NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 84
(House of Representatives - May 22, 2018)

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        NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019


                             General Leave

  Mr. THORNBERRY. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members 
have 5 legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks and 
insert extraneous material on H.R. 5515.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the 
gentleman from Texas?
  There was no objection.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to House Resolution 905 and rule 
XVIII, the Chair declares the House in the Committee of the Whole House 
on the state of the Union for the consideration of the bill, H.R. 5515.
  The Chair appoints the gentleman from Mississippi (Mr. Harper) to 
preside over the Committee of the Whole.

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                     In the Committee of the Whole

  Accordingly, the House resolved itself into the Committee of the 
Whole House on the state of the Union for the consideration of the bill 
(H.R. 5515) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2019 for 
military activities of the Department of Defense and for military 
construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal 
year, and for other purposes, with Mr. Harper in the chair.
  The Clerk read the title of the bill.
  The CHAIR. Pursuant to the rule, the bill is considered read the 
first time.
  The gentleman from Texas (Mr. Thornberry) and the gentleman from

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Washington (Mr. Smith) each will control 30 minutes.
  The Chair recognizes the gentleman from Texas.
  Mr. THORNBERRY. Mr. Chairman, I yield myself such time as I may 
consume.
  Mr. Chairman, I am pleased to bring to the House floor H.R. 5515, the 
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. This measure 
was reported favorably out of our committee by a vote of 60-1, and if 
signed into law, this would be the 58th consecutive year in which a 
National Defense Authorization Act was signed into law.
  I want to begin by thanking the members of the House Armed Services 
Committee, because each of them has contributed to the work product 
that we bring before the House today. I particularly want to express my 
appreciation to the ranking member, the gentleman from Washington (Mr. 
Smith), for not only his cooperative approach to matters of national 
security, but for all of the input, all of the good humor, all of the 
partnership that he brings into making this truly a bipartisan bill 
which we bring before the House today.
  I also want to thank the staff of the committee on both sides of the 
aisle for incredible hours, incredible work, not only in the last few 
weeks, but throughout this process as we have conducted our hearings, 
our briefings, and traveled, done all sorts of work that contributed to 
this bill.
  Mr. Chairman, I also want to especially thank the legislative 
counsel. We have had hundreds of amendments considered in committee. We 
have had hundreds of amendments which have been drafted for floor 
consideration. That is a lot of work on a very few individuals who have 
had to make sure it was in the appropriate legislative language. I 
especially want to thank legislative counsel working with our staffs 
for getting this measure ready for floor consideration.
  Mr. Chairman, the best way to summarize this bill is that it takes 
the next steps: the next steps to rebuilding our military, the next 
steps to reforming the Pentagon, the next steps towards strengthening 
our country's national security.
  We are going to hear a lot more about the details in the moments and 
days to come. I just want to emphasize that no one bill can do 
everything that needs to be done on behalf of the men and women who 
serve our Nation, especially in repairing their equipment, in repairing 
their readiness, and in giving them the best equipment, support, and 
training our Nation can provide. No one bill can do all those things, 
but this bill takes important next steps building on what was done in 
the 2018 bill.
  Finally, Mr. Chairman, I just want to make this point: We live in a 
volatile and dangerous world. Our country has a number of tools at its 
disposal--diplomacy, economics and trade, soft power and influence, a 
variety of tools--but, in my view, the most important tool is our 
military strength. I believe our military strength enhances all of 
those other tools so that, when our military is strong, our diplomacy 
is more effective. When our military is strong, our economic tools and 
sanctions are more effective. When our military is strong, our soft 
power somehow becomes more persuasive.
  Just to take one example, there is a lot in the news these days, even 
today, about whether or not there will be some sort of a negotiated 
agreement with North Korea. I don't know how that will come out. What I 
do know is a strong military improves our negotiating position, and a 
strong military helps make sure we can defend this country if 
negotiations do not bear fruit.
  What we are trying to advance in this bill, along with the 
appropriations bill, which will come, is to put the United States in a 
stronger position, hopefully, to get a negotiated result with Iran, 
North Korea, a variety of other situations around the world, but, above 
all, to defend this country and to defend our way of life, to defend 
the American people by way of supporting the men and women who risk 
their lives for us. That, bottom line, is what this bill tries to do. 
It is what all of these thousands of pages and hundreds of amendments 
are designed to do. With the bipartisan support of this House, I 
believe it will be successful.
  Mr. Chairman, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mr. SMITH of Washington. Mr. Chairman, I yield myself 5 minutes.
  Mr. Chairman, first of all, I want to start off by agreeing with the 
chairman on the importance both of the bill, but also on the incredible 
work that we do in a bipartisan manner.
  I think the chairman has set the right tone for the committee. His 
leadership makes all the difference in the world in terms of making 
sure that we all understand that we are working together to produce a 
product that is enormously important to the national security of this 
country.
  Not that we don't have our disagreements--we have many--but we do so 
in a respectful way, always with the goal of what is the best policy 
for our national defense. The chairman's leadership has set the tone 
for that in a way that is helpful to all of us.
  All 62 members of the committee also contribute, and, of course, the 
staff. The staff has to look through all the amendments, all the 
issues, and make sure that we are aware of them, and they do a fabulous 
job. This is the one bill that we pass every year, and the work that 
our staff does is always outstanding and always puts us Members in a 
position to do the best we can on the bill.
  So I appreciate the staff, I appreciate the bipartisan spirit in the 
committee, and I look forward to having a 58th successful year in 
producing a National Defense Authorization Act because, first and 
foremost, it is incredibly important that we set national security 
policy for this country.
  As the chairman mentioned, we face an incredibly complex set of 
threat environments. We need policy to figure out what the best 
approach to that is. Most importantly, right now, after nearly 17 years 
of war, we have really worked the men and women who serve us in the 
armed services very, very hard, and there is a very real readiness 
problem within our military, as we have underfunded that to fund the 
short-term needs as presented by the conflicts that we have gotten 
into.
  I think the most important thing about this bill is it really begins 
to pay that back. It begins to bring back up the readiness levels so 
that the men and women who serve us are prepared for the fights that we 
ask them to do. That, to me, is the most important point.
  We can have a very robust debate about how large the military budget 
should be, about what responsibilities we should take on, but wherever 
we come out on that debate, when we decide this is what we expect the 
military to do, it is incredibly important that we provide the funds 
and training to make sure that they can do it.
  Now, again, we can argue that they should do less, but in my mind, it 
is completely unacceptable to say: Well, we have got so many 
priorities, We don't know how to do it. We are going to ask you to do 
all these things and then not have the men and women to get the 
training that they need to be ready for that fight.
  I believe this bill starts moving us in the right direction. It also 
honors the agreement that we made just a few short months ago for both 
FY '18 and, now, FY '19 in terms of what the defense and nondefense 
numbers should be in the appropriations process. So I appreciate that.
  There are several things; and as the chairman mentioned, in a bill of 
this size, of this magnitude, $717 billion, it would be a miracle if 
there were any one person who agreed with absolutely everything in the 
bill. I am sure there is not. But the one thing that I would point out 
that is most troubling to me is the endorsement of the nuclear posture 
review that was just put forward by the administration.
  I am very concerned, number one, that we are spending too much money 
on our nuclear weapons arsenal going forward and what impact will that 
have on those other needs that I mentioned just a minute ago. What 
impact will that have on readiness? What impact will it have on our 
ability to have the forces forward deployed enough to deter Russia, to 
deter North Korea, to deal with China's rise in Asia? So I think we are 
overemphasizing nuclear weapons, number one, in terms of the amount of 
money that we are spending on them.
  But equally as troubling, this bill authorizes low-yield nuclear 
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the first time in a very long time. It even authorizes a low-yield 
nuclear weapon for our submarines. I believe that that puts us down a 
dangerous course. We need to do more to make sure that we are deterring 
any possibility of nuclear war.
  There is a huge risk as Russia rises back up, with what North Korea 
is doing, now that we are not in the nuclear agreement with Iran, what 
they might be doing, that we avoid miscalculation and stumble into a 
nuclear war. Thinking that there is such a thing as a tactical nuclear 
weapon, a weapon small enough that it doesn't really rise to the level 
of the other nuclear weapons, I think, is a mistake.
  And, yes, I know Russia is building them. So the question is: How do 
we deter Russia? Well, I think we deter Russia in a very 
straightforward way. We have over 4,000 nuclear warheads. We have more 
than enough nuclear firepower to present a credible deterrent to what 
they are doing.
  We don't have to say: Well, if you use a small nuclear weapon, we 
won't want to use a bigger one in response. We want to say that our 
deterrence is: If you cross the red line of all red lines and use a 
nuclear weapon, we will respond overwhelmingly. We want to make sure it 
never happens.
  So I think building low-yield tactical nuclear weapons is a mistake. 
I also think it is incredibly important that we increase the dialogue 
between our country and Russia and China and North Korea, nuclear armed 
powers, to make sure that there is not a miscalculation and we don't 
stumble into a nuclear war.
  Overall, I think this is a good product. I look forward to the 
amendment debate and look forward to supporting the bill.
  Mr. Chairman, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mr. THORNBERRY. Mr. Chairman, I yield 3 minutes to the gentleman from 
South Carolina (Mr. Wilson), the chairman of the Subcommittee on 
Readiness.
  Mr. WILSON of South Carolina. Mr. Chairman, I rise in strong support 
of H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2019. I 
appreciate Chairman Mac Thornberry achieving a bipartisan success in 
the committee with 60 ``yes'' votes and only 1 ``no'' vote.
  This bill contains significant policy and funding initiatives to 
provide the military resources necessary to restore lost readiness for 
peace through strength. The bill authorizes additional funding for 
equipment and weapons systems maintenance, spare parts, and training--
all sorely needed to begin to reverse years of minimal funding and 
military readiness accounts.
  In addition, the bill includes several provisions aimed at improving 
the readiness and operation of naval surface forces in response to the 
tragic collisions suffered last year with the loss of 17 sailors of the 
Fitzgerald and the McCain.
  We also addressed aviation readiness concerns by increasing flying 
hours, funding for spare parts, and depot level repair capacity. With 
military end strength at a premium for operational units, Federal 
civilians are an ever-increasingly important component of military 
readiness.
  This bill contains several measures meant to improve the civilian 
workforce management with a special emphasis on faster hiring. There is 
a provision that provides the Secretary of Defense hiring authority for 
many critical readiness skills until 2025, as well as the ability to 
hire new college graduates.
  Also included are several additional authorities to provide 
commanders innovative ways to solve installation infrastructure 
problems, including a measure that will speed execution of force 
protection projects.
  In conclusion, I want to thank Chairman Mac Thornberry and Ranking 
Member Adam Smith and the subcommittee's distinguished ranking member, 
the gentlewoman from Guam (Ms. Bordallo), and her staff for their 
contributions to this bill and support in the process.
  Of course, we were joined by an active and informe and dedicated 
group of subcommittee members with professional staff members. Their 
recommendations and priorities are clearly reflected in the National 
Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019.

  I strongly urge my colleagues to support this worthy bill.
  Mr. SMITH of Washington. Mr. Chairman, I yield 3 minutes to the 
gentleman from Rhode Island (Mr. Langevin), the ranking member of the 
Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities.
  Mr. LANGEVIN. Mr. Chairman, I thank the ranking member for yielding.
  Mr. Chairman, I would like to begin by thanking Chairman Thornberry, 
Ranking Member Smith, and Chairwoman Elise Stefanik, the chair of the 
Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, on which I am proud 
to serve as ranking member. I thank them all for their contributions to 
this bill that is before us today. Each year, our committee's 
legislation addresses issues vital to the defense of our Nation, and 
their leadership was key in crafting this bill.
  I would also like to thank the ETC staff for their work on this bill, 
particularly, Lindsay Kavanaugh, Pete Villano, Jamie Jackson, Eric 
Snelgrove, Katie Sutton, Mark Pepple, and Nevada Schadler, as well as 
my personal staff, Kathryn Mitchell-Thomas, and my two fellows, Brian 
Mandock and David Wagner.

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  Mr. Chairman, this bill contains many critical provisions that will 
enable and enhance our national security.
  We added $1 billion beyond the President's request for the Virginia-
class and Columbia-class submarines, ensuring continued naval and 
strategic superiority beneath the seas.
  We also incorporated my provision to require the Department to 
include energy and climate resiliency efforts as a factor for 
consideration in major military installation master plans so that we 
can be better prepared to face climate change head-on.
  The ETC portion of the bill ensures that we are also ready for future 
threats by strengthening cyber operations and increasing preparedness 
for countering weapons of mass destruction.
  It also bolsters capability at the pointy tip of the spear, 
especially when it comes to supporting our Special Operations Forces, 
who execute our Nation's most difficult missions. We bolster this 
capability by embracing risk, enhancing innovation, and improving 
oversight.
  To ensure we maintain strategic overmatch with near-peer adversaries, 
we invest heavily in research and development, with a specific focus on 
transitioning critical capabilities to the warfighter. For example, the 
bill includes $40 million in additional funding for electromagnetic 
railgun programs as well as $10 million to grow future cyber warriors 
through the DOD Cyber Scholarship Program.
  The bill guides the Department as we confront new threats across the 
globe by expanding upon previous initiatives--for instance, encouraging 
the use of initiatives modeled on the successful Hack the Pentagon 
program to update cyber vulnerability and mitigation assessments of 
Department facilities--and by exploring ways to safeguard the integrity 
of increasingly globalized supply chains that support critical 
technologies.
  As we look to protect our country from threats beyond the next ridge 
line, it is essential these science and technology initiatives remain 
prioritized. We will not defeat next-generation threats resting on the 
success of our past.
  In closing, Mr. Chairman, I again thank and congratulate Chairwoman 
Stefanik and all of the members of the subcommittee for their efforts 
as well as the members of the House Armed Services Committee for their 
dedication to national security.
  Again, I thank the gentleman for yielding, and I thank the chairman 
and the ranking member for their outstanding leadership of the 
committee.
  I look forward to voting in favor of this bill.
  Mr. THORNBERRY. Mr. Chairman, I am pleased to yield 3 minutes to the 
gentleman from Ohio (Mr. Turner), the chair of the Subcommittee on 
Tactical Air and Land Forces.
  Mr. TURNER. Mr. Chairman, I rise in strong support of the National 
Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019.
  I thank Chairman Thornberry and all of the members of the committee 
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defense hawks in this body, who fought so diligently on increasing the 
top line so that this number will make a difference and change the 
direction of our national security.
  I also thank our subcommittee ranking member, Ms. Niki Tsongas, for 
her support and contribution to this bill. The bipartisan partnership 
she and her staff demonstrated in helping to craft this bill is much 
appreciated.
  Niki has also served with me for the last 7 years as the co-chair of 
the Military Sexual Assault and Prevention Caucus. Although this will 
be her last National Defense Authorization Act, her work on the 
subcommittee and the caucus on sexual assault prevention will be a 
strong legacy.
  Within the Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Force's 
jurisdiction, this bill recommends authorization of over $97 billion in 
needed modernization funding that is necessary for our comparative and 
competitive advantage against strategic peer competitors.
  The bill again recognizes the importance of fifth-generation strike 
fighter capability and supports the President's budget request for 77 
Joint Strike Fighters. This bill also authorizes the Department to 
procure additional F-35 aircraft if funds become available through cost 
savings and program efficiencies.
  I also want to take this opportunity to highlight the many foreign 
partners that compromise the F-35 program, which often gets overlooked 
by many. These foreign partnerships strengthen our ability to better 
operate with our allies in future conflicts.
  The bill includes several oversight provisions to facilitate 
mitigation efforts for physiological episodes occurring in military 
aircraft, to include requiring the Secretary of the Navy and the 
Secretary of the Air Force to certify that any new aircraft procured 
will have the most current technological advancements available to 
mitigate future physiological episodes.
  However, much work remains to be done to improve overall aviation 
readiness and safety. Going forward, our subcommittee will conduct a 
more detailed review of the investigative and governance processes 
related to aviation safety mishaps.
  The bill provides an additional $623 million for the JSTARS recap 
program. Based on our analysis resulting from extensive committee 
oversight activity, we have concluded that completely walking away from 
this program imposes an unacceptable level of risk to our warfighters.
  The bill recommends funding to modernize 1.5 armored brigade combat 
teams, which is absolutely necessary for our Army.
  For the seventh consecutive year, this bill addresses sexual assault 
in the military. The bill requires the Department to create a single 
office responsible for sexual offender registration; expands expedited 
transfer rights for victims of sexual assault; and further empowers the 
Defense Advisory Committee on Investigation, Prosecution, and Defense 
of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces.

  This bill also protects our servicemembers and their families by 
closing a gap in the way the Department prescribes controlled 
substances. The bill requires the Department to share more information 
with State prescription drug monitoring programs to combat the opioid 
epidemic.
  Finally, I would like to recognize the role small businesses plays. 
The Small Business Innovation Research Program is highlighted and is 
bolstered in this.
  Mr. Chairman, I encourage all of my colleagues to support this bill.
  Mr. SMITH of Washington. Mr. Chairman, I am pleased to yield 3 
minutes to the gentlewoman from Guam (Ms. Bordallo), the ranking member 
of the Subcommittee on Readiness.
  Ms. BORDALLO. Mr. Chairman, first, I commend Chairman Thornberry, 
Ranking Member Smith, and the committee staff, who have worked many, 
many long nights on the fiscal year 2019 National Defense Authorization 
Act, a bill that displays a true example of bipartisan support.
  The Subcommittee on Readiness' portion of the bill takes important 
steps to aid readiness recovery and improve our military's readiness.
  The bill includes a number of provisions aimed at improving readiness 
of the surface Navy. This is a priority for the subcommittee, 
especially following the four incidents that occurred in the Pacific 
last year. While the Navy has taken steps to address issues identified 
in the Strategic Readiness Review and Comprehensive Review, additional 
steps are still necessary.
  The bill also includes reporting requirements to improve oversight of 
key readiness issues and assess readiness over time. We further address 
military installations and infrastructure by supporting resiliency, 
force protection, research and development, and improvements to our 
defense communities.
  The bill provides continuing support to our DOD civilian personnel, 
who are invaluable to military readiness. Their hard work does not go 
unnoticed.
  I especially thank Chairman Thornberry for following through on his 
commitment to me to include my provision to address the critical 
workforce shortages on Guam for our construction and healthcare 
industries.
  I also thank Ranking Member Smith and the distinguished Subcommittee 
on Readiness chair, Joe Wilson, for all of their support.
  It is important that we address Guam's workforce challenges to meet 
requirements of our international agreements and for enhancing our 
regional security. I look forward to continuing to work together to 
protect the full intent of this legislation.
  This bill also supports American ship repair jobs on Guam and the 
United States. The bill requires the Navy to treat vessels without a 
homeport as if they are homeported in the U.S. or Guam. This will 
ensure that scheduled maintenance of these ships is performed, as 
intended, at domestic American shipyards rather than in foreign 
countries.
  In addition, the bill prohibits the Navy from redeveloping Guam's 
former ship repair facility for any purpose other than to support 
depot-level maintenance, to include the mooring of a floating dry dock. 
The Navy should maintain depot-level ship repair capability, especially 
in the Western Pacific.
  Mr. Chairman, I look forward to working with my colleagues on both 
sides of the aisle as this process continues.
  Mr. THORNBERRY. Mr. Chairman, I am pleased to yield 3 minutes to the 
gentleman from Alabama (Mr. Rogers), the distinguished chair of the 
Subcommittee on Strategic Forces.
  Mr. ROGERS of Alabama. Mr. Chairman, I thank Chairman Thornberry and 
Ranking Member Smith for their leadership in bringing this year's NDAA 
to the floor with another overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 60-1 out of 
our committee.
  I also thank my friend, the gentleman from Tennessee,  Jim Cooper, 
the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, for working 
with me on some of the most difficult and complex issue sets that the 
HASC is responsible for.
  The issues we deal with--nuclear weapons, missile defense, and 
space--are difficult issue sets, but our strong, bipartisan working 
relationship ensures the best oversight and policy is provided for our 
warfighters. I thank the gentleman for helping all of us in this 
regard.
  I will focus on some of the key provisions under the jurisdiction of 
our subcommittee.
  First, nuclear modernization. This bill starts with a clear-minded 
view of the threat posed by our strategic competitors Russia and China. 
The Strategic Forces section of the bill heeds the advice of General 
John Hyten to ``go fast'' and ensures that the U.S. will have a safe, 
secure, and modern nuclear deterrent. We accelerate funding for the 
LRSO and GBSD. We ensure full funding of a low-yield nuclear weapon 
option, as recommended by the Nuclear Posture Review, and we invest in 
our nuclear infrastructure.
  On missile defense, we place additional emphasis on space-based 
sensing, boost-phase intercept, and directed-energy efforts. We also 
preserve the Missile Defense Agency's unique acquisition authorities, 
ensuring that the MDA can continue to quickly deliver capabilities to 
defend against the missile threats of today and tomorrow. Additionally, 
we accelerate funding for our own conventional prompt strike hypersonic 
weapon development.
  In the space domain, we continue to press the Department of Defense 
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the Air Force to fix the significant flaws in the organization and the 
management of the national security space enterprise.
  In our section of the bill, we direct the establishment of a new 
numbered Air Force to help better resource the space cadre. We 
establish a sub-unified command for space to help bring back the 
advocacy and priority of space within the COCOMs. And we 
continue pressing for space acquisition reform.

  Since last year, President Trump has endorsed the establishment of an 
independent space force. We remain committed to laying the foundation 
for the space force and to keeping the pressure on the rest of the 
executive branch to make progress in this regard.
  This is a strong defense bill that directly contributes to increasing 
the lethality and agility of our troops, and I urge the House to adopt 
this legislation and vote ``yes.''
  Mr. SMITH of Washington. Mr. Chairman, I am pleased to yield 3 
minutes to the gentleman from Connecticut (Mr. Courtney), the ranking 
member of the Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces.
  Mr. COURTNEY. Mr. Chairman, I rise in support of this bill.
  I want to begin by thanking the chair and ranking member of the full 
committee for their leadership in getting this bill to the floor and 
their commitment to regular order.
  The bill before us has already gone through several rounds of 
bipartisan input, from the thousands of individual requests from 
members of the House Committee on Armed Services to more than 420 
amendments and more than 14 hours of debate at full committee markup, 
to more than 560 amendments submitted from the whole House for 
potential debate this week.
  I believe that this commitment to regular order is one of the main 
reasons, when we pass this bill this week, it will be the 58th year in 
a row that the House has passed a defense authorization.
  I also salute my friend and colleague, Chairman Rob Wittman, for his 
inclusive and bipartisan approach to his role on the Subcommittee on 
Seapower and Projection Forces.
  This year's mark continues a multiyear, bipartisan effort by the 
Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces to push the Navy to 
explore options to build up important capabilities. To that end, the 
bill before us recommends 3 additional battle force ships above the 10 
ships in the President's request.
  It also continues the National Security Multi-Mission Vessel program 
to ensure that future mariners at our State maritime academies have 
new, American-made training ships and follows on last year's work on 
the subcommittee to recapitalize the Ready Reserve Force.
  This bill also builds on the work our subcommittee has done to ensure 
that the Navy and industry have the resources to expand our undersea 
force. The need and rationale for a larger force of 66 fast attack 
submarines was laid out in the Navy's 2016 Force Structure Assessment, 
which was based on a thorough analysis of strategic challenges that are 
emerging in the maritime domain.
  This year, and for the second year in a row, the committee heard 
blunt and powerful testimony from both Admiral Harris of Pacific 
Command and General Scaparrotti of European Command that their 
requirements for submarines are not being met by our current force 
structure and warned that the expected decline in the undersea fleet 
carried unacceptable risk for the country.
  Last year, the Committee on Armed Services responded to these 
warnings by including authorization to procure additional submarines in 
our mark--authority that was eventually carried to the final NDAA and 
this year's omnibus.
  Navy officials have recently testified before the subcommittee about 
their intention to use this new authority to provide options for 
additional submarines in the next 5-year construction contract. 
Therefore, this year, the NDAA will make a downpayment on two 
additional submarines by providing authorization to fund the long-lead 
materials necessary to take advantage of industrial base capacity in 
fiscal years 2022 and 2023.
  I also note that this shipbuilding plan was based on the 2016 Force 
Structure Assessment and is not tied to the Nuclear Posture Review. The 
shipbuilding plan is about platforms; the posture review is about 
armaments. Its call for low-yield nuclear weapons is a profound 
departure from our existing strategic defense, and I want to associate 
my remarks today with Mr. Smith regarding that issue.

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  This bill and the committee report also include several provisions 
which I sought in committee, including additional support for our 
Procurement Technical Assistance Centers, continued support for DOD 
impact aid, and ensuring that our troops receive imminent danger pay in 
a timely matter.
  Finally, I want to highlight the hard work of the staff for their 
tireless effort to put together the Seapower sections of this bill.
  The CHAIR. The time of the gentleman has expired.
  Mr. SMITH of Washington. Mr. Chair, I yield an additional 30 seconds 
to the gentleman from Connecticut.
  Mr. COURTNEY. Mr. Chair, I thank the gentleman for yielding.
  Mr. Chair, I thank Dave Sienicki, Bruce Johnson, Phil MacNaughton, 
and Megan Handal. None of this is possible without the countless hours 
they put in and the invaluable expertise they provide us.
  Mr. Chair, I again thank Chairman Thornberry and Ranking Member Smith 
for a productive and collaborative process that has led to, I believe, 
an excellent product here today.
  Mr. THORNBERRY. Mr. Chairman, I yield 3 minutes to the gentleman from 
Virginia (Mr. Wittman), the distinguished chair of the Subcommittee on 
Seapower and Projection Forces.
  Mr. WITTMAN. Mr. Chair, I am continually asked why I believe we need 
to increase our financial support for our national security.
  My credentials as a fiscal hawk could be perceived as contrary to my 
concerns on insufficient national security funding. I realize that our 
Federal Government has a variety of choices to either increase or 
diminish specific programs that, in the entirety, make a more efficient 
and effective government.
  However, when it comes to our national security, our choices are 
quickly limited. It is painfully obvious that our Nation's military is 
at a crossroads. We can choose to retreat from the world and allow 
other nations to dictate the circumstances of our fiscal health, or we 
can choose to lead from the front and shape the affairs of our national 
security.
  I choose the latter. I choose a military that can provide for our 
domestic security and is capable of protecting our national interests 
abroad.
  Our force structure is rapidly diminishing. The capability and 
capacity that were provided during the Reagan military buildup era are 
quickly coming to an end. We have 11 aircraft carriers but are 
currently on track to reduce to 9 aircraft carriers in the next 30 
years. Our attack submarine force structure will be reduced by 20 
percent in the next 10 years. Our Air Force is the oldest, smallest, 
and least ready force in its history.
  The axiom of ``quantity has a quality all of its own'' will be sorely 
tested.
  Distressingly, our military readiness continues to atrophy. We lost 
17 sailors in 2 ship collisions last year. We lost 25 airmen in 2 C-130 
transport incidents.
  We continue to see the impacts of the lack of readiness attention. As 
we review the reduction of our force structure along with increased 
accident rates over the last year, it is clear that we need to address 
both current readiness and future readiness concerns in this bill.
  Mr. Chairman, I think our committee does a good job of prioritizing 
current and future readiness and efficiently acquiring required ships 
and aircraft.
  I am particularly pleased that H.R. 5515 authorizes 13 ships, which 
includes the original 10 ships in the fiscal year 2019 budget request 
as well as an additional 3 battle force ships, including 1 Ford-class 
aircraft carrier and 2 additional LCS.
  The bill authorizes advanced procurement for two additional Virginia-
class submarines and authorized multiyear procurement for the Marine 
Corps' next amphibious ship class, LPD Flight II.
  It also continues the critical research and development into the B-21 
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program and Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine. These 
investments continue strategic priorities that will serve to address 
our Nation's future readiness.
  Mr. Chair, in closing, I want to recognize my ranking member, Mr. Joe 
Courtney, for his continued advocacy and bipartisan approach to rebuild 
our Navy. He has been an extraordinary proponent for an increased Navy 
presence, particularly in the undersea community. His insight has been 
instrumental in shaping the subcommittee mark.
  I also want to thank Chairman Thornberry for his continued efforts 
and effective leadership as he navigates the twists and turns of the 
budget process and appropriations alignment. Our national security 
would be significantly diminished without his exemplary efforts.
  I also want to thank Ranking Member Smith for his continued 
collaboration and cooperation in this bipartisan approach to make sure 
that we produce the best bill possible.
  I also would like to thank the staff for their extraordinary efforts, 
and I encourage my colleagues to support the National Defense 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019.
  Mr. SMITH of Washington. Mr. Chairman, I yield 3 minutes to the 
gentlewoman from Massachusetts (Ms. Tsongas), our ranking member on the 
Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee.
  Ms. TSONGAS. Mr. Chair, I thank Ranking Member Smith for yielding.
  Earlier this month, the Armed Services Committee advanced the fiscal 
year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act to the House floor with 
broad, bipartisan support.
  I thank Chairman Thornberry and Ranking Member Smith for their work 
in developing this year's bill. I have greatly appreciated the 
bipartisan tradition that annually allows us to come together to best 
protect our country and those who serve on our behalf.
  The Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee has embodied that 
spirit of bipartisanship, and I would like to thank my friend and 
colleague Congressman Mike Turner for all the work we have done 
together over the past several years.

  I am especially pleased that the bill under consideration today 
includes proposals related to better understanding and reducing 
physiological episodes in Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force aircraft. I 
believe it is important to keep calling on DOD to solve this problem 
across multiple aircraft, wherever it occurs.
  The bill also appropriately directs the Air Force to continue the 
JSTARS recap program while the service works to develop a next-
generation JSTARS in order to ensure this critical capability remains 
available to maximum effect to our servicemembers.
  The proposal makes important investments in research and development 
aimed at using advanced materials to increase ballistic protection and 
reduce the weight of the personal protective equipment we issue to 
those we send into harm's way.
  With these provisions in mind, I look forward to continuing to work 
with my colleagues to see that we provide our men and women in uniform 
with the resources they need to carry out their mission.
  Finally, I would like to thank all the members of the subcommittee 
and the professional staff members for all of their dedicated work to 
help produce this mark.
  Mr. Chair, I urge passage of this bill.
  Mr. THORNBERRY. Mr. Chairman, I yield 3 minutes to the gentleman from 
Colorado (Mr. Coffman), the distinguished chair of the Subcommittee on 
Military Personnel.
  Mr. COFFMAN. Mr. Chairman, I rise in strong support of H.R. 5515, the 
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019.
  The bill contains a variety of significant policy funding initiatives 
that continue our commitment to maintaining military personnel and 
family readiness and addresses issues important to our men and women in 
uniform.
  The provisions contained in this bill provide our warfighters, 
retirees, and their families with pay and benefits necessary to sustain 
them in today's highly stressed force.
  To that end, this bill increases end strength across the services and 
Reserve components, allowing the military services to increase mission 
readiness while reducing strain on servicemembers and their families.
  It extends pay and bonuses to servicemembers in high-demand fields, 
providing the military services with the necessary tools to attract and 
retain critical talent.
  It improves the Transition Assistance Program to ensure that 
servicemembers who are leaving the military receive training and 
resources tailored to their post-military career plans.
  And it requires a comprehensive review of wounded warrior care and 
mental healthcare services, ensuring the highest possible quality of 
care to those who have sacrificed for our Nation.
  The bill also continues to provide oversight of critical issues 
including additional protections for victims of sexual assault, 
improvements to the Department of Defense's process for reporting 
crimes to the FBI database, and the establishment of a Department of 
Defense prescription drug monitoring program to share information with 
State drug monitoring programs.
  Mr. Chair, in conclusion, I want to thank my colleagues on the 
Military Personnel Subcommittee, Ranking Member Jackie Speier, and the 
rest of the members of the subcommittee for their contributions to the 
mark and support in this process. Their recommendations are clearly 
reflected in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
2019.
  Mr. Chair, I strongly urge my colleagues to support this bill.
  Mr. SMITH of Washington. Mr. Chairman, I yield 2 minutes to the 
gentleman from Maryland (Mr. Brown), a member of the Armed Services 
Committee and a veteran of our military. I appreciate his service on 
the committee.
  Mr. BROWN of Maryland. Mr. Chair, I want to first thank Chairman 
Thornberry and Ranking Member Smith for bringing a solid, bipartisan 
defense authorization bill to the floor.
  As we consider one of the largest defense authorizations since World 
War II, we must demand responsible leadership from both the Pentagon 
and the Commander in Chief.
  Responsible leadership starts with fiscal responsibility. A larger 
budget doesn't guarantee a more capable force. We must spend our money 
wisely. Instead of spending money on parades and walls or cutting 
civilian jobs that support our worldwide mission, we should focus on 
modernization, warfighter readiness, and our technological edge.
  Responsible leadership, beginning with President Trump, must keep 
faith with those who serve and treat them fairly and justly. We are 
providing our troops with the largest pay raise in nearly a decade, but 
we must also honor the service of every American: the transgender 
soldier overseas, the Dreamer ready to defend the only country they 
know, the HBCU student aspiring to a national security career. And 
every member should be able to serve free from sexual harassment and 
assault.
  Responsible leadership requires our national security leadership team 
to be responsive to evolving challenges and make strategic choices.
  Our adversaries are attempting to shape the future. Russia is 
meddling in democratic elections worldwide and disregarding 
international borders and treaties. We cannot ignore this.
  Our competitors are deploying every tool--military, economic, 
information, and diplomatic--and so must the United States.
  While China has outlined strategies through 2050 to become the 
dominant global power, we must not hamstring our Defense Department or 
limit the diplomatic and development efforts.
  This bill gives our armed services the tools and resources they need 
to defend our homeland, promote our values abroad, and respond to 
security threats around the world.
  Congress is doing its part, and the administration must do its, to 
move from the vagaries of a Commander in Chief to responsible 
leadership within a strategic framework.
  Mr. THORNBERRY. Mr. Chairman, I yield 3 minutes to the gentlewoman 
from Missouri (Mrs. Hartzler), the distinguished chair of the 
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.
  Mrs. HARTZLER. Mr. Chairman, I rise in support of the National 
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Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. I thank Chairman Thornberry and 
Ranking Member Smith for bringing this important bill to the floor.
  For years, the House Armed Services Committee has been fighting 
relentlessly to increase defense spending to ensure our troops have the 
capabilities, capacity, and training needed to face the growing threats 
of today.
  Thanks to the leadership of Chairman Thornberry, we were able to pass 
a 2-year budget agreement earlier this year that paved the way for the 
committee to draft a defense authorization bill that will continue our 
military's road to recovery.
  As chairwoman of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, I am 
proud of the provisions included in this bill that relate to the 
subcommittee's work, and I appreciate Ranking Member Seth Moulton's 
support of these efforts, including several important provisions to 
combat efforts by our adversaries to gain unauthorized access to highly 
sensitive military technology.
  We must face the reality that countries like China are using a whole-
of-nation approach to steal and exploit highly sensitive U.S. military 
information.
  This bill adds an extra layer of vetting for dual nationals who wish 
to work at the DOD or the National Nuclear Security Administration.
  The subcommittee is also conducting oversight on the transition of 
DOD security clearances from the Office of Personnel Management to the 
Department of Defense. The bill seeks to tackle security clearance 
reciprocity issues by directing DOD to ensure seamless transition of 
investigations between authorized investigative agencies.
  This bill is also good news for the warfighter. It fully funds 
continued development of the new B-21 bomber. Nuclear deterrence 
remains the foundation of national security for the United States and 
is fundamental to preserving international stability. The bomber fleet 
is the most flexible leg of the nuclear triad, and it is vital that we 
continue to invest in this new capability.
  As we invest in the B-21, we must also ensure that our current bomber 
fleet remains effective until the B-21 is operational. The NDAA 
supports responsible modernization programs for the current fleet, such 
as the B-2, to ensure we maintain our long-range strike capability.
  It also continues to address readiness and modernization needs by 
authorizing 24 additional F-18 Super Hornets, investing in A-10 
modifications, and adding 4,000 troops to the Army's end strength.
  These investments, along with many other important provisions, will 
ensure our Nation remains safe and secure.
  Mr. Chair, once again, I thank Chairman Thornberry for his leadership 
in advocating on behalf of our national defense.
  I am proud of this bipartisan bill, and I urge my colleagues to 
support its passage.

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  Mr. SMITH of Washington. Mr. Chairman, I yield 2 minutes to the 
gentleman from California (Mr. Garamendi), a member of the committee.
  Mr. GARAMENDI. Mr. Chairman, my congratulations to the chairman of 
our committee, Mr. Thornberry, and the ranking member, Mr. Smith, for 
helping us put together an extremely important bill that does many, 
many good things for our military and our national security. You have 
heard speakers before me talk about those issues ranging from the 
additional pay for our military personnel, both civil and enlisted. All 
that is good.
  However, I do want to raise an issue here, and that is, this bill 
also pushes even further and faster down the path towards a new nuclear 
arms race. I said before, we are well into the first quarter of it. 
Well, when this bill goes into law, we will be well into the second 
quarter, an extraordinarily expensive proposition, costing this country 
well over $1.2 trillion to $1.5 trillion over the next 20 years.
  It also puts us in a position where I believe we are not going to be 
more safe. Many of the weapons that are being developed--the bombs, the 
delivery systems--are designed not to be observed. So much of what we 
have learned over the years about how to keep ourselves and our enemies 
at bay on the mutually assured destruction track will not apply as we 
go into this.
  A couple of things immediately on my mind. A low-yield nuclear 
weapon, there is no such thing as ``low.'' It happens to be a whole 
lot, much larger than the bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima. So 
where are we going to go here? Does it make us safer to have a low-
yield nuclear weapon on one of our submarines? Probably not, because 
now that submarine has become not a strategic but, rather, a tactical 
weapon and puts it in an entirely different class.
  Also, there is a lot of money being spent on the National Nuclear 
Security Administration, way over budget, $198 million--$115 million. 
It goes on and on. Is that a smart thing to spend $115 million for the 
mixed oxide facility? I think not.
  So there are questions that could be raised, and hopefully, as this 
bill progresses through the Congress, those questions will lead to a 
better resolution.
  Mr. THORNBERRY. Mr. Chairman, I am pleased to yield 3 minutes to the 
gentlewoman from New York (Ms. Stefanik), the distinguished chair of 
the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities.
  Ms. STEFANIK. Mr. Chairman, I rise in strong support of this 
bipartisan bill that will help ensure our technological superiority 
over the next decade.
  As the chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and 
Capabilities, I am proud of our portion of the bill which energizes our 
science and technology enterprise, strengthens our cyber warfare 
capabilities, enables our Special Operations Forces around the globe, 
provides resources and authorities to counter terrorism and 
unconventional warfare threats, and advances programs and activities 
that counter the spread of weapons of mass destruction.
  I am especially pleased with the subcommittee's work to review and 
understand our adversarial threats, most notably, from China and 
Russia.
  We have maintained our focus on emerging technologies such as 
artificial intelligence, directed energy, hypersonics, synthetic 
biology, and robotics.
  The bill before the House incorporates four broad subcommittee 
themes. First, the bill better organizes the DOD to oversee, 
accelerate, and integrate AI and machine learning across the defense 
enterprise by including H.R. 5365, a bill I introduced with 
subcommittee ranking member, Jim Langevin. This will establish a 
national security commission on artificial intelligence to conduct a 
thorough review of the wide ranging military applications of this 
decisive technology.
  Second, we build upon previous NDAAs and advance prototyping and 
testing of directed energy weapons and hypersonic vehicles and 
accelerate these technologies by authorizing an additional $100 
million. This bill also demonstrates our resolve to protect our 
servicemembers from the threat posed by our adversaries' deliberate 
efforts to develop and field new technologies, ranging from unmanned 
aerial systems to quantum sciences.
  Third, the bill strengthens our whole of government cybersecurity 
posture by establishing a pilot program that improves coordination and 
partnering between the DOD and Homeland Security to prevent and respond 
to cyber attacks against our critical infrastructure. It also 
reinforces international partnerships in cyber warfare to counter 
aggressive adversaries, such as Russia, China, and North Korea, and it 
also includes support for our NATO partners to enhance cooperative 
cyber and information warfare capabilities.

  And finally, the bill authorizes U.S. Special Operations Command's 
programs and activities, including ongoing efforts in Iraq, Syria, 
Afghanistan, Somalia, and Eastern Europe. The bill will also strengthen 
congressional oversight of ongoing counterterrorism and sensitive 
activities and streamline DOD's oversight of countering weapons of mass 
destruction.
  Before I conclude, I want to thank Chairman Mac Thornberry for his 
leadership, as well as my subcommittee ranking member Jim Langevin of 
Rhode Island for his leadership.
  I urge my colleagues to support the bill.

