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Conference report filed in House (09/12/1983)

(Conference report filed in House, H. Rept. 98-352)

Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1984 - Title I: Procurement - Authorizes appropriations for FY 1984 for procurement by the Army of aircraft, missiles, weapons, tracked combat vehicles, ammunition, and other procurement. Authorizes appropriations for procurement by the Navy and Marine Corps of aircraft, weapons, missiles, torpedoes, shipbuilding and conversion and other procurement. Authorizes appropriations for procurement by the Air Force of aircraft, missiles and other procurement. Authorizes appropriations for Defense agencies. and other procurement.

Earmarks a specified amount of funds for the United States contribution for FY 1984 for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) acquisition of the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS). Earmarks funds for the procurement of 240 missiles under the AGM-86B air-launched cruise missile program.

Amends the Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1982 to extend through FY 1984 the Secretary of Defense's authority to waive reimbursement for the cost of specified functions performed by other than AWACS personnel and to assume contingent liability for program losses and specified charges during FY 1984 under the Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding Between NATO Ministers of Defense concerning the NATO AWACS program.

Authorizes the Secretary to procure secure telephone equipment during FY 1984 to support a national program to provide secure telephone service for the Department and other Government agencies.

Prohibits the Secretary of the Army from establishing a second source for the production of the M-1 tank engine. Prohibits the Secretary of the Navy from obligating funds for the strategic sealift ready reserve program acquisition of a specific vessel until the appropriate congressional committees have been given 30 day notice. Prohibits the Secretary of the Navy from obligating funds for the LCAC landing craft air cushion program until the Secretary has submitted specified information concerning the procurement source selection to the appropriate congressional committees.

Prohibits the purchase of the 5-inch semiactive laser guides projectile until the Secretary of the Navy acquires a technical data package which does not contain proprietary data and can be used to solicit a second production source.

Permits the procurement of the B-1B aircraft under a multiyear procurement contract. Denies the Department the authority to execute multiyear procurement contracts for: (1) AH-64 helicopter engines; (2) F-18 aircraft engines; (3) F-15 aircraft; (4) KC-135 reengining (airframes); (5) Mark 30 targets; and (6) AN/SSQ-62 DICASS sonobouys.

Limits to 21 operational missiles the number of MX missiles which may be procured for deployment. Requires that such missiles be deployed in existing Minuteman silos, the first ten by December 31, 1986. Directs the Secretary of the Air Force to prepare all necessary environmental impact statements on the proposed deployment by January 31, 1984. Permits such Secretary to immediately commence activities concerning the MX missile.

Title II: Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation - Authorizes appropriations for FY 1984 for use of the armed forces and defense agencies for research, development, test, and evaluation.

Sets forth specific limitations on the use of these funds, including earmarking certain amounts for specified weapons systems. Prohibits the use of funds for the Army's Military Computer Family System and specified Navy computers until the Secretary of Defense gives the Armed Services Committees a plan for the introduction and integration of advance micro-electronic computers into weapons systems. Prohibits the use of funds by the Navy for the Mid-infrared Advanced Chemical Laser program. Prohibits the use of funds by the Air Force for the Airborne Laser Laboratory program. Prohibits the use of funds by the Defense agencies for fifth-generation artificial intelligence computers until the Secretary reports a comprehensive plan to Congress.

Limits the size of and number of warheads carried by an intercontinental-range mobile ballistic missile.

Directs the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to report to the Armed Services Committees by the start of FY 1985 on a comprehensive plan for the development and procurement of the Joint Tactical Missile Program or the Joint Surveillance and Target Attack System (JSTARS), including the integration of such program within the Air-Land Battle concept. Limits the use of funds until a joint hearing of the Armed Services Committees is completed on deep strike interdiction or until after December 1, 1983.

Limits the amount of unobligated appropriations which may be used for ballistic missile defense systems research.

Title III: Operation and Maintenance - Authorizes appropriations for FY 1984 for the armed forces, including the reserves and national guards, and defense agencies for operation and maintenance.

