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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 appropriations for FY2015 for procurement for the Army, Navy and Marine Corps, Air Force, and Defense-wide activities, as specified in the funding tables in Division D, Title XLI, of this Act.

Subtitle B: Army Programs - (Sec. 111) Prohibits any funds authorized or made available for FY2015 for aircraft procurement, Army, for the modernization of the communications intelligence subsystem of airborne reconnaissance low aircraft from being obligated or expended until the Secretary of the Army submits to the House Committees on Appropriations and Armed Services and the Senate Committees on Appropriations and Armed Services (congressional defense committees) a report that: (1) specifies which such subsystem will be used to modernize such aircraft, (2) explains how such subsystem was selected, (3) identifies the alternatives to such subsystem that the Secretary considered during such selection, and (4) details how such subsystem will be integrated into the signals intelligence modernization plan of the Army.

(Sec. 112) Requires the Secretary, not later than March 15, 2015, to submit to the congressional defense committees a prioritized plan for modernizing the entire fleet of UH-60A aircraft of the Army National Guard. Requires such plan to set forth: (1) a detailed time line for the modernization of the entire fleet of UH-60A aircraft; (2) the number of UH-60L, UH-60L Digital, and UH-60M aircraft that the Army National Guard will possess upon completion of such modernization plan; and (3) the yearly cost associated with such modernization plan.

Subtitle C: Navy Programs - (Sec. 121) Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to enter into one or more multiyear contracts for not more than five years, beginning with FY2015, for the procurement of Tomahawk block IV missiles, pending submission to Congress of the written certification of the Secretary of Defense not later than 45 days prior to entering into the multiyear contract.

(Sec. 122) Grants the Secretary incremental funding authority to enter into a contract, beginning in FY2015, for the procurement of one San Antonio class amphibious ship.

(Sec. 123) Revises oversight requirements for the undersea mobility acquisition program of the U.S. Special Operations Command. Requires the Secretary of the Navy to review a transition plan for the undersea mobility capabilities developed by the Command and its acquisition strategy.

(Sec. 124) Restricts funding in FY2015 for design, conversion, modification, or construction relating to the moored training ship program of the Navy until the Secretary of Defense certifies to the congressional defense committees that certain reviews and approvals have occurred.

(Sec. 125) Prohibits funding in FY2015 for the procurement of additional mission modules for the Littoral Combat Ship program until the Secretary of the Navy submits to the congressional defense committees: (1) the Milestone B program goals for cost, schedule, and performance of each increment; and (2) certification by the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation with respect to the total number for each module type that is required to perform all necessary operational testing.

(Sec. 126) Extends through FY2015 the limitation on the availability of funds for littoral combat ships.

Subtitle D: Air Force Programs - (Sec. 131) Prohibits the use of funds authorized or made available in FY2015 for the Air Force to: (1) take any action to cancel or modify the avionics modernization program of record for C-130 aircraft; or (2) initiate an alternative communication, navigation, surveillance, and air traffic management program for C-130 aircraft that is designed or intended to replace the avionics modernization program. Restricts funding in FY2015 for operation and maintenance for the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force until the Secretary certifies to the congressional defense committees that funding has been obligated or otherwise made available for fiscal years prior to FY2015 for the avionics modernization program of record for C-130 aircraft.

(Sec. 132) Prohibits the use of funds authorized or made available for FY2015 for the Department of Defense (DOD) to retire A-10 aircraft.

Directs the Comptroller General (GAO) to evaluate, and report on, the platforms of the Air Force used to conduct close air support missions.

(Sec. 133) Prohibits the use of funds authorized or made available for DOD in FY2015 to make significant changes to retire, prepare to retire, or place in storage, U-2 aircraft.

(Sec. 134) Prohibits the use of funds authorized or made available in FY2015 for the Air Force to divest or transfer, or prepare to divest or transfer, KC-10 aircraft.

(Sec. 135) Prohibits the use of funds authorized or made available for FY2015 for DOD to divest more than 4 E-3 airborne warning and control system aircraft, or to disestablish any units of the active or reserve components associated with such aircraft, until the Secretary of the Air Force submits a report to the congressional defense committees with respect to such aircraft.

Subtitle E: Defense-wide, Joint, and Multiservice Matters - (Sec. 141) Requires the Comptroller General, not later than April 15 of 2015 and each year thereafter, until the F-35 aircraft acquisition program enters into full-rate production, to submit a report to the congressional defense committees reviewing such program.

(Sec. 142) Expresses the sense of Congress with respect to the strategic basing process for the F-35A aircraft.

Title II: Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation - Subtitle A: Authorization of Appropriations - (Sec. 201) Authorizes appropriations for FY2015 for DOD research, development, test, and evaluation, as specified in the funding table in Title XLII of Division D of this Act.

Subtitle B: Program Requirements, Restrictions, and Limitations - (Sec. 211) Requires the Secretary of the Air Force to complete a preliminary design review of the Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization Program prior to receiving a Milestone B approval from the Milestone Decision Authority.

(Sec. 212) Restricts the obligation or expenditure of funds in FY2015 for research, development, test, and evaluation, Army, for the armored multi-purpose vehicle program until the Secretary submits a report (not later than March 1, 2015) to the congressional defense committees on such program.

(Sec. 213) Prohibits the use of funds authorized or made available for FY2015 for the unmanned carrier-launched airborne surveillance and strike system to award a contract for the air vehicle segment development until the Secretary of Defense reports (not later than December 31, 2014) to the congressional defense committees on a review of system requirements.

(Sec. 214) Restricts the availability of funds for imaging and targeting support of airborne reconnaissance systems until the Secretary of the Air Force submits to the congressional defense and intelligence committees a detailed plan for the use of such funds during FY2015 and a strategic plan for the funding of advanced airborne reconnaissance technologies supporting manned and unmanned systems.

(Sec. 215) Directs the Secretary of the Air Force to: (1) place the last remaining satellite of the defense meteorological satellite program on the launch manifest for the evolved expendable launch vehicle program, and (2) establish an additional launch for acquisition during FY2015.

Limits funding in FY2015 for the weather satellite follow-on system until the Secretary of the Air Force submits to the congressional defense committees a plan to meet the meteorological and oceanographic collection requirements of the Joint Requirements Oversight Council.

(Sec. 216) Restricts funding in FY2015 for data exploitation under the space-based infrared systems until the Secretary of the Air Force makes required certifications to the congressional defense committees.

(Sec. 217) Restricts funding in FY2015 for the hosted payload and wide field of view test bed of the space-based infrared systems program, and for the protected tactical demonstration and protected military satellite communications test bed of the advanced extremely high frequency program, until the completion of required analyses and reporting.

Subtitle C: Other Matters - (Sec. 221) Modifies the service requirement under the Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Defense Education Program to allow a person not employed by DOD to accept employment with a public or private entity or organization outside DOD if the Secretary of Defense determines that such employment would provide a benefit to DOD.

(Sec. 222) Eliminates requirements applicable to defense acquisition programs for maintaining a record of all issue papers from a defense research facility related to such acquisition programs.

(Sec. 223) Amends the Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 to revise the cost-sharing requirement for certain defense systems.

Title III: Operation and Maintenance - Subtitle A: Authorization of Appropriations - (Sec. 301) Authorizes appropriations for FY2015 for the use of the Armed Forces and DOD agencies for operation and maintenance, as specified in the funding table in Division D, Title XLIII, of this Act.

(Sec. 302) Increases funding for Civil Military Programs, with a corresponding offset in funding for the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

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 congressional authorization.

(Sec. 312) Requires combatant commanders engaged in a contingency operation to submit a biannual certification to the House and Senate Committees on Armed Services (armed services committees) that covered waste in open-air burn pits has not been disposed of in violation of applicable regulations.

(Sec. 313) Amends the Toxic Substances Control Act to add to the chemical substance exclusions any component of any pistol, revolver, other firearm, shell, or cartridge (including shot, bullets and other projectiles when manufactured for or used in such an article, and primers). Requires the Secretary of the Army to submit to the congressional defense committees not later than September 30, 2015, a report on an assessment of non-lead variants of ammunition for small arms and the total costs for the procurement and qualification of such alternatives .

(Sec. 314) Amends the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to exempt DOD from the requirements under such Act related to contracts for alternative or synthetic fuel.

(Sec. 315) Requires the Secretary of Defense to notify the congressional defense committees 60 days before the bulk purchase of alternative fuels intended for operational use.

(Sec. 316) Prohibits the use of funds appropriated or made available to DOD to purchase or produce biofuels until the earlier of either the date on which: (1) the cost of biofuel is equal to the cost of conventional fuels purchased by DOD, or (2) the Budget Control Act of 2011 and the sequestration in effect by reason of such Act are no longer in effect. Exempts from such prohibition biofuels purchased in limited quantities necessary to complete test and certification or for DOD biofuel research and development efforts.

(Sec. 317) Prohibits the Secretary of Defense from entering into a contract for the planning, design, refurbishing, or construction of a biofuel refinery unless specifically authorized by law.

(Sec. 318) Amends the Sikes Act, with respect to cooperative and interagency agreements for land management on military installations, to require that funds appropriated to cover the costs of such agreements be used only pursuant to an approved integrated natural resources management plan.

(Sec. 319) Recommends that the Secretary of the Air Force take action on identified energy conservation measures in a comprehensive and timely manner.

(Sec. 320) Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to undertake an environmental restoration project in the area formerly known as Naval Air Station Chincoteague, Virginia.

(Sec. 320A) Prohibits the use of funds to implement the U.S. Global Change Research Program National Climate Assessment, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fifth Assessment Report, the United Nation's Agenda 21 sustainable development plan, or the May 2013 Technical Update of the Social Cost of Carbon for Regulatory Impact Analysis under Executive Order 12866.

Subtitle C: Logistics and Sustainment - (Sec. 321) Modifies elements of the strategic policy on propositioned material and equipment to include consideration of support for crisis response elements in developing such policy.

(Sec. 322) Extends the reporting requirement of the Comptroller General on DOD Propositioning Strategic Policy and Plan for Propositioned Stocks for three years after the initial report in 2014.

(Sec. 323) Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to establish a pilot program to provide logistic support for the conveyance of excess defense articles to allied forces participating in bilateral or multilateral training activities with U.S. Armed Forces. Limits the total value of such logistic support to $10 million in any fiscal year. Requires the Secretary to report on such pilot program to the congressional defense and foreign relations committees. Terminates the pilot program on September 30, 2106.

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

(Sec. 332) Requires the Secretary of Defense to submit to the congressional defense committees, concurrent with submission of the President's budget for FY2016, a list of enduring mission requirements, equipping, training, sustainment, and other operation and maintenance-related activities of each military department, combat support agency, and DOD, currently funded through the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) budget.

(Sec. 333) Requires the Secretary of the Army, concurrent with submission of the President's budget for FY2016, to submit to the congressional defense committees an assessment of Army activities in the regionally aligned force in the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) area of responsibility.

(Sec. 334) Requires the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) to report to the congressional defense committees on the readiness and immediate and long-term cost impacts for the military services, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Defense Agencies of the reductions in operation and maintenance funding required by this Act.

Subtitle E: Limitations and Extensions of Authority - (Sec. 341) Prohibits the Secretary of 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 the congressional defense committees that the Secretary has structured the contract in a way that provides the Secretary required insight into all aspects of F117 component and subcomponent historical usage, cost, service-life, and supply chain management data sufficient to determine that the Secretary is paying a fair and reasonable price for F117 sustainment. Authorizes the Secretary to waive such prohibition in the interest of national security.

(Sec. 342) Limits the authority of the Secretary of Defense to carry out a non-disciplinary furlough of a DOD civilian employee whose performance is charged to a working-capital fund.

Subtitle F: Other Matters - (Sec. 352) Expresses the sense of Congress regarding access to training ranges within the U.S. Pacific Command's area of responsibility.

(Sec. 353) Directs the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, in conjunction with the Secretaries of the Army, Air Force, and Navy, to issue DOD-wide guidance and designate an authoritative database on conventional ammunition and to notify the congressional defense committees on what database has been designated.

(Sec. 354) Authorizes the Secretary concerned (i.e., Secretaries of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Homeland Security) to enter into a contract or agreement with a non-federal civil organization to conduct or support an air show or open house to feature any unit, aircraft, vessel, equipment, or member of the Armed Forces under the jurisdiction of a Secretary.

(Sec. 355) Makes the acceptance of gifts for the use of a military musical unit mandatory.

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 as of September 30, 2015.

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

Subtitle B: Reserve Forces - (Sec. 411) Establishes end strengths as of September 30, 2015, for: (1) Selected Reserve personnel of the reserve components, (2) Reserves on active duty in support of the reserve components, and (3) military technicians (dual status).

(Sec. 414) Establishes the maximum end strengths for the Reserve Components of the Army and Air Force for non-dual status technicians and for members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces who may be serving at any time on full-time operational support duty.

Subtitle C: Authorization of Appropriations - (Sec. 421) Authorizes appropriations for FY2015 for expenses for military personnel not otherwise provided for, as specified in the funding table in Division D, Title XLIV, of this Act.

Title V: Military Personnel Policy - Subtitle A: Officer Personnel Generally - (Sec. 501) Authorizes the Secretary of a military department (i.e., Secretary of the Army, the Navy. or the Air Force) to establish alternative criteria for selection of warrant officers for involuntary retirement based upon the particular year group or specialty of an officer.

(Sec. 502) Eliminates the requirement that the number of military officers recommended for discharge cannot exceed 70% of the number discharged from active duty in the preceding fiscal year.

(Sec. 503) Repeals the annual reporting requirement for the DOD Joint Officer Management Program.

(Sec. 504) Authorizes a senior service-level course of at least 10 months in duration designated and certified by the Secretary of Defense to award Joint Professional Military Education Level II credit.

(Sec. 505) Modifies the limitation on the number of enlisted aides authorized for general and flag officers to allow the lesser of 300 or the number of enlisted aides calculated based on two times the number of generals or admirals and the number of lieutenant generals or vice admirals on active duty in the preceding fiscal year. Requires the Secretary of Defense to submit an annual report to the congressional armed services committees on the total number of enlisted aides assigned and authorized as aides for general and flag officers.

(Sec. 506) Requires the Secretary of a military department to ensure that the performance appraisal of a commanding officer under the jurisdiction of the Secretary 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.

(Sec. 507) Authorizes the Secretary of a military department to defer the retirement of a military chaplain, but not beyond age 68. Authorizes the Secretary to extend a deferment if necessary for the needs of the military department.

(Sec. 508) Requires the Secretary of Defense, not later than December 31, 2015, to ensure that the number of flag officers and generals is reduced to comply with the DOD efficiencies directive dated March 14, 2011.

Subtitle B: Reserve Component Personnel Management - (Sec. 511) Allows the retention of first lieutenants of the Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps and lieutenants (junior grade) of the Navy who have twice failed for selection for promotion to the next higher grade to be considered for continuation on the reserve active-status list. Requires the Secretaries of the military departments to retain health care professionals who have twice failed for promotion to the next higher grade, but who have not completed any service commitment incurred as a result of their participation in a health professions stipend program.