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  Mr. SMITH of Washington. Mr. Chairman, may I inquire as to how much 
time is left on each side.
  The Acting CHAIR (Mr. Johnson of Louisiana). The gentleman from 
Washington has 10 minutes remaining. The gentleman from Texas has 6\1/
2\ minutes remaining.
  Mr. SMITH of Washington. Mr. Chair, I don't have any further speakers 
at this time. If the gentleman from Texas is prepared to close, then I 
am prepared to close as well.
  I yield myself the balance of the time.
  Again, I just want to emphasize the most important aspect of this 
bill is the bipartisan effort that we have done working together. There 
are literally thousands of provisions in this bill. All of them are 
important in their own way to helping make sure that we set the right 
policy and make sure that the Department of Defense can be as strong as 
is humanly possible.
  One thing I didn't say in the opening remarks, that I do want to 
point out, I particularly want to thank Chairman Thornberry on his 
leadership on acquisition reform and reform in general--the idea of how 
can we make sure that every dollar we spend at the Pentagon is spent as 
wisely as possible. As we know that has not always been the case. I 
think we made a number of reforms, more in the previous two years' bill 
than in this one, but this one continues on that. I think it put us on 
a path to having a more efficient and effective use use of dollars on 
the Pentagon side.
  We all look forward to that day, which is supposed to happen I 
believe this year, when we actually get the full audit from the 
Pentagon on where they spend their money. In these times of scarce 
resources, it is incredibly important we get the most out of what we 
spend.
  And the last little piece on that point, I do worry about the future 
from a fiscal standpoint. We are right now spending roughly 20 percent 
more money than we take in every year, and that is projected to go up. 
The debt to GDP ratio is over 100 percent and, again, is projected to 
only go up.
  We have got the deal for FY18 and FY19 which gives some degree of 
predictability for our military--and that is good--because the last, 
gosh, 8 years now, we have gone from CR to CR, couple of government 
shutdowns, a number of threatened government shutdowns, and a large 
amount of unpredictability which is a problem for the entire 
discretionary budget--not just for the Department of Defense but every 
other Department that is dependent upon the discretionary budget has 
lived with uncertainty. That makes our government less efficient and 
less effective. We need to lock in more predictability.
  Now, traditionally at this point, this is when everyone says that the 
Budget Control Act and the budget caps have got to go, and I agree with 
that. The problem is you can get rid of the budget caps and you can get 
rid of the Budget Control Act--and we certainly should. That was passed 
back in 2011. It wasn't even passed for a good reason back then.
  But even if you get rid of those caps, it doesn't make money 
magically appear. We still have the debt and the deficit that we are 
facing. We still have the crushing needs that we have, not just in the 
Department of Defense, but in infrastructure and research and education 
and a whole bunch of critical areas to the health and wellbeing of our 
country.
  Someone thought I was joking when someone talked about his ``fiscal 
hawk credentials.'' I am wondering if anyone has fiscal hawk 
credentials at this point when you look at the debt and deficit. We 
have got to get that in order. Now I don't think we are going to 
balance the budget tomorrow. I don't think we should. I think the 
impact on the economy will be devastating, but we have got to get on a 
glide path to a more fiscally sustainable situation or we are headed 
for trouble.
  I simply don't believe that you can spend 20 percent more money than 
you take in forever and not have it be a problem. And everything you 
want to know about how big a problem this is is contained in three 
votes that we took over a couple month period.
  There are many, many Members of Congress who voted for the tax cut, 
which estimates say it is going to reduce our revenue by $2 trillion; 
for the spending agreement, which increased our spending by $500 
billion; and then, a week later, they voted for a balanced budget 
amendment.
  To say that that is a math problem is the understatement of the year. 
It doesn't add up. We all say we want to balance the budget. We don't 
want to raise taxes. We don't want to cut spending. That doesn't work 
and a lot of different aspects of our government pay a price for that.
  But the Department of Defense is one of the biggest. As the largest 
portion of the discretionary budget, they pay the highest price when we 
don't get ourselves on a fiscally responsible path, and national 
security is at least one of, if not the most important function that 
our government needs to provide.
  So I think FY18 and FY19, those are good deals. The building code for 
the future, we have got to get on a fiscally responsible path.
  But, again, within this bill--and you have heard a lot of it from our 
Members--there are a lot of good policies that I think are going to 
make a very positive difference in terms of making our Department of 
Defense work better and, most importantly, providing for the men and 
women who serve our country and their families.

  I thank the chairman. I thank the staff. I think, once again, we have 
done outstanding work. I hope that we can get through the amendment 
process, get this bill passed, and then go chat with the Senate about 
getting the bill finished. They are marking their bill up in committee 
this week, so I think we are on a good path to do that as well.
  With that, I yield back the balance of my time.
  Mr. THORNBERRY. Mr. Chairman, I yield myself the balance of the time.
  Mr. Chairman, I would just pick up on a couple of the points the 
ranking member made, largely in agreement with him.
  We do have fiscal challenges in this country, and that is even more 
reason that, together, we need to continue to work to see that the 
taxpayers get more value for the money that is spent by the Pentagon. 
That is part of the reason that we have put such an effort, again, on a 
bipartisan basis, on defense reform, on buying things and services 
smarter, so that we can get more value for the taxpayer, but also, so 
we can make decisions faster. With the world moving so quickly around 
us, we have to be able to be more agile, and our reform efforts are a 
part of that goal.
  But I do think Secretary Mattis has cut to the heart of the matter 
when he says, We can afford survival. Currently, defense is roughly 15 
percent of the Federal budget, not much for all that it provides for 
the American people and for the country. Yes, the country can afford to 
survive.
  Lastly, Mr. Chairman, I just want to make the point that over the 
next 3 days we are going to consider many amendments. We are going to 
hear debate about some of them. We got a taste of that tonight with a 
difference, for example, on some of the policies in the nuclear posture 
review, and we will have to vote on some of those amendments. There 
will be people pro and con. Some Members, including me, may not have 
our position prevail on all of those amendments.
  But none of that should take away from the fact that there is far 
more in this bill upon which we agree than upon which we disagree. I 
think that is a very important message for friends and allies around 
the world to hear, for adversaries or potential adversaries around the 
world to hear, and, most importantly, for the men and women who have 
volunteered to risk their lives, to serve our Nation, to protect our 
freedoms, defend our country, they need to hear that there is far more 
in this bill upon which there is agreement on a bipartisan basis than 
any of the disagreements that we may discuss and, ultimately, vote on.
  The country has to be defended. I am very proud, on a bipartisan 
basis and a vote of 60-1, this bill has been reported favorably to the 
House floor, and I look forward to its consideration over the next 3 
days.
  Mr. Chair, I yield back the balance of my time.
  Mr. THORNBERRY. Mr. Chair, I include in the Record the following 
exchange of letters during consideration of H.R. 5515:


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                                    U.S. House of Representatives,


                                      Committee on the Budget,

                                     Washington, DC, May 10, 2018.
     Hon. William M. ``Mac'' Thornberry,
     Chairman, Committee on Armed Services,
     House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
       Dear Chairman Thornberry: I am writing regarding H.R. 5515, 
     the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. 
     This legislation contains subject matter within the 
     jurisdiction of the Committee on the Budget. However, in 
     order to expedite floor consideration of this important 
     legislation, the Committee waive consideration of the bill.
       The Committee on the Budget takes this action only with the 
     understanding that the Committee's jurisdictional interests 
     over this and similar legislation are in no way diminished or 
     altered. I also ask that the Committee on the Budget be 
     appropriately consulted and involved as this bill or similar 
     legislation moves forward so that the Committee may address 
     any remaining issues that fall within its jurisdiction.
       The Committee also reserves the right to seek appointment 
     to any House-Senate conference on this legislation and 
     requests your support if such a request is made. I would 
     appreciate your response to this letter, confirming this 
     understanding with respect to H.R. 5515 and would ask that a 
     copy of our exchange of letters on this matter be included in 
     the Congressional Record during House Floor consideration. 
     Thank you for your attention to these matters.
           Sincerely,
                                                     Steve Womack,
     Chairman, Committee on the Budget.
                                  ____

                                    U.S. House of Representatives,


                                  Committee on Armed Services,

                                     Washington, DC, May 14, 2018.
     Hon. Steve Womack,
     Chairman, Committee on the Budget,
     House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
       Dear Mr. Chairman: Thank you for your letter regarding H.R. 
     5515, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
     2019. I agree that the Committee on the Budget has valid 
     jurisdictional claims to certain provisions in this important 
     legislation, and I am most appreciative of your decision not 
     to request a referral in the interest of expediting 
     consideration of the bill. I agree that by foregoing a 
     sequential referral, the Committee on the Budget is not 
     waiving its jurisdiction. Further, this exchange of letters 
     will be included in the committee report on the bill.
           Sincerely,
                                    William M. ``Mac'' Thornberry,
     Chairman.
                                  ____

                                    U.S. House of Representatives,


                             Committee on Energy and Commerce,

                                     Washington, DC, May 11, 2018.
     Hon. William M. ``Mac'' Thornberry,
     Chairman, Committee on Armed Services,
     Washington, DC.
       Dear Chairman Thornberry: I write in regard to H.R. 5515, 
     the ``National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
     2019. Although the Committee on Energy and Commerce has 
     jurisdictional interests in the bill, I wanted to notify you 
     that the Committee will forgo action on the bill so that it 
     may proceed expeditiously to the House floor for 
     consideration.
       This is done with the understanding that the Committee on 
     Energy and Commerce's jurisdictional interests over this and 
     similar legislation are in no way diminished or altered. In 
     addition, the Committee reserves the right to seek conferees 
     on H.R. 5515 and requests your support when such a request is 
     made.
       I would appreciate your response confirming this 
     understanding with respect to H.R. 5515 and ask that a copy 
     of our exchange of letters on this matter be included in the 
     Congressional Record during consideration of the bill on the 
     House floor.
           Sincerely,
                                                      Greg Walden,
     Chairman.
                                  ____

                                    U.S. House of Representatives,


                                  Committee on Armed Services,

                                     Washington, DC, May 14, 2018.
     Hon. Greg Walden,
     Chairman, Committee on Energy and Commerce,
     House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
       Dear Mr. Chairman: Thank you for your letter regarding H.R. 
     5515, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
     2019. I agree that the Committee on Energy and Commerce has 
     valid jurisdictional claims to certain provisions in this 
     important legislation, and I am most appreciative of your 
     decision not to request a referral in the interest of 
     expediting consideration of the bill. I agree that by 
     foregoing a sequential referral, the Committee on Energy and 
     Commerce is not waiving its jurisdiction. Further, this 
     exchange of letters will be included in the committee report 
     on the bill.
           Sincerely,
                                    William M. ``Mac'' Thornberry,
     Chairman.
                                  ____

                                    U.S. House of Representatives,


                              Committee on Financial Services,

                                     Washington, DC, May 14, 2018.
     Hon. William M. ``Mac'' Thornberry,
     Chairman, Committee on Armed Services,
     House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
       Dear Chairman Thornberry: I am writing to you regarding 
     H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 
     Year 2019. There are certain provisions of H.R. 5515 which 
     fall within the Rule X jurisdiction of the Committee on 
     Financial Services.
       In the interest of permitting your committee to have the 
     House expeditiously consider H.R. 5515, I am writing to waive 
     this Committee's right to sequential referral. I do so with 
     the understanding that by waiving consideration of the bill 
     the Committee on Financial Services does not waive any future 
     jurisdictional claim over the subject matters contained in 
     H.R. 5515 which fall within its Rule X jurisdiction. I 
     request that you urge the Speaker to name members of the 
     Committee on Financial Services to any conference committee 
     which is named to consider such provisions.
       Please place this letter into the committee report on H.R. 
     5515 and into the Congressional Record during consideration 
     of the measure on the House floor. Thank you for your 
     attention to these important matters.
           Sincerely,
                                                   Jeb Hensarling,
     Chairman, Committee on Financial Services.
                                  ____

                                    U.S. House of Representatives,


                                  Committee on Armed Services,

                                     Washington, DC, May 14, 2018.
     Hon. Jeb Hensarling,
     Chairman, Committee on Financial Services,
     House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
       Dear Mr. Chairman: Thank you for your letter regarding H.R. 
     5515, the National Defense Authorization Act Fiscal Year 
     2019. I agree that the Committee on Financial Services has 
     valid jurisdictional claims to certain provisions in this 
     important legislation, and I am most appreciative of your 
     decision not to request a referral in the interest of 
     expediting consideration of the bill. I agree that by 
     foregoing a sequential referral, the Committee on Financial 
     Services is not waiving its jurisdiction. Further, this 
     exchange of letters will be included in the committee report 
     on the bill.
           Sincerely,
                                    William M. ``Mac'' Thornberry,
                                                         Chairman.

  Mr. THORNBERRY. Mr. Chair, I include in the Record the following 
exchange of letters during consideration of H.R. 5515:

                                         House of Representatives,


                                  Committee on Armed Services,

                                     Washington, DC, May 14, 2018.
     Hon. David P. Roe, M.D.,
     Chairman, Committee on Veterans' Affairs, House of 
         Representatives, Washington, DC.
       Dear Mr. Chairman: Thank you for your letter regarding H.R. 
     5515, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
     2019. I agree that the Committee on Veterans' Affairs has 
     valid jurisdictional claims to certain provisions in this 
     important legislation, and I am most appreciative of your 
     decision not to request a referral in the interest of 
     expediting consideration of the bill. I agree that by 
     foregoing a sequential referral, the Committee on Veterans' 
     Affairs is not waiving its jurisdiction. Further, this 
     exchange of letters will be included in the committee report 
     on the bill.
           Sincerely,
                                    William M. ``Mac'' Thornberry,
     Chairman.
                                  ____

                                         House of Representatives,


                               Committee on Veterans' Affairs,

                                      Washington, DC, May 9, 2018.
     Hon. William M. ``Mac'' Thornberry,
     Chairman, Committee on Armed Services,
     House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
       Dear Chairman Thornberry: I write to confirm our mutual 
     understanding regarding H.R. 5515, the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. This legislation 
     contains subject matter within the jurisdiction of the 
     Committee on Veterans' Affairs. However, in order to expedite 
     floor consi eration of this important legislation, the 
     committee waives consideration of the bill.
       The Committee on Veterans' Affairs takes this action only 
     with the understanding that the committee's jurisdictional 
     interests over this and similar legislation are in no way 
     diminished or altered.
       The committee also reserves the right to seek appointment 
     to any House-Senate conference on this legislation and 
     requests your support if such a request is made. Finally, I 
     appreciate your including this letter in the Committee Report 
     and as part of the Congressional Record during consideration 
     of H.R. 5515 on the House Floor.
       Thank you for your attention to these matters.
           Sincerely,
                                               David P. Roe, M.D.,
     Chairman.
                                  ____

                                         House of Representatives,


                                  Committee on Ways and Means,

                                     Washington, DC, May 14, 2018.
     Hon. William M. ``Mac'' Thornberry,
     Chairman, Committee on Armed Services,
     Washington, DC.
       Dear Chairman Thornberry: I am writing with respect to the 
     jurisdictional interest of the Committee on Ways and Means in 
     matters being considered in H.R. 5515, the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019.
       As a result of your having consulted with us on provisions 
     in H.R. 5515 that fall within the Rule X jurisdiction of the 
     Committee on Ways and Means, I agree to waive formal 
     consideration of this bill so that it may move expeditiously 
     to the floor. The Committee on Ways and Means takes this 
     action with the mutual understanding that we do not waive any 
     jurisdiction over the subject

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     matter contained in this or similar legislation, and the 
     Committee will be appropriately consulted and involved as the 
     bill or similar legislation moves forward so that we may 
     address any remaining issues that fall within our 
     jurisdiction. The Committee also reserves the right to seek 
     appointment of an appropriate number of conferees to any 
     House-Senate conference involving this or similar 
     legislation, and requests your support for such request.
       Finally, I would appreciate your response to this letter 
     confirming this understanding, and would ask that a copy of 
     our exchange of letters on this matter be included in the 
     Congressional Record during floor consideration of H.R. 5515.
           Sincerely,
                                                      Kevin Brady,
     Chairman.
                                  ____

                                         House of Representatives,


                                  Committee on Armed Services,

                                     Washington, DC, May 14, 2018.
     Hon. Kevin Brady,
     Chairman, Committee on Ways and Means,
     House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
       Dear Mr. Chairman: Thank you for your letter regarding H.R. 
     5515, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
     2019. I agree that the Committee on Ways and Means has valid 
     jurisdictional claims to certain provisions in this important 
     legislation, and I am most appreciative of your decision not 
     to request a referral in the interest of expediting 
     consideration of the bill. I agree that by foregoing a 
     sequential referral, the Committee on Ways and Means is not 
     waiving its jurisdiction. Further, this exchange of letters 
     will be included in the committee report on the bill.
           Sincerely,
                                    William M. ``Mac'' Thornberry,
                                                         Chairman.

  Mr. THORNBERRY. Mr. Chair, I include in the Record the following 
exchange of letters during consideration of H.R. 5515:

         House of Representatives, Committee on Science, Space and 
           Technology,
                                     Washington, DC, May 14, 2018.
     Hon. William M. ``Mac'' Thornberry,
     Chairman, Committee on Armed Services, House of 
         Representatives, Washington, DC.
       Dear Mr. Thornberry: I am writing to you concerning the 
     bill H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act for 
     fiscal Year 2019. There are certain provisions in the 
     legislation which fall within the Rule X jurisdiction of the 
     Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
       In the interest of permitting your committee to proceed 
     expeditiously to floor consideration of this important bill, 
     I am willing to waive this committee's right to sequential 
     referral. I do so with the understanding that by waiving 
     consideration of the bill the Committee on Science, Space, 
     and Technology does not waive any future jurisdictional claim 
     over the subject matters contained in the bill which fall 
     within its Rule X jurisdiction. I request that you urge the 
     Speaker to name members of this committee to any conference 
     committee which is named to consider such provisions.
       Please place this letter into the committee report on H.R. 
     5515 and into the Congressional Record during consideration 
     of the measure on the House floor. Thank you for the 
     cooperative spirit in which you have worked regarding this 
     matter and others between our respective committees.
           Sincerely,
                                                      Lamar Smith,
                                                         Chairman.
                                  ____
                                  
                                         House of Representatives,


                                  Committee on Armed Services,

                                     Washington, DC, May 14, 2018.
     Hon. Lamar Smith,
     Chairman, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, House 
         of Representatives, Washington, DC.
       Dear Mr. Chairman: Thank you for your letter regarding H.R. 
     5515, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
     2019. I agree that the Committee on Science, Space, and 
     Technology has valid jurisdictional claims to certain 
     provisions in this important legislation, and I am most 
     appreciative of your decision not to request a referral in 
     the interest of expediting consideration of the bill. I agree 
     that by foregoing a sequential referral, the Committee on 
     Science, Space, and Technology is not waiving its 
     jurisdiction. Further, this exchange of letters will be 
     included in the Congressional Record.
           Sincerely,
                                    William M. ``Mac'' Thornberry,
                                                         Chairman.
                                  ____
                                  
                                         House of Representatives,


                                  Committee on Small Business,

                                     Washington, DC, May 10, 2018.
     Hon. William M. ``Mac'' Thornberry,
     Chairman, Committee on Armed Services, House of 
         Representatives, Washington, DC.
       Dear Chairman Thornberry: I write to confirm our mutual 
     understanding regarding H.R. 5515, the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. This legislation 
     contains subject matter within the jurisdiction of the House 
     of Representatives' Committee on Small Business. However, in 
     order to expedite floor consideration of this important 
     legislation, the Committee waives consideration of the bill.
       The House of Representatives' Committee on Small Business 
     takes this action only with the understanding that the 
     committee's jurisdictional interests over this and similar 
     legislation are in no way diminished or altered.
       The Committee also reserves the right to seek appointment 
     to any House-Senate conference on this legislation and 
     requests your support if such a request is made. Finally, I 
     would appreciate your including this letter in the 
     Congressional Record during consideration of H.R. 5515 on the 
     House Floor. Thank you for you're the cooperative spirit in 
     which you have worked on these issues and others between our 
     respective committees.
           Sincerely,
                                                     Steve Chabot,
                            Chairman, Committee on Small Business.
                                  ____
                                  
                                         House of Representatives,


                                  Committee on Armed Services,

                                     Washington, DC, May 14, 2018.
     Hon. Steve Chabot,
     Chairman, Committee on Small Business, House of 
         Representatives, Washington, DC.
       Dear Mr. Chairman:  Thank you for your letter regarding 
     H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 
     Year 2019. I agree that the Committee on Small Business has 
     valid jurisdictional to certain provisions in this important 
     legislation, and I am most appreciative of your decision not 
     to request a referral in the interest of expediting 
     consideration of the bill. I agree that by foregoing a 
     sequential referral, the Committee on Small Business is not 
     waiving its jurisdiction. Further, this exchange of letters 
     will be included in the committee report on the bill.
           Sincerely,
                                    William M. ``Mac'' Thornberry,
                                                         Chairman.
                                  ____
                                  
         House of Representatives, Committee on Transportation and 
           Infrastructure,
                                     Washington, DC, May 14, 2018.
     Hon. William M. ``Mac'' Thornberry,
     Chairman, Committee on Armed Services, House of 
         Representatives, Washington, DC.
       Dear Chairman Thornberry: I am writing to you concerning 
     the jurisdictional interest of the Committee on 
     Transportation and Infrastructure in matters being considered 
     in H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act for 
     Fiscal Year 2019.
       Our Committee recognizes the importance of H.R. 5515 and 
     the need for the legislation to move expeditiously. 
     Therefore, while we have a valid claim to jurisdiction over 
     the bill, I do not intend to request a sequential referral. 
     This, of course, is conditional on our mutual understanding 
     that nothing in this legislation or my decision to forego a 
     sequential referral waives, reduces or otherwise affects the 
     jurisdiction of the Committee on Transportation and 
     Infrastructure, and that a copy of this letter and your 
     response acknowledging our jurisdictional interest will be 
     included in the Committee Report and as part of the 
     Congressional Record during consideration of this bill by the 
     House.
       The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure also 
     asks that you support our request to be conferees on the 
     provisions over which we have jurisdiction during any House-
     Senate conference.
       Thank you for your consideration in this matter.
           Sincerely,
                                                     Bill Shuster,
                                                         Chairman.
                                  ____
                                  
                                         House of Representatives,


                                  Committee on Armed Services,

                                     Washington, DC, May 14, 2018.
     Hon. Bill Shuster,
     Chairman, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 
         House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
       Dear Mr. Chairman: Thank you for your letter regarding H.R. 
     5515, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
     2019. I agree that the Committee on Transportation and 
     Infrastructure has valid jurisdictional claims to certain 
     provisions in this important legislation, and I am most 
     appreciative of your decision not to request a referral in 
     the interest of expediting consideration of the bill. I agree 
     that by foregoing a sequential referral, the Committee on 
     Transportation and Infrastructure is not waiving its 
     jurisdiction. Further, this exchange of letters will be 
     included in the committee report on the bill.
           Sincerely,
                                    William M. ``Mac'' Thornberry,
                                                         Chairman.

  Mr, THORNBERRY. Mr. Chair, I include in the Record the following 
exchange of letters during consideration of H.R. 5515:

                                         House of Representatives,


                               Committee on Natural Resources,

                                     Washington, DC, May 14, 2018.
     Hon. William M. ``Mac'' Thornberry,
     Chairman, Committee on Armed Services, House of 
         Representatives, Washington, DC.
       Dear Mr. Thornberry: I am writing to you concerning the 
     bill H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act for 
     Fiscal Year 2019. There are certain provisions in the 
     legislation which fall within the Rule X jurisdiction of the 
     Committee on Natural Resources.
       In the interest of permitting your committee to proceed 
     expeditiously to floor consideration of this important bill, 
     I am willing to waive this committee's right to sequential 
     referral. I do so with the understanding that by waiving 
     consideration of

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     the bill the Committee on Natural Resources does not waive 
     any future jurisdictional claim over the subject matters 
     contained in the bill which fall within its Rule X 
     jurisdiction. I request that you urge the Speaker to name 
     members of this committee to any conference committee which 
     is named to consider such provisions.
       Please place this letter into the committee report on H.R. 
     5515 and into the Congressional Record during consideration 
     of the measure on the House floor. Thank you for the 
     cooperative spirit in which you have worked regarding this 
     matter and others between our respective committees.
           Sincerely,
                                                       Rob Bishop,
     Chairman.
                                  ____

                                         House of Representatives,


                                  Committee on Armed Services,

                                     Washington, DC, May 14, 2018.
     Hon. Rob Bishop,
     Chairman, Committee on Natural Resources, House of 
         Representatives, Washington, DC.
       Dear Mr. Chairman: Thank you for your letter regarding H.R. 
     5515, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
     2019. I agree that the Committee on Natural Resources has 
     valid jurisdictional claims to certain provisions in this 
     important legislation, and I am most appreciative of your 
     decision not to request a referral in the interest of 
     expediting consideration of the bill. I agree that by 
     foregoing a sequential referral, the Committee on Natural 
     Resources is not waiving its jurisdiction. Further, this 
     exchange of letters will be included in the committee report 
     on the bill.
           Sincerely,
                                    William M. ``Mac'' Thornberry,
     Chairman.
                                  ____

                                         House of Representatives,


                 Committee on Oversight and Government Reform,

                                     Washington, DC, May 14, 2018.
     Hon. William M. Thornberry,
     Chairman, Committee on Armed Services, House of 
         Representatives, Washington, DC.
       Dear Mr. Chairman: I write concerning H.R. 5515, the 
     National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. This 
     bill contains provisions within the jurisdiction of the 
     Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. As a result of 
     your having consulted with me concerning the provisions of 
     the bill that fall within our Rule X jurisdiction, I agree to 
     forgo consideration of the bill, so the bill may proceed 
     expeditiously to the House floor.
       The Committee takes this action with our mutual 
     understanding that by foregoing consideration of H.R. 5515 we 
     do not waive any jurisdiction over the subject matter 
     contained in this or similar legislation, and we will be 
     appropriately consulted and involved as the bill or similar 
     legislation moves forward so we may address any remaining 
     issues within our Rule X jurisdiction. Further, I request 
     your support for the appointment of conferees from the 
     Committee on Oversight and Government Reform during any 
     House-Senate conference on this or related legislation.
       Finally, I would appreciate a response confirming this 
     understanding and ask that a copy of our exchange of letters 
     on this matter be included in the bill report filed by the 
     Committee on Armed Services, as well as in the Congressional 
     Record during floor consideration thereof.
           Sincerely,
     Trey Gowdy.
                                  ____

                                         House of Representatives,


                                  Committee on Armed Services,

                                     Washington, DC, May 14, 2018.
     Hon. Trey Gowdy,
     Chairman, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House 
         of Representatives,Washington, DC.
       Dear Mr. Chairman: Thank you for your letter regarding H.R. 
     5515, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
     2019. I agree that the Committee on Oversight and Government 
     Reform has valid jurisdictional claims to certain provisions 
     in this important legislation, and I am most appreciative of 
     your decision not to request a referral in the interest of 
     expediting consideration of the bill. I agree that by 
     foregoing a sequential referral, the Committee on Oversight 
     and Government Reform is not waiving its jurisdiction. 
     Further, this exchange of letters will be included in the 
     committee report on the bill.
           Sincerely,
                                    William M. ``Mac'' Thornberry,
     Chairman.
                                  ____

                                         House of Representatives,


                   Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence,

                                     Washington, DC, May 15, 2018.
     Hon. William M. ``Mac'' Thornberry,
     Chairman, Committee on Armed Services, House of 
         Representatives, Washington, DC.
       Dear Chairman Thornberry: I write to you concerning H.R. 
     5515, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
     2019, which contains provisions within the Rule X 
     jurisdiction of the Permanent Select Committee on 
     Intelligence (``the Committee''). The Committee recognizes 
     the need for proceeding expeditiously to Floor consideration 
     of this important bill. Therefore, I do not intend to request 
     a sequential referral.
       This waiver is conditional on our mutual understanding that 
     my decision to forego Committee consideration of this 
     legislation does not diminish or otherwise affect any future 
     claim over the matters in the bill which fall within the 
     Committee's jurisdiction, and that a copy of this letter and 
     your response acknowledging the Committee's jurisdictional 
     interest will be included into the Congressional Record 
     during consideration of this bill on the House Floor.
       I also intend to seek the appointment of Committee Members 
     to any House-Senate conference on this legislation and 
     request your support if such a request is made. Thank you for 
     the cooperative spirit in which you have worked regarding 
     this and other matters between our respective committees.
           Sincerely,
                                                      Devin Nunes,
     Chairman.
                                  ____

                                         House of Representatives,


                                  Committee on Armed Services,

                                     Washington, DC, May 16, 2018.
     Hon. Devin Nunes,
     Chairman, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, House 
         of Representatives, Washington, DC.
       Dear Mr. Chairman: Thank you for your letter regarding H.R. 
     5515, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
     2019. I agree that the Permanent Select Committee on 
     Intelligence has valid jurisdictional claims to certain 
     provisions in this important legislation, and I am most 
     appreciative of your decision not to request a referral in 
     the interest of expediting consideration of the bill. I agree 
     that by foregoing a sequential referral, the Permanent Select 
     Committee on Intelligence is not waiving its jurisdiction. 
     Further, this exchange of letters will be included in the 
     committee report on the bill.
           Sincerely,
                                    William M. ``Mac'' Thornberry,
                                                         Chairman.

  Mr. THORNBERRY. Mr. Chair, I include in the Record the following 
exchange of letters during consideration of H.R. 5515:

                                         House of Representatives,


                                 Committee on Foreign Affairs,

                                     Washington, DC, May 14, 2018.
     Hon. William M. ``Mac'' Thornberry,
     Chairman, House Armed Services Committee, Washington, DC.
       Dear Mr. Chairman: I write to confirm our mutual 
     understanding regarding H.R. 5515, the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, which contains 
     substantial matter that falls within the Rule X legislative 
     jurisdiction of the Foreign Affairs Committee. I appreciate 
     the cooperation that allowed us to work out mutually 
     agreeable text on numerous matters prior to your markup.
       Based on that cooperation and our associated 
     understandings, the Foreign Affairs Committee will not seek a 
     sequential referral or object to floor consideration of the 
     bill text approved at your Committee markup. This decision in 
     no way diminishes or alters the jurisdictional interests of 
     the Foreign Affairs Committee in this bill, any subsequent 
     amendments, or similar legislation. I request your support 
     for the appointment of House Foreign Affairs conferees during 
     any House-Senate conference on this legislation.
       Finally, I respectfully request that you include this 
     letter and your response in your committee report on the bill 
     and in the Congressional Record during consideration of H.R. 
     5515 on the House floor.
           Sincerely,
                                                  Edward R. Royce,
                                                         Chairman.
                                  ____
                                  
                                         House of Representatives,


                                  Committee on Armed Services,

                                     Washington, DC, May 14, 2018.
     Hon. Edward R. Royce,
     Chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs,
     House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
       Dear Mr. Chairman: Thank you for your letter regarding H.R. 
     5515, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
     2019. I agree that the Committee on Foreign Affairs has valid 
     jurisdictional claims to certain provisions in this important 
     legislation, and I am most appreciative of your decision not 
     to request a referral in the interest of expediting 
     consideration of the bill. I agree that by foregoing a 
     sequential referral, the Committee on Foreign Affairs is not 
     waiving its jurisdiction. Further, this exchange of letters 
     will be included in the committee report on the bill.
           Sincerely,
                                    William M. ``Mac'' Thornberry,
                                                         Chairman.
                                  ____
                                  
                                         House of Representatives,


                                   Committee on the Judiciary,

                                     Washington, DC, May 14, 2018.
     Hon. William M. ``Mac'' Thornberry,
     Chairman, Committee on Armed Services, Washington, DC.
       Dear Chairman Thornberry, I write with respect to H.R. 
     5515, the ``National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 
     Year 2019.'' As a result of your having consulted with us on 
     provisions within H.R. 5515 that fall within the Rule X 
     jurisdiction of the Committee on the Judiciary, I forego any 
     further consideration of this bill so that it may proceed 
     expeditiously to the House floor for consideration.
       The Judiciary Committee takes this action with our mutual 
     understanding that by foregoing consideration of H.R. 5515 at 
     this time,

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     we do not waive any jurisdiction over subject matter 
     contained in this or similar legislation and that our 
     committee will be appropriately consulted and involved as 
     this bill or similar legislation moves forward so that we may 
     address any remaining issues in our jurisdiction. Our 
     committee also reserves the right to seek appointment of an 
     appropriate number of conferees to any House-Senate 
     conference involving this or similar legislation and asks 
     that you support any such request.
       I would appreciate a response to this letter confirming 
     this understanding with respect to H.R. 5515 and would ask 
     that a copy of our exchange of letters on this matter be 
     included your committee report and in the Congressional 
     Record during floor consideration of H.R. 5515.
           Sincerely,
                                                    Bob Goodlatte,
                                                         Chairman.
                                  ____
                                  
                                         House of Representatives,


                                  Committee on Armed Services,

                                     Washington, DC, May 14, 2018.
     Hon. Bob Goodlatte,
     Chairman, Committee on the Judiciary,
     House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
       Dear Mr. Chairman: Thank you for your letter regarding H.R. 
     5515, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
     2019. I agree that the Committee on the Judiciary has valid 
     jurisdictional claims to certain provisions in this important 
     legislation, and I am most appreciative of your decision not 
     to request a referral in the interest of expediting 
     consideration of the bill. I agree that by foregoing a 
     sequential referral, the Committee on the Judiciary is not 
     waiving its jurisdiction. Further, this exchange of letters 
     will be included in the committee report on the bill.
           Sincerely,
                                    William M. ``Mac'' Thornberry,
                                                         Chairman.
                                  ____
                                  
                                         House of Representatives,


                               Committee on Homeland Security,

                                     Washington, DC, May 10, 2018.
     Hon. William M. ``Mac'' Thornberry,
     Chairman, Committee on Armed Services,
     House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
       Dear Mr. Thornberry: I am writing to you concerning H.R. 
     5515, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
     2019. There are certain provisions in this legislation which 
     fall within the Rule X jurisdiction of the Committee on 
     Homeland Security.
       In the interest of permitting your committee to proceed 
     expeditiously to floor consideration of this important bill, 
     I am willing to waive this committee's right to sequential 
     referral. However, I do so with the understanding that by 
     waiving consideration of the bill, the Committee on Homeland 
     Security does not waive any future jurisdictional claim over 
     the subject matters contained in the bill which fall within 
     its Rule X jurisdiction. I request that you urge the Speaker 
     to name members of this committee to any conference committee 
     which is named to consider such provisions.
       Please place this letter into the committee report on H.R. 
     5515 and into the Congressional Record during consideration 
     of the measure on the House floor. Thank you for the 
     cooperative spirit in which you and your staff have worked 
     regarding this matter and others between our respective 
     committees.
           Sincerely,
                                                Michael T. McCaul,
                                                         Chairman.
                                  ____
                                  
                                         House of Representatives,


                                  Committee on Armed Services,

                                     Washington, DC, May 14, 2018.
     Hon. Michael T. McCaul,
     Chairman, Committee on Homeland Security,
     House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
       Dear Mr. Chairman: Thank you for your letter regarding H.R. 
     5515, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
     2019. I agree that the Committee on Homeland Security has 
     valid jurisdictional claims to certain provisions in this 
     important legislation, and I am most appreciative of your 
     decision not to request a referral in the interest of 
     expediting consideration of the bill. I agree that by 
     foregoing a sequential referral, the Committee on Homeland 
     Security is not waiving its jurisdiction. Further, this 
     exchange of letters will be included in the committee report 
     on the bill.
           Sincerely,
                                    William M. ``Mac'' Thornberry,
                                                         Chairman.

  The Acting CHAIR. All time for general debate has expired.
  Pursuant to the rule, the bill shall be considered for amendment 
under the 5-minute rule.
  In lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by 
the Committee on Armed Services, printed in the bill, an amendment in 
the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee 
Print 115-70 is adopted. The bill, as amended, shall be considered as 
an original bill for the purpose of further amendment under the 5-
minute rule and shall be considered as read.
  The text of the bill, as amended, is as follows:

                               H.R. 5515

       Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
     the United States of America in Congress assembled,

     SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

       This Act may be cited as the `` National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019''.

     SEC. 2. 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.

            DIVISION A--DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AUTHORIZATIONS

                          TITLE I--PROCUREMENT

              Subtitle A--Authorization Of Appropriations

Sec. 101. Authorization of appropriations.

                       Subtitle B--Army Programs

Sec. 111. National Guard and reserve component equipment report.
Sec. 112.  Limitation on availability of funds for M27 Infantry 
              Automatic Rifle program.

                       Subtitle C--Navy Programs

Sec. 121. Increase in number of operational aircraft carriers of the 
              Navy.
Sec. 122. Procurement authority for Ford class aircraft carrier 
              program.
Sec. 123. Full ship shock trial for Ford class aircraft carrier.
Sec. 124. Multiyear procurement authority for amphibious vessels.
Sec. 125. Multiyear procurement authority for standard missile-6.
Sec. 126. Multiyear procurement authority for E-2D aircraft.
Sec. 127. Multiyear procurement authority for F/A-18E/F aircraft and 
              EA-18G aircraft.
Sec. 128. Modifications to F/A-18 aircraft to mitigate physiological 
              episodes.
Sec. 129. Frigate class ship program.
Sec. 130. Limitation on procurement of economic order quantities for 
              Virginia class submarine program.
Sec. 131. Limitation on use of funds for DDG-51 destroyers.

                     Subtitle D--Air Force Programs

Sec. 141. Inventory requirement for air refueling tanker aircraft; 
              limitation on retirement of KC-10A aircraft.
Sec. 142. Limitation on use of funds for KC-46A aircraft pending 
              submittal of certification.
Sec. 143. Retirement date for VC-25A aircraft.
Sec. 144. Contract for logistics support for VC-25B aircraft.
Sec. 145. Multiyear procurement authority for C-130J aircraft.
Sec. 146. Removal of waiting period for limitation on availability of 
              funds for EC-130H Compass Call recapitalization program.
Sec. 147. Findings and sense of Congress regarding KC-46 aerial 
              refueling tankers.

       Subtitle E--Defense-wide, Joint, and Multiservice Matters

Sec. 151. Buy-to-budget acquisition of F-35 aircraft.
Sec. 152. Certification on inclusion of technology to minimize 
              physiological episodes in certain aircraft.

         TITLE II--RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST, AND EVALUATION

              Subtitle A--Authorization Of Appropriations

Sec. 201. Authorization of appropriations.

    Subtitle B--Program Requirements, Restrictions, and Limitations

Sec. 211. Modification of authority to carry out certain prototype 
              projects.
Sec. 212. Extension of directed energy prototype authority.
Sec. 213. Prohibition on availability of funds for the Weather Common 
              Component program.
Sec. 214. Limitation pending certification on the Joint Surveillance 
              Target Attack Radar System recapitalization program.
Sec. 215. Limitation on availability of funds for F-35 continuous 
              capability development and delivery.
Sec. 216. Limitation on availability of funds pending report on Agile 
              Software Development and Software Operations.
Sec. 217. Limitation on availability of funds for certain high energy 
              laser advanced technology.
Sec. 218. Plan for elimination or transfer of the Strategic 
              Capabilities Office of the Department of Defense.
Sec. 219. National Security Science And Technology Strategy.
Sec. 220. Modification of CVN-73 to support fielding of MQ-25 unmanned 
              aerial vehicle.

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                 Subtitle C--Reports and Other Matters

Sec. 221. Report on survivability of air defense artillery.
Sec. 222. Report on T-45 aircraft physiological episode mitigation 
              actions.
Sec. 223. Report on efforts of the Air Force to mitigate physiological 
              episodes affecting aircraft crewmembers.
Sec. 224. Briefing on use of quantum sciences for military applications 
              and other purposes.
Sec. 225. Report on Defense Innovation Unit Experimental.

                  TITLE III--OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

              Subtitle A--Authorization of Appropriations

Sec. 301. Authorization of appropriations.

                   Subtitle B--Energy and Environment

Sec. 311. Inclusion of consideration of energy and climate resiliency 
              efforts in master plans for major military installations.
Sec. 312. Use of proceeds from sales of electrical energy derived from 
              geothermal resources for projects at military 
              installations where resources are located.
Sec. 313. Extension of authorized periods of permitted incidental 
              takings of marine mammals in the course of specified 
              activities by Department of Defense.
Sec. 314. State management and conservation of species.

                 Subtitle C--Logistics and Sustainment

Sec. 321. Examination of naval vessels.
Sec. 322. Overhaul and repair of naval vessels in foreign shipyards.
Sec. 323. Limitation on length of overseas forward deployment of naval 
              vessels.
Sec. 324. Temporary modification of workload carryover formula.
Sec. 325. Limitation on use of funds for implementation of elements of 
              master plan for redevelopment of Former Ship Repair 
              Facility in Guam.
Sec. 326. Business case analysis for proposed relocation of J85 Engine 
              Regional Repair Center.
Sec. 327. Army advanced and additive manufacturing center of 
              excellence.

                          Subtitle D--Reports

Sec. 331. Matters for inclusion in quarterly reports on personnel and 
              unit readiness.
Sec. 332. Annual Comptroller General reviews of readiness of Armed 
              Forces to conduct full spectrum operations.
Sec. 333. Surface warfare training improvement.
Sec. 334. Report on optimizing surface Navy vessel inspections and crew 
              certifications.

                       Subtitle E--Other Matters

Sec. 341. Coast Guard representation on explosive safety board.
Sec. 342. Shiloh National Military Park boundary adjustment and 
              Parker's Crossroads Battlefield designation.
Sec. 343. Sense of Congress regarding critical minerals.

              TITLE IV--MILITARY PERSONNEL AUTHORIZATIONS

                       Subtitle A--Active Forces

Sec. 401. End strengths for active forces.
Sec. 402. Revisions in permanent active duty end strength minimum 
              levels.

                       Subtitle B--Reserve Forces

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

              Subtitle C--Authorization of Appropriations

Sec. 421 . Military personnel.

                   TITLE V--MILITARY PERSONNEL POLICY

                Subtitle A--Regular Component Management

Sec. 501. Expansion of authority to award constructive service credit 
              for advanced education, experience, or training, upon 
              original appointment as a commissioned officer.
Sec. 502. Surface warfare officers career paths.
Sec. 503. Authority of selection boards to recommend officers of 
              particular merit be placed at the top of the promotion 
              list.
Sec. 504. Deferred deployment for members who give birth.
Sec. 505. Codification of lowered grade for retired officers or persons 
              who committed misconduct in a lower grade.
Sec. 506. Retention of military technicians who lose dual status under 
              certain circumstances.

                Subtitle B--Reserve Component Management

Sec. 511. Placement of National Guard military technicians (dual 
              status) in the competitive service.
Sec. 512. Authorized strength and distribution in grade.
Sec. 513. National Guard Promotion Accountability.
Sec. 514. Extension of authority for pilot program on use of retired 
              senior enlisted members of the Army National Guard as 
              Army National Guard recruiters.

