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H. Res. 441



In the House of Representatives, U. S.,

December 12, 2013.  

Resolved, That upon the adoption of this resolution the House shall be considered to have taken from the Speaker’s table the bill, H.R. 3304, with the Senate amendments thereto, and to have—

(1) concurred in the Senate amendment to the title;

(2) concurred in the first three Senate amendments to the text of the bill; and

(3) concurred in the fourth Senate amendment to the text of the bill with the following amendment:

In lieu of striking the matter proposed to be stricken on page 3, line 9, by the amendment of the Senate to the text of the bill, strike “requested” on page 3, line 9, and insert the following:

to award the Medal of Honor under section 3741 of such title to Donald P. Sloat of the United States Army for the acts of valor during the Vietnam Conflict described in subsection (b).

(b) Acts of valor described.—The acts of valor referred to in subsection (a) are the actions of then Specialist Four Donald P. Sloat of the United States Army serving with 3rd Platoon, Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry, 196th Light Infantry Brigade, Americal Division on January 17, 1970, during the Vietnam Conflict.

SEC. 3. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014”.

SEC. 4. Organization of Act into divisions; table of contents.

(a) Divisions.—This Act is organized into four divisions as follows:

(1) Division A—Department of Defense Authorizations.

(2) Division B—Military Construction Authorizations.

(3) Division C—Department of Energy National Security Authorizations and Other Authorizations.

(4) Division D—Funding Tables.

(b) Table of contents.—The table of contents for this Act is as follows:


Sec. 1. Short title.

Sec. 2. Organization of Act into divisions; table of contents.

Sec. 3. Congressional defense committees.

Sec. 4. Explanatory statement.

Sec. 101. Authorization of appropriations.

Sec. 111. Limitation on availability of funds for Stryker vehicle program.

Sec. 112. Study on multiyear, multivehicle procurement authority for tactical vehicles.

Sec. 121. CVN–78 class aircraft carrier program.

Sec. 122. Repeal of requirements relating to procurement of future surface combatants.

Sec. 123. Multiyear procurement authority for E–2D aircraft program.

Sec. 124. Limitation on availability of funds for Littoral Combat Ship.

Sec. 131. Repeal of requirement for maintenance of certain retired KC–135E aircraft.

Sec. 132. Multiyear procurement authority for C–130J aircraft.

Sec. 133. Prohibition on cancellation or modification of avionics modernization program for C–130 aircraft.

Sec. 134. Prohibition of procurement of unnecessary C–27J aircraft by the Air Force.

Sec. 141. Personal protection equipment procurement.

Sec. 142. Repeal of certain F–35 reporting requirements.

Sec. 143. Limitation on availability of funds for retirement of RQ–4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft systems and A–10 aircraft.

Sec. 144. MC–12 Liberty Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance aircraft.

Sec. 145. Competition for evolved expendable launch vehicle providers.

Sec. 146. Reports on personal protection equipment and health and safety risks associated with ejection seats.

Sec. 201. Authorization of appropriations.

Sec. 211. Modification of requirements on biennial strategic plan for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Sec. 212. Limitation on availability of funds for ground combat vehicle engineering and manufacturing phase.

Sec. 213. Limitation and reporting requirements for unmanned carrier-launched surveillance and strike system program.

Sec. 214. Limitation on availability of funds for Air Force logistics transformation.

Sec. 215. Limitation on availability of funds for defensive cyberspace operations of the Air Force.

Sec. 216. Limitation on availability of funds for precision extended range munition program.

Sec. 217. Long-range standoff weapon requirement; prohibition on availability of funds for noncompetitive procedures for offensive anti-surface warfare weapon contracts of the Navy.

Sec. 218. Review of software development for F–35 aircraft.

Sec. 219. Evaluation and assessment of the distributed common ground system.

Sec. 220. Operationally responsive space.

Sec. 221. Sustainment or replacement of Blue Devil intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities.

Sec. 231. Improvements to acquisition accountability reports on ballistic missile defense system.

Sec. 232. Prohibition on use of funds for MEADS program.

Sec. 233. Prohibition on availability of funds for integration of certain missile defense systems; report on regional ballistic missile defense.

Sec. 234. Availability of funds for co-production of Iron Dome short-range rocket defense system in the United States.

Sec. 235. Additional missile defense radar for the protection of the United States homeland.

Sec. 236. Evaluation of options for future ballistic missile defense sensor architectures.

Sec. 237. Plans to improve the ground-based midcourse defense system.

Sec. 238. Report on potential future homeland ballistic missile defense options.

Sec. 239. Briefings on status of implementation of certain missile defense matters.

Sec. 240. Sense of Congress and report on NATO and missile defense burden-sharing.

Sec. 241. Sense of Congress on deployment of regional ballistic missile defense capabilities.

Sec. 242. Sense of Congress on procurement of capability enhancement II exoatmospheric kill vehicle.

Sec. 251. Annual Comptroller General report on the amphibious combat vehicle acquisition program.

Sec. 252. Annual Comptroller General of the United States report on the acquisition program for the VXX Presidential Helicopter.

Sec. 253. Report on strategy to improve body armor.

Sec. 261. Establishment of Communications Security Review and Advisory Board.

Sec. 262. Extension and expansion of mechanisms to provide funds for defense laboratories for research and development of technologies for military missions.

Sec. 263. Extension of authority to award prizes for advanced technology achievements.

Sec. 264. Five-year extension of pilot program to include technology protection features during research and development of certain defense systems.

Sec. 265. Briefing on biometrics activities of the Department of Defense.

Sec. 266. Sense of Congress on importance of aligning common missile compartment of Ohio-class replacement program with the United Kingdom’s Vanguard successor program.

Sec. 267. Sense of Congress on counter-electronics high power microwave missile project.

Sec. 301. Operation and maintenance funding.

Sec. 311. Deadline for submission of reports on proposed budgets for activities relating to operational energy strategy.

Sec. 312. Facilitation of interagency cooperation in conservation programs of the Departments of Defense, Agriculture, and Interior to avoid or reduce adverse impacts on military readiness activities.

Sec. 313. Reauthorization of Sikes Act.

Sec. 314. Clarification of prohibition on disposing of waste in open-air burn pits.

Sec. 315. Limitation on availability of funds for procurement of drop-in fuels.

Sec. 321. Strategic policy for prepositioned materiel and equipment.

Sec. 322. Department of Defense manufacturing arsenal study and report.

Sec. 323. Consideration of Army arsenals’ capabilities to fulfill manufacturing requirements.

Sec. 324. Strategic policy for the retrograde, reconstitution, and replacement of operating forces used to support overseas contingency operations.

Sec. 325. Littoral Combat Ship Strategic Sustainment Plan.

Sec. 326. Strategy for improving asset tracking and in-transit visibility.

Sec. 331. Additional reporting requirements relating to personnel and unit readiness.

Sec. 332. Modification of authorities on prioritization of funds for equipment readiness and strategic capability.

Sec. 333. Revision to requirement for annual submission of information regarding information technology capital assets.

Sec. 334. Modification of annual corrosion control and prevention reporting requirements.

Sec. 341. Certification for realignment of forces at Lajes Air Force Base, Azores.

Sec. 342. Limitation on performance of Department of Defense flight demonstration teams outside the United States.

Sec. 343. Limitation on funding for United States Special Operations Command National Capital Region.

Sec. 344. Limitation on availability of funds for Trans Regional Web Initiative.

Sec. 351. Gifts made for the benefit of military musical units.

Sec. 352. Revised policy on ground combat and camouflage utility uniforms.

Sec. 401. End strengths for active forces.

Sec. 402. Revisions in permanent active duty end strength minimum levels and in annual limitation on certain end strength reductions.

Sec. 411. End strengths for Selected Reserve.

Sec. 412. End strengths for Reserves on active duty in support of the reserves.

Sec. 413. End strengths for military technicians (dual status).

Sec. 414. Fiscal year 2014 limitation on number of non-dual status technicians.

Sec. 415. Maximum number of reserve personnel authorized to be on active duty for operational support.

Sec. 421. Military personnel.

Sec. 501. Congressional notification requirements related to increases in number of general and flag officers on active duty or in joint duty assignments.

Sec. 502. Service credit for cyberspace experience or advanced education upon original appointment as a commissioned officer.

Sec. 503. Selective early retirement authority for regular officers and selective early removal of officers from reserve active-status list.

Sec. 511. Suicide prevention efforts for members of the reserve components.

Sec. 512. Removal of restrictions on the transfer of officers between the active and inactive National Guard.

Sec. 513. Limitations on cancellations of deployment of certain reserve component units and involuntary mobilizations of certain Reserves.

Sec. 514. Review of requirements and authorizations for reserve component general and flag officers in an active status.

Sec. 515. Feasibility of establishing a unit of the National Guard in American Samoa and in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Sec. 521. Provision of information under Transition Assistance Program about disability-related employment and education protections.

Sec. 522. Medical examination requirements regarding post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury before administrative separation.

Sec. 523. Establishment and use of consistent definition of gender-neutral occupational standard for military career designators.

Sec. 524. Sense of Congress regarding the Women in Service Implementation Plan.

Sec. 525. Provision of military service records to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an electronic format.

Sec. 526. Review of Integrated Disability Evaluation System.

Sec. 531. Modification of eligibility for appointment as Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

Sec. 532. Enhancement of protection of rights of conscience of members of the Armed Forces and chaplains of such members.

Sec. 533. Inspector General investigation of Armed Forces compliance with regulations for the protection of rights of conscience of members of the Armed Forces and their chaplains.

Sec. 534. Survey of military chaplains views on Department of Defense policy regarding chaplain prayers outside of religious services.

Sec. 541. Additional requirements for approval of educational programs for purposes of certain educational assistance under laws administered by the Secretary of Defense.

Sec. 542. Enhancement of mechanisms to correlate skills and training for military occupational specialties with skills and training required for civilian certifications and licenses.

Sec. 543. Report on the Troops to Teachers program.

Sec. 544. Secretary of Defense report on feasibility of requiring automatic operation of current prohibition on accrual of interest on direct student loans of certain members of the Armed Forces.

Sec. 551. Continuation of authority to assist local educational agencies that benefit dependents of members of the Armed Forces and Department of Defense civilian employees.

Sec. 552. Impact aid for children with severe disabilities.

Sec. 553. Treatment of tuition payments received for virtual elementary and secondary education component of Department of Defense education program.

Sec. 554. Family support programs for immediate family members of members of the Armed Forces assigned to special operations forces.

Sec. 555. Sense of Congress on parental rights of members of the Armed Forces in child custody determinations.

Sec. 561. Repeal of limitation on number of medals of honor that may be awarded to the same member of the Armed Forces.

Sec. 562. Standardization of time-limits for recommending and awarding Medal of Honor, Distinguished-Service Cross, Navy Cross, Air Force Cross, and Distinguished-Service Medal.

Sec. 563. Recodification and revision of Army, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard Medal of Honor Roll requirements.

Sec. 564. Prompt replacement of military decorations.

Sec. 565. Review of eligibility for, and award of, Purple Heart to victims of the attacks at recruiting station in Little Rock, Arkansas, and at Fort Hood, Texas.

Sec. 566. Authorization for award of the Medal of Honor to former members of the Armed Forces previously recommended for award of the Medal of Honor.

Sec. 567. Authorization for award of the Medal of Honor for acts of valor during the Vietnam War.

Sec. 568. Authorization for award of the Distinguished-Service Cross for acts of valor during the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

Sec. 569. Authorization for award of the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing for acts of valor during the Civil War.

Sec. 571. Report on feasibility of expanding performance evaluation reports to include 360-degree assessment approach.

Sec. 572. Report on Department of Defense personnel policies regarding members of the Armed Forces with HIV or Hepatitis B.

Sec. 573. Policy on military recruitment and enlistment of graduates of secondary schools.

Sec. 574. Comptroller General report on use of determination of personality disorder or adjustment disorder as basis to separate members from the Armed Forces.

Sec. 581. Accounting for members of the Armed Forces and Department of Defense civilian employees listed as missing and related reports.

Sec. 582. Expansion of privileged information authorities to debriefing reports of certain recovered persons who were never placed in a missing status.

Sec. 583. Revision of specified senior military colleges to reflect consolidation of North Georgia College and State University and Gainesville State College.

Sec. 584. Review of security of military installations, including barracks, temporary lodging facilities, and multi-family residences.

Sec. 585. Authority to enter into concessions contracts at Army National Military Cemeteries.

Sec. 586. Military salute during recitation of pledge of allegiance by members of the Armed Forces not in uniform and by veterans.

Sec. 587.  Improved climate assessments and dissemination of results.

Sec. 601. Extension of authority to provide temporary increase in rates of basic allowance for housing under certain circumstances.

Sec. 602. Recognition of additional means by which members of the National Guard called into Federal service for a period of 30 days or less may initially report for duty for entitlement to basic pay.

Sec. 611. One-year extension of certain bonus and special pay authorities for reserve forces.

Sec. 612. One-year extension of certain bonus and special pay authorities for health care professionals.

Sec. 613. One-year extension of special pay and bonus authorities for nuclear officers.

Sec. 614. One-year extension of authorities relating to title 37 consolidated special pay, incentive pay, and bonus authorities.

Sec. 615. One-year extension of authorities relating to payment of other title 37 bonuses and special pays.

Sec. 616. One-year extension of authority to provide incentive pay for members of precommissioning programs pursuing foreign language proficiency.

Sec. 617. Authority to provide bonus to certain cadets and midshipmen enrolled in the Senior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.

Sec. 618. Health Professions Stipend Program to obtain commissioned officers in the reserve components.

Sec. 621. Technical and standardizing amendments to Department of Defense travel and transportation authorities in connection with reform of such authorities.

Sec. 631. Clarification of prevention of retired pay inversion in the case of members whose retired pay is computed using high-three.

Sec. 632. Periodic notice to members of the Ready Reserve on early retirement credit earned for significant periods of active Federal status or active duty.

Sec. 633. Improved assistance for Gold Star spouses and other dependents.

Sec. 641. Expansion of protection of employees of nonappropriated fund instrumentalities from reprisals.

Sec. 642. Modernization of titles of nonappropriated fund instrumentalities for purposes of certain civil service laws.

Sec. 651. Authority to provide certain expenses for care and disposition of human remains that were retained by the Department of Defense for forensic pathology investigation.

Sec. 652. Study of the merits and feasibility of providing transitional compensation and other transitional benefits to dependents of members separated for violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

Sec. 701. Future availability of TRICARE Prime for certain beneficiaries enrolled in TRICARE Prime.

Sec. 702. Mental health care treatment through telemedicine.

Sec. 703. Comprehensive policy on improvements to care and transition of members of the Armed Forces with urotrauma.

Sec. 704. Pilot program on investigational treatment of members of the Armed Forces for traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Sec. 711. Authority of Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences to enter into contracts and agreements and make grants to other nonprofit entities.

Sec. 712. Pilot program on increased third-party collection reimbursements in military medical treatment facilities.

Sec. 713. Electronic health records of the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Sec. 721. Display of budget information for embedded mental health providers of the reserve components.

Sec. 722. Report on role of Department of Veterans Affairs in certain Centers of Excellence.

Sec. 723. Report on memorandum regarding traumatic brain injuries.

Sec. 724. Report on provision of advanced prosthetics and orthotics to members of the Armed Forces and veterans.

Sec. 725. Comptroller General reports on TRICARE recovery audit program and availability of compounded pharmaceuticals.

Sec. 801. Enhanced transfer of technology developed at Department of Defense laboratories.

Sec. 802. Extension of limitation on aggregate annual amount available for contract services.

Sec. 803. Identification and replacement of obsolete electronic parts.

Sec. 811. Government-wide limitations on allowable costs for contractor compensation.

Sec. 812. Inclusion of additional cost estimate information in certain reports.

Sec. 813.  Amendment relating to compelling reasons for waiving suspension or debarment.

Sec. 814. Extension of pilot program on acquisition of military purpose nondevelopmental items.

Sec. 821. Synchronization of cryptographic systems for major defense acquisition programs.

Sec. 822. Assessment of dedicated ground control system before Milestone B approval of major defense acquisition programs constituting a space program.

Sec. 823. Additional responsibility for product support managers for major weapon systems.

Sec. 824. Comptroller General review of Department of Defense processes for the acquisition of weapon systems.

Sec. 831. Prohibition on contracting with the enemy.

Sec. 832. Extension of authority to acquire products and services produced in countries along a major route of supply to Afghanistan.

Sec. 901. Revisions to composition of transition plan for defense business enterprise architecture.

Sec. 902. Comptroller General report on potential relocation of Federal Government tenants onto military installations in the United States.

Sec. 903. Clarification of authority for the command acquisition executive of the United States Special Operations Command.

Sec. 904. Streamlining of Department of Defense management headquarters.

Sec. 905. Update of statutory statement of functions of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff relating to doctrine, training, and education.

Sec. 906. Modification of reference to major Department of Defense headquarters activities instruction.

Sec. 907. Personnel security.

Sec. 911. National security space satellite reporting policy.

Sec. 912. National security space defense and protection.

Sec. 913. Space acquisition strategy.

Sec. 914. Space control mission report.

Sec. 915. Responsive launch.

Sec. 916. Limitation on use of funds for Space Protection Program.

Sec. 917. Eagle Vision system.

Sec. 921. Revision of Secretary of Defense authority to engage in commercial activities as security for intelligence collection activities.

Sec. 922. Department of Defense intelligence priorities.

Sec. 923. Defense Clandestine Service.

Sec. 924. Prohibition on National Intelligence Program consolidation.

Sec. 931. Modification of requirement for inventory of Department of Defense tactical data link systems.

Sec. 932. Authorities, capabilities, and oversight of the United States Cyber Command.

Sec. 933. Mission analysis for cyber operations of Department of Defense.

Sec. 934. Modification of requirement for Report on Department of Defense Progress in Defending the Department and the Defense Industrial Base from Cyber Events.

Sec. 935. Additional requirements relating to the software licenses of the Department of Defense.

Sec. 936. Cyber outreach and threat awareness for small businesses.

Sec. 937. Joint Federated Centers for Trusted Defense Systems for the Department of Defense.

Sec. 938. Supervision of the acquisition of cloud computing capabilities.

Sec. 939. Cyber vulnerabilities of Department of Defense weapon systems and tactical communications systems.

Sec. 940. Control of the proliferation of cyber weapons.

Sec. 941. Integrated policy to deter adversaries in cyberspace.

Sec. 942. National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education matters.

Sec. 951. Reviews of appropriate manpower performance.

Sec. 1001. General transfer authority.

Sec. 1002. Budgetary effects of this Act.

Sec. 1003. Audit of Department of Defense fiscal year 2018 financial statements.

Sec. 1004. Authority to transfer funds to the National Nuclear Security Administration to sustain nuclear weapons modernization.

Sec. 1011. Extension of authority to support unified counter-drug and counterterrorism campaign in Colombia.

Sec. 1012. Extension of authority for joint task forces to provide support to law enforcement agencies conducting counter-terrorism activities.

Sec. 1013. Extension and expansion of authority to provide additional support for counter-drug activities of certain foreign governments.

Sec. 1021. Modification of requirements for annual long-range plan for the construction of naval vessels.

Sec. 1022. Clarification of sole ownership resulting from ship donations at no cost to the Navy.

Sec. 1023. Availability of funds for retirement or inactivation of Ticonderoga class cruisers or dock landing ships.

Sec. 1024. Extension and remediation of Navy contracting actions.

Sec. 1025. Report comparing costs of DDG 1000 and DDG 51 Flight III ships.

Sec. 1026. Report on naval vessels and the Force Structure Assessment.

Sec. 1027. Modification of policy relating to major combatant vessels of the strike forces of the Navy.

Sec. 1031. Clarification of procedures for use of alternate members on military commissions.

Sec. 1032. Modification of Regional Defense Combating Terrorism Fellowship Program reporting requirement.

Sec. 1033. Prohibition on use of funds to construct or modify facilities in the United States to house detainees transferred from United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Sec. 1034. Prohibition on the use of funds for the transfer or release of individuals detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Sec. 1035. Transfers to foreign countries of individuals detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Sec. 1036. Report on information relating to individuals detained at Parwan, Afghanistan.

Sec. 1037. Grade of chief prosecutor and chief defense counsel in military commissions established to try individuals detained at Guantanamo.

Sec. 1038. Report on capability of Yemeni government to detain, rehabilitate, and prosecute individuals detained at Guantanamo who are transferred to Yemen.

Sec. 1039. Report on attachment of rights to individuals detained at Guantanamo if transferred to the United States.

Sec. 1041. Congressional notification of sensitive military operations.

Sec. 1042. Counterterrorism operational briefings.

Sec. 1043. Report on process for determining targets of lethal or capture operations.

Sec. 1051. Notification required for reduction or consolidation of dual-capable aircraft based in Europe.

Sec. 1052. Council on Oversight of the National Leadership Command, Control, and Communications System.

Sec. 1053. Modification of responsibilities and reporting requirements of Nuclear Weapons Council.

Sec. 1054. Modification of deadline for report on plan for nuclear weapons stockpile, nuclear weapons complex, nuclear weapons delivery systems, and nuclear weapons command and control system.

Sec. 1055. Prohibition on elimination of nuclear triad.

Sec. 1056. Implementation of New START Treaty.

Sec. 1057. Retention of capability to redeploy multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles.

Sec. 1058. Report on New START Treaty.

Sec. 1059. Report on implementation of the recommendations of the Palomares Nuclear Weapons Accident Revised Dose Evaluation Report.

Sec. 1060. Sense of Congress on further strategic nuclear arms reductions with the Russian Federation.

Sec. 1061. Sense of Congress on compliance with nuclear arms control treaty obligations.

Sec. 1062. Senses of Congress on ensuring the modernization of the nuclear forces of the United States.

Sec. 1071. Enhancement of capacity of the United States Government to analyze captured records.

Sec. 1072. Strategic plan for the management of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Sec. 1073. Extension of authority to provide military transportation services to certain other agencies at the Department of Defense reimbursement rate.

Sec. 1074. Notification of modifications to Army force structure.

Sec. 1075. Aircraft joint training.

Sec. 1081. Online availability of reports submitted to Congress.

Sec. 1082. Oversight of combat support agencies.

Sec. 1083. Inclusion in annual report of description of interagency coordination relating to humanitarian demining technology.

Sec. 1084. Repeal and modification of reporting requirements.

Sec. 1085. Repeal of requirement for Comptroller General assessment of Department of Defense efficiencies.

Sec. 1086. Review and assessment of United States Special Operations Forces and United States Special Operations Command.

Sec. 1087. Reports on unmanned aircraft systems.

Sec. 1088. Report on foreign language support contracts for the Department of Defense.

Sec. 1089. Civil Air Patrol.

Sec. 1091. Technical and clerical amendments.

Sec. 1092. Reduction in costs to report critical changes to major automated information system programs.

Sec. 1093. Extension of authority of Secretary of Transportation to issue non-premium aviation insurance.

Sec. 1094. Extension of Ministry of Defense Advisor Program and authority to waive reimbursement of costs of activities for certain nongovernmental personnel.

Sec. 1095. Amendments to certain national commissions.

Sec. 1096. Strategy for future military information operations capabilities.

Sec. 1097. Sense of Congress on collaboration on border security.

Sec. 1098. Transfer of aircraft to other departments for wildfire suppression and other purposes; tactical airlift fleet of the Air Force.

Sec. 1101. One-year extension of authority to waive annual limitation on premium pay and aggregate limitation on pay for Federal civilian employees working overseas.

Sec. 1102. One-year extension of discretionary authority to grant allowances, benefits, and gratuities to personnel on official duty in a combat zone.

Sec. 1103. Extension of voluntary reduction-in-force authority for civilian employees of the Department of Defense.

Sec. 1104. Extension of authority to make lump-sum severance payments to Department of Defense employees.

Sec. 1105. Revision to amount of financial assistance under Department of Defense Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Defense Education Program and assessment of STEM and other programs.

Sec. 1106. Extension of program for exchange of information-technology personnel.

Sec. 1107. Temporary authorities for certain positions at Department of Defense research and engineering facilities.

Sec. 1108. Compliance with law regarding availability of funding for civilian personnel.

Sec. 1109. Extension of enhanced appointment and compensation authority for civilian personnel for care and treatment of wounded and injured members of the Armed Forces.

Sec. 1201. Modification and extension of authorities relating to program to build the capacity of foreign military forces.

Sec. 1202. Global Security Contingency Fund.

Sec. 1203. Training of general purpose forces of the United States Armed Forces with military and other security forces of friendly foreign countries.

Sec. 1204. Authority to conduct activities to enhance the capability of foreign countries to respond to incidents involving weapons of mass destruction.

Sec. 1205. Authorization of National Guard State Partnership Program.

Sec. 1206. United States security and assistance strategies in Africa.

Sec. 1207. Assistance to the Government of Jordan for border security operations.

Sec. 1208. Support of foreign forces participating in operations to disarm the Lord’s Resistance Army.

Sec. 1211. Commanders’ Emergency Response Program in Afghanistan.

Sec. 1212. One-year extension of authority to use funds for reintegration activities in Afghanistan.

Sec. 1213. Extension of authority for reimbursement of certain coalition nations for support provided to United States military operations.

Sec. 1214. Extension and modification of authority to support operations and activities of the Office of Security Cooperation in Iraq.

Sec. 1215. One-year extension and modification of authority for program to develop and carry out infrastructure projects in Afghanistan.

Sec. 1216. Requirement to withhold Department of Defense assistance to Afghanistan in amount equivalent to 100 percent of all taxes assessed by Afghanistan to extent such taxes are not reimbursed by Afghanistan.

Sec. 1217. Extension of certain authorities for support of foreign forces supporting or participating with the United States Armed Forces.

Sec. 1218. Extension and improvement of the Iraqi special immigrant visa program.

Sec. 1219. Improvement of the Afghan special immigrant visa program.

Sec. 1221. Report on plans to disrupt and degrade Haqqani Network activities and finances.

Sec. 1222. Completion of accelerated transition of security responsibility from United States Armed Forces to the Afghan National Security Forces.

Sec. 1223. Defense intelligence plan.

Sec. 1224. Limitation on availability of funds for certain authorities for Afghanistan.

Sec. 1231. Report on United States military partnership with Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

Sec. 1232. Additional elements in annual report on military power of Iran.

Sec. 1233. Integrated air and missile defense programs at training locations in Southwest Asia.

Sec. 1241. Two-year extension of authorization for non-conventional assisted recovery capabilities.

Sec. 1242. Element on 5th generation fighter program in annual report on military and security developments involving the People’s Republic of China.

Sec. 1243. Report on posture and readiness of the Armed Forces to respond to an attack or other contingency against United States diplomatic facilities overseas.

Sec. 1244. Limitation on establishment of Regional Special Operations Forces Coordination Centers.

Sec. 1245. Additional reports on military and security developments involving the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Sec. 1246. Sense of Congress on missile defense cooperation with the Russian Federation and limitations on providing certain missile defense information to the Russian Federation.

Sec. 1247. Amendments to annual report under Arms Control and Disarmament Act.

Sec. 1248. Report on actions to reduce support for ballistic missile proliferation.

Sec. 1249. Reports on international agreements relating to the Department of Defense.

Sec. 1250. Revision of statutory references to former NATO support organizations and related NATO agreements.

Sec. 1251. Executive agreements with the Russian Federation relating to ballistic missile defense.

Sec. 1252. Rule of construction.

Sec. 1253. Limitation on availability of funds to implement the Arms Trade Treaty.

Sec. 1254. Report on military and security developments involving the Russian Federation.

Sec. 1255. Prohibition on use of funds to enter into contracts or agreements with Rosoboronexport.

Sec. 1301. Specification of cooperative threat reduction programs and funds.

Sec. 1302. Funding allocations.

Sec. 1303. Extension of authority for utilization of contributions to the cooperative threat reduction program.

Sec. 1304. Strategy to modernize cooperative threat reduction and prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and related materials in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Sec. 1401. Working capital funds.

Sec. 1402. National Defense Sealift Fund.

Sec. 1403. Chemical Agents and Munitions Destruction, Defense.

Sec. 1404. Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities, Defense-wide.

Sec. 1405. Defense Inspector General.

Sec. 1406. Defense Health Program.

Sec. 1411. Use of National Defense Stockpile for the conservation of a strategic and critical materials supply.

Sec. 1412. Authority to acquire additional materials for the National Defense Stockpile.

Sec. 1421. Authority for transfer of funds to Joint Department of Defense–Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Facility Demonstration Fund for Captain James A. Lovell Health Care Center, Illinois.

Sec. 1422. Authorization of appropriations for Armed Forces Retirement Home.

Sec. 1423. Cemeterial expenses.

Sec. 1501. Purpose.

Sec. 1502. Procurement.

Sec. 1503. Research, development, test, and evaluation.

Sec. 1504. Operation and maintenance.

Sec. 1505. Military personnel.

Sec. 1506. Working capital funds.

Sec. 1507. Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities, Defense-wide.

Sec. 1508. Defense Inspector General.

Sec. 1509. Defense Health Program.

Sec. 1521. Treatment as additional authorizations.

Sec. 1522. Special transfer authority.

Sec. 1531. Afghanistan Security Forces Fund.

Sec. 1532. Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Fund.

Sec. 1533. Future role of Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization.

Sec. 1534. Extension of authority for Task Force for Business and Stability Operations in Afghanistan.

Sec. 1601. Periodic audits of contracting compliance by Inspector General of Department of Defense.

Sec. 1602. Foreign space activities.

Sec. 1603. Proof of Concept Commercialization Pilot Program.

Sec. 1611. Advancing small business growth.

Sec. 1612. Amendments relating to Procurement Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreement Program.

Sec. 1613. Reporting on goals for procurement contracts awarded to small business concerns.

Sec. 1614. Credit for certain small business subcontractors.

Sec. 1615. Inapplicability of requirement to review and justify certain contracts.

Sec. 1701. Extension of crime victims’ rights to victims of offenses under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

Sec. 1702. Revision of Article 32 and Article 60, Uniform Code of Military Justice.

Sec. 1703. Elimination of five-year statute of limitations on trial by court-martial for additional offenses involving sex-related crimes.

Sec. 1704. Defense counsel interview of victim of an alleged sex-related offense in presence of trial counsel, counsel for the victim, or a Sexual Assault Victim Advocate.

Sec. 1705. Discharge or dismissal for certain sex-related offenses and trial of such offenses by general courts-martial.

Sec. 1706. Participation by victim in clemency phase of courts-martial process.

Sec. 1707. Repeal of the offense of consensual sodomy under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

Sec. 1708. Modification of Manual for Courts-Martial to eliminate factor relating to character and military service of the accused in rule on initial disposition of offenses.

Sec. 1709. Prohibition of retaliation against members of the Armed Forces for reporting a criminal offense.

Sec. 1711. Prohibition on service in the Armed Forces by individuals who have been convicted of certain sexual offenses.

Sec. 1712. Issuance of regulations applicable to the Coast Guard regarding consideration of request for permanent change of station or unit transfer by victim of sexual assault.

Sec. 1713. Temporary administrative reassignment or removal of a member of the Armed Forces on active duty who is accused of committing a sexual assault or related offense.

Sec. 1714. Expansion and enhancement of authorities relating to protected communications of members of the Armed Forces and prohibited retaliatory actions.

Sec. 1715. Inspector General investigation of allegations of retaliatory personnel actions taken in response to making protected communications regarding sexual assault.

Sec. 1716. Designation and availability of Special Victims’ Counsel for victims of sex-related offenses.

Sec. 1721. Tracking of compliance of commanding officers in conducting organizational climate assessments for purposes of preventing and responding to sexual assaults.

Sec. 1722. Advancement of submittal deadline for report of independent panel on assessment of military response systems to sexual assault.

Sec. 1723. Retention of certain forms in connection with Restricted Reports and Unrestricted Reports on sexual assault involving members of the Armed Forces.

Sec. 1724. Timely access to Sexual Assault Response Coordinators by members of the National Guard and Reserves.

Sec. 1725. Qualifications and selection of Department of Defense sexual assault prevention and response personnel and required availability of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners.

Sec. 1726. Additional responsibilities of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office for Department of Defense sexual assault prevention and response program.

Sec. 1731. Independent reviews and assessments of Uniform Code of Military Justice and judicial proceedings of sexual assault cases.

Sec. 1732. Review and policy regarding Department of Defense investigative practices in response to allegations of Uniform Code of Military Justice violations.

Sec. 1733. Review of training and education provided members of the Armed Forces on sexual assault prevention and response.

Sec. 1734. Report on implementation of Department of Defense policy on the retention of and access to evidence and records relating to sexual assaults involving members of the Armed Forces.

Sec. 1735. Review of the Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity role in sexual harassment cases.

Sec. 1741. Enhanced protections for prospective members and new members of the Armed Forces during entry-level processing and training.

Sec. 1742. Commanding officer action on reports on sexual offenses involving members of the Armed Forces.

Sec. 1743. Eight-day incident reporting requirement in response to unrestricted report of sexual assault in which the victim is a member of the Armed Forces.

Sec. 1744. Review of decisions not to refer charges of certain sex-related offenses for trial by court-martial.

Sec. 1745. Inclusion and command review of information on sex-related offenses in personnel service records of members of the Armed Forces.

Sec. 1746. Prevention of sexual assault at military service academies.

Sec. 1747. Required notification whenever members of the Armed Forces are completing Standard Form 86 of the Questionnaire for National Security Positions.

Sec. 1751. Sense of Congress on commanding officer responsibility for command climate free of retaliation.

Sec. 1752. Sense of Congress on disposition of charges involving certain sexual misconduct offenses under the Uniform Code of Military Justice through courts-martial.

Sec. 1753. Sense of Congress on the discharge in lieu of court-martial of members of the Armed Forces who commit sex-related offenses.

Sec. 2001. Short title.

Sec. 2002. Expiration of authorizations and amounts required to be specified by law.

Sec. 2101. Authorized Army construction and land acquisition projects.

Sec. 2102. Family housing.

Sec. 2103. Authorization of appropriations, Army.

Sec. 2104. Limitation on construction of cadet barracks at United States Military Academy, New York.

Sec. 2105. Additional authority to carry out certain fiscal year 2004 project.

Sec. 2106. Modification of authority to carry out certain fiscal year 2010 project.

Sec. 2107. Modification of authority to carry out certain fiscal year 2011 project.

Sec. 2108. Extension of authorizations of certain fiscal year 2010 projects.

Sec. 2109. Extension of authorizations of certain fiscal year 2011 projects.

Sec. 2201. Authorized Navy construction and land acquisition projects.

Sec. 2202. Family housing.

Sec. 2203. Improvements to military family housing units.

Sec. 2204. Authorization of appropriations, Navy.

Sec. 2205. Modification of authority to carry out certain fiscal year 2011 project.

Sec. 2206. Modification of authority to carry out certain fiscal year 2012 project.

Sec. 2207. Extension of authorizations of certain fiscal year 2011 projects.

Sec. 2301. Authorized Air Force construction and land acquisition projects.

Sec. 2302. Family housing.

Sec. 2303. Improvements to military family housing units.

Sec. 2304. Authorization of appropriations, Air Force.

Sec. 2305. Limitation on project authorization to carry out certain fiscal year 2014 project.

Sec. 2306. Modification of authority to carry out certain fiscal year 2013 project.

Sec. 2307. Extension of authorization of certain fiscal year 2011 project.

Sec. 2401. Authorized Defense Agencies construction and land acquisition projects.

Sec. 2402. Authorized energy conservation projects.

Sec. 2403. Authorization of appropriations, Defense Agencies.

Sec. 2411. Authorization of appropriations, chemical demilitarization construction, defense-wide.

Sec. 2501. Authorized NATO construction and land acquisition projects.

Sec. 2502. Authorization of appropriations, NATO.

Sec. 2601. Authorized Army National Guard construction and land acquisition projects.

Sec. 2602. Authorized Army Reserve construction and land acquisition projects.

Sec. 2603. Authorized Navy Reserve and Marine Corps Reserve construction and land acquisition projects.

Sec. 2604. Authorized Air National Guard construction and land acquisition projects.

Sec. 2605. Authorized Air Force Reserve construction and land acquisition projects.

Sec. 2606. Authorization of appropriations, National Guard and Reserve.

Sec. 2611. Modification of authority to carry out certain fiscal year 2013 project.

Sec. 2612. Extension of authorizations of certain fiscal year 2011 projects.

Sec. 2701. Authorization of appropriations for base realignment and closure activities funded through Department of Defense Base Closure Account.

Sec. 2711. Prohibition on conducting additional Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round.

Sec. 2712. Elimination of quarterly certification requirement regarding availability of military health care in National Capital Region.

Sec. 2713. Report on 2005 base closure and realignment joint basing initiative.

Sec. 2801. Modification and extension of authority to utilize unspecified minor military construction authority for laboratory revitalization projects.

Sec. 2802. Repeal of separate authority to enter into limited partnerships with private developers of housing.

Sec. 2803. Military construction standards to improve force protection.

Sec. 2804. Application of cash payments received for utilities and services.

Sec. 2805. Repeal of advance notification requirement for use of military housing investment authority.

Sec. 2806. Additional element for annual report on military housing privatization projects.

Sec. 2807. Policies and requirements regarding overseas military construction and closure and realignment of United States military installations in foreign countries.

Sec. 2808. Extension and modification of temporary, limited authority to use operation and maintenance funds for construction projects in certain areas outside the United States.

Sec. 2809. Limitation on construction projects in European Command area of responsibility.

Sec. 2811. Development of master plans for major military installations.

Sec. 2812. Authority for acceptance of funds to cover administrative expenses associated with real property leases and easements.

Sec. 2813. Modification of authority to enter into long-term contracts for receipt of utility services as consideration for utility systems conveyances.

Sec. 2814. Report on efficient utilization of Department of Defense real property.

Sec. 2815. Conditions on Department of Defense expansion of Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site, Fort Carson, Colorado.

Sec. 2821.  Change from previous calendar year to previous fiscal year for period covered by annual report of Interagency Coordination Group of Inspectors General for Guam Realignment.

Sec. 2822. Realignment of Marines Corps forces in Asia-Pacific Region.

Sec. 2831. Real property acquisition, Naval Base Ventura County, California.

Sec. 2832. Land conveyance, former Oxnard Air Force Base, Ventura County, California.

Sec. 2833. Land conveyance, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

Sec. 2834. Land conveyance, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Sec. 2835. Land conveyance, Camp Williams, Utah.

Sec. 2836. Conveyance, Air National Guard radar site, Francis Peak, Wasatch Mountains, Utah.

Sec. 2837. Land conveyances, former United States Army Reserve Centers, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania.

Sec. 2841. Repeal of annual Economic Adjustment Committee reporting requirement.

Sec. 2842. Establishment of military divers memorial.

Sec. 2901. Short title.

Sec. 2902. Definitions.

Sec. 2911. General applicability; definitions.

Sec. 2912. Maps and legal descriptions.

Sec. 2913. Access restrictions.

Sec. 2914. Changes in use.

Sec. 2915. Brush and range fire prevention and suppression.

Sec. 2916. Ongoing decontamination.

Sec. 2917. Water rights.

Sec. 2918. Hunting, fishing, and trapping.

Sec. 2919. Limitation on extensions and renewals.

Sec. 2920. Application for renewal of a withdrawal and reservation.

Sec. 2921. Limitation on subsequent availability of land for appropriation.

Sec. 2922. Relinquishment.

Sec. 2923. Immunity of the United States.

Sec. 2931. Withdrawal and reservation of public land.

Sec. 2932. Management of withdrawn and reserved land.

Sec. 2933. Special rules governing minerals management.

Sec. 2934. Grazing.

Sec. 2935. Payments in lieu of taxes.

Sec. 2936. Duration of withdrawal and reservation.

Sec. 2941. Withdrawal and reservation of public land.

Sec. 2942. Management of withdrawn and reserved land.

Sec. 2943. Public access.

Sec. 2944. Resource management group.

Sec. 2945. Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area.

Sec. 2946. Duration of withdrawal and reservation.

Sec. 2951. Withdrawal and reservation of public land.

Sec. 2952. Grazing.

Sec. 2961. Transfer of administrative jurisdiction of public land.

Sec. 2962. Management and use of transferred land.

Sec. 2963. Effect of termination of military use.

Sec. 2964. Temporary extension of existing withdrawal period.

Sec. 2965. Water rights.

Sec. 2966. Realignment of range boundary and related transfer of title.

Sec. 2971. Withdrawal and reservation of public land.

Sec. 2972. Management of withdrawn and reserved land.

Sec. 2973. Assignment of management responsibility to Secretary of the Navy.

Sec. 2974. Geothermal resources.

Sec. 2975. Wild horses and burros.

Sec. 2976. Continuation of existing agreement.

Sec. 2977. Management plans.

Sec. 2978. Termination of prior withdrawals.

Sec. 2979. Duration of withdrawal and reservation.

Sec. 3101. National Nuclear Security Administration.

Sec. 3102. Defense environmental cleanup.

Sec. 3103. Other defense activities.

Sec. 3111. Clarification of principles of National Nuclear Security Administration.

Sec. 3112. Cost estimation and program evaluation by National Nuclear Security Administration.