(Sec. 512) Includes the Chief of the National Guard Bureau in the selection and nomination process for the Director and Deputy Director of the Army National Guard and Air National Guard.

(Sec. 513) Authorizes the use of the National Guard to provide assistance to support firefighting operations, missions, or activities, including aerial firefighting employment of the Modular Airborne Firefighting System.

(Sec. 514) Requires the Secretary of Defense to establish an electronic means by which members of the Ready Reserve can track their operational active-duty service performed after January 28, 2008.

(Sec. 515) Requires the Chief of the National Guard Bureau to submit to the congressional defense committees a report on the progress made by the Army National Guard to establish 10 Cyber Protection Teams to prepare for, and respond to, emergencies involving an attack or natural disaster impacting a computer, electronic, or cyber network.

Subtitle C: General Service Authorities - (Sec. 521) Establishes procedures for judicial review for any final decision regarding correction of personnel records by requiring a service member to exhaust administrative relief procedures before seeking judicial review. Requires notification to service members of their right to judicial review and of the statutory time limits associated with a request for judicial review of corrections.

(Sec. 522) Requires that any member of the Armed Services who plans to use educational assistance entitlements to receive instruction providing an overview of those entitlements, courses of post-secondary education appropriate for the member and compatible with the member's goals, and instruction on how to finance the member's education. Requires implementation of this requirement by April 1, 2016.

(Sec. 523) Extends until December 31, 2019, the authority of the Secretary of a military department to carry out pilot programs under which officers and enlisted members of the Regular Component, under the jurisdiction of the Secretary concerned, may be inactivated from active duty in order to meet personal or professional needs and returned to active duty at the end of the period of inactivation.

(Sec. 524) Requires the Secretaries of the military departments to ensure that privacy information relating to the receipt of mental health services is provided to each officer candidate during initial training, to each recruit during basic training, and to other members of the Armed Forces at such times as the Secretary of Defense considers appropriate.

(Sec. 525) Authorizes a military chaplain, if called upon to lead a prayer outside of a religious service, to close the prayer according to the traditions, expressions, and religious exercises of the endorsing faith group.

(Sec. 526) Requires: (1) Secretary of Defense to communicate with the congressional armed services committees on the mission, goals, and metrics for the Senior Advisor on Professionalism; (2) the Senior Advisor to conduct a preliminary review of the current programs and controls on professionalism of DOD and the military departments; and (3) the Senior Advisor to submit, by September 1, 2015, recommendations to the congressional armed services committees to strengthen DOD professionalism programs.

(Sec. 527) Requires the Secretary of Defense to direct the Secretary of each military department to: (1) validate the gender-neutral occupational standards used by the Armed Forces, working with an independent research entity; and (2) take immediate steps to ensure that properly designed and fitted combat equipment is available and distributed to female members of the Armed Forces.

Requires the Secretary of the Navy to brief the congressional armed services committees on the Marine Corps research involving female Marines who volunteer for the infantry.

Requires the Comptroller General to conduct a review of, and report on, Services' Outreach and Recruitment Efforts gauged toward women representation in the officer corps.

(Sec. 528) Directs the Secretary of Defense to issue a revised instruction to replace Department of Defense Instruction 1300.17 (protecting religious expression of members of the Armed Forces).

Directs the Secretary of the Air Force to issue a revised instruction to replace Air Force Instruction 1-1 (protecting religious expression).

(Sec. 529) Requires: (1) any medical advisory opinion issued to a civilian board for correction of military records relating to a former member of the Armed Forces diagnosed with a mental health disorder to include the opinion of a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist, and (2) the inclusion of a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist on such a board for the review of the discharge or dismissal of a former member of the Armed Forces diagnosed with a mental health disorder.

(Sec. 530) Requires a mental health assessment of any individual who enlists in an armed force or is commissioned as an officer. Requires the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to submit to Congress and the Secretary of Defense a report, with recommendations, on preliminary mental health assessments of members of the Armed Forces

(Sec. 530A) Allows a member of the Armed Forces who gives birth to a child to receive up to 42 days of additional convalescent leave.

Subtitle D: Military Justice, Including Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Prevention and Response - (Sec. 531) Directs the Secretary of Defense to develop a comprehensive management plan to address the deficiencies in reporting domestic violence involving members of the Armed Forces.

(Sec. 532) Directs the judicial proceedings panel established by the Secretary of Defense to conduct a review and assessment of: (1) the impact of the use of mental health records by the defense during a preliminary hearing and during court-martial proceedings, and (2) the use of mental health records in civilian criminal proceedings.

(Sec. 533) Requires the Secretary of the military department concerned to ensure the provisions of title XVII of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 (Sexual Assault & Prevention Response) apply to the U.S. Military Academy, the Naval Academy, the Air Force Academy, and the Coast Guard Academy.

(Sec. 534) Requires the Secretary concerned to establish a procedure to ensure that a victim of a sex-related offense is consulted as to the victim's preference for prosecuting such offense by court-martial or in a civilian court.

(Sec. 535) Authorizes a victim of a criminal offense 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) Requires a minimum confinement of two years and dismissal or dishonorable discharge under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) for sex-related offenses committed by members of the Armed Forces.

(Sec. 537) Directs the Secretary of Defense to modify the Military Rules of Evidence to confirm that the general military character of an accused is not admissible to show probability of innocence, except when evidence of a trait of the military character of the accused is relevant to an element of an offense for which the accused has been charged. Specifies those offenses for which evidence of general military character is admissible.

(Sec. 538) Directs the Secretaries of the military departments to each establish a confidential process for appeal by a victim of a sex-related offense of the terms or characterization of such victim's discharge or separation from the Armed Forces on the grounds that such terms or characterization were adversely affected by the individual being a victim of such an offense.

(Sec. 539) Eliminates the exception under the Military Rules of Evidence afforded to the patient of a psychotherapist to refuse to disclose, and to prevent any other person from disclosing, a confidential communication made between the patient and the psychotherapist.

(Sec. 540) 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 legal, adverse action, and administration proceedings related to such incident.

(Sec. 540A) Requires the Secretary concerned to develop and implement a phone service for anonymous reports of incidents of hazing in a military department.

Subtitle E: Military Family Readiness - (Sec. 545) Provides that a determination of whether a child is a dependent child of a member of the Armed Forces who is separated from active duty for dependent abuse shall be made at the time a separation action is initiated by a military commander. (Currently such determination is made as of the date the member is actually separated.)

(Sec. 546) Directs the Secretary of Defense to prescribe a policy for the development of a standard method for collecting, reporting, and assessing suicide data and suicide-attempt data involving members of the Armed Forces and reserve components and to submit such policy to the congressional armed services committees.

(Sec. 547) Amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, with respect to child custody orders involving active duty members of the Armed Forces, to: (1) require a court that issued a temporary custody order based solely on the deployment or anticipated deployment of a service member to reinstate the custody order that was in effect immediately preceding the temporary order upon the return of the servicemember from deployment, unless the court finds that reinstatement is not in the best interest of the child; and (2) prohibit a court from using deployment or the possibility of deployment as the sole factor when determining the best interest of a child.

(Sec. 548) Directs the Secretary of Defense to: (1) collect data to evaluate the effectiveness of military spouse employment programs in addressing the underemployment of military spouses and in closing the wage gap between military spouses and their civilian counterparts, and (2) report to the congressional defense committees on the progress of military spouse employment programs.

Subtitle F: Education and Training Opportunities - (Sec. 551) 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. 552) Requires the Secretary of Defense to conduct and report on a pilot program to enhance DOD efforts to provide job placement and related employment services to members of the Armed Forces who are being separated or released from active duty. Terminates such program on September 30, 2018.

(Sec. 553) Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to carry out, until September 30, 2018, and to report on a pilot program to enhance DOD efforts to provide job placement assistance and related employment service directly to members in the National Guard and Reserve.

(Sec. 554) Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force to accept donations to support the athletic programs of the Air Force Academy.

(Sec. 555) Directs the Secretary of the Army to report to the congressional armed services committees on tuition assistance for members of the Army.

Subtitle G: Defense Dependents' Education - (Sec. 561) Allocates funds in FY2015 to provide assistance to local educational agencies that serve dependents of members of the Armed Forces and DOD civilian employees.

(Sec. 562) Amends the Defense Department Overseas Teachers Pay and Personnel Practices Act to permit the employment of a non-U.S. citizen to teach the host-nation language in an overseas school when a U.S. citizen is not reasonably available to provide such instruction.

(Sec. 563) Expands the functions of the DOD Advisory Council of Dependents' Education to include providing recommendations and information for domestic dependent elementary and secondary schools.

(Sec. 564) Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to make grants to nonprofit organizations that provide services to improve the academic achievement of military dependent students.

(Sec. 565) Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 to: (1) extend by three years the effective date of the Impact Aid Improvement Act of 2012, and (2) include a method to calculate the taxable value of federal property that is within the boundaries of two or more local educational agencies.

Subtitle H: Decorations and Awards - (Sec. 571) Allows the award (retroactive to September 11, 2001) of the Purple Heart to a member of the Armed Forces killed or wounded in an attack inspired or motivated by a foreign terrorist organization. Directs the Secretary concerned to: (1) review incidents involving the death or wounding of a member of the Armed Forces between September 11, 2001, and the enactment of this Act to determine whether such death or wounding qualifies for an award of the Purple Heart; and (2) review the incident at Fort Hood, Texas, on September 5, 2009, for purposes of awarding the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Defense of Freedom.

(Sec. 572) Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to make a retroactive award of the Army Combat Action Badge.

(Sec. 573) Directs the Secretary of the Navy to report to the congressional armed services committees on the review of the Medal of Honor nomination of Marine Corps Sergeant Rafael Peralta.

(Sec. 574) Recognizes the dedication and sacrifice of the African-American soldiers of the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion of the U.S. Army who were massacred in Wereth, Belgium, during the Battle of the Bulge on December 17, 1944.

(Sec. 575) Directs the Secretary of the Army to review and report on the Medal of Honor nomination of Captain William L. Albracht.

Subtitle I: Miscellaneous Reporting Requirements - (Sec. 581) Directs the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness and the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict to conduct a review of, and report on, DOD efforts for the prevention of suicide among members of the U.S. Special Operations Forces and their dependents.

(Sec. 582) Directs the DOD Inspector General to conduct a review to: (1) identify all members of the Armed Forces who, since January 1, 2002, were separated from the Armed Forces after making an unrestricted report of sexual assault; and (2) determine the circumstances of, and grounds for, each such separation. Requires a report on such review to the congressional armed services committees.

(Sec. 583) Directs the Comptroller General to submit to the congressional armed services committees by April 1, 2015, a report on the management of personnel records of members of the National Guard.

(Sec. 584) Directs the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to conduct and report on a study on the integration of gender into the planning and execution of foreign operations of the Armed Forces at all levels.

(Sec. 585) Directs the Secretary of Defense to submit to the congressional armed services committees, not later than June 1, 2015, a report on the review of the role of the Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity in sexual harassment cases.

(Sec. 586) Directs the Comptroller General to report on policies to prevent and track hazing in the Armed Forces.

(Sec. 587) Requires the Director of the National Institute of Mental Health to conduct a study of the risk and resiliency of the U.S. Special Operations Forces and the effectiveness of the Preservation of the Force and Families Program.

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

(Sec. 592) Establishes in the Department of Veterans Affairs-Department of Defense Joint Executive Committee a Working Group to evaluate and reform the Integrated Disability System of DOD and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Directs the Working Group to carry out and report on a pilot program for the improvement of the Integrated Disability Evaluation System.

(Sec. 593) Expresses the sense of Congress that no member of the Armed Forces shall be left behind or unaccounted for in Afghanistan.

(Sec. 594) Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to allow the removal and transfer to another cemetery of the remains of a member of the Armed Forces who has no known next of kin and is buried in an Army National Military Cemetery.

(Sec. 595) Provides that caseworkers in congressional offices shall have access to information about VA casework brokered to another VA office.

(Sec. 596) Directs the Secretary of Defense to carry out and report on a pilot program for providing contact information to state veterans' agencies for facilitating the transition of members of the Armed Forces from military service to civilian life.

(Sec. 597) Reaffirms the support of of Congress for the recovery and return of the bodies of all members of the Armed Forces. Encourages DOD to undertake all feasible efforts to recover, identify, and return the remains of members of the Armed Forces known as the "George 1 crew" who were killed on Thurston Island, Antarctica, in 1947.

(Sec. 598) Designates a DOD and VA joint outpatient clinic to be constructed in Marina, California, as the Major General William H. Gourley VA-DOD Outpatient Clinic.

(Sec. 599) Expresses the sense of Congress that active duty military personnel who are stationed or residing in the District of Columbia should be allowed to exercise their Second Amendment rights and be exempt from restrictions in that jurisdiction on the possession of firearms.

Title VI: Compensation and Other Personnel Benefits - Subtitle A: Pay and Allowances - (Sec. 601) Extends through December 31, 2015, the authority to increase the rate of the basic allowance for housing for members of the Uniformed Services.

(Sec. 602) Directs that the rate of basic pay for commissioned officers of the Uniformed Services in pay grades O-7 through O-10 during 2015 shall be determined by using the rate of pay for level II of the Executive Schedule in effect for 2014 (thus imposing a freeze on such rates of pay in 2015).

Subtitle B: Bonuses and Special and Incentive Pays - (Sec. 611) Extends through December 31, 2015, bonus and special pay authorities for: (1) the Reserve Forces, (2) military health care professionals, (3) nuclear-qualified officers, and (4) other members of the Uniformed Services.

Subtitle C: Travel and Transportation - (Sec. 621) Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to authorize the commander of a military base to enter into a contract for relocation services for members of the Armed Forces.

(Sec. 622) Authorizes transportation on military aircraft on a space-available basis for disabled veterans with a service-connected, permanent disability rated as total.

Subtitle D: Commissary and Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentality Benefits and Operations - (Sec. 631) Extends the authority of DOD entities supporting the operation of the exchange system to provide or obtain food services beneficial to the efficient management and operation of dining facilities on military installations offering food services to members of the Armed Forces

(Sec. 632) Requires the Secretary of Defense to: (1) utilize the services of an independent organization experienced in grocery retail analysis to conduct a review of the defense commissary system, and (2) submit the results of such review to the congressional armed services committees by February 1, 2015.

(Sec. 633) Prohibits the Secretary of Defense and the Secretaries of the military departments from implementing any new policy that limits, restricts, or bans the sale of any legal consumer product category sold in exchanges or commissaries, or on any DOD vessel at sea, as of January 1, 2014.

(Sec. 634) Prohibits the use of funds authorized or made available by this Act to close any commissary store.

