S.2208 - Department of Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995103rd Congress (1993-1994)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Nunn, Sam [D-GA] (Introduced 06/20/1994)|
|Committees:||Senate - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/20/1994 Held at the desk. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2208 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Information (Except Text)
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TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Title I: Procurement
Subtitle A: Authorization of Appropriations
Subtitle B: Army Programs
Subtitle C: Navy Programs
Subtitle D: Air Force Programs
Subtitle E: Other Matters
Title II: Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation
Subtitle A: Authorization of Appropriations
Subtitle B: Programs Requirements, Restrictions, and
Subtitle C: Missile Defense Programs
Subtitle D: Defense Conversion, Reinvestment, and
Transition Assistance Matters
Subtitle E: Other Matters
Title III: Operation and Maintenance
Subtitle A: Authorization of Appropriations
Subtitle B: Defense Business Operations Fund
Subtitle C: Environmental Matters
Subtitle D: Matters Relating to Department of Defense
Subtitle E: Other Matters
Title IV: Military Personnel Authorizations
Subtitle A: Active Forces
Subtitle B: Reserve Forces
Subtitle C: Military Training Student Loads
Subtitle D: Authorization of Appropriations
Subtitle E: Other Matters
Title V: Military Personnel Policy|
Subtitle A: Officer Personnel Policy
Subtitle B: Reserve Component Matters
Subtitle C: Other Matters
Title VI: Compensation and Other Personnel Benefits
Subtitle A: Pay and Allowances
Subtitle B: Bonuses and Special and Incentive Pays
Subtitle C: Travel and Transportation Allowances
Subtitle D: Retired Pay and Survivor Benefits
Subtitle E: Defense Conversion, Reinvestment, and
Transition Assistance Matters
Subtitle F: Other Matters
Title VII: Health Care Provisions
Title VIII: Acquisition Policy, Acquisition Management, and
Subtitle A: Use of Merit Based Selection Procedures
Subtitle B: Acquisition Assistance Programs
Subtitle C: Other Matters
Title IX: Department of Defense Organization and Management
Subtitle A: Secretarial Matters
Subtitle B: Commission on Roles and Missions of the
Subtitle C: Other Matters
Title X: General Provisions
Subtitle A: Financial Matters
Subtitle B: Matters Relating to Allies and Other Nations
Subtitle C: Nonproliferation an Counterproliferation of
Weapon Systems and Related Systems
Subtitle D: Peace Operations
Subtitle E: Reporting Requirements
Subtitle F: Acceptance of Prerelease Services of
Subtitle G: Discrimination and Sexual Harassment
Subtitle H: Other Maters
Department of Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995 - Division A: Department of Defense Authorizations - Title I: Procurement - Subtitle A: Authorization of Appropriations - Authorizes appropriations for FY 1995 for procurement for the Army, Navy and Marine Corps, and Air Force. Authorizes appropriations for FY 1995 for: (1) defense-wide procurement; (2) the National Guard and reserve components of the armed forces; and (3) the chemical demilitarization program. Authorizes the Department of Defense (DOD) to obligate and expend specified prior-year authorized but unobligated defense research and development (R&D) funds for such program. Earmarks specified Navy funds for procurement by the Joint Training, Analysis and Simulation Center of the U.S. Atlantic Command.
Subtitle B: Army Programs - Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to enter into multiyear procurement contracts for procurement of the M1A2 Abrams tank upgrades.
(Sec. 112) Directs the Secretary of the Army to transfer one M1A1 common tank to the Marine Corps Reserve by a conditional date.
(Sec. 113) Allows certain funds available to the Army to be used for a replacement surveillance system for the OV-1 aircraft deployed in Korea.
(Sec. 114) Earmarks Army procurement funds authorized under this Act for the procurement of specified small arms. Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to enter into multiyear contracts during FY 1995 for the Army's acquisition of small arms weapons. Directs the Secretaries of the military departments to jointly develop a master plan for meeting the immediate and future military needs for small arms.
Earmarks funds for the objective Crew-Served Weapons System and for improvements to existing small arms weapons.
Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to acquire up to 6,000 bunker defeat munition weapons. Earmarks funds for such purpose.
Subtitle C: Navy Programs - Transfers $1.2 billion from the National Defense Sealift Fund for the CVN-76 nuclear aircraft carrier program.
(Sec. 122) Limits, with authorized increases, the total amount to be obligated or expended for procurement of the SSN-21 and 22 Seawolf submarines.
(Sec. 123) Expresses the sense of the Congress that the Secretary of the Navy should plan and budget for the attainment of a 12th naval amphibious ready group. Requires a report.
Subtitle D: Air Force Programs - Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force to enter into supplemental agreements relating to the settlement of claims under the C-17 aircraft program, requiring certain settlement conditions. Requires a 30-day congressional notification period.
(Sec. 132) Prohibits funds authorized to be appropriated by this or any other Act from being obligated or expended during FY 1995 to retire any B-52H, B-1B, or F-111 bomber aircraft.
Subtitle E: Other Matters - Earmarks $150 million in Air Force procurement funds authorized under this Act for the preservation of the B-2 bomber industrial base. Prohibits any such funds from being used to purchase B-2 parts not previously acquired or planned. Exempts such funds from certain limitations on total program costs. Directs the Secretary to report to the Senate and House Armed Services and Appropriations Committees (congressional defense committees) two estimates of the total acquisition cost of 20 additional bomber aircraft.
(Sec. 142) Earmarks funds authorized under this Act for the procurement of electric and hybrid vehicles for military uses and the commercialization of such vehicles for nonmilitary uses.
(Sec. 143) Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to sell manufactured articles or services to a person outside DOD if such Secretary determines that the articles or services are not available from a commercial U.S. source and certain other requirements are met.
Title II: Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation - Subtitle A: Authorization of Appropriations - Authorizes appropriations for FY 1995 for the armed forces for research, development, test, and evaluation (RDTE). Authorizes appropriations for the Director, Test and Evaluation and the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation. Earmarks specified RDTE funds for: (1) basic research and exploratory development projects; (2) the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program; and (3) high resolution imaging of space objects.
Subtitle B: Programs Requirements, Restrictions, and Limitations - Directs the Secretary of Defense (Secretary) to continue the demonstration and validation of kinetic energy antisatellite technologies under the tactical antisatellite technologies program.