Sec. 3113. Enhanced procurement authority to manage supply chain risk.

Sec. 3114. Limitation on availability of funds for National Nuclear Security Administration.

Sec. 3115. Limitation on availability of funds for Office of the Administrator for Nuclear Security.

Sec. 3116. Establishment of Center for Security Technology, Analysis, Response, and Testing.

Sec. 3117. Authorization of modular building strategy as an alternative to the replacement project for the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Building, Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico.

Sec. 3118. Comparative analysis of warhead life extension options.

Sec. 3119. Extension of authority of Secretary of Energy to enter into transactions to carry out certain research projects.

Sec. 3120. Increase in construction design threshold.

Sec. 3121. Annual report and certification on status of security of atomic energy defense facilities.

Sec. 3122. Modifications to annual reports regarding the condition of the nuclear weapons stockpile.

Sec. 3123. Inclusion of integrated plutonium strategy in nuclear weapons stockpile stewardship, management, and infrastructure plan.

Sec. 3124. Modifications to cost-benefit analyses for competition of management and operating contracts.

Sec. 3125. Modification of deadlines for certain reports relating to program on scientific engagement for nonproliferation.

Sec. 3126. Modification of certain reports on cost containment for uranium capabilities replacement project.

Sec. 3127. Plan for tank farm waste at Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

Sec. 3128. Plan for improvement and integration of financial management of nuclear security enterprise.

Sec. 3129. Plan for developing exascale computing and incorporating such computing into the stockpile stewardship program.

Sec. 3130. Study and plan for extension of certain pilot program principles.

Sec. 3131. Study of potential reuse of nuclear weapon secondaries.

Sec. 3132. Repeal of certain reporting requirements.

Sec. 3141. Clarification of role of Secretary of Energy.

Sec. 3142. Modification of deadlines for Congressional Advisory Panel on the Governance of the Nuclear Security Enterprise.

Sec. 3143. Department of Energy land conveyance.

Sec. 3144. Technical amendment to Atomic Energy Act of 1954.

Sec. 3145. Technical corrections to the National Nuclear Security Administration Act.

Sec. 3146. Technical corrections to the Atomic Energy Defense Act.

Sec. 3147. Sense of Congress on B61–12 life extension program.

Sec. 3148. Sense of Congress on establishment of an advisory board on toxic substances and worker health.

Sec. 3201. Authorization.

Sec. 3401. Authorization of appropriations.

Sec. 3501. Authorization of appropriations for national security aspects of the Merchant Marine for fiscal year 2014.

Sec. 3502. 5-year reauthorization of vessel war risk insurance program.

Sec. 3503. Sense of Congress.

Sec. 3504. Treatment of funds for intermodal transportation maritime facility, Port of Anchorage, Alaska.

Sec. 3505. Strategic seaports.

Sec. 4001. Authorization of amounts in funding tables.

Sec. 4101. Procurement.

Sec. 4102. Procurement for overseas contingency operations.

Sec. 4201. Research, development, test, and evaluation.

Sec. 4202. Research, development, test, and evaluation for overseas contingency operations.

Sec. 4301. Operation and maintenance.

Sec. 4302. Operation and maintenance for overseas contingency operations.

Sec. 4401. Military personnel.

Sec. 4402. Military personnel for overseas contingency operations.

Sec. 4501. Other authorizations.

Sec. 4502. Other authorizations for overseas contingency operations.

Sec. 4601. Military construction.

Sec. 4701. Department of energy national security programs.

SEC. 5. Congressional defense committees.

For purposes of this Act, the term “congressional defense committees” has the meaning given that term in section 101(a)(16) of title 10, United States Code.

SEC. 6. Explanatory statement.

The explanatory statement regarding this Act, printed in the House section of the Congressional Record on or about December 11, 2013, by the Chairman of the Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives, shall have the same effect with respect to the implementation of this Act as if it were a joint explanatory statement of a committee of conference.


Sec. 101. Authorization of appropriations.

Sec. 111. Limitation on availability of funds for Stryker vehicle program.

Sec. 112. Study on multiyear, multivehicle procurement authority for tactical vehicles.

Sec. 121. CVN–78 class aircraft carrier program.

Sec. 122. Repeal of requirements relating to procurement of future surface combatants.

Sec. 123. Multiyear procurement authority for E–2D aircraft program.

Sec. 124. Limitation on availability of funds for Littoral Combat Ship.

Sec. 131. Repeal of requirement for maintenance of certain retired KC–135E aircraft.

Sec. 132. Multiyear procurement authority for C–130J aircraft.

Sec. 133. Prohibition on cancellation or modification of avionics modernization program for C–130 aircraft.

Sec. 134. Prohibition of procurement of unnecessary C–27J aircraft by the Air Force.

Sec. 141. Personal protection equipment procurement.

Sec. 142. Repeal of certain F–35 reporting requirements.

Sec. 143. Limitation on availability of funds for retirement of RQ–4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft systems and A–10 aircraft.

Sec. 144. MC–12 Liberty Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance aircraft.

Sec. 145. Competition for evolved expendable launch vehicle providers.

Sec. 146. Reports on personal protection equipment and health and safety risks associated with ejection seats.

SEC. 101. Authorization of appropriations.

Funds are hereby authorized to be appropriated for fiscal year 2014 for procurement for the Army, the Navy and the Marine Corps, the Air Force, and Defense-wide activities, as specified in the funding table in section 4101.

SEC. 111. Limitation on availability of funds for Stryker vehicle program.

(a) Limitation.—Of the funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act or otherwise made available for fiscal year 2014 for weapons and tracked combat vehicles, Army, for the procurement or upgrade of Stryker vehicles, not more than 75 percent may be obligated or expended until a period of 15 days has elapsed following the date on which the Secretary of the Army submits the report under subsection (b).

(b) Report required.—The Secretary of the Army shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report on the status of the Stryker vehicle spare parts inventory located in Auburn, Washington, cited in the report of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense (number 2013–025) dated November 30, 2012. The report submitted under this subsection shall include the following:

(1) The status of the implementation by the Secretary of the recommendations specified on pages 30 to 34 of the report by the Inspector General.

(2) The value of the parts remaining in warehouse that may still be used by the Secretary for the repair, upgrade, or reset of Stryker vehicles.

(3) The value of the parts remaining in the warehouse that are no longer usable by the Secretary for the repair, upgrade, or reset of Stryker vehicles.

(4) A cost estimate of the monthly cost of maintaining the inventory of such parts that are no longer usable by the Secretary.

(5) Any other matters the Secretary considers appropriate.

SEC. 112. Study on multiyear, multivehicle procurement authority for tactical vehicles.

(a) Sense of Congress.—It is the sense of Congress that—

(1) budget uncertainty and reduced defense procurements have had negative impacts on the tactical vehicle industrial base; and

(2) in such environment, the Army should consider innovative contracting and acquisition strategies to maximize cost savings, improve the sustainment of the tactical vehicle industrial base, and reduce risk during this downturn in defense procurement.

(b) Study required.—

(1) STUDY.—The Secretary of the Army, in consultation with the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, shall conduct a study of the desirability and feasibility of requesting legislative authority, in accordance with section 2306b of title 10, United States Code, to enter into one or more multiyear, multivehicle contracts for the procurement of tactical vehicles beginning in fiscal year 2015 or thereafter.

(2) REPORT.—Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary, in consultation with the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report on the possible multiyear, multivehicle contracting options and other innovative contracting options considered in the study under paragraph (1). Such report should include the following:

(A) A business case analysis of a multiyear, multivehicle contract for tactical vehicles, including any potential increases in cost, savings, or risk that may derive from such a contract in comparison to standard contracting methods.

(B) An evaluation of whether the Secretary requires legislative action to enter into such a multiyear, multivehicle contract.

(C) Any other matters the Secretary determines appropriate.

SEC. 121. CVN–78 class aircraft carrier program.

(a) Cost limitation baseline for lead ship.—Subsection (a) of section 122 of the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (Public Law 109–364; 120 Stat. 2104) is amended to read as follows:

“(a) Limitation.—

“(1) LEAD SHIP.—The total amount obligated from funds appropriated or otherwise made available for Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy, or for any other procurement account, for the aircraft carrier designated as CVN–78 may not exceed $12,887,000,000 (as adjusted pursuant to subsection (b)).

“(2) FOLLOW-ON SHIPS.—The total amount obligated from funds appropriated or otherwise made available for Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy, or for any other procurement account, for the construction of any ship that is constructed in the CVN–78 class of aircraft carriers after the lead ship of that class may not exceed $11,498,000,000 (as adjusted pursuant to subsection (b)).”.

(b) Hull number; additional factor for adjustment of limitation amount.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Subsection (b) of such section is amended—

(A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking “CVN–21” and inserting “CVN–78”;

(B) in paragraph (1), by striking “2006” and inserting “2013”; and

(C) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(7) With respect to the aircraft carrier designated as CVN–78, the amounts of increases or decreases in costs of that ship that are attributable solely to an urgent and unforeseen requirement identified as a result of the shipboard test program.”.

(2) LIMITATION ON ADJUSTMENT.—Such section is further amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

“(e) Limitation on shipboard test program cost adjustment.—With respect to using the authority under subsection (b)(7) to adjust the amount set forth in subsection (a)(1) for the aircraft carrier designated as CVN–78 for reasons relating to an urgent and unforeseen requirement identified as a result of the shipboard test program, the Secretary may only use such authority if—

“(1) the Secretary determines, and certifies to the congressional defense committees, that such requirement was not known before the date of the submittal to Congress of the budget for fiscal year 2014 (as submitted pursuant to section 1105 of title 31, United States Code);

“(2) the Secretary determines, and certifies to the congressional defense committees, that waiting on an action by Congress to raise the cost cap specified in such subsection (a)(1) to account for such requirement will result in a delay in the delivery of that ship or a delay in the date of initial operating capability of that ship; and

“(3) the Secretary submits to the congressional defense committees a report setting forth a description of such requirement before the obligation of additional funds pursuant to such authority.”.

(c) Requirements for CVN–79.—Such section is further amended by adding after subsection (e), as added by subsection (b)(2), the following new subsection:

“(f) Requirements for CVN–79.—

“(1) QUARTERLY COST ESTIMATE.—The Secretary of the Navy shall submit to the congressional defense committees on a quarterly basis a report setting forth the most current cost estimate for the aircraft carrier designated as CVN–79 (as estimated by the program manager). Each cost estimate shall include the current percentage of completion of the program, the total costs incurred, and an estimate of costs at completion for ship construction, Government-furnished equipment, and engineering and support costs.

“(2) DIRECTION FOR NEGOTIATING CERTAIN CONTRACTS.—The Secretary shall ensure that each prime contract for the aircraft carrier designated as CVN–79 includes an incentive fee structure that will, throughout the period of performance of the contract, provide incentives for each contractor to meet the portion of the cost of the ship, as limited by subsection (a)(2) and adjusted pursuant to subsection (b), for which the contractor is responsible.”.

(d) Conforming amendment.—The heading of such section is amended to read as follows:

“SEC. 122. Adherence to Navy cost estimates for CVN–78 class of aircraft carriers”.

(e) Clerical amendment.—The table of contents at the beginning of such Act is amended by striking the item relating to section 122 and inserting the following:


“Sec. 122. Adherence to Navy cost estimates for CVN–78 class of aircraft carriers.”.

SEC. 122. Repeal of requirements relating to procurement of future surface combatants.

Section 125 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (Public Law 111–84; 123 Stat. 2214; 10 U.S.C. 7291 note) is repealed.

SEC. 123. Multiyear procurement authority for E–2D aircraft program.

(a) Authority for multiyear procurement.—Subject to section 2306b of title 10, United States Code, the Secretary of the Navy may enter into one or more multiyear contracts, beginning with the fiscal year 2014 program year, for the procurement of E–2D aircraft.

(b) Condition for out-year contract payments.—A contract entered into under subsection (a) shall provide that any obligation of the United States to make a payment under the contract for a fiscal year after fiscal year 2014 is subject to the availability of appropriations for that purpose for such later fiscal year.

SEC. 124. Limitation on availability of funds for Littoral Combat Ship.

(a) Limitation.—None of the funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act or otherwise made available for fiscal year 2014 for construction or advanced procurement of materials for the Littoral Combat Ships designated as LCS 25 or LCS 26 may be obligated or expended until the Secretary of the Navy submits to the congressional defense committees each of the following:

(1) The report required by subsection (b)(1).

(2) A coordinated determination by the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics that successful completion of the test evaluation master plan for both seaframes and each mission module will demonstrate operational effectiveness and operational suitability.

(3) A certification that the Joint Requirements Oversight Council—

(A) has reviewed the capabilities of the legacy systems that the Littoral Combat Ship is planned to replace and has compared such capabilities to the capabilities to be provided by the Littoral Combat Ship;

(B) has assessed the adequacy of the current capabilities development document for the Littoral Combat Ship to meet the requirements of the combatant commands and to address future threats as reflected in the latest assessment by the defense intelligence community; and

(C) has either validated the current capabilities development document or directed the Secretary to update the current capabilities development document based on the performance of the Littoral Combat Ship and mission modules to date.

(4) A report on the expected performance of each seaframe variant and mission module against the current or updated capabilities development document.

(5) Certification that a capability production document will be completed for each mission module before operational testing.

(b) Report.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Chief of Naval Operations, in coordination with the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report on the current concept of operations and expected survivability attributes of each of the Littoral Combat Ship seaframes.

(2) ELEMENTS.—The report required by paragraph (1) shall set forth the following:

(A) A review of the current concept of operations of the Littoral Combat Ship and a comparison of such concept of operations with the original concept of operations of the Littoral Combat Ship.

(B) An assessment of the ability of the Littoral Combat Ship to carry out the core missions of the Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower of the Navy.

(C) A comparison of the combat capabilities for the three missions assigned to the Littoral Combat Ship seaframes (anti-surface warfare, mine countermeasures, and anti-submarine warfare) with the combat capabilities for each of such missions of the systems the Littoral Combat Ship is replacing.

(D) An assessment of expected survivability of the Littoral Combat Ship seaframes in the context of the planned employment of the Littoral Combat Ship as described in the concept of operations.

(E) The current status of operational testing for the seaframes and the mission modules of the Littoral Combat Ship.

(F) An updated test and evaluation master plan for the Littoral Combat Ship.

(G) A review of survivability testing, modeling, and simulation conducted to date on the two seaframes of the Littoral Combat Ship.

(H) An updated assessment of the endurance of the Littoral Combat Ship at sea with respect to maintenance, fuel use, and sustainment of crew and mission modules.

(I) An assessment of the adequacy of current ship manning plans for the Littoral Combat Ship and an assessment of the impact that increased manning has on design changes and the endurance of the Littoral Combat Ship.

(J) A list of the casualty reports to date on each Littoral Combat Ship, including a description of the impact of such casualties on the design or ability of that Littoral Combat Ship to perform assigned missions.

(3) FORM.—The report required by paragraph (1) shall be submitted in classified form and unclassified form.

SEC. 131. Repeal of requirement for maintenance of certain retired KC–135E aircraft.

Section 135 of the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (Public Law 109–364; 120 Stat. 2114), as amended by section 131 of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (Public Law 110–417; 122 Stat. 4377), is amended—

(1) by striking “(a) Limitation.—”; and

(2) by striking subsection (b).

SEC. 132. Multiyear procurement authority for C–130J aircraft.

(a) Authority for multiyear procurement.—Subject to section 2306b of title 10, United States Code, the Secretary of the Air Force may enter into one or more multiyear contracts, beginning with the fiscal year 2014 program year, for the procurement of C–130J aircraft for the Department of the Air Force and the Department of the Navy.

(b) Condition for out-year contract payments.—A contract entered into under subsection (a) shall provide that any obligation of the United States to make a payment under the contract for a fiscal year after fiscal year 2014 is subject to the availability of appropriations for that purpose for such later fiscal year.

SEC. 133. Prohibition on cancellation or modification of avionics modernization program for C–130 aircraft.

(a) Prohibition.—None of the funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act or otherwise made available for fiscal year 2014 for the Air Force may be used 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 described in paragraph (1).

(b) Comptroller General report.—Not later than April 1, 2014, the Comptroller General of the United States shall submit to the congressional defense committees a sufficiency review of the cost-benefit analysis conducted under section 143(b) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (Public Law 112–239; 126 Stat. 1662), including any findings and recommendations relating to such review.

SEC. 134. Prohibition of procurement of unnecessary C–27J aircraft by the Air Force.

None of the funds authorized to be appropriated by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (Public Law 112–81) for aircraft procurement, Air Force, that remain available to the Secretary of the Air Force on or after the date of the enactment of this Act may be obligated or expended for the procurement of additional C-27J aircraft that are not on contract as of June 1, 2013.

SEC. 141. Personal protection equipment procurement.

(a) Consolidated budget justification display.—Chapter 9 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding after section 235 the following new section:

§ 236. Personal protection equipment procurement: display of budget information

“(a) Budget justification display.—The Secretary of Defense shall submit to Congress, as a part of the defense budget materials for each fiscal year after fiscal year 2014, a consolidated budget justification display that covers all programs and activities associated with the procurement of personal protection equipment during the period covered by the future-years defense program submitted in that fiscal year under section 221.

“(b) Requirements for budget display.—The consolidated budget justification display under subsection (a) for a fiscal year shall include the following:

“(1) The amount for personal protection equipment included in both the base budget of the President and any overseas contingency operations budget of the President.

“(2) A brief description of each category of personal protection equipment for each military department planned to be procured and developed.

“(3) For each category planned to be procured using funds made available for operation and maintenance (whether under the base budget or any overseas contingency operations budget)—

“(A) the relevant appropriations account, budget activity, and subactivity group for the category; and

“(B) the funding profile for the fiscal year as requested, including cost and quantities, and an estimate of projected investments or procurements for each of the subsequent five fiscal years.

“(4) For each category planned to be developed using funds made available for research, development, test, and evaluation (whether under the base budget or any overseas contingency operations budget)—

“(A) the relevant appropriations account, program, project or activity; program element number, and line number; and

“(B) the funding profile for the fiscal year as requested and an estimate of projected investments for each of the subsequent five fiscal years.

“(c) Definitions.—In this section:

“(1) The terms ‘budget’ and ‘defense budget materials’ have the meaning given those terms in section 234 of this title.

“(2) The term ‘category of personal protection equipment’ means the following:

“(A) Body armor components.

“(B) Combat helmets.

“(C) Combat protective eyewear.

“(D) Other items as determined appropriate by the Secretary.”.

(b) Clerical amendment.—The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by adding after the item relating to section 235 the following new item:


“236. Personal protection equipment procurement: display of budget information.”.

SEC. 142. Repeal of certain F–35 reporting requirements.

Section 122 of the Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 (Public Law 111–383; 124 Stat. 4157) is amended—

(1) by striking subsection (b); and

(2) by redesignating subsection (c) as subsection (b).

SEC. 143. Limitation on availability of funds for retirement of RQ–4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft systems and A–10 aircraft.

(a) Limitation.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—None of the funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act or otherwise made available for fiscal year 2014 for the Department of Defense may be obligated or expended to make significant changes to manning levels with respect to covered aircraft or to retire, prepare to retire, or place in storage a covered aircraft.

(2) COVERED AIRCRAFT.—In this subsection, the term “covered aircraft” means the following:

(A) A–10 aircraft (except for such aircraft that the Secretary of the Air Force, as of April 9, 2013, plans to retire).

(B) RQ–4 Block 30 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft systems.

(b) Additional limitation on retirement of certain A–10 aircraft.—In addition to the limitation in subsection (a)(1), during the period preceding December 31, 2014, the Secretary of the Air Force may not retire, prepare to retire, or place in storage A–10 aircraft (except for such aircraft that the Secretary, as of April 9, 2013, plans to retire).

(c) Report.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report on all high-altitude airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems operated, or planned for future operation, by the Department of Defense.

(2) MATTERS INCLUDED.—The report under paragraph (1) shall include—

(A) the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities of each high-altitude intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance system covered by the report;

(B) the plans to upgrade such capabilities in the future;

(C) the fully-burdened cost-per-flight-hour of each such system;

(D) the number of requests for each such system made by commanders of the combatant commands during the five-year period prior to the report, including the percentage of such requests that have been fulfilled to meet the requirements of such commanders;

(E) a description of the assumptions used by the Secretary in carrying out this subsection; and

(F) any other information that the Secretary considers appropriate with respect to the analysis of high-altitude intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems.

(3) FORM.—The report required by paragraph (1) shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may include a classified annex.

(4) APPROPRIATE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES DEFINED.—In this section, the term “appropriate congressional committees” means—

(A) the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on Appropriations, and the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate; and

(B) the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on Appropriations, and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives.

(d) Construction.—Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit or otherwise affect the requirement to maintain the operational capability of RQ–4 Block 30 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft systems under section 154(b) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (Public Law 112–239; 126 Stat. 1666).

SEC. 144. MC–12 Liberty Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance aircraft.

(a) Authority.—Beginning on the date that is 60 days after the date on which the Secretary of Defense submits the report under subsection (d)(1), the Secretary may transfer MC–12 Liberty intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance aircraft from the Air Force to the Army in accordance with the plan developed under subsection (b)(1).

(b) Plan.—

(1) PLAN REQUIRED.—The Secretary of Defense shall develop a plan for the potential transfer of MC–12 Liberty intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance aircraft from the Air Force to the Army pursuant to subsection (a).

(2) ELEMENTS.—The plan required by paragraph (1) shall—

(A) ensure that any transfer described in such paragraph does not adversely affect ongoing intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance operations, including such operations in Afghanistan;

(B) identify the appropriate size, composition, and configuration of the fleet of MC–12 Liberty intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance aircraft required by the Army;

(C) identify the appropriate size, composition, configuration, and disposition of the remaining fleet of MC–12 Liberty intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance aircraft required by the Air Force;

(D) provide for the modification of the MC–12 Liberty intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance aircraft that are transferred to the Army pursuant to the plan in order to meet the long-term needs of the Army; and

(E) for any aircraft that are so transferred, include a time line for the orderly transfer of the aircraft in a manner consistent with subparagraph (A).

(c) Effect on other programs.—

(1) PROHIBITION ON AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS FOR PROCUREMENT.—None of the funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act or otherwise made available for fiscal year 2014 for the Army may be obligated or expended to procure additional aircraft under the Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System program during fiscal year 2014.

(2) CONVERSION OF AIRCRAFT.—The Secretary of the Army shall convert aircraft described in paragraph (3) to the Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System program configuration to meet the requirements of the Army. The Secretary shall carry out this paragraph using funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act or otherwise made available for fiscal year 2013 or 2014 for the Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System program.

(3) AIRCRAFT DESCRIBED.—The aircraft described in this paragraph are the following:

(A) MC–12 Liberty intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance aircraft of the Air Force that are transferred to the Army pursuant to subsection (a).

(B) Army Medium Altitude Multi-Intelligence intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance C–12 Quick Reaction Capability aircraft.

(d) Report.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than the date on which the budget of the President for fiscal year 2015 is submitted to Congress pursuant to section 1105 of title 31, United States Code, the Secretary shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report on the plan required by subsection (b)(1).

(2) FORM.—The report required by paragraph (1) shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may include a classified annex.

(3) APPROPRIATE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES DEFINED.—In this subsection, the term “appropriate congressional committees ” means—

(A) the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on Appropriations, and the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate; and

(B) the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on Appropriations, and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives.

SEC. 145. Competition for evolved expendable launch vehicle providers.

(a) Plan.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary of the Air Force shall develop a plan to implement the new acquisition strategy for the evolved expendable launch vehicle program described in the acquisition decision memorandum dated November 27, 2012.

(2) MATTERS INCLUDED.—The plan to implement the new acquisition strategy for the evolved expendable launch vehicle program under paragraph (1) shall include a general description of how the Secretary will conduct competition with respect to awarding a contract to certified evolved expendable launch vehicle providers. Such description may include the following with respect to such acquisition strategy:

(A) The proposed cost, schedule, and performance.

(B) Mission assurance activities.

(C) The manner in which the contractor will operate under the Federal Acquisition Regulation.

(D) The effect of other contracts in which the contractor is entered into with the Federal Government, including the evolved expendable launch vehicle launch capability contract, the space station commercial resupply services contracts, and other relevant contracts regarding national security space and strategic programs.

(E) Any other areas the Secretary determines appropriate.

(b) Submission to Congress.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—At the same time that the Secretary issues a draft of the request for proposals with respect to a contract for the evolved expendable launch vehicle provider, the Secretary shall—

(A) submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report that includes the plan under subsection (a)(1); or

(B) provide to such committees a briefing on such plan.

(2) APPROPRIATE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES DEFINED.—In this subsection, the term “appropriate congressional committees” means the following:

(A) The congressional defense committees.

(B) The Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate.

(C) The Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives and the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate.

SEC. 146. Reports on personal protection equipment and health and safety risks associated with ejection seats.

(a) Study on personal protection equipment.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall enter into a contract with a federally funded research and development center to conduct a study to identify and assess cost-effective and efficient alternative means for the procurement and research and development of personal protection equipment that supports and promotes competition and innovation in the personal protection equipment industrial base.

(2) SUBMISSION.—Not later than 120 days after the date on which the contract is entered into under paragraph (1), the federally funded research and development center conducting the study under such paragraph shall submit to the Secretary the study, including any findings and recommendations.

(3) REPORT.—

(A) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 30 days after the date on which the Secretary receives the study under paragraph (2), the Secretary shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report that includes the study under paragraph (1), the matters described in subparagraph (B), and any related findings, recommendations, comments, and plans of the Secretary.

(B) MATTERS INCLUDED.—The report under subparagraph (A) shall include the following:

(i) The findings and recommendations of the federally funded research and development center submitted to the Secretary under paragraph (2).

(ii) An assessment of current and future technologies that could markedly improve body armor, including by decreasing weight, increasing survivability, and making other relevant improvements.

(iii) An analysis of the capability of the personal protection equipment industrial base to leverage such technologies to produce the next generation body armor.

(iv) An assessment of alternative body armor acquisition models, including different types of contracting and budgeting practices of the Department of Defense.

(4) PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT.—In this subsection, the term “personal protection equipment” includes—

(A) body armor components;

(B) combat helmets;

(C) combat protective eyewear;

(D) environmental and fire-resistant clothing; and

(E) other individual equipment items as determined appropriate by the Secretary.

(b) Report on health and safety risks associated with ejection seats.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Air Force shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report setting forth an assessment of the risks to the health and safety of members of the Armed Forces of the ejection seats currently in operational use by the Air Force.

(2) ELEMENTS.—The report under paragraph (1) shall include the following:

(A) An assessment of whether aircrew members wearing advanced helmets, night vision systems, helmet-mounted cueing system, or other helmet-mounted devices or attachments are at increased risk of serious injury or death during a high-speed ejection sequence.

(B) An analysis of how ejection seats currently in operational use provide protection against head, neck, and spinal cord injuries during an ejection sequence.

(C) An analysis of initiatives to decrease the risk of death or serious injury during an ejection sequence.

(D) The status of any testing or qualifications on upgraded ejection seats that may reduce the risk of death or serious injury during an ejection sequence.


Sec. 201. Authorization of appropriations.

Sec. 211. Modification of requirements on biennial strategic plan for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Sec. 212. Limitation on availability of funds for ground combat vehicle engineering and manufacturing phase.

Sec. 213. Limitation and reporting requirements for unmanned carrier-launched surveillance and strike system program.

Sec. 214. Limitation on availability of funds for Air Force logistics transformation.

Sec. 215. Limitation on availability of funds for defensive cyberspace operations of the Air Force.

Sec. 216. Limitation on availability of funds for precision extended range munition program.

Sec. 217. Long-range standoff weapon requirement; prohibition on availability of funds for noncompetitive procedures for offensive anti-surface warfare weapon contracts of the Navy.

Sec. 218. Review of software development for F–35 aircraft.

Sec. 219. Evaluation and assessment of the distributed common ground system.

Sec. 220. Operationally responsive space.

Sec. 221. Sustainment or replacement of Blue Devil intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities.

Sec. 231. Improvements to acquisition accountability reports on ballistic missile defense system.

Sec. 232. Prohibition on use of funds for MEADS program.

Sec. 233. Prohibition on availability of funds for integration of certain missile defense systems; report on regional ballistic missile defense.

Sec. 234. Availability of funds for co-production of Iron Dome short-range rocket defense system in the United States.

Sec. 235. Additional missile defense radar for the protection of the United States homeland.

Sec. 236. Evaluation of options for future ballistic missile defense sensor architectures.

Sec. 237. Plans to improve the ground-based midcourse defense system.

Sec. 238. Report on potential future homeland ballistic missile defense options.

Sec. 239. Briefings on status of implementation of certain missile defense matters.

Sec. 240. Sense of Congress and report on NATO and missile defense burden-sharing.

Sec. 241. Sense of Congress on deployment of regional ballistic missile defense capabilities.

Sec. 242. Sense of Congress on procurement of capability enhancement II exoatmospheric kill vehicle.

Sec. 251. Annual Comptroller General report on the amphibious combat vehicle acquisition program.

Sec. 252. Annual Comptroller General of the United States report on the acquisition program for the VXX Presidential Helicopter.

Sec. 253. Report on strategy to improve body armor.

Sec. 261. Establishment of Communications Security Review and Advisory Board.

Sec. 262. Extension and expansion of mechanisms to provide funds for defense laboratories for research and development of technologies for military missions.

Sec. 263. Extension of authority to award prizes for advanced technology achievements.

Sec. 264. Five-year extension of pilot program to include technology protection features during research and development of certain defense systems.

Sec. 265. Briefing on biometrics activities of the Department of Defense.

Sec. 266. Sense of Congress on importance of aligning common missile compartment of Ohio-class replacement program with the United Kingdom’s Vanguard successor program.

Sec. 267. Sense of Congress on counter-electronics high power microwave missile project.

SEC. 201. Authorization of appropriations.

Funds are hereby authorized to be appropriated for fiscal year 2014 for the use of the Department of Defense for research, development, test, and evaluation as specified in the funding table in section 4201.

SEC. 211. Modification of requirements on biennial strategic plan for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

(a) Elements of strategic plan.—Subsection (b) of section 2352 of title 10, United States Code, is amended—

(1) by amending paragraph (1) to read as follows:

“(1) The strategic objectives of that agency, and the linkage between such objectives and the missions of the armed forces.”;

(2) in paragraph (2)(A), by striking “goals” and inserting “objectives”;

(3) by striking paragraph (3);

(4) by redesignating paragraphs (4) and (5) as paragraphs (3) and (4), respectively; and

(5) in paragraph (3), as redesignated by paragraph (4) of this subsection, by striking “for the programs of that agency” and inserting “for programs demonstrating military systems to one or more of the armed forces”.

(b) Responsibility for submission of plan.—Subsection (c) of such section is amended by striking “Secretary of Defense shall” and inserting “Director shall, in coordination with the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics,”.

(c) Effective date.—The amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to biennial strategic plans submitted under section 2352 of title 10, United States Code, as amended by this section, after the date of the enactment of this Act.

SEC. 212. Limitation on availability of funds for ground combat vehicle engineering and manufacturing phase.

None of the funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act or otherwise made available for fiscal year 2014 for the Army may be obligated or expended for post-Milestone B engineering and manufacturing phase development activities for the ground combat vehicle program until a period of 30 days has elapsed following the date on which the Secretary of the Army submits to the congressional defense committees a report that includes the following:

(1) An independent assessment of the draft milestone B documentation for the ground combat vehicle that—

(A) is performed by the Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, or other similar official; and

(B) analyzes whether there is a sufficient business case to proceed with the engineering and manufacturing development phase for the ground combat vehicle using only one contractor.

(2) A certification by the Secretary that the ground combat vehicle program has—

(A) feasible, fully defined, and stable requirements;

(B) been demonstrated in a relevant environment in accordance with section 2366b(a)(3)(D) of title 10, United States Code, and achieved technology readiness or maturity;

(C) independent and high-confidence cost estimates;

(D) sufficient funding available during fiscal year 2014 and sufficient funding planned for the period covered by the current future-years defense plan; and

(E) a realistic and achievable schedule.

SEC. 213. Limitation and reporting requirements for unmanned carrier-launched surveillance and strike system program.

(a) Limitation on number of air vehicles.—The Secretary of Defense may not acquire more than six air vehicles of the unmanned carrier-launched surveillance and strike system prior to receiving milestone B approval (as defined in section 2366(e)(7) of title 10, United States Code) for engineering and manufacturing development and low-rate initial production.

(b) Quarterly cost reports.—Beginning 90 days after the date on which the unmanned carrier-launched surveillance and strike system receives milestone A approval, and each 90-day period thereafter until such system receives milestone B approval, the Secretary of the Navy shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report that includes, at a minimum—

(1) the current cost estimate and schedule, as of the date of the report, for all segments of the unmanned carrier-launched surveillance and strike system program;

(2) any changes to such cost estimate or schedule from the previous report; and

(3) an explanation for any changes to the cost estimate or schedule or to the key performance parameters or key system attributes used for such program.

(c) Budget documentation requirement.—In the budget materials submitted to the President by the Secretary of Defense in connection with the submission to Congress, pursuant to section 1105 of title 31, United States Code, of the budget for fiscal year 2015, and each subsequent fiscal year, the Secretary shall include individual project lines for each program segment of the unmanned carrier-launched surveillance and strike system, within program element 0604404N, that articulate all costs, contractual actions, and other information associated with technology development for each such program segment.

(d) Annual GAO review.—

(1) REVIEW.—The Comptroller General of the United States shall annually conduct a review of the acquisition program for the unmanned carrier-launched surveillance and strike system.

(2) REPORT.—Not later than March 1 of each year, the Comptroller General shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report on the review under paragraph (1).

(3) ELEMENTS.—Each report under paragraph (2) shall include such matters as the Comptroller General considers appropriate to fully inform the congressional defense committees of the status of the unmanned carrier-launched surveillance and strike system program. Such matters should include, at a minimum, the following:

(A) The extent to which the unmanned carrier-launched surveillance and strike system program is meeting cost, schedule, and performance goals.

(B) The progress and results of developmental testing.

(C) An assessment of the acquisition strategy for the program, including whether the strategy is consistent with acquisition management best practices identified by the Comptroller General for the purposes of the program.

(4) SUNSET.—The Comptroller General shall carry out this subsection until the earlier of—

(A) the date on which the Secretary of the Navy awards a contract for the full-rate production of the unmanned carrier-launched surveillance and strike system; or

(B) the date on which the unmanned carrier-launched surveillance and strike system program is terminated.

SEC. 214. Limitation on availability of funds for Air Force logistics transformation.

Of the funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act or otherwise made available for fiscal year 2014 for procurement, Air Force, or research, development, test, and evaluation, Air Force, for logistics information technology, including for the expeditionary combat support system, not more than 85 percent may be obligated or expended until the date that is 30 days after the date on which the Secretary of the Air Force submits to the congressional defense committees a report on how the Secretary will modernize and update the logistics information technology systems of the Air Force following the cancellation of the expeditionary combat support system. Such report shall include—

(1) a detailed strategy and timeline for implementing the recommendations from the Expeditionary Combat Support System Acquisition Investigation Review Team Final Report; and

(2) a description of the near-term options for maintaining or incrementally modernizing the logistics information technology systems of the Air Force until a replacement for the expeditionary combat support system can be determined.

SEC. 215. Limitation on availability of funds for defensive cyberspace operations of the Air Force.

(a) Limitation.— Of the funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act or otherwise made available for fiscal year 2014 for procurement, Air Force, or research, development, test, and evaluation, Air Force, for Defensive Cyberspace Operations (Program Element 0202088F), not more than 90 percent may be obligated or expended until a period of 30 days has elapsed following the date on which the Secretary of the Air Force submits to the congressional defense committees a report on the Application Software Assurance Center of Excellence.

(b) Matters included.—The report under subsection (a) shall include the following:

(1) A description of how the Application Software Assurance Center of Excellence is used to support the software assurance activities of the Air Force and other elements of the Department of Defense, including pursuant to section 933 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (Public Law 112–239; 10 U.S.C. 2224 note).

(2) A description of the resources used to support the Center of Excellence from the beginning of the Center through fiscal year 2014.

(3) The plan of the Secretary for sustaining the Center of Excellence during the period covered by the future-years defense program submitted in 2013 under section 221 of title 10, United States Code.

SEC. 216. Limitation on availability of funds for precision extended range munition program.

Of the funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act or otherwise made available for fiscal year 2014 for the Department of Defense, not more than 50 percent may be obligated or expended for the precision extended range munition program until the date on which the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff submits to the congressional defense committees written certification that—

(1) such program is necessary to meet a valid operational need that cannot be met by the existing precision guided mortar munition of the Army, other indirect fire weapons, or aerial-delivered joint fires; and

(2) a sufficient business case exists to proceed with the development and production of such program.

SEC. 217. Long-range standoff weapon requirement; prohibition on availability of funds for noncompetitive procedures for offensive anti-surface warfare weapon contracts of the Navy.

(a) Long-range standoff weapon.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary of the Air Force shall develop a follow-on air-launched cruise missile to the AGM–86 that—

(A) achieves initial operating capability for conventional missions prior to the retirement of the conventionally armed AGM–86;

(B) achieves initial operating capability for nuclear missions prior to the retirement of the nuclear-armed AGM–86; and

(C) is capable of internal carriage and employment for both conventional and nuclear missions on the next-generation long-range strike bomber.

(2) CONSECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT.—In developing a follow-on air-launched cruise missile to the AGM–86 in accordance with paragraph (1), the Secretary may carry out development and production activities with respect to nuclear missions prior to carrying out such activities with respect to conventional missions if the Secretary determines such consecutive order of development and production activities to be cost effective.

(b) Offensive anti-surface warfare weapon contracts of the Navy.—

(1) PROHIBITION.—Except as provided by paragraph (2), none of the funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act or otherwise made available for fiscal year 2014 for the offensive anti-surface warfare weapon may be used to enter into or modify a contract using procedures other than competitive procedures (as defined in section 2302(2) of title 10, United States Code).

(2) EXEMPTION; WAIVER.—

(A) EXEMPTED ACTIVITIES.—The prohibition in paragraph (1) shall not apply to funds specified in such paragraph that are made available for the development, testing, and fielding of aircraft-launched offensive anti-surface warfare weapons capabilities.

(B) NATIONAL SECURITY WAIVER AUTHORITY.—The Secretary of Defense may waive the prohibition in paragraph (1) if the Secretary determines that such a waiver is in the national security interests of the United States.

SEC. 218. Review of software development for F–35 aircraft.

(a) Software development program.—

(1) REVIEW.—The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics shall establish an independent team consisting of subject matter experts to review the development of software for the F–35 aircraft program (in this subsection referred to as the “software development program”), including by reviewing the progress made with respect to—

(A) managing the software development program; and

(B) delivering critical software capability in accordance with current program milestones.

(2) REPORT.—Not later than March 3, 2014, the Under Secretary shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report on the review under paragraph (1). Such report shall include the following:

(A) An assessment by the independent team with respect to whether the software development program—

(i) has been successful in meeting the key milestone dates occurring before the date of the report; and

(ii) will be successful in meeting the established program schedule.

(B) Any recommendations of the independent team with respect to improving the software development program to ensure that, in support of the start of initial operational testing, the established program schedule is met on time.

(C) If the independent team determines that the software development program will be unable to deliver the full complement of software within the established program schedule, any potential alternatives that the independent team considers appropriate to deliver such software within such schedule.

(b) Autonomic logistics information system sustainment report.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Under Secretary, in consultation with the Joint Strike Fighter Joint Program Office, shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report on current plans, as of the date of the report, for long-term sustainment of the autonomic logistics information system of F–35 aircraft. Such report shall include the following:

(1) Current plans for acquisition of technical data rights to autonomic logistics information system software and the potential competitive sustainment of elements of the autonomic logistics information system.

(2) How sustainment of the autonomic logistics information system may take advantage of public-private partnerships authorized by section 2474 of title 10, United States Code, including schedules for actions necessary for such sustainment.

(3) Any current plan to select, designate, and activate any Government-owned and Government-operated site to serve as the autonomic logistics operating unit.

(4) Current plans to ensure that the autonomic logistics information system provides total asset visibility and accountability, including asset valuation and tracking, and for potential integration with other automated logistics systems.

SEC. 219. Evaluation and assessment of the distributed common ground system.

(a) Project codes for budget submissions.—In the budget submitted by the President to Congress under section 1105 of title 31, United States Code, for fiscal year 2015 and each subsequent fiscal year, each capability component within the distributed common ground system program shall be set forth as a separate project code within the program element line, and each covered official shall submit supporting justification for the project code within the program element descriptive summary.

(b) Analysis.—

(1) REQUIREMENT.—The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics shall conduct an analysis of capability components that are compliant with the intelligence community data standards and could be used to meet the requirements of the distributed common ground system program.

(2) ELEMENTS.—The analysis required under paragraph (1) shall include the following:

(A) Revalidation of the distributed common ground system program requirements based on current program needs, recent operational experience, and the requirement for nonproprietary solutions that adhere to open-architecture principles.