Authorizes appropriations for pay raises, fuel costs, and inflation adjustments.

Prohibits the long-term leasing of a naval vessel if the lease includes a substantial termination liability and a vessel with a major component not built in the United States.

Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to provide logistical support, equipment and personnel services to the 1984 games of the XXIII Olympics. Authorizes appropriations. Places restrictions on the use of such funds, requiring Presidential approval of a justification by the Olympic Law Enforcement Coordinating Council for Olympic arrangements concerning logistical responsibilities and needs.

Permits the Secretary of the military department concerned to provide shelter for the homeless at military installations.

Title IV: Active Forces - Authorizes end strength levels for active duty personnel for the armed forces for FY 1984. Amends the Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1981 to extend through FY 1984 the limitations on the enlistment and induction of persons into the armed forces whose score on the Armed Forces Qualification Test is below a prescribed level.

Extends through FY 1984 the authority for the temporary promotions of certain navy lieutenants.

Limits the funds available to the Department for permanent change of station travel. Directs the Secretary of Defense to take measures to reduce the number of permanent changes.

Title V: Reserve Forces - Establishes average strength for FY 1984 for: (1) the Army National Guard; (2) the Army Reserve; (3) the Naval Reserve; (4) the Marine Corps Reserve; (5) the Air National Guard; (6) the Air Force Reserve; and (7) the Coast Guard Reserve. Permits the adjustment of average strength levels in the national interest and as specified. Sets forth number of reserves serving on full-time active duty to administer, recruit, or train the reserve components. Increases the number of enlisted personnel who may be on active duty in support of the reserve components. Amends the Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1983 to include the National Guards within certain FY 1983 duty status provisions. Entitles members of the National Guard serving in a full-time duty status to organize or train to the same rights and benefits as those of members on active duty. Directs the Secretary of Defense to report to the Armed Service Committees by November 15, 1983 a draft of legislation to place the National Guard under State control except when specifically ordered to Federal service.

Title VI: Civilian Personnel - Authorizes an end strength for civilian personnel for the Department for FY 1984. Requires the apportionment of such personnel among the various military branches and departments. Requires the Secretary to report to Congress on such allocation within 60 days. Specifies the types of civilian employees to be included in such end strengths. Permits the Secretary to increase the number of such personnel if in the national interest. Directs the Secretary to notify Congress of any such increase. Eliminates any civilian personnel ceilings for FY 1983.

Title VII: Military Training Student Loads - Authorizes average military training student loads for FY 1984. Requires that any adjustments in such loads be apportioned among the armed forces and reserve components. Amends the Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1981 to extend through August 31, 1984, the reduction in the number of students required to be in a unit of the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC).

Title VIII: Civil Defense - Authorizes appropriations for FY 1984 to carry out the provisions of the Federal Civil Defense Act of 1950, including amounts for State personnel and administrative expenses.

Title IX: Military Compensation and Health Care Matters - Part A: Pay and Allowances - Increases the pay of the uniformed services by four percent, effective April 1, 1984.

Includes time spent as an enlisted member as well as a warrant officer when computing the basic pay of certain commissioned officers.

Authorizes hazardous duty pay for persons involved in testing aircraft or missile systems during which highly toxic fuels or propellants are used.

Extends through FY 1984 special pay for aviation career officers extending their period of active duty. Directs the Secretary of the Navy to report to Congress by July 1, 1984 on the payment of such special pay.

Authorizes hostile fire pay for a member of the armed forces on duty in a foreign area in which he was subject to the threat of physical harm or imminent danger on the basis of civil insurrection, civil war, terrorism, or wartime conditions.

Freezes the variable housing allowance during FY 1984 at end of FY 1983 levels. Entitles members of reserve component on active duty for 140 days or more to a variable housing allowance. Revises the rules for payment of a per diem for performing travel under orders away from a designated post of duty.

Places restrictions on the allowance for transportation of a motor vehicle from an old to a new duty station.

Permits the payment of travel and transportation allowances for travel from overseas for education purposes of dependent children of a member of the uniformed services permanently assigned outside the United States.

