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Public Law No: 113-291 (12/19/2014)

(This measure has not been amended since the House agreed with an amendment to the Senate amendment on December 4, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Carl Levin and Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 - Division A: Department of Defense Authorizations - Title I: Procurement - Subtitle A: Authorization of Appropriations - (Sec. 101) Authorizes FY2015 appropriations for Procurement for the Army, Navy and Marine Corps, Air Force, and Defense-wide activities, as specified in the funding tables in section 4101 of this Act.

Subtitle B: Army Programs - (Sec. 111) Requires the Army to submit to Congress a prioritized plan for modernizing the entire fleet of UH-60A aircraft of the Army National Guard.

Subtitle C: Navy Programs - (Sec 121) Authorizes the Navy to enter into a contract during FY2015 for the procurement of one San Antonio class amphibious ship using incremental funding.

(Sec. 122) Prohibits the use of funding in FY2015 for procurement of additional mission modules for the Littoral Combat Ship program until the Navy submits to Congress: (1) the Milestone B program goals for cost, schedule, and performance for each module; and (2) certification by the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation with respect to the total number for each module type required to perform all necessary operational testing.

(Sec. 123) Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 to extend the limitation on the availability of funds for Littoral Combat Ships.

(Sec. 124) Requires the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation to report to Congress on the test evaluation master plan for the seaframes and mission modules for the Littoral Combat Ship program.

(Sec. 125) Requires the Navy to retain the option of procuring more EA-18G aircraft if it determines that further analysis of airborne electronic attack force structure indicates that aircraft should be procured.

Subtitle D: Air Force Programs - (Sec. 131) Prohibits DOD from using FY2015 funds to retire the MQ-1 Predator aircraft unless repairing the aircraft is not economically viable.

(Sec. 132) Prohibits FY2015 funds from being used to retire U-2 aircraft.

(Sec. 133) Prohibits the use of FY2015 DOD funds to: (1) retire A-10 aircraft, or (2) make significant changes to manning levels for any A-10 aircraft squadrons. Permits DOD to authorize the Air Force to move up to 36 A-10 aircraft in the active component to backup flying status after making a specified certification to Congress regarding an assessment by the Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation of alternative ways to provide manpower to maintain the fighter fleet and to field F-35 aircraft.

(Sec.134) Prohibits FY2015 funds from being used to: (1) cancel or modify the avionics modernization program for C-130 aircraft, or (2) initiate an alternative communication, navigation, surveillance, and air traffic management program for C-130 aircraft to replace the avionics modernization program. Includes an exception for modifications required to operate C-130 aircraft in airspace controlled by the FAA or by the government of a foreign country. Restricts FY2015 funding for the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force until the Secretary certifies to Congress that funding authorized for the avionics modernization program for the C-130 aircraft in prior fiscal years has been used.

(Sec. 135) Prohibits the use of FY2015 funds to retire any Air Force aircraft except those that the Air Force planned to retire as of April 9, 2013, until after the Air Force reports to Congress on the contributions of the Air Force, the Air National Guard, and the Air Force Reserve to the total force structure of the Air Force.

(Sec. 136) Prohibits FY2015 DOD funds from being used for retirement or changes in manning levels of any E-3 airborne warning and control systems aircraft.

(Sec. 137) Prohibits FY2015 Air Force funds from being used to divest or transfer any KC-10 aircraft until 60 days after DOD submits to Congress an assessment of the costs and benefits of the proposed divestment or transfer.

(Sec. 138) Prohibits FY2015 Air Force funds from being used to transfer any C-130H or C-130J aircraft until 60 days after the Air Force submits to Congress an assessment of costs and benefits of the proposed transfer. Requires GAO to review the report.

(Sec. 139) Prohibits FY2015 Air Force funds from being used to transfer any KC-135 aircraft from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam until 60 days after the Air Force submits to Congress an assessment of the costs and benefits of the transfer.

(Sec. 140) Requires the Air Force to submit to Congress a report including a complete analysis and fielding plan for the C-130 aircraft.

(Sec. 141) Requires the Air Force to submit to Congress a report on the status and locations all F-16 aircraft in the Air Force inventory.

(Sec. 142) Requires the Air Force to submit Congress a report on options for modernization or replacement of the T-1A aircraft capability.

(Sec. 143) Requires the Air Force to submit to Congress a report on the status of the current air-launched cruise missile and the development of the replacement referred to as the long-range standoff missile.

Subtitle E: Defense-Wide, Joint, and Multiservice Matters - (Sec. 151) Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 to revise the oversight requirements for the undersea mobility acquisition program of the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM). Requires the Commander of SOCOM to provide Congress with a technology roadmap for undersea mobility capabilities.

(Sec. 152) Requires DOD to submit to Congress a plan for the modernization or replacement of digital avionics equipment to meet requirements under the Next Generation Air Transportation System of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

(Sec. 153) Requires GAO to report annually on the F-35 aircraft acquisition program until the F-35 enters into full-rate production.

Title II: Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation - Subtitle A: Authorization of Appropriations - (Sec. 201) Authorizes FY2015 appropriations for DOD Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, as specified in the funding table in section 4201.

Subtitle B: Program Requirements, Restrictions, and Limitations - (Sec. 211) Modifies the authority of DOD to hold prize and challenge competitions to encourage advanced technology achievements.

(Sec. 212) Affirms that the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics shall conduct oversight of the Joint Defense Manufacturing Technology Panel, which coordinates manufacturing technology and research programs for DOD. Reduces the frequency of required updates to the strategic plan for the Manufacturing Technology Program.

(Sec. 213) Eliminates requirements for defense acquisition programs to maintain a record of all issue papers from a defense research facility related to the acquisition programs.

(Sec. 214) Modifies the authorities and duties of the Director of the DOD Test Resource Management Center to include reviewing and reporting on significant expansion, divestment, consolidation, or curtailment of activities within the test and evaluation facilities and resources of the Major Range and Test Facility Base.

(Sec. 215) Modifies the options for the service obligation requirement for the Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Defense Education Program to include employment with a public or private entity or organization if DOD: (1) is unable to find an appropriate position for the person within DOD, and (2) determines that the employment would benefit DOD.

(Sec. 216) Limits the availability of FY2015 funds for the armored multi-purpose vehicle program until the Army reports to Congress on the program.

(Sec. 217) Prohibits the use of FY2015 Navy Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation funds for the unmanned carrier-launched airborne surveillance and strike system to award a contract for the air vehicle segment development until DOD submits to Congress a review of system requirements. Requires DOD to submit an additional report on the system when the President's FY2017 budget is submitted.

(Sec. 218) Restricts funds for imaging and targeting support of airborne reconnaissance systems until the Air Force submits to Congress a detailed plan for using the funds during FY2015 and a strategic plan for funding advanced airborne reconnaissance technologies supporting manned and unmanned systems.

(Sec. 219) Prohibits the use of FY2015 Air Force funds for retiring the operational Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System aircraft until the Air Force reports to Congress on the plan to replace current aircraft.

Subtitle C: Reports - (Sec. 221) Reduces reporting requirements related to the system engineering activities of the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

(Sec. 222) Requires DOD to enter into a contract for an assessment of biodefense research and development activities at the National Interagency Biodefense Campus, including legal, regulatory, management, and practice barriers that may reduce effectiveness and efficiency.

(Sec. 223) Requires DOD to provide a briefing to Congress to update a 2011 report on the Department of Defense Modeling and Simulation Technological and Industrial Base.

Subtitle D: Other Matters - (Sec. 231) Amends the Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 to revise the contractor cost-sharing requirement for the pilot program to include technology protection features during research and development of certain defense systems.

(Sec. 232) Authorizes the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to carry out a pilot program to employ private sector personnel on rotational assignments to lead research or development projects. Specifies requirements for managing conflicts of interest.

(Sec. 233) Authorizes a DOD pilot program to enhance the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educational opportunities for children of servicemembers.

(Sec. 234) Expresses the sense of Congress that helicopter health and usage monitoring systems provide early warning systems for failing systems, reduce costly emergency maintenance, and increase fleet readiness.

Title III: Operation and Maintenance - Subtitle A: Authorization of Appropriations - (Sec. 301) Authorizes FY2015 appropriations for Operation and Maintenance for the Armed Forces and other DOD agencies, as specified in the funding table in section 3401.

Subtitle B: Energy and Environment - (Sec. 311) Eliminates the fiscal year limitation on the prohibition of payment of fines and penalties from the Environmental Restoration Account of DOD without prior authorization.

(Sec. 312) Amends the Sikes Act to permit lump sum payments to fund cooperative and interagency agreements for land management activities related to military and state owned National Guard installations.

(Sec. 313) Requires DOD to submit to Congress a report reviewing compliance with regulations and laws regarding the disposal of covered waste in burn pits. Requires GAO to review the report.

(Sec. 314) Requires DOD to submit a business case analysis to Congress prior to entering into a contract for the planning, design, refurbishment, or construction of a biofuel refinery.

(Sec. 315) Authorizes DOD to undertake an environmental restoration project at Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia to respond to contamination from DOD activities while the property was under the jurisdiction of or used by the Navy.

(Sec. 316) Prohibits the use of FY2015 DOD funds to make a bulk purchase of a drop-in fuel (biofuels that are similar to conventional fuels and may be used with existing vehicles and transportation infrastructure) for operational purposes unless the fully burdened cost of the fuel is cost-competitive with a traditional fuel. Requires DOD to notify Congress prior to specified purchases of drop-in fuels. Permits a waiver for national security purposes.

(Sec. 317) Expresses the sense of Congress that certain portions of the former bombardment area on the island of Culebra, Puerto Rico should be available for safe public recreational use. Amends the Military Construction Authorization Act, 1974 to remove restrictions on decontamination activities for identified areas on Culebra. Modifies the restrictions contained within the quitclaim deed to permit the Army to use specified funds to decontaminate specified areas of unexploded ordnance.

(Sec. 318) Creates incentives for the manufacture of alternative dual-fueled vehicles, including those that use natural gas.

Subtitle C: Logistics and Sustainment - (Sec. 321) Revises the requirements for DOD's Quarterly Readiness Report to Congress.

(Sec. 322) Modifies elements of the strategic policy on prepositioned material and equipment to include consideration of support for crisis response elements in developing the policy.

(Sec. 323) Eliminates the existing authority of the Secretary of the Army to abolish any U.S. arsenal considered to be unnecessary.

(Sec. 324) Eliminates after three years an annual GAO review of DOD's progress in implementing its strategic policy and plan for its prepositioned stocks.

Subtitle D: Reports - (Sec. 331) Repeals the reporting requirement on DOD operations and financial support for military museums.

(Sec. 332) Requires the Army to submit to Congress an assessment of regionally aligned forces when the President's FY2016 budget is submitted.

Subtitle E: Limitations and Extensions of Authority - (Sec. 341) Prohibits the Air Force from entering into a contract for the sustainment, maintenance, repair, or overhaul of the F117 engine until the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics certifies to Congress that the Air Force has obtained sufficient data to determine that it is paying a fair and reasonable price compared to the PW2000 commercial-derivative sustainment price in the private sector. Authorizes a waiver for national security.

(Sec. 342) Prohibits FY2015 DOD funds from being used to establish Regional Special Operations Forces Coordination Centers.

(Sec. 343) Prohibits specified FY2015 funds from being used to transfer MC-12 aircraft from the Air Force to the U.S. Special Operations Command until 60 days after DOD provides Congress with an analysis and justification for the transfer.

Subtitle F: Other Matters - (Sec. 351) States that DOD may enter into an intergovernmental support agreement for the provision of installation-support services, notwithstanding any other provision of law governing the award of federal government contracts for goods and services. Requires contracts awarded for installation-support services under an intergovernmental support agreement to be awarded on a competitive basis.

(Sec. 352) Directs the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics to issue DOD-wide guidance designating an authoritative source of data for conventional ammunition. Specifies reporting requirements related to the conventional ammunition inventory.

Title IV: Military Personnel Authorizations - Subtitle A: Active Forces - (Sec. 401) Authorizes end strengths for active duty personnel of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force.

(Sec. 402) Establishes new minimum active duty end strengths for the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force.

Subtitle B: Reserve Forces - (Sec. 411) Establishes end strengths for Selected Reserve personnel of the reserve components.

(Sec. 412) Establishes end strengths for Reserves on active duty in support of the reserve components.

(Sec. 413) Establishes end strengths for military technicians (dual status).

(Sec. 414) Establishes the maximum end strengths for non-dual status technicians employed by the Army National Guard, the Air National Guard, the Army Reserve, and the Air Force Reserve.

(Sec. 415) Establishes the maximum end strengths for members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces who may be on active duty for operational support.

Subtitle C: Authorization of Appropriations - (Sec. 421) Authorizes FY2015 appropriations for Military Personnel not otherwise provided for, as specified in the funding table in section 4401.

Title V: Military Personnel Policy - Subtitle A: Officer Personnel Policy Generally - (Sec. 501) Authorizes service secretaries to establish selection objectives by year group, specialty, or any combination thereof for selection boards considering warrant officers for selective retirement.

(Sec. 502) Specifies the dates by which warrant officers and regular officers on the active-duty list chosen for selective early retirement must retire.

(Sec. 503) Repeals the limit on the total number of officers who may be recommended for discharge in a fiscal year under enhanced selective discharge authority.

(Sec. 504) Requires DOD to report annually to Congress on the total number, assignment procedures, and duties of enlisted aides for general and flag officers of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. Requires GAO to review the report.

(Sec. 505) Repeals the requirement for DOD to submit annual reports to Congress on joint officer management and promotion policy objectives for joint officers.

(Sec. 506) Authorizes a senior level service course of at least 10 months designated and certified by the Secretary of Defense as a joint professional military education course (JPME) to meet the requirements for Phase II JPME instruction.

(Sec. 507) Eliminates the requirement that a qualified aviator or naval flight officer serve as commanding officer of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier during an inactivation period that leads to permanent decommissioning prior to disposal.

(Sec. 508) Requires the secretary of a military department to ensure that the performance appraisal of a commanding officer indicates the extent to which the commanding officer has established a command climate in which: (1) allegations of sexual assault are properly managed and fairly evaluated; and (2) a victim of criminal activity, including sexual assault, can report the criminal activity without fear of retaliation or ostracism.

Subtitle B: Reserve Component Management - (Sec. 511) Authorizes certain first lieutenants and lieutenants (junior grade) who are health professions officers or are pursuing baccalaureate degrees to be considered for retention on the reserve active-status list following nonselection for promotion. Requires service secretaries to retain on the list health professions officers who would otherwise be required to be removed from the list until the officer has completed a service obligation incurred as a result of their participation in a health professions stipend program.

(Sec. 512) Requires the secretary of the service concerned to consult with the Chief of the National Guard Bureau in the selection process for the Director and Deputy Director of the Army National Guard and Air National Guard.

(Sec. 513) Requires DOD to establish, maintain, and report to Congress on a centralized database of information on military technology positions.

(Sec. 514) Directs DOD to report to Congress on the management of personnel records of members of the National Guard.

Subtitle C: General Service Authorities - (Sec. 521) Requires: (1) any medical advisory opinion issued to a board for correction of military records regarding a servicemember or former servicemember diagnosed with a mental health disorder to include the opinion of a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist, and (2) the inclusion of a clinical psychologist, psychiatrist, or physician with training on mental health issues or disorders on a board for the review of the discharge or dismissal of a former member of the Armed Forces diagnosed with a mental health disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, or traumatic brain injury.

(Sec. 522) Extends the authority of the secretary of a military department to carry out pilot programs on career flexibility and adjusts reporting requirements to reflect the extension.

(Sec. 523) Requires the secretaries of the military departments to provide members of the Armed Forces with information on privacy rights related to the receipt of mental health services.

(Sec. 524) Requires DOD to ensure that: (1) gender-neutral occupational standards being developed accurately predict performance of duties of a military occupation and are applied equitably to measure individual capabilities, and (2) combat equipment distributed to female members of the Armed Services is properly designed and fitted and meets required standards. Requires GAO to review the Services' Outreach and Recruitment Efforts gauged toward women representation in the officer corps.

Subtitle D: Military Justice, Including Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Prevention and Response - (Sec. 531) Makes technical corrections to various provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 relating to the military justice system.

(Sec. 532) Authorizes a court-martial convening authority or military judge to order a deposition only if the party requesting the deposition demonstrates that, due to exceptional circumstances, it is in the interest of justice that the testimony be taken and preserved for use at a preliminary hearing or a court-martial.

(Sec. 533) Authorizes a member of a reserve component who is a victim of an alleged sex-related offense to receive the assistance of a Special Victim's Counsel.

(Sec. 534) Requires DOD to consult with a victim of an alleged sex-related offense regarding whether prosecution should be by court-martial or in a civilian court. Requires the convening authority to consider the victim's preference, notify the civilian authority with jurisdiction over the offense of a victim's preference for civilian prosecution, and inform the victim of a civilian authority's decision to prosecute or not prosecute the offense.

Requires that the Manual for Courts-Martial be modified to provide that a victim's right to be heard in connection with the prosecution of an alleged sex-related offense may be exercised through counsel. Specifies requirements for promptly notifying the victim's counsel regarding the scheduling of proceedings in connection with the prosecution.

(Sec. 535) Authorizes a victim of a criminal offense who believes that a court-martial ruling violates rights related to the psychotherapist-patient privilege or the admission of evidence regarding the victim's sexual background to petition the Court of Criminal Appeals for a writ of mandamus to require the court-martial to comply with the Military Rules of Evidence.

(Sec. 536) Modifies the Military Rules of Evidence to provide that the general military character of an accused is not admissible to show the probability of innocence of the accused for specified offenses.

(Sec. 537) Modifies provisions of the Military Rules of Evidence relating to the privilege against disclosure of communications between psychotherapists and patients. Broadens the privilege to include communications with other licensed mental health professionals. Eliminates an exception to the privilege when admission or disclosure of a communication is constitutionally required. Specifies requirements and procedures for parties seeking production or admission of records or communications protected by the privilege.

(Sec. 538) Authorizes personal property retained as evidence in connection with an incident of sexual assault to be returned to the rightful owner after the conclusion of all proceedings related to the incident.

(Sec. 539) Authorizes members of the Armed Forces or DOD civilian employees who are physicians, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, physician assistants, and registered nurses to be assigned to duty as a Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner for the Armed Forces. Specifies requirements for training and certification.

(Sec. 540) Modifies the terms of office for judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

(Sec. 541) Requires the secretary of a military department to review a convening authority's decision not to refer charges of certain sex-related offenses for trial by court-martial upon request for review by the chief prosecutor.

(Sec. 542) Requires the DOD Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military to include an analysis and assessment of the disposition of the most serious offenses identified in unrestricted reports of sexual assault.

(Sec. 543) Requires DOD to submit to Congress a plan to allow an individual filing a restricted report on a sexual assault to permit a military criminal investigative organization to access certain information in the report to identify individuals suspected of multiple sexual assaults.

(Sec. 544) Requires DOD to develop a comprehensive management plan to address deficiencies in the reporting of incidents of domestic violence involving members of the Armed Forces.

(Sec. 545) Requires the independent judicial proceedings panel established by the Secretary of Defense to conduct a review and assessment of: (1) the impact of using mental health records of the victim of an offense by the accused during a preliminary hearing or court-martial proceeding compared to the use of similar records in civilian criminal legal proceedings, and (2) the establishment of a privilege against the disclosure of communications between users of and personnel staffing the Department of Defense Safe Helpline and Safe HelpRoom.

(Sec. 546) Requires DOD to establish the Defense Advisory Committee on Investigation, Prosecution, and Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces to advise the Secretary of Defense on the investigation, prosecution, and defense of allegations of rape, forcible sodomy, sexual assault, and other sexual misconduct involving members of the Armed Forces.

(Sec. 547) Requires each service secretary to establish a confidential process for a victim of a sexual offense during military service to appeal the terms or characterization of the discharge or separation of the individual from the military on the grounds that the terms or characterization were adversely affected by the individual being the victim of the offense.

Subtitle E: Member Education, Training and Transition - (Sec. 551) Requires DOD and the Department of Homeland Security to carry out a program to enable members of the Armed Forces to obtain professional credentials related to the training and skills acquired during military service that translate into civilian occupations.

(Sec. 552) Requires the secretaries of the military departments to ensure that provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 related to sexual assault prevention and response apply to the military service academies.

(Sec. 553) Extends from two to four weeks the period during which foreign exchange personnel may attend the U.S. Military Academy, the Naval Academy, and the Air Force Academy.

(Sec. 554) Authorizes the Air Force to accept donations, charge fees, and enter into specified agreements to support the athletic programs of the Air Force Academy.

(Sec. 555) Authorizes DOD to conduct a pilot program to enhance efforts to provide job placement and related employment services to members of the Armed Forces who are being separated or released from active duty.

(Sec. 556) Requires DOD to submit to Congress a plan for educating officers and enlisted members of the Armed Forces on DOD cyber security and cyber activities.

(Sec. 557) Requires DOD to: (1) provide additional information related to educational assistance and financial aid to servicemembers in the Transition Assistance Program, and (2) ensure that the higher education component of the Program is available to members of the Armed Forces on a DOD website.

(Sec. 558) Requires DOD to develop procedures to provide state veterans agencies with specified information regarding servicemembers separating from the military in order to facilitate the transition to civilian life.

Subtitle F: Defense Dependents' Education and Military Family Readiness Matters - (Sec. 561) Authorizes funds in FY2015 to continue providing assistance to local educational agencies that benefit dependents of members of the Armed Forces and DOD civilian employees.

(Sec. 562) Authorizes funding for payments to local educational agencies for impact aid for children with severe disabilities.

(Sec. 563) Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 to extend the effective date of program modifications included in the Impact Aid Improvement Act of 2012.

(Sec. 564) Amends the Defense Department Overseas Teachers Pay and Personnel Practices Act to permit the employment of local nationals who are not U.S. citizens to teach host nation language courses in the Defense Dependents' Overseas Education System if a U.S. citizen is not available.

(Sec. 565) Amends the Defense Dependents' Education Act of 1978 to expand the functions of the Advisory Council on Dependents' Education to include providing recommendations and information on DOD's domestic dependent elementary and secondary schools.

