Summary: H.R.2169 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/27/1987)

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1988 - Division A: Department of Defense Authorizations - Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1988 - Title I: Procurement - Authorizes appropriations to the Army for FY 1988 for the procurement of aircraft, missiles, weapons and tracked combat vehicles, ammunition, and for other procurement. Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to enter into multiyear contracts for the procurement of specified equipment, provided the cost is no more than 88 percent of the cost of such procurement through annual contracts.

Authorizes appropriations for FY 1988 for Marine Corps procurement and for Navy procurement of aircraft, weapons, shipbuilding and conversion, and for other procurement of the Navy. Prohibits multiyear procurements of certain missile programs by the Secretary of the Navy.

Authorizes appropriations for the Air Force for FY 1988 for the procurement of aircraft and missiles and for other procurement.

Authorizes appropriations for the defense agencies for FY 1988.

Authorizes appropriations for procurement of aircraft, vehicles, and communications and other miscellaneous equipment for the reserve components of the armed forces for FY 1988. Authorizes additional appropriations and sets forth FY 1988 limitations on obligations for unbudgeted items of such reserve components.

Authorizes appropriations for FY 1988 for the destruction of lethal chemical agents and munitions in accordance with the Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1986.

Extends through FY 1988 certain authority provided to the Secretary of Defense in connection with the NATO Airborne Warning and Control System.

Authorizes the Secretary of Defense or the Secretary of the Army to take specified action on, or place certain obligation limitations upon, specified Army procurement programs for FY 1988. Sets forth certain procurement limitations on specified Navy aircraft programs. Transfers funds originally appropriated for the terminated Air Force T-46 program to naval aircraft procurement. Transfers certain other Air Force funds, sets forth certain limitations, and requires certain reports from the Secretary of the Air Force concerning specified Air Force programs.

Directs the Secretary of Defense: (1) by January 1, 1988, to issue an environmental impact statement concerning the chemical stockpile demilitarization program; (2) by February 1, 1988, to decide how to carry out such program; (3) by March 15, 1988, to submit to certain congressional committees a revised concept plan for the program; and (4) to conduct an ongoing surveillance and assessment program of the stockpile.

Directs the Secretary to provide for an assessment of the ability of the B-1B aircraft to penetrate air defenses of potential enemies. Directs the Secretary to appoint a panel of experts from the private sector to conduct such assessment. Outlines topics to be considered by such panel as part of the assessment, and requires the Secretary to periodically report to the Senate and House Armed Services Committees on the panel's assessment. Earmarks specified FY 1988 Air Force funds for use by the panel in conducting such assessment.

Title II: Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation - Part A: Authorizations and Program Limitations - Authorizes appropriations for FY 1988 and 1989 for the armed forces for research, development, test, and evaluation. Sets forth specified funding limitations for certain programs of the Army and the Navy, and requires certain studies and reports.

Establishes an Advanced Submarine Technology Program to be carried out by the Secretary of Defense through the Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Requires certain reports from the Secretary of Defense concerning such program. Earmarks specified funds for such program. Sets forth funding limitations and requires certain independent studies concerning specified submarine programs.

Sets forth funding limitations concerning specified systems and components of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) program.

Sets forth funding and enhancement limitations and requires quarterly status reports in relation to the B-1B Bomber program. Requires an evaluation of the flight test program of such aircraft by the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation of DOD.

Outlines funding limitations for various research, development, test, and evaluation programs of the defense agencies. Prohibits funding for the Advanced Tactical Fighter aircraft until the Secretary certifies that it will satisfy Navy requirements for aircraft carrier catapults and arresting gear. Limits funds and outlines other requirements concerning the electronic warfare programs, including congressional reporting requirements.

Provides that, in this Act, the Congress continues the program of Conventional Defense Initiatives to emphasize the improvement of conventional weapons of the armed forces and to enhance cooperation with other member nations of NATO as well as other major non-NATO allies.

Earmarks specified funds for each branch of the armed forces for: (1) technology base programs; and (2) conventional defense initiative programs. Prohibits the Secretary of the Navy, during FY 1988, from testing electromagnetic pulse in the Chesapeake Bay area in connection with a specified program.

Part B: Strategic Defense Initiative - Specifies the funding level for the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) program. Directs the Secretary of Defense to submit specified congressional reports concerning such program.

Prohibits any funds appropriated to DOD from being used to develop, test, or deploy an antiballistic missile (ABM) system or component which is sea-based, air-based, space-based, or mobile land-based. Removes such limitations upon certain certifications to the Congress by the President.

