Summary: S.981 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (05/12/2011)

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 - Authorizes appropriations for the Department of Defense (DOD) for FY2012 for: (1) procurement, including aircraft, missiles, weapons and tracked combat vehicles, ammunition, shipbuilding and conversion, and other procurement; (2) the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Fund; (3) purchases under the Defense Production Act of 1950; (4) research, development, test, and evaluation; (5) operation and maintenance; (6) active and reserve military personnel; (7) Working Capital Funds; (8) the National Defense Sealift Fund; (9) the Joint Urgent Operational Needs Fund (established under this Act); (10) chemical agents and munitions destruction; (11) drug interdiction and counter-drug activities; (12) the Defense Inspector General; (13) the Defense Health Program; (14) the Armed Forces Retirement Home; (15) overseas contingency operations; (16) chemical demilitarization construction; (17) the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Security Investment Program; (18) Guard and reserve forces facilities; and (19) base closure and realignment activities.

Sets forth provisions or requirements concerning: (1) military personnel policy, including education and training and military justice; (2) military pay and allowances; (3) military health care; (4) acquisition policy and management; (5) DOD organization and management, including intelligence-related matters; (6) financial matters; (7) civilian personnel matters; (8) matters relating to foreign nations; (9) the Armed Forces Retirement Home; and (10) reductions in DOD and Department of Energy (DOE) defense-related reporting requirements.

Establishes in each of the Army Reserve, Air Force Reserve, and National Guard a Reserve Component Technician Program.

Revises and expands Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) provisions concerning offenses relating to rape, sexual assault, and other sexual misconduct.

Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to carry out a Troops-to-Teachers program.

Consolidates and revises certain DOD travel and transportation authorities and allowances.

Provides for commercial space launch cooperation between DOD, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the private sector.

Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 - Authorizes appropriations for FY2012 for military construction for the Armed Forces and defense agencies.