  Subtitle C--General Service Authorities and Correction of Military 
                                Records

Sec. 521. Enlistments vital to the national interest.
Sec. 522. Statement of benefits.
Sec. 523. Modification to forms of support that may be accepted in 
              support of the mission of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting 
              Agency.
Sec. 524. Correction of military records website.
Sec. 525. Modification of DD Form 214 to include email addresses.
Sec. 526. Public availability of reports related to senior leader 
              misconduct.
Sec. 527. Appointment and training of personnel to staff the board of 
              corrections for military and naval records.

                      Subtitle D--Military Justice

Sec. 531. Minimum confinement period required for conviction of certain 
              sex-related offenses committed by members of the Armed 
              Forces.
Sec. 532. Punitive article in the Uniform Code of Military Justice on 
              domestic violence.
Sec. 533. Defense Advisory Committee on Investigation, Prosecution, and 
              Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces.
Sec. 534. Modification of Military Rules of Evidence to exclude 
              admissibility of general military character toward 
              probability of innocence in any offense not strictly 
              related to performance of military duties.
Sec. 535. Improved crime reporting.
Sec. 536. Oversight of registered sex offender management program.

                    Subtitle E--Other Legal Matters

Sec. 541. Security clearance reinvestigation of certain personnel who 
              commit certain offenses.
Sec. 542. Consideration of application for transfer for a student of a 
              military service academy who is the victim of a sexual 
              assault or related offense.
Sec. 543. Standardization of policies related to expedited transfer in 
              cases of sexual assault.
Sec. 544. Development of oversight plan for implementation of 
              Department of Defense harassment prevention and response 
              policy.
Sec. 545. Development of resource guides regarding sexual assault for 
              the military service academies.
Sec. 546. Report on victims in MCIO reports.

   Subtitle F--Member Education, Training, Resilience, and Transition

Sec. 551. Permanent career intermission program.
Sec. 552.  Improvements to Transition Assistance Program.
Sec. 553. Employment and compensation of civilian faculty members at 
              the Joint Special Operations University.
Sec. 554. Program to assist members of the Armed Forces in obtaining 
              professional credentials.
Sec. 555. Extension of pilot program to assist members in obtaining 
              post-service employment.
Sec. 556. Direct employment pilot program for members of the reserve 
              components and veterans.
Sec. 557. Extended duration of availability of Military OneSource 
              Program services for members of the Armed Forces upon 
              their separation or retirement.
Sec. 558. Comptroller General briefing and report on permanent 
              employment assistance centers.
Sec. 559. Activities to increase awareness of apprenticeship programs.

Subtitle G--Defense Dependents' Education and Military Family Readiness 
                                Matters

Sec. 561. Enhancement and clarification of family support services for 
              family members of members of special operations forces.
Sec. 562. Additional matters for assessment and report on childcare 
              services of the Department of Defense.
Sec. 563. Continued assistance to schools with significant numbers of 
              military dependent students.
Sec. 564. Department of Defense Education Activity misconduct database.
Sec. 565. Report on assessment of frequency of permanent changes of 
              station of members of the Armed Forces on employment 
              among military spouses.

                   Subtitle H--Decorations and Awards

Sec. 571. Limitations on authority to revoke certain military 
              decorations awarded to members of the Armed Forces.
Sec. 572. Authorization for award of Expeditionary Medal to certain 
              Marines for actions on June 8, 1995.

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          Subtitle I--Miscellaneous Reports and Other Matters

Sec. 581. Public availability of top-line numbers of deployed members 
              of the Armed Forces.
Sec. 582. Criteria for interment at Arlington National Cemetery.
Sec. 583. Report on general and flag officer costs.
Sec. 584. Report on outside employment of senior personnel.
Sec. 585. Limitation on use of funds pending submittal of report on 
              Army Marketing and Advertising Program.

          TITLE VI--COMPENSATION AND OTHER PERSONNEL BENEFITS

                     Subtitle A--Pay and Allowances

Sec. 601 . Prompt review of request for imminent danger pay.
Sec. 602 . Application of basic allowance for housing to members of the 
              uniformed services in the Virgin Islands.
Sec. 603 . Mandatory increase in insurance coverage under 
              Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance for members deployed 
              to combat theaters of operation.
Sec. 604 . Military Housing Privatization Initiative.
Sec. 605 . Per diem allowance policies.

             Subtitle B--Bonuses and Special Incentive Pays

Sec. 611 . One-year extension of certain expiring bonus and special pay 
              authorities.

                       Subtitle C--Other Matters

Sec. 621 . Expansions of installation benefits to surviving spouses, 
              dependent children, and other next of kin.
Sec. 622 . Transportation on military aircraft on a space-available 
              basis for disabled veterans with a service-connected, 
              permanent disability rated as total.
Sec. 623 . Extension of parking expenses allowance to civilian 
              employees at recruiting facilities.
Sec. 624 . Advisory boards regarding military commissaries and 
              exchanges.
Sec. 625 . Study and report on development of a single defense resale 
              system.

                   TITLE VII--HEALTH CARE PROVISIONS

           Subtitle A--TRICARE and Other Health Care Benefits

Sec. 701. TRICARE Medicare Advantage demonstration program.
Sec. 702. Pilot program on treatment of members of the Armed Forces for 
              post-traumatic stress disorder related to military sexual 
              trauma.
Sec. 703. Pilot program on cryopreservation and storage.

                 Subtitle B--Health Care Administration

Sec. 711. Transition of administration by Defense Health Agency of 
              military medical treatment facilities.
Sec. 712. Sharing information with State prescription drug monitoring 
              programs.
Sec. 713. Improvement to notification to Congress of hospitalization of 
              combat-wounded members of the Armed Forces.
Sec. 714. Improvements to trauma center partnerships.
Sec. 715. Wounded warrior policy review.
Sec. 716. Joint force medical capabilities development and 
              standardization.

                 Subtitle C--Reports and Other Matters

Sec. 721. Establishment of TriService Dental Research Program.
Sec. 722. Increasing the number of appointed directors of the Henry M. 
              Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military 
              Medicine.
Sec. 723. Extension of authority for joint Department of Defense- 
              Department of Veterans Affairs medical facility 
              demonstration fund.
Sec. 724. Inclusion of gambling disorder in health assessments and 
              related research efforts of the Department of Defense.
Sec. 725. Medical simulation technology and live tissue training within 
              the Department of Defense.
Sec. 726. Limitation on changes to Federal Emergency Services 
              certification levels of the Air Force.
Sec. 727. Strategic medical research plan.
Sec. 728. Independent evaluation of mental health care.
Sec. 729. Study on reimbursement rates for mental health care providers 
              under TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Select in the East and 
              West regions of the TRICARE program.

  TITLE VIII--ACQUISITION POLICY, ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT, AND RELATED 
                                MATTERS

     Subtitle A--Streamlining of Defense Acquisition Statutes and 
                              Regulations

Sec. 800. Effective dates; coordination of amendments.

Part I--Consolidation of Defense Acquisition Statutes in New Part V of 
               Subtitle A of Title 10, United States Code

Sec. 801. Framework for new part V of subtitle A.

Part II--Redesignation of Sections and Chapters of Subtitles B, C, and 
             D to Provide Room for New Part V of Subtitle A

Sec. 806. Redesignation of sections and chapters of subtitle D of title 
              10, United States Code--Air Force.
Sec. 807. Redesignation of sections and chapters of subtitle C of title 
              10, United States Code--Navy and Marine Corps.
Sec. 808. Redesignation of sections and chapters of subtitle B of title 
              10, United States Code--Army.
Sec. 809. Cross references to redesignated sections and chapters.

   Part III--Repeals of Certain Provisions of Defense Acquisition Law

Sec. 811. Amendment to and repeal of statutory requirements for certain 
              positions or offices in the Department of Defense.
Sec. 812. Repeal of certain defense acquisition laws.
Sec. 813. Repeal of certain Department of Defense reporting 
              requirements.

Subtitle B--Amendments to General Contracting Authorities, Procedures, 
                            and Limitations

Sec. 821. Contract goal for the AbilityOne program.
Sec. 822. Increased micro-purchase threshold applicable to Department 
              of Defense procurements.
Sec. 823. Preference for offerors employing veterans.
Sec. 824. Revision of requirement to submit information on services 
              contracts to Congress.
Sec. 825. Data collection and inventory for services contracts.
Sec. 826. Competition requirements for purchases from Federal Prison 
              Industries.
Sec. 827. Requirement for a fair and reasonable price for technical 
              data before development or production of major weapon 
              systems.
Sec. 828.  Revisions in authority relating to program cost targets and 
              fielding targets for major defense acquisition programs.
Sec. 829. Revision of timeline for use of the rapid fielding pathway 
              for acquisition programs.
Sec. 830. Clarification of services contracting definitions.

          Subtitle C--Provisions Relating to Commercial Items

Sec. 831. Revision of definition of commercial item for purposes of 
              Federal acquisition statutes.
Sec. 832. Definition of subcontract.
Sec. 833. Limitation on applicability to Department of Defense 
              commercial contracts of certain provisions of law and 
              certain executive orders and regulations.
Sec. 834. Modifications to procurement through commercial e-commerce 
              portals.

                  Subtitle D--Industrial Base Matters

Sec. 841. Requirement that certain ship components be manufactured in 
              the national technology and industrial base.
Sec. 842. Report on domestic sourcing of specific components for all 
              Naval vessels.
Sec. 843. Removal of national interest determination requirements for 
              certain entities.
Sec. 844. Pilot program to test machine-vision technologies to 
              determine the authenticity and security of 
              microelectronic parts in weapon systems.

                   Subtitle E--Small Business Matters

Sec. 851. Department of Defense small business strategy.
Sec. 852. Prompt payments of small business contractors.
Sec. 853. Increased participation in the Small Business Administration 
              microloan program.
Sec. 854. Amendments to Small Business Innovation Research Program and 
              Small Business Technology Transfer Program.
Sec. 855. Construction contract administration.
Sec. 856. Broadband and emerging information technology coordinator.
Sec. 857. Amendments to the Small Business Investment Act of 1958.
Sec. 858. Consolidated budget justification for the Department of 
              Defense Small Business Innovation Research Program and 
              Small Business Technology Transfer Program.
Sec. 859. Funding for procurement technical assistance program.
Sec. 860. Exemption of certain contracts from the periodic inflation 
              adjustments to the acquisition-related dollar threshold.

                       Subtitle F--Other Matters

Sec. 871. Additional requirements for negotiations for noncommercial 
              computer software.
Sec. 872. Removal of requirement for risk and sensitivity analysis of 
              baseline estimates in Selected Acquisition Reports.
Sec. 873. Prohibition on acquisition of sensitive materials from non-
              allied foreign nations.

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Sec. 874. Transfer or possession of defense items for national defense 
              purposes.
Sec. 875. Expedited hiring authority for shortage category positions in 
              the acquisition workforce.
Sec. 876. Extension of prohibition on providing funds to the enemy.
Sec. 877. Repeal of certain determinations required for grants of 
              exceptions to cost or pricing data certification 
              requirements and waivers of cost accounting standards.
Sec. 878. Reporting on projects performed through transactions other 
              than contracts, cooperative agreements, and grants.
Sec. 879. Standardization of formatting and public accessibility of 
              Department of Defense reports to Congress.
Sec. 880. Defending United States Government communications.

      TITLE IX--DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT

 Subtitle A--Organization and Management of the Department of Defense 
                               Generally

Sec. 901. Authority of Secretary of Defense to determine command and 
              control relationships.
Sec. 902. Civilian personnel management.
Sec. 903. Performance of civilian functions by military personnel.
Sec. 904. Roles of Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and Under 
              Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.
Sec. 905. Designation of Navy commanders.

  Subtitle B--Comprehensive Pentagon Bureaucracy Reform and Reduction

Sec. 911. Authorities and responsibilities of the Chief Management 
              Officer of the Department of Defense.
Sec. 912. Authorities and responsibilities of the Inspector General of 
              the Department of Defense.
Sec. 913. Transition of certain Defense Agencies and Department of 
              Defense Field Activities.
Sec. 914. Actions to increase the efficiency and transparency of the 
              Defense Logistics Agency.
Sec. 915. Review of functions of Defense Contract Audit Agency and 
              Defense Contract Management Agency.
Sec. 916. Streamlining of Defense Finance and Accounting Services.
Sec. 917. Reduction in number of Chief Information Officers in the 
              Senior Executive Service.
Sec. 918. General provisions.

                       Subtitle C--Other Matters

Sec. 921. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Policy and 
              Oversight Council.
Sec. 922. Limitation on transfer of the Chemical, Biological, and 
              Radiological Defense Division of the Navy.

                      TITLE X--GENERAL PROVISIONS

                     Subtitle A--Financial Matters

Sec. 1001. General transfer authority.
Sec. 1002. Expertise in audit remediation.
Sec. 1003. Authority to transfer funds to Director of National 
              Intelligence for CAPNET.
Sec. 1004. Independent public accountant audit of financial systems of 
              the Department of Defense.

                   Subtitle B--Counterdrug Activities

Sec. 1011. Department of Defense support for combating opioid 
              trafficking and abuse.

                Subtitle C--Naval Vessels and Shipyards

Sec. 1021. Inclusion of operation and sustainment costs in annual naval 
              vessel construction plans.
Sec. 1022. Purchase of vessels using funds in National Defense Sealift 
              Fund.
Sec. 1023. Purchase of vessels built in foreign shipyards with funds in 
              National Defense Sealift Fund.
Sec. 1024. Technical corrections and clarifications to chapter 633 of 
              title 10, United States Code, and other provisions of law 
              regarding naval vessels.
Sec. 1025. Retention of Navy hospital ship capability.

                      Subtitle D--Counterterrorism

Sec. 1031. Definition of sensitive military operation.
Sec. 1032. Prohibition on use of funds for transfer or release of 
              individuals detained at United States Naval Station, 
              Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the United States.
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 use of funds for transfer or release of 
              individuals detained at United States Naval Station, 
              Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to certain countries.

         Subtitle E--Miscellaneous Authorities and Limitations

Sec. 1041. Notification on the provision of defense sensitive support.
Sec. 1042. Coordinating United States response to malign foreign 
              influence operations and campaigns.
Sec. 1043. Workforce issues for military realignments in the Pacific.
Sec. 1044. Mitigation of operational risks posed to certain military 
              aircraft by automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast 
              equipment.
Sec. 1045. Limitation on availability of funds for unmanned surface 
              vehicles.
Sec. 1046. Program for Department of Defense controlled unclassified 
              information in the hands of industry.
Sec. 1047. Protection of emerging and foundational technologies.

                    Subtitle F--Studies and Reports

Sec. 1051. Additional matter for inclusion in annual report on civilian 
              casualties in connection with United States military 
              operations.
Sec. 1052. Department of Defense Review and Assessment on Advances in 
              Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
Sec. 1053. Report on Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure.
Sec. 1054. Report on proposed consolidation of Department of Defense 
              global messaging and counter messaging capabilities.
Sec. 1055. Comprehensive review of professionalism and ethics programs 
              for special operations forces.
Sec. 1056. Munitions assessments and future-years defense program 
              requirements.
Sec. 1057. Report on establishment of Army Futures Command.
Sec. 1058. Assessment of Department of Defense electromagnetic spectrum 
              warfare enterprise.
Sec. 1059. Report on support for non-contiguous States and territories 
              in the event of threats and incidents.
Sec. 1060. Report on low-boom flight demonstration.
Sec. 1061. Report on cyber-enabled information operations.

                       Subtitle G--Other Matters

Sec. 1071. Technical, conforming, and clerical amendments.
Sec. 1072. Principal Advisor on Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction.
Sec. 1073. Receipt of firearm or ammunition.
Sec. 1074. Federal charter for Spirit of America.
Sec. 1075. Transfer of aircraft to other departments.
Sec. 1076. Reauthorization of National Aviation Heritage Area.
Sec. 1077. Recognition of America's veterans.
Sec. 1078. National Commission on Military Aviation Safety.
Sec. 1079. Target practice and marksmanship training support.
Sec. 1080. Sense of congress on adversary air capabilities.
Sec. 1081. Sense of Congress regarding organic attack aviator training 
              capability.
Sec. 1082. Sense of Congress on the legacy, contributions, and 
              sacrifices of American Indian and Alaska Natives in the 
              Armed Forces.
Sec. 1083. Amateur radio parity.
Sec. 1084. Sense of Congress regarding the international borders of the 
              United States.
Sec. 1085. Program to commemorate 75th anniversary of World War II.

                  TITLE XI--CIVILIAN PERSONNEL MATTERS

Sec. 1101. Direct hire authority for the Department of Defense for 
              certain competitive service positions.
Sec. 1102. Modification of direct hire authority for the Department of 
              Defense for post-secondary students and recent graduates.
Sec. 1103. Extension of overtime rate authority for Department of the 
              Navy employees performing work aboard or dockside in 
              support of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier forward 
              deployed in Japan.
Sec. 1104. One-year extension and expansion of authority to waive 
              annual limitation on premium pay and aggregate limitation 
              on pay for Federal civilian employees working overseas.
Sec. 1105. Appointment of retired members of the armed forces to 
              positions in or under the Department of Defense.
Sec. 1106. Extension of authority to conduct telework travel expenses 
              test programs.
Sec. 1107. Personnel demonstration projects.
Sec. 1108. Expanded flexibility in selecting candidates from referral 
              lists.
Sec. 1109. Temporary and term appointments in the competitive service.

             TITLE XII--MATTERS RELATING TO FOREIGN NATIONS

                  Subtitle A--Assistance and Training

Sec. 1201.  Report on the use of security cooperation authorities.
Sec. 1202.  Clarification of authority to waive certain expenses for 
              activities of the Regional Centers for Security Studies.
Sec. 1203.  NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence.

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Sec. 1204.  NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence.
Sec. 1205.  Participation in and support of the Inter-American Defense 
              College.
Sec. 1206.  Increase in cost limitation for small scale construction 
              related to security cooperation.
Sec. 1207.  Report on security cooperation with Haiti.
Sec. 1208.  Review and report on processes and procedures used to carry 
              out section 362 of title 10, United States Code.

        Subtitle B--Matters Relating to Afghanistan and Pakistan

Sec. 1211.  Extension of authority to transfer defense articles and 
              provide defense services to the military and security 
              forces of Afghanistan.
Sec. 1212.  Extension of authority for reimbursement of certain 
              coalition nations for support provided to United States 
              military operations.
Sec. 1213.  Extension and modification of Commanders' Emergency 
              Response Program.
Sec. 1214.  Report on assistance to Pakistan.

         Subtitle C--Matters Relating to Syria, Iraq, and Iran

Sec. 1221.  Extension and modification of authority to provide 
              assistance to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and 
              Syria.
Sec. 1222.  Extension of authority to provide assistance to the vetted 
              Syrian opposition.
Sec. 1223.  Extension and modification of authority to support 
              operations and activities of the Office of Security 
              Cooperation in Iraq.
Sec. 1224.  Sense of Congress on ballistic missile cooperation to 
              counter Iran.
Sec. 1225.  Strategy to counter destabilizing activities of Iran.
Sec. 1226.  Report on compliance of Iran under the Chemical Weapons 
              Convention.
Sec. 1227.  Report on potential release of chemical weapons or chemical 
              weapons precursors from Barzeh Research and Development 
              Center and Him Shinshar chemical weapons storage and 
              bunker facilities in Homs province of Syria.
Sec. 1228.  Report on cooperation between Iran and the Russian 
              Federation.

         Subtitle D--Matters Relating to the Russian Federation

Sec. 1231.  Prohibition on availability of funds relating to 
              sovereignty of the Russian Federation over Crimea.
Sec. 1232.  Limitation on availability of funds relating to 
              implementation of the Open Skies Treaty.
Sec. 1233.  Comprehensive response to the Russian Federation's material 
              breach of the INF Treaty.
Sec. 1234.  Modification and extension of Ukraine Security Assistance 
              Initiative.
Sec. 1235.  Statement of policy on United States military investment in 
              Europe.
Sec. 1236.  Imposition of sanctions with respect to certain persons 
              providing sophisticated goods, services, or technologies 
              for use in the production of major defense equipment or 
              advanced conventional weapons.
Sec. 1237.  Extension of limitation on military cooperation between the 
              United States and the Russian Federation.
Sec. 1238.  Sense of Congress regarding Russia's violations of the 
              Chemical Weapons Convention.
Sec. 1239.  United States actions regarding material breach of INF 
              Treaty by the Russian Federation.
Sec. 1240.  Limitation on availability of funds to extend the 
              implementation of the New Start Treaty.

        Subtitle E--Matters Relating to the Indo-Pacific Region

Sec. 1251.  Support for Indo-Pacific stability initiative.
Sec. 1252.  United States strategy on China.
Sec. 1253.  Strengthening Taiwan's force readiness.
Sec. 1254.  Modification, redesignation, and extension of Southeast 
              Asia Maritime Security Initiative.
Sec. 1255.  Missile defense exercises in the Indo-Pacific region with 
              United States regional allies and partners.
Sec. 1256.  Quadrilateral cooperation and exercise.
Sec. 1257.  Name of United States Indo-Pacific Command.
Sec. 1258.  Requirement for critical languages and expertise in 
              Chinese, Korean, and Russian.
Sec. 1259.  Modification of report required under enhancing defense and 
              security cooperation with India.
Sec. 1260.  Statement of policy on naval vessel transfers to Japan.
Sec. 1261.  Report and public notification on China's military, 
              maritime, and air activities in the Indo-Pacific region.
Sec. 1262.  Senior defense engagement with Taiwan.
Sec. 1263.  Limitation on use of funds to reduce the total number of 
              members of the Armed Forces serving on active duty who 
              are deployed to the Republic of Korea.
Sec. 1264.  Enhancing missile defense cooperation with partners.

                       Subtitle F--Other Matters

Sec. 1271.  Report on status of the United States relationship with the 
              Republic of Turkey.
Sec. 1272.  Sense of Congress on unity of Gulf Cooperation Council 
              member countries.
Sec. 1273.  Report on United States Government police training and 
              equipping programs for Mexico.
Sec. 1274.  Authority to increase engagement and military-to-military 
              cooperation with Western Balkans countries.
Sec. 1275.  Technical corrections relating to defense security 
              cooperation statutory reorganization.
Sec. 1276.  United States-Israel countering unmanned aerial systems 
              cooperation.
Sec. 1277.  Three-year extension of authorization of non-conventional 
              assisted recovery capabilities.
Sec. 1278.  Revision of statutory references to former NATO support 
              organizations and related NATO agreements.
Sec. 1279.  Sense of the Congress concerning military-to-military 
              dialogues.
Sec. 1280.  Modifications to Global Engagement Center.
Sec. 1281.  Report on acquisition and cross-servicing agreements.
Sec. 1282.  Prohibition on provision of weapons and other forms of 
              support to certain organizations.
Sec. 1283.  Certification and authority to terminate funding for 
              academic research relating to foreign talent programs.
Sec. 1284.  Sense of Congress on support for Georgia.
Sec. 1285.  Sense of Congress on support for Estonia, Latvia, and 
              Lithuania.
Sec. 1286.  Report on United States strategy in Yemen.
Sec. 1287.  Report on Hizballah.

                TITLE XIII--COOPERATIVE THREAT REDUCTION

Sec. 1301. Funding allocations.
Sec. 1302. Specification of cooperative threat reduction funds.

                    TITLE XIV--OTHER AUTHORIZATIONS

                     Subtitle A--Military Programs

Sec. 1401.  Working capital funds.
Sec. 1402.  Chemical agents and munitions destruction, defense.
Sec. 1403.  Drug interdiction and counter-drug activities, defense-
              wide.
Sec. 1404.  Defense inspector general.
Sec. 1405.  Defense health program.
Sec. 1406.  National defense sealift fund.

                       Subtitle B--Other Matters

Sec. 1411.  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. 1412.  Authorization of appropriations for Armed Forces Retirement 
              Home.
Sec. 1413.  Quarterly briefing on progress of chemical demilitarization 
              program.

   TITLE XV--AUTHORIZATION OF ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR OVERSEAS 
                         CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS

              Subtitle A--Authorization of Appropriations

Sec. 1501.  Purpose of certain authorizations of appropriations.
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.

                     Subtitle B--Financial Matters

Sec. 1511.  Treatment as additional authorizations.
Sec. 1512.  Special transfer authority.

          Subtitle C--Limitations, Reports, and Other Matters

Sec. 1521.  Afghanistan Security Forces Fund.
Sec. 1522.  Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Fund.

     TITLE XVI--STRATEGIC PROGRAMS, CYBER, AND INTELLIGENCE MATTERS

                      Subtitle A--Space Activities

Sec. 1601. Improvements to acquisition system, personnel, and 
              organization of space forces.
Sec. 1602. Rapid, responsive, and reliable space launch.
Sec. 1603. Provision of space situational awareness services and 
              information.
Sec. 1604. Budget assessments for national security space programs.
Sec. 1605. Enhancement of positioning, navigation, and timing capacity.
Sec. 1606. Use of small- and medium-size buses for strategic and 
              tactical satellite payloads.

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Sec. 1607. Designation of component of Department of Defense 
              responsible for coordination of modernization efforts 
              relating to military-code capable GPS receiver cards.
Sec. 1608. Designation of component of Department of Defense 
              responsible for coordination of hosted payload 
              information.
Sec. 1609. Limitation on availability of funds for Joint Space 
              Operations Center mission system.
Sec. 1610. Evaluation and enhanced security of supply chain for 
              protected satellite communications programs and overhead 
              persistent infrared systems.
Sec. 1611. Report on protected satellite communications.
Sec. 1612. Plan on space warfighting readiness.
Sec. 1613. Study on space-based radio frequency mapping.
Sec. 1614. Plan to provide persistent weather imagery for United States 
              Central Command.

  Subtitle B--Defense Intelligence and Intelligence-Related Activities

Sec. 1621. Role of Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.
Sec. 1622. Security clearance for dual nationals.
Sec. 1623. Department of Defense Counterintelligence polygraph program.
Sec. 1624. Defense intelligence business management systems.
Sec. 1625. Modification to annual briefing on the intelligence, 
              surveillance, and reconnaissance requirements of the 
              combatant commands.
Sec. 1626. Prohibition on the availability of funds for Department of 
              Defense assuming background investigation mission for the 
              Federal Government.

                 Subtitle C--Cyberspace-Related Matters

Sec. 1631. Amendments to pilot program regarding cyber vulnerabilities 
              of Department of Defense critical infrastructure.
Sec. 1632. Budget display for cyber vulnerability evaluations and 
              mitigation activities for major weapon systems of the 
              Department of Defense.
Sec. 1633. Transfer of responsibility for the Department of Defense 
              Information Network to United States Cyber Command.
Sec. 1634. Pilot program authority to enhance cybersecurity and 
              resiliency of critical infrastructure.
Sec. 1635. Pilot program on regional cyber security training center for 
              the Army National Guard.
Sec. 1636. Procedures and reporting requirement on cybersecurity 
              breaches and loss of personally identifiable information.
Sec. 1637. Cyber institutes at the senior military colleges.
Sec. 1638. Study and report on reserve component cyber civil support 
              teams.

                       Subtitle D--Nuclear Forces

Sec. 1641. Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering and 
              the Nuclear Weapons Council.
Sec. 1642. Long-range standoff weapon requirements.
Sec. 1643. Acceleration of ground-based strategic deterrent program and 
              long-range standoff weapon program.
Sec. 1644. Procurement authority for certain parts of intercontinental 
              ballistic missile fuzes.
Sec. 1645. Prohibition on reduction of the intercontinental ballistic 
              missiles of the United States.
Sec. 1646. Extension of prohibition on availability of funds for mobile 
              variant of ground-based strategic deterrent missile.
Sec. 1647. Independent study on nuclear weapons launch-under-attack 
              option.
Sec. 1648. Extension of annual report on the plan for the nuclear 
              weapons stockpile, nuclear weapons complex, nuclear 
              weapons delivery systems, and nuclear weapons command and 
              control system.
Sec. 1649. Sense of Congress on nuclear posture of the United States.
Sec. 1650. Sense of Congress on extended nuclear deterrence in the 
              Indo-Pacific region.

                  Subtitle E--Missile Defense Programs

Sec. 1661. Development of persistent space-based sensor architecture.
Sec. 1662. Boost phase ballistic missile defense.
Sec. 1663. Improvements to research and development and acquisition 
              processes of Missile Defense Agency.
Sec. 1664. Layered defense of the United States homeland.
Sec. 1665. Testing of redesigned kill vehicle prior to production.
Sec. 1666. Requirements for ballistic missile defense capable ships.
Sec. 1667. Multiyear procurement authority for standard missile-3 block 
              IB missiles.
Sec. 1668. Limitation on availability of funds for Army lower tier air 
              and missile defense sensor.
Sec. 1669. Missile defense radar in Hawaii.
Sec. 1670. Reports on unfunded priorities of the Missile Defense 
              Agency.
Sec. 1671. Report on ballistic missile defense.
Sec. 1672. Sense of Congress on missile and rocket defense cooperation 
              between the United States and Israel.

                       Subtitle F--Other Matters

Sec. 1681. Extension of Commission to Assess the Threat to the United 
              States from Electromagnetic Pulse Attacks and Similar 
              Events.
Sec. 1682. Procurement of ammonium perchlorate and other chemicals for 
              use in solid rocket motors.
Sec. 1683. Conventional prompt global strike hypersonic capabilities.
Sec. 1684. Report regarding industrial base for large solid rocket 
              motors.
Sec. 1685. National intelligence estimate with respect to Russian and 
              Chinese interference in democratic countries.

            DIVISION B--MILITARY CONSTRUCTION AUTHORIZATIONS

Sec. 2001. Short title.
Sec. 2002. Expiration of authorizations and amounts required to be 
              specified by law.
Sec. 2003. Effective date.

                 TITLE XXI--ARMY MILITARY CONSTRUCTION

Sec. 2101. Authorized Army construction and land acquisition projects.
Sec. 2102. Family housing.
Sec. 2103. Authorization of appropriations, Army.
Sec. 2104. Extension of authorizations of certain fiscal year 2015 
              projects.

                 TITLE XXII--NAVY MILITARY CONSTRUCTION

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.

              TITLE XXIII--AIR FORCE MILITARY CONSTRUCTION

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. Modification of authority to carry out certain phased 
              project authorized in fiscal years 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Sec. 2306. Modification of authority to carry out certain fiscal year 
              2017 project.
Sec. 2307. Modification of authority to carry out certain fiscal year 
              2018 project.
Sec. 2308. Additional authority to carry out certain fiscal year 2019 
              projects.
Sec. 2309. Additional authority to carry out project at Travis Air 
              Force Base, California, in fiscal year 2019.

           TITLE XXIV--DEFENSE AGENCIES MILITARY CONSTRUCTION

Sec. 2401. Authorized defense agencies construction and land 
              acquisition projects.
Sec. 2402. Authorized energy conservation projects.
Sec. 2403. Authorization of appropriations, defense agencies.
Sec. 2404. Extension of authorizations of certain fiscal year 2015 
              projects.

                   TITLE XXV--INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

  Subtitle A--North Atlantic Treaty Organization Security Investment 
                                Program

Sec. 2501. Authorized NATO construction and land acquisition projects.
Sec. 2502. Authorization of appropriations, NATO.

             Subtitle B--Host Country In-Kind Contributions

Sec. 2511. Republic of Korea funded construction projects.

            TITLE XXVI--GUARD AND RESERVE FORCES FACILITIES

 Subtitle A--Project Authorizations and Authorization of Appropriations

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.

                       Subtitle B--Other Matters

Sec. 2611. Modification of authority to carry out certain fiscal year 
              2016 project.

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Sec. 2612. Modification of authority to carry out certain fiscal year 
              2018 project.
Sec. 2613. Additional authority to carry out certain fiscal year 2019 
              project.

          TITLE XXVII--BASE REALIGNMENT AND CLOSURE ACTIVITIES

Sec. 2701. Authorization of appropriations for base realignment and 
              closure activities funded through Department of Defense 
              Base Closure Account.
Sec. 2702. Additional authority to realign or close certain military 
              installations.
Sec. 2703. Prohibition on conducting additional Base Realignment and 
              Closure (BRAC) round.

         TITLE XXVIII--MILITARY CONSTRUCTION GENERAL PROVISIONS

 Subtitle A--Military Construction Program and Military Family Housing

Sec. 2801. Commercial construction standards for facilities on leased 
              property.
Sec. 2802. Extension of temporary, limited authority to use operation 
              and maintenance funds for construction projects outside 
              the United States.
Sec. 2803. Small business set-aside for contracts for architectural and 
              engineering services and construction design.
Sec. 2804. Authority to obtain architectural and engineering services 
              and construction design for defense laboratory 
              modernization program.
Sec. 2805. Repeal of limitation on certain Guam project.
Sec. 2806. Enhancing force protection and safety on military 
              installations.
Sec. 2807. Limitation on use of funds for acquisition of furnished 
              energy for new medical center in Germany.
Sec. 2808. Treatment of leases of non-excess property entered into with 
              insured depository institutions.

        Subtitle B--Real Property and Facilities Administration

Sec. 2811. Optional participation in collection of information on 
              unutilized and underutilized military installation 
              properties available for homeless assistance.
Sec. 2812. Force structure plans and infrastructure capabilities 
              necessary to support the force structure.
Sec. 2813. Retrofitting existing windows in military family housing 
              units to be equipped with fall prevention devices.
Sec. 2814. Updating prohibition on use of certain assessment of public 
              schools on Department of Defense installations to 
              supersede funding of certain projects.

                      Subtitle C--Land Conveyances

Sec. 2821. Authority for transfer of administrative jurisdiction over 
              certain lands, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center 
              Twentynine Palms, California, and Marine Corps Air 
              Station Yuma, Arizona.
Sec. 2822. Public inventory of Guam land parcels for transfer to 
              Government of Guam.
Sec. 2823. Land conveyance, Naval Academy dairy farm, Gambrills, 
              Maryland.
Sec. 2824. Technical correction of description of Limestone Hills 
              Training Area Land Withdrawal and Reservation, Montana.
Sec. 2825. Land conveyance, Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Rich County, 
              Utah.

                 Subtitle D--Military Land Withdrawals

Sec. 2831. Indefinite duration of certain military land withdrawals and 
              reservations and improved management of withdrawn and 
              reserved lands.
Sec. 2832. Designation of potential wilderness area.

                       Subtitle E--Other Matters

Sec. 2841. Defense community infrastructure program.
Sec. 2842. Restrictions on use of funds for development of public 
              infrastructure in Commonwealth of Northern Mariana 
              Islands.
Sec. 2843. Study and report on Coleman Bridge, York River, Virginia.
Sec. 2844. Certifications required prior to transfer of certain 
              veterans memorial object.

   TITLE XXIX--OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS MILITARY CONSTRUCTION

Sec. 2901. Authorized Army construction and land acquisition projects.
Sec. 2902. Authorized Navy construction and land acquisition projects.
Sec. 2903. Authorized Air Force construction and land acquisition 
              projects.
Sec. 2904. Authorized defense agencies construction and land 
              acquisition projects.
Sec. 2905. Authorization of appropriations.
Sec. 2906. Restrictions on use of funds for planning and design costs 
              of European Deterrence Initiative projects.

 DIVISION C--DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY NATIONAL SECURITY AUTHORIZATIONS AND 
                          OTHER AUTHORIZATIONS

      TITLE XXXI--DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY NATIONAL SECURITY PROGRAMS

       Subtitle A--National Security Programs and Authorizations

Sec. 3101. National Nuclear Security Administration.
Sec. 3102. Defense environmental cleanup.
Sec. 3103. Other defense activities.
Sec. 3104. Nuclear energy.

   Subtitle B--Program Authorizations, Restrictions, and Limitations

Sec. 3111. Security clearance for dual nationals employed by National 
              Nuclear Security Agency.
Sec. 3112. Department of Energy counterintelligence polygraph program.
Sec. 3113. Extension of enhanced procurement authority to manage supply 
              chain risk.
Sec. 3114. Low-yield nuclear weapons.
Sec. 3115. Use of funds for construction and project support activities 
              relating to MOX facility.
Sec. 3116. Prohibition on availability of funds for programs in Russian 
              Federation.
Sec. 3117. Prohibition on availability of funds for research and 
              development of advanced naval nuclear fuel system based 
              on low-enriched uranium.
Sec. 3118. Limitation on availability of funds relating to submission 
              of annual reports on unfunded priorities.

                          Subtitle C--Reports

Sec. 3121. Notification regarding release of contamination at Hanford 
              site.

                       Subtitle D--Other Matters

Sec. 3131. Inclusion of capital assets acquisition projects in 
              activities by Director for Cost Estimating and Program 
              Evaluation.
Sec. 3132. Whistleblower protections.

          TITLE XXXII--DEFENSE NUCLEAR FACILITIES SAFETY BOARD

Sec. 3201. Authorization.

                 TITLE XXXIV--NAVAL PETROLEUM RESERVES

Sec. 3401. Authorization of appropriations.

                      TITLE XXXV--MARITIME MATTERS

                  Subtitle A--Maritime Administration

Sec. 3501. Authorization of the Maritime Administration.
Sec. 3502. Compliance by Ready Reserve Fleet vessels with SOLAS 
              lifeboats and fire suppression requirements.
Sec. 3503. Maritime Administration National Security Multi-Mission 
              Vessel Program.
Sec. 3504. Permanent authority of Secretary of Transportation to issue 
              vessel war risk insurance.
Sec. 3505. Use of State maritime academy training vessels.

                        Subtitle B--Coast Guard

Sec. 3521. Alignment with Department of Defense and sea services 
              authorities.
Sec. 3522. Preliminary development and demonstration.
Sec. 3523. Contract termination.
Sec. 3524. Reimbursement for travel expenses.
Sec. 3525. Capital investment plan.
Sec. 3526. Major acquisition program risk assessment.
Sec. 3527. Marine safety implementation status.
Sec. 3528. Retirement of Vice Commandant.
Sec. 3529. Large commercial yacht code.

       Subtitle C--Coast Guard and Shipping Technical Corrections

                         Chapter 1--Coast Guard

Sec. 3531. Commandant defined.
Sec. 3532. Training course on workings of Congress.
Sec. 3533. Miscellaneous.
Sec. 3534. Department of Defense consultation.
Sec. 3535. Repeal.
Sec. 3536. Mission need statement.
Sec. 3537. Continuation on active duty.
Sec. 3538. System acquisition authorization.
Sec. 3539. Inventory of real property.

                   Chapter 2--Maritime Transportation

Sec. 3541. Definitions.
Sec. 3542. Authority to exempt vessels.
Sec. 3543. Passenger vessels.
Sec. 3544. Tank vessels.
Sec. 3545. Grounds for denial or revocation.
Sec. 3546. Miscellaneous corrections to title 46, U.S.C.
Sec. 3547. Miscellaneous corrections to Oil Pollution Act of 1990.
Sec. 3548. Miscellaneous corrections.

                       DIVISION D--FUNDING TABLES

Sec. 4001. Authorization of amounts in funding tables.

                         TITLE XLI--PROCUREMENT

Sec. 4101. Procurement.
Sec. 4102. Procurement for overseas contingency operations.

        TITLE XLII--RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST, AND EVALUATION

Sec. 4201. Research, development, test, and evaluation.
Sec. 4202. Research, development, test, and evaluation for overseas 
              contingency operations.

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                 TITLE XLIII--OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

Sec. 4301. Operation and maintenance.
Sec. 4302. Operation and maintenance for overseas contingency 
              operations.

                     TITLE XLIV--MILITARY PERSONNEL

Sec. 4401. Military personnel.
Sec. 4402. Military personnel for overseas contingency operations.

                    TITLE XLV--OTHER AUTHORIZATIONS

Sec. 4501. Other authorizations.
Sec. 4502. Other authorizations for overseas contingency operations.

                   TITLE XLVI--MILITARY CONSTRUCTION

Sec. 4601. Military construction.
Sec. 4602. Military construction for overseas contingency operations.

      TITLE XLVII--DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY NATIONAL SECURITY PROGRAMS

Sec. 4701. Department of Energy national security programs.

     SEC. 3. CONGRESSIONAL DEFENSE COMMITTEES.

       In this Act, the term ``congressional defense committees'' 
     has the meaning given that term in section 101(a)(16) of 
     title 10, United States Code.

            DIVISION A--DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AUTHORIZATIONS

                          TITLE I--PROCUREMENT

              Subtitle A--Authorization Of Appropriations

     SEC. 101. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

       Funds are hereby authorized to be appropriated for fiscal 
     year 2019 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.

                       Subtitle B--Army Programs

     SEC. 111. NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE COMPONENT EQUIPMENT 
                   REPORT.

       (a) In General.--Section 10541(b) of title 10, United 
     States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following 
     new paragraph:
       ``(10) A joint assessment by the Chief of Staff of the Army 
     and the Chief of the National Guard Bureau on the efforts of 
     the Army to achieve parity among the active component, the 
     Army Reserve, and the Army National Guard with respect to 
     equipment and capabilities. Each assessment shall include a 
     comparison of the inventory of high priority items of 
     equipment available to each component of the Army described 
     in preceding sentence, including--
       ``(A) AH-64 Attack Helicopters;
       ``(B) UH-60 Black Hawk Utility Helicopters;
       ``(C) Abrams Main Battle Tanks;
       ``(D) Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles;
       ``(E) Stryker Combat Vehicles; and
       ``(F) any other items of equipment identified as high 
     priority by the Chief of Staff of the Army or the Chief of 
     the National Guard Bureau.''.
       (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (a) 
     shall apply with respect to reports required to be submitted 
     under section 10541 of title 10, United States Code, after 
     the date of the enactment of this Act.

     SEC. 112. LIMITATION ON AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS FOR M27 
                   INFANTRY AUTOMATIC RIFLE PROGRAM.