Part C: Advanced Anti-Tactical Ballistic Missile Projects - Earmarks specified funds for certain demonstration projects under the SDI program relating to anti-tactical ballistic missile systems.

Part D: Miscellaneous - Earmarks specified funds for cooperative medical research to be administered jointly by the Secretary of Defense and the Administrator of Veterans Affairs.

Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force to contract with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for a modernization and expansion project at the Lincoln Laboratory complex at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts. Outlines project cost, duration, and other administrative provisions concerning such project.

Earmarks specified funds for cooperative research and development projects with major non-NATO allies.

Title III: Operation and Maintenance - Authorizes appropriations for operation and maintenance funds for the armed forces, the defense agencies, the National Guard, the reserve components, the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice, defense claims, the Court of Military Appeals, environmental restoration, and military health care. Authorizes additional appropriations for unbudgeted increases in fuel costs and for unbudgeted increases as the result of inflation. Limits the obligation of funds under this provision. Limits the use of such funds for the purchase of investment items.

Authorizes appropriations for FY 1988 and 1989 for working capital funds for the armed forces.

Requires the Secretary of Defense to ensure that U.S. wines are given equitable treatment when selling alcoholic beverage products in a U.S. military installation outside the United States. Requires certain reports from the Secretary to establish uniform pricing policies for merchandise authorized to be sold at commissaries on a foreign U.S. military installation.

Earmarks specified funds and provides civilian personnel strengths for Army depot maintenance functions.

Prohibits the managing of civilian personnel by end strengths. Eliminates the requirement that civilian personnel end strengths be authorized by law.

Requires a certain report from the Secretary of Defense to the Congress concerning the operating and support costs of major weapons systems.

Sets forth a funding limitation and requires a specified study on dual source maintenance for F-15 aircraft. Requires a report on the results of such study.

Directs the Secretary of Defense to report to the Armed Services Committees on efforts to measure military readiness and relate such measurement to the budget process.

Extends through FY 1988 the authorization for the transportation of relief supplies to Afghan refugees under the Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1986. Extends through FY 1989 the authorization for the transportation of relief supplies to certain third-world countries under the Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1985.

Repeals a specified provision of Federal law requiring that reimbursement of incidental expenses incurred while providing certain voluntary services for the benefit of the armed forces shall be made only from nonappropriated funds.

Authorizes the Secretary of the military department concerned to provide free shuttle service for military members and their families to military installations determined by such Secretary to be located in remote areas.

Title IV: Personnel Authorizations - Part A: Active Forces - Authorizes end strengths for active-duty forces as of September 30, 1988. Delays until the end of FY 1990 a required percentage reduction in the number of active-duty officers in the armed forces. Requires the Comptroller General to complete a study regarding the growth in the size of such officer corps, and to report to the Senate and House Armed Services Committees (the defense committees) on such study no later than December 31, 1987. Reduces certain amounts authorized for military personnel for FY 1988 due to certain cost savings attributable to reductions in the size of the officer corps.

Part B: Reserve Forces - Authorizes end strengths for personnel for the reserve components for FY 1988, providing for certain adjustments to such end strengths. Authorizes end strengths for reserves on active-duty in support of the reserves for FY 1988. Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to vary such end strengths for such support forces by not more than five percent. Increases the number of members in certain military grades authorized to be on active duty in support of the reserves.

Part C: Military Training Student Loads - Authorizes the average military training student loads for FY 1988, together with permissible adjustments to such loads.

Title V: Military Personnel - Extends through FY 1989 the authority to make temporary promotions of certain Navy lieutenants. Extends through FY 1989 certain reserve officer management programs. Extends through FY 1990 the authority for the enlistment of single parents in the reserves.

Authorizes the Commandant of the Judge Advocate General's School of the Army to confer the degree of master of laws in military law under appropriate circumstances.

Requires the withholding of State and local income taxes for National Guard and reserve drill pay.

Provides a one-year delay (until the end of FY 1989) in the requirement that a certain minimum percentage of Air Force enlistees must be women.

Prohibits certain interagency fund transfers within DOD.

Directs the Secretary of Transportation to report to the Congress a plan to enable the Coast Guard to meet 95 percent of its wartime mobilization requirements by September 30, 1988. Requires such report to be submitted no later than 60 days after the enactment of this Act.

