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Introduced in House (08/14/1986)

Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1987 - Title I: Military Personnel - Appropriates funds for FY 1987 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: Operation and Maintenance - Appropriates funds for FY 1987 for the operation and maintenance of the Army, the Navy, the Marine Corps, the Air Force, and the defense agencies, including their respective reserve components, and the Army and Air National Guards. Appropriates funds for the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice, for the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS), claims against the Department of Defense, the Court of Military Appeals, the tenth International Pan American Games, environmental restoration (including transfer of funds), and humanitarian aid for Afghan refugees.

Title III: Procurement - Appropriates and transfers funds for FY 1987 for the procurement by the Army of aircraft, missiles, weapons, tracked combat vehicles, ammunition, and other equipment and materials.

Appropriates and transfers funds for procurement by the Navy of aircraft, weapons, shipbuilding and conversion of vessels, and other equipment and materials. Prohibits the use of funds for naval vessel construction in foreign shipyards.

Appropriates and transfers funds for Marine Corps procurement.

Appropriates and transfers funds for procurement by the Air Force of aircraft, missiles, and other equipment and materials.

Appropriates funds for the National Guard, Reserve, defense agencies' procurement, and for Defense Production Act purchases.

Makes all such appropriations available through FY 1989 unless otherwise specified.

Title IV: Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation - Appropriates funds for FY 1987 for research, development, test, and evaluation by the Army, Navy, Air Force, and defense agencies (permits the merger of appropriations for advanced research). Appropriates funds for the expenses of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Developmental Test and Evaluation and the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation.

Makes all such appropriations available through FY 1988.

Title V: Special Foreign Currency Program - Appropriates funds for FY 1987 for excess payments in foreign currencies for expenses in carrying out the programs of the Department of Defense.

Title VI: Revolving and Management Funds - Appropriates funds for the armed forces and defense stock funds.

Title VII: Chemical Agents and Munitions Destruction, Defense - Appropriates funds for the destruction of the U.S. stockpile of lethal chemical agents and munitions.

Title VIII: Related Agencies - Appropriates funds for the intelligence community staff and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System Fund.

Title IX: 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.

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.

Provides that no part of any appropriation contained in this Act may remain available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year, unless expressly so provided.

Prohibits the use of appropriations for specified practices, including: (1) proficiency flying; and (2) excess household goods shipping and storage.

Prohibits the obligation of more than 20 percent of funds appropriated by this Act during the last two months of the fiscal year, except as specified.

Permits the Department of Defense to accept the use of real property and services from foreign countries in accordance with mutual defense agreements or occupational arrangements or as reciprocal international courtesies. Directs the Secretary to report quarterly to the Congress on the properties and services received.

Prohibits the use of appropriations for the procurement of any food, clothing, specified cloth (including cotton, silk, and wool) or synthetic fabrics, or specialty metals not grown, produced, or processed within the United States, with specified exceptions.

Permits the use of appropriations for uniforms or uniform allowances for civilian employees.

Limits the funds available for legislative liaison activities of the Department.

Earmarks appropriations for the procurement of commercial transportation service from carriers participating in the civil reserve air fleet program.

Authorizes the Secretary, in the national interest and with the approval of the Office of Management and Budget, to transfer and merge specified working capital funds. Directs the Secretary to notify the Congress of all transfers. Limits the cash balances which may be maintained in such funds.

Prohibits the use of appropriated funds for: (1) fuel conversion at defense facilities in Europe; (2) the preparation of a request to the Appropriations Committees for reprogramming of funds, except as specified; (3) certain claims for physician or provider reimbursement for medical services provided under the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS); (4) public affairs activities beyond a specified amount; (5) administering funds credited to DOD under provisions of the Arms Export Control Act; (6) Senior ROTC units which have had classes with insufficient enrollment; (7) programs of the Central Intelligence Agency beyond FY 1988, with specified exceptions; and (8) military personnel costs associated with morale, welfare, and recreation activities.

Prohibits the use of appropriated funds for the payment of anticipatory possession compensation claims to the Federal Republic of Germany other than claims under the Global Agreement.

Permits the Secretary to contract with collection agencies to recover indebtedness owed to the United States.

Prohibits the use of appropriations for: (1) certain noncompetitive contracts for studies or consulting services, unless certain unique elements are present; (2) nonreimbursed medical care in the United States to foreign military or diplomatic personnel or their dependents; (3) certain second career training programs; (4) the demilitarization of surplus nonautomatic firearms of less than a specified caliber; (5) certain multiyear contracts utilizing economic order quantity procurement or unfunded contingent liabilities in excess of a specified amount; and (6) excessive per diems in lieu of subsistence when an enlisted member is in a travel status.