       (a) Limitation.--Of the funds authorized to be appropriated 
     by this Act or otherwise made available for fiscal year 2019 
     for the M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle program of the Marine 
     Corps, not more than 80 percent may be obligated or expended 
     until the date on which the Commandant of the Marine Corps 
     submits to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and 
     the House of Representatives the assessment described in 
     subsection (b).
       (b) Assessment.--The assessment described in this 
     subsection is a written summary of the views of the Marine 
     Corps with respect to the Small Arms Ammunition Configuration 
     Study of the Army, including--
       (1) an explanation of how the study informs the future 
     small arms modernization requirements of the Marine Corps; 
     and
       (2) near-term and long-term modernization strategies for 
     the small arms weapon systems of the Marine Corps, including 
     associated funding and schedule profiles.

                       Subtitle C--Navy Programs

     SEC. 121. INCREASE IN NUMBER OF OPERATIONAL AIRCRAFT CARRIERS 
                   OF THE NAVY.

       (a) Findings.--Congress finds the following:
       (1) The aircraft carrier can fulfill the Navy's core 
     missions of forward presence, sea control, ensuring safe sea 
     lanes, and power projection as well as providing flexibility 
     and versatility to execute a wide range of additional 
     missions.
       (2) Forward airpower is integral to the security and joint 
     forces operations of the United States. Carriers play a 
     central role in delivering forward airpower from sovereign 
     territory of the United States in both permissive and 
     nonpermissive environments.
       (3) Aircraft carriers provide our Nation the ability to 
     rapidly and decisively respond to national threats, as well 
     as conducting worldwide, on-station diplomacy and providing 
     deterrence against threats to the United States allies, 
     partners, and friends.
       (4) Since the end of the cold war, aircraft carrier 
     deployments have increased while the aircraft carrier force 
     structure has declined.
       (5) Considering the increased array of complex threats 
     across the globe, the Navy aircraft carrier is operating at 
     maximum capacity, increasing deployment lengths and 
     decreasing maintenance periods in order to meet operational 
     requirements.
       (6) To meet global peacetime and wartime requirements, the 
     Navy has indicated a requirement to maintain two aircraft 
     carriers deployed overseas and have three additional aircraft 
     carriers capable of deploying within 90 days. However, the 
     Navy has indicated that the existing aircraft carrier force 
     structure cannot support these military requirements.
       (7) Despite the requirement to maintain an aircraft carrier 
     strike group in both the United States Central Command and 
     the United States Pacific Command, the Navy has been unable 
     to generate sufficient capacity to support combatant 
     commanders and has developed significant carrier gaps in 
     these critical areas.
       (8) Because of the continuing use of a diminished aircraft 
     carrier force structure, extensive maintenance availabilities 
     result which typically exceed program costs and increase time 
     in shipyards. These expansive maintenance availabilities 
     exacerbate existing carrier gaps.
       (9) Developing an alternative design to the Ford-class 
     aircraft carrier is not cost beneficial. A smaller design is 
     projected to incur significant design and engineering cost 
     while significantly reducing magazine size, carrier air wing 
     size, sortie rate, and on-station effectiveness, among other 
     vital factors, as compared to the Ford-class. Furthermore, a 
     new design will delay the introduction of future aircraft 
     carriers, exacerbating existing carrier gaps and threatening 
     the national security of the United States.
       (10) The 2016 Navy Force Structure Assessment states ``A 
     minimum of 12 aircraft carriers are required to meet the 
     increased warfighting response requirements of the Defense 
     Planning Guidance Defeat/Deny force sizing direction.''.
       (b) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that--
       (1) the United States should expedite delivery of 12 
     aircraft carriers; and
       (2) an aircraft carrier should be authorized every three 
     years.
       (c) Increase in Number of Operational Aircraft Carriers of 
     the Navy.--
       (1) Increase.--Section 5062(b) of title 10, United States 
     Code, is amended by striking ``11 operational aircraft 
     carriers'' and inserting ``12 operational aircraft 
     carriers''.
       (2) Effective date.--The amendment made by paragraph (1) 
     shall take effect on September 30, 2022.

     SEC. 122. PROCUREMENT AUTHORITY FOR FORD CLASS AIRCRAFT 
                   CARRIER PROGRAM.

       (a) Contract Authority.--
       (1) Procurement authorized.--The Secretary of the Navy may 
     enter into one or more contracts, beginning with the fiscal 
     year 2019 program year, for the procurement of one Ford class 
     aircraft carrier to be designated CVN-81.
       (2) Procurement in conjunction with cvn-80.--The aircraft 
     carrier authorized to be procured under subsection (a) may be 
     procured as an addition to the contract covering the Ford 
     class aircraft carrier designated CVN-80 that is authorized 
     to be constructed under section 121 of the John Warner 
     National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 
     (Public Law 109-364; 120 Stat. 2104).
       (b) Use of Incremental Funding.--With respect to a contract 
     entered into under subsection (a), the Secretary of the Navy 
     may use incremental funding to make payments under the 
     contract.
       (c) Liability.--A contract entered into under subsection 
     (a) shall provide that the total liability to the Government 
     for termination of the contract entered into shall be limited 
     to the total amount of funding obligated at the time of 
     termination.
       (d) 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 is subject to the availability of 
     appropriations for that purpose for such fiscal year.

     SEC. 123. FULL SHIP SHOCK TRIAL FOR FORD CLASS AIRCRAFT 
                   CARRIER.

       The Secretary of the Navy shall ensure that full ship shock 
     trials results are incorporated into the construction of the 
     Ford class aircraft carrier designated CVN-81.

     SEC. 124. MULTIYEAR PROCUREMENT AUTHORITY FOR AMPHIBIOUS 
                   VESSELS.

       (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 
     for the procurement of not more than five amphibious vessels.
       (b) Limitation.--The Secretary of the Navy may not modify a 
     contract entered into under subsection (a) if the 
     modification would increase the target price of an amphibious 
     vessel by more than 10 percent above the target price 
     specified in the original contract awarded for the amphibious 
     vessel under subsection (a).
       (c) Authority for Advance Procurement.--The Secretary of 
     the Navy may enter into one or more contracts for advance 
     procurement associated with the amphibious vessels for which 
     authorization to enter into a multiyear procurement contract 
     is provided under subsection (a) and for equipment or 
     subsystems associated with the amphibious vessels, including 
     procurement of--
       (1) long lead time material; or
       (2) material or equipment in economic order quantities when 
     cost savings are achievable.

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       (d) 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 2019 is subject 
     to the availability of appropriations or funds for that 
     purpose for such later fiscal year.
       (e) Limitation on Termination Liability.--A contract for 
     the construction of amphibious vessels entered into under 
     subsection (a) shall include a clause that limits the 
     liability of the United States to the contractor for any 
     termination of the contract. The maximum liability of the 
     United States under the clause shall be the amount 
     appropriated for the amphibious vessels covered by the 
     contract regardless of the amount obligated under the 
     contract.
       (f) Amphibious Vessel Defined.--The term ``amphibious 
     vessel'' means a San Antonio class amphibious transport dock 
     ship with a Flight II configuration.

     SEC. 125. MULTIYEAR PROCUREMENT AUTHORITY FOR STANDARD 
                   MISSILE-6.

       (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 2019 program year, for the 
     procurement of up to 625 standard missile-6 missiles at a 
     rate of not more than 125 missiles per year during the 
     covered period.
       (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 2019 is subject 
     to the availability of appropriations or funds for that 
     purpose for such later fiscal year.
       (c) Covered Period Defined.--In this section, the term 
     ``covered period'' means the 5-year period beginning with the 
     fiscal year 2019 program year and ending with the fiscal year 
     2023 program year.

     SEC. 126. MULTIYEAR PROCUREMENT AUTHORITY FOR E-2D AIRCRAFT.

       (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 2019 program year, for the 
     procurement of up to 24 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 2019 is subject 
     to the availability of appropriations for that purpose for 
     such later fiscal year.

     SEC. 127. MULTIYEAR PROCUREMENT AUTHORITY FOR F/A-18E/F 
                   AIRCRAFT AND EA-18G AIRCRAFT.

       (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 2019 program year, for the 
     procurement of the following:
       (1) F/A-18E/F aircraft.
       (2) EA-18G 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 2019 is subject 
     to the availability of appropriations or funds for that 
     purpose for such later fiscal year.
       (c) Authority for Advance Procurement and Economic Order 
     Quantity.--The Secretary of the Navy may enter into one or 
     more contracts, beginning in fiscal year 2019, for advance 
     procurement associated with the aircraft for which 
     authorization to enter into a multiyear procurement contract 
     is provided under subsection (a), which may include one or 
     more contracts for the procurement of economic order 
     quantities of material and equipment for such aircraft.

     SEC. 128. MODIFICATIONS TO F/A-18 AIRCRAFT TO MITIGATE 
                   PHYSIOLOGICAL EPISODES.

       (a) Modifications Required.--The Secretary of the Navy 
     shall modify the F/A-18 aircraft to reduce the occurrence of, 
     and mitigate the risk posed by, physiological episodes 
     affecting crewmembers of the aircraft. The modifications 
     shall include, at minimum--
       (1) replacement of the F/A-18 cockpit altimeter;
       (2) upgrade of the F/A-18 onboard oxygen generation system;
       (3) redesign of the F/A-18 aircraft life support systems 
     required to meet onboard oxygen generation system input 
     specifications;
       (4) installation of equipment associated with improved F/A-
     18 physiological monitoring and alert systems; and
       (5) installation of an automatic ground collision avoidance 
     system.
       (b) Report Required.--Not later than February 1, 2019, and 
     annually thereafter through February 1, 2021, the Secretary 
     of the Navy shall submit to the congressional defense 
     committees a written update on the status of all 
     modifications to the F/A-18 aircraft carried out by the 
     Secretary pursuant to subsection (a).
       (c) Waiver.--The Secretary of the Navy may waive the 
     requirement to make a modification under subsection (a) if 
     the Secretary certifies to the congressional defense 
     committees that the specific modification is inadvisable and 
     provides a detailed justification for excluding the 
     modification from the Navy's planned upgrades for the F/A-18 
     aircraft.

     SEC. 129. FRIGATE CLASS SHIP PROGRAM.

       (a) Technical Data.--
       (1) Requirement.--As part of the solicitation for proposals 
     for the procurement of any frigate class ship, the Secretary 
     of the Navy shall require that an offeror submit a proposal 
     that provides for conveying technical data as part of the 
     proposal for the frigate.
       (2) Rights of the united states.--The Secretary of the Navy 
     shall ensure that the Government's rights in technical data 
     for any frigate class ship are sufficient to allow the 
     Government to--
       (A) by not later than the date on which funds are obligated 
     for the last covered frigate, use the technical data to 
     conduct a full and open competition (pursuant to section 2304 
     of title 10, United States Code) for any subsequent 
     procurement of a frigate class ship; and
       (B) transition the frigate class ship combat systems to 
     Government-furnished equipment to achieve open architecture 
     and foster competition to modernize future systems.
       (b) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) The term ``covered frigate'' means each of the first 10 
     frigate class ships procured after January 1, 2020.
       (2) The term ``technical data'' means a compilation of 
     detailed engineering plans and specifications for the 
     construction of a frigate class ship.

     SEC. 130. LIMITATION ON PROCUREMENT OF ECONOMIC ORDER 
                   QUANTITIES FOR VIRGINIA CLASS SUBMARINE 
                   PROGRAM.

       Section 124 of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
     Fiscal Year 2018 (Public Law 115-91) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (c)(2), by striking ``material'' and 
     inserting ``subject to subsection (d), material'';
       (2) by redesignating subsection (d) through (f) as 
     subsections (e) through (g), respectively; and
       (3) by inserting after subsection (c), the following:
       ``(d) Limitation on Procurement of Economic Order 
     Quantities.--The Secretary of the Navy may not enter into 
     contracts for economic order quantities under subsection 
     (c)(2) until the date on which the Secretary certifies to the 
     congressional defense committees that any funds made 
     available for such contracts will be used to procure economic 
     order quantities of material and equipment for not fewer than 
     12 Virginia class submarines.''.

     SEC. 131. LIMITATION ON USE OF FUNDS FOR DDG-51 DESTROYERS.

       None of the funds authorized to be appropriated or 
     otherwise made available by this Act for fiscal year 2019 for 
     Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy, for DDG-51 class 
     destroyers may be obligated or expended until the Secretary 
     of the Navy submits to the congressional defense committees a 
     report that includes--
       (1) a detailed description of the current degaussing 
     standards;
       (2) a plan for incorporating such standards into the 
     destroyer construction program; and
       (3) an assessment of the requirement to backfit such 
     standards in service destroyers.

                     Subtitle D--Air Force Programs

     SEC. 141. INVENTORY REQUIREMENT FOR AIR REFUELING TANKER 
                   AIRCRAFT; LIMITATION ON RETIREMENT OF KC-10A 
                   AIRCRAFT.

       (a) Inventory Requirement.--Section 8062 of title 10, 
     United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the 
     following new subsection:
       ``(j)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), effective 
     October 1, 2019, the Secretary of the Air Force shall 
     maintain a total primary assigned aircraft inventory of air 
     refueling tanker aircraft of not less than 479 aircraft.
       ``(2) The Secretary of the Air Force may reduce the number 
     of air refueling tanker aircraft in the primary assigned 
     aircraft inventory of the Air Force below 479 only if--
       ``(A) the Secretary certifies to the congressional defense 
     committees that such reduction is justified by the results of 
     the mobility capability and requirements study conducted 
     under section 144(b) of the National Defense Authorization 
     Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (Public Law 115-91); and
       ``(B) a period of 30 days has elapsed following the date on 
     which the certification is made to the congressional defense 
     committees under subparagraph (A).
       ``(3) In this subsection:
       ``(A) The term `air refueling tanker aircraft' means an 
     aircraft that has as its primary mission the refueling of 
     other aircraft.
       ``(B) The term `primary assigned aircraft inventory' means 
     aircraft authorized to a flying unit for operations or 
     training.''.
       (b) Limitation on Retirement of KC-10A.--
       (1) In general.--None of the funds authorized to be 
     appropriated by this Act or otherwise made available for any 
     fiscal year for the Air Force may be obligated or expended to 
     retire, or to prepare to retire, any KC-10A aircraft until 
     the date that is 30 days after the date on which the 
     Secretary of the Air Force certifies to the congressional 
     defense committees that Secretary has met the minimum 
     inventory requirement under section 8062(j) of title 10, 
     United States Code, as added by subsection (a) of this 
     section.
       (2) Exception for certain aircraft.--The requirement of 
     paragraph (1) does not apply to individual KC-10A aircraft 
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     case-by-case basis, to be non-operational because of mishaps, 
     other damage, or being uneconomical to repair.

     SEC. 142. LIMITATION ON USE OF FUNDS FOR KC-46A AIRCRAFT 
                   PENDING SUBMITTAL OF CERTIFICATION.

       (a) Certification Required.--The Secretary of the Air Force 
     shall submit to the congressional defense committees 
     certification that, as of the date of the certification--
       (1) the supplemental type certification and the military 
     type certification for the KC-46A aircraft have been 
     approved; and
       (2) the Air Force has accepted the delivery of the first 
     KC-46A aircraft.
       (b) Limitation on Use of Funds.--None of the funds 
     authorized to be appropriated or otherwise made available by 
     this Act for fiscal year 2019 for Aircraft Procurement, Air 
     Force, may be obligated or expended for three KC-46A aircraft 
     until the Secretary of the Air Force submits the 
     certification required under subsection (a).

     SEC. 143. RETIREMENT DATE FOR VC-25A AIRCRAFT.

       (a) In General.--For purposes of the application of section 
     2244a of title 10, United States Code, the retirement date of 
     the covered aircraft is deemed to be not later than December 
     31, 2025.
       (b) Covered Aircraft Defined.--In this section, the term 
     ``covered aircraft'' means the two VC-25A aircraft of the Air 
     Force that are in service as of the date of the enactment of 
     this Act.

     SEC. 144. CONTRACT FOR LOGISTICS SUPPORT FOR VC-25B AIRCRAFT.

       The Secretary of the Air Force shall--
       (1) ensure that the total period of any contract awarded 
     for logistics support for the VC-25B aircraft does not exceed 
     five years, as required under part 17.204(e) of the Federal 
     Acquisition Regulation, unless otherwise approved in 
     accordance with established procedures; and
       (2) comply with section 2304 of title 10, United States 
     Code, regarding full and open competition through the use of 
     competitive procedures for the award of any logistics support 
     contract following the initial five-year contract period.

     SEC. 145. 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 2019 program year, 
     for the procurement of up to 52 C-130J 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 2019 is subject 
     to the availability of appropriations for that purpose for 
     such later fiscal year.

     SEC. 146. REMOVAL OF WAITING PERIOD FOR LIMITATION ON 
                   AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS FOR EC-130H COMPASS CALL 
                   RECAPITALIZATION PROGRAM.

       Section 135(a) of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2018 (Public Law 115-91) is amended by 
     striking ``a period of 30 days has elapsed following''.

     SEC. 147. FINDINGS AND SENSE OF CONGRESS REGARDING KC-46 
                   AERIAL REFUELING TANKERS.

       (a) Findings.--Congress makes the following findings:
       (1) Aerial refueling tankers provide an essential 
     foundation for our nation's ability to project power and 
     deter adversaries, enabling the global reach of our joint 
     force.
       (2) 87 percent of the legacy aerial refueling fleet is 
     comprised of KC-135 aircraft with an average age of 56 years.
       (3) The Commander of United States Transportation Command 
     has identified the aerial refueling fleet as the ``most 
     stressed of our air mobility forces'' and stated that 
     ``delaying KC-46 production puts the Joint Force's ability to 
     effectively execute war plans at risk''.
       (4) As directed by the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2018 (Public Law 115-91), the Air Force is 
     undertaking an updated mobility capability and requirements 
     study that will reflect guidance articulated in the 2018 
     National Defense Strategy and reassess the current tanker 
     requirement of 479 aircraft.
       (5) The fixed-price contract for KC-46A calls for 179 
     aircraft to be delivered by 2028.
       (6) The KC-46 is a multirole platform that will bring 
     enhanced capabilities to both the aerial refueling and 
     strategic airlift missions. The aircraft provides the ability 
     to refuel joint and coalition aircraft by both boom and 
     drogue systems in the same sortie; improved cargo, passenger 
     and aeromedical evacuation capabilities; and enhanced 
     survivability with multiple layers of protection enabling it 
     to operate safely in a broader range of threat environments 
     than legacy tankers.
       (7) The Government Accountability Office has stated: ``The 
     KC-46 program's total acquisition cost estimate remained 
     stable over the past year at $44,400,000,000, which is about 
     $7,300,000,000 less than the original estimate.''
       (8) The Commander of Air Mobility Command has stated that 
     the KC-46 ``will bring tremendous capability to our joint 
     warfighter''.
       (9) The Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for 
     Acquisition has stated: ``Stability of requirements and 
     funding are the keys to KC-46 program success and will enable 
     the Air Force to deliver this new tanker ready for employment 
     on day one.''
       (10) The Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the 
     Air Force for Acquisition has identified the KC-46 as the Air 
     Force's second highest combat aviation acquisition priority 
     ``for the role that it plays in being able to power 
     project''.
       (11) With the support of Congress, the Air Force has 
     executed three low rate initial production contracts for a 
     total of 34 aircraft. In fiscal year 2018, Congress provided 
     funding for a fourth production lot totaling 18 aircraft.
       (12) A steady production rate of 1.3 aircraft per month has 
     been maintained through independent investment by industry in 
     order to expedite deliveries to the Air Force upon completion 
     of developmental testing and certification.
       (b) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that--
       (1) the Air Force and industry should dedicate the 
     resources and manpower necessary to ensure the first KC-46 is 
     delivered in fiscal year 2018;
       (2) the Air Force should maximize efficiency in the test 
     and certification process to ensure that--
       (A) test points are not redundant;
       (B) test plans are approved expeditiously;
       (C) receiver aircraft are available to support test 
     flights; and
       (D) Air Force inputs necessary for Federal Aviation 
     Administration and military airworthiness certifications are 
     expedited; and
       (3) the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for 
     Acquisition and the Director of the Defense Contract 
     Management Agency should develop and implement a plan 
     enabling the Air Force to accept and field KC-46 aircraft at 
     a rate higher than three aircraft per month after the 
     delivery of the first aircraft.

       Subtitle E--Defense-wide, Joint, and Multiservice Matters

     SEC. 151. BUY-TO-BUDGET ACQUISITION OF F-35 AIRCRAFT.

       Subject to section 2308 of title 10, United States Code, 
     using funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act for the 
     procurement of F-35 aircraft, the Secretary of Defense may 
     procure a quantity of F-35 aircraft in excess of the quantity 
     authorized by this Act if such additional procurement does 
     not require additional funds to be authorized to be 
     appropriated because of production efficiencies or other cost 
     reductions.

     SEC. 152. CERTIFICATION ON INCLUSION OF TECHNOLOGY TO 
                   MINIMIZE PHYSIOLOGICAL EPISODES IN CERTAIN 
                   AIRCRAFT.

       (a) Certification Required.--Not later than 15 days before 
     entering into a contract for the procurement of a covered 
     aircraft, the Secretary concerned shall submit to the 
     congressional defense committees a written statement 
     certifying that the aircraft to be procured under the 
     contract will include the most recent technological 
     advancements necessary to minimize the impact of 
     physiological episodes on aircraft crewmembers.
       (b) Waiver.--The Secretary concerned may waive the 
     requirement of subsection (a) if the Secretary--
       (1) determines the waiver is required in the interest of 
     national security; and
       (2) not later than 15 days before entering into a contract 
     for the procurement of a covered aircraft, notifies the 
     congressional defense committees of the rationale for the 
     waiver.
       (c) Termination.--The requirement to submit a certification 
     under subsection (a) shall terminate on September 30, 2021.
       (d) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) The term ``covered aircraft'' means a fighter aircraft, 
     an attack aircraft, or a fixed wing trainer aircraft.
       (2) The term ``Secretary concerned'' means--
       (A) the Secretary of the Navy, with respect to covered 
     aircraft of Navy; and
       (B) the Secretary of the Air Force, with respect to covered 
     aircraft of the Air Force.

         TITLE II--RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST, AND EVALUATION

              Subtitle A--Authorization Of Appropriations

     SEC. 201. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

       Funds are hereby authorized to be appropriated for fiscal 
     year 2019 for the use of the Department of Defense for 
     research, development, test, and evaluation, as specified in 
     the funding table in section 4201.

    Subtitle B--Program Requirements, Restrictions, and Limitations

     SEC. 211. MODIFICATION OF AUTHORITY TO CARRY OUT CERTAIN 
                   PROTOTYPE PROJECTS.

       Section 2371b(f) of title 10, United States Code, is 
     amended by adding at the end the following new paragraphs:
       ``(4) Contracts or transactions entered into pursuant to 
     this subsection that are expected to cost the Department of 
     Defense in excess of $100,000,000 but not in excess of 
     $500,000,000 (including all options) may be awarded only upon 
     written determination by the senior procurement executive for 
     the agency as designated for the purpose of section 1702(c) 
     of title 41, or, by the senior procurement executive for the 
     Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency that award of the 
     contract or transaction is essential to meet critical 
     national security interests.
       ``(5) Contracts and transactions entered into pursuant to 
     this subsection that are expected to cost the Department of 
     Defense in excess of $500,000,000 (including all options) may 
     be awarded only if--

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       ``(A) the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and 
     Sustainment determines in writing that award of the contract 
     or transaction is essential to meet critical national 
     security objectives; and
       ``(B) the congressional defense committees are notified in 
     writing not later than 30 days before award of the contract 
     or transaction.''.

     SEC. 212. EXTENSION OF DIRECTED ENERGY PROTOTYPE AUTHORITY.

       Section 219(c)(4) of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2017 (Public Law 114-328; 10 U.S.C. 2431 
     note) is amended--
       (1) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``Except as provided 
     in subparagraph (B)'' and inserting ``Except as provided in 
     subparagraph (C)'';
       (2) by redesignating subparagraph (B) as subparagraph (C);
       (3) by inserting after subparagraph (A) the following:
       ``(B) Except as provided in subparagraph (C) and subject to 
     the availability of appropriations for such purpose, of the 
     funds authorized to be appropriated by the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 or otherwise made 
     available for fiscal year 2019 for research, development, 
     test, and evaluation, defense-wide, up to $100,000,000 may be 
     available to the Under Secretary to allocate to the military 
     departments, the defense agencies, and the combatant commands 
     to carry out the program established under paragraph (1).''; 
     and
       (4) in subparagraph (C), as so redesignated, by striking 
     ``made available under subparagraph (A)'' and inserting 
     ``made available under subparagraph (A) or subparagraph 
     (B)''.

     SEC. 213. PROHIBITION ON AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS FOR THE 
                   WEATHER COMMON COMPONENT PROGRAM.

       (a) Prohibition.--None of the funds authorized to be 
     appropriated by this Act or otherwise made available for 
     fiscal year 2019 for research, development, test, and 
     evaluation, Air Force, for weather service (PE 0305111F, 
     Project 672738) for product development, test and evaluation, 
     and management services associated with the Weather Common 
     Component program may be obligated or expended.
       (b) Report Required.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary of the Air force shall 
     submit to the congressional defense committees a report on 
     technologies and capabilities that--
       (A) provide real-time or near real-time meteorological 
     situational awareness data through the use of sensors 
     installed on manned and unmanned aircraft; and
       (B) were developed primarily using funds of the Department 
     of Defense.
       (2) Elements.--The report under paragraph (1) shall 
     include--
       (A) a description of all technologies and capabilities 
     described in paragraph (1) that exist as of the date on which 
     the report is submitted;
       (B) a description of any testing activities that have been 
     completed for such technologies and capabilities, and the 
     results of those testing activities;
       (C) the total amount of funds used by the Department of 
     Defense for the development of such technologies and 
     capabilities;
       (D) a list of capability gaps or shortfalls in any major 
     commands of the Air Force relating to the gathering, 
     processing, exploitation, and dissemination of real-time or 
     near real-time meteorological situational awareness data for 
     unmanned systems;
       (E) an explanation of how such gaps or shortfalls may be 
     remedied to supplement the weather forecasting capabilities 
     of the Air Force and to enhance the efficiency or 
     effectiveness of combat air power; and
       (F) a plan for fielding existing technologies and 
     capabilities to mitigate such gaps or shortfalls.

     SEC. 214. LIMITATION PENDING CERTIFICATION ON THE JOINT 
                   SURVEILLANCE TARGET ATTACK RADAR SYSTEM 
                   RECAPITALIZATION PROGRAM.

       (a) Limitation.--Until a period of 15 days has elapsed 
     following the date on which the Secretary of the Air Force 
     submits to the congressional defense committees the 
     certification described in subsection (b)--
       (1) of the total amount of funds authorized to be 
     appropriated by this Act or otherwise made available for the 
     Air Force for fiscal year 2019 for the covered programs not 
     more than 50 percent may be obligated or expended for the 
     programs; and
       (2) the Secretary of the Air Force may not divest more than 
     one legacy E-8 Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System 
     aircraft.
       (b) Certification.--The certification described in this 
     subsection is a written statement of the Secretary of the Air 
     Force certifying that--
       (1) the Secretary has awarded one or more contracts under 
     the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System 
     recapitalization program for--
       (A) engineering, manufacturing, and development
       (B) low-rate initial production;
       (C) production; and
       (D) initial contractor support; and
       (2) the program is proceeding in accordance with the plans 
     for the program set forth in the budget request of the 
     President submitted to Congress under section 1105 of title 
     31, United States Code, for fiscal year 2018.
       (c) GAO Report and Briefing.--
       (1) Report required.--Not later than March 1, 2020, the 
     Comptroller General of the United States shall submit to the 
     congressional defense committees a report on Increment 1, 
     Increment 2, and Increment 3 of the 21st Century Advanced 
     Battle-Management System of Systems capability of the Air 
     Force. The report shall include a review of--
       (A) the technologies that compose the capability and the 
     level of maturation of such technologies;
       (B) the resources budgeted for the capability;
       (C) the fielding plan for the capability;
       (D) any risk assessments associated with the capability; 
     and
       (E) the overall acquisition strategy for the capability.
       (2) Interim briefing.--Not later than March 1, 2019, the 
     Comptroller General of the United States shall provide to the 
     Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives a 
     briefing on the topics to be covered by the report under 
     paragraph (1), including any preliminary data and any issues 
     or concerns of the Comptroller General relating to the 
     report.
       (d) Air Force Report.--Not later than February 5, 2019, the 
     Secretary of the Air Force shall submit to the congressional 
     defense committees a report on the legacy fleet of E-8C Joint 
     Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft that 
     includes--
       (1) the modernization and sustainment strategy, and 
     associated costs, for the airframe and mission systems that 
     will be used to maintain the legacy fleet of such aircraft 
     until the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System 
     recapitalization program achieves initial operational 
     capability; and
       (2) a plan that describes how the Secretary will--
       (A) continue to provide combatant commanders with the 
     current level of E-8C force support;
       (B) accelerate the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar 
     System recapitalization program to significantly decrease the 
     time needed to achieve initial operational capability without 
     adversely affecting currently programmed E-8C manpower 
     levels; and
       (C) maintain acceptable levels of risk while carrying out 
     the activities described in subparagraphs (A) and (B).
       (e) Program Office Personnel.--Using funds authorized to be 
     appropriated by this Act or otherwise made available for the 
     Air Force for fiscal year 2019 for the Joint Surveillance 
     Target Attack Radar System recapitalization program, the 
     Secretary of the Air Force may obligate and expend funds 
     necessary for civilian pay expenses required to manage, 
     execute, and deliver the Joint Surveillance Target Attack 
     Radar System recapitalization weapon system capability.
       (f) Covered Program Defined.--In this section, the term 
     ``covered program'' means any program comprising Increment 1, 
     Increment 2, or Increment 3, of the 21st Century Advanced 
     Battle-Management System of Systems capability of the Air 
     Force, except the term does not include any activities under 
     the legacy E-8C program or the Joint Surveillance Target 
     Attack Radar System recapitalization program of the Air 
     Force.

     SEC. 215. LIMITATION ON AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS FOR F-35 
                   CONTINUOUS CAPABILITY DEVELOPMENT AND DELIVERY.

       (a) Limitation.--Except as provided in subsection (b), of 
     the funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act or 
     otherwise made available for fiscal year 2019 for the F-35 
     continuous capability development and delivery program, 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 Defense submits to the congressional defense 
     committees a detailed cost estimate and baseline schedule for 
     the program, which shall include any information required for 
     a major defense acquisition program under section 2435 of 
     title 10, United States Code.
       (b) Exception.--The limitation in subsection (a) does not 
     apply to any funds authorized to be appropriated or otherwise 
     made available for the development of the F-35 dual capable 
     aircraft capability.

     SEC. 216. LIMITATION ON AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS PENDING REPORT 
                   ON AGILE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT AND SOFTWARE 
                   OPERATIONS.

       (a) Limitation.--Of the of funds described in subsection 
     (d), not more than 75 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 the report 
     required under subsection (b).
       (b) Report.--Subject to subsection (c), the Secretary of 
     the Air Force shall submit to the congressional defense 
     committees a report that includes a description of each of 
     the following:
       (1) The specific cost-estimating tools and methodologies 
     used to formulate Air Force budgets for software application 
     development using Agile Software Development and Software 
     Operations (referred to in this section as ``Agile DevOps'') 
     in support of modernization and upgrade activities for Air 
     Operations Centers.
       (2) The types of contracts used to execute Agile DevOps 
     activities and the rationale for using each type of contract.
       (3) How intellectual property ownership issues associated 
     with software applications developed with Agile DevOps 
     processes will be addressed to ensure future sustainment, 
     maintenance, and upgrades to software applications after the 
     applications are fielded.
       (4) The Secretary's strategy for ensuring that software 
     applications developed for Air Operations Centers are 
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     translatable among all the Centers to avoid any duplication 
     of efforts.
       (5) Any tools and software applications that have been 
     developed for the Air Operations Centers and the costs and 
     cost categories associated with developing each such tool and 
     software application.
       (c) Review.--Before submitting the report under subsection 
     (b), the Secretary of the Air Force shall ensure that the 
     report is reviewed and approved by the Director of Defense 
     Pricing and the Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy.
       (d) Funds Described.--The funds described in this 
     subsection are the following:
       (1) Funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act or 
     otherwise made available for fiscal year 2019 for research, 
     development, test, and evaluation, Air Force, for Air and 
     Space Operations Centers (PE 0207410F, Project 674596).
       (2) Funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act or 
     otherwise made available for fiscal year 2019 for other 
     procurement, Air Force, for Air and Space Operations Centers.

     SEC. 217. LIMITATION ON AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS FOR CERTAIN 
                   HIGH ENERGY LASER ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY.

       (a) Limitation.--Of the funds authorized to be appropriated 
     by this Act or otherwise made available for fiscal year 2019 
     for the Department of Defense for High Energy Laser Advanced 
     Technology (PE 0603924D8Z), not more than 50 percent may be 
     obligated or expended until the date on which the Secretary 
     of Defense submits to the congressional defense committees--
       (1) a logical roadmap and detailed assessment of the high 
     energy laser programs of the Department of Defense; and
       (2) a justification for the $33,533,000 of increased 
     funding for high energy laser programs authorized in the 
     National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 
     (Public Law 115-91).
       (b) Rule of Construction.--The limitation in subsection (a) 
     shall not be construed to apply to any other high energy 
     laser program of the Department of Defense other than the 
     program element specified in such subsection.

     SEC. 218. PLAN FOR ELIMINATION OR TRANSFER OF THE STRATEGIC 
                   CAPABILITIES OFFICE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF 
                   DEFENSE.

       (a) Plan Required.--Not later than March 1, 2019, the 
     Secretary of Defense, acting through the Under Secretary of 
     Defense for Research and Engineering, shall submit to the 
     congressional defense committees a plan--
       (1) to eliminate the Strategic Capabilities Office of the 
     Department of Defense by not later than October 1, 2020; or
       (2) to transfer the functions of the Strategic Capabilities 
     Office to another organization or element of the Department 
     by not later than October 1, 2020.
       (b) Elements.--The plan required under subsection (a) shall 
     include the following:
       (1) A timeline for the potential elimination or transfer of 
     the activities, functions, programs, plans, and resources of 
     the Strategic Capabilities Office.
       (2) A strategy for mitigating risk to the programs of the 
     Strategic Capabilities Office while the elimination or 
     transfer is carried out.
       (3) A strategy for implementing the lessons learned and 
     best practices of the Strategic Capabilities Office across 
     the organizations and elements of the Department of Defense 
     to promote enterprise-wide innovation.
       (c) Form of Plan.--The plan required under subsection (a) 
     shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may include a 
     classified annex.

     SEC. 219. NATIONAL SECURITY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY.

       (a) Strategy.--Not later than February 4, 2019, the 
     Secretary of Defense shall develop and implement a strategy 
     (to be known as the ``National Security Science and 
     Technology Strategy'') to prioritize the science and 
     technology efforts and investments of the Department of 
     Defense.
       (b) Elements.--The strategy under subsection (a) shall--
       (1) include specific goals for the science and technology 
     programs of the Department of Defense in which personnel and 
     resources of the Department are invested;
       (2) be aligned with the National Defense Strategy and 
     Government-wide strategic science and technology priorities, 
     including the defense budget priorities of the Office of 
     Science and Technology Policy of the President;
       (3) align the acquisition priorities, programs, and 
     timelines of the Department with the acquisition priorities, 
     programs, and timelines of defense enterprise laboratories 
     and services;
       (4) contain an assessment of high priority emerging 
     technology programs of the Department, including programs 
     relating to hypersonics, directed energy, synthetic biology, 
     and artificial intelligence;
       (5) identify high priority research and engineering 
     requirements and gaps;
       (6) include recommendations for changes in authorities, 
     regulations, policies, or any other relevant areas, that 
     would support the achievement of the goals set forth in the 
     strategy; and
       (7) contain such other information as the Secretary of 
     Defense determines to be appropriate.
       (c) Annual Submission.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than February 4, 2019, and 
     annually thereafter through December 31, 2021, the Secretary 
     of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense 
     committees the most recent version of the strategy developed 
     under subsection (a).
       (2) Form of submission.--Each strategy submitted under 
     paragraph (1) shall be submitted in unclassified form, but 
     may include a classified annex
       (d) Briefing.--Not later than 14 days after the date on 
     which the initial strategy under subsection (a) is completed, 
     the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering 
     shall provide to the Committees on Armed Services of the 
     Senate and the House of Representatives a briefing on the 
     implementation of the strategy.

     SEC. 220. MODIFICATION OF CVN-73 TO SUPPORT FIELDING OF MQ-25 
                   UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE.

       The Secretary of the Navy shall ensure that the aircraft 
     carrier designated CVN-73 is modified to support the fielding 
     of the MQ-25 unmanned aerial vehicle before the date on which 
     the refueling and complex overhaul of the aircraft carrier is 
     completed.

                 Subtitle C--Reports and Other Matters

     SEC. 221. REPORT ON SURVIVABILITY OF AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY.

       (a) Report Required.--Not later than March 1, 2019, the 
     Secretary of the Army shall submit to the Committees on Armed 
     Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives a 
     report on the efforts of the Army to improve the 
     survivability of air defense artillery, with a particular 
     focus on the efforts of the Army to improve passive and 
     active nonkinetic capabilities and training with respect to 
     such artillery.
       (b) Elements.--The report required under subsection (a) 
     shall include the following:
       (1) An analysis of the utility of relevant passive and 
     active non-kinetic integrated air and missile defense 
     capabilities, including tactical mobility, new passive and 
     active sensors, signature reduction, concealment, and 
     deception systems, and electronic warfare and high-powered 
     radio frequency systems.
       (2) An analysis of the utility of relevant active kinetic 
     capabilities, such as a new, long-range counter-maneuvering 
     threat missile and additional indirect fire protection 
     capability units to defend Patriot and Terminal High Altitude 
     Area Defense batteries.
       (c) Form of Report.--The report required under subsection 
     (a) shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may contain 
     a classified annex.

     SEC. 222. REPORT ON T-45 AIRCRAFT PHYSIOLOGICAL EPISODE 
                   MITIGATION ACTIONS.

       (a) Report Required.--Not later than March 1, 2019, the 
     Secretary of the Navy shall submit to the congressional 
     defense committees a report on modifications made to T-45 
     aircraft and associated ground equipment to mitigate the risk 
     of physiological episodes among T-45 aircraft crewmembers.
       (b) Elements.--The report required under subsection (a) 
     shall include--
       (1) a list of all modifications to the T-45 aircraft and 
     associated ground equipment carried out during fiscal years 
     2017 through 2019 to mitigate the risk of physiological 
     episodes among T-45 crewmembers;
       (2) the results achieved by such modifications as 
     determined by relevant testing and operational activities;
       (3) the cost of such modifications; and
       (4) any plans of the Navy for future modifications.

     SEC. 223. REPORT ON EFFORTS OF THE AIR FORCE TO MITIGATE 
                   PHYSIOLOGICAL EPISODES AFFECTING AIRCRAFT 
                   CREWMEMBERS.

       (a) Report Required.--Not later than March 1, 2019, the 
     Secretary of the Air Force shall submit to the congressional 
     defense committees a report on all efforts of the Air Force 
     to reduce the occurrence of, and mitigate the risk posed by, 
     physiological episodes affecting crewmembers of covered 
     aircraft.
       (b) Elements.--The report required under subsection (a) 
     shall include--
       (1) information on the rate of physiological episodes 
     affecting crewmembers of covered aircraft;
       (2) a description of the specific actions carried out by 
     the Air Force to address such episodes, including a 
     description of any upgrades or other modifications made to 
     covered aircraft to address such episodes;
       (3) schedules and cost estimates for any upgrades or 
     modifications identified under paragraph (3); and
       (4) an explanation of any organizational or other changes 
     to the Air Force carried out to address such physiological 
     episodes.
       (c) Covered Aircraft Defined.--In this section, the term 
     ``covered aircraft'' means--
       (1) F-35A aircraft of the Air Force;
       (2) T-6A aircraft of the Air Force; and
       (3) any other aircraft of the Air Force as determined by 
     the Secretary of the Air Force.

     SEC. 224. BRIEFING ON USE OF QUANTUM SCIENCES FOR MILITARY 
                   APPLICATIONS AND OTHER PURPOSES.

       (a) Briefing Required.--Not later than 180 days after the 
     date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense 
     shall provide to the congressional defense committees a 
     briefing on the strategy of the Secretary for using quantum 
     sciences for military applications and other purposes.
       (b) Elements.--The briefing under subsection (a) shall 
     include--
       (1) a description of the knowledge-base of the Department 
     of Defense with respect to

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     quantum sciences and any plans of the Secretary of Defense to 
     enhance such knowledge-base;
       (2) a plan that describes how the Secretary intends to use 
     quantum sciences for military applications and to meet other 
     needs of the Department; and
       (3) an assessment of the efforts of foreign powers to use 
     quantum sciences for military applications and other 
     purposes.
       (c) Form of Briefing.--The briefing under subsection (a) 
     may be provided in classified or unclassified form.

     SEC. 225. REPORT ON DEFENSE INNOVATION UNIT EXPERIMENTAL.