(Sec. 212) Directs the Secretary to transfer: (1) from the Secretary of the Air Force to the Secretary of the Navy, before October 1, 1995, responsibility for management and funding for the MILSTAR communications satellite program; and (2) to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) the unobligated balance of funds appropriated to DOD for single-stage to orbit rocket R&D.
(Sec. 214) Limits the use of funds appropriated under this Act in connection with: (1) the dismantling of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs); and (2) seismic monitoring research of nuclear explosions.
(Sec. 216) Provides specified requirements before funds appropriated under this Act may be used to procure work from a federally funded R&D center.
Reduces by $52.65 million the total amount authorized for RDTE under this title.
Subtitle C: Missile Defense Programs - Requires reviews of the compliance with Antiballistic Missile Treaty requirements of the Brilliant Eyes and Navy Upper Tier ballistic missile defense systems.
(Sec. 222) Amends the Missile Defense Act of 1991 to repeal provisions concerning: (1) the exclusive program elements for the Ballistic Missile Defense program; (2) R&D for such elements; and (3) Strategic Defense Initiative funding.
(Sec. 223) Prohibits the obligation of Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) program funds until the Secretary submits a report required under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994.
(Sec. 224) Authorizes the BMDO to retain management and budget responsibility for chemical technology laser programs.
(Sec. 225) Requires the President to seek the advice and consent of the Senate before negotiating any international agreement that substantively modifies the ABM Treaty.
Subtitle D: Defense Conversion, Reinvestment, and Transition Assistance Matters - Earmarks and allocates R&D funds authorized under this Act for the defense reinvestment program. Allows such funds to be utilized for related FY 1994 projects.
(Sec. 232) Directs the Secretary, with respect to specified technology reinvestment programs, to consider a partnership proposal submitted by a small business without regard to the ability of the small business to immediately meet its share of anticipated partnership costs. Allows such firms 120 days to meet such financial requirements. Requires the Secretary, in establishing or providing financial support of partnerships and cooperative arrangements under defense technology reinvestment projects, to ensure that the principal economic benefits of such partnerships or arrangements accrue to the U.S. economy.
(Sec. 234) Directs the Secretary to conduct a program to promote cooperation between DOD laboratories and industry on R&D of dual-use (military and civilian) technologies in order to further certain national security objectives. Outlines program requirements. Directs the Secretary of the Navy to conduct a similar program for cooperation between the Navy and industry on the R&D of such technologies. Provides funding for such programs.
(Sec. 235) Amends the Small Business Act to authorize the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to make $1 billion in guaranteed loans to small businesses for defense conversion purposes.
Subtitle E: Other Matters - Authorizes the Secretary to enter into cooperative R&D projects with NATO organizations. (Currently, such cooperative projects are permitted only with major U.S. allies.)
(Sec. 242) Directs the Secretary to continue the Defense Women's Health Research Program. Requires all military departments to participate in Program activities. Adds to authorized Program activities. Requires an implementation plan and provides funding.
(Sec. 243) Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989 to require an annual report to the Congress from the Semiconductor Technology Council.
(Sec. 244) Directs the Secretary of the Navy to report to the Congress on the oceanographic survey and R&D requirements needed to support Navy operations in littoral regions.
(Sec. 245) Earmarks funds for completion of certain upgrades at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico.
(Sec. 246) Directs the Secretary to request the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences to conduct a study (and report to the Secretary and the Congress) regarding the desirability of waiving the live-fire survivability testing requirements for the F-22 aircraft program.
(Sec. 247) Earmarks funds for the University Research Initiative Support Program.
(Sec. 248) Directs the Secretary to establish a Manufacturing Science and Technology Program to further certain national security objectives. Requires competitive procedures. Provides funding.
(Sec. 249) Directs the Secretary to carry out a Defense Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research as part of the DOD university research programs. Specifies program objectives and provides for the designation of eligible States. Requires coordination with similar Federal programs.
(Sec. 250) Directs the Secretary and the NASA Administrator to jointly carry out, and report to the congressional defense committees on, a study to determine the cost, feasibility, and advisability of the development and utilization of a system to deliver energy to satellites by beaming high power laser energy from ground sources.
(Sec. 251) Requires the Secretary to review and report to the congressional defense committees on the advanced threat radar jammer before entering into an agreement with a foreign government for its development. Excepts major U.S. allies from such requirement.
Title III: Operation and Maintenance - Subtitle A: Authorization of Appropriations - Authorizes appropriations for FY 1995 for operation and maintenance for the armed forces (including its reserve and National Guard components), defense-wide activities, defense medical programs, the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice, the Defense Inspector General, drug interdiction and counter-drug activities, defense, the Court of Military Appeals, environmental restoration, defense, humanitarian assistance, former Soviet Union threat reduction, international peacekeeping and peace enforcement activities, and support for the 1996 Summer Olympics. Authorizes appropriations for DOD working capital funds.
(Sec. 303) Authorizes appropriations for operations of the armed forces retirement homes. Obligates specified funds for operation and maintenance for FY 1995 from the National Security Education Trust Fund and from the National Defense Stockpile Transaction Fund.
(Sec. 306) Authorizes the Secretary to provide logistical support and personnel services in connection with the 1995 Special Olympics World Games in New Haven, Connecticut. Authorizes appropriations.
(Sec. 307) Directs the Secretary, after submission of a specified required report from the Commission on Roles and Missions of the Armed Forces, to review its findings on the roles and requirements for general purpose Air National Guard fighter units, and to take certain action with respect to the appropriate level of primary aircraft authorized for such units.
Subtitle B: Defense Business Operations Fund - Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 to make permanent the authority of the Secretary to use the Defense Business Operations Fund (Fund) to manage the working capital funds as well as industrial, commercial, and support-type activities.
(Sec. 312) Directs the Secretary to report to the Senate and House Armed Services Committees (defense committees) on implementation of the Fund's Improvement Plan of September 1993. Requires the Comptroller General to monitor and evaluate the progress of such implementation and to report to the defense committees.
(Sec. 313) Limits to $1.5 million the FY 1995 obligations against funds in the capital asset subaccount of the Fund. Limits the FY 1995 obligations against the supply management divisions of the Fund, with a waiver by the Secretary for combat readiness purposes.