(Sec. 566) Amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to direct courts rendering temporary orders for custodial responsibility of a child based solely on deployment of a parent to require that the orders expire no later than the period justified by the deployment. Prohibits a court from considering the absence of a servicemember due to deployment as the sole factor in determining the best interest of the child with respect to modifying the custody of a child.

(Sec. 567) Requires DOD to develop, submit to Congress, and implement a policy for the development of a standard method for collecting, reporting, and assessing suicide data involving members of the Armed Forces or their dependents.

(Sec. 568) Requires DOD to collect data to evaluate and report to Congress on the effectiveness of military spouse employment programs.

Subtitle G: Decorations and Awards- (Sec. 571) Requires DOD to treat attacks by an individual or entity in communication with a foreign terrorist organization and attacks inspired or motivated by a foreign terrorist organization as attacks by an international terrorist organization for the purpose of awarding the Purple Heart. Makes the revised standard retroactive to September 11, 2001, and requires a review of each death or wounding of a member of the Armed Forces since that date to determine if a Purple Heart should be awarded.

(Sec. 572) Authorizes the President to award the Medal of Honor to William Shemin and Henry Johnson for acts of valor during World War I.

Subtitle H: Miscellaneous Reporting Requirements - (Sec. 581) Requires DOD to review and report to Congress on the effectiveness of current programs and controls regarding the professionalism of members of the Armed Forces.

(Sec. 582) Requires DOD to review and report to Congress on efforts to prevent suicide among the members of U.S. Special Operations Forces and their dependents.

(Sec. 583) Requires DOD to review and report to Congress on the feasibility of improving efforts to provide job placement assistance and related employment services to members in the National Guard and Reserves.

(Sec. 584) Requires DOD to report to Congress on how foreign language, regional expertise, and culture considerations factor into the planning and operations of overseas military operations.

(Sec. 585) Requires DOD to submit to Congress no later than April 1, 2015, a report containing the results of the review of the role of the Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity in sexual harassment cases conducted pursuant to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014.

(Sec. 586) Requires DOD to commission an independent study of the mental, behavioral, and psychological health challenges facing U.S. Special Operations Forces and the effectiveness of the Preservation of the Force and Families Program and the Human Performance Program of the U.S. Special Operations Command in addressing these challenges.

(Sec. 587) Requires GAO to report on policies to prevent and track hazing in the Armed Forces.

(Sec. 588) Requires GAO to report on the impact of mental and physical trauma relating to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury, behavioral health matters not related to PTSD, and other traumas on the discharge of servicemembers for misconduct.

Subtitle I: Other Matters- (Sec. 591) Amends the Wounded Warrior Act to change from annually to biennially the inspection schedule for outpatient residential facilities occupied by recovering members of the Armed Forces.

(Sec. 592) Requires service secretaries to designate offices on installations to provide voting assistance and information to absent uniformed servicemembers and their family members. Requires the service secretaries to notify Congress if any voter assistance office is closed.

(Sec. 593) Repeals a provision of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 that required DOD to carry out an electronic voting demonstration project.

(Sec. 594) Authorizes the removal and transfer of the remains of a member of the Armed Forces buried in a cemetery of the National Cemetery System to any Army National Military Cemetery if the servicemember has been awarded the Medal of Honor and has no known next of kin interested in maintaining the place of burial.

(Sec. 595) Expresses the sense of Congress that the United States should undertake every reasonable effort to search for and repatriate members of the Armed Forces who are missing or captured during the drawdown of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

Title VI: Compensation and Other Personnel Benefits - Subtitle A: Pay and Allowances - (Sec. 601) Freezes monthly basic pay for all general and flag officers during FY2015.

(Sec. 602) Extends the authority of DOD to temporarily increase the rate of basic allowance for housing in areas impacted by natural disasters or experiencing a sudden increase in the number of personnel.

(Sec. 603) Provides pay parity for: (1) the Chief of the National Guard Bureau with the other members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and (2) the senior enlisted advisor to the Chief of the National Guard with the senior enlisted advisors of the Armed Forces.

(Sec. 604) Authorizes DOD to reduce the basic allowance for housing inside the United States by up to 1% of the national average for housing for a given pay grade and dependency status.

Subtitle B: Bonuses and Special and Incentive Pays - (Sec. 611) Extends specified bonus and special pay authorities for reserve forces.

(Sec. 612) Extends certain bonus and pay authorities for health care professionals.

(Sec. 613) Extends certain bonus and pay authorities for nuclear officers.

(Sec. 614) Extends the general bonus authority for enlisted members and officers, special bonus and incentive pay authorities for nuclear officers, special aviation incentive pay and bonus authorities for officers, special bonus and incentive pay authorities for officers in health professions, and the contracting bonus for cadets and midshipmen enrolled in the Senior Officers' Training Corps.

Extends the authority to pay hazardous duty pay, assignment or special duty pay, skill incentive pay or the proficiency bonus, and retention incentives for members qualified in critical military skills or assigned to high priority units.

(Sec. 615) Extends the authority to pay the aviation officer retention bonus, assignment incentive pay, the reenlistment bonus for active members, the enlistment bonus, foreign language proficiency incentive pay, the accession bonus for new officers in critical skills, the incentive bonus for conversion to military occupational specialty to ease personnel shortage, the incentive bonus for transfer between branches of the armed forces, and the accession bonus for officer candidates.

Subtitle C: Disability Pay, Retired Pay, and Survivor Benefits - (Sec. 621) Provides that the date on which a dependent child's status is determined for the purposes of transitional compensation in the case of a member being separated from active duty for dependent abuse is the date on which the separation action commenced. (Currently the determination is made as of the date the member is actually separated.)

(Sec. 622) Reinstates the cap on retired pay of general and flag officers at a specified level.

(Sec. 623) Exempts those who join military service prior to January 1, 2016, from the reduced cost of living adjustment (COLA) for military retired pay made by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013. (Under current law, the reduction is inapplicable to members who first join prior to January 1, 2014.)

(Sec. 624) Authorizes the payment of the Survivor Benefit Plan annuity to special needs trusts for the sole benefit of a disabled dependent child incapable of self-support because of mental or physical incapacity.

(Sec. 625) Modifies the calculation of qualifying days of active duty or active service used to reduce the eligibility age for certain retirement benefits.

Subtitle D: Commissary and Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentality Benefits and Operations - (Sec. 631) Authorizes DOD to purchase any commercial item for resale by commissary stores without using full and open competition procurement procedures.

(Sec. 632) Authorizes DOD to provide or obtain food services beneficial to the efficient management and operation of dining facilities on military installations.

(Sec. 633) Prohibits DOD from banning the sale of any legal consumer tobacco product category sold as of January 1, 2014, within the defense retail systems or on any DOD vessel at sea.

Requires DOD to issue regulations to: (1) prohibit the sale of tobacco products in defense retail systems inside the United States at a price below the most competitive price in the local community, and (2) require prices in outlets outside of the United States to be within the range of prices established in U.S. outlets.

(Sec. 634) Requires DOD to utilize an independent organization experienced in grocery retail analysis to review and report to Congress on specified management, food, and pricing options for the defense commissary system.

Title VII: Health Care Provisions - Subtitle A: TRICARE and Other Health Care Benefits - (Sec. 701) Requires DOD to provide annual mental health assessments for Active Duty and Selected Reserve members and to report to Congress on the tools and processes used to provide the assessments.

(Sec. 702) Modifies the TRICARE pharmacy benefits program to require non-formulary prescriptions to be available through the national mail-order pharmacy program, establish prescription copayments from 2015 through 2024, and require that non-generic prescription maintenance medications be refilled through military treatment facility pharmacies or the national mail-order pharmacy program.

(Sec. 703) Removes limits on inpatient mental health services.

(Sec. 704) Authorizes DOD to provide provisional TRICARE coverage for certain emerging health care supplies and services widely recognized in the United States as being safe and effective.

(Sec. 705) Authorizes DOD to provide free food and beverages to former members of the uniformed services and their dependents who are receiving certain outpatient care in military medical treatment facilities.

(Sec. 706) Authorizes breast-feeding support, supplies, and counseling as a covered benefit under TRICARE.

Subtitle B: Health Care Administration - (Sec. 711) Requires DOD to notify TRICARE beneficiaries of any significant changes to the benefits provided under the TRICARE program or in beneficiary cost-share rates of more than 20%.

(Sec. 712) Changes the frequency of GAO reports on the processes, procedures, and analysis DOD uses to determine the adequacy of the number of health care providers who accept TRICARE Standard and TRICARE Extra.

(Sec. 713) Prohibits DOD from restructuring or realigning a military medical treatment facility based on the Military Medical Treatment Facility Modernization Study until DOD submits a specified report to Congress and GAO reviews the report.

Subtitle C: Reports and Other Matters - (Sec. 721) Amends the Armed Forces Retirement Home Act of 1991 to designate the Deputy Director of the Defense Health Agency to be the senior medical advisor for the Armed Services Retirement Home.

(Sec. 722) Extends the authority for the Joint Department of Defense-Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Facility Demonstration Fund.

(Sec. 723) Requires DOD to report to Congress on the status of reductions in the availability of TRICARE Prime in certain service areas.

(Sec. 724) Amends the Wounded Warrior Act to extend the authority of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide rehabilitation and vocational benefits to members of the Armed Forces with severe injuries or illnesses.

(Sec. 725) Requires DOD to develop, implement, and report to Congress on an acquisition strategy for contracting for the services of health care professional staff at military medical treatment facilities.

(Sec. 726) Directs DOD to carry out and report to Congress on a pilot program to evaluate the feasibility and desirability of including medication therapy management as part of the TRICARE Program.

(Sec. 727) Requires DOD to carry out and report to Congress on an antimicrobial stewardship program at DOD medical facilities

(Sec. 728) Requires DOD to submit to Congress a report evaluating tools, processes, and best practices to improve the identification and treatment of mental health conditions and traumatic brain injury among members of the Armed Forces.

(Sec. 729) Requires DOD to submit to Congress a report assessing the access of members of the Armed Forces and their dependents to reproductive counseling and treatments for infertility.

(Sec. 730) Requires DOD to submit to Congress a report assessing the feasibility and advisability of implementing the Institute of Medicine recommendations regarding improvements to DOD programs to strengthen mental, emotional, and behavioral abilities associated with managing adversity, adapting to change, recovering, and learning in connection with military service.

(Sec. 731) Requires GAO to assess the transition of care from DOD to the VA for post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.

(Sec. 732) Requires GAO to review DOD policies, procedures, and programs to reduce the stigma associated with mental health treatment.

(Sec. 733) Requires GAO to report on women's health care services for members of the Armed Forces serving on active duty and other covered beneficiaries.

Title VIII: Acquisition Policy, Acquisition Management, and Related Matters - Subtitle A: Acquisition Policy and Management - (Sec. 801) Requires DOD to submit a report to Congress detailing a plan to develop standards and define architectures necessary to enable open systems approaches in key DOD mission areas where standards and architectures would be feasible and cost effective.

Requires DOD to ensure that acquisition programs use open system approaches in the product design and acquisition of information technology systems to the maximum extent practicable.

Requires DOD to identify legacy information technology systems that are not utilizing an open systems approach and outline a process for potential conversion to an open systems approach.

(Sec. 802) Modifies reporting requirements for a Major Automated Information System program that fails to achieve a full deployment decision within five years after the Milestone A decision or selection of the preferred alternative for the program.

(Sec. 803) Requires business process mapping prior to milestone decisions for the Major Automated Information System program.

(Sec. 804) Requires DOD to report to Congress on the implementation of the acquisition process for information technology systems required by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010.

Subtitle B: Amendments to General Contracting Authorities, Procedures, and Limitations - (Sec. 811) Extends and modifies DOD contracting authority and reporting requirements for advanced component development and prototype units.

(Sec. 812) Expands the scope of prototype projects conducted by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to include projects for enhancing the mission effectiveness of military personnel and supporting platforms, systems, components, or materials acquired or developed by DOD or used by the Armed Forces.

(Sec. 813) Extends the limitation on the aggregate annual amount available for contract services.

(Sec. 814) Modifies procedures for awarding defense design-build construction contracts to apply a limit of five finalists to contracts exceeding $4 million unless the head of the contracting activity: (1) approves the contracting officer's justification that a number greater than five is in the federal government's interest, and (2) documents how a number exceeding five is consistent with the purposes and objectives of the two-phase selection procedures.

(Sec. 815) Makes the authority to use simplified acquisition procedures for certain commercial items permanent.

(Sec. 816) Revises DOD reporting and certification requirements for requesting authorization for multiyear contract authority.

(Sec. 817) Revises sourcing requirements related to avoiding counterfeit electronic parts.

(Sec. 818) Extends the Proof of Concept Commercialization Pilot Program, authorizes the secretaries of the military departments to carry out the program, revises requirements related to the review board overseeing funds, increases the amount of awards, and permits the use of basic research funds to carry out the program.

Subtitle C: Industrial Base Matters - (Sec. 821) Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1990 and 1991 to modify and extend the test program for the negotiation of comprehensive small business subcontracting plans. Imposes new reporting and other requirements related to awards of first-tier subcontract dollars and costs incurred and avoided by the adoption of a subcontracting plan.

(Sec. 822) Amends the Small Business Act to require the Small Business Administration (SBA) to develop a plan to improve the quality of data reported on bundled and consolidated contracts in the federal procurement data system.

(Sec. 823) Authorizes grant applicants under the Small Business Development Center program to assist small businesses by providing education on requirements of the Arms Export Control Act. Expands the Procurement Technical Assistance Program to include educating small business concerns on requirements relating to export controls.

(Sec. 824) Prohibits the use of reverse auctions for: (1) a single bid contract unless it is compliant with existing regulations and DOD memoranda regarding single bid offers, or (2) a design-build military construction contract. Requires reverse auctions to provide offerors with the ability to revise bids throughout the auction. Restricts the role of third parties in conducting reverse auctions. Requires DOD to provide training for contract specialists on the use of reverse auctions.

(Sec. 825) Authorizes the award of sole source contracts in certain amounts for small business concerns owned and controlled by women that have been determined to be responsible contractors.

Subtitle D: Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform - (Sec. 831) Requires specified federal agencies to ensure that the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the agencies has specified authorities and responsibilities in planning, programming, budgeting, and executing processes related to information technology.

(Sec. 832) Requires the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to make the cost, schedule, and performance data of specified information technology investments publicly available. Requires the CIO of each agency to categorize the investments according to risk and review those that have a high level of risk.

(Sec. 833) Requires OMB to implement a process to assist specified agencies in reviewing their portfolio of information technology investments, including the development of standardized cost savings and cost avoidance metrics and performance indicators. Requires the CIO of each agency to conduct an annual review of the information technology portfolio and requires the Administrator of the Office of Electronic Government to submit a quarterly report to Congress identifying cost savings and reductions in duplicative investments identified by the review.

(Sec. 834) Provides for the consolidation of federal data centers.

(Sec. 835) Requires OMB to work with federal agencies to update their acquisition human capital plans to address how the agencies are meeting their human capital requirements to support the timely and effective acquisition of information technology.

(Sec. 836) Directs OMB to prescribe regulations requiring a comparative value analysis to be included in the contract file when the federal government purchases services and supplies offered under the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative from sources outside the Initiative.

(Sec. 837) Requires the General Services Administration to develop a strategic sourcing initiative to enhance government-wide acquisitions, shared use, and dissemination of software, as well as compliance with end use license agreements.

Subtitle E: Never Contract With the Enemy- (Sec. 841) Authorizes DOD to terminate or void a contract, grant, or cooperative agreement and restrict future awards when funds are being provided to a person or entity that is actively opposing U.S. or coalition forces involved in a contingency operation in which members of the Armed Forces are actively engaged in hostilities.

(Sec. 842) Authorizes the head of an agency to examine the records of a contractor or recipient of a grant or cooperative agreement to ensure that funds, goods, or services are not being provided to a person or entity actively opposing U.S. or coalition forces involved in a contingency operation in which members of the Armed Forces are actively engaged in hostilities.

(Sec. 843) Defines terms for the purposes of this subtitle.

Subtitle F: Other Matters - (Sec. 851) Authorizes DOD to establish rapid acquisition and deployment procedures for the U.S. Special Operations Command when items under development by DOD or available commercially are urgently needed to: (1) react to an enemy threat or respond to safety situations, (2) avoid significant risk or loss of life or mission failure, or (3) avoid collateral damage where the absence of collateral damage is necessary for mission success.

(Sec. 852) Requires DOD to ensure that instructions and guidance require the consideration of corrosion control during preliminary design review for a product, metals, materials, and technologies.

(Sec. 853) Requires DOD to submit to Congress a plan for enhancing the role of DOD civilian and military program managers in developing and carrying out defense acquisition programs.

(Sec. 854) Requires DOD to issue guidance for measuring the effectiveness and efficiency of the Joint Information Environment initiative to modernize the information technology networks and systems within DOD. Requires the CIO to identify a baseline architecture for the Joint Information Environment by identifying and reporting to the Secretary of Defense any information technology programs or other investments that support that architecture.

(Sec. 855) Requires the DOD General Counsel to maintain the database of requests for written opinions and opinions related to senior DOD officials seeking employment with defense contractors.

(Sec. 856) Enhances whistleblower protections for employees of grantees who disclose certain information related to the management of contracts, grants, or funds.

(Sec. 857) Prohibits reimbursement of costs incurred by a contractor in connection with certain congressional investigations or inquiries.

(Sec. 858) Requires DOD to ensure that contracts involving the installation of a photovoltaic device require the device to be manufactured in the United States unless the requirement is inconsistent with the public interest, involves unreasonable costs, or is subject to specified exceptions.

(Sec. 859) Provides for the reimbursement to DOD for assistance provided to nongovernmental entertainment-oriented media producers.

(Sec. 860) Reauthorizes the Joint Urgent Operational Needs Fund.

Title IX: Department of Defense Organization and Management - Subtitle A: Department of Defense Management - (Sec. 901) Makes specified organizational and management changes to the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

(Sec. 902) Redesignates the position of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs with the principal duty of supervising DOD manpower and reserve affairs.

(Sec. 903) Requires DOD to conduct an assessment of the feasibility, advisability, and recommendations for reducing or increasing the number or consolidating the common staff functions and infrastructure of the combatant commands by the end of FY2020.

(Sec. 904) Establishes an Office of Net Assessment in the Office of the Secretary of Defense to develop and coordinate net assessments of the standing, trends, and future prospects of U.S. military capabilities and potential in comparison with other countries to identify emerging or future threats or opportunities for the United States.

(Sec. 905) Requires DOD to develop and report to Congress on a plan for implementing a periodic review and analysis of DOD personnel requirements for management headquarters.

Subtitle B: Other Matters - (Sec. 911) Specifies requirements for the Biennial Strategic Workforce Plan related to senior management, the functional and technical work force, and highly qualified experts.

(Sec. 912) Repeals a requirement that GAO report on DOD efforts to compile an inventory of contract services after 2013.

(Sec. 913) Extends the authority of DOD to waive the reimbursement of costs for certain nongovernmental personnel at the DOD Regional Centers for Security Studies.

(Sec. 914) Authorizes DOD to establish and carry out a government lodging program to provide lodging for employees of DOD or members of the uniformed services performing duty on official travel and to require the travelers to occupy adequate quarters on a rental basis when available.

(Sec. 915) Establishes the single standard mileage rate set by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as the reimbursement rate for privately-owned automobiles used by federal employees and members of the Uniformed Services on official business.

(Sec. 916) Requires the Secretary of Defense to designate a single DOD organization to be responsible for DOD matters relating to missing persons. Authorizes the Secretary to enter into public-private partnerships to facilitate the activities of the designated organization in accounting for missing persons.

Requires the Secretary to: (1) assign a full-time senior medical examiner to provide medical oversight for the identification process and (2) establish and maintain a centralized database and case management system containing information on missing persons.

Requires DOD to report to Congress on policies and proposals for providing access to information and documents to the next of kin of missing service personnel.

Title X: General Provisions - Subtitle A: Financial Matters - (Sec. 1001) Authorizes DOD to transfer up to $4.5 billion of the FY2015 DOD authorizations made by this division, subject to specified exceptions and requirements. Requires DOD to notify Congress of each transfer.

(Sec. 1002) Authorizes DOD to transfer specified FY2015 funds to the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) for naval reactors or weapons activities if certain conditions are met.

(Sec. 1003) Requires DOD to submit to Congress and publish on the DOD website an annual report on balances carried forward at the end of each fiscal year.

Subtitle B: Counter-Drug Activities - (Sec. 1011) Extends the authority for the Unified Counterdrug and Counterterrorism Campaign in Colombia and requires DOD to notify Congress prior to providing assistance under this authority.

(Sec. 1012) Extends the authority of DOD to provide additional support for counterdrug activities of other governmental agencies and expands the authority to include activities to counter transnational organized crime. Reduces the dollar threshold for congressional notification of facilities projects.

(Sec. 1013) Increases the authorization of appropriations for providing support for the counterdrug activities of certain foreign governments.

(Sec. 1014) Extends and modifies the authority for DOD joint task forces to provide support to law enforcement agencies conducting counterterrorism activities. Expands DOD authority to include providing support to U.S. law enforcement agencies for counterterrorism purposes when a nexus exists between drug trafficking or transnational organized crime and a foreign terrorist organization.

(Sec. 1015) Expresses the sense of Congress that DOD should continue to support programs that combat transnational criminal organizations in the Western Hemisphere.

Subtitle C: Naval Vessels and Shipyards - (Sec. 1021) Defines "combatant and support vessel" for purposes of the annual plan and certification for budgeting for construction of naval vessels.

(Sec. 1022) Establishes in the Treasury the National Sea-Based Deterrence Fund for construction (including design of vessels), purchase, alteration, and conversion of strategic missile submarines. Authorizes DOD to transfer specified unobligated balances to the Fund.

(Sec. 1023) Prohibits funds from being used for the inactivation of the U.S.S. George Washington unless the tasks are identical to tasks that would be necessary to conduct a refueling and complex overhaul of the vessel.