Revises eligibility criteria for certain members' separation pay.

Establishes a limit for FY 1984 for the reimbursement for accommodations in place of quarters for members on sea duty.

Permits the advance payment of certain travel and transportation allowances for escorts and attendants of dependents.

Part B: Retired Pay Matters - Limits the applicability of the one year look-back provision for adjusting pensions to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index. Requires military pensions and survivor annuities to be rounded to the next lower dollar.

Requires that years of service for computing military pensions be determined by considering any full month of service as one-twelfth of a year, whether or not a member has more than six full months.

Entitles certain otherise ineligible reservists to a military pension as specified.

Establishes in the Treasury the Department of Defense Military Retirement Fund to be used for the accumulation of funds to finance on an actuarially sound basis the military pension and survivor benefit programs.

Establishes in the Department of Defense a Department of Defense Retirement Board of Actuaries to: (1) review valuations of the Fund; (2) make annual reports to the Secretary of Defense on the actuarial status of the Fund; and (3) report at least quadrenially to the President and Congress on the status of the Fund.

Directs the Board to determine present value of future benefits not later than six months after the Board's appointment. Requires the Board to determine an amortization schedule for the liquidation of the original unfunded liability.

Requires the Secretary to determine the amount of Department contributions to the Fund on an annual basis for inclusion in budget requests for the following fiscal year. Directs the President to include the full amount in the budget transmitted to Congress.

Directs the Secretry to actuarially value the military pension and survivors' benefits programs at least quadrenially. Requires the Secretary to amortize changes in benefits since the last valuation.

Directs the Secretary to make monthly payments to the Fund in specified amounts. Requires the Secretary of the Treasury to make annual payments, at the beginning of the fiscal year. Requires the Secretary of Defense to certify to the Secretary of the Treasury each year the amounts under the amortization schedules. Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to invest certain portions of the Fund in public debt securities.

Part C: Health Care Matters - Amends the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS) to limit the provision of inpatient mental health services to 60 days a year except as specified. Prohibits CHAMPUS from paying for benefits covered by another plan, except for a plan administered under title XIX of the Social Security Act (Medicaid). Applies the same reimbursement standards to CHAMPUS as are applied to the Medicare program (title XVIII of the Social Security Act). Expands CHAMPUS to include liver transplant as specified.

Permits the Secretary concerned to contract for the provision of direct health care services as required.

Directs the Secretary of Defense to conduct studies and demonstration projects on the health care delivery system of the uniformed services with a view to improving its quality and cost effectiveness. Requires that alternative programs for dental care for dependants be studied and suggests that alternative methods of payment for services and cost-sharing by eligible beneficiaries also be included. Directs the Secretary to report to Congress periodically on such studies and projects.

Extends medical malpractice protection for health-care personnel of the U.S. Soldiers' and Airmen's Home.

Adjusts the rate of stipend paid to recipients of Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarships.

Part D: Survivor Benefits - Amends the Survivor Benefit Plan to permit a participant to change coverage under the Plan from a spouse or spouse and child to a former spouse as specified. Extends coverage to include additional, specified widows within the minimum income provisions of the Plan.

Requires the Secretary of Defense to continue to fund payment of benefits under the dependency and indemnity compensation program after FY 1983.

Title X: Military Personnel Matters - Part A: Officer Personnel Management and Training - Provides for a temporary increase in the number of general and flag officers on active duty.

Modifies various provisions concerning the performance of civil functions by military officers, prohibiting them from holding elective or appointive office or a position in the Executive Schedule.

Modifies the ROTC's scholarship program to extend eligibility to students whose approved program includes a fifth academic year. Extends eligibility for a subsistence allowance to members of precommissioning programs from 20 to 30 months. Revises the provisions concerning the selection of persons from foreign countries to receive instruction at the service academies to make such instruction available to all countries upon a cost-reimbursement basis.

Authorizes the appointment of one cadet from American Samoa and one from the children of U.S. civilian personnel in Panama to each of the military academies.

Permits citizens of the Northern Mariana Islands to be appointed as officers in the U.S. armed forces.