Subtitle C: Environmental Matters - Prohibits the use of FY 1995 DOD funds for the purchase of surety bonds or other guarantees of financial responsibility in guaranteeing the performance of any direct function of DOD.
(Sec. 322) Extends through FY 1995 the prohibition on the use of DOD environmental restoration funds for the payment of fines or penalties assessed against DOD.
(Sec. 323) Allows any federally recognized Indian tribe to participate in DOD environmental restoration programs.
(Sec. 324) Extends through December 31, 1999, the authority of the Secretary to issue surety bonds under the Defense Environmental Restoration Program.
Subtitle D: Matters Relating to Department of Defense Civilian Employees - Extends certain military personnel transition assistance authorities.
(Sec. 332) Extends permanently the China Lake personnel demonstration project at China Lake, California. Authorizes the Secretary to carry out such projects at designated DOD science and technology reinvention laboratories.
(Sec. 333) Provides limitations on severance pay to certain DOD civilian employees transferring to employment positions in defense nonappropriated fund instrumentalities.
(Sec. 334) Directs the Secretary to study and report to the Congress on the interest among DOD employees in obtaining retirement credit for service performed before January 1, 1987, as employees of a nonappropriated fund instrumentality.
(Sec. 335) Provides travel, transportation, and relocation allowances for DOD employees transferring to the U.S. Postal Service.
(Sec. 336) Includes foreign nationals employed by a foreign government for the benefit of DOD among the foreign nationals for whom separation pay is authorized.
(Sec. 337) Expands DOD's authority to accept and utilize voluntary services, with certain requirements and limitations. Allows the Secretary to reimburse a person for incidental expenses incurred in providing such services.
Subtitle E: Other Matters - Requires the Secretary to ensure that the current performance by DOD of a depot-level maintenance workload having a value of $3 million or more is not changed to performance by contractor or another depot-level maintenance activity of DOD unless the change is made using: (1) maintenance-based selection procedures among all DOD depot-level maintenance activities; or (2) competitive procedures among private and public sector entities.
(Sec. 342) Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force to: (1) provide funds for the national headquarters of the Civil Air Patrol; and (2) allow the Patrol to employ retired Air Force personnel in administration and liaison officer positions.
(Sec. 343) Increases from 50 cents to two dollars the amount authorized to be deducted monthly from the pay of military personnel and used in support of armed forces retirement homes. Modifies the fee paid by residents of such homes. Directs the Chairman of the Armed Forces Retirement Home Board to study, and report to the defense committees on, alternatives for modernization of the facilities at the U.S. Soldiers' and Airmen's Home.
(Sec. 344) Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993 to include medical transportation as one of the benefits under the National Guard pilot program.
(Sec. 345) Authorizes the Secretary of the Army, after obtaining advanced budget authority, to carry out a loan guarantee program to encourage commercial firms to use ammunition manufacturing facilities pursuant to provisions of the Armament Retooling and Manufacturing Support Act of 1992. Provides for program administration, loan limits, and reporting requirements. Extends the authority for such alternative use through FY 1996.
(Sec. 346) Authorizes the Secretary of Defense, upon determining that appropriate educational programs are not available through a local educational agency for dependents of military and civilian DOD personnel residing at a military installation in the United States, to provide for the elementary and secondary education of such dependents. Provides eligibility for such education to dependents of other Federal employees residing on a military installation at any time during the school year. Requires the Secretary to establish a school board for each DOD elementary and secondary school so established. Provides for school administration, staffing, and compensation. Requires the Secretary to provide specified substantive rights, protections, and procedural safeguards for dependents participating in the educational programs. Earmarks certain funds authorized under this Act for assistance to local educational agencies that benefit dependents of military and civilian DOD personnel.
(Sec. 348) Allows proceeds from operation of the naval academy laundry to be used for its operating expenses.
(Sec. 349) Repeals the annual limit on the amount of funds authorized to be expended by the Defense Inspector General for emergency and extraordinary expenses.
(Sec. 350) Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993 to extend through FY 1996 the authority for a program to commemorate World War II.
(Sec. 351) Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1991 to extend through FY 1995 the authority for aviation depots and naval shipyards to engage in defense-related production and services.
(Sec. 352) Provides for the transfer of certain excess DOD property to educational institutions and training schools. Provides for the surplus treatment of property so loaned before December 31, 1993.
(Sec. 353) Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994 to repeal a provision requiring the conversion of naval ships' stores from an activity funded by direct appropriations to one funded by nonappropriated fund instrumentalities.
(Sec. 354) Authorizes the Secretary to carry out a humanitarian program providing for instruction, education, training, and advising of personnel of other nations in procedures for detecting and clearing landmines. Provides funding.
(Sec. 355) Earmarks funds authorized under this Act for obtaining emergency communications services for military personnel (and their dependents) from the American National Red Cross.
(Sec. 356) Allows no more than three foreign-built vessels to be purchased for the Marine Corps maritime prepositioning ship program with funds in the National Defense Sealift Fund.
(Sec. 357) Authorizes the Secretary to transfer a specified sum to the Maritime Administration to provide for the purchase of roll-on/roll-off vessels for the Ready Reserve.
(Sec. 358) Earmarks funds from this Act for the payment of stipulated civil penalties assessed under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980.
(Sec. 359) Authorizes the Secretary to sell to persons outside DOD articles and services that are produced in working-capital funded industrial facilities of the armed forces and that are not available from any U.S. commercial source. Authorizes the Secretary to designate up to three such facilities for such sales. Provides sale conditions and methods.
(Sec. 360) Directs the Secretary of the Army to study and report to the congressional defense committees concerning the feasibility and advisability of establishing at Fort Riley, Kansas, a land management activities and training center.
(Sec. 361) Earmarks funds from this Act for the procurement of portable ventilators for the Defense Medical Facility Office, Fort Detrick, Maryland.
(Sec. 362) Directs the DOD Inspector General to review and report to the defense committees on a representative sample of DOD commercial contracts to determine the rate of cost growths in such contracts.
(Sec. 363) Directs the Secretary, before entering into any DOD advisory and assistance services contract in excess of $100,000, to determine whether DOD personnel can perform the services proposed under the contract.
Title IV: Military Personnel Authorizations - Subtitle A: Active Forces - Authorizes the FY 1995 end strengths for active duty military personnel.
(Sec. 402) Extends through FY 1997 the authority for the temporary variation in end strength limitations for Marine Corps majors and lieutenant colonels.
