H R 1540 in Congressional Session 112

Official Summary

 

Bill Number : H R 1540

 

Title : National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012

 

SUMMARY AS OF:
5/26/2011--Passed House amended.    (There are 2 other summaries) National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 - Division A: Department of Defense Authorizations -

Title I:

Procurement - Subtitle A: Authorization of Appropriations -

(Sec. 101)

Authorizes appropriations for FY2012 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)

Directs the Secretary of the Army to maintain no less than 42 C-23 aircraft, including at least 11 for the Army active component, 4 for training operations, and 22 for domestic operations in the continental United States. Prohibits such Secretary from retiring or placing in an excess status any such aircraft until one year after the reports required under this section have been received. Requires such Secretary to conduct a fleet viability assessment with respect to C-23 aircraft, and report assessment results to the congressional defense and appropriations committees. Requires the Director of the National Guard Bureau to: (1) conduct a study to determine the number of fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft required to support specified Army missions at low, medium, moderate, high, and very-high levels of operational risk; and (2) report study results to the defense and appropriations committees. Directs the Comptroller General (CG) to conduct a sufficiency review of the Director's study, and report review results to such committees.

(Sec. 112)

Prohibits the Secretary of the Army from procuring more than 100 Stryker combat vehicles. Allows such Secretary to waive such limitation after a specified certification to the defense and appropriations committees, including that there are validated Army needs requiring the waiver.

(Sec. 113)

Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to enter into one or more multiyear contracts, beginning with the FY2012 program year, for the procurement of airframes for the UH-60M/HH-60M helicopters, and for the procurement of airframes for MH-60R/S helicopters. Makes such contracts subject to the availability of appropriations. Subtitle C: Navy Programs -

(Sec. 121)

Amends the Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 (Skelton Act) to extend through FY2013 the multiyear funding authority for the design and construction of the LHA replacement ship designated LHA-7.

(Sec. 122)

Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to enter into a multiyear contract, beginning with the FY2012 program year, for the procurement of DDG-51 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and government-furnished equipment associated with such destroyers. Requires a report from such Secretary to the defense and appropriations committees on findings required in the justification of DOD multiyear contracts, including a determination of substantial savings through multiyear procurement. Makes such contract subject to the availability of appropriations.

(Sec. 123)

Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to enter into a multiyear contract, beginning with the FY2012 program year, for the procurement of mission avionics and common cockpits for MH-60R/S helicopters. Makes such contract subject to the availability of appropriations.

(Sec. 124)

Directs the Secretary of Defense (Secretary), in budget materials submitted to the President in connection with the budget for FY2013 and thereafter, to ensure that a separate, dedicated procurement line item is designated for each surface warfare, mine countermeasures, and anti-submarine warfare littoral combat ship (LCS) module.

(Sec. 125)

Requires the Secretary of the Navy to: (1) conduct a life-cycle cost-benefit analysis comparing alternative maintenance and sustainability plans for the LCS program, and (2) report analysis results to the defense and appropriations committees.

(Sec. 126)

Prohibits the obligation or expenditure of any funds available for FY2012 or thereafter to extend the service life of F/A-18 aircraft beyond 8,600 hours until 30 days after the Secretary of the Navy submits a cost-benefit analysis of such aircraft required under the Skelton Act.

(Sec. 127)

Directs the Secretary of the Navy to enter into multiyear contracts for the start of major construction of the Ford-class aircraft carriers designated CVN 79 and CVN 80, and for the construction of major components, modules, or other structures related to such carriers. Subtitle D: Air Force Programs -

(Sec. 131)

Outlines requirements to be followed by the Secretary of the Air Force during the B-1 retirement limitation period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act and ending on the earlier of January 1, 2018, or the date on which a long-range strike replacement bomber aircraft with equal or greater capacity than the B-1 has attained initial operational capability status.

(Sec. 132)

Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force to procure two advanced extremely high frequency satellites through a fixed-price contract. Allows such Secretary to use incremental funding for up to five fiscal years in connection with the procurement. Makes such procurement subject to the availability of appropriations. Prohibits the total procurement amount, after certain exclusions, from exceeding $3.1 billion. Allows such Secretary to adjust such limitation by specified amounts, including increases or decreases after FY2011 attributable to inflation or to compliance with changes in federal, state, and local laws. Requires a contract report from the Secretary to the defense and appropriations committees. Subtitle E: Joint and Multiservice Matters -

(Sec. 141)

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 FY2012. Requires a monthly Fund obligation and expenditure report during FY2012 from the Secretary to the defense and appropriations committees.

(Sec. 142)

Amends the Skelton Act to repeal telescope aperture requirements with respect to contracts for commercial imaging satellites.

(Sec. 143)

Limits the FY2012 obligation of funds for the joint tactical radio system to 70% until the Secretary of the Army makes a specified certification to the defense and appropriations committees relating to its acquisition strategy. Makes such limitation inapplicable to the low-rate initial production of certain programs under such system.

(Sec. 144)

Limits the FY2012 obligation of funds for the procurement of fixed-wing, non-standard aviation aircraft in support of the aviation foreign internal defense program to 50% until the Commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command reports to the defense and appropriations committees on such program.

(Sec. 145)

Limits the FY2012 obligation of funds for the procurement of a commercial satellite by the Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency or the Secretary of the Air Force to 20% until the Secretary of Defense submits to the defense and appropriations committees an independent analysis of alternatives for the procurement of such satellite.

(Sec. 146)

Directs the Secretary, in procuring tents or other temporary structures and in maintaining an alternative source for such structures, to award contracts that provide the best value to the United States considering their total life-cycle costs.

(Sec. 147)

Directs the Secretary, in budget materials submitted to the President in connection with the budget for FY2013 and thereafter, to ensure that within each military department procurement account, a separate, dedicated procurement line item is designated for non-lethal weapons.

(Sec. 148)

Requires the Secretary to conduct a study to measure the domestic capacity to manufacture ship shafts and other forged components used by surface and subsurface naval vessels.

Title II:

Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation - Subtitle A: Authorization of Appropriations -

(Sec. 201)

Authorizes appropriations for FY2012 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)

Limits the FY2012 obligation of funds for the ground combat vehicle program to 70% until the Secretary of the Army submits to the defense and appropriations committees an updated analysis of alternatives to such vehicle.

(Sec. 212)

Prohibits the individual carbine program from receiving Milestone C approval until the Secretary of the Army submits to the defense and appropriations committees an analysis of alternatives to such program. Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to waive such prohibition in the national security interest.

(Sec. 213)

Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the long-term ability to maintain a sufficient nuclear force must not be compromised solely on the basis of the promise of potential savings resulting from the Secretary's decision to reduce the planned number of missile tubes per Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine from 24 to 16; and (2) because the planned Ohio-class replacement ballistic submarine is expected to be in operation through 2080, near-term design decisions should take into consideration uncertainties in the future threat and strategic environment. Limits the FY2012 obligation of funds available for the Ohio-class submarine replacement program to 90% until the Secretary submits specified information to the defense and appropriations committees, including the analysis conducted to support the acquisition decision memorandum and the threats and strategic environment assumed by the Secretary through the expected operational life of the program.

(Sec. 214)

Prohibits any FY2012 Marine Corps RDT&E funds from being obligated for specified amphibious assault vehicles until the Secretary of the Navy makes a certification to the defense and appropriations committees of the requirements of such vehicles, based on the needs of the commanders of the combatant commands. Requires such Secretary to conduct an analysis of alternatives to such vehicles. Makes the funding prohibition inapplicable to the procurement of an amphibious assault vehicle 7A1 containing certain upgrades and survivability capabilities.

(Sec. 215)

Prohibits the use of FY2012 funds for performance improvements to the propulsion system for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft unless the Secretary ensures the competitive development and production of such system.

(Sec. 216)

Limits the FY2012 obligation of funds for the joint replacement fuze program for Navy and Air Force nuclear warheads to 75% until the Secretary reports to the defense and appropriations committees on the feasibility of such program.

(Sec. 217)

Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) improvements to the U.S. space situational awareness and space command and control capabilities are necessary; and (2) the traditional defense acquisition process is not optimal for developing the architecture and environment planned for the Joint Space Operations Center management system. Prohibits the use of FY2012 funds for release one of such system until the Secretary of the Air Force and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (Under Secretary) jointly submit to the defense and appropriations committees the acquisition strategy for such system.

(Sec. 218)

Limits the FY2012 obligation of funds for the wireless innovation fund within the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to 10% until the Under Secretary reports to the defense and appropriations committees on how such funds will be managed and executed.

(Sec. 219)

Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to conduct a program for flight research and demonstration of advanced rotorcraft technology. Outlines program elements, goals, and objectives.

(Sec. 220)

Directs the Secretary to designate the development and procurement of the main propulsion system of the next-generation long-range strike bomber aircraft as a major subprogram of such aircraft's major defense acquisition program. Requires the Secretary of the Air Force to develop an acquisition strategy for such subprogram.

(Sec. 221)

Directs the Secretary to designate the electromagnetic aircraft launch development and procurement program as a major subprogram of the CVN-78 Ford-class aircraft carrier major defense acquisition program.

(Sec. 222)

Prohibits the Secretary from delegating to an individual outside the Office of the Secretary of Defense the authority regarding the programming or budgeting of certain DOD research and educational programs and activities that is currently carried out by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering.

(Sec. 223)

Limits the FY2012 obligation of funds for the Navy's Future Unmanned Carrier-based Strike System to 15% until 60 days after the Chairman of the Joint Requirements Oversight Council, the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition, and the Under Secretary make specified certifications to the defense and appropriations committees with respect to the capabilities and performance of such System. Requires the Comptroller General (CG), following such certifications, to brief such committees on an evaluation of the Secretary of the Navy's acquisition strategy for such System. Subtitle C: Missile Defense Programs -

(Sec. 231)

Requires the Director of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to: (1) establish and maintain an acquisition baseline for each program element of the ballistic missile defense (BMD) system, as well as each designated major subprogram of such elements; and (2) establish such baselines before the element or subprogram enters engineering and manufacturing development, and production and deployment. Prohibits (with exceptions) the Director from adjusting or revising an established baseline. Outlines baseline elements required for such elements or subprograms, and requires the Director to report annually to the defense and appropriations committees on the baselines.

(Sec. 232)

Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the United States should pursue options with respect to multilaterally terminating the contract covering the medium extended air defense (MEAD) system in order to lessen their contract termination liability; (2) the Secretary must now sustain the Patriot air and missile defense system longer than previously planned; and (3) the Secretary should identify promising technologies from the MEAD system, and continue to pursue international cooperative missile defense activities that are affordable and benefit the security of all parties. Prohibits the obligation or expenditure of any FY2012 funds for the MEAD system until the Secretary: (1) either negotiates a contract termination or restructures the contract to ensure that specific deliverables will be transitioned to one or more current programs of record by no later than the end of FY2013, and (2) notifies the defense and appropriations committees with respect to the specifics of the contract termination or restructuring.

(Sec. 233)

States as the policy of the United States to develop and maintain a specified hedging strategy for the protection of the U.S. homeland. Outlines strategy elements and objectives. Requires the strategy to be submitted to the defense and appropriations committees by the earlier of December 5, 2011, or the completion of the strategy's development.

(Sec. 234)

Sets forth congressional findings with respect to the ground-based midcourse defense system (GBMD system) (a system for defense against long-range ballistic missiles). Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the GBMD system should be given sufficient prioritization and funding to ensure its long-term reliability, effectiveness, and ability to adapt to advances in threats; (2) the MDA Director should identify root causes associated with GBMD flight-test failures; (3) implementation of corrective measures and flight testing should be undertaken as soon as possible; and (4) the procurement of additional ground-based interceptors will be necessary in light of recent flight-test results. Requires the Secretary to submit to the defense and appropriations committees: (1) a plan by the MDA Director to address the flight-test failures; and (2) written certification that such failures have been thoroughly investigated and the Director's plan is sufficient to resolve failure issues, and related information.

(Sec. 235)

Earmarks specified FY2012 BMD technology funds for the Secretary to conduct a study of, and report to the defense and appropriations committees on, technical and operational considerations in developing a limited space-based interceptor capability. Subtitle D: Reports -

(Sec. 241)

Directs the CG, until March 2017, to: (1) conduct an annual review of the KC-46A aircraft acquisition program, and (2) report each review's results to the defense and appropriations committees.

(Sec. 242)

Requires the: (1) Secretary to select an entity outside DOD to conduct an independent review and assessment of DOD's cryptographic modernization program, and (2) entity chosen to report review results to the Secretary and the defense and appropriations committees.

(Sec. 243)

Directs the Secretary to report to the defense and appropriations committees on the feasibility of developing and deploying the electromagnetic rail gun system to be used for either land- or ship-based force protection. Subtitle E: Other Matters -

(Sec. 251)

Repeals the Technology Transition Initiative (the rapid transition of new technologies from DOD science and technology programs into DOD acquisition programs for the production of such technologies).

(Sec. 252)

Directs the Secretary to develop, carry out, and report to the defense and appropriations committees on, a plan for the preservation and storage of property owned by the federal government that was acquired under the F136 propulsion system development contract. Prohibits any FY2012 funds available for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft program from being obligated or expended for activities related to destroying or disposing of such property.

(Sec. 253)

Amends the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (Hunter Act) to extend through FY2016 the authority for funding for defense laboratories for research and development (R&D) of technologies for military missions.

(Sec. 254)

Directs the Secretary, in carrying out the medical advanced technology program, to ensure that, when applicable, RNA biological and functional science and technology are used for research in which RNA may be a translational tool and potentially therapeutic.

(Sec. 255)

Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) active matrix organic light emitting diode (OLED) technology displays have the potential to reduce the size, weight, and energy consumption of both mounted and dismounted military systems; (2) the United States has a limited OLED manufacturing industry; and (3) the Secretary should use existing programs to support the reduction of costs and risks related to OLED manufacturing technologies.

(Sec. 256)

Prohibits funds from being used to research, develop, manufacture, or procure a newly designed flight suit for members of the Armed Forces (members).

(Sec. 257)

Prohibits, if the total amount authorized for the National Defense Education Program for FY2012 is less than the amount requested by the President in the FY2012, the Secretary from deriving the difference from the K-12 component of such Program.

Title III:

Operation and Maintenance - Subtitle A: Authorization of Appropriations -

(Sec. 301)

Authorizes appropriations for FY2012 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 Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) to designate a senior official to be responsible for operational energy plans for the JCS and the Joint Staff. Extends from 10 to 30 days after each year's DOD budget is submitted to Congress the deadline for a report from the Secretary to Congress on proposed budgets that the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs has not certified.

(Sec. 312)

Requires, subject to the availability of appropriations, military installation implementation of DOD land management plans and cultural sustainability studies.

(Sec. 313)

Amends the Sikes Act (DOD land resources management) to: (1) define "state" for purposes of such Act; (2) include state-owned National Guard installations under such Act's coverage; and (3) provide for the funding of integrated natural resources management plans, including plans for state-owned National Guard installations. Amends various section headings under such Act to accommodate changes made under this section.

(Sec. 314)

Amends the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships to codify for ships owned or operated by any military department the sea discharge practices currently in operation by the Navy. Makes such discharge requirements and limitations inapplicable when the discharge is necessary for securing the safety of the ship, the health of the ship's personnel, or saving life at sea (requiring a report when such a discharge occurs).

(Sec. 315)

Requires the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy, Plans, and Programs to recommend, and the Secretary to designate, the Secretary of one of the military departments to serve as the Executive Agent for Alternative Fuel Development for DOD. Outlines required Executive Agent duties. Directs the Secretary to notify the defense and appropriations committees of the Executive Agent so designated.

(Sec. 316)

Directs the Secretary, in evaluating offers for defense logistics support contracts for contingency operations, to give favorable consideration to those that include energy-efficient or energy reduction technologies or processes meeting specified requirements, including long-term savings and non-disruption of the mission, logistics, or core requirements of the contingency operation concerned. Requires: (1) the Defense Supplement to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to be revised to implement this section, and (2) implementation progress to be included in current annual DOD energy management reports.

(Sec. 317)

Amends the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2010 to require the Secretary, within 180 days after waste is disposed of in open-air burn pits during contingency operations, to submit to the defense committees a health assessment report on each pit where at least 100 personnel have been employed for at least 90 consecutive days.

(Sec. 318)

Amends the Clean Air Act to exclude from the phase-out of the production and consumption of class II substances any class II substance listed as acceptable for use as a fire suppression agent for nonresidential applications. Subtitle C: Logistics and Sustainment -

(Sec. 321)

Revises the definition of "depot-level maintenance and repair" to conform to the definition in DOD Instruction 4151.2.

(Sec. 322)

Eliminates the exclusion for special access programs from the core logistics capability requirements determination. Includes the nuclear refueling of an aircraft carrier within such exclusion. Requires an annual report from the Secretary to Congress on DOD core logistics capability requirements, workloads, and capital investments. Defines "industrial facility" for core logistics capability purposes.

(Sec. 323)

Requires the Secretary or the Secretary of the military department concerned (Secretary concerned) to designate each military industrial facility of the military departments and defense agencies as a Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence.

(Sec. 324)

Redesignates, for purposes of the above Centers, core competencies as core logistics capabilities.

(Sec. 325)

Repeals the limit (eight) on the number of cooperative arrangements that may be entered into by Army industrial facilities with non-Army entities. Makes such authority permanent (under current law, terminates at the end of FY2014). Revises a report requirement under the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2008 to include an assessment of the effectiveness of the use of such authority and recommendations to improve the ability of each facility to compete for such contracts.

(Sec. 326)

Amends the Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009 to include a subsystem or component of a major weapons system in the requirement for consideration of competition throughout the operation and sustainment of such major systems.

(Sec. 327)

Directs the Under Secretary to implement four actions recommended in a report of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) which resulted from F-22 and F-35 aircraft corrosion studies, and to brief the defense and appropriations committees on activities undertaken to implement such actions. Requires such implementation by January 31, 2012, and requires compliance across the military departments by the end of 2012. Requires the Under Secretary, if compliance is not feasible by such date, to justify to such committees the reasons therefor.

(Sec. 328)

Requires, within an annual report on DOD minimum capital investment in combined maintenance, repair, and overhaul workloads of the military departments, a table showing the funded workload performed by each covered depot for the preceding three fiscal years and actual investment funds allocated to each depot for the period covered by the report. Includes Tooele Army Depot, Utah as a covered depot. Subtitle D: Readiness -

(Sec. 331)

Amends the Skelton Act to: (1) allow funds voluntarily contributed to DOD for offsetting the costs of mitigation measures to remain available until expended, and (2) allow the Secretary to accept voluntary contributions to conduct studies of potential mitigation measures.