Subtitle E: Other Matters - (Sec. 641) Requires the Secretary of Defense to carry out and report on an anonymous survey of random members of the Armed Forces on pay and benefits, including the relative value that members place on forms of compensation, including basic pay, housing allowances, bonuses and special pay, health care benefits, and retirement pay.

(Sec 642) Requires the VA Secretary to make available for purchase a memorial headstone or marker for the grave of any individual who: (1) as a member of the National Guard or Reserve component performed inactive duty training or active duty for training for at least six years but did not serve on active duty, and (2) is not otherwise ineligible for a headstone or marker.

Title VII: Health Care Provisions - Subtitle A: TRICARE and Other Health Care Benefits - (Sec. 701) Requires the Secretary of Defense to provide mental health assessments for members of the Armed Forces once during each 180-day period in which a member of the Armed Forces is deployed in support of a contingency operation.

(Sec. 702) Extends the authority of the Secretary of Defense to provide free food and beverages to members of the Uniformed Services and their dependents receiving care at a military medical facility to include former members of the Uniformed Services and their dependents who are: (1) receiving outpatient medical care at such a facility, or (2) who are family members of, and providing care for, an infant receiving inpatient medical care at such a facility.

(Sec. 703) Provides for breast-feeding support, supplies, and counseling under the TRICARE Program.

(Sec. 704) Provides behavioral health treatment of developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder, under the TRICARE Program. Expresses the sense of Congress that amounts should be appropriated for behavioral health treatment of TRICARE beneficiaries.

Subtitle B: Health Care Administration - (Sec. 711) Authorizes the Secretary concerned and the Secretary of Defense to establish cooperative health care agreements between military installations and local and regional non-military health care entities.

(Sec. 712) Changes the frequency of the reports of the reviews submitted to Congress by the Comptroller General on DOD procedures to determine the adequacy of the number of health care providers who accept TRICARE Standard and TRICARE Extra.

(Sec. 713) Prohibits the Secretary of Defense from transferring or eliminating a graduate medical education billet (lodging) from a military medical treatment facility unless the Secretary: (1) conducts a DOD-wide review of at least two years of the implementation of the reform of the administration of the Military Health System, (2) conducts an examination of the most successful incentives for recruiting and retaining medical professionals to participate in the graduate medical education programs, (3) determines the assignment of such billets, and (4) certifies to the congressional defense committees that any proposed transfer of a billet meets the needs of the military departments and patients.

(Sec. 714) Requires: (1) the Secretary of Defense to submit a report to the congressional defense committees on the military medical treatment facility modernization study directed by the Resource Management Decision of DOD; and (2) the Comptroller General to submit a report to the congressional defense committees on the Secretary's report, including an assessment of the study methodology and data used. Prohibits the Secretary from realigning or restructuring a military medical treatment facility until 120 days after the Comptroller General is required to report.

(Sec. 715) Requires the Secretary of Defense to give written notice to TRICARE beneficiaries of any significant changes in benefits (i.e., a system-wide change in policy or services under TRICARE or a change in payment rates of more than 20%).

Subtitle C: Reports and Other Matters - (Sec. 721) Extends until September 30, 2016, the authority for the Joint Department of Defense-Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Facility Demonstration Fund.

(Sec. 722) Designates the Deputy Director of the Defense Health Agency to be the senior medical advisor for the Armed Services Retirement Home.

(Sec. 723) Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to conduct research on Alzheimer's disease.

(Sec. 724) Requires the Secretary of Defense to develop, implement, and report (not later than April 1, 2015) on an acquisition strategy for contracting for the services of health care professional staff at military medical treatment facilities.

(Sec. 725) Directs the Secretary of Defense to carry out and report to the congressional defense committees on a two-year pilot program at not less than three locations to evaluate the feasibility and desirability of including medication therapy management as part of the TRICARE Program.

(Sec. 726) Requires the Secretary of Defense to report to the congressional defense committees on the status of the reduction of the availability of TRICARE Prime in certain regions of the United States.

(Sec. 727) Requires the Comptroller General to report to the congressional defense and veterans affairs committees by April 1, 2015, on an assessment of the transition of care for post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.

(Sec. 728) Requires the Secretary of Defense to: (1) brief the congressional armed services committees on the process used by the Defense Health Agency to collect payments from hospitals outside DOD, and (2) provide a list of each hospital that is more than 90 days in arrears in payments.

(Sec. 729) Directs the Secretary of Defense, in carrying out research, development, test, and evaluation activities with respect to breast cancer, to implement the recommendations of the Interagency Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Coordinating Committee to prioritize prevention and increase the study of chemical and physical factors in breast cancer.

(Sec. 730) Expresses the sense of Congress with respect to access to mental health services by members of the Armed Forces.

(Sec. 731) Directs the Secretary of Defense to contract with a private organization to evaluate the DOD Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Program. Increases funding for the Defense Health Program with an offset of funding for Navy shipbuilding programs and weapons activities.

(Sec. 732) Directs the Secretary concerned to contract with a third party unaffiliated with DOD or VA to conduct an evaluation of the mental health care and suicide prevention programs in such Departments.

(Sec. 733) Directs the Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program to conduct a study on blast injury mechanics, covering injury conditions including traumatic brain injury.

(Sec. 734) Directs the Secretary of Defense to report to the congressional defense committees on ensuring access to members of the Armed Forces and their dependents to reproductive counseling and infertility treatments, including in vitro fertilization.

(Sec. 735) Expresses the sense of Congress on the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Title VIII: Acquisition Policy, Acquisition Management, and Related Matters - Subtitle A: Amendments to General Contracting Authorities, Procedures, and Limitations - (Sec. 801) Includes the U.S. Transportation Command in the list of commands that are prohibited from entering into contracts with governments hostile to the United States.

(Sec. 802) Extends until: (1) September 30, 2019, the contract authority of DOD for advanced component development or prototype units, and (2) March 1, 2018, the reporting date of the Secretary of Defense on the use of such contract authority.

(Sec. 803) Expands the scope of prototype projects conducted by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and other defense agencies to include projects for enhancing the mission effectiveness of military personnel and systems acquired or developed by DOD.

(Sec. 804) Extends through FY2015 the limitation on the aggregate annual amount available for contract services.

(Sec. 805) Modifies the procedure for awarding design and construction contracts for federal buildings and facilities to require: (1) a contracting officer to provide a written justification to the head of an agency for requiring more than five finalists in the bidding process; (2) agency approval of such justification; and (3) the use of the two-phase selection process (i.e., submission of qualifications and then the submission of price and technical proposals in response to a request for proposal) for contracts having a value of $1 million or more.

(Sec. 806) Makes permanent the authority for use of simplified acquisition procedures for the purchase of goods and services in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold.

Subtitle B: Industrial Base Matters - (Sec. 811) Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1990 and 1991 to extend through 2017 the test program for the negotiation of comprehensive small business subcontracting plans. Imposes new reporting requirements for such test program relating to awards of first-tier subcontract dollars and costs incurred and avoided by the adoption of a subcontracting plan. Requires the Secretary of Defense to report to the congressional armed services and small business committees on such program by September 30, 2015.

(Sec. 812) Amends the Small Business Act to revise the definition of "small business concern owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans." Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) specifying the manner in which the Secretary shall notify the Administrator as to an individual's status as a veteran or a veteran with a service-connected disability.

(Sec. 813) Requires: (1) the SBA Administrator to work with other agencies to develop a plan to improve the quality of data reported on bundled and consolidated contracts in the federal procurement data system; and (2) the Comptroller General to study and report on the effectiveness of the plan.

(Sec. 814) Amends the Small Business Act to: (1) require grant applicants under the small business development center program to assist small businesses by providing education on requirements of the Arms Export Control Act, and (2) prohibit the use of reverse auctions for procurement of goods and services. Expands the Procurement Technical Assistance Program to include educating small business concerns on requirements relating to export controls.

(Sec. 816) Amends the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 to raise the guarantee rate on the SBA's preferred security bond program from 70% to 90%. Requires the Comptroller General to study and report on the issuance of surety bonds.

(Sec. 817) Amends the Small Business Act to require that the justification for consolidation of contract requirements in the federal procurement process be published prior to the issuance of a solicitation.

(Sec. 818) Amends the Small Business Act to increase the goal for participation of small business concerns in procurement contracts to 25% (currently, 23%) of the total value of federal prime contract awards for a fiscal year. Establishes the goal for participation by small business concerns in subcontract awards at not less than 40% of the total value of all subcontract awards.

(Sec. 819) Directs the Secretary of Defense to promote an outreach and education program to assist small businesses contracted by DOD to: (1) understand the gravity and scope of cyber threats, and (2)develop plans to protect intellectual property and the networks of such businesses.

Subtitle C: Other Matters - (Sec. 821) Requires the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to review the Air Force Network-Centric Solutions II (NETCENTS II) contract and certify to the congressional armed services committees that it is effective in delivering information technology capabilities for the joint force.

(Sec. 822) Requires transportation of passenger or property by Civil Reserve Air Fleet-eligible aircraft obtained by the Secretary of Defense or the Secretary of a military department through a contract for airlift service to be provided only by a covered air carrier (i.e., an air carrier that has aircraft in the Civil Reserve Air Fleet or that offers to place CRAF-eligible aircraft in such Fleet and that holds a certificate of public convenience). Authorizes a waiver of such requirement.

(Sec. 823) Requires: (1) the Secretary of Defense to designate a DOD official to ensure compliance with requirements for senior DOD officials seeking employment with defense contractors, and (2) such designated official to submit to the congressional defense committees a report on DOD compliance efforts.

(Sec. 824) Requires the Secretary of Defense to use best value trade-off source selection methods to the maximum extent practicable when procuring an item of personal protective equipment (e.g., body armor and combat helmets) or critical safety items.

(Sec. 825) Prohibits the use of DOD funds to enter into any contract with an entity if such contract would violate Executive Order No. 11246 (relating to non-retaliation for disclosure of compensation information), as amended by the announcement of the President on April 8, 2014.

(Sec. 826) Requires: (1) the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness to implement a standard checklist to be used for new contract approval for services or for exercising an option under an existing contract for services, and (2) the Comptroller General to submit to the congressional defense committees a report on the implementation of the standard procurement checklist for FY2015-FY2017.

(Sec. 827) Amends the Small Business Act to: (1) allow 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, and (2) accelerate the reporting date on substantially underrepresented industries to two years after the enactment of such Act.

(Sec. 828) Requires debarment from the procurement process of persons convicted of fraudulent use of Made in America labels, subject to the authority of the Secretary of Defense to waive a debarment in the interests of national security.

(Sec. 829) Amends the Small Business Act to require each federal agency required to establish a Small Business Technology Transfer Program to carry out a grant program to support innovative approaches to technology transfer at institutions of higher education, nonprofit research institutions, and federal laboratories to improve or accelerate the commercialization of federally-funded research and technology by small business concerns, including new businesses.

(Sec. 830) Requires DOD to purchase flags of the United States from U.S. domestic sources.

Title IX: Department of Defense Organization and Management - Subtitle A: Department of Defense Management - (Sec. 901) Redesignates the Department of the Navy as the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps, to be headed by a Secretary of the Navy and Marine Corps. Redesignates other statutory offices of the Department of the Navy.

(Sec. 902) Requires the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation to: (1) consider the potential for increases in program cost estimates or delays in schedule estimates in the implementation of policies, procedures, and activities related to operational test and evaluation; and (2) take appropriate action to ensure that the operational test and evaluation activities do not unnecessarily impede program schedules or increase program costs.

(Sec. 903) Establishes the position of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment to provide leadership for military construction and environmental activities of DOD and the military departments, coordinate and oversee planning and programming activities of the military departments, and establish policies in guidance regarding installation assets and services that are required to support defense missions.

(Sec. 904) Prohibits the transfer of financial management functions out of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) until the Secretary of Defense provides a briefing to the congressional defense committees on a transfer plan and certifies that the transfer would reduce costs, increase efficiencies, maintain the time line for auditability of financial statements, and maintain the roles and missions of DFAS.

(Sec. 905) Requires the Secretary of Defense to develop and report on a plan to combine the back office functions of the headquarters of two or more combatant commands, including the subordinate component commands. Limits DOD funding in FY2015 for operations and maintenance until the Secretary provides a required briefing to the armed services committees on combatant command headquarters personnel and resources.

(Sec. 906) Requires the Secretary of Defense to: (1) develop a plan to reduce the number of geographic combatant commands to no more than four by the end of FY2020; and (2) report to Congress on the plan, the feasibility and risks of the plan, and any recommendations to implement the plan.

(Sec. 907) Establishes the Office of Net Assessment in the Office of the Secretary of Defense to develop and coordinate net assessments with respect to the standing, trends, and future prospects of U.S. military capabilities and potential in comparison with the capabilities and potential of other countries or groups of countries to identify emerging or future threats or opportunities for the United States.

(Sec. 908) Revises or provides new duties for positions in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, including: (1) the Deputy Chief Management Officer, (2) the Chief Information Officer, (3) the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness, (4) the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, and (5) the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs.

Repeals the authority for the Defense Business System Management Committee.

(Sec. 909) Requires the Secretary of Defense to develop and report on a plan for implementing a periodic review and analysis of DOD personnel requirements for management headquarters.

(Sec. 910) Requires the Secretary of Defense to report to the congressional defense committees on how DOD will manage its mission with respect to issues related to nuclear forces, deterrence, nonproliferation, and terrorism.

Subtitle B: Total Force Management - (Sec. 911) Modifies the reporting requirement for the biennial DOD strategic workforce plan to require a separate chapter to address the shaping and improvement of the senior management workforce of DOD.

(Sec. 912) Repeals, after 2013, the reporting requirement of the Comptroller General on DOD efforts to compile an inventory of contract services.

(Sec. 913) Requires new DOD assignments of work requirements to military or civilian personnel to be made based upon a determination of which workforce can perform the work in the most cost-efficient manner, except in cases where the new requirement is inherently governmental, closely associated with inherently governmental functions, critical, or required by law to be performed by military personnel or civilian personnel. Allows a waiver of such requirement if it would result in a gap in service that would significantly undermine performance of the DOD mission.

(Sec. 914) Prohibits the transfer of functions performed by civilian personnel or contractors to military personnel, unless: (1) there is a direct link between the functions to be performed and a military occupational specialty, and (2) the conversion to performance by military personnel is cost-effective. Exempts functions required by law or regulation to be performed by military personnel and other specified functions.

(Sec. 915) Requires: (1) the Secretary of Defense to ensure compliance with procurement requirements and provide written notification of such compliance to the congressional defense committees by March 1, 2015, and (2) the Comptroller General to review the notification of compliance and report any findings or recommendations to the congressional defense committees 120 days after such notification is provided.

Subtitle C: Other Matters - (Sec. 921) Extends through FY2019 the authority of the Secretary of Defense to waive the reimbursement of costs for certain nongovernmental personnel at the DOD Regional Centers for Security Studies.

(Sec. 922) Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to require DOD employees or members of the Uniformed Services performing duty on official travel to occupy adequate quarters on a rental basis when available.