(Sec. 1024) Expresses the sense of Congress to recognize the 51st anniversary of the sinking of the U.S.S. Thresher and the loss of its crew.

(Sec. 1025) Authorizes the Navy to establish a pilot program for the sustainment of Littoral Combat Ships on extended deployments. Permits U.S. government or contractor personnel to conduct corrective and preventive maintenance or repair on Littoral Combat Ships operating on an extended deployment. Requires DOD to report to Congress on the pilot program.

(Sec. 1026) Limits the availability of funds for the retirement, inactivation, or storage of Ticonderoga class cruisers or dock landing ships. Requires the modernization of two Ticonderoga-class cruisers to begin in FY2015.

Subtitle D: Counterterrorism - (Sec. 1031) Extends the authority to make rewards for combating terrorism.

(Sec. 1032) Prohibits the use of DOD funds to construct or modify U.S. facilities to house any individual detained or imprisoned at U.S. Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, unless authorized by Congress.

(Sec. 1033) Prohibits the use of DOD funds to transfer or release any detainee at U.S. Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to or within the United States, its territories, or possessions.

Subtitle E: Miscellaneous Authorities and Limitations - (Sec. 1041) Requires the annual DOD report on humanitarian and civic assistance activities to include information about insufficient funding for humanitarian demining assistance (detection and clearance of land mines and other explosive remnants of war) or stockpiled conventional munitions assistance programs.

(Sec. 1042) Requires transportation of passenger or property by Civil Reserve Air Fleet-eligible aircraft obtained by DOD through a contract for airlift service to be provided only by a covered air carrier (an air carrier that has aircraft in the Civil Reserve Air Fleet or that offers to place CRAF-eligible aircraft in a fleet and that holds a certificate of public convenience). Authorizes a waiver of the requirement.

(Sec. 1043) Authorizes the service secretaries to accept voluntary legal support services provided by law students through internship and externship programs approved by the secretary concerned.

(Sec. 1044) Authorizes DOD to use the DOD reimbursement rate for specified transportation services provided to certain non-DOD entities.

(Sec. 1045) Repeals the authority for the use of Air Force installations by commercial air carriers doing business with DOD.

(Sec. 1046) Includes the Chief of the National Guard Bureau as one of the DOD individuals who, by nature of their positions, requires continuous security and protection.

(Sec. 1047) Authorizes DOD to provide DOD advisors to regional organizations with security missions if Congress is notified in advance.

(Sec. 1048) Limits funding for the Aviation Foreign Internal Defense Program until DOD submits a report to Congress on the program.

(Sec. 1049) Authorizes the Army to use funds for specified modifications to OH-58D Kiowa Warrior aircraft.

Subtitle F: Studies and Reports - (Sec. 1051) Requires DOD to report to Congress on the protection of top-tier defense-critical infrastructure from electromagnetic pulse.

(Sec. 1052) Requires DOD to report to Congress on actions taken in response to significant compromises of classified information.

(Sec. 1053) Requires DOD to commission an independent assessment of the joint analytic capabilities of DOD to support strategy, plans, and force development and their link to resource decisions.

(Sec. 1054) Directs the Air Force to conduct and report on a business case analysis of the creation of a 4-PAA (Personnel-Only) KC-135R active association with 168th Air Refueling Wing.

(Sec. 1055) Requires the Air Force to report to Congress on the implementation of the recommendations of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force.

(Sec. 1056) Requires DOD, in coordination with the Attorney General and the Department of Homeland Security, to submit a report to Congress identifying issues, shortfalls and gaps in authorities for the protection of military installations and associated risks.

(Sec. 1057) Requires GAO to assess the Aviation Restructuring Initiative of the Army and proposals submitted that could serve as alternatives to the Army's proposal for adjusting the structure and mix of its combat aviation forces among regular Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard units.

(Sec. 1058) Requires DOD to review, issue or revise, and brief Congress on guidance to improve the application of operations research and systems analysis to: (1) the requirements process for acquisition of major defense acquisition programs and major automated information systems, and (2) the allocation of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems to the combatant commands.

(Sec. 1059) Requires DOD to commission an independent review of the United States Asia-Pacific rebalance, including the national security interests and military strategy of the United States in the Asia-Pacific region.

(Sec. 1060) Repeals specified DOD reporting requirements related to ballistic missile defense programs, public-private competition, and budget requirements for the Air Sovereignty Alert Missions of the Air Force.

(Sec. 1061) Repeals a requirement that GAO review a pilot program on commercial fee for service air refueling support for the Air Force.

(Sec. 1062) Requires the Secretary of the Army to provide an update on the report of the Secretary on the force structure of the Army submitted pursuant to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013.

(Sec. 1063) Prohibits the Air Force from realigning forces at Lajes Air Force Base, Azores, Portugal, until DOD certifies to Congress that: (1) the action is supported by a European Infrastructure Consolidation Assessment, and (2) the Lajes Air Force Base is not an optimal location for U.S. Special Operations Command or U.S. Africa Command.

Subtitle G: Other Matters - (Sec. 1071) Makes technical and clerical corrections to various National Defense Authorization Acts and related laws.

(Sec. 1072) Revises requirements for the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) by modifying the review and reporting elements, modifying the role of the National Defense Panel, and requiring a new Defense Strategy Review.

(Sec. 1073) Requires biennial surveys of DOD civilian employees to solicit information on gender issues, including gender-based assault, harassment, and discrimination, and the climate for forming professional relationships between male and female employees. Requires DOD to report to Congress on the feasibility of conducting similar surveys of military dependents and DOD contractors.

(Sec. 1074) Revises requirements for filing aviation insurance claims to require: (1) a claimant to present a claim to the Secretary of Transportation and have it denied before instituting a civil action against the United States, (2) presentation of an insurance claim in writing within two years of the loss, or (3) presentation of a claim by a person with whom the insured has no privity of contract, not later than the earlier of either 60 days after final judgment by a court or six years after the loss.

(Sec. 1075) Directs the Army to carry out and report to Congress on a pilot program using the Human Terrain System assets in the Pacific Command Areas of responsibility to support phase 0 shaping operations and the theater security cooperation plans of the Commander of the Pacific Command.

(Sec. 1076) Directs DOD to issue guidance on: (1) appropriate management of special use airspace managed by DOD, and (2) access to special use airspace by users outside of DOD.

(Sec. 1077) Requires DOD to submit a report to Congress including recommendations for modifications to policies on the involvement of non-federal entities in DOD community outreach events.

(Sec. 1078) Requires DOD to notify Congress of foreign threats to information technology systems or equipment in which the compromise poses a significant risk to DOD programs and operations.

(Sec. 1079) Requires the Department of Housing and Urban Development to conduct a pilot program to award grants to qualified nonprofit organizations to rehabilitate and modify the primary residence of eligible veterans.

Title XI: Civilian Personnel Matters - (Sec. 1101) Extends the authority to waive the limitations on the amount of premium pay for a federal civilian employee performing specified work overseas.

(Sec. 1102) Extends the authority of a federal agency to grant allowances, benefits, and guarantees comparable to those provided to members of the foreign service to the agency's civilian employees on official duty in a combat zone.

(Sec. 1103) Amends the list of Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratories to add the Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences and the Space and Missile Defense Command Technical Center.

(Sec. 1104) Amends the Strom Thurmond National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999 to modify and extend the experimental personnel program for scientific and technical personnel. Increases the limitation on the number of scientific and engineering positions at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for which authority under the program may be used.

(Sec. 1105) Provides direct hiring authority to the director of any Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory to temporarily employ a limited number of students enrolled in scientific, technical, engineering, or mathematics programs at institutions of higher education.

(Sec. 1106) Extends the authority for overtime pay for Navy employees performing work abroad or dockside in direct support of the nuclear aircraft carrier forward deployed in Japan. Limits the amount the Navy may pay under this section in FY2015 until the Office of Personnel Management submits a specified report.

(Sec. 1107) Extends the authority of federal agencies to reemploy retired federal civilian employees under limited conditions for specified purposes, without offset of annuity against salary.

(Sec. 1108) Requires the Principal Cyber Advisor to the Secretary of Defense to identify improvements, recommendations, and additional authorities that may be needed to obtain and retain civilian personnel for the U.S. Cyber Command and the cyber component headquarters of the military departments.

Title XII: Matters Relating to Foreign Nations - Subtitle A: Assistance and Training - (Sec. 1201) Extends the authorization for the Global Security Contingency Fund and permits the funds to be used for small-scale construction.

(Sec. 1202) Requires the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs to be included when DOD notifies Congress regarding assistance provided to enhance the capability of foreign countries to respond to incidents involving weapons of mass destruction.

(Sec. 1203) Expands DOD's authority to provide administrative and support services to include certain training programs for liaison officers of a foreign country that are assigned temporarily to the headquarters of a combatant command, component command, or subordinate operation command of the United States. Limits the authorized number of liaison officers and the amount of unreimbursed support for travel, subsistence, and medical care expenses per fiscal year for any liaison officer. Requires DOD to report to Congress on expenses incurred for liaison officers.

(Sec. 1204) Prohibits DOD from using funds to assist a unit of a foreign security force if the unit has committed a gross violation of human rights. Permits a waiver for extraordinary circumstances and includes an exception if the government of the country has taken all necessary corrective steps or the assistance is necessary for disaster relief operations or other humanitarian or national security emergencies.

(Sec. 1205) Codifies the authority of DOD to conduct a program to train and equip certain foreign security forces to build their capacity to conduct counterterrorism operations and stability operations. Modifies the limitations on the amount of funds that may be used for this authority.

(Sec. 1206) Authorizes DOD to conduct human rights training of security forces and security ministries of foreign countries.

(Sec. 1207) Authorizes DOD, with the concurrence of the Secretary of State, to enter into an arrangement to loan personnel protection and personnel survivability equipment to military forces of a nation participating in coalition operations with the United States.

(Sec. 1208) Extends the authority for support of U.S. special operation forces to combat terrorism and increases the annual cap on spending under this authority.

(Sec. 1209) Authorizes DOD to provide assistance to vetted elements of the Syrian opposition for the purposes of: (1) defending the Syrian people from the attacks of the Syrian regime; (2) protecting the United States, allies, and the Syrian people from terrorism; and (3) promoting the conditions for a negotiated settlement to end the conflict in Syria.

Requires DOD to notify Congress prior to providing assistance and sets forth reporting requirements. Permits DOD to provide assistance to third countries for the provision of training and equipment and accept contributions from other nations.

(Sec. 1210) Authorizes DOD to provide logistic support in FY2015 and FY2016 for the transfer of excess defense articles in Afghanistan to the military forces of a country with which the U.S. Armed Forces plan to conduct bilateral or multilateral training overseas during those fiscal years.

(Sec. 1211) Requires DOD to provide a biennial report to Congress on programs to provide training, equipment, or other security assistance or reimbursement to foreign security forces.

Subtitle B: Matters Relating to Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq - (Sec. 1221) Extends the Commanders' Emergency Response Program in Afghanistan and limits the total funds available for the program in FY2015 to $10 million.

(Sec. 1222) Extends the authority for DOD to reimburse coalition nations for support provided to U.S. military operations in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and expands the authority to include military operations in Iraq. Specifies restrictions and limitations on amounts available under this section that may be provided to Pakistan, including notification and certification requirements for providing reimbursements to Pakistan.

(Sec. 1223) Extends authorities for providing logistical support to coalition forces supporting U.S. military and stabilization operations in Afghanistan and expands the authority to include support for coalition forces in Iraq.

(Sec. 1224) Requires DOD to submit to Congress a detailed plan for sustaining the Afghanistan National Army and the Afghanistan National Police of the Afghanistan National Security Forces through the end of FY2017.

(Sec. 1225) Requires DOD to submit a semiannual report to Congress on building and sustaining the Afghan National Security Forces and enhancing security and stability in Afghanistan.

(Sec. 1226) Expresses the sense of Congress with respect to the U.S. military commitment to supporting the stability and sovereignty of Afghanistan.

(Sec. 1227) Authorizes a certain number of visas for principal aliens who may be provided special immigrant visa status in accordance with the Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009. Extends: (1) to December 31, 2015, the period during which the principal alien must be employed by or on behalf of the U.S. government in Afghanistan, and (2) to September 30, 2015, the period in which the principal alien must apply to the Chief of Mission in Afghanistan. Terminates the authorities on September 30, 2016.

(Sec. 1228) Requires DOD provide for and report to Congress on an independent assessment of U.S. efforts to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat al-Qaeda and its affiliated groups since September 11, 2011.

(Sec. 1229) Expresses the sense of Congress regarding the importance of the security and civic participation of Afghan women and the need to increase the number of women in the Afghan National Security Forces.

(Sec. 1230) Prohibits FY2015 funds from being used for construction projects in Afghanistan in excess of $1 million that cannot be audited and inspected by U.S. government personnel or their representatives. Permits DOD to waive the prohibition by submitting a specified report to Congress.

(Sec. 1231) Extends the authority to transfer defense articles and provide defense services to the military and security forces of Afghanistan.

(Sec. 1232) Extends the authority to use funds to support the reintegration of former insurgent fighters into Afghan society. Permits up to $5 million to be used for reintegration purposes.

(Sec. 1233) Authorizes DOD to use up to $250 million through FY2016 to conduct surface clearance of unexploded ordnance at closed training ranges used by the U.S. Armed Forces in Afghanistan.

(Sec. 1234) Requires DOD to report to Congress on the impact of the end of major combat operations in Afghanistan on the legal authority to use military force against al Qaeda, the Taliban, and associated forces.

(Sec. 1235) Requires DOD to report to Congress on the nature and extent of bilateral security cooperation between the United States and Pakistan.

(Sec. 1236) Authorizes DOD to provide assistance to military and other security forces associated with the government of Iraq to counter the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Requires DOD to notify Congress prior to providing assistance and sets forth reporting requirements and restrictions.

(Sec. 1237) Extends and modifies the authority to support operations and activities of the Office of Security Cooperation in Iraq. Specifies the training activities that the Office is authorized to conduct in support of the Iraqi Ministry of Defense and the Counter Terrorism Service.

Subtitle C: Matters Relating to the Russian Federation - (Sec. 1241) Prohibits the use of FY2015 DOD funds for bilateral military cooperation between the United States and the Russian Federation until DOD makes certifications to Congress regarding Russia's actions in Ukraine. Permits DOD to waive the prohibition for national security if Congress is notified in advance. Includes exceptions for specified military bases.

(Sec. 1242) Requires the President to notify Congress no later than 30 days after the Russian Federation submits a proposal to modify or introduce a new aircraft or sensor under the Open Skies Treaty. Requires the Director of National Intelligence, jointly with the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and in consultation with the Secretary of State, to submit to Congress an assessment of the national security implications of any new aircraft or sensor proposed to be deployed by the Russian Federation under the Treaty.

(Sec. 1243) Extends the prohibition against providing certain U.S. missile defense information to the Russian Federation. Establishes limitations on providing information to the Russian Federation concerning the velocity at burnout of U.S. missile defense interceptors or targets.

(Sec. 1244) Expresses the sense of Congress regarding the material breach of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty) by the Russian Federation. Requires the President to report to Congress on noncompliance by the Russian Federation with its obligations under the INF Treaty and a plan to resolve issues related to the noncompliance.

(Sec. 1245) Requires DOD to report to Congress on the security and military strategies and capabilities of the Russian Federation. Repeals the reporting requirement of the Support for the Sovereignty, Integrity, Democracy, and Economic Stability of Ukraine Act of 2014 concerning the current and future military power of the Russian Federation.

(Sec. 1246) Prohibits the use of DOD funds in FY2015 to enter into contracts and other specified agreements with Rosoboronexport (the Russian agency for exports/imports of defense-related and dual use products, technologies, and services). Allows a waiver of the prohibition under specified conditions.

(Sec. 1247) Requires DOD to submit a report to Congress stating the reason that continued implementation of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) is in the national security interests of the United States.

Subtitle D: Matters Relating to the Asia-Pacific Region - (Sec. 1251) Requires DOD to submit a report to Congress on a strategy to prioritize U.S. defense interests in the Asia-Pacific region. Requires the President to highlight programs and projects relating to the strategy in the annual U.S. budget.

(Sec. 1252) Modifies the required contents of the annual report on military and security developments involving the People's Republic of China to include additional detail regarding China's paramilitary and law enforcement vessels.

(Sec. 1253) Authorizes DOD to provide human rights and disaster relief training and aid to the government of Burma. Requires DOD to report to Congress on military-to-military engagement between the U.S. Armed Forces and the Burmese military.

(Sec. 1254) Requires DOD to report to Congress on the munitions strategy of the U.S. Pacific Command to address deficiencies in the ability to execute major operational plans.

(Sec. 1255) Requires DOD to conduct and brief Congress on an assessment to identify opportunities for increasing missile defense cooperation among the United States, Japan, and the Republic of Korea, and to evaluate options for enhanced short-range missile, rocket, and artillery defense capabilities to address threats from the Korean Peninsula.

(Sec. 1256) Requires DOD to report to Congress on the self-defense capabilities of Taiwan. Expresses the sense of Congress that U.S. reaffirms its security commitments under the Taiwan Relations Act.

(Sec. 1257) Requires DOD to enter into an agreement for and report to Congress on an independent assessment of the ability of DOD to counter anti-access and area-denial strategies, capabilities, and other key technologies of potential adversaries.

(Sec. 1258) Expresses the sense of Congress to reaffirm the United States commitment to security cooperation with Japan and the Republic of Korea.

(Sec. 1259) Requires DOD to report to Congress on the strategy for maritime security in the Asia-Pacific region, with particular emphasis on the South China Sea and the East China Sea.

(Sec. 1259A) Expresses the sense of Congress that the U.S. should consider opportunities to enhance Taiwanese maritime capabilities and that both Taiwan and China should be permitted to participate in the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief portions of future multilateral exercises.

(Sec. 1259B) Revises and updates the matters for discussion in the annual reports of the United States China Economic and Security Review Commission.

Subtitle E: Other Matters - (Sec. 1261) Extends the authorization for non-conventional assisted recovery capabilities.

(Sec. 1262) Modifies the National Security Planning Guidance for denying safe havens to Al-Qaeda and its violent extremist affiliates to require a description of the feasibility, resourcing, authorities and funding required, and potential benefit of conducting multilateral training and equipping of military forces in relevant countries. Requires the President to report to Congress on the guidance.

(Sec. 1263) Grants DOD additional authority to acquire products and services produced in the Republic of Djibouti to support DOD activities in the U.S. Africa Command area of responsibility if DOD makes specified determinations regarding the goods and services.

(Sec. 1264) Authorizes the Secretary of State to exclude the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan from the definition of terrorist organization for the limited purpose of issuing temporary visas.

(Sec. 1265) Prohibits FY2015 DOD funds from being used to integrate a missile defense system of China into a missile defense system of the United States.

(Sec. 1266) Prohibits the use of FY2015 DOD funds to implement the Arms Trade Treaty until the Treaty has been approved by the Senate and has been the subject of implementing legislation.

(Sec. 1267) Requires DOD to notify the President of foreign activity that would pose a significant threat to national security interests and that may be inconsistent with an arms control treaty to which the United States is a party. Requires the President, after receiving notification, to refer the matter to the Secretary of State to arrange for an interagency review to assess whether it is a significant case of arms control noncompliance and submit the results to Congress.

(Sec. 1268) Authorizes the Air Force to operate the Inter-European Air Forces Academy through FY2019 to provide military education and training to military personnel of countries that are North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) members or participating in the NATO Partnership for Peace program.

(Sec. 1269) Requires DOD to: (1) develop and implement a plan to incorporate the additional Marine Corps Security Guard personnel authorized in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013, (2) conduct an annual review of the Marine Corps Security Guard Program, and (3) assess the effectiveness of DOD-provided Security Augmentation Units utilized during the previous year to improve security at high threat, high risk facilities.

Requires DOD to report to Congress on changes that have been made to the U.S. Africa Command or adjacent combatant commands to respond to a diplomatic facility's security requirements (''new normal'' requirements) and general mission requirements.

(Sec. 1270) Requires information on sanctioned persons and businesses included on specified lists maintained by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury to be included in the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System database.

(Sec. 1271) Requires the President to report to Congress on the interim agreement related to Iran's nuclear program, including a verification of whether Iran is complying with the agreement and an assessment of the overall state of Iran's nuclear program.

(Sec. 1272) Expresses the sense of Congress that the United States should work with NATO members to modernize their defense capabilities to encourage them to procure defense systems that are interoperable with NATO defense systems and fill critical NATO shortfalls.

(Sec. 1273) Requires DOD to report to Congress on efforts to protect cultural property abroad, including activities undertaken pursuant to the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict.

(Sec. 1274) Requires DOD to review the force posture, readiness, and responsiveness of the forces of the United States and other NATO members in Europe, and the contingency plans for the U.S. forces, to ensure they are appropriate to meet the obligation of collective self-defense under the North Atlantic Treaty. Requires DOD to report to Congress on a strategy and plans for enhancing security and stability in Europe.

(Sec. 1275) Requires DOD to conduct an assessment and report to Congress on military assistance to Ukraine.

(Sec. 1276) Expresses the sense of Congress on efforts to remove Joseph Kony and his top commanders and continued support of Operation Observant Compass.

(Sec. 1277) Extends the requirement for DOD to submit annual reports on the military power of Iran.

(Sec. 1278) Requires DOD to report to Congress on efforts to hold the individuals responsible for the attack against U.S. personnel in Benghazi, Libya accountable. Requires the President to report to Congress on specified security-related matters in North Africa, West Africa, and the Sahel.

(Sec. 1279) States that nothing in this Act shall be construed as authorizing the use of force against Iran.

(Sec. 1280) Permits the amendments to the Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for Cooperation on the Uses of Atomic Energy for Mutual Defense Purposes to take effect.

Title XIII: Cooperative Threat Reduction - Subtitle A: Funds - (Sec. 1301) Specifies the Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) programs and authorizations of appropriations included in this Act and authorizes CTR funds to be available for obligation for FY2015-FY2017.

(Sec. 1302) Allocates authorizations of appropriations of funds for the CTR program in FY2015.