(B) Market research of current commercially available tools to determine whether any such tools could potentially satisfy the requirements described in subparagraph (A).

(C) Analysis of the competitive acquisition options for any tools identified in subparagraph (B).

(3) SUBMISSION.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Under Secretary shall submit to the congressional defense committees the results of the analysis conducted under paragraph (1).

(c) Covered official defined.—In this section, the term “covered official” means the following:

(1) The Secretary of the Army, with respect to matters concerning the Army.

(2) The Secretary of the Navy, with respect to matters concerning the Navy.

(3) The Secretary of the Air Force, with respect to matters concerning the Air Force.

(4) The Commandant of the Marine Corps, with respect to matters concerning the Marine Corps.

(5) The Commander of the United States Special Operations Command, with respect to matters concerning the United States Special Operations Command.

SEC. 220. Operationally responsive space.

(a) Sense of Congress.—It is the sense of Congress that—

(1) it remains the policy of the United States, as expressed in section 913(a) of the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (Public Law 109–364; 120 Stat. 2355), to demonstrate, acquire, and deploy an effective capability for operationally responsive space to support military users and operations from space, which shall consist of—

(A) responsive satellite payloads and busses built to common technical standards;

(B) low-cost space launch vehicles and supporting range operations that facilitate the timely launch and on-orbit operations of satellites;

(C) responsive command and control capabilities; and

(D) concepts of operations, tactics, techniques, and procedures that permit the use of responsive space assets for combat and military operations other than war; and

(2) the Operationally Responsive Space Program Office has demonstrated through multiple launches since 2009 an ability to accomplish many of the policy objectives of the Operationally Responsive Space Program through specific missions, but has not executed a mission that leverages all policy objectives of such Program in a single mission.

(b) Limitation.—Of the funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act or otherwise made available for fiscal year 2014 for the Department of Defense for the space-based infrared systems space modernization initiative wide-field-of-view testbed, not more than 50 percent may be obligated or expended until the Executive Agent for Space of the Department of Defense certifies to the congressional defense committees that the Secretary of Defense is carrying out the Operationally Responsive Space Program Office in accordance with section 2273a of title 10, United States Code.

(c) Report.—Not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Executive Agent for Space of the Department of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report regarding a potential mission that would seek to leverage all policy objectives of the Operationally Responsive Space Program in a single mission.

SEC. 221. Sustainment or replacement of Blue Devil intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities.

(a) Plan to retain capability.—The Secretary of the Air Force shall develop a plan to sustain the operational capabilities of the Blue Devil 1 Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Systems (in this section referred to as “Blue Devil 1 system”), including precision signal geolocation, by—

(1) procuring the existing Blue Devil 1 system;

(2) developing a new system; or

(3) basing a new system on capabilities that are adapted and integrated from existing programs and programs being developed.

(b) Report required.—Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report on—

(1) the potential cost of procuring, operating, and sustaining current Blue Devil 1 systems for fiscal years 2014 through 2019, including costs relating to procurement, research and development, personnel, operation and maintenance, and military construction;

(2) the ability of other current platforms and subsystems as of the date of the report to provide intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance support similar to the support provided by the current Blue Devil 1 system; and

(3) a listing of programs of the Air Force and other programs of the Department of Defense in development as of the date of the report that could provide such similar support in the future.

(c) Requirement to coordinate.—In preparing the report under subsection (b), the Secretary shall—

(1) coordinate with the Commander of the United States Special Operations Command regarding the operational needs of the United States Special Operations Command; and

(2) coordinate with the Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency with respect to information regarding the transfer to the Air Force of the technology developed under the wide-area network detection program for operational integration of wide-area motion imagery and near-vertical direction-finding data for effective target detection, identification, and tracking for potential incorporation, as practical and appropriate, into other platforms.

(d) Appropriate congressional committees defined.—In this section, the term “appropriate congressional committees” means—

(1) the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on Appropriations, and the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate; and

(2) the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on Appropriations, and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives.

SEC. 231. Improvements to acquisition accountability reports on ballistic missile defense system.

(a) Improvement to operations and sustainment cost estimates.—In preparing the acquisition accountability reports on the ballistic missile defense system required by section 225 of title 10, United States Code, the Director of the Missile Defense Agency shall improve the quality of cost estimates relating to operations and sustainment that are included in such reports under subsection (b)(3)(A) of such section, including with respect to the confidence levels of such cost estimates.

(b) Operations and sustainment responsibility.—Section 225 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

“(e) Operations and sustainment cost estimates.—The Director shall ensure that each life-cycle cost estimate included in an acquisition baseline pursuant to subsection (b)(3)(A) includes—

“(1) all of the operations and sustainment costs for which the Director is responsible; and

“(2) a description of the operations and sustainment functions and costs for which a military department is responsible.”.

(c) Report.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Director of the Missile Defense Agency shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report outlining the plans of the Director to improve the quality of cost estimates pursuant to subsection (a).

(2) ELEMENTS.—The report under paragraph (1) shall include—

(A) a description of the actions planned to improve the quality of cost estimates included in the acquisition accountability reports on the ballistic missile defense system required by section 225 of title 10, United States Code;

(B) the schedule for such planned actions, including the planned schedule for meeting the requirements of subsection (e) of such section 225, as added by subsection (b);

(C) a description of any steps taken during the previous year to improve the quality of such cost estimates;

(D) an assessment of how the planned improvements compare to the best practices and cost-estimation guidelines recommended by the Comptroller General of the United States for cost estimates of the ballistic missile defense system;

(E) any other matters the Director considers appropriate; and

(F) the views of the Comptroller General of the United States with respect to the contents of the report.

(3) FORM.—The report under paragraph (1) shall be submitted in unclassified form.

SEC. 232. Prohibition on use of funds for MEADS program.

None of the funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act or otherwise made available for fiscal year 2014 for the Department of Defense may be obligated or expended for the medium extended air defense system.

SEC. 233. Prohibition on availability of funds for integration of certain missile defense systems; report on regional ballistic missile defense.

(a) Prohibition on integration of certain systems.—

(1) SENSE OF CONGRESS.—It is the sense of Congress that missile defense systems of the People’s Republic of China should not be integrated into the missile defense systems of the United States or the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

(2) PROHIBITION.—None of the funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act or otherwise made available for fiscal year 2014 for the Department of Defense may be obligated or expended to integrate missile defense systems of the People’s Republic of China into missile defense systems of the United States.

(b) Report on regional ballistic missile defense.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report on the status and progress of regional missile defense programs and efforts.

(2) ELEMENTS.—The report under paragraph (1) shall include the following:

(A) A description of the overall risk assessment from the most recent Global Ballistic Missile Defense Assessment of regional missile defense capabilities relative to meeting the operational needs of the commanders of the geographic combatant commands, including the need for force protection of forward-deployed forces and capabilities of the United States and for the defense of allies and partners of the United States.

(B) An assessment of whether and how the currently planned phased, adaptive approach to missile defense in Europe and other planned regional missile defense approaches and capabilities of the United States meet the integrated priorities of the commanders of the geographic combatant commands to achieve the operational requirements of the commanders to defend against the ballistic missile threat to deployed forces of the United States and allies of the United States, including a description of planned force structure deployment options to increase missile defense capabilities in the area of responsibility of a commander, if needed, in the event of warning of an imminent ballistic missile attack.

(C) A detailed explanation of the current and planned concept of operations for the phased, adaptive approach to missile defense in Europe, including—

(i) arrangements for allocating the command of assets of such approach between the Commander of the United States European Command and the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe;

(ii) an explanation of the circumstances under which such command would be allocated to each commander; and

(iii) a description of the prioritization of defense of both the deployed forces of the United States and the territory of the member states of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization using available missile defense interceptor inventory.

(D) A description of the progress made in the development and testing of elements of systems intended for deployment in phases 2 and 3 of the phased, adaptive approach to missile defense in Europe, including the standard missile–3 block IB, the standard missile–3 block IIA interceptors, and the Aegis Ashore system, and any areas where work remains to ensure such phases are ready for deployment as specified in the 2010 Ballistic Missile Defense Review.

(E) A description of the manner in which elements of regional missile defense architectures, such as forward-based X-band radars in Japan, Israel, Turkey, and the area of responsibility of the Commander of the United States Central Command, contribute to the enhancement of the homeland defense of the United States.

(F) A description of the manner in which enhanced integration of offensive military capabilities and defensive missile defense capabilities, including the potential for improved intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, will fit into regional missile defense planning and force structure assessments.

(G) A description of how the contributions of allies and partners of the United States that have purchased missile defense technology of the United States could aid in reducing the costs of deployment of regional missile defense capabilities of the United States, and how the systems of such allies and partners could be better networked and integrated to provide mutual force multiplication benefits.

(H) A description of how the Secretary of Defense is working with allies and partners of the United States that have purchased air and missile defense technology of the United States to integrate the capabilities of such allies and partners provided by such technology with the air and missile defense systems and networks of the United States to provide mutual benefit.

(I) Any other matters the Secretary determines appropriate.

(3) FORM.—The report required by paragraph (1) shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may include a classified annex.

SEC. 234. Availability of funds for co-production of Iron Dome short-range rocket defense system in the United States.

(a) Availability of funds.—

(1) IN GENERAL.— Of the funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act or otherwise made available for fiscal year 2014 for research, development, test, and evaluation, Defense-wide, for the Missile Defense Agency, not more than $15,000,000 may be obligated or expended for nonrecurring engineering costs in connection with the establishment of a capacity for co-production in the United States by industry of the United States of parts and components for the Iron Dome short-range rocket defense program. Such obligation or expenditure shall be made pursuant to an agreement described in paragraph (2).

(2) AGREEMENT DESCRIBED.—An agreement described in this paragraph is an agreement entered into by the Government of the United States and the Government of Israel with respect to the co-production in the United States of parts and components for the Iron Dome short-range rocket defense program.

(b) Report on co-production.—Not later than 30 days after obligating or expending funds specified in subsection (a), the Director of the Missile Defense Agency shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report on the plan to implement an agreement described in paragraph (2) of such subsection, including the following:

(1) A description of the estimated cost of implementing the agreement, including the costs to be paid by industry.

(2) The expected schedule to implement the agreement.

(3) A description of any efforts to minimize the costs of the agreement to the Government of the United States.

(c) Report on missile defense cooperation.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report on the status of missile defense cooperation between the United States and Israel.

(2) ELEMENTS.—The report under paragraph (1) shall include the following:

(A) A description of the current program of ballistic missile defense cooperation between the United States and Israel, including the objectives and results of such cooperation as of the date of the report.

(B) A description of steps taken during the year prior to the report, and steps planned to be taken during the year following the report, by the governments of the United States and Israel to improve the coordination, interoperability, and integration of the missile defense capabilities of the United States and Israel.

(C) A description of joint missile defense exercises and training that have been conducted by the United States and Israel, and the lessons learned from such exercises.

(D) A description of joint efforts of the United States and Israel to develop ballistic missile defense technologies and capabilities.

(E) Any other matters that the Secretary considers appropriate.

(d) Construction.—Nothing in this section shall be construed to alter or affect the procurement schedule, or anticipated procurement numbers, under the Iron Dome short-range rocket defense program.

(e) Sense of Congress.—It is the sense of Congress that—

(1) second-source production of parts and components of the Iron Dome short-range rocket defense program that is based in the United States is in the national security interest of both Israel and the United States; and

(2) the move towards such a second-source capacity in the United States for integration and assembly of all-up rounds of the Iron Dome short-range rocket defense program will further enhance the security of Israel by ensuring added production capability of such vital program.

SEC. 235. Additional missile defense radar for the protection of the United States homeland.

(a) Deployment of long-range discriminating radar.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—The Director of the Missile Defense Agency shall deploy a long-range discriminating radar against long-range ballistic missile threats from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Such radar shall be located at a location optimized to support the defense of the homeland of the United States.

(2) FUNDING.—Of the funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act for research, development, test, and evaluation, Defense-wide, for the Missile Defense Agency for BMD Sensors (PE 63884C), as specified in the funding table in section 4201, $30,000,000 shall be available for initial costs toward the deployment of the radar required by paragraph (1).

(b) Additional sensor coverage for threats from Iran.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary of Defense shall ensure that the Secretary is able to deploy additional tracking and discrimination sensor capabilities to support the defense of the homeland of the United States from future long-range ballistic missile threats that emerge from Iran.

(2) REPORT.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report that details what sensor capabilities of the United States, including re-locatable land- and sea-based capabilities, are or will become available to support the defense of the homeland of the United States from future long-range ballistic missile threats that emerge from Iran. Such report shall include the following:

(A) With respect to the capabilities included in the report, an identification of such capabilities that can be located on the Atlantic-side of the United States by not later than 2019, or sooner if long-range ballistic missile threats from Iran are successfully flight-tested prior to 2019.

(B) A description of the manner in which the United States will maintain such capabilities so as to ensure the deployment of the capabilities in time to support the missile defense of the United States from long-range ballistic missile threats from Iran.

SEC. 236. Evaluation of options for future ballistic missile defense sensor architectures.

(a) Evaluation required.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary of Defense, acting through the Commander of the United States Strategic Command, shall conduct an evaluation of options and alternatives for future sensor architectures for ballistic missile defense in order to enhance the ballistic missile defense capabilities of the United States.

(2) CONSULTATION.—In carrying out paragraph (1), the Secretary shall consult with the heads of departments and agencies of the Federal Government that the Secretary determines appropriate.

(3) SCOPE OF EVALUATION.—In conducting the evaluation under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall consider the following:

(A) A wide range of options for a future sensor architecture for ballistic missile defense, including—

(i) options regarding the future development, integration, exploitation, and deployment of existing or new missile defense sensor systems and assets; and

(ii) options regarding using capabilities of the Federal Government that exist or are planned as of the date of the evaluation that are not primarily focused on missile defense, including such capabilities that may require modification to be used for missile defense.

(B) The potential costs, advantages, and feasibility of using such future sensor architecture for purposes other than missile defense, including for technical intelligence collection or space situational awareness.

(C) Whether and how such future sensor architectures could be designed and employed to fulfill missions other than missile defense when not required for such missile defense missions.

(4) OBJECTIVE.—The objective of the evaluation shall be to identify one or more future sensor architectures for ballistic missile defense that will result in an improvement of the performance of the ballistic missile defense system in a cost-effective, operationally effective, timely, and affordable manner.

(b) Elements to be evaluated.—The evaluation required by subsection (a) shall include a consideration of the following:

(1) SENSOR TYPES.—At a minimum, the types of sensors as follows:

(A) Radar.

(B) Infrared.

(C) Optical and electro-optical.

(D) Directed energy.

(2) SENSOR MODES.—Deployment modes of sensors as follows:

(A) Ground-based sensors.

(B) Sea-based sensors.

(C) Airborne sensors.

(D) Space-based sensors.

(3) SENSOR FUNCTIONS.—At a minimum, missile defense-related sensor functions as follows:

(A) Detection.

(B) Tracking.

(C) Characterization.

(D) Classification.

(E) Discrimination.

(F) Debris mitigation.

(G) Kill assessment.

(4) SENSOR ARCHITECTURE CAPABILITIES.—At a minimum, maximization or improvement of sensor-related capabilities as follows:

(A) Handling of increasing raid sizes.

(B) Precision tracking of threat missiles.

(C) Providing fire-control quality tracks of evolving threat missiles.

(D) Enabling launch-on-remote and engage-on-remote capabilities.

(E) Discriminating lethal objects (warheads) from other objects.

(F) Effectively assessing the results of engagements.

(G) Enabling enhanced shot doctrine.

(H) Other capabilities that the Secretary of Defense determines appropriate.

(c) Report.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report setting forth the results of the evaluation required by subsection (a).

(2) ELEMENTS.—The report under paragraph (1) shall include the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the Secretary with respect to—

(A) future sensor architectures evaluated under subsection (a)(3)(A)(i).

(B) existing or planned capabilities of the Federal Government evaluated under subsection (a)(3)(A)(ii);

(C) using future sensor architecture for additional purposes as described in subsection (a)(3)(B); and

(D) the design and employment of future sensor architectures to fulfill missions other than missile defense as described in subsection (a)(3)(C).

(3) FORM.—The report shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may include a classified annex.

(d) Conforming repeal.—Section 224 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (Public Law 112–239; 126 Stat. 1675) is repealed.

SEC. 237. Plans to improve the ground-based midcourse defense system.

(a) Improved kill assessment capability.—The Director of the Missile Defense Agency, in consultation with the Commander of the United States Strategic Command and the Commander of the United States Northern Command, shall develop—

(1) options to achieve an improved kill assessment capability for the ground-based midcourse defense system that can be developed as soon as practicable with acceptable acquisition risk, with the objective of achieving initial operating capability by not later than December 31, 2019, including by improving—

(A) the exo-atmospheric kill vehicle for the ground-based interceptor;

(B) the command, control, battle management, and communications system; and

(C) the sensor and communications architecture of the ballistic missile defense system; and

(2) a plan to carry out such options that gives priority to including such improved capabilities in at least some of the 14 ground-based interceptors that will be procured by the Director, as announced by the Secretary of Defense on March 15, 2013.

(b) Improved hit assessment.—The Director, in consultation with the Commander of the United States Strategic Command and the Commander of the United States Northern Command, shall take appropriate steps to develop an interim capability for improved hit assessment for the ground-based midcourse defense system that can be integrated into near-term exo-atmospheric kill vehicle upgrades and refurbishment.

(c) Report on improved capabilities.—Not later than April 1, 2014, the Director, the Commander of the United States Strategic Command, and the Commander of the United States Northern Command shall jointly submit to the congressional defense committees a report on—

(1) the development of an improved kill assessment capability under subsection (a), including the plan developed under paragraph (2) of such subsection; and

(2) the development of an interim capability for improved hit assessment under subsection (b).

(d) Plan for upgraded enhanced exo-atmospheric kill vehicle.—

(1) PLAN REQUIRED.—Not later than 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Director shall submit to the congressional defense committees a plan to use covered funding to develop, test, and deploy an upgraded enhanced exo-atmospheric kill vehicle for the ground-based midcourse defense system that—

(A) is tested under a test program coordinated with the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation; and

(B) following such test program, is capable of being deployed during fiscal year 2018 or thereafter.

(2) PRIORITY.—In developing the plan for an upgraded enhanced exo-atmospheric kill vehicle under paragraph (1), the Director shall give priority to the following attributes:

(A) Cost effectiveness and high reliability, testability, producibility, modularity, and maintainability.

(B) Capability across the midcourse battle space.

(C) Ability to leverage ballistic missile defense system data with kill vehicle on-board capability to discriminate lethal objects.

(D) Reliable on-demand communications.

(E) Sufficient flexibility to ensure that the potential for future enhancements, including ballistic missile defense system interceptor commonality and multiple and volume kill capability, is maintained.

(3) COVERED FUNDING DEFINED.—In this subsection, the term “covered funding” means—

(A) funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act or otherwise made available for fiscal year 2014 for the Missile Defense Agency, as specified in the funding table in section 4201; and

(B) funds authorized to be appropriated by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (Public Law 112–239) or otherwise made available for fiscal year 2013 that are available to the Director to carry out the plan under paragraph (1).

SEC. 238. Report on potential future homeland ballistic missile defense options.

(a) Report required.—Not later than 240 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report on potential future options for enhancing the ballistic missile defense of the homeland of the United States.

(b) Consultation.—The Secretary shall prepare the report under subsection (a) in consultation with the Commander of the United States Strategic Command, the Commander of the United States Northern Command, and the Director of the Missile Defense Agency.

(c) Elements.—The report under subsection (a) shall include the following:

(1) A description of the current assessment of the threat to the United States from limited ballistic missile attack (whether accidental, unauthorized, or deliberate), particularly from countries such as North Korea and Iran, and an assessment of the projected future threat through 2022, including a discussion of confidence levels and uncertainties in such threat assessment.

(2) A description of the current capability of the ballistic missile defense of the homeland of the United States to defend against the current threat of limited ballistic missile attack (whether accidental, unauthorized, or deliberate), particularly from countries such as North Korea and Iran.

(3) A description of the status of efforts to correct the problems that caused the flight test failures of the ground-based midcourse defense system in December 2010 and July 2013 and plans for future efforts, including additional flight testing, to demonstrate that the problems have been successfully corrected.

(4) A description of planned improvements to the current ballistic missile defense system of the homeland of the United States, and the enhancements to the capability of such system that would result from such planned improvements, including—

(A) deployment of 14 additional ground-based interceptors at Fort Greely, Alaska;

(B) missile defense upgrades of early warning radars at Clear, Alaska, and Cape Cod, Massachusetts;

(C) deployment of an in-flight interceptor communications system data terminal at Fort Drum, New York; and

(D) improvements to the effectiveness and reliability of the ground-based interceptors and the overall ground-based midcourse defense system.

(5) In accordance with subsection (d), a description of potential additional future options for the ballistic missile defense of the homeland of the United States, in addition to the improvements described in paragraph (4), if future ballistic missile threats warrant deployment of such options to increase the capabilities of such ballistic missile defense, including—

(A) deployment of a missile defense interceptor site on the East Coast;

(B) deployment of a missile defense interceptor site in another location in the United States, other than on the East Coast;

(C) expansion of Missile Field–1 at Fort Greely, Alaska, to an operationally available 20-silo configuration, to permit further interceptor deployments;

(D) deployment of additional ground-based interceptors for the ground-based midcourse defense system at Fort Greely, Alaska, or Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, or both;

(E) deployment of additional missile defense sensors, including at a site in Alaska as well as an X-band radar on or near the East Coast or elsewhere, to enhance system tracking and discrimination, including various sensor options;

(F) enhancements to the operational effectiveness, cost effectiveness, and overall performance of the ground-based midcourse defense system through improvements to system reliability, discrimination, battle management, exo-atmospheric kill vehicle capability, and related functions;

(G) the potential for future enhancement and deployment of the standard missile–3 block IIA interceptor to augment the ballistic missile defense of the homeland of the United States;

(H) missile defense options to defend the homeland of the United States against ballistic missiles that could be launched from vessels on the seas around the United States, including the Gulf of Mexico, or other ballistic missile threats that could approach the United States from the south, should such a threat arise in the future; and

(I) any other options the Secretary considers appropriate.

(d) Evaluation of potential options.—For each option described under subsection (c)(5), the Secretary shall provide an evaluation of the advantages and disadvantages of such option. The evaluation of each such option shall include consideration of the following:

(1) Technical feasibility.

(2) Operational effectiveness and utility against the projected future threat.

(3) Cost, cost effectiveness, and affordability.

(4) Schedule considerations.

(5) Agility to respond to changes in future threat evolution.

(e) Conclusions and recommendations.—Based on the evaluations required by subsection (d), the Secretary shall include in the report under subsection (a) such findings, conclusions, and recommendations as the Secretary considers appropriate for potential future options for the ballistic missile defense of the homeland of the United States.

(f) Form.—The report under subsection (a) shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may include a classified annex.

SEC. 239. Briefings on status of implementation of certain missile defense matters.

Not later than 180 days after the completion of the site evaluation study required by subsection (a) of section 227 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (Public Law 112–239; 126 Stat. 1678), and again one year after such date, the Secretary of Defense shall provide to the congressional defense committees a detailed briefing on the current status of efforts and plans to implement the requirements of such section, including—

(1) the progress and plans toward preparation of the environmental impact statement required by subsection (b) of such section; and

(2) the development of the contingency plan under subsection (d) of such section for deployment of an additional homeland missile defense interceptor site in case the President determines to proceed with such an additional deployment.

SEC. 240. Sense of Congress and report on NATO and missile defense burden-sharing.

(a) Sense of Congress.—It is the sense of Congress that as defense budget resources continue to decline in the United States, including by reason of funding reductions under the Budget Control Act of 2011 (Public Law 112–25), and the sequestration in effect by reason of such Act, the importance of burden-sharing among members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization for missile defense is increasing.

(b) Report required.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report on the cost of missile defense for members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (in this section referred to as “NATO”), including the phased, adaptive approach to missile defense in Europe, and the contributions made by members of NATO for such missile defense.

(c) Matters included.—The report under subsection (b) shall include the following:

(1) The total estimated cost directly attributable to the various phases of the phased, adaptive approach to missile defense in Europe, including costs relating to research, development, testing, and evaluation, procurement, and military construction.

(2) With respect to the cost of missile defense for NATO, including the phased, adaptive approach to missile defense in Europe, a description of the level of burden-sharing among members of NATO as of the date of the report, including through contributions made by a member in the form of hosting elements of such approach to missile defense in the territory of the member.

(3) An assessment of, and recommendations for, areas where the Secretary determines that NATO and the members of NATO could improve the burden-sharing among members with respect to the cost of missile defense for NATO described in paragraph (2), including through the possible pooling of missile defense interceptors.

(d) Form.—The report required by subsection (b) shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may include a classified annex.

SEC. 241. Sense of Congress on deployment of regional ballistic missile defense capabilities.

It is the sense of Congress that—

(1) the United States develops and deploys regional ballistic missile defense capabilities to protect the forward-deployed forces, allies, and partners of the United States against regional ballistic missile threats, consistent with the security obligations of the United States and as part of the broader theater security and military plans of the geographic combatant commanders of the United States;

(2) in deciding on the deployment of regional missile defense assets and capabilities of the United States, the Secretary of Defense should give priority consideration to the capabilities needed to deter and defend against the ballistic missile threat, including the recommendations of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the priorities of the geographic combatant commanders for meeting the operational needs of the commanders for ballistic missile defense;

(3) such deployment decisions should take into account all of the ballistic missile threats to the forces, allies, and partners of the United States in each region;

(4) the United States should encourage the allies and partners of the United States to acquire and contribute to integrated and complementary regional ballistic missile defense capabilities—including coordination, data sharing, and networking arrangements—and such allied and partner capabilities should be taken into account in deciding on the deployment of regional missile defense capabilities of the United States; and

(5) the United States should cooperate closely with the allies and partners of the United States, including such allies and partners in East Asia, on missile defense deployments and cooperation that enhance the mutual security of the United States and such allies and partners.

SEC. 242. Sense of Congress on procurement of capability enhancement II exoatmospheric kill vehicle.

It is the sense of Congress that the Secretary of Defense should not procure a Capability Enhancement II exoatmospheric kill vehicle for deployment until after the date on which a successful intercept flight test of the Capability Enhancement II ground-based interceptor has occurred, unless such procurement is for test assets or to maintain a warm line for the industrial base.

SEC. 251. Annual Comptroller General report on the amphibious combat vehicle acquisition program.

(a) Annual GAO review.—During the period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act and ending on March 1, 2018, the Comptroller General of the United States shall conduct an annual review of the amphibious combat vehicle acquisition program.

(b) Annual reports.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than March 1 of each year beginning in 2014 and ending in 2018, the Comptroller General shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report on the review of the amphibious combat vehicle acquisition program conducted under subsection (a).

(2) MATTERS TO BE INCLUDED.—Each report under paragraph (1) shall include the following:

(A) The extent to which the program is meeting development and procurement cost, schedule, performance, and risk mitigation goals.

(B) With respect to meeting the desired initial operational capability and full operational capability dates for the amphibious combat vehicle, the progress and results of—

(i) developmental and operational testing of the vehicle; and

(ii) plans for correcting deficiencies in vehicle performance, operational effectiveness, reliability, suitability, and safety.

(C) An assessment of procurement plans, production results, and efforts to improve manufacturing efficiency and supplier performance.

(D) An assessment of the acquisition strategy of the amphibious combat vehicle, including whether such strategy is in compliance with acquisition management best-practices and the acquisition policy and regulations of the Department of Defense.

(E) An assessment of the projected operations and support costs and the viability of the Marine Corps to afford to operate and sustain the amphibious combat vehicle.

(3) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.—In submitting to the congressional defense committees the first report under paragraph (1) and a report following any changes made by the Secretary of the Navy to the baseline documentation of the amphibious combat vehicle acquisition program, the Comptroller General shall include, with respect to such program, an assessment of the sufficiency and objectivity of—

(A) the analysis of alternatives;

(B) the initial capabilities document; and

(C) the capabilities development document.

SEC. 252. Annual Comptroller General of the United States report on the acquisition program for the VXX Presidential Helicopter.

(a) Annual GAO review.—The Comptroller General of the United States shall conduct annually a review of the acquisition program for the VXX Presidential Helicopter aircraft.

(b) Annual reports.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than March 1 each year, the Comptroller General shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report on the review conducted under subsection (a) during the preceding year.

(2) ELEMENTS.—Each report under paragraph (1) shall include such matters as the Comptroller General considers appropriate to fully inform the congressional defense committees of the stage of the acquisition process for the VXX Presidential Helicopter aircraft covered by the review described in such report. Such matters may include the following:

(A) The extent to which the acquisition program for the VXX Presidential Helicopter aircraft is meeting cost, schedule, and performance goals.

(B) The progress and results of developmental testing.

(C) An assessment of the acquisition strategy for the program, including whether the strategy is consistent with acquisition management best practices identified by the Comptroller General for purposes of the program.

(c) Sunset.—The requirements in this section shall terminate upon the earlier of—

(1) the date on which the Navy awards a contract for full-rate production for the VXX Presidential Helicopter aircraft; or

(2) the date on which the acquisition program for such aircraft is terminated.

SEC. 253. Report on strategy to improve body armor.

(a) Report.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report on the comprehensive research and development strategy of the Secretary to achieve significant reductions in the weight of body armor.

(b) Matters included.—The report under subsection (a) shall include the following:

(1) A brief description of each solution for body armor weight reduction that is being developed as of the date of the report.

(2) For each such solution—

(A) the costs, schedules, and performance requirements;

(B) the research and development funding profile;

(C) a description of the materials being used in the solution; and

(D) the feasibility and technology readiness levels of the solution and the materials.

(3) A strategy to provide resources for future research and development of body armor weight reduction.

(4) An explanation of how the Secretary is using a modular or tailorable solution to approach body armor weight reduction.

(5) A description of how the Secretary coordinates the research and development of body armor weight reduction being carried out by the military departments.

(6) Any other matter the Secretary considers appropriate.

(c) Form.—The report required by subsection (a) shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may include a classified annex.

SEC. 261. Establishment of Communications Security Review and Advisory Board.

(a) In general.—Chapter 7 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

§ 189. Communications Security Review and Advisory Board

“(a) Establishment.—There shall be in the Department of Defense a Communications Security Review and Advisory Board (in this section referred to as the ‘Board’) to review and assess the communications security, cryptographic modernization, and related key management activities of the Department and provide advice to the Secretary with respect to such activities.

“(b) Members.— (1) The Secretary shall determine the number of members of the Board.

“(2) The Chief Information Officer of the Department of Defense shall serve as chairman of the Board.

“(3) The Secretary shall appoint officers in the grade of general or admiral and civilian employees of the Department of Defense in the Senior Executive Service to serve as members of the Board.

“(c) Responsibilities.—The Board shall—

“(1) monitor the overall communications security, cryptographic modernization, and key management efforts of the Department, including activities under major defense acquisition programs (as defined in section 139c of this title), by—

“(A) requiring each Chief Information Officer of each military department to report the communications security activities of the military department to the Board;

“(B) tracking compliance of each military department with respect to communications security modernization efforts;

“(C) validating lifecycle communications security modernization plans for major defense acquisition programs;

“(2) validate the need to replace cryptographic equipment based on the expiration dates of the equipment and evaluate the risks of continuing to use cryptographic equipment after such expiration dates;

“(3) convene in-depth program reviews for specific cryptographic modernization developments with respect to validating requirements and identifying programmatic risks;

“(4) develop a long-term roadmap for communications security to identify potential issues and ensure synchronization with major planning documents; and

“(5) advise the Secretary on the cryptographic posture of the Department, including budgetary recommendations.

“(d) Exclusion of certain programs.—The Board shall not include the consideration of programs funded under the National Intelligence Program (as defined in section 3(6) of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 3003(6))) in carrying out this section.”.

(b) Clerical amendment.—The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by adding after the item relating to section 188 the following new item:


“189. Communications Security Review and Advisory Board”.

SEC. 262. Extension and expansion of mechanisms to provide funds for defense laboratories for research and development of technologies for military missions.

(a) Clarification of availability of funds.—Section 219 of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (Public Law 110–417; 10 U.S.C. 2358 note) is amended—

(1) in subsection (a)(1)(D), by striking “and recapitalization” through the period at the end and inserting “recapitalization, or minor military construction of the laboratory infrastructure, in accordance with subsection (b).”;

(2) by redesignating subsections (b) and (c) as subsections (c) and (d), respectively; and

(3) by inserting after subsection (a) the following new subsection (b):

“(b) Availability of funds for infrastructure projects.—

“(1) IN GENERAL.—Subject to the provisions of this subsection, funds available under a mechanism under subsection (a)(1)(D) that are solely intended to carry out a laboratory infrastructure project shall be available for such project until expended.

“(2) PRIOR NOTICE OF COSTS OF PROJECTS.—Funds shall be available in accordance with paragraph (1) for a project referred to in such paragraph only if the Secretary notifies the congressional defense committees of the total cost of the project before the date on which the Secretary uses a mechanism under subsection (a)(1)(D) for such project.

“(3) ACCUMULATION OF FUNDS FOR PROJECTS.—Funds may accumulate under a mechanism under subsection (a) for a project referred to in paragraph (1) for not more than five years.

“(4) COST LIMIT COMPLIANCE.—The Secretary shall ensure that a project referred to in paragraph (1) for which funds are made available in accordance with such paragraph complies with the applicable cost limitations in the following provisions of law:

“(A) Section 2805(d) of title 10, United States Code, with respect to revitalization and recapitalization projects.

“(B) Section 2811 of such title, with respect to repair projects.”.

(b) Extension.—Subsection (d) of such section, as redesignated by subsection (a)(2) of this section, is amended by striking “September 30, 2016” and inserting “September 30, 2020”.

(c) Application.—Subsection (b) of such section 219, as added by subsection (a)(3), shall apply with respect to funds made available under such section on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.

SEC. 263. Extension of authority to award prizes for advanced technology achievements.

Section 2374a(f) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by striking “September 30, 2013” and inserting “September 30, 2018”.

SEC. 264. Five-year extension of pilot program to include technology protection features during research and development of certain defense systems.

Section 243(d) of the Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 (Public Law 111–383; 10 U.S.C. 2358 note) is amended by striking “October 1, 2015” and inserting “October 1, 2020”.

SEC. 265. Briefing on biometrics activities of the Department of Defense.

(a) Briefing required.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall brief the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives on an assessment of the future program structure for biometrics oversight and execution and architectural requirements for biometrics-enabling capability.

(b) Matters included.—The briefing under subsection (a) shall include the following:

(1) An assessment of the roles and responsibilities of the principal staff assistant for biometrics, the program manager for biometrics, and the Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency, including—

(A) the roles and responsibilities of each element of the Department of Defense, including each military department, with responsibility for biometrics and each such element that is responsible for requirements and testing regarding biometrics; and

(B) whether the executive management responsibilities of the Department of Defense program manager for biometrics should be retained by the Army or transferred to another element of the Department.

(2) An assessment of the current requirements for biometrics-enabling capability, including with respect to—

(A) a governance process for capturing, vetting, and validating requirements and business processes across military department, interagency, and international partners; and

(B) a process to determine resourcing business rules to establish and sustain such capabilities.

(3) An evaluation of the most appropriate element of the Department to take responsibility for defining and managing the end-to-end performance of the biometric enterprise, beginning and ending at the point of biometric encounter, as described in the report of the Comptroller General of the United States titled “Defense Biometrics: Additional Training for Leaders and More Timely Transmission of Data Could Enhance the Use of Biometrics in Afghanistan”, numbered 12–442.

SEC. 266. Sense of Congress on importance of aligning common missile compartment of Ohio-class replacement program with the United Kingdom’s Vanguard successor program.

It is the sense of Congress that the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of the Navy should make every effort to ensure that the common missile compartment associated with the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine replacement program stays on schedule and is aligned with the Vanguard-successor program of the United Kingdom in order for the United States to fulfill its longstanding commitment to our ally and partner in sea-based strategic deterrence.

SEC. 267. Sense of Congress on counter-electronics high power microwave missile project.

It is the sense of the Congress that—

(1) in carrying out the non-kinetic counter-electronics developmental planning effort of the Air Force, the Secretary of Defense should consider the results of the successful joint technology capability demonstration that the counter-electronics high power microwave missile project conducted in 2012;

(2) an analysis of alternatives is an important step in the long-term development of a non-kinetic counter-electronic system;

(3) the Secretary should pursue both near- and far-term joint non-kinetic counter-electronic systems; and

(4) the counter-electronics high power microwave missile project (or a variant thereof) should be considered among the options for a possible materiel solution in response to any near-term joint urgent operational need, joint emergent operational need, or combatant command integrated priority for a non-kinetic counter-electronic system.


Sec. 301. Operation and maintenance funding.

Sec. 311. Deadline for submission of reports on proposed budgets for activities relating to operational energy strategy.

Sec. 312. Facilitation of interagency cooperation in conservation programs of the Departments of Defense, Agriculture, and Interior to avoid or reduce adverse impacts on military readiness activities.

Sec. 313. Reauthorization of Sikes Act.

Sec. 314. Clarification of prohibition on disposing of waste in open-air burn pits.

Sec. 315. Limitation on availability of funds for procurement of drop-in fuels.

Sec. 321. Strategic policy for prepositioned materiel and equipment.

Sec. 322. Department of Defense manufacturing arsenal study and report.

Sec. 323. Consideration of Army arsenals’ capabilities to fulfill manufacturing requirements.

Sec. 324. Strategic policy for the retrograde, reconstitution, and replacement of operating forces used to support overseas contingency operations.

Sec. 325. Littoral Combat Ship Strategic Sustainment Plan.

Sec. 326. Strategy for improving asset tracking and in-transit visibility.

Sec. 331. Additional reporting requirements relating to personnel and unit readiness.

Sec. 332. Modification of authorities on prioritization of funds for equipment readiness and strategic capability.

Sec. 333. Revision to requirement for annual submission of information regarding information technology capital assets.

Sec. 334. Modification of annual corrosion control and prevention reporting requirements.

Sec. 341. Certification for realignment of forces at Lajes Air Force Base, Azores.

Sec. 342. Limitation on performance of Department of Defense flight demonstration teams outside the United States.

Sec. 343. Limitation on funding for United States Special Operations Command National Capital Region.

Sec. 344. Limitation on availability of funds for Trans Regional Web Initiative.

Sec. 351. Gifts made for the benefit of military musical units.

Sec. 352. Revised policy on ground combat and camouflage utility uniforms.

SEC. 301. Operation and maintenance funding.

Funds are hereby authorized to be appropriated for fiscal year 2014 for the use of the Armed Forces and other activities and agencies of the Department of Defense for expenses, not otherwise provided for, for operation and maintenance, as specified in the funding table in section 4301.

SEC. 311. Deadline for submission of reports on proposed budgets for activities relating to operational energy strategy.

Section 138c(e) of title 10, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in paragraph (4), by striking “Not later than 30 days after the date on which the budget for a fiscal year is submitted to Congress pursuant to section 1105 of title 31, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to Congress a report on the proposed budgets for that fiscal year” and inserting “The Secretary of Defense shall submit to Congress a report on the proposed budgets for a fiscal year”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(6) The report required by paragraph (4) for a fiscal year shall be submitted by the later of the following dates:

“(A) The date that is 30 days after the date on which the budget for that fiscal year is submitted to Congress pursuant to section 1105 of title 31.

“(B) March 31 of the previous fiscal year.”.

SEC. 312. Facilitation of interagency cooperation in conservation programs of the Departments of Defense, Agriculture, and Interior to avoid or reduce adverse impacts on military readiness activities.

(a) Use of funds under certain agreements.—Section 2684a of title 10, United States Code, is amended—

(1) by redesignating subsections (h) and (i) as subsections (i) and (j), respectively; and

(2) by inserting after subsection (g) the following new subsection (h):

“(h) Interagency cooperation in conservation programs To avoid or reduce adverse impacts on military readiness activities.—In order to facilitate interagency cooperation and enhance the effectiveness of actions that will protect both the environment and military readiness, the recipient of funds provided pursuant an agreement under this section or under the Sikes Act (16 U.S.C. et seq.) may, with regard to the lands and waters within the scope of the agreement, use such funds to satisfy any matching funds or cost-sharing requirement of any conservation program of the Department of Agriculture or the Department of the Interior notwithstanding any limitation of such program on the source of matching or cost-sharing funds.”.

(b) Sunset.—This section and subsection (h) of section 2684a of title 10, United States Code, as added by this section, shall expire on October 1, 2019, except that any agreement referred to in such subsection that is entered into on or before September 30, 2019, shall continue according to its terms and conditions as if this section has not expired.

SEC. 313. Reauthorization of Sikes Act.

Section 108 of the Sikes Act (16 U.S.C. 670f) is amended by striking “fiscal years 2009 through 2014” each place it appears and inserting “fiscal years 2014 through 2019”.

SEC. 314. Clarification of prohibition on disposing of waste in open-air burn pits.