(Sec. 332)

Directs the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to develop procedures to allow DOD and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to review and comment on certain aeronautical studies.

(Sec. 333)

Expresses the sense of Congress on the importance of: (1) improving the integration of BMD training across and between combatant commands and military departments, (2) identifying and addressing training gaps in integrating missile defense training, and (3) identifying the capabilities and funding needed to integrate such training across and between such commands and departments. Subtitle E: Reports -

(Sec. 341)

Requires the Secretary: (1) to annually certify to the defense and appropriations committees that the prepositioned stocks of each of the military departments meet all operational plans in effect; and (2) if unable to make a complete certification for any year, to include in that certification a list of operational plans affected and mitigation measures taken. Outlines additional required information within an annual report on DOD prepositioned materiel and equipment.

(Sec. 342)

Requires the inclusion in an annual report from the Secretary of the Navy on naval vessel repair and maintenance those vessels operated pursuant to a contract entered into by the Military Sealift Command, the Maritime Administration, of the U.S. Transportation Command.

(Sec. 343)

Amends the Hunter Act to require additional information in an annual report concerning military working dogs.

(Sec. 344)

Directs the Secretary to annually assess, and report to the defense and appropriations committees on, the status of military department compliance with joint military training, doctrine, and resource allocations promulgated by the Joint Staff.

(Sec. 345)

Directs the Secretary to study, and report to the defense committees on, current and future training requirements for personnel assigned to the Pacific Command area of responsibility. Requires the CG, after the submission of the Secretary's report, to brief such committees on the report's completeness.

(Sec. 346)

Requires, within annual DOD installation energy management reports, an evaluation of practices used in contingency operations and potential improvements to reduce vulnerabilities associated with fuel convoys. Subtitle F: Limitations and Extensions of Authority -

(Sec. 351)

Authorizes the adoption of a military working dog by the family of a deceased or seriously-wounded member of the Armed Forces (member) who was the dog's handler.

(Sec. 352)

Prohibits the Secretary of the Air Force from expanding the Air Force food transformation initiative to include any base other than the six initially included in the pilot program until 270 days after such Secretary reports to the defense committees on the initiative.

(Sec. 353)

Limits the obligation or expenditure of FY2012 funds for Army migration to enterprise e-mail services to 2% until 30 days after the Secretary of the Army reports to the defense and appropriations committees on the merits of the transition.

(Sec. 354)

Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2008 to extend through FY2014 the Army product improvement pilot program.

(Sec. 355)

Amends the Skelton Act concerning a required report on the feasibility and desirability of designating the Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses/Destruction of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD/DEAD) as a responsibility of the Air National Guard to: (1) extend the report due date; (2) make the report topic the expansion of the role of the Air National Guard in conducting SEAD/DEAD; and (3) require within the report an evaluation of the Air National Guard's capacity and capability to assume an increased level of the SEAD/DEAD mission responsibilities.

(Sec. 356)

Limits to 10% the obligation or expenditure of FY2012 funds for the migration to management for the Enterprise Logistics System Program Executive Office by the Department of the Air Force until 30 days after the Secretary of the Air Force reports to the defense and appropriations committees on a cost-benefit analysis of migrating the management headquarters for such Office. Subtitle G: Other Matters -

(Sec. 361)

Directs the Secretary, in carrying out security clearance adjudications, to give special consideration to members with a foreclosure on their credit report.

(Sec. 362)

Requires the Secretary of the Navy to maximize the safety and effectiveness of all maritime vessels, aircraft, and forces by means of marine data collection, numerical weather and ocean prediction, and forecasting hazardous weather and ocean conditions. Authorizes such Secretary to extend such support to forces of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and to coalition forces, that are operating with U.S. forces. Requires such Secretary to collect, process, and provide to the Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency hydrographic information to support the preparation of maps, charts, and other geodetic products.

(Sec. 363)

Requires sums received as reimbursements for DOD fire protection services to be credited to the same appropriation or fund from which the expenses were paid (current law) or, if the period of availability for obligation for that appropriation has expired, to the appropriation or fund currently available for the same purpose.

(Sec. 364)

Reduces by 10% military department and DOD O&M printing and reproduction accounts.

(Sec. 365)

Reduces by 10% military department and DOD O&M studies, analysis, and evaluations accounts.

(Sec. 366)

Revises airlift service definitions with respect to the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF).

(Sec. 367)

Directs the Secretary to determine a fair and reasonable rate of payment for airlift services provided to DOD by air carriers participating in the CRAF program. Authorizes the Secretary, in determining the amount of business to be received under an airlift services contract, to factor in the relative amount of airlift capability committed to the CRAF by each air carrier.

(Sec. 368)

Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the U.S. Transportation Command has been successful in overcoming many obstacles to support U.S. national security objectives, and the CRAF program is one of the major reasons they deliver both combat power and humanitarian relief on time, on target, and at the best value; (2) the FAA Administrator should ensure that any changes made to FAA rules and regulations fully consider the impact of such changes on CRAF carriers, the U.S. Transportation Command, and DOD; and (3) the Administrator should develop guidelines that not only address crew fatigue, but also enhance safety while minimizing the impact on the mission of the U.S. Transportation Command and DOD.

(Sec. 369)

Directs the Secretary to ensure that civilian and military law enforcement personnel charged with security functions on military installations receive Active Shooter Training as described in a DOD document entitled "Protecting the Force: Lessons From Fort Hood."

(Sec. 370)

Authorizes the Secretary, with respect to the training of National Guard units and federal agencies performing homeland defense activities, to provide funding assistance through a special military cooperative agreement for the operation and maintenance of any state training center certified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as capable of providing emergency response training. Requires merit-based or competitive selection procedures to be used in the use of funds for such purpose.

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 FY2012.

(Sec. 402)

Revises permanent active-duty end strength minimum levels. Subtitle B: Reserve Forces -

(Sec. 411)

Sets forth authorized end strengths as of the end of FY2012 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 FY2012 for Army and Air Force dual status military technicians.

(Sec. 414)

Provides a FY2012 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 FY2012. Subtitle C: Authorization of Appropriations -

(Sec. 421)

Authorizes appropriations for FY2012 for military personnel.

Title V:

Military Personnel Policy - Subtitle A: Officer Personnel Policy Generally -

(Sec. 501)

Increases the authorized end strengths for active-duty Marine Corps officers in the grades of major, lieutenant colonel, and colonel.

(Sec. 502)

Eliminates as an exception to joint duty assignment limits: (1) an officer released from a joint duty assignment for the 60-day period following such release, and (2) officers from each department designated by the Secretary to serve in joint duty assignments. Reduces the number of joint duty general and flag officers excluded from end strength limits. Reduces the full exclusion for officers serving in certain intelligence positions. Requires changes made by this section to be implemented between January 1, 2012, and October 1, 2013. Subtitle B: Reserve Component Management -

(Sec. 511)

Establishes the position of Vice Chief of the National Guard Bureau, appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, and holding the grade of lieutenant general while so serving. Requires the Chief and Vice Chief to be designated as general officers to be counted against joint duty general and flag officer limits. Establishes the chain of succession for the Chief and Vice Chief in the event of absence or disability. Requires the current Director of the Joint Staff of the National Guard Bureau to continue to serve in the grade of major general as the acting Vice Chief until the Vice Chief is appointed.

(Sec. 512)

Requires: (1) preseparation counseling to be provided to each reserve member whose discharge or release from service is anticipated as of a specific date, and (2) such counseling to begin as soon as feasible within their remaining period of service.

(Sec. 513)

Makes discretionary (under current law, mandatory) the authority of the Secretary of the Army or Air Force to allow dual-status military technicians who reach their mandatory separation date before age 60 to apply for continued service until age 60.

(Sec. 514)

Provides that dual-status military technicians who have been retained on the reserve active-status list beyond their mandatory removal date are not eligible for consideration for promotion by a mandatory promotion board.

(Sec. 515)

Requires the Chief of the National Guard Bureau to serve as an advocate and liaison for the National Guard of each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands, and to inform such entities of all actions that could affect their federal or state missions. Includes the Chief within the membership of the JCS. Subtitle C: General Service Authorities -

(Sec. 521)

Outlines findings regarding the unique nature, demands, and hardships of military service.

(Sec. 522)

Directs the Secretary to prescribe a policy that addresses the amount of dwell time a member or unit remains at a permanent duty station or home port between deployments. Requires the Secretary to: (1) establish a system for tracking and recording the number of days each member is deployed; (2) prescribe policies and procedures for measuring operating and personnel tempo; and (3) maintain a central data repository of information for research, analysis, interagency reporting and evaluation of tempo and personnel programs and policies.

(Sec. 523)

Requires a member who gives birth to a child, or who adopts a child and will be the child's primary caregiver, to receive 42 days of leave following the birth or adoption. Allows a married member on active duty whose wife gives birth or adopts 10 days of leave.

(Sec. 524)

Amends the Hunter Act to extend through 2015 the authority to release members from active duty in order to meet personal or professional needs, and then return them to active duty following the required inactive period.

(Sec. 525)

Directs the Secretary concerned to treat as a secondary school graduate a person who receives a diploma from a legally operating secondary school or otherwise completes a program of secondary education in compliance with state law, for purposes of military recruitment and enlistment. Requires: (1) the Secretary to prescribe a policy on recruitment and enlistment that incorporates such individuals, assessing their ability to fulfill enlistment obligations; and (2) the policy to include a marketing strategy for targeting various segments of potential recruits with various types of secondary education credentials.

(Sec. 526)

Requires an additional amount of funding to be used by the Secretary of the Navy to develop, in youths of ages 11 through 17, interest and skill in seamanship and aviation while molding strong character in an anti-drug and anti-gang environment in furtherance of national security objectives. Requires merit-based or competitive selection procedures to be used in the obligation or expenditure of such funds.

(Sec. 527)

Provides that, when a member with minor dependents has a spouse who is also a member, and the spouse is deployed in an area for which imminent danger pay is authorized, the member may request a deferment of deployment to such an area until the spouse returns from the prior deployment. Requires approval of such a request.

(Sec. 528)

Directs the Secretary to enhance DOD's suicide prevention program through the provision of suicide prevention information and resources to members from their initial enlistment or appointment through their final retirement or separation. Requires each Secretary concerned to include a training component on suicide prevention as part of their initial entry training program. Outlines component elements. Authorizes appropriations.

(Sec. 529)

Includes the person designated by the decedent on the record of emergency data (DD Form 93 or any successor form) as the Person Authorized to Direct Disposition among those permitted to direct disposition of remains, regardless of the relationship of the designee to the decedent.

(Sec. 530)

Includes within protected communications to the DOD Inspector General a disclosure by a member of ideologically based threats or actions of another member that the member providing the information reasonably believes could be counterproductive or detrimental to U.S. interests or security.

(Sec. 531)

Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to award the Army Combat Action Badge to any person who, while a member of the Army, personally engaged the enemy at any time during the period beginning on December 7, 1941, and ending on September 18, 2001, if the Secretary determines that such person has not been previously recognized.

(Sec. 532)

Directs the Secretary (under current law, the Secretary concerned) to submit to the defense committees and the requesting Member of Congress the rationale supporting a recommendation to award a Medal of Honor to an individual or unit in the case of an award proposal that was not otherwise submitted in a timely manner. Subtitle D: Military Justice and Legal Matters -

(Sec. 531)

Outlines procedures for the judicial review of military board decisions relating to the correction of military records. Requires: (1) such boards to issue written statements that include the factual and legal basis for their decisions, as well as procedures and timing associated with a judicial review; and (2) such review to be pursued within one year of a board's decision.

(Sec. 532)

Allows members incurring an injury or illness while serving in a combat operation or in a combat zone designated by the Secretary to receive gifts from nonprofit organizations, private parties, and other sources outside of DOD. (Under current law, only individuals with a combat-related injury are so eligible.) Requires regulations covering such gifting to apply retroactively to injuries or illnesses incurred on or after September 11, 2001.

(Sec. 533)

Amends the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010 to require the military department chiefs of staff to certify to the defense and appropriations committees that the repeal of such law will not degrade the readiness, effectiveness, cohesion, and morale of combat arms units and personnel of their respective departments that are engaged in combat, deployed to a combat theater, or preparing for deployment to a combat theater.

(Sec. 534)

Reaffirms the policy outlined in the Defense of Marriage Act that "marriage" means only a legal union between one man and one woman, and "spouse" refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or wife.

(Sec. 535)

Allows: (1) a military installation or other DOD property to be used as the site for a marriage ceremony only if the marriage complies with the definition of marriage in the above Act; and (2) a member, or DOD civilian employee, acting in an official capacity to assist in or perform a marriage only if the marriage so complies. Subtitle E: Member Education and Training Opportunities and Administration -

(Sec. 541)

Authorizes the Secretary concerned to permit a member to participate in an apprenticeship program that provides employment skills training and assists them in transitioning into new civilian careers.

(Sec. 542)

Expands the categories of students eligible to receive a stipend under the DOD's reserve health professionals stipend program to include those enrolled in courses that result in a degree in clinical psychology or social work.

(Sec. 543)

Requires the Commandant of the United States Air Force Institute of Technology (Institute) to be selected by the Secretary of the Air Force. Outlines eligibility requirements and qualifications for such position. Allows a term of five years, with the authority to continue in such position for an additional five years. Establishes at the Institute the civilian positions of Provost and Academic Dean, to be appointed by such Secretary for five-year periods. Allows the person currently serving as the Institute's Commandant to serve as Acting Commandant until the appointment is made under this section.

(Sec. 544)

Increases from one to three the number of nominations to the service academies authorized to be made by the governor of Puerto Rico.

(Sec. 545)

Allows the Secretary concerned to waive the maximum age limit (23) for entry into a service academy if the member was or is prevented from applying for admission before such age as a result of service on active duty in a theater of operations for Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, or New Dawn. Allows such waiver also for candidates who possess an exceptional overall record that sets the candidate apart. Allows such waivers only if the candidate would not pass their 26th birthday by July 1 of the year of entrance. Prohibits more than five candidates from each service academy from being admitted under the waiver. Provides recordkeeping and reporting requirements for department Secretaries exercising such waivers.

(Sec. 546)

Requires an additional amount of funding to be used by the Secretary for an education and employment advocacy pilot program to engage wounded members early in their recovery. Requires merit-based or competitive selection procedures to be used in the obligation or expenditure of such funds.

(Sec. 547)

Directs the Secretary to report to the defense committees on methods to increase the efficiency of DOD's tuition assistance program for off-duty training or education.

(Sec. 548)

Recodifies under federal armed forces law the Troops-to-Teachers Program (currently codified under federal education law). Transfers program responsibility from the Secretary of Education to the Secretary of Defense. Makes eligible for the Program individuals retiring or separating from the Armed Forces and eligible for retired pay on or after the date of enactment of this Act. (Under current law, members retiring or separating on or after October 1, 1999, and eligible for retired pay are so eligible.) Revises generally Program selection criteria and educational background requirements. Terminates a Program component providing funding to develop, implement, and demonstrate teacher certification programs. Directs the Secretary to establish an Advisory Board to: (1) collect, consider, and disseminate feedback from Program participants and state offices that recruit participants; and (2) report annually to the defense and education committees on the Program and feedback.

(Sec. 549)

Authorizes additional appropriations to expand diversity recruitment efforts for the military academies. Reduces the authorization of appropriations for the Air Force Joint Tactical Radio System. Requires merit-based or competitive selection procedures to be used in the obligation of the additional funds. Subtitle F: Army National Military Cemeteries -

(Sec. 551)

Provides a new federal law chapter concerning Army national military cemeteries. Directs the Secretary of the Army to develop, operate, administer, and fund the Army national military cemeteries in a manner that fully honors the service and sacrifices of the deceased members buried or inurned there. Includes within such cemeteries Arlington National Cemetery and the U.S. Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery. Requires such Secretary to: (1) submit an annual cemeteries budget request to the defense and appropriations committees; and (2) determine eligibility for interment or inurnment in the cemeteries. Provides for the removal of remains from the cemeteries in certain circumstances. Directs such Secretary to appoint an advisory committee on Arlington National Cemetery, which shall advise and consult with respect to Arlington National Cemetery administration, erection of memorials, and master planning. Requires periodic advisory committee reports. Establishes an Executive Director of the Army National Military Cemeteries, with specified responsibilities. Requires all Arlington National Cemetery interment and inurnment records to be digitized by June 1, 2012. Provides for: (1) appointment and qualifications of cemetery superintendents; and (2) cemeteries oversight, including annual inspections during 2012 through 2014.

(Sec. 552)

Directs the Inspector General of the Department of Defense to: (1) inspect each military cemetery and make recommendations for their regulation, management, oversight, and operation; (2) inspect a sample of cemeteries located at current or former military installations both inside and outside the United States in order to assess the adequacy of and adherence to federal statutes, policies, and regulations governing military cemetery management, oversight, operations, and interments or inurnments; and (3) submit inspection results and recommendations to the defense committees. Requires the military department Secretaries to report to such committees on their respective inspection results and corrective action plans. Subtitle G: Armed Forces Retirement Home -

(Sec. 561)

Amends the Armed Forces Retirement Home Act of 1991 to make the administration of the Armed Forces Retirement Home (Home), including the provision of health and medical care for its residents, the responsibility of the Secretary.

(Sec. 562)

Provides oversight responsibilities and reporting requirements of the Home's Senior Medical Advisor.

(Sec. 563)

Requires the Home to have an advisory council, to be known as the Armed Forces Retirement Home Advisory Council, to provide to the Chief Operating Officer and Administrator of each of the two Home facilities recommendations on Home operation and administration and quality of care provided to residents. Requires the Council to report at least annually to the Secretary on its activities, together with recommendations. Provides Council composition and membership, including a Chairperson. Provides for a Resident Advisory Committee at each facility. Discontinues local boards for each facility.

(Sec. 564)

Eliminates the positions of Deputy Director and Associate Director at each facility, instead establishing the position of Ombudsman at each facility. Authorizes the Ombudsman to provide information to the Home's Administrator, Chief Operating Officer, and Senior Medical Advisor, as well as the DOD Inspector General and Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. Replaces Director responsibilities with Administrator responsibilities.

(Sec. 565)

Replaces transitional resident fee requirements for each Home facility with a permanent fee schedule.

(Sec. 566)

Changes from annually to at least once every three years the required inspection of each Home facility by the DOD Inspector General. Revises generally Inspector General reporting and corrective action responsibilities.

(Sec. 567)

Repeals transitional provisions of the Armed Forces Retirement Home Act of 1991 relating to the Armed Forces Retirement Home Board and the directors and deputy directors of each Home facility. Changes Board references to references to the Chief Operating Officer. Provides technical and conforming amendments to correspond to changes made under this subtitle. Subtitle H: Military Family Readiness Matters -

(Sec. 571)

Revises the membership of the Department of Defense Military Family Readiness Council. Includes parents of military personnel as authorized Council members. Provides for reserve component representation on such Council.