Title VI: Compensation and Other Personnel Benefits - Part A: Pay and Allowances - Waives the automatic adjustment in military pay (in conformity with annual GS-level increases), authorizing instead a three percent increase in basic pay, basic allowance for quarters, and basic allowance for subsistence, as well as a three percent increase in cadet and midshipman pay, all effective as of January 1, 1988.

Part B: Travel and Transportation - Amends Federal military pay provisions to authorize the payment of a transportation allowance for members and their dependents if such member is stationed outside the United States and agrees to extend his or her tour of duty by at least one-half of the original enlistment period.

Repeals a specified provision of the Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1987 requiring a congressional certification prior to the implementation of certain amendments allowing the payment of lodging plus per diem expenses for military members, in certain cases.

Part C: Bonuses and Special and Incentive Pays - Provides for the payment of special pay to members who are also entitled to basic pay while such member is performing sea duty, at specified rates. Extends through FY 1989 the payment of special pay for aviation officers who continue in the service beyond their duty period. Extends through FY 1992 and through FY 1990, respectively, the enlistment and reenlistment bonuses for the performance of active and reserve duty.

Part D: Miscellaneous -Authorizes the withdrawal of certain remarried persons from participation in the Survivor Benefit Plan. Revises Federal provisions concerning occupancy by Coast Guard personnel of substandard family housing units. Authorizes the collection of amounts owed to service relief societies from the final pay of military members. Limits the lump-sum amount authorized to be paid by the Secretary concerned during FY 1988 and 1989 under the Selected Reenlistment Program. Prohibits FY 1988 DOD funds from being used to pay the temporary lodging expenses of certain specified military personnel. Limits the amount that may be spent for reserve unit and individual training during FY 1988.

Title VII: Health Care Provisions - Defense Health Care Amendments of 1987 - Part A: Medical Readiness - Authorizes the Secretary concerned to establish and maintain a program to provide financial assistance to persons engaged in health professions training while a member of the reserve forces. Authorizes such Secretary to pay a stipend to physicians and graduate nurses engaging in specialties determined critical to wartime needs, and to baccalaureate students about to engage in such critical specialties upon graduation from accredited institutions. Sets forth provisions concerning such agreements, including the amounts to be paid to each such person and the period required to be served after the provision of such financial assistance. Outlines penalties for the failure to complete any agreed-upon training program or period of duty following such financial assistance, and repeals the prior financial assistance program established under the Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1986. Sets forth funding limitations for such program during FY 1988.

Revises provisions of the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program to allow the Secretary of Defense to require, as part of an agreement under such program, that a person must agree to accept residency training in a skill designated by the Secretary as a critically needed wartime skill. Targets 2500 of the 6000 scholarships to be awarded under such program for critically needed wartime skills.

Extends to October 1, 1990, the date for initial appointment under the Education Loan Repayment Program for health professionals who serve in the Selected Reserves.

Authorizes constructive credit under each branch of the armed forces and the reserve forces for those entering such service with experience in the health professions.

Removes a specified ceiling on the payment of special pay to medical officers serving in the armed forces.

Part B: Peacetime Health Care - Limits the per-family payment for catastrophic loss protection for dependents of active-duty personnel under the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS).

Prohibits the Secretary of Defense, during FY 1988 and 1989, from imposing a fee for the receipt of outpatient medical or dental care at a military medical treatment facility.

Directs the Secretary of the Navy to take certain action to ensure the proper representation of health profession personnel in naval officer appointments and end strength increases for the Navy during FY 1988 and 1989.

Part C: Health Care Management - Directs the Secretary of Defense to request, in the budget request for each fiscal year, appropriations for the Military Health Care Account for the implementation of CHAMPUS programs. Deletes a specified provision of Federal law describing the military health enrollment system.

Directs the Secretary of the Air Force to conduct two projects, beginning during FY 1988 and continuing for not less than two years, designed to demonstrate an alternative military health care delivery system in which the commander of a military medical facility is responsible for all funding and all medical care of the covered beneficiaries of that facility. Outlines other requirements and requires a report to the defense committees concerning such alternate system.

Amends the Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1987 to require the Secretary of Defense to develop a methodology to be used in the evaluation of a CHAMPUS reform demonstration project required under such Act. Prohibits the Secretary from obligating or expending any funds for such demonstration project until a new solicitation is issued for the awarding of such project. Outlines additional requirements concerning the solicitation, the demonstration project and the reform initiative.

Amends such Act further to: (1) add a certain requirement to the conduct of medical systems information operational tests by vendors of such systems; and (2) extend through FY 1988 the Veterans Administration's decentralized hospital computer program. Prohibits acquisition funding for the Composite Health Care System until the operational testing referred to above is completed. Revises provisions under such Act concerning a reporting requirement on the operational testing of the medical information system.