Section 317(c)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (Public Law 111–84; 123 Stat. 2249; 10 U.S.C. 2701 note) is amended—

(1) in subparagraph (B), by striking “and”;

(2) by redesignating subparagraph (C) as subparagraph (Q); and

(3) by inserting after subparagraph (B) the following new subparagraphs:

    “(C) tires;

    “(D) treated wood;

    “(E) batteries;

    “(F) plastics, except insignificant amounts of plastic remaining after a good-faith effort to remove or recover plastic materials from the solid waste stream;

    “(G) munitions and explosives, except when disposed of in compliance with guidance on the destruction of munitions and explosives contained in the Department of Defense Ammunition and Explosives Safety Standards, DoD Manual 6055.09-M;

    “(H) compressed gas cylinders, unless empty with valves removed;

    “(I) fuel containers, unless completely evacuated of its contents;

    “(J) aerosol cans;

    “(K) polychlorinated biphenyls;

    “(L) petroleum, oils, and lubricants products (other than waste fuel for initial combustion);

    “(M) asbestos;

    “(N) mercury;

    “(O) foam tent material;

    “(P) any item containing any of the materials referred to in a preceding paragraph; and”.

SEC. 315. Limitation on availability of funds for procurement of drop-in fuels.

(a) Limitation.—None of the funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act or otherwise made available for fiscal year 2014 for the Department of Defense may be obligated or expended to make a bulk purchase of a drop-in fuel for operational purposes unless the cost of that drop-in fuel is cost-competitive with the cost of a traditional fuel available for the same purpose.

(b) Waiver.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Subject to the requirements of paragraph (2), the Secretary of Defense may waive the limitation under subparagraph (a) with respect to a purchase.

(2) NOTICE REQUIRED.—Not later than 30 days after issuing a waiver under this subsection, the Secretary shall submit to the congressional defense committees notice of the waiver. Any such notice shall include each of the following:

(A) The rationale of the Secretary for issuing the waiver

(B) A certification that the waiver is in the national security interest of the United States.

(C) The expected cost of the purchase for which the waiver is issued.

(c) Definitions.—For the purposes of this section—

(1) The term “drop-in fuel” means a neat or blended liquid hydrocarbon fuel designed as a direct replacement for a traditional fuel with comparable performance characteristics and compatible with existing infrastructure and equipment

(2) The term “traditional fuel” means a liquid hydrocarbon fuel derived or refined from petroleum.

(3) The term “operational purposes” means for the purposes of conducting military operations, including training, exercises, large scale demonstrations, and moving and sustaining military forces and military platforms. Such term does not include research, development, testing, evaluation, fuel certification, or other demonstrations.

SEC. 321. Strategic policy for prepositioned materiel and equipment.

(a) Modifications to strategic policy.—Section 2229(a) of title 10, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

“(a) Policy required.—

“(1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary of Defense shall maintain a strategic policy on the programs of the Department of Defense for prepositioned materiel and equipment. Such policy shall take into account national security threats, strategic mobility, service requirements, and the requirements of the combatant commands, and shall address how the Department’s prepositioning programs, both ground and afloat, align with national defense strategies and departmental priorities.

“(2) ELEMENTS.—The strategic policy required under paragraph (1) shall include the following elements:

“(A) Overarching strategic guidance concerning planning and resource priorities that link the Department of Defense’s current and future needs for prepositioned stocks, such as desired responsiveness, to evolving national defense objectives.

“(B) A description of the Department’s vision for prepositioning programs and the desired end state.

“(C) Specific interim goals demonstrating how the vision and end state will be achieved.

“(D) A description of the strategic environment, requirements for, and challenges associated with, prepositioning.

“(E) Metrics for how the Department will evaluate the extent to which prepositioned assets are achieving defense objectives.

“(F) A framework for joint departmental oversight that reviews and synchronizes the military services’ prepositioning strategies to minimize potentially duplicative efforts and maximize efficiencies in prepositioned materiel and equipment across the Department of Defense.

“(3) JOINT OVERSIGHT.—The Secretary of Defense shall establish joint oversight of the military services’ prepositioning efforts to maximize efficiencies across the Department of Defense.”.

(b) Implementation plan.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense committees a plan for implementation of the prepositioning strategic policy required under section 2229(a) of title 10, United States Code, as amended by subsection (a).

(2) ELEMENTS.—The implementation plan required under paragraph (1) shall include the following elements:

(A) Detailed guidance for how the Department of Defense will achieve the vision, end state, and goals outlined in the strategic policy.

(B) A comprehensive list of the Department’s prepositioned materiel and equipment programs.

(C) A detailed description of how the plan will be implemented.

(D) A schedule with milestones for the implementation of the plan.

(E) An assignment of roles and responsibilities for the implementation of the plan.

(F) A description of the resources required to implement the plan.

(G) A description of how the plan will be reviewed and assessed to monitor progress.

(c) Comptroller General report.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter, the Comptroller General of the United States shall review the implementation plan submitted under subsection (b) and the prepositioning strategic policy required under section 2229(a) of title 10, United States Code, as amended by subsection (a), and submit to the congressional defense committees a report describing the findings of such review and including any additional information relating to the propositioning strategic policy and plan that the Comptroller General determines appropriate.

SEC. 322. Department of Defense manufacturing arsenal study and report.

(a) Review.—

(1) MANUFACTURING REQUIREMENTS.—The Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the military services and Defense Agencies, shall review—

(A) current and expected manufacturing requirements across the military services and Defense Agencies to identify critical manufacturing competencies and supplies, components, end items, parts, assemblies, and sub-assemblies for which there is no or limited domestic commercial source and which are appropriate for manufacturing within an arsenal owned by the United States in order to support critical manufacturing capabilities;

(B) how the Department of Defense can more effectively use and manage public-private partnerships to preserve critical industrial capabilities at such arsenals for future national security requirements while providing to the Department of the Army a return on its investment;

(C) the effectiveness of the strategy of the Department of Defense to assign workload to each of the arsenals and the potential for alternative strategies that could better identify workload for each arsenal;

(D) the impact of the rate structure driven by the Department of the Army working-capital funds on public-private partnerships at each such arsenal;

(E) the extent to which operations at each such arsenal can be streamlined, improved, or enhanced; and

(F) the effectiveness of the implementation by the Department of the Army of cooperative agreements authorized at manufacturing arsenals under section 4544 of title 10, United States Code.

(2) MECHANISMS FOR DETERMINING MANUFACTURING CAPABILITIES.—The Secretary shall review mechanisms within the Department of Defense for ensuring that appropriate consideration is given to the unique manufacturing capabilities of arsenals owned by the United States to fulfill manufacturing requirements of the Department of Defense for which there is no or limited domestic commercial capability.

(b) Report required.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report that includes the results of the reviews conducted under subsection (a) and a description of actions planned to support critical manufacturing capabilities within arsenals owned by the United States.

(c) Comptroller General report.—Not later than one year after the date on which the report required under subsection (b) is submitted, the Comptroller General shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report containing an assessment of the report together with the recommendations of the Comptroller General to improve the strategy of the Department of Defense to assign workload.

SEC. 323. Consideration of Army arsenals’ capabilities to fulfill manufacturing requirements.

(a) Consideration of capability of arsenals.—When undertaking a make-or-buy analysis, a program executive officer or program manager of a military service or Defense Agency shall consider the capability of arsenals owned by the United States to fulfill a manufacturing requirement.

(b) Notification of solicitations.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall establish and begin implementation of a system for ensuring that the arsenals owned by the United States are notified of any solicitation that fulfills a manufacturing requirement for which there is no or limited domestic commercial source and which may be appropriate for manufacturing within an arsenal owned by the United States.

SEC. 324. Strategic policy for the retrograde, reconstitution, and replacement of operating forces used to support overseas contingency operations.

(a) Establishment of policy.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary of Defense shall establish a policy setting forth the programs and priorities of the Department of Defense for the retrograde, reconstitution, and replacement of units and materiel used to support overseas contingency operations. The policy shall take into account national security threats, the requirements of the combatant commands, the current readiness of the operating forces of the military departments, and risk associated with strategic depth and the time necessary to reestablish required personnel, equipment, and training readiness in such operating forces.

(2) ELEMENTS.—The policy required under paragraph (1) shall include the following elements:

(A) Establishment and assignment of responsibilities and authorities within the Department for oversight and execution of the planning, organization, and management of the programs to reestablish the readiness of redeployed operating forces.

(B) Guidance concerning priorities, goals, objectives, timelines, and resources to reestablish the readiness of redeployed operating forces in support of national defense objectives and combatant command requirements.

(C) Oversight reporting requirements and metrics for the evaluation of Department of Defense and military department progress on restoring the readiness of redeployed operating forces in accordance with the policy required under paragraph (1).

(D) A framework for joint departmental reviews of military services’ annual budgets proposed for retrograde, reconstitution, or replacement activities, including an assessment of the strategic and operational risk assumed by the proposed levels of investment across the Department of Defense.

(b) Implementation plan.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense committees a plan for implementation of the policy required under this section.

(2) ELEMENTS.—The implementation plan required under paragraph (1) shall include the following elements:

(A) The assignment of responsibilities and authorities for oversight and execution of the planning, organization, and management of the programs to reestablish the readiness of redeployed operating forces.

(B) Establishment of priorities, goals, objectives, timelines, and resources to reestablish the readiness of redeployed operating forces in support of national defense objectives and combatant command requirements.

(C) A description of how the plan will be implemented, including a schedule with milestones to meet the goals of the plan.

(D) An estimate of the resources by military service and by year required to implement the plan, including an assessment of the risks assumed in the plan.

(3) UPDATES.—Not later than one year after submitting the plan required under paragraph (1), and annually thereafter for two years, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense committees an update on progress toward meeting the goals of the plan.

(c) Comptroller general report.—Not later than 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, and annually after the submittal of each update to the implementation plan under subsection (b), the Comptroller General of the United States shall review the implementation plan submitted under subsection (b) and the policy required by subsection (a), and submit to the congressional defense committees a report describing the findings of such review and progress made toward meeting the goals of the plan and including any additional information relating to the policy and plan that the Comptroller General determines appropriate.

SEC. 325. Littoral Combat Ship Strategic Sustainment Plan.

(a) In general.—Not later than 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Navy shall submit to the congressional defense committees and to the Comptroller General of the United States a strategic sustainment plan for the Littoral Combat Ship. Such plan shall include each of the following:

(1) An estimate of the cost and schedule of implementing the plan.

(2) An identification of the requirements and planning for the long-term sustainment of the Littoral Combat Ship and its mission modules in accordance with section 2366b of title 10, United States Code, as amended by section 801 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (Public Law 112–81; 125 Stat. 1482).

(3) A description of the current and future operating environments of the Littoral Combat Ship, as specified or referred to in strategic guidance and planning documents of the Department of Defense.

(4) The facility, supply, and logistics systems requirements, including contractor support, of the Littoral Combat Ship when forward deployed, and an estimate of the cost and personnel required to conduct the necessary maintenance activities.

(5) Any required updates to host-nation agreements to facilitate the forward-deployed maintenance requirements of the Littoral Combat Ship, including a discussion of overseas management of Ship ordnance and hazardous materials and delivery of equipment and spare parts needed for emergent repair.

(6) An evaluation of the forward-deployed maintenance requirements of the Littoral Combat Ship and a schedule of pier-side maintenance timelines when forward-deployed, including requirements for multiple ships and variants.

(7) An assessment of the total quantity of equipment, spare parts, permanently forward-stationed personnel, and size of fly away teams required to support forward-deployed maintenance requirements for the U.S.S. Freedom while in Singapore, and estimates for follow-on deployments of Littoral Combat Ships of both variants.

(8) A detailed description of the continuity of operations plans for the Littoral Combat Ship Squadron and of any plans to increase the number of Squadron personnel.

(9) An identification of mission critical single point of failure equipment for which a sufficient number spare parts are necessary to have on hand, and determination of Littoral Combat Ship forward deployed equipment and spare parts locations and levels.

(b) Form.—The plan required under subsection (a) shall be submitted in unclassified form but may have a classified annex.

SEC. 326. Strategy for improving asset tracking and in-transit visibility.

(a) Strategy and implementation plans.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense committees a comprehensive strategy for improving asset tracking and in-transit visibility across the Department of Defense, together with the plans of the military departments for implementing the strategy.

(2) ELEMENTS.—The strategy and implementation plans required under paragraph (1) shall include the following elements:

(A) The overarching goals and objectives desired from implementation of the strategy.

(B) A description of steps to achieve those goals and objectives, as well as milestones and performance measures to gauge results.

(C) An estimate of the costs associated with executing the plan, and the sources and types of resources and investments, including skills, technology, human capital, information, and other resources, required to meet the goals and objectives.

(D) A description of roles and responsibilities for managing and overseeing the implementation of the strategy, including the role of program managers, and the establishment of mechanisms for multiple stakeholders to coordinate their efforts throughout implementation and make necessary adjustments to the strategy based on performance.

(E) A description of key factors external to the Department of Defense and beyond its control that could significantly affect the achievement of the long-term goals contained in the strategy.

(F) A detailed description of asset marking requirements and how automated information and data capture technologies could improve readiness, cost effectiveness, and performance.

(G) A defined list of all categories of items that program managers are required to identify for the purposes of asset marking.

(H) A description of steps to improve asset tracking and in-transit visibility for classified programs.

(I) Steps to be undertaken to facilitate collaboration with industry designed to capture best practices, lessons learned, and any relevant technical matters.

(J) A description of how improved asset tracking and in-transit visibility could enhance audit readiness, reduce counterfeit risk, enhance logistical processes, and otherwise benefit the Department of Defense.

(K) An operational security assessment designed to ensure that all Department of Defense assets are appropriately protected during the execution of the strategy and implementation plan.

(b) Comptroller general report.—Not later than one year after the strategy is submitted under subsection (a), the Comptroller General of the United States shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report setting forth an assessment of the extent to which the strategy and accompanying implementation plans—

(1) include the elements set forth under subsection (a)(2);

(2) align to achieve the overarching asset tracking and in-transit visibility goals and objectives of the Department of Defense;

(3) incorporate, as appropriate, industry best practices related to automated information and data capture technologies for asset tracking and in-transit visibility;

(4) effectively execute the policies prescribed in Department of Defense Instruction 8320.04; and

(5) have been implemented.

SEC. 331. Additional reporting requirements relating to personnel and unit readiness.

(a) Assessment of assigned missions and contractor support.—Section 482 of title 10, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in subsection (a)—

(A) by striking “The report for a quarter” and inserting “Each report”; and

(B) by striking “(e), and (f)” and inserting “(f), (g), (h), (i), (j), and (k), and the reports for the second and fourth quarters of a calendar year shall also contain the information required by subsection (e)”;

(2) in subsection (d)—

(A) in paragraph (1)—

(i) in subparagraph (A), by striking “, including the extent” and all that follows through the period at the end and inserting the following: “, including an assessment of the manning of units (authorized versus assigned numbers of personnel) for units not scheduled for deployment and the timing of the arrival of personnel into units preparing for deployments.”; and

(ii) in subparagraph (B), by inserting “unit” before “personnel strength”;

(B) by amending paragraph (2) to read as follows:

“(2) PERSONNEL TURBULENCE.—

“(A) Recruit quality.

“(B) Personnel assigned to a unit but not trained for the level of assigned responsibility or mission.

“(C) Fitness for deployment.

“(D) Recruiting and retention status.”;

(C) by striking paragraph (3) and redesignating paragraph (4) as paragraph (3); and

(D) in paragraph (3), as redesignated by subparagraph (C), by striking “Training commitments” and inserting “Mission rehearsals”;

(3) by redesignating subsections (e), (f), and (g), as subsections (f), (g), and (l), respectively;

(4) by inserting after subsection (d)(3), as redesignated by paragraph (1)(C), the following new subsection:

“(e) Logistics indicators.—The reports for the second and fourth quarters of a calendar year shall also include information regarding the active components of the armed forces (and an evaluation of such information) with respect to each of the following logistics indicators:”;

(5) in subsection (e), as designated by paragraph (4)—

(A) by redesignating paragraphs (5), (6), and (7) as paragraphs (1), (2), and (3), respectively;

(B) in paragraph (1), as redesignated by subparagraph (A), by striking subparagraph (E); and

(C) in paragraph (2), as so redesignated—

(i) in subparagraph (A), by striking “Maintenance” and inserting “Depot maintenance”; and

(ii) by inserting after subparagraph (A) the following new subparagraph:

“(B) Equipment not available due to a lack of supplies or parts.”; and

(6) by inserting after subsection (g), as redesignated by paragraph (3), the following new subsections:

“(h) Combatant command assigned mission assessments.— (1) Each report shall also include an assessment by each commander of a geographic or functional combatant command of the ability of the command to successfully execute each of the assigned missions of the command. Each such assessment for a combatant command shall also include a list of the mission essential tasks for each assigned mission of the command and an assessment of the ability of the command to successfully complete each task within prescribed timeframes.

“(2) For purposes of this subsection, the term ‘assigned mission’ means any contingency response program plan, theater campaign plan, or named operation that is approved and assigned by the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

“(i) Risk assessment of dependence on contractor support.—Each report shall also include an assessment by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the level of risk incurred by using contract support in contingency operations as required under Department of Defense Instruction 1100.22, ‘Policies and Procedures for Determining Workforce Mix’.

“(j) Combat support agencies assessment.— (1) Each report shall also include an assessment by the Secretary of Defense of the military readiness of the combat support agencies, including, for each such agency—

“(A) a determination with respect to the responsiveness and readiness of the agency to support operating forces in the event of a war or threat to national security, including—

“(i) a list of mission essential tasks and an assessment of the ability of the agency to successfully perform those tasks;

“(ii) an assessment of how the ability of the agency to accomplish the tasks referred to in subparagraph (A) affects the ability of the military departments and the unified and geographic combatant commands to execute operations and contingency plans by number;

“(iii) any readiness deficiencies and actions recommended to address such deficiencies; and

“(iv) key indicators and other relevant information related to any deficiency or other problem identified;

“(B) any recommendations that the Secretary considers appropriate.

“(2) In this subsection, the term ‘combat support agency’ means any of the following Defense Agencies:

“(A) The Defense Information Systems Agency.

“(B) The Defense Intelligence Agency.

“(C) The Defense Logistics Agency.

“(D) The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (but only with respect to combat support functions that the agencies perform for the Department of Defense).

“(E) The Defense Contract Management Agency.

“(F) The Defense Threat Reduction Agency.

“(G) The National Reconnaissance Office.

“(H) The National Security Agency (but only with respect to combat support functions that the agencies perform for the Department of Defense) and Central Security Service.

“(I) Any other Defense Agency designated as a combat support agency by the Secretary of Defense.

“(k) Major exercise assessments.— (1) Each report shall also include an after-action assessment of each major exercise by the commander of the geographic or functional combatant command concerned or the chief of the military service concerned, as appropriate, that includes—

“(A) a brief description of the exercise;

“(B) planned training objectives for the exercise;

“(C) a full summary of cost associated with the exercise, including in-kind and direct contributions to allies and partners; and

“(D) an executive summary of the lessons learned and training objectives met by conducting the exercise.

“(2) In this subsection, the term ‘major exercise’ means a named major training event, an integrated or joint exercise, or a unilateral major exercise.”.

SEC. 332. Modification of authorities on prioritization of funds for equipment readiness and strategic capability.

(a) Inclusion of Marine Corps in requirements.—Section 323 of the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (10 U.S.C. 229 note) is amended—

(1) in subsection (a), by striking paragraph (2) and inserting the following new paragraph (2):

“(2) the Secretary of the Army to meet the requirements of the Army, and the Secretary of the Navy to meet the requirements of the Marine Corps, for that fiscal year, in addition to the requirements under paragraph (1), for the reconstitution of equipment and materiel in prepositioned stocks in accordance with requirements under the policy or strategy implemented under the guidelines in section 2229 of title 10, United States Code.”; and

(2) in subsection (b)(2), by striking subparagraph (B) and inserting the following new subparagraph (B):

“(B) the Army and the Marine Corps for the reconstitution of equipment and materiel in prepositioned stocks.”.

(b) Repeal of requirement for annual Army report and GAO review.—Such section is further amended by striking subsections (c) through (f) and inserting the following new subsection (c):

“(c) Contingency operation defined.—In this section, the term ‘contingency operation’ has the meaning given that term in section 101(a)(13) of title 10, United States Code.”.

SEC. 333. Revision to requirement for annual submission of information regarding information technology capital assets.

Section 351(a)(1) of the Bob Stump National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003 (Public Law 107–314; 10 U.S.C. 221 note) is amended by striking “in excess of $30,000,000” and all that follows and inserting “(as computed in fiscal year 2000 constant dollars) in excess of $32,000,000 or an estimated total cost for the future-years defense program for which the budget is submitted (as computed in fiscal year 2000 constant dollars) in excess of $378,000,000, for all expenditures, for all increments, regardless of the appropriation and fund source, directly related to the assets definition, design, development, deployment, sustainment, and disposal.”.

SEC. 334. Modification of annual corrosion control and prevention reporting requirements.

Section 903(b)(5) of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (Public Law 110–417; 10 U.S.C. 2228 note) is amended—

(1) by inserting “(A)” after “(5)”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

“(B) The report required under subparagraph (A) shall—

“(i) provide a clear linkage between the corrosion control and prevention program of the military department and the overarching goals and objectives of the long-term corrosion control and prevention strategy developed and implemented by the Secretary of Defense under section 2228(d) of title 10, United States Code; and

“(ii) include performance measures to ensure that the corrosion control and prevention program is achieving the goals and objectives described in clause (i).”.

SEC. 341. Certification for realignment of forces at Lajes Air Force Base, Azores.

The Secretary of Defense shall certify to the congressional defense committees, prior to taking any action to realign forces at Lajes Air Force Base, Azores, that the action is supported by a European Infrastructure Consolidation Assessment initiated by the Secretary of Defense on January 25, 2013. The certification shall include a specific assessment of the efficacy of Lajes Air Force Base, Azores, in support of the United States overseas force posture.

SEC. 342. Limitation on performance of Department of Defense flight demonstration teams outside the United States.

If, during fiscal year 2014 or 2015, any performance by a flight demonstration team under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Defense that is scheduled for a location within the United States is cancelled by reason of budget reductions made pursuant to an order for sequestration issued by the President under section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, then no such flight demonstration team may perform at any location outside the United States during such fiscal year.

SEC. 343. Limitation on funding for United States Special Operations Command National Capital Region.

(a) Limitation.—None of the funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act or otherwise made available for fiscal year 2014 for the Department of Defense may be obligated or expended for the United States Special Operations Command National Capital Region (USSOCOM–NCR) until 30 days after the Secretary of Defense submits to the congressional defense committees a report on the USSOCOM–NCR.

(b) Report elements.—The report required under subsection (a) shall include the following elements:

(1) A description of the purpose of the USSOCOM-NCR.

(2) A description of the activities to be performed by the USSOCOM–NCR.

(3) An explanation of the impact of the USSOCOM-NCR on existing activities at United States Special Operations Command headquarters.

(4) A detailed, by fiscal year, breakout of the staffing and other costs associated with the USSOCOM-NCR over the future-years defense program.

(5) A description of the relationship between the USSOCOM-NCR and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict.

(6) A description of the role of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict in providing oversight of USSOCOM-NCR activities.

(7) Any other matters the Secretary determines appropriate.

SEC. 344. Limitation on availability of funds for Trans Regional Web Initiative.

(a) Limitation.—Except as provided in subsection (b), none of the funds authorized to be appropriated for fiscal year 2014 for the Department of Defense may be obligated or expended for the Trans Regional Web Initiative.

(b) Exception.—Notwithstanding subsection (a), of the amounts authorized to be appropriated by section 301 for operation and maintenance, Defense-wide, not more than $2,000,000 may be obligated or expended for—

(1) the termination of the Trans Regional Web Initiative as managed by Special Operations Command; or

(2) transitioning appropriate capabilities of such Initiative to other agencies.

SEC. 351. Gifts made for the benefit of military musical units.

Section 974 of title 10, United States Code, is amended—

(1) by redesignating subsections (d) and (e) as subsections (e) and (f), respectively; and

(2) by inserting after subsection (c) the following:

“(d) Private donations.— (1) The Secretary concerned may accept contributions of money, personal property, or services on the condition that such money, property, or services be used for the benefit of a military musical unit under the jurisdiction of the Secretary.

“(2) Any contribution of money under paragraph (1) shall be credited to the appropriation or account providing the funds for such military musical unit. Any amount so credited shall be merged with amounts in the appropriation or account to which credited, and shall be available for the same purposes, and subject to the same conditions and limitations, as amounts in such appropriation or account.

“(3) Not later than January 30 of each year, the Secretary concerned shall submit to Congress a report on any contributions of money, personal property, and services accepted under paragraph (1) during the fiscal year preceding the fiscal year during which the report is submitted.”.

SEC. 352. Revised policy on ground combat and camouflage utility uniforms.

(a) Establishment of policy.—It is the policy of the United States that the Secretary of Defense shall eliminate the development and fielding of Armed Force-specific combat and camouflage utility uniforms and families of uniforms in order to adopt and field a common combat and camouflage utility uniform or family of uniforms for specific combat environments to be used by all members of the Armed Forces.

(b) Prohibition.—Except as provided in subsection (c), after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of a military department may not adopt any new camouflage pattern design or uniform fabric for any combat or camouflage utility uniform or family of uniforms for use by an Armed Force, unless—

(1) the new design or fabric is a combat or camouflage utility uniform or family of uniforms that will be adopted by all Armed Forces;

(2) the Secretary adopts a uniform already in use by another Armed Force; or

(3) the Secretary of Defense grants an exception based on unique circumstances or operational requirements.

(c) Exceptions.—Nothing in subsection (b) shall be construed as—

(1) prohibiting the development of combat and camouflage utility uniforms and families of uniforms for use by personnel assigned to or operating in support of the unified combatant command for special operations forces described in section 167 of title 10, United States Code;

(2) prohibiting engineering modifications to existing uniforms that improve the performance of combat and camouflage utility uniforms, including power harnessing or generating textiles, fire resistant fabrics, and anti-vector, anti-microbial, and anti-bacterial treatments;

(3) prohibiting the Secretary of a military department from fielding ancillary uniform items, including headwear, footwear, body armor, and any other such items as determined by the Secretary;

(4) prohibiting the Secretary of a military department from issuing vehicle crew uniforms;

(5) prohibiting cosmetic service-specific uniform modifications to include insignia, pocket orientation, closure devices, inserts, and undergarments; or

(6) prohibiting the continued fielding or use of pre-existing service-specific or operation-specific combat uniforms as long as the uniforms continue to meet operational requirements.

(d) Registration Required.—The Secretary of a military department shall formally register with the Joint Clothing and Textiles Governance Board all uniforms in use by an Armed Force under the jurisdiction of the Secretary and all such uniforms planned for use by such an Armed Force.

(e) Limitation on Restriction.—The Secretary of a military department may not prevent the Secretary of another military department from authorizing the use of any combat or camouflage utility uniform or family of uniforms.

(f) Guidance required.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall issue guidance to implement this section.

(2) CONTENT.—At a minimum, the guidance required by paragraph (1) shall require the Secretary of each of the military departments—

(A) in cooperation with the commanders of the combatant commands, including the unified combatant command for special operations forces, to establish, by not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, joint criteria for combat and camouflage utility uniforms and families of uniforms, which shall be included in all new requirements documents for such uniforms;

(B) to continually work together to assess and develop new technologies that could be incorporated into future combat and camouflage utility uniforms and families of uniforms to improve war fighter survivability;

(C) to ensure that new combat and camouflage utility uniforms and families of uniforms meet the geographic and operational requirements of the commanders of the combatant commands; and

(D) to ensure that all new combat and camouflage utility uniforms and families of uniforms achieve interoperability with all components of individual war fighter systems, including body armor, organizational clothing and individual equipment, and other individual protective systems.

(g) Repeal of policy.—Section 352 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (Public Law 111–84, 123 Stat. 2262; 10 U.S.C. 771 note) is repealed.


Sec. 401. End strengths for active forces.

Sec. 402. Revisions in permanent active duty end strength minimum levels and in annual limitation on certain end strength reductions.

Sec. 411. End strengths for Selected Reserve.

Sec. 412. End strengths for Reserves on active duty in support of the reserves.

Sec. 413. End strengths for military technicians (dual status).

Sec. 414. Fiscal year 2014 limitation on number of non-dual status technicians.

Sec. 415. Maximum number of reserve personnel authorized to be on active duty for operational support.

Sec. 421. Military personnel.

SEC. 401. End strengths for active forces.

The Armed Forces are authorized strengths for active duty personnel as of September 30, 2014, as follows:

(1) The Army, 520,000.

(2) The Navy, 323,600.

(3) The Marine Corps, 190,200.

(4) The Air Force, 327,600.

SEC. 402. Revisions in permanent active duty end strength minimum levels and in annual limitation on certain end strength reductions.

(a) Permanent active duty end strength minimum levels.—Section 691(b) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by striking paragraphs (1) through (4) and inserting the following new paragraphs:

“(1) For the Army, 510,000.

“(2) For the Navy, 323,600.

“(3) For the Marine Corps, 188,000.

“(4) For the Air Force, 327,600.”.

(b) Annual maximum authorized reduction in end strengths.—

(1) ARMY END STRENGTHS.—Subsection (a) of section 403 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (Public Law 112–239; 126 Stat. 1708) is amended by striking “15,000 members” and inserting “25,000 members”.

(2) MARINE CORPS END STRENGTHS.—Subsection (b) of such section is amended by striking “5,000 members” and inserting “7,500 members”.

SEC. 411. End strengths for Selected Reserve.

(a) In general.—The Armed Forces are authorized strengths for Selected Reserve personnel of the reserve components as of September 30, 2014, as follows:

(1) The Army National Guard of the United States, 354,200.

(2) The Army Reserve, 205,000.

(3) The Navy Reserve, 59,100.

(4) The Marine Corps Reserve, 39,600.

(5) The Air National Guard of the United States, 105,400.

(6) The Air Force Reserve, 70,400.

(7) The Coast Guard Reserve, 9,000.

(b) End strength reductions.—The end strengths prescribed by subsection (a) for the Selected Reserve of any reserve component shall be proportionately reduced by—

(1) the total authorized strength of units organized to serve as units of the Selected Reserve of such component which are on active duty (other than for training) at the end of the fiscal year; and

(2) the total number of individual members not in units organized to serve as units of the Selected Reserve of such component who are on active duty (other than for training or for unsatisfactory participation in training) without their consent at the end of the fiscal year.

(c) End strength increases.—Whenever units or individual members of the Selected Reserve of any reserve component are released from active duty during any fiscal year, the end strength prescribed for such fiscal year for the Selected Reserve of such reserve component shall be increased proportionately by the total authorized strengths of such units and by the total number of such individual members.

SEC. 412. End strengths for Reserves on active duty in support of the reserves.

Within the end strengths prescribed in section 411(a), the reserve components of the Armed Forces are authorized, as of September 30, 2014, the following number of Reserves to be serving on full-time active duty or full-time duty, in the case of members of the National Guard, for the purpose of organizing, administering, recruiting, instructing, or training the reserve components:

(1) The Army National Guard of the United States, 32,060.

(2) The Army Reserve, 16,261.

(3) The Navy Reserve, 10,159.

(4) The Marine Corps Reserve, 2,261.

(5) The Air National Guard of the United States, 14,734.

(6) The Air Force Reserve, 2,911.

SEC. 413. End strengths for military technicians (dual status).

The minimum number of military technicians (dual status) as of the last day of fiscal year 2014 for the reserve components of the Army and the Air Force (notwithstanding section 129 of title 10, United States Code) shall be the following:

(1) For the Army National Guard of the United States, 27,210.

(2) For the Army Reserve, 8,395.

(3) For the Air National Guard of the United States, 21,875.

(4) For the Air Force Reserve, 10,429.

SEC. 414. Fiscal year 2014 limitation on number of non-dual status technicians.

(a) Limitations.—

(1) NATIONAL GUARD.—Within the limitation provided in section 10217(c)(2) of title 10, United States Code, the number of non-dual status technicians employed by the National Guard as of September 30, 2014, may not exceed the following:

(A) For the Army National Guard of the United States, 1,600.

(B) For the Air National Guard of the United States, 350.

(2) ARMY RESERVE.—The number of non-dual status technicians employed by the Army Reserve as of September 30, 2014, may not exceed 595.

(3) AIR FORCE RESERVE.—The number of non-dual status technicians employed by the Air Force Reserve as of September 30, 2014, may not exceed 90.

(b) Non-dual status technicians defined.—In this section, the term “non-dual status technician” has the meaning given that term in section 10217(a) of title 10, United States Code.

SEC. 415. Maximum number of reserve personnel authorized to be on active duty for operational support.

During fiscal year 2014, the maximum number of members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces who may be serving at any time on full-time operational support duty under section 115(b) of title 10, United States Code, is the following:

(1) The Army National Guard of the United States, 17,000.

(2) The Army Reserve, 13,000.

(3) The Navy Reserve, 6,200.

(4) The Marine Corps Reserve, 3,000.

(5) The Air National Guard of the United States, 16,000.

(6) The Air Force Reserve, 14,000.

SEC. 421. Military personnel.

(a) Authorization of appropriations.—Funds are hereby authorized to be appropriated for fiscal year 2014 for the use of the Armed Forces and other activities and agencies of the Department of Defense for expenses, not otherwise provided for, for military personnel, as specified in the funding table in section 4401.

(b) Construction of authorization.—The authorization of appropriations in subsection (a) supersedes any other authorization of appropriations (definite or indefinite) for such purpose for fiscal year 2014.


Sec. 501. Congressional notification requirements related to increases in number of general and flag officers on active duty or in joint duty assignments.

Sec. 502. Service credit for cyberspace experience or advanced education upon original appointment as a commissioned officer.

Sec. 503. Selective early retirement authority for regular officers and selective early removal of officers from reserve active-status list.

Sec. 511. Suicide prevention efforts for members of the reserve components.

Sec. 512. Removal of restrictions on the transfer of officers between the active and inactive National Guard.

Sec. 513. Limitations on cancellations of deployment of certain reserve component units and involuntary mobilizations of certain Reserves.

Sec. 514. Review of requirements and authorizations for reserve component general and flag officers in an active status.

Sec. 515. Feasibility of establishing a unit of the National Guard in American Samoa and in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Sec. 521. Provision of information under Transition Assistance Program about disability-related employment and education protections.

Sec. 522. Medical examination requirements regarding post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury before administrative separation.

Sec. 523. Establishment and use of consistent definition of gender-neutral occupational standard for military career designators.

Sec. 524. Sense of Congress regarding the Women in Service Implementation Plan.

Sec. 525. Provision of military service records to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an electronic format.

Sec. 526. Review of Integrated Disability Evaluation System.

Sec. 531. Modification of eligibility for appointment as Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

Sec. 532. Enhancement of protection of rights of conscience of members of the Armed Forces and chaplains of such members.

Sec. 533. Inspector General investigation of Armed Forces compliance with regulations for the protection of rights of conscience of members of the Armed Forces and their chaplains.

Sec. 534. Survey of military chaplains views on Department of Defense policy regarding chaplain prayers outside of religious services.

Sec. 541. Additional requirements for approval of educational programs for purposes of certain educational assistance under laws administered by the Secretary of Defense.

Sec. 542. Enhancement of mechanisms to correlate skills and training for military occupational specialties with skills and training required for civilian certifications and licenses.

Sec. 543. Report on the Troops to Teachers program.

Sec. 544. Secretary of Defense report on feasibility of requiring automatic operation of current prohibition on accrual of interest on direct student loans of certain members of the Armed Forces.

Sec. 551. Continuation of authority to assist local educational agencies that benefit dependents of members of the Armed Forces and Department of Defense civilian employees.

Sec. 552. Impact aid for children with severe disabilities.

Sec. 553. Treatment of tuition payments received for virtual elementary and secondary education component of Department of Defense education program.

Sec. 554. Family support programs for immediate family members of members of the Armed Forces assigned to special operations forces.

Sec. 555. Sense of Congress on parental rights of members of the Armed Forces in child custody determinations.

Sec. 561. Repeal of limitation on number of medals of honor that may be awarded to the same member of the Armed Forces.

Sec. 562. Standardization of time-limits for recommending and awarding Medal of Honor, Distinguished-Service Cross, Navy Cross, Air Force Cross, and Distinguished-Service Medal.

Sec. 563. Recodification and revision of Army, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard Medal of Honor Roll requirements.

Sec. 564. Prompt replacement of military decorations.

Sec. 565. Review of eligibility for, and award of, Purple Heart to victims of the attacks at recruiting station in Little Rock, Arkansas, and at Fort Hood, Texas.

Sec. 566. Authorization for award of the Medal of Honor to former members of the Armed Forces previously recommended for award of the Medal of Honor.

Sec. 567. Authorization for award of the Medal of Honor for acts of valor during the Vietnam War.

Sec. 568. Authorization for award of the Distinguished-Service Cross for acts of valor during the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

Sec. 569. Authorization for award of the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing for acts of valor during the Civil War.

Sec. 571. Report on feasibility of expanding performance evaluation reports to include 360-degree assessment approach.

Sec. 572. Report on Department of Defense personnel policies regarding members of the Armed Forces with HIV or Hepatitis B.

Sec. 573. Policy on military recruitment and enlistment of graduates of secondary schools.

Sec. 574. Comptroller General report on use of determination of personality disorder or adjustment disorder as basis to separate members from the Armed Forces.

Sec. 581. Accounting for members of the Armed Forces and Department of Defense civilian employees listed as missing and related reports.

Sec. 582. Expansion of privileged information authorities to debriefing reports of certain recovered persons who were never placed in a missing status.

Sec. 583. Revision of specified senior military colleges to reflect consolidation of North Georgia College and State University and Gainesville State College.

Sec. 584. Review of security of military installations, including barracks, temporary lodging facilities, and multi-family residences.

Sec. 585. Authority to enter into concessions contracts at Army National Military Cemeteries.

Sec. 586. Military salute during recitation of pledge of allegiance by members of the Armed Forces not in uniform and by veterans.

Sec. 587.  Improved climate assessments and dissemination of results.

SEC. 501. Congressional notification requirements related to increases in number of general and flag officers on active duty or in joint duty assignments.

(a) Congressional notification required; baselines.—Section 526 of title 10, United States Code, is amended—

(1) by redesignating subsections (d) through (h) as subsections (c) through (g), respectively; and

(2) by adding at the end the following new subsections:

“(h) Active-duty baseline.—

“(1) NOTICE AND WAIT REQUIREMENT.—If the Secretary of a military department proposes an action that would increase above the baseline the number of general officers or flag officers of an armed force under the jurisdiction of that Secretary who would be on active duty and would count against the statutory limit applicable to that armed force under subsection (a), the action shall not take effect until after the end of the 60-calendar day period beginning on the date on which the Secretary provides notice of the proposed action, including the rationale for the action, to the Committees on Armed Services of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

“(2) BASELINE DEFINED.—For purposes of paragraph (1), the term ‘baseline’ for an armed force means the lower of—

“(A) the statutory limit of general officers or flag officers of that armed force under subsection (a); or

“(B) the actual number of general officers or flag officers of that armed force who, as of January 1, 2014, counted toward the statutory limit of general officers or flag officers of that armed force under subsection (a).

“(3) LIMITATION.—If, at any time, the actual number of general officers or flag officers of an armed force who count toward the statutory limit of general officers or flag officers of that armed force under subsection (a) exceeds such statutory limit, then no increase described in paragraph (1) for that armed force may occur until the general officer or flag officer total for that armed force is reduced below such statutory limit.

“(i) joint duty assignment baseline.—

“(1) NOTICE AND WAIT REQUIREMENT.—If the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of a military department, or the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff proposes an action that would increase above the baseline the number of general officers and flag officers of the armed forces in joint duty assignments who count against the statutory limit under subsection (b)(1), the action shall not take effect until after the end of the 60-calendar day period beginning on the date on which the Secretary or Chairman, as the case may be, provides notice of the proposed action, including the rationale for the action, to the Committees on Armed Services of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

“(2) BASELINE DEFINED.—For purposes of paragraph (1), the term ‘baseline’ means the lower of—

“(A) the statutory limit on general officer and flag officer positions that are joint duty assignments under subsection (b)(1); or

“(B) the actual number of general officers and flag officers who, as of January 1, 2014, were in joint duty assignments counted toward the statutory limit under subsection (b)(1).

“(3) LIMITATION.—If, at any time, the actual number of general officers and flag officers in joint duty assignments counted toward the statutory limit under subsection (b)(1) exceeds such statutory limit, then no increase described in paragraph (1) may occur until the number of general officers and flag officers in joint duty assignments is reduced below such statutory limit.”.

(b) Reporting requirements.—

(1) INITIAL REPORT.—Not later than February 1, 2014, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the House of Representatives and the Senate a report specifying—

(A) the numbers of general officers and flag officers who, as of January 1, 2014, counted toward the service-specific limits of subsection (a) of section 526 of title 10, United States Code; and

(B) the number of general officers and flag officers in joint duty assignments who, as of January 1, 2014, counted toward the statutory limit under subsection (b)(1) of such section.