Prohibits the use of appropriations for: (1) waivers of certain cost recovery under the Arms Export Control Act, unless the Appropriations Committees are given advanced notice; (2) transportation of equipment or material designated as Prepositioned Material Configured in Unit Sets (POMCUS) in Europe in excess of four division sets, except as specified to maintain certain inventories at a fixed percent of established requirements; (3) the transfer of manufacturing equipment and data for military equipment to a foreign country without the prior approval of the Secretary concerned; (4) the transfer of a technical data package or any assistance from any Government-owned and operated defense plant manufacturing large caliber cannons to any foreign government; and (5) unjustified intelligence activity, unless the Appropriations Committees are notified.

Requires the Advanced Technology Bomber program to be funded at a level at least equal to that provided by the conference committee.

Prohibits the use of funds for: (1) the purchase of foreign coal or coke for U.S. defense facilities in Europe when U.S. coal is available; (2) the procurement of manual typewriters from Warsaw Pact countries; (3) more than 37 Executive Schedule positions in the Department; (4) converting certain military technician positions to nonmilitary positions in support of the reserves and the guards; and (5) imposing a civilian personnel ceiling on industrially funded activities of the Department.

Eliminates during FY 1987 the requirement that the Congress must authorize by law the end-strengths for civilian personnel in DOD. Prohibits setting any end-strenth limitations for such personnel during FY 1987. Requires FY 1988 defense budget requests to reflect such changes.

Permits the transfer and merger of funds for increased pay costs for research, development, test, and evaluation.

Prohibits the use of CIA, DOD, or any intelligence agency funds for aid to the Nicaraguan democratic resistance unless in accordance with the Intelligence Authorization Act.

Authorizes additional transfers of funds from working capital funds to the Operation and Maintenance appropriations contained in this Act.

Prohibits the use of funds for: (1) leasing Department aircraft or vehicles to non-Federal agencies when commercial alternatives are available; (2) congressional lobbying; (3) certain multiyear leasing or chartering of vessels with excessive termination liabilities; (4) selling or leasing any land which is part of Fort DeRussy, Honolulu, Hawaii; (5) the operation of more than 247 commissaries in the contiguous United States; (6) procuring certain foreign-manufactured aircraft ejection seats; (7) unemployment benefits over a specified amount; (8) the pay of certain nonmilitary Army Reserve technicians; (9) the transfer of the Department of Defense Dependents Schools to the Department of Education; and (10) purchasing dogs or cats to study the medical treatment of wounds.

Prohibits the use of funds for the full-scale engineering development of any major acquisition program until the Secretary certifies to the Appropriations Committees that two or more production sources are not necessary or provides a plan for the development of two or more sources.

Prohibits the expenditure of funds for the floating storage of petroleum in non-U.S. vessels.

Earmarks funds for the Civil Air Patrol.

Permits the use of funds for removing feral burros and horses.

Permits a limited transfer of funds for health care delivery demonstration projects upon notification of the Congress by the Secretary of such transfer.

Prohibits the use of funds to compensate certain foreign selling costs.

Permits the obligation of funds for humanitarian and civic assistance costs incident to authorized operations of the armed forces.

Authorizes the Secretaries of the Army and the Air Force to retain in active status certain officers who need such status in order to maintain employment as a National Guard or Reserve technician.

Prohibits the use of appropriations for procurement of weapons systems for side-by-side testing of such systems with NATO countries without prior notification to the Appropriations Committees.

Expresses the sense of the Congress that: (1) the Secretary should award defense contracts in FY 1987 to the extent possible to contractors who agree to carry out such contracts in labor surplus areas; and (2) competition should be increased in providing for our national defense.

Prohibits the use of funds appropriated by this Act to pay a dislocation allowance in excess of one month's basic allowance for quarters.

Prohibits the use of funds for contracting out activities performed by the Defense Personnel Support Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, unless the Appropriations Committees receive the results of a cost analysis of such action.

Prohibits the use of funds appropriated by this Act: (1) to make contributions to the Department of Defense Benefits Fund for educational assistance for a member of the armed services who receives an enlistment bonus; or (2) for integration of a nuclear warhead into the Joint Tactical Missile System.

Authorizes the Department of the Air Force and the Defense Logistics Agency to test a flat rate per diem system for military and civilian travel allowances, under certain conditions.

Directs DOD to conduct a pilot test project of providing home health care to certain military dependents.

Limits the amount that DOD may spend during FY 1987 for permanent change of station moves.

Limits the availability of appropriations for educational costs for off-duty training of military personnel to specified percentages of such costs.

Provides that the rate of basic allowance for quarters for certain members of the uniformed services shall not be less than the rate that was in effect on December 31, 1984.

Prohibits the use of appropriated funds for conversion to contractor performance of an activity or function of DOD that is currently performed by more than ten DOD civilian employees until a cost analysis is completed on such and certified to the Appropriations Committees.

Permits transfers of funds from one appropriation account to another for the lease or purchase of automatic data processing equipment if the Secretary reports such transfer to the Appropriations Committees within a specified time.

Makes appropriations available to exchange or furnish mapping, charting, or geodetic data, supplies, or services to a foreign country pursuant to an agreement for the exchange of such services.