(Sec. 403) Allows an authorized strength of 68 general officers on active duty in the Marine Corps after FY 1995.
(Sec. 404) Excludes certain commanders or deputy commanders of combatant or allied commands from the limitation on the number of officers serving on active duty.
(Sec. 405) Excludes, upon certain conditions, the next Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy from the number of senior admirals authorized to be serving on active duty.
Subtitle B: Reserve Forces - Authorizes the FY 1995 end strengths for reserve and National Guard personnel. Allows the Secretary to increase such end strengths by up to two percent. Provides for certain end strength adjustments for members of the Selected Reserve. Sets forth the end strength for members of the reserve serving on active duty in support of the reserve.
Subtitle C: Military Training Student Loads - Provides the authorized average military training student loads for FY 1995.
Subtitle D: Authorization of Appropriations - Authorizes $70.79 billion to DOD for FY 1995 for military personnel.
Subtitle E: Other Matters - Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993 to repeal a provision requiring a specified reduction in recruiting personnel.
Title V: Military Personnel Policy - Subtitle A: Officer Personnel Policy - Allows certain officers to serve on successive military selection boards.
(Sec. 502) Excepts certain warrant officers from mandatory consideration by promotion selection boards. States that a warrant officer shall be considered to have accepted a higher appointment on the date of the appointment, unless the officer expressly declines. Precludes a new oath of office for promoted warrant officers who have served continuously since taking their original oath of office.
(Sec. 503) Provides for either enlistment or retirement of Navy and Marine Corps limited duty officers who have twice failed in selection for promotion.
(Sec. 504) Revises the educational requirements for appointments in reserve grades above first lieutenant or lieutenant junior grade. Provides an exception to the baccalaureate degree requirement for Native Alaskans serving as Scout officers in a reserve unit.
(Sec. 506) Provides for the original appointments of limited duty Navy and Marine Corps officers serving in temporary grades. Directs the Secretary to ensure that officers selected for designated judge advocate positions are selected by boards governed by the procedures prescribed for military officer selection boards.
Subtitle B: Reserve Component Matters - Directs the Secretary to review, and report to the defense committees on, the opportunities for ordering individual reservists to active duty with their consent.
(Sec. 512) Extends from 90 to 180 days the authorized period of active duty service for Selected Reserve forces mobilized for reasons other than war or national emergency. Requires a report.
(Sec. 513) Repeals obsolete Federal provisions relating to the transfer of regular enlisted personnel to reserve components.
(Sec. 514) Expresses the sense of the Senate that DOD should establish a standard readiness and evaluation system for National Guard and reserve units and that such units should be trained and modernized to enable them to carry out the full range of missions required under the Pentagon's Bottom Up Review.
Subtitle C: Other Matters - Directs the Secretary of the Army to review two dismissals from the U.S. Military Academy in 1874 and 1882, respectively, in order to determine whether racial prejudice or other improper factors tainted the original proceedings. Requires a correction of records or the presidential issuance of a posthumous commission as Army officers for such personnel if the dismissals were found to have been an error or injustice.
(Sec. 522) Provides commencement dates for the payment of transitional compensation to the dependents of military personnel who are court-martialed or separated from service for dependent-abuse offenses. Entitles dependents receiving such compensation to military medical and dental care, use of commissary and exchange stores, and any other benefits which such persons are entitled to receive based on their military dependent status.
Title VI: Compensation and Other Personnel Benefits - Subtitle A:
Pay and Allowances - Waives a required military pay raise in conformity with increases in the General Schedule of the Federal Government and provides for a 2.6 percent increase, effective on January 1, 1995, in the rates of basic pay, basic allowance for subsistence, and basic allowance for quarters.
Subtitle B: Bonuses and Special and Incentive Pays - Extends through FY 1996 the authority for certain bonuses and special and incentive pay for reserve personnel. Extends through FY 1998 certain bonuses and special pay for nurse officer candidates, registered nurses, and nurse anesthetists (increasing the special pay for the latter). Extends the authority for the payment of certain other bonuses and special pay.
Subtitle C: Travel and Transportation Allowances - Transfers from the Secretary of the Army to the Secretary of Defense responsibility for the preparation of transportation mileage tables (used for travel allowance determination purposes).
Subtitle D: Retired Pay and Survivor Benefits - Revises a provision concerning the calculation of retired pay for officers retiring in a grade lower than the grade held at retirement.
(Sec. 632) Provides for the crediting of certain reserve service performed by enlisted personnel in the computation of retired military pay, using a special formula.
(Sec. 633) Amends the Federal criminal code to provide forfeiture of military annuities or retired pay for members convicted of espionage.
(Sec. 634) Directs the Secretary concerned, in the case of the computation of military pay to prevent pay inversions, to waive any regulation which requires a member to serve for a minimum period in a grade as a condition for retirement.
(Sec. 635) Requires cost-of-living increases in contributions to the Survivor Benefit Plan to be effective concurrently with the payment of related military retired pay cost-of-living increases.
(Sec. 636) Requires the application of identical effective dates in cost-of-living increases in civil service annuities for civilian employees and military retired pay for former military personnel.
Subtitle E: Defense Conversion, Reinvestment, and Transition Assistance Matters - Provides, for personnel retired under the special temporary retirement authority, eligibility for Servicemen's Group Life Insurance coverage. Requires payment of appropriate premiums.
(Sec. 642) Amends the Defense Conversion, Reinvestment, and Transition Assistance Act of 1992 to provide an annual payment for at least one but no more than five years to members retired under the National Guard and reserve transition initiative. (Currently, a five-year payment is required.) Adds provisions concerning the computation of the annual payment and its coordination with retired pay.
(Sec. 643) Increases the eligibility and application periods for former military personnel wishing to enter a DOD program for assistance in obtaining certification and employment as teachers or teachers' aides.
(Sec. 644) Revises Federal provisions concerning the authority of the Secretary to assist separated members to obtain employment with law enforcement agencies to: (1) include within such employment work with Indian tribes in which law enforcement functions are performed; (2) increase eligibility for such assistance to any member or former member who is separated during the six-year period beginning October 1, 1993, under honorable conditions; (3) provide preferences for involuntarily separated personnel or those having an occupational specialty, training, or experience related to law enforcement; (4) require the Attorney General (currently the Secretary) to administer the program and distribute grant funds; (5) limit individual grants to $50,000; (6) limit program administrative expenses to ten percent; and (7) require sufficient appropriated funds before a former member may be selected to participate in the program.