(2) ANNUAL REPORTS.—Section 526 of title 10, United States Code, is further amended by inserting after subsection (i), as added by subsection (a)(2) of this section, the following new subsection:

“(j) Annual report on general officer and flag officer numbers.—Not later than March 1, 2015, and each March 1 thereafter, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the House of Representatives and the Senate a report specifying—

“(1) the numbers of general officers and flag officers who, as of January 1 of the calendar year in which the report is submitted, counted toward the service-specific limits of subsection (a); and

“(2) the number of general officers and flag officers in joint duty assignments who, as of such January 1, counted toward the statutory limit under subsection (b)(1).”.

(c) Effective date.—The amendments made by this is section shall take effect on January 1, 2014.

SEC. 502. Service credit for cyberspace experience or advanced education upon original appointment as a commissioned officer.

Section 533 of title 10, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in subsections (a)(2) and (c), by inserting “or (g)” after “subsection (b)”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following new subsection:

“(g) (1) Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense, if the Secretary of a military department determines that the number of commissioned officers with cyberspace-related experience or advanced education serving on active duty in an armed force under the jurisdiction of such Secretary is critically below the number needed, such Secretary may credit any person receiving an original appointment with a period of constructive service for the following:

“(A) Special experience or training in a particular cyberspace-related field if such experience or training is directly related to the operational needs of the armed force concerned.

“(B) Any period of advanced education in a cyberspace-related field beyond the baccalaureate degree level if such advanced education is directly related to the operational needs of the armed force concerned.

“(2) Constructive service credited an officer under this subsection shall not exceed one year for each year of special experience, training, or advanced education, and not more than three years total constructive service may be credited.

“(3) Constructive service credited an officer under this subsection is in addition to any service credited that officer under subsection (a) and shall be credited at the time of the original appointment of the officer.

“(4) The authority to award constructive service credit under this subsection expires on December 31, 2018.”.

SEC. 503. Selective early retirement authority for regular officers and selective early removal of officers from reserve active-status list.

(a) Regular officers on the active-duty list considered for selective early retirement.—

(1) LIEUTENANT COLONELS AND COMMANDERS.—Subparagraph (A) of section 638a(b)(2) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by striking “would be subject to” and all that follows through “two or more times)” and inserting “have failed of selection for promotion at least one time and whose names are not on a list of officers recommended for promotion”.

(2) COLONELS AND NAVY CAPTAINS.—Subparagraph (B) of such section is amended by striking “would be subject to” and all that follows through “not less than two years)” and inserting “have served on active duty in that grade for at least two years and whose names are not on a list of officers recommended for promotion”.

(b) Officers considered for selective early removal from reserve active-status list.—Section 14704 of title 10, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in subsection (a)—

(A) by inserting “(1)” before “Whenever”;

(B) by striking “all officers on that list” and inserting “officers on the reserve active-status list”;

(C) by striking “the reserve active-status list, in the number specified by the Secretary by each grade and competitive category.” and inserting “that list.”; and

(D) by adding at the end the following new paragraphs:

“(2) Except as provided in paragraph (3), the list of officers in a reserve component whose names are submitted to a board under paragraph (1) shall include each officer on the reserve active-status list for that reserve component in the same grade and competitive category whose position on the reserve active-status list is between—

“(A) that of the most junior officer in that grade and competitive category whose name is submitted to the board; and

“(B) that of the most senior officer in that grade and competitive category whose name is submitted to the board.

“(3) A list submitted to a board under paragraph (1) may not include an officer who—

“(A) has been approved for voluntary retirement; or

“(B) is to be involuntarily retired under any provision of law during the fiscal year in which the board is convened or during the following fiscal year.”;

(2) by redesignating subsections (b) and (c) as subsections (c) and (d), respectively; and

(3) by inserting after subsection (a) the following new subsection (b):

“(b) Specification of number of officers who may be recommended for separation.—The Secretary of the military department concerned shall specify the number of officers described in subsection (a)(1) that a board may recommend for separation under subsection (c).”.

SEC. 511. Suicide prevention efforts for members of the reserve components.

(a) Improved outreach under suicide prevention and resilience program.—Section 10219 of title 10, United States Code, is amended—

(1) by redesignating subsection (f) as subsection (g); and

(2) by inserting after subsection (e) the following new subsection (f):

“(f) Outreach for certain members of the reserve components.— (1) Upon the request of an adjutant general of a State, the Secretary may share with the adjutant general the contact information of members described in paragraph (2) who reside in such State in order for the adjutant general to include such members in suicide prevention efforts conducted under this section.

“(2) Members described in this paragraph are—

“(A) members of the Individual Ready Reserve; and

“(B) members of a reserve component who are individual mobilization augmentees.”.

(b) Inclusion in Department of Defense Community Partnerships pilot program.—Section 706 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (Public Law 112–239; 126 Stat. 1800; 10 U.S.C. 10101 note) is amended—

(1) in subsections (a) and (e), by striking “and substance use disorders and traumatic brain injury” and inserting “, substance use disorders, traumatic brain injury, and suicide prevention”; and

(2) in subsection (c)(3), by striking “and substance use disorders and traumatic brain injury described in paragraph (1)” and inserting “, substance use disorders, traumatic brain injury, and suicide prevention”.

SEC. 512. Removal of restrictions on the transfer of officers between the active and inactive National Guard.

(a) Army National Guard.—During the period ending on December 31, 2016, under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Army:

(1) An officer of the Army National Guard who fills a vacancy in a federally recognized unit of the Army National Guard may be transferred from the active Army National Guard to the inactive Army National Guard.

(2) An officer of the Army National Guard transferred to the inactive Army National Guard pursuant to paragraph (1) may be transferred from the inactive Army National Guard to the active Army National Guard to fill a vacancy in a federally recognized unit.

(b) Air National Guard.—During the period ending on December 31, 2016, under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Air Force:

(1) An officer of the Air National Guard who fills a vacancy in a federally recognized unit of the Air National Guard may be transferred from the active Air National Guard to the inactive Air National Guard.

(2) An officer of the Air National Guard transferred to the inactive Air National Guard pursuant to paragraph (1) may be transferred from the inactive Air National Guard to the active Air National Guard to fill a vacancy in a federally recognized unit.

SEC. 513. Limitations on cancellations of deployment of certain reserve component units and involuntary mobilizations of certain Reserves.

(a) Limitation on cancellation of deployment of certain units within 180 days of scheduled deployment.—

(1) LIMITATION.—The deployment of a unit of a reserve component of the Armed Forces described in paragraph (2) may not be cancelled during the 180-day period ending on the date on which the unit is otherwise scheduled for deployment without the approval, in writing, of the Secretary of Defense.

(2) COVERED DEPLOYMENTS.—A deployment of a unit of a reserve component described in this paragraph is a deployment whose cancellation as described in paragraph (1) is due to the deployment of a unit of a regular component of the Armed Forces to carry out the mission for which the unit of the reserve component was otherwise to be deployed.

(3) NOTICE TO CONGRESS AND GOVERNORS ON APPROVAL OF CANCELLATION OF DEPLOYMENT.—On approving the cancellation of deployment of a unit under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall submit to the congressional defense committees and the Governor concerned a notice on the approval of cancellation of deployment of the unit.

(b) Advance notice to certain Reserves on involuntary mobilization.—

(1) ADVANCE NOTICE REQUIRED.—The Secretary concerned may not provide less than 120 days advance notice of an involuntary mobilization to a member of the reserve component of the Armed Forces described in paragraph (2) without the approval, in writing, of the Secretary of Defense.

(2) COVERED RESERVES.—A member of a reserve component described in this paragraph is a member as follows:

(A) A member who is not assigned to a unit organized to serve as a unit.

(B) A member who is to be mobilized apart from the member’s unit.

(3) COMMENCEMENT OF APPLICABILITY.—This subsection shall apply with respect to members who are mobilized on or after the date that is 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.

(4) SECRETARY CONCERNED DEFINED.—In this subsection, the term “Secretary concerned” has the meaning given that term in section 101(a)(9) of title 10, United States Code.

(5) SUNSET.—This subsection shall cease to apply as of the date of the completion of the withdrawal of United States combat forces from Afghanistan.

(c) Nondelegation of approval.—The Secretary of Defense may not delegate the approval of cancellations of deployments of units under subsection (a) or the approval of mobilization of Reserves without advance notice under subsection (b).

SEC. 514. Review of requirements and authorizations for reserve component general and flag officers in an active status.

(a) Review required.—The Secretary of Defense shall conduct a review of the general officer and flag officer requirements for members of the reserve component in an active status.

(b) Purpose of review.—The purpose of the review is to ensure that the authorized strengths provided in section 12004 of title 10, United States Code, for reserve general officers and reserve flag officers in an active status—

(1) are based on an objective requirements process and are sufficient for the effective management, leadership, and administration of the reserve components;

(2) provide a qualified, sufficient pool from which reserve component general and flag officers can continue to be assigned on active duty in joint duty and in-service military positions;

(3) reflect a review of the appropriateness and number of exemptions provided by subsections (b), (c), and (d) of section 12004 of title 10, United States Code;

(4) reflect the efficiencies that can be achieved through downgrading or elimination of reserve component general or flag officer positions, including through the conversion of certain reserve component general or flag officer positions to senior civilian positions; and

(5) are subjected to periodic review, control, and adjustment.

(c) Report.—Not later than 18 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives a report containing the results of the review, including such recommendations for changes in law and policy related to authorized reserve general and flag officers strengths as the Secretary considers to be appropriate.

SEC. 515. Feasibility of establishing a unit of the National Guard in American Samoa and in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

(a) Determination required.—The Secretary of Defense shall determine the feasibility of establishing—

(1) a unit of the National Guard in American Samoa; and

(2) a unit of the National Guard in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

(b) Force structure elements.—In making the feasibility determination under subsection (a), the Secretary of Defense shall consider the following:

(1) The allocation of National Guard force structure and manpower to American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in the event of the establishment of a unit of the National Guard in American Samoa and in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the impact of this allocation on existing National Guard units in the 50 States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and the District of Columbia.

(2) The Federal funding that would be required to support pay, benefits, training operations, and missions of members of a unit of the National Guard in American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, based on the allocation derived from paragraph (1), and the equipment, including maintenance, required to support such force structure.

(3) The presence of existing infrastructure to support a unit of the National Guard in American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the requirement for additional infrastructure, including information technology infrastructure, to support such force structure, based on the allocation derived from paragraph (1).

(4) How a unit of the National Guard in American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Island would accommodate the National Guard Bureau’s “Essential Ten” homeland defense capabilities (i.e., aviation, engineering, civil support teams, security, medical, transportation, maintenance, logistics, joint force headquarters, and communications) and reflect regional needs.

(5) The manpower cadre, both military personnel and full-time support, including National Guard technicians, required to establish, maintain, and sustain a unit of the National Guard in American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the ability of American Samoa and of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to support demographically a unit of the National Guard at each location.

(6) The ability of a unit of the National Guard in American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to maintain unit readiness and the logistical challenges associated with transportation, communications, supply/resupply, and training operations and missions.

(c) Submission of conclusion.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall notify the congressional defense committees of the results of the feasibility determination made under subsection (a). If the Secretary determines that establishment of a unit of the National Guard in American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (or both) is feasible, the Secretary shall include in the notification the following:

(1) A determination of whether the executive branch of American Samoa and of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands has enacted and implemented statutory authorization for an organized militia as a prerequisite for establishing a unit of the National Guard, and a description of any other steps that such executive branches must take to request and carry out the establishment of a National Guard unit.

(2) A list of any amendments to titles 10, 32, and 37, United States Code, that would have to be enacted by Congress to provide for the establishment of a unit of the National Guard in American Samoa and in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

(3) A description of any required Department of Defense actions to establish a unit of the National Guard in American Samoa and in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

(4) A suggested timeline for completion of the steps and actions described in the preceding paragraphs.

SEC. 521. Provision of information under Transition Assistance Program about disability-related employment and education protections.

(a) Additional element of program.—Section 1144(b) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(9) Provide information about disability-related employment and education protections.”.

(b) Deadline for implementation.—The program carried out under section 1144 of title 10, United States Code, shall comply with the requirements of subsection (b)(9) of such section, as added by subsection (a), by not later than April 1, 2015.

SEC. 522. Medical examination requirements regarding post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury before administrative separation.

Section 1177(a)(2) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by inserting after “honorable” the following: “, including an administrative separation in lieu of court-martial,”.

SEC. 523. Establishment and use of consistent definition of gender-neutral occupational standard for military career designators.

(a) Establishment of definitions.—Section 543 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994 (Public Law 103–160; 10 U.S.C. 113 note) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

“(d) Definitions.—In this section:

“(1) GENDER-NEUTRAL OCCUPATIONAL STANDARD.—The term ‘gender-neutral occupational standard’, with respect to a military career designator, means that all members of the Armed Forces serving in or assigned to the military career designator must meet the same performance outcome-based standards for the successful accomplishment of the necessary and required specific tasks associated with the qualifications and duties performed while serving in or assigned to the military career designator.

“(2) MILITARY CAREER DESIGNATOR.—The term ‘military career designator’ refers to—

“(A) in the case of enlisted members and warrant officers of the Armed Forces, military occupational specialties, specialty codes, enlisted designators, enlisted classification codes, additional skill identifiers, and special qualification identifiers; and

“(B) in the case of commissioned officers (other than commissioned warrant officers), officer areas of concentration, occupational specialties, specialty codes, additional skill identifiers, and special qualification identifiers.”.

(b) Use of definitions.—Such section is further amended—

(1) in subsection (a)—

(A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking “military occupational career field” and inserting “military career designator”; and

(B) in paragraph (1), by striking “common, relevant performance standards” and inserting “an occupational standard”;

(2) in subsection (b)—

(A) in paragraph (1)—

(i) by striking “any military occupational specialty” and inserting “any military career designator”; and

(ii) by striking “requirements for members in that specialty and shall ensure (in the case of an occupational specialty” and inserting “requirements as part of the gender-neutral occupational standard for members in that career designator and shall ensure (in the case of a career designator”; and

(B) in paragraph (2)—

(i) by striking “an occupational specialty” and inserting “a military career designator”;

(ii) by striking “that occupational specialty” and inserting “that military career designator”; and

(iii) by striking “that specialty” and inserting “that military career designator”; and

(3) in subsection (c)—

(A) by striking “the occupational standards for a military occupational field” and inserting “the gender-neutral occupational standard for a military career designator”; and

(B) by striking “that occupational field” and inserting “that military career designator”.

SEC. 524. Sense of Congress regarding the Women in Service Implementation Plan.

It is the sense of Congress that the Secretaries of the military departments—

(1) no later than September 2015, should develop, review, and validate individual occupational standards, using validated gender-neutral occupational standards, so as to assess and assign members of the Armed Forces to units, including Special Operations Forces; and

(2) no later than January 1, 2016, should complete all assessments.

SEC. 525. Provision of military service records to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an electronic format.

(a) Provision in electronic format.—In accordance with subsection (b), the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, shall make the covered records of each member of the Armed Forces available to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an electronic format.

(b) Deadline for provision of records.—With respect to a member of the Armed Forces who is discharged or released from the Armed Forces on or after January 1, 2014, the Secretary of Defense shall ensure that the covered records of the member are made available to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs not later than 90 days after the date of the member’s discharge or release.

(c) Sharing of protected health information.—For purposes of the regulations promulgated under section 264(c) of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (Public Law 104–191; 42 U.S.C. 1320d–2 note), making medical records available to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs under subsection (a) shall be treated as a permitted disclosure.

(d) Records currently available to Secretary of Veterans Affairs.—The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, shall ensure that the covered records of members of the Armed Forces that are available to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs as of the date of the enactment of this Act are made electronically accessible and available as soon as practicable after that date to the Veterans Benefits Administration.

(e) Covered records defined.—In this section, the term “covered records” means, with respect to a member of the Armed Forces—

(1) service treatment records;

(2) accompanying personal records;

(3) relevant unit records; and

(4) medical records created by reason of treatment or services received pursuant to chapter 55 of title 10, United States Code.

SEC. 526. Review of Integrated Disability Evaluation System.

(a) Review.—The Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, shall conduct a review of—

(1) the backlog of pending cases in the Integrated Disability Evaluation System with respect to members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces for the purpose of addressing the matters specified in paragraph (1) of subsection (b); and

(2) the improvements to the Integrated Disability Evaluation System specified in paragraph (2) of such subsection.

(b) Report.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services and Veterans’ Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Senate a report on the review conducted under subsection (a). Such report shall include the following:

(1) With respect to the reserve components of the Armed Forces—

(A) the number of pending cases that exist as of the date of the report, listed by military department, component, and, with respect to the National Guard, State;

(B) as of the date of the report, the average time it takes the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs to process a case through each phase or step of the Integrated Disability Evaluation System under that Department’s control;

(C) a description of the measures the Secretary has taken, and will take, to resolve the backlog of cases in the Integrated Disability Evaluation System; and

(D) the date by which the Secretary plans to resolve such backlog for each military department.

(2) With respect to the regular components and reserve components of the Armed Forces—

(A) a description of the progress being made by both the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs to transition the Integrated Disability Evaluation System to an integrated and readily accessible electronic format that a member of the Armed Forces may access to see the status of the member during each phase or step of the system;

(B) an estimate of the cost to complete the transition to an integrated and readily accessible electronic format; and

(C) an assessment of the feasibility of improving in-transit visibility of pending cases, including by establishing a method of tracking a pending case when—

(i) a military treatment facility is assigned a packet and pending case for action regarding a member; and

(ii) a packet is at the Veterans Tracking Application and Disability Rating Activity Site of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

(c) Pending case defined.—In this section, the term “pending case” means a case involving a member of the Armed Forces who, as of the date of the review under subsection (a), is within the Integrated Disability Evaluation System and has been referred to a medical evaluation board.

SEC. 531. Modification of eligibility for appointment as Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

(a) Modification.—Paragraph (4) of section 942(b) of title 10, United States Code (article 142(b) of the Uniform Code of Military Justice), is amended to read as follows:

“(4) A person may not be appointed as a judge of the court within seven years after retirement from active duty as a commissioned officer of a regular component of an armed force.”.

(b) Effective date.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act, and shall apply with respect to appointments to the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces that occur on or after that date.

SEC. 532. Enhancement of protection of rights of conscience of members of the Armed Forces and chaplains of such members.

(a) In general.—Subsection (a)(1) of section 533 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (Public Law 112–239; 126 Stat. 1727; 10 U.S.C. prec. 1030 note) is amended—

(1) by striking “The Armed Forces shall accommodate the beliefs” and inserting “Unless it could have an adverse impact on military readiness, unit cohesion, and good order and discipline, the Armed Forces shall accommodate individual expressions of belief”;

(2) by inserting “sincerely held” before “conscience”; and

(3) by striking “use such beliefs” and inserting “use such expression of belief”.

(b) Regulations.—Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall prescribe the implementing regulations required by subsection (c) of such section. In prescribing such regulations, the Secretary shall consult with the official military faith-group representatives who endorse military chaplains.

SEC. 533. Inspector General investigation of Armed Forces compliance with regulations for the protection of rights of conscience of members of the Armed Forces and their chaplains.

(a) Investigation into compliance; Report.—Not later than 18 months after the date on which regulations are issued implementing the protections afforded by section 533 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (Public Law 112–239; 126 Stat. 1727; 10 U.S.C. prec. 1030 note), as amended by section 532, the Inspector General of the Department of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report—

(1) setting forth the results of an investigation by the Inspector General during that 18-month period into the compliance by the Armed Forces with the elements of such regulations on adverse personnel actions, discrimination, or denials of promotion, schooling, training, or assignment for members of the Armed Forces based on conscience, moral principles, or religious beliefs; and

(2) identifying the number of times during the investigation period that the Inspector General of the Department of Defense or the Inspector General of a military department was contacted regarding an incident involving the conscience, moral principles, or religious beliefs of a member of the Armed Forces.

(b) Consultation.—In conducting any analysis, investigation, or survey for purposes of this section, the Inspector General of the Department of Defense shall consult with the Armed Forces Chaplains Board, as appropriate.

SEC. 534. Survey of military chaplains views on Department of Defense policy regarding chaplain prayers outside of religious services.

(a) Survey required.—The Secretary of Defense shall conduct a survey among a statistically valid sample of military chaplains of the regular and reserve components of the Armed Forces, to be selected at random, to assess whether—

(1) restrictions placed on prayers offered in a public or non-religious setting have prevented military chaplains from exercising the tenets of their faith as prescribed by their endorsing faith group; and

(2) those restrictions have had an adverse impact on the ability of military chaplains to fulfill their duties to minister to members of the Armed Forces and their dependents.

(b) Deadline for completion.—The Secretary of Defense shall complete the survey required by subsection (a) within one year after the date of the enactment of this Act.

(c) Submission of results.—Not later than 90 days after completing the survey required by subsection (a), the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives a report containing—

(1) the survey questionnaire; and

(2) the results of the survey.

SEC. 541. Additional requirements for approval of educational programs for purposes of certain educational assistance under laws administered by the Secretary of Defense.

(a) In general.—Chapter 101 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 2006 the following new section:

§ 2006a. Assistance for education and training: availability of certain assistance for use only for certain programs of education

“(a) In general.—Effective as of August, 1, 2014, an individual eligible for assistance under a Department of Defense educational assistance program or authority covered by this section may, except as provided in subsection (b), only use such assistance for educational expenses incurred for a program as follows:

“(1) An eligible program (as defined in section 481 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1088)) that is offered by an institution of higher education that has entered into, and is complying with, a program participation agreement under section 487 of such Act (20 U.S.C. 1094).

“(2) In the case of a program designed to prepare individuals for licensure or certification in any State, if the program meets the instructional curriculum licensure or certification requirements of such State.

“(3) In the case of a program designed to prepare individuals for employment pursuant to standards developed by a State board or agency in an occupation that requires approval or licensure for such employment, if the program is approved or licensed by such State board or agency.

“(b) Waiver.—The Secretary of Defense may, by regulation, authorize the use of educational assistance under a Department of Defense educational assistance program or authority covered by this chapter for educational expenses incurred for a program of education that is not described in subsection (a) if the program—

“(1) is accredited and approved by a nationally or regionally recognized accrediting agency or association recognized by the Department of Education;

“(2) was not an eligible program described in subsection (a) at any time during the most recent two-year period;

“(3) is a program that the Secretary determines would further the purposes of the educational assistance programs or authorities covered by this chapter, or would further the education interests of students eligible for assistance under the such programs or authorities; and

“(4) the institution providing the program does not provide any commission, bonus, or other incentive payment based directly or indirectly on success in securing enrollments or financial aid to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting or admission activities or in making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance, except for the recruitment of foreign students residing in foreign countries who are not eligible to receive Federal student assistance.

“(c) Definitions.—In this section:

“(1) The term ‘Department of Defense educational assistance programs and authorities covered by this section’ means the programs and authorities as follows:

“(A) The programs to assist military spouses in achieving education and training to expand employment and portable career opportunities under section 1784a of this title.

“(B) The authority to pay tuition for off-duty training or education of members of the armed forces under section 2007 of this title.

“(C) The program of educational assistance for members of the Selected Reserve under chapter 1606 of this title.

“(D) The program of educational assistance for reserve component members supporting contingency operations and certain other operations under chapter 1607 of this title.

“(E) Any other program or authority of the Department of Defense for assistance in education or training carried out under the laws administered by the Secretary of Defense that is designated by the Secretary, by regulation, for purposes of this section.

“(2) The term ‘institution of higher education’ has the meaning given that term in section 102 of the Higher Education Act for 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1002).”.

(b) Clerical amendment.—The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 101 of such title is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 2006 the following new item:


“2006a. Assistance for education and training: availability of certain assistance for use only for certain programs of education.”.

(c) Effective date.—The amendments made by this section shall take effect on August 1, 2014.

SEC. 542. Enhancement of mechanisms to correlate skills and training for military occupational specialties with skills and training required for civilian certifications and licenses.

(a) Improvement of information available to members of the Armed Forces about correlation.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretaries of the military departments, in coordination with the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, shall, to the maximum extent practicable, make information on civilian credentialing opportunities available to members of the Armed Forces beginning with, and at every stage of, training of members for military occupational specialties, in order to permit members—

(A) to evaluate the extent to which such training correlates with the skills and training required in connection with various civilian certifications and licenses; and

(B) to assess the suitability of such training for obtaining or pursuing such civilian certifications and licenses.

(2) COORDINATION WITH TRANSITION GOALS PLANS SUCCESS PROGRAM.—Information shall be made available under paragraph (1) in a manner consistent with the Transition Goals Plans Success (GPS) program.

(3) TYPES OF INFORMATION.—The information made available under paragraph (1) shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

(A) Information on the civilian occupational equivalents of military occupational specialties (MOS).

(B) Information on civilian license or certification requirements, including examination requirements.

(C) Information on the availability and opportunities for use of educational benefits available to members of the Armed Forces, as appropriate, corresponding training, or continuing education that leads to a certification exam in order to provide a pathway to credentialing opportunities.

(4) USE AND ADAPTATION OF CERTAIN PROGRAMS.—In making information available under paragraph (1), the Secretaries of the military departments may use and adapt appropriate portions of the Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) programs of the Army and the Navy and the Credentialing and Educational Research Tool (CERT) of the Air Force.

(b) Improvement of access of accredited civilian credentialing and related entities to military training content.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretaries of the military departments, in coordination with the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, shall, to the maximum extent practicable consistent with national security and privacy requirements, make available to entities specified in paragraph (2), upon request of such entities, information such as military course training curricula, syllabi, and materials, levels of military advancement attained, and professional skills developed.

(2) ENTITIES.—The entities specified in this paragraph are the following:

(A) Civilian credentialing agencies.

(B) Entities approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, or by State approving agencies, for purposes of the use of educational assistance benefits under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

(3) CENTRAL REPOSITORY.—The actions taken pursuant to paragraph (1) may include the establishment of a central repository of information on training and training materials provided members in connection with military occupational specialities that is readily accessible by entities specified in paragraph (2) in order to meet requests described in paragraph (1).

SEC. 543. Report on the Troops to Teachers program.

Not later than March 1, 2014, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives a report on the Troops to Teachers program that includes each of the following:

(1) An evaluation of whether there is a need to broaden eligibility to allow service members and veterans without a bachelor’s degree admission into the program and whether the program can be strengthened.

(2) An evaluation of whether a pilot program should be established to demonstrate the potential benefit of an institutional-based award for troops to teachers, as long as any such pilot program maximizes benefits to service members and minimizes administrative and other overhead costs at the participating academic institutions.

SEC. 544. Secretary of Defense report on feasibility of requiring automatic operation of current prohibition on accrual of interest on direct student loans of certain members of the Armed Forces.

Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense, after consultation with relevant Federal agencies, shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the House of Representatives and the Senate a report addressing—

(1) the feasibility of automatic application of the benefits provided under section 455(o) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1087e(o)) for members of the Armed Forces eligible for the benefits; and

(2) if the Secretary determines automatic application of such benefits is feasible, how the Department of Defense would implement the automatic operation of the current prohibition on the accrual of interest on direct student loans of certain members, including the Federal agencies with which the Department of Defense would coordinate.

SEC. 551. Continuation of authority to assist local educational agencies that benefit dependents of members of the Armed Forces and Department of Defense civilian employees.

(a) Assistance to schools with significant numbers of military dependent students.—Of the amount authorized to be appropriated for fiscal year 2014 by section 301 and available for operation and maintenance for Defense-wide activities as specified in the funding table in section 4301, $25,000,000 shall be available only for the purpose of providing assistance to local educational agencies under subsection (a) of section 572 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 (Public Law 109–163; 20 U.S.C. 7703b).

(b) Local educational agency defined.—In this section, the term “local educational agency” has the meaning given that term in section 8013(9) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7713(9)).

SEC. 552. Impact aid for children with severe disabilities.

Of the amount authorized to be appropriated for fiscal year 2014 pursuant to section 301 and available for operation and maintenance for Defense-wide activities as specified in the funding table in section 4301, $5,000,000 shall be available for payments under section 363 of the Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (as enacted into law by Public Law 106–398; 114 Stat. 1654A–77; 20 U.S.C. 7703a).

SEC. 553. Treatment of tuition payments received for virtual elementary and secondary education component of Department of Defense education program.

(a) Crediting of payments.—Section 2164(l) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(3) Any payments received by the Secretary of Defense under this subsection shall be credited to the account designated by the Secretary for the operation of the virtual educational program under this subsection. Payments so credited shall be merged with other funds in the account and shall be available, to the extent provided in advance in appropriation Acts, for the same purposes and the same period as other funds in the account.”.

(b) Application of amendment.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply only with respect to tuition payments received under section 2164(l) of title 10, United States Code, for enrollments authorized by such section, after the date of the enactment of this Act, in the virtual elementary and secondary education program of the Department of Defense education program.

SEC. 554. Family support programs for immediate family members of members of the Armed Forces assigned to special operations forces.

(a) Pilot programs authorized.—Consistent with such regulations as the Secretary of Defense may prescribe to carry out this section, the Commander of the United States Special Operations Command may conduct up to three pilot programs to assess the feasibility and benefits of providing family support activities for the immediate family members of members of the Armed Forces assigned to special operations forces. In selecting and conducting any pilot program under this subsection, the Commander shall coordinate with the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness.

(b) Selection of programs.—In selecting the pilot programs to be conducted under subsection (a), the Commander shall—

(1) identify family support activities that have a direct and concrete impact on the readiness of special operations forces, but that are not being provided by the Secretary of a military department to the immediate family members of members of the Armed Forces assigned to special operations forces; and

(2) conduct a cost-benefit analysis of each family support activity proposed to be included in a pilot program.

(c) Evaluation.—The Commander shall develop outcome measurements to evaluate the success of each family support activity included in a pilot program under subsection (a).

(d) Additional authority.—The Commander may expend up to $5,000,000 during each fiscal year specified in subsection (f) to carry out the pilot programs under subsection (a).

(e) Definitions.—In this section:

(1) The term “Commander” means the Commander of the United States Special Operations Command.

(2) The term “immediate family members” has the meaning given that term in section 1789(c) of title 10, United States Code.

(3) The term “special operations forces” means those forces of the Armed Forces identified as special operations forces under section 167(i) of such title.

(f) Duration of pilot program authority.—The authority provided by subsection (a) is available to the Commander during fiscal years 2014 through 2016.

(g) Report required.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 180 days after completing a pilot program under subsection (a), the Commander shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report describing the results of the pilot program. The Commander shall prepare the report in coordination with the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness.

(2) ELEMENTS OF REPORT.—The report shall include the following:

(A) A description of the pilot program to address family support requirements not being provided by the Secretary of a military department to immediate family members of members of the Armed Forces assigned to special operations forces.

(B) An assessment of the impact of the pilot program on the readiness of members of the Armed Forces assigned to special operations forces.

(C) A comparison of the pilot program to other programs conducted by the Secretaries of the military departments to provide family support to immediate family members of members of the Armed Forces.

(D) Recommendations for incorporating the lessons learned from the pilot program into family support programs conducted by the Secretaries of the military departments.

(E) Any other matters considered appropriate by the Commander or the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness.

SEC. 555. Sense of Congress on parental rights of members of the Armed Forces in child custody determinations.

It is the sense of Congress that State courts should not consider a military deployment, including past, present, or future deployment, as the sole factor in determining child custody in a State court proceeding involving a parent who is a member of the Armed Forces. The best interest of the child should always prevail in custody cases, but members of the Armed Forces should not lose custody of their children based solely upon service in the Armed Forces in defense of the United States.

SEC. 561. Repeal of limitation on number of medals of honor that may be awarded to the same member of the Armed Forces.

(a) Army.—Section 3744(a) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by striking “medal of honor, distinguished-service cross,” and inserting “distinguished-service cross”.

(b) Navy and marine corps.—Section 6247 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by striking “medal of honor,”.

(c) Air force.—Section 8744(a) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by striking “medal of honor, Air Force cross,” and inserting “Air Force Cross”.

SEC. 562. Standardization of time-limits for recommending and awarding Medal of Honor, Distinguished-Service Cross, Navy Cross, Air Force Cross, and Distinguished-Service Medal.

(a) Army.—Section 3744 of title 10, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in subsection (b)—

(A) in paragraph (1), by striking “three years” and inserting “five years”; and

(B) in paragraph (2), by striking “two years” and inserting “three years”; and

(2) in subsection (d)(1), by striking “two years” and inserting “three years”.

(b) Air Force.—Section 8744 of such title is amended—

(1) in subsection (b)—

(A) in paragraph (1), by striking “three years” and inserting “five years”; and

(B) in paragraph (2), by striking “two years” and inserting “three years”; and

(2) in subsection (d)(1), by striking “two years” and inserting “three years”.

SEC. 563. Recodification and revision of Army, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard Medal of Honor Roll requirements.

(a) Automatic enrollment and furnishing of certificate.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Chapter 57 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 1134 the following new section:

§ 1134a. Medal of honor: Army, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard Medal of Honor Roll

“(a) Establishment.—There shall be in the Department of the Army, the Department of the Navy, the Department of the Air Force, and the Department in which the Coast Guard is operating a roll designated as the ‘Army, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard Medal of Honor Roll’.

“(b) Enrollment.—The Secretary concerned shall enter and record on the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard Medal of Honor Roll the name of each person who has served on active duty in the armed forces and who has been awarded a medal of honor pursuant to section 3741, 6241, or 8741 of this title or section 491 of title 14.

“(c) Issuance of enrollment certificate.—Each living person whose name is entered on the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard Medal of Honor Roll shall be issued a certificate of enrollment on the roll.

“(d) Entitlement to special pension; notice to secretary of Veterans Affairs.—The Secretary concerned shall deliver to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs a certified copy of each certificate of enrollment issued under subsection (c). The copy of the certificate shall authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to pay the special pension provided by section 1562 of title 38 to the person named in the certificate.”.

(2) CLERICAL AMENDMENT.—The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 1134 the following new item:


“1134a. Medal of honor: Army, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard Medal of Honor Roll.”.

(b) Special pension.—

(1) AUTOMATIC ENTITLEMENT.—Subsection (a) of section 1562 of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(A) by striking “each person” and inserting “each living person”;

(B) by striking “Honor roll” and inserting “Honor Roll”;

(C) by striking “subsection (c) of section 1561 of this title” and inserting “subsection (d) of section 1134a of title 10”; and

(D) by striking “date of application therefor under section 1560 of this title” and inserting “date on which the person’s name is entered on the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard Medal of Honor Roll under subsection (b) of such section”.

(2) ELECTION TO DECLINE SPECIAL PENSION.—Such section is further amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

“(g) (1) A person who is entitled to special pension under subsection (a) may elect not to receive special pension by notifying the Secretary of such election in writing.

“(2) Upon receipt of an election made by a person under paragraph (1) not to receive special pension, the Secretary shall cease payments of special pension to the person.”.

(c) Conforming amendments.—

(1) REPEAL OF RECODIFIED PROVISIONS.—Sections 1560 and 1561 of title 38, United States Code, are repealed.

(2) CLERICAL AMENDMENTS.—The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 15 of such title is amended by striking the items relating to sections 1560 and 1561.

(d) Application of amendments.—The amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to Medals of Honor awarded on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.

SEC. 564. Prompt replacement of military decorations.

Section 1135 of title 10, United States Code, is amended—

(1) by redesignating subsection (b) as subsection (c); and

(2) by inserting after subsection (a) the following new subsection (b):

“(b) Prompt replacement required.—When a request for the replacement of a military decoration is received under this section or section 3747, 3751, 6253, 8747, or 8751 of this title, the Secretary concerned shall ensure that—

“(1) all actions to be taken with respect to the request, including verification of the service record of the recipient of the military decoration, are completed within one year; and

“(2) the replacement military decoration is mailed to the person requesting the replacement military decoration within 90 days after verification of the service record.”.

SEC. 565. Review of eligibility for, and award of, Purple Heart to victims of the attacks at recruiting station in Little Rock, Arkansas, and at Fort Hood, Texas.

(a) Review regarding specified attacks.—

(1) REVIEW AND AWARD REQUIRED.—The Secretary of the military department concerned shall—

(A) review the circumstances of the attacks that occurred at the recruiting station in Little Rock, Arkansas, on June 1, 2009, and at Fort Hood, Texas, on November 5, 2009, in which members of the Armed Forces were killed and wounded; and

(B) award the Purple Heart to each member determined pursuant to such review to be eligible for the award of the Purple Heart in connection with the death or wounding of the member in the attacks.

(2) CONSIDERATION OF CERTAIN EVIDENCE.—In reviewing all the evidence related to the incidents described in paragraph (1) and the criteria established under Executive Order 11016 (Authorizing the Award of the Purple Heart), the Secretary of the military department concerned shall specifically, but not exclusively, assess whether the members of the Armed Forces killed or wounded at Fort Hood and Little Rock qualify for award of the Purple Heart under the criteria as members of the Armed Forces who were killed or wounded as a result of an act of an enemy of the United States.

(3) SUBMISSION.—The results of the review shall be provided to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives within 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.

(4) EXCEPTION.—A Purple Heart may not be awarded pursuant to paragraph (1)(B) to a member of the Armed Forces whose death or wound in an attack described in paragraph (1)(A) was the result of the willful misconduct of the member.

(b) Review of the criteria for awarding Purple Heart.—

(1) REVIEW REQUIRED.—The Secretary of Defense shall conduct a review of the criteria used to determine the eligibility of members of the Armed Forces for the award of the Purple Heart. The review shall include the policies and procedures for determining eligibility for the award of the Purple Heart to members who sustain injuries through acts of violence. The purpose of the review is to determine whether those criteria remain relevant for the broad range of circumstances in and outside the United States in which members are killed or wounded.

(2) SUBMISSION OF RESULTS.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives a report containing the results of the review. The report shall include the findings of the review and any recommendations the Secretary considers appropriate regarding modifying the criteria for eligibility for the Purple Heart.

SEC. 566. Authorization for award of the Medal of Honor to former members of the Armed Forces previously recommended for award of the Medal of Honor.

Section 552(e) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 (Public Law 107–107; 10 U.S.C. 3741 note) is amended—

(1) by inserting “(1)” after “Honor.—”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(2) In addition to the authority provided by paragraph (1), a Medal of Honor may be awarded to a veteran of the Armed Forces who, although not a Jewish-American war veteran or Hispanic-American war veteran described in subsection (b), was identified during the review of service records conducted under subsection (a) and regarding whom the Secretary of Defense submitted, before January 1, 2014, a recommendation to the President that the President award the Medal of Honor to that veteran.”.

SEC. 567. Authorization for award of the Medal of Honor for acts of valor during the Vietnam War.

(a) Sergeant First Class Bennie G. Adkins.—

(1) WAIVER OF TIME LIMITATIONS.—Notwithstanding the time limitations specified in section 3744 of title 10, United States Code, or any other time limitation with respect to the awarding of certain medals to persons who served in the Armed Forces, the President may award the Medal of Honor under section 3741 of such title to Bennie G. Adkins of the United States Army for the acts of valor during the Vietnam War described in paragraph (2).

(2) ACTS OF VALOR DESCRIBED.—The acts of valor referred to in paragraph (1) are the actions of then Sergeant First Class Bennie G. Adkins of the United States Army serving with Special Forces Detachment A–102 from March 9 to 12, 1966, during the Vietnam War for which he was originally awarded the Distinguished-Service Cross.

(b) Specialist Four Donald P. Sloat.—

(1) WAIVER OF TIME LIMITATIONS.—Notwithstanding the time limitations specified in section 3744 of title 10, United States Code, or any other time limitation with respect to the awarding of certain medals to persons who served in the Armed Forces, the President may award the Medal of Honor under section 3741 of such title to Donald P. Sloat of the United States Army for the acts of valor during the Vietnam War described in paragraph (2).

(2) ACTS OF VALOR DESCRIBED.—The acts of valor referred to in paragraph (1) are the actions of then Specialist Four Donald P. Sloat of the United States Army serving with 3rd Platoon, Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry, 196th Light Infantry Brigade, Americal Division on January 17, 1970, during the Vietnam War.

SEC. 568. Authorization for award of the Distinguished-Service Cross for acts of valor during the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

(a) Sergeant First Class Robert F. Keiser.—

(1) WAIVER OF TIME LIMITATIONS.—Notwithstanding the time limitations specified in section 3744 of title 10, United States Code, or any other time limitation with respect to the awarding of certain medals to persons who served in the Armed Forces, the Secretary of the Army may award the Distinguished-Service Cross under section 3742 of such title to Sergeant First Class Robert F. Keiser for the acts of valor described in paragraph (2) during the Korean War.

(2) ACTS OF VALOR DESCRIBED.—The acts of valor referred to in paragraph (1) are the actions of Robert F. Keiser’s on November 30, 1950, as a member of the 2d Military Police Company, 2d Infantry Division, United States Army, during the Division’s successful withdrawal from the Kunuri-Sunchon Pass.