(Sec. 923) Establishes as the reimbursement rate for privately-owned automobiles used by federal employees and members of the Uniformed Services on official business the single standard mileage rate established by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

(Sec. 924) Requires the release to the public of reports by the Inspectors General of DOD, the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force of administrative investigations that confirm misconduct of a member of the Senior Executive Service, a political appointee, or commissioned officer.

(Sec. 925) Requires the Secretary of Defense to designate a single DOD organization to have responsibility for DOD matters relating to missing persons, including accounting for missing persons and persons whose remains have not been recovered from the conflict in which they were lost. 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 identify remains of missing persons, and (2) establish and maintain a centralized database and case management system containing information on missing persons.

Title X: General Provisions - Subtitle A: Financial Matters - (Sec. 1001) Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to make transfers between any amounts of authorizations for FY2015 in Division A of this Act, limited to $4 billion. Requires the Secretary to promptly notify Congress of each transfer made.

(Sec. 1002) Repeals the limitation imposed on the number of auditors available to provide independent reviews of DOD audit practices.

(Sec. 1003) Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to transfer to the Secretary of Energy funds authorized to be appropriated to DOD in FY2015 for naval reactors or weapons activities of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

(Sec. 1004) Sets forth conditions for the obligation of funds for Covered Defense Information Technology System Programs similar to the existing conditions for Covered Defense Business System Programs.

(Sec. 1005) Requires the Secretary of Defense to report to the congressional defense committees on the progress of all military departments and defense agencies in achieving auditable financial statements as required by law.

(Sec. 1006) Requires the Secretary of Defense to report to Congress on barriers to implementing audit reporting requirements, with recommendations to ensure reporting deadlines are met.

Subtitle B: Counter-Drug Activities - (Sec. 1011) Extends through FY2015 the authority for the Unified Counterdrug and Counterterrorism Campaign in Colombia.

(Sec. 1012) Extends through FY2017 the authority of DOD to provide additional support for counter-drug activities of other governmental agencies.

(Sec. 1013) Requires the submission of the biannual report on drug interdiction and counter-drug activities to the congressional foreign affairs committees.

(Sec. 1014) Permits funds provided by the Secretary of Defense to the governor of a state who submits a drug interdiction and counter-drug activities plan to be used for the operation of regionally-located National Guard Counterdrug Training Centers.

(Sec. 1015) Expresses the sense of Congress, with respect to criminal networks originating in Mexico and Central America, that: (1) DOD should continue to focus on combating illicit networking routes in Mexico and Central America; (2) the U.S. Northern and Southern Command should continue to work together to combat the transnational nature of these threats; and (3) DOD should increase its maritime, aerial and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance assets to reduce the flow of criminal activities into the United States.

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 the advanced procurement or construction of nuclear-powered strategic ballistic missile submarines.

(Sec. 1023) Allows a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to be commanded by a non-aviation officer during an inactivation period that leads to the permanent decommissioning and disposal of such aircraft carrier.

(Sec. 1024) Limits to 50% the amount of funds available to the Office of the Secretary of Defense in FY2015 until the Secretary obligates funds to commence the planning and long lead time material procurement for the refueling and complex overhaul of the U.S.S. George Washington (CVN-73).

(Sec. 1025) Recognizes the 51st anniversary of the sinking of the U.S.S. Thresher and the loss of its crew and sailors on April 10, 1963.

(Sec. 1026) Prohibits the use of DOD funds in FY2015 to retire, prepare to retire, inactivate, or place in storage a cruiser or dock landing ship. Requires the Secretary of the Navy to begin the upgrade of two cruisers during FY2015, including hull, mechanical, and electrical upgrades and combat systems modernizations.

(Sec. 1027) Prohibits the use of DOD funds for issuing permits authorizing a person to engage in otherwise prohibited activities under the Sunken Military Craft Act.

Subtitle D: Counterterrorism - (Sec. 1031) Extends through FY2015 the authority to make awards for combating terrorism.

(Sec. 1032) Prohibits, through the end of 2015, the use of DOD funds to: (1) construct or modify any facility in the United States, its territories, or possessions to house any individual detained or imprisoned at U.S. Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, unless authorized by Congress; or (2) transfer or release into the United States, its territories, or possessions Khalid Sheikh Mohammed or any other detainee who is not a U.S. citizen or member of the U.S. Armed Forces and is or was held on or after January 20, 2009, at Guantanamo Bay.

(Sec. 1034) Prohibits the use of DOD funding to provide additional or upgraded recreational facilities for individuals detained at U.S. Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Subtitle E: Miscellaneous Authorities and Limitations - (Sec. 1041) Requires the annual report of the Secretary of Defense 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) Authorizes the Secretaries of the military departments to institute unpaid internships and externship programs for law students who are under the supervision of an attorney.

(Sec. 1043) Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to use the DOD reimbursement rate for transportation services provided to certain non-DOD entities.

(Sec. 1044) Repeals the authority for the use of Air Force installations by commercial air carriers doing business with DOD.

(Sec. 1045) Limits funding and other authorities for the aviation foreign internal defense program until the Secretary of Defense submits a certification to the congressional defense committees that includes an overall description of the program, program goals, and a comprehensive strategy outlining and justifying contributing command and units for program execution.

(Sec. 1046) Limits to 75% the amount of DOD funding that may be obligated or expended in FY 2015 until the Secretary of Defense submits to the congressional defense committees procedures for notification about sensitive military operations and a report on targeting of individuals outside the United States and Afghanistan for the use of lethal force.

(Sec. 1047) Prohibits the use of Russian-flagged aircraft to support airlift movement requirements of the U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) until the Commander, U.S. Transportation Command, certifies to the congressional armed services committees that utilizing such aircraft is the only means available to TRANSCOM to execute airlift movement requirements.

(Sec. 1048) Prohibits the Secretary of the Air Force from reducing force structure at Lajes Air Force Base, Azores, Portugal, until the Secretary of Defense concludes and briefs the congressional defense committees on the European Infrastructure Consolidation Assessment.

(Sec. 1049) Prohibits the Secretary of the Air Force from removing a C-130 aircraft from a unit of the regular or reserve components of the Air Force that is tasked with the modular airborne firefighting system mission, or from a unit that is formally associated with a unit that is tasked with such mission, until the Secretary of the Air Force certifies to the congressional defense committees that such mission will not be negatively affected by the removal of such aircraft.

(Sec. 1050) Prohibits the Secretaries of Defense and the Army, during FY2015, from; (1) reducing the end strength for active duty personnel of the Army below 490,000, (2) reducing the end strength for Selected Reserve personnel of the Army National Guard below 350,000, or (3) or transferring AH-64 attack helicopters from the Army National Guard to the regular Army.

Requires the Comptroller General to: (1) assess and validate the methods the Army and the Department of Defense Office of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation used to determine the future force structure of the Army, and (2) submit a report to the congressional defense committees by March 1, 2015.

(Sec. 1051) Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to implement engineering change proposals on OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters.

(Sec. 1052) Prohibits any DOD officer, employee, or contractor from using a drone to kill a citizen of the United States unless such individual is actively engaged in combat against the United States.

Subtitle F: Studies and Reports - (Sec. 1061) Requires the Secretary of Defense to certify to the congressional defense committees by June 1, 2015, that defense mission-critical infrastructure requiring electromagnetic pulse protection that receives power supply from commercial or other non-military sources is protected from the adverse effects of man-made or naturally occurring electromagnetic pulse and high-powered microwave weapons.

(Sec. 1062) Requires the Secretary of Defense to submit a report to the congressional defense committees on actions taken by the Secretary regarding significant compromises of classified information and to provide an update to such report on a semiannual basis during calendar years 2015 through 2018.

(Sec. 1063) Expresses the sense of Congress that DOD civilian employees should be provided all reasonable protection while working in hostile foreign areas, including adequate armored commercial passenger-carrying vehicle transportation. Requires the Secretary of Defense to report to the congressional defense committees on DOD policies and procedures for procuring and inspecting armored vehicles for transporting civilian employees.

(Sec. 1064) Directs the Secretary of Defense 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. 1065) Directs the Secretary of 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. 1066) Directs the President to report to Congress on an estimate of the previous costs of Operation New Dawn (the successor contingency operation to Operation Iraqi Freedom) and the long-term cost of Operation Enduring Freedom.

(Sec. 1067) Directs the Secretary of the Air Force to report to the congressional defense committees on the five-year plan of the Secretary for the force structure laydown of the tactical airlift and to brief the committees prior to implementing any movements.

(Sec. 1068) Directs the Director of the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center to report to the congressional defense committees on thermal injury prevention.

Subtitle G: Other Matters - (Sec. 1072) Expands the authority of the Secretary of Defense to transfer excess DOD personal property, including small arms and ammunition, for law enforcement activities to include DHS border security activities.

(Sec. 1073) 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 6 years after the date of the loss.

(Sec. 1074) Directs the Secretary of the Army to carry out until September 30, 2016, 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. Requires the Secretary to provide to the congressional defense committees a briefing on the program within 60 days after the enactment date of this Act, an initial status report within one year after such date, and a final report by December 1, 2016.

(Sec. 1075) Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to enter into a memorandum of understanding with a non-DOD entity that is engaged in the test range program authorized under the Federal Aviation Administration Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 or that is participating in the Robotic Aircraft for Public Safety Program or other DHS activities.

(Sec. 1076) Honors the life and achievements of the late Dr. James R. Schlesinger, former Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Energy, and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

(Sec. 1077) Revises requirements relating to the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) by modifying the review and reporting elements and the role of the National Defense Panel (NPD) and requiring a new Quadrennial National Security Threats and Trends Report.

(Sec. 1078) Requires the Secretary of Defense to resubmit a report on QDR 2014 that was previously submitted to the congressional armed services committees.

(Sec. 1079) Expresses the sense of Congress with respect to counter-improvised explosive devices.

(Sec. 1080) Directs the Secretary of Defense to submit to the congressional defense committees a plan that: (1) identifies the capabilities and capacities required by the U.S. Armed Forces to counter or mitigate subversive activities of the Russian Federation within the area of responsibility of the U.S. European Command, (2) identify the capabilities and capacities needed by the U.S. Armed Forces to meet operations plan requirements for a response under the North Atlantic Treaty, and (3) identify any deficiencies in the readiness of U.S. Armed Forces in the area of responsibility of the U.S. European Command.

(Sec. 1081) Directs the Secretary of Defense to determine the cost of transportation provided to Members, officers, or employees of the House of Representatives or the Senate in carrying out official duties outside the United States and provide to such Members, officers, or employees a written statement of such costs. Exempts from such requirement the costs for a trip the sole purpose of which is to visit one or more U.S. military installations or U.S. military personnel in a war zone.

(Sec. 1082) Directs the Secretary of Defense to develop and implement a training program to increase and improve financial literacy for incoming and outgoing military personnel.

(Sec. 1083) Directs the Secretary of Defense and the Director of National Intelligence to each submit to the congressional defense and intelligence committees a notification of each instance in which such officials determine that an information technology or telecommunications component from a company suspected of being influenced by a foreign country, or a suspected affiliate of such a company, is competing for or has been awarded a contract to include the technology of such company or affiliate into a covered network. Defines a "covered network" to include: (1) DOD or intelligence community information technology or telecommunications networks, and (2) information technology or telecommunications networks of network operators supporting systems in proximity to DOD or intelligence community facilities.

(Sec. 1084) Requires the annual report of the VA Secretary to Congress to include information on the performance of any regional VA office that fails to meet its administrative goals.

(Sec. 1085) Expresses the sense of Congress that the Secretary of Defense should make every reasonable effort to transfer used or excess military equipment to federal, state, and local agencies, giving preference to agencies that plan to use such equipment to strengthen security along the international border between the United States and Mexico.

(Sec. 1086) Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to accept additional documentation for verifying that an individual performed honorable service as a coastwise merchant seaman during the period beginning on December 7, 1941, and ending on December 31, 1946, for purposes of eligibility for veterans' benefits under the GI Bill Improvement Act of 1977. Requires such documentation to include Social Security Administration (SSA) records and validated testimony in the case of the absence of Coast Guard shipping or discharge forms, ship logbooks, documents, or other official employment records.

Requires the Secretary, when determining whether to recognize service allegedly performed during such period, to recognize masters of seagoing vessels or other command officers who were authorized to document an individual for purposes of hiring for or discharging from the Merchant Marine.

Considers any service so recognized as active-duty service for purposes of eligibility for veterans' burial benefits. Makes such veterans eligible for appropriate military medals, ribbons, and decorations. Requires the Secretary to verify that an individual performed such services under honorable conditions without regard to their sex, age, or disability during the service period.

(Sec. 1087) Directs the Secretary of Defense to post on the DOD public website the costs to the taxpayer of each of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

(Sec. 1088) Sets forth times for the observance of Veterans Day.

(Sec. 1089) Expresses the sense of Congress that the Secretary of Defense should order that the names of the 74 military personnel lost aboard the U.S.S. Frank E. Evans on June 3, 1969, be added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

(Sec. 1090) Directs the Secretary of Defense to review the logs of each ship under the authority of the Secretary of the Navy that is known to have operated in the waters near Vietnam during the Vietnam Era (beginning on February 28, 1961, and ending on May 7, 1975).

(Sec. 1090A) Recognizes the 70th anniversary of the Allied Amphibious Landing on D-Day, June 6, 1944, at Normandy, France, during World War II.

(Sec. 1090B) Authorizes the Secretary of Defense, subject to specified limitations, to transport to any country, without charge, supplies that have been furnished by a nonprofit organization and that are intended for distribution to members of the Armed Forces.

(Sec. 1090C) Expresses the sense of Congress with respect to using contractor-owned and operated very light jet aircraft for interim flight instruction.

(Sec. 1090D) Expresses the sense of Congress that the President should establish an Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health.

(Sec. 1090E) Requires the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to maintain control of Internet domain name system functions until the Comptroller General submits a report on the role of NTIA with respect to the domain name system.

Subtitle H: World War I Memorials - World War I Memorial Act of 2014 - (Sec. 1092) Designates the Liberty Memorial of Kansas City, Missouri, as the National World War I Museum and Memorial.

(Sec. 1093) Redesignates Pershing Park in the District of Columbia as the National World War I Memorial.

(Sec. 1094) Makes additional amendments to the World War I Centennial Commission Act relating to powers of the Commission, ex officio members, and pay rates for staff. Prohibits any federal funds for the designation, establishment, or enhancement of a memorial or commemorative work by the Commission.

Subtitle I: National Commission on the Future of the Army - (Sec. 1095) Establishes the National Commission on the Future of the Army to study and report on the structure of the Army and the policy assumptions related to the size and force mixture of the Army.

Title XI: Civilian Personnel Matters - (Sec. 1101) Extends through 2015 the authority to waive the limitations on the amount of premium pay for a federal civilian employee who performs work: (1) in an overseas location that falls under the responsibility of the U.S. Central Command; (2) in an overseas location that falls under the responsibility of AFRICOM, in support of a military operation; or (3) in response to an emergency declared by the President.

