Summary: H.R.4995 — 97th Congress (1981-1982)All Information (Except Text)

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Conference report filed in House (12/15/1981)

(Conference report filed in House, H. Rept. 97-410)

Department of Defense Appropriation Act, 1982 - Title I: Military Personnel - Appropriates funds for fiscal year 1982 for military and reserve personnel in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force and for National Guard personnel in the Army and Air Force.

Title II: Retired Military Personnel - Appropriates funds for fiscal year 1982 for retired military personnel on the retired lists of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force, including the reserves.

Title III: Operation and Maintenance - Appropriates funds for fiscal year 1982 for the operation and maintenance of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Defense agencies, including their respective stock funds, reserve components, and the Army and Air National Guards. Appropriates funds for the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice, claims against the Department of Defense, and the Court of Military Appeals.

Title IV: Procurement: - Appropriates funds for fiscal year 1982 for the procurement by the Army of aircraft, missiles, weapons, tracked combat vehicles, ammunition, and other equipment and materials, including National Guard equipment. Requires the head of the agency concerned to give the appropriate committees of Congress 45 days notice before awarding a multiyear contract for the purchase of UH-60A Black Hawk aircraft.

Appropriates funds for procurement by the Navy of aircraft, weapons, conversion and shipbuilding of vessels (including SSN-688 submarines) and other equipment and materials.

Appropriates funds for Marine Corps procurement.

Appropriates funds for procurement by the Air Force of aircraft, missiles, and other equipment and materials. Requires the President to certify to Congress that the B-1B aircraft program will not exceed a specified ceiling before the funds appropriated for such purpose become available.

Title V: Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation - Appropriates funds for fiscal year 1982 for research, development, tests, and evaluation by the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Defense agencies, including research relating to the initial deployment of the MX missile in nonsuperhardened existing silos in a manner compatible with a permanent basing mode. Appropriates funds for the expenses of the Director of Defense Test and Evaluation.

Title VI: Special Foreign Currency Program - Appropriates funds for fiscal year 1982 for excess payments in foreign currencies for expenses in carrying out the programs of the Department of Defense.

Title VII: General Provisions - Limits the expenditure of appropriations for consulting services to contracts where such expenditures are a matter of public record. Prohibits the use of appropriations for unauthorized publicity or propaganda.

Authorizes the Secretaries of Defense and of the service departments to procure the services of experts and consultants if advantageous to the national defense. Exempts the Defense department from the prohibition against employing non-citizens.

Makes appropriations available for specified expenses of the department, including motor vehicle insurance, maintenance of prisoners-of-war, school transportation of military dependents, maintenance of facilities, ships, and equipment, exchange fees, and dependents' medical treatment.

Directs the Secretary of Defense and each agency of the department to assist American small and minority-owned businesses in their participation in defense contracts.

Permits the President to exempt appropriations available for military functions from the requirement that appropriations be distributed so as to prevent deficiencies or need for supplemental funding.

Authorizes the Secretary to provide for the cost of any increases in military personnel required by the President. Requires the Secretary to report to Congress monthly on the exercise of this authority.

Prohibits the use of appropriations for specified practices, including: (1) operation of commissaries; (2) proficiency flying; (3) excess household goods shippage and storage; (4) leasing to non-Federal agencies of military aircraft or vehicles when suitable alternatives are commercially available; (5) providing unreimbursed, inpatient medical care to foreign military and diplomatic personnel or their dependents; (6) payment of excessive travel allowances for enlisted personnel; (7) payment of excessive retirement or retainer pay; (8) transfer of technical data packages or defense items from any Government-owned and -operated defense plant to any foreign government; (9) employment of more than 35 persons at the executive level; (10) purchasing administrative motor vehicles manufactured outside the U.S. or Canada except in restricted circumstances; or (11) unjustified intelligence activities.

Reaffirms Congress' demand for the Administration to provide studies of the long range costs of modernization and the mission-oriented requirements for the various binary weapons.

Prohibits the sale of silver from the National Defense Stockpile until the President redetermines that the silver authorized for disposal is indeed excess. Sets forth the relevant factors to be considered. Requires the prior approval of Congress.

Requires Indian labor and products to be used whenever possible.

Establishes a desirable level of naval inventory by the end of the century.

Title VIII: Related Agencies - Appropriates funds for the Intelligence Community Staff and for the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System Fund.