Permits the President, with the consent of the officer involved, to transfer a commissioned officer from one branch of the uniformed services to another. Credits officers of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or the Public Health Service with the number of years in service for retirement purposes and, with regard to the Public Health Service only, for purposes of grade and rank when transferred to an armed force.

Part B: Reserve Component Management - Permits the payment of a bonus for enlistment or reenlistment in elements of the Reserve other than the Selected Reserve.

Extends entitlement for medical and dental care for members for injuries incurred or aggravated during travel to and from inactive duty training and during certain other periods before and after the performance of such duty.

Directs the Secretary of Defense to conduct a test program granting limited commissary privileges to members of the Selected Reserve. Requires the Secretary to report the results to Congress by June 1, 1984.

Sets forth the grade requirements for persons receiving original appointments as reserve officers in the Army or Air Force Medical Corps.

Permits certain reserve commissioned officers on active duty to serve, where vacancy permits, in the higher reserve grade to which they are promoted during such active duty tour.

Excludes experience and education credits from the computation of years of service of a reserve commissioned officer to determine whether he or she may be transferred to the Retired Reserve or discharged.

Authorizes the recall to active duty of retired members of a reserve component of an armed force on the same basis as retired members of a regular armed force.

Permits the Secretary concerned to move a qualified reservist into the Ready Reserve upon such reservist's request.

Validates certain appointments of reserve commissioned officers in the Army made between September 15, 1981 and August 24, 1982.

Part C: Other Personnel Management Provisions - Permits the President to suspend provisions concerning promotions, retirement, and separation from service if essential to the national security during a period of war or national emergency. Authorizes the Secretary concerned to extend the period of enlistment in the Reserves from six to six to eight years. Permits the Secreary concerned to accept original enlistments of persons for at least two but not more than six years.

Part D: Miscellaneous - Extends the period during which certain accumulated leave may be used.

Authorizes the Secretary concerned to transport to the place of burial the remains of a military retiree who dies in a military medical facility.

Directs the Secretary of Defense to require the payment of fees for veterinary care provided pets by armed forces personnel.

Amends the Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1981 to extend through FY 1984 the Department of Defense Educational Assistance Loan Repayment Program.

Title XI: NATO and Related Matters - Directs the Secretary of Defense to carry out the commitments of the United States under the United States-German Wartime Host Nation Support Agreement of April 15, 1982 and under the Prepositioned Material Configured in Unit Sets (POMCUS) program not later than December 31, 1988. Requires the Secretary to assess the implementation of such agreement and program in the Secretary's annual report to Congress.

Expresses the sense of Congress that the countries of NATO, Canada, and particularly Japan are not bearing their commensurate share of the burdens of mutual defense. States that the President should seek acceptance of such responsibilities and a specific agreement for increased support from each such country. Directs the Secretary of Defense to report to Congress by March 1, 1984 on a comparison of the equitable defense burden that should be borne, the actual efforts to bear them, the efforts the United States is taking to eliminate any disparities, and other information concerning the mutual defense.

Limits after FY 1984 the number of U.S. military personnel permanently stationed in Europe as part of NATO efforts. Permits slight increases in such numbers if the Secretary of Defense certifies to Congress that other NATO nations are maintaining their forces at specified levels, that significant priority is being given by the Department of Defense for the improvement of NATO's conventional capabilities for FY 1985-1989, and that a slight increase in U.S. personnel is necessary to meet the U.S. commitment to NATO.

Directs the Secretary to report to the Armed Services Committees by May 1, 1984 on a comprehensive plan to improve the conventional defense capabilities of NATO, including: (1) changes in the strategy and military program; (2) aggregate conventional defense requirements; (3) assessment of the Air-Land Battle concept; (4) doctrines of military force coordination; (5) the Department of Defense Five-Year Defense Plan for FY 1985-1989 and what it provides by way of improved conventional defense capability; and (6) new weapons or systems available which are not in the defense budget or part of the Five-Year Plan. Directs the President to report to Congress by June 1, 1984 on his plan for improving NATO conventional defense capabilities.