(b) Sergeant First Class Patrick N. Watkins, Jr..—

(1) WAIVER OF TIME LIMITATIONS.—Notwithstanding the time limitations specified in section 3744 of title 10, United States Code, or any other time limitation with respect to the awarding of certain medals to persons who served in the Armed Forces, the Secretary of the Army may award the Distinguished Service Cross under section 3742 of that title to Patrick N. Watkins, Jr., for the acts of valor described in paragraph (2).

(2) ACTS OF VALOR DESCRIBED.—The acts of valor referred to in paragraph (1) are the actions of Sergeant First Class Patrick N. Watkins, Jr., from August 22 to August 23, 1968, as a member of the United States Army serving in the grade of Sergeant First Class in the Republic of Vietnam while serving with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces Regiment.

(c) Specialist Four Robert L. Towles.—

(1) WAIVER OF TIME LIMITATIONS.—Notwithstanding the time limitations specified in section 3744 of title 10, United States Code, or any other time limitation with respect to the awarding of certain medals to persons who served in the Armed Forces, the Secretary of the Army may award the Distinguished Service Cross under section 3742 of that title to Robert L. Towles for the acts of valor described in paragraph (2).

(2) ACTS OF VALOR DESCRIBED.—The acts of valor referred to in paragraph (1) are the actions of Specialist Four Robert L. Towles, on November 17, 1965, as a member of the United States Army serving in the grade of Specialist Four during the Vietnam War while serving in Company D, 2d Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, for which he was originally awarded the Bronze Star with “V” Device.

SEC. 569. Authorization for award of the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing for acts of valor during the Civil War.

(a) Authorization.—Notwithstanding the time limitations specified in section 3744 of title 10, United States Code, or any other time limitation with respect to the awarding of certain medals to persons who served in the Armed Forces, the President may award the Medal of Honor under section 3741 of such title to then First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing for conspicuous acts of gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life and beyond the call of duty in the Civil War, as described in subsection (b).

(b) Acts of valor described.—The acts of valor referred to in subsection (a) are the actions of then First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing while in command of Battery A, 4th United States Artillery, Army of the Potomac, at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on July 3, 1863, during the Civil War.

SEC. 571. Report on feasibility of expanding performance evaluation reports to include 360-degree assessment approach.

Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives a report containing the results of an assessment of the feasibility of including a 360-degree assessment approach, modeled after the current Department of the Army Multi-Source Assessment and Feedback (MSAF) Program, as part of performance evaluation reports.

SEC. 572. Report on Department of Defense personnel policies regarding members of the Armed Forces with HIV or Hepatitis B.

Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives a report on Department of Defense personnel policies regarding members of the Armed Forces infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or Hepatitis B. The report shall include the following:

(1) A description of policies addressing the enlistment or commissioning of individuals with these conditions and retention policies, deployment policies, discharge policies, and disciplinary policies regarding individuals with these conditions.

(2) An assessment of these policies, including an assessment of whether the policies reflect an evidence-based, medically accurate understanding of how these conditions are contracted, how these conditions can be transmitted to other individuals, and the risk of transmission.

SEC. 573. Policy on military recruitment and enlistment of graduates of secondary schools.

(a) Conditions on use of test, assessment, or screening tools.—In the case of any test, assessment, or screening tool utilized under the policy on recruitment and enlistment required by subsection (b) of section 532 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (Public Law 112–81; 125 Stat. 1403; 10 U.S.C. 503 note) for the purpose of identifying persons for recruitment and enlistment in the Armed Forces, the Secretary of Defense shall—

(1) implement a means for ensuring that graduates of a secondary school (as defined in section 9101(38) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7801(38)), including all persons described in subsection (a)(2) of section 532 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, are required to meet the same standard on the test, assessment, or screening tool; and

(2) use uniform testing requirements and grading standards.

(b) Rule of construction.—Nothing in section 532(b) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 or this section shall be construed to permit the Secretary of Defense or the Secretary of a military department to create or use a different grading standard on any test, assessment, or screening tool utilized for the purpose of identifying graduates of a secondary school (as defined in section 9101(38) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7801(38)), including all persons described in subsection (a)(2) of section 532 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, for recruitment and enlistment in the Armed Forces.

SEC. 574. Comptroller General report on use of determination of personality disorder or adjustment disorder as basis to separate members from the Armed Forces.

Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of the United States shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives a report evaluating—

(1) the use by the Secretaries of the military departments, since January 1, 2007, of the authority to separate members of the Armed Forces from the Armed Forces due of unfitness for duty because of a mental condition not amounting to disability, including separation on the basis of a personality disorder or adjustment disorder and the total number of members separated on such basis;

(2) the extent to which the Secretaries failed to comply with regulatory requirements in separating members of the Armed Forces on the basis of a personality or adjustment disorder; and

(3) the impact of such a separation on the ability of veterans so separated to access service-connected disability compensation, disability severance pay, and disability retirement pay.

SEC. 581. Accounting for members of the Armed Forces and Department of Defense civilian employees listed as missing and related reports.

(a) System for accounting for missing persons.—Section 1501(a)(1) of title 10, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in subparagraph (B), by striking “and” at the end;

(2) in subparagraph (C), by striking the period at the end and inserting “; and”; and

(3) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

“(D) the dissemination of appropriate information on the status of missing persons to authorized family members.”.

(b) Report on accounting for POW/MIAs.—

(1) REPORT REQUIRED.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a report on accounting for missing persons from covered conflicts.

(2) ELEMENTS.—The report required by paragraph (1) shall include the following:

(A) The total number of missing persons in all covered conflicts and in each covered conflict.

(B) The total number of missing persons in all covered conflicts, and in each covered conflict, that are considered unrecoverable, including—

(i) the total number in each conflict that are considered unrecoverable by being lost at sea or in inaccessible terrain;

(ii) the total number from the Korean War that are considered to be located in each of China, North Korea, and Russia.

(C) The total number of missing persons in all covered conflicts, and in each covered conflict, that were interred without identification, including the locations of interment.

(D) The number of remains in the custody of the Department of Defense that are awaiting identification, and the number of such remains estimated by the Department to be likely to be identified using current technology.

(E) The total number of identifications of remains that have been made since January 1, 1970, for all covered conflicts and for each covered conflict.

(F) The number of instances where next of kin have refused to provide a DNA sample for the identification of recovered remains, for each covered conflict.

(3) DEFINITIONS.—In this subsection:

(A) The term “appropriate committees of Congress” means—

(i) the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate; and

(ii) the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the House of Representatives.

(B) The term “covered conflicts” means the conflicts specified in or designated under section 1509(a) of title 10, United States Code, as of the date of the report required by paragraph (1).

(C) The term “missing persons” has the meaning given that term in section 1513(1) of such title.

(c) Report on POW/MIA Accounting Community.—

(1) REPORT REQUIRED.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a report on the POW/MIA accounting community.

(2) ELEMENTS.—The report required by paragraph (1)) shall including the following:

(A) A description and assessment of the current structure of the POW/MIA accounting community.

(B) A description of how the Secretary of Defense will ensure increased oversight of the POW/MIA accounting mission regardless of changes to the POW/MIA accounting community.

(C) An assessment of the feasibility and advisability of reorganizing the community into a single, central command, including—

(i) an identification of the elements that could be organized into such command; and

(ii) an assessment of cost-savings, advantages, and disadvantages of—

(I) transferring the command and control of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) and the Central Identification Laboratory (CIL) from the United States Pacific Command to the Office of the Secretary of Defense;

(II) merging the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command and the Central Identification Laboratory with the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO); and

(III) merging the Central Identification Laboratory with the Armed Forces DNA Identification Lab (AF-DIL).

(D) A recommendation on the element of the Department of Defense to be responsible for directing POW/MIA accounting activities, and on whether all elements of the POW/MIA accounting community should report to that element.

(E) An estimate of the costs to be incurred, and the cost savings to be achieved—

(i) by relocating central POW/MIA accounting activities to the continental United States;

(ii) by closing or consolidating existing Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command facilities; and

(iii) through any actions with respect to the POW/MIA accounting community and POW/MIA accounting activities that the Secretary considers advisable for purposes of the report.

(F) An assessment of the feasibility and advisability of the use by the Department of university anthropology or archaeology programs to conduct field work, particularly in politically sensitive environments, including an assessment of—

(i) the potential cost of the use of such programs;

(ii) whether the use of such programs would result in a greater number of identifications; and

(iii) whether the use of such programs would be consistent with requirements to preserve the integrity of the identification process.

(G) A survey of the manner in which other countries conduct accounting for missing persons, and an assessment whether such practices can be used by the United States to enhance programs to recover and identify missing members of the United States Armed Forces.

(H) A recommendation as to the advisability of continuing to use a military model for recovery operations, including the impact of the use of such model on diplomatic relations with countries in which the United States seeks to conduct recovery operations.

(I) Such recommendations for the reorganization of the POW/MIA accounting community as the Secretary considers appropriate in light of the other elements of the report, including an estimate of the additional numbers of recoveries and identifications anticipated to be made by the accounting community as a result of implementation of the reorganization.

(3) BASIS IN PREVIOUS RECOMMENDATIONS.—The report required by paragraph (1) shall take into account recommendations previously made by the Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation, the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, and the Comptroller General of the United States regarding the organization of the POW/MIA accounting community.

(4) DEFINITIONS.—In this subsection:

(A) The term “appropriate committees of Congress” means—

(i) the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate; and

(ii) the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the House of Representatives.

(B) The term “POW/MIA accounting community” has the meaning given that term in section 1509(b)(2) of title 10, United States Code.

SEC. 582. Expansion of privileged information authorities to debriefing reports of certain recovered persons who were never placed in a missing status.

(a) Expansion of covered reports.—Section 1506 of title 10, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in subsection (d)—

(A) by redesignating paragraphs (2) and (3) as paragraphs (3) and (4), respectively; and

(B) by inserting after paragraph (1) the following new paragraph (2):

“(2) The Secretary concerned shall withhold from personnel files under this section, as privileged information, any survival, evasion, resistance, and escape debriefing report provided by a person described in section 1501(c) of this title who is returned to United States control which is obtained under a promise of confidentiality made for the purpose of ensuring the fullest possible disclosure of information.”; and

(2) in subsection (f), by striking “paragraphs (2) and (3)” and inserting “paragraphs (3) and (4)”.

(b) Definition applicable to covered reports.—Section 1513 of such title is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(9) The term ‘survival, evasion, resistance, and escape debriefing’ means an interview conducted with a person described in section 1501(c) of this title who is returned to United States control in order to record the person's experiences while surviving, evading, resisting interrogation or exploitation, or escaping.”.

SEC. 583. Revision of specified senior military colleges to reflect consolidation of North Georgia College and State University and Gainesville State College.

Paragraph (6) of section 2111a(f) of title 10, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

“(6) The University of North Georgia.”.

SEC. 584. Review of security of military installations, including barracks, temporary lodging facilities, and multi-family residences.

(a) Review of security measures.—The Secretary of Defense shall conduct a review of security measures on United States military installations, specifically with regard to access to barracks, temporary lodging facilities, and multi-family residences on military installations, for the purpose of ensuring the safety of members of the Armed Forces and their dependents who reside on military installations.

(b) Elements of study.—In conducting the review under subsection (a), the Secretary shall—

(1) identify security gaps on military installations; and

(2) evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of using 24-hour electronic monitoring or other security measures to protect members and their dependents.

(c) Submission of results.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report containing the results of the study conducted under subsection (a), including proposed security measures and an estimate of the costs—

(1) to eliminate all security gaps identified under subsection (b)(1); and

(2) to provide 24-hour security monitoring or other security measures as evaluated under subsection (b)(2).

SEC. 585. Authority to enter into concessions contracts at Army National Military Cemeteries.

(a) In general.—Chapter 446 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

§ 4727. Cemetery concessions contracts

“(a) Contracts authorized.—The Secretary of the Army may enter into a contract with an appropriate entity for the provision of transportation, interpretative, or other necessary or appropriate concession services to visitors at the Army National Military Cemeteries.

“(b) Special requirements.— (1) The Secretary of the Army shall establish and include in each concession contract such requirements as the Secretary determines are necessary to ensure the protection, dignity, and solemnity of the cemetery at which services are provided under the contract.

“(2) A concession contract shall not include operation of the gift shop at Arlington National Cemetery without the specific prior authorization by an Act of Congress.

“(c) Franchise fees.—A concession contract shall provide for payment to the United States of a franchise fee or such other monetary consideration as determined by the Secretary of the Army. The Secretary shall ensure that the objective of generating revenue for the United States is subordinate to the objectives of honoring the service and sacrifices of the deceased members of the armed forces and of providing necessary and appropriate services for visitors to the Cemeteries at reasonable rates.

“(d) Special account.—All franchise fees (and other monetary consideration) collected by the United States under subsection (c) shall be deposited into a special account established in the Treasury of the United States. The funds deposited in such account shall be available for expenditure by the Secretary of the Army, to the extent authorized and in such amounts as are provided in advance in appropriations Acts, to support activities at the Cemeteries. The funds deposited into the account shall remain available until expended.

“(e) Concession contract defined.—In this section, the term ‘concession contract’ means a contract authorized and entered into under this section.”.

(b) Clerical amendment.—The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end the following new item:


“4727. Cemetery concessions contracts.”.

SEC. 586. Military salute during recitation of pledge of allegiance by members of the Armed Forces not in uniform and by veterans.

Section 4 of title 4, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new sentence: “Members of the Armed Forces not in uniform and veterans may render the military salute in the manner provided for persons in uniform.”.

SEC. 587. Improved climate assessments and dissemination of results.

(a) Improved dissemination of results in chain of command.—The Secretary of Defense shall ensure that the results of command climate assessments are provided to the relevant individual commander and to the next higher level of command.

(b) Evidence of compliance.—The Secretary of each military department shall require in the performance evaluations and assessments used by each Armed Force under the jurisdiction of the Secretary a statement by the commander regarding whether the commander has conducted the required command climate assessments.

(c) Effect of failure to conduct assessment.—The failure of a commander to conduct the required command climate assessments shall be noted in the commander’s performance evaluation.


Sec. 601. Extension of authority to provide temporary increase in rates of basic allowance for housing under certain circumstances.

Sec. 602. Recognition of additional means by which members of the National Guard called into Federal service for a period of 30 days or less may initially report for duty for entitlement to basic pay.

Sec. 611. One-year extension of certain bonus and special pay authorities for reserve forces.

Sec. 612. One-year extension of certain bonus and special pay authorities for health care professionals.

Sec. 613. One-year extension of special pay and bonus authorities for nuclear officers.

Sec. 614. One-year extension of authorities relating to title 37 consolidated special pay, incentive pay, and bonus authorities.

Sec. 615. One-year extension of authorities relating to payment of other title 37 bonuses and special pays.

Sec. 616. One-year extension of authority to provide incentive pay for members of precommissioning programs pursuing foreign language proficiency.

Sec. 617. Authority to provide bonus to certain cadets and midshipmen enrolled in the Senior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.

Sec. 618. Health Professions Stipend Program to obtain commissioned officers in the reserve components.

Sec. 621. Technical and standardizing amendments to Department of Defense travel and transportation authorities in connection with reform of such authorities.

Sec. 631. Clarification of prevention of retired pay inversion in the case of members whose retired pay is computed using high-three.

Sec. 632. Periodic notice to members of the Ready Reserve on early retirement credit earned for significant periods of active Federal status or active duty.

Sec. 633. Improved assistance for Gold Star spouses and other dependents.

Sec. 641. Expansion of protection of employees of nonappropriated fund instrumentalities from reprisals.

Sec. 642. Modernization of titles of nonappropriated fund instrumentalities for purposes of certain civil service laws.

Sec. 651. Authority to provide certain expenses for care and disposition of human remains that were retained by the Department of Defense for forensic pathology investigation.

Sec. 652. Study of the merits and feasibility of providing transitional compensation and other transitional benefits to dependents of members separated for violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

SEC. 601. Extension of authority to provide temporary increase in rates of basic allowance for housing under certain circumstances.

Section 403(b)(7)(E) of title 37, United States Code, is amended by striking “December 31, 2013” and inserting “December 31, 2014”.

SEC. 602. Recognition of additional means by which members of the National Guard called into Federal service for a period of 30 days or less may initially report for duty for entitlement to basic pay.

Subsection (c) of section 204 of title 37, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

“(c) (1) A member of the National Guard who is called into Federal service for a period of 30 days or less is entitled to basic pay from the date on which the member, in person or by authorized telephonic or electronic means, contacts the member’s unit.

“(2) Paragraph (1) does not authorize any expenditure to be paid for a period before the date on which the unit receives the member’s contact provided under such paragraph.

“(3) The Secretary of the Army, with respect to the Army National Guard, and the Secretary of the Air Force, with respect to the Air National Guard, shall prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to carry out this subsection.”.

SEC. 611. One-year extension of certain bonus and special pay authorities for reserve forces.

The following sections of title 37, United States Code, are amended by striking “December 31, 2013” and inserting “December 31, 2014”:

(1) Section 308b(g), relating to Selected Reserve reenlistment bonus.

(2) Section 308c(i), relating to Selected Reserve affiliation or enlistment bonus.

(3) Section 308d(c), relating to special pay for enlisted members assigned to certain high-priority units.

(4) Section 308g(f)(2), relating to Ready Reserve enlistment bonus for persons without prior service.

(5) Section 308h(e), relating to Ready Reserve enlistment and reenlistment bonus for persons with prior service.

(6) Section 308i(f), relating to Selected Reserve enlistment and reenlistment bonus for persons with prior service.

(7) Section 478a(e), relating to reimbursement of travel expenses for inactive-duty training outside of normal commuting distance.

(8) Section 910(g), relating to income replacement payments for reserve component members experiencing extended and frequent mobilization for active duty service.

SEC. 612. One-year extension of certain bonus and special pay authorities for health care professionals.

(a) Title 10 authorities.—The following sections of title 10, United States Code, are amended by striking “December 31, 2013” and inserting “December 31, 2014”:

(1) Section 2130a(a)(1), relating to nurse officer candidate accession program.

(2) Section 16302(d), relating to repayment of education loans for certain health professionals who serve in the Selected Reserve.

(b) Title 37 authorities.—The following sections of title 37, United States Code, are amended by striking “December 31, 2013” and inserting “December 31, 2014”:

(1) Section 302c–1(f), relating to accession and retention bonuses for psychologists.

(2) Section 302d(a)(1), relating to accession bonus for registered nurses.

(3) Section 302e(a)(1), relating to incentive special pay for nurse anesthetists.

(4) Section 302g(e), relating to special pay for Selected Reserve health professionals in critically short wartime specialties.

(5) Section 302h(a)(1), relating to accession bonus for dental officers.

(6) Section 302j(a), relating to accession bonus for pharmacy officers.

(7) Section 302k(f), relating to accession bonus for medical officers in critically short wartime specialties.

(8) Section 302l(g), relating to accession bonus for dental specialist officers in critically short wartime specialties.

SEC. 613. One-year extension of special pay and bonus authorities for nuclear officers.

The following sections of title 37, United States Code, are amended by striking “December 31, 2013” and inserting “December 31, 2014”:

(1) Section 312(f), relating to special pay for nuclear-qualified officers extending period of active service.

(2) Section 312b(c), relating to nuclear career accession bonus.

(3) Section 312c(d), relating to nuclear career annual incentive bonus.

SEC. 614. One-year extension of authorities relating to title 37 consolidated special pay, incentive pay, and bonus authorities.

The following sections of title 37, United States Code, are amended by striking “December 31, 2013” and inserting “December 31, 2014”:

(1) Section 331(h), relating to general bonus authority for enlisted members.

(2) Section 332(g), relating to general bonus authority for officers.

(3) Section 333(i), relating to special bonus and incentive pay authorities for nuclear officers.

(4) Section 334(i), relating to special aviation incentive pay and bonus authorities for officers.

(5) Section 335(k), relating to special bonus and incentive pay authorities for officers in health professions.

(6) Section 351(h), relating to hazardous duty pay.

(7) Section 352(g), relating to assignment pay or special duty pay.

(8) Section 353(i), relating to skill incentive pay or proficiency bonus.

(9) Section 355(h), relating to retention incentives for members qualified in critical military skills or assigned to high priority units.

SEC. 615. One-year extension of authorities relating to payment of other title 37 bonuses and special pays.

The following sections of title 37, United States Code, are amended by striking “December 31, 2013” and inserting “December 31, 2014”:

(1) Section 301b(a), relating to aviation officer retention bonus.

(2) Section 307a(g), relating to assignment incentive pay.

(3) Section 308(g), relating to reenlistment bonus for active members.

(4) Section 309(e), relating to enlistment bonus.

(5) Section 324(g), relating to accession bonus for new officers in critical skills.

(6) Section 326(g), relating to incentive bonus for conversion to military occupational specialty to ease personnel shortage.

(7) Section 327(h), relating to incentive bonus for transfer between armed forces.

(8) Section 330(f), relating to accession bonus for officer candidates.

SEC. 616. One-year extension of authority to provide incentive pay for members of precommissioning programs pursuing foreign language proficiency.

Section 316a(g) of title 37, United States Code is amended by striking “December 31, 2013” and inserting “December 31, 2014”.

SEC. 617. Authority to provide bonus to certain cadets and midshipmen enrolled in the Senior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.

(a) Bonus authorized.—Chapter 5 of title 37, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 335 the following new section:

§ 336. Contracting bonus for cadets and midshipmen enrolled in the Senior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps

“(a) Contracting bonus authorized.—The Secretary concerned may pay a bonus under this section to a cadet or midshipman enrolled in the Senior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps who executes a written agreement described in subsection (c).

“(b) Amount of bonus.—The amount of a bonus under subsection (a) may not exceed $5,000.

“(c) Agreement.—A written agreement referred to in subsection (a) is a written agreement by the cadet or midshipman—

“(1) to complete field training or a practice cruise under section 2104(b)(6)(A)(ii) of title 10;

“(2) to complete advanced training under chapter 103 of title 10;

“(3) to accept a commission or appointment as an officer of the armed forces; and

“(4) to serve on active duty.

“(d) Payment method.—Upon acceptance of a written agreement under subsection (a) by the Secretary concerned, the total amount of the bonus payable under the agreement becomes fixed. The agreement shall specify when the bonus will be paid and whether the bonus will be paid in a lump sum or in installments.

“(e) Repayment.—A person who, having received all or part of a bonus under subsection (a), fails to fulfill the terms of the written agreement required by such subsection for receipt of the bonus shall be subject to the repayment provisions of section 373 of this title.

“(f) Regulations.—The Secretary concerned shall issue such regulations as may be necessary to carry out this section.

“(g) Termination of authority.—No agreement under this section may be entered into after December 31, 2014.”.

(b) Clerical amendment.—The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 335 the following new item:


“336. Contracting bonus for cadets and midshipmen enrolled in the Senior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.”.

SEC. 618. Health Professions Stipend Program to obtain commissioned officers in the reserve components.

(a) Availability of stipend for registered nurses in critical specialties.—Subsection (d) of section 16201 of title 10, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in paragraph (1), by striking subparagraph (B) and inserting the following new subparagraph:

“(B) is eligible for appointment as a Reserve officer for service in a reserve component in a Nurse Corps or as a nurse; and”; and

(2) in paragraph (2), by striking subparagraph (B) and inserting the following new subparagraph:

“(B) the participant shall not be eligible to receive such stipend before being appointed as a Reserve officer for service in the Ready Reserve in a Nurse Corps or as a nurse;”.

(b) Service required in selected reserve.—Such section is further amended—

(1) in subsection (a), by striking “the Ready Reserve” and inserting “the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve”;

(2) in subsection (c)(2), by striking subparagraph (D) and inserting the following new subparagraph:

“(D) the participant shall agree to serve, upon successful completion of the program, one year in the Selected Reserve for each six months, or part thereof, for which the stipend is provided.”;

(3) in subsection (d)(2), by striking subparagraph (D) and inserting the following new subparagraph:

“(D) the participant shall agree to serve, upon successful completion of the program, one year in the Selected Reserve for each six months, or part thereof, for which the stipend is provided.”; and

(4) in subsection (e)(2)(D), by striking “the Ready Reserve” and inserting “the Selected Reserve”.

(c) Amount of stipend.—Subsection (g) of such section is amended to read as follows:

“(g) Amount of stipend.—The amount of a stipend under an agreement under subsection (b), (c), (d), or (f) shall be the stipend rate in effect for participants in the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program under section 2121(d) of this title.”.

SEC. 621. Technical and standardizing amendments to Department of Defense travel and transportation authorities in connection with reform of such authorities.

(a) Escorts of dependents of members.—

(1) INCORPORATION OF ESCORTS OF DEPENDENTS UNDER GENERAL AUTHORITY.—Section 451(a)(2)(C) of title 37, United States Code, is amended by inserting before the period the following: “or as an escort or attendant for dependents of a member for necessary travel performed not later than one year after the member is unable to accompany the dependents who are incapable of traveling alone”.

(2) REPEAL OF SUPERSEDED AUTHORITY.— (A) Section 1036 of title 10, United States Code, is repealed.

(B) The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 53 of such title is amended by striking the item relating to section 1036.

(b) Travel and transportation of dependent patients.—Section 1040 of title 10, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in subsection (a)(1), by striking “round-trip transportation” and all that follows through “may be paid at the expense of the United States” and inserting “travel and transportation allowances may be furnished to necessary attendants. The dependents and any attendants shall be furnished such travel and transportation allowances as specified in regulations prescribed under section 464 of title 37.”; and

(2) by striking subsection (d).

(c) Travel in connection with leave cancelled due to contingency operations.—

(1) INCORPORATION OF EXPENSES UNDER GENERAL AUTHORITY.—Section 453 of title 37, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

“(g) Reimbursement for travel in connection with leave cancelled due to contingency operations.—A member may be reimbursed as specified in regulations prescribed under section 464 of this title for travel and related expenses incurred by the member as a result of the cancellation of previously approved leave when the leave is cancelled in conjunction with the member's participation in a contingency operation and the cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the time the leave would have commenced. The settlement for reimbursement under this subsection is final and conclusive.”.

(2) REPEAL OF SUPERSEDED AUTHORITY.— (A) Section 1053a of title 10, United States Code, is repealed.

(B) The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 53 of such title is amended by striking the item relating to section 1053a.

(d) Travel and transportation for travel for specialty health care.—Section 1074i of title 10, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in subsection (a), by striking “reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses” and inserting “travel and transportation allowances as specified in regulations prescribed under section 464 of title 37”; and

(2) in subsection (b), striking “Reimbursement for travel under exceptional circumstances.—The Secretary of Defense may provide reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses of” and inserting “Allowable travel and transportation under exceptional circumstances.—The Secretary of Defense may provide travel and transportation allowances as specified in the regulations referred to in subsection (a) for”.

(e) Travel and transportation in connection with the disposition of remains of members.—Section 1482(a)(8) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by striking “and roundtrip transportation and prescribed allowances” and inserting “and travel and transportation allowances as specified in regulations prescribed under section 464 of title 37”.

(f) Travel and transportation in connection with funeral honors functions at funerals for veterans.—Section 1491(d)(1) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by striking “transportation (or reimbursement for transportation) and expenses” and inserting “travel and transportation allowances as specified in regulations prescribed under section 464 of title 37”.

(g) Repeal of redundant authority on motor vehicle transportation or storage for members undergoing PCS or extended deployment.—

(1) REPEAL.—Section 2634 of title 10, United States Code, is repealed.

(2) CLERICAL AMENDMENT.—The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 157 of such title is amended by striking the item relating to section 2634.

(h) Clarification of limitation on transportation of household goods.—Section 453(c)(3) of title 37, United States Code, is amended by striking “(including packing, crating, and household goods in temporary storage)” and inserting “(including household goods in temporary storage, but excluding packing and crating)”.

SEC. 631. Clarification of prevention of retired pay inversion in the case of members whose retired pay is computed using high-three.

(a) Clarification.—Subsection (f) of section 1401a of title 10, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in paragraph (1)—

(A) by striking “Prevention of retired pay inversions.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the” and inserting “Prevention of retired pay inversions for members with retired pay computed using final basic pay.—The”; and

(B) by inserting “who first became a member of a uniformed service before September 8, 1980, and” after “of an armed force”;

(2) by redesignating paragraph (2) as paragraph (3); and

(3) by inserting after paragraph (1) the following new paragraph (2):

“(2) PREVENTION OF RETIRED PAY INVERSIONS FOR MEMBERS WITH RETIRED PAY COMPUTED USING HIGH-THREE.—Subject to subsections (d) and (e), the monthly retired pay of a member or former member of an armed force who first became a member of a uniformed service on or after September 8, 1980, may not be less, on the date on which the member or former member initially becomes entitled to such pay, than the monthly retired pay to which the member or former member would be entitled on that date if the member or former member had become entitled to retired pay on an earlier date, adjusted to reflect any applicable increases in such pay under this section. However, in the case of a member or former member whose retired pay is computed subject to section 1407(f) of this title, paragraph (1) (rather than the preceding sentence) shall apply in the same manner as if the member or former member first became a member of a uniformed service before September 8, 1980, but only with respect to a calculation as of the date on which the member or former member first became entitled to retired pay.”.

(b) Cross-reference amendments.—Such section is further amended by striking “subsection (f)(2)” in subsections (c)(1), (c)(2), (d), and (e) and inserting “subsection (f)(3)”.

(c) Applicability.—Paragraph (2) of section 1401a(f) of title 10, United States Code, as added by the amendment made by subsection (a)(3), applies to the computation of retired pay or retainer pay of any person who first became a member of a uniformed service on or after September 8, 1980, regardless of when the member first becomes entitled to retired or retainer pay.

SEC. 632. Periodic notice to members of the Ready Reserve on early retirement credit earned for significant periods of active Federal status or active duty.

Section 12731(f) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(3) The Secretary concerned shall periodically notify each member of the Ready Reserve described by paragraph (2) of the current eligibility age for retired pay of such member under this section, including any reduced eligibility age by reason of the operation of that paragraph. Notice shall be provided by such means as the Secretary considers appropriate taking into account the cost of provision of notice and the convenience of members.”.

SEC. 633. Improved assistance for Gold Star spouses and other dependents.

(a) Advocates for Gold Star spouses and other dependents.—Each Secretary of a military department shall designate for each Armed Force under the jurisdiction of such Secretary a member of such Armed Force or civilian employee of such military department to assist spouses and other dependents of members of such Armed Force (including reserve components thereof) who die on active duty through the provision of the following services:

(1) Addressing complaints by spouses and other dependents of deceased members regarding casualty assistance or receipt of benefits authorized by law for such spouses and dependents.

(2) Providing support to such spouses and dependents regarding such casualty assistance or receipt of such benefits.

(3) Making reports to appropriate officers or officials in the Department of Defense or the military department concerned regarding resolution of such complaints, including recommendations regarding the settlement of claims with respect to such benefits, as appropriate.

(4) Performing such other actions as the Secretary of the military department concerned considers appropriate.

(b) Training for casualty assistance personnel.—

(1) TRAINING PROGRAM REQUIRED.—The Secretary of Defense shall implement a standardized comprehensive training program on casualty assistance for the following personnel of the Department of Defense:

(A) Casualty assistance officers.

(B) Casualty assistance calls officers.

(C) Casualty assistance representatives.

(2) GENERAL ELEMENTS.—The training program required by paragraph (1) shall include training designed to ensure that the personnel specified in that paragraph provide the spouse and other dependents of a deceased member of the Armed Forces with accurate information on the benefits to which they are entitled and other casualty assistance available to them when the member dies while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces.

(3) SERVICE-SPECIFIC ELEMENTS.—The Secretary of the military department concerned may, in coordination with the Secretary of Defense, provide for the inclusion in the training program required by paragraph (1) that is provided to casualty assistance personnel of such military department such elements of training that are specific or unique to the requirements or particulars of the Armed Forces under the jurisdiction of such military department as the Secretary of the military department concerned considers appropriate.

(4) FREQUENCY OF TRAINING.—Training shall be provided under the program required by paragraph (1) not less often than annually.

SEC. 641. Expansion of protection of employees of nonappropriated fund instrumentalities from reprisals.

Section 1587(b) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by inserting after “take or fail to take” the following: “, or threaten to take or fail to take,”.

SEC. 642. Modernization of titles of nonappropriated fund instrumentalities for purposes of certain civil service laws.

Section 2105(c) of title 5, United States Code, is amended in the matter preceding paragraph (1) by striking “Army and Air Force Motion Picture Service, Navy Ship's Stores Ashore” and inserting “Navy Ships Stores Program”.

SEC. 651. Authority to provide certain expenses for care and disposition of human remains that were retained by the Department of Defense for forensic pathology investigation.

(a) Disposition of remains of persons whose death is investigated by the Armed Forces Medical Examiner.—

(1) COVERED DECEDENTS.—Section 1481(a) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(10) To the extent authorized under section 1482(g) of this title, any person not otherwise covered by the preceding paragraphs whose remains (or partial remains) have been retained by the Secretary concerned for purposes of a forensic pathology investigation by the Armed Forces Medical Examiner under section 1471 of this title.”.

(2) AUTHORIZED EXPENSES RELATING TO CARE AND DISPOSITION OF REMAINS.—Section 1482 of such title is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

“(g) (1) The payment of expenses incident to the recovery, care, and disposition of the remains of a decedent covered by section 1481(a)(10) of this title is limited to those expenses that, as determined under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense, would not have been incurred but for the retention of those remains for purposes of a forensic pathology investigation by the Armed Forces Medical Examiner under section 1471 of this title.

“(2) In a case covered by paragraph (1), if the person designated under subsection (c) to direct disposition of the remains of a decedent does not direct disposition of the remains that were retained for the forensic pathology investigation, the Secretary may pay for the transportation of those remains to, and interment or inurnment of those remains in, an appropriate place selected by the Secretary, in lieu of the transportation authorized to be paid under paragraph (8) of subsection (a).

“(3) In a case covered by paragraph (1), expenses that may be paid do not include expenses with respect to an escort under paragraph (8) of subsection (a), whether or not on a reimbursable basis.

“(4) The Secretary concerned may pay any other expenses relating to the remains of such a decedent that are authorized to be paid under this section on a reimbursable basis. Amounts reimbursed to the Secretary concerned under this subsection shall be credited to appropriations available at the time of reimbursement for the payment of such expenses.”.

(b) Clarification of coverage of inurnment.—Section 1482(a)(9) of such title is amended by inserting “or inurnment” after “Interment”.

(c) Technical amendment.—Section 1482(f) of such title is amended by striking the third sentence and inserting the following new sentence: “The Secretary concerned may pay any other expenses relating to the remains of such a decedent that are authorized to be paid under this section only on a reimbursable basis.”.

SEC. 652. Study of the merits and feasibility of providing transitional compensation and other transitional benefits to dependents of members separated for violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

(a) Study required.—The Secretary of Defense shall conduct a study regarding the merits and feasibility of providing transitional compensation and other transitional benefits to dependents or former dependents of members of the Armed Forces who are separated from the Armed Forces for a violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice under the circumstances described in subsection (b).

(b) Covered members and circumstances.—The scope of the study required by subsection (a) is limited to those circumstances in which members of the Armed Forces—

(1) are convicted by court-martial of an offense under chapter 47 of title 10, United States Code (the Uniform Code of Military Justice);

(2) are separated from active duty pursuant to the sentence of the court-martial; and

(3) forfeit all pay and allowances pursuant to such sentence.

(c) Study Elements.—In conducting the study required by subsection (a), the Secretary of Defense shall consider the following:

(1) The appropriateness of providing transitional compensation and other benefits, including commissary and exchange benefits, to dependents or former dependents of members described in subsection (b), particularly in situations in which such dependents or former dependents would be entitled, or soon be entitled, to such benefits on account of the years of service of a member.

(2) Whether there may be instances in which the provision of such transitional compensation would not be appropriate.

(3) Whether such transitional compensation should be limited to dependent children of members described in subsection (b).

(4) The appropriate duration of such transitional compensation for such dependents or former dependents.

(5) The potential duplication of such transitional compensation with benefits otherwise available for such dependents or former dependents under title 10, United States Code, or other laws.

(d) Submission of results.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives a report containing the results of the study required by subsection (a), including the Secretary’s determination regarding the need for transitional compensation.


Sec. 701. Future availability of TRICARE Prime for certain beneficiaries enrolled in TRICARE Prime.

Sec. 702. Mental health care treatment through telemedicine.

Sec. 703. Comprehensive policy on improvements to care and transition of members of the Armed Forces with urotrauma.

Sec. 704. Pilot program on investigational treatment of members of the Armed Forces for traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Sec. 711. Authority of Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences to enter into contracts and agreements and make grants to other nonprofit entities.

Sec. 712. Pilot program on increased third-party collection reimbursements in military medical treatment facilities.

Sec. 713. Electronic health records of the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Sec. 721. Display of budget information for embedded mental health providers of the reserve components.

Sec. 722. Report on role of Department of Veterans Affairs in certain Centers of Excellence.

Sec. 723. Report on memorandum regarding traumatic brain injuries.

Sec. 724. Report on provision of advanced prosthetics and orthotics to members of the Armed Forces and veterans.

Sec. 725. Comptroller General reports on TRICARE recovery audit program and availability of compounded pharmaceuticals.

SEC. 701. Future availability of TRICARE Prime for certain beneficiaries enrolled in TRICARE Prime.

Section 732 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (Public Law 112–239; 126 Stat. 1816) is amended—

(1) by redesignating subsection (b) as subsection (c); and

(2) by inserting after subsection (a) the following new subsection (b):

“(b) Access to TRICARE Prime.—

“(1) ONE-TIME ELECTION.—Subject to paragraph (3), the Secretary shall ensure that each affected eligible beneficiary who is enrolled in TRICARE Prime as of September 30, 2013, may make a one-time election to continue such enrollment in TRICARE Prime, notwithstanding that a contract described in subsection (a)(2)(A) does not allow for such enrollment based on the location in which such beneficiary resides. The beneficiary may continue such enrollment in TRICARE Prime so long as the beneficiary resides in the same ZIP code as the ZIP code in which the beneficiary resided at the time of such election.

“(2) ENROLLMENT IN TRICARE STANDARD.—If an affected eligible beneficiary makes the one-time election under paragraph (1), the beneficiary may thereafter elect to enroll in TRICARE Standard at any time in accordance with a contract described in subsection (a)(2)(A).

“(3) RESIDENCE AT TIME OF ELECTION.—An affected eligible beneficiary may not make the one-time election under paragraph (1) if, at the time of such election, the beneficiary does not reside—

“(A) in a ZIP code that is in a region described in subsection (c)(1)(B); and

“(B) within 100 miles of a military medical treatment facility.

“(4) NETWORK.—In continuing enrollment in TRICARE Prime pursuant to paragraph (1), the Secretary may determine whether to maintain a TRICARE network of providers in an area that is between 40 and 100 miles of a military medical treatment facility.”.

SEC. 702. Mental health care treatment through telemedicine.

(a) Provision of mental health care via telemedicine.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—In carrying out the Transitional Assistance Management Program, the Secretary of Defense may extend the coverage of such program for covered individuals for an additional 180 days for mental health care provided through telemedicine.

(2) REPORT.—If the Secretary extends coverage under paragraph (1), by not later than one year after the date of carrying out such extension, the Secretary shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report that includes the following:

(A) The rate at which individuals are using the extended coverage provided pursuant to paragraph (1).

(B) A description of the mental health care provided pursuant to such subsection.

(C) An analysis of how the Secretary and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs coordinate the continuation of care with respect to veterans who are no longer eligible for the Transitional Assistance Management Program.

(D) Any other factors the Secretary of Defense determines necessary with respect to extending coverage of the Transitional Assistance Management Program.

(3) TERMINATION.—The authority of the Secretary to carry out subsection (a) shall terminate on December 31, 2018.

(b) Report on use of telemedicine.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 270 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report on the use of telemedicine to improve the diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries, and mental health conditions.

(2) ELEMENTS.—The report under paragraph (1) shall address the following:

(A) The current status, as of the date of the report, of telemedicine initiatives within the Department of Defense to diagnose and treat post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries, and mental health conditions.

(B) Plans for integrating telemedicine into the military health care system, including in health care delivery, records management, medical education, public health, and private sector partnerships.

(C) The status of the integration of the telemedicine initiatives of the Department with the telemedicine initiatives of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

(D) A description and assessment of challenges to the use of telemedicine as a means of in-home treatment, outreach in rural areas, and in settings that provide group treatment or therapy in connection with treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries, and mental health conditions, and a description and assessment of efforts to address such challenges.

(E) A description of privacy issues related to the use of telemedicine for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries, and mental health conditions, and recommendations for mechanisms to remedy any privacy concerns relating to such use of telemedicine.

(F) A description of professional licensing issues with respect to licensed medical providers who provide treatment using telemedicine.

(c) Definitions.—In this section:

(1) The term “covered individual” means an individual who—

(A) during the initial 180-day period of being enrolled in the Transitional Assistance Management Program, received any mental health care; or

(B) during the one-year period preceding separation or discharge from the Armed Forces, received any mental health care.

(2) The term “telemedicine” means the use by a health care provider of telecommunications to assist in the diagnosis or treatment of a patient's medical condition.

SEC. 703. Comprehensive policy on improvements to care and transition of members of the Armed Forces with urotrauma.