Subtitle B: Consolidation and Modernization of Statutes Relating to the Department of Defense Cooperative Threat Reduction Program - Department of Defense Cooperative Threat Reduction Act - (Sec. 1312) Defines terms applicable to this subtitle.

Part I- Program Authorities - (Sec. 1321) Authorizes DOD to carry out the Department of Defense Cooperative Threat Reduction Program with respect to foreign countries to facilitate the elimination, prevention of proliferation, and safe and secure transportation and storage of chemical, biological, nuclear or other weapons, components, weapons-related materials, and associated delivery vehicles. Requires DOD to notify Congress prior to obligating CTR funds.

(Sec. 1322) Permits CTR funds to be used to resolve critical emerging proliferation threats or take advantage of opportunities to achieve longstanding nonproliferation goals if the activities will be completed in five years and Congress is notified in advance.

(Sec. 1323) Limits the use of CTR funds in governed areas to address an urgent threat arising from the proliferation of chemical, nuclear, or biological weapons or weapons-related materials, technologies, or expertise to no more than 15% of available CTR funds. Requires DOD to make a specified determination regarding the urgency of the threat and the necessity of using funds to address it.

Permits the President to use funds for urgent proliferation threats in an area that is ungoverned or not controlled by an effective governmental authority if Congress is notified in advance, the threat must be addressed urgently, and the funds are necessary to address the threat.

(Sec. 1324) Authorizes DOD to use CTR funds for purposes or in amounts other than those that are specifically authorized if DOD determines it is in the national interest and notifies Congress in advance.

(Sec. 1325) Authorizes DOD to enter into agreements to receive contributions for activities under the CTR program if DOD notifies Congress within 30 days of receiving the contribution and does not obligate the funds before 15 days have passed after notice is submitted Congress. Requires DOD to submit reports to Congress including amounts contributed under this authority and a plan for implementing this authority.

Part II- Restrictions and Limitations - (Sec. 1331) Prohibits the use of CTR funds for peacekeeping activities, housing, environmental restoration, job retraining, and defense conversion.

Prohibits the use of CTR funds to eliminate conventional weapons or delivery vehicles for conventional weapons unless the vehicles could be adapted or used to deliver chemical, nuclear or biological weapons.

(Sec. 1332) Requires DOD to appoint an on-site manager prior to using CTR funds for a project that is: (1) in the former Soviet Union; (2) involves dismantlement, destruction, storage or construction of a facility; and (3) involves a DOD contribution that exceeds $50 million. Specifies duties and activities of the on-site manager.

(Sec. 1333) Requires DOD to obtain all permits required to complete each phase of construction of a project in a state of the former Soviet Union before obligating more than 40% of the total costs of that phase of the project. Includes exceptions if DOD determines that the project is in the national interest and notifies Congress.

(Sec. 1334) Prohibits CTR funding for activities in Russia beyond FY2015 unless the activities are specifically authorized by law.

Part III- Recurring Certifications and Reports - (Sec. 1341) Requires DOD to submit annual certifications to Congress regarding facilities being constructed for CTR projects or activities.

(Sec. 1342) Requires the annual report and budget submission for the CTR program to include descriptive summaries of (1) the amounts requested for each project category for the current and following fiscal year and (2) the amounts obligated and expended in the prior and current fiscal years.

(Sec. 1343) Requires an annual report on activities carried out under the CTR program to be submitted to Congress no later than the first Monday in February.

(Sec. 1344) Requires DOD to implement metrics to measure the impact and effectiveness of CTR program activities to address threats arising from the proliferation of chemical, nuclear, and biological weapons and weapons-related materials, technologies, and expertise.

Part IV- Repeals and Transition Provisions - (Sec. 1351) Repeals specified provisions of law related to Cooperative Threat Reduction.

(Sec. 1352) Transitions any determinations based on prior Cooperative Threat Reduction authorities to the provisions in this Act and ensures that authorized funding remains available for obligation.

Title XIV: Other Authorizations - Subtitle A: Military Programs - (Sec. 1401) Authorizes specified FY2015 appropriations for Working Capital and Revolving Funds.

(Sec. 1402) Authorize FY2015 appropriations for Chemical Agents and Munitions Destruction, Defense.

(Sec. 1403) Authorizes FY2015 appropriations for Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities, Defense-wide.

(Sec. 1404) Authorizes FY2015 appropriations for the DOD Office of the Inspector General.

(Sec. 1405) Authorizes FY2015 appropriations for the Defense Health Program.

Subtitle B: Other Matters - (Sec. 1411) Authorizes DOD to transfer specified funds from the Defense Health Program to the Joint Department of Defense-Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Facility Demonstration Fund for the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, Illinois.

(Sec. 1412) Authorizes FY2015 appropriations for the Armed Forces Retirement Home Trust Fund for the operation of the Armed Forces Retirement Home.

(Sec. 1413) Requires GAO to report on the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, North Chicago, Illinois, demonstration project within 120 days of the date DOD and the Department of Veterans Affairs submit their evaluation of the project to Congress.

Title XV: Authorization of Additional Appropriations for Overseas Contingency Operations - Subtitle A: Authorization of Appropriations -(Sec. 1502) Authorizes FY2015 appropriations for procurement accounts for the Army, the Navy and Marine Corps, the Air Force, and Defense-wide activities.

(Sec. 1503) Authorizes FY2015 appropriations for Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation.

(Sec. 1504) Authorizes FY2015 appropriations for Operation and Maintenance.

(Sec. 1505) Authorizes FY2015 appropriations for Military Personnel.

(Sec. 1506) Authorizes FY2015 appropriations for Working Capital Funds.

(Sec. 1507) Authorizes FY2015 appropriations for Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities, Defense-wide.

(Sec. 1508) Authorizes FY2015 appropriations for the DOD Office of the Inspector General.

(Sec. 1509) Authorizes FY2015 appropriations for the Defense Health Program.

(Sec. 1510) Authorizes FY2015 appropriations to remain available for obligation through FY2016 for the Counterterrorism Partnerships Fund.

(Sec. 1511) Authorizes FY2015 appropriations to remain available for obligation through FY2016 for the European Reassurance Initiative.

Subtitle B: Financial Matters - (Sec. 1521) Provides that amounts authorized to be appropriated by this title are in addition to amounts otherwise authorized to be appropriated by this Act.

(Sec. 1522) Permits DOD to transfer up to $3.5 billion of the amounts authorized in this title for FY2015 upon a determination by DOD that the transfer is necessary in the national interest.

Subtitle C: Limitations, Reports, and Other Matters - (Sec. 1531) Prohibits funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act from being used for the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund.

(Sec. 1532) Continues through FY2015 the limitations on the use of funds for the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund. Extends the authority to accept certain equipment procured using the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund and to treat the equipment as DOD stocks if specified requirements are met.

(Sec. 1533) Authorizes the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Fund. Extends the authority with respect to homemade explosives through 2015. Requires DOD to report to Congress on a plan to consolidate and align rapid acquisition or quick reaction capability organizations. Specifies restrictions on the use of funds.

(Sec. 1534) Authorizes appropriations for the Counterterrorism Partnerships Fund to provide support and assistance to foreign security forces in counterterrorism and crisis response activities. Sets forth transfer, reprogramming, and reporting requirements.

(Sec. 1535) Authorizes amounts appropriated to the European Reassurance Initiative to be used solely for:

  • increasing the presence of the U.S. Armed Forces in Europe,
  • bilateral and multilateral military exercises and training with allies and partner nations in Europe,
  • improving infrastructure in Europe to enhance the responsiveness of the U.S. Armed Forces,
  • enhancing the prepositioning in Europe of equipment of the U.S. Armed Forces, and
  • building the defense and security capacity of allies and partner nations in Europe.

Specifies amounts available for activities to build defense and security capacity of allies and partner nations, transfer requirements, and reporting requirements.

(Sec. 1536) Requires DOD to submit to Congress a plan to maintain special operations capabilities by transitioning funding for the U.S. Special Operations Command from Overseas Contingency Operations to funds available for DOD on a recurring basis for purposes of future-years defense programs.

Title XVI: Strategic Programs, Cyber, and Intelligence Matters - Subtitle A: Space Activities - (Sec. 1601) Expresses the sense of Congress that critical U.S. national security space systems face a growing foreign threat, particularly from the People's Republic of China and the Russian Federation.

Directs DOD to report to Congress on: (1) an assessment of the ability of DOD to deter and defeat any act of space aggression by an adversary; and (2) alternative defense and deterrence strategies in response to the counterspace capabilities of China and Russia.

(Sec. 1602) Directs the Air Force to notify Congress of each change to the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) acquisition plan and schedule included in the President's FY2015 budget.

(Sec. 1603) Directs DOD to revise directives and guidance for the DOD Executive Agent for Space, with respect to the development of space strategies, architectures, and programs for satellite communications.

(Sec. 1604) Directs DOD to develop a next-generation rocket propulsion system that enables the effective, efficient, and expedient transition from the use of non-allied space launch engines to a domestic alternative for national security space launches.

(Sec. 1605) Authorizes DOD to develop and carry out a pilot program to determine the feasibility and advisability of expanding the use of working capital funds to acquire commercial satellite communications capabilities to meet DOD requirements. Authorizes funding for the program in FY2015-FY2020 and sets forth reporting requirements.

(Sec. 1606) Directs DOD to update the National Security Space Strategy to include a strategy relating to space control and space superiority for the protection of national security space assets.

(Sec. 1607) Requires a majority of the funds authorized to be appropriated for the Space Security and Defense Program to be allocated to the development of offensive space control and active defensive strategies and capabilities. Sets forth reporting requirements.

(Sec. 1608) Prohibits DOD from awarding or renewing a contract for space launch activities under the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program using rocket engines designed or manufactured in Russia. Permits a waiver for national security or if the launch services and capabilities covered by the contract could not be obtained at a fair and reasonable price without using rocket engines designed or manufactured in Russia. Specifies exceptions.

(Sec. 1609) Requires GAO to submit a report on the EELV program assessing the advisability of requiring launch providers to establish or maintain business systems complying with DOD data requirements and cost accounting standards.

(Sec. 1610) Requires the Air Force to use competitive contracting procedures to launch the payload for mission number five of the Operationally Responsive Space Program. Permits a waiver for national security.

(Sec. 1611) Requires DOD to make available during FY2015 one additional rocket core for open competition under the EELV program. Requires DOD to make an additional competitive rocket core available during FY2015-FY2017, unless DOD certifies to Congress that there is no practicable way to implement the requirement while complying with the terms and conditions of the 36 rocket core block buy under the EELV program.

(Sec. 1612) Limits FY2015 funds for the weather satellite follow-on system until DOD submits a plan to meet the meteorological and oceanographic collection requirements of the Joint Requirements Oversight Council. Requires GAO to review the plan.

Prohibits funds for the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program from being used for the storage of a satellite unless DOD certifies to Congress that it intends to launch the satellite and storage until the launch is the most cost-effective approach.

(Sec. 1613) Restricts funding in FY2015 for data exploitation under the space-based infrared systems until the Air Force makes required certifications to Congress.

(Sec. 1614) Restricts FY2015 funding for hosted payloads and wide field of view testbed alternative approaches to the Space-Based Infrared Systems program until the Air Force completes an analysis of alternatives for the program and briefs Congress on the findings and recommendations.

(Sec. 1615) Restricts FY2015 funding for the protected tactical demonstration and protected military satellite communications testbed of the advanced extremely high frequency program until the Air Force completes an analysis of alternatives for the program and briefs Congress on the findings and recommendations.

(Sec. 1616) Requires the Defense Science Board to report to Congress on the effectiveness of the ground and space sensor system architecture for space situational awareness.

(Sec. 1617) Requires the Air Force to brief Congress on the requirements and investments needed to modernize DOD space launch facilities and supporting infrastructure.

Subtitle B: Defense Intelligence and Intelligence-Related Activities - (Sec. 1621) Establishes in DOD the position of Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities Executive Agent to work with the combatant commands, military departments, and the intelligence community to increase warfighter effectiveness and to promote cross-domain integration of such capabilities into military operations, training, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance activities. Directs the Executive Agent to brief Congress on the investments, activities, challenges, and opportunities in carrying out the responsibilities.

(Sec. 1622) Extends a National Geospatial Intelligence Agency reporting requirement regarding sharing of imagery intelligence and geospatial information to regional organizations and security alliances.

(Sec. 1623) Extends DOD authority to engage in commercial activities necessary to provide security for authorized intelligence collection activities abroad.

(Sec. 1624) Extends authority related to jurisdiction over DOD facilities for intelligence collection for special operations activities abroad.

(Sec. 1625) Requires DOD to submit to Congress and GAO an assessment of the intelligence activities and programs of the U.S. Special Operations Command and special operation forces. Restricts specified funding until the assessment is submitted and requires GAO to review the assessment.

(Sec. 1626) Requires the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to provide an annual briefing to Congress on the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance requirements of the combatant commands.

(Sec. 1627) Prohibits the use of DOD funds in 2015 to: (1) separate the National Intelligence Program budget from the DOD budget, (2) consolidate the National Intelligence Program budget within the DOD budget, or (3) establish a new appropriations account or account structure for the National Intelligence Program budget.

(Sec. 1628) Requires DOD to report to Congress on plans to establish systems to evaluate the security status of personnel with access to classified information and prevent insider threats.

(Sec. 1629) Requires the Army to migrate the Distributed Common Ground System, including the Red Disk initiative, to an open systems architecture that: (1) complies with standards developed under the Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise, and (2) reuses services and components of the Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise.

Subtitle C: Cyberspace-Related Matters - (Sec. 1631) Requires DOD to include in the President's budget a major force program category and program elements for the DOD future years defense program for the training, arming, and equipping of the cyber mission forces. Requires DOD to assess the feasibility of establishing a transfer account for cyber activities and provide recommendations to Congress.

(Sec. 1632) Directs DOD to establish procedures for designating contractors as operationally critical contractors and requiring them to report cyber incidents resulting in an actual or potentially adverse effect on an information system.

(Sec. 1633) Requires DOD to designate two cyber range executive agents: one for test ranges and one for training ranges. Requires the agents to: (1) develop a biennial integrated plan for cyber and information technology test and training resources, and (2) to designate a standard language from among existing open source candidates for expressing cyber event and threat data.

(Sec. 1634) Requires DOD to develop a plan to use a controlled laboratory environment or an existing network or network segment within DOD to identify network mapping capabilities to meet requirements of the U.S. Cyber Command. Requires the Principal Cyber Advisor to submit to the Secretary policy recommendations regarding the mapping of cyberspace.

(Sec. 1635) Requires DOD to review policies and develop a strategy on the procurement, approval, and use of cross domain solutions to transmit information across networks and systems at different security classification levels.

(Sec. 1636) Requires DOD to brief Congress on a strategy for a decryption service for the Joint Information Environment.

(Sec. 1637) Requires the President to submit to Congress an annual report on foreign economic and industrial espionage in cyberspace. Authorizes the President to block and prohibit certain transactions in the United States of a person determined to be knowingly engaged in this espionage.

(Sec. 1638) Expresses the sense of Congress that the reserve components have a role in defending the United States against cyber threats and consideration should be given to how the reserve components might be integrated into a comprehensive national approach for cyber defense.

(Sec. 1639) Expresses the sense of Congress that DOD should: (1) work within the existing interagency process regarding the transfer of the role of the United States in the functions of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority to a global multi-stakeholder community and support transferring this role only if specified conditions are met, and (2) take steps to sustain the successful stewardship and good standing of the Internet root zone servers managed by DOD.

Subtitle D: Nuclear Forces - (Sec. 1641) Requires DOD, prior to transferring budget authority to DOE, to submit to Congress: (1) a certification that DOE used funds in a manner consistent with a memorandum developed by the Nuclear Weapons Council and entered into by DOE and DOD; (2) a detailed assessment by the Council on the implementation of any agreements and decisions of the Council made during the prior fiscal year; and (3) an assessment from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Commander of the U.S. Strategic Command on effects to the military during the prior fiscal year caused by the delay or failure of the NNSA to implement any agreements and decisions of the Council. Permits DOD to waive the certification requirement for national security purposes.

Requires the Commander of the U.S. Strategic Command and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to submit to Congress specified assessments and comments regarding the President's budget request.

(Sec. 1642) Expands the biennial assessment of the delivery platforms for nuclear weapons and the nuclear command and control system to require an assessment of the ability of the platforms to meet operational availability requirements.

(Sec. 1643) Require the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to review the costs of nuclear weapons.

(Sec. 1644) Requires DOD to preserve each intercontinental ballistic missile silo that contains a deployed missile as of the date of enactment of this Act during the period in which the New START Treaty is in effect.

(Sec. 1645) Authorizes the Air Force to procure commercial parts for intercontinental ballistic missile fuses.

(Sec. 1646) Requires DOD to assess and report to Congress on the annual nuclear weapon secondary production requirement needed to sustain a safe, secure, reliable, and effective nuclear deterrent.

(Sec. 1647) Requires the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Commander of the U.S. Strategic Command to jointly certify to Congress that the plan for implementing the New START Treaty will enable the United States to meet its obligations under the Treaty in a manner that ensures that U.S. nuclear forces are capable, survivable, and balanced; and maintain strategic stability, deterrence, and allied assurance.

(Sec. 1648) Requires the Chairman of the Nuclear Weapons Council and the Commander of U.S. Strategic Command to provide Congress with reports prior to any decision to reduce the scope of the B61 Life Extension Program below the level proposed in the FY2015 Stockpile Stewardship Management Plan.

(Sec. 1649) Requires DOD to provide notification and a report to Congress prior to the removal or consolidation of U.S. dual-capable aircraft from the area of responsibility of the U.S. European Command.

(Sec. 1650) Requires the Commander of the U.S. Strategic Command to report to Congress annually on the installation and operation of nuclear command, control, and communications systems associated with the construction of the headquarters of the U.S. Strategic Command. Terminates the reporting requirement when all milestones have been completed and the systems are fully operational.

(Sec. 1651) Requires DOD to report to Congress on the response to Russian actions in violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

(Sec. 1652) States that it is the policy of the United States to: (1) operate, sustain, and modernize or replace a triad of specified strategic nuclear delivery systems and a capability to forward-deploy nuclear weapons and dual-capable fighter-bomber aircraft; (2) deter potential adversaries and assure allies through a commitment to the nuclear deterrent of the United States; and (3) ensure that members of the Armed Forces operating and maintaining these systems have sufficient training and resources.

(Sec. 1653) Expresses the sense of Congress that the United States reaffirms and remains committed to the policies enumerated in the Deterrence and Defense Posture Review of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Subtitle E: Missile Defense Programs - (Sec. 1661) Authorizes appropriations to be provided to Israel for the Iron Dome short-range rocket defense system. Requires the funds to be subject to the "Agreement Between the Department of Defense of the United States of America and the Ministry of Defense of the State of Israel Concerning Iron Dome Defense System Procurement." Requires DOD to submit to Congress prior to obligating funds: (1) a certification that the Agreement is being successfully implemented, and (2) an assessment of risks relating to the implementation of the Agreement.

(Sec. 1662) Prohibits DOD from making a final production decision or deploying new or substantially upgraded interceptor or weapon systems of the Ballistic Missile Defense System prior to completing specified testing and assessments.

(Sec. 1663) Requires DOD to: (1) develop and report to Congress on an acquisition plan for the redesign of the exoatmospheric kill vehicle of the ground-based midcourse defense system, and (2) complete specified testing prior to operational deployment of the vehicle.

(Sec. 1664) Requires DOD to contract with a federally funded research and development center to conduct a study on the testing program of the ground-based midcourse missile defense system.

(Sec. 1665) Requires DOD to submit a report to Congress setting forth the status of efforts to improve the homeland ballistic missile defense capability of the United States.

(Sec. 1666) Requires DOD to report to Congress on efforts to improve the regional missile defense capabilities of the United States in Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific region.

Title XVII: National Commission on the Future of the Army - Subtitle A: Establishment and Duties of the Commission - National Commission on the Future of the Army Act of 2014 - (Sec. 1702) Establishes the National Commission on the Future of the Army and sets forth requirements and procedures for membership and appointments to the Commission.

(Sec. 1703) Requires the Commission to report to Congress on the structure of the Army and policy assumptions related to the size and force mixture of the Army, in order to: (1) assess the size and force mixture the active and reserve components of the Army, and (2) recommend modifications to the structure of the Army.

Requires the Commission to study and report to Congress on a transfer of Army National Guard AH-64 Apache aircraft from the Army National Guard to the regular Army.

(Sec. 1704) Sets forth the powers of the Commission to hold hearings and secure information from federal agencies.

(Sec. 1705) Sets forth policies for personnel matters of the Commission, including compensation of members, travel expenses, appointment of staff, detailing of government employees, and procurement of temporary or intermittent services.

(Sec. 1706) Terminates the Commission 90 days after it submits its report.

(Sec. 1707) Authorizes appropriations for the Commission.

Subtitle B: Related Limitations- (Sec. 1711) Prohibits the Army from using FY2015 funds to reduce end strength authorizations for personnel of the Army below levels specified in this Act.

(Sec. 1712) Sets forth limitations on the transfer of any AH-64 Apache helicopters from the Army National Guard to the regular Army.

Division B: Military Construction Authorizations - Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 - (Sec. 2002) Provides that all authorizations contained in titles XXI through XXVII for military construction projects, land acquisition, family housing projects and facilities, and contributions to the NATO Security Investment Program shall expire on the later of October 1, 2017, or the date of the enactment of an Act authorizing funds for military construction for FY2018.

Title XXI: Army Military Construction - (Sec. 2101) Authorizes the Army to acquire real property and carry out military construction projects for specified installations or locations inside the United States and locations outside of the United States at Guantanamo Bay and in Japan.

(Sec. 2102) Authorizes the Army to construct or acquire family housing units at military installations or locations in Illinois and Korea.

(Sec. 2103) Authorizes appropriations for military construction, land acquisition, and military family housing functions of the Department of the Army, as specified in section 4601 of this Act.

(Sec. 2104) Authorizes the Army to use available unobligated balances appropriated for Army construction projects to complete the construction of an Explosives Research and Development Loading Facility at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey.