Title VIII: General Provisions - Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to transfer amounts authorized in titles I through III of this Act between DOD authorizations, as necessary, as long as the Secretary promptly notifies the Congress of any such transfer.

Amends the Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1987 to include any nonprofit research institution that was an integral part of a historically Black college or university before a specified date among those institutions with which the Department may enter contracts to satisfy a goal for contracts with minorities.

Revises a certain limitation pertaining to the contracting-out for short-term naval vessel repair work. Sets forth the rate of progress payments to be made by the Secretary of the Navy for the repair or maintenance of naval vessels.

Requires the Secretary of Defense, at the same time that the President's budget is submitted, to submit to the defense committees an unclassified report setting forth the total amount requested in that budget for special access programs of DOD (a program which in any manner conceals the existence or scope of the program). Requires annual notice of and justification for the designation of any special access programs, and authorizes access to such disclosed information by any member of the defense committees. Requires specified reports to the defense committees by the Secretary relating to such special access programs or changes in the criteria used to designate such programs.

Establishes within DOD a Conventional Defense Advisory Board which shall examine and survey all aspects of the conventional warfare capabilities of the armed forces and recommend changes for any deficiencies found in such capabilities. Outlines membership requirements for the Board, and requires the Board to report to the Secretary of Defense on March 1 annually on its findings and recommendations.

Directs the Secretary of the Army to reactivate Riverbank Army Ammunition Plant, California, no later than September 30, 1988.

Directs the Secretary of Defense to require that any payment that would normally be made to a contractor of DOD during the last ten days of September 1988 shall be made no earlier than October 1, 1988.

Makes any major non-NATO ally eligible to bid under competitive procedures on any DOD contract for maintenance, repair, and overhaul associated with the European Workload Program. Authorizes such contract to be carried out in the ally's facilities or in facilities in Europe.

Division B: Military Construction Authorizations - Military Construction Authorization Act, 1988 - Title I: Army - 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 the Secretary to construct or acquire military family housing units, to carry out construction design activities, and to improve such existing units in specified amounts at specified installations.

Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years after FY 1987 for specified military construction, land acquisition, and military family housing functions of the Department of the Army. Limits the total cost of all such projects to amounts authorized in this title. Earmarks a specified amount for certain community planning assistance near the Light Infantry Division Post at Ft. Drum, New York. Extends the authorization of appropriations for certain FY 1984, 1985, and 1986 military construction projects.

Title II: Navy - Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to acquire real property and carry out military construction projects in specified amounts at specified installations and locations. Authorizes the Secretary to construct or acquire military family housing units, to carry out construction design activities, to improve existing units, and to make advances to the Secretary of Transportation to construct defense access roads in specified amounts at specified installations.

Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years after FY 1987 for specified military construction, land acquisition, and military housing functions of the Department of the Navy. Limits the total cost of all such projects to amounts authorized in this title. Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to carry out specified constitution projects and housing improvements for which funds have been appropriated prior to enactment of this Act. Extends the authorization of appropriations for specified FY 1984 and 1986 military construction projects.

Title III: Air Force - Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force to acquire real property and carry out military construction projects in specified amounts at specified installations and locations. Authorizes the Secretary to construct or acquire military family housing units, to carry out construction design activities, and to improve existing units in specified amounts at specified installations. Authorizes the Secretary to make advances to the Secretary of Transportation for the construction of defense access roads at Havre Air Force Station, Montana, in a specified amount.

Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years after FY 1987 for military construction, land acquisition, and military family housing functions of the Department of the Air Force. Limits the total cost of such projects to amounts authorized in this title. Authorizes the Secretary to carry out specified military construction projects for which funds have been appropriated prior to enactment of this Act. Extends the authorization of appropriations for certain specified military construction projects.

Title IV: Defense Agencies - Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to acquire real property and carry out military construction projects in specified amounts at specified installations and locations. Authorizes the Secretary to construct or acquire military family housing and to improve such existing housing in specified amounts at classified locations.

Directs the Secretary of Defense to make advances to the Secretary of Transportation for the construction of defense access roads at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas.

Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years beginning after FY 1987 for military construction, land acquisition, and military family housing functions of DOD. Limits the total cost of such projects to amounts authorized in this title. Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to acquire real property and carry out a military construction project at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Extends a certain prior-year authorization for the elementary and high school at Florennes, Belgium.