Directs the Secretary to study the tactical nuclear posture of NATO and report to the Armed Services Committees by May 1, 1984. Requires such study to include: (1) an assessment of the current and projected nuclear balances in Europe; (2) an assessment of operational doctrines for the use of such weapons; (3) the types and numbers of nuclear warheads inessential to NATO's defense; and (4) recent developments, since April 1975, which indicate a need for revision in the report "The Theater Nuclear Force Posture in Europe". Requires the President to report to Congress on his views on such study by April 1, 1984.

Directs the Secretary to report to the Armed Services Committees by May 1, 1984 on the combat and noncombat components of U.S. military personnel permanently stationed in Europe in support of NATO and their relationship to each other. Requires such report to include an analysis of current, projected, and required combat and noncombat components of the U.S. armed forces, including projected ratios in the Five-Year Defense Plan.

Directs the Secretary to report to Congress by June 1, 1984 on a review and analysis of FY 1983 U.S. expenditures for NATO, including projected expenditures for FY 1984-1989 expressed in FY 1983 dollars. Requires such report to include specified separate breakouts for: (1) procurement; (2) operations and maintenance; (3) military construction; (4) military personnel; and (5) research, development, test, and evaluation.

Title XII: General Provisions Part A: Financial Matters - Permits the Secretary of Defense to transfer up to $1,500,000,000 of the funds authorized among categories as specified. Requires the Secretary to notify Congress immediately of any transfers. Prohibits the Secretary of a military department from contracting for the lease of a aircraft or naval vessel if the contract is for a long term or the termination liability of the United States is large. Requires any requests for such a leasing to be submitted to Congress by the Secretary of Defense and accompanied by an analysis of cost, including tax consequences, of leasing rather than direct procurement. Requires the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Secretary of the Treasury to evaluate such analysis within 30 days and report to Congress within 45 days of such analysis being submitted to Congress. Directs the Director of OMB and the Secretary of the Treasury to issue joint guidelines to the Department of Defense setting forth the circumstances under which the Department may lease or charter rather than procure. Directs the Secretary of Defense to report to the Armed Services and Appropriations Committees concerning a list and terms of all leases or charters entered into for a period of more than one year which comprise major items of defense equipment. Requires the report to also include funding levels and sources for each lease or charter.

Prohibits the use of funds for leasing or charter agreements of three years or more duration with an estimated termination liability in excess of 50 percent of the original purchase value of the vessel, aircraft, or vehicle involved. Exempts the acquisition by the Navy of the use of 13 T-AKX maritime prepositioning ships and the use of five new T-5 tankers.

Prohibits the Secretary of Defense from approving the full-scale engineering development or production and deployment of a major defense acquisition program unless an independent estimate of the cost has been prepared and submitted to the Secretary. Directs the Secretary to report to the Armed Services Committees on the same day the defense budget for FY 1985 is submitted on the use of such independent cost estimates, including an assessment on any modifications or rejections of such estimates.

Expresses the sense of Congress that the Secretary of Defense should ensure that adequate personnel and financial resources are allocated for the development and assessment of independent estimates of the costs of major defense acquisition programs.

Requires that appropriations for the working capital funds be specifically authorized.

Amends the Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1983 to extend through FY 1984 the test program to authorize the payment of a price differential in defense contracts to relieve economic dislocations.

Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to use limited funds for FY 1984 to upgrade the logistical support of the International Coordinating Committee (COCOM).

Part B: Department of Defense Management Matters - Establishes in the Department of Defense a civilian Director of Operational Testing and Evaluation appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. Requires such Director to perform all duties relating to operational testing and evaluation in the Department.

Requires such Director to advise and report directly to the Secretary of Defense. Grants such Director access to all necessary Department records. Permits the Director to require observers to be present during testing. Directs the Secretaries of the military departments to report all testing results to the Director. Requires the Director to respond to congressional requests for information and make annual reports.

Prohibits the obligation of funds for operations testing without the advance approval of the Secretary.