(Sec. 2105) Modifies authorities for carrying out military construction projects at Fort Drum, New York; Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Fort McNair, District of Columbia; and Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

(Sec. 2106) Extends the authorization for a construction project at Fort Benning, Georgia.

(Sec. 2107) Extends the authority for certain military construction projects at Fort Benning, Georgia; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Fort Bliss and Fort Hood, Texas; and Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

(Sec. 2108) Prohibits funds from being used for the construction of increment 3 of the Cadet Barracks at the U.S. Military Academy, New York, until the Army certifies to Congress its intent to award a contract for the renovation of the MacArthur Long Barracks at the U.S. Military Academy concurrent with assuming beneficial occupancy of the renovated MacArthur Short Barracks.

(Sec. 2109) Prohibits the use of funds for construction of military family housing units at Camp Walker, Republic of Korea, until 30 days after reporting to Congress on future military family housing requirements in Korea and potential courses of action for meeting those requirements.

Title XXII: Navy Military Construction - (Sec. 2201) Authorizes the Navy to acquire real property and carry out military construction projects for specified installations or locations inside and outside the United States.

(Sec. 2202) Authorizes the Navy to use a specified amount to carry out architectural and engineering services and construction design activities for the construction or improvement of family housing units.

(Sec. 2203) Authorizes the Navy to use a specified amount to improve existing military family housing units.

(Sec. 2204) Authorizes appropriations for military construction, land acquisition, and military family housing functions of the Department of the Navy, as set forth in section 4610 of this Act.

(Sec. 2205) Modifies authorities for carrying out construction projects at Yuma, Arizona; Camp Pendelton, California; and Kings Bay, Georgia.

(Sec. 2206) Modifies authorities for carrying out construction projects at Yorktown, Virginia.

(Sec. 2207) Extends the authorizations for certain military construction projects in Bahrain and Guam.

(Sec. 2208) Extends the authorizations for military construction projects in FY2016 for projects at Camp Pendelton, California; Jacksonville, Florida; Kings Bay, Georgia; and Patuxent River, Maryland.

Title XXIII: Air Force Military Construction - (Sec. 2301) Authorizes appropriations for FY2015 for the acquisition of real property and for carrying out specified Air Force construction projects inside the United States and in the United Kingdom.

(Sec. 2302) Authorizes appropriations for Air Force military construction as set forth in section 4601 of this Act.

(Sec. 2303) Modifies authorities of the Air Force to carry out a previously authorized construction project at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina.

(Sec. 2304) Extends the authorization for a military construction project at Shaikh Isa Air Base, Bahrain.

(Sec. 2305) Extends the authorizations for a military construction projects at Italy Sigonella Naval Air Station, Italy.

Title XXIV: Defense Agencies Military Construction - Subtitle A: Defense Agency Authorizations - (Sec. 2401) Authorizes appropriations for FY2015 for the acquisition of real property and for carrying out defense agency construction projects in specified states within the United States and outside the United States in Australia, Belgium, Guantanamo Bay, and Japan.

(Sec. 2402) Authorizes DOD to carry out energy conservation projects in the United States and in Diego Garcia, Japan, and Germany.

(Sec. 2403) Authorizes appropriations for military construction, land acquisition, and DOD military housing functions, as specified in section 4601 of this Act.

(Sec. 2404) Extends specified construction projects at Bolling Air Force Base, District of Columbia.

(Sec. 2405) Extends specified construction projects in California, Germany, Italy, Japan, and Virginia.

(Sec. 2406) Prohibits the use of funds for certain military construction projects to support the U.S. Special Operations Command human performance initiative, until DOD submits a required report to Congress on the prevention of suicide among members of U.S. Special Operations Forces.

Subtitle B: Chemical Demilitarization Authorizations - (Sec. 2411) Authorizes appropriations for military construction and land acquisition for chemical demilitarization, as set forth in section 4601 of this Act.

(Sec. 2412) Authorizes DOD to modify the scope of a military construction project at Blue Grass Army Depot, Kentucky.

Title XXV: North Atlantic Treaty Organization Security Investment Program - (Sec. 2501) Authorizes DOD to make contributions for the NATO Security Investment Program in a specified amount.

(Sec. 2502) Authorizes appropriations for the U.S. share of projects for the NATO Security Investment Program, as specified in section 4601 of this Act.

Title XXVI: Guard and Reserve Forces Facilities - Subtitle A: Project Authorizations and Authorizations of Appropriations - (Sec. 2601) Authorizes the Army to acquire real property and carry out military construction projects at specified Army National Guard locations inside the United States.

(Sec. 2602) Authorizes the Army to acquire real property and carry out military construction projects at specified Army Reserve locations inside the United States.

(Sec. 2603) Authorizes the Navy to acquire real property and carry out military construction projects at specified Navy Reserve and Marine Corps Reserve locations inside the United States.

(Sec. 2604) Authorizes the Air Force to acquire real property and carry out military construction projects at specified Air National Guard locations inside the United States.

(Sec. 2605) Authorizes the Air Force to acquire real property and carry out military construction projects at specified Air Force Reserve locations inside the United States.

(Sec. 2606) Authorizes appropriations for the costs of acquisition, architectural and engineering services, and construction of facilities for the National Guard and Reserve Forces.

Subtitle B: Other Matters - (Sec. 2611) Authorizes DOD to modify the scope and extend military construction projects in Kansas City, Kansas, and Attleboro, Massachusetts.

(Sec. 2612) Authorizes the Army to construct a Combined Support Maintenance Shop Phase I at Camp Smith, New York, instead of Stormville, New York.

Modifies the location for construction of an Army Reserve Center from Tustin, California, to the vicinity of Tustin, California.

(Sec. 2613) Increases the authorization of appropriations for construction of a Cyber/ ISR facility at Martin State Airport, Maryland.

(Sec. 2614) Extends the authorizations for National Guard and Reserve construction projects at Camp Santiago, Puerto Rico and Fort Story, Virginia.

Title XXVII: Base Realignment and Closure Activities - Subtitle A: Authorization of Appropriations - (Sec. 2701) Authorizes appropriations for base realignment and closure activities funded through the DOD Base Closure Account.

Subtitle B: Prohibition on Additional BRAC Round - (Sec. 2711) States that nothing in this Act authorizes an additional Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round.

Subtitle C: Other Matters - (Sec. 2721) Authorizes a local government, in whose jurisdiction a military installation is wholly located, to be recognized as the local reuse authority for purposes of managing BRAC reuse planning. Requires DOD to submit to Congress a report on excess BRAC property that has not been declared surplus by the federal government.

Title XXVIII: Military Construction General Provisions - Subtitle A: Military Construction Program and Military Family Housing Changes - (Sec. 2801) Requires DOD to notify Congress prior to the initiation of any construction, land acquisition, or defense access road project that will be carried out pursuant to a law other than a Military Construction Authorization Act

(Sec. 2802) Increases the threshold for operation and maintenance funding from $750,000 to $1 million for military construction projects and from $2 million to $3 million for minor construction projects.

(Sec. 2803) Affirms that military construction projects built with in-kind payments or in-kind contributions required by bilateral agreements must be specifically authorized by law. Exempts military construction projects that were the subject of negotiation between the United States and a host country as of the date of enactment of this Act. Requires congressional notification prior to initiating any military construction project built for DOD personnel outside the United States using payments-in-kind or in-kind contributions.

(Sec. 2804) Authorizes DOD to use one-step turn-key selection procedures for entering into a contract for: (1) the construction of an authorized military construction project, (2) a repair project with an approved cost equal to or less than $4 million, or (3) the construction of a facility as part of an authorized security assistance activity.

(Sec. 2805) Extends the prohibition against awarding a contract for any new military construction and family housing projects, with certain exceptions, in the U.S. European Command area of responsibility until DOD provides required certifications to Congress.

Requires DOD to provide Congress with a military construction project data sheet and certification that a pre-financing statement has been submitted through the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Security Investment Program prior to awarding contracts for a project authorized by this Act for the European Reassurance Initiative.

(Sec. 2806) Extends temporary authority to use operation and maintenance funds for construction projects overseas that are necessary to meet urgent military operations requirements and meet specified criteria.

(Sec. 2807) Specifies green building standards permitted to be used in the construction of residential buildings using funds authorized by this Act.

(Sec. 2808) Limits funding for new facilities at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, until DOD certifies to Congress that any new construction of facilities have enduring military value independent of a high value detention mission.

Subtitle B: Real Property and Facilities Administration - (Sec. 2811) Authorizes DOD to enter into a sole source renewal, extension, or succeeding lease for a financial institution operating on military installations.

(Sec. 2812) Permits reimbursed funds to be used to cover administrative expenses related to certain real property transactions.

Subtitle C: Provisions Related to Asia-Pacific Military Realignment - (Sec. 2821) Removes the prohibition on construction activities to implement the realignment of Marine Corps forces from Okinawa, Japan, to Guam and replaces it with an overall cost cap on the construction. Continues restrictions on the development of public infrastructure on Guam unless a grant, transfer, cooperative agreement, or supplemental funding for the projects is authorized by law and would be used for a project included in the report of the Economic Adjustment Committee.

(Sec. 2822) Authorizes the Navy and the Department of the Interior to enter into an agreement for the establishment of a surface danger zone which overlays the Ritidian Unit of the Guam National Wildlife Refuge to accommodate a live-fire training range on Andersen Air Force Base Northwest Field.

Subtitle D: Land Conveyances - (Sec. 2831) Authorizes the Army to convey, without consideration, approximately 3.79 acres in Gordo, Alabama to the town of Gordo to use the parcel for municipal government purposes.

(Sec. 2832) Authorizes the Air Force to convey, without consideration, approximately 7 acres known as the West Nome Tank Farm in Nome, Alaska to the city of Nome, Alaska for municipal purposes.

(Sec. 2833) Authorizes the Air Force to convey, without consideration, approximately 15 acres to the City of Norwalk, California, from the former Norwalk Defense Fuel Supply Point for public purposes.

(Sec. 2834) Authorizes the Army to convey certain Army property at the former Walter Reed Army Hospital to the Department of State to develop a Foreign Missions Center on the property. Authorizes the Army to convey, without consideration, certain property to an authorized recipient to use the property for the protection of public health if the conveyance to the Department of State does not occur.

(Sec. 2835) Authorizes the Air Force to convey approximately 144 acres at the former Lynn Haven Fuel Depot in Bay County, Florida, to the city of Lynn Haven, Florida for fair market value.

(Sec. 2836) Requires the Army and Department of Agriculture (USDA) to exchange lands located at Camp Frank D. Merrill in Dahlonega, Georgia, currently under the jurisdiction of USDA for certain lands adjacent to Lake Lanier, Georgia, currently under the jurisdiction of the Army.

(Sec. 2837) Authorizes the Navy to convey, without consideration, to the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation title to real property in the vicinity of Radford Drive and the Makalapa Gate of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for the purpose of permitting the Authority to use the property for public purposes.

(Sec. 2838) Extends from 23 to 38 the years of operation associated with certain landfill operations at the Joliet Army Ammunition Plant, Illinois.

(Sec. 2839) Provides for the transfer of administrative jurisdiction of property at Camp Gruber, Oklahoma, to the Army for military training if the Army determines that the property is needed for national defense purposes.

(Sec. 2840) Authorizes the Air Force to convey approximately 53 acres at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, to the City of Hanahan for the purpose of accommodating the city's recreation needs.

(Sec. 2841) Authorizes DOD to exchange real property with Arlington County, Virginia, and the Commonwealth of Virginia, for purposes of expanding the contiguous land available to Arlington National Cemetery.

Subtitle E: Military Memorials, Monuments, and Museums - (Sec. 2851) Authorizes the Army to accept funds and in-kind gifts on behalf of the Heritage Center for the National Museum of the United States Army from the Army Historical Foundation and other donors.

(Sec. 2852) Authorizes DOD to convey the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial in San Diego, California, to the Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial Association for consideration.

(Sec. 2853) Authorizes the establishment of a memorial dedicated to the victims of the shooting attack at the Washington Navy Yard that occurred on September 16, 2013.

Subtitle F: Designations - (Sec. 2861) Redesignates the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu, Hawaii as the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies.

Subtitle G: Other Matters - (Sec. 2871) Requires DOD to report to Congress on actions taken to respond to recommendations resulting from the reviews of security standards following the November 2009 shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, and the September 2013 shootings at the Washington Navy Yard, District of Columbia.

Title XXIX: Overseas Contingency Operations Military Construction - (Sec. 2901) Authorizes appropriations for the Army to acquire real property and carry out a military construction project outside the United States at Mihail Kogalniceanu, Romania.

(Sec. 2902) Authorizes appropriations for the Air Force to acquire real property and carry out specified military construction projects outside the United States in Bulgaria, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Romania.

(Sec. 2903) Authorizes appropriations for DOD to acquire real property and carry out a military construction project outside the United States for the National Security Agency.

(Sec. 2904) Authorizes appropriations for military construction projects outside the United States authorized by this title as specified in the funding table in section 4602.

Title XXX: Natural Resources Related General Provisions - Subtitle A: Land Conveyances and Related Matters - (Sec. 3001) Directs the Secretary (Secretary in this title unless otherwise indicated) to convey to the Olgoonik Corporation, an Alaska Native Corporation, approximately 1,518 acres of real property and improvements that constitute a former Distant Early Warning Line site in the National Petroleum Reserve near Wainwright, Alaska.

Requires the Corporation to pay the fair market value of the property.

(Sec. 3002) Gives Sealaska, the Regional Native Corporation for southeast Alaska, 90 days following this Act's enactment to agree to accept the conveyance of approximately 70,075 acres of federal land, subject to certain conditions and restrictions, as full and final satisfaction of its remaining land entitlement under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA).

Declares that if Sealaska fails to agree to that conveyance: (1) this section shall cease to be effective; and (2) the Secretary shall, within five years of this Act's enactment, complete the interim conveyance of Sealaska's remaining land entitlement under the ANCSA from prioritized selections on file.

Identifies the lands and related easements to be conveyed in the interim upon Sealaska's agreement, including up to 76 cemetery sites and historical places outside conservation system units that Sealaska may apply for.

Keeps any part of the conveyed lands outside ANCSA withdrawal areas open for subsistence and noncommercial recreational uses by the public.

Sets forth prohibitions against Sealaska's transfer or loss of the conveyed cemetery sites and historical places.

Allows Sealaska to impose reasonable restrictions on public access to and across the conveyed lands.

Requires Sealaska to allow existing guiding or outfitting special use permit holders to continue to operate on the conveyed lands.

Directs the Secretary of Agriculture and Sealaska to negotiate an agreement regarding the use of: (1) National Forest System roads and related transportation facilities by Sealaska, and (2) Sealaska roads and related transportation facilities by the Forest Service.

Renames certain culturally and historically significant trade and migration routes and keeps them open for travel by Sealaska and the public.

Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to allow the limited harvest of trees prior to the culmination of their mean annual increment of growth (young trees) in areas that are available for commercial timber harvest under the Tongass National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan to facilitate the transition of old growth stands from commercial timber harvest.

Amends the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act to designate as conservation areas the Bay of Pillars, Kushneahin Creek, Northern Prince of Wales, Western Kosciusko, Eastern Kosciusko, Sarkar Lakes, Honker Divide, and Eek Lake and Sukkwan Island LUD II Management Areas--Proposed. Conditions those designations on Sealaska's acceptance of this section's conveyances.

Prescribes requirements for the transfer of Michael G. Faber to Sealaska from the Metlakatla Indian Community.

(Sec. 3003) Directs the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) (the Secretary in this section), if Resolution Copper Mining, LLC offers to convey specified parcels of non-federal land in Gila, Yavapi, Maricopa, Coconino, Pinal, and/or Santa Cruz Counties, Arizona, to convey certain federal land in Pinal County, Arizona, to Resolution Copper.

Instructs the Secretary to engage in government-to-government consultation with affected Indian tribes on issues related to the land exchange.

Requires any appraisal of the federal and non-federal land to include an income capitalization approach analysis of the market value of the federal land, which shall be the basis for the calculation of any value adjustment payment.

Makes the federal lands available to Resolution Copper for use for mining and related activities.

Requires the Secretary, if requested by Resolution Copper, to issue separate special use permits to it to carry out mineral exploration activities: (1) under the Oak Flat Withdrawal Area from existing drill pads outside the Area, if they would not disturb the surface of the area; and (2) within the Withdrawal Area (with the exception of within the Oak Flat Campground), if they are conducted from a single exploratory drill pad which is located to minimize visual and noise impacts on the Campground.

Requires Resolution Copper to agree to pay, without compensation, costs associated with the land exchange and any completed environmental review document completed and agreed to by the Secretary.

Prescribes requirements for a single environmental impact statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.

Requires such statement to: (1) assess the effects of the mining and related activities on the federal land conveyed to Resolution Copper on the cultural and archaeological resources that may be located there, and (2) identify measures that may be taken to minimize potential adverse impacts on those resources, if any.

Makes lands acquired by the Secretary under this section part of the National Forest within which the land is located.

Adds certain of the non-federal land in Pinal County acquired by the Secretary to the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area.

Requires certain of the non-federal land in Gila and Pinal Counties acquired by the Secretary (Dripping Springs) to be managed according to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and applicable land use plans.

Adds certain of the non-federal land in Santa Cruz County acquired by the Secretary to the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area.

Directs Resolution Copper to file annually with the Secretary a report that indicates the quantity of valuable locatable minerals produced in commercial quantities from the federal land. Requires Resolution Copper to make value adjustment payments to the United States based upon locatable minerals produced from such land. Requires such Secretary to make such reports available to the state of Arizona.

Requires funds paid to the United States under this section to be deposited in a special fund and made available to the Secretaries to be used to maintain, repair, and rehabilitate projects for Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) assets.

Withdraws Apache Leap and land acquired by the United States from: (1) entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws; (2) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (3) disposition under the mineral leasing, mineral materials, and geothermal leasing laws.

Directs the Secretary to establish the Apache Leap Special Management Area to: (1) preserve the natural character of Apache Leap, (2) allow for traditional uses of the Area by Native American people, and (3) protect and conserve the Area's cultural and archaeological resources.

Instructs Resolution Copper to surrender, without compensation, the rights held by it under U.S. mining laws and any other law to commercially extract minerals under Apache Leap.

Specifies that the activities that are authorized in the Special Management Area are: (1) the installation of seismic monitoring equipment on the surface and subsurface to protect resources located within the Special Management Area; (2) the installation of fences, signs, or other measures necessary to protect public health and safety; and (3) the operation of an underground tunnel and associated workings, as specified in the Resolution mine plan of operations.

Requires preparation of a management plan for the Special Management Area.

Directs the Secretary to convey specified lands in Pinal County to the town of Superior, Arizona.

Requires any payments received by the Secretary to the town to be deposited into the fund established under the Sisk Act and to be made available for the acquisition of land or interests in Region 3 of the Forest Service.

Requires Resolution Copper to agree to provide access to the surface of the Oak Flat Campground to members of the public, including Indian tribes, consistent with health and safety requirements, until the operation of the mine precludes continued public access for safety reasons.

(Sec. 3004) Directs the Secretary to convey to River Bottom Farms of La Paz County, Arizona, approximately 80 acres of specified BLM land in Riverside County, California, in exchange for two specified parcels of non-federal land in the county from River Bottoms Farms that are contiguous to the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge.

Subjects the conveyed federal land to valid existing rights, including easements, rights-of-way, utility lines, and any other valid encumbrances on the land as of the date of conveyance.

Requires the values of the federal and non-federal lands to be exchanged to be equal, or equalized, by a cash payment to the Secretary by River Bottom Farms, as appropriate.

Requires the acquired non-federal land to become a part of the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge.

(Sec. 3005) Authorizes the USDA to accept certain non-federal lands in California outside the boundaries of the Inyo National Forest in exchange for certain federal land within the Forest boundaries.

Authorizes USDA to accept a cash payment of any size to equalize the values of the properties that would be exchanged. (Current law limits the payments to no more than 25% of the value of the federal lands exchanged.) Requires deposit of the payment into the Treasury account established under the Sisk Act, which shall make funds available for USDA to acquire lands in California to add to the National Forest System.

(Sec. 3006) Provides for the exchange of approximately 47 acres of land known as the Sky Ranch Parcel and owned by the Trinity Public Utilities District of Trinity County, California, for approximately 100 acres of land in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest near the Weaverville Airport in Trinity County.

Intends for such land exchange to be an equal value exchange. Provides for cash equalization if the parcels are not of equal value. Requires any cash equalization payment received by the United States under this section to be deposited into the fund established under the Sisk Act and made available for the improvement, maintenance, reconstruction, or construction of a facility or improvement for the National Forest System.

Requires the BLM to administer the Sky Ranch parcel as public land, except that public recreation and public access to and for recreation shall be the highest and best use of such parcel.

(Sec. 3007) Directs the Secretary to convey to Idaho County in Idaho approximately 31 acres of land managed by the BLM for use as a shooting range or any other public purpose consistent with the Recreation and Public Purposes Act.

Subjects such land to reversion to the United States, at the Secretary's discretion, if it ceases being used for a public purpose.

(Sec. 3008) Directs the Secretary to: (1) accept any offer by the Minnesota Independent School District number 318 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, to convey to the United States approximately 1.6 acres of specified non-federal land (including any structures on it), and (2) convey to the District in exchange approximately 1.3 acres of specified U.S. Geological Survey land.

Requires the values of the federal and non-federal lands to be exchanged to be equalized through a cash equalization payment if the values of such lands are of not equal value.

(Sec. 3009) Directs the Department of the Interior to convey to Yerington, Nevada, federal land in Lyon and Mineral Counties, Nevada.

Declares that nothing in this section alters or diminishes the treaty rights of any Indian tribe.

Directs Interior to convey approximately 1,329 acres of federal land to Carlin, Nevada.

Releases the United States from all liabilities or claims of any kind or nature arising from the presence, release, or threat of release of any hazardous substance, pollutant, contaminant, petroleum product (or derivative of a petroleum product), solid waste, mine materials, or mining related features existing on the federal land.

Withdraws the federal land identified for conveyance from: (1) entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws; (2) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (3) disposition under the mineral leasing, mineral materials, and geothermal leasing laws.