(Sec. 1102) Extends through FY2016 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) Includes within the list of Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratories the Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Social Sciences and the Missile Defense Command Technical Center.

(Sec. 1104) Makes permanent the authority for the experimental personnel program for scientific and technical personnel and eliminates the annual reporting requirement for such program.

(Sec. 1105) Provides direct hiring authority to any director of the Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratory to employ undergraduate and certain graduate students enrolled in the scientific, technical, engineering, or mathematics programs at institutions of higher education on a temporary or term basis.

(Sec. 1106) Extends for three years the authority under Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act to allow whistleblowers to appeal cases from the Merit Systems Protection Board to any circuit court of appeals with jurisdiction (currently, an appeal may be filed only in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit).

(Sec. 1107) Requires equal locality pay for DOD employees employed at joint military installations.

(Sec. 1108) Extends for one year the authority for overtime pay for Department of Navy employees performing work abroad or dockside in direct support of the nuclear aircraft carrier forward deployed in Japan.

(Sec. 1109) Extends from 5 to 10 years the authority for part-time reemployment of military personnel.

Title XII: Matters Relating to Foreign Nations - Subtitle A: Assistance and Training - (Sec. 1201) Modifies the authority for the Global Security Contingency Fund to allow assistance from such Fund for small-scale construction not exceeding $750,000 on a per project basis and to extend the authorization for such Fund through FY2016.

(Sec. 1202) Includes the congressional foreign relations committees in the requirement to notify Congress as to the capability of foreign countries to respond to incidents involving weapons of mass destruction.

(Sec. 1203) Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to provide administrative and support services for liaison officers of a foreign country while such officers 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 such liaison officer. Requires the Secretary to submit to the congressional defense committees on January 31 of 2016, 2017, and 2018 a report on the summary of expenses incurred by the United States for liaison officers of a developing country, as defined by DOD.

(Sec. 1204) Requires the Secretary of Defense to submit to the congressional defense and foreign relations committees, for each of FY2015-FY2019, a report on DOD human rights vetting and verification procedures.

Subtitle B: Matters Relating to Afghanistan and Pakistan - (Sec. 1211) Extends through FY2015: (1) the Commanders' Emergency Response Program in Afghanistan, and (2) the authority for reimbursement of coalition nations for military operations. Prohibits reimbursements to Pakistan until the Secretary of Defense certifies to the congressional defense committees that Pakistan: (1) is maintaining security and is cooperating in the transhipment of equipment and supplies in support of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan, and (2) is not using its military or funds or equipment provided by the Untied States to persecute minority groups on political or religious grounds.

(Sec. 1213) Extends through FY2015 authorities for providing support to coalition forces supporting U.S. military and stabilization operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

(Sec. 1214) Requires the Secretary of Defense, not later than April 1, 2015, and every 180 days thereafter, to submit to the congressional defense and foreign relations committees a report on progress toward security and stability in Afghanistan under NATO's Operation Resolute Support.

(Sec. 1215) Requires 150% of the total taxes assessed during FY2014 by the Government of Afghanistan on all DOD assistance in violation of the status of forces agreement between the United States and Afghanistan to be withheld by the Secretary of Defense from assistance to Afghanistan in FY2015 until the Secretary certifies and reports in writing to the congressional foreign relations committees that such taxes have not been reimbursed by the Government of Afghanistan to DOD or the grantee, contractor, or subcontractor concerned. Allows the Secretary to waive such requirement to achieve U.S. goals in Afghanistan. Requires the Secretary to report to the congressional foreign relations committees on the total taxes assessed in FY2014 by Afghanistan on any DOD assistance.

(Sec. 1216) Requires the Secretary of Defense to submit to the congressional defense and foreign relations committees a detailed plan for sustaining the Afghanistan National Army and the Afghanistan National Police of the Afghanistan National Security Forces through the end of FY2018.

(Sec. 1217) Expresses the sense of Congress with respect to the U.S. military commitment to Afghanistan.

(Sec. 1218) 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 such authorities on September 30, 2016.

(Sec. 1219) Requires the Secretary of Defense to: (1) provide for an independent assessment of U.S. efforts to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat al-Qaeda and its affiliated groups since May 2, 2011; and (2) report to the congressional defense, foreign relations, and intelligence committees on such assessment.

(Sec. 1220) Expresses the sense of Congress with respect to the inclusion of women in the Afghan National Security Forces.

(Sec. 1220A) Prohibits funds authorized by this Act from being obligated or expended to establish any military installation or base for the permanent stationing of U.S. Armed Forces in Afghanistan.

(Sec. 1220B) Prohibits funding for any construction project in Afghanistan in excess of $500,000 that cannot be audited and physically inspected by authorized U.S. Government civilian personnel. Allows a waiver of such prohibition under specified conditions.

(Sec. 1220C) Expresses the sense of Congress with respect to the human rights and security of women and girls in Afghanistan. Directs the Secretaries of Defense and State and the Administrator of the Agency for International Development (USAID) to jointly submit to the congressional defense and foreign relations committees a report on U.S. efforts to support the human rights and security of women and girls in Afghanistan.

(Sec. 1220D) Expresses the sense of Congress with respect to the contributions of Dr. Shakil Afridi in locating and capturing Osama Bin Laden and calls upon the government of Pakistan to release him immediately from prison.

Subtitle C: Matters Relating to the Russian Federation - (Sec. 1221) Prohibits the use of DOD funds in FY2015 for bilateral military cooperation between the United States and the Russian Federation until the Secretary of Defense certifies to the congressional armed services and foreign relations committees that the armed forces of the Russian Federation are no longer illegally occupying the Ukrainian territory and that Russia has not sold or transferred the Club-K land attack cruise missile system to any foreign country or person during FY2014. Grants the Secretary authority to waive such prohibition for national security reasons.

(Sec. 1222) Prohibits the use of funds to permit the certification of a proposal by the Russian Federation to change any sensor package for a flight by Russia under the Open Skies Treaty unless: (1) the Secretary of Defense, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Director of National Intelligence jointly certify to the congressional defense and intelligence committees that such proposal will not enhance the capability or potential of the Russian Federation to gather intelligence that poses an unacceptable risk to U.S. national security or is not designed to be collected under such Treaty; and (2) the Secretary of State certifies to such committees that Russian is no longer illegally occupying Ukrainian territory, is no longer violating the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, and is in compliance with the Treaty on Conventional Forces in Europe. Grants the President authority to waive such requirements for national security reasons.

(Sec. 1223) Extends through FY2017 the termination date of the prohibition against providing U.S. missile defense information to the Russian Federation. Includes the congressional foreign relations committees as recipients of the notification requirement relating to such information.

(Sec. 1224) Prohibits the use of funds in FY2015 to transfer missile defense information to the Russian Federation unless the President has submitted a report to the congressional defense committees by October 31st of the fiscal year detailing discussions between the United States and the Russian Federation during the prior fiscal year, including discussions for cooperation on missile defense matters.

(Sec. 1225) 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 not later than 90 days after the enactment of this Act and every 90 days thereafter on efforts to hold Russia accountable for its breach of the INF Treaty.

(Sec. 1226) Expresses the sense of Congress regarding Russian aggression towards Ukraine.

(Sec. 1227) Requires the Secretary of Defense, not later than June 1, 2015, and annually thereafter until June 1, 2021, to submit to the congressional armed services and foreign relations committees a report on the current and future military power 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 probable future course of military-technological development of the Russian military, the probable development of the security strategy and military strategy of the government of Russia, and military organizations and operational concepts.

(Sec. 1228) Expresses the sense of Congress that the U.S. government should enter into discussions with the Government of Ukraine to ensure a halt to the activities of the Yuzhnoye Design Bureau or any other Ukrainian industry that supports the military or military industrial base of the Russian Federation. Directs the Secretary of Defense to submit a plan to the congressional defense committees on how the United States intends to work with the Government of Ukraine to accomplish this objective.

(Sec. 1229) Prohibits the use of DOD funds in FY2015 to enter into a contract, agreement, or loan guarantee with Rosoboronexport (the Russian agency for exports/imports of defense-related and dual use products, technologies, and services). Allows a waiver of such prohibition under specified conditions.

Requires the DOD Inspector General to review and report to the congressional defense committees on any action involving Rosoboronexport with respect to which a waiver was issued.

(Sec. 1230) Directs the President to seek the adoption of a policy by NATO to oppose the transfer of defense articles or services from any NATO country to the Russian Federation during any period in which the Federation forcibly occupies the territory of Ukraine or of a NATO member country.

(Sec. 1230A) Prohibits the use of DOD funds for FY2015 for the implementation of the New START Treaty until the Secretary of Defense certifies to the congressional armed services and foreign relations committees that the Russian Federation is no longer illegally occupying Ukrainian Territory and is honoring its treaty obligations.

Subtitle D: Matters Relating to the Asia-Pacific Region - (Sec. 1231) Requires: (1) the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of State and heads of other federal agencies, to develop a strategy to prioritize U.S. interests in the U.S. Pacific Command's Area of Responsibility; and (2) the President, acting through the National Security Council and in coordination with OMB, to develop an implementation plan for the strategy and to submit a report to Congress containing the strategy and implementation plans not later than one year after the enactment of this Act.

(Sec. 1232) Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 to include an additional reporting requirement on developments in the maritime law enforcement capabilities and organization of the People's Republic of China, focusing on activities in contested maritime areas in the South China Sea and the East China Sea.

(Sec. 1233) Requires the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of State, to submit to the congressional defense and foreign relations committees, not later than December 1, 2014, a report on the goals and objectives guiding military-to-military engagement between the United States and the Union of Burma. Requires the Secretary to submit an annual update to the report during the five-year period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act

(Sec. 1234) Requires the Secretary of Defense to submit by April 1, 2015, a report to the congressional defense committees on the U.S. Pacific Command's 10-year munitions strategy, including munitions requirements, gaps and shortfalls, and necessary munitions investments.

(Sec. 1235) Expresses the sense of Congress that increased missile defense cooperation among the United States, Japan, and the Republic of Korea enhances the security of allies of the United States in Northeast Asia, increases the defense of forward-based forces of the United States, and enhances the protection of the United States.

Requires the Secretary of Defense to: (1) conduct 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 short-range missile, rocket, and artillery defense capabilities, including several specific elements; and (2) brief the congressional defense committees on such assessment not later than 180 days after the enactment of this Act.

(Sec. 1236) Requires the Secretary of Defense to submit a report by April 1, 2016, to the congressional defense committees including a description and assessment of the posture and readiness of elements of the Chinese People's Liberation Army threatening the maritime or territorial security of Taiwan. Expresses the sense of Congress on providing military assistance to Taiwan and enhancing its maritime capabilities and the nautical skills of its navy.

(Sec. 1237) Requires the Secretary of Defense to: (1) enter into an agreement with an independent entity to conduct an assessment of anti-access and area-denial strategies and capabilities that pose a threat to security in the Asia-Pacific region and strategies to mitigate such threats, and (2) report to the congressional defense committees on such assessment and strategies by March 1, 2015.

(Sec. 1238) Expresses the sense of Congress regarding the continued importance of the alliance between the United States and Japan and between the United States and the Republic of Korea for Asia-Pacific stability and prosperity.

(Sec. 1240) Expresses the sense of Congress with respect to the September 2014 NATO Summit in Wales and defense spending required to meet NATO responsibilities.

(Sec. 1240A) Directs the President to carry out the sale of no fewer than 66 F-16C/D multirole fighter aircraft to Taiwan.

Subtitle E: Other Matters - (Sec. 1241) Extends through FY2017 the authority for support of U.S. special operation forces to combat terrorism.

(Sec. 1242) Extends through FY2016 the authorization for non-conventional assisted recovery capabilities.

(Sec. 1243) Extends through FY2015 the authority to support operations and activities of the Office of Security Cooperation in Iraq.

(Sec. 1244) Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 to modify the National Security Planning Guidance for denying safe havens to Al-Qaeda and its extremist affiliates to require a description of the feasibility of conducting multilateral programs to train and equip the military forces of relevant countries in each geographic area and the funding required for such programs. Requires the President to report to the congressional defense and foreign relations committees on such national security planning guidance by October 1, 2014.

(Sec. 1245) Grants the Secretary of Defense additional authority to acquire products and services produced in the Republic of Djibouti in support of DOD activities in the AFRICOM area of responsibility. Requires the Secretary to determine that: (1) the product or service is to be used only in support of DOD activities in AFRICOM; (2) the limit on competition or preference for Djiboutian products or services is vital to the U.S. national security interest; (3) the Djiboutian product or service is of equivalent quality to that which would have been otherwise acquired; and (4) the limitation or preference will not adversely affect U.S. military or stability operations in AFRICOM or the U.S. industrial base. Terminates such authority on September 30, 2018.

Requires the Secretary to ensure that such procurement of Djiboutian products or services is conducted in accordance with DOD management structure requirements and that AFRICOM has sufficiently trained staff and resources to conduct oversight of such procurement activities in order to detect and deter fraud, waste, and abuse.

Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) U.S. forces should remain forward postured in Africa and the Middle East, and (2) the United States should take concrete steps to strengthen its relationship with the Government of Djibouti.

(Sec. 1246) Requires the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of State, to develop and report to the congressional armed services and foreign relations committees on a strategic framework for security force assistance and cooperation in the European and Eurasian regions.

(Sec. 1247) Expresses the sense of Congress that combating violence against women and girls worldwide is critical to promoting regional and global stability and achieving sustainable peace and security. Requires the Secretary of Defense to brief the congressional armed services and foreign relations committees on DOD efforts to implement the U.S. Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-based Violence Globally.

(Sec. 1248) Directs the Secretary of Defense to take necessary steps to improve: (1) the situational awareness capabilities of DOD regarding the legal and licit business transactions and global market positioning of adversaries and potential adversaries; and (2) the ability of DOD to translate such awareness into intelligence, planning, deterrence, and capabilities and strategies of DOD.

(Sec. 1249) 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 a temporary visa to a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party or the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan.

(Sec. 1250) Prohibits funds appropriated to DOD in FY2015 for the U.S. contribution to NATO from being used to integrate missile defense systems of the People's Republic of China or the Russian Federation into the missile defense systems of the United States if such integration undermines the security of the United States or NATO. Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to waive such prohibition against the Russian Federation if the Secretary determines that Russia has withdrawn forces and assets from the Crimean Peninsula.

(Sec. 1251) Expresses the sense of Congress with respect to the national security threat of persons and organizations who carried out the attacks on U.S. personnel in Benghazi, Libya.

Directs the President to: (1) submit to Congress a report that contains the identity and location of those persons and organizations that planned, authorized, or committed the attacks against U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11 and 12, 2012, and a detailed and specific description of all actions that have been taken to kill or capture the persons involved; and (2) submit to the congressional armed services, foreign relations, and intelligence committees a comprehensive strategy to counter the growing threat posed by radical terrorist groups in North Africa, West Africa, and the Sahel.