       Not later than May 1, 2019, the Under Secretary of Defense 
     for Research and Engineering shall submit to the 
     congressional defense committees a report on Defense 
     Innovation Unit Experimental (in this section referred to as 
     the ``Unit''). Such a report shall include the following:
       (1) The integration of the Unit into the broader Department 
     of Defense research and engineering community to coordinate 
     and de-conflict activities of the Unit with similar 
     activities of the military departments, Defense Agencies, 
     Department of Defense laboratories, the Defense Advanced 
     Research Project Agency, and other entities.
       (2) The metrics used to measure the effectiveness of the 
     Unit and the results of these metrics.
       (3) The number and types of transitions by the Unit to the 
     military departments or fielded to the warfighter.
       (4) The use of other transaction authority by the Unit to 
     include the process, procedures, documentation, and oversight 
     of awards made using such authority.
       (5) The impact of the Unit's initiatives, outreach, and 
     investments on Department of Defense access to technology 
     leaders and technology not otherwise accessible to the 
     Department including--
       (A) identification of the number of non-traditional 
     companies with Department of Defense contracts resulting 
     directly from the Unit's initiatives, investments, or 
     outreach;
       (B) the number of innovations delivered into the hands of 
     the warfighter; and
       (C) how the Department is notifying its internal components 
     about participation in the Unit.
       (6) How the Department of Defense is documenting and 
     institutionalizing lessons learned and best practices of the 
     Unit to alleviate the systematic problems with technology 
     access and timely contract execution.

                  TITLE III--OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

              Subtitle A--Authorization of Appropriations

     SEC. 301. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

       Funds are here by authorized to be appropriated for fiscal 
     year 2019 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.

                   Subtitle B--Energy and Environment

     SEC. 311. INCLUSION OF CONSIDERATION OF ENERGY AND CLIMATE 
                   RESILIENCY EFFORTS IN MASTER PLANS FOR MAJOR 
                   MILITARY INSTALLATIONS.

       Section 2864 of title 10, United States Code, is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a)(2)--
       (A) in subparagraph (C), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (B) in subparagraph (D), by striking the period at the end 
     and inserting ``; and''; and
       (C) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:
       ``(E) energy and climate resiliency efforts.''; and
       (2) in subsection (d), by adding at the end the following 
     new paragraph:
       ``(3) The term `energy and climate resiliency' means 
     anticipation, preparation for, and adaptation to utility 
     disruptions and changing environmental conditions and the 
     ability to withstand, respond to and recover rapidly from 
     utility disruptions while ensuring the sustainment of 
     mission-critical operations.''.

     SEC. 312. USE OF PROCEEDS FROM SALES OF ELECTRICAL ENERGY 
                   DERIVED FROM GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES FOR PROJECTS 
                   AT MILITARY INSTALLATIONS WHERE RESOURCES ARE 
                   LOCATED.

       Subsection (b) of section 2916 of title 10, United States 
     Code, is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``Proceeds'' and 
     inserting ``Except as provided in paragraph (3), proceeds''; 
     and
       (2) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
       ``(3) In the case of proceeds from a sale of electrical 
     energy generated from any geothermal energy resource--
       ``(A) 50 percent shall be credited to the appropriation 
     account described in paragraph (1); and
       ``(B) 50 percent shall be deposited in a special account in 
     the Treasury established by the Secretary concerned which 
     shall be available, for military construction projects 
     described in paragraph (2) or for installation energy or 
     water security projects directly coordinated with local area 
     energy or groundwater governing authorities, for the military 
     installation in which the geothermal energy resource is 
     located.''.

     SEC. 313. EXTENSION OF AUTHORIZED PERIODS OF PERMITTED 
                   INCIDENTAL TAKINGS OF MARINE MAMMALS IN THE 
                   COURSE OF SPECIFIED ACTIVITIES BY DEPARTMENT OF 
                   DEFENSE.

       Section 101(a)(5)(A) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 
     1972 (16 U.S.C. 1371(a)(5)(A)) is amended--
       (1) in clause (i), by striking ``Upon request'' and 
     inserting ``Except as provided by clause (ii), upon 
     request'';
       (2) by redesignating clauses (ii) and (iii) as clauses 
     (iii) and (iv), respectively; and
       (3) by inserting after clause (i) the following new clause 
     (ii):
       ``(ii) In the case of a request described in clause (i) 
     made by the Department of Defense, such clause shall be 
     applied--
       ``(I) in the matter preceding clause (I), by substituting 
     `ten consecutive years' for `five consecutive years'; and
       ``(II) in clause (I), by substituting `ten-year' for `five-
     year'.''.

     SEC. 314. STATE MANAGEMENT AND CONSERVATION OF SPECIES.

       (a) Sage-grouse and Prairie-Chicken.--
       (1) In general.--During the 10-year period beginning on the 
     date of the enactment of this Act, the conservation status of 
     each of the Greater Sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) 
     and the Lesser Prairie-Chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) 
     under section 4 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 
     U.S.C. 1533) shall be not-warranted for listing.
       (2) Subsequent determinations.--In determining conservation 
     efficacy for purposes of making any determination of such 
     status after such 10-year period, the Secretary of the 
     Interior shall fully consider all conservation actions of 
     States, Federal agencies, and military installations.
       (b) American Burying Beetle.--Notwithstanding the final 
     rule of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service entitled 
     ``Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 
     Determination of Endangered Status for the American Burying 
     Beetle'' (54 Fed. Reg. 29652 (July 13, 1989)), the American 
     burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) may not be listed as 
     a threatened species or endangered species under the 
     Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).
       (c) Judicial Review.--Notwithstanding any other provision 
     of statute or regulation, this section shall not be subject 
     to judicial review.

                 Subtitle C--Logistics and Sustainment

     SEC. 321. EXAMINATION OF NAVAL VESSELS.

       Section 7304(a) of title 10, United States Code, is 
     amended--
       (1) by striking ``The Secretary'' and inserting ``(1) The 
     Secretary''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following new paragraphs:
       ``(2) Any naval vessel examined under this section on or 
     after October 1, 2019, shall be examined without prior notice 
     provided to the crew of the vessel.
       ``(3) Any report generated relating to an examination under 
     this section shall be unclassified and made publicly 
     available.''.

     SEC. 322. OVERHAUL AND REPAIR OF NAVAL VESSELS IN FOREIGN 
                   SHIPYARDS.

       (a) Treatment of Naval Vessels Without Designated 
     Homeports.--Subsection (a)(1) of section 7310 of title 10, 
     United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the 
     following new sentence: ``For the purpose of this section, a 
     naval vessel that does not have a designated homeport shall 
     be treated in the same manner as a vessel with a homeport in 
     the United States or Guam.''.
       (b) Definition of Voyage Repair.--Such section is further 
     amended--
       (1) in subsection (c)--
       (A) in paragraph (3)(C), by striking ``as defined'' and all 
     that follows through ``Volume III''; and
       (B) by striking paragraph (5); and
       (2) by adding at the end the following new subsection:
       ``(d) Definitions.--In this section:
       ``(1) The term `covered naval vessel' means any of the 
     following:
       ``(A) A naval vessel.
       ``(B) Any other vessel under the jurisdiction of the 
     Secretary of the Navy.
       ``(C) A vessel not described in subparagraph (A) or (B) 
     that is operated pursuant to a contract entered into by the 
     Secretary of the Navy and the Maritime Administration or the 
     United States Transportation Command in support of Department 
     of Defense operations.
       ``(2) The term `voyage repair' means repair performed 
     solely for the corrective maintenance of mission or safety 
     essential items necessary for a vessel to deploy or continue 
     its deployment.''.

     SEC. 323. LIMITATION ON LENGTH OF OVERSEAS FORWARD DEPLOYMENT 
                   OF NAVAL VESSELS.

       (a) Limitation.--
       (1) In general.--Chapter 633 of title 10, United States 
     Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new 
     section:

     ``Sec. 7320. Limitation on length of overseas forward 
       deployment of naval vessels

       ``(a) Limitation.--The Secretary of the Navy shall ensure 
     that no naval vessel is forward deployed overseas for a 
     period in excess of ten years. At the end of a period of 
     overseas forward deployment, the vessel shall be assigned a 
     homeport in the United States.
       ``(b) Waiver.--The Secretary of the Navy may waive the 
     limitation under subsection (a) with respect to a naval 
     vessel if the Secretary submits to the congressional defense 
     committees notice in writing of--
       ``(1) the waiver of such limitation with respect to the 
     vessel;
       ``(2) the date on which the period of overseas forward 
     deployment of the vessel is expected to end; and

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       ``(3) the factors used by the Secretary to determine that a 
     longer period of deployment would promote the national 
     defense or be in the public interest.''.
       (2) Clerical amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end the 
     following new section:

``7320. Limitation on length of overseas forward deployment of naval 
              vessels.''.
       (b) Treatment of Currently Deployed Vessels.--In the case 
     of any naval vessel that has been forward deployed overseas 
     for a period in excess of ten years as of the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Navy shall ensure 
     that such vessel is assigned a homeport in the United States 
     by not later than three years after the date of the enactment 
     of this Act.
       (c) Congressional Briefing.--Not later than 90 days after 
     the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the 
     Navy shall provide to the Committees on Armed Services of the 
     Senate and House of Representatives a briefing on the plan of 
     the Secretary for the rotation of forward deployed naval 
     vessels.

     SEC. 324. TEMPORARY MODIFICATION OF WORKLOAD CARRYOVER 
                   FORMULA.

       During the period beginning on the date of the enactment of 
     this Act and ending on September 30, 2021, in carrying out 
     chapter 9, volume 2B (relating to Instructions for the 
     Preparation of Exhibit Fund-11a Carryover Reconciliation) of 
     Department of Defense regulation 7000.14-R, entitled 
     ``Financial Management Regulation (FMR)'', in addition to any 
     other applicable exemptions, the Secretary of Defense shall 
     ensure that with respect to each military department depot or 
     arsenal, outlay rates--
       (1) reflect the timing of when during a fiscal year 
     appropriations have historically funded workload; and
       (2) account for the varying repair cycle times of the 
     workload supported.

     SEC. 325. LIMITATION ON USE OF FUNDS FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF 
                   ELEMENTS OF MASTER PLAN FOR REDEVELOPMENT OF 
                   FORMER SHIP REPAIR FACILITY IN GUAM.

       (a) Limitation.--Except as provided in subsection (b), none 
     of the funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act or 
     otherwise made available for the Navy for fiscal year 2019 
     may be obligated or expended for any construction, 
     alteration, repair, or development of the real property 
     consisting of the Former Ship Repair Facility in Guam.
       (b) Exception.--The limitation under subsection (a) does 
     not apply to any project that directly supports depot-level 
     ship maintenance capabilities, including the mooring of a 
     floating dry dock.
       (c) Former Ship Repair Facility in Guam.--In this section, 
     the term ``Former Ship Repair Facility in Guam'' means the 
     property identified by that name under the base realignment 
     and closure authority carried out under the Defense Base 
     Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 (part A of title XXIX of 
     Public Law 101-510; 10 USC 2687 note).

     SEC. 326. BUSINESS CASE ANALYSIS FOR PROPOSED RELOCATION OF 
                   J85 ENGINE REGIONAL REPAIR CENTER.

       (a) Business Case Analysis.--The Secretary of the Air Force 
     shall prepare a business case analysis on the proposed 
     relocation of the J85 Engine Regional Repair Center. Such 
     analysis shall include each of the following:
       (1) An overview of each alternative considered for the J85 
     Engine Regional Repair Center.
       (2) The one-time and annual costs associated with each such 
     alternative.
       (3) The effect of each such alternative on workload 
     capacity, capability, schedule, throughput, and costs.
       (4) The effect of each such alternative on Government-
     furnished parts, components, and equipment, including 
     mitigation strategies to address known limitations to T38 
     production throughput, especially such limitations caused by 
     Government-furnished parts, equipment, or transportation.
       (5) The effect of each such alternative on the transition 
     of the Air Force to the T-X training aircraft.
       (6) A detailed rationale for the selection of an 
     alternative considered as part of the business case analysis 
     under this section.
       (b) Limitation on Use of Funds for Relocation.--None of the 
     funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act, or otherwise 
     made available for the Air Force, may be obligated or 
     expended for any action to relocate the J85 Engine Regional 
     Repair Center until the date that is 150 days after the date 
     on which the Secretary of the Air Force provides to the 
     Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and House of 
     Representatives a briefing on the business case analysis 
     required by subsection (a).

     SEC. 327. ARMY ADVANCED AND ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CENTER OF 
                   EXCELLENCE.

       (a) Designation.--The Secretary of the Army shall establish 
     a Center of Excellence on Advanced and Additive Manufacturing 
     at an arsenal (hereafter referred to as ``the Center'').
       (b) Purposes.--The Center established in section (a) 
     shall--
       (1) support the efforts of the Army to implement advanced 
     and additive manufacturing techniques and capabilities across 
     the Army industrial facilities (as defined by section 4544(j) 
     of title 10, United States Code);
       (2) identify improvements to sustainment methods for 
     component parts and other logistics needs;
       (3) identify and implement appropriate cyber protections to 
     ensure viability of advanced and additive manufacturing 
     within the Army organic industrial base in consultation with 
     the Army Cyber Center of Excellence and other appropriate 
     government and private sector entities; and
       (4) aid in the procurement of advanced and additive 
     manufacturing equipment and support services including 
     training.
       (c) Assistance.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary of the Army may use public-
     private partnerships and other transactional activity 
     pursuant to section 2371 of title 10, United States Code, 
     with covered entities to facilitate the development of 
     advanced and additive manufacturing techniques in support of 
     Army industrial facilities.
       (2) Terms of partnerships and agreements.--Public-private 
     partnerships and other transactional activity under paragraph 
     (1)--
       (A) shall facilitate development and implementation of 
     advanced and additive manufacturing techniques and 
     capabilities that support the Army organic industrial base;
       (B) may support necessary workforce development and support 
     efforts to sustain advanced and additive manufacturing in the 
     Army organic industrial base;
       (C) shall facilitate appropriate sharing of information in 
     the adaptation of advanced and additive manufacturing into 
     the Army organic industrial base; and
       (D) shall facilitate implementation of appropriate cyber 
     protections into advanced and additive manufacturing tools 
     and techniques.
       (d) Definition of Covered Entity.--In this section, the 
     term ``covered entity'' includes--
       (1) community and technical colleges;
       (2) research universities;
       (3) State and local governments;
       (4) economic development entities;
       (5) non-profit technical associations in advanced 
     manufacturing; and
       (6) non-profit organizations with a focus on improving the 
     defense industrial base.

                          Subtitle D--Reports

     SEC. 331. MATTERS FOR INCLUSION IN QUARTERLY REPORTS ON 
                   PERSONNEL AND UNIT READINESS.

       Section 482 of title 10, United States Code, is amended--
       (1) in subsection (b)(1), by inserting after ``deficiency'' 
     the following: ``in the ground, sea, air, space, and cyber 
     forces, and in such other such areas as determined by the 
     Secretary of Defense,''; and
       (2) in subsection (d)--
       (A) in the subsection heading, by striking ``Assigned 
     Mission'';
       (B) by striking paragraph (3);
       (C) by redesignating paragraphs (2) as paragraph (3); and
       (D) by inserting after paragraph (1) the following new 
     paragraph (2):
       ``(2) A report for the second or fourth quarter of a 
     calendar year under this section shall also include an 
     assessment by each commander of a geographic or functional 
     combatant command of the readiness of the command to conduct 
     operations in a multidomain battle that integrates ground, 
     air, sea, space, and cyber forces.''.

     SEC. 332. ANNUAL COMPTROLLER GENERAL REVIEWS OF READINESS OF 
                   ARMED FORCES TO CONDUCT FULL SPECTRUM 
                   OPERATIONS.

       (a) Reviews Required.--For each of calendar years 2018 
     through 2021, the Comptroller General of the United States 
     shall conduct an annual review of the readiness of the Armed 
     Forces to conduct each of the following types of full 
     spectrum operations:
       (1) Ground.
       (2) Sea.
       (3) Air.
       (4) Space.
       (5) Cyber.
       (b) Elements of Review.--In conducting a review under 
     subsection (a), the Comptroller General shall--
       (1) use standard methodology and reporting formats in order 
     to show changes over time;
       (2) evaluate, using fiscal year 2017 as the base year of 
     analysis--
       (A) force structure;
       (B) the ability of major operational units to conduct 
     operations; and
       (C) the status of equipment, manning, and training; and
       (3) provide reasons for any variances in readiness levels, 
     including changes in funding, availability in parts, training 
     opportunities, and operational demands.
       (c) Metrics.--For purposes of the reviews required by this 
     section, the Secretary of Defense shall identify and 
     establish metrics for measuring readiness for the operations 
     covered by subsection (a). In the first review conducted 
     under this section, the Comptroller General shall evaluate 
     and determine the validity of such metrics.
       (d) Access to Relevant Data.--For purposes of this section, 
     the Secretary of Defense shall ensure that the Comptroller 
     General has access to all relevant data, including--
       (1) any assessments of the ability of the Department of 
     Defense and the Armed Forces to execute operational and 
     contingency plans;
       (2) any internal Department readiness and force structure 
     assessments; and
       (3) the readiness databases of the Department and the Armed 
     Forces.

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       (e) Reports.--
       (1) Annual report.--Not later than February 28, 2019, and 
     annually thereafter until 2022, the Comptroller General shall 
     submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and 
     House of Representatives an annual report on the review 
     conducted under subsection (a) for the year preceding the 
     year during which the report is submitted.
       (2) Additional reports.--At the discretion of the 
     Comptroller General, the Comptroller General may submit to 
     the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and House of 
     Representatives additional reports addressing specific 
     mission areas within the operations covered by subsection (a) 
     in order to provide an independent assessment of readiness in 
     the areas of equipping, mapping, and training.

     SEC. 333. SURFACE WARFARE TRAINING IMPROVEMENT.

       (a) Findings.--Congress makes the following findings:
       (1) In 2017, there were three collisions and one grounding 
     involving United States Navy ships in the Western Pacific. 
     The two most recent mishaps involved separate incidents of a 
     Japan-based United States Navy destroyer colliding with a 
     commercial merchant vessel, resulting in the combined loss of 
     17 sailors.
       (2) The causal factors in these four mishaps are linked 
     directly to a failure to take sufficient action in accordance 
     with the rules of good seamanship.
       (3) Because risks are high in the maritime environment, 
     there are widely accepted standards for safe seamanship and 
     navigation. In the United States, the International 
     Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and 
     Watchkeeping (hereinafter in this section referred to as the 
     ``STCW'') for Seafarers, standardizes the skills and 
     foundational knowledge a maritime professional must have in 
     seamanship and navigation.
       (4) Section 568 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2017 (Public Law 114-328; 130 Stat. 2139) 
     endorsed the STCW process and required the Secretary of 
     Defense to maximize the extent to which Armed Forces service, 
     training, and qualifications are creditable toward meeting 
     merchant mariner licenses and certifications.
       (5) The Surface Warfare Officer Course Curriculum is being 
     modified to include ten individual Go/No Go Mariner 
     Assessments/Competency Check Milestones to ensure 
     standardization and quality of the surface warfare community.
       (6) The Military-to-Mariner Transition report of September 
     2017 notes the Army maintains an extensive STCW 
     qualifications program and that a similar Navy program does 
     not exist.
       (b) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that--
       (1) the Secretary of the Navy should establish a 
     comprehensive individual proficiency assessment process and 
     include such an assessment prior to all operational surface 
     warfare officer tour assignments; and
       (2) the Secretary of the Navy should significantly expand 
     the STCW qualifications process to improve seamanship and 
     navigation individual skills training for surface warfare 
     candidates, surface warfare officers, quartermasters and 
     operations specialists to include an increased set of courses 
     that directly correspond to STCW standards.
       (c) Report.--Not later than March 1, 2019, the Secretary of 
     the Navy shall submit to the congressional defense committees 
     a report that includes each of the following:
       (1) A detailed description of the surface warfare officer 
     assessments process.
       (2) A list of programs that have been approved for credit 
     toward merchant mariner credentials.
       (3) A complete gap analysis of the existing surface warfare 
     training curriculum and STCW.
       (4) A complete gap analysis of the existing surface warfare 
     training curriculum and the 3rd mate unlimited licensing 
     requirement.
       (5) An assessment of surface warfare options to complete 
     the 3rd mate unlimited license and the STCW qualification.

     SEC. 334. REPORT ON OPTIMIZING SURFACE NAVY VESSEL 
                   INSPECTIONS AND CREW CERTIFICATIONS.

       (a) Report Required.--Not later than one year after the 
     date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Navy 
     shall submit to Congress a report on optimizing surface Navy 
     vessel inspections and crew certifications to reduce the 
     burden of inspection type visits that vessels undergo. Such 
     report shall include--
       (1) an audit of all surface Navy vessel inspections, 
     certifications, and required and recommended assist visits;
       (2) an analysis of such inspections, certifications, and 
     visits for redundancies, as well as any necessary items not 
     covered;
       (3) recommendations to streamline surface vessel 
     inspections, certifications, and required and recommended 
     assist visits to optimize effectiveness, improve material 
     readiness, and restore training readiness; and
       (4) recommendations for congressional action to address the 
     needs of the Navy as identified in the report.
       (b) Congressional Briefing.--Not later than January 31, 
     2019, the Secretary of the Navy shall provide to the Senate 
     Committee on Armed Services and the House Committee on Armed 
     Services an interim briefing on the matters to be included in 
     the report required by subsection (a).

                       Subtitle E--Other Matters

     SEC. 341. COAST GUARD REPRESENTATION ON EXPLOSIVE SAFETY 
                   BOARD.

       Section 172(a) of title 10, United States Code, is 
     amended--
       (1) by striking ``and Marine Corps'' and inserting ``Marine 
     Corps, and Coast Guard''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following new sentence: ``When 
     the Coast Guard is not operating as a service in the 
     Department of the Navy, the Secretary of Homeland Security 
     shall appoint an officer of the Coast Guard to serve as a 
     voting member of the board.''.

     SEC. 342. SHILOH NATIONAL MILITARY PARK BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT 
                   AND PARKER'S CROSSROADS BATTLEFIELD 
                   DESIGNATION.

       (a) Areas to Be Added to Shiloh National Military Park.--
       (1) Additional areas.--The boundary of Shiloh National 
     Military Park is modified to include the areas that are 
     generally depicted on the map entitled ``Shiloh National 
     Military Park, Proposed Boundary Adjustment'', numbered 304/
     80,011, and dated July 2014, as follows:
       (A) Fallen Timbers Battlefield.
       (B) Russell House Battlefield.
       (C) Davis Bridge Battlefield.
       (2) Acquisition authority.--The Secretary may acquire lands 
     described in paragraph (1) by donation, purchase from willing 
     sellers with donated or appropriated funds, or exchange.
       (3) Administration.--Any lands acquired under this section 
     shall be administered as part of the Park.
       (b) Establishment of Affiliated Area.--
       (1) In general.--Parker's Crossroads Battlefield in the 
     State of Tennessee is hereby established as an affiliated 
     area of the National Park System.
       (2) Description.--The affiliated area shall consist of the 
     area generally depicted within the ``Proposed Boundary'' on 
     the map entitled ``Parker's Crossroads Battlefield, Proposed 
     Boundary'', numbered 903/80,073, and dated July 2014.
       (3) Administration.--The affiliated area shall be managed 
     in accordance with this section and all laws generally 
     applicable to units of the National Park System.
       (4) Management entity.--The City of Parkers Crossroads and 
     the Tennessee Historical Commission shall jointly be the 
     management entity for the affiliated area.
       (5) Cooperative agreements.--The Secretary may provide 
     technical assistance and enter into cooperative agreements 
     with the management entity for the purpose of providing 
     financial assistance with marketing, marking, interpretation, 
     and preservation of the affiliated area.
       (6) Limited role of the secretary.--Nothing in this section 
     authorizes the Secretary to acquire property at the 
     affiliated area or to assume overall financial responsibility 
     for the operation, maintenance, or management of the 
     affiliated area.
       (7) General management plan.--
       (A) In general.--The Secretary, in consultation with the 
     management entity, shall develop a general management plan 
     for the affiliated area. The plan shall be prepared in 
     accordance with section 100502 of title 54, United States 
     Code.
       (B) Transmittal.--Not later than 3 years after the date 
     that funds are made available for this section, the Secretary 
     shall provide a copy of the completed general management plan 
     to the Committee on Natural Resources of the House of 
     Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural 
     Resources of the Senate.
       (c) Private Property Protection.--
       (1) No use of condemnation.--The Secretary may not acquire 
     by condemnation any land or interests in land under this 
     section or for the purposes of this section.
       (2) Written consent of owner.--No non-Federal property may 
     be included in the Shiloh National Military Park without the 
     written consent of the owner.
       (3) No buffer zone created.--Nothing in this section, the 
     establishment of the Shiloh National Military Park, or the 
     management plan for the Shiloh National Military Park shall 
     be construed to create buffer zones outside of the Park. That 
     activities or uses can be seen, heard, or detected from areas 
     within the Shiloh National Military Park shall not preclude, 
     limit, control, regulate, or determine the conduct or 
     management of activities or uses outside of the Park.
       (d) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) The term ``affiliated area'' means the Parker's 
     Crossroads Battlefield established as an affiliated area of 
     the National Park System under subsection (b).
       (2) The term ``Park'' means Shiloh National Military Park, 
     a unit of the National Park System.
       (3) The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of the 
     Interior.

     SEC. 343. SENSE OF CONGRESS REGARDING CRITICAL MINERALS.

       It is the sense of Congress that the final composition of 
     the critical minerals list, as ordered by Executive Order 
     13817, should include aggregates, copper, molybendum, gold, 
     zinc, nickel, lead, silver, and certain fertilizer compounds 
     in addition to the 35 minerals included in the draft list, as 
     published on February 16, 2018, for public comment.

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              TITLE IV--MILITARY PERSONNEL AUTHORIZATIONS

                       Subtitle A--Active Forces

     SEC. 401. END STRENGTHS FOR ACTIVE FORCES.

       The Armed Forces are authorized strengths for active duty 
     personnel as of September 30, 2019, as follows:
       (1) The Army, 487,500.
       (2) The Navy, 335,400.
       (3) The Marine Corps, 186,100.
       (4) The Air Force, 329,100.

     SEC. 402. REVISIONS IN 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, 487,500.
       ``(2) For the Navy, 335,400.
       ``(3) For the Marine Corps, 186,100.
       ``(4) For the Air Force, 329,100.''.

                       Subtitle B--Reserve Forces

     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, 2019, as follows:
       (1) The Army National Guard of the United States, 343,500.
       (2) The Army Reserve, 199,500.
       (3) The Navy Reserve, 59,100.
       (4) The Marine Corps Reserve, 38,500.
       (5) The Air National Guard of the United States, 107,100.
       (6) The Air Force Reserve, 70,000.
       (7) The Coast Guard Reserve, 7,000.
       (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, 2019, 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, 30,595.
       (2) The Army Reserve, 16,386.
       (3) The Navy Reserve, 10,110.
       (4) The Marine Corps Reserve, 2,261.
       (5) The Air National Guard of the United States, 19,861.
       (6) The Air Force Reserve, 3,849.

     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 2019 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, 
     22,294.
       (2) For the Army Reserve, 6,492.
       (3) For the Air National Guard of the United States, 
     18,969.
       (4) For the Air Force Reserve, 8,880.

     SEC. 414 . MAXIMUM NUMBER OF RESERVE PERSONNEL AUTHORIZED TO 
                   BE ON ACTIVE DUTY FOR OPERATIONAL SUPPORT.

       During fiscal year 2019, 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.

              Subtitle C--Authorization of Appropriations

     SEC. 421 . MILITARY PERSONNEL.

       (a) Authorization of Appropriations.--Funds are hereby 
     authorized to be appropriated for fiscal year 2019 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 2019.

                   TITLE V--MILITARY PERSONNEL POLICY

                Subtitle A--Regular Component Management

     SEC. 501. EXPANSION OF AUTHORITY TO AWARD CONSTRUCTIVE 
                   SERVICE CREDIT FOR ADVANCED EDUCATION, 
                   EXPERIENCE, OR TRAINING, UPON ORIGINAL 
                   APPOINTMENT AS A COMMISSIONED OFFICER.

       (a) Active-duty List Appointments.--Section 533(g) of title 
     10, United States Code, is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1)--
       (A) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A)--
       (i) by striking ``with cyberspace-related experience or 
     advanced education'' and inserting ``with advanced education, 
     special experience, or special training in a designated 
     field''; and
       (ii) by striking ``critically'';
       (B) in subparagraph (A)--
       (i) by striking ``in a particular cyberspace-related 
     field'' and inserting ``in such designated field''; and
       (ii) by striking ``operational''; and
       (C) in subparagraph (B)--
       (i) by striking ``in a cyberspace-related field'' and 
     inserting ``in such designated field''; and
       (ii) by striking ``operational'';
       (2) by striking paragraph (2) and inserting the following:
       ``(2) The amount of constructive service credited an 
     officer under this subsection may not exceed the amount 
     required for the officer to be eligible for an original 
     appointment in the grade of--
       ``(A) colonel in the Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps; or
       ``(B) captain in the Navy.''; and
       (3) by striking paragraph (4) and inserting the following 
     new paragraph:
       ``(4) In this subsection, the term `designated field' 
     includes the following:
       ``(A) Cyberspace.
       ``(B) Any scientific or technical field designated by the 
     Secretary of Defense.
       ``(C) Any other field designated by the Secretary of 
     Defense as a field--
       ``(i) that requires a high level of skill; and
       ``(ii) that an insufficient number of officers possess in 
     the military department concerned.''.
       (b) Reserve Active-status List Appointments.--Section 12207 
     of such title is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a)(2), by striking ``subsection (b) or 
     (e)'' and inserting ``subsection (b), (e), or (g)'';
       (2) in subsection (f), by striking ``or (e)'' and inserting 
     ``(e), or (g)'';
       (3) by redesignating subsection (g) as subsection (h); and
       (4) by inserting after subsection (f) the following new 
     subsection (g):
       ``(g)(1) Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of 
     Defense, if the Secretary of a military department determines 
     that the number of commissioned officers serving on the 
     reserve active-status list in an armed force under the 
     jurisdiction of such Secretary with advanced education, 
     special experience, or special training in a designated field 
     is below the number needed, such Secretary may credit any 
     person receiving an original appointment with a period of 
     constructive service for the following:
       ``(A) Any period of advanced education in such designated 
     field beyond the baccalaureate degree level if such advanced 
     education is directly related to the needs of the armed force 
     concerned.
       ``(B) Special experience or special training in such 
     designated field if such experience or training is directly 
     related to the needs of the armed force concerned.
       ``(2) The amount of constructive service credited an 
     officer under this subsection may not exceed the amount 
     required for the officer to be eligible for an original 
     appointment in the grade of--
       ``(A) colonel in the Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps; or
       ``(B) captain in the Navy.
       ``(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) In this subsection, the term `designated field' means 
     any of the following:
       ``(A) Cyberspace.
       ``(B) Any scientific or technical field designated by the 
     Secretary of Defense.
       ``(C) Any other field designated by the Secretary of 
     Defense as a field--
       ``(i) that requires a high level of skill; and
       ``(ii) that an insufficient number of officers possess in 
     the military department concerned.''.

     SEC. 502. SURFACE WARFARE OFFICERS CAREER PATHS.

       (a) In General.--Chapter 602 of title 10, United States 
     Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new 
     section:

     ``Sec. 6933. Surface warfare officers: career paths

       ``Any naval officer who is commissioned as a surface 
     warfare officer on or after January 1, 2021, shall be 
     assigned to one of the following career paths:
       ``(1) Ship engineering systems.
       ``(2) Ship operations and combat systems.''.
       (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end the 
     following new item:

``6933. Surface warfare officers: career paths.''.

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     SEC. 503. AUTHORITY OF SELECTION BOARDS TO RECOMMEND OFFICERS 
                   OF PARTICULAR MERIT BE PLACED AT THE TOP OF THE 
                   PROMOTION LIST.

       (a) Recommendation by Selection Board.--Section 616 of 
     title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end 
     the following new subsection (g):
       ``(g)(1) A selection board may recommend an officer of 
     particular merit from among officers recommended for 
     promotion under subsection (a) to be placed at the top of a 
     promotion list established by the Secretary of the military 
     department concerned under section 624(a)(1) of this title.
       ``(2) A selection board may make a recommendation under 
     this subsection only if such recommendation is appropriate in 
     the opinion of a majority of the members of the selection 
     board.
       ``(3) A selection board may make recommendations under this 
     subsection for no more than the number equal to 20 percent of 
     the maximum number of officers that the board is authorized 
     to recommend for promotion. If the number determined under 
     this paragraph is less than one, the board may recommend one 
     such officer.
       ``(4) A selection board that recommends under this 
     subsection that more than one officer be placed at the top of 
     a promotion list shall recommend the order in which such 
     officers should be promoted.''.
       (b) Action by Secretary Concerned on Recommendation of 
     Selection Board.--Section 618(a) of such title is amended--
       (1) by striking ``to law or regulation or to guidelines'' 
     and inserting ``to law, regulation, or guidelines'' each 
     place it appears;
       (2) by inserting ``or, in the case of a recommendation 
     under section 616(g) of this title, the determination of the 
     Secretary concerned'' after ``section 615(b) of this title'' 
     each place it appears; and
       (3) in paragraph (2), by striking ``law, regulation, and 
     such guidelines'' and inserting ``law, regulation, such 
     guidelines, and the determination of the Secretary 
     concerned,''.
       (c) Priority in Promotion List.--Section 624(a)(1) of such 
     title is amended by inserting ``, subject to section 616(g) 
     of this title'' after ``active-duty list''.

     SEC. 504. DEFERRED DEPLOYMENT FOR MEMBERS WHO GIVE BIRTH.

       Section 701 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by 
     adding at the end the following new subsection:
       ``(l) A member of the armed forces who gives birth while on 
     active duty may not be deployed during the period of 12 
     months beginning on the date of such birth except--
       ``(1) at the election of such member; and
       ``(2) with the approval of a health care provider employed 
     at a military medical treatment facility.''.

     SEC. 505. CODIFICATION OF LOWERED GRADE FOR RETIRED OFFICERS 
                   OR PERSONS WHO COMMITTED MISCONDUCT IN A LOWER 
                   GRADE.

       (a) In General.--Subsection (b) of section 1370 of title 
     10, United States Code, is amended--
       (1) in the heading, by striking ``Next'';
       (2) by striking ``An'' and inserting ``(1) An''; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
       ``(2) In the case of an officer or person whom the 
     Secretary concerned determines committed misconduct in a 
     lower grade, the Secretary concerned may determine the 
     officer or person has not served satisfactorily in any grade 
     equal to or higher than that lower grade.''.
       (b) Conforming Amendments.--Such section is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a)(1)--
       (A) by striking ``higher'' and inserting ``different''; and
       (B) by striking ``except as provided in paragraph (2)'' and 
     inserting ``subject to paragraph (2) and subsection (b)'';
       (2) in subsection (c)(1), by striking ``An officer'' and 
     inserting ``Subject to subsection (b), an officer''; and
       (3) in subsection (d)(1)--
       (A) by striking ``higher'' each place it appears and 
     inserting ``different''; and
       (B) by inserting ``, subject to subsection (b),'' before 
     ``shall''.

     SEC. 506. RETENTION OF MILITARY TECHNICIANS WHO LOSE DUAL 
                   STATUS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.

       Section 10216(g) of title 10, United States Code, is 
     amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``as the result of a 
     combat-related disability (as defined in section 1413a of 
     this title), the person may be retained'' and inserting ``for 
     any reason other than a disqualification described in 
     subparagraph (B), the Secretary shall appoint that person to 
     a position under section 3101 of title 5, in accordance with 
     section 2102(a) of that title,'';
       (2) in paragraph (1)(A), by striking ``the combat-
     related''; and
       (3) by striking paragraph (3).

                Subtitle B--Reserve Component Management

     SEC. 511. PLACEMENT OF NATIONAL GUARD MILITARY TECHNICIANS 
                   (DUAL STATUS) IN THE COMPETITIVE SERVICE.

       Section 10508 of title 10, United States Code, is amended--
       (1) in subsection (b)(1), by striking ``sections 2103'' and 
     inserting ``sections 2102''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(c) Treatment of Military Technician (dual Status).--
       ``(1) Prior conversions.--Not later than 30 days after the 
     date of enactment of this subsection, the Chief of the 
     National Guard Bureau shall convert any military technician 
     (dual status) occupying a position in the excepted service to 
     a position in the competitive service. For purposes of this 
     paragraph, the term `military technician (dual status)' means 
     any military technician (dual status) of the National Guard 
     of any State, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the District 
     of Columbia, Guam, or the Virgin Islands who, before the date 
     of enactment of this subsection, was converted to a position 
     in the excepted service by operation of this section and 
     section 1053 of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
     Fiscal Year 2016 (Public Law 114-92; 129 Stat. 981; 10 U.S.C. 
     10216 note).
       ``(2) Future conversions.--Any military technician (dual 
     status) of the National Guard of any State, the Commonwealth 
     of Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, Guam, or the Virgin 
     Islands converted under this section and such section 1053 
     after the date of enactment of this subsection to a position 
     filled by individuals who are employed under section 3101 of 
     title 5 shall be converted to a position in the competitive 
     service.
       ``(3) Definitions.--In this subsection--
       ``(A) the term `competitive service' has the meaning given 
     that term in section 2102 of title 5; and
       ``(B) the term `excepted service' has the meaning given 
     that term in section 2103 of such title.''.

     SEC. 512. AUTHORIZED STRENGTH AND DISTRIBUTION IN GRADE.

       (a) Strength and Grade Authorizations.--Section 12011(a) of 
     title 10, United States Code is amended by striking those 
     parts of the table pertaining to the Air National Guard and 
     inserting the following:

 
      ``Air National Guard:
 
                                               Lieutenant
                                    Major        Colonel       Colonel
 
10,000..........................  763        745             333
12,000..........................  915        923             377
14,000..........................  1,065      1,057           402
16,000..........................  1,211      1,185           426
18,000..........................  1,347      1,313           450
20,000..........................  1,463      1,440           468
22,000..........................  1,606      1,569           494
24,000..........................  1,739      1,697           517
26,000..........................  1,872      1,825           539
28,000..........................  2,005      1,954           562
30,000..........................  2,138      2,082           585
32,000..........................  2,271      2,210           608
34,000..........................  2,404      2,338           630
36,000..........................  2,537      2,466           653
38,000..........................  2,670      2,595           676
40,000..........................  2,803      2,723           698''.
 

       (b) Strength and Grade Authorizations.--Section 12012(a) of 
     title 10, United States Code is amended by striking those 
     parts of the table pertaining to the Air National Guard and 
     inserting the following:

 
          ``Air National Guard:
 
                                                E-8             E-9
 
10,000..................................  1,350           550
12,000..................................  1,466           594
14,000..................................  1,582           636
16,000..................................  1,698           676
18,000..................................  1,814           714
20,000..................................  1,930           752
22,000..................................  2,046           790
24,000..................................  2,162           828
26,000..................................  2,278           866
28,000..................................  2,394           904
30,000..................................  2,510           942
32,000..................................  2,626           980
34,000..................................  2,742           1,018
36,000..................................  2,858           1,056
38,000..................................  2,974           1,094
40,000..................................  3,090           1,132''.
 

     SEC. 513. NATIONAL GUARD PROMOTION ACCOUNTABILITY.

       (a) Short Title.--This section may be cited as the 
     ``National Guard Promotion Accountability Act''.
       (b) Date of Rank of Commissioned National Guard Officers 
     Promoted to a Higher Grade.--
       (1) In general.--Section 14308(f) of title 10, United 
     States Code, is amended--
       (A) by inserting ``(1)'' before ``The effective date'';
       (B) in paragraph (1), as designated by subparagraph (A) of 
     this paragraph, by striking ``on which such Federal 
     recognition in that grade is so extended'' and inserting ``of 
     the approval of the promotion of the officer to that grade by 
     the State concerned''; and
       (C) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
       ``(2)(A) Notwithstanding subsection (c)(1), the date of 
     rank in a higher grade of an officer whose effective date of 
     promotion to such grade is governed by paragraph (1) shall be 
     such effective date of promotion.
       ``(B) The specification of the date of rank of an officer 
     in a grade pursuant to subparagraph (A) shall be deemed an 
     adjustment of the date of rank of the officer to that grade 
     in the manner of section 741(d)(4) of this title, pursuant to 
     subsection (c)(2), to which section 741(d)(4)(C) of this 
     title shall apply, notwithstanding subsection (c)(3).''.
       (2) Effective date.--The amendments made by paragraph (1) 
     shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act, 
     and shall apply with respect to National Guard officers whose 
     promotion to a grade is approved by a State after that date.
       (c) Notice to Congress on Delay in Publication of Scrolls 
     Indicating Promotion of Commissioned National Guard 
     Officers.--
       (1) Notice required.--If at the end of the 200-day period 
     beginning on the receipt by the Department of the Army or the 
     Department of the Air Force of a scroll indicating the 
     promotion of commissioned officers in the Army National Guard 
     or Air National Guard, as applicable, the scroll has not been 
     published by the military department concerned, the Secretary 
     of the Army or the

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     Secretary of the Air Force, as the case may be, shall 
     immediately notify the congressional defense committees, in 
     writing, of the following:
       (A) The date on which the scroll was so received.
       (B) A description of the processing of the scroll by the 
     military department concerned as of the date of the report, 
     including a statement of the length of time in processing at 
     each stage in the process through that date.
       (C) The reason why the scroll was not published within 200 
     days of receipt, and the intended remediation for the delay 
     in publication.
       (2) Definitions.--In this subsection:
       (A) The term ``congressional defense committees'' has the 
     meaning given such term in section 101(a)(16) of title 10, 
     United States Code.
       (B) The term ``scroll'' has the meaning given that term in 
     Department of Defense Instruction 1310.02, and any successor 
     instruction or document.

     SEC. 514. EXTENSION OF AUTHORITY FOR PILOT PROGRAM ON USE OF 
                   RETIRED SENIOR ENLISTED MEMBERS OF THE ARMY 
                   NATIONAL GUARD AS ARMY NATIONAL GUARD 
                   RECRUITERS.

       Section 514 of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
     Fiscal Year 2018 (Public Law 115-91) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (d), by striking ``2020'' and inserting 
     ``2021''; and
       (2) in subsection (f), by striking ``2019'' and inserting 
     ``2020''.

  Subtitle C--General Service Authorities and Correction of Military 
                                Records

     SEC. 521. ENLISTMENTS VITAL TO THE NATIONAL INTEREST.