(Sec. 572)

Earmarks specified FY2012 DOD O&M funds for providing assistance to local educational agencies: (1) that benefit dependents of members and DOD civilian employees; and (2) with significant enrollment changes due to base closures or realignments, force structure changes, or force relocations.

(Sec. 573)

Amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to provide that if a court renders a temporary order for custodial responsibility for a child based solely on a deployment or anticipated deployment of a parent-servicemember, then the court shall require that upon the return of that servicemember from deployment the custody order that was in effect preceding such deployment shall be reinstated, unless the court finds that reinstatement in not in the child's best interest. Prohibits a servicemember's deployment or possible deployment from being considered in the determination of a child's best interest in a motion seeking a permanent order to modify custody. Provides that under a temporary custody order, if a state law provides a higher standard of protection to the deploying parent-servicemember, then the appropriate court shall apply the higher standard.

(Sec. 574)

Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to establish a Center for Military Family and Community Outreach to help increase the number of social workers and mental health service providers who are familiar with the special demands of active duty on members and their families and can adapt prevention and intervention methods to times of war and the needs of such families. Authorizes such Secretary to award grants to or enter into contracts or agreements with an historically black university in close proximity to an Army installation for the purpose of implementing a Center. Requires merit-based or competitive selection procedures to be used in the obligation or expenditure of funds for Center purposes. Provides additional Army O&M funds to carry out this section.

(Sec. 575)

Provides additional FY2012 Marine Corps O&M funds for a collaborative program that: (1) responds to escalating suicide rates and combat stress-related arrests of military personnel; and (2) trains active-duty military personnel to recognize and respond to combat stress disorder, suicide risk, substance addiction, and risk-taking behaviors and family violence. Requires merit-based or competitive selection procedures to be used in the obligation or expenditure of funds for such purpose.

(Sec. 576)

Directs the Secretary to report to the defense committees on any pilot projects that DOD is conducting on autism services.

(Sec. 577)

Expresses the sense of Congress that the Secretary should work with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to ensure coordination with the Office of Service Member Affairs in providing financial counseling for members and their families.

(Sec. 578)

Provides additional matters to be covered under preseparation counseling for members and their families, including information on home loan services and housing assistance benefits under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and counseling on responsible borrowing practices. Subtitle I: Improved Sexual Assault Prevention and Response in the Armed Forces -

(Sec. 581)

Amends the Skelton Act to require the Director of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office to be appointed from among general or flag officers or DOD employees in a comparable Senior Executive Service position.

(Sec. 582)

Requires at least one full-time Sexual Assault Response Coordinator and one Sexual Assault Victim Advocate to be assigned to each military brigade or equivalent unit level. Directs that, as of October 1, 2013, only members of the Armed Forces and civilian DOD employees may serve in such positions. Provides for Coordinator and Advocate training and certification, requiring, as of the above date, all such Coordinators and Advocates to have completed such training and certification.

(Sec. 583)

Entitles a member or dependent who is a victim of a sexual assault to legal assistance by a military legal assistance counsel, as well as assistance by a Coordinator and Advocate. Requires the member or dependent to be notified of the availability of such assistance, and given the option to opt out of any such assistance. Allows a member-victim to confidentially disclose assault details to any members providing such assistance, including personnel staffing a helpline, health care personnel, or a chaplain, without triggering an official investigation.

(Sec. 584)

Amends the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) to provide that communications between the victim of a sexual assault or other UCMJ-covered offense and a Coordinator, Advocate, or person staffing a helpline are not subject to discovery, and may not be admitted into evidence in any case arising under the UCMJ.

(Sec. 585)

Directs the Secretary to maintain for at least 100 years all DOD medical, investigative, and related records prepared or collected in connection with sexual assault cases involving a member or dependent. Requires the victim to have permanent access to such records. Directs the Secretary to ensure that any such recordkeeping system does not jeopardize the confidentiality of the restricted reporting option available to a sexual assault victim. Requires a copy of the record of the court-martial involving a sexual assault to be given to the victim if the victim testified during the proceedings.

(Sec. 586)

Directs the Secretary concerned to provide for the expedited consideration and approval of an application for a permanent change of station or unit transfer submitted by a member on active duty who was a victim of a sexual assault or other offense covered under the UCMJ.

(Sec. 587)

Amends the Skelton Act to require the Secretary of each military department to develop a curriculum to provide sexual assault prevention and response training and education for members and civilian employees under their jurisdiction, in order to strengthen individual knowledge, skills, and capacity to prevent and respond to sexual assault. Directs the Secretary of Defense to: (1) provide for the inclusion of a sexual assault prevention and response training module at each level of professional military education, and (2) direct that managers of specialty skills associated with first responders integrate sexual assault response training in initial and recurring training courses. Requires merit-based or competitive selection procedures to be used in the obligation or expenditure of funds for the development or implementation of sexual assault prevention and response training and education. Subtitle J: Other Matters -

(Sec. 591)

Limits the annual obligation of funds for the provision of support and services to certain organizations outside DOD to $20 million beginning in FY2012.

(Sec. 592)

Directs the Secretary to ensure that whenever the official flags of the 50 states are displayed by the Armed Forces, such display shall include the flags of the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands.

(Sec. 593)

Authorizes the Secretary to establish a military adaptive sports program for members eligible to participate in adaptive sports because of an injury or wound incurred in the line of duty. Requires the Secretary to use competitive procedures to award any grant or contract under this section.

(Sec. 594)

Directs the Secretary to carry out, during FY2012-FY2016, a career-development services program with the Education and Employment Initiative for severely wounded warriors of the Armed Forces, and their spouses, if appropriate. Requires such program to be carried out at up to 20 of the largest geographic concentrations of wounded warriors. Requires: (1) the Secretary to submit to the defense and appropriations committees plans for a cost-benefit analysis of the results of such services, and (2) lessons learned from the program to be shared with other federal agencies that provide transition services and support to disabled veterans or wounded warriors. Provides additional DOD O&M funds to carry out this section. Requires merit-based or competitive selection procedures to be used in the obligation or expenditure of funds for the program.

(Sec. 595)

Directs the CG to: (1) conduct a study of the military necessity of the Selective Service System, and alternatives to the System; and (2) report study results to the defense committees.

(Sec. 596)

Expresses the sense of Congress that the bugle call commonly known as "Taps" should be sounded by a live solo bugler or trumpeter when possible.

(Sec. 597)

Supports the goals and ideals of Yellow Ribbon Day in honor of members serving overseas and apart from their families and loved ones.

(Sec. 598)

Supply Our Soldiers Act of 2011 - Directs the DOD Secretary to provide for a program under which postal benefits are provided to a member of the Armed Forces who is on active duty and who is either: (1) serving in Iraq or Afghanistan, or (2) hospitalized at a military medical facility as a result of such service. Provides the benefits in the form of coupons or other evidence of credit (vouchers) to be used for postal-free mailings. Limits the weight of mail to be posted using such vouchers to 13 ounces for first-class mail and 15 pounds for packages. Authorizes appropriations. Makes the program applicable during FY2012. (Sec. 599A) Prohibits any person, except with permission, from using the name or image of a protected individual in connection with any merchandise, retail product, impersonation, solicitation, or commercial activity in a manner calculated to connect the protected individual with that individual's service in the Armed Forces. Defines as a "protected individual" any person who: (1) is a member of the Armed Forces; or (2) was a member at any time after April 5, 1917, and, if not living, having a surviving spouse, child, parent, grandparent, or sibling. Authorizes the Attorney General to bring actions for violations of this section. (Sec. 599B) Directs the Secretaries of the Army and the Navy to: (1) review the service records of certain Jewish-American World War I veterans to determine whether that veteran should be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor; and (2) upon a positive determination, submit a recommendation to the President that the President make such award. Makes eligible for such review and award each Jewish-American World War I veteran: (1) who was previously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, or other military decoration for service during World War I; or (2) whose name is submitted to either Secretary by the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America within one year after the enactment of this Act. (Sec. 599C) Prohibits amounts appropriated pursuant to this Act for military musical units from exceeding $200 million. (Sec. 599D) Authorizes and requests the President to award the Medal of Honor posthumously to Captain Emil Kapaun for acts of valor during the Korean War.

Title VI:

Compensation and Other Personnel Benefits - Subtitle A: Pay and Allowances -

(Sec. 601)

Waives any FY2012 pay increases tied to increases in the General Schedule of Compensation for government employees. Increases by 1.6%, effective January 1, 2012, the rates of basic pay for military personnel.

(Sec. 602)

Resumes through 2012 DOD authority to provide temporary increases in the rates of basic allowance for housing due to significant growth in assigned military personnel or a major disaster. (Under current law, this authority terminated at the end of 2009.)

(Sec. 603)

Allows the Secretary of the Navy to provide lodging or compensation for housing to enlisted personnel who are deprived of their quarters due to ship construction, including at shipyards affected by base realignment and closure activities in Pascagoula, Mississippi, and Bath, Maine. Subtitle B: Bonuses and Special and Incentive Pays -

(Sec. 611)

Extends through 2012 specified authorities currently scheduled to expire at the end of 2011 with respect to certain special pay and bonus programs within the regular and reserve Armed Forces. Subtitle C: Travel and Transportation Allowances Generally -

(Sec. 621)

Extends through 2012 DOD authority to reimburse Selected Reserve personnel for travel expenses for inactive-duty training outside normal commuting distance.

(Sec. 622)

Requires (under current law, authorizes) the Secretary concerned to provide a travel and transportation allowance for non-medical attendants of seriously ill or wounded members.

(Sec. 623)

Includes within a DOD program providing rest and recuperation benefits to certain members undergoing extended deployment to a combat zone a member assigned to duty for at least 270 days as a participant in the Egypt Multi-National Force and Observers Mission. Provides funding. Reduces funding for the Army Joint Tactical Radio System. Subtitle D: Consolidation and Reform of Travel and Transportation Authorities -

(Sec. 632)

Provides revised and updated definitions, administrative provisions, and general and specific authorities concerning military travel and transportation. Authorizes the Secretary to conduct pilot programs to test alternative methods for performing and reimbursing travel, for limiting the need for travel, and for reducing the environmental impact of travel.

(Sec. 633)

Recodifies and renumbers current military travel and transportation authorities.

(Sec. 634)

Terminates current military travel and transportation authorities with respect to travel that occurs after ten years after the enactment of this Act.

(Sec. 635)

Makes technical and clerical amendments necessitated by the recodified and renumbered authorities.

(Sec. 636)

Directs the Secretary to develop a plan to implement the transition from current military travel and transportation authorities to the revised and updated authorities within the 10-year period following the enactment of this Act. Requires the Secretary to prepare such plan, and modify current law to facilitate the transition process, in coordination with the Secretary of Homeland Security (with respect to the Coast Guard), the Secretary of Health and Human Services (with respect to the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service), and the Secretary of Commerce (with respect to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA]). Subtitle E: Commissary and Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentality Benefits and Operations -

(Sec. 641)

Includes within the use of DOD uniform funding authority (thereby allowing simplified business practices and accounting procedures) those permanent change of station and temporary duty lodging programs operated through nonappropriated fund instrumentalities (NFIs).

(Sec. 642)

Allows NFIs to enter into single-year or multiyear contracts with another DOD element, another federal agency, or a private-sector agency in order to provide or obtain goods and services beneficial to efficient management of a military exchange system or a morale, welfare, and recreation system. Authorizes NFIs to participate in partnerships with private entities to provide no-cost programs to the government on military installations using government facilities and other government support resources.

(Sec. 643)

Designates 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.

(Sec. 644)

Authorizes (under current law, requires) the Secretary of the Navy to select products to be sold aboard Navy ships.

(Sec. 645)

Authorizes the military exchange services to issue and sell their obligations to the Federal Financing Bank in accordance with requirements of the Federal Financing Bank Act of 1973.

(Sec. 646)

Authorizes the Defense Commissary Agency to operate an enhanced commissary store at a military installation designated for closure or realignment under a defense base closure law. Allows such store to sell, in addition to regularly-permitted merchandise, alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, and items in such other merchandise categories as the Secretary may select. Allows the Secretary to determine the sale prices for merchandise sold at an enhanced commissary store, except that such prices shall be at least 10% below the average price of comparable merchandise sold in local retail stores. Allows the Secretary to retain sale profits to offset the cost of store operation. Authorizes the Secretary to use sale proceeds to support substance abuse prevention programs for store patrons. Allows enhanced commissary stores to be in operation between October 1, 2011, and December 31, 2013. Provides funding to support the substance abuse prevention assistance (with a corresponding offset). Subtitle F: Disability, Retired Pay and Survivor Benefits -

(Sec. 651)

Increases monthly amounts, and establishes additional monthly amounts for FY2018-FY2021, to be paid as a special survivor indemnity allowance to surviving or former spouses of deceased members who do not receive a full annuity amount under the Survivor Benefit Program (SBP) due to the concurrent receipt of dependency and indemnity compensation through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Extends the special survivor allowance authority until October 1, 2021. Subtitle G: Other Matters -

(Sec. 661)

Authorizes the Secretary or a military department Secretary to reimburse the American National Red Cross for humanitarian support and other services provided to members and their dependents.

(Sec. 662)

Treats members and DOD civilian employees killed or wounded in the shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, on November 5, 2009, as members killed or wounded in a combat zone or civilian employees killed or wounded in a terrorist attack or while serving in a contingency operation, respectively, for purposes of applicable laws, regulations, and policies concerning compensation, awards, and other benefits for which such members and employees are eligible.

(Sec. 663)

Directs the surgeons general of the Army, Navy, and Air Force to report to Congress on their staffing needs for health care professionals in the active and reserve components.

Title VII:

Health Care Provisions - Subtitle A: Improvements to Health Benefits -

(Sec. 701)

Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) career military personnel and their families endure unique and extraordinary demands and make extraordinary sacrifices over the course of a 20-30 year career, and (2) those decades of sacrifice constitute a significant pre-paid premium for health care during a career member's retirement that is over and above what the member pays with money. Limits, beginning with FY2012, the increase in the annual DOD patient enrollment fees to the percentage by which retired pay is increased.

(Sec. 702)

Authorizes the Secretary to provide food and beverages to certain members and dependents receiving outpatient care at a military medical treatment facility, or to family members providing care to an infant receiving inpatient care at such a facility.

(Sec. 703)

Directs the Secretary to provide to any reserve member performing inactive-duty training during scheduled unit training assemblies access to mental health assessments with a licensed mental health professional who shall be available for referrals during duty hours at the principal duty location of the member's unit. Requires each reserve member participating in annual training or individual training to have access, while so participating, to the behavioral health support programs available to reserve personnel.

(Sec. 704)

Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 1997 to prohibit a Medicare-eligible military retiree from newly enrolling in the managed care program of a designated provider after September 30, 2012.

(Sec. 705)

Requires the Secretary to provide a person-to-person mental health assessment for each member deployed in support of a contingency operation: (1) once during the period beginning 60 days before the deployment, (2) once during each 180-day period in which the member is so deployed, (3) once during the period beginning 90 days after the date of redeployment from the contingency operation and ending 180 days after such redeployment date, and (4) once each over the next three years following the redeployment date. Provides assessment exceptions, including when the member was not subjected or exposed to operational risk factors during the deployment. Terminates assessment requirements after the individual's discharge or release. Allows the Secretary, in order to prevent suicide, self-harm, harm to others, or under-performance, to: (1) retire a member if the member is otherwise qualified for retirement, or (2) redeploy the member to a location where the member may receive appropriate medical treatment. Requires the Secretary to share assessment information with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for purposes of the transition of health care and treatment provided by DOD to health care and treatment provided by the VA. Directs the Secretary to prescribe regulations for the administration of this section, and to report to Congress on such regulations, including the implementation of such regulations by the military departments, and an evaluation of the effectiveness of the mental health assessments.

(Sec. 706)

Includes as covered individuals under TRICARE Standard (a DOD managed health care program) a member of the Individual Ready Reserve who served on active duty for an aggregate of at least one year beginning on or after September 11, 2001. Provides funding (with a corresponding offset). Subtitle B: Health Care Administration -

(Sec. 711)

Directs the President, through the Secretary, to establish a unified command for medical operations of the Armed Forces. Requires all active military medical treatment facilities, training organizations, and research entities of the Armed Forces to be assigned to the unified command. Requires the unified command commander to hold the grade of general or admiral while serving in such position, and to be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. Provides subordinate commands to the unified command, with appropriate grades of commanders thereof. Outlines unified command commander responsibilities, including all affairs relating to medical operations activities, as well as the Defense Health Program. Directs the Secretary to establish the Defense Health Agency, and transfer to such Agency the TRICARE Management Agency and all functions of the TRICARE Program. Requires the Secretary to: (1) submit to the defense and appropriations committees a plan for establishing the unified command, and to notify such committees at least 30 days before establishing the command; and (2) after such notification, report to such committees on the establishment of the command and of the Defense Health Agency.

(Sec. 712)

Limits the FY2012 obligation of funds for procurement, RDT&E, or O&M of the future electronic health records to 10% until 30 days after the Secretary reports to the defense and appropriations committees on an architecture to guide the transition of such program, and related information.

(Sec. 713)

Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the Secretary and the VA Secretary need to renew and improve efforts to reach out to rural America, which has less access to care; (2) behavioral health services for active duty members, members of the reserves and National Guard, and veterans need to be more easily and readily accessible; and (3) medical records and records of deployment need a better transition and collaboration between DOD and the VA. Includes as additional individuals authorized to provide health care at DOD facilities civilian DOD employees, DOD personal services contractors, or other health-care professionals credentialed and privileged at a federal health care institution or location specially designated by the Secretary. Requires the Secretary to report to Congress on: (1) plans to develop and expand programs to use new Internet and communication technologies for improved access to care and resources, including telemedicine, telehealth care services, and telebehavioral health programs that ensure patient privacy; and (2) plans to improve the transition of health and battlefield deployment records to better assist and care for veterans. Subtitle C: Other Matters -

(Sec. 721)

Directs the Secretary to: (1) conduct a review of women-specific DOD health services and treatment for female members, and (2) report review results to the defense and appropriations committees.

(Sec. 722)

Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2010 to change from annually to biennially through 2015 the frequency of CG reports following reviews of the DOD-VA medical facility demonstration project.

(Sec. 723)

Requires a report from the CG to the defense committees on contracting activities of the military departments with respect to providing health care professional services to members, dependents, and retirees.