(Sec. 645) Amends the National and Community Service Act of 1990 to prohibit certain retired pay reductions in the case of a former member being paid as a member of the cadre of the Civilian Community Corps.
Subtitle F: Other Matters - Provides eligibility for retirement, placement on the temporary disability retired list, or separation for officer candidates granted excess leave due to a physical disability.
(Sec. 652) Allows members of the Selected Reserve in good standing to use morale, welfare, and recreation facilities on the same basis as active duty personnel. Provides the same privilege for: (1) retirees under the age of 60; (2) members of the Ready Reserve not in the Selected Reserve; and (3) dependents of members of the Selected Reserve.
(Sec. 653) Authorizes the Secretary to carry out a program to provide special supplemental food benefits to military personnel on duty at stations outside the United States, as well as eligible civilians serving with, employed by, or accompanying such personnel.
(Sec. 654) Authorizes the military Secretary concerned, the Judge Advocate General of a military department, or the Chief Counsel of the Coast Guard to reimburse a member of the armed forces in an amount up to $100,000 for losses of household effects caused by hostile action during a move necessitated by a change of permanent duty station. Allows such reimbursement only to the extent that the loss is not covered by applicable insurance. Applies such coverage with respect to losses incurred after June 30, 1990.
(Sec. 655) Authorizes the Secretary concerned to reimburse military personnel for transient housing expenses incurred in order to perform annual or inactive-duty training.
(Sec. 656) Directs the Comptroller General to study and report to the defense committees on the offset of veterans' disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs by the receipt of military separation benefits and incentives such as the special separation benefit or the voluntary separation incentive.
Title VII: Health Care Provisions - Revises the definition of dependents, for purposes of eligibility for health care benefits under the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS), to include an unmarried person placed in the home of a member or former member of the armed forces in anticipation of legal adoption.
(Sec. 702) Authorizes the Secretary to establish basic dental benefit plans for spouses and children who accompany military personnel on permanent assignments outside the United States.
(Sec. 703) Provides conditions under which medical and dental care shall be authorized for abused dependents of military personnel who are convicted for such abuse by court-martial or civil court.
(Sec. 704) Provides for the coordination of CHAMPUS benefits with those provided under title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act.
(Sec. 705) Provides reimbursement to CHAMPUS health care providers for the cost of obtaining a professional license when such license is required by the local government involved.
(Sec. 706) Directs the Secretary to develop, carry out, and report on a demonstration program to evaluate the feasibility and desirability of furnishing chiropractic care through the medical facilities of the armed forces. Requires the Secretary to establish an oversight advisory committee for assistance in the development and conduct of the demonstration program.
(Sec. 707) Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993 to state that the annual CHAMPUS health survey required under such Act shall not be treated as a "collection of information" as such term is used in Federal provisions concerning information policy.
(Sec. 708) Directs the Secretary to study and report to the Congress on possible financial relief from late enrollment penalties for military retirees and dependents who reside within the service area of a base closure site and who have failed to timely enroll in Medicare part B due to reliance upon the military medical facility located at such site.
(Sec. 709) Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993 to allow individuals who obtained pharmaceuticals at a closed military health care facility to participate in a DOD program providing for the sale by mail of pharmaceuticals to eligible military personnel and their dependents.
(Sec. 710) Directs the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) to determine DOD's cost expenditures for pediatric care for FY 1992 through 1994 under the program for delivery of health care services in the Tidewater, Virginia, region. Requires the Assistant Secretary to use such cost analysis in determining the appropriate standards, limitations, and requirements for any managed care system for pediatric care by DOD.
Title VIII: Acquisition Policy, Acquisition Management, and Related Matters - Subtitle A: Use of Merit Based Selection Procedures - Expresses as congressional policy that any program, project, or technology identified in legislation should be procured through merit-based selection procedures. Prohibits DOD from being required to award a new contract or grant to a specific non-Government entity unless strict conditions are met. Requires congressional notification of attempted exceptions to such prohibition.
(Sec. 802) Extends permanently an annual reporting requirement on the use of competitive procedures for awarding certain contracts to colleges and universities.
Subtitle B: Acquisition Assistance Programs - Earmarks specified funds authorized under this Act for the defense procurement technical assistance programs. Earmarks other funds authorized under this Act for: (1) the pilot Mentor-Protege Program; and (2) infrastructure assistance for historically Black colleges and other minority institutions.
(Sec. 814) Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1990 and 1991 to extend through FY 1998 a test program for the negotiation of comprehensive small business subcontracting plans.
(Sec. 815) Prohibits the expenditure of funds authorized by this Act for specified acquisition activities until the Secretary takes action with respect to: (1) issuing regulations with respect to small business subcontracting set asides and bid proposals; and (2) DOD policy regarding the Mentor-Protege Program.
(Sec. 816) Provides credit to businesses, for purposes of meeting certain DOD subcontracting goals for providing business to small and disadvantaged businesses, for subcontracting with a central nonprofit agency designated by the Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. Extends such program through FY 1997.
Subtitle C: Other Matters - Prohibits the use of funds for specified acquisition activities pending submission to the Congress by the Secretary of a national technology and industrial base periodic defense capability assessment and a periodic defense capability plan.
(Sec. 822) Directs the President to take certain required industrial mobilization actions through the head of any military department (currently, through the Secretary).
(Sec. 823) Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993 to extend permanently the authority for DOD to share equitably the costs of claims under international armaments cooperative programs.
(Sec. 824) Specifies factors to be considered by the Secretary when determining whether the application of certain provisions of the Buy American Act is inconsistent with the public interest.
(Sec. 825) Requires the head of the agency concerned, at the time of award for a cooperative agreement or other transaction under the defense technology reinvestment program, to include in the file a brief explanation of the manner in which such award advances and enhances a particular national security objective or policy.
(Sec. 826) Requires the Comptroller General to report to the Congress an assessment of the extent to which defense technology and industrial base program awards for cooperative agreements attain certain defense policy objectives.
Title IX: Department of Defense Organization and Management - Subtitle A: Secretarial Matters - Establishes the 11th position of Assistant Secretary of Defense. Places the General Counsel of each of the military departments third in the order of succession to the Secretaries of such departments.