Prohibits funds from being obligated or expended during FY 1987 and 1988 for the construction of a medical facility at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas. Directs the Secretary of Defense, no later than March 1, 1988, to report to the defense committees of the Congress on certain cost estimates in connection with such construction. Repeals a specified provision of the National Defense Authorization Act, 1987 authorizing the Secretary to enter into contracts, in advance of appropriations therefor, for the design and construction of such facility at such location.

Title V: North Atlantic Treaty Organization Infrastructure - Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to make limited contributions to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Infrastructure program, and authorizes additional appropriations for fiscal years beginning after FY 1987 for such purpose.

Title VI: Guard and Reserve Forces Facilities - Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years beginning after FY 1987 for the costs of acquisition, architectural and engineering services, and construction of facilities for the National Guard and reserve forces.

Title VII: General Provisions - Part A: Expiration of Authorizations; Effective Date - Provides that all authorizations contained in titles I through V of this Act shall expire on October 1, 1989, or on the date of enactment of the Military Construction Authorization Act for fiscal year 1990, whichever is later, with specified exceptions.

Part B: Military Construction Program Changes - Authorizes the Secretary of the military department concerned to enter into long-term contracts for the construction of hospital or medical facilities. Extends through FY 1988 the authority to enter into all such authorized long-term contracts. Directs each Secretary entering into such a contract to report to the defense committees by February 15, 1988, concerning such contracts and recommendations as to whether such contract authority should be extended.

Authorizes the Secretary concerned to pay meritorious contractor claims that arise under military construction contracts or military family housing contracts, using previously unobligated funds.

Increases the per-project limit of guard and reserve minor construction projects for which operation and maintenance funds are authorized to be used. Increases the per-unit threshold limit permissible for family housing improvement projects.

Authorizes the Secretary of each military department to enter into a specified number of family housing leasing contracts.

Exempts military family housing units acquired at no cost from being counted in the limitation of such units authorized to be acquired by each department, as long as the Secretary concerned complies with certain congressional notice-and-wait requirements.

Increases the per-unit expenditure limit for the rental of family housing in foreign countries.

Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to make grants, conclude cooperative agreements, and otherwise act to assist State and local governments and regional organizations in planning community adjustment necessitated by the closure or establishment of military installations, the cancellation of a defense contract or program, or the encroachment of the surrounding community on a military installation.

Places specified restrictions (including a maximum funding limitation) on minor military construction projects performed outside the continental United States.

Part C: Miscellaneous Provisions - Directs the Secretary of Defense to establish and carry out a pilot program to assist local governments in increasing the amount of affordable family housing available to military personnel. Outlines administrative provisions concerning the implementation of the pilot program, and directs the Secretary to report to the defense committees no later than March 15 of the years 1988 through 1991 with respect to activities carried out under such program. Authorizes appropriations for FY 1988 through 1990, and terminates such program on September 30, 1990.

Designates Fort DeRussy, Hawaii, as the primary Armed Forces Recreation Center for the Pacific. Prohibits funds appropriated to DOD from being used to sell, lease, rent, or otherwise dispose of the land constituting Fort DeRussy.

Prohibits FY 1988 DOD funds from being used for: (1) diminishing any part of the 474th Tactical Fighter Wing at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada; (2) the closure or realignment of Mather Air Force Base, California; and (3) relocating the headquarters and other parts of the Joint Tactical Command, Control, and Communications Agency at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey.

Prohibits funds appropriated under specified provisions of this Act and the Military Construction Authorization Act, 1987 from being used for strategic homeporting at the Naval Station in Everett, Washington, until specified conditions are met.

Prohibits funds available to DOD in FY 1988 from being used to diminish any part of the 5th Fighter Intercepter Squadron at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota.

Prohibits funding for military construction contracts on Guam using nonimmigrant workers.

Repeals a provision of the Military Construction Authorization Act, 1987 authorizing plans for the design of a Pentagon Annex.

Part D: Real Property Transactions - Directs the Secretary of Defense to enter into a lease with the City and County of San Francisco, California, providing for the use by such City and County of a Public Health Service facility located in the Presidio of San Francisco.

Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to sell and replace certain property on the Kapalama Military Reservation, Hawaii.

Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to sell to Lawrence Township of Marion County, Indiana, a specified portion of Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana. Authorizes the Secretary to transfer to the Administrator of Veterans Affairs certain portions of the Rock Island Arsenal in Rock Island, Illinois, and Fort Sam Houston, Texas, for cemeteries.