(Sec. 724)

Authorizes additional appropriations for: (1) the Wounded Warrior Program, as established under this section, which would evaluate and deploy novel treatment strategies for wounded members, with an emphasis on the most common musculoskeletal injuries; (2) cooperative health care agreements between military installations and local or regional health care systems for members and communities surrounding installations with both active duty and training components but without inpatient medical facilities; (3) the prostate cancer imaging research initiative; (4) the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury; (5) collaborative military-civilian trauma training programs; (6) the development of national medical guidelines for the post-acute rehabilitation of individuals with traumatic brain injury; and (7) competitive programs for alcohol and substance abuse disorders. Requires merit-based or competitive selection procedures to be used in the obligation or expenditure of funds for such programs and activities.

(Sec. 731)

Directs the Secretary and the VA Secretary to carry out a five-year pilot program to provide payment for treatment of traumatic brain injury or PTSD received by members and veterans in facilities other DOD or VA medical facilities. Requires payments to be made within 30 days after a member or veteran submits documentation regarding the treatment. Directs such Secretaries to jointly develop and maintain a database of each patient case involving the use of treatment under this section. Allows the Secretary of a military department to assign a member to temporary duty to receive covered treatment. Requires each Secretary to notify each member or veteran with a service-connected injury or disability of the opportunity to receive such treatment. Directs the Secretaries to jointly report to Congress on implementation of the pilot program. Terminates pilot program authority five years after the enactment of this Act. Authorizes appropriations. Provides funding, with a corresponding offset. Requires merit-based or competitive selection procedures to be used with respect to such funds.

(Sec. 732)

Directs the Secretary to report to the defense and appropriations committees on establishing an active registry for each incidence of a member being exposed to occupational and environmental chemical hazards, including waste disposal, during contingency operations, in order to monitor possible health risks and provide necessary treatment.

(Sec. 733)

Amends the Wounded Warrior Act to authorize the Secretary to provide an active-duty member with a severe injury or illness with rehabilitative equipment, including recreational sports equipment that provides an adaption or accommodation for such member, regardless of whether such equipment is intentionally designed to be adaptive equipment.

(Sec. 734)

Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) PTSD is an increasingly common disease suffered by returning members; and (2) access to treatment for members with PTSD should be expanded to include local and community medical facilities.

(Sec. 735)

Requires the Secretary to report to the defense and appropriations committees assessing the benefits of neuroimaging in an effort to identify and increase the diagnostic properties of PTSD.

(Sec. 736)

Directs the DOD and VA Secretaries to jointly: (1) conduct a study on the incidence of breast cancer among members and veterans, and (2) report study results to Congress. Provides funding, with corresponding offsets.

(Sec. 737)

Requires the Secretary to: (1) develop a plan to transfer the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury from the TRICARE Management Activity to a military department; and (2) notify the defense and appropriations committees of the plan, including the department chosen.

(Sec. 738)

Directs the Secretary to report to the above committees on how the Secretary will identify, refer, and treat traumatic brain injuries of members who served in Operations Enduring Freedom or Iraqi Freedom before the date in June, 2010, on which the memorandum on using a 50-meter distance from an explosion as a criterion to properly identify, refer, and treat members for potential traumatic brain injury took effect.

(Sec. 739)

Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2008 to change from biannually to biennially the frequency of reports on survey results concerning the continued viability of TRICARE Standard and TRICARE Extra.

Title VIII:

Acquisition Policy, Acquisition Management, and Related Matters - Subtitle A: Acquisition Policy and Management -

(Sec. 801)

Prohibits a major defense acquisition program (MDAP) from receiving milestone A (technology development) approval until the Milestone Decision Authority certifies that a preliminary analysis of core logistics capabilities for each major weapons system of the MDAP has been performed. Requires the MDAP's core logistics requirements and associated sustaining workload to have been identified before the MDAP may receive milestone B (engineering and manufacturing development) approval. Requires certification that relevant sustainment criteria and alternatives were sufficiently evaluated and addressed for MDAP sustainment through its projected life cycle. Eliminates MDAP requirements references to Key Decision Points A and B.

(Sec. 802)

Allows a DOD officer or employee to disclose sensitive information to a litigation support contractor only if: (1) the disclosure is solely for providing litigation support to the government; and (2) the contractor agrees to and acknowledges responsibility for the use, and prevention of further disclosure, of such information.

(Sec. 803)

Includes any individual performing contract work under a defense contract within the maximum allowable compensation limit. (Under current law, such limit applies only to senior executives of contractors).

(Sec. 804)

Requires the Secretary to: (1) manage supplier risk in accordance with standards outlined under the Small Business Act, including required use of a business credit reporting bureau; and (2) ensure that existing suppliers are identified and tracked for events that may affect supplier performance, including suspensions, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy filings, and criminal proceedings.

(Sec. 805)

Allows funds credited to the Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund to be available for the year credited and the two succeeding fiscal years.

(Sec. 806)

Requires the Director of the Defense Contract Audit Agency to: (1) prepare an annual report of Agency activities, and (2) submit each report to the defense and appropriations committees. Requires the public availability of each report 60 days after such submission. Subtitle B: Amendments to General Contracting Authorities, Procedures, and Limitations -

(Sec. 811)

Requires a critical change report with respect to a major automated information system (MAIS) within five years after the contract is awarded. (Under current law, such report is required when MAIS investment has failed to achieve a full deployment decision within five years after funds are first obligated.)

(Sec. 812)

Requires annual Selected Acquisition reports to be submitted to Congress within 45 (under current law, 60) days after the end of the first fiscal quarter.

(Sec. 813)

Extends through FY2015 the deadline for certain protests of civilian agency task and delivery order contracts.

(Sec. 814)

Makes the $30,000 cost threshold applicable only to right-hand drive passenger sedans (thereby excluding from such threshold other right-hand drive vehicles such as ambulances, fire trucks, and buses).

(Sec. 815)

Provides that Buy American requirements for tents, tarpaulins, or covers purchased by DOD includes the materials and components of such items.

(Sec. 816)

Amends the Strom Thurmond National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999 to repeal DOD authority to purchase articles containing para-aramid fibers and yarns from certain foreign countries. Prohibits DOD from including within a procurement solicitation a requirement that proposals submitted must include the use of such fibers and yarns.

(Sec. 817)

Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2008 to repeal the January 1, 2015, termination date on DOD authority to procure from certain foreign countries fire-resistant rayon fiber for uniforms. Subtitle C: Provisions Relating to Contracts in Support of Contingency Operations in Iraq or Afghanistan -

(Sec. 821)

Prohibits the Secretary, as of 60 days after the enactment of this Act, from awarding a contract in support of a contingency operation in Iraq or Afghanistan to an adverse entity (one determined to be directly engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners, or substantially supporting forces so engaged). Authorizes the Secretary to void any such contract in effect before, on, or after such effective date.

(Sec. 822)

Makes the simplified acquisition threshold $1 million and the micro-purchase threshold $25,000 with respect to the DOD procurement of property or services determined to be used in support of a contingency operation in Iraq or Afghanistan, regardless of whether the contract award or procurement occurs inside or outside the United States.

(Sec. 823)

Authorizes the Secretary to examine the records of a foreign contractor performing a contract in support of a contingency operation in Iraq or Afghanistan. Makes an exception for a contractor that is a foreign government or agency or that is precluded by applicable laws from making such records available.

(Sec. 825)

Directs the Secretary to establish a Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan setting standards to be incorporated in DOD oversight plans governing all security contractors operating in Afghanistan, and other future contingency operations, under a contract or subcontract funded by DOD. Requires: (1) the plan to be implemented within six months after the enactment of this Act; and (2) the CG to assess DOD compliance with the plan, and report assessment results to Congress.

(Sec. 826)

Directs the Secretary to: (1) establish goals for competition in contracts awarded by DOD for the procurement of property or services to be used outside the United States in support of a contingency operation, (2) develop processes to measure and monitor such competition, and (3) require a competition advocate of DOD to conduct an annual review of each omnibus contract awarded by DOD for such purposes. Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2008 to require to be included, in an annual report on DOD contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan, the percentage of contracts awarded on a competitive basis and a justification for any non-competitively awarded contingency contracts. Subtitle D: Defense Industrial Base Matters -

(Sec. 831)

Directs the Secretary to report to the defense and appropriations committees on the defense industrial base pilot program.

(Sec. 832)

Requires the Secretary to: (1) assess the current and long-term availability within the U.S. industrial base of critical equipment, components, and materials needed to support short or prolonged conventional conflicts, and (2) submit assessment results to Congress. Directs the CG to review and report on such assessment.

(Sec. 833)

Directs the CG to assess, and report to the defense committees on, the effect of government-mandated and supported competition in the defense industrial base.

(Sec. 834)

Requires the Secretary to submit to the defense, appropriations, and foreign relations committees an assessment of the impact of foreign boycotts on the defense industrial base.

(Sec. 835)

Directs the Administrator of the Defense Logistics Agency Strategic Materials to submit to the Secretary a plan to establish an inventory of rare earth materials necessary to ensure their long-term availability in supporting national defense requirements. Requires the Secretary to determine whether to execute such plan within 90 days after its receipt. Specifies the rare earth materials and elements to be included in the inventory. Subtitle E: Other Matters -

(Sec. 841)

Amends the Skelton Act to: (1) remove the requirement that the acquisition process for the rapid fielding of capabilities in response to urgent operational needs may only be applied for capabilities that can be acquired under fixed-price contracts; (2) remove a requirement that guidance issued by the Secretary on the management of manufacturing risk in MDAPs include the use of manufacturing readiness levels as a basis for measuring, assessing, reporting, and communicating manufacturing readiness and risk; and (3) authorize (current law requires) the Secretary to establish a defense research and development rapid integration program.

(Sec. 842)

Amends the Skelton Act to consider DOD as owning a photovoltaic device if such device is installed on DOD property or in a facility owned or leased by DOD.

(Sec. 843)

Provides that U.S. district courts shall have no jurisdiction to hear bid protest disputes involving maritime contracts.

(Sec. 844)

Amends the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to exempt DOD from such Act's alternative fuel procurement contract requirements.

(Sec. 845)

Directs the Secretary, in evaluating offers submitted in response to a solicitation for contracts, to provide a preference for contractors that, among other things: (1) enhance educational programs in science, technology, engineering, and math programs (STEM); and (2) establish partnerships with historically Black colleges and universities and minority institutions for training students and awarding scholarships and fellowships in scientific disciplines.

(Sec. 846)

Requires the Secretary to report to the defense, appropriations, and budget committees on the use or modification of indemnification agreements within DOD contracts. Allows the Secretary to omit report information for national security purposes.

(Sec. 847)

Prohibits an executive agency from requiring an entity submitting an offer for a federal contract to disclose information on their political contributions.

(Sec. 848)

Expresses the sense of Congress that long-term contracting for alternative fuels is in the best interests of DOD, provides stability and insulation from fuel price increases, and should be supported.

(Sec. 849)

Requires the Associate Administrator for Acquisition Workforce Programs to: (1) be chosen on the basis of demonstrated knowledge and expertise in acquisition, human capital, and management; and (2) be located in the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP). (Under current law, such Associate Administrator is located in the Federal Acquisition Institute.) Establishes such Institute, headed by a Director, and outlines its duties with respect to the federal acquisition workforce and related activities. Requires the Institute to report through its Board of Directors to the Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy. Provides Board duties. Requires: (1) the Administrator to provide and update government-wide training standards and certification requirements, and (2) all federal civilian agency acquisition internship or training programs to follow OFPP guidelines to ensure consistent training standards necessary to develop uniform core competencies throughout the federal government.

(Sec. 850)

Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2004 to require additional report information on DOD waivers from Buy American requirements.

(Sec. 851)

Directs the DOD Inspector General to: (1) assess consolidated contracting actions relating to base services and construction activities from October 2009 through October 2011 to ensure DOD compliance with provisions of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, and (2) brief the defense and appropriations committees on assessment findings.

(Sec. 852)

Requires the Secretary to develop and implement a plan to address shortfalls in operational contract support requirements determination, management, oversight, and administration.

Title IX:

Department of Defense Organization and Management - Subtitle A: Department of Defense Management -

(Sec. 901)

Revises generally the conditions required prior to the obligation of funds for defense business system modernization. Consolidates reports required of DOD deputy chief management officers with those required of the chief management officers of the military departments under the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2009.

(Sec. 902)

Redesignates: (1) the Department of the Navy as the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps, and (2) the Secretary of the Navy as the Secretary of the Navy and Marine Corps. Provides for the appropriate redesignation of subordinate offices within the Navy due to such redesignation. Subtitle B: Space Activities -

(Sec. 911)

Prohibits the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from lifting any conditions imposed on commercial terrestrial operations (operations) or otherwise permitting such operations until it has resolved concerns of widespread harmful interference by such operations to the Global Positioning System (GPS) devices of DOD. Requires the FCC, prior to permitting such operations, to make available the final working group report mandated by the Order and Authorization numbered DA 11-133, and to provide all interested parties an opportunity to comment on such report. Directs the FCC, at the conclusion of proceedings concerning such operations, to submit to specified congressional committees official copies of documents containing the FCC final decision on whether to permit the operations. Provides that, if the FCC decision is to permit such operations, such documents shall contain an explanation of how DOD GPs devices interference concerns have been resolved. Subtitle C: Intelligence-Related Matters -

(Sec. 921)

Directs the Secretary to report to the defense, appropriations, and intelligence committees and the CG on actions taken in response to CG recommendations concerning the sharing of intelligence information across the defense elements of the intelligence community. Requires the CG to review such report and submit review results to such committees.

(Sec. 922)

Directs the Secretary to establish a program for information sharing protection and insider threat mitigation for the information systems of DOD to detect unauthorized access to, or use or transmission of, classified or controlled unclassified information. Provides deadlines for initial and full operating capability for such program. Requires the Secretary to: (1) report to the defense and appropriations committees on the implementation plan for the program, and (2) brief the defense committees with respect to a governance structure and process that integrates information security and sharing technologies with DOD policies and procedures to support such program. Subtitle D: Total Force Management -

(Sec. 931)

Directs the Secretary to establish policies and procedures for determining the appropriate mix of military, civilian, and contractor personnel to perform the DOD mission (total force management plan). Requires the Secretary to ensure that establishment of an appropriately balanced workforce to carry out core mission areas takes precedence over cost savings. Provides for the delegation of responsibilities in implementing such policies and procedures.

(Sec. 932)

Requires DOD civilian personnel to be managed on the basis of workload and in support of the total force management plan, above.

(Sec. 933)

Requires in an annual report from the Secretary on DOD expenditures, work, and accomplishments an accounting for DOD contractors. Requires guidelines related to civilian personnel reductions and processes for the acquisition of services to comply with the total force management plan.

(Sec. 934)

Requires the annual defense manpower requirements report to include: (1) a projection of the annual DOD civilian personnel requirements, as well as the strength levels of the previous year, and (2) an estimate for contractor requirements for support services.

(Sec. 935)

Revises the DOD strategic workforce plan to: (1) change from annual to biennial its report requirement, (2) require the plan to cover a five-year period corresponding to the future-years defense program, and (3) conform such plan to the total force management plan.

(Sec. 936)

Makes technical amendments to DOD requirements for contracted services.

(Sec. 937)

Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2010 to: (1) remove a requirement that the Secretary certify compliance with requirements for conversion of DOD functions to contractor performance, and (2) require the CG to assess a report submitted by the Secretary on the conduct of public-private competitions for such conversions.

(Sec. 938)

Revises provisions concerning the preliminary planning and duration of such public-private competitions to place preliminary planning responsibility with the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. Includes public-private competitions of a defense agency within such requirements (under current law, limited to military departments).

(Sec. 939)

Requires: (1) inherently governmental functions to be performed by DOD civilian employees, (2) a cost analysis and savings differential before converting certain commercial functions to performance by DOD civilian employees, and (3) notification to a contractor of the intent to perform by DOD civilian employees a contract currently performed by the contractor (requiring a copy of such notification to the defense and appropriations committees).

(Sec. 940)

Directs the Secretary to: (1) assess the appropriate mix of DOD civilian personnel and contractor personnel to carry out the mission and functions of the Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute, (2) include consideration of the total force management plan within such assessment, and (3) report assessment results to the defense and appropriations committees. Subtitle E: Quadrennial Roles and Missions and Related Matters -

(Sec. 951)

Requires the JCS Chairman to advise the Secretary on the assignment of functions of the Armed Forces with a goal of obtaining maximum efficiency and effectiveness. Requires the National Military Strategy Review to be consistent with the Quadrennial Roles and Missions Review (Quad Review).

(Sec. 952)

Revises the Quad Review to require consideration of the functions and capabilities of DOD and its major components to achieve the objectives of the national defense strategy and national military strategy.

(Sec. 953)

Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2008 to include functions identified under the most recent Quad Review within the Secretary's presentation of the future-years budget. Directs the CG to prepare a report on the sufficiency of DOD budget documentation.

(Sec. 954)

Requires the JCS Chairman to include within each National Military Strategy an assessment of: (1) the critical deficiencies and strengths in force capabilities identified during the preparation and review of contingency plans of each combatant commander, and (2) the effect of such deficiencies and strengths on meeting national security objectives, policy, and strategic plans. Directs the Secretary to submit to Congress a plan for mitigating any critical deficiency in force capability under a contingency plan, as identified by the JCS Chairman.

(Sec. 955)

Expresses the sense of Congress that the quadrennial defense review is a critical strategic document and should be based upon a process unconstrained by budgetary influences. Requires each such review to make recommendations that are not constrained by the budget, in order to allow Congress to determine the level of acceptable risk to execute within appropriated funds the missions associated with the national defense strategy. Subtitle F: Other Matters -

(Sec. 961)

Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2008 to provide an annual deadline through 2013 for a report concerning foreign language proficiency of DOD personnel.

(Sec. 962)

Affirms the Secretary's authority to conduct military activities in cyberspace. Includes within such authority clandestine operations: (1) in support of a military operation pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force against a target outside the United States, or (2) to defend against a cyber attack against a DOD asset. Directs the Secretary to provide quarterly briefings to the defense committees on military cyberspace activities.

(Sec. 963)

Authorizes the Secretary to temporarily assign a member of the military forces of a foreign government to a DOD organization in order to assist such member in obtaining education and training to improve understanding of and response to information security threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences. Requires the Secretary, in making such assignments, to include adequate safeguards of DOD information security. Directs the Secretary to report to Congress on expanding such program to include ministry of defense officials, security officials, or other civilian officials of foreign countries.

(Sec. 964)

Directs the Secretary to submit to the defense and appropriations committees a study of the U.S. Special Operations Command sub-unified structure.