Directs the President to request separately budget authority for the Director's activities.

Increases the number of Assistant Secretaries of Defense from seven to 11. Designates one of those Secretaries as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, another as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence. Increases by one each the number of Assistant Secretaries of the Army and of the Navy.

Includes the Commandant of the Marine Corps as a member of the Armed Forces Policy Council.

Directs the Secretary of Defense to reduce the total number of personnel performing management headquarters activities by the end of FY 1984.

Directs the Secretary to issue regulations within 120 days on the procurement of spare parts, which prohibit expenditures for increase in excess of a specified percentage threshold and require evaluation by a contracting officer that such increase is merited or that the national security requires the purchase of such part at any price.

Directs the Secretary of Defense to report to the Armed Services and Appropriations Committees by June 1, 1984 on the management of acquiring spare parts, both current and proposed efforts. Sets forth the issues such report should address, including: (1) the extent of overcharging, (2) accuracy of procurement method codes; (3) number of personnel involved in procurement accuracy efforts; (4) the status of efforts to automate the system; (5) a summary of any audit or study concerning acquisition of spare parts within a specified time; (6) an analysis of withholding contracts from contractors who have obtained unreasonable profits. Directs the Secretary to establish and implement policies to achieve a long-term solution to excessive cost and lead time problems in the acquisition of spare parts. Sets forth the factors the Secretary should consider, including: (1) using competitive sources; (2) Government rights to technical data; and (3) acquiring parts through Federal Supply Schedules and the Department of Defense supply system whenever possible.

Authorizes the Secretary to withhold from public disclosure technical data with military or space application if such data may not be exported without approval under the Export Administration Act or the Arms Export Control Act.

Prohibits the Secretary of Defense from using polygraph examinations on any personnel any differently than they had been used after August 5, 1982, until April 15, 1984.

Permits the Secretary of the Navy to provide port services without reimbursement to naval vessels operating as part of a multinational naval force of NATO.

Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to provide communications support to the Government of any allied country of NATO subsidiary body which agrees to reciprocate.

Prohibits the contracting out of firefighting and security functions at any military installation through FY 1984. Directs the Secretary to report to Congress by March 1, 1984, assessing the needs of the Department in these areas.

Directs the Secretary of Defense to report to Congress by April 15, 1984 on the conversion to contractor operation of commercial or industrial type functions of the Department previously performed by Department civilian or military personnel. Requires such report to include: (1) estimated cost of performance by both Government and contractor; (2) actual cost; and (3) the number of Federal employees terminated because of such conversion.

Amends the Department of Education Organization Act to extend until at least May 4, 1986 the date the Department of Defense dependent's overseas school system is transferred from the Department of Defense to the Department of Education.

Prohibits the use of funds for the planned changes in the F-106 and F-15 aircraft types until the Secretary of the Air Force has conducted a cost-benefit and military-effectiveness analysis and Congress has had 60 days in which to consider the ramnifications of such alterations.

Part C: Provisions Relating to Special Programs - Prohibits the Secretary of Defense from deploying more than ten MX missiles until small mobile, intercontinental ballistic missile system component tests have occurred. Prohibits the deployment of more than 40 MX missiles until the major elements of such a system have been tested and full-scale engineering development has begun.

Directs the Secretary to report to the Armed Services Committees by January 15 of 1984-1988 on the progress of the small missile system, the deployment of the MX, and silo-hardening technology. Sets forth certification and weight requirements for such small missiles, setting a ceiling at 30,000 pounds for each missile.

Directs the President to report to the Armed Services Committees coincident with any requests for MX procurement funding an assessment of the requirements for and impact of procurement.

Expresses the sense of Congress that the development of small, mobile, single warhead ICBM's is of the highest national priority. Directs the administration to design such a warhead capable of mobile deployment. Requires program emphasis to be consistent with the priorities of Polaris, Minuteman, and Apollo. Directs the Department of Defense to include funding and production schedules in its budget submittal for FY 1985.

Prohibits the obligation of funds for the production of binary weapons unless the President certifies to Congress that a unitary artillery shell will be rendered militarily useless for each binary artillery shell produced.