Directs Interior to convey specified federal land to Fernley, Nevada.

Specifies that the conveyed federal land: (1) may be used by Fernley for any public purposes consistent with the Recreation and Public Purposes Act, and (2) shall not be disposed of by Fernley.

Subjects such land to reversion to the United States, at the Secretary's discretion, if it ceases being used for a public purpose. with Fernley responsible for any reclamation necessary.

Permits Fernley and the Bureau of Reclamation to retain easements or rights-of-way on the federal land to be conveyed, including those necessary for the operation and maintenance of the Truckee Canal Irrigation District Canal or the Newlands Project.

Releases the United States from all liabilities or claims of any kind or nature arising from the presence, release, or threat of release of any hazardous substance, pollutant, contaminant, petroleum product (or derivative of a petroleum product), solid waste, mine materials, or mining related features existing on the federal land.

Requires conveyance to Finley of the federal reversionary interest upon its request.

Directs the Secretary to implement an expedited program to examine and determine the validity of each unpatented mining claim (including each one for which a patent application has been filed) within a specified mining townsite consisting of federally owned real property in the Virginia City townsite, Storey County, Nevada, on which improvements were constructed based on the belief that: (1) the property had been or would be acquired from the federal government by the entity operating the mine, or (2) the individual or entity that made the improvement had a valid claim for acquiring the property from the federal government.

Directs the Secretary, after completing the validity review, and subject to the county's agreement, to convey to the county all U.S. surface rights in such federal land, including any improvements; but reserves to the United States all mineral and geothermal rights.

Requires the Secretary to reserve the mineral rights in each parcel of land subject to a valid mining claim, but convey, without consideration, the remaining U.S. right, title, and interest.

Subjects each valid mining claim to the Stockraising Homestead Act of 1916.

Requires the county to reconvey the property to one or more individuals (occupants, for instance) proving a valid interest under Nevada law.

Declares that the county shall not be required to recognize a claim submitted more than five years after enactment of this Act.

Withdraws the mining townsite from: (1) entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws; (2) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (3) disposition under laws pertaining to mineral and geothermal leasing or mineral materials.

Requires withdrawal and conveyance to the owner of the surface rights of any mining claim determined valid which is abandoned, invalidated, or otherwise returned to the BLM.

Releases the United States from liability for any claim arising from the presence of an improvement or material on the mining townsite.

Expresses the sense of Congress that the examination of unpatented mining claims and the conveyances should be completed within 18 months after enactment of this Act.

Directs Interior through the BLM to convey approximately 275 acres of BLM land to Elko County, Nevada, for: (1) a motocross, bicycle, off-highway vehicle, or stock car racing area; or (2) other public purpose consistent with the Recreation and Public Purposes Act.

Requires approximately 373 acres of BLM land to be held in trust for the Te-moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada as part of the Tribe's reservation.

Prohibits certain gaming on such land. Limits use of the land to: (1) traditional and customary uses, (2) stewardship conservation for the benefit of the Tribe, and (3) residential or recreational development. Requires the Tribe to pay the Secretary the fair market value of any portion of such land used for another purpose.

Permits Interior to carry out any fuels reduction and other landscape restoration activities on the land that is beneficial to the Tribe and the BLM.

Directs Interior to transfer to the Navy approximately 400 acres of federal land adjacent to Naval Air Station Fallon in Churchill County, Nevada.

(Sec. 3010) Directs the Secretary, on request of the plaintiffs in the case Blancett v. United States Department of the Interior, et al., in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, to convey to them by sale all interest of the United States in and to any portion of approximately 19 acres of certain federal surface estate in San Juan County, New Mexico (including any improvements or appurtenances).

Requires the plaintiffs to: (1) pay the administrative costs associated with such conveyance; and (2) pay to the Secretary an amount equal to the fair market value of the federal surface estate conveyed, as determined by an appraisal acceptable to the Secretary.

Requires deposit of the proceeds of any such conveyance in a special account, to be available for the acquisition of land or interests in land from willing sellers in the state or Arizona for bald eagle habitat protection.

Withdraws the federal land from: (1) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (2) disposition under laws relating to mineral and geothermal leasing or mineral materials.

(Sec. 3011) Directs the Secretary of Agriculture, upon request by Brigham Young University, to convey to it an approximately 80-acre parcel of National Forest System land in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Utah.

Requires the University to pay to the Secretary the fair market value of such land.

Directs the University, after the conveyance, to: (1) continue allowing the same reasonable public access to the trailhead, and the part of the Y Mountain Trail already owned by the University, as has been historically allowed; and (2) allow such access to the part of the Trail and the "Y" symbol located on the conveyed land.

(Sec. 3012) Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to convey to the city of Fruit Heights, Utah, subject to a reversionary interest, all interest of the United States in approximately 100 acres of identified National Forest System land, with an easement reserved for the Bonneville Shoreline Trail.

(Sec. 3013) Directs the Department of Energy (DOE) to convey to the Community Reuse Organization of the Hanford Site all U.S. interest in and to two parcels of real property, including improvements, consisting of approximately 1,341 acres and 300 acres, respectively, of the Hanford Reservation in the state of Washington.

Requires the Organization to pay the estimated fair market value of the conveyed real property, except that the Secretary may convey the property for lower or no consideration at all if the Organization agrees within a reasonable time that the net proceeds from any sale or lease of any part of the property the Organization receives during at least a seven-year period will be used to support the economic redevelopment of, or related to, the Hanford Site.

(Sec. 3014) Directs the Secretary of Agriculture, through the Forest Service, to convey to Wyoming, upon state request, without consideration and by quitclaim deed, all U.S. interest in approximately 10 acres of National Forest System land (Ranch A) located in the Black Hills National Forest in Crook County, Wyoming.

Repeals the requirement that Ranch A be used for: (1) fish and wildlife management and educational activities, and (2) maintenance and restoration of the museum-quality real and personal property there.

Subtitle B: Public Lands and National Forest System Management - (Sec. 3021) Amends the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to make the Federal Permit Streamlining Project program permanent.

Amends the Mineral Leasing Act to direct the Secretary, acting through the BLM, to collect for each of FY2016-FY2026 a fee of $9,500 for each new application for a drilling permit. Allocates specified percentages of such fees to: (1) the field offices that collected the fees used to process protests, leases, and permits; and (2) the BLM Permit Processing Improvement (BLM PPI) Fund, now divided into a Rental Account and a Fee Account.

Prohibits the Secretary, during this period, from implementing a rulemaking that would enable an increase in fees to recover additional costs related to processing applications for drilling permits.

Makes the BLM PPI Fund available for the coordination and processing of oil and gas use authorizations on Indian trust mineral estate land (as well as onshore federal land, as under current law).

Directs the Secretary to use: (1) the Rental Account and the Fee Account for this coordination and processing of oil and gas use authorizations, and (2) the Rental Account also for training for development of expertise related to coordinating and processing these authorizations.

Amends the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982 to make the rate of interest allowed and paid or credited for any royalty overpayment equal to the sum of the federal short-term rate plus one percentage point.

(Sec. 3022) Amends the Mineral Leasing Act to authorize the Secretary to conduct onshore oil and gas lease sales through Internet-based live bidding methods.

Requires each individual Internet-based lease sale to conclude within seven days.

Directs the Secretary to analyze the first 10 such lease sales, including estimates of: (1) increases or decreases in such lease sales, compared to sales conducted by oral bidding; and (2) the total cost or savings to Interior as a result of such sales, compared to sales conducted by oral bidding.

Requires the report to evaluate the demonstrated or expected effectiveness of different structures for lease sales which may provide an opportunity to better maximize bidder participation, ensure the highest return to the federal taxpayers, minimize opportunities for fraud or collusion, and ensure the security and integrity of the leasing process.

(Sec. 3023) Amends the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to revise requirements for grazing leases and permits.

Requires a permit or lease to be continued until the Secretary of Interior with respect to land administered by Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) with respect to National Forest Service System land (the Secretary concerned) completes any environmental analysis and documentation for the permit or lease required under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and other applicable laws.

Instructs the Secretary concerned to seek to conduct environmental reviews on an allotment or multiple allotment basis, if the allotments share similar ecological conditions for purposes of compliance with NEPA and other applicable laws.

Permits the exclusion of grazing permits or leases from environmental assessment or environmental impact statement requirements under NEPA if: (1) the issued permit or lease continues the current grazing management of the allotment, and (2) the Secretary concerned has determined that the allotment meets applicable standards or objectives. Permits the exclusion of the trailing and crossing of livestock across public land from such requirements.

Gives the Secretary concerned sole discretion to determine the priority and timing for completing each required environmental analysis based on environmental significance and available funding.

(Sec. 3024) Directs the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to set an annual fee for a special use permit for the use and occupancy of National Forest System land for recreational residence purposes.

Requires the Secretary to complete the current appraisal cycle for the recreational residences within one year in accordance with the Cabin User Fees Fairness Act of 2000. Requires the assessment of an interim annual fee from January 1, 2014, until the current appraisal is completed.

Instructs the Secretary to make a one-time adjustment to the value of each appraised lot on which a recreational residence is located to reflect any change in value occurring after the date of the most recent appraisal.

Specifies the annual fee for 11 fee tiers based on the value of the lot on which the recreational residence is located, and requires annual inflation adjustments.

Allows the Secretary to establish criteria for suspending or reducing the annual fee if access to, or the occupancy of, the recreational residence is significantly restricted.

Requires the Secretary to report after ten years on: (1) these annual fees in order to ensure that they reflect fair value for the use of the land for recreational residential purposes, and (2) any recommendations to modify the fee system.

Directs the Secretary to establish a transfer fee of $1,200, adjusted annually for inflation, for the issuance of a new recreational residence permit due to a change in ownership of the recreational residence.

Prohibits the Secretary from establishing or imposing a fee or condition under this section for permits in Alaska that is inconsistent with provisions regarding the renewal or continuation of permits and leases for cabins, homes it es, or similar structures on federal lands under the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act.

Permits the Secretary, beginning in 10 years after this Act's enactment, to retain and expend any fees collected under this section without further appropriation. Requires the fees to be used to administer the recreational residence program and other recreation programs carried out on National Forest System land.

Repeals the Cabin User Fees Fairness Act of 2000, effective on the date the annual permit fees are assessed under this section.

Subtitle C: National Park System Units - (Sec. 3030) Adjusts the boundary of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin to include the Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light Addition at the end of the breakwater on Chequamegon Bay, Wisconsin.

Declares that Congress does not intend for the designation of that property to create a protective perimeter or buffer zone around its boundary.

Allows the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating (the Department of Homeland Security [DHS]) to operate, maintain, keep, locate, inspect, repair, and replace any federal aid to navigation located at the Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light for as long as it is needed for navigational purposes.

Permits the Secretary to enter, at any time, the Ashland Harbor Breakwater Light or any federal aid to navigation at the Breakwater Light, for as long as such aid is needed for navigational purposes, without notice to the extent that it is not possible to provide advance notice.

Authorizes the Secretary to enter into agreements with the city of Ashland, the County of Ashland, and the County of Bayfield, Wisconsin, for the purpose of cooperative law enforcement and emergency services within the boundaries of the Lakeshore.

(Sec. 3031) Establishes the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park in Massachusetts and Rhode Island as a unit of the National Park System.

Authorizes the Secretary to acquire, by donation, purchase from a willing seller, or exchange any land or interests in land considered contributing historic resources in specified historic sites and districts for inclusion in the Park's boundary.

Authorizes the Secretary to acquire up to 10 acres in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, for the development of administrative, curatorial, maintenance, or visitor facilities for the Park.

Permits acquisition of lands owned by the states or political subdivisions by donation only.

Requires the Secretary to prepare a general management plan for the Park, which shall consider ways of using preexisting or planned visitor facilities and recreational opportunities developed in the National Heritage Corridor.

Authorizes the Secretary to provide technical assistance, visitor services, interpretive tours, and educational programs to sites and resources in the Corridor located outside of the Park's boundary which are associated with the purposes for which the Park is established.

Authorizes the Secretary to enter into cooperative agreements with the states, their political subdivisions, nonprofit organizations (including the local coordinating entity for the Corridor), and other interested parties to provide: (1) technical assistance, interpretation, and educational programs in the historic sites and districts; and (2) up to 50% of the cost of any natural, historic, or cultural resource protection project in the Park.

Requires any federal funding made available under such an agreement to be matched on a one-to-one basis by non-federal funds.

Requires an agreement for reimbursement of any payment made by the Secretary for the cost of any project in the Park if there is any conversion, use, or disposal of the project for purposes inconsistent with this section's purposes.

Dedicates the Park to former U.S. Senator John H. Chafee from Rhode Island in recognition of: (1) his role in the preservation of the resources of the Blackstone River Valley and the heritage corridor that bears his name, and (2) the decades of his service to the people of Rhode Island and the United States.

Requires a memorial to be displayed at a location in the Park that recognizes Senator Chafee's role in the preservation of the resources of the Blackstone River Valley for the people of the United States.

(Sec. 3032) Establishes the Coltsville National Historical Park as a unit of the National Park System in Connecticut.

Delays establishment of the Park until specified conditions have been met, including that: (1) Connecticut, the city of Hartford, or private property owner, as appropriate, has entered into a written agreement with the Secretary to donate at least 10,000 square feet of space in the East Armory; and (2) the Secretary has entered into a written agreement with the state, city, or other public entity, as appropriate, which provides that land owned by such an entity within the Coltsville Historic District shall be managed consistent with this section.

Authorizes the Park to provide interpretation and viewing of specified sites, including the East Armory and Colt Park.

Authorizes the Secretary to enter into a written agreement with the Connecticut State Library, Wadsworth Atheneum, and the Colt Trust, or other appropriate public entities to gain access to Colt-related artifacts for routine display in the East Armory or within other areas of the Park.

Authorizes the Secretary, to carry out this section to enter into cooperative agreements subject to specified terms, including right of access to conduct visitors through and interpret the properties for the public.

Bars any changes or alterations to any properties covered by such an agreement unless the Secretary and the other party to the agreement agree to them.

Subjects any payment made by the Secretary to an agreement that conversion, use, or disposal of a project for purposes contrary to the purposes of this section shall entitle the United States to reimbursement.

Requires any federal funds under such an agreement to be matched on a one-to-one basis by non-federal funds.

Authorizes the Secretary to acquire lands and interests in land by donation, purchase with donated or appropriated funds, or exchange, except that lands or interests in land owned by the state or any political subdivision of the state may be acquired by donation only.

Requires the Secretary to complete and submit to Congress a management plan for the Park.

Requires the management plan to identify the costs to be shared by the federal government, the state, the city, and other public or private entities or individuals for necessary capital improvements to, and maintenance and operations of, the Park. Prohibits any acquisition by condemnation.

Establishes the Coltsville National Historical Park Advisory Commission to advise the Secretary in the development and implementation of the management plan.

(Sec. 3033) Redesignates the First State National Monument in Delaware as the First State National Historical Park.

Specifies that the purpose of the Park is the preservation, protection, and interpretation of the nationally significant cultural and historic resources associated with early Dutch, Swedish, and English settlement of the colony of Delaware and parts of the colony of Pennsylvania and Delaware's role in the birth of the United States and as the first state to ratify the Constitution.

Allows the Secretary, in addition to the historical sites included in the Park (as redesignated by this section), to include the following sites within the Park's boundary: (1) the Fort Christina National Historic Landmark in New Castle County, Delaware; (2) the Old Swedes Church National Historic Landmark in New Castle County; (3) the John Dickinson Plantation National Historic Landmark in Kent County, Delaware; and (4) the Ryves Holt House in Sussex County, Delaware.

Authorizes the Secretary to acquire: (1) by purchase from a willing seller, donation, or exchange all or a part of any of such sites, including easements or other interests; and (2) by donation only, all or a part of a specified property. Adjusts the boundary of the Park to reflect the acquisition of lands or interests in such sites.

Authorizes the Secretary to: (1) provide interpretive tours to sites and resources in Delaware located outside the Park's boundary and associated with the purposes for which the Park is established under this section; and (2) enter into cooperative agreements with Delaware and its political subdivisions, and other specified entities to mark, interpret, and restore nationally significant historic or cultural resources within the Park, if those agreements provide for reasonable public access to such resources.

Limits the federal share of the total cost of any activity carried out under such an agreement to 50% of that cost. Permits the non-federal share to be in the form of in-kind contributions or goods or services fairly valued.

Requires the completion of a management plan for the Park.

Requires completion of a study assessing the historical significance of additional properties in Delaware associated with the Park. Requires such study to include an assessment of the potential for designating such properties as National Historic Landmarks.

Amends the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to state that the amount authorized to be appropriated to carry out the Preserve America program not appropriated as of this Act's enactment date shall be reduced by $6.5 million.

(Sec. 3034) Requires the inclusion in Gettysburg National Military Park of the Gettysburg Train Station and the property that is adjacent to Plum Run in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania.

Limits acquisition of such properties to donation only.

(Sec. 3035) Establishes the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park in Maryland as a unit of the National Park System.

(Sec. 3036) Establishes the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in Auburn, New York, also as a unit of the National Park System.

Authorizes the Secretary to enter into cooperative agreements with certain entities for the historical preservation and interpretation of the parks.

Requires the Secretary to complete a general management plan for the parks.

(Sec. 3037) Amends the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to include within the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park, New Jersey, approximately six acres of land containing Hinchliffe Stadium. Prohibits the Secretary from acquiring fee title to the Stadium, but authorizes the Secretary to acquire a preservation easement if doing so will facilitate resource protection of the Stadium.

Prohibits the Secretary, in administering such land, from: (1) including non-federal property within the six acres as part of the Park without the written consent of the owner, (2) acquiring by condemnation any land or interests in land within the six acres, or (3) construing this section to create buffer zones outside the boundaries of the Park.

(Sec. 3038) Amends P.L. 105-378 (relating to the establishment of the Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site in New York City, New York) to add the lower east side tenement at 103 Orchard Street to the Historic Site.

Prohibits the construction of anything in this Act from authorizing the Secretary to acquire the property at 103 Orchard Street.

(Sec. 3039) Establishes the Manhattan Project National Historical Park as a unit of the National Park System, which shall consist of specified facilities, lands, or interests in one or more eligible areas or parts of such areas in Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Los Alamos, New Mexico; and Hanford, Washington. Requires inclusion of the B Reactor National Historic Landmark in Hanford.

Directs the Secretary (the Secretary) and the Secretary of Energy (DOE) to enter into an agreement to govern their respective roles in administering the facilities, lands, or interests in land under the DOE's jurisdiction to be included in the Park.

Requires the Secretary to develop a general management plan for the Park in consultation and collaboration with the Oak Ridge, Los Alamos, and Richland DOE site offices.

Prohibits the acquisition by condemnation of any land or interest in land.

Authorizes the Secretary to provide interpretive tours of historically significant Manhattan Project sites and resources that are located outside the boundary of the Park.

Allows the Secretary to acquire lands or interests in land in the vicinity of the Park for visitor and administrative facilities.

Authorizes the Secretary to: (1) enter into agreements with federal agencies to provide public access to, and management, interpretation, and historic preservation of, historically significant Manhattan Project resources under their control; and (2) accept donations from, and enter into cooperative agreements with, state, local, and tribal governments, organizations, or individuals to further the purpose of such an interagency agreement or to provide visitor services and administrative facilities within proximity to the Park.

Authorizes the Secretary to provide technical assistance for the management, interpretation, and historic preservation of historically significant Manhattan Project resources not included in the Park.

(Sec. 3040) Amends the Washington Park Wilderness Act of 1988 to authorize the Secretary to adjust the boundaries of the North Cascades National Park and the Stephen Mather Wilderness in the state of Washington in order to provide a 100-foot wide corridor along which the Stehekin Valley Road may be rebuilt: (1) outside of the floodplain between mileposts 12.9 and 22.8, (2) within the boundaries of the Park, and (3) outside of the boundaries of the Wilderness.

Requires that the boundary adjustments be such that equal acreage amounts are exchanged between the Wilderness and the Park.

(Sec. 3041) Redesignates the Oregon Caves National Monument and the approximately 4,070 acres of lands identified as proposed addition lands as the Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve.

Directs the USDA to transfer the proposed addition lands to the Secretary of the Interior and adjust the boundary of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest to exclude such lands transferred to the Secretary. Adjusts the boundary of the Monument and Preserve to exclude four acres of certain land in the city of Cave Junction.

Requires the Secretary to revise the fire management plan for the Monument to include the Preserve and to carry out hazardous fuel management activities within the Monument and Preserve. Allows for the completion of existing Forest Service stewardship and service contracts executed as of the enactment of this Act. Recognizes the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture to administer such existing contracts through their completion. Permits the grazing of livestock on land within the Preserve to continue as authorized under permits or leases in existence as of enactment at not more than the level at which the grazing exists.

Allows the Secretary, with specified administrative exceptions, to permit hunting and fishing on land and waters within the Preserve.

Directs the USDA or the Secretary to accept the donation of a grazing lease or permit from a lessee or permittee for: (1) the Big Grayback Grazing Allotment located in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, or (2) the Billy Mountain Grazing Allotment located on a parcel of BLM-managed land. Instructs the Secretary to terminate each donated permit or lease and ensure a permanent end to grazing on the land covered by such permit or lease. Considers a lessee or permittee donating a grazing lease or permit to have waived any claim to any range improvement on the associated grazing allotment or portion.

Amends the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate: (1) the subterranean segment of the Cave Creek in Oregon known as the River Styx as a component of the national wild and scenic rivers system, and (2) certain additional segments of the Monument and Preserve for study for potential addition to the system.

(Sec. 3042) Modifies the boundary of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park to include approximately 137 acres of additional land.

Authorizes the Secretary to acquire land and interests within the boundary of the Park only by donation or exchange.

(Sec. 3043) Designates the Valles Caldera National Preserve in New Mexico as a unit of the National Park System.

Authorizes coordination of the management and operations of the Preserve with the Bandelier National Monument.

Requires the Secretary to prepare a management plan for the Preserve.

Authorizes the Secretary to acquire by purchase from a willing seller with donated or appropriated funds or by donation any land and interests within the boundaries of the Preserve.