Directs the Administrator of General Services to transfer to the Secretary of the Navy certain property located near Fort Hamilton, New York, for rehabilitation and use as military family housing.

Division C: Other National Defense Authorizations - Title I: Department of Energy National Security Programs - Department of Energy National Security and Military Applications of Nuclear Energy Authorization Act of 1988 - Part A: National Security Programs Authorizations - Authorizes appropriations for the Department of Energy (DOE) for FY 1988 for operating expenses and for plant and capital equipment in carrying out national security programs in the following areas: (1) weapons activities; (2) defense nuclear materials production; (3) environmental restoration and management of defense waste and transportation; (4) verification and control technology; (5) nuclear materials safeguards and security technology development program; (6) security investigations; (7) naval reactors development; and (8) capital equipment not related to construction. Sets forth funding limitations for the research, development, and testing of nuclear-directed energy weapons. Earmarks specified funds for the defense inertial confinement fusion program.

Part B: Recurring General Provisions - Prohibits the use of funds appropriated pursuant to this title in excess of the lesser of: (1) 105 percent of the amount authorized for a program; or (2) $10,000,000 over the authorized amount. Prohibits the use of funds authorized by this Act for programs which have not been presented to or requested of the Congress unless the Secretary of Energy transmits to the appropriate committees a full and complete statement of the action proposed and 30 days have expired since such statement was submitted.

Authorizes the Secretary to carry out any general plant project only if the maximum estimated cost of the project does not exceed $1,200,000.

Sets forth procedures for the approval of certain construction projects which exceed by more than 25 percent their estimated cost, and exempts from such procedures any projects which have an estimated cost of less than $5,000,000.

Allows the transfer of funds from specified projects to other Government agencies for the performance of work for which the appropriation is made.

Authorizes the Secretary to perform construction design services in connection with any proposed construction project if the total cost does not exceed $2,000,000. Outlines other limits related to such funding. Authorizes the Secretary to perform emergency construction planning and design whenever necessary to meet the needs of national defense or to protect property or human life.

Makes funds authorized for operating expenses and plant and capital equipment under this title available for all national security programs of DOE. Allows authorizations provided in this title to be adjusted for pay and benefits increases for Federal employees.

Part C: Miscellaneous Provisions - Amends the Department of Energy National Security and Military Applications of Nuclear Energy Authorization Act of 1986 to exclude from allowable contractor costs certain costs incurred to provide information to the Congress or a State legislature.

Renames the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory at Livermore, California, as the Livermore National Laboratory. Repeals a specified provision of the Department of Energy National Security and Military Applications of Nuclear Energy Authorization Act of 1980 which provides its current designation.

Directs the President to conduct a study and formulate a plan for the modernization of the nuclear weapons complex in order to provide the overall size and productive capacity necessary to support national security objectives. Directs the President to report to specified congressional committees concerning such plan no later than February 15, 1988.

Provides that the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition is to be chairman of the Nuclear Weapons Council. (Currently, the Director of Defense Research and Engineering holds such position.)

Establishes the position of Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Atomic Energy, who shall advise the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Nuclear Weapons Council on nuclear energy and nuclear weapons matters.

Expresses the sense of the Congress that the United States should continue a reasonable nuclear test program, so long as the United States relies on nuclear deterrence as an element of national defense strategy.

Title II: National Defense Stockpile - Strategic and Critical Materials Stock Piling Amendments of 1987 - Amends the Strategic and Critical Materials Stock Piling Act to provide that it is the intent of the Congress that: (1) the National Defense Stockpile (NDS) be used to serve national defense purposes only; and (2) quantities of materials stockpiled should be sufficient to sustain the United States for at least three years in the event of a war emergency. Requires stockpile requirements to be established by law.

Transfers certain stockpiling functions under such Act from the President to the Secretary of Defense. Requires the Secretary to submit to the Congress annually a report on the stockpile requirements. Outlines stockpile matters to be included in each such report.

Authorizes the Secretary to enter into an interagency agreement with the head of any other department or agency for the performance of certain stockpiling functions.

Provides that appropriations for the requirements of NDS and for deposit to the National Defense Stockpile Transaction Fund shall be made as appropriations to DOD for military functions. Extends the uses of such Fund to cover NDS acquisitions and upgrading.

Title III: Civil Defense - Authorizes appropriations for FY 1988 to carry out certain civil defense functions under the Federal Civil Defense Act of 1950.

Prohibits any funds made available to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for civil defense assistance to States from being withheld from any State on the basis of such State's failure to participate in a simulated nuclear attack exercise.