(Sec. 965)

Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the government should rely on commercially available sources to provide commercial products and services when the product or service can be procured more economically from the commercial source, (2) this policy conforms with DOD total force management procedures regarding which sector should perform each requirement, and (3) DOD should not convert performance of a DOD contractor function to performance by DOD civilian employees unless the function is inherently governmental in nature or the conversion is necessary to comply with DOD requirements as amended by this Act.

(Sec. 966)

Prohibits any non-government entity or personnel participating in the Defense Industrial Base Active Cyber Defense Pilot Project from being considered an agent of any local, state, or federal government by reason of such participation.

(Sec. 967)

Requires one of the DOD Assistant Secretaries to be the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Contingency Contracting, to advise the Secretary and Under Secretary on matters relating to planning, funding, staffing, and managing DOD contingency contracting. Requires the establishment of the Office of Contingency Contracting.

Title X:

General Provisions - Subtitle A: Financial Matters - (Sec. 1001) Authorizes the Secretary, in the national interest, to transfer up to $4 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. Subtitle B: Counter-Drug Activities and Counter Transnational Criminal Activities - (Sec. 1011) Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2004 to extend through FY2012 the authority of a DOD joint task force to provide support to law enforcement agencies conducting counterterrorism activities. (Sec. 1012) Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 1991 to extend through FY2013 DOD authority to provide additional support for counterdrug activities of other governmental agencies. Includes tribal law enforcement agencies within authorized governmental agencies. (Sec. 1013) Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 1998 to extend through FY2013 authorized DOD support for counterdrug activities of certain foreign governments. (Sec. 1014) Amends the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 (Reagan Act) to extend through FY2012 DOD authority to support a unified counter-drug and counterterrorism campaign in Colombia. (Sec. 1015) Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the Secretary should continue to increase intelligence and technology sharing information and capability to mitigate national security threats along the border between the United States and Mexico, including infiltration and border breaches by transnational criminal organizations; and (2) the Secretary should consider operationally testing along such border emerging technologies and capabilities developed for purposes of detection, intelligence, and surveillance. Directs the Secretary to brief the defense and appropriations committees on the effectiveness of ongoing collaborative programs with the government of Mexico intended to strengthen the capability of Mexican forces to detect and deter infiltration and other national security threats by such organizations. Subtitle C: Naval Vessels and Shipyards - (Sec. 1021) Repeals a provision requiring the Secretary of the Navy to submit a long-range plan for the construction of naval vessels. Directs (instead) the Secretary to include with defense budget materials each year: (1) a plan for the construction of combatant and support vessels for the Navy, and (2) a certification that both the budget for that fiscal year and the future-years defense program relating to such budget provide for sufficient funding of the construction of such vessels. Requires the Director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to report to the defense and appropriations committees assessing the sufficiency of the estimated levels of annual funding included in the plan. (Sec. 1022) Encourages the Secretary of the Navy to name the next available naval vessel after U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Rafael Peralta. Subtitle D: Counterterrorism - (Sec. 1031) Defines for purposes of this subtitle an "individual detained at Guantanamo" as any individual located at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on or after March 7, 2011, who: (1) is not a citizen of the United States or a member of its Armed Forces, and (2) is in the custody or control of DOD. (Sec. 1032) Extends through FY2014 DOD authority to make awards to individuals for providing assistance in combating terrorism to U.S. government personnel or government personnel of allied forces participating in a combined operation with U.S. Armed Forces. (Sec. 1033) Allows a guilty plea as part of a pre-trial agreement in capital offense trials by military commission. (Sec. 1034) Affirms that the United States is in an armed conflict with al Qaeda, the Taliban, and associated forces, and that the President is authorized to detain unprivileged enemy belligerents in connection with such conflict until the termination of hostilities. (Sec. 1035) Directs the Secretary to submit to the defense committees a national security protocol outlining legal representation and communication privileges of individuals detained at Guantanamo. (Sec. 1036) Requires the Secretary to establish a review process to review the detention of each individual detained at Guantanamo to determine whether continued detention is necessary to protect U.S. national security. Requires a full review of each individual at least every three years, and a file review at least once a year. Directs the Secretary to establish military review panels to conduct such reviews. Outlines military panel proceedings requirements, as well as file review procedures. Establishes an interagency review board to review military panel recommendations, and to take specified action upon a determination of clear error. Requires such review board, upon a determination against continued detention of an individual, to identify a suitable transfer location outside the United States. Allows a military panel to reevaluate any individual whose panel recommendation is rejected by the board. Directs a review board to forward recommendations to the Secretary for signature. Provides review exceptions. Directs the Secretary to report to the defense and intelligence committees on the establishment of the review process. (Sec. 1037) Prohibits FY2012 DOD funds from being used to: (1) construct or modify facilities in the United States or its territories or possessions in order to house detainees transferred from Guantanamo, (2) allow any family member to visit an individual detained at Guantanamo, or (3) transfer or release such an individual to the United States or its territories or possessions. (Sec. 1040) Prohibits FY2012 DOD funds from being used to transfer such an individual to their country of origin or any other foreign country or entity until 30 days after a certification to Congress relating to the anti-terrorism and other aspects of the transfer country. Prohibits transfer to a country or entity if there is a confirmed case of an individual being transferred there who subsequently engaged in terrorist activity (with an authorized waiver by the Secretary). (Sec. 1041) Directs the Secretary, beginning in 2012, to provide quarterly briefings to the defense and appropriations committees on DOD counterterrorism operations and related activities involving special operations forces. (Sec. 1042) Requires Department of Justice (DOJ) consultation with the Secretary and the Director of National Intelligence concerning: (1) whether the prosecution of an alien for a terrorist offense should take place in a U.S. district court or before a military commission, and (2) whether the individual should be transferred into military custody for intelligence interviews. (Sec. 1043) Prohibits an individual formerly detained at Guantanamo who has been repatriated to Micronesia, Palau, or the Marshall Islands from being afforded the rights and benefits set forth in the Compact of Free Association. (Sec. 1044) Expresses the sense of Congress: (1) commending the men and women of DOD and the Armed Forces for their tremendous commitment to keeping our country safe, and (2) honoring DOD and the Armed Forces for their success in preventing terrorist attacks on U.S. soil and around the world since 9/11. (Sec. 1045) Directs the President to: (1) issue national security planning guidance in support of U.S. objectives to deny safe havens to al Qaeda and its violent extremist affiliates and to strengthen at-risk states, and (2) review and update such guidance as necessary. Requires any such guidance or updates to be submitted to the defense and foreign relations committees. Provides for implementation by each agency listed in the guidance. (Sec. 1046) Requires trial by military commission only for any foreign national who: (1) engages or has engaged in conduct constituting an offense related to a terrorist attack against persons or property in the United States or against any U.S. government property or personnel outside the United States, and (2) is subject to trial by military commission under the UCMJ. Subtitle E: Nuclear Forces - (Sec. 1051) Requires the Commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, the Director of the Strategic Systems Program of the Navy, and the Commander of the Global Strike Command of the Air Force to each: (1) annually assess the performance and effectiveness of their respective delivery platform for nuclear weapons and nuclear command and control system, and (2) report assessment results to the Secretary and the Nuclear Weapons Council. Directs the: (1) Secretary to submit each report to the President, together with comments and conclusions; and (2) President to submit such reports to the defense and appropriations committees. (Sec. 1052) Directs the Secretary to submit to the defense, appropriations, and foreign relations committees a DOD plan to implement the nuclear force reductions, limitations, and verification and transparency measures contained in the New START Treaty. Requires the CG to review such plan, and submit review results to the defense and appropriations committees. (Sec. 1053) Directs the President to report annually from 2013 through 2019 to the defense, appropriations, and foreign relations committees on the plan for the safety, security, and modernization of the nuclear weapons stockpile, nuclear weapons complex, and related delivery platforms. (Sec. 1054) Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) any reductions in U.S. nuclear forces should be supported by a thorough assessment of the strategic environment, threat, and policy, as well as the technical and operational implications of such reductions; and (2) specific criteria are necessary to guide future decisions regarding further reductions in such forces. (Sec. 1055) Prohibits the Secretary or the Secretary of Energy from obligating or expending any amounts appropriated to DOD or the Department of Energy (DOE) for FY2011-FY2017 to retire specified U.S. nuclear systems as required by the New START Treaty. Allows a waiver of such prohibition if such Secretaries jointly notify the defense and appropriations committees of the status of carrying out the modernization plan required under section 1053, above. Prohibits such Secretaries from obligating or expending any amounts appropriated to DOD or DOE to retire, dismantle, or eliminate any nondeployed strategic or nonstrategic nuclear weapon until 90 days after written certification to the defense and congressional committees. Provides an exception with respect to legacy warheads awaiting dismantlement on the date of enactment of this Act, or for activities to ensure the continued safety, security, and reliability of the nuclear weapons stockpile. Prohibits the President from retiring, dismantling, or eliminating any U.S. nuclear weapon if such action would reduce their number to less than the level described in the New START Treaty unless such action is: (1) required by a treaty or international agreement specifically approved with the advice and consent of the Senate, or (2) specifically authorized by an Act of Congress. Provides the same exception with respect to stockpile safety, security, and reliability. (Sec. 1056) Prohibits the President from making any changes to the U.S. nuclear employment strategy unless: (1) the President reports the proposed change(s) to the defense, appropriations, and foreign relations committees, and (2) 90 days have elapsed since such report. (Sec. 1057) Directs the CG to study, and report to the above committees on, the strategic nuclear weapons capabilities, force structure, employment policy, and targeting requirements of DOD. Subtitle F: Financial Management - (Sec. 1061) Requires the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness to develop policies and procedures related to the DOD financial management workforce. (Sec. 1062) Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2002 to revise the date by which the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and the assistant secretary of each military department with responsibility for financial management and comptroller functions must submit their preliminary representations regarding the expected reliability of their financial statements. (Sec. 1063) Directs DOD's Chief Management Officer to assess the competency and effectiveness of personnel performing financial and budgetary accounting within DOD, the military departments, and the defense agencies. Requires: (1) each chief management officer within DOD and such departments and agencies to report to the Secretary on each assessment conducted, along with any appropriate corrective action plan; (2) the Secretary to report to the defense and appropriations committees on such assessments and action plans; and (3) each chief management officer to designate the accountable office for the corrective action process. (Sec. 1064) Directs the CG to: (1) assess the extent to which DOD has tracked and realized the savings proposed pursuant to the initiative to identify at least $100 billion in efficiencies during FY2012-FY2016; and (2) during each such fiscal year, report to the defense and appropriations committees on such assessments. (Sec. 1065) Directs the CG to: (1) assess the extent to which DOD components conducted a business case analysis prior to recommending and implementing efficiency initiatives, and (2) report assessment results to the above committees. (Sec. 1066) Specifies the funds to be used to fund the Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) plan. Requires additional information regarding subordinate activities associated with interim milestones for DOD audit readiness, as required under the Skelton Act. (Sec. 1067) Requires the Secretary to submit to Congress a corrective action plan for any weaknesses and deficiencies in the execution of the FIAR plan. Subtitle G: Studies and Reports - (Sec. 1071) Repeals various redundant or obsolete DOD report requirements. (Sec. 1072) Directs the Secretary to: (1) conduct a biennial review of all DOD reports required to be submitted to Congress; (2) conduct a biennial review of internal DOD reports; (3) based on such reviews, identify any redundant, burdensome, or unjustifiable report requirements; and (4) eliminate or modify such reports. (Sec. 1073) Directs the Secretary to transmit reports required by law in electronic format to the maximum extent practicable. (Sec. 1074) Revises provisions requiring the Secretary to provide an annual aviation report covering the subsequent 30-year period. Directs the Secretary to include in such report: (1) additional information on cost estimates; (2) Army aviation reports; (3) an inventory of all DOD aircraft; and (4) remotely-piloted vehicles, rotary-wing aircraft, and operational support and executive airlift programs. (Sec. 1075) Revises the due date for an annual DOD report on National Guard and reserve equipment. (Sec. 1076) Revises a required annual report from the Secretary on the use of National Guard personnel in homeland defense activities to preclude the report requirement in any year that such personnel were not used for that purpose. (Sec. 1077) Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2010 to include the foreign relations committees as recipients of a report by the Director of National Intelligence on the nuclear aspirations of non-state entities, nuclear weapons and related programs in non-nuclear weapons states and countries not parties to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, and certain foreign persons. (Sec. 1078) Directs the Secretary to: (1) determine and make publicly available the programs funded through the overseas contingency operations accounts during the five-year period preceding the date of enactment of this Act that are unnecessary or unwanted, and (2) report to the defense committees on the results of such determination. (Sec. 1079) Directs the President to submit to Congress: (1) an implementation plan for achieving the whole-of-government integration vision prescribed in the President's National Security Strategy of May 2010, and (2) an annual update of such plan. (Sec. 1080) Requires the Secretary to prepare and submit to the defense and appropriations committees a report on the feasibility and desirability of recycling, recovering, and reprocessing rare earth elements, including fluorescent lighting in DOD facilities and neodymium iron boron magnets used in weapon systems and commercial off-the-shelf items such as computer hard drives. (Sec. 1080A) Directs the Secretary to report to the defense and appropriations committees on the National Guard and reserve components. Subtitle H: Miscellaneous Authorities and Limitations - (Sec. 1081) Authorizes the Secretary to exempt from disclosure under the Freedom Act files of the military flight operations quality assurance systems of the military departments. (Sec. 1082) Requires the Secretary, in the FY2013 report on the Quad Review, to specifically review the capability of DOD elements responsible for conducting light attack and armed reconnaissance missions or fulfilling requests of partner nations for training in the conduct of such missions. Prohibits the availability of funds for fiscal years after 2012 for the procurement or fielding of light attack armed reconnaissance aircraft until: (1) the Joint Requirements Oversight Council validates requirements for the development or procurement of such aircraft, and (2) the Under Secretary approves their acquisition strategy. Allows the Secretary to waive such prohibition when necessary to support ongoing contingency operations in Iraq or Afghanistan. (Sec. 1083) Earmarks National Guard State Partnership Program funds for the payment of Program participation travel costs of foreign civilian and non-defense agency personnel. (Sec. 1084) Prohibits this Act's funds from being used for manufacturing beyond low-rate initial production at three specified prototype integration facilities. Authorizes a waiver for national security purposes or when necessary to rapidly acquire equipment to respond to combat emergencies. (Sec. 1085) Expresses the sense of Congress that the deployment of National Guard personnel along the southwest border to assist U.S. Customs and Border Protection in securing the U.S.-Mexico border should continue through the end of FY2011. (Sec. 1086) Amends the Skelton Act to extend through FY2012 the authority to use DOD funds for reintegration activities in Afghanistan. (Sec. 1087) Directs the Secretary to ensure that the rules of engagement applicable to members assigned to duty in any hostile fire area: (1) fully protect the member's right to bear arms, and (2) authorize the members to fully defend themselves from hostile actions. Subtitle I: Other Matters - (Sec. 1091) Exempts from the Freedom of Information Act DOD critical infrastructure information that, if disclosed, may result in the disruption, degradation, or destruction of DOD operations, property, or facilities, if the Secretary determines that the public interest consideration does not outweigh preventing the disclosure. (Sec. 1092) Includes as authorized assistance and training under humanitarian demining assistance physical security, stockpile management, and explosive safety. (Sec. 1093) Amends the Hunter Act to require (under current law, authorizes) the appropriate officials to establish a standing advisory panel on improving the coordination of national security matters between DOD, the State Department, and the Agency for International Development. Extends the program through 2016. (Sec. 1094) Directs the Secretary of the Navy to ensure that the Navy maintains a minimum of 10 carrier wings and, for each wing, a dedicated and fully-staffed headquarters. (Sec. 1095) Requires the Secretary, for FY2013 and thereafter, to submit to the President a budget justification display that covers all programs and activities associated with procurement of organizational clothing and individual equipment. (Sec. 1096) Expresses the sense of Congress that the sustainment of the solid rocket motor and liquid rocket engine industrial base is a national challenge that spans multiple departments and agencies and requires the attention of the President. Directs the President to submit to Congress a national rocket propulsion strategy, containing specified elements. (Sec. 1097) Allows religious symbols to be included as part a military memorial established or acquired by the government, or for which the American Battle Monuments Commission cooperated in establishing. (Sec. 1098) Requires the FAA Administrator to establish a program to integrate unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace system at six test ranges. Requires a program report from the Administrator to Congress. (Sec. 1098A) Directs the Secretary of the Navy to report to the defense and appropriations committees on efforts to establish maintenance, repair, and overhaul capability for Navy unmanned aerial systems. (Sec. 1099) Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) Special Operations Forces provide a tremendous service to the Nation, and (2) the killing of Osama bin Laden is a major victory for international justice and for the United States in the war against terrorism and radical extremists. (Sec. 1099A) Makes a corrective amendment to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009. (Sec. 1099B) Directs the Secretary to submit to the defense committees and other appropriate committees specified information in connection with individuals formerly or currently detained by DOD at U.S. Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (Sec. 1099C) Directs the Secretary to take all necessary steps to: (1) exhume the remains of 13 deceased U.S. sailors buried in or near Protestant Cemetery and Tripoli Castle in Tripoli, Libya; (2) transfer such remains for laboratory identification; (3) in the case of identified remains, transport such remains to a veterans cemetery located near the closest living family member of the deceased (or to another cemetery, as determined by the Secretary); (4) in the case of identified remains, provide a military funeral and burial; and (5) in the case of unidentified remains, transport such remains to Arlington National Cemetery for interment at the Tomb of the Unknowns. (Sec. 1099D) States that Congress: (1) reaffirms its support for the recovery and return to the United States of the remains and bodies of all members killed in the line of duty, and efforts by the Joint POW-MIA Accounting Command to recover remains of members from all wars, conflicts and missions; (2) recognizes the courage and sacrifice of all members who participated in Operation Highjump and all missions vital to U.S. national security; (3) acknowledges the dedicated research and efforts by the U.S. Geological Survey, the National Science Foundation, the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, the Fallen American Veterans Foundation, and other persons and organizations to identify, locate, and advocate for the recovery of the bodies of Ensign Maxwell Lopez, Naval Aviator, Frederick Williams, Aviation Machinist's Mate 1st Class, and Wendell Hendersin, Aviation Radioman 1st Class of the "George 1" explosion and crash; and (4) encourages DOD to review the facts, research, and pursue new efforts to recover, identify, and return the bodies of the "George 1" crew from Antarctica's Thurston Island. (Sec. 1099E) Requires any written communication from Congress recommending that funds be committed, obligated, or expended on any project within a program element set forth in the funding tables accompanying this Act to be made publicly available on the Internet by the receiving entity of DOD within 30 days after such communication. (Sec. 1099F) Expresses the sense of Congress that before voting begins with respect to funding any deployment of forces, Members of Congress should: (1) consider the cultures, religions, ethnicities, geographies, histories, and politics of the nations and regions in which such forces are engaged or proposed to be engaged; (2) be given access to in-depth briefings on such considerations; and (3) consider and appreciate the enormous complexities and uncertainties inherent in U.S. military engagements in certain regions, particularly the Middle East. (Sec. 1099G) Expresses the sense of Congress: (1) encouraging efforts to increase education and public awareness of the Korean War and to honor and promote gratitude for those who served there; (2) commending the people who have spearheaded the development of a museum to promote Korean War awareness; and (3) that a national museum should be established in Chicago, Illinois, for such purpose. (Sec. 1099H) Requires the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering to collaborate with the DHS Under Secretary for Science and Technology to identify equipment and technology used by DOD that could be used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to improve the security of international borders between the United States, Mexico, and Canada. (Sec. 1099I) Designates Taps as the National Song of Remembrance. Provides for the appropriate conduct of military and non-military persons present during the playing of Taps. Provides an exception to such conduct when Taps is sounded as the final call of the day at a military base. (Sec. 1099J) Expresses the sense of Congress on the crucial role of the United States Northern Command in providing additional response capability to state and local governments in domestic disaster relief and consequence management operations. (Sec. 1099K) Recognizes Salem, Massachusetts, the site of the first muster of a militia regiment in 1637 in what became the United States, as the Birthplace of the National Guard of the United States. (Sec. 1099L) Directs the Secretary to report to Congress on the U.S. manufacturing industry as it relates to defense and security operations. (Sec. 1099O) Directs the President to designate a National Day of Honor to celebrate members returning from deployment in support of Iraq, Afghanistan, and other combat areas.