(Sec. 1252) Sets forth the findings of Congress on its war powers.

(Sec. 1253) Prohibits the use of funds authorized or made available to DOD in FY2015 to implement the Arms Trade Treaty or to make any change to existing programs, projects, or activities to implement the Treaty until the Treaty has been approved by the Senate and has been the subject of implementing legislation.

(Sec. 1254) Declares that nothing in this Act shall be construed as authorizing the use of force against Syria or Iran.

(Sec. 1255) Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to deploy assets, personnel, and resources to the Joint Interagency Task Force South, in coordination with SOUTHCOM, to combat specified crimes and threats by supplying sufficient intelligence capabilities.

(Sec. 1256) Declares it the policy of the United States to bolster regional cooperation with countries throughout the Western Hemisphere, with the exception of Cuba, to counter narcotics trafficking and illicit activities in the Western Hemisphere.

(Sec. 1257) Declares it to be the policy of the United States to: (1) fully support Israel's lawful exercise of self-defense, including actions to halt regional aggression, and (2) take all necessary steps to ensure that Israel possesses and maintains an independent capability to remove existential threats to tis security and defend its vital national interest.

Expresses the sense of Congress on the transfer of military equipment and munitions to Israel to ensure that Israel has an independent capability to remove any existential threat posed by the Iranian nuclear program and defend its vital national interest.

Requires the President to submit reports over a four-year period to the congressional armed services, foreign relations, and appropriations committees that identifies all aerial refueling platforms, bunker-buster munitions, and other capabilities and platforms that would contribute to the security of Israel.

Subtitle F: Reports and Sense of Congress Provisions - (Sec. 1261) Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) AFRICOM should have sufficient assigned military forces and other resources to support the crisis response forces to meet the "New Normal" and general mission requirements in its area of responsibility; (2) with AFRICOM's current force posture and structure, the United States is accepting a high level of risk in defending U.S. posts that are high risk; (3) the United States should posture forces forward and achieve the associated basing and access agreement to support such forces across Africa in order to meet the "New Normal" and general mission requirements in the area of AFRICOM's responsibility; (4) DOD should consider reassigning to AFRICOM enabler assets currently assigned to, and shared with, the U.S. European Command; and (5) AFRICOM requires more intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance assets to meet the "New Normal" and general mission requirements in its area of responsibility.

Requires the Secretary of Defense, not later than January 15, 2015, to report to the congressional defense and foreign relations committees on the extent to which the "New Normal" requirements have changed the force posture and structure required of AFRICOM.

(Sec. 1262) Requires the Secretary of Defense, not later than 180 days after the enactment of this Act and annually thereafter for not more than 3 years, to report to the congressional armed services and foreign relations committees: (1) a list of DOD contractors that have conducted a significant transaction with an Iranian person or the Government of Iran or that have conducted a significant transaction with an Iranian person whose property has been blocked pursuant to Executive Order No. 13224 or Executive Order No. 13382 during the 5-year period before the submission of the report; and (2) the value of each such significant transaction.

(Sec. 1263) Requires the President to report to Congress on the interim agreement relating to the nuclear programs of Iran.

(Sec. 1264) Expresses the sense of Congress with respect to: (1) U.S. presence and cooperation in the Arabian Gulf Region to support allies in that region and to deter Iran, and (2) an agreement with Iran relating to its nuclear weapons capability.

(Sec. 1265) Expresses the sense of Congress that the President should seek to work with Poland to modernize its defense capabilities and restructure its armed forces.

(Sec. 1266) Condemns the ongoing violence and systematic gross human rights violations against the people of Nigeria carried out by the jihadist organization Boko Haram.

Requires the Secretary of Defense to report to Congress on crimes against humanity committed by Boko Haram in Nigeria.

(Sec. 1267) Expresses the sense of Congress that diplomatic efforts should be used to urge the Government of France not to proceed with its sale of two Mistral class warships to the Russian Federation.

(Sec. 1268) Directs the Secretary of Defense to report to the congressional armed services and foreign relations committees on the implications of new energy resource development and distribution networks, both planned and under construction, in the areas surrounding the Caspian Sea for energy security strategies of the United States and NATO.

(Sec. 1269) Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) U.S. Armed Forces play an important role in preserving and protecting cultural property in countries at risk of destruction due to political instability, armed conflict, or natural or other disasters; and (2) the United States must protect cultural property abroad pursuant to its obligations under the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and customary international law in all conflicts to which the United States is a party.

Directs the Secretary of Defense to submit to the congressional defense and foreign relations committees a report on DOD 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, other cultural protection statues, and international agreements.

(Sec. 1270) Expresses the sense of Congress that the Secretary of Defense should: (1) take appropriate action with allies and partners of the United States to fight Boko Haram's violence and ideology; (2) partner with Nigeria's regional neighbors to counter Boko Haram's cross-border activity and respond to emerging threats; and (3) develop a long-term, interagency strategy to combat Boko Haram and Ansaru, reassess U.S. assistance to Nigeria, and brief Congress on such strategy.

(Sec. 1271) Expresses support for the designation of "Black Ribbon Day" to recognize the victims of Soviet Communist and Nazi regimes.

(Sec. 1272) Directs the Secretary of Defense to transmit to Congress a report on the findings of U.S. military personnel assisting in the search and rescue efforts of more than 200 girls and young women who were abducted from the Government Secondary School in Chibok, Nigeria, by Boko Haram.

Title XIII: Cooperative Threat Reduction - (Sec. 1301) Allows funding for Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) program to remain available for obligation for FY2015-FY2017.

(Sec. 1302) Allocates funds for the CTR program in FY2015. Requires notification to Congress 15 days before the Secretary of Defense obligates or expends FY2015 funds for purposes other than those specifically authorized.

(Sec. 1303) Prohibits CTR funding in FY2015 to the Russian Federation until the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of State, certifies to the congressional armed services and foreign affairs committees that the Russian Federation is no longer illegally occupying the Ukrainian territory, is no longer acting inconsistently with the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, and is in compliance with the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe. Grants the Secretary waiver authority pending notification to Congress of the justification for the waiver.

Title XIV: Other Authorizations - Subtitle A: Military Programs - (Sec. 1401) Authorizes appropriations for FY2015, as specified in the funding table in title LXV of Division D of this Act, for: (1) the working capital and revolving funds for the use of the DOD and the Armed Forces; (2) chemical agents and munitions destruction; (3) drug interdiction and counter-drug activities, defense-wide; (4) the Office of the Inspector General of DOD; and (5) the Defense Health Program.

Subtitle B: National Defense Stockpile - (Sec. 1411) Increases DOD's stockpile commodity disposal authority and extends such authority from FY2016-FY2019.

Subtitle C: Other Matters - (Sec. 1421) Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to transfer 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. 1422) Authorizes appropriations for FY2015 for the Armed Forces Retirement Home Trust Fund for the operation of the Armed Forces Retirement Home.

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

(Sec. 1503) Authorizes appropriations for FY2015 for operation and maintenance for the use of the Armed Forces and DOD and for the Department of the Air Force for maintaining, operating, and upgrading the A-10 aircraft fleet.

(Sec. 1504) Authorizes appropriations for FY2015 for military personnel and for DOD expenses not otherwise provided for.

Subtitle B: Financial Matters - (Sec. 1511) Provides that amounts authorized to be appropriated by this title are in addition to amounts otherwise authorized to be appropriated by this Act.

(Sec. 1512) Authorizes the transfer of up to $3 billion of additional war-related funding authorizations in this title among the accounts in this title, if the Secretary of Defense deems such transfer in the national interest.

Subtitle C: Limitations, Reports, and Other Matters - (Sec. 1521) Continues through FY2015 the existing limitations on the use of funds for the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund.

(Sec. 1522) Authorizes authorities and activities of, and sets forth reporting requirements for, the Joint Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Defeat Fund.

(Sec. 1523) Prohibits the use of funds authorized or made available for the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund until all funds appropriated for such Fund before the enactment of this Act are obligated or expended.

(Sec. 1524) Sets forth criteria the Secretary of Defense must implement in considering requests for overseas contingency operations, including criteria relating to: (1) geographic areas in which combat or direct combat support operations occur, and (2) permitted inclusions in and exclusions from the overseas contingency operation budget.

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 the Secretary of Defense to: (1) report to the congressional defense committees on an assessment of the ability of DOD to deter and defeat any act of space aggression by an adversary; and (2) study and report on potential alternative defense and deterrent strategies in response to the counterspace capabilities of China and Russia.

(Sec. 1602) Directs the Secretary of the Air Force to provide the congressional defense and intelligence committees with notification in FY 2015-FY2017 of each change to the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) acquisition plan and schedule as compared to the plan and schedule included in the President's budget for FY2015.

(Sec. 1603) Directs the Secretary of Defense 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) Expresses the sense of Congress that the Secretary of Defense should develop and report on a next-generation liquid rocket engine that: (1) is made in the United States, (2) meets the requirements of the national security space community, (3) is developed by not later than 2019, (4) is developed using full and open competition, and (5) is available for purpose by all space launch providers in the United States. Authorizes appropriations for FY2015.

(Sec. 1605) Authorizes the Secretary of Defense 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. Allocates funding for such program in FY2015-FY2020. Requires the Secretary to submit an initial report and a final report by December 1, 2020, on such pilot program to the congressional defense committees.

(Sec. 1606) Extends the authority for the Space Protection Strategy for FY2026-FY2030.

Subtitle B: Defense Intelligence and Intelligence-Related Activities - (Sec. 1611) Requires the Secretary of Defense to submit to the congressional defense and intelligence committees an assessment of the intelligence activities and programs of the U.S. Special Operations Command and special operation forces.

(Sec. 1612) Requires the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to provide an annual briefing to the congressional defense and intelligence committees on the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance requirements of the combatant commands.

(Sec. 1613) Extends until January 15, 2016, the reporting requirement of the Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGIA) on the imagery intelligence or geospatial information support that the Director provides to a regional organization or security alliance.

(Sec. 1614) Establishes in DOD the position of Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities Executive Agent who shall be responsible for working with the combatant commands, military services, and the intelligence community to develop methods to increase warfighter effectiveness and to promote cross-domain integration of such capabilities into military operations and other related activities. Directs the Executive Agent to brief the congressional armed services and intelligence committees on the investments, activities, challenges, and opportunities in carrying out such responsibilities.

(Sec. 1615) Expresses the sense of Congress that the Air Force National Air and Space Intelligence Center provides indispensable intelligence support and should remain organizationally aligned to the Headquarters Air Staff with reporting through the Vice Chief of Staff. Requires the Secretary of the Air Force to submit to the congressional defense and intelligence committees a strategic plan for the intelligence organization of the Air Force, which shall include maintaining such alignment.

(Sec. 1616) Prohibits, through December 31, 2015, the use of DOD funds to execute: (1) the separation of the National Intelligence Program budget from the DOD budget, (2) the consolidation of the National Intelligence Program budget within the DOD budget, or (3) the establishment of a new appropriations account or appropriations account structure for the National Intelligence Program budget.

(Sec. 1617) Requires the Director of National Intelligence to submit to the congressional armed services and foreign relations committees a report on the status of governance and democratization in the Russian Federation, including the extent of political and economic corruption amount the senior leadership of the Russian Federation.

Subtitle C: Cyberspace-Related Matters - (Sec. 1621) Requires the Secretary of Defense to designate a senior DOD official as the executive agent for cyber and information technology test and training ranges.

(Sec. 1622) Expresses the sense of Congress with respect to the role of the National Guard in defending against cyber threats.

(Sec. 1623) Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 to require the Director of National Intelligence to submit to the congressional defense committees a certification that the recommendations of the report on mission analyses for DOD cyber operations are consistent with U.S. cyber operations capability needs.

Subtitle D: Nuclear Forces - (Sec. 1631) Requires the Secretary of Defense, prior to any transfer of DOD budget authority to DOE, to submit to the congressional defense committees: (1) a certification that the Secretary of Energy obligated or expended funds in a manner consistent with a memorandum developed by the Nuclear Weapons Council and entered into by the Secretary; (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 Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Commander of the U.S. Strategic Command on effects to the military during such prior fiscal year caused by the delay or failure of the Administrator for Nuclear Security to implement any agreements and decisions of the Council.

Requires the Commander of the U.S. Strategic Command to submit to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, after the President submits a budget to Congress: (1) an assessment of whether such budget allows the federal government to meet nuclear stockpile and stockpile stewardship program requirements; and (2) if the Commander determines that such budget does not allow the government to meet such requirements, a description of the steps being taken to meet those requirements. Requires such assessment to be submitted to the congressional defense committees, with any comments of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

(Sec. 1632) Requires the Secretaries of Defense and Energy to: (1) jointly seek to enter into a contract with a federally-funded research and development center to conduct an independent review of the DOD personnel reliability and the DOE human reliability programs, and (2) submit such review to the congressional defense committees by October 1, 2015.

(Sec. 1633) Requires the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of Energy and the Commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, to assess and report on the annual secondary production requirement needed to sustain a safe, secure, reliable, and effective nuclear deterrent.

(Sec. 1634) Expresses the sense of Congress with respect to the importance of retaining land-based strategic missile silos and their associated infrastructure.

Requires the Secretary of Defense to preserve each intercontinental ballistic missile silo that contains a deployed missile as of the date of enactment of this Act.

(Sec. 1635) Requires that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Commander, U.S. Strategic Command to jointly certify to the congressional defense committees that the plan for implementation of the New START Treaty announced on April 8, 2014, will enable the United States to meet its obligations under such Treaty in a manner that ensures that U.S. nuclear forces are capable, survivable, and balanced and to maintain strategic stability, deterrence and extended deterrence, and allied assurance.

(Sec. 1636) Declares the policy of the United States with respect to the Nuclear Triad (a nuclear arsenal which consists of three components: traditionally strategic bombers, intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), and submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs).

(Sec. 1637) Expands the biennial review of the delivery platforms for nuclear weapons and the nuclear command and control system to require an assessment of the ability of such platforms to meet operational availability requirements.

(Sec. 1638) Directs the Commander of the U.S. Strategic Command to submit to the congressional defense committees reports and briefings of the Strategic Advisory Group.

(Sec. 1639) Prohibits the use of DOD funds in FY2015 for the removal or consolidation of dual-capable aircraft from the areas of responsibility of the U.S. European Command until the Secretary of Defense certifies to the appropriate congressional committees that the armed forces of the Russian Federation are no longer illegally occupying Ukrainian territory and that the Russian Federation is complying with its treaty obligations. Allows the Secretary to waive such prohibition for national security and other reasons.

(Sec. 1640) Requires the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) review of cost estimates for nuclear weapons to be filed annually.

Subtitle E: Missile Defense Programs - (Sec. 1641) States the policy of the United States that available short-range air and missile defense systems and terminal missile defense systems of the United States with operational missiles be rotationally deployed to central and eastern European allies pursuant to agreements with those allies, as appropriate.