       (a) In General.--Section 504(b) of title 10, United States 
     Code, is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (2)--
       (A) by inserting ``and subject to paragraph (3),'' after 
     ``Notwithstanding paragraph (1),'';
       (B) by striking ``enlistment is vital to the national 
     interest.'' and inserting ``person possesses a skill or 
     expertise--''; and
       (C) by adding at the end the following new subparagraphs:
       ``(A) that is vital to the national interest; and
       ``(B) that the person will use in daily duties as a member 
     of the armed forces.''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following new paragraph (3):
       ``(3)(A) No person who enlists under paragraph (2) may 
     report to initial training until after the Secretary 
     concerned has completed all required background 
     investigations and security and suitability screening as 
     determined by the Secretary of Defense regarding that person.
       ``(B) A Secretary concerned may not authorize more than 
     1,000 enlistments under paragraph (2) per military department 
     in a calendar year until after--
       ``(i) the Secretary of Defense submits to Congress written 
     notice of the intent of that Secretary concerned to authorize 
     more than 1,000 such enlistments in a calendar year; and
       ``(ii) a period of 30 days has elapsed after the date on 
     which Congress receives the notice.''.
       (b) Report.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than December 31, 2019, and 
     annually thereafter for each of the subsequent four years, 
     the Secretary concerned shall submit a report to the 
     Committees on Armed Services and the Judiciary of the Senate 
     and the House of Representatives regarding persons who enter 
     into enlistment contracts under section 504(b)(2) of title 
     10, United States Code, as amended by subsection (a).
       (2) Elements.--Each report under this subsection shall 
     include the following:
       (A) The number of such persons who have entered into such 
     contracts during the preceding calendar year.
       (B) How many such persons have successfully completed 
     background investigations and vetting procedures.
       (C) How many such persons have begun initial training.
       (D) The skills that are vital to the national interest that 
     such persons possess.

     SEC. 522. STATEMENT OF BENEFITS.

       (a) In General.--Chapter 58 of title 10, United States 
     Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new 
     section:

     ``Sec. 1155. Statement of benefits

       ``(a) Before Separation.--Not later than 30 days before a 
     member retires, is released, is discharged, or otherwise 
     separates from the armed forces (or as soon as is practicable 
     in the case of an unanticipated separation), the Secretary 
     concerned shall provide that member with a current assessment 
     of all benefits to which that member is entitled under laws 
     administered by--
       ``(1) the Secretary of Defense; and
       ``(2) the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
       ``(b) Annual Statement for Reserves.--Not less than once 
     each year, the Secretary concerned shall provide each member 
     of a reserve component with a current assessment of benefits 
     described in subsection (a).''.
       (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of such chapter is amended by inserting after the 
     item relating to section 1154 the following new item:

``1155. Statement of benefits.''.

     SEC. 523. MODIFICATION TO FORMS OF SUPPORT THAT MAY BE 
                   ACCEPTED IN SUPPORT OF THE MISSION OF THE 
                   DEFENSE POW/MIA ACCOUNTING AGENCY.

       (a) Public-private Partnerships.--Subsection (a) of section 
     1501a of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding 
     at the end the following new sentence: ``An employee of an 
     entity outside the Government that has entered into a public-
     private partnership, cooperative agreement, or a grant 
     arrangement with, or in direct support of, the designated 
     Defense Agency under this section shall be considered to be 
     an employee of the Federal Government by reason of 
     participation in such partnership, cooperative agreement, or 
     grant, only for the purposes of section 552a of title 5 
     (relating to maintenance of records on individuals).''.
       (b) Authority to Accept Gifts in Support of Mission to 
     Account for Missing Persons From Past Conflicts.--Such 
     section is further amended--
       (1) by redesignating subsections (e) and (f) as subsections 
     (f) and (g), respectively;
       (2) by inserting after subsection (d) the following new 
     subsection (e):
       ``(e) Acceptance of Gifts.--
       ``(1) Authority to accept.--Subject to subsection (f)(2), 
     the Secretary may accept, hold, administer, spend, and use 
     any gift of personal property, money, or services made on the 
     condition that the gift be used for the purpose of 
     facilitating accounting for missing persons pursuant to 
     section 1501(a)(2)(C) of this title.
       ``(2) Gift funds.--Gifts and bequests of money accepted 
     under this subsection shall be deposited in the Treasury in 
     the Department of Defense General Gift Fund.
       ``(3) Use of gifts.--Personal property and money accepted 
     under this subsection may be used by the Secretary, and 
     services accepted under this subsection may be performed, 
     without further specific authorization in law.
       ``(4) Expenses of transfer.--The Secretary may pay all 
     necessary expenses in connection with the conveyance or 
     transfer of a gift accepted under this subsection.
       ``(5) Expenses of care.--The Secretary may pay all 
     reasonable and necessary expenses in connection with the care 
     of a gift accepted under this subsection.''; and
       (3) by adding at the end of subsection (g), as redesignated 
     by paragraph (1) of this subsection, the following new 
     paragraph:
       ``(3) Gift.--The term `gift' includes a devise or 
     bequest.''.
       (c) Conforming Amendment.--Subsection (a) of such section 
     is further amended by striking ``subsection (e)(1)'' and 
     inserting ``subsection (f)(1)''.

     SEC. 524. CORRECTION OF MILITARY RECORDS WEBSITE.

       (a) In General.--Section 1552(a)(5) of title 10, United 
     States Code, is amended by striking the second sentence and 
     inserting the following: ``The Secretary shall also publish 
     on such website a summary of each such decision, indexed by 
     subject matter. The Secretary shall redact all personally 
     identifiable information from any such decision and 
     summary.''
       (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
     shall take effect on October 1, 2019.

     SEC. 525. MODIFICATION OF DD FORM 214 TO INCLUDE EMAIL 
                   ADDRESSES.

       (a) In General.--The Secretary of Defense shall modify the 
     Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 
     214) by adding an entry block in which a member of the Armed 
     Forces may provide one or more email addresses at which the 
     member may be contacted after separation from active duty in 
     the Armed Forces.
       (b) Deadline.--The Secretary shall carry out subsection (a) 
     not later than one year after the date of the enactment of 
     this Act.

     SEC. 526. PUBLIC AVAILABILITY OF REPORTS RELATED TO SENIOR 
                   LEADER MISCONDUCT.

       (a) Establishment of Website.--The Secretary of Defense and 
     each Secretary of a military department shall make available 
     on a public website of the Department of Defense all reports 
     on substantiated investigations of misconduct completed by 
     the Inspectors General of the Department and each military 
     department regarding--
       (1) an officer in the grade of O-7 or higher;
       (2) an officer selected for promotion to grade O-7; or
       (3) a civilian member of the Senior Executive Service.
       (b) Published Reports.--Each report under subsection (a) 
     shall be--
       (1) properly redacted;
       (2) segregated from documents regarding ongoing 
     investigations (including announcements);
       (3) labelled with the name of subject of the investigation; 
     and
       (4) searchable by the name of subject of the investigation.
       (c) Deadline.--The Secretary shall carry out this section 
     not later than 90 days after the enactment of this Act.

     SEC. 527. APPOINTMENT AND TRAINING OF PERSONNEL TO STAFF THE 
                   BOARD OF CORRECTIONS FOR MILITARY AND NAVAL 
                   RECORDS.

       (a) In General.--The Secretary of Defense, in consultation 
     with the Service Secretaries and Joint Chiefs, shall provide 
     for the appointment and training of qualified personnel to 
     join the staff of the Boards of Corrections for Military and 
     Naval Records.
       (b) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized 
     to be appropriated for the Department of Defense a total of 
     $3,000,000.00, in order to carry out the training required by 
     subsection (a) and to provide related equipment and 
     accommodations.

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                      Subtitle D--Military Justice

     SEC. 531. MINIMUM CONFINEMENT PERIOD REQUIRED FOR CONVICTION 
                   OF CERTAIN SEX-RELATED OFFENSES COMMITTED BY 
                   MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES.

       Section 856(b)(1) of title 10, United States Code (article 
     56(b)(1) of the Uniform Code of Military Justice), is amended 
     by striking ``such punishment must include, at a minimum, 
     dismissal or dishonorable discharge, except as provided for 
     in section 860 of this title (article 60)'' and inserting 
     ``except as provided for in section 860 of this title 
     (article 60), such punishment must include, at a minimum--''
       ``(A) dismissal or dishonorable discharge; and
       ``(B) confinement for two years.''.

     SEC. 532. PUNITIVE ARTICLE IN THE UNIFORM CODE OF MILITARY 
                   JUSTICE ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

       (a) In General.--Subchapter X of chapter 47 of title 10, 
     United States Code (the Uniform Code of Military Justice), is 
     amended by inserting after the item relating to section 928 
     (article 128) the following new section (article):

     ``Sec. 928a. Art 128a. Domestic violence

       ``(a) Domestic Violence.--Any person subject to this 
     chapter who, unlawfully and with force or violence, attempts, 
     offers to, or does intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, 
     isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, 
     injure, or wound another person of whom the person is an 
     intimate partner is guilty of domestic violence and shall be 
     punished as a court-martial may direct.
       ``(b) Aggravated Domestic Violence.--Any person subject to 
     this chapter who, in committing domestic violence, uses a 
     weapon, means, or force in a manner likely to produce death 
     or grievous bodily harm is guilty of aggravated domestic 
     violence and shall be punished as a court-martial may 
     direct.''.
       (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of subchapter X of chapter 47 of such title is 
     amended by inserting after the item relating to section 928 
     (article 128) the following new item:

``928a. 128a. Domestic violence.''.

     SEC. 533. DEFENSE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATION, 
                   PROSECUTION, AND DEFENSE OF SEXUAL ASSAULT IN 
                   THE ARMED FORCES.

       Section 546(c)(2) of the Carl Levin and Howard P. ``Buck'' 
     McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
     2015 (Public Law 113-291; 10 U.S.C. 1561 note) is amended by 
     adding at the end the following new sentence: ``After a 
     majority vote by the Advisory Committee and upon request of 
     the Chair of the Advisory Committee, the Secretary of Defense 
     shall provide to the Advisory Committee information the 
     Secretary determines is relevant to the scope and mission of 
     the Advisory Committee under this section.''.

     SEC. 534. MODIFICATION OF MILITARY RULES OF EVIDENCE TO 
                   EXCLUDE ADMISSIBILITY OF GENERAL MILITARY 
                   CHARACTER TOWARD PROBABILITY OF INNOCENCE IN 
                   ANY OFFENSE NOT STRICTLY RELATED TO PERFORMANCE 
                   OF MILITARY DUTIES.

       (a) In General.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, Rule 404(a) of the Military Rules 
     of Evidence shall be amended to provide that the general 
     military character of an accused is not admissible for the 
     purpose of showing the probability of innocence of the 
     accused for any offense under chapter 47 of title 10, United 
     States Code (the Uniform Code of Military Justice), unless 
     such offense is strictly and solely related to the 
     performance of military duties.
       (b) Specification of Offenses for Which Admissibility 
     Allowed.--
       (1) In general.--Each Secretary concerned shall specify, 
     and may from time to time modify, the offenses under chapter 
     47 of title 10, United States Code, for which the military 
     character of members of the Armed Forces under the 
     jurisdiction of such Secretary is admissible pursuant to 
     subsection (a) as a result of such offense being strictly and 
     solely related to the performance of military duties.
       (2) Approval of president required.--The specification of 
     an offense pursuant to paragraph (1), and any modification of 
     such specification, shall not be effective unless approved by 
     the President.
       (3) 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.

     SEC. 535. IMPROVED CRIME REPORTING.

       (a) In General.--The Secretary of Defense, in consultation 
     with the secretaries of the military departments, shall 
     establish a consolidated tracking process for the entire 
     Department of Defense to ensure increased oversight of the 
     timely submission of crime reporting data to the Federal 
     Bureau of Investigation under section 922(g) of title 18, 
     United States Code, and Department of Defense Instruction 
     5505.11, ``Fingerprint Card and Final Disposition Report 
     Submission Requirements''. The tracking process shall, to the 
     maximum extent possible, standardize and automate reporting 
     and increase the ability of the Department to track such 
     submissions.
       (b) Report Required.--Not later than July 1, 2019, the 
     Secretary of Defense shall submit a report to the Committees 
     on Armed Services of the Senate and House of Representatives 
     that details the tracking process.

     SEC. 536. OVERSIGHT OF REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER MANAGEMENT 
                   PROGRAM.

       (a) Designation of Official or Entity.--The Secretary of 
     Defense shall designate a single official or entity within 
     the Office of the Secretary of Defense to serve as the 
     official or entity (as the case may be) with principal 
     responsibility in the Department of Defense for providing 
     oversight of the registered sex offender management program 
     of the Department.
       (b) Duties.--The official or entity designated under 
     subsection (a) shall--
       (1) monitor compliance with Department of Defense 
     Instruction 5525.20 and other relevant polices;
       (2) compile data on members serving in the military 
     departments who have been convicted of a qualifying sex 
     offense, including data on the sex offender registration 
     status of each such member;
       (3) maintain statistics on the total number of active duty 
     service members in each military department who are required 
     to register as sex offenders; and
       (4) perform such other duties as the Secretary of Defense 
     determines to be appropriate.
       (c) Briefing Required.--Not later than June 1, 2019, the 
     Secretary of Defense shall provide to the Committee on Armed 
     Services of the House of Representatives a briefing on--
       (1) the compliance of the military departments with the 
     policies of the Department of Defense relating to registered 
     sex offenders;
       (2) the results of the data compilation described in 
     subsection (b)(2); and
       (3) any other matters the Secretary determines to be 
     appropriate.
       (d) Military Departments Defined.--In this section, the 
     term ``military departments'' has the meaning given that term 
     in section 101(a)(8) of title 10, United States Code.

                    Subtitle E--Other Legal Matters

     SEC. 541. SECURITY CLEARANCE REINVESTIGATION OF CERTAIN 
                   PERSONNEL WHO COMMIT CERTAIN OFFENSES.

       Section 1564 of title 10, United States Code, is amended--
       (1) by redesignating subsections (c), (d), (e), and (f) as 
     subsection (d), (e), (f), and (g), respectively; and
       (2) by inserting after subsection (b) the following new 
     subsection (c):
       ``(c) Reinvestigation of Certain Individuals.--(1) The 
     Secretary of Defense shall conduct an investigation under 
     subsection (a) of any individual described in paragraph (2) 
     upon--
       ``(A) conviction of that individual by a court of competent 
     jurisdiction for--
       ``(i) sexual assault;
       ``(ii) sexual harassment;
       ``(iii) fraud against the United States; or
       ``(iv) any other violation that the Secretary determines 
     renders that individual susceptible to blackmail or raises 
     serious concern regarding the ability of that individual to 
     hold a security clearance; or
       ``(B) determination by a commanding officer that the 
     individual has committed an offense described in subparagraph 
     (A).
       ``(2) An individual described in this paragraph has a 
     security clearance and is--
       ``(A) a flag officer;
       ``(B) a general officer; or
       ``(C) an employee of the Department of Defense in the 
     Senior Executive Service.
       ``(3) The Secretary shall conduct an investigation under 
     this subsection of an individual described in paragraph (2) 
     regardless of whether that individual has retired or 
     resigned, is discharged or released, or otherwise separated 
     from the armed forces or Department of Defense.
       ``(4) In this subsection:
       ``(A) The term `sexual assault' includes rape, sexual 
     assault, forcible sodomy, aggravated sexual contact, abusive 
     sexual contact, and attempts to commit such offenses, as 
     those terms are defined in the Uniform Code of Military 
     Justice.
       ``(B) The term `sexual harassment' has the meaning given 
     that term in section 1561 of this title.
       ``(C) The term `fraud against the United States' means a 
     violation of section 932 of this title (Article 132 of the 
     Uniform Code of Military Justice).''.

     SEC. 542. CONSIDERATION OF APPLICATION FOR TRANSFER FOR A 
                   STUDENT OF A MILITARY SERVICE ACADEMY WHO IS 
                   THE VICTIM OF A SEXUAL ASSAULT OR RELATED 
                   OFFENSE.

       (a) Military Academy.--Section 4361 of title 10, United 
     States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following 
     new subsection (e):
       ``(e) Consideration of Application for Transfer for a Cadet 
     Who Is the Victim of a Sexual Assault or Related Offense.--
     (1) The Secretary of the Army shall provide for timely 
     determination and action on an application for consideration 
     of a transfer to another military service academy submitted 
     by a cadet who was a victim of a sexual assault or other 
     offense covered by section 920, 920a, or 920c of this title 
     (article 120, 120a, or 120c of the Uniform Code of Military 
     Justice) so as to reduce the possibility of retaliation 
     against the cadet for reporting the sexual assault or other 
     offense.
       ``(2) The Secretary of the Army shall prescribe regulations 
     to carry out this subsection, within guidelines provided by 
     the Secretary of Defense that direct the Superintendent of 
     the Military Academy, in coordination with the Superintendent 
     of the military service academy to which the cadet wishes to 
     transfer, to approve or deny an application under this 
     subsection not later

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     than 72 hours after the submission of the application. If the 
     Superintendent denies such an application, the cadet may 
     request review of the denial by the Secretary of the Army, 
     who shall grant or deny review not later than 72 hours after 
     submission of the request for review.''.
       (b) Naval Academy.--Section 6980 of title 10, United States 
     Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new 
     subsection (e):
       ``(e) Consideration of Application for Transfer for a 
     Midshipman Who Is the Victim of a Sexual Assault or Related 
     Offense.--(1) The Secretary of the Navy shall provide for 
     timely determination and action on an application for 
     consideration of a transfer to another military service 
     academy submitted by a midshipman who was a victim of a 
     sexual assault or other offense covered by section 920, 920a, 
     or 920c of this title (article 120, 120a, or 120c of the 
     Uniform Code of Military Justice) so as to reduce the 
     possibility of retaliation against the midshipman for 
     reporting the sexual assault or other offense.
       ``(2) The Secretary of the Navy shall prescribe regulations 
     to carry out this subsection, within guidelines provided by 
     the Secretary of Defense that direct the Superintendent of 
     the Naval Academy, in coordination with the Superintendent of 
     the military service academy to which the midshipman wishes 
     to transfer, to approve or deny an application under this 
     subsection not later than 72 hours after the submission of 
     the application. If the Superintendent denies such an 
     application, the midshipman may request review of the denial 
     by the Secretary of the Navy, who shall grant or deny review 
     not later than 72 hours after submission of the request for 
     review.''.
       (c) Air Force Academy.--Section 9361 of title 10, United 
     States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following 
     new subsection (e):
       ``(e) Consideration of Application for Transfer for a Cadet 
     Who Is the Victim of a Sexual Assault or Related Offense.--
     (1) The Secretary of the Air Force shall provide for timely 
     determination and action on an application for consideration 
     of a transfer to another military service academy submitted 
     by a cadet who was a victim of a sexual assault or other 
     offense covered by section 920, 920a, or 920c of this title 
     (article 120, 120a, or 120c of the Uniform Code of Military 
     Justice) so as to reduce the possibility of retaliation 
     against the cadet for reporting the sexual assault or other 
     offense.
       ``(2) The Secretary of the Air Force shall prescribe 
     regulations to carry out this subsection, within guidelines 
     provided by the Secretary of Defense that direct the 
     Superintendent of the Air Force Academy, in coordination with 
     the Superintendent of the military service academy to which 
     the cadet wishes to transfer, to approve or deny an 
     application under this subsection not later than 72 hours 
     after the submission of the application. If the 
     Superintendent denies such an application, the cadet may 
     request review of the denial by the Secretary of the Air 
     Force, who shall grant or deny review not later than 72 hours 
     after submission of the request for review.''.

     SEC. 543. STANDARDIZATION OF POLICIES RELATED TO EXPEDITED 
                   TRANSFER IN CASES OF SEXUAL ASSAULT.

       (a) Policies for Members.--The Secretary of Defense shall 
     modify all policies related to the expedited transfer of a 
     member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps who is 
     the victim of sexual assault (regardless of whether the case 
     is handled under the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response 
     Program or Family Advocacy Program) that the Secretary 
     determines necessary to establish a standardized expedited 
     transfer process for such members, consistent with section 
     673 of title 10, United States Code.
       (b) Policies for Dependents of Members.--The Secretary of 
     Defense shall establish a policy to allow the transfer of a 
     member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps whose 
     dependent is the victim of sexual assault perpetrated by a 
     member of the Armed Forces who is not related to the victim.

     SEC. 544. DEVELOPMENT OF OVERSIGHT PLAN FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF 
                   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE HARASSMENT PREVENTION AND 
                   RESPONSE POLICY.

       (a) Development.--The Secretary of Defense shall develop a 
     plan for overseeing the implementation of the instruction 
     titled ``Harassment Prevention and Response in the Armed 
     Forces'', published on February 8, 2018 (DODI-1020.03).
       (b) Elements.--The plan under subsection (a) shall require 
     the military services and other components of the Department 
     of Defense to take steps by certain dates to implement 
     harassment prevention and response programs under such 
     instruction, including no less than the following:
       (1) Submitting implementation plans to the Director, Force 
     Resiliency.
       (2) Incorporating results-oriented performance measures 
     that assess the effectiveness of harassment prevention and 
     response programs.
       (3) Adopting compliance standards for promoting, 
     supporting, and enforcing policies, plans, and programs.
       (4) Tracking, collecting, and reporting data and 
     information on sexual harassment incidents based on standards 
     established by the Secretary.
       (5) Instituting anonymous complaint mechanisms.
       (c) Report.--Not later than July 1, 2019, the Secretary 
     shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the 
     Senate and the House of Representatives a report on the 
     oversight plan developed under this section. The report shall 
     include, for each military service and component of the 
     Department of Defense, the implementation status of each 
     element of the oversight plan.

     SEC. 545. DEVELOPMENT OF RESOURCE GUIDES REGARDING SEXUAL 
                   ASSAULT FOR THE MILITARY SERVICE ACADEMIES.

       (a) Development.--Not later than 30 days after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, each Superintendent of a military 
     service academy shall develop and maintain a resource guide 
     for students at the respective military service academies 
     regarding sexual assault.
       (b) Elements.--Each guide developed under this section 
     shall include the following information with regards to the 
     relevant military service academy:
       (1) Process overview and definitions.--
       (A) A clear explanation of prohibited conduct, including 
     examples.
       (B) A clear explanation of consent.
       (C) Victims' rights.
       (D) Clearly described complaint process, including multiple 
     ways to file a complaint.
       (E) Explanations of restricted and unrestricted reporting.
       (F) List of mandatory reporters.
       (G) Protections from retaliation.
       (H) Assurance that leadership will take immediate and 
     proportionate corrective action.
       (I) References to specific policies.
       (J) Additional resources for survivors.
       (2) Emergency services.--
       (A) Contact information.
       (B) Location.
       (3) Support and counseling.--Contact information for the 
     following support and counseling resources:
       (A) The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Victim 
     Advocate or other equivalent advocate or counselor available 
     to students in cases of sexual assault.
       (B) The Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention 
     Resource Program Center.
       (C) Peer counseling.
       (D) Medical care.
       (E) Legal counsel.
       (F) Hotlines.
       (G) Chaplain or other spiritual representatives.
       (4) Escalation.--
       (A) A victim may report an incident to any authority.
       (B) A victim may consult any authority named in this 
     paragraph.
       (C) The Superintendent determines the outcome of an 
     investigation and has the authority to convene a court-
     martial after an initial hearing.
       (D) The Secretary of the military department concerned 
     reviews determinations in cases not referred for trial by 
     court-martial.
       (E) The Inspector General reviews cases of reprisal or 
     professional retaliation.
       (F) A Member of Congress (as that term is defined in 
     section 1563 of title 10, United States Code).
       (c) Distribution.--Each Superintendent shall provide a copy 
     of the current guide developed by that Superintendent under 
     this section--
       (1) not later than 30 days after completing development 
     under subsection (a) to each student who is enrolled at the 
     military service academy of that Superintendent on the date 
     of the enactment of this Act;
       (2) at the beginning of each academic year after the date 
     of the enactment of this Act to each student who enrolls at 
     the military service academy of that Superintendent; and
       (3) as soon as practicable to a student at the military 
     service academy of that Superintendent reports that such 
     student is a victim of sexual assault.

     SEC. 546. REPORT ON VICTIMS IN MCIO REPORTS.

       Not later than September 30, 2019, and not less than once 
     every two years thereafter, the Secretary of Defense, through 
     the Defense Advisory Committee on Investigations, 
     Prosecutions, and Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed 
     Forces, shall submit to Congress a report regarding the 
     frequency at which individuals, who are identified as victims 
     of sexual offenses in case files of military criminal 
     investigative organizations (hereinafter, ``MCIO''), are 
     accused of or punished for misconduct or crimes considered 
     collateral to the investigation of sexual assault during the 
     MCIO investigations in which the individuals were so 
     identified.

   Subtitle F--Member Education, Training, Resilience, and Transition

     SEC. 551. PERMANENT CAREER INTERMISSION PROGRAM.

       (a) Codification and Permanent Authority.--Chapter 40 of 
     title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end 
     the following new section 710:

     ``Sec. 710. Career flexibility to enhance retention of 
       members

       ``(a) Programs Authorized.--Each Secretary of a military 
     department may carry out programs under which members of the 
     regular components and members on Active Guard and Reserve 
     duty of the armed forces under the jurisdiction of such 
     Secretary may be inactivated from active service in order to 
     meet personal or professional needs and returned to active 
     service at the end of such period of inactivation from active 
     service.
       ``(b) Period of Inactivation From Active Service; Effect of 
     Inactivation.--(1) The period of inactivation from active 
     service under a program under this section of a member 
     participating in the program shall

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     be such period as the Secretary of the military department 
     concerned shall specify in the agreement of the member under 
     subsection (c), except that such period may not exceed three 
     years.
       ``(2) Any service by a Reserve officer while participating 
     in a program under this section shall be excluded from 
     computation of the total years of service of that officer 
     pursuant to section 14706(a) of this title.
       ``(3) Any period of participation of a member in a program 
     under this section shall not count toward--
       ``(A) eligibility for retirement or transfer to the Ready 
     Reserve under either chapter 571 or 1223 of this title; or
       ``(B) computation of retired or retainer pay under chapter 
     71 or 1223 of this title.
       ``(c) Agreement.--Each member of the armed forces who 
     participates in a program under this section shall enter into 
     a written agreement with the Secretary of the military 
     department concerned under which agreement that member shall 
     agree as follows:
       ``(1) To accept an appointment or enlist, as applicable, 
     and serve in the Ready Reserve of the armed force concerned 
     during the period of the inactivation of the member from 
     active service under the program.
       ``(2) To undergo during the period of the inactivation of 
     the member from active service under the program such 
     inactive service training as the Secretary concerned shall 
     require in order to ensure that the member retains 
     proficiency, at a level determined by the Secretary concerned 
     to be sufficient, in the military skills, professional 
     qualifications, and physical readiness of the member during 
     the inactivation of the member from active service.
       ``(3) Following completion of the period of the 
     inactivation of the member from active service under the 
     program, to serve two months as a member of the armed forces 
     on active service for each month of the period of the 
     inactivation of the member from active service under the 
     program.
       ``(d) Conditions of Release.--The Secretary of Defense 
     shall prescribe regulations specifying the guidelines 
     regarding the conditions of release that must be considered 
     and addressed in the agreement required by subsection (c). At 
     a minimum, the Secretary shall prescribe the procedures and 
     standards to be used to instruct a member on the obligations 
     to be assumed by the member under paragraph (2) of such 
     subsection while the member is released from active service.
       ``(e) Order to Active Service.--Under regulations 
     prescribed by the Secretary of the military department 
     concerned, a member of the armed forces participating in a 
     program under this section may, in the discretion of such 
     Secretary, be required to terminate participation in the 
     program and be ordered to active service.
       ``(f) Pay and Allowances.--(1) During each month of 
     participation in a program under this section, a member who 
     participates in the program shall be paid basic pay in an 
     amount equal to two-thirtieths of the amount of monthly basic 
     pay to which the member would otherwise be entitled under 
     section 204 of title 37 as a member of the uniformed services 
     on active service in the grade and years of service of the 
     member when the member commences participation in the 
     program.
       ``(2)(A) A member who participates in a program shall not, 
     while participating in the program, be paid any special or 
     incentive pay or bonus to which the member is otherwise 
     entitled under an agreement under chapter 5 of title 37 that 
     is in force when the member commences participation in the 
     program.
       ``(B) The inactivation from active service of a member 
     participating in a program shall not be treated as a failure 
     of the member to perform any period of service required of 
     the member in connection with an agreement for a special or 
     incentive pay or bonus under chapter 5 of title 37 that is in 
     force when the member commences participation in the program.
       ``(3)(A) Subject to subparagraph (B), upon the return of a 
     member to active service after completion by the member of 
     participation in a program--
       ``(i) any agreement entered into by the member under 
     chapter 5 of title 37 for the payment of a special or 
     incentive pay or bonus that was in force when the member 
     commenced participation in the program shall be revived, with 
     the term of such agreement after revival being the period of 
     the agreement remaining to run when the member commenced 
     participation in the program; and
       ``(ii) any special or incentive pay or bonus shall be 
     payable to the member in accordance with the terms of the 
     agreement concerned for the term specified in clause (i).
       ``(B)(i) Subparagraph (A) shall not apply to any special or 
     incentive pay or bonus otherwise covered by that subparagraph 
     with respect to a member if, at the time of the return of the 
     member to active service as described in that subparagraph--
       ``(I) such pay or bonus is no longer authorized by law; or
       ``(II) the member does not satisfy eligibility criteria for 
     such pay or bonus as in effect at the time of the return of 
     the member to active service.
       ``(ii) Subparagraph (A) shall cease to apply to any special 
     or incentive pay or bonus otherwise covered by that 
     subparagraph with respect to a member if, during the term of 
     the revived agreement of the member under subparagraph 
     (A)(i), such pay or bonus ceases being authorized by law.
       ``(C) A member who is ineligible for payment of a special 
     or incentive pay or bonus otherwise covered by this paragraph 
     by reason of subparagraph (B)(i)(II) shall be subject to the 
     requirements for repayment of such pay or bonus in accordance 
     with the terms of the applicable agreement of the member 
     under chapter 5 of title 37.
       ``(D) Any service required of a member under an agreement 
     covered by this paragraph after the member returns to active 
     service as described in subparagraph (A) shall be in addition 
     to any service required of the member under an agreement 
     under subsection (c).
       ``(4)(A) Subject to subparagraph (B), a member who 
     participates in a program is entitled, while participating in 
     the program, to the travel and transportation allowances 
     authorized by section 474 of title 37 for--
       ``(i) travel performed from the residence of the member, at 
     the time of release from active service to participate in the 
     program, to the location in the United States designated by 
     the member as his residence during the period of 
     participation in the program; and
       ``(ii) travel performed to the residence of the member upon 
     return to active service at the end of the participation of 
     the member in the program.
       ``(B) An allowance is payable under this paragraph only 
     with respect to travel of a member to and from a single 
     residence.
       ``(5) A member who participates in a program is entitled to 
     carry forward the leave balance existing as of the day on 
     which the member begins participation and accumulated in 
     accordance with section 701 of this title, but not to exceed 
     60 days.
       ``(g) Promotion.--(1)(A) An officer participating in a 
     program under this section shall not, while participating in 
     the program, be eligible for consideration for promotion 
     under chapter 36 or 1405 of this title.
       ``(B) Upon the return of an officer to active service after 
     completion by the officer of participation in a program--
       ``(i) the Secretary of the military department concerned 
     shall adjust the date of rank of the officer in such manner 
     as the Secretary of Defense shall prescribe in regulations 
     for purposes of this section; and
       ``(ii) the officer shall be eligible for consideration for 
     promotion when officers of the same competitive category, 
     grade, and seniority are eligible for consideration for 
     promotion.
       ``(2) An enlisted member participating in a program shall 
     not be eligible for consideration for promotion during the 
     period that--
       ``(A) begins on the date of the inactivation of the member 
     from active service under the program; and
       ``(B) ends at such time after the return of the member to 
     active service under the program that the member is treatable 
     as eligible for promotion by reason of time in grade and such 
     other requirements as the Secretary of the military 
     department concerned shall prescribe in regulations for 
     purposes of the program.
       ``(h) Continued Entitlements.--A member participating in a 
     program under this section shall, while participating in the 
     program, be treated as a member of the armed forces on active 
     duty for a period of more than 30 days for purposes of--
       ``(1) the entitlement of the member and of the dependents 
     of the member to medical and dental care under the provisions 
     of chapter 55 of this title; and
       ``(2) retirement or separation for physical disability 
     under the provisions of chapters 55 and 61 of this title.''.
       (b) Technical and Conforming Amendments.--
       (1) Table of sections.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of such chapter is amended by inserting after the 
     item relating to section 709a the following new item:

710. Career flexibility to enhance retention of members.
       (2) Conforming repeal.--Section 533 of the Duncan Hunter 
     National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (10 
     U.S.C. prec. 701 note) is repealed.

     SEC. 552. IMPROVEMENTS TO TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

       (a) Pathways for TAP.--
       (1) In general.--Section 1142 of title 10, United States 
     Code, is amended--
       (A) in the section heading by striking ``medical'' and 
     inserting ``certain'';
       (B) in subsection (a)--
       (i) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``(regardless of 
     character of discharge)'' after ``discharge'';
       (ii) in paragraph (3)(A)--

       (I) by striking ``as soon as possible during the 12-month 
     period preceding'' and inserting ``not later than 365 days 
     before'';
       (II) by striking ``90 days'' and inserting ``365 days''; 
     and
       (III) by striking ``discharge or release'' and inserting 
     ``retirement or other separation''; and

       (iii) in paragraph (3)(B)--

       (I) by striking ``90'' and inserting ``365''; and
       (II) by striking ``90-day'' and inserting ``365-day'';

       (C) by redesignating subsection (c) as subsection (d);
       (D) by inserting after subsection (b) the following new 
     subsection (c):
       ``(c) Counseling Pathways.--(1) Each Secretary concerned, 
     in consultation with the Secretaries of Labor and Veterans 
     Affairs, shall establish at least three pathways for members 
     of the military department concerned receiving individualized 
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     under this section. The Secretaries shall design the pathways 
     to address the needs of members, based on the following 
     factors:
       ``(A) Rank.
       ``(B) Term of service.
       ``(C) Gender.
       ``(D) Whether the member was a member of a regular or 
     reserve component of an armed force.
       ``(E) Disability.
       ``(F) Character of discharge (including expedited discharge 
     and discharge under conditions other than honorable).
       ``(G) Health (including mental health).
       ``(H) Military occupational specialty.
       ``(I) Whether the member intends, after separation, 
     retirement, or discharge, to--
       ``(i) seek employment;
       ``(ii) enroll in a program of higher education;
       ``(iii) enroll in a program of vocational training; or
       ``(iv) become an entrepreneur.
       ``(J) The educational history of the member.
       ``(K) The employment history of the member.
       ``(L) Whether the member has secured--
       ``(i) employment;
       ``(ii) enrollment in a program of education; or
       ``(iii) enrollment in a program of vocational training.
       ``(M) Other factors the Secretary of Defense and the 
     Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the 
     Secretaries of Labor and Veterans Affairs, determine 
     appropriate.
       ``(2) Each member described in subsection (a) shall meet in 
     person or by video conference with a counselor before 
     beginning counseling under this section to--
       ``(A) take a self-assessment designed by the Secretary 
     concerned (in consultation with the Secretaries of Labor and 
     Veterans Affairs) to ensure that the Secretary concerned 
     places the member in the appropriate pathway under this 
     subsection; and
       ``(B) receive information from the counselor regarding 
     reenlistment in the armed forces; and
       ``(C) receive information from the counselor regarding 
     resources--
       ``(i) for members of the armed forces separated, retired, 
     or discharged;
       ``(ii) located in the community in which the member will 
     reside after separation, retirement, or discharge.
       ``(3) At the meeting under paragraph (2), the member may 
     elect to have the Secretary concerned (in consultation with 
     the Secretaries of Labor and Veterans Affairs) provide the 
     contact information of the member to the resources described 
     in paragraph (2)(B).''; and
       (E) by adding at the end the following new subsection:
       ``(e) Joint Service Transcript.--(1) The Secretary 
     concerned shall provide a copy of the joint service 
     transcript of a member described in subsection (a) to--
       ``(A) that member--
       ``(i) at the meeting with a counselor under subsection 
     (c)(2); and
       ``(ii) on the day the member separates, retires, or is 
     discharged.
       ``(B) the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on the day the 
     member separates, retires, or is discharged.
       ``(2) The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall ensure that a 
     member who has separated, retired, or is discharged may 
     access the joint service transcript of that member from a 
     website of the Department of Veterans Affairs not later than 
     one year after the day the member separates, retires, or is 
     discharged.''.
       (2) Deadline.--Each Secretary concerned shall carry out 
     subsection (c) of such section, as amended by paragraph (1), 
     not later than one year after the date of the enactment of 
     this Act.
       (3) GAO study.--Not later than one year after the 
     Secretaries concerned carry out subsection (c) of such 
     section, as amended by paragraph (1), the Comptroller General 
     of the United States shall submit to Congress a review of the 
     pathways for the Transition Assistance Program established 
     under such subsection (c).
       (b) Contents of TAP.--
       (1) In general.--Section 1144 of title 10, United States 
     Code, is amended--
       (A) in subsection (a), by striking ``Such services'' and 
     inserting ``Subject to subsection (f)(2), such services''; 
     and
       (B) by amending subsection (f) to read as follows:
       ``(f) Program Contents.--(1) The program carried out under 
     this section shall consist of instruction as follows:
       ``(A) One day of preseparation training specific to the 
     armed force concerned, as determined by the Secretary 
     concerned.
       ``(B) One day of instruction regarding--
       ``(i) benefits under laws administered by the Secretary of 
     Veterans Affairs; and
       ``(ii) other subjects determined by the Secretary 
     concerned.
       ``(C) One day of instruction regarding preparation for 
     employment.
       ``(D) Two days of instruction regarding a topic selected by 
     the member from the following subjects:
       ``(i) Preparation for employment.
       ``(ii) Preparation for education.
       ``(iii) Preparation for vocational training.
       ``(iv) Preparation for entrepreneurship.
       ``(v) Other options determined by the Secretary concerned.
       ``(2) The Secretary concerned may permit a member to attend 
     training and instruction under the program established under 
     this section--
       ``(A) before the time periods established under section 
     1142(a)(3) of this title;
       ``(B) in addition to such training and instruction required 
     during such time periods.''.
       (2) Deadline.--The Transition Assistance Program shall 
     comply with the requirements of section 1144(f) of title 10, 
     United States Code, as amended by paragraph (1), not later 
     than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act.
       (3) Action plan.--Not later than 120 days after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall 
     submit an action plan to the congressional defense committees 
     that--
       (A) details how the Secretary shall implement the 
     requirements of section 1144(f) of title 10, United States 
     Code, as amended by paragraph (1); and
       (B) details how the Secretary, in consultation with the 
     Secretaries of Veterans Affairs and Labor, shall establish 
     standardized performance metrics to measure Transition 
     Assistance Program participation and outcome-based objective 
     benchmarks in order to--
       (i) provide feedback to the Departments of Defense, 
     Veterans Affairs, and Labor;
       (ii) improve the curriculum of the Transition Assistance 
     Program;
       (iii) share best practices; and
       (iv) facilitate effective oversight of the Transition 
     Assistance Program.
       (4) Report.--On the date that is two years after the date 
     of the enactment of this Act and annually thereafter for the 
     subsequent four years, the Secretary of Defense shall submit 
     to the Committees on Armed Services and Veterans' Affairs of 
     the Senate and the House of Representatives, the Committee on 
     Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate, and the 
     Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House 
     of Representatives, a report regarding members of the Armed 
     Forces who have attended Transition Assistance Program 
     counseling during the preceding year. The report shall detail 
     the following:
       (A) The total number of members who attended Transition 
     Assistance Program counseling.
       (B) The number of members who attended Transition 
     Assistance Program counseling under paragraph (1) of section 
     1144(f) of title 10, as amended by paragraph (1).
       (C) The number of members who attended Transition 
     Assistance Program counseling under paragraph (2) of such 
     section.
       (D) The number of members who elected to attend each two-
     day instruction under paragraph (1)(D) of such section.

     SEC. 553. EMPLOYMENT AND COMPENSATION OF CIVILIAN FACULTY 
                   MEMBERS AT THE JOINT SPECIAL OPERATIONS 
                   UNIVERSITY.

       Section 1595(c) of title 10, United States Code, is amended 
     by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
       ``(5) The Joint Special Operations University.''.

     SEC. 554. PROGRAM TO ASSIST MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES IN 
                   OBTAINING PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS.

       Section 2015(a) of title 10, United States Code, is amended 
     by striking ``related to military training'' and all that 
     follows through the period at the end of paragraph (2) and 
     inserting ``that translate into civilian occupations.''.

     SEC. 555. EXTENSION OF PILOT PROGRAM TO ASSIST MEMBERS IN 
                   OBTAINING POST-SERVICE EMPLOYMENT.

       Section 555(i) of the Carl Levin and Howard P. ``Buck'' 
     McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
     2015 (Public Law 113-291; 10 U.S.C. 1143 note) is amended by 
     striking ``2018'' and inserting ``2023''.

     SEC. 556. DIRECT EMPLOYMENT PILOT PROGRAM FOR MEMBERS OF THE 
                   RESERVE COMPONENTS AND VETERANS.