Directs the Secretary to establish a new science and education program for the Preserve. Authorizes a science and education center outside the Preserve in Jemez Springs, New Mexico.

Requires continuation of livestock grazing at appropriate levels and locations.

Requires the Secretary to permit hunting, fishing, and trapping on land and water within the Preserve. Allows designation of zones where and limited periods when hunting, fishing, or trapping shall not be permitted.

Directs the Secretary to undertake activities to improve the health of forest, grassland, and riparian areas within the Preserve.

Withdraws lands and interests within the Preserve from: (1) entry, disposal, or appropriation under the public land laws; (2) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (3) operation of the mineral leasing laws, geothermal leasing laws, and mineral materials laws.

Prohibits road or building construction and motorized access within the area of specified volcanic domes and other peaks in the Preserve, except when necessary for administrative purposes.

Directs the Secretary to ensure the protection of, and access to, traditional cultural and religious sites.

Directs the Secretary to: (1) study the feasibility of establishing a hiking trail along the rim of the Valles Caldera, and (2) together with the USDA seek to enter into an agreement with the Indian tribe or pueblo respecting such a trail for protection of cultural and religious sites and privacy of adjacent pueblo land.

Transfers administrative jurisdiction over the Preserve from both the USDA and the Valles Caldera Trust to the Secretary alone. Modifies the boundaries of Santa Fe National Forest to exclude the Preserve.

Terminates the Valles Caldera Trust and transfers to the Secretary its assets and liabilities.

Repeals the Valles Caldera Preservation Act.

(Sec. 3044) Authorizes the Secretary to acquire land or interests within the modified core battlefield for the Port Gibson, Champion Hill, and Raymond units of the Vicksburg National Military Park in Mississippi.

Allows such lands to be acquired by donation, purchase, or exchange, except that land owned by the state of Mississippi or any of its political subdivisions may be acquired only by donation.

Subtitle D: National Park System Studies, Management, and Related Matters - (Sec. 3050) Amends the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to reauthorize through FY2021 and expand the Battlefield Acquisition Grant Program to: (1) expand the current definition of "battlefield report" to include the "Report to Congress on the Historic Preservation of Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Sites in the United States" (in order to preserve such sites); and (2) permit the acquisition not only of an interest in an eligible site, but also an eligible site itself.

Requires acquisitions of lands or interests under the Act to be from willing sellers only.

Prohibits the use of any funds provided pursuant to this section to influence congressional action on any legislation or appropriation matters pending before Congress.

(Sec. 3051) Directs the Secretary to conduct a special resource study regarding specified areas, sites, and issues to evaluate their national significance and the suitability and feasibility of designating them as units of the National Park System.

Specifies the following areas, sites, or issues:

  • sites along the lower Mississippi River in Louisiana, including Fort St. Philip, Fort Jackson, the Head of Passes, and any related and supporting historical, cultural, or recreational resource located in Plaquamines Parish;
  • the role of the Buffalo Soldiers in the early years of the National Park System;
  • prehistoric, historic, and limestone forest sites on the island of Rota, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands;
  • the Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument in Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn, New York;
  • the John Bowne House and the Friends Meeting House, Queens, New York, and other resources in the vicinity of Flushing, New York, relating to the history of religious freedom during the era of the signing of the Flushing Remonstrance;
  • the historic West Hunter Street Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and the block it is on;
  • the area encompassed by the National Historic Landmark designations relating to the 1862 Battle of Mill Springs in Pulaski and Wayne Counties in Kentucky; and
  • the New Philadelphia archaeological site and surrounding land in Illinois.

(Sec. 3052) Amends the Delaware and Lehigh Navigation Canal Heritage Corridor Act of 1988 to extend through FY2021: (1) the authorization of appropriations for the management action plan respecting the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor in Pennsylvania, and (2) the authority of the Secretary to provide financial assistance for the Corridor.

Amends the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 to extend through FY2021 the authority of the Secretary to make grants or provide other assistance for: (1) the National Coal Heritage Area in West Virginia, (2) the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area in Pennsylvania, (3) the Essex National Heritage Area in Massachusetts, (4) the America's Agricultural Heritage Partnership (located in Iowa), (5) the Ohio & Erie Canal National Heritage Canalway in Ohio, and (6) the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area in New York.

Amends the Automobile National Heritage Area Act to extend through FY2021 the authority of the Secretary to make grants or provide other assistance for the Automobile National Heritage Area in Michigan.

Amends the Lackawanna Valley National Heritage Area Act of 1999 to extend through FY2021 the authority of the Secretary to provide grants or other assistance for the Lackawanna Valley National Heritage Area in Pennsylvania.

Amends the Schuylkill River Valley National Heritage Area Act to extend through FY2021 the authority of the Secretary to make grants or provide other assistance for the Schuylkill River Valley National Heritage Area in Pennsylvania.

Amends the Wheeling National Heritage Area Act of 2000 to extend through FY2021 the authority of the Secretary to make grants or provide other assistance for the Wheeling National Heritage Area in West Virginia.

Amends the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area Act of 2000 to extend through FY2021 the authority of the Secretary to make grants or provide other assistance for the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area in Arizona.

Amends the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Act to extend through FY2021: (1) the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commission, and (2) the authority of the Secretary to provide financial assistance for the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor (New York).

Amends the Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor Act of 1994 to extend through FY2021 the authority of the Secretary to make grants or provide other assistance for the Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Applies the extension of all these authorities for the national heritage areas only through FY2020 (except those for the Essex National Heritage Area and the America's Agricultural Heritage Partnership) unless the Secretary: (1) evaluates the accomplishments of each one, and (2) recommends a future role for the NPS with respect to it.

Amends the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Act of 1985 to adjust the boundary of the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor.

Directs the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Commission to select, subject to the Secretary's approval, a qualified nonprofit to be the local coordinating entity for the Corridor, which shall assume the Commission's duties for implementing the Cultural Heritage and Land Management Plan.

Allows the local coordinating entity to use available amounts to make grants to, and enter into cooperative agreements with or provide technical assistance to, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, their political subdivisions, nonprofits, and other persons.

Authorizes the Secretary to enter into agreements with the selected local coordinating entity and other public or private entities to provide technical assistance or to implement the Cultural Heritage and Land Management Plan.

Extends the Commission through FY2021.

Amends the Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor Act of 1994 to rename the Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor in Connecticut and Massachusetts as the Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor.

Amends the Automobile National Heritage Area Act of 1998 to redesignate: (1) the Automobile National Heritage Area Partnership as the MotorCities National Heritage Area Partnership, and (2) the Automobile National Heritage Area in Michigan as the MotorCities National Heritage Area.

(Sec. 3053) Authorizes the Secretary, through the NPS, to make improvements to a support facility, including a visitor center, for a National Historic Site operated by the NPS if the project is: (1) conducted using amounts included in the NPS budget in effect when the project is authorized, (2) subject to a 50% non-federal cost sharing requirement, and (3) conducted in an area in which the NPS was authorized by law to establish such a facility.

(Sec. 3054) Allows the Secretary to authorize a donor acknowledgement to recognize a donation made to the NPS or the National Park System.

Prohibits the use of a donor acknowledgment to state or imply: (1) recognition of the donor or any of the donor's products or services as an official sponsor of the NPS or the System; (2) an NPS endorsement of the donor or any of the donor's products or services; or (3) naming rights to any unit of the System or a System facility, including a visitor center. Prescribes additional requirements for and restrictions on the use or display of donor acknowledgements.

Repeals a prohibition against acknowledgement of donor contributions to commemorative works. Authorizes the Secretary or the Administrator of General Services (GSA) to permit a sponsor to acknowledge donor contributions at a commemorative work in accordance with specified requirements.

Applies these requirements and restrictions to any commemorative work dedicated after January 1, 2010.

(Sec. 3055) Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to mint and issue gold, silver, and half-dollar clad coins for a one-year period, beginning on January 1, 2016, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the NPS.

Requires all sales of coins minted under this section to include a surcharge of $35 per gold coin, $10 per silver coin, and $5 per half-dollar clad coin.

Requires all of the surcharges received from the sale of such coins to be paid to the National Park Foundation for projects and programs to help preserve and protect resources under NPS stewardship and to promote public enjoyment and appreciation of those resources.

Prohibits the use of surcharges paid to the Foundation for land acquisition.

(Sec. 3056) Establishes the Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Women's History Museum to:

  • recommend a plan of action for the establishment and maintenance of a National Women's History Museum in Washington, D.C.;
  • develop a fundraising plan to support the Museum through public contributions;
  • obtain an independent review of such fundraising plan, including an analysis of the resources necessary to fund the construction of the Museum and its operations and maintenance in perpetuity without reliance on federal funds; and
  • submit a legislative plan of action to establish and construct the Museum.

Prohibits the obligation of federal funds to carry out this section.

(Sec. 3057) Directs the Secretary to review and modify wildlife buffers in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area in North Carolina to: (1) ensure that they are of the shortest duration and cover the smallest area necessary to protect a species, and (2) designate pedestrian and vehicle corridors around areas of the National Seashore closed because of wildlife buffers to allow access to areas that are open.

Requires the Secretary to determine appropriate buffer protections for species not listed under the Endangered Species Act of 1973 but identified for protection under state law.

Instructs the Secretary to undertake a public process to consider the following changes to the final rule:

  • opening beaches at the National Seashore that are closed to night driving restrictions,
  • extending seasonal off-road vehicle routes for additional periods in the Fall and Spring if off-road vehicle use would not create resource management problems at the National Seashore, and
  • modifying the size and location of vehicle-free areas.

Requires the Secretary to construct new vehicle access points and roads at the National Seashore expeditiously and in accordance with applicable management plans.

Subtitle E: Wilderness and Withdrawals - (Sec. 3060) Designates certain land in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in the state of Washington, comprising approximately 22,173 acres, which shall be considered part of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in the National Wilderness Preservation System.

Amends the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate the Middle Fork Snoqualmie and Pratt Rivers in Washington as scenic and/or wild rivers.

(Sec. 3061) Designates approximately 45,000 acres of specified land in Carson National Forest in New Mexico as the Columbine-Hondo Wilderness in the National Wilderness Preservation System.

Allows the continuation of livestock grazing where already established in the Wilderness.

Releases any federal land within the Columbine-Hondo Wilderness Study Area administered by the Forest Service that is not designated as wilderness by this section from further review for designation as wilderness.

Allows the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to designate areas in which, and establish periods during which, no hunting, fishing, or trapping will be permitted in the Wilderness.

Withdraws the federal land in the Wilderness and the Columbine-Hondo Wilderness Study Area and any land or interest in the Wilderness that is acquired by the United States from: (1) entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws; (2) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (3) operation of the mineral leasing, mineral materials, and geothermal leasing laws.

Modifies the boundary of the Wheeler Peak Wilderness in New Mexico. Withdraws any federal land added to or excluded from the boundary of Wheeler Peak Wilderness from: (1) entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws; (2) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (3) operation of the mineral leasing, mineral materials, and geothermal leasing laws.

Directs the USDA to convey to the town of Red River, New Mexico, one or more specified parcels of National Forest System land (including improvements) in Taos County.

Requires the town to use: (1) Parcel 1 for a wastewater treatment plant, (2) Parcel 2 for a cemetery, (3) Parcel 3 for a public park; and (4) Parcel 4 for a public road. Entitles the United States to a reversion interest in any parcel used for a purpose other than the one for which it was conveyed.

Directs the Secretary to convey to the village of Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico approximately 4.6 acres of certain National Forest System land (including improvements).

Requires the village to use such parcel for a wastewater treatment plant. Entitles the United States to a reversion interest in the parcel if it is used for another purpose.

Authorizes the conveyance to a specified permit holder and a specified private property owner, for consideration equal to fair market value, of certain National Forest System land in New Mexico.

(Sec. 3062) Designates approximately 70,650 acres of specified federal lands in San Juan National Forest in Colorado as the Hermosa Creek Special Management Area to conserve and protect its watershed, geological, cultural, natural, scientific, recreational, wildlife, riparian, historical, educational, and scenic resources.

Permits the use of motorized or mechanized vehicles in the Special Management Area only on roads and trails designated for their use.

Authorizes the use of snowmobiles and other oversnow vehicles within the Special Management Area where adequate snow coverage exists.

Permits grazing in the Special Management Area where already established.

Prohibits within the East Hermosa Area:

  • new permanent or temporary road construction, with an exception, or the renovation of existing nonsystem roads; and
  • projects undertaken to harvest commercial timber (other than activities relating to the harvest of merchantable products that are byproducts of activities conducted for ecological restoration or to further the purposes of this section).

Withdraws the federal land within the Special Management Area, with the exception of the areas identified as parcels A and B, from: (1) entry, appropriation, and disposal under the public land laws; (2) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (3) operation of the mineral leasing, mineral materials, and geothermal leasing laws.

Authorizes the USDA to carry out necessary measures to manage wildland fire and treat hazardous fuels, insects, and diseases in the Special Management Area.

Requires the USDA to develop a management plan for the long-term protection and management of the Special Management Area.

Designates approximately 37,236 acres of specified land as the Hermosa Creek Wilderness.

Authorizes the USDA to carry out necessary measures to control fire, insects, and diseases.

Withdraws specified federal land and mineral interests within the Withdrawal Areas on the Perins Peak & Animus City Mountain, Horse Gulch and Lake Nighthorse Mineral Withdrawal Map from: (1) entry, appropriation, and disposal under the public land laws; (2) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (3) disposition under laws relating to mineral leasing, geothermal leasing, or mineral materials. Allows the USDA to convey any part of such land administered by the BLM to the city of Durango, Colorado, to La Plata County or to the state of Colorado pursuant to the Recreation and Public Purposes Act or by exchange.

Directs USDA, upon the expiration of a specified permit, to convey to La Plata County, Colorado, approximately 82 acres of land managed by the BLM in the Tres Rios District in Colorado for public use consistent with the Recreation and Public Purposes Act, subject to reversion to the USDA if the county ceases using it for any public purpose.

Designates approximately 461 acres of land in San Juan County, Colorado, as the Molas Pa ss Recreation Area. Authorizes the use of snowmobiles there during periods of adequate snow coverage, on designated trails for winter motorized travel and grooming, and in areas designated for open area motorized travel. Transfers administrative jurisdiction of the BLM over the Molas Pass Wilderness Study Area to the Forest Service.

Releases the approximately 461 acres of land located in the West Needles Contiguous Wilderness Study Area in San Juan County, Colorado, from further study for designation as wilderness.

(Sec. 3063) Withdraws federally owned land or interest in land within the North Fork Lands Withdrawal Area in Montana from: (1) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (2) disposition under mineral and geothermal leasing laws.

Provides that nothing in this section prohibits the Secretary from taking any action necessary to complete any requirement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) or the Endangered Species Act of 1973 concerning surface-disturbing activity that occurs on any lease issued before this Act's enactment.

(Sec. 3064) Designates approximately 26,000 acres of federal land managed by the BLM in Humboldt County, Nevada, as the Pine Forest Range Wilderness in the National Wilderness Preservation System.

Withdraws the Wilderness from: (1) entry, appropriation, and disposal under the public land laws; (2) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (3) disposition under laws relating to mineral and geothermal leasing or mineral materials.

Allows livestock grazing already established in the Wilderness to continue.

Authorizes the Secretary to take necessary measures in the Wilderness to control fire, insects, and diseases.

Requires the Secretary, with respect to the Wilderness, to follow the procedural and substantive requirements of state law in order to obtain and hold any water rights not already in existence.

Prohibits the President and any other U.S. officer, employee, or agent from funding, assisting, authorizing, or issuing a license or permit for the development of any new water resource facility within any wilderness area in Humboldt County.

Releases from further study for wilderness designation BLM land in any part of the Blue Lakes and Alder Creek wilderness study areas not designated as wilderness by this section.

Authorizes the Secretary to conduct management activities in the Wilderness necessary for the maintenance and restoration of fish and wildlife populations and the habitats to support them.

Permits the state to continue using aircraft, including helicopters, to survey, capture, transplant, monitor, and provide water for wildlife populations in the Wilderness.

Allows the Secretary to designate areas in which, and establish periods during which, no hunting, fishing, or trapping will be permitted in the Wilderness.

Permits the state to conduct wildlife management activities in the Wilderness.

Authorizes land exchanges involving identified federal and non-federal lands in Humboldt County.

Requires addition to the Wilderness of any non-federal land or interest in it within the Wilderness boundary that is acquired by the United States.

Declares that nothing in this section alters or diminishes the treaty rights of any Indian tribe.

(Sec. 3065) Establishes the Rocky Mountain Front Conservation Management Area in Montana consisting of approximately 195,073 acres of federal land managed by Forest Service and 13,087 acres of federal land managed by the BLM.

Permits the USDA with respect to Forest Service land or the Secretary with respect to BLM land (the Department concerned) to only allow uses of the Conservation Management Area that would conserve, protect, and enhance the recreational, scenic, historical, cultural, fish, wildlife, roadless, and ecological values of the Area.

Sets forth requirements for the management of the Conservation Management Area regarding motorized vehicles and vegetation management projects.

Allows the Department concerned to permit grazing within the Conservation Management Area if it was established on enactment of this Act.

Designates specified land within the Lewis and Clark National Forest in Montana as wilderness, adding it to the National Wilderness Preservation System.

Directs the USDA to prepare a comprehensive management strategy for the prevention, control, and eradication of noxious weeds in the Rocky Mountain Ranger District of the Lewis and Clark National Forest.

Authorizes the USDA to study opportunities for improving nonmotorized recreation trails, including mountain bicycling, on land within the District that is not designated as wilderness.

States that nothing in this section affects the jurisdiction of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) respecting the airspace above the wilderness or the Conservation Management Area nor the continued use, maintenance, and repair of the Benchmark (3U7) airstrip.

Releases the Zook Creek and Buffalo Creek wilderness study areas in Montana from further study for wilderness designation.

Requires the USDA to review and update an assessment of the Bridge Coulee and Musselshell Breaks wilderness study areas in Montana for oil and gas potential.

(Sec. 3066) Designates identified federal land in Nevada managed by the Forest Service as the Wovoka Wilderness in the National Wilderness Preservation System.

Requires the boundary of any part of the Wilderness bordered by a road to be 150 feet from the centerline of the road.

Withdraws the Wilderness from: (1) entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws; (2) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (3) disposition under laws relating to mineral and geothermal leasing or mineral materials.

Allows livestock grazing already established in the Wilderness to continue.

Requires the USDA, with respect to the Wilderness, to follow the procedural and substantive requirements of state law in order to obtain and hold any water rights not already in existence.

Prohibits any U.S. officer, employee, or agent from funding, assisting, authorizing, or issuing a license or permit for the development of any new water resource facility within any portion of the Wilderness in Lyon County.

Directs the USDA to issue a water development permit to any permittee within the Bald Mountain grazing allotment that applies for development of water resources for the watering of livestock within ten years after this Act's enactment.

Authorizes the Secretary to conduct any management activities in the Wilderness necessary for the maintenance or restoration of fish and wildlife populations and their supporting habitats.

Allows the state to continue using aircraft, including helicopters, to provide water for wildlife populations in the Wilderness.

Allows the Secretary to designate areas in which, and establish periods during which, no hunting, fishing, or trapping will be permitted in the Wilderness.

Permits the state to conduct wildlife management activities in the Wilderness.

Requires the Secretary to authorize structures and facilities, including existing ones, for wildlife water development projects (including guzzlers) in the Wilderness, if they meet certain criteria.

Declares that nothing in this section alters or diminishes the treaty rights of any Indian tribe.

(Sec. 3067) Withdraws all federal land administered by the Forest Service related to the Wovoka Wilderness from: (1) entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws; (2) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (3) operation of the mineral laws, geothermal leasing laws, and mineral materials laws.

Permits the use of motorized and mechanical vehicles (except aircraft, including helicopters) in the Withdrawal Area only on roads and trails designated for their use, when needed for administrative purposes or to respond to an emergency.

Declares that nothing in this section alters or diminishes the treaty rights of any Indian tribe.

(Sec. 3068) Withdraws from all forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws, the mineral leasing laws, and the geothermal leasing laws, subject to valid existing rights, approximately 7,556 acres of the public land known as the Cuddeback Lake Air Force Range and approximately 4,480 acres of specified public lands in San Bernardino County, California, (except the parcel "AF Fee Simple").

Repeals the withdrawal and reservation for the use by the Department of the Air Force of certain public lands at Cuddeback Lake Air Force Range.

Subtitle F: Wild and Scenic Rivers - (Sec. 3071) Amends the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate a specified segment of the Illabot Creek in Skagit County, Washington, as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

(Sec. 3072) Amends the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate specified segments of the Missisquoi River and Trout River in Vermont as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

Requires these river segments to be managed in accordance with the Upper Missisquoi and Trout Rivers Management Plan.

Requires the Secretary to coordinate the management responsibilities with the Upper Missisquoi and Trout Rivers Wild and Scenic Committee.

Authorizes the Secretary to enter into cooperative agreements for the protection, preservation, and enhancement of the river segments with: (1) the state of Vermont; (2) specific municipalities; and (3) local, regional, statewide, or multi-state planning, environmental, or recreational organizations.

Declares that the designation of the river segments does not: (1) preclude the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) from licensing, relicensing, or otherwise authorizing the operation of specified hydroelectric projects; or (2) limit the modernization, upgrades, or other changes to the projects. Permits within the segments any resource protection, mitigation, or enhancement measures required by FERC hydropower proceedings.

Considers zoning ordinances adopted by specific towns as satisfying provisions in the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act that prohibit the Secretary from acquiring lands by condemnation within a designated Wild and Scenic River boundary when such local zoning ordinances are in place.

Limits the land acquisition authority of the Secretary to acquisition by donation or with the owner's consent, subject to additional management plan criteria.

(Sec. 3073) Amends the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate additional segments and tributaries of the White Clay Creek in Delaware and Pennsylvania as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and applies the White Clay Creek Wild and Scenic Rivers System Act to them.

(Sec. 3074) Amends the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate for study for potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System specified segments of the Beaver, Chipuxet, Queen, Wood, and Pawcatuck Rivers in Rhode Island and Connecticut.