(a) Comprehensive policy required.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall jointly develop and implement a comprehensive policy on improvements to the care, management, and transition of recovering members of the Armed Forces with urotrauma.

(2) SCOPE OF POLICY.—The policy shall cover each of the following:

(A) The care and management of the specific needs of members who are urotrauma patients, including eligibility for the Recovery Care Coordinator Program pursuant to the Wounded Warrior Act (10 U.S.C. 1071 note).

(B) The return of members who have recovered to active duty when appropriate.

(C) The transition of recovering members from receipt of care and services through the Department of Defense to receipt of care and services through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

(b) Report.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than one year after implementing the policy under subsection (a)(1), the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall jointly submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report that includes—

(A) a review that identifies gaps in the care of members who are urotrauma patients; and

(B) suggested options to respond to such gaps.

(2) APPROPRIATE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES DEFINED.—In this subsection, the term “appropriate congressional committees” means the following:

(A) The Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

(B) The Committees on Veterans’ Affairs of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

SEC. 704. Pilot program on investigational treatment of members of the Armed Forces for traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.

(a) Pilot program authorized.—The Secretary of Defense shall carry out a pilot program under which the Secretary shall establish a process for randomized placebo-controlled clinical trials of investigational treatments (including diagnostic testing) of traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress disorder received by members of the Armed Forces in health care facilities other than military treatment facilities.

(b) Conditions for approval.—The approval by the Secretary for a treatment pursuant to subsection (a) shall be subject to the following conditions:

(1) Any drug or device used in the treatment must be approved, cleared, or made subject to an investigational use exemption by the Food and Drug Administration, and the use of the drug or device must comply with rules of the Food and Drug Administration applicable to investigational new drugs or investigational devices.

(2) The treatment must be approved by the Secretary following approval by an institutional review board operating in accordance with regulations issued by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in addition to regulations issued by the Secretary of Defense regarding institutional review boards.

(3) The patient receiving the treatment may not be a retired member of the Armed Forces who is entitled to benefits under part A, or eligible to enroll under part B, of title XVIII of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395 et seq.).

(c) Additional restrictions authorized.—The Secretary may establish additional restrictions or conditions as the Secretary determines appropriate to ensure the protection of human research subjects, appropriate fiscal management, and the validity of the research results.

(d) Data collection and availability.—The Secretary shall develop and maintain a database containing data from each patient case involving the use of a treatment under this section. The Secretary shall ensure that the database preserves confidentiality and that any use of the database or disclosures of such data are limited to such use and disclosures permitted by law and applicable regulations.

(e) Reports to Congress.—Not later than 30 days after the last day of each fiscal year, the Secretary shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives a report on the implementation of this section and any available results on investigational treatment clinical trials authorized under this section during such fiscal year.

(f) Termination.—The authority of the Secretary to carry out the pilot program authorized by subsection (a) shall terminate on December 31, 2018.

SEC. 711. Authority of Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences to enter into contracts and agreements and make grants to other nonprofit entities.

Section 2113(g)(1) of title 10, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in subparagraph (B)—

(A) by inserting “, or any other nonprofit entity” after “Military Medicine”; and

(B) by inserting “, or nonprofit entity,” after “such Foundation”; and

(2) in subparagraph (C)—

(A) by inserting “, or any other nonprofit entity,” after “Military Medicine”; and

(B) by inserting “, or nonprofit entity,” after “such foundation”.

SEC. 712. Pilot program on increased third-party collection reimbursements in military medical treatment facilities.

(a) Pilot program.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretaries of the military departments, shall carry out a pilot program to demonstrate and assess the feasibility of implementing processes described in paragraph (2) to increase the amounts collected under section 1095 of title 10, United States Code, from a third-party payer for charges for health care services incurred by the United States at a military medical treatment facility.

(2) PROCESSES DESCRIBED.—The processes described in this paragraph are commercially available enhanced recovery practices for medical payment collection, including revenue-cycle management together with rates and percentages of collection in accordance with industry standards for such practices.

(b) Requirements.—In carrying out the pilot program under subsection (a)(1), the Secretary shall—

(1) identify and analyze the best practice option, including commercial best practices, with respect to the processes described in subsection (a)(2) that are used in nonmilitary health care facilities; and

(2) conduct a cost-benefit analysis to assess measurable results of the pilot program, including an analysis of—

(A) the different processes used in the pilot program;

(B) the amount of third-party collections that resulted from such processes;

(C) the cost to implement and sustain such processes; and

(D) any other factors the Secretary determines appropriate to assess the pilot program.

(c) Locations.—The Secretary shall carry out the pilot program under subsection (a)(1)—

(1) at military installations that have a military medical treatment facility with inpatient and outpatient capabilities; and

(2) at a number of such installations of different military departments that the Secretary determines sufficient to fully assess the results of the pilot program.

(d) Duration.—The Secretary shall commence the pilot program under subsection (a)(1) by not later than 270 days after the date of the enactment of this Act and shall carry out such program for three years.

(e) Report.—Not later than 180 days after completing the pilot program under subsection (a)(1), the Secretary shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report describing the results of the program, including—

(1) a comparison of—

(A) the processes described in subsection (a)(2) that were used in the military medical treatment facilities participating in the program; and

(B) the third-party collection processes used by military medical treatment facilities not included in the program;

(2) a cost analysis of implementing the processes described in subsection (a)(2) for third-party collections at military medical treatment facilities;

(3) an assessment of the program, including any recommendations to improve third-party collections; and

(4) an analysis of the methods employed by the military departments prior to the program with respect to collecting charges from third-party payers incurred at military medical treatment facilities, including specific data with respect to the dollar amount of third-party collections that resulted from each method used throughout the military departments.

SEC. 713. Electronic health records of the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

(a) Sense of congress.—It is the sense of Congress that—

(1) the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs have failed to implement a solution that allows for seamless electronic sharing of medical health care data; and

(2) despite the significant amount of read-only information shared between the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs, most of the information shared as of the date of the enactment of this Act is not standardized or available in real time to support all clinical decisions.

(b) Implementation.—The Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs—

(1) shall each ensure that the electronic health record systems of the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs are interoperable with an integrated display of data, or a single electronic health record, by complying with the national standards and architectural requirements identified by the Interagency Program Office of the Departments (in this section referred to as the “Office”), in collaboration with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology of the Department of Health and Human Services; and

(2) shall each deploy modernized electronic health record software supporting clinicians of the Departments by no later than December 31, 2016, while ensuring continued support and compatibility with the interoperability platform and full standards-based interoperability.

(c) Design Principles.—The interoperable electronic health records with integrated display of data, or a single electronic health record, established under subsection (b) shall adhere to the following principles:

(1) To the extent practicable, efforts to establish such records shall be based on objectives, activities, and milestones established by the Joint Executive Committee Joint Strategic Plan Fiscal Years 2013–2015, as well as future addendums or revisions.

(2) Transition the current data exchanges between the Departments and private sector health care providers where practical to modern, open-architecture frameworks that use computable data mapped to national standards to make data available for determining medical trends and for enhanced clinician decision support.

(3) Principles with respect to open architecture standards, including—

(A) adoption of national data standards;

(B) if such national standards do not exist as of the date on which the record is being established, adoption of the articulation of data of the Health Data Dictionary until such national standards are established;

(C) use of enterprise investment strategies that maximize the use of commercial best practices to ensure robust competition and best value;

(D) aggressive life-cycle sustainment planning that uses proven technology insertion strategies and product upgrade techniques;

(E) enforcement of system design transparency, continuous design disclosure and improvement, and peer reviews that align with the requirements of the Federal Acquisition Regulation; and

(F) strategies for data management rights to ensure a level competitive playing field and access to alternative solutions and sources across the life-cycle of the programs.

(4) By the point of deployment, such record must be at a generation 3 level or better for a health information technology system.

(5) To the extent the Secretaries consider feasible and advisable, principles with respect to—

(A) the creation of a health data authoritative source by the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs that can be accessed by multiple providers and standardizes the input of new medical information;

(B) the ability of patients of both the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs to download, or otherwise receive electronically, the medical records of the patient; and

(C) the feasibility of establishing a secure, remote, network-accessible computer storage system to provide members of the Armed Forces and veterans the ability to upload the health care records of the member or veteran if the member or veteran elects to do so and allow medical providers of the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs to access such records in the course of providing care to the member or veteran.

(d) Programs Plan.—Not later than January 31, 2014, the Secretaries shall prepare and brief the appropriate congressional committees with a detailed programs plan for the oversight and execution of the interoperable electronic health records with an integrated display of data, or a single electronic health record, established under subsection (b). This briefing and supporting documentation shall include—

(1) programs objectives;

(2) organization;

(3) responsibilities of the Departments;

(4) technical objectives and design principles;

(5) milestones, including a schedule for the development, acquisition, or industry competitions for capabilities needed to satisfy the technical system requirements;

(6) data standards being adopted by the programs;

(7) outcome-based metrics proposed to measure the performance and effectiveness of the programs; and

(8) the level of funding for fiscal years 2014 through 2017.

(e) Limitation on Funds.—Not more than 25 percent of the amounts authorized to be appropriated by this Act or otherwise made available for development, procurement, modernization, or enhancement of the interoperable electronic health records with an integrated display of data, or a single electronic health record, established under subsection (b) for the Department of Defense or the Department of Veterans Affairs may be obligated or expended until the date on which the Secretaries brief the appropriate congressional committees of the programs plan under subsection (d).

(f) Reporting.—

(1) QUARTERLY REPORTING.—On a quarterly basis, the Secretaries shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a detailed financial summary.

(2) NOTIFICATION.—The Secretary of Defense and Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees written notification prior to obligating funds for any contract or task order for electronic health record system modernization efforts that is in excess of $5,000,000.

(g) Requirements.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than October 1, 2014, all health care data contained in the Department of Defense AHLTA and the Department of Veterans Affairs VistA systems shall be computable in real time and comply with the existing national data standards and have a process in place to ensure data is standardized as national standards continue to evolve. On a quarterly basis, the Secretaries shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees updates on the progress of data sharing.

(2) CERTIFICATION.—At such time as the operational capability described in subsection (b)(1) is achieved, the Secretaries shall jointly certify to the appropriate congressional committees that the Secretaries have complied with such data standards described in paragraph (1).

(3) RESPONSIBLE OFFICIAL.—The Secretaries shall each identify a senior official to be responsible for the modern platforms supporting an interoperable electronic health record with an integrated display of data, or a single electronic health record, established under subsection (b). The Secretaries shall also each identify a senior official to be responsible for modernizing the electronic health record software of the respective Department. Such official shall have included within their performance evaluation performance metrics related to the execution of the responsibilities under this paragraph. Not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, each Secretary shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees the name of each senior official selected under this paragraph.

(4) COMPTROLLER GENERAL ASSESSMENT.—If both Secretaries do not meet the requirements under paragraph (1), the Comptroller General of the United States shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees an assessment of the performance of the compliance of both Secretaries of such requirements.

(h) Executive Committee.—

(1) ESTABLISHMENT.—Not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretaries shall jointly establish an executive committee to support the development and validation of adopted standards, required architectural platforms and structure, and the capacity to enforce such standards, platforms, and structure as the Secretaries execute requirements and develop programmatic assessment as needed by the Secretaries to ensure interoperable electronic health records with an integrated display of data, or a single electronic health record, are established pursuant to the requirements of subsection (b). The Executive Committee shall annually certify to the appropriate congressional committees that such record meets the definition of “integrated” as specified in subsection (k)(4).

(2) MEMBERSHIP.—The Executive Committee established under paragraph (1) shall consist of not more than 6 members, appointed by the Secretaries as follows:

(A) Two co-chairs, one appointed by each of the Secretaries.

(B) One member from the technical community of the Department of Defense appointed by the Secretary of Defense.

(C) One member from the technical community of the Department of Veterans Affairs appointed by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

(D) One member from the clinical community of the Department of Defense appointed by the Secretary of Defense.

(E) One member from the clinical community of the Department of Veterans Affairs appointed by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

(3) REPORTING.—Not later than June 1, 2014, and on a quarterly basis thereafter, the Executive Committee shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report on the activities of the Committee.

(i) Independent Review.—The Secretary of Defense shall request the Defense Science Board to conduct an annual review of the progress of the Secretary toward achieving the requirements in paragraphs (1) and (2) of subsection (b). The Defense Science Board shall submit to the Secretary a report of the findings of the review. Not later than 30 days after receiving the report, the Secretary shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees the report with any comments considered appropriate by the Secretary.

(j) Deadline for completion of implementation of the Healthcare Artifact and Image Management Solution program.—

(1) DEADLINE.—The Secretary of Defense shall complete the implementation of the Healthcare Artifact and Image Management Solution program of the Department of Defense by not later than the date that is 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.

(2) REPORT.—Upon completion of the implementation of the Healthcare Artifact and Image Management Solution program, the Secretary shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report describing the extent of the interoperability between the Healthcare Artifact and Image Management Solution program and the Veterans Benefits Management System of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

(k) Definitions.—In this section:

(1) APPROPRIATE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES.—The term “appropriate congressional committees” means—

(A) the congressional defense committees; and

(B) the Committees on Veterans' Affairs of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

(2) GENERATION 3.—The term “generation 3” means, with respect to an electronic health system, a system that has the technical capability to bring evidence-based medicine to the point of care and provide functionality for multiple care venues.

(3) INTEROPERABLE.—The term “interoperable” refers to the ability of different electronic health records systems or software to meaningfully exchange information in real time and provide useful results to one or more systems.

(4) INTEGRATED.—The term “integrated” refers to the integration of health data from the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs and outside providers to provide clinicians with a comprehensive medical record that allows data existing on disparate systems to be shared or accessed across functional or system boundaries in order to make the most informed decisions when treating patients.

SEC. 721. Display of budget information for embedded mental health providers of the reserve components.

(a) In general.—Chapter 9 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding after section 236, as added by section 141 of this Act, the following new section:

§ 237. Embedded mental health providers of the reserve components: display of budget information

“The Secretary of Defense shall submit to Congress, as a part of the documentation that supports the President’s annual budget for the Department of Defense, a budget justification display with respect to embedded mental health providers within each reserve component, including the amount requested for each such component.”.

(b) Clerical amendment.—The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end the following new item:


“237. Embedded mental health providers of the reserve components: display of budget information.”.

SEC. 722. Report on role of Department of Veterans Affairs in certain Centers of Excellence.

(a) Report.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report on covered centers of excellence. Such report shall include the following with respect to each covered center of excellence:

(1) The amount of resources obligated by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in support of the center beginning on the date on which the center was established, including the amount of funds, personnel, time, and functions provided in support of the center.

(2) An estimate of the amount of resources the Secretary plans to dedicate to the center during each of fiscal years 2014 through 2018.

(3) A description of the role of the Secretary.

(b) Definitions.—In this section:

(1) The term “appropriate congressional committees” means the following:

(A) The Committees on Armed Services and Veterans’ Affairs of the House of Representatives.

(B) The Committees on Armed Services and Veterans’ Affairs of the Senate.

(2) The term “covered centers of excellence” means the following:

(A) The centers established under sections 1621, 1622, and 1623 of the Wounded Warrior Act (title XVI of Public Law 110–181; 10 U.S.C. 1071 note).

(B) The center established under section 721 of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (Public Law 110–417; 10 U.S.C. 1071 note).

(C) The center established under section 723 of such Act (Public Law 110–417; 122 Stat. 4508).

SEC. 723. Report on memorandum regarding traumatic brain injuries.

Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report on how the Secretary identifies, refers, and treats traumatic brain injuries with respect to members of the Armed Forces who served in Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom before the effective date in June 2010 of directive type memorandum 09–033 titled “Policy Guidance for Management of Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in the Deployed Setting”, regarding using a 50-meter distance from an explosion as a criterion to properly identify, refer, and treat members for potential traumatic brain injury.

SEC. 724. Report on provision of advanced prosthetics and orthotics to members of the Armed Forces and veterans.

(a) Report required.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall jointly submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a report on the plans of the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs, respectively, to ensure that the most clinically appropriate prosthetics and orthotics are made available to injured members of the Armed Forces and veterans using technological advances as appropriate. Such report shall include a description of the processes of each Secretary with respect to coordinating and identifying care in the Department of Veterans Affairs for an injured member of the Armed Forces who, prior to the member being discharged or released from the Armed Forces, has an advanced technology prosthetic.

(b) Covered prosthetics and orthotics.—The prosthetics and orthotics to be covered by the report under subsection (a) shall include powered prosthetics and orthotics that will enable members of the Armed Forces and veterans who have suffered amputation and, in the case of orthotics wearers, other injuries with limb salvage, to restore functionality to the maximum extent practicable.

(c) Appropriate committees of Congress defined.—In this section, the term “appropriate committees of Congress” means—

(1) the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Veterans' Affairs of the Senate; and

(2) the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Veterans' Affairs of the House of Representatives.

SEC. 725. Comptroller General reports on TRICARE recovery audit program and availability of compounded pharmaceuticals.

(a) Recovery audit program.—

(1) REPORT.—Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of the United States shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report that evaluates the similarities and differences of Medicare and the TRICARE program with respect to identifying and recovering improper payments.

(2) ELEMENTS.—The report shall contain an evaluation of the following:

(A) Claims processing efforts of both Medicare and the TRICARE program to prevent improper payments by denying claims prior to payment.

(B) Claims processing efforts of both Medicare and the TRICARE program to correct improper payments post-payment.

(C) The effectiveness of post-payment audit programs of both Medicare and the TRICARE program to identify and correct improper payments that are returned to Medicare or the TRICARE program, respectively.

(b) Compounded pharmaceuticals.—

(1) REPORT.—Not later than September 30, 2014, the Comptroller General shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report on the availability of compounded pharmaceuticals in the military health care system.

(2) ELEMENTS.—The report under paragraph (1) shall include the following:

(A) A description of the number of prescriptions for compounded pharmaceuticals processed, and the types of compounded pharmaceuticals dispensed, during fiscal year 2013 in pharmacy venues.

(B) A description of the categories of eligible beneficiaries who received compounded pharmaceuticals in each pharmacy venue during fiscal year 2013.

(C) A description of the claims reimbursement methodology used by the manager of the TRICARE pharmacy benefits program to reimburse pharmacy providers for compounded pharmaceuticals, and an assessment of the manner in which such methodology compares with reimbursement methodologies used by other health programs of the Federal Government.

(D) A review of the existing accreditation standards, as of the date of the report, intended to assure the safety and efficacy of compounded pharmaceuticals available through the military health care system.

(3) PHARMACY VENUE DEFINED.—In this subsection, the term “pharmacy venue” means facilities of the uniformed services, retail pharmacies, and the national mail-order pharmacy program, as described in section 1074g(a)(2)(E) of title 10, United States Code.


Sec. 801. Enhanced transfer of technology developed at Department of Defense laboratories.

Sec. 802. Extension of limitation on aggregate annual amount available for contract services.

Sec. 803. Identification and replacement of obsolete electronic parts.

Sec. 811. Government-wide limitations on allowable costs for contractor compensation.

Sec. 812. Inclusion of additional cost estimate information in certain reports.

Sec. 813.  Amendment relating to compelling reasons for waiving suspension or debarment.

Sec. 814. Extension of pilot program on acquisition of military purpose nondevelopmental items.

Sec. 821. Synchronization of cryptographic systems for major defense acquisition programs.

Sec. 822. Assessment of dedicated ground control system before Milestone B approval of major defense acquisition programs constituting a space program.

Sec. 823. Additional responsibility for product support managers for major weapon systems.

Sec. 824. Comptroller General review of Department of Defense processes for the acquisition of weapon systems.

Sec. 831. Prohibition on contracting with the enemy.

Sec. 832. Extension of authority to acquire products and services produced in countries along a major route of supply to Afghanistan.

SEC. 801. Enhanced transfer of technology developed at Department of Defense laboratories.

(a) Definitions.—As used in this section:

(1) The term “military department” has the meaning provided in section 101 of title 10, United States Code.

(2) The term “DOD laboratory” or “laboratory” means any facility or group of facilities that—

(A) is owned, leased, operated, or otherwise used by the Department of Defense; and

(B) meets the definition of “laboratory” as provided in subsection (d)(2) of section 12 of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (15 U.S.C. 3710a).

(b) Authority.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of a military department each may authorize the heads of DOD laboratories to grant nonexclusive, exclusive, or partially exclusive licenses, royalty free or for royalties or for rights to other intellectual property, for computer software and its related documentation developed at a DOD laboratory, but only if—

(A) the computer software and related documentation would be a trade secret under the meaning of section 552(b)(4) of title 5, United States Code, if the information had been obtained from a non-Federal party;

(B) the public is notified of the availability of the software and related documentation for licensing and interested parties have a fair opportunity to submit applications for licensing;

(C) such licensing activities and licenses comply with the requirements under section 209 of title 35, United States Code; and

(D) the software originally was developed to meet the military needs of the Department of Defense.

(2) PROTECTIONS AGAINST UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURE.—The Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of a military department each shall provide appropriate precautions against the unauthorized disclosure of any computer software or documentation covered by paragraph (1)(A), including exemption from section 552 of title 5, United States Code, for a period of up to 5 years after the development of the computer software by the DOD laboratory.

(c) Royalties.—

(1) USE OF ROYALTIES.—Except as provided in paragraph (2), any royalties or other payments received by the Department of Defense or a military department from licensing computer software or documentation under paragraph (b)(1) shall be retained by the Department of Defense or the military department and shall be disposed of as follows:

(A) (i) The Department of Defense or the military department shall pay each year the first $2,000, and thereafter at least 15 percent, of the royalties or other payments, to be divided among the employees who developed the computer software.

(ii) The Department of Defense or the military department may provide appropriate lesser incentives, from the royalties or other payments, to laboratory employees who are not developers of such computer software but who substantially increased the technical value of the software.

(iii) The Department of Defense or the military department shall retain the royalties and other payments received until it makes payments to employees of a DOD laboratory under clause (i) or (ii).

(iv) The Department of Defense or the military department may retain an amount reasonably necessary to pay expenses incidental to the administration and distribution of royalties or other payments under this section by an organizational unit of the Department of Defense or military department other than its laboratories.

(B) The balance of the royalties or other payments shall be transferred by the Department of Defense or the military department to its laboratories, with the majority share of the royalties or other payments going to the laboratory where the development occurred. The royalties or other payments so transferred to any DOD laboratory may be used or obligated by that laboratory during the fiscal year in which they are received or during the 2 succeeding fiscal years—

(i) to reward scientific, engineering, and technical employees of the DOD laboratory, including developers of sensitive or classified technology, regardless of whether the technology has commercial applications;

(ii) to further scientific exchange among the laboratories of the agency;

(iii) for education and training of employees consistent with the research and development missions and objectives of the Department of Defense, military department, or DOD laboratory, and for other activities that increase the potential for transfer of the technology of the DOD laboratory;

(iv) for payment of expenses incidental to the administration and licensing of computer software or other intellectual property made at the DOD laboratory, including the fees or other costs for the services of other agencies, persons, or organizations for intellectual property management and licensing services; or

(v) for scientific research and development consistent with the research and development missions and objectives of the DOD laboratory.

(C) All royalties or other payments retained by the Department of Defense, military department, or DOD laboratory after payments have been made pursuant to subparagraphs (A) and (B) that are unobligated and unexpended at the end of the second fiscal year succeeding the fiscal year in which the royalties and other payments were received shall be paid into the Treasury of the United States.

(2) EXCEPTION.—If, after payments under paragraph (1)(A), the balance of the royalties or other payments received by the Department of Defense or the military department in any fiscal year exceed 5 percent of the funds received for use by the DOD laboratory for research, development, engineering, testing, and evaluation or other related administrative, processing, or value-added activities for that year, 75 percent of such excess shall be paid to the Treasury of the United States and the remaining 25 percent may be used or obligated under paragraph (1)(B). Any funds not so used or obligated shall be paid into the Treasury of the United States.

(3) STATUS OF PAYMENTS TO EMPLOYEES.—Any payment made to an employee under this section shall be in addition to the regular pay of the employee and to any other awards made to the employee, and shall not affect the entitlement of the employee to any regular pay, annuity, or award to which the employee is otherwise entitled or for which the employee is otherwise eligible or limit the amount thereof except that the monetary value of an award for the same project or effort shall be deducted from the amount otherwise available under this paragraph. Payments, determined under the terms of this paragraph and made to an employee developer as such, may continue after the developer leaves the DOD laboratory or the Department of Defense or military department. Payments made under this section shall not exceed $75,000 per year to any one person, unless the President approves a larger award (with the excess over $75,000 being treated as a Presidential award under section 4504 of title 5, United States Code).

(d) Information in report.—The report required by section 2515(d) of title 10, United States Code, shall include information regarding the implementation and effectiveness of this section.

(e) Expiration.—The authority provided in this section shall expire on December 31, 2017.

SEC. 802. Extension of limitation on aggregate annual amount available for contract services.

Section 808 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (Public Law 112–81; 125 Stat. 1489) is amended—

(1) in subsections (a) and (b), by striking “fiscal year 2012 or 2013” and inserting “fiscal year 2012, 2013, or 2014”;

(2) in subsection (c)—

(A) by striking “during fiscal years 2012 and 2013” in the matter preceding paragraph (1);

(B) by striking paragraphs (1) and (2) and redesignating paragraphs (3), (4), and (5) as paragraphs (1), (2), and (3), respectively; and

(C) in paragraph (3), as so redesignated, by striking “fiscal years 2012 and 2013” and inserting “fiscal years 2012, 2013, and 2014”;

(3) in subsection (d)(4), by striking “fiscal year 2012 or 2013” and inserting “fiscal year 2012, 2013, or 2014”; and

(4) by adding at the end the following new subsection:

“(e) Carryover of reductions required.—If the reductions required by subsection (c)(2) for fiscal years 2012 and 2013 are not implemented, the amounts remaining for those reductions in fiscal years 2012 and 2013 shall be implemented in fiscal year 2014.”.

SEC. 803. Identification and replacement of obsolete electronic parts.

(a) In general.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall implement a process for the expedited identification and replacement of obsolete electronic parts included in acquisition programs of the Department of Defense.

(b) Issues To be addressed.—At a minimum, the expedited process established pursuant to subsection (a) shall—

(1) include a mechanism pursuant to which contractors, or other sources of supply, may provide to appropriate Department of Defense officials information that identifies—

(A) obsolete electronic parts that are included in the specifications for an acquisition program of the Department of Defense; and

(B) suitable replacements for such electronic parts;

(2) specify timelines for the expedited review and validation of information submitted by contractors, or other sources of supply, pursuant to paragraph (1);

(3) specify procedures and timelines for the rapid submission and approval of engineering change proposals needed to accomplish the substitution of replacement parts that have been validated pursuant to paragraph (2);

(4) provide for any incentives for contractor participation in the expedited process that the Secretary may determine to be appropriate; and

(5) provide that, in addition to the responsibilities under section 2337 of title 10, United States Code, a product support manager for a major weapon system shall work to identify obsolete electronic parts that are included in the specifications for an aquisition program of the Department of Defense and approve suitable replacements for such electronic parts.

(c) Additional matters.—For the purposes of this section—

(1) an electronic part is obsolete if—

(A) the part is no longer in production; and

(B) the original manufacturer of the part and its authorized dealers do not have sufficient parts in stock to meet the requirements of such an acquisition program; and

(2) an electronic part is a suitable replacement for an obsolete electronic part if—

(A) the part could be substituted for an obsolete part without incurring unreasonable expense and without degrading system performance; and

(B) the part is or will be available in sufficient quantity to meet the requirements of such an acquisition program.

SEC. 811. Government-wide limitations on allowable costs for contractor compensation.

(a) Amendment relating to contractor employees under defense contracts.—Subparagraph (P) of section 2324(e)(1) of title 10, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

“(P) Costs of compensation of any contractor employee for a fiscal year, regardless of the contract funding source, to the extent that such compensation exceeds $625,000 adjusted annually for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Cost Index for total compensation for private industry workers, by occupational and industry group not seasonally adjusted, except that the Secretary of Defense may establish exceptions for positions in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, medical, and cybersecurity fields and other fields requiring unique areas of expertise upon a determination that such exceptions are needed to ensure that the Department of Defense has continued access to needed skills and capabilities.”.

(b) Amendment relating to contractor employees under civilian agency contracts.—Paragraph (16) of section 4304(a) of title 41, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

“(16) Costs of compensation of any contractor employee for a fiscal year, regardless of the contract funding source, to the extent that such compensation exceeds $625,000 adjusted annually for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Cost Index for total compensation for private industry workers, by occupational and industry group not seasonally adjusted, except that the executive agency may establish exceptions for positions in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, medical, and cybersecurity fields and other fields requiring unique areas of expertise upon a determination that such exceptions are needed to ensure that the executive agency has continued access to needed skills and capabilities.”.

(c) Conforming amendments.—Chapter 11 of title 41, United States Code, is amended—

(1) by striking section 1127; and

(2) by striking the item relating to that section in the table of sections at the beginning of such chapter.

(d) Effective date.—The amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to costs of compensation incurred under contracts entered into on or after the date that is 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.

SEC. 812. Inclusion of additional cost estimate information in certain reports.

(a) Additional information required To be included in selected acquisition reports.—Section 2432(c)(1) of title 10, United States Code, is amended—

(1) by redesignating subparagraphs (B), (C), and (D) as subparagraphs (E), (F), and (G), respectively;

(2) by inserting after subparagraph (A) the following new subparagraphs (B), (C), and (D):

“(B) for each major defense acquisition program or designated major subprogram included in the report—

“(i) the Baseline Estimate (as that term is defined in section 2433(a)(2) of this title), along with the associated risk and sensitivity analysis of that estimate;

“(ii) the original Baseline Estimate (as that term is defined in section 2435(d)(1) of this title), along with the associated risk and sensitivity analysis of that estimate;

“(iii) if the original Baseline Estimate was adjusted or revised pursuant to section 2435(d)(2) of this title, such adjusted or revised estimate, along with the associated risk and sensitivity analysis of that estimate; and

“(iv) the primary risk parameters associated with the current procurement cost for the program (as that term is used in section 2432(e)(4) of this title);

“(C) a summary of the history of significant developments from the date each major defense acquisition program or designated major subprogram included in the report was first included in a Selected Acquisition Report and program highlights since the last Selected Acquisition Report;

“(D) the significant schedule and technical risks for each such program or subprogram, identified at each major milestone and as of the quarter for which the current report is submitted;”;

(3) in subparagraph (E), as so redesignated—

(A) by striking “major defense acquisition program or designated major subprogram” and inserting “such program or subprogram”;

(B) by inserting “program acquisition cost and” after “current”;

(C) by striking “that cost” and inserting “those costs”; and

(D) by striking “date the program or subprogram was first included in a Selected Acquisition Report” and inserting “December 2001 reporting period”; and

(4) in subparagraph (F), as so redesignated—

(A) by striking “major defense acquisition program or designated major subprogram” and inserting “such program or subprogram”; and

(B) by striking “date the program or subprogram was first included in a Selected Acquisition Report” and inserting “December 2001 reporting period”.

(b) Phase-In of additional information requirements.—Section 2432(c)(1) of title 10, United States Code, as amended by subsection (a), shall apply to Selected Acquisition Reports after the date of the enactment of this Act as follows:

(1) For the December 2014 reporting period, to Selected Acquisition Reports for five major defense acquisition programs or designated major subprograms, as determined by the Secretary.

(2) For the December 2019 reporting period and each reporting period thereafter, to Selected Acquisition Reports for all major defense acquisition programs or designated major subprograms.

(c) Additional duties of director of cost assessment and program evaluation with respect to selected acquisition reports.—

(1) REVIEW REQUIRED.—Section 2334(a) of title 10, United States Code, is amended—

(A) by striking “and” at the end of paragraph (6);

(B) by striking the period and inserting “; and” at the end of paragraph (7); and

(C) by adding at the end the following new paragraph (8):

“(8) annually review the cost and associated information required to be included, by section 2432(c)(1) of this title, in the Selected Acquisition Reports required by that section.”.

(2) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REQUIRED IN ANNUAL REPORT.—Section 2334(f)(1) of such title is amended—

(A) by striking “report, an assessment of—” and inserting “report—”;

(B) in each of subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C), by inserting “an assessment of” before the first word of the text;

(C) in subparagraph (B), by striking “and” at the end;

(D) in subparagraph (C), by striking the period at the end and inserting “; and”; and

(E) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

“(D) a summary of the cost and associated information reviewed under subsection (a)(8), an identification of any trends in that information, an aggregation of the cumulative risk of the portfolio of systems reviewed under that subsection, and recommendations for improving cost estimates on the basis of the review under that subsection.”.

SEC. 813. Amendment relating to compelling reasons for waiving suspension or debarment.

Section 2393(b) of title 10, United States Code, is amended in the second sentence by striking “in a file available for public inspection” and inserting “on a publicly accessible website to the maximum extent practicable”.

SEC. 814. Extension of pilot program on acquisition of military purpose nondevelopmental items.

Section 866(f)(1) of the Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 (Public Law 111–383; 124 Stat. 4296; 10 U.S.C. 2302 note) is amended by striking “the date that is five years after the date of the enactment of this Act.” and inserting “December 31, 2019.”.

SEC. 821. Synchronization of cryptographic systems for major defense acquisition programs.

(a) In general.—Section 2366b(a)(3) of title 10, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in subparagraph (F), by striking “and” at the end;

(2) by redesignating subparagraph (G) as subparagraph (H); and

(3) by inserting after subparagraph (F) the following new subparagraph (G):

“(G) there is a plan to mitigate and account for any costs in connection with any anticipated de-certification of cryptographic systems and components during the production and procurement of the major defense acquisition program to be acquired; and”.

(b) Effective date.—The amendments made by subsection (a) shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act, and shall apply with respect to major defense acquisition programs which are subject to Milestone B approval on or after the date occurring six months after the date of the enactment of this Act.

SEC. 822. Assessment of dedicated ground control system before Milestone B approval of major defense acquisition programs constituting a space program.

(a) Cost benefit analysis required.—Section 2366b(a) of title 10, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in paragraph (2), by striking “and” at the end;

(2) in paragraph (3), by striking the period at the end and inserting “; and”; and

(3) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(4) in the case of a space system, performs a cost benefit analysis for any new or follow-on satellite system using a dedicated ground control system instead of a shared ground control system, except that no cost benefit analysis is required to be performed under this paragraph for any Milestone B approval of a space system after December 31, 2019.”.

(b) Requirement for plan and briefing.—Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall—

(1) develop a Department of Defense-wide long-term plan for satellite ground control systems, including the Department’s Air Force Satellite Control Network; and

(2) brief the congressional defense committees on such plan.

SEC. 823. Additional responsibility for product support managers for major weapon systems.

Section 2337(b)(2) of title 10, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in subparagraph (G), by striking “and” at the end;

(2) in subparagraph (H), by striking the period at the end and inserting “; and”; and

(3) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

    “(I) ensure that product support arrangements for the weapon system describe how such arrangements will ensure efficient procurement, management, and allocation of Government-owned parts inventories in order to prevent unnecessary procurements of such parts.”.

SEC. 824. Comptroller General review of Department of Defense processes for the acquisition of weapon systems.

(a) Review required.—The Comptroller General of the United States shall carry out a comprehensive review of the processes and procedures of the Department of Defense for the acquisition of weapon systems.

(b) Objective of review.—The objective of the review required by subsection (a) shall be to identify processes and procedures for the acquisition of weapon systems that provide little or no value added or for which any value added is outweighed by cost or schedule delays without adding commensurate value.

(c) Report.—Not later than January 31, 2015, the Comptroller General shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report on the results of the review required by subsection (a) and based on the objective set forth in subsection (b). The report shall include, at a minimum, the following:

(1) A statement of any processes, procedures, organizations, or layers of review that are recommended by the Comptroller General for modification or elimination, including the rationale for the modification or elimination recommended based on the objective set forth in subsection (b).

(2) Such other findings and recommendations, including recommendations for legislative or administrative action, as the Comptroller General considers appropriate in light of the review required by subsection (a) and the objective set forth in subsection (b).

SEC. 831. Prohibition on contracting with the enemy.

(a) Authority To terminate or void contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements and To restrict future award.—

(1) IDENTIFICATION OF PERSONS AND ENTITIES.—The Secretary of Defense shall establish in each covered combatant command a program to identify persons or entities, within the area of responsibility of such covered combatant command, that—

(A) provide funds received under a contract, grant, or cooperative agreement of the Department of Defense directly or indirectly to a covered person or entity; or

(B) fail to exercise due diligence to ensure that none of the funds received under a contract, grant, or cooperative agreement of the Department of Defense are provided directly or indirectly to a covered person or entity.

(2) NOTICE OF PERSONS OR ENTITIES IDENTIFIED.—Upon the identification of a person or entity as meeting subparagraph (A) or (B) of paragraph (1), the commander of the combatant command concerned, and any deputies of the commander specified by the commander for purposes of this section, shall be notified in writing of such identification of such person or entity.

(3) RESPONSIVE ACTIONS.—Upon receipt of a notice under paragraph (2), the commander of the combatant command concerned may, in consultation with the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, and the appropriate Chief of Mission, notify the heads of appropriate contracting activities, in writing, of such identification and request that the heads of such contracting activities exercise the authorities provided pursuant to paragraph (4) and the Department of Defense Supplement to the Federal Acquisition Regulation, as revised, with respect to any contract, grant, or cooperative agreement that provides funding directly or indirectly to the person or entity covered by the notice.

(4) AUTHORITIES.—Not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall revise the Department of Defense Supplement to the Federal Acquisition Regulation to authorize the head of a contracting activity in each covered combatant command, pursuant to a request from the commander of a covered combatant command under paragraph (3)—

(A) to prohibit, limit, or otherwise place restrictions on the award of any Department of Defense contract, grant, or cooperative agreement to a person or entity identified pursuant to paragraph (1)(A);

(B) to terminate for default any Department contract, grant, or cooperative agreement awarded to a person or entity identified pursuant to paragraph (1)(B); or

(C) to void in whole or in part any Department contract, grant, or cooperative agreement awarded to a person or entity identified pursuant to paragraph (1)(A).

(b) Contract clause.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Department of Defense Supplement to the Federal Acquisition Regulation shall be revised to require that—

(A) the clause described in paragraph (2) shall be included in each covered contract, grant, and cooperative agreement of the Department of Defense that is awarded on or after the date of the enactment of this Act; and

(B) to the maximum extent practicable, each covered contract, grant, and cooperative agreement of the Department of Defense that is awarded before the date of the enactment of this Act shall be modified to include the clause described in paragraph (2).

(2) CLAUSE DESCRIBED.—The clause described in this paragraph is a clause that—

(A) requires the contractor, or the recipient of the grant or cooperative agreement, to exercise due diligence to ensure that none of the funds received under the contract, grant, or cooperative agreement are provided directly or indirectly to a covered person or entity; and

(B) notifies the contractor, or the recipient of the grant or cooperative agreement, of the authority of the head of the contracting activity to terminate or void the contract, grant, or cooperative agreement, in whole or in part.

(3) COVERED CONTRACT, GRANT, OR COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT.—In this subsection, the term “covered contract, grant, or cooperative agreement” means a contract, grant, or cooperative agreement with an estimated value in excess of $50,000.

(4) TREATMENT AS VOID.—For purposes of subsection (a)(4) and the exercise under subsection (a)(3) of the authorities in the Department of Defense Supplement to the Federal Acquisition Regulation pursuant to this subsection:

(A) A contract, grant, or cooperative agreement that is void is unenforceable as contrary to public policy.

(B) A contract, grant, or cooperative agreement that is void in part is unenforceable as contrary to public policy with regard to a segregable task or effort under the contract, grant, or cooperative agreement.

(c) Requirements following contract actions.—Not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Department of Defense Supplement to the Federal Acquisition Regulation shall be revised as follows:

(1) To require that any head of contracting activity taking an action pursuant to subsection (a)(3) or (a)(4) to terminate, void, or restrict a contract, grant, or cooperative agreement notify in writing the contractor or recipient of the grant or cooperative agreement, as applicable, of the action.

(2) To permit, in such manner as the Department of Defense Supplement to the Federal Acquisition Regulation as so revised shall provide, the contractor or recipient of a grant or cooperative agreement subject to an action taken pursuant to subsection (a)(3) or (a)(4) to terminate or void the contract, grant, or cooperative agreement, as the case may be, an opportunity to challenge the action by requesting administrative review within 30 days after receipt of notice of the action.

(d) Annual review.—The commanders of the covered combatant commands shall, on an annual basis, review the lists of persons and entities previously identified pursuant to subsection (a)(1) in order to determine whether or not such persons and entities continue to warrant identification pursuant to that subsection. If a commander determines pursuant to such a review that a person or entity no longer warrants identification pursuant to subsection (a)(1), the commander shall notify the heads of contracting activities of the Department of Defense in writing of such determination.

(e) Protection of classified information.—Classified information relied upon to make an identification pursuant to subsection (a)(1) may not be disclosed to a contractor or a recipient of a grant or cooperative agreement with respect to which an action is taken pursuant to subsection (a)(3) or (a)(4) or to their representatives, in the absence of a protective order issued by a court of competent jurisdiction established under Article I or Article III of the Constitution of the United States that specifically addresses the conditions upon which such classified information may be so disclosed.

