Summary: H.R.2689 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)

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House agreed to Senate amendment with amendment (12/08/1987)

(House agreed to Senate amendment with an amendment)

Arms Control and Disarmament Amendments Act of 1987 - Amends the Arms Control and Disarmament Act to authorize appropriations for the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency for FY 1988 and 1989. Earmarks specified amounts of authorized funds for: (1) necessary expenses incurred in connection with arms control negotiations conducted with the Soviet Union; (2) the program for visiting scholars in the field of arms control and disarmament; (3) external research to assist the Bureau of Verification and Intelligence in making assessments of possible new systems, devices, and capabilities for verification of arms control; and (4) other external research programs.

Requires the President to submit an annual report to the Congress prepared by the United States Commissioner on the activities of the U.S.-U.S.S.R. Standing Consultative Commission established under the Treaty on the Limitation of Anti-Ballistic Missile Systems. Requires the Director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency to conduct and report to the Congress on a study to determine how the Commission could be used more effectively to resolve arms control compliance issues.

Requires the Director to submit an annual report to the Congress setting forth a comprehensive list of research, development, and other studies relating to arms control and disarmament issues concluded during the previous calendar year by Government agencies or for Government agencies by private or public institutions or persons.

Revises the requirements for the annual report concerning arms-control compliance to require the inclusion of information on actions taken by the Soviet Union and other nations with regard to size, structure, and disposition of their military forces in order to comply with existing arms control agreements.

Establishes within the Agency an Office of the Inspector General. Specifies that the Inspector General of the Department of State shall also hold the position of Inspector General of the Agency and shall utilize personnel of the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of State.

Requires the Inspector General of the Agency to conduct a survey of physical, personnel, document, and communications security programs, procedures, and practices of the Agency for the protection of classified information and to submit a report to the Director and to the Congress on the results of such survey.