Title XI:

Civilian Personnel Matters - (Sec. 1101) Makes technical amendments to DOD performance management, hiring, and training authorities. Removes references to the Department of Defense National Security Personnel System, which was repealed by the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2010. (Sec. 1102) Directs the Secretary, within one year after implementation of the replacement DOD performance management and workforce incentive system, to: (1) conduct assessments or surveys of employee perceptions of the system, and (2) report assessment or survey results to Congress and the CG. Requires the CG to review any such assessments or surveys and report review results to Congress. Directs the Secretary to report at least semiannually on the design and implementation of the new system. Repeals superseded provisions. (Sec. 1103) Amends the Hunter Act to make permanent direct hiring authority at DOD demonstration laboratories. (Sec. 1104) Prohibits the payment of annual cost-of-living adjustments to federal employees receiving an unacceptable performance rating (a rating of "below satisfactory"). (Sec. 1105) Allows a federal employee to designate any person to receive all (under current law, up to 50%) or any portion of their death gratuity in the event that such employee dies in connection with service with the Armed Forces in a contingency operation. Requires the appropriate agency head to notify the spouse in the event the employee does not choose the spouse as the beneficiary of a full death gratuity. (Sec. 1106) Amends the Hunter Act to extend through 2012 DOD authority to waive the annual limit on premium pay as well as the aggregate pay limit for certain federal employees working abroad. (Sec. 1107) Waives certain pay limitations for individuals hired by DOD as highly qualified experts and serving with the Armed Forces in a contingency operation (thus conforming their pay and allowances to that of other federal employees serving in such circumstances). (Sec. 1108) Requires each federal agency head to provide for the assignment of a post-combat case coordinator for each employee of such agency who suffers an injury or disability incurred or an illness contracted as a result of a war-risk hazard or capture, detention, or other restraint by a hostile force or individual. Requires the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to prescribe guidelines for coordinator responsibilities. Requires coordinator services to continue until: (1) the employee accepts or declines an offer of employment at the employee's agency at a level not lower than two pay grades below the employee's grade before the injury, disability, or illness; or (2) the employee gives written notice that such services are no longer desired or necessary. (Sec. 1109) Authorizes the Secretary to waive repayment of voluntary separation incentive pay in the case of employees who accepted a reassignment with DOD during the period beginning on April 1, 2004, and ending on May 1, 2008, and had received written assurance that such repayment would not be required or would be waived. (Sec. 1110) Extends through 2016 DOD authority to provide for the temporary continuation of health insurance coverage for employees separated due to a reduction in force. (Sec. 1111) Provides that, in the case of conversion of an agency function from performance by contractor to performance by an agency employee, the head of that agency may waive any maximum age limit for such employee if necessary to promote the recruitment or appointment of experienced personnel. (Sec. 1112) Expresses the sense of Congress that the Secretary and the OPM Director should develop procedures for determining locality pay for employees of DOD in circumstances that may be unique to such employees, such as assignment to remote military installations, due to the difference between the cost of living at the post of assignment and the locality where such employee generally resides. (Sec. 1113) Revises generally information required in Office of Special Counsel reports concerning the disclosures of violations of law, gross mismanagement, and related matters (whistleblower provisions). (Sec. 1114) Directs the Secretary to list on the DOD public website the names of senior mentors serving in DOD, and to update the list at least quarterly. (Sec. 1115) Terminates the DOD Joint Safety Climate Assessment System on the later of October 1, 2011, or the date of enactment of this Act. (Sec. 1116) Requires the head of each federal agency operating an internship program to appoint an internship coordinator within the agency. Directs OPM to make publicly available on the Internet: (1) the coordinator's name and contact information and information regarding application procedures and deadlines for the program, and (2) links to the websites where such information is displayed. Requires OPM to establish a centralized electronic database that contains the names, contact information, and relevant skills of individuals who have completed or are nearing completion of an internship program and are currently seeking full-time federal employment. Requires each agency operating an internship program to: (1) conduct an exit interview, and administer a survey, with each intern who completes the program; and (2) annually submit to OPM a program assessment.

Title XII:

Matters Relating to Foreign Nations - Subtitle A: Assistance and Training - (Sec. 1201) Amends the Reagan Act to increase and extend through FY2014 authorized DOD support of special operations to combat terrorism. Directs the Secretary to brief the defense committees on future requirements for such authority. (Sec. 1202) Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2006 to increase and extend through FY2013 a DOD program to build the capacity of certain foreign military forces. Requires a report from the President to Congress on program implementation. (Sec. 1203) Extends through FY2016 DOD's nonconventional assisted recovery program for certain DOD, federal government, and other designated personnel supporting U.S. national interests in isolated areas. (Sec. 1204) Authorizes the Secretary of State to establish the Global Security Contingency Fund to provide assistance to certain foreign countries to enhance the capabilities of military and other security forces that conduct border and maritime security and counterterrorism operations in order to strengthen the country's national and regional security interests consistent with U.S. foreign policy interests. Requires such Secretary to notify the defense, appropriations, and foreign relations committees 15 days in advance of implementing an activity under the assistance program. Terminates the program at the end of FY2015. (Sec. 1205) Amends the Warner Act to: (1) remove Iraq as a participant in DOD authority to use acquisition and cross-servicing agreements to lend military equipment for personnel protection and survivability, and (2) extend such temporary authority through FY2014. (Sec. 1206) Establishes an interagency working group to monitor the foreign police training programs, projects, and activities (activities) of the various federal departments and agencies and coordinate and unify such activities under a single strategic framework. Expresses the sense of Congress that the working group should establish a strategy to specify the goals of such activities, strategies for achieving such goals, and metrics for measuring success. Subtitle B: Matters Relating to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan - (Sec. 1211) Amends the Skelton Act to increase and extend through FY2012 the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund. Limits the obligation of such funds until the Secretary submits to Congress a plan for the allocation and use of such funds in FY2012. (Sec. 1212) Authorizes the Secretary to use specified DOD O&M funds in FY2012 for the Commanders' Emergency Response Program (humanitarian aid and assistance) in Afghanistan. Requires: (1) quarterly reports and briefings from the Secretary to the defense and appropriations committees on the source and allocation of such funds, and (2) the Secretary to submit to such committees a copy of the guidance issued to the Armed Forces concerning the allocation of such funds. Authorizes the Secretary, in exercising Program authority, to waive any law that would prohibit, restrict, or otherwise constrain the use of such authority. Requires the Secretary to notify such committees at least 15 days before obligating or expending funds for the Program. (Sec. 1213) Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2008 to extend through FY2012 DOD authority to reimburse certain coalition countries for support provided to U.S. military operations. Extends through FY2013 required congressional notification of reimbursement to Pakistan for military support. (Sec. 1214) Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2010 to extend through FY2012 DOD authority to use the Pakistan Counterinsurgency Fund to assist Pakistan security forces to build and maintain such country's counterinsurgency capability. Limits the obligation of such funds in FY2012 until the Secretary reports to Congress on Fund strategy and metrics. Requires such report to be updated for any year in which funding is requested for such Fund. (Sec. 1215) Directs the Secretary to report to Congress within 10 days after the completion of any agreement with the government of Iraq that would retain a U.S. force presence in Iraq greater than that envisioned for the Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq. Requires report updates for FY2014-FY2015. (Sec. 1216) Authorizes the Secretary to support operations and activities of the above Office, including life support, transportation and personal security, and facilities renovation and construction. Prohibits such support from including salaries and expenses of State Department personnel. Provides funding from Air Force O&M funds. (Sec. 1217) Directs the Secretary to report to the defense and appropriations committees on the U.S. military strategy in Afghanistan, including the extent to which such strategy has changed or is anticipated to change in light of the death of Osama bin Laden. (Sec. 1218) Prohibits this Act's funds from being used to establish any military installation or base for providing for the permanent stationing of U.S. forces in Iraq or Afghanistan. (Sec. 1219) Prohibits more than 75% of the FY2012 funds for the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund from being used to provide assistance to the government of Afghanistan unless the Secretary determines and certifies to Congress that women in Afghanistan are an integral part of the reconciliation process between the Afghan government and the Taliban. Subtitle C: Reports and Other Matters - (Sec. 1221) Requires the Secretary to: (1) direct an appropriate entity outside DOD to conduct a review of Iran's and China's conventional and anti-access capabilities, and (2) submit such review to Congress. (Sec. 1222) Requires the Secretary to: (1) direct a DOD federally funded research and development center to assess the energy security of the NATO alliance, and (2) submit assessment results to Congress. (Sec. 1223) Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2008 to extend through FY2014 a required report on progress toward security and stability in Afghanistan. (Sec. 1224) Directs the Secretary to report to Congress on the current and future military power of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. (Sec. 1225) Requires the CBO Director to determine and make publicly available the amount of accrued interest on U.S. federal debt paid to China during the five-year period ending on the date of enactment of this Act. Directs the Secretary to assess and report to Congress on national security risks posed to the United States and its allies as a result of federal debt liabilities owed to China. (Sec. 1226) Directs the Secretary to notify Congress prior to relocating any military unit stationed outside the United States. Provides exceptions, including a unit deployed in support of a contingency operation. (Sec. 1227) Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2000 to require additional information in an annual DOD analysis of the military power of China. (Sec. 1228) Prohibits DOD funds from being used to provide the Russian Federation with access to: (1) sensitive U.S. missile defense technology, including hit-to-kill technology; or (2) sensitive data that supports U.S. missile defense capabilities. Prohibits such funds from being used to provide the Russian Federation with access to U.S. missile defense technology or data other than that described above unless, at least 30 days in advance, the President describes to Congress the data to be accessed, along with a certification relating to the use of, and third-party access to, such data. (Sec. 1229) States as the policy of the United States that further limitations on U.S. missile defense capabilities are not in the national security interest, that such capabilities should be improved during the period of the New START Treaty, and that no future agreements with Russia should include any restrictions on U.S. missile defense options in Europe or elsewhere. Provides that no agreement with any country or international organization or amendment to the New START Treaty concerning limitations on U.S. missile defense capabilities shall be binding on the United States unless such agreement or amendment is: (1) specifically approved with the advice and consent of the Senate, or (2) specifically authorized by an Act of Congress. Directs the President to provide annual notification to Congress as to whether: (1) the Russian Federation has recognized the sovereign right of the United States to pursue improvements in missile defense capabilities; and (2) whether any Russian Federation representative has suggested that a treaty or other international agreement include provisions restricting U.S. missile defense capabilities or reducing the number of non-strategic nuclear weapons deployed in Europe. (Sec. 1230) States U.S. policy relating to the reduction of Russian deployed and non-deployed non-strategic forces and the extended deterrence commitment to Europe. Prohibits any action to be taken to effect or implement the reduction, consolidation, or withdrawal of U.S. nuclear forces based in Europe unless: (1) the reduction is requested by the government of the host nation in a manner provided in the agreement between the United States and the host nation; (2) the President certifies that NATO member states have decided to support such reduction, consolidation, or withdrawal, and that the remaining forces in Europe would provide a commensurate or better level of assurance and credibility; or (3) such reduction, consolidation, or withdrawal is pursuant to an approved treaty or international agreement or specifically authorized by an Act of Congress. Requires the President, upon any such reduction or withdrawal decision, to provide Congress with the above certification, a justification therefor, and an assessment of how NATO member states assess the credibility of the U.S. deterrence capability in support of their commitments under the NATO Treaty. Requires a 180-day waiting period following such notification before the President may take any such action. (Sec. 1231) Prohibits anything in this Act from being construed to authorize military operations in Libya. (Sec. 1232) Requires the Secretary to report to the defense, appropriations, and foreign relations committees on the desirability and feasibility of expanding to additional countries participation in the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program. (Sec. 1233) Directs the President to submit to Congress an estimate of the long-term costs of Operations New Dawn and Enduring Freedom under various scenarios based on the number of troop deployments in support of such Operations. Requires the President to make estimates and projections through at least FY2020. Requires additional information, including multiple deployments, the use of contractor and private security firms, and the number of veterans who served in such Operations that are now suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injury, other mental injuries, or other disabilities. (Sec. 1234) Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2006 to authorize the Secretary to waive the prohibition on the procurement of goods or services from Communist Chinese military companies if: (1) the goods or services are critical to DOD needs and are otherwise unavailable, and (2) the Secretary notifies the defense and appropriations committees at least 15 days in advance of such waiver. (Sec. 1235) Directs the Secretary to report to Congress on the nuclear forces of the Russian Federation as it relates to the New START Treaty. (Sec. 1236) Prohibits DOD funds from being obligated or expended to: (1) deploy members for ground combat operations in Libya unless such deployment is limited solely to rescuing members from imminent danger; (2) award a contract to a private security contractor for ground activity in Libya; or (3) establish or maintain any presence of members or private security contractors on the ground of Libya, unless such presence is limited to rescuing members from imminent danger. (Sec. 1237) Repeals the United States Institute of Peace Act.

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. (Sec. 1303) Places a 75% limit on the obligation of FY2012 funds for the cooperative biological engagement program (part of the CTR programs) until the Secretary submits to Congress a detailed analysis of the effect of such program and either: (1) written certification of its positive effects on threat reduction; or (2) a detailed list of recommendations to modify, expand, or curtail the program in order to achieve desired objectives.

Title XIV:

Other Authorizations - Subtitle A: Military Programs - (Sec. 1401) Authorizes appropriations to DOD for FY2012 for: (1) Defense Working Capital Funds, (2) the National Defense Sealift Fund, (3) chemical agents and munitions destruction, (4) drug interdiction and counter-drug activities, (5) the Defense Inspector General, and (6) the Defense Health Program. Subtitle B: National Defense Stockpile - (Sec. 1411) Authorizes the National Defense Stockpile (NDS) Manager, during FY2012, to obligate up to $50,107,320 of the funds in the National Defense Stockpile Transaction Fund (Fund) for authorized Fund uses, including the disposal of hazardous materials that are environmentally sensitive. Authorizes the NDS Manager to obligate amounts in excess of such amount 45 days after notifying Congress that extraordinary or emergency conditions necessitate the additional obligations. (Sec. 1412) Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2000 to increase and extend through 2016 DOD authority to sell NDS materials. Subtitle C: Chemical Demilitarization Matters - (Sec. 1421) Amends the Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1986 to remove a requirement that the program manager for the Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternative Program act independently of the Army program manager for Chemical Demilitarization. Requires the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs to brief the defense committees on opportunities to leverage lessons learned and experienced personnel of the Army Chemical Materials Agency to support the Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternative Program. Subtitle D: Other Matters - (Sec. 1431) Authorizes appropriations for FY2012 for the Armed Forces Retirement Home. (Sec. 1432) Earmarks specified funds for transfer to the Joint Department of Defense-Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Facility Demonstration Fund for operations at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, Illinois, under an operational agreement outlined in the Hunter Act. (Sec. 1433) Establishes in DOD the Mission Force Enhancement Transfer Fund to mitigate unfunded requirements for FY2012 for any of the following: (1) ballistic and cruise missile defense; (2) Navy shipbuilding; (3) strike fighter shortfall; (4) naval mine warfare; (5) intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; (6) capabilities to defeat anti-access/area-denial technologies; and (7) basic research. Prohibits the use of Fund amounts for any such purposes until 15 days after the Secretary notifies the defense and appropriations committees of the details of such use(s). Reduces by $348.256 million the amount authorized in this Act for such Fund.

Title XV:

Authorization of Additional Appropriations for Overseas Contingency Operations - Subtitle A: Authorization of Additional Appropriations - (Sec. 1502) Authorizes appropriations for DOD for FY2012 to provide additional funds for overseas contingency operations, specifically for: (1) procurement, (2) RDT&E, (3) O&M, (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. 1521) Treats amounts authorized by this title as in addition to amounts otherwise authorized by this Act. (Sec. 1522) Authorizes the Secretary, in the national interest, to transfer up to $3 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) Makes funds available for FY2012 for the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund subject to fund use, transfer, and related limitations prescribed under the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2008. Prohibits 25% of such funds from being used to carry out contracts unless the Secretary certifies to Congress that DOD has sufficient management and oversight mechanisms on such contracts. (Sec. 1532) Applies to funds authorized under this title provisions of the Hunter Act prohibiting the use of DOD funds for the acquisition, development, or improvement of facilities in Iraq for use by the Iraqi government, its political subdivisions, or its armed forces. (Sec. 1533) Amends the Skelton Act to extend into 2012 project authority and related requirements of the Task Force for Business and Stability Operations in Afghanistan. Requires Task Force activities to focus on improving the commercial viability of other reconstruction or development activities conducted by the United States in Afghanistan.