(f) Delegation.—

(1) RESPONSIBILITIES RELATING TO IDENTIFICATION AND REVIEW.—The commander of a covered combatant command may delegate the responsibilities in subsection (a)(3) to any deputies of the commander specified by the commander pursuant to that subsection. The commander may delegate any responsibilities under subsection (d) to the deputy commander of the combatant command. Any delegation of responsibilities under this paragraph shall be made in writing.

(2) NONDELEGATION OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR CONTRACT ACTIONS.—The authority provided by subsections (a)(3) and (a)(4) to terminate, void, or restrict contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements may not be delegated below the level of head of contracting activity.

(g) Inclusion of information on contract actions in FAPIIS.—Upon the termination, voiding, or restriction of a contract, grant, or cooperative agreement pursuant to subsection (a)(3) or (a)(4), the head of contracting activity concerned shall provide for the inclusion in the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS), or other formal system of records on contractors or entities, of appropriate information on the termination, voiding, or restriction of the contract, grant, or cooperative agreement.

(h) Reports.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than March 1 each year through 2019, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report on the use of the authorities in this section in the preceding calendar year, including the following:

(A) For each instance in which a contract, grant, or cooperative agreement was terminated or voided, or entry into contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements was restricted, pursuant to subsection (a)(3) or (a)(4), the following:

(i) An explanation of the basis for the action taken.

(ii) The value of the contract, grant, or cooperative agreement terminated or voided.

(iii) The value of all contracts, grants, or cooperative agreements of the Department of Defense in force with the person or entity concerned at the time the contract, grant, or cooperative agreement was terminated or voided.

(iv) Information on how the goods or services covered by the terminated or voided contract, grant, or cooperative agreement were otherwise obtained by the commander of the combatant command concerned.

(B) For each instance in which a contract, grant, or cooperative agreement of a person or entity identified pursuant to subsection (a)(1) was not terminated or voided pursuant to subsection (a)(3) or (a)(4), or the future award of contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements to such person or entity was not restricted pursuant to subsection (a)(3) or (a)(4), an explanation why such action was not taken.

(2) FORM.—Any report under this subsection may be submitted in classified form.

(i) Other definitions.—In this section:

(1) The term “covered combatant command” means United States Central Command, United States European Command, United States Africa Command, United States Southern Command, or United States Pacific Command.

(2) The term “head of contracting activity” has the meaning given that term in subpart 601 of part 1 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation.

(3) The term “covered person or entity” means a person or entity that is actively opposing United States or coalition forces involved in a contingency operation in which members of the armed forces are actively engaged in hostilities.

(j) Sunset.—The provisions of this section shall cease to be effective on December 31, 2018.

SEC. 832. Extension of authority to acquire products and services produced in countries along a major route of supply to Afghanistan.

(a) Extension.—Subsection (f) of section 801 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (Public Law 111–84; 123 Stat. 2399), as amended by section 841(a) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (Public Law 112–239; 126 Stat. 1845), is further amended by striking “December 31, 2014” and inserting “December 31, 2015”.

(b) Clarification of authority.—Subsection (b)(1)(B) of such section is amended—

(1) by striking “and the NATO International Security Assistance Force” and inserting “or NATO forces”; and

(2) by striking “to Afghanistan” and inserting “to or from Afghanistan”.


Sec. 901. Revisions to composition of transition plan for defense business enterprise architecture.

Sec. 902. Comptroller General report on potential relocation of Federal Government tenants onto military installations in the United States.

Sec. 903. Clarification of authority for the command acquisition executive of the United States Special Operations Command.

Sec. 904. Streamlining of Department of Defense management headquarters.

Sec. 905. Update of statutory statement of functions of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff relating to doctrine, training, and education.

Sec. 906. Modification of reference to major Department of Defense headquarters activities instruction.

Sec. 907. Personnel security.

Sec. 911. National security space satellite reporting policy.

Sec. 912. National security space defense and protection.

Sec. 913. Space acquisition strategy.

Sec. 914. Space control mission report.

Sec. 915. Responsive launch.

Sec. 916. Limitation on use of funds for Space Protection Program.

Sec. 917. Eagle Vision system.

Sec. 921. Revision of Secretary of Defense authority to engage in commercial activities as security for intelligence collection activities.

Sec. 922. Department of Defense intelligence priorities.

Sec. 923. Defense Clandestine Service.

Sec. 924. Prohibition on National Intelligence Program consolidation.

Sec. 931. Modification of requirement for inventory of Department of Defense tactical data link systems.

Sec. 932. Authorities, capabilities, and oversight of the United States Cyber Command.

Sec. 933. Mission analysis for cyber operations of Department of Defense.

Sec. 934. Modification of requirement for Report on Department of Defense Progress in Defending the Department and the Defense Industrial Base from Cyber Events.

Sec. 935. Additional requirements relating to the software licenses of the Department of Defense.

Sec. 936. Cyber outreach and threat awareness for small businesses.

Sec. 937. Joint Federated Centers for Trusted Defense Systems for the Department of Defense.

Sec. 938. Supervision of the acquisition of cloud computing capabilities.

Sec. 939. Cyber vulnerabilities of Department of Defense weapon systems and tactical communications systems.

Sec. 940. Control of the proliferation of cyber weapons.

Sec. 941. Integrated policy to deter adversaries in cyberspace.

Sec. 942. National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education matters.

Sec. 951. Reviews of appropriate manpower performance.

SEC. 901. Revisions to composition of transition plan for defense business enterprise architecture.

Section 2222(e) of title 10, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in paragraph (1), by striking “defense business enterprise architecture” and inserting “target defense business systems computing environment described in subsection (d)(3)”;

(2) in paragraph (2)—

(A) by striking “existing as of September 30, 2011 (known as ‘legacy systems’) that will not be part of the defense business enterprise architecture” and inserting “that will be phased out of the defense business systems computing environment within three years after review and certification as ‘legacy systems’ by the investment management process established under subsection (g)”; and

(B) by striking “that provides for reducing the use of those legacy systems in phases”; and

(3) in paragraph (3), by striking “legacy systems (referred to in subparagraph (B)) that will be a part of the target defense business systems computing environment described in subsection (d)(3)” and inserting “existing systems that are part of the target defense business systems computing environment”.

SEC. 902. Comptroller General report on potential relocation of Federal Government tenants onto military installations in the United States.

(a) Report required.—Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of the United States shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report containing the results of a review of the potential for and obstacles to Federal agencies other than the Department of Defense relocating onto military installations to save costs or enhance security. At a minimum, the Comptroller General shall answer the following questions in the report:

(1) What opportunities exist to permit non-Department of Defense Federal agencies to locate operations onto military installations having excess facilities adequate for the tenant agencies’ mission needs?

(2) What factors would the Department of Defense and the potential tenant agencies need to consider in determining whether such tenancy would be viable?

(3) What obstacles exist to the consolidation of non-Department of Defense Federal agencies onto military installations having adequate excess capacity?

(4) What non-Federal organizations are tenants on the installations (such as those under the enhanced use leasing program)?

(b) Specific consideration of installations that support Arctic missions.—The report required under subsection (a) shall specifically evaluate the potential for and obstacles to consolidation of Federal tenants on installations that support Arctic missions, focusing on Federal entities with homeland security, defense, international trade, commerce, and other national security-related functions that are compatible with the missions of the military installations, or can be used to protect national interests in the Arctic region.

SEC. 903. Clarification of authority for the command acquisition executive of the United States Special Operations Command.

Section 167(e)(4)(C)(ii) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by inserting after “shall be” the following: “responsible to the commander for rapidly delivering acquisition solutions to meet validated special operations-peculiar requirements, subordinate to the Defense Acquisition Executive in matters of acquisition, subject to the same oversight as the service acquisition executives, and”.

SEC. 904. Streamlining of Department of Defense management headquarters.

(a) Plan required.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall develop a plan for streamlining Department of Defense management headquarters by changing or reducing the size of staffs, eliminating tiers of management, cutting functions that provide little or no added value, and consolidating overlapping and duplicative programs and offices.

(b) Elements of Plan.—The plan required by subsection (a) shall include the following for each covered organization:

(1) A description of the planned changes or reductions in staffing and services provided by military personnel, civilian personnel, and contractor personnel.

(2) A description of the planned changes or reductions in management, functions, and programs and offices.

(3) The estimated cumulative savings to be achieved over a 10-fiscal-year period beginning with fiscal year 2015, and estimated savings to be achieved for each of fiscal years 2015 through 2024.

(c) Covered organization.—In this section, the term “covered organization” includes each of the following:

(1) The Office of the Secretary of Defense.

(2) The Joint Staff.

(3) The Defense Agencies.

(4) The Department of Defense field activities.

(5) The headquarters of the combatant commands.

(6) Headquarters, Department of the Army, including the Office of the Secretary of the Army, the Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army, and the Army Staff.

(7) The major command headquarters of the Army.

(8) The Office of the Secretary of the Navy, the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, and Headquarters, United States Marine Corps.

(9) The major command headquarters of the Navy and the Marine Corps.

(10) Headquarters, Department of the Air Force, including the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Office of the Air Force Chief of Staff, and the Air Staff.

(11) The major command headquarters of the Air Force.

(12) The National Guard Bureau.

(d) Reports.—

(1) INITIAL REPORT.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to the congressional defense committees the plan required by subsection (a).

(2) STATUS REPORT.—The Secretary shall include with the Department of Defense materials submitted to Congress with the budget of the President for each of fiscal years 2016 through 2024 (as submitted to Congress pursuant to section 1105 of title 31, United States Code) a report describing the implementation of the plan required by subsection (a) during the preceding fiscal year and any modifications to the plan required due to changing circumstances. Each such report shall include the following:

(A) A summary of savings achieved for each covered organization in the fiscal year covered by such report.

(B) A description of the savings through changes or reductions in staffing and services provided by military personnel, civilian personnel, and contractor personnel in the fiscal year covered by such report.

(C) A description of the savings through changes or reductions in management, functions, and programs and offices in the fiscal year covered by such report.

(D) In any case in which savings under the plan fall short of the objective of the plan for the fiscal year covered by such report, an explanation of the reasons for the shortfall.

(E) A description of any modifications to the plan made during the fiscal year covered by such report, and an explanation of the reasons for such modifications.

SEC. 905. Update of statutory statement of functions of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff relating to doctrine, training, and education.

(a) In general.—Paragraph (5) of section 153(a) of title 10, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in subparagraph (B), by inserting “and technical standards, and executing actions,” after “policies”;

(2) in subparagraph (C), by striking “and training”; and

(3) by adding at the end the following new subparagraphs:

“(D) Formulating policies for concept development and experimentation for the joint employment of the armed forces.

“(E) Formulating policies for gathering, developing, and disseminating joint lessons learned for the armed forces.”.

(b) Conforming amendment.—The heading of such paragraph is amended by striking “Doctrine, training, and education” and inserting “Joint force development activities”.

SEC. 906. Modification of reference to major Department of Defense headquarters activities instruction.

Section 194(f) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by striking “Directive 5100.73” and all that follows and inserting “Instruction 5100.73, titled ‘Major DoD Headquarters Activities’.”.

SEC. 907. Personnel security.

(a) Comparative analysis.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall, acting through the Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation and in consultation with the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a report setting forth a comprehensive analysis comparing the quality, cost, and timeliness of personnel security clearance investigations and reinvestigations for employees and contractor personnel of the Department of Defense that are conducted by the Office of Personnel Management with the quality, cost, and timeliness of personnel security clearance investigations and reinvestigations for such personnel that are conducted by components of the Department of Defense.

(2) ELEMENTS OF ANALYSIS.—The analysis under paragraph (1) shall do the following:

(A) Determine and compare, for each of the Office of Personnel Management and the components of the Department that conduct personnel security investigations as of the date of the analysis, the quality, cost, and timeliness associated with personnel security investigations and reinvestigations of each type and level of clearance, and identify the elements that contribute to such cost, schedule, and performance.

(B) Identify mechanisms for permanently improving the transparency of the cost structure of personnel security investigations and reinvestigations.

(b) Personnel security for Department of Defense employees and contractors.—If the Secretary of Defense determines that the current approach for obtaining personnel security investigations and reinvestigations for employees and contractor personnel of the Department of Defense is not the most efficient and effective approach for the Department, the Secretary shall develop a plan, by not later than October 1, 2014, for the transition of personnel security investigations and reinvestigations to the approach preferred by the Secretary.

(c) Strategy for modernizing personnel security.—

(1) STRATEGY REQUIRED.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense, the Director of National Intelligence, and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall jointly develop, implement, and provide to the appropriate committees of Congress a strategy to modernize all aspects of personnel security for the Department of Defense with the objectives of improving quality, providing for continuous monitoring, decreasing unauthorized disclosures of classified information, lowering costs, increasing efficiencies, and enabling and encouraging reciprocity.

(2) CONSIDERATION OF ANALYSIS.—In developing the strategy under paragraph (1), the Secretary and the Directors shall consider the results of the analysis required by subsection (a) and the results of any ongoing reviews of recent unauthorized disclosures of national security information.

(3) METRICS.—

(A) METRICS REQUIRED.—In developing the strategy required by paragraph (1), the Secretary and the Directors shall jointly establish metrics to measure the effectiveness of the strategy in meeting the objectives specified in that paragraph.

(B) REPORT.—At the same time the budget of the President for each of fiscal years 2016 through 2019 is submitted to Congress pursuant to section 1105 of title 31, United States Code, the Secretary and the Directors shall jointly submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a report on the metrics established under paragraph (1), including an assessment using the metrics of the effectiveness of the strategy in meeting the objectives specified in paragraph (1).

(4) ELEMENTS.—In developing the strategy required by paragraph (1), the Secretary and the Directors shall address issues including but not limited to the following:

(A) Elimination of manual or inefficient processes in investigations and reinvestigations for personnel security, wherever practicable, and automating and integrating the elements of the investigation and adjudication processes, including in the following:

(i) The clearance application process.

(ii) Investigation case management.

(iii) Adjudication case management.

(iv) Investigation methods for the collection, analysis, storage, retrieval, and transfer of data and records from investigative sources and between any case management systems.

(v) Records management for hiring and clearance decisions.

(B) Elimination or reduction, where possible, of the use of databases and information sources that cannot be accessed and processed automatically electronically, or modification of such databases and information sources, if appropriate and cost-effective, to enable electronic access and processing.

(C) Access and analysis of government, publically available, and commercial data sources, including social media, that provide independent information pertinent to adjudication guidelines and termination standards to improve quality and timeliness, and reduce costs, of investigations and reinvestigations.

(D) Use of government-developed and commercial technology for continuous monitoring and evaluation of government and commercial data sources that can identify and flag information pertinent to hiring and clearance determinations.

(E) Standardization of forms used for routine reporting required of cleared personnel (such as travel, foreign contacts, and financial disclosures) and use of continuous monitoring technology to access databases containing such reportable information to independently obtain and analyze reportable data and events.

(F) Establishment of an authoritative central repository of personnel security information that is accessible electronically at multiple levels of classification and eliminates technical barriers to rapid access to information necessary for eligibility determinations and reciprocal recognition thereof, including the ability to monitor the status of an individual and any events related to the continued eligibility of such individual for employment or clearance during intervals between investigations.

(G) Elimination or reduction of the scope of, or alteration of the schedule for, periodic reinvestigations of cleared personnel, when such action is appropriate in light of the information provided by continuous monitoring or evaluation technology.

(H) Electronic integration of personnel security processes and information systems with insider threat detection and monitoring systems, and pertinent law enforcement, counterintelligence and intelligence information, for threat detection and correlation, including those processes and systems operated by components of the Department of Defense for purposes of local security, workforce management, or other related purposes.

(5) RISK-BASED MONITORING.—The strategy required by paragraph (1) shall—

(A) include the development of a risk-based approach to monitoring and reinvestigation that prioritizes which cleared individuals shall be subject to frequent reinvestigations and random checks, such as the personnel with the broadest access to classified information or with access to the most sensitive classified information, including information technology specialists or other individuals with such broad access commonly known as “super users”;

(B) ensure that if the system of continuous monitoring for all cleared individuals described in paragraph (4)(D) is implemented in phases, such system shall be implemented on a priority basis for the individuals prioritized under subparagraph (A); and

(C) ensure that the activities of individuals prioritized under subparagraph (A) shall be monitored especially closely.

(d) Reciprocity of clearances.—The Secretary of Defense and the Director of National Intelligence shall jointly ensure the reciprocity of personnel security clearances among positions requiring personnel holding secret, top secret, or sensitive compartmented information clearances, to the maximum extent feasible consistent with national security requirements.

(e) Comptroller General Review.—

(1) REVIEW REQUIRED.—Not later than 150 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of the United States shall carry out a review of the personnel security process.

(2) OBJECTIVE OF REVIEW.—The objective of the review required by paragraph (1) shall be to identify the following:

(A) Differences between the metrics used by the Department of Defense and other departments and agencies that grant security clearances in granting reciprocity for security clearances, and the manner in which such differences can be harmonized.

(B) The extent to which existing Federal Investigative Standards are relevant, complete, and sufficient for guiding agencies and individual investigators as they conduct their security clearance background investigations.

(C) The processes agencies have implemented to ensure quality in the security clearance background investigation process.

(D) The extent to which agencies have developed and implemented outcome-focused performance measures to track the quality of security clearance investigations and any insights from these measures.

(E) The processes agencies have implemented for resolving incomplete or subpar investigations, and the actions taken against government employees and contractor personnel who have demonstrated a consistent failure to abide by quality assurance measures.

(3) REPORT.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General shall submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a report on the results of the review required by paragraph (1).

(f) Task Force on Records Access for Security Clearance Background Investigations.—

(1) ESTABLISHMENT.—The Suitability and Security Clearance Performance Accountability Council, as established by Executive Order No. 13467, shall convene a task force to examine the different policies and procedures that determine the level of access to public records provided by State and local authorities in response to investigative requests by Federal Government employees or contracted employees carrying out background investigations to determine an individual’s suitability for access to classified information or secure government facilities.

(2) MEMBERSHIP.—The members of the task force shall include, but need not be limited to, the following:

(A) The Chair of the Suitability and Security Clearance Performance and Accountability Council, who shall serve as chair of the task force.

(B) A representative from the Office of Personnel Management.

(C) A representative from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

(D) A representative from the Department of Defense responsible for administering security clearance background investigations.

(E) Representatives from Federal law enforcement agencies within the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security involved in security clearance background investigations.

(F) Representatives from State and local law enforcement agencies, including—

(i) agencies in rural areas that have limited resources and less than 500 officers; and

(ii) agencies that have more than 1,000 officers and significant technological resources.

(G) A representative from Federal, State, and local law enforcement associations involved with security clearance background administrative actions and appeals.

(H) Representatives from Federal, State, and local judicial systems involved in the sharing of records to support security clearance background investigations.

(3) INITIAL MEETING.—The task force shall convene its initial meeting not later than 45 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.

(4) DUTIES.—The task force shall do the following:

(A) Analyze the degree to which State and local authorities comply with investigative requests made by Federal Government employees or contractor employees carrying out background investigations to determine an individual’s suitability for access to classified information or secure government facilities, including the degree to which investigative requests are required but never formally requested.

(B) Analyze limitations on the access to public records provided by State and local authorities in response to investigative requests by Federal Government employees and contractor employees described in subparagraph (A), including, but not be limited to, limitations relating to budget and staffing constraints on State and local authorities, any procedural and legal obstacles impairing Federal access to State and local law enforcement records, or inadequate investigative procedural standards for background investigators.

(C) Provide recommendations for improving the degree of cooperation and records-sharing between State and local authorities and Federal Government employees and contractor employees described in subparagraph (A).

(5) REPORT.—Not later than 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the task force shall submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a report setting forth a detailed statement of the findings and conclusions of the task force pursuant to this subsection, together with the recommendations of the task force for such legislative or administrative action as the task force considers appropriate.

(g) Appropriate committees of congress defined.—In this section, the term “appropriate committees of Congress” means—

(1) the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, the Committee on Appropriations, and the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate; and

(2) the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the Committee on Appropriations, and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives.

SEC. 911. National security space satellite reporting policy.

(a) Notification of foreign interference of national security space.—Chapter 135 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

§ 2278. Notification of foreign interference of national security space

“(a) Notice required.—The Commander of the United States Strategic Command shall, with respect to each intentional attempt by a foreign actor to disrupt, degrade, or destroy a United States national security space capability, provide to the appropriate congressional committees—

“(1) not later than 48 hours after the Commander determines that there is reason to believe such attempt occurred, notice of such attempt; and

“(2) not later than 10 days after the date on which the Commander determines that there is reason to believe such attempt occurred, a notification described in subsection (b) with respect to such attempt.

“(b) Notification description.—A notification described in this subsection is a written notification that includes—

“(1) the name and a brief description of the national security space capability that was impacted by an attempt by a foreign actor to disrupt, degrade, or destroy a United States national security space capability;

“(2) a description of such attempt, including the foreign actor, the date and time of such attempt, and any related capability outage and the mission impact of such outage; and

“(3) any other information the Commander considers relevant.

“(c) Appropriate congressional committees defined.—In this section, the term ‘appropriate congressional committees’ means—

“(1) the congressional defense committees; and

“(2) with respect to a notice or notification related to an attempt by a foreign actor to disrupt, degrade, or destroy a United States national security space capability that is intelligence-related, the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives and the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate.”.

(b) Table of sections amendment.—The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end the following item:


“2278. Notification of foreign interference of national security space.”.

SEC. 912. National security space defense and protection.

(a) Review.—The Secretary of Defense and the Director of National Intelligence shall jointly enter into an arrangement with the National Research Council to respond to the near-term and long-term threats to the national security space systems of the United States by—

(1) conducting a review of—

(A) the range of options available to address such threats, in terms of deterring hostile actions, defeating hostile actions, and surviving hostile actions until such actions conclude;

(B) strategies and plans to counter such threats, including resilience, reconstitution, disaggregation, and other appropriate concepts; and

(C) existing and planned architectures, warfighter requirements, technology development, systems, workforce, or other factors related to addressing such threats; and

(2) recommending architectures, capabilities, and courses of action to address such threats and actions to address the affordability, technology risk, and any other potential barriers or limiting factors in implementing such courses of action.

(b) Report.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the National Research Council shall submit to the congressional defense committees, the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives, and the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate a report containing the results of the review conducted pursuant to the arrangement under subsection (a) and the recommended courses of action identified pursuant to such arrangement.

(2) FORM.—The report required under paragraph (1) shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may include a classified annex.

(c) Space protection strategy.—Section 911(f)(1) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (10 U.S.C. 2271 note) is amended by striking “including each of the matters required by subsection (c).” and inserting the following: “including—

“(A) each of the matters required by subsection (c); and

“(B) a description of how the Department of Defense and the intelligence community plan to provide necessary national security capabilities, through alternative space, airborne, or ground systems, if a foreign actor degrades, denies access to, or destroys United States national security space capabilities.”.

SEC. 913. Space acquisition strategy.

(a) Sense of Congress.—It is the sense of Congress that—

(1) commercial satellite services, particularly communications, are needed to satisfy Department of Defense requirements;

(2) the Department predominately uses one-year leases to obtain commercial satellite services, which are often the most expensive and least strategic method to acquire necessary commercial satellite services; and

(3) consistent with the required authorization and appropriations, Congress encourages the Department to pursue a variety of methods to reduce cost and meet the necessary military requirements, including multi-year leases and procurement of Government-owned payloads on commercial satellites.

(b) Strategy required.—The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, in consultation with the Chief Information Officer of the Department of Defense, shall establish a strategy to enable the multi-year procurement of commercial satellite services.

(c) Basis.—The strategy required under subsection (b) shall include and be based on—

(1) an analysis of financial or other benefits to acquiring satellite services through multi-year acquisition approaches;

(2) an analysis of the risks associated with such acquisition approaches;

(3) an identification of methods to address planning, programming, budgeting, and execution challenges to such approaches, including methods to address potential termination liability or cancellation costs generally associated with multi-year contracts;

(4) an identification of any changes needed in the requirements development and approval processes of the Department of Defense to facilitate effective and efficient implementation of such strategy, including an identification of any consolidation of requirements for such services across the Department that may achieve increased buying power and efficiency; and

(5) an identification of any necessary changes to policies, procedures, regulations, or statutes.

(d) Briefings.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, in consultation with the Chief Information Officer of the Department of Defense, shall provide to the congressional defense committees a briefing regarding the strategy required under subsection (b), including the elements required under subsection (c).

(2) INTERIM BRIEFING.—At the same time that the budget for fiscal year 2015 is submitted to Congress under section 1105(a) of title 31, United States Code, the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, in consultation with the Chief Information Officer of the Department of Defense, shall provide to the congressional defense committees an interim briefing regarding the strategy required under subsection (b).

SEC. 914. Space control mission report.

Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report on the space control mission of the Department of Defense. Such report shall include—

(1) an identification of existing offensive and defensive space control systems, policies, and technical possibilities of future systems;

(2) an identification of any gaps or risks in existing space control system architecture and possibilities for improvement or mitigation of such gaps or risks;

(3) a description of existing and future sensor coverage and ground processing capabilities for space situational awareness;

(4) an explanation of the extent to which all relevant and available information is being utilized for space situational awareness to detect, track, and identify objects in space;

(5) a description of existing space situational awareness data sharing practices, including what information is being shared and what the benefits and risks of such sharing are to the national security of the United States; and

(6) plans for the future space control mission, including force levels and structure.

SEC. 915. Responsive launch.

(a) Findings.—Congress finds the following:

(1) United States Strategic Command has identified three needs as a result of dramatically increased demand and dependence on space capabilities as follows:

(A) To rapidly augment existing space capabilities when needed to expand operational capability.

(B) To rapidly reconstitute or replenish critical space capabilities to preserve continuity of operations capability.

(C) To rapidly exploit and infuse space technological or operational innovations to increase the advantage of the United States.

(2) Operationally responsive low cost launch could assist in addressing such needs of the combatant commands.

(b) Study.—The Department of Defense Executive Agent for Space shall conduct a study on responsive, low-cost launch efforts. Such study shall include—

(1) a review of existing and past operationally responsive, low-cost launch efforts by domestic or foreign governments or industry;

(2) an identification of the conditions or requirements for responsive launch that would provide the necessary military value, including the requisite payload capacity, timelines for responsiveness, and the target launch costs;

(3) a technology assessment of various methods to develop an operationally responsive, low-cost launch capability; and

(4) an assessment of the viability of greater utilization of innovative methods, including the use of secondary payload adapters on existing launch vehicles.

(c) Report.—Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Department of Defense Executive Agent for Space shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report containing—

(1) the results of the study conducted under subsection (b); and

(2) a consolidated plan for development within the Department of Defense of an operationally responsive, low-cost launch capability.

(d) Government Accountability Office review.—Not later than 60 days after the date on which the report required under subsection (c) is submitted to the congressional defense committees, the Comptroller General of the United States shall submit to the congressional defense committees an assessment of such report and any related findings or recommendations that the Comptroller General considers appropriate.

SEC. 916. Limitation on use of funds for Space Protection Program.

Of the amount authorized to be appropriated for fiscal year 2014 by section 201 for the Department of Defense for research, test, development, and evaluation, Air Force, and available for the Space Protection Program (PE# 0603830F) as specified in the funding table in section 4201, $10,000,000 may not be obligated or expended until the Secretary of Defense submits to the congressional defense committees a copy of the study conducted at the direction of the Deputy Secretary of Defense on the counter space strategy of the Department of Defense that resulted in significant revisions to that strategy by the Department.

SEC. 917. Eagle Vision system.

(a) Report required.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report on the Eagle Vision system.

(2) ELEMENTS.—The report required by paragraph (1) shall include a description and assessment of the various commands, components of the Armed Forces, and Defense Agencies to which control of the Eagle Vision system could be transferred from the Headquarters of the Air Force, including the actions to be completed before transfer, potential schedules for transfer, and the effects of transfer on the capabilities of the system or use of the system by other elements of the Department.

(b) Limitation on certain actions.—The Secretary of the Air Force may not undertake any changes to the organization or control of the Eagle Vision system until 90 days after the date of the submittal to the congressional defense committees of the report required by subsection (a).

SEC. 921. Revision of Secretary of Defense authority to engage in commercial activities as security for intelligence collection activities.

(a) Congressional submission for required audits.—The second sentence of section 432(b)(2) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by striking “the intelligence committees” and all that follows and inserting “the congressional defense committees and the congressional intelligence committees (as defined in section 437(c) of this title).”.

(b) Repeal of designation of defense intelligence agency as required oversight authority within department of defense.—Section 436(4) of title 10, United States Code, is amended—

(1) by striking “Defense Intelligence Agency” and inserting “Department of Defense”; and

(2) by striking “management and supervision” and inserting “oversight”.

(c) Congressional oversight.—Section 437 of title 10, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in subsection (a), by striking “the intelligence committees” and inserting “congressional defense committees and the congressional intelligence committees”;

(2) in subsection (b)—

(A) by striking “Consistent with” and all that follows through “the Secretary” and insert “The Secretary”; and

(B) by striking “the intelligence committees” and inserting “congressional defense committees and the congressional intelligence committees”; and

(3) by adding at the end the following new subsection:

“(c) Congressional intelligence committees defined.—In this section, the term ‘congressional intelligence committees’ has the meaning given the term in section 3 of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 3003).”.

SEC. 922. Department of Defense intelligence priorities.

Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall—

(1) establish a written policy governing the internal coordination and prioritization of intelligence priorities of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the combatant commands, and the military departments to improve identification of the intelligence needs of the Department of Defense;

(2) identify any significant intelligence gaps of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the combatant commands, and the military departments; and

(3) provide to the congressional defense committees, the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives, and the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate a briefing on the policy established under paragraph (1) and the gaps identified under paragraph (2).

SEC. 923. Defense Clandestine Service.

(a) Certification required.—Not more than 50 percent of the funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act or otherwise available to the Department of Defense for the Defense Clandestine Service for fiscal year 2014 may be obligated or expended for the Defense Clandestine Service until such time as the Secretary of Defense certifies to the covered congressional committees that—

(1) the Defense Clandestine Service is designed primarily to—

(A) fulfill priorities of the Department of Defense that are unique to the Department of Defense or otherwise unmet; and

(B) provide unique capabilities to the intelligence community (as defined in section 3(4) of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 3003(4))); and

(2) the Secretary of Defense has designed metrics that will be used to ensure that the Defense Clandestine Service is employed as described in paragraph (1).

(b) Annual assessments.—Not later than 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter for five years, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the covered congressional committees a detailed assessment of Defense Clandestine Service employment and performance based on the metrics referred to in subsection (a)(2).

(c) Notification of future changes to design.—Following the submittal of the certification referred to in subsection (a), in the event that any significant change is made to the Defense Clandestine Service, the Secretary shall promptly notify the covered congressional committees of the nature of such change.

(d) Quarterly briefings.—The Secretary of Defense shall quarterly provide to the covered congressional committees a briefing on the deployments and collection activities of personnel of the Defense Clandestine Service.

(e) Covered congressional committees defined.—In this section, the term “covered congressional committees” means the congressional defense committees, the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives, and the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate.

SEC. 924. Prohibition on National Intelligence Program consolidation.

(a) Prohibition.—No amounts authorized to be appropriated or otherwise made available to the Department of Defense may be used during the period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act and ending on December 31, 2014, to execute—

(1) the separation of the National Intelligence Program budget from the Department of Defense budget;

(2) the consolidation of the National Intelligence Program budget within the Department of Defense budget; or

(3) the establishment of a new appropriations account or appropriations account structure for the National Intelligence Program budget.

(b) Briefing requirement.—Not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense and the Director of National Intelligence shall jointly provide to the congressional defense committees, the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives, and the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate a briefing regarding any planning relating to the future execution of the activities described in subsection (a) that has occurred during the two-year period ending on such date and any anticipated future planning relating to such execution or related efforts.

(c) Definitions.—In this section:

(1) NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE PROGRAM.—The term “National Intelligence Program” has the meaning given the term in section 3 of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 3003).

(2) NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE PROGRAM BUDGET.—The term “National Intelligence Program budget” means the portions of the Department of Defense budget designated as part of the National Intelligence Program.

SEC. 931. Modification of requirement for inventory of Department of Defense tactical data link systems.

Section 934(a)(1) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (Public Law 112–239; 126 Stat. 1885; 10 U.S.C. 2225 note) is amended by inserting “and an assessment of vulnerabilities to such systems in anti-access or area-denial environments” before the semicolon.

SEC. 932. Authorities, capabilities, and oversight of the United States Cyber Command.

(a) Provision of certain operational capabilities.—The Secretary of Defense shall take such actions as the Secretary considers appropriate to provide the United States Cyber Command operational military units with infrastructure and equipment enabling access to the Internet and other types of networks to permit the United States Cyber Command to conduct the peacetime and wartime missions of the Command.

(b) Cyber ranges.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary shall review existing cyber ranges and adapt one or more such ranges, as necessary, to support training and exercises of cyber units that are assigned to execute offensive military cyber operations.

(2) ELEMENTS.—Each range adapted under paragraph (1) shall have the capability to support offensive military operations against targets that—

(A) have not been previously identified and prepared for attack; and

(B) must be compromised or neutralized immediately without regard to whether the adversary can detect or attribute the attack.

(c) Principal advisor on military cyber force matters.—

(1) DESIGNATION.—The Secretary shall designate, from among the personnel of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, a Principal Cyber Advisor to act as the principal advisor to the Secretary on military cyber forces and activities. The Secretary may only designate an official under this paragraph if such official was appointed to the position in which such official serves by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.

(2) RESPONSIBILITIES.—The Principal Cyber Advisor shall be responsible for the following:

(A) Overall supervision of cyber activities related to offensive missions, defense of the United States, and defense of Department of Defense networks, including oversight of policy and operational considerations, resources, personnel, and acquisition and technology.

(B) Such other matters relating to offensive military cyber forces as the Secretary shall specify for purposes of this subsection.

(3) CROSS-FUNCTIONAL TEAM.—The Principal Cyber Advisor shall—

(A) integrate the cyber expertise and perspectives of appropriate organizations within the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, military departments, Defense Agencies, and combatant commands, by establishing and maintaining a full-time cross-functional team of subject matter experts from those organizations; and

(B) select team members, and designate a team leader, from among those personnel nominated by the heads of such organizations.

(d) Training of cyber personnel.—The Secretary shall establish and maintain training capabilities and facilities in the Armed Forces and, as the Secretary considers appropriate, at the United States Cyber Command, to support the needs of the Armed Forces and the United States Cyber Command for personnel who are assigned offensive and defensive cyber missions in the Department of Defense.

SEC. 933. Mission analysis for cyber operations of Department of Defense.

(a) Mission analysis required.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall conduct a mission analysis of the cyber operations of the Department of Defense.

(b) Elements.—The mission analysis under subsection (a) shall include the following:

(1) The concept of operations and concept of employment for cyber operations forces.

(2) An assessment of the manpower needs for cyber operations forces, including military requirements for both active and reserve components and civilian requirements.

(3) An assessment of the mechanisms for improving recruitment, retention, and management of cyber operations forces, including through focused recruiting; educational, training, or certification scholarships; bonuses; or the use of short-term or virtual deployments without the need for permanent relocation.

(4) A description of the alignment of the organization and reporting chains of the Department, the military departments, and the combatant commands.

(5) An assessment of the current, as of the date of the analysis, and projected equipping needs of cyber operations forces.

(6) An analysis of how the Secretary, for purposes of cyber operations, depends upon organizations outside of the Department, including industry and international partners.

(7) Methods for ensuring resilience, mission assurance, and continuity of operations for cyber operations.

(8) An evaluation of the potential roles of the reserve components in the concept of operations and concept of employment for cyber operations forces required under paragraph (1), including—

(A) in consultation with the Secretaries of the military departments and the Commander of the United States Cyber Command, an identification of the Department of Defense cyber mission requirements that could be discharged by members of the reserve components;

(B) in consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security, consideration of ways to ensure that the Governors of the several States, through the Council of Governors, as appropriate, have an opportunity to provide the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Homeland Security an independent evaluation of State cyber capabilities, and State cyber needs that cannot be fulfilled through the private sector;

(C) an identification of the existing capabilities, facilities, and plans for cyber activities of the reserve components, including—

(i) an identification of current positions in the reserve components serving Department cyber missions;

(ii) an inventory of the existing cyber skills of reserve component personnel, including the skills of units and elements of the reserve components that are transitioning to cyber missions;

(iii) an inventory of the existing infrastructure of the reserve components that contributes to the cyber missions of the United States Cyber Command, including the infrastructure available to units and elements of the reserve components that are transitioning to such missions; and

(iv) an assessment of the manner in which the military departments plan to use the reserve components to meet total force resource requirements, and the effect of such plans on the potential ability of members of the reserve components to support the cyber missions of the United States Cyber Command;

(D) an assessment of whether the National Guard, when activated in a State status (either State Active Duty or in a duty status under title 32, United States Code) can operate under unique and useful authorities to support domestic cyber missions and requirements of the Department or the United States Cyber Command;

(E) an assessment of the appropriateness of hiring on a part-time basis non-dual status technicians who possess appropriate cyber security expertise for purposes of assisting the National Guard in protecting critical infrastructure and carrying out cyber missions;

(F) an assessment of the current and potential ability of the reserve components to—

(i) attract and retain personnel with substantial, relevant cyber technical expertise who use those skills in the private sector;

(ii) organize such personnel into units at the State, regional, or national level under appropriate command and control arrangements for Department cyber missions;

(iii) meet and sustain the training standards of the United States Cyber Command; and

(iv) establish and manage career paths for such personnel;

(G) a determination of how the reserve components could contribute to total force solutions to cyber operations requirements of the United States Cyber Command; and

(H) development of an estimate of the personnel, infrastructure, and training required, and the costs that would be incurred, in connection with implementing a strategy for integrating the reserve components into the total force for support of the cyber missions of the Department and United States Cyber Command, including by taking into account the potential savings under the strategy through use of personnel referred to in subparagraph (C)(i), provided that for specific cyber units that exist or are transitioning to a cyber mission, the estimate shall examine whether there are misalignments in existing plans between unit missions and facility readiness to support such missions.

(c) Limitations on Certain Actions.—

(1) REDUCTION IN PERSONNEL OF AIR NATIONAL GUARD CYBER UNITS.—No reduction in personnel of a cyber unit of the Air National Guard of the United States may be implemented or carried out in fiscal year 2014 before the submittal of the report required by subsection (d).

(2) REDUCTION IN PERSONNEL AND CAPACITY OF AIR NATIONAL GUARD RED TEAMS.—No reduction in the personnel or capacity of a Red Team of the Air National Guard of the United States may be implemented or carried out unless the report required by subsection (d) includes a certification that the personnel or capacity to be reduced is directly related to Red Team capabilities that are no longer required.

(d) Report required.—Not later than 30 days after the completion of the mission analysis under subsection (a), the Secretary shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report containing—

(1) the results of the mission analysis;

(2) recommendations for improving or changing the roles, organization, missions, concept of operations, or authorities related to the cyber operations of the Department; and

(3) any other matters concerning the mission analysis that the Secretary considers appropriate.

(e) National Guard assessment.—Not later than 30 days after the date on which the Secretary submits the report required under subsection (d), the Chief of the National Guard Bureau shall submit to the congressional defense committees an assessment of the role of the National Guard in supporting the cyber operations mission of the Department of Defense as such mission is described in such report.

(f) Form.—The report under subsection (d) shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may include a classified annex.

SEC. 934. Modification of requirement for Report on Department of Defense Progress in Defending the Department and the Defense Industrial Base from Cyber Events.

Section 935(b)(3) of the Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 (Public Law 111–383; 124 Stat. 4339) is amended—

(1) in subparagraph (A), by striking “capabilities.” and inserting “capabilities, including estimated economic impacts.”; and

(2) in subparagraph (B), by striking “remediation.” and inserting “remediation and estimates of economic losses resulting from such event.”.

SEC. 935. Additional requirements relating to the software licenses of the Department of Defense.

(a) Updated plan.—

(1) UPDATE.—The Chief Information Officer of the Department of the Defense shall, in consultation with the chief information officers of the military departments and the Defense Agencies, update the plan for the inventory of selected software licenses of the Department of Defense required under section 937 of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2013 (Public Law 112–239; 10 U.S.C. 2223 note) to include a plan for the inventory of all software licenses of the Department of Defense for which a military department spends more than $5,000,000 annually on any individual title, including a comparison of licenses purchased with licenses in use.

(2) ELEMENTS.—The update required under paragraph (1) shall—

(A) include plans for implementing an automated solution capable of reporting the software license compliance position of the Department and providing a verified audit trail, or an audit trail otherwise produced and verified by an independent third party;

(B) include details on the process and business systems necessary to regularly perform reviews, a procedure for validating and reporting deregistering and registering new software, and a mechanism and plan to relay that information to the appropriate chief information officer; and

(C) a proposed timeline for implementation of the updated plan in accordance with paragraph (3).

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