Subtitle B: Commission on Roles and Missions of the Armed Forces - Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994 to require the Commission on Roles and Missions of the Armed Forces to review the role of the National Guard and other reserve components. Directs the Secretary, upon request, to make available to the Commission the services of one or more federally funded R&D centers covered by DOD sponsoring agreements.
(Sec. 913) Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994 to increase from seven to eight the authorized membership of the Commission. Requires the new member to have previous military and management experience with the reserve components.
Subtitle C: Other Matters - Requires (current law authorizes) the inclusion within the membership of the Reserve Forces Policy Board of an officer of the regular Marine Corps and a regular military officer serving in a position on the Joint Staff.
(Sec. 922) Prohibits the closure of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Expresses the sense of the Congress that the Secretary should budget for the ongoing operation of the University. Directs the Comptroller General to submit to the appropriate congressional committees an evaluation of the University, requiring certain cost comparisons, assessments, reviews, and recommendations.
(Sec. 923) Authorizes the Secretary to provide joint duty credit for certain duty performed during military operations in support of unified, combined, or United Nations military operations.
(Sec. 924) Amends the Job Training Partnership Act to include for assistance under such Act's defense conversion adjustment program those workers affected by reductions in the export of defense articles and services as a result of U.S. policy. Includes such workers within the defense diversification program under such Act.
Subtitle D: Professional Military Education - Authorizes the President of the Marine Corps University to award the degree of master of military studies.
(Sec. 932) Constitutes a Board of Advisors to the University, requiring the Board to visit the University semiannually upon the call of the University President.
(Sec. 933) Authorizes the Commander of the Air University to award the degree of master of airpower art and science.
Title X: General Provisions - Subtitle A: Financial Matters - Authorizes the Secretary, in the national interest, to transfer amounts of authorizations made available to DOD in Division A for FY 1995 between any such authorizations for that fiscal year. Limits to $2 billion the total amount authorized for such transfers. Requires notification to the Congress of any transfers so made.
(Sec. 1002) Authorizes emergency supplemental appropriations for FY 1994 for costs of ongoing U.S. operations in Somalia, Bosnia, Southwest Asia, and Haiti. Allocates such funds among military personnel, operation and maintenance, and procurement.
(Sec. 1003) Changes the date for submission of the DOD future-years mission budget from the same time as submission of the defense budget each year to 60 days after such date.
(Sec. 1004) Limits to ten percent the amount of FY 1995 advance procurement funds that may be obligated by the Secretary unless he has submitted to the Congress the FY 1996 future-years defense program along with a certification that such program complies with certain budgetary requirements.
Subtitle B: Matters Relating to Allies and Other Nations - Amends the: (1) National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993 to repeal a limitation on overseas U.S. end strengths; and (2) National Defense Authorization Act, 1985, to revise the end strengths of U.S. military personnel assigned to permanent duty ashore in European member nations of NATO.
(Sec. 1013) Earmarks funds authorized under this Act for cooperative threat reduction with states of the former Soviet Union under the Cooperative Threat Reduction Act of 1993. Extends certain semiannual reporting requirements under such Act.
(Sec. 1014) Expresses congressional findings concerning defense cooperation between the United States and Israel. Encourages the President to ensure that any conventional defense system or technology offered for release to NATO allies should be simultaneously offered to Israel. Urges the President to make available to Israel advanced U.S. technology necessary for continued progress in U.S.-Israel R&D of theater missile defenses.
(Sec. 1015) Authorizes the Secretary to conduct military-to-military contacts and comparable activities designed to encourage a democratic orientation of defense establishments and military forces of other countries. Provides funding.
(Sec. 1016) Authorizes the President to conduct disaster relief activities outside the United States to respond to manmade or natural disasters when necessary to prevent the loss of lives. Requires a report to the Congress within 48 hours after commencement of such activities. Provides funding.
(Sec. 1017) Expresses as the policy of the United States that the NATO allies should assist in paying the incremental cost incurred by the United States in maintaining U.S. military personnel in Europe to perform NATO support activities. Directs the President to take all necessary action to implement such burdensharing policy. Requires the Secretary to include specified information concerning such personnel in his annual burdensharing report.
(Sec. 1018) Directs the Secretary to: (1) carry out a comprehensive review of the current authorities to engage in cooperative regional security programs with countries in the Western Hemisphere in order to determine whether such authorities continue to be appropriate and necessary; and (2) after appropriate consultation, report to the defense committees on regional defense matters.
(Sec. 1019) Expresses the sense of the Congress that the President should: (1) intensify efforts to recover from U.S. allies the residual value of real property released by the United States to such countries as part of the closure of overseas U.S. military installations; (2) negotiate with the government of each NATO host country for the payment of the negotiated value of such improvements; and (3) enter into negotiations for payments-in-kind only as a last resort and only after informing the Congress that other payments have been unsuccessful. Requires all in-kind contributions received by DOD to be used for DOD identified priorities. Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1991 to provide certain requirements and limitations with respect to payments-in-kind authorized under such Act. Provides for congressional oversight of such payments, including required prior notification to the Congress of proposed in-kind agreements with NATO host countries.
Subtitle C: Nonproliferation and Counterproliferation of Weapon Systems and Related Systems - Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993 to: (1) extend through FY 1995 the authority for certain nuclear nonproliferation activities under such Act; (2) add to the purposes of such Act the prevention of biological, chemical, and missile proliferation; and (3) define FY 1995 funding sources for such activities.
(Sec. 1022) Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994 to: (1) redesignate the Nonproliferation Program Review Committee as the Counterproliferation Program Review Committee; (2) designate the Secretary of Energy as the Vice Chairman of the Committee; (3) add to Committee purposes the coordination and funding of DOE related programs and R&D; (4) repeal various provisions concerning purposes, duties, and budget recommendations of the Committee; and (5) terminate the Committee after September 30, 1996.
(Sec. 1023) Directs the Secretary to submit annual reports to the appropriate congressional committees on findings of the above Committee.
