Summary: S.2229 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (03/24/2004)

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 - Authorizes appropriations for the Department of Defense (DOD) for FY 2005.

Authorizes appropriations to DOD for: (1) procurement, including for aircraft, missiles, weapons and tracked combat vehicles, ammunition, and shipbuilding and conversion; (2) research, development, test, and evaluation, including ballistic missile defense capabilities; (3) operation and maintenance, including for defense working capital funds, the Armed Forces Retirement Home, the Defense Health Program, and chemical agents and munitions destruction; and (4) active and reserve military personnel, including end strengths.

Extends certain bonus, special, and incentive pay authorities. Expands certain travel and transportation allowances.

Sets forth provisions or requirements concerning: (1) environmental policy, including the protection of sunken State craft and the remains of their crews; (2) active and reserve military personnel policy, including the extension of age limits for reserve and National Guard general and flag officers, and revised retirement rules for officers; (3) ROTC and the military service academies, including the establishment of a Board of Visitors at each academy; (4) acquisition policy and management, including enhanced small business participation in defense contracting; (5) DOD organization and management; (6) budget and financial matters; (7) the establishment of auxiliaries for military departments and a National Defense Heritage Foundation; (8) DOD civilian personnel policy; and (9) matters relating to other nations, allies, and friendly foreign nations.

Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 - Authorizes the Secretary of Defense and the Secretaries of the military departments to acquire real property and carry out specified military construction projects. Authorizes appropriations for: (1) military construction, land acquisition, and military family housing functions; (2) the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Security Investment Program; (3) chemical demilitarization construction; and (4) National Guard and reserve forces facilities.

Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to establish the Museum Center of the National Museum of the United States Army at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.