Requires the Secretary of Defense to: (1) ensure the operational availability of the Aegis Ashore system site in Poland by December 31, 2016; (2) deploy to Poland, not later than December 31, 2014, a system providing a short-range air and missile defense capability or terminal missile defense capability, or both, and the personnel required to operate and maintain such system; and (3) notify the congressional defense and foreign relations committees not later than 60 days after a NATO member state expresses an interest in hosting missile defense capabilities. Authorizes the Secretary to relocate the necessary assets of the Aegis weapon system between and within the DDG-51 Class Destroyer program and the Aegis Ashore program to meet mission requirements.

(Sec. 1642) Expresses the sense of Congress on the procurement and deployment of additional capability enhancement II exoatmospheric kill vehicles.

(Sec. 1643) Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force to enter into contracts for the life-of-type procurement of covered parts of the intercontinental ballistic missile fuze.

(Sec. 1644) Requires the Director of the Missile Defense Agency to develop and report to the congressional defense committees on a plan to test, by not later than December 31, 2015, the capability of the Aegis Ashore system.

Requires the Secretary of Defense, if the Russian Federation is not in complete and verifiable compliance with its obligations under the INF Treaty, to develop and report on a plan for the research and development of intermediate range ballistic and cruise missiles.

(Sec. 1645) Directs the Secretary of Defense to enter into an arrangement with the Institute for Defense Analysis to study and report on the testing program of the ground-based midcourse missile defense system.

(Sec. 1646) Increases the authorization of appropriations for the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense.

Title XVII: Defense Audit Advisory Panel On Department of Defense Auditability - (Sec. 1702) Establishes the Advisory Panel on Department of Defense Audit Readiness to: (1) actively monitor the audit readiness work of DOD, and (2) make recommendations to the congressional armed services committees for making DOD auditable and aiding in congressional oversight of DOD.

States as the duties of the Advisory Panel to: (1) provide the Secretary of Defense independent advice on DOD's financial management, systems of internal controls, audit process, and processes for monitoring compliance with applicable laws; (2) identify, review, and evaluate the work of DOD on auditability; (3) identify problem areas and recommend solutions; and (4) provide briefings to the congressional armed services committees on the Panel's finding, analyses, and recommendations. Requires the Advisory Panel to report to the congressional defense committees by March 31 and September 30 of each year on its findings and conclusions. Terminates the Advisory Panel on April 30, 2019.

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. Exempts authorizations for which appropriated funds have been obligated before the later of October 1, 2017, or the date of enactment of an Act authorizing funds for FY2018 for military construction projects, land acquisition, family housing projects and facilities, and contributions to the NATO Security Investment Program.

(Sec. 2003) Provides that titles XXI through XXVII of this Act shall take effect on the later of October 1, 2014, or the enactment date of this Act.

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

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

(Sec. 2103) Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years beginning after FY2014 for military construction, land acquisition, and military family housing functions of the Department of the Army, as specified in title XLVI of Division D of this Act.

(Sec. 2104) Authorizes the Secretary of 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, until the later of October 1, 2015, or the enactment of an authorization bill for military construction for FY2016.

(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, until the later of October 1, 2015, or the enactment of an authorization bill for military construction for FY2016.

Title XXII: Navy Military Construction - (Sec. 2201) Authorizes the Secretary of 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 Secretary of 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 Secretary of the Navy to use a specified amount to improve existing military family housing units.

(Sec. 2204) Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years beginning after September 30, 2014, for military construction, land acquisition, and military family housing functions of the Department of the Navy, as set forth in title XLVI of Division D of this Act.

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

(Sec. 2207) Extends until the later of October 1, 2015, or the enactment of a military construction funding bill for FY2016 the authorizations for military construction projects in FY2011 for certain projects in Bahrain and Guam.

(Sec. 2208) Extends until the later of October 1, 2015, or the enactment of a military construction funding bill for FY2016 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 Air Force construction projects: (1) inside the United States in Alaska, Arizona, Guam, Kansas, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, Oklahoma, and Texas; and (2) outside the United States in the United Kingdom.

(Sec. 2302) Authorizes appropriations for Air Force military construction as set forth in title XLVI of Division D of this Act.

(Sec. 2303) Modifies authorities of the Secretary of the Air Force to carry out previously authorized construction projects at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, and in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

(Sec. 2305) Extends until the later of October 1, 2015, or the enactment of a military construction funding bill for FY2016 the authorizations for military construction projects at Bahrain Shaikh Isa Air Force Base and in Alaska and 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 the Secretary of Defense to carry out energy conservation projects in specified U.S. states and in Diego Garcia, Japan, and Germany.

(Sec. 2403) Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years beginning after FY2014 for military construction, land acquisition, and DOD military housing functions, as specified in title XLVI of Division D of this Act.

(Sec. 2404) Extends until the later of October 1, 2015, or the enactment of a military construction funding bill for FY 2016 specified construction projects at Bolling Air Force Base in the District of Columbia and in California, Germany, Italy, Japan, and Virginia.

(Sec. 2406) Prohibits funding for military construction projects at the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Story, Virginia, and at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, until a DOD report on the U.S. Special Operation Command Preservation of the Force and Families Initiative and a review of DOD efforts to prevent suicides of members of U.S. Special Operation Forces and their dependents are submitted to the congressional armed services committees.

Subtitle B: Chemical Demilitarization Authorizations - (Sec. 2411) Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years beginning after September 30, 2014, for military construction and land acquisition for chemical demilitarization, as set forth in the funding table in title XLVI of this Act.

(Sec. 2412) Authorizes the Secretary of Defense 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 the Secretary of Defense to make contributions for the NATO Security Investment Program in a specified amount.

(Sec. 2502) Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years beginning after September 30, 2014, for the U.S. share of the cost of projects for the NATO Security Investment Program, as specified in the funding tables in Title XLVI of Division D of this Act.

Title XXVI: Guard and Reserve Forces Facilities - Subtitle A: Project Authorizations and Authorizations of Appropriations - (Sec. 2601) Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to acquire real property and carry out military construction projects inside the United States for the Army National Guard, the Army Reserve, the Navy and Marine Corps Reserve, the Air National Guard, the Air Force Reserve, and the National Guard and Reserve.

Subtitle B: Other Matters - (Sec. 2611) Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to modify the scope of a military construction project in Kansas City, Kansas, and Attleboro, Massachusetts, authorized by the Military Construction Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2012. Extends the authorization for such projects until the later of October 1, 2018, or the enactment of an Act authorizing military constructions for FY2019.

(Sec. 2612) Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to construct a facility at Camp Smith, New York, instead of a project originally authorized at Stormville, New York.

(Sec. 2613) Extends until the later of October 1, 2015, or the enactment of an Act authorizing funds for military construction for FY2016, authority for a military construction project at Puerto Rico Camp Santiago.

Title XXVII: Base Realignment and Closure Activities - Subtitle A: Authorization of Appropriations - (Sec. 2701) Authorizes appropriations for fiscal years beginning after September 30, 2014, 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 shall authorize an additional Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round.

Subtitle C: Other Matters - (Sec. 2721) Requires the Secretary of Defense to: (1) submit a report as part of the DOD budget justification for FY2016 on a 20-year force structure plan for the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps and a comprehensive inventory of military installations world-wide for each military department; and (2) certify whether the need exists for the closure or realignment of additional military installations and whether the Secretary anticipates that such closures or realignments would result in annual net savings for each of the military departments within 6 years after the initiation of the additional round of closures and realignments.

Requires the Comptroller General to evaluate and report on such inventory and the need for the closure or realignment of additional military installations.

(Sec. 2722) 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 the Secretary of Defense to submit a report to the congressional defense committees on excess BRAC property that has not been declared surplus by the federal government.

(Sec. 2723) Allows settlement of a claim by the United States against the City of Ogden, Utah, and the Ogden Local Redevelopment Authority related to a caretaker agreement between the Department of the Army and the City of Ogden and the Ogden Redevelopment Authority, provided that the United States is given a release of claims.

Title XXVIII: Military Construction General Provisions - Subtitle A: Military Construction Program and Military Family Housing Changes - (Sec. 2801) Permits the Secretary of a military department to carry out only such military construction projects, land acquisitions, and defense access road projects as are specifically authorized in 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. Requires the Secretary concerned to adjust such dollar limitations to reflect the area construction cost index for military construction projects published by DOD.

(Sec. 2803) Authorizes the Secretary concerned 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. 2804) 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 the Secretary of Defense provides required certifications to the congressional defense committees.

(Sec. 2805) Directs the Secretary of Defense to report to Congress on the prevalence of black mold in buildings located on military installations.

Subtitle B: Real Property and Facilities Administration - (Sec. 2811) Requires the Secretary concerned to consult with the chief executive officer of a state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or any territory or possession of the United States to determine options for completing a real property acquisition that is a major land acquisition in any of such jurisdictions.

(Sec. 2812) Authorizes the Secretary concerned to enter into a sole source renewal, extension, or succeeding lease for a financial institution operating on military installations.

(Sec. 2813) Directs the Secretary concerned to delegate authority to the commander of a military manufacturing arsenal for: (1) helping to maintain the viability of military manufacturing arsenals and any installations on which they are located; (2) eliminating or reducing the cost of government ownership of military manufacturing arsenals; and (3) leveraging private investment at such arsenals through long-term facility use contracts, property management contracts, leases, or other agreements.

(Sec. 2814) Directs the Secretary of a military department to credit amounts collected as reimbursements to: (1) the appropriation fund or account from which the expenses were paid; or (2) an appropriate appropriation, fund, or account currently available to the Secretary.

(Sec. 2815) Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to acquire from willing sellers easements and other interests in real property in the vicinity of the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii, for training, testing, and operations purposes.

(Sec. 2816) Prohibits the designation of federal property as a National Historic Landmark or for nomination to the World Heritage List if the head of the agency managing the property objects to such inclusion or designation for reasons of national security. Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to allow for the expedited removal of federal property listed on the National Register of Historic Places if the managing agency of such property submits a request to the Secretary for such removal for reasons of national security.

(Sec. 2817) Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) national defense should be the top priority for all aspects of the federal government; and (2) national security functions, such as military training and exercises, should be the top priority with regard to the use of land owned by the United States.

(Sec. 2818) Expresses the sense of Congress with respect to the restrictions on environmental cleanup of the former bombardment area on the island of Culebra, Puerto Rico.

(Sec. 2819) Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993 to assign responsibility to the Secretary of Defense for the indemnification of transferees of property at military installations closed since October 24, 1998, that remain under DOD jurisdiction.

Subtitle C: Provisions Related to Asia-Pacific Military Realignment - (Sec. 2831) Amends the Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 to repeal restrictions on the movement of Marine Corps forces from Okinawa, Japan, to Guam.

Limits the authority of the Secretary of Defense to carry out public infrastructure projects in Guam unless such projects had been previously agreed to by DOD and historic preservation officials.

(Sec. 2832) Authorizes the Secretaries of the Navy and the Interior to enter into an agreement for the establishment and operation of a surface danger zone which overlays the Ritidian Unit of the Guam National Wildlife Refuge.

Subtitle D: Land Conveyances - (Sec. 2841) Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to convey, without consideration, to the Mount Soledad Memorial Association, Inc., title to the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial in La Jolla, California, for permitting the Association to maintain the property for public purposes.

(Sec. 2842) Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to convey, without consideration, to Children's Hospital title to real property at the former Walter Reed Army Hospital in the District of Columbia.

(Sec. 2843) Requires the Secretaries of the Army and Agriculture to exchange lands located at Camp Frank D. Merrill in Dahlonega, Georgia, currently under the administrative jurisdiction of the Secretary of Agriculture, for certain lands adjacent to Lake Lanier, Georgia, currently under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Army.

(Sec. 2844) Authorizes the Secretary of 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. 2845) Extends from 23 to 38 the years of operation associated with certain landfill operations at the Joliet Army Ammunition Plant, Illinois.

(Sec. 2846) Authorizes the Secretary of the Army to convey, without consideration, to the City of Kingston, New York, title to real property containing the Robert H. Dietz Army Reserve Center in Kingston for the purpose of permitting the City of Kingston to use the parcel for public purposes.

(Sec. 2847) Requires the Secretary of the Army, by March 31, 2015, to perform a business case analysis to consider the merits of seeking the reversion of former Camp Gruber, Oklahoma, for use as a military maneuver space.

(Sec. 2848) Requires the Secretary of Energy to convey specified parcels of real property of the Hanford Reservation to the Community Reuse Organization of the Hanford Site in the state of Washington for fair market value by December 31, 2014.

(Sec. 2849) Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force to convey, without consideration, to the City of Norwalk, California, title to real property at the former Norwalk Defense Fuel Supply Point, for public purposes.

Subtitle E: Other Matters - (Sec. 2861) Authorizes the Secretary of the Navy to establish on the grounds of the Washington Navy Yard in the District of Columbia a memorial dedicated to the victims of the shooting attack that took place there on September 16, 2013.

(Sec. 2862) Redesignates the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies as the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies.

(Sec. 2863) Redesignates the Pokakuloa Training Area in Hawaii as the Pokakuloa Training Center.

(Sec. 2864) Designates the memorial to members of the Armed Forces who have been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, located at March Field Air Museum in Riverside, California, as the Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial.

(Sec. 2865) Renames the John W. Berry, Sr. Wright Brothers Aviation Center, Dayton, Ohio, as the John W. Berry, Sr. Wright Brothers National Museum.

(Sec. 2866) Establishes the Manhattan Project National Historic Park as a unit of the National Park System.

(Sec. 2867) Directs the Secretary of the Interior to provide public access, by motor vehicle and pedestrian and other non-motorized 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.

Title XXIX: Military Land Transfers and Withdrawals to Support Readiness and Security - Subtitle A: Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada - (Sec. 2901) Directs the Secretary of the Interior to transfer to the Secretary of the Navy, without consideration, approximately 400 acres of federal land that is adjacent to the Naval Air Station Fallon, Churchill County, Nevada, and that was withdrawn under Public Land Order 6834.

(Sec. 2902) Declares that nothing in this subtitle shall be construed to establish a reservation in favor of the United States with respect to any water or water right on lands transferred by this subtitle or to authorize the appropriation of water on transferred lands except in accordance with applicable state law.

(Sec. 2903) Withdraws lands transferred by this subtitle from all forms of appropriation under public land laws, including mining, mineral leasing, and geothermal leasing laws, so long as the land remains under the administrative jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Navy.

Subtitle B: Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California - (Sec. 2911) Redesignates the Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area in California, as the Johnson Valley National Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area.

Subtitle C: Bureau of Land Management Withdrawn Military Lands Efficiency and Savings - (Sec. 2921) Eliminates the termination date of the withdrawal for military purposes of public lands listed in the Military Lands Withdrawal Act of 1999, except pursuant to an election by the Secretary of the military department concerned or until the Secretary of the Interior can permanently transfer administrative jurisdiction of the lands withdrawn and reserved by this Act to the Secretary of the military department concerned.