Prohibits the use of appropriated funds for: (1) the procurement of C-12 aircraft, unless competitive procedures are used; and (2) procurement of 120mm mortars or ammunition for such mortars if manufactured outside the United States.

Permits the use of DOD funds at sites formerly used by DOD for removal of unsafe buildings or debris, under certain conditions.

Limits the amount of operation and maintenance funds that may be used for travel and transportation of the dependent children of military personnel stationed overseas.

Prohibits the use of Navy funds for a contract for the overhaul, repair, or maintenance of any naval vessel on the West Coast which includes charges for interport differential as an evaluation factor for award.

Prohibits the use of funds made available by this Act to alter the command structure for military forces in Alaska.

Prohibits the use of appropriated funds to carry out a program to paint a naval vessel with a certain type of paint until the Environmental Protection Agency certifies that the paint does not pose an unnacceptable hazard to the marine environment.

Prohibits the exclusive earmarking of Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) appropriations for contracts with non-U.S. contractors, subcontractors, vendors, or consortia prior to source selection in order to meet a specific allocation of funds to an allied nation. Expresses the sense of the Congress that, whenever possible, SDI contracts should be awarded to U.S. contractors, subcontractors, and vendors unless such awards would degrade the likely results obtained from such contracts and provided allied nations are encouraged to competitively participate in SDI research.

Exempts the funds appropriated or made available by this or other Acts from certain obligational limitations set forth in the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 1987.

Permits the Secretary to procure ammunition containing a depleted uranium penetrator component, if specified conditions are met.

Provides additional funding for DOD/VA Cooperative Research.

Makes funds available to the Defense Logistics Agency for the agency's productivity-based incentive awards programs for civilian employees.

Permits the transfer of certain unobligated FY 1983 DOD funds to the Foreign Currency Fluctuations, Defense account, under specified conditions.

Prohibits the use of Army appropriations for depot maintenance of equipment unless the civilian personnel strengths at Army depots performing communications-electronics depot maintenance are greater than the strengths assigned those depots on September 30, 1985, with specified exceptions.

Prohibits the use of funds made available by this Act to maintain or protect, after a specified date, more than a specified amount of silver in the National Defense Stockpile.

Prohibits the use of appropriated funds to: (1) overhaul the SSBN 617 or SSBN 620 unless a reprogramming request is approved by the Appropriation Committees; (2) pay a variable housing allowance inflation rate in excess of 2.45 percent; (3) pay for contract personnel to perform functions currently performed by DOD employees at the Crane Army Ammunition Activity, Crane, Indiana, or the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, McAlester, Oklahoma; or (4) acquire major automated information systems which have not successfully completed specified oversight reviews.

Requires the Secretary to transfer a specified amount from the DOD Coastal Defense Augmentation account to the Department of Transportation for the Coast Guard.

Prohibits any DOD vessel homeported in the United States from being overhauled, repaired, or maintained in a foreign shipyard except for unscheduled emergencies.

Requires military pay to be paid on the first day of the month beginning after the month during which the right to such compensation accrues.

Requires the Secretary to pay each month into the DOD Military Retirement Fund an amount based on the amount of pay accrued (currently paid) during that month by members of the armed forces on active duty or in the reserves.

Prohibits the use of DOD funds or of Department of Energy funds during FY 1987 to carry out a nuclear explosion with a yield exceeding one kiloton or a nuclear explosion outside a designated test area, unless the President makes a specified certification to the Congress.

Limits the number of deployed launchers for ICBMs carrying MIRVs, for ICBMs carrying MIRVs and submarine ballistic missiles carrying MIRVs, or for ICBMs carrying MIRVs, submarine ballistic missiles carrying MIRVs and heavy bombers for air-launched cruise missiles capable of a range exceeding 600 kilometers, unless the President certifies to the Congress that the Soviet Union has deployed strategic forces in excess of the numerical sublimits in the SALT II agreement.

Prohibits the Secretary from carrying out a test of the Space Defense System (anti-satellite weapon against an object in space) until the President certifies to the Congress that the Soviet Union has conducted such a test.

Prohibits the use of FY 1986 or 1987 DOD funds before October 1, 1987, for: (1) procurement of binary chemical munitions, including the Bigeye bomb; or (2) the establishment of a production base for such munitions. Requires the Secretary to report by a specified date to the Congress on the military requirements for long-range stand-off chemical weapons. Prohibits the removal of U.S. chemical munitions stored in Europe, unless they are replaced with binary chemical munitions.

Prohibits the use of funds made available by this Act to preclude the obligation or expenditure of funds to seek a second production source for the Copperhead projectile.

Prohibits the use of appropriated funds for: (1) the Strategic Defense Initiative during FY 1987, unless funds are authorized and appropriated for such purpose; (2) the procurement of 9mm handguns until the current procurement contract is canceled and the performance specifications changed; and (3) for the implementation or enforcement of a specified Air Force rule.