Amends the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain segments concerning the Nashua River in Massachusetts for study for potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

Amends the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate a specified segment of the York River in Maine and any of its associated tributaries for potential addition to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

Requires such studies to: (1) determine the effect of designation on existing commercial and recreational activities, energy production, transmission, or other infrastructure, and the authority of state and local governments to manage such activities; and (2) identify any authorities that would authorize or require the Secretary to influence local land use decisions such as zoning, or to place restrictions on non-federal land if designated under this Act, any authorities that the Secretary may use to condemn property, and any private property located in the areas studied.

Subtitle G: Trust Lands - (Sec. 3077) Directs the Secretary to take approximately 932 acres of tribal fee land in Montana into trust for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe.

Requires Great Northern Properties to convey to the Tribe its coal and iron ore mineral interests underlying the land on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in exchange for U.S. coal mineral interests underlying the land referred to as Bull Mountains and East Fork. Sets forth conditions on the conveyance to Great Northern Properties.

Directs the Secretary to ensure that the deed for those federal coal mineral interests includes a covenant that precludes surface mining of the coal unless certain conditions are met.

Prohibits Montana from taxing the mineral interests this section conveys to the Tribe.

Sets forth conditions regarding waiver of claims by the Tribe and Great Northern Properties.

Requires the Northern Cheyenne Trust Fund to be transferred to the Tribe in exchange for the Tribe waiving all of its claims arising from U.S. management of the Fund.

Directs the Department of the Interior to prepare an inventory of fractionated land interests held by the United States in trust for the benefit of the Tribe or individual Indians on the Tribe's Reservation.

(Sec. 3078) Transfers administrative jurisdiction over approximately 1,553 acres, including federally owned structures, within the boundary of the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant near Baraboo, Wisconsin, (the property) from the Secretary of the Army to the Secretary of the Interior.

Transfers federally owned structures on the property to the Ho-Chunk nation in fee. Requires the property, minus the structures, to be held in trust by the Secretary for the benefit of the Ho-Chunk Nation. Makes such property part of such tribe's reservation.

Makes the Secretary of the Army responsible: (1) for obtaining final case closure and no-action-required remedial determinations for the property from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; and (2) for any additional remedial actions, with respect to any hazardous substance remaining on the property, necessary to protect human health and the environment to support the recreational and grazing land reuse (including agricultural activities necessary to sustain such reuse) considered for final case closure and determinations of such Department. Limits this responsibility to the remediation of releases of hazardous substances resulting from Department of Defense (DOD) activities occurring before administrative jurisdiction of the property is transferred.

Bars the Secretary from taking any action to authorize, and the Ho-Chunk Nation from undertaking or allowing, any activity on or use of the property inconsistent with the case closure conditions required by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, with a specified exception.

Declares that the United States retains and reserves a perpetual and assignable easement and right of access on, over, and through the property, to enter upon the property when a federal environmental response or corrective action is necessary, without regard to whether that response or action is on the property or on adjoining or nearby lands. Specifies requirements for and restrictions on the exercise of such easement and right of access.

States that the transfer of administrative jurisdiction under this section recognizes and preserves, in perpetuity and without the right of revocation except upon proper termination, any easements, permit rights, and rights-of-way and access to them, including the right to upgrade utility services, of any applicable utility service provider in existence at the time of the conveyance before enactment of this Act.

Directs the Secretary to grant to a utility service provider, without consideration, any additional easements across the transferred property necessary to accommodate the relocation or reconnection of an existing utility service on property held by the Secretary in trust for the Ho-Chunk Nation.

Prohibits gaming on any real property taken into trust for the Ho-Chunk Nation under this section.

Subtitle H: Miscellaneous Access and Property Issues - (Sec. 3081) Directs the Secretary to provide access to the summit of Rattlesnake Mountain in the Hanford Reach National Monument in the state of Washington for educational, recreational, historical, scientific, cultural, and other purposes.

Authorizes the Secretary to enter into cooperative agreements to facilitate access to the summit of Rattlesnake Mountain for guided tours, including motorized tours, and to maintain the access road to the summit.

(Sec. 3082) Directs the Secretary to convey, without consideration, to the city of Anchorage, Alaska, the reversionary interests of the United States in specified parcels of non-federal land in order to unencumber their titles and enable their economic development.

(Sec. 3083) Releases without consideration any reservation or reversionary interest retained by the United States in connection with the conveyance to Oregon of the approximately 290 acres of land in Hermiston, Oregon, depicted as "Reversionary Interest Area" on the map entitled "Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center" dated April 7, 2014.

Directs the Secretary to convey to Oregon without consideration all U.S. interest to and in the approximately six acres of land identified on such map as "Bureau of Land Management Administered Land."

Subtitle I: Water Infrastructure - (Sec. 3087) Amends the Water Conservation and Utilization Act (WCUA) to: (1) authorize the Secretary (acting through the Bureau of Reclamation) to enter into leases of power privileges for electric power generation in connection with any project constructed pursuant to such Act, using the processes, terms, and conditions applicable to the lease under the Reclamation Project Act of 1939; and (2) grant the Secretary authority over any project constructed pursuant to such Act in addition to and alternative to any existing authority relating to a particular project.

Specifies that no findings required as prerequisites for construction of a water conservation or utilization project under WCUA shall be required for such a lease.

Requires: (1) all right, title, and interest in and to installed power facilities constructed by non-federal entities pursuant to such a lease, and any direct revenues derived from such lease, to remain with the lessee; and (2) lease charges to be credited to the project from which the power is derived.

(Sec. 3088) Prohibits federal land within the Sabine National Forest or the Indian Mounds Wilderness Area in Texas occupied by the Toledo Bend Hydroelectric Project from being considered as: (1) a reservation relating to the construction, operation, and maintenance of dams, water conduits, reservoirs, power houses, transmission lines, or other project works; (2) land or other property of the United States for purposes of recompensing the United States for the use, occupancy, or enjoyment of the land; or (3) land of the United States for its reservation from entry, location, or other disposal under U.S. law.

(Sec. 3089) Amends the East Bench Irrigation District Contract Extension Act to extend from 4 to 10 years after enactment of that Act (January 3, 2012) the contract for water services between the United States and the East Bench Irrigation District.

Subtitle J: Other Matters - (Sec. 3091) Designates the Liberty Memorial of Kansas City at America's National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, as a National World War I Museum and Memorial.

Redesignates Pershing Park in the District of Columbia as a World War I Memorial (D.C. Memorial).

Authorizes the World War I Centennial Commission to plan, develop, and execute ceremonies to recognize the redesignation of Pershing Park and to enhance the General Pershing Commemorative Work by constructing appropriate sculptural and other commemorative elements.

Amends the World War I Centennial Commission Act to revise requirements concerning Commission members, pay rates, and completion of Memorial construction beyond the stated Commission termination date.

Details the prohibition against obligation or expenditure of federal funds for the designation, establishment, or enhancement of a memorial or commemorative work by the Commission.

(Sec. 3092) Establishes the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument consisting of approximately 22,650 acres of public land in Clark County, Nevada, in order to conserve, protect, interpret, and enhance the paleontological, scientific, educational, and recreational resources of such land.

Authorizes the Secretary to acquire lands or interests in land within the boundaries of the Monument.

Withdraws any land within the Monument from: (1) entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws; (2) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (3) operation of the mineral leasing laws, geothermal leasing laws, and mineral materials laws.

Requires the Secretary to credit land conserved for the Monument toward the development of additional non-federal land through an amendment to the Clark County Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan.

Terminates the Upper Las Vegas Wash Conservation Transfer Area.

Transfers from the BLM to the NPS administrative jurisdiction over the Monument land.

Requires the Secretary to develop a management plan that provides for the long-term protection and management of the Monument.

Directs the Secretary to provide for interpretation of, and education and scientific research on, the Monument's paleontological resources, with priority given to the onsite exhibition and curation of those resources.

Directs the Secretary to issue a 400-foot right-of-way to a qualified electric utility for the construction of high-voltage transmission facilities if specified conditions are met. Terminates the right-of-way in 15 years if construction has not been initiated, unless the Secretary determines that it is in the public interest to continue the right-of-way.

Directs the Secretary to issue a 100-foot right-of-way to a public water agency for the construction, maintenance, repair, and replacement of a buried water conveyance pipeline and associated facilities within the Water Conveyance Facilities Corridor and the Renewable Energy Transmission Corridor. Prohibits a public water right-of-way from being granted along the Moccasin Drive alignment.

Directs the Secretary to issue a 100-foot right-of-way to a unit of local government or a public water agency for the construction, operation, maintenance, repair, and replacement of a buried water conveyance pipeline to access an existing buried water pipeline turnout facility and surge tank.

Establishes the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Advisory Council to provide guidance for the management of the Monument. Terminates the Council six years after this section's enactment unless an extension is jointly recommended by the Director of the NPS and the Director of the BLM.

Withdraws the land identified on the map as BLM Withdrawal Lands from: (1) entry under the public land laws; (2) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (3) operation of the mineral leasing, geothermal leasing, and mineral materials laws.

Adds specified land to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Requires the Secretary to update the management plan to reflect the acquired land.

Requires conveyance of land managed by the BLM identified as the North Las Vegas Job Creation Zone to the city of North Las Vegas, Nevada. Allows North Las Vegas to sell any portion of the land for nonresidential development if specified conditions are met.

Requires the gross proceeds from the sale of such land to be distributed in accordance with the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998.

Permits North Las Vegas to retain a portion of such land for public recreation or other public purposes.

Requires any parcel of land not conveyed for nonresidential development or reserved for recreation or other public purposes to revert to the United States, at the discretion of the Secretary, in 30 years.

Requires land that North Las Vegas uses in a manner that is inconsistent with this section to revert to the United States, at the Secretary's discretion, or be sold.

Directs the Secretary to convey land managed by the BLM identified as the Las Vegas Job Creation Zone to the city of Las Vegas. Permits Las Vegas to sell any portion of such land for nonresidential development.

Permits Las Vegas to retain a portion of the land for public recreation or other public purposes.

Requires any parcel of land not conveyed for nonresidential development or reserved for recreation or other public purposes to revert to the United States, at the discretion of the Secretary, in 30 years.

Requires land that Las Vegas uses in a manner that is inconsistent with this section to revert to the United States, at the Secretary's discretion, or be sold.

Amends the Clark County Conservation of Public Land and Natural Resources Act of 2002 to convey additional land identified as the Las Vegas Police Shooting Range to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

Excludes certain lands in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area from withdrawal from: (1) entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws; (2) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (3) operation under the mineral leasing and geothermal leasing laws.

Permits Clark County to convey to a unit of local government or regional governmental entity land within the Airport Environs Overlay District if the land is used for a water or wastewater treatment facility or any other public purpose.

Requires specified federal lands to be conveyed to the Nevada System of Higher Education for the Great Basin College, the College of Southern Nevada, and the University of Nevada if specified conditions are met.

Requires the federal land conveyed to be used in accordance with a specified agreement between the Board of Regents and the 99th Air Base Wing, Nellis Air Force Base.

Directs the Secretary to convey approximately 2,320 acres of specified land managed by the BLM to Clark County for the development of flood mitigation infrastructure for the Southern Nevada Supplemental Airport if specified conditions are met.

Requires the Secretary to reserve the mineral estate with respect to the conveyed land, except for purposes related to flood mitigation (including removal from aggregate flood events).

Withdraws the public land to be conveyed from: (1) location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and (2) operation of the mineral leasing and geothermal leasing laws.

Requires the land conveyed to revert to the United States, at the option of the Secretary, if the land conveyed to Clark County under the Ivanpah Valley Airport Public Lands Transfer Act reverts to the United States.

Directs the Secretary to convey to Clark County all interest of the United States in the Clark County Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Park.

Requires the Secretary to reserve the mineral estate in the conveyed land, except for purposes related to flood mitigation (including removal from aggregate flood events).

Permits the parcels of land conveyed to be used by the Clark County for any public purposes.

Requires the land to revert to the United States, at the option of the Secretary, if Clark County ceases to use the land as intended.

Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force and Clark County to develop a special management plan for the land.

Designates the Nellis Dunes Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area. Authorizes the Secretary to develop a special management plan for the Nellis Dunes Off-Highway Recreation Area to enhance the safe use of off-highway vehicles for recreational purposes.

Amends the Military Lands Withdrawal Act of 1999 to withdraw and reserve specified additional lands in Clark County for Nellis Air Force Base.

(Sec. 3093) Authorizes the National Desert Storm Memorial Association to establish a commemorative work on federal land in the District of Columbia to commemorate and honor those who, as members of the Armed Forces, served on active duty in support of Operation Desert Storm or Operation Desert Shield.

Prohibits the use of federal funds to pay any expense to establish the commemorative work.

(Sec. 3094) Extends until December 2, 2020, the legislative authority of the Adams Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work on federal land in the District of Columbia in honor of former President John Adams and his family's legacy of public service.

(Sec. 3095) Directs the Secretary of Commerce, upon receipt of assurances appropriate to protect U.S. interests, to issue a loan to refinance the existing debt obligation funding the fishing capacity reduction program for the West Coast groundfish fishery implemented under the Department of Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2003.

Requires the loan to have a maturity date of 45 years after issuance, subject to extension if there is an outstanding balance after such period.

Prohibits the fee with respect to such loan from exceeding 3% of the ex-vessel value of the harvest from each fishery for which the loan is issued.

Sets forth requirements for direct loan interest rates, subloans, and the calculation of the ex-vessel landing fee to be collected for payment of such loan.

(Sec. 3096) Makes: (1) a specified amount available to the Secretary for FY2015 for the Payments In Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Program which entitles counties and other eligible units of local government in which certain kinds of U.S.-owned land (which cannot be taxed) are located to special payments which may be used for any governmental purpose, and (2) another specified amount available for FY2015 for obligation and payment to those counties and units of local government, which shall be paid in October 2015.

Division C: Department of Energy National Security Authorizations and Other Authorizations - Title XXXI: Department of Energy National Security Programs - Subtitle A: National Security Programs Authorizations - (Sec. 3101) Authorizes FY2015 Department of Energy (DOE) appropriations for the activities of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Authorizes DOE to carry out specified new plant projects for NNSA.

(Sec. 3102) Authorizes FY2015 DOE appropriations for Defense Environmental Cleanup activities. Authorizes DOE to carry out specified new plant projects for the activities.

(Sec. 3103) Authorizes FY2015 DOE appropriations for Other Defense Activities as specified in the funding table in section 4701 of this Act.

Subtitle B: Program Authorizations, Restrictions, and Limitations - (Sec. 3111) Requires the directors of the national security laboratories to jointly develop a multiyear plan to design and build prototypes of nuclear weapons to further intelligence estimates with respect to foreign nuclear weapons activities and capabilities.

(Sec. 3112) Requires DOE to ensure that the nuclear security enterprise meets specified targets and requirements for the production of plutonium pits.

(Sec. 3113) Amends the Atomic Energy Defense Act to require an independent life-cycle cost estimate to be conducted prior to certain atomic energy defense capital asset projects reaching specified stages in the acquisition process.

(Sec. 3114) Requires independent cost estimates at the completion of a specified phase in the acquisition process for life extension programs and new nuclear facilities.

(Sec. 3115) Provides that the cost and schedule baseline of a nuclear stockpile life extension project is the cost and schedule described in the first Selected Acquisition Report submitted under the Atomic Energy Defense Act. Lowers the threshold for congressional notification of costs per warhead exceeding the baseline.

(Sec. 3116) Establishes authorized personnel levels for the NNSA in FY2015-FY2016.

(Sec. 3117) Amends the National Nuclear Security Administration Act to exclude the Office of Naval Reactors from cost estimation and program evaluation authorities and requirements for the NNSA.

(Sec. 3118) Affirms that DOE may adjust the statutory cost cap for Phase I of the Uranium Capabilities Replacement Project (UCRP) if a detailed justification is submitted to Congress. Requires DOE to certify annually to Congress that Phase I of the project will meet cost and other requirements relating to uranium operations. Directs the Nuclear Weapons Council to report on resources required to meet the requirements if DOE fails to make the certification. Requires DOE and the Navy to report to Congress on the implementation of provisions for assistance to the UCRP by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command.

(Sec. 3119) Requires DOE to deliver a first production unit for a nuclear warhead for the long-range standoff weapon by September 30, 2025. Authorizes DOE to delay the requirement for up to one year if the Commander of the U.S. Strategic Command certifies to Congress and the Nuclear Weapons Council that the delay is in the interest of national security and does not negatively affect the ability of the Commander to meet nuclear assurance and deterrence requirements. Specifies notification and reporting requirements.

(Sec. 3120) Requires DOE to carry out specified construction and project support activities with FY2015 funds authorized for the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility in Aiken, South Carolina. Sets forth reporting requirements.

(Sec. 3121) Limits the availability of FY2015 funds for the NNSA's Office of the Administrator until specified reports are submitted to Congress in 2015.

(Sec. 3122) Requires international material protection, control, and accounting activities in Russia, except those associated with the U.S.-Russia Plutonium Management and Disposition Agreement, to be completed by FY2018. Prohibits FY2015 NNSA funds from being used to transfer Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System technology from the United States to Russia.

(Sec. 3123) Requires the NNSA to include the amounts required for uranium technology sustainment in the FY2016 budget request.

Subtitle C: Plans and Reports - (Sec. 3131) Directs the Navy, the NNSA , and the Nuclear Weapons Council to jointly submit to Congress a report on the W88 Alt 370 program that contains an analysis of the costs, benefits, risks, and feasibility of both including and not including a refresh of the conventional high explosives of the W88 warhead as part of the program.

(Sec. 3132) Directs the NNSA to submit to Congress a report containing an analysis of using or modifying existing facilities across the nuclear security enterprise to support the plutonium strategy.

(Sec. 3133) Directs the President to submit to Congress an interagency plan for verification and monitoring of proliferation of nuclear weapons, components of the weapons, and fissile material.

(Sec. 3134) Requires the NNSA and the Nuclear Weapons Council to submit to Congress comments on the findings, conclusions, and recommendations in the final report of the Congressional Advisory Panel on the Governance of the Nuclear Security Enterprise.

Subtitle D: Other Matters - (Sec. 3141) Establishes an Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health to advise the Secretary of Labor on site exposure matrices, medical guidance for claims examiners, evidentiary requirements for claims related to lung diseases, and the work of staff hygienists and physicians.

(Sec. 3142) Makes technical corrections to the Atomic Energy Defense Act.

(Sec. 3143) Makes technical corrections to the National Nuclear Security Administration Act.

(Sec. 3144) Amends the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to require amounts made available to the Energy Technology Commercialization Fund to be based on future planned activities and the amounts of appropriations for the fiscal year for applied energy research, development, demonstration, and commercial application.

Title XXXII: Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board - (Sec. 3201) Authorizes FY2015 appropriations for the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.

(Sec. 3202) Amends the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to designate the Inspector General of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) as the Inspector General of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.

(Sec. 3203) Reduces the number of full-time employees of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.

Title XXXIV: Naval Petroleum Reserves - (Sec. 3401) Authorizes FY2015 appropriations to carry out activities relating to the naval petroleum reserves.

Title XXXV: Maritime Administration - (Sec. 3501) Authorizes FY2015 appropriations for Maritime Administration programs for national security aspects of the Merchant Marine, including: (1) the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, (2) the state maritime academies, (3) Maritime Administration operations and programs, (4) disposal of vessels in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, (5) maintaining and preserving a U.S.-flag merchant marine to serve U.S. security needs, and (6) loan guarantees.

(Sec. 3502) Provides that specified requirements for vessels transporting merchandise do not apply to the movement of a floating dry dock if: (1) the movement is within five nautical miles of the shipyard or affiliate that owns and operates the floating dry dock; (2) it is being used to launch or raise a vessel in connection with the construction, maintenance, or repair of that vessel; (3) it is owned and operated by a U.S. shipyard that meets specified criteria; and (4) it was owned or contracted for purchase by the shipyard prior to enactment of this Act.

(Sec. 3503) Expresses the sense of Congress that U.S. coastwise trade laws promote a strong domestic trade maritime industry, which supports U.S. national security, economic vitality, and the efficient operation of the U.S. transportation system.

(Sec. 3504) Expands the membership and modifies procedures and requirements for the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy Board of Visitors.

Division D: Funding Tables - (Sec. 4001) Authorizes appropriations for DOD programs, projects, and activities in accordance with the tables in Division D of this Act.

Title XLI: Procurement - (Sec. 4101) Sets forth amounts requested and authorized for Procurement.

(Sec. 4102) Sets forth amounts requested and authorized for Procurement for Overseas Contingency Operations.

Title XLII: Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation - (Sec. 4201) Sets forth amounts requested and authorized for Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation.

(Sec. 4202) Sets forth amounts requested and authorized for Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation for Overseas Contingency Operations.

Title XLIII: Operation and Maintenance - (Sec. 4301) Sets forth amounts requested and authorized for Operation and Maintenance.

(Sec. 4302) Sets forth amounts requested and authorized for Operation and Maintenance for Overseas Contingency Operations.

Title XLIV: Military Personnel - (Sec. 4401) Sets forth amounts requested and authorized for Military Personnel.

(Sec. 4402) Sets forth amounts requested and authorized for Military Personnel for Overseas Contingency Operations.

Title XLV: Other Authorizations - (Sec. 4501) Sets forth amounts requested and authorized for the Working Capital Fund, Chemical Agents and Munitions Destruction, Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities, the Office of the Inspector General, and the Defense Health Program.

(Sec. 4502) Sets forth amounts requested and authorized for the Working Capital Fund, Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities, the Office of the Inspector General, the Defense Health Program, the European Reassurance Initiative, and the Counterterrorism Partnerships Fund for Overseas Contingency Operations.

Title XLVI: Military Construction - (Sec. 4601) Sets forth amounts requested and authorized for Military Construction.

(Sec. 4602) Sets forth amounts requested and authorized for Military Construction for Overseas Contingency Operations.

Title XLVII: Department of Energy National Security Programs - (Sec. 4701) Sets forth amounts requested and authorized for DOE National Security Programs.