Delays the use of funds for the actual production of binary chemical munitions until FY 1986. Requires the President to certify to Congress that such munitions are essential to the national interest before they may be produced even after such date.

Restricts the use of authorizations for the Advanced Technology Bomber program only to that program.

Prohibits the use of funds to test any explosive or inert antisatellite warheads against objects in space until the President certifies to Congress that such testing is necessary to the national security and the efforts to achieve a mutual and verificable ban on antisatellite weapons with the Soviet Union are continuing in good faith.

Prohibits the use of funds to lease any CT-39 replacement aircraft unless competitive bidding is used.

Eliminates certain restrictions under the Arms Export Control Act concerning cost-recovery requirements and foreign military sales.

Permits the Secretary of the Navy to carry out the F/A-18 aircraft program without regard to specified restrictions.

Directs the Secretary to conduct a detailed financial analysis of the projected cost of procuring 100 B-1B aircraft and then revise the projected cost certified by President Reagan on January 18, 1982. Requires the Secretary to report to Congress by January 31, 1984 on the results, making such results available to the Comptroller General as well.

Part D: Miscellaneous - Expresses congressional endorsement for the Defense report, "Direct Communications Links and Other Measures to Enhance Stability". Suggests that the United States should implement certain measures such as prior notification of missile launches and military exercises and encourage the Soviet Union to do the same. Endorses proposals that a separate agreement on such measures be sought through the arms control negotiators.

Directs the Secretary of Defense to conduct studies and demonstration projects on the health care delivery system of the uniformed services with a view to improving its quality and cost effectiveness. Requires that government and contract facilities and services be studied and that alternative methods of payment for services and cost-sharing by eligible beneficiaries also be included. Directs the Secretary to report to Congress annually on such studies and projects. Permits the Secretary of Defense and Health and Human Services to designate additional civilian facilities or to terminate the status of other facilities as determined necessary.

Prohibits reprisals against employees of certain nonappropriated fund instrumentalities for disclosure of information which evidences a violation of the law or regulations or mismanagement or abuse of authority.

Extends through the end of FY 1983 the grace period before the enforcement of the requirement that all persons who are required to register under the Selective Service Act do so and certify such registration to their institution of higher education before such persons will be eligible for Federal education assistance.

Amends the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 to extend through FY 1985 impact aid to local educational agencies for the education of military dependents in their jurisdiction.

Modifies the provisions concerning the retirement pay and deductions for judges on the United States court of Military Appeals to conform them to the congressional system.

Postpones until FY 1984 certain deposits for civil service retirement based on military service.

Modifies the compensation for injuries incurred in the performance of duty by members of the Civil Air Patrol to: (1) include Civil Air Patrol Cadets 18 years old or older; and (2) increase the basic pay used for computing the amount of compenstion.

Repeals the requirement for a retired military personnel suggestion program.

Directs the Secretary of the Navy to report to the Armed Services Committee on the potential effect on naval operations of any proposed lease by the Department of the Interior of offshore lands for drilling. Requires the Secretary to define offshore zones where Impact on naval operations would be appreciable.

Permits the Secretary of the Air Force to remove specified improvements from the former Bedford Air Force Station, Virginia, and to restore such site to its previous condition.

Prohibits the procurement of manual typewriters manufactured within Warsaw Pact nations.

Authorizes a congressional medal for American personnel missing in Southeast Asia.

Amends the GI Bill Improvements Act of 1977 to permit the award of a campaign or service medal to members of the Women's Air Forces Service Pilots who served as Federal civilians during World War II.

Designates the School of Medicine of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences as the F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine.

Authorizes the Secretary of a military department to accept voluntary services for a museum or a family support program. Deems such volunteers federal employees only for workmen's compensation purposes.

Directs the Secretary of Defense to report to the Armed Services Committees by February 1, 1984 on the proposed codification of the Department of Defense authorization and appropriation's legislation.

Makes technical and conforming amendments to title 10, the armed forces provisions of the United States Code.