(Sec. 1024) Earmarks funds authorized under this Act for: (1) counterproliferation activities; and (2) education in support of such activities. Authorizes the Secretary, as necessary in the national interest, to transfer amounts made available to DOD in this Division for FY 1995 to counterproliferation programs, projects, and activities identified as areas for progress by the Joint Committee for the Review of Counterproliferation Programs. Limits to $100 million the total amount authorized to be transferred. Requires congressional notification of all such transfers. Earmarks specified technology development funds authorized in this Act for certain counterproliferation activities, including a training program to expand and improve U.S. efforts to deter the possible proliferation and acquisition of weapons of mass destruction by organized crime organizations in Eastern Europe, the Baltic countries, and the former Soviet Union. Prohibits the availability of training funds until submission to the Congress of a report by the Secretary and the FBI Director.
(Sec. 1025) Prohibits DOD travel funds from being expended for travel by the Assistant Secretary for International Security Policy until the Secretary submits certain reports and certifications required under prior law concerning the proliferation of foreign military satellites.
Subtitle D: Peace Operations - Directs the Secretary to submit to the defense committees two reports on U.S. proposals for improving United Nations (UN) management of peace operations.
(Sec. 1032) Expresses the sense of the Congress concerning support for international peacekeeping and peace enforcement activities. Authorizes the Secretary to: (1) pay the U.S. fair share of such activities in which U.S. combat forces participate; and (2) furnish assistance, on a reimbursable basis, in support of such activities. Requires 15 days' advance notice to designated congressional committees before the Secretary may take either action, with certain determinations to be included in such notice. Directs the President to require reimbursement from the UN or another source for the use of U.S. armed forces in support of such activities or for the provision of assistance. Allows the waiver of such reimbursement in exceptional circumstances. Establishes the Contributions for International Peacekeeping and Peace Enforcement Activities Fund for paying assessments for UN operations under the program. Prohibits the payment of such assessments when U.S. combat forces are not involved. Authorizes appropriations for FY 1995 for the Fund.
Subtitle E: Reporting Requirements - Expresses congressional findings, and requires a report from the Secretary to the defense committees, with respect to the status of the offensive biological warfare program in the Russian Federation and other independent states of the former Soviet Union.
(Sec. 1042) Terminates, with exceptions, certain reporting requirements under current Federal law which were recommended for termination by DOD.
Subtitle F: Acceptance of Pre-release Services of Nonviolent Offenders - Authorizes the Secretary of a military department to accept specified services from nonviolent offenders incarcerated in a correctional facility of a State or local government. Provides: (1) conditions for acceptance of such services; and (2) specific limits on payments to State or local governments for the costs incurred in the provision of such services. Prohibits compensating any offender for services provided.
(Sec. 1052) Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994 to add provisions which assure U.S. indemnification in connection with provision by the Secretary of prerelease employment training to nonviolent offenders incarcerated in State penal systems.
(Sec. 1053) Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to conduct a demonstration project to test the feasibility of using Army facilities to provide employment training to nonviolent offenders in a State penal system prior to their release from incarceration.
Subtitle G: Discrimination and Sexual Harassment - Directs the Secretaries of the Navy and Air Force to review and revise their respective regulations relating to equal opportunity policy and complaint procedures to ensure that such regulations are substantially equivalent to Army regulations for such procedures. Directs the Secretary of the Army to review the Army's regulations in such regard and revise them as considered appropriate by the Secretary of Defense. Directs the DOD Task Force on Discrimination and Sexual Harassment to submit its required report to the Secretary by October 1, 1994. Requires appropriate action to be taken by the Secretary with respect to recommendations of the Task Force.
Subtitle H: Other Matters - Redesignates: (1) the U.S. Court of Military Appeals as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Services; and (2) the Court of Military Review as the Court of Military Criminal Appeals.
(Sec. 1062) Directs the Secretary to designate a DOD official to serve as a single point of contact for immediate family members of any unaccounted-for Korean conflict or Cold War prisoner of war (POW) or missing in action (MIA). Outlines appropriate functions for such official.
(Sec. 1063) Authorizes members and units of the National Guard to provide assistance to specified youth and charitable organizations if such assistance does not hamper the performance of duty, is not otherwise commercially available, and will enhance the Guard's military skills while not resulting in a significant increase in training costs. Provides authorized services and eligible organizations.
(Sec. 1064) Prohibits any person, except with the written consent of the Secretary, from knowingly using the words "Defense Mapping Agency" or its initials, seal, or other imitations in connection with any merchandise. Prohibits any person from bringing an action against the United States on the basis of the content of a navigational aid prepared by such Agency.
(Sec. 1065) Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to transfer to Brazil specified naval vessels on a lease basis. Waives the requirement of a congressional notification. Requires transfer costs to be borne by Brazil. Terminates such transfer authority two years after enactment of this Act, but allows for the renewal of leases entered into during such period.
(Sec. 1066) Directs the Secretary of the Army to transfer to the Marine Corps any Army M1A1 tanks that become excess to the requirements of the regular Army, up to the amount needed to satisfy the Marine Corps requirement for tanks.
(Sec. 1067) Prohibits any funds available to DOD from being expended to merge defense telecommunications systems with any civil telecommunications system until the Secretary reports certain information to the congressional committees and 30 days have elapsed.
(Sec. 1068) Authorizes appropriations for: (1) Navy shipbuilding and conversion; and (2) the National Defense Sealift Fund.
(Sec. 1069) Directs the Secretary to: (1) conduct a review of Federal provisions relating to payments to missing military personnel; and (2) recommend to the Congress whether such provisions should be amended.
(Sec. 1070) Expresses the sense of the Congress that the Secretary should establish contact with officials of the People's Republic of China regarding unresolved issues relating to American POWs and MIAs resulting from the Korean conflict.
(Sec. 1071) Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 to require the Secretary to make public any information about unaccounted-for personnel of the Korean conflict or the Cold War. (Currently, such publicity is required only for Vietnam era personnel.) Requires all such information (currently, information obtained after March 1, 1992) to be made available.
(Sec. 1072) Requires the Secretary to: (1) determine whether there exists classified information concerning American personnel who became POWs or MIAs in Southeast Asia that should be declassified; and (2) certify to the Congress that such materials have been declassified, as well as the date of such declassification.
(Sec. 1073) Directs the Secretary to submit to the Congress specified information pertaining to unaccounted for U.S. personnel involved in the Vietnam conflict.
(Sec. 1074) Directs the Secretary to: (1) report to the Congress on the status of efforts to obtain from North Korea information concerning U.S. personnel who remain unaccounted for following the Korean conflict and to obtain any remains of such personnel; and (2) seek to establish a joint commission with North Korea to resolve remaining issues concerning such personnel.