Title XVI:

Additional Budget Items - Subtitle A: Procurement - (Sec. 1601) Requires the obligation of specified additional procurement funds authorized under this Act for: (1) modification of torpedoes and related equipment, (2) anti-submarine warfare electronic equipment, (3) shallow-water mine countermeasures, (4) the LHA-7 ship program, (5) mobility aircraft simulators, (6) modifications to aircraft, (7) SH-60 crew and passenger survivability upgrades, (8) lightweight airborne recovery systems, (9) Aegis ship support for combat system radar upgrades, (10) deployment and adoption of new information processing systems, (11) base defense system equipment, (12) modifications of weapons and other combat vehicles, (13) generators and associated equipment, and (14) National Guard and reserve equipment. Requires merit-based or competitive selection procedures to be used in the obligation or expenditure of any such funds. Subtitle B: Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation - (Sec. 1616) Requires the obligation of specified additional RDT&E funds authorized under this Act for: (1) continued design improvements for new SSNs (nuclear submarines); (2) advanced submarine system development; (3) surface anti-submarine warfare; (4) ship preliminary design and feasibility studies; (5) industrial preparedness; (6) mixed conventional load capability for bomber aircraft; (7) TACAIR-launched UAS capability development; (8) electro-photonic component capability development; (9) airborne reconnaissance systems; (10) small business innovative research technology transition into Army acquisition programs; (11) defense research sciences; (12) new techniques for combat wound repair; (13) communications advanced technology; (14) development of radio frequency signals intelligence processing equipment and associated applications; (15) development of visual sensors for persistent surveillance and dismounted soldier applications; (16) development of deployable force protection sensors; (17) development and fielding of a solution for helicopter "brownout" situational awareness; (18) night vision advanced technology development; (19) development of mission planning and support tools for rotary wing surfaces; (20) development of weapons and munitions technologies by small and non-traditional defense businesses; (21) development of manufacturing techniques and processes for munitions and weapons systems; (22) development of nanomaterials and nanomanufacturing processes for warfighter systems; (23) development and demonstration of novel lightweight composite packaging and structural materials; (24) advanced manufacturing, repair, and sustainment technologies for defense needs; (25) development of new lightweight body armor; (26) sustainment of the industrial base for body armor; (27) development, identification, and management of secure microelectronics; (28) development of interoperable national security information sharing systems; (29) research and educational programs that support cyber workforce development; (30) small business technology transfer into major DOD acquisition programs of record; (31) multidisciplinary research into nanotechnology science; (32) development of hypersonic testing facilities for defense applications; (33) development of informatics tools to support clinical care and research; (34) development of biomaterials for wound prevention and healing; (35) medical technology; (36) development of high-throughput, microarray diagnostic systems; (37) development of vaccines of interest to the military; (38) functional genomics research to further develop cancer treatment and detection methods; (39) development of telemedicine technologies; (40) studying health effects from manganese and other potential toxins; (41) development of medical training technologies; (42) chemical and biological defense program applied research; (43) special operations advanced technology development; (44) combating terrorism technology support; (45) development of modeling and simulation technologies for testing of blast structures; (46) the collaborative experimentation model; (47) weapons of mass destruction defeat technologies; (48) countermine systems; (49) development of remote-robotic naval mine countermeasure research and development capability; (50) special applications for contingencies; (51) microelectronics technology development and support; (52) warfighter sustainment applied research; (53) Marine Corps landing force technology; (54) advanced concepts and simulation; (55) human effectiveness applied research; (56) development of aircraft deoxygeneration systems; (57) end item industrial preparedness activities; (58) sensors and electronic survivability; (59) military engineering advanced technology; (60) aviation advanced technology; (61) establishment of protocols for Joint Strike Fighter lead-free electronic components; (62) improvements to portable helicopter oxygen delivery systems; (63) advanced rotorcraft flight research; (64) development of missile simulation technology; (65) base defense counter fire intercept systems; (66) combat vehicle improvement programs; (67) warfighter advanced technology; (68) development of autonomous cargo for rotorcraft unmanned aerial vehicles; (69) common data link waveform improvements; (70) research on corrosion reduction for rotor craft aviation platforms; (71) munitions standardization, effectiveness, and safety; (72) Aegis ballistic missile defense; (73) operationally responsive space capabilities; (74) space technology research; (75) Army net zero programs; (76) offshore range environmental baseline assessment; (77) DOD corrosion protection projects; (78) study of renewable and alternative energy applications in the Pacific region; (79) alternative energy for mobile power applications; (80) advanced battery technologies; (81) an operational energy pilot project; (82) the microgrid pilot program; (83) advanced surface machinery systems; (84) base camp fuel cells; (85) defense alternative energy; and (86) radiological contamination research. Requires merit-based or competitive selection procedures to be used in the obligation or expenditure of any such funds. Requires, with respect to each program with an authorized amount in excess of that requested by the President in the FY2012 budget, a report from the Secretary to the defense and appropriations committees containing: (1) a justification of the use of the total amount appropriated for that program for FY2012, and (2) the process by which such amounts were awarded. Requires each such report within 180 days after funds are allocated. Subtitle C: Operation and Maintenance - (Sec. 1699G) Requires the obligation of specified additional O&M funds authorized under this Act for: (1) the DOD corrosion prevention program, (2) Navy emergency management and preparedness, (3) Army National Guard civil support team information management systems, (4) Army industrial facility energy monitoring, (5) Army National Guard simulation training systems, (6) capital improvements at Army arsenals, and (7) cold weather protective equipment. Division B: Military Construction Authorizations - Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 - (Sec. 2002) Terminates all authorizations contained in Titles XXI through XXVII of this Act on October 1, 2014, or the date of enactment of an Act authorizing funds for military construction for FY2015, whichever is later, with an exception. (Sec. 2003) Prohibits the Secretary or the Secretary concerned from entering into an award of a project authorized for various locations in titles XXI through XXVII, until such Secretary submits to the defense and appropriations committees a list of the proposed projects, as well as related information. 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 construct or acquire family housing units, carry out architectural engineering services and construction design activities, and improve existing military family housing in specified amounts. Authorizes appropriations to the Army for fiscal years after 2011 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 military construction project to construct a water treatment facility for Fort Irwin, California. (Sec. 2111) Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to obligate a specified additional amount of Army military construction funds for various Army construction and land acquisition projects. Requires merit-based or competitive selection procedures to be used in the obligation or expenditure of any such funds. 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. 2207) Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to obligate a specified additional amount of Navy military construction funds for Navy maintenance and production and research and development facilities. Requires merit-based or competitive selection procedures to be used in the obligation or expenditure of any such funds. 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. (Sec. 2307) Prohibits the Secretary of the Air Force from disestablishing, closing, or realigning any element of the Air and Space Operations Center consolidation initiative until: (1) such Secretary submits notification thereof to the defense and appropriations committees; and (2) 15 legislative or 30 calendar days, whichever is longer, have passed since the notification. (Sec. 2308) Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force to obligate a specified additional amount of Air Force military construction funds for Air Force supporting, operational, community, and maintenance and production facilities. Requires merit-based or competitive selection procedures to be used in the obligation or expenditure of any such funds. 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 2011 for military construction, land acquisition, and military family housing functions of DOD (other than the military departments). (Sec. 2404) Authorizes the Secretary to obligate a specified additional amount of DOD military construction funds for defense access roads and special operations forces land acquisition. Requires merit-based or competitive selection procedures to be used in the obligation or expenditure of any such funds. Subtitle B: Chemical Demilitarization Authorizations - (Sec. 2411) Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years after 2011 for military construction and land acquisition for chemical demilitarization. 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 2011 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 2011 for National Guard and reserve forces for acquisition, architectural and engineering services, and construction of facilities. Subtitle B: Additional Budget Items - (Sec. 2611) Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to obligate specified additional amounts for Army National Guard operational, maintenance and production, and training facilities. Requires merit-based or competitive selection procedures to be used in the obligation or expenditure of any such funds. (Sec. 2612) Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force to obligate specified additional amounts for Air National Guard operational and maintenance and production facilities. Requires merit-based or competitive selection procedures to be used in the obligation or expenditure of any such funds. (Sec. 2613) Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force to obligate specified additional amounts for Air Force Reserve training facilities. Requires merit-based or competitive selection procedures to be used in the obligation or expenditure of any such funds. Subtitle C: Other Matters - (Sec. 2621) Extends certain prior-year military construction projects. Title XXVII: Base Realignment and Closure Activities - (Sec. 2701) Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years after 2011 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 the Secretary to carry out base closure and realignment activities authorized under the above Act and funded through the Department of Defense Base Closure Account 2005. Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years after 2011 for such purpose. (Sec. 2704) Amends the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 to allow the Secretary to extend the period for completion of up to seven of the closure or realignment recommendations made by the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission in 2005 until the later of September 15, 2012, or the date of enactment of an Act authorizing funds for military construction for FY2013. Requires the Secretary to report to the defense and appropriations committees on any closures or realignments so extended. Requires a conditional waiting period following such report before such a closure or realignment extension may take effect. (Sec. 2705) Requires the Secretary concerned to include a cost-benefit analysis of all proposed base closures and realignments. (Sec. 2706) Directs the Secretary concerned to include a transportation infrastructure assessment as part of any closure or realignment determined to possibly have a significant transportation impact. (Sec. 2707) Prohibits the Secretary from using more than 1,000 parking spaces provided by the BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure) 133 project (under the Fort Belvoir, Virginia, BRAC initiative) and leasing other spaces in the immediate vicinity until the Secretary: (1) documents either a specified consideration or assessment for the finding of no significant environmental impact; and (2) certifies that all defense access road-certified mitigation projects related to the project have been constructed. Title XXVIII: Military Construction General Provisions - Subtitle A: Military Construction Program and Military Family Housing Changes - (Sec. 2801) Prohibits any contract entered into by the United States in connection with a military construction or military family housing project from using any form of cost-plus contracting. Makes such prohibition applicable notwithstanding a declaration of war or a national emergency. (Sec. 2802) Increases from $2 million to $3 million the threshold for unspecified minor military construction projects not otherwise authorized by law. Extends through FY2016 a DOD laboratory revitalization program. (Sec. 2803) Prohibits housing units in foreign countries leased for assignment to general or flag officers from exceeding the floor area and design criteria for similar military housing in the United States. (Sec. 2804) Increases from $100,000 to $150,000 the performance and payment threshold requirements under contracts for military construction and family housing projects. (Sec. 2805) Amends the Military Construction Authorization Act (MCAA) for Fiscal Year 2004 to extend through FY2012 DOD authority to use O&M funds for military construction projects within the command area of the U.S. Central Command and the Combined Task Force-Horn of Africa. Subtitle B: Real Property and Facilities Administration - (Sec. 2811) Authorizes the Secretary to use Pentagon Reservation Maintenance Revolving Fund amounts to support construction or alteration activities at the Pentagon within the unspecified minor construction project limits. (Sec. 2812) Removes the authority of the Secretary concerned to grant an easement, for any purpose that such Secretary considers advisable, for a right-of-way over land withdrawn or reserved for that military department. (Sec. 2813) Authorizes the use of the DOD readiness and environmental protection initiative authority to protect clear zone areas from encroachment that is incompatible with the mission of the installation. (Sec. 2814) Directs the Secretary, when using defense access roads funds, to determine the magnitude of improvements required as the result of an increased defense mission in an area without regard to the extent to which traffic generated by the installation is greater than other traffic in the area. Requires the Secretary to: (1) convene the Economic Adjustment Committee to consider additional sources of funding for the defense access roads program; and (2) report Committee deliberation results to Congress, along with an implementation plan for the mitigation of significant transportation impacts in areas with an increased defense mission. Requires DOD amounts requested for the defense access roads program to be set forth each year as a separate budget request. Subtitle C: Energy Security - (Sec. 2821) Consolidates under federal armed forces law definitions used under DOD energy security matters. (Sec. 2822) Directs the Secretary to: (1) establish a policy under which a military installation shall give favorable consideration for energy security in the design and development of energy projects on a military installation that will use renewable energy sources, (2) notify Congress within 30 days after entering into any agreement for such a project that excludes the pursuit of energy security on cost-prohibitive grounds, and (3) provide a cost-benefit analysis of such a decision. Requires the development of a DOD geothermal energy project to include the consideration of energy security in its design and development. Requires energy security incorporation to be included in DOD energy project reports. (Sec. 2823) Directs the Secretary, as part of the DOD 2025 renewable energy goal, to establish an interim goal for FY2018 for the production or procurement of facility energy from renewable energy sources. Requires the Secretary to notify the defense and appropriations committees of such new goal within 180 days after the enactment of this Act. (Sec. 2824) Directs the Secretary to establish a policy to maximize savings for the bulk purchase of replacement renewable energy certificates in connection with the development of facility energy projects using renewable energy sources. Requires the Secretary concerned, under such policy, to submit requests for the purchase of such certificates to a centralized purchasing authority maintained by such department or the Defense Logistics Agency. Requires renewable energy certificates to be listed within reporting requirements on DOD energy projects. (Sec. 2825) Requires the Secretary to prescribe a definition of "energy-efficient product" for use in connection with the construction, repair, or renovation of DOD facilities, and to modify such definition as needed to account for emerging or changing technologies. (Sec. 2826) Directs the Secretary to establish a training program for DOD energy managers designated for military installations, and to identify core curriculum and certification standards for such managers. Outlines training, curriculum, and certification requirements, and requires the Secretary to brief the defense committees on the curriculum and certification requirements. (Sec. 2827) Requires the Secretary to submit the annual installation energy management report within 120 days after the end of each fiscal year. (Sec. 2828) Authorizes the Secretary to require the continuous commissioning of DOD facilities (an ongoing process to resolve operating problems, improve comfort, optimize energy use, and identify appropriate retrofits). (Sec. 2829) Directs the Secretary to require that information generated by installation energy meters be captured and tracked to determine baseline energy consumption. (Sec. 2830) Directs the Secretary of the Navy to meter Navy piers so that energy consumption of naval vessels in port can be accurately measured and captured and steps can be taken to improve their energy use. Requires information on such energy consumption to be included in annual DOD energy management reports. (Sec. 2831) Requires the Secretary to report to the defense and appropriations committees on DOD energy-efficiency standards utilized for military construction. Prohibits the use of FY2012 DOD funds for achieving any LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold or platinum certification, with an authorized waiver by the Secretary. Allows LEED gold and platinum certification, without such a waiver, if its achievement imposes no additional costs to DOD. Subtitle D: Provisions Related to Guam Realignment - (Sec. 2841) Authorizes the Secretary to assist the government of Guam in meeting the costs of providing increased municipal services and facilities as a result of the realignment of military installations and the relocation of military personnel on Guam (the Guam realignment), as long as the Secretary determines that Guam will incur an unfair and excessive financial burden in the absence of such assistance. Authorizes the Secretary to take appropriate actions to mitigate significant impacts of the Guam realignment. Provides funding. Requires the Secretary to submit six-month progress reports to the defense committees. (Sec. 2842) Prohibits the Secretary of the Navy from awarding any additional Navy or Marine Corps construction project or associated task order on Guam in connection with the Guam realignment if the project includes the use of H-2B workers (as defined under the Immigration and Nationality Act) until such Secretary provides a lead system integrator for health care for such workers. Directs such Secretary to notify the defense and appropriations of the assignment and qualifications of such integrator. (Sec. 2843) Prohibits a firing range on Guam from being established until the Secretary certifies to the above committees a national security need for such range related to the readiness of Armed Forces assigned to the U.S. Pacific Command. (Sec. 2844) Amends the MCAA for Fiscal Year 2011 to repeal required Navy representation on the Guam Consolidated Commission on Utilities. Subtitle E: Land Conveyances - (Sec. 2851) Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to convey to the Texas General Land Office specified real property at Fort Bliss, Texas, for facilitating commercial development. (Sec. 2852) Authorizes the Secretaries of the Army and of Health and Human Services (HHS) to convey all residual rights and interest to specified real property at the former Defense Depot, Ogden, Utah, in order to permit the Ogden City Redevelopment Authority to prevent the further deterioration of the building on such property and to redevelop the property. Subtitle F: Other Matters - (Sec. 2861) Redesignates the Industrial College of the Armed Forces as the "Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy." (Sec. 2862) Requires the Secretary or the Secretary concerned to notify the defense committees 90 days prior to effecting or implementing any military installation realignment involving a reduction of more than 1,000 in the number of military personnel assigned there. Provides exceptions: (1) for realignments pursuant to a base closure law, and (2) when the President certifies to Congress that the realignment must be implemented for reasons of national security or military emergency. (Sec. 2863) Prohibits any real property under the jurisdiction of the Secretary or the Secretary concerned from being named after any individual who is a Member of Congress at time of the naming. (Sec. 2864) Requires a report from the Secretary to Congress on the homeowners assistance program under the Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development Act of 1966. (Sec. 2865) Transfers jurisdiction, custody, and control of the Air Force Memorial from the Secretary of the Army to the Secretary of the Air Force. Makes the latter Secretary responsible for Memorial operation, maintenance, and management. Repeals inconsistent provisions under the MCAA for Fiscal Year 2008. 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 FY2012 for: (1) activities of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) in carrying out programs necessary for national security, with specified allocations for weapons activities, defense nuclear nonproliferation activities, naval reactors, and the Office of the Administrator for Nuclear Security (Administrator); and (2) environmental restoration and waste management activities and plant projects in carrying out national security programs, with specified allocations for defense environmental cleanup, other defense activities, and energy security and assurance. Subtitle B: Program Authorizations, Restrictions, and Limitations - (Sec. 3111) Directs the Administrator to: (1) develop and annually update a plan for sustaining the nuclear weapons stockpile, and (2) submit a plan summary biennially to the defense and appropriations committees. Outlines plan elements, including an assessment of the stockpile stewardship program, and measures for modernizing the nuclear security infrastructure. Requires related analysis and congressional reports by the Nuclear Weapons Council. Repeals certain inconsistent plan and reporting requirements under the Atomic Energy Defense Act. (Sec. 3112) Limits the obligation of FY2012 NNSA funding for the United States-China Center of Excellence on Nuclear Security until the Secretary of Energy (Secretary, for purposes of this title) submits to the defense and foreign relations committees a review of China's existing capacity to develop and implement best practices training for nuclear security. Requires an additional report from the Secretary on the extent to which the training and relationship-building activities planned for such Center could contribute to improving China's historical patterns relating to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and missiles. (Sec. 3113) Directs the Administrator and the Assistant Secretary of Energy for Environmental Management, with respect to employees of the NNSA and DOE's Office of Environmental Management, respectively, to determine the amount of funds needed for FY2012-FY2016 to fully fund defined-benefit pension plans of such employees and operating contractors, and to make any excess pension funds available for high-priority budgetary shortfalls, as identified by the Administrator or Assistant Secretary. Requires the Administrator or Assistant Secretary to promptly notify the defense and appropriations committees of any such determinations and transfers. Terminates such requirement at the end of FY2016. (Sec. 3114) Amends the Atomic Energy Defense Act to: (1) require the head of the Office of River Protection at the Hanford Reservation at Richland, Washington, to include the Hanford Tank Farm Operations and the Waste Treatment Plant within management responsibilities; (2) require the Assistant Secretary of Energy for Environmental Management to notify the defense committees of any changes in roles, responsibilities, and reporting relationships that involve the Office; and (3) terminate the Office at the end of FY2019 (with an authorized extension if the Assistant Secretary determines that termination would disrupt effective management of the Hanford Tank Farm operations). (Sec. 3115) Increases by $20 million (with a corresponding offset) the amount authorized for defense nuclear nonproliferation, to be allocated to the global threat reduction initiative. Requires merit-based or competitive selection procedures to be used in the expenditure of such funds. Subtitle C: Reports - (Sec. 3121) Repeals an obsolete reporting requirement under the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2002. Amends the Atomic Energy Defense Act to prohibit funds appropriated for the Initiatives for Proliferation Prevention program from being used to pay any tax or customs duty levied by the government of the Russian Federation. Requires the Secretary, if such a payment is unavoidable, to ensure that sufficient additional funds are provided to the program to offset the payment amount. (Sec. 3122) Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the spread of nuclear and radiological weapons poses a short- and long-term threat to U.S. national security, and (2) U.S. nonproliferation efforts should prioritize the programs that most directly address such threat. Requires an annual report from 2012 through 2016 from the Secretary to Congress on: (1) the strategic plans of DOE and the NNSA to prevent the proliferation of materials, technology, equipment, and expertise related to nuclear weapons; and (2) an assessment of the risk that non-nuclear weapons states may acquire nuclear enrichment or reprocessing technology, as well as a list reflecting the total amount of known highly-enriched uranium worldwide. (Sec. 3123) Directs the Secretary to report to the defense, appropriations, and foreign relations committees assessing the role of the nuclear security complex in supporting a safe, secure, and reliable nuclear deterrent, nuclear weapons reductions, nuclear nonproliferation, and opportunities for efficiencies and cost savings. Requires the CG to submit to such committees an assessment of the Secretary's report. (Sec. 3124) Directs the Administrator to: (1) conduct a net assessment of the high-performance computing capability of foreign countries, and (2) report assessment results to Congress. (Sec. 3125) Requires: (1) the Administrator to enter into an agreement with the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to conduct a study on waste reprocessing and Generation IV nuclear reactor technology, (2) the NAS to report study results to the Administrator, and (3) the Administrator to submit such report to the defense, energy, and foreign relations committees. Title XXXII: Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board - (Sec. 3201) Authorizes appropriations for FY2012 for the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board. (Sec. 3202) Increases by $2.5 million (with a corresponding offset) the amount authorized for the Board. Title XXXIV [sic]: Naval Petroleum Reserves - (Sec. 3401) Authorizes appropriations to the Secretary of Energy for FY2012 to carry out activities relating to the naval petroleum reserves. Title XXXV: Maritime Administration - (Sec. 3501) Authorizes appropriations to the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary, for purposes of this title) for FY2012 for the Maritime Administration (MA) for specified activities, including: (1) operation and training, (2) maintaining a U.S.-flag merchant fleet, (3) the disposal of obsolete vessels in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, and (4) maritime loan guarantees. (Sec. 3502) Amends the Merchant Ship Sales Act of 1946 to allow the Secretary to use National Defense Reserve Fleet and Ready Reserve Force vessels for civil contingency operations and MA promotional and media events, when in the best interests of the government. (Sec. 3503) Allows the Secretary to use Merchant Marine Academy funds for Academy recruiting activities. (Sec. 3504) Amends the Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001 to require the Maritime Administrator, upon request, to provide briefings to specified congressional committees on progress made in recycling MA vessels and problems and issues relating to vessel recycling and disposal. (Sec. 3505) Directs the Secretary of Defense to report to the defense and appropriations committees on port facilities used for military purposes at ports designated by DOD as strategic seaports. 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 or 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 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. (Sec. 4101) Provides funding amounts for specified programs, projects, and activities authorized under this Act relating to: (1) procurement, including procurement for overseas contingency operations; (2) RDT&E, including RDT&E for overseas contingency operations; (3) O&M, including O&M for overseas contingency operations; (4) military personnel and military personnel for overseas contingency operations; (5) other authorizations, including for contingency operations; (6) Defense Working Capital Funds; (7) the National Defense Sealift Fund; (8) the Defense Health Program; (9) chemical agents and munitions destruction; (10) drug interdiction and counterdrug activities; (11) the Office of the Inspector General; (12) the Mission Force Enhancement Transfer Fund; (13) military construction; and (14) DOE national security programs.