       (a) Authority.--The Secretary of Defense may enter into 
     agreements with the chief executives of the States to carry 
     out pilot programs to enhance the efforts of the Department 
     of Defense to provide job placement assistance and related 
     employment services directly to unemployed or underemployed 
     members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces and 
     veterans.
       (b) Cost-sharing.--Any agreement under subsection (a) shall 
     require that the State must contribute an amount, derived 
     from non-Federal sources, that equals or exceeds 50 percent 
     of the funds provided by the Secretary to the State under 
     this section to support the operation of the pilot program in 
     that State.
       (c) Administration.--The pilot program in a State shall be 
     administered by the adjutant general in that State appointed 
     under section 314 of title 32, United States Code. If the 
     adjutant general is unavailable or unable to administer a 
     pilot program, the Secretary, after consulting with the chief 
     executive of the State, shall designate an official of that 
     State to administer that pilot program.
       (d) Program Model.--A pilot program under this section--
       (1) shall use a job placement program model that focuses on 
     working one-on-one with individuals described in subsection 
     (a) to provide cost-effective job placement services, 
     including--
       (A) job matching services;
       (B) resume editing;
       (C) interview preparation; and
       (D) post-employment follow up; and

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       (2) shall incorporate best practices of State-operated 
     direct employment programs for members of the reserve 
     components of the Armed Forces and veterans, such as the 
     programs conducted in California and South Carolina.
       (e) SkillBridge Training Opportunities.--A pilot program 
     under this section shall utilize civilian training 
     opportunities through the SkillBridge transition training 
     program administered by the Department of Defense.
       (f) Evaluation.--The Secretary shall develop outcome 
     measurements to evaluate the success of any pilot program 
     established under this provision.
       (g) Reporting.--
       (1) Report required.--Not later than March 1, 2021, the 
     Secretary, in coordination with the Secretary of Veterans 
     Affairs and Chief of the National Guard Bureau, shall submit 
     to the congressional defense committees a report describing 
     the results of any pilot program established under this 
     section.
       (2) Elements.--A report under paragraph (1) shall include 
     the following elements:
       (A) A description and assessment of the effectiveness and 
     achievements of the pilot program, including--
       (i) the number of members of the reserve components of the 
     Armed Forces and veterans hired; and
       (ii) the cost-per-placement of participating members and 
     veterans.
       (B) An assessment of the impact of the pilot program and 
     increased reserve component employment levels on--
       (i) the readiness of members of the reserve components of 
     the Armed Forces; and
       (ii) retention of service members.
       (C) A comparison of the pilot program to other programs 
     conducted by the Department of Defense or Department of 
     Veterans Affairs to provide unemployment and underemployment 
     support to members of the reserve components of the Armed 
     Forces or veterans, including best practices the improved the 
     effectiveness of such programs.
       (D) Any other matter the Secretary determines to be 
     appropriate.
       (h) Duration of Authority.--
       (1) In general.--Subject to paragraph (2), the authority to 
     carry out a pilot program under this section expires on 
     September 30, 2023.
       (2) Extension.--The Secretary may extend a pilot program 
     under this section beyond the date in paragraph (1) by not 
     more than two years.

     SEC. 557. EXTENDED DURATION OF AVAILABILITY OF MILITARY 
                   ONESOURCE PROGRAM SERVICES FOR MEMBERS OF THE 
                   ARMED FORCES UPON THEIR SEPARATION OR 
                   RETIREMENT.

       The Secretary of Defense shall ensure that retired and 
     honorably discharged members of the Armed Forces, including 
     members medically discharged, separated, or on the temporary 
     disability retirement list, and their immediate family remain 
     eligible for services under the Military OneSource Program 
     for at least one year after the end of the member's tour of 
     service, the member's retirement date, or the member's 
     separation date, as the case may be.

     SEC. 558. COMPTROLLER GENERAL BRIEFING AND REPORT ON 
                   PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE CENTERS.

       (a) Requirement.-- Not later than 240 days after the date 
     of the enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of the 
     United States shall provide a briefing to the Armed Services 
     Committees of the Senate and House of Representatives, with a 
     report to follow on a date agreed to at the time of the 
     briefing. The briefing and report shall provide information 
     on employment assistance required under section 1143 of title 
     10, United States Code, and related information regarding 
     civilian employment requiring certification or licensure.
       (b) Contents.--The information required under subsection 
     (a) shall include the following:
       (1) A description of the content of the database required 
     by section 1143(a)(2)(A) of such title.
       (2) A list and description of permanent employment 
     assistance centers required by section 1143(b) of such title.
       (3) A list and description of employment skills training 
     programs and eligible members of the Armed Forces.
       (4) A list and description of State and non-State entities 
     that have interacted with civilian employers.
       (5) A description of the use by members of the Armed Forces 
     of the permanent employment assistance centers.
       (6) An assessment of the permanent employment assistance 
     centers and challenges, if any, the centers have experienced 
     as of the date of the briefing or report.

     SEC. 559. ACTIVITIES TO INCREASE AWARENESS OF APPRENTICESHIP 
                   PROGRAMS.

       The Secretary of Defense shall ensure that, as part of the 
     transition counseling provided by the Department of Defense 
     to members of the Armed Forces who are in the process of 
     separating from the Armed Forces (including the reserve 
     components), information is provided to such members on--
       (1) the potential benefits of apprenticeship programs;
       (2) the appropriate use of veterans' education benefits to 
     pay for apprenticeship programs, and
       (3) the availability of veteran-focused, nonprofit 
     apprenticeship programs.

Subtitle G--Defense Dependents' Education and Military Family Readiness 
                                Matters

     SEC. 561. ENHANCEMENT AND CLARIFICATION OF FAMILY SUPPORT 
                   SERVICES FOR FAMILY MEMBERS OF MEMBERS OF 
                   SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES.

       Section 1788a of title 10, United States Code, is amended--
       (1) by striking ``activities'' each place it appears and 
     inserting ``services'';
       (2) in subsection (b)(2), by striking ``activity'' and 
     inserting ``service'';
       (3) in subsection (c), by striking ``$5,000,000'' and 
     inserting ``$10,000,000'';
       (4) in subsection (d)(1), by striking ``thereafter'' and 
     inserting ``of the next two years''; and
       (5) in subsection (e), by adding at the end the following 
     new paragraph:
       ``(4) The term `family support services' includes costs of 
     transportation, food, lodging, child care, supplies, fees, 
     and training materials for immediate family members of 
     members of the armed forces assigned to special operations 
     forces while participating in programs under subsection 
     (a).''.

     SEC. 562. ADDITIONAL MATTERS FOR ASSESSMENT AND REPORT ON 
                   CHILDCARE SERVICES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF 
                   DEFENSE.

       Section 575 of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
     Fiscal Year 2018 (Public Law 115-91) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a), by adding at the end the following 
     new paragraphs:
       ``(5) Expanding the childcare hours at military 
     installations that host initial training units in order to 
     accommodate drill instructors, trainers, and support staff.
       ``(6) Modifying the rate of use of subsidized, off-
     installation childcare services by military families, 
     including whether such rate could be increased by altering 
     policies that cap the amount of subsidies for military 
     families for such services based on the cost of living for 
     families and the average cost of civilian childcare services.
       ``(7) Permitting the issuance of employee clearances on a 
     provisional or interim basis for those working at military 
     childcare centers.''; and
       (2) in subsection (b)--
       (A) by striking ``September 1, 2018'' and inserting ``March 
     1, 2019'';
       (B) by striking ``the results of the assessment conducted 
     under subsection (a).'' and inserting an em dash; and
       (C) by adding at the end the following new paragraphs:
       ``(1) the results of the assessment conducted under 
     subsection (a); and
       ``(2) assessments of--
       ``(A) the underlying factors contributing to the childcare 
     backlogs at many installations;
       ``(B) the effect of such backlogs on member recruitment and 
     retention; and
       ``(C) the effect of such backlogs on military spouse 
     unemployment and underemployment.''.

     SEC. 563. CONTINUED ASSISTANCE TO SCHOOLS WITH SIGNIFICANT 
                   NUMBERS OF MILITARY DEPENDENT STUDENTS.

       (a) Assistance to Schools With Significant Numbers of 
     Military Dependent Students.--Of the amount authorized to be 
     appropriated for fiscal year 2019 in Division D of this Act 
     and available for operation and maintenance for Defense-wide 
     activities as specified in the funding table in Section 4301 
     of this Act, $40,000,000 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) Impact Aid for Children With Severe Disabilities.--Of 
     the amount authorized to be appropriated for fiscal year 2019 
     in Division D of this Act and available for operation and 
     maintenance for Defense-wide activities as specified in the 
     funding table in Section 4301 of this Act, $10,000,000 shall 
     be available for payments under section 363 of the Floyd D. 
     Spence National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
     2001 (Public Law 106-398; 20 U.S.C. 7703a).
       (c) Local Educational Agency Defined.--In this section, the 
     term ``local educational agency'' has the meaning given that 
     term in section 7013(9) of the Elementary and Secondary 
     Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7713(9)).

     SEC. 564. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE EDUCATION ACTIVITY MISCONDUCT 
                   DATABASE.

       (a) Comprehensive Database.--The Secretary of Defense shall 
     consolidate the various databases and mechanisms for the 
     reporting and tracking of juvenile misconduct in Department 
     of Defense Education Activity (hereinafter in this section 
     referred to as ``DODEA'') schools into one comprehensive 
     database for DODEA juvenile misconduct. The comprehensive 
     database shall include, at a minimum, all reportable 
     allegations of juvenile-on-juvenile sexual misconduct, 
     regardless of the final disposition of the case.
       (b) Policy.--The Secretary shall establish a comprehensive 
     policy regarding the reporting and tracking of juvenile 
     misconduct cases occurring in DODEA schools, including 
     policies establishing appropriate safeguards to prevent 
     unauthorized disclosure of sensitive information contained in 
     the comprehensive database required by subsection (a).

     SEC. 565. REPORT ON ASSESSMENT OF FREQUENCY OF PERMANENT 
                   CHANGES OF STATION OF MEMBERS OF THE ARMED 
                   FORCES ON EMPLOYMENT AMONG MILITARY SPOUSES.

       (a) In General.--The Secretary of Defense shall submit to 
     Congress a report setting

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     forth an assessment of the effects of the frequency of 
     permanent changes of station of members of the Armed Forces 
     on stability of employment among military spouses.
       (b) Elements.--The report under this section shall include 
     the following:
       (1) An assessment of the effects of the frequency of 
     permanent changes of station of members of the Armed Forces 
     on stability of employment among military spouses, including 
     the contribution of frequent permanent changes of station to 
     unemployment or underemployment among military spouses.
       (2) An assessment of the effects of unemployment and 
     underemployment among military spouses on force readiness.
       (3) Such recommendations as the Secretary considers 
     appropriate regarding legislative or administration action to 
     achieve force readiness and stabilization through the 
     minimization of the impacts of frequent permanent changes on 
     stability of employment among military spouses.

                   Subtitle H--Decorations and Awards

     SEC. 571. LIMITATIONS ON AUTHORITY TO REVOKE CERTAIN MILITARY 
                   DECORATIONS AWARDED TO MEMBERS OF THE ARMED 
                   FORCES.

       (a) Army.--
       (1) Limitations.--Chapter 357 of title 10, United States 
     Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new 
     section:

     ``Sec. 3757. Military decorations: limitations on revocation

       ``(a) Limitations.--Except as provided in subsection (b), 
     the President or the Secretary of the Army may not authorize 
     the revocation of a military decoration after the actual 
     award of the military decoration to a member of the armed 
     forces under the jurisdiction of the Secretary.
       ``(b) Exceptions.--(1) Subsection (a) does not apply to the 
     revocation of a military decoration if the revocation is 
     ordered on account of--
       ``(A) the acquisition of new or additional information that 
     calls into question the service for which the member was 
     awarded the military decoration; or
       ``(B) the conviction of the member for a felony.
       ``(2) In applying the exception described in paragraph 
     (1)(B), the President and the Secretary of the Army shall 
     take into account, as an extenuating factor, whether the 
     member has been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury or 
     post-traumatic stress disorder.
       ``(c) Military Decoration Defined.--In this section, the 
     term `military decoration' means the distinguished-service 
     cross, distinguished-service medal, silver star, 
     distinguished flying cross, or Soldier's Medal. The term does 
     not include the medal of honor.''.
       (2) Clerical amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end the 
     following new item:

``3757. Military decorations: limitations on revocation.''.
       (b) Navy and Marine Corps.--
       (1) Limitations.--Chapter 567 of title 10, United States 
     Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new 
     section:

     ``Sec. 6259. Military decorations: limitations on revocation

       ``(a) Limitations.--Except as provided in subsection (b), 
     the President or the Secretary of the Navy may not authorize 
     the revocation of a military decoration after the actual 
     award of the military decoration to a member of the armed 
     forces under the jurisdiction of the Secretary.
       ``(b) Exceptions.--(1) Subsection (a) does not apply to the 
     revocation of a military decoration if the revocation is 
     ordered on account of--
       ``(A) the acquisition of new or additional information that 
     calls into question the service for which the member was 
     awarded the military decoration; or
       ``(B) the conviction of the member for a felony.
       ``(2) In applying the exception described in paragraph 
     (1)(B), the President and the Secretary of the Navy shall 
     take into account, as an extenuating factor, whether the 
     member has been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury or 
     post-traumatic stress disorder.
       ``(c) Military Decoration Defined.--In this section, the 
     term `military decoration' means the Navy cross, 
     distinguished-service medal, silver star medal, distinguished 
     flying cross, or Navy and Marine Corps Medal. The term does 
     not include the medal of honor.''.
       (2) Clerical amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end the 
     following new item:

``6259. Military decorations: limitations on revocation.''.
       (c) Air Force.--
       (1) Limitations.--Chapter 857 of title 10, United States 
     Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new 
     section:

     ``Sec. 8757. Military decorations: limitations on revocation

       ``(a) Limitations.--Except as provided in subsection (b), 
     the President or the Secretary of the Air Force may not 
     authorize the revocation of a military decoration after the 
     actual award of the military decoration to a member of the 
     armed forces under the jurisdiction of the Secretary.
       ``(b) Exceptions.--(1) Subsection (a) does not apply to the 
     revocation of a military decoration if the revocation is 
     ordered on account of--
       ``(A) the acquisition of new or additional information that 
     calls into question the service for which the member was 
     awarded the military decoration; or
       ``(B) the conviction of the member for a felony.
       ``(2) In applying the exception described in paragraph 
     (1)(B), the President and the Secretary of the Air Force 
     shall take into account, as an extenuating factor, whether 
     the member has been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury or 
     post-traumatic stress disorder.
       ``(c) Military Decoration Defined.--In this section, the 
     term `military decoration' means the Air Force cross, 
     distinguished-service medal, silver star, distinguished 
     flying cross, or Airman's Medal. The term does not include 
     the medal of honor.''.
       (2) Clerical amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end the 
     following new item:

``8757. Military decorations: limitations on revocation.''.

     SEC. 572. AUTHORIZATION FOR AWARD OF EXPEDITIONARY MEDAL TO 
                   CERTAIN MARINES FOR ACTIONS ON JUNE 8, 1995.

       Notwithstanding any time limitation with respect to the 
     awarding of certain medals to persons who served in the Armed 
     Forces, the Secretary of Defense may award the Armed Forces 
     Expeditionary Medal to a member or former member of the 24th 
     Marine Expeditionary Unit, Special Operations Capable, for 
     the mission to rescue Captain Scott O'Grady, United States 
     Air Force, from Bosnia on June 8, 1995.

          Subtitle I--Miscellaneous Reports and Other Matters

     SEC. 581. PUBLIC AVAILABILITY OF TOP-LINE NUMBERS OF DEPLOYED 
                   MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES.

       (a) In General.--Except as provided in subsection (b), the 
     Secretary of Defense shall make publicly available the top-
     line numbers of members of the Armed Forces deployed for each 
     country.
       (b) Waiver.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary may waive the requirement 
     under subsection (a) in the case of a sensitive military 
     operation if--
       (A) the Secretary determines the public disclosure of the 
     number of deployed members of the Armed Forces could 
     reasonably be expected to provide an operational military 
     advantage to an adversary; or
       (B) members of the Armed Forces are deployed for a period 
     that does not exceed 30 days.
       (2) Notice.-- If the Secretary issues a waiver under this 
     subsection, the Secretary submit to the congressional defense 
     committees a notice of the waiver and the reasons for the 
     determination that led to the waiver.
       (c) Sensitive Military Operation Defined.--The term 
     ``sensitive military operation'' has the meaning given that 
     term in section 130f(d) of title 10, United States Code.

     SEC. 582. CRITERIA FOR INTERMENT AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL 
                   CEMETERY.

       (a) Criteria.--The Secretary of the Army, in consultation 
     with the Secretary of Defense, shall prescribe revised 
     criteria for interment at Arlington National Cemetery that 
     preserve Arlington National Cemetery as an active burial 
     ground ``well into the future,'' as that term is used in the 
     report submitted by the Secretary of the Army to the 
     Committees on Veterans' Affairs and the Committees on Armed 
     Services of the House of Representatives and the Senate, 
     dated February 14, 2017, and titled ``The Future of Arlington 
     National Cemetery: Report on the Cemetery's Interment and 
     Inurnment Capacity 2017''.
       (b) Deadline.--The Secretary of the Army shall establish 
     the criteria under subsection (a) not later than September 
     30, 2019.

     SEC. 583. REPORT ON GENERAL AND FLAG OFFICER COSTS.

       Not later than nine months after the date of the enactment 
     of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the 
     congressional defense committees a report on general and flag 
     officer costs. Such report shall include cost estimates for 
     direct and indirect costs associated with general and flag 
     officers generally and for specific positions in accordance 
     with the recommendations of the Office of the Secretary of 
     Defense-Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation report 
     entitled ``Defining General and Flag Officer Costs'' dated 
     December 2017, including--
       (1) direct compensation for all general and flag officers 
     and for specific general and flag officer positions, using 
     the full cost of manpower model to estimate where possible;
       (2) personal money allowances for positions that receive an 
     allowance;
       (3) deferred compensation and health care costs for all 
     general and flag officers and for specific general and flag 
     officer positions;
       (4) costs associated with providing security details for 
     specific general and flag officer positions that merit 
     continuous security;
       (5) costs associated with Government and commercial travel 
     for general and flag officers who qualify for tier one or two 
     travel, including commercial travel costs using defense 
     travel sytstem data;
       (6) general flag officer per diems for specific positions, 
     based on average travel per diem costs;
       (7) costs for enlisted and officer aide housing for general 
     and flag officers generally and for specific general and flag 
     officer positions, including basic housing assistance costs 
     for staff;
       (8) on a case-by-case basis, costs associated with enlisted 
     and officer aide travel, taking into consideration the cost 
     of data collection;

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       (9) costs associated with additional support staff for 
     general and flag officers and their travel, equipment, and 
     per diem costs for all general and flag officers and specific 
     general and flag officer positions based on the average 
     numbers per general or flag officer and estimations using the 
     full cost of manpower model;
       (10) costs associated with the upkeep and maintenance of 
     official residences not captured by basic housing assistance; 
     and
       (11) costs associated with training for general and flag 
     officers generally and specific general and flag officer 
     positions using estimations from the full cost of manpower 
     model.

     SEC. 584. REPORT ON OUTSIDE EMPLOYMENT OF SENIOR PERSONNEL.

       (a) Report Required.--Not later than 18 months after the 
     date of the enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter, 
     the Secretary of Defense shall submit a report to Congress on 
     requests by senior personnel for approval of outside 
     employment during the preceding fiscal year.
       (b) Elements.--The report under this section shall contain 
     the following regarding:
       (1) The number of such requests.
       (2) The number of such requests approved.
       (3) The types of positions for which senior personnel made 
     such requests.
       (4) The range and average of the time commitment for such 
     positions.
       (5) The range and average of the compensation for such 
     positions.
       (6) Any ethical lapses or abuses by senior personnel in the 
     course of employment pursuant to approved requests.
       (c) Senior Personnel Defined.--In this section, the term 
     ``senior personnel'' means any of the following:
       (1) An officer in the regular or reserve component of an 
     armed force above the grade of O-6.
       (2) An employee of the Department of Defense in the Senior 
     Executive Service.

     SEC. 585. LIMITATION ON USE OF FUNDS PENDING SUBMITTAL OF 
                   REPORT ON ARMY MARKETING AND ADVERTISING 
                   PROGRAM.

       (a) Report Required.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary of the Army shall submit to 
     the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and House of 
     Representatives a report on the recommendations contained in 
     the audit conducted by the Army Audit Agency of the Army's 
     Marketing and Advertising Program concerning contract 
     oversight and return on investment.
       (2) Contents.--The report required by paragraph (1) shall 
     address each of the following:
       (A) The mitigation and oversight measures implemented to 
     assure improved program return and contract management 
     including the establishment of specific goals to measure 
     long-term effects of investments in marketing efforts.
       (B) The establishment of a review process to regularly 
     evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of marketing 
     efforts including efforts to better support the accessions 
     missions of the Army.
       (C) The increase of acquisition and marketing experience 
     within the Army Marketing and Research Group (hereinafter in 
     this section referred to as the ``AMRG'').
       (D) A workforce analysis of AMRG in cooperation with the 
     Office of Personnel Management and industry experts assessing 
     the AMRG organizational structure, staffing, and training, 
     including an assessment of the workplace climate and culture 
     internal to the AMRG.
       (E) The establishment of an Army Marketing and Advisory 
     Board comprised of senior Army and marketing and advertising 
     leaders and an assessment of industry and service marketing 
     and advertising best practices including a plan to 
     incorporate relevant practices.
       (F) The status of the implementation of contracting 
     practices recommended by the Army Audit Agency's audit of 
     contracting oversight of AMRG contained in Audit Report A-
     2018-0033-MTH.
       (b) Limitation on Use of Funds.--Not more than 60 percent 
     of the amounts authorized to be appropriated or otherwise 
     made available in this Act for the AMRG for fiscal year 2019 
     for advertising and marketing activities may be obligated or 
     expended until the Secretary of the Army submits the report 
     required by subsection (a).
       (c) Comptroller General Review.--Not later than 90 days 
     after the date of the submittal of the report required by 
     subsection (a), the Comptroller General of the United States 
     shall conduct a review of the results and implementation of 
     the recommendations of the Army Audit Agency Audits of the 
     AMRG on contract oversight and return on investment. Such 
     review shall include an assessment of the effects of the 
     implementation of the recommendations on the AMRG leadership, 
     workforce and business practices, and return on investment.

          TITLE VI--COMPENSATION AND OTHER PERSONNEL BENEFITS

                     Subtitle A--Pay and Allowances

     SEC. 601 . PROMPT REVIEW OF REQUEST FOR IMMINENT DANGER PAY.

       Section 310(d)(1) of title 37, United States Code, is 
     amended by adding at the end the following new sentence: 
     ``The Secretary of Defense shall issue a determination 
     regarding special pay under this section not later than 90 
     days after receiving a request for such determination from 
     the commander of a geographic combatant command.''

     SEC. 602 . APPLICATION OF BASIC ALLOWANCE FOR HOUSING TO 
                   MEMBERS OF THE UNIFORMED SERVICES IN THE VIRGIN 
                   ISLANDS.

       (a) In General.--Section 403(b) of title 37, United States 
     Code, is amended--
       (1) in the heading, by inserting ``and the Virgin Islands'' 
     after ``the United States'';
       (2) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``and the Virgin 
     Islands'' after ``the United States''; and
       (3) in paragraphs (2), (3)(A), and (6), by inserting ``or 
     the Virgin Islands'' after ``the United States'' each place 
     it appears.
       (b) Conforming Amendments.--Section 403(c) of title 37, 
     United States Code, is amended--
       (1) in the heading, by inserting ``or the Virgin Islands'' 
     after ``the United States''; and
       (2) in paragraphs (1), (2), (3)(A)(i), and (3)(B), by 
     inserting ``or the Virgin Islands'' after ``the United 
     States'' each place it appears.
       (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
     shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act 
     and shall apply to payments under section 403 of title 37, 
     United States Code, beginning on January 1, 2019.

     SEC. 603 . MANDATORY INCREASE IN INSURANCE COVERAGE UNDER 
                   SERVICEMEMBERS' GROUP LIFE INSURANCE FOR 
                   MEMBERS DEPLOYED TO COMBAT THEATERS OF 
                   OPERATION.

       Section 1967(a)(3) of title 38, United States Code, is 
     amended--
       (1) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``subparagraphs (B) 
     and (C)'' and inserting ``subparagraphs (B), (C), and (D)''; 
     and
       (2) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:
       ``(D) In the case of a member who elects under paragraph 
     (2)(A) not to be insured under this section, or who elects 
     under subparagraph (B) to be insured for an amount less than 
     the maximum amount provided under subparagraph (A), and who 
     is deployed to a combat theater of operations the member--
       ``(i) shall be insured under this subchapter for the 
     maximum amount provided under subparagraph (A) for the period 
     of such deployment; and
       ``(ii) upon the end of such deployment--
       ``(I) shall be insured in the amount elected by the member 
     under subparagraph (B); or
       ``(II) shall not be insured, if so elected under paragraph 
     (2)(A)''.

     SEC. 604 . MILITARY HOUSING PRIVATIZATION INITIATIVE.

       (a) Payment Authority.--Each month beginning on the first 
     month after the date of the enactment of this Act, the 
     Secretary shall pay a lessor of covered housing 5 percent of 
     the amount calculated under section 403(b)(3)(A)(i) of title 
     37, United States Code, for the area in which the covered 
     housing exists. Any such payment shall be in addition to any 
     other payment made by the Secretary to that lessor.
       (b) Plan for MHPI Housing.--Not later than December 1, 
     2018, the Secretary shall submit to the congressional defense 
     committees a long-range plan to develop measures to 
     consistently address the future sustainment, 
     recapitalization, and financial condition of MHPI housing. 
     The plan shall include--
       (1) efforts to mitigate the losses incurred by MHPI housing 
     projects because of the reductions to BAH under section 603 
     of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
     2016 (Public Law 114-92; 37 U.S.C. 403(b)(3)(B)); and
       (2) a full assessment of the effects of such reductions (in 
     relation to calculations of market rates for rent and 
     utilities) on the financial condition of MHPI housing.
       (c) Reporting.--The Secretary shall direct the Assistant 
     Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations, and 
     Environment to take the following steps regarding reports 
     under section 2884(c) of title 10, United States Code:
       (1) Provide additional contextual information on MHPI 
     housing to identify any differences in the calculation of 
     debt coverage ratios and any effect of such differences on 
     their comparability.
       (2) Immediately resume issuing such reports on the 
     financial condition of MHPI housing.
       (3) Revise Department of Defense guidance on MHPI housing--
       (A) to ensure that relevant financial data (such as debt 
     coverage ratios) in such reports are consistent and 
     comparable in terms of the time periods of the data 
     collected;
       (B) to include a requirement that the secretary of each 
     military department includes measures of future sustainment 
     into each assessments of MHPI housing projects; and
       (C) to require the secretary of each military department to 
     define risk tolerance regarding the future sustainability of 
     MHPI housing projects.
       (4) Report financial information on future sustainment of 
     each MHPI housing project in such reports.
       (5) Provide Department of Defense guidance to the 
     secretaries of the military departments to--
       (A) assess the significance of the specific risks to 
     individual MHPI housing projects from the reduction in BAH; 
     and
       (B) identify methods to mitigate such risks based on their 
     significance.
       (6) Not later than December 1, 2018, finalize Department of 
     Defense guidance that clearly defines--
       (A) the circumstances in which the military departments 
     shall provide notification

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     of housing project changes to the congressional defense 
     committees; and
       (B) which types of such changes require prior notification 
     to or prior approval from the congressional defense 
     committees.
       (d) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) The term ``BAH'' means the basic allowance for housing 
     under section 403 of title 37, United States Code.
       (2) The term ``covered housing'' means a unit of MHPI 
     housing that is leased to a member of a uniformed service who 
     resides in such unit.
       (3) The term ``MHPI housing'' means housing acquired or 
     constructed under the alternative authority of subchapter IV 
     of chapter 169 of title 10, United States Code (known as the 
     Military Housing Privatization Initiative).

     SEC. 605 . PER DIEM ALLOWANCE POLICIES.

       (a) Policy and Regulations.--
       (1) Existing policy and regulations.--The Secretary of each 
     military department may not implement the policy in the 
     memorandum dated October 1, 2014, titled ``UTD/CTS for MAP 
     118-13/CAP 118-13 - Flat Rate Per Diem for Long Term TDY'', 
     regarding per diem allowances, or any regulations prescribed 
     pursuant to such memorandum, on or after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act.
       (2) Future policy and regulations.--(A) The Secretary of 
     each military department concerned may not implement a new 
     policy regarding per diem allowances under section 474 of 
     title 37, United States Code, until after the Secretary of 
     Defense issues the report under subsection (b).
       (B) The Secretary of the military department concerned 
     shall notify the appropriate congressional committees not 
     less than 60 days before implementing a new policy regarding 
     per diem allowances under section 474 of title 37, United 
     States Code.
       (b) Report.--Not later than 180 days after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall issue a 
     report to the appropriate congressional committees regarding 
     options to reduce travel costs incurred by the Department of 
     Defense, including the adoption of practices used by private 
     entities.
       (c) Appropriate Congressional Committees.--In this section, 
     the term ``appropriate congressional committees'' means the 
     congressional defense committees, the Committee on Homeland 
     Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate, and the 
     Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the House of 
     Representatives.

             Subtitle B--Bonuses and Special Incentive Pays

     SEC. 611 . ONE-YEAR EXTENSION OF CERTAIN EXPIRING BONUS AND 
                   SPECIAL PAY AUTHORITIES.

       (a) Authorities Relating to Reserve Forces.--Section 910(g) 
     of title 37, United States Code, relating to income 
     replacement payments for reserve component members 
     experiencing extended and frequent mobilization for active 
     duty service, is amended by striking ``December 31, 2018'' 
     and inserting ``December 31, 2019''.
       (b) Title 10 Authorities Relating to Health Care 
     Professionals.--The following sections of title 10, United 
     States Code, are amended by striking ``December 31, 2018'' 
     and inserting ``December 31, 2019'':
       (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.
       (c) Authorities Relating to Nuclear Officers.--Section 
     333(i) of title 37, United States Code, is amended by 
     striking ``December 31, 2018'' and inserting ``December 31, 
     2019''.
       (d) 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, 2018'' and inserting ``December 31, 
     2019'':
       (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 334(i), relating to special aviation incentive 
     pay and bonus authorities for officers.
       (4) Section 335(k), relating to special bonus and incentive 
     pay authorities for officers in health professions.
       (5) Section 336(g), relating to contracting bonus for 
     cadets and midshipmen enrolled in the Senior Reserve 
     Officers' Training Corps.
       (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.
       (e) Authority to Provide Temporary Increase in Rates of 
     Basic Allowance for Housing.--Section 403(b)(7)(E) of title 
     37, United States Code, is amended by striking ``December 31, 
     2018'' and inserting ``December 31, 2019''.

                       Subtitle C--Other Matters

     SEC. 621 . EXPANSIONS OF INSTALLATION BENEFITS TO SURVIVING 
                   SPOUSES, DEPENDENT CHILDREN, AND OTHER NEXT OF 
                   KIN.

       (a) Issuance of Gold Star Installation Access Cards.--
       (1) Issuance and conditions on use.--
       (A) In general.--Chapter 57 of title 10, United States 
     Code, is amended by inserting after section 1126 the 
     following new section:

     ``Sec. 1126a. Gold Star Installation Access Card: issuance 
       and protections

       ``(a) Issuance to Gold Star Surviving Spouse and Dependent 
     Children of Deceased Member Required.--The Secretary 
     concerned shall provide for the issuance of a standardized 
     Gold Star Installation Access Card to the widow and dependent 
     children of a deceased member of the armed forces described 
     in section 1126(a) of this title to facilitate their ability 
     to gain unescorted access to military installations for the 
     purpose of attending memorial events, visiting gravesites, 
     and obtaining the on-installation services and benefits to 
     which they are entitled or eligible.
       ``(b) Issuance to Other Next of Kin Authorized.--At the 
     discretion of the Secretary concerned, the Secretary 
     concerned may provide the Gold Star Installation Access Card 
     to the parents and other next of kin of a deceased member of 
     the armed forces described in section 1126(a) of this title.
       ``(c) Service-wide Acceptance of Access Card.--The 
     Secretaries concerned shall work together to ensure that a 
     Gold Star Installation Access Card issued by one armed force 
     is accepted for access to military installations under the 
     jurisdiction of another armed force.
       ``(d) Protection of Installation Security.--In developing, 
     issuing, and accepting the Gold Star Installation Access 
     Card, the Secretary concerned may take such measures as the 
     Secretary concerned considers necessary--
       ``(1) to prevent fraud in the procurement or use of the 
     Gold Star Installation Access Card;
       ``(2) to limit installation access to those areas of the 
     installation that provide the services and benefits for which 
     the recipient of the Gold Star Installation Access Card is 
     entitled or eligible; and
       ``(3) to ensure that the availability and use of the Gold 
     Star Installation Access Card does not adversely affect 
     military installation security.
       ``(e) Termination.--The Gold Star Installation Access Card 
     for the widow and dependent children of a deceased member of 
     the armed forces shall remain valid for the life of the widow 
     or child, regardless of subsequent marital status of the 
     widow, subject to periodic renewal as determined by the 
     Secretary concerned to ensure military installation 
     security.''.
       (B) Clerical amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of chapter 57 of title 10, United States Code, is 
     amended by inserting after the item relating to section 1126 
     the following new item:

``1126a. Gold Star Installation Access Card: issuance and 
              protections.''.
       (2) Applicability of current definitions.--Section 1126(d) 
     of title 10, United States Code is amended by striking the 
     matter preceding paragraph (1) and inserting the following: 
     ``In this section and section 1126a of this title:''.
       (b) Extension of Commissary and Exchange Benefits for 
     Remarried Spouses With Dependent Children.--
       (1) Benefits.--Section 1062 of title 10, United States 
     Code, is amended--
       (A) by striking ``The Secretary of Defense'' and inserting 
     the following:
       ``(a) Certain Unremarried Former Spouses.--The Secretary of 
     Defense''; and
       (B) by adding at the end the following new subsection:
       ``(b) Certain Remarried Surviving Spouses.--The Secretary 
     of Defense shall prescribe such regulations as may be 
     necessary to provide that a surviving spouse of a deceased 
     member of the armed forces, regardless of the marital status 
     of the surviving spouse, who has guardianship of dependent 
     children of the deceased member is entitled to use commissary 
     stores and MWR retail facilities to the same extent and on 
     the same basis as the unremarried surviving spouse of a 
     member of the uniformed services.''.
       (2) Conforming amendments.--Section 1062 of title 10, 
     United States Code, is further amended--
       (A) by striking ``commissary and exchange privileges'' and 
     inserting ``use commissary stores and MWR retail 
     facilities''; and
       (B) by adding at the end the following new subsection:
       ``(c) MWR Retail Facilities.--The term `MWR retail 
     facilities' has the meaning given that term in section 
     1063(e) of this title.''.
       (3) Clerical amendments.--
       (A) Section heading.--The heading of section 1062 of title 
     10, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

     ``Sec. 1062. Certain former spouses and surviving spouses''.

       (B) Table of sections.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of chapter 54 of title 10, United States Code, is 
     amended by striking the item relating to section 1062 and 
     inserting the following new item:

``1062. Certain former spouses and surviving spouses.''.

     SEC. 622 . TRANSPORTATION ON MILITARY AIRCRAFT ON A SPACE-
                   AVAILABLE BASIS FOR DISABLED VETERANS WITH A 
                   SERVICE-CONNECTED, PERMANENT DISABILITY RATED 
                   AS TOTAL.

       (a) Availability of Transportation.--Section 2641b of title 
     10, United States Code, is amended--

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       (1) by redesignating subsection (f) as subsection (g); and
       (2) by inserting after subsection (e) the following new 
     subsection (f):
       ``(f) Special Priority for Certain Disabled Veterans.--(1) 
     The Secretary of Defense shall provide transportation on 
     scheduled and unscheduled military flights within the 
     continental United States and on scheduled overseas flights 
     operated by the Air Mobility Command on a space-available 
     basis for any veteran with a service-connected, permanent 
     disability rated as total on the same basis as such 
     transportation is provided to members of the armed forces 
     entitled to retired or retainer pay.
       ``(2) The transportation priority required by paragraph (1) 
     for veterans described in such paragraph applies whether or 
     not the Secretary establishes the travel program authorized 
     by this section.
       ``(3) In this subsection, the terms `veteran' and `service-
     connected' have the meanings given those terms in section 101 
     of title 38.''.
       (b) Effective Date.--Subsection (f) of section 2641b of 
     title 10, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), 
     shall take effect at the end of the 90-day period beginning 
     on the date of the enactment of this Act.

     SEC. 623 . EXTENSION OF PARKING EXPENSES ALLOWANCE TO 
                   CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES AT RECRUITING FACILITIES.

       Section 481i(b)(1) of title 37, United States Code, is 
     amended by striking ``as a recruiter for any'' and inserting 
     ``at a recruiting facility''.

     SEC. 624 . ADVISORY BOARDS REGARDING MILITARY COMMISSARIES 
                   AND EXCHANGES.

       The Secretary of Defense shall direct each commanding 
     officer of a military base on which there is a military 
     commissary or exchange to establish an advisory board, 
     comprised of representatives of military or veterans service 
     organizations, to advise the commanding officer regarding the 
     interests of patrons and beneficiaries of military 
     commissaries and exchanges.

     SEC. 625 . STUDY AND REPORT ON DEVELOPMENT OF A SINGLE 
                   DEFENSE RESALE SYSTEM.

       (a) Study.--The Secretary of Defense shall conduct a study 
     to determine the feasibility of consolidating the military 
     resale entities into a single defense resale system. Such 
     study shall include the following:
       (1) A financial assessment of consolidation of the military 
     resale entities.
       (2) A business case analysis of consolidation of the 
     military resale entities.
       (3) Organizational, operational, and business model 
     integration plans for consolidation of the military resale 
     entities.
       (4) Determinations of which back-office processes and 
     systems associated with finance and payment processing 
     technologies the Secretary could convert to common 
     technologies.
       (b) Report.--Not later than January 1, 2019, the Secretary 
     shall submit a report to the congressional defense committees 
     regarding the study under subsection (a). That report shall 
     contain the following:
       (1) Details of the internal and external organizational 
     structures of a consolidated defense resale system.
       (2) Recommendations of the Secretaries of each of the 
     military departments regarding the plan to consolidate the 
     military resale entities.
       (3) The costs and associated plan for the merger of 
     technologies or implementation of new technology from a 
     third-party provider to standardize financial management and 
     accounting processes of a consolidated defense resale system.
       (4) Best practices to maximize reductions in costs 
     associated with back-office retail payment processing for a 
     consolidated defense resale system.
       (5) A timeline for converting the Defense Commissary Agency 
     into a non-appropriated fund instrumentality under section 
     2484(j) of title 10, United States Code.
       (6) A determination whether the business case analysis 
     supports consolidation of the military resale entities.
       (7) Recommendations of the Secretary for legislation 
     related to consolidation of the military resale entities.
       (8) Other elements the Secretary determines are necessary 
     for a successful evaluation of a consolidation of the 
     military resale entities.
       (c) Prohibition on Use of Funds.--None of the amounts 
     authorized to be appropriated or otherwise made available in 
     this Act may be obligated or expended for the purpose of 
     implementing consolidation of the military resale entities 
     until October 1, 2019.
       (d) Military Resale Entities Defined.--In this section the 
     term ``military resale entities'' means--
       (1) the Defense Commissary Agency;
       (2) the Army and Air Force Exchange Service;
       (3) the Navy Exchange; and
       (4) the Marine Corps Exchange.

                   TITLE VII--HEALTH CARE PROVISIONS

           Subtitle A--TRICARE and Other Health Care Benefits

     SEC. 701. TRICARE MEDICARE ADVANTAGE DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM.