(Sec. 1075) Requires the FY 1995 increase in military retired pay to first be payable for the month of March 1995. Requires appropriations to the DOD Military Retirement Fund before such increased payments. Authorizes appropriations.
(Sec. 1076) Prohibits any DOD funds from being provided to an institution of higher education that denies military recruitment on its campus.
(Sec. 1077) Directs the Navy Secretary and the NASA Administrator to jointly study and report to specified congressional committees on the convergence of the NASA Earth Observing System Altimetry mission with the Navy Geosat Follow-On program.
(Sec. 1078) Amends the Taiwan Relations Act to require the granting of an application for the President of Taiwan or any other high-level Taiwanese official to visit the United States to discuss U.S. trade or business with Taiwan, the prevention of nuclear proliferation, U.S. national security, the protection of endangered species, or regional humanitarian disasters.
(Sec. 1079) Expresses the sense of the Senate that the President should utilize existing authorities to the greatest extent possible to authorize assistance and cooperation to countries such as Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic that are making significant progress in working with NATO toward an allied defense.
(Sec. 1080) Directs the Office of Personnel Management to study and report to the Congress on the feasibility of establishing a mandatory interagency placement program for Federal employees affected by reduction in force actions. Authorizes the Office to enter into an appropriate agreement if such action is found to be feasible.
(Sec. 1081) Provides that funds received from the Federal Republic of Germany as its fair share of the costs of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies shall be credited to appropriations available to DOD for the Center and merged with other funds used for the Center. Authorizes the Secretary to waive certain educational costs at such Center with respect to certain U.S. allies.
(Sec. 1082) Amends the Defense Conversion, Reinvestment, and Transition Assistance Act of 1992 to revise certain notice requirements with respect to pending or actual terminations of defense programs.
(Sec. 1083) Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to transfer the obsolete vessel Guadalcanal to the Intrepid Museum Foundation in New York City.
(Sec. 1084) Directs the Secretary to study and report to the Congress on spousal abuse involving military personnel.
(Sec. 1085) Expresses the sense of the Congress that the Senate Armed Services Committee should review a certain report and hold hearings relating to the procedures employed by DOD personnel when investigating the death of a member of the armed forces who dies from a self-inflicted cause while serving on active duty.
(Sec. 1086) Requires the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology to be located on or near the Mall on land owned by the Federal Government or the District of Columbia. Expresses the sense of the Congress that the National Museum of Health and Medicine should be relocated to a site east of and adjacent to the Hubert H. Humphrey Building.
(Sec. 1087) Provides authority for the assignment of employees between Federal agencies and federally funded R&D centers.
(Sec. 1088) Expresses the sense of the Congress that the United States should work with NATO member nations and other permanent members of the UN Security Council to endorse the efforts of the contact group (United States, Russia, France, and Britain) to bring about a peaceful settlement to the conflict in Bosnia-Hercegovina.
(Sec. 1089) States that it shall not be unlawful for authorized employees or agents of a foreign country to take action against an aircraft in that country's airspace if the aircraft is reasonably suspected of engaging in illicit narcotics trafficking if the President of the United States determines that the national security of such country is threatened by such trafficking. Authorizes the use of U.S. employees to aid such foreign employees or agents in such country.
(Sec. 1090) Provides for the administration of the athletics programs at the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the U.S. Air Force Academy, stating that the position of athletic director at each Academy shall be a position in the civil service, but may be filled by a member of the armed forces as an active duty assignment. Requires nonappropriated fund accounts to be established and administered for such athletic programs.
(Sec. 1091) Expresses the sense of the Congress that the Secretary should initiate a review of the assumptions and conclusions of the President's budget, the Bottom Up Review, and the future years defense program and report to the President and the Congress detailing the necessary U.S. force structure. Requires the FY 1996 defense budget submission to reflect the funding level necessary to support such force structure.
(Sec. 1092) Calls upon the President to acknowledge the acts of genocide occurring in Rwanda. Requests the President to expedite commitments of necessary resources for the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda, as well as for humanitarian operations there.
(Sec. 1093) Directs the Secretary to award a grant to one or more non-Federal entities to carry out specified studies concerning the nature and scope of the illnesses and symptoms suffered as a consequence of military service or employment in southwest Asia during the Persian Gulf War. Directs the Secretary to award a grant to such an entity to conduct a study of the long-term health consequences of the administration of pyridostigmine bromide as an antidote enhancer for chemical nerve agent toxicity during such War. Requires pilot studies. Earmarks funds authorized under this Act for awarding such grants.
(Sec. 1094) Directs the Secretary to award grants to an appropriate nongovernmental entity for research into the health consequences resulting from service or employment in the Persian Gulf during that War. Requires particular consideration to be given to illnesses or other effects associated with exposure to various toxins. Provides funding through amounts authorized under this Act.
(Sec. 1095) Directs the Secretary to take appropriate action to ensure that data collected by, and testing protocols of, the Persian Gulf War Health Surveillance System are compatible with the data and protocols of the Persian Gulf War Veterans Health Registry.
(Sec. 1097) Expresses the sense of the Congress that: (1) NATO should retain the right of autonomy of action regarding missions in addition to its collective defense should the UN Security Council or other appropriate organization fail to act; (2) NATO is not an auxiliary to the UN or any other organization; and (3) the member states of NATO reserve the right to act collectively in defense of their vital interests.
(Sec. 1098) Allows funds appropriated to the Navy for FY 1995 to be obligated to procure no more than 14 Mark-6 guidance sets for Trident II missiles before the Secretary certifies to the congressional defense committees that failure to procure additional units would pose an unacceptable risk to the long-term readiness and reliability of the Trident II missile program.
(Sec. 1099) Expresses the sense of the Congress that the: (1) force structure identified as necessary by the Bottom Up Review may not be used to limit the size or structure of the force U.S. military commanders may request in preparation for a major regional contingency on the Korean Peninsula; (2) the Chairman and ranking Members of the Senate and House Armed Services and Appropriations Committees should receive regular briefings from DOD on the situation on the Peninsula; and (3) conclusions of the Bottom Up Review should be continuously examined in light of the lessons learned from preparation for a major regional contingency on the peninsula as well as from other military operations.