Subtitle D: Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, California - (Sec. 2931) Amends the Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 to permanently: (1) extend the withdrawal and reservation of public land for Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, California; and (2) withdraw public lands known as the Cuddeback Land Area for use by the Secretary of the Navy.

Subtitle E: White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico - (Sec. 2941) Amends the Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 to extend the withdrawal and reservation of public lands of White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, to include federal lands located beneath the boundaries of the Special Use Airspace designated as R-5017C and R5107H.

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 appropriations to DOE for FY2015 for the activities of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Authorizes the Secretary of Energy to carry out new plant projects for NNSA.

(Sec. 3102) Authorizes appropriations to DOE for FY2015 for defense environmental cleanup activities. Authorizes the Secretary of Energy to carry out new plan projects for such activities.

(Sec. 3103) Authorizes appropriations to DOE for FY2015 for other defense activities and for energy security and assurance programs necessary for national security, as specified in the funding table in title XLVII of Division D 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) Establishes authorized personnel levels for NNSA in FY2015-FY2016.

(Sec. 3113) Expresses the sense of Congress with respect to the importance of the Uranium Capabilities Replacement Project (UCRP).

Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 to confirm that the Secretary of Energy may adjust the statutory cost cap of $4.2 billion for Phase I of the UCRP if, by March 15, 2015, the Secretary of Energy submits to the congressional defense committees: (1) a detailed justification for such adjustment, including the amount of the adjustment and the proposed total cost of Phase I; (2) a description of the changes required to UCRP if Phase I were not to exceed the $4.2 billion total cost; (3) a detailed description of the actions taken to hold contractors and federal employees accountable for repeated failures within the project; (4) a description of the lines of responsibility, authority, and accountability for the project as it continues; and (5) a detailed description of the structural reforms planned or implemented to ensure Phase I is executed on time and on schedule.

Requires: (1) the Secretary to certify in writing to the congressional defense committees and the Secretary of Defense by March 1 of each year through 2025 that Phase I of the project will meet cost and other requirements relating to uranium operations, and (2) the Chairman of the Nuclear Weapons Council to report on resources required to meet such requirements if the Secretary fails to make a required certification in any year.

Requires the Secretaries of Energy and the Navy to report to the congressional defense committees by March 1, 2015, on the implementation of provisions for assistance to UCRP by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), including a description of the project management, oversight, design, and other responsibilities given to NAVFAC and the funding provided by DOE to NAVFAC to carry out its responsibilities.

(Sec. 3114) Requires the Secretary of Energy to: (1) ensure that the nuclear security enterprise produces at least 30 war reserve pits during 2023, at least 50 war reserve pits during 2026, and, during a pilot period of at least 90 days during 2027, demonstrates the capability to produce war reserve pits at a rate sufficient to produce 80 pits per year; and (2) certify to the congressional defense committees and the Secretary of Defense by March 1 of each year through 2027 that DOE programs and budget will meet these pit production milestones. Requires the Chairman of the Nuclear Weapons Council to submit a plan to the congressional defense committees by May 1 if the Secretary of Energy is unable to make a required certification in any year.

(Sec. 3115) Amends the Atomic Energy Defense Act to: (1) confirm that the cost and schedule baseline of a nuclear stockpile life extension project established by such Act shall be the cost and schedule contained in the weapon design and cost report required prior to the project entering into the development engineering phase, and (2) require congressional notification if the costs per warhead exceed 150% (currently, 200%) of the established cost baseline.

(Sec. 3116) Requires the Secretary of Energy to: (1) deliver a first production unit for a nuclear warhead for the long-range standoff weapon not later than September 30, 2025; and (2) notify the congressional defense committees, the Secretary of Defense, and the Commander, U.S. Strategic Command if the Secretary determines that a first production unit will not be delivered by September 30, 2025. Requires the Commander, U.S. Strategic Command to submit an assessment to the congressional defense committees regarding the effects of such delay on national security and nuclear deterrence and assurance, as well as any mitigation options available.

Requires the Secretaries of Energy and Defense to jointly develop a plan to carry out this mandate and to submit such plan to the congressional defense committees within 180 days after enactment of this Act.

Requires the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Commander, U.S. Strategic Command, to provide a briefing to the congressional defense committees on the justification for the long-range standoff weapon, including why such weapon is needed, the cost of such weapon, and what warhead is planned to be used for such weapon.

(Sec. 3117) Requires the Secretary of Energy, using funds authorized or made available in FY2015, to carry out construction and program support activities relating to mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at the Savannah River Site, Aiken, South Carolina (MOX facility). Requires the Secretary to: (1) enter into a contract with a federally-funded research and development center to conduct a study to assess and validate the analysis of the Secretary of Energy with respect to surplus weapons-grade plutonium, and (2) report to the congressional defense committees on such study.

(Sec. 3118) Limits the availability of funds for FY2015 for the Office of the Administrator of NNSA to: (1) not more than 75% until statutorily-required reports are submitted to the congressional armed services and foreign relations committees in 2015, and (2) not more than 90% until the Administrator submits to the congressional defense committees a report on the efficiencies proposed by the 2012 Joint Department of Energy/Department of Defense Study on Potential NNSA Management and Work Force Prioritization Efficiencies.

Requires the Nuclear Weapons Council to report to the congressional defense committees by March 1, 2015, on the efficiencies that the Council recommends the NNSA Administrator carry out during FY2016.

(Sec. 3120) Prohibits any funds for FY2015 made available for NNSA from being used for any contact, cooperation, or transfer of technology between the United States and the Russian Federation until the Secretary of Energy certifies to the congressional defense and foreign relations committees that: (1) the armed forces of the Russian Federation are no longer illegally occupying the Ukrainian territory, and (2) the Russian Federation is respecting sovereignty of all Ukrainian territory and is no longer acting inconsistently with its treaty obligations. Allows a waiver of such prohibition for national security purposes.

(Sec. 3121) Prohibits any funds for FY2015 from being obligated or expended for defense nuclear nonproliferation activities at sites in the Russian Federation until 30 days after the Secretary of Energy certifies to the appropriate congressional committees that such sites are not actively engaged in Russian nuclear weapons, intelligence, or defense activities. Authorizes the President to waive such limitation after notifying the congressional defense and foreign relations committees that such a waiver is in the national security interest of the United States and that no funds will be contributed to the nuclear weapons program of the Russian Federation.

Subtitle C Plans and Reports - (Sec. 3131) Excludes the Office of Naval Reactors from cost estimation and program evaluation requirements for NNSA.

(Sec. 3132) Directs the Secretary of the Navy, the Administrator for National Security, and the Chairman of the Nuclear Weapons Council to jointly submit to the congressional defense committees a report on the W88 Alt 370 program that contains analyses of the costs, benefits, risks, and feasibility of: (1) incorporating a refresh of the conventional high explosives of the W88 warhead as part of such program, and (2) not incorporating such refresh as part of such program.

(Sec. 3133) Directs the NNSA Administrator to submit to the congressional defense committees a report containing an analysis of using or modifying existing facilities across the nuclear security enterprise to support the plutonium strategy of NNSA.

(Sec. 3134) Directs the President to develop and submit to the congressional defense, intelligence, and foreign relations committees an interagency plan for verification and monitoring relating to the potential proliferation of nuclear weapons, components of such weapons, and fissile material.

Subtitle D: Other Matters - (Sec. 3141) Makes technical corrections to the Atomic Energy Defense Act and the National Nuclear Security Administration Act.

(Sec. 3143) Increases funding for defense environmental cleanup. Offsets such increase by a reduction in a corresponding amount for the inertial confinement fusion ignition and high yield campaign.

Title XXXII: Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board - (Sec. 3201) Authorizes appropriations for FY2015 for the operation of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board. Amends the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to: (1) designate the Inspector General of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) as the Inspector General of the Board, and (2) reduce from 150 to 120 the number of full-time employees of the Board.

Title XXIV: Naval Petroleum Reserves - (Sec. 3401) Authorizes appropriations for FY2015 to carry out activities relating to the naval petroleum reserves.

Title XXXV: Maritime Administration - (Sec. 3501) Authorizes appropriations for FY2015 for Maritime Administration programs associated with maintaining national security aspects of the Merchant Marine, including for: (1) operations of 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 Drydock-17 (formerly known as USN-YFD-17) in the waters of the state of Alabama shall not be treated as merchandise for purposes of provisions relating to the transportation of merchandise in coastwise trade.

(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 and economic vitality and the efficient operation of the U.S. transportation system.

Division D: Funding Tables - (Sec. 4001) Provides for the allocation of funds among DOD programs, projects, and activities in accordance with tables in Division D of this Act, subject to reprogramming guidance in accordance with established procedures.

Title XLI: Procurement - (Sec. 4101) Sets forth amounts requested and authorized for aircraft procurement, Army.

Title XLII: Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation - (Sec. 4201) Sets forth amounts requested and authorized for research, test, and evaluation, Army.

Title XLIII: Operation and Maintenance - (Sec. 4301) Sets forth amounts requested and authorized for operation and maintenance, Army.

Title XLIV: Military Personnel - (Sec. 4401) Sets forth amount requested and authorized for military personnel.

Title XLV: Other Authorizations - (Sec. 4501) Sets forth amounts requested and authorized for the Working Capital Fund, Army, and Prepositioned War Reserve Stocks.

Title XLVI: Military Construction - (Sec. 4601) Sets forth amounts requested and authorized for military construction, Army.

Title XLVII: Department of Energy National Security Programs - (Sec. 4701) Sets forth amounts requested and authorized for DOE National Security Programs.

Division E: Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform - Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act - (Sec. 5003) Defines "relevant congressional committees" for purposes of this Division as the House Committees on Armed Services and on Oversight and Government Reform and the Senate Committees on Armed Services and on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Title LI: Management of Information Technology within Federal Government - (Sec. 5101) Requires each federal agency to: (1) have a Chief Information Officer (CIO) appointed by the President, who shall possess demonstrated ability in the management and knowledge of information technology practices in large governmental or business entities; and (2) ensure that the CIO has the authority to participate in decisions regarding the budget planning process.

(Sec. 5102) Designates the Chief Information Officers Council as the lead interagency forum for improving agency coordination of practices related to the design, development, modernization, use, operation, sharing, performance, and review of federal government information resources investment. Requires the Council to submit to the relevant congressional committees by December 1 in each of the six years following the enactment of this Act a report to be known as the CIO Council Report, summarizing the Council's activities in the preceding fiscal year, with recommendations for further congressional action to fulfill its mission.

(Sec. 5103) Requires the Comptroller General to examine and report on the effectiveness of the Chief Information Officers Council.

Title LII: Data Center Optimization - (Sec. 5203) Requires the Federal Chief Information Officer to: (1) develop and implement the Federal Data Center Optimization Initiative to optimize the usage and efficiency of federal data centers, and (2) develop and submit to Congress a plan for the implementation of the Initiative.

(Sec. 5204) Sets forth performance requirements related to data center consolidation and criteria for tracking costs resulting from implementation of the Initiative.

(Sec. 5206) Requires each agency included in the Initiative to submit a report the the Federal Chief Information Officer on the implementation of the Initiative, including savings from such implementation. Requires the Federal Chief Information Officer to report annually to the relevant congressional committees on agency progress in carrying out the Initiative.

Title LIII: Elimination of Duplication and Waste in Information Technology Acquisition - (Sec. 5301) Requires the OMB Director to develop and submit to Congress a plan for conducting a government-wide inventory of information technology (IT) software assets. Directs the Comptroller General to review such plan and submit the results of such review to the relevant congressional committees.

(Sec. 5302) Directs the OMB Director to: (1) assess all publicly available websites of federal agencies, and (2) require agencies to eliminate or consolidate any duplicate or overlapping websites.

(Sec. 5303) Expresses the sense of Congress that transition to cloud computing offers significant potential benefits for the implementation of federal IT projects. Authorizes Chief Information Officers to establish cloud service working capital funds.

(Sec. 5304) Prohibits an executive agency from issuing a solicitation for a covered government-wide contract unless the agency performs a business case analysis and obtains approval from the Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy. Defines "covered government-wide contract," subject to specified exceptions, as a contract for IT or other goods or services that allows an indefinite number of orders to be placed and is established by one executive agency for use by multiple executive agencies. Excludes from such definition contracts of less than $10 million, determined on an average annual basis.

Title LIV: Strengthening IT Acquisition Workforce - (Sec. 5411) Requires the OMB Director to submit to the relevant congressional committees a five-year strategic plan, to be known as the IT Acquisition Cadres Strategic Plan, to develop, strengthen, and solidify IT acquisition cadres. Requires: (1) the Director to report annually for five years after the submission of such plan on progress made under the plan, (2) the Comptroller General to review such plan and report the results of such review, and (3) the Comptroller General to independently assess the findings of the annual reports and brief the committees.

(Sec. 5412) Requires the OMB Director to submit to the relevant congressional committees a plan for improving management of IT programs and projects.

(Sec. 5413 Directs the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to develop policies for agencies to develop a program to recognize excellent performance by federal employees and teams in the acquisition of information systems and IT. Requires such policies to include guidance regarding the award of cash bonuses and other incentives.

Title LV: Additional Reforms - (Sec. 5501) Directs the Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy 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 such Initiative.

(Sec. 5502) Requires the GSA Administrator to identify and 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.

(Sec. 5503) Requires the final negotiated price offered by an awardee of a blanket purchase agreement to be treated as public information. Requires additional information concerning blanket purchase agreements and IT investment to be made available to the public and updated at least every six months.

(Sec. 5504) Permits executive agencies to state in solicitations that awards will be made using a fixed price technical competition under which all offerors compete solely on non-price factors and the fixed award price is pre-announced in the solicitation.

(Sec. 5505) Requires the OMB Director to make publicly available the cost, schedule, and performance data for: (1) at least 80% of all IT investments government-wide, (2) at least 60% of all IT investments made by specified federal agencies, and (3) every IT investment in such agencies that OMB defines as a major IT investment. Allows for a waiver of such requirement in the interest of national security.

(Sec. 5506) Required the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council to prescribe a regulation confirming that agency acquisition personnel are permitted and encouraged to engage in responsible and constructive exchanges with industry, so long as such exchanges are consistent with existing law and regulations and do not promote an unfair competitive advantage for particular firms.

(Sec. 5507) Establishes guidance for developing and evaluating software acquisition processes that promote procurement choices based on performance and value in a manner free of preconceived preferences based on how technology is developed, licensed, or distributed. Requires the OMB Director to issue guidance on the technology-neutral procurement and use of software with the federal government. Prohibits such guidance from modifying the federal policy of following technology-neutral principles when selecting and acquiring IT.

Directs the Comptroller General to report to the relevant congressional committees on an assessment of the effectiveness of the guidance issued, an identification of barriers to widespread federal government use of specific software technologies, and appropriate recommendations.

(Sec. 5508) Prohibits additional funding to carry out the requirements of this Division.