Votes

Title : National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Votes in the US Senate
Roll NumberVote DateQuestionDescriptionVote Result
2302012-12-15On the Conference Report (Conference Report To Accompany H.R. To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2012 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.A
Votes in the US House
Roll NumberVote DateQuestionDescriptionVote Result
3752011-05-26On Passage To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2012 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2012, and for other purposes.P
3742011-05-26On Motion to Recommit with Instructions To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2012 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2012, and for other purposes.F
3732011-05-26On Agreeing to the Amendment McGovern of Massachusetts Amendment No. 55F
3722011-05-26On Agreeing to the Amendment Cravaack of Minnesota Amendment No. 152A
3712011-05-26On Agreeing to the Amendment Turner of Ohio Amendment No. 148A
3702011-05-26On Agreeing to the Amendment Jackson Lee of Texas Amendment No. 111A
3692011-05-26On Agreeing to the Amendment Loretta Sanchez of California Amendment No. 64F
3682011-05-26On Agreeing to the Amendment Ellison of Minnesota Amendment No. 63F
3672011-05-26On Agreeing to the Amendment Flake of Arizona Amendment No. 62A
3662011-05-26On Agreeing to the Amendment Conyers of Michigan Amendment No. 61A
3652011-05-26On Agreeing to the Amendment Polis of Colorado Amendment No. 60F
3642011-05-26On Agreeing to the Amendment Chaffetz of Utah Amendment No. 56F
3632011-05-26On Agreeing to the Amendment Campbell of California Amendment No. 54F
3622011-05-26On Agreeing to the Amendment Campbell of California Amendment No. 53F
3612011-05-26On Agreeing to the Amendment Amash of Michigan Amendment No. 50F
3602011-05-26On Agreeing to the Amendment Langevin of Rhode Island Amendment No. 49F
3592011-05-26On Agreeing to the Amendment Mack of Florida Amendment No. 48A
3582011-05-26On Agreeing to the Amendment Maloney of New York Amendment No. 47F
3572011-05-26On Agreeing to the Amendment Buchanan of Florida Amendment No. 43A
3562011-05-26On Agreeing to the Amendment Smith of Washington Amendment No. 42F
3552011-05-26On Agreeing to the Amendment Flake of Arizona Amendment No. 40A
3542011-05-26On Agreeing to the Amendment Mica of Florida Amendment No. 38A
3532011-05-25On Agreeing to the Amendment Richmond of Louisiana Amendment No. 37F
3522011-05-25On Agreeing to the Amendment Andrews of New Jersey Amendment No. 32F
3512011-05-25On Agreeing to the Amendment Jackson Lee of Texas Amendment No. 31F
3502011-05-25On Agreeing to the Amendment Himes of Connecticut Amendment No. 30F
3492011-05-25On Agreeing to the Amendment Maloney of New York Amendment No. 26F
3482011-05-25On Agreeing to the Amendment Garamendi of California Amendment No. 28F
3472011-05-25On Agreeing to the Amendment Cole of Oklahoma Amendment No. 27A
3462011-05-25On Agreeing to the Amendment Murphy of Connecticut Amendment No. 25F
3452011-05-25On Agreeing to the Amendment Sarbanes of Maryland Amendment No. 24F
3442011-05-25On Agreeing to the Amendment Hunter of California Amendment No. 12F
3432011-05-25On Agreeing to the Amendment Woolsey of California Amendment No. 2F
8932011-12-07On Motion to Close Portions of Conference To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2012 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2012, and for other purposes.P
8922011-12-07On Motion to Instruct Conferees To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2012 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2012, and for other purposes.P
9322011-12-14On Agreeing to the Conference Report To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2012 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 purposesP
9312011-12-14On Motion to Recommit with Instructions To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2012 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 purposesF

Sponsors

 
Congressional Sponsors of H R 1540
 
Bill Number : H R 1540

Title : National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012

Sponsor: Rep McKeon, Howard P. "Buck" [CA-25] (by request) (introduced 4/14/2011)      

ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]:     (Sort: by date)Rep Smith, Adam [WA-9] - 4/14/2011

Other Info

Bill Number : H R 1540

Title : National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012

 
MAJOR ACTIONS:
 
4/14/2011 Introduced in House
 
5/17/2011 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Armed Services. H. Rept. 112-78.
 
5/23/2011 Supplemental report filed by the Committee on Armed Services, H. Rept. 112-78, Part II.
 
5/26/2011 Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 322 - 96 (Roll no. 375).
 
6/6/2011 Referred to Senate committee: Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

 
ALL ACTIONS:
 
4/14/2011:Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.
 
5/11/2011:Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
 
5/11/2011:Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 60 - 1.
 
5/11/2011 12:21pm:Mr. Reed asked unanimous consent that the Committee on Armed Services have until 5:00 p.m. on May 17 to file a report on H.R. 1540. Agreed to without objection.
 
5/17/2011 4:50pm:Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Armed Services. H. Rept. 112-78.
 
5/17/2011 4:50pm:Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 39.
 
5/23/2011 4:00pm:Mr. McKeon asked unanimous consent that the Committee on Armed Services be authorized to file a supplemental report on H.R. 1540. Agreed to without objection.
 
5/23/2011 4:11pm:Supplemental report filed by the Committee on Armed Services, H. Rept. 112-78, Part II.
 
5/23/2011 6:44pm:Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 269 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1216 and H.R. 1540. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. The rule provides for 1 hour of general debate and waives all points of order against consideration of the measures. The rule provides one motion to recommit H.R. 1216 with or without instructions. The rule also provides that after general debate on H.R. 1540, the Committee of the Whole shall rise without motion and that no further consideration of the bill shall occur except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House.
 
5/24/2011 2:39pm:Rule H. Res. 269 passed House.
 
5/24/2011 6:48pm:Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 269. (consideration: CR H3388-3396)
 
5/24/2011 6:48pm:Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1216 and H.R. 1540. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. The rule provides for 1 hour of general debate and waives all points of order against consideration of the measures. The rule provides one motion to recommit H.R. 1216 with or without instructions. The rule also provides that after general debate on H.R. 1540, the Committee of the Whole shall rise without motion and that no further consideration of the bill shall occur except pursuant to a subsequent order of the House.
 
5/24/2011 6:48pm:House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 269 and Rule XVIII.
 
5/24/2011 6:48pm:The Speaker designated the Honorable Steve Womack to act as Chairman of the Committee.
 
5/24/2011 6:48pm:GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 1540.
 
5/24/2011 7:58pm:Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1540 as unfinished business.
 
5/24/2011 9:30pm:Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 276 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1540. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Armed Services now printed in the bill.
 
5/25/2011 3:01pm:Rule H. Res. 276 passed House.
 
5/25/2011 3:02pm:Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H3436-3621)
 
5/25/2011 3:03pm:The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
 
5/25/2011 3:06pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Wittman amendment.
 
5/25/2011 3:09pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Woolsey amendment.
 
5/25/2011 3:21pm:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Woolsey amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Woolsey demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
 
5/25/2011 3:23pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the McKeon en bloc #1 amendments as modified.
 
5/25/2011 3:38pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Carter amendment.
 
5/25/2011 3:49pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hunter amendment no. 12.
 
5/25/2011 4:00pm:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Hunter amendment no. 12, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Smith(WA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
 
5/25/2011 4:01pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Carson amendment no. 19.
 
5/25/2011 4:08pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the McKeon en bloc #2 amendments as modified.
 
5/25/2011 4:17pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sarbanes amendment no. 24.
 
5/25/2011 4:27pm:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Sarbanes amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Sarbanes demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
 
5/25/2011 4:28pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Murphy(CT) amendment no. 25.
 
5/25/2011 4:36pm:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Murphy(CT) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Murphy(CT) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
 
5/25/2011 4:37pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cole amendment no. 27.
 
5/25/2011 4:46pm:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cole amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Cummings demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
 
5/25/2011 4:47pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Garamendi amendment no. 28.
 
5/25/2011 4:58pm:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Garamendi amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Garamendi demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
 
5/25/2011 4:59pm:Mr. McKeon moved that the Committee rise.
 
5/25/2011 4:59pm:On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
 
5/25/2011 4:59pm:Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1540 as unfinished business.
 
5/25/2011 5:01pm:Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H3621-3630, H3630-3643)
 
5/25/2011 5:01pm:The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
 
5/25/2011 5:02pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Maloney amendment no. 26.
 
5/25/2011 5:11pm:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Maloney amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Maloney demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
 
5/25/2011 5:12pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Himes amendment no. 30.
 
5/25/2011 5:21pm:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Himes amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Forbes demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
 
5/25/2011 5:22pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee(TX) amendment no. 31.
 
5/25/2011 5:30pm:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee(TX) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson Lee(TX) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
 
5/25/2011 5:31pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Andrews amendment no. 32.
 
5/25/2011 5:38pm:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Andrews amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Andrews demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
 
5/25/2011 5:39pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Lee amendment no. 33.
 
5/25/2011 5:45pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Richmond amendment no. 37.
 
5/25/2011 5:55pm:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Richmond amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Richmond demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
 
5/25/2011 5:56pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Mica amendment no. 38.
 
5/25/2011 6:02pm:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Mica amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Mica demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
 
5/25/2011 6:04pm:UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question on adoption of amendments which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
 
5/25/2011 7:17pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Flake amendment no. 39.
 
5/25/2011 7:22pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Flake amendment no. 40.
 
5/25/2011 7:33pm:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Flake amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Critz demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
 
5/25/2011 7:34pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schakowsky amendment no. 41.
 
5/25/2011 7:43pm:DEBATE - By unanimous consent, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Smith (WA) amendment, equally divided and controlled.
 
5/25/2011 8:07pm:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Smith (WA) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Smith (WA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
 
5/25/2011 8:08pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Buchanan amendment.
 
5/25/2011 8:16pm:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Buchanan amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Buchanan demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
 
5/25/2011 8:17pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Maloney (NY) amendment.
 
5/25/2011 8:24pm:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Maloney (NY) amendment the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mrs. Maloney (NY) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
 
5/25/2011 8:25pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Mack amendment.
 
5/25/2011 8:31pm:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Mack amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Andrews demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the Mack amendment until a time to be announced.
 
5/25/2011 8:32pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Langevin amendment.
 
5/25/2011 8:41pm:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Langevin amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Langevin demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
 
5/25/2011 8:42pm:DEBATE - By unanimous consent, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Amash amendment, equally divided and controlled.
 
5/25/2011 9:08pm:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Amash amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McKeon demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
 
5/25/2011 9:09pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Campbell amendment No. 53.
 
5/25/2011 9:19pm:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Campbell amendment No. 53, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Campbell demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
 
5/25/2011 9:20pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Campbell amendment No. 54.
 
5/25/2011 9:29pm:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Campbell amendment No. 54, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Campbell demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
 
5/25/2011 9:30pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Chaffetz amendment.
 
5/25/2011 9:43pm:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Chaffetz amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Chaffetz demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
 
5/25/2011 9:44pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Rohrabacher amendment.
 
5/25/2011 9:55pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Polis amendment.
 
5/25/2011 10:08pm:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Polis amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
 
5/25/2011 10:09pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Conyers amendment.
 
5/25/2011 10:17pm:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Conyers amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Conyers demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
 
5/25/2011 10:18pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Flake amendment.
 
5/25/2011 10:30pm:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Flake amendment No. 62, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Flake demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
 
5/25/2011 10:31pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ellison amendment.
 
5/25/2011 10:43pm:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Ellison amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendent and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Ellison demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
 
5/25/2011 10:44pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Loretta Sanchez (CA) amendment.
 
5/25/2011 10:56pm:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Loretta Sanchez amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Sanchez demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
 
5/25/2011 10:57pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Edwards amendment.
 
5/25/2011 11:05pm:Mr. McKeon moved that the Committee rise.
 
5/25/2011 11:05pm:On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
 
5/25/2011 11:05pm:Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1540 as unfinished business.
 
5/26/2011 10:15am:Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H3687-3737)
 
5/26/2011 10:15am:ORDER OF BUSINESS - Mr. McKeon asked unanimous consent that during further consideration of H.R. 1540 in the Committee of the Whole pursuant to H.Res. 276, amendment no. 55 be considered out of sequence. Agreed to without objection.
 
5/26/2011 10:16am:The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
 
5/26/2011 10:18am:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Inslee amendment no. 110.
 
5/26/2011 10:22am:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment no. 111.
 
5/26/2011 10:28am:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jackson Lee (TX) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendent and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Jackson Lee (TX) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
 
5/26/2011 10:31am:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Runyan amendment no. 134.
 
5/26/2011 10:33am:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Thompson (PA) amendment no. 141.
 
5/26/2011 10:39am:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Turner amendment no. 148.
 
5/26/2011 10:48am:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Turner amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendent and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Roby demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
 
5/26/2011 10:49am:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cravaak amendment no. 152.
 
5/26/2011 11:01am:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Cravaack amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendent and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Smith (WA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
 
5/26/2011 11:03am:DEBATE - By unanimous consent, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the McGovern amendment no. 55, equally divided and controlled.
 
5/26/2011 11:34am:POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the McGovern amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. McGovern demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until a time to be announced.
 
5/26/2011 11:35am:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the McKeon en bloc #3 amendments.
 
5/26/2011 11:48am:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the McKeon en bloc #4 amendments.
 
5/26/2011 12:06pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the McKeon en bloc #5 amendments.
 
5/26/2011 12:16pm:DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 276, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the McKeon en bloc #6 amendments.
 
5/26/2011 2:04pm:The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 1540.
 
5/26/2011 2:05pm:The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union. (text: CR
 
5/25/2011 H3436-3595)
 
5/26/2011 2:06pm:Mr. Schrader moved to recommit with instructions to Armed Services. (consideration: CR H3735-3737; text: CR H3735)
 
5/26/2011 2:06pm:DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Schrader motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to report the same back to the House with an amendment to increase the maximum amount of special pay for Combat Troops subject to hostile fire or imminent danger to $325 per month. The increase in pay will take effect on October 1, 2011 and apply to months beginning on or after that date.
 
5/26/2011 2:13pm:The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H3736)
 
5/26/2011 2:32pm:On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 185 - 233 (Roll no. 374).
 
5/26/2011 2:39pm:On passage Passed by recorded vote: 322 - 96 (Roll no. 375).
 
5/26/2011 2:39pm:Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
 
5/26/2011 2:39pm:The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
 
5/26/2011 2:39pm:The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 1540.
 
6/6/2011:Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.