       (a) Establishment.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than two years after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense, in 
     consultation with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, 
     shall carry out a demonstration program under which, 
     notwithstanding section 1851(c)(3) of the Social Security Act 
     (42 U.S.C. 1395w-21(c)(3)), each covered individual is 
     deemed, unless the individual (in accordance with a process 
     specified by the Secretaries) elects otherwise, to have 
     elected to receive benefits under title XVIII of such Act (42 
     U.S.C. 1395 et seq.) through a participating MA plan, with 
     respect to the military health system region involved, (and 
     shall be enrolled in such plan) for each plan year during 
     which such demonstration program is carried out. In carrying 
     out the demonstration program, the Secretary shall ensure 
     that a covered individual who is enrolled in an MA plan in a 
     military health system region selected under paragraph (3) 
     that is not a participating MA plan may remain in such non-
     participating MA plan without making an election through such 
     process specified in the previous sentence.
       (2) Duration.--Subject to subsection (d), the demonstration 
     program established under paragraph (1) shall be carried out 
     for a period of not less than two plan years.
       (b) Participating MA Plans.--
       (1) Definition.--For purposes of this section, the term 
     ``participating MA plan'' means, with respect to a military 
     health system region selected under paragraph (3) and a plan 
     year beginning during the period during which the 
     demonstration project is carried out, an eligible Medicare 
     Advantage plan that enters into a contract under paragraph 
     (2) with the Secretary of Defense to participate in the 
     demonstration program under this section for such plan year.
       (2) Selection of plans.--
       (A) In general.--The Secretary shall, after consultation 
     with the TRICARE managed care support contractor in each 
     military health system region selected under paragraph (3) 
     and with respect to each plan year beginning the period 
     during which such demonstration program is carried out, enter 
     into a contract with one or more eligible Medicare Advantage 
     plans described in subparagraph (B) to participate in the 
     demonstration program for such plan year, with respect to 
     such military health system region. Under such contract, the 
     Medicare Advantage organization offering such plan, with 
     respect to such military health system region, shall agree to 
     provide coverage under such plan to all covered individuals 
     residing in such region during such plan year.
       (B) Eligible medicare advantage plan.--For purposes of this 
     section, an eligible Medicare Advantage plan, with respect to 
     a military health system region selected under paragraph (3), 
     is an MA plan that satisfies the following conditions, with 
     respect to a plan year beginning during the period during 
     which the demonstration program is carried out:
       (i) The Medicare Advantage organization offering the plan 
     has in effect a contract with the Secretary of Health and 
     Human Services under section 1857 of the Social Security Act 
     (42 U.S.C. 1395w-27) for offering such plan to MA eligible 
     individuals in such military health system region with 
     respect to such plan year.
       (ii) The plan is, or is treated as, a qualifying plan under 
     section 1853(o)(3) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w-23(o)(3)), 
     with respect to such plan year.
       (3) Selection of military health system regions.--The 
     Secretary shall select two military health system regions in 
     which to carry out the demonstration program, one from each 
     TRICARE managed care support contractor region. Each such 
     region shall have a large concentration of beneficiaries 
     eligible for TRICARE for Life.
       (c) Costs of Program.--
       (1) Department of defense.--The Secretary shall bear the 
     costs to the Department of Defense and realize any potential 
     savings to the Department that result from the demonstration 
     program.
       (2) Cost neutrality.--The costs paid under the 
     demonstration program by the United States to the 
     participating Medicare Advantage plans, and the costs paid by 
     the United States pursuant to TRICARE for Life, for the 
     period of the demonstration program, with respect to covered 
     individuals enrolled in such plans during such period, may 
     not exceed the estimated costs that would have been paid by 
     the United States during such period for providing health 
     care benefits to such individuals through the original 
     Medicare fee-for-service program under parts A and B of title 
     XVIII of the Social Security Act and TRICARE for Life, as 
     adjusted to account for the age, location, and health status 
     of the population.
       (d) Certifications Required to Carry Out Program.--
       (1) Certifications.--Not later than one year after the date 
     of the enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter for 
     each plan year occurring during the period during which the 
     demonstration program is carried out, the Secretary shall 
     submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report 
     and certification on the demonstration program. If the 
     Secretary does not submit the certification by such date each 
     year, the Secretary may not carry out the demonstration 
     program for the plan year or any subsequent plan year.
       (2) Elements.--Each report and certification under 
     paragraph (1), with respect to a plan year, shall include the 
     following:
       (A) Except for the first report and certification submitted 
     under paragraph (1)--
       (i) a certification that the demonstration program 
     maintains cost neutrality pursuant to subsection (c)(2);
       (ii) the number of covered individuals eligible to be 
     enrolled in the demonstration program and the number of 
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     who opted out of such enrollment in each participating MA 
     plan in each such region; and
       (iii) an assessment of the number of covered individuals 
     enrolled in participating Medicare Advantage plans under the 
     demonstration program that have reached the limit on out-of-
     pocket expenditures applied under the respective plan.
       (B) A certification that the access standards for the 
     TRICARE program are met in the Medicare Advantage plans 
     selected under subsection (b)(2).
       (C) A description of the average premium rates, and 
     copayments or cost sharing, if any, for each participating MA 
     plan in each military health system region selected under 
     subsection (b)(3).
       (D) A description of the quality rating determined under 
     the 5-star rating system under section 1853(o)(4) of the 
     Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w-23(o)(4)) for such plan 
     year for each participating MA plan.
       (E) Any recommendations by the Secretary with respect to 
     any legislative actions to improve the demonstration program.
       (e) Report.--Not later than three years after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to the 
     appropriate congressional committees a report providing a 
     comprehensive assessment of the demonstration program.
       (f) Regulations.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary may prescribe regulations to 
     expeditiously implement the demonstration program under 
     subsection (a).
       (2) Rulemaking.--The Secretary shall carry out paragraph 
     (1)--
       (A) by prescribing an interim final rule; and
       (B) not later than 180 days after prescribing such interim 
     final rule and considering public comments with respect to 
     such interim final rule, by prescribing a final rule.
       (g) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) The term ``appropriate congressional committees'' 
     means--
       (A) the Committees on Armed Services, Ways and Means, and 
     Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives; and
       (B) the Committees on Armed Services, Finance, and Health, 
     Education, Labor, and Pensions of the Senate.
       (2) The term ``covered individual'' means an individual 
     who--
       (A) is a Medicare Advantage eligible individual (as defined 
     in section 1851(a)(3) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 
     1395w-21(a)(3)));
       (B) is enrolled in TRICARE for Life; and
       (C) resides in a ZIP Code that is located--
       (i) in a military health system region selected under 
     subsection (b)(3); and
       (ii) at least 40 miles from a military medical center or a 
     military hospital described in subsections (b) and (c) of 
     section 1073d of title 10, United States Code.
       (3) The term ``Medicare Advantage organization'' has the 
     meaning given that term in section 1859 of the Social 
     Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w-28).
       (4) The term ``Medicare Advantage plan'' means a health 
     plan under part C of title XVIII of the Social Security Act 
     (42 U.S.C. 1395w-21 et seq.).
       (5) The term ``plan year'' has the meaning given such term 
     for purposes of such part.
       (6) The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of Defense.
       (7) The terms ``TRICARE program'' and ``TRICARE for Life'' 
     have the meanings given those terms in section 1072 of title 
     10, United States Code.

     SEC. 702. PILOT PROGRAM ON TREATMENT OF MEMBERS OF THE ARMED 
                   FORCES FOR POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER 
                   RELATED TO MILITARY SEXUAL TRAUMA.

       (a) In General.--The Secretary of Defense may carry out a 
     pilot program to assess the feasibility and advisability of 
     using intensive outpatient programs to treat members of the 
     Armed Forces suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder 
     resulting from military sexual trauma, including treatment 
     for substance abuse, depression, and other issues related to 
     such conditions.
       (b) Discharge Through Partnerships.--The pilot program 
     authorized by subsection (a) shall be carried out through 
     partnerships with public, private, and non-profit health care 
     organizations and institutions that--
       (1) provide health care to members of the Armed Forces;
       (2) provide evidence-based treatment for psychological and 
     neurological conditions that are common among members of the 
     Armed Forces, including post-traumatic stress disorder, 
     traumatic brain injury, substance abuse, and depression;
       (3) provide health care, support, and other benefits to 
     family members of members of the Armed Forces; and
       (4) provide health care under the TRICARE program (as that 
     term is defined in section 1072 of title 10, United States 
     Code).
       (c) Program Activities.--Each organization or institution 
     that participates in a partnership under the pilot program 
     authorized by subsection (a) shall--
       (1) carry out intensive outpatient programs of short 
     duration to treat members of the Armed Forces suffering from 
     post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from military sexual 
     trauma, including treatment for substance abuse, depression, 
     and other issues related to such conditions;
       (2) use evidence-based and evidence-informed treatment 
     strategies in carrying out such programs;
       (3) share clinical and outreach best practices with other 
     organizations and institutions participating in the pilot 
     program; and
       (4) annually assess outcomes for members of the Armed 
     Forces individually and among the organizations and 
     institutions participating in the pilot program with respect 
     to the treatment of conditions described in paragraph (1).
       (d) Evaluation Metrics.--Before commencement of the pilot 
     program, the Secretary shall establish metrics to be used to 
     evaluate the effectiveness of the pilot program and the 
     activities under the pilot program.
       (e) Reports.--
       (1) Initial report.--Not later than 180 days after the date 
     of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to 
     the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House 
     of Representatives a report on the pilot program authorized 
     by subsection (a). The report shall include a description of 
     the pilot program and such other matters on the pilot program 
     as the Secretary considers appropriate.
       (2) Final report.--Not later than 180 days after the 
     cessation of the pilot program under subsection (f), the 
     Secretary shall submit to the committees of Congress referred 
     to in paragraph (1) a report on the pilot program. The report 
     shall include the following:
       (A) A description of the pilot program, including the 
     partnership under the pilot program as described in 
     subsection (b).
       (B) An assessment of the effectiveness of the pilot program 
     and the activities under the pilot program.
       (C) Such recommendations for legislative or administrative 
     action as the Secretary considers appropriate in light of the 
     pilot program, including recommendations for extension or 
     making permanent the authority for the pilot program.
       (f) Termination.--The Secretary may not carry out the pilot 
     program authorized by subsection (a) after the date that is 
     three years after the date of the enactment of this Act.

     SEC. 703. PILOT PROGRAM ON CRYOPRESERVATION AND STORAGE.

       (a) In General.--The Secretary of Defense shall establish a 
     pilot program to provide not greater than 1,000 members of 
     the Armed Forces on active duty in the Armed Forces with the 
     opportunity to cryopreserve and store their gametes prior to 
     deployment to a combat zone.
       (b) Period of Time.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary shall provide for the 
     cryopreservation and storage of gametes of a participating 
     member of the Armed Forces under subsection (a), at no cost 
     to the member, in a facility of the Department of Defense or 
     of a private entity pursuant to a contract under subsection 
     (d) until the date that is one year after the retirement, 
     separation, or release of the member from the Armed Forces.
       (2) Continued cryopreservation and storage.--At the end of 
     the one-year period specified in paragraph (1), the Secretary 
     shall permit an individual whose gametes were cryopreserved 
     and stored in a facility of the Department as described in 
     that paragraph to select, including pursuant to an advance 
     medical directive or military testamentary instrument 
     completed under subsection (c), one of the following options:
       (A) To continue such cryopreservation and storage in such 
     facility with the cost of such cryopreservation and storage 
     borne by the individual.
       (B) To transfer the gametes to a private cryopreservation 
     and storage facility selected by the individual.
       (3) Disposal of gametes.--If an individual described in 
     paragraph (2) does not make a selection under subparagraph 
     (A) or (B) of such paragraph, the Secretary may dispose of 
     the gametes of the individual not earlier than the date that 
     is 90 days after the end of the one-year period specified in 
     paragraph (1) with respect to the individual.
       (c) Advance Medical Directive and Military Testamentary 
     Instrument.--A member of the Armed Forces who elects to 
     cryopreserve and store their gametes under this section must 
     complete an advance medical directive, as defined in section 
     1044c(b) of title 10, United States Code, and a military 
     testamentary instrument, as defined in section 1044d(b) of 
     such title, that explicitly specifies the use of their 
     cryopreserved and stored gametes if such member dies or 
     otherwise loses the capacity to consent to the use of their 
     cryopreserved and stored gametes.
       (d) Agreements.--To carry out this section, the Secretary 
     may enter into agreements with private entities that provide 
     cryopreservation and storage services for gametes.

                 Subtitle B--Health Care Administration

     SEC. 711. TRANSITION OF ADMINISTRATION BY DEFENSE HEALTH 
                   AGENCY OF MILITARY MEDICAL TREATMENT 
                   FACILITIES.

       Section 1073c(a) of title 10, United States Code, is 
     amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``Beginning October 1, 
     2018,'' and inserting ``In accordance with paragraph (3), by 
     not later than September 30, 2020,'';
       (2) by redesignating paragraphs (3) and (4) as paragraphs 
     (4) and (5), respectively;
       (3) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following new 
     paragraph (3):
       ``(3)(A) The Secretary of Defense shall establish a 
     timeline to ensure that each Secretary of a military 
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     the administration of military medical treatment facilities 
     from the respective Secretary to the Director of the Defense 
     Health Agency pursuant to paragraph (1) by the date specified 
     in such paragraph.
       ``(B) In carrying out this subsection, and in addition to 
     the requirements under section 1073d(e) of this title, the 
     Secretary of Defense may not close any military medical 
     treatment facility, limit the health services provided by a 
     military medical treatment facility, or take any action to 
     begin such a closure or limitation, until the date on which 
     the Secretary submits to the congressional defense committees 
     a report containing the following:
       ``(i) A certification that each Secretary of a military 
     department has completed the transition of the administration 
     of each military medical treatment facility from the 
     respective Secretary to the Director of the Defense Health 
     Agency pursuant to paragraph (1).
       ``(ii) A description of the metrics used by the Secretary 
     of Defense to ensure that such transition is completed.
       ``(iii) A description of a cohesive headquarters structure 
     that delineates the roles and responsibilities for each 
     military department, the Joint Staff Surgeon, and the Defense 
     Health Agency.
       ``(C) Not later than January 31, 2019, and every six months 
     thereafter through September 30, 2020, the Director of the 
     Defense Health Agency shall provide a briefing to the 
     congressional defense committees on the progress of the 
     transition under this paragraph.''; and
       (4) in paragraph (3), as so redesignated, by striking 
     ``subsection (a)'' and inserting ``paragraph (1)''.

     SEC. 712. SHARING INFORMATION WITH STATE PRESCRIPTION DRUG 
                   MONITORING PROGRAMS.

       (a) Establishment.--Section 1074g of title 10, United 
     States Code, is amended--
       (1) by redesignating subsections (g) and (h) as subsections 
     (h) and (i), respectively; and
       (2) by inserting after subsection (f) the following new 
     subsection:
       ``(g) Sharing Information With State Prescription Drug 
     Monitoring Programs.--(1) The Secretary shall establish and 
     operate a prescription drug monitoring program (to be known 
     as the Military Health System Prescription Drug Monitoring 
     Program) for prescription drugs provided through facilities 
     of the uniformed services.
       ``(2) The Secretary shall ensure that the program 
     established under paragraph (1)--
       ``(A) is comparable to prescription drug monitoring 
     programs operated by States; and
       ``(B) covers prescription drugs provided under the pharmacy 
     benefits program that are controlled substances.
       ``(3)(A) In carrying out the program established under 
     paragraph (1), the Secretary shall establish appropriate 
     procedures for sharing between the program and State 
     prescription drug monitoring programs patient-specific 
     information regarding prescription drugs that are controlled 
     substances to prevent the misuse and diversion of opioid 
     medications and other controlled substances.
       ``(B) 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), any disclosure of patient-specific information 
     by the Secretary under subparagraph (A) shall be treated as a 
     permitted disclosure.
       ``(C) The Secretary shall include in the procedures 
     established under subparagraph (A) appropriate safeguards, as 
     determined by the Secretary, concerning the cybersecurity of 
     information systems of the Department of Defense systems and 
     the operational security of personnel of the Department.
       ``(4) In this subsection, the term `controlled substance' 
     has the meaning given that term in section 102 of the 
     Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802).''.
       (b) Briefing.--Not later than one year after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall 
     provide to the Committees on Armed Services of the House of 
     Representatives and the Senate a briefing on the 
     implementation of the program established under section 
     1074g(g) of title 10, United States Code, as added by 
     subsection (a).
       (c) Conforming Amendments.--
       (1) Title 10, united states code.--Section 1079(q) of title 
     10, United States Code, is amended by striking ``section 
     1074g(g)'' and inserting ``section 1074g(h)''.
       (2) FY16 ndaa.--Section 715(e)(2) of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (Public Law 114-92; 10 
     U.S.C. 1074g note) is amended by striking ``section 
     1074g(g)'' and inserting ``section 1074g(h)''.
       (3) FY17 ndaa.--Section 745(b) of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (Public Law 114-328; 
     10 U.S.C. 1074 note) is amended by striking ``section 
     1074g(g)'' and inserting ``section 1074g(h)''.

     SEC. 713. IMPROVEMENT TO NOTIFICATION TO CONGRESS OF 
                   HOSPITALIZATION OF COMBAT-WOUNDED MEMBERS OF 
                   THE ARMED FORCES.

       Section 1074l(a) of title 10, United States Code, is 
     amended by striking ``admitted to a military treatment 
     facility within the United States'' and inserting ``admitted 
     to any military medical treatment facility''.

     SEC. 714. IMPROVEMENTS TO TRAUMA CENTER PARTNERSHIPS.

       Section 708(c) of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2017 (Public Law 114-328; 10 U.S.C. 1071 
     note) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``large metropolitan 
     teaching hospitals that have level I civilian'';
       (2) in paragraph (2)--
       (A) by striking ``with civilian academic medical centers 
     and large metropolitan teaching hospitals''; and
       (B) by striking ``the trauma centers of the medical centers 
     and hospitals'' and inserting ``trauma centers''; and
       (3) in paragraph (3), by striking ``large metropolitan 
     teaching hospitals'' and inserting ``trauma centers''.

     SEC. 715. WOUNDED WARRIOR POLICY REVIEW.

       (a) In General.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall 
     review and update policies and procedures relating to the 
     care and management of recovering service members. In 
     conducting such review, the Secretary shall consider best 
     practices--
       (1) in the care of recovering service members;
       (2) in the administrative management relating to such care;
       (3) to carry out applicable provisions of Federal law; and
       (4) recommended by the Comptroller General of the United 
     States in the report titled ``Army Needs to Improve Oversight 
     of Warrior Transition Units''.
       (b) Scope of Policy.--In carrying out subsection (a), the 
     Secretary shall update policies of the Department of Defense 
     with respect to each of the following:
       (1) The case management coordination of members of the 
     Armed Forces between the military departments and the 
     military medical treatment facilities administered by the 
     Director of the Defense Health Agency pursuant to section 
     1073c of title 10, United States Code, including with respect 
     to the coordination of--
       (A) appointments;
       (B) rehabilitative services;
       (C) recuperation in an outpatient status;
       (D) contract care provided by a private health care 
     provider outside of a military medical treatment facility;
       (E) the disability evaluation system; and
       (F) other administrative functions relating to the military 
     department.
       (2) The transition of a member of the Armed Forces who is 
     retired under chapter 61 of title 10, United States Code, 
     from receiving treatment furnished by the Secretary of 
     Defense to treatment furnished by the Secretary of Veterans 
     Affairs.
       (3) Facility standards related to lodging and 
     accommodations for recovering service members and the family 
     members and non-medical attendants of such recovering service 
     members.
       (c) Report.--Not later than one year after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense and 
     Secretaries of the military departments shall jointly submit 
     to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and House 
     of Representatives a report on the review conducted under 
     subsection (a), including a description of the policies 
     updated pursuant to subsection (b).
       (d) Definitions.--In this section, the terms ``disability 
     evaluation system'', ``outpatient status'', and ``recovering 
     service members'' have the meaning given those terms in 
     section 1602 of the Wounded Warrior Act (title XVI of Public 
     Law 110-181; 10 U.S.C. 1071 note).

     SEC. 716. JOINT FORCE MEDICAL CAPABILITIES DEVELOPMENT AND 
                   STANDARDIZATION.

       (a) Development.--The Secretary of Defense, in coordination 
     with the Secretaries of the military departments and the 
     Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, shall develop a 
     process to establish required joint medical capabilities for 
     members of the Armed Forces that meet the operational 
     planning requirements of the combatant commands.
       (b) Process.--The process developed under subsection (a) 
     shall include--
       (1) the development of a joint medical estimate to 
     determine the medical requirements for treating members of 
     the Armed Forces who are wounded, ill, or injured during 
     military operations, including with respect to environmental 
     health and force health protection.
       (2) a process to review and revise military health related 
     mission essential tasks that are aligned with health 
     professional knowledge, skills, and abilities; and
       (3) a process to standardize the interoperability of 
     medical equipment and capabilities to the greatest extent 
     practicable to support the joint force.
       (c) Report.--Not later than March 1, 2019, the Secretary of 
     Defense shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of 
     the Senate and House of Representatives a report describing 
     the process developed under subsection (a).

                 Subtitle C--Reports and Other Matters

     SEC. 721. ESTABLISHMENT OF TRISERVICE DENTAL RESEARCH 
                   PROGRAM.

       (a) In General.--Chapter 104 of title 10, United States 
     Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new 
     section:

     ``Sec. 2117. Military dental research

       ``(a) Definitions.--In this section:
       ``(1) The term `military dental research' means research on 
     the furnishing of care and services by dentists in the armed 
     forces.
       ``(2) The term `TriService Dental Research Program' means 
     the program of military dental research authorized under this 
     section.
       ``(b) Program Authorized.--The Secretary of Defense may 
     establish at the University a program of military dental 
     research.

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       ``(c) TriService Research Group.--The TriService Dental 
     Research Program shall be administered by a TriService Dental 
     Research Group composed of Army, Navy, and Air Force dentists 
     who are involved in military dental research and are 
     designated by the Secretary concerned to serve as members of 
     the group.
       ``(d) Duties of Group.--The TriService Dental Research 
     Group shall--
       ``(1) develop for the Department of Defense recommended 
     guidelines for requesting, reviewing, and funding proposed 
     military dental research projects; and
       ``(2) make available to Army, Navy, and Air Force dentists 
     and Department of Defense officials concerned with military 
     dental research--
       ``(A) information about dental research projects that are 
     being developed or carried out in the Army, Navy, and Air 
     Force; and
       ``(B) expertise and information beneficial to the 
     encouragement of meaningful dental research.
       ``(e) Research Topics.--For purposes of this section, 
     military dental research includes research on the following 
     issues:
       ``(1) Issues regarding how to improve the results of dental 
     care and services provided in the armed forces in time of 
     peace.
       ``(2) Issues regarding how to improve the results of dental 
     care and services provided in the armed forces in time of 
     war.
       ``(3) Issues regarding how to improve methods of training 
     dental personnel.''.
       (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of such chapter is amended by inserting after the 
     item relating to section 2116 the following new section:

``2117. Military dental research.''.

     SEC. 722. INCREASING THE NUMBER OF APPOINTED DIRECTORS OF THE 
                   HENRY M. JACKSON FOUNDATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT 
                   OF MILITARY MEDICINE.

       Section 178(c)(1)(C) of title 10, United States Code, is 
     amended to read as follows:
       ``(C) six members appointed by the ex officio members of 
     the Council designated in subparagraphs (A) and (B).''.

     SEC. 723. EXTENSION OF AUTHORITY FOR JOINT DEPARTMENT OF 
                   DEFENSE- DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS MEDICAL 
                   FACILITY DEMONSTRATION FUND.

        Section 1704(e) of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2010 (Public Law 111-84; 123 Stat. 2573), as 
     most recently amended by section 719 of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (Public Law 115-91; 
     131 Stat. 1440), is further amended by striking ``September 
     30, 2019'' and inserting ``September 30, 2020''.

     SEC. 724. INCLUSION OF GAMBLING DISORDER IN HEALTH 
                   ASSESSMENTS AND RELATED RESEARCH EFFORTS OF THE 
                   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.

       (a) Annual Periodic Health Assessment.--The Secretary of 
     Defense shall incorporate medical screening questions 
     specific to gambling disorder into annual periodic health 
     assessments conducted by the Department of Defense for 
     members of the Armed Forces.
       (b) Research Efforts.--The Secretary shall incorporate into 
     ongoing research efforts of the Department questions on 
     gambling disorder, as appropriate, including by restoring 
     such questions into the Health Related Behaviors Survey of 
     Active Duty Military Personnel.

     SEC. 725. MEDICAL SIMULATION TECHNOLOGY AND LIVE TISSUE 
                   TRAINING WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.

       (a) In General.--
       (1) Use of simulation technology.--Except as provided by 
     paragraph (2), the Secretary of Defense shall use medical 
     simulation technology before the use of live tissue training 
     to train medical professionals and combat medics of the 
     Department of Defense.
       (2) Determination.-- The use of live tissue training within 
     the Department of Defense may be used as determined necessary 
     by the medical chain of command.
       (b) Briefing.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense, in 
     consultation with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 
     and the Secretaries of the military departments, shall 
     provide a briefing to the Committees on Armed Services of the 
     House of Representatives and the Senate on the use and 
     benefit of medical simulation technology and live tissue 
     training within the Department of Defense to train medical 
     professionals, combat medics, and members of the Special 
     Operations Forces.
       (c) Elements.--The briefing under subsection (b) shall 
     include the following:
       (1) A discussion of the benefits and needs of both medical 
     simulation technology and live tissue training.
       (2) Ways and means to enhance and advance the use of 
     simulation technologies in training.
       (3) An assessment of current medical simulation technology 
     requirements, gaps, and limitations.
       (4) An overview of Department of Defense medical training 
     programs, as of the date of the briefing, that use live 
     tissue training and medical simulation technologies.
       (5) Any other matters the Secretary determines appropriate.

     SEC. 726. LIMITATION ON CHANGES TO FEDERAL EMERGENCY SERVICES 
                   CERTIFICATION LEVELS OF THE AIR FORCE.

       The Secretary of the Air Force may not transition Federal 
     Emergency Services certification levels from Emergency 
     Management Technician level to Emergency Medical Responder 
     level until the Secretary submits to the congressional 
     defense committees a report that contains the following:
       (1) Details on the process and factors the Air Force 
     Emergency Medical Services Working Group used and considered 
     to determine which military installations would be required 
     to transition Federal Emergency Services certification levels 
     from Emergency Medical Technician level to Emergency Medical 
     Responder level.
       (2) The required base and community emergency response 
     standards the Air Force Emergency Medical Services Working 
     Group based such transition on, including information on 
     where these standards are defined and how these standards 
     were developed.
       (3) Information on how the Air Force will meet the needs of 
     trench rescue, water rescue, high angle rescue, and confined 
     space rescue pursuant to Department of Defense Instructions 
     with less Emergency Management Technician certified 
     personnel.
       (4) Information on the required response time standard for 
     advanced life support and how the Air Force Emergency Medical 
     Services Working Group determined a military installation 
     could meet this standard.
       (5) Details on any contingency plans the Air Force has 
     developed when basic and advance life support care and 
     ambulance transport are unavailable as a result of these 
     resources being used to transport patients to medical 
     facilities located off the military installation.

     SEC. 727. STRATEGIC MEDICAL RESEARCH PLAN.

       (a) Plan.--Not later than 30 days after the date on which 
     the budget of the President for fiscal year 2020 is submitted 
     to Congress pursuant to section 1105 of title 31, United 
     States Code, the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with 
     the Secretaries of the military departments, shall submit to 
     the congressional defense committees a comprehensive 
     strategic medical research plan.
       (b) Matters Included.--The plan under subsection (a) shall 
     include the following:
       (1) A description of all medical research focus areas of 
     the Department of Defense and a description of the 
     coordination process to ensure the focus areas are linked to 
     military readiness, joint force requirements, and relevance 
     to individuals eligible for care at military medical 
     treatment facilities or through the TRICARE program.
       (2) A description of the medical research projects funded 
     under the Defense Health Program account and the projects 
     under the Congressional Directed Medical Research Programs.
       (3) A description of the process to ensure synergy across 
     the military medical research community to address gaps in 
     military medical research, minimize duplication of research, 
     and to promote collaboration within research focus areas.
       (4) A description of the efforts of the Secretary to 
     coordinate with other departments and agencies of the Federal 
     Government to increase awareness of complementary medical 
     research efforts that are being carried out through the 
     Federal Government.

     SEC. 728. INDEPENDENT EVALUATION OF MENTAL HEALTH CARE.

       (a) In General.--The Secretary of Defense shall seek to 
     enter into an agreement with a federally funded research and 
     development center to evaluate the management of mental 
     health care by the Defense Health Agency pursuant to section 
     1073c(a) of title 10, United States Code.
       (b) Selection.--The Secretary shall select a federally 
     funded research and development center under subsection (a) 
     that has expertise and a record of independent, peer-reviewed 
     publications with respect to--
       (1) behavioral health research; and
       (2) independent evaluations of mental health programs 
     within the Department of Defense using multidisciplinary 
     methods.
       (c) Matters Included.--The evaluation under subsection (a) 
     shall include the following:
       (1) An assessment of the management of mental health care 
     by the Defense Health Agency, including--
       (A) how mental health care providers will be arranged 
     within the command structure of the Agency; and
       (B) how mental health care policy and processes will be 
     managed within the Agency.
       (2) An assessment of the ability of each Surgeon General of 
     the military departments to maintain the readiness of the 
     military health workforce to deliver mental health care 
     services operationally in support of deployed forces.
       (3) An assessment of the coordination of behavioral health 
     research efforts across the research continuum.
       (4) An assessment of the inclusion of evidence-based 
     suicide prevention programs.
       (5) A description of new processes to accelerate scientific 
     research and delivery of breakthrough therapies for traumatic 
     brain injury, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, and post-
     traumatic stress disorder.
       (6) Plans to field medical devices approved by the Food and 
     Drug Administration that provide clinicians with rapid, 
     accurate assessments of traumatic brain injury.
       (d) Submission.--Not later than April 1, 2019, the 
     Secretary shall submit to the congressional defense 
     committees a report on the evaluation under subsection (a).

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     SEC. 729. STUDY ON REIMBURSEMENT RATES FOR MENTAL HEALTH CARE 
                   PROVIDERS UNDER TRICARE PRIME AND TRICARE 
                   SELECT IN THE EAST AND WEST REGIONS OF THE 
                   TRICARE PROGRAM.

       (a) Study.--The Secretary of Defense shall conduct a study 
     assessing the impact of using established rates to reimburse 
     covered mental health care providers on the availability of 
     such providers.
       (b) Elements.--The study under subsection (a) shall include 
     the following:
       (1) An evaluation of--
       (A) whether there are enough covered mental health care 
     providers to adequately serve the beneciaries under TRICARE 
     Prime and the beneficiaries under TRICARE Select of each 
     locality in the East and West regions of the TRICARE program, 
     including in rural communities in such regions; and
       (B) whether the requirements under sections 1079 (h)(1) and 
     1097b of title 10, United States Code, to use established 
     rates to reimburse covered mental health care providers 
     limits the number of covered health care providers serving 
     each locality in the East and West regions of the TRICARE 
     program, including in rural communities in such regions.
       (2) An assessment of the impact of using established rates 
     to reimburse covered mental health care providers on--
       (A) the ability of beneficaries under TRICARE Prime and 
     beneficiaries under TRICARE Select beneficiaries to access 
     appropriate and timely mental health care in accordance with 
     section 199.17 of title 32, Code of Federal Regulations; and
       (B) the availability of services provided by mental health 
     care providers that are needed by members of the Armed Forces 
     to be medically ready.
       (3) Information about instances in which the Secretary 
     provided or applied exceptions to established rates pursuant 
     to sections 1079(h)(2) of title 10, United States Code, to 
     increase the number of covered mental health care providers.
       (4) A description of how the Secretary solicits and 
     collects feedback from covered mental health care providers 
     on established rates.
       (5) A list of actions the Secretary has taken to address 
     such feedback.
       (6) Any legislative, regulatory, or policy recommendations 
     that are necessary to improve the overall medical readiness 
     of Armed Forces.
       (c) Report.--Not later than one year after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to the 
     Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives 
     and the Committee on the Armed Services of the Senate a 
     report on the results of the study required under subsection 
     (a).
       (d) Briefing.--Not later than 60 days after the date on 
     which the report required under subsection (c) is submitted 
     to the Committee on Armed Services of the House of 
     Representatives and the Committee on Armed Services of the 
     Senate, the Secretary shall provide a briefing to such 
     committees on the results of the study required under 
     subsection (a).
       (e) Comptroller General Review and Report.--Not later than 
     180 days after the date on which the report under subsection 
     (c) is submitted to the Committee on Armed Services of the 
     House of Representatives and the Committee on Armed Services 
     of the Senate, the Comptroller General of the United States 
     shall--
       (1) review the report required under subsection (c); and
       (2) submit to the Committee on Armed Services of the House 
     of Representatives and the Committee on Armed Services of the 
     Senate an assessment of--
       (A) whether the results of the study required under 
     subsection (a) are supported by the data and information 
     examined in the study required under subsection (a); and
       (B) the feasibility of any recommendations identified by 
     the Secretary under subsection (b)(6).
       (f) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) The term ``established rate'' means the payment amount 
     determined by the Secretary pursuant to sections 1079(h)(1) 
     and 1097b of title 10, United States Code, and section 199.14 
     of title 32, Code of Federal Regulations.
       (2) The term ``covered mental health care provider'' means 
     a mental health care provider under TRICARE Prime and TRICARE 
     Select in the East and West regions of the TRICARE program.
       (3) The term ``mental health care provider'' means a 
     psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, certified psychiatric 
     nurse specialist, certified clinical social worker, certified 
     marriage and family therapist, TRICARE certified mental 
     health counselor, pastoral counselor under the supervision of 
     a physician, and supervised mental health counselor under the 
     supervision of a physician.
       (4) The term locality means a geographic location--
       (A) designated as a Prime Service Area under section 
     199.17(b)(1) of title 32, Code of Federal Regulations; and
       (B) in which the Secretary entered into a contract under 
     chapter 55 of title 10, United States Code, with a contractor 
     under the TRICARE program to provide health care services to 
     beneficiaries by TRICARE-authorized civilian health care 
     providers.
       (5) The terms ``TRICARE Prime'' and ``TRICARE Select'' have 
     the meanings given those terms in section 1072 of title 10, 
     United States Code.

  TITLE VIII--ACQUISITION POLICY, ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT, AND RELATED 
                                MATTERS

     Subtitle A--Streamlining of Defense Acquisition Statutes and 
                              Regulations

     SEC. 800. EFFECTIVE DATES; COORDINATION OF AMENDMENTS.

       (a) Effective Dates.--
       (1) Parts i and ii.--Parts I and II of this subtitle, and 
     the redesignations and amendments made by such parts, shall 
     take effect on February 1, 2020.
       (2) Part iii.--Part III of this subtitle shall take effect 
     on the date of the enactment of this Act.
       (b) Coordination of Amendments.--The redesignations and 
     amendments made by part II of this subtitle shall be 
     executed--
       (1) before the amendments made by part I of this subtitle; 
     and
       (2) after any amendments made by any other provisions of 
     this Act.

PART I--CONSOLIDATION OF DEFENSE ACQUISITION STATUTES IN NEW PART V OF 
               SUBTITLE A OF TITLE 10, UNITED STATES CODE

     SEC. 801. FRAMEWORK FOR NEW PART V OF SUBTITLE A.

       (a) In General.--Subtitle A of title 10, United States 
     Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new part:

                         ``PART V--ACQUISITION

``Chap.                                                            Sec.

                          ``subpart a--general

``201. Definitions.............................................3001....

``203. General Matters.........................................3021....

``205. Defense Acquisition System..............................3051....

``207. Budgeting and Appropriations Matters....................3101....

``209. Overseas Contingency Operations.........................3151....

                   ``subpart b--acquisition planning

``221. Planning and Solicitation Generally.....................3201....

``223. Planning and Solicitation Relating to Particular Items or 
    Services...................................................3251....

          ``subpart c--contracting methods and contract types

``241. Awarding of Contracts...................................3301....

``243. Specific Types of Contracts.............................3351....

``245. Task and Delivery Order Contracts (Multiple Award Contra3401....

``247. Acquisition of Commercial Items.........................3451....

``249. Multiyear Contracts.....................................3501....

``251. Simplified Acquisition Procedures.......................3551....

``253. Emergency and Rapid Acquisitions........................3601....

``255. Contracting With or Through Other Agencies..............3651....

             ``subpart d--general contracting requirements

``271. Truthful Cost or Pricing Data...........................3701....

``273. Allowable Costs.........................................3741....

``275. Proprietary Contractor Data and Technical Data..........3771....

``277. Contract Financing......................................3801....

``279. Contractor Audits and Accounting........................3841....

``281. Claims and Disputes.....................................3861....

``283. Foreign Acquisitions....................................3881....

``285. Small Business Programs.................................3901....

``287. Socioeconomic Programs..................................3961....

     ``subpart e--special categories of contracting: major defense 
                 acquisition programs and major systems

``301. Major Defense Acquisition Programs......................4001....

``303. Weapon Systems Development and Related Matters..........4071....

``305. Other Matters Relating to Major Systems.................4121....

``subpart f--special categories of contracting: research, development, 
                          test, and evaluation

``321. Research and Development Generally......................4201....

``323. Innovation..............................................4301....

``325. Department of Defense Laboratories......................4351....

``327. Research and Development Centers and Facilities.........4401....

``329. Operational Test and Evaluation; Developmental Test and 
    Evaluation.................................................4451....

          ``subpart g--other special categories of contracting

``341. Contracting for Performance of Civilian Commercial or Industrial 
    Type Functions.............................................4501....

``343. Acquisition of Services.................................4541....

``345. Acquisition of Information Technology...................4571....

                    ``subpart h--contract management

``361. Contract Administration.................................4601....

``363. Prohibitions and Penalties..............................4651....

``365. Contractor Workforce....................................4701....

``367. Other Administrative and Miscellaneous Provisions.......4751....

                  ``subpart i--defense industrial base

``381. Defense Industrial Base Generally.......................4801....

``383. Loan Guarantee Programs.................................4861....

``385. Procurement Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreement P4881am..

                          ``Subpart A--General

                       ``CHAPTER 201--DEFINITIONS

     ``SEC. 3001. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

                     ``CHAPTER 203--GENERAL MATTERS

     ``SEC. 3021. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

               ``CHAPTER 205--DEFENSE ACQUISITION SYSTEM

     ``SEC. 3051. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

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          ``CHAPTER 207--BUDGETING AND APPROPRIATIONS MATTERS

     ``SEC. 3101. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

             ``CHAPTER 209--OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS

     ``SEC. 3151. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

                   ``Subpart B--Acquisition Planning

           ``CHAPTER 221--PLANNING AND SOLICITATION GENERALLY

     ``SEC. 3201. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

 ``CHAPTER 223--PLANNING AND SOLICITATION RELATING TO PARTICULAR ITEMS 
                              OR SERVICES

     ``SEC. 3251. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

          ``Subpart C--Contracting Methods and Contract Types

                  ``CHAPTER 241--AWARDING OF CONTRACTS

     ``SEC. 3301. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

               ``CHAPTER 243--SPECIFIC TYPES OF CONTRACTS

     ``SEC. 3351. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

   ``CHAPTER 245--TASK AND DELIVERY ORDER CONTRACTS (MULTIPLE AWARD 
                               CONTRACTS)

     ``SEC. 3401. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

             ``CHAPTER 247--ACQUISITION OF COMMERCIAL ITEMS

     ``SEC. 3451. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

                   ``CHAPTER 249--MULTIYEAR CONTRACTS

     ``SEC. 3501. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

            ``CHAPTER 251--SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES

     ``SEC. 3551. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

            ``CHAPTER 253--EMERGENCY AND RAPID ACQUISITIONS

     ``SEC. 3601. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

       ``CHAPTER 255--CONTRACTING WITH OR THROUGH OTHER AGENCIES

     ``SEC. 3651. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

             ``Subpart D--General Contracting Requirements

              ``CHAPTER 271--TRUTHFUL COST OR PRICING DATA

     ``SEC. 3701. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

                     ``CHAPTER 273--ALLOWABLE COSTS

     ``SEC. 3741. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

     ``CHAPTER 275--PROPRIETARY CONTRACTOR DATA AND TECHNICAL DATA

     ``SEC. 3771. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

                   ``CHAPTER 277--CONTRACT FINANCING

     ``SEC. 3801. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

            ``CHAPTER 279--CONTRACTOR AUDITS AND ACCOUNTING

     ``SEC. 3841. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

                   ``CHAPTER 281--CLAIMS AND DISPUTES

     ``SEC. 3861. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

                  ``CHAPTER 283--FOREIGN ACQUISITIONS

     ``SEC. 3881. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

                 ``CHAPTER 285--SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS

     ``SEC. 3901. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

                 ``CHAPTER 287--SOCIOECONOMIC PROGRAMS

     ``SEC. 3961. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

     ``Subpart E--Special Categories of Contracting: Major Defense 
                 Acquisition Programs and Major Systems

           ``CHAPTER 301--MAJOR DEFENSE ACQUISITION PROGRAMS

     ``SEC. 4001. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

     ``CHAPTER 303--WEAPON SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT AND RELATED MATTERS

     ``SEC. 4071. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

         ``CHAPTER 305--OTHER MATTERS RELATING TO MAJOR SYSTEMS

     ``SEC. 4121. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

``Subpart F--Special Categories of Contracting: Research, Development, 
                          Test, and Evaluation

           ``CHAPTER 321--RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT GENERALLY

     ``SEC. 4201. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

                       ``CHAPTER 323--INNOVATION

     ``SEC. 4301. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

           ``CHAPTER 325--DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE LABORATORIES

     ``SEC. 4351. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

     ``CHAPTER 327--RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTERS AND FACILITIES

     ``SEC. 4401. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

``CHAPTER 329--OPERATIONAL TEST AND EVALUATION; DEVELOPMENTAL TEST AND 
                               EVALUATION

     ``SEC. 4451. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

          ``Subpart G--Other Special Categories Of Contracting

 ``CHAPTER 341--CONTRACTING FOR PERFORMANCE OF CIVILIAN COMMERCIAL OR 
                       INDUSTRIAL TYPE FUNCTIONS

     ``SEC. 4501. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

                 ``CHAPTER 343--ACQUISITION OF SERVICES

     ``SEC. 4541. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

          ``CHAPTER 345--ACQUISITION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

     ``SEC. 4571. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

                    ``Subpart H--Contract Management

                 ``CHAPTER 361--CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION

     ``SEC. 4601. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

               ``CHAPTER 363--PROHIBITIONS AND PENALTIES

     ``SEC. 4651. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

                  ``CHAPTER 365--CONTRACTOR WORKFORCE

     ``SEC. 4701. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

    ``CHAPTER 367--OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

     ``SEC. 4751. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

                  ``Subpart I--Defense Industrial Base

            ``CHAPTER 381--DEFENSE INDUSTRIAL BASE GENERALLY

     ``SEC. 4801. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

                 ``CHAPTER 383--LOAN GUARANTEE PROGRAMS

     ``SEC. 4861. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]

 ``CHAPTER 385--PROCUREMENT TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT 
                                PROGRAM

     ``SEC. 4881. [RESERVED].

       [Reserved]
       (b) Table of Chapters Amendment.--The table of chapters at 
     the beginning of subtitle A is amended by adding at the end 
     the following new items:

                         ``PART V--ACQUISITION

``Chap.                                                           Sec. 

                          ``subpart a--general

``201. Definitions............................................3001 ....

``203. General Matters........................................3021 ....

``205. Defense Acquisition System.............................3051 ....

``207. Budgeting and Appropriations Matters...................3101 ....

``209. Overseas Contingency Operations........................3151 ....

                   ``subpart b--acquisition planning

``221. Planning and Solicitation Generally....................3201 ....

``223. