. 912)Authorizes the Secretary, in order to assist the Secretary of Transportation with respect to private-sector involvement in commercial space activities and public-private partnerships pertaining to space transportation infrastructure (STI), to:
(1) maximize the use of DOD STI by the private sector,
(2) maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of the DOD STI,
(3) reduce the cost of STI services provided by DOD,
(4) encourage commercial space activities by enabling investment in the DOD STI by non-federal entities engaged in commercial space activities, and
(5) foster cooperation between DOD and such entities. Authorizes the Secretary to enter into contracts and other agreements relating to STI, and to accept contributions in furtherance of STI activities. Establishes the Defense Cooperation Space Launch Account for such purposes. Requires an annual report from the Secretary to the defense and appropriations committees on funds, services, and equipment accepted and used for such purposes.
(Sec. 913)Directs the Under Secretary to report to the defense and appropriations committees on each major satellite acquisition program that assesses the integration of schedules for the acquisition and delivery of the capabilities of components for the program, as well as its funding. Requires the Milestone Decision Authority of each such program to include such report as part of the documentation used to approve program acquisition. Directs the Under Secretary to notify such committees in the event of the non-integration of the acquisition and capability delivery schedules of any such program.
(Sec. 914)Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2000 to require, in the event of any dispute resolution process involving the surrender of the use of DOD bands of electromagnetic frequencies, that DOD has adequate representation to convey its views. Subtitle C: Intelligence-Related and Cyber Matters -
(Sec. 921)Authorizes DOD to provide geospatial intelligence support to regional organizations with defense or security components, as well as international organizations and security alliances of which the United States is a member.
(1) the Secretary of the Army to assign responsibility for oversight of the development, acquisition, testing, and fielding of the distributed common ground system cloud computing program to the Army Chief Information Officer (CIO); and
(2) the Army CIO to submit to the Secretary a review of such program.
(Sec. 923)Directs the Secretary to:
(1) substantially reduce the number of sub-networks and network enclaves, and their associated security and access management controls, across DOD;
(2) establish and carry out a personnel plan that reassigns network operations and security personnel affected by such reduction; and
(3) submit such plan to the defense and appropriations committees.
(Sec. 924)Requires the DOD CIO to develop and submit to Congress a strategy to acquire next-generation host-based cybersecurity tools and capabilities for DOD.
(Sec. 925)Directs the Under Secretary to:
(1) develop a comprehensive program for improvements of the security, quality, and competition in the computer software procured for DOD major systems, national security systems, and critical information systems;
(2) provide for specified secure code development practices through the Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency;
(3) develop guidance and direction for DOD program managers of such systems that ensures conformity with required software coding;
(4) study potential mechanisms for obtaining higher quality and secure development of DOD software; and
(5) establish or require software repositories and collaborative software development environments.
(Sec. 926)Directs the Under Secretary to:
(1) develop an inventory of all DOD data link systems in use and in development;
(2) conduct a business case analysis of whether such systems' upgrade, new deployment, or replacement should be open to competition;
(3) develop, for the appropriate systems, a plan to achieve such competition;
(4) prepare, for the appropriate systems, a justification of those that should not be open to competition; and
(5) submit to Congress any plan developed under
(3) above. Directs the CG to assess any plan submitted, and report assessment results to Congress.
(Sec. 927)Requires the Director of the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Task Force to:
(1) develop a plan to rapidly achieve an operationally integrated signals intelligence collection and dissemination capability to meet requirements for detecting, tracking, and geolocating high-band communications devices to trigger immediate observation and tracking of high-value targets by imagery sensor; and
(2) coordinate funding, oversight, system deployment, and operational support of combat operations for purposes of the development and deployment of such capability.
(Sec. 928)Authorizes the DOD CIO to use available funding and capabilities of the Community Data Center of the Defense Information Systems Agency to develop and demonstrate collection, processing, and storage technologies for DOD network flow data, especially with respect to cybersecurity threats and defenses.
(Sec. 929)Prohibits any DOD component from utilizing the cloud computing database developed by the National Security Agency (NSA) and known as "Accumulo" after the end of FY2013, unless the DOD CIO certifies that:
(1) there are no viable commercial open source databases that have such security features, or
(2) Accumulo itself has become a successful open source database project. Requires DOD and intelligence community officials to coordinate the use by DOD components of cloud computing infrastructure and services offered by the intelligence community for purposes other than intelligence analysis.
(Sec. 930)Requires the Secretary and the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to jointly sustain through FY2013 the commercial electro-optical imaging collection capacity that was planned under the Enhanced View program to be available to DOD through service-level agreements with commercial data providers. Directs the JCS Vice Chairman to submit to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) a report describing DOD peacetime and wartime requirements for electro-optical imagery under current circumstances and anticipated strategy revisions and budgetary constraint. Requires the CBO Director to submit a report assessment to the defense, appropriations, and intelligence committees. Provides funding for the service level agreements.
(Sec. 931)Directs the DOD CIO to:
(1) conduct a department-wide inventory of software licenses, examine license utilization rates, and assess DOD current and future need for such licenses; and
(2) develop a plan to bring the number of such licenses into balance with DOD needs.
(Sec. 932)Prohibits any amounts authorized for the Military Intelligence Program from being obligated or expended to provide a number of DOD personnel conducting or supporting human intelligence in excess of such number as of April 20, 2012. Requires:
(1) the DOD Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation to submit to the defense, appropriations, and intelligence committees an independent estimate of the costs of the Defense Clandestine Service; and
(2) the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence to report to such committees with respect to the management and deployments of Service case officers.
(Sec. 933)Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force to extend or renew, for a conditional short term, aircraft supporting the Blue Devil intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance program. Provides funding.
(Sec. 934)Expresses the sense of the Senate that DOD:
(1) must ensure full visibility and adequate control of its supply chain, including subcontractors, in order to mitigate supply chain exploitation; and
(2) needs the authority and capability to mitigate supply chain risks to its information technology systems that fall outside the scope of national security systems. Subtitle D: Other Matters -
(Sec. 941)Authorizes the Secretary to establish and maintain within DOD a National Language Service Corps to provide a pool of personnel who agree to provide foreign language services to DOD or another federal department or agency. Establishes a National Security Education Board to oversee and coordinate Corps activities. Authorizes the Secretary to impose fees for language services and technical assistance rendered by Corps personnel.
(Sec. 942)Directs the Secretary of the Air Force and the Air Force Chief of Staff to jointly report to the defense and appropriations committees on education and training and promotion rates for Air Force pilots of remotely piloted aircraft. Title X: General Provisions - Subtitle A: Financial Matters -
(Sec. 1001)Authorizes the Secretary, in the national interest, to transfer up to $5 billion of the amounts made available to DOD in this Act between any such authorizations for that fiscal year, with limitations. Requires congressional notification of each transfer.
(Sec. 1002)Authorizes the Secretary, if the amount authorized for NNSA weapons activities is less than the amount projected to be required for FY2013, to transfer up to $150 million of DOD-authorized funds to the Secretary of Energy for such purposes. Requires congressional notification of any such transfer.
(Sec. 1003)Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2010 to require the statement of budgetary resources of DOD to be validated as ready for audit by no later than September 30, 2014. Directs the chief management officers of DOD and the military departments to ensure that plans to achieve such goal include appropriate steps to minimize one-time fixes and manual work-arounds, are sustainable and affordable, and will not delay full auditability of financial statements. Requires additional audit-related information in each semiannual report on the financial improvement and audit readiness plan required under such Act.
(Sec. 1004)Directs the Secretary to report to the defense committees on the impact on DOD of the sequestration of funds authorized and appropriated for FY2013, if automatically triggered on January 2, 2013, under the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. Subtitle B: Counter-Drug Activities -
(Sec. 1011)Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year:
(1) 2004 to extend through FY2013 DOD authority for joint task forces to support law enforcement agencies conducting counter-terrorism activities, and
(2) 1998 to require biennial (rather than annual) certification of DOD support provided to certain foreign governments for counter-drug activities.
(Sec. 1013)Earmarks specified DOD drug interdiction and counter-drug activities funds to support a unified campaign by the government of Columbia against narcotics trafficking and terrorist organizations. Prohibits, as part of such support, the participation of any U.S. Armed Forces, civilian employees, or civilian contractor personnel. Requires a report from the Secretary to the defense and appropriations committees for any year in which such support is provided.
(Sec. 1014)Directs the Secretary to submit quarterly to such committees a description of the expenditure of funds from the Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities, Defense account, including with respect to the direct or indirect support of counter-drug activities of foreign governments. Terminates the report requirement at the end of FY2016. Subtitle C: Naval Vessels and Shipyards -
(Sec. 1021)Directs the Chief of Naval Operations to submit to the defense and appropriations committees a description of the current Navy requirements for combatant vessels, including submarines. Requires additional information if the number of such vessels is less than 313.
(Sec. 1022)Requires such Chief and the Commandant of the Marine Corps to jointly submit to such committees an assessment of the Marine Corps Prepositioning Program-Norway and the capability of such Program to address any readiness gaps that will be created by termination of the Maritime Prepositioning Ship Squadron One in the Mediterranean. Prohibits funds from being used for the Squadron One termination until such report is submitted.
(Sec. 1023)Expresses the sense of Congress that:
(1) the sea services of the United States should be funded and maintained to provide the broad spectrum of capabilities required to protect U.S. national security;
(2) such capabilities should include the ability to project U.S. power anywhere on the globe, protect supply lines, land and recover maritime forces, operate from the subsurface, and prevent piracy at sea; and
(3) the Secretaries of Defense and Homeland Security should maintain Navy and Coast Guard recapitalization plans, respectively, as a priority. Subtitle D: Counterterrorism -
(Sec. 1031)Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2012 to extend through FY2013 certain restrictions relating to detainees at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Subtitle E: Miscellaneous Authorities and Limitations -
(Sec. 1041)Provides additional responsibilities of the JCS Chairman with respect to the preparation and submission of the National Military Strategy, including an annual assessment of the risks associated with the most recent Strategy or update thereto.
(Sec. 1042)Authorizes the commander of the appropriate special operations command and the commander of any other unified or specified combatant command to pay the expenses of minor military construction directly related to the training of special operations forces, including such forces combined with allied forces. Limits the amounts authorized for such expenses. Allows for the training of other security forces of a friendly foreign country. Requires prior approval of all such training by the Secretary.
(Sec. 1043)Extends through 2020 DOD authority to provide certain business guarantees to carriers participating in the Civil Reserve Air Fleet program. Terminates a provision that limits carrier participation to the provision of passenger travel (thus allowing air cargo services).
(Sec. 1044)Entitles each veteran, for the one-year period following discharge or separation from service, to participate in the DOD transition assistance program (providing counseling, employment and job training assistance, and related services and information).
(Sec. 1045)Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2012 to authorize the Secretary, under the Ministry of Defense Advisors Program, to assign DOD civilian employees as advisors to regional organizations with defense or security components and to international organizations of which the United States is a member.
(Sec. 1046)Amends the Hunter Act to direct the Secretary to collaborate with the Administrators of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to conduct research and seek solutions to challenges associated with the safe integration of unmanned aircraft systems into the National Airspace System in accordance with the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. Requires annual reports from the Secretary to Congress, for five years after the enactment of this Act, on the progress of DOD research activity in such regard. Authorizes appropriations.
(Sec. 1047)Expresses the sense of the Senate that the chiefs of the military departments and the Commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command should submit to the defense and appropriations committees a list of any priority military programs or activities under their jurisdiction for which additional funds, if available, would substantially reduce operational or programmatic risk or accelerate the creation or fielding of a critical military capability. Subtitle F: Reports -
(Sec. 1061)Directs the Secretary to report to the defense and appropriations committees on the use of strategic airlift aircraft under the Civil Reserve Air Fleet program.
(Sec. 1062)Repeals a required annual report on:
(1) the Global Positioning System, and
(2) threats posed by weapons of mass destruction and ballistic and cruise missiles. Subtitle G: Nuclear Matters -
(Sec. 1071)Directs the President, beginning in FY2013, to annually certify to the defense and appropriations committees whether plans to modernize or replace strategic delivery systems are fully funded at levels equal to or more than the levels set forth in the November 2010 update to the plan referred to in the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2010. Requires the President, in the case of a not-fully-funded determination, to require specified additional information in the next required report, including whether a loss of military capability will occur because of the insufficient funding.
(Sec. 1072)Directs the Nuclear Weapons Council to submit to Congress a definition of requirements for a combined warhead for the W-78 Minuteman III missile system and the W-88 Trident D-5 missile system.
(Sec. 1073)Requires the CBO Director to submit cost estimates covering a 10-year period for U.S. nuclear weapons and their delivery systems. Subtitle H: Other Matters -
(Sec. 1081)Redesignates the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies as the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies.
(Sec. 1082)Repeals statutory references to the United States Joint Forces Command (disestablished in August 2011).
(Sec. 1083)Expresses the sense of Congress:
(1) that DOD should make every reasonable effort to increase the number of U.S. citizens who pursue advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM fields); and
(2) strongly urging DOD to investigate innovative mechanisms to access the pool of talent of non-U.S. citizens with advanced scientific degrees from U.S. institutions of higher education, especially in those scientific and technical areas most vital to the national defense. Title XI: Civilian Personnel Matters -
(Sec. 1101)Authorizes government-provided or reimbursed transportation of family pets of federal civilian employees during evacuations from permanent stations outside the United States.
(Sec. 1102)Amends the Strom Thurmond National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999 (Thurmond Act) to increase from 40 to 60 the number of individuals authorized to be appointed by the Secretary to science and engineering positions within the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
(Sec. 1103)Amends the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Hurricane Recovery, 2006 to extend through FY2014 the authority of federal departments and agencies to grant certain allowances, benefits, and gratuities to civilian employees on official duty in a combat zone. Title XII: Matters Relating to Foreign Nations - Subtitle A: Assistance and Training -
(Sec. 1201)Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2006 to:
(1) extend through FY2014 DOD authority to assist in building the capacity of allied foreign military forces, and
(2) include in a required assistance notification information on assistance provided to any such country during the three preceding fiscal years.
(Sec. 1202)Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2010 to extend through FY2017 the authority for non-reciprocal exchanges of defense personnel between the United States and allied foreign countries.
(Sec. 1203)Authorizes the Secretary to provide assistance for enhancing the capacity of specified military forces in Yemen, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia to conduct counterterrorism operations against al Qaeda, its affiliates, and al Shabaab. Allows such assistance to include equipment, supplies, training, and minor military construction. Limits amounts to be provided for minor military construction. Provides funding. Requires 30 days' prior congressional notification of any such assistance. Terminates assistance authority at the earlier of September 30, 2014, or when the Global Security Contingency Fund achieves full operational capability.
(Sec. 1204)Prohibits the obligation or expenditure of more than 50% of FY2013 funds for the State Partnership Program until certain final regulations and regulatory adjustments are completed to ensure future compliance with the Antideficiency Act. Subtitle B: Matters Relating to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan -
(Sec. 1211)Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2012 to extend through FY2013 the Commanders' Emergency Response Program (urgent humanitarian and reconstruction relief) in Afghanistan. Reduces FY2013 funding from $400 million to $200 million.
(Sec. 1212)Amends the above Act to extend through FY2013 DOD funding for operations and activities of the Office of Security Cooperation in Iraq and associated security assistance teams. Reduces funding for such fiscal year.
(Sec. 1213)Amends the Skelton Act to extend through FY2013, with reduced funding, DOD assistance for former insurgent reintegration activities in Afghanistan. Extends report requirements.
(Sec. 1214)Amends the above Act to extend through FY2013 a program to develop and carry out infrastructure programs in Afghanistan that support the counterinsurgency campaign. Reduces FY2013 funding to $350 million. Prohibits the obligation or expenditure of more than 50% of such amount until the Secretary submits a plan for fund allocation and use.
(Sec. 1215)Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2010 to extend through FY2013 the Pakistan Counterinsurgency Fund for building the capabilities of Pakistan security forces. Extends a provision that limits the availability of amounts from the Fund to 40% until the Secretary reports to Congress on metrics for the use of such funds and for enhancing Pakistan's efforts to counter improvised explosive devices.
(Sec. 1216)Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2008 to extend through FY2013 DOD authority to reimburse certain coalition countries for logistical and military support provided in connection with Operation Enduring Freedom. Limits FY2013 funding. Prohibits any such reimbursements to Pakistan for claims covering any period when ground lines of supply through Pakistan to Afghanistan were closed to the transshipment of equipment and supplies in support of U.S. military operations. Requires a specified certification, from the Secretary to the defense and appropriations committees, concerning Pakistani cooperation with the United States prior to the obligation or expenditure of such funds for FY2013. Authorizes the Secretary to waive the certification requirement in the national security interest.
(Sec. 1217)Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2008 to extend through FY2013 DOD authority to provide logistical support for coalition forces supporting U.S. military operations. Repeals such authority for such fiscal year with respect to Iraq (leaving only Afghanistan).
(Sec. 1218)Directs the Secretary to develop a strategy to support the government of Afghanistan in its efforts to achieve a secure presidential election in 2014.
(Sec. 1219)Requires the Secretary to provide for the conduct of an independent assessment of the strength, force structure and posture, and capabilities required to enable the Afghan National Security Forces to provide security for their country and to prevent Afghanistan from ever again becoming a safe haven for terrorists. Requires a report on such assessment, from the entity selected to the Secretary and the defense and appropriations committees. Provides funding.
(Sec. 1220)Directs the Secretary to report to the defense, appropriations, and foreign relations committees on the Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Program. Subtitle C: Reports -
(1) the Defense Policy Board to review DOD efforts to build the capacity of, or partner with, foreign security forces in support of national defense and security strategies;
(2) the Secretary to report review results to the defense and appropriations committees; and
(3) the Secretary to submit to such committees an assessment of DOD efforts to build such capacity and partnerships.
(Sec. 1232)Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2000 to require, in an annual report on military and security developments in China, additional information concerning Chinese cyberwarfare, space and nuclear activities, anti-access and area denial capabilities, maritime activities, foreign military transactions, and military-to-military relationships. Requires such report to include an additional assessment from the Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command on challenges posed by China. Subtitle D: Other Matters -
(Sec. 1241)Authorizes the Secretary, as part of U.S. participation in the American, British, Canadian, and Australian Armies' Program, to enter into a joint participation agreement with Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Outlines agreement requirements, including equitable sharing of Program costs. Authorizes the Secretary to contract for authorized Program activities, and to dispose of jointly-acquired property. Terminates any such agreement five years after the enactment of this Act. Requires a report from the Secretary to the defense committees on Program activities, costs, and accomplishments.
(Sec. 1242)Authorize the Secretary to utilize U.S. military personnel as members of the staff of Headquarters Eurocorps for the purpose of supporting activities of the NATO Rapid Deployable Corps Eurocorps. Prohibits the participation of more than two U.S. members until the Secretary certifies to the defense committees, among other things, that participation by more than two members is in the U.S. national interests. Provides funding, with a limitation, from DOD O&M funds.
(Sec. 1243)Allows the Secretary to authorize U.S. participation in the Air Transport, Air-to-Air Refueling and other Exchanges of Services program of the Movement Coordination Centre Europe. Limits such participation to the reciprocal exchange of air transportation and refueling services on a reimbursable basis or by in-kind replacements or equal-value exchanges. Limits to 500 hours the U.S. balance of executed flight hours under the program. Requires a written participation agreement between the Secretary and the Centre. Requires:
(1) an annual report from the Secretary to Congress on U.S. participation in the program, and
(2) a one-time program assessment report from the CG to the defense and appropriations committees. Terminates U.S. participation in the program five years after entering into a participation agreement.
(Sec. 1244)Authorizes the Secretary to establish a program to enable military commanders to provide assistance to foreign civilians for damage, personal injury, or death incident to combat operations of U.S. Armed Forces in a foreign country. Requires written records of any such assistance.
(Sec. 1245)Prohibits amounts from being expended by DOD for overseas capital projects for the direct benefit of a host country in connection with an overseas contingency operation occurring on or after 60 days from the enactment of this Act, unless the Secretary completes an assessment of the necessity and sustainability of the project. Provides exceptions for military construction or military family housing projects. Authorizes a waiver of such prohibition by the Secretary for national security purposes, requiring a detailed justification. Requires quarterly reports from the Secretary to Congress on each assessment conducted. Title XIII: Cooperative Threat Reduction -
(Sec. 1301)Specifies the cooperative threat reduction (CTR) programs to be funded through O&M funds provided under this Act. Makes funds appropriated for such purpose available for three fiscal years. Allocates such funds among specified CTR programs. Prohibits such funds from being used for purposes other than those specified until 15 days after the Secretary reports to Congress on the new purposes. Provides limited authority to vary allocated amounts in the national interest, after congressional notification. Title XIV: Other Authorizations - Subtitle A: Military Programs -
(Sec. 1401)Authorizes appropriations to DOD for FY2013 for:
(1) Defense Working Capital Funds,
(2) the National Defense Sealift Fund,
(3) the Defense Health Program,
(4) chemical agents and munitions destruction,
(5) drug interdiction and counter-drug activities, and
(6) the Defense Inspector General. Subtitle B: National Defense Stockpile -
(Sec. 1411)Amends the Strategic and Critical Materials Stock Piling Act to allow the release of materials from the strategic and critical materials stockpile on the order of the Under Secretary, if the President has empowered the Under Secretary to do so, as long as the Under Secretary determines that such release is required for use, manufacture, or production for the national defense. Subtitle C: Chemical Demilitarization Matters -
(Sec. 1421)Amends the Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1986 to authorize the Secretary, in determining the technologies to supplement the neutralization destruction of lethal chemical agents and munitions at Pueblo Chemical Depot, Colorado, and Blue Grass Army Depot, Kentucky, to consider:
(1) explosive destruction technologies; and
(2) any technologies developed for treatment and disposal of hydrolysates, if problems with the current on-site treatment of hydrolysates are encountered. Subtitle D: Other Matters -
(Sec. 1431)Authorizes appropriations for FY2013 for operation of the Armed Forces Retirement Home.
(Sec. 1432)Amends the Bob Stump National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003 (Stump Act) to authorize the Secretary to establish two additional Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Teams if:
(1) the Secretary has made a required certification with respect to such additional teams before December 31, 2011, and
(2) such establishment does not require an increase in personnel levels above the amount authorized as of the date of enactment of this Act. Provides specific limitations on the establishment of more Teams after such addition. Requires a report from the Secretary to the defense and appropriations committees on all such Teams. Title XV: Authorization of Appropriations for Overseas Contingency Operations - Subtitle A: Authorization of Appropriations -
(Sec. 1501)Authorizes appropriations for DOD for FY2013 to provide additional funds for overseas contingency operations, specifically for:
(4) military personnel,
(5) Defense Working Capital Funds,
(6) the Defense Health Program,
(7) drug interdiction and counterdrug activities, and
(8) the Defense Inspector General. Subtitle B: Financial Matters -
(Sec. 1522)Authorizes the Secretary, in the national interest, to transfer up to $4 billion of the amounts made available to DOD in this title between any such authorizations for that fiscal year. Subtitle C: Limitations and Other Matters -
(Sec. 1531)Requires funds authorized for the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund in FY2013 to be subject to Fund use and other conditions outlined under the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2008. Allows Fund amounts to be used to increase the capacity of the government of Afghanistan to recruit, vet, train, and manage the Afghan Public Protection Force. Directs the Secretary to submit to the defense and appropriations committees a plan for using DOD funds to provide assistance to the security forces of Afghanistan through such Fund through the end of FY2017.
(Sec. 1532)Requires Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Fund report requirements originally required under the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (Warner Act) to apply to funds made available for such Fund for FY2013. Earmarks specified FY2013 Fund amounts to provide training, equipment, supplies, and services to ministries and other entities of the government of Pakistan that the Secretary has identified as critical for countering the flow of improvised explosive device precursor chemicals from Pakistan to locations in Afghanistan. Requires, for the latter use of such funds, 15 days' prior notification of the defense and appropriations committees.
(Sec. 1533)Directs the Secretary to submit to such committees a plan for the transition of funding for the U.S. Special Operations Command from funds authorized for overseas contingency operations to funds authorized for DOD recurring operations.
(Sec. 1534)Amends the Skelton Act to extend the authority of, and authorization of appropriations for, the Task Force for Business and Stability Operations in Afghanistan.
(Sec. 1535)Directs the Secretary to submit to the defense and appropriations committees an assessment of:
(1) the training-related activities of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, and
(2) the activities of such Organization's Counter-Improvised-Explosive-Device Operations Integration Center. Title XVI: Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission - Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission Act of 2012 -
(Sec. 1604)Establishes as an independent entity in the executive branch the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission to:
(1) review the military compensation and retirement systems in light if their current elements, force management objectives, and changes in life expectancy and the labor force; and
(2) develop recommendations for modernizing such systems. Directs:
(1) the President to establish and transmit to the Commission and Congress principles for modernizing such systems;
(2) the Secretary to transmit to the Commission recommendations for such modernization;
(3) the Commission to conduct public hearings on such recommendations; and
(4) the Commission to report its findings and conclusions to the President.
(Sec. 1607)Directs the President, within 60 days after receiving the Commission's report, to transmit to the Commission and Congress a report containing the approval or disapproval of Commission recommendations. Allows for revised recommendations by the Commission in the case of presidential disapproval. Outlines congressional procedures for the consideration of approved recommendations.
(Sec. 1609)Provides for a Commission Executive Director. Terminates the Commission 26 months after its establishment. Provides Commission funding. Title XVII: National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force - National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force Act of 2012 -
(Sec. 1702)Establishes the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force to study the current structure of the Air Force to determine whether and how it should be modified to best fulfill current and anticipated Air Force mission requirements consistent with available resources. Requires the Commission to report its findings and conclusions to the President and the defense and appropriations committees. Terminates the Commission 90 days after such report. Provides funding.
(Sec. 1708)Prohibits the use of FY2013 Air Force funds to divest, retire, or transfer any aircraft assigned to units of the Air National Guard or Air Force Reserve as of May 31, 2012, with an exception for aircraft replaced with aircraft of similar mobility.
(Sec. 1709)Authorizes appropriations to DOD for FY2013 for Air Force force structure.
(Sec. 1710)Directs the Secretary of the Air Force to retain the leadership rank and core functions of the Electronic Systems Center at Hanscom Air Force Base (Massachusetts) as existed as of November 1, 2011, until 180 days after the Commission's report. Division B: Military Construction Authorizations - Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 -
(Sec. 2002)Terminates all authorizations contained in Titles XXI through XXVII of this Act on October 1, 2015, or the date of enactment of an Act authorizing funds for military construction for FY2016, whichever is later, with an exception. Title XXI [sic]: Army Military Construction -
(Sec. 2101)Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to acquire real property and carry out military construction projects in specified amounts at specified installations and locations. Authorizes such Secretary to carry out architectural engineering services and construction design activities with respect to the construction and improvement of military family housing. Authorizes appropriations to the Army for fiscal years after 2012 for military construction, land acquisition, and military family housing functions of the Army. Modifies or extends certain prior-year Army military construction projects.
(Sec. 2107)Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to carry out a project to construct a cadet barracks at the U.S. Military Academy, New York. Requires public notification of such project. Title XXII: Navy Military Construction -
(Sec. 2201)Provides, with respect to the Navy, authorizations paralleling those provided for the Army under the previous title. Extends certain prior-year Navy military construction projects.
(Sec. 2208)Places specific limitations on the obligation or expenditure of funds to implement the realignment of Marine Corps forces from Okinawa to other locations, including specified actions by the Secretaries of Defense and the Navy, as well as the Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command. Provides that, if the Secretary determines that any grant, cooperative agreement, transfer of funds, or supplement of funds available in FY2012-FY2013 will result in the development of public infrastructure on Guam, the Secretary may not carry out such grant, agreement, transfer, or supplement unless specifically authorized by law. Provides an exception for analysis or studies required under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. Title XXIII: Air Force Military Construction -
(Sec. 2301)Provides, with respect to the Air Force, authorizations paralleling those provided for the Army under Title XXI. Modifies or extends certain prior-year Air Force military construction projects. Title XXIV: Defense Agencies Military Construction - Subtitle A: Defense Agency Authorizations -
(Sec. 2401)Authorizes the Secretary to acquire real property and carry out other-than-military construction projects in specified amounts at specified installations and locations. Authorizes the Secretary to carry out energy conservation projects in specified amounts. Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years after 2012 for military construction, land acquisition, and military family housing functions of DOD (other than the military departments). Modifies or extends certain prior-year DOD construction projects.
(Sec. 2406)Authorizes the Secretary to carry out a project to construct an upgrade fuel pipeline at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Requires public notification of such project. Subtitle B: Chemical Demilitarization Authorizations -
(Sec. 2411)Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years after 2012 for military construction and land acquisition for chemical demilitarization. Modifies a prior-year chemical demilitarization project. Title XXV: North Atlantic Treaty Organization Security Investment Program -
(Sec. 2501)Authorizes the Secretary to make contributions for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Security Investment Program and authorizes appropriations for fiscal years after 2012 for such Program. Title XXVI: Guard and Reserve Forces Facilities - Subtitle A: Project Authorizations and Authorization of Appropriations -
(Sec. 2601)Authorizes the Secretary concerned to acquire real property and carry out military construction projects for the National Guard and reserves.
(Sec. 2606)Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years after 2012 for National Guard and reserve forces for acquisition, architectural and engineering services, and construction of facilities. Subtitle B: Other Matters -
(Sec. 2611)Extends certain prior-year National Guard and reserve military construction projects. Title XXVII: Base Realignment and Closure Activities -
(Sec. 2701)Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years after 2012 for military base closure and realignment activities authorized under the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 and funded through the Department of Defense Base Closure Account 1990.
(Sec. 2702)Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years after 2012 for base closure and realignment activities authorized under the above Act and funded through the Department of Defense Base Closure Account 2005.
(Sec. 2704)Directs the CG to submit to the defense and appropriations committees objective criteria to be used by DOD to make decisions relating to realignments of units and closures of installations not covered by current base closure and realignment provisions. Places a one-year moratorium, until October 1, 2013, on any action that would result in a military installation which was covered by such provisions to no longer be covered, with an authorized national security waiver. Title XXVIII: Military Construction General Provisions - Subtitle A: Military Construction Program and Military Family Housing Changes -
(Sec. 2801)Prohibits any reduction in scope of work for a military construction project from resulting in a facility or item of infrastructure that is not complete and usable or does not fully meet the mission requirement for the project. Directs the Secretary concerned to ensure project contract compliance with the Anti-Deficiency Act.
(Sec. 2802)Directs the CG to report to the defense and appropriations committees on the construction or renovation of DOD facilities with in-kind payments. Requires annual report updates for three years.
(Sec. 2803)Amends the Military Construction Authorization Act (MCAA) for Fiscal Year 2004 to extend through FY2013 DOD authority to use O&M funds for construction projects outside the United States which are necessary to meet urgent military operational requirements of a temporary nature. Subtitle B: Real Property and Facilities Administration -
(Sec. 2811)Authorizes the Secretary concerned to accept as consideration for leases of non-excess property of military departments and defense agencies real property interests and natural resource management services related to agreements to limit encroachments to non-excess property area.
(Sec. 2812)Changes from any eligible entity to any person the parties with whom DOD may conduct exchanges of real property at certain military installations. Subtitle C: Energy Security -
(Sec. 2821)Directs the Secretary to:
(1) issue guidance for financing renewable energy projects,
(2) issue guidance establishing the processes used to select financing approaches that ensures maximum benefits and mitigates drawbacks and risks associated with various types of financing, and
(3) develop a formalized communications process to enable officials at military installations to have access to other installations' information related to financing such projects.
(Sec. 2822)Amends the MCAA for Fiscal Year 2012 to continue during FY2013 the prohibition on the use of funds for achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold or platinum certifications.
(Sec. 2823)Prohibits either the Secretary or any other DOD official from contracting to plan, design, refurbish, or construct a biofuels refinery or any related infrastructure unless specifically authorized by law. Subtitle D: Land Conveyances -
(Sec. 2831)Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to convey to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) a specified portion of the Browning Army Reserve Center, Utah, for the construction and operation of a community-based outpatient clinic.
(Sec. 2832)Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2000 to allow additional purposes for the use of proceeds from a land conveyance at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. Subtitle E: Other Matters -
(Sec. 2841)Provides that, if the Secretary determines that any grant, cooperative agreement, or supplement of funds available under federal programs administered by federal agencies other than DOD will result in the development of public infrastructure, such grant, agreement, or supplement shall be specifically authorized by law.
(Sec. 2842)Includes additional properties within the boundaries of Petersburg National Battlefield (Virginia). Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to acquire such properties for such purpose. Provides for the administrative transfer of certain properties adjacent to such area.
(Sec. 2843)Requires the Secretary, within 30 days after the closure of a U.S. military installation overseas, to submit to the defense committees a plan to ensure the oversight and continued maintenance of any cemetery located on such installation. Division C: Department of Energy National Security Authorizations and Other Authorizations - Title XXXI [sic]: Department of Energy National Security Programs - Subtitle A: National Security Programs Authorizations -
(Sec. 3101)Authorizes appropriations for the Department of Energy (DOE) for FY2013 for:
(1) activities of the NNSA in carrying out programs necessary for national security; and
(2) environmental restoration and waste management activities and plant projects in carrying out national security programs, with specified allocations for defense environmental cleanup and other defense activities. Subtitle B: Program Authorizations, Restrictions, and Limitations -
(Sec. 3111)Directs the Secretary of Energy (Secretary, for purposes of this Division) to construct at Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, a building to replace the existing Chemistry and Metallurgy Research building associated with Department of Energy (DOE) Hazard Category 2 special nuclear material operations. Limits the cost of such replacement building, and requires construction to begin no later than December 31, 2014. Provides funding.
(Sec. 3112)Amends the Atomic Energy Defense Act to direct the Secretary to report quarterly to the defense and appropriations committees on each nuclear weapon system undergoing life extension. Requires independent cost estimates for each system.
(Sec. 3113)Extends by two years the schedule for the disposition of weapons-usable plutonium at the Savannah River Site, South Carolina, including construction and operation of the MOX (mixed oxide) facility.
(Sec. 3114)Directs the Secretary to carry out a program on scientific engagement in selected countries in order to advance global nonproliferation and nuclear security efforts. Prohibits any funds from being so expended until the NNSA Administrator submits to the defense and appropriations committees, for each participating country:
(1) a proliferation threat assessment,
(2) metrics for evaluating program success, and
(3) program accounting standards approved by the CG. Requires the Administrator to report any program modifications. Directs:
(1) the Administrator to report to such committees on the full program, and
(2) the CG to so report on the program's success.
(Sec. 3115)Repeals the requirement of an annual update of the DOE defense nuclear facilities workforce restructuring plan.
(Sec. 3116)Directs the Secretary to report quarterly to the defense and appropriations committees on the financial balances for each atomic energy defense program at the budget control levels used in the report accompanying the most current Act appropriating funds for energy and water development.
(Sec. 3117)Directs the Administrator to make available to the public each contractor performance evaluation conducted by the NNSA that results in an award fee to such contractor.
(Sec. 3118)Amends the National Nuclear Security Administration Act to increase from 300 to 700 the number of contracting (new), scientific, engineering, and technical positions authorized to be filled by the NNSA.
(Sec. 3119)Amends the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 (Reagan Act) to authorize the Secretary to accept, under any programs within the NNSA's Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, contributions from other governments and organizations toward the accelerated removal or security of fissile materials, radiological materials, and related equipment at vulnerable sites. Extends through 2018 the authority for such contributions.
(Sec. 3120)Provides a three-phase approach for the uranium processing facility construction project at the Y-12 National Security Complex, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Provides budgeting for each phase, dependent on the availability of appropriations. Limits to $4.2 billion the total cost of phase 1.
(Sec. 3121)Authorizes the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), in conjunction with the DNI, to restore into the Restricted Data category certain information related to the design of nuclear weapons. Subtitle C: Reports -
(Sec. 3131)Requires the Secretary to report to Congress on actions required to transition the regulation of non-nuclear activities of the NNSA to other appropriate federal agencies by no later than October 1, 2017.
(Sec. 3132)Directs the Nuclear Weapons Council to submit to the defense and appropriations committees an assessment of the feasibility of consolidating NNSA facilities and functions in order to reduce costs. Prohibits the availability of funds for certain DOE facility projects until the submission of such report.
(Sec. 3133)Expresses the sense of Congress that U.S. and global nonproliferation efforts should place a high priority on programs to secure high-activity radiological sources to reduce the threat of radiological terrorism. Requires the Administrator to submit to the defense, homeland security, and foreign relations committees the results of a study concerning risks and security of radiological materials at home and abroad.
(Sec. 3134)Directs the Secretary to undertake a review of, and report to Congress on, abandoned uranium mines at which uranium ore was mined for U.S. weapons programs (commonly known as legacy uranium mines). Requires such report to include recommendations addressing the remediation and reclamation of such mines.
(Sec. 3135)Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2010 to remove the requirement that the CG provide 120-day status reports of environmental clean-up projects carried out by DOE's Office of Environmental Management pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Title XXXII: Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board -
(Sec. 3201)Authorizes appropriations for FY2013 for the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board. Title XXXIII: Maritime Administration -
(Sec. 3301)Revises generally provisions concerning the establishment and authorization of appropriations for the Maritime Administration. Division D: Funding Tables -
(Sec. 4001)Provides that, whenever a funding table in this Division specifies a dollar amount for a program, project, or activity, the obligation and expenditure of that amount is hereby authorized, subject to the availability of appropriations. Requires decisions by agency heads to commit, obligate, or expend funds with or to a specific entity on the basis of an authorized dollar amount to be based on authorized, transparent, statutory criteria, or merit-based selection procedures in accordance with federal requirements and other applicable provisions of law. Allows amounts specified in the funding tables in this Division to be transferred or reprogrammed under a transfer or reprogramming authority provided by another provision of this Act or by other law. Prohibits any oral or written communication concerning an amount specified in the funding tables from superseding the requirements of this section. Provides funding amounts for specified programs, projects, and activities authorized under this Act relating to:
(1) procurement and procurement for overseas contingency operations;
(2) RDT&E and RDT&E for overseas contingency operations;
(3) O&M and O&M for overseas contingency operations;
(4) military personnel, including for overseas contingency operations;
(5) other authorizations, including for overseas contingency operations;
(6) military construction; and
(7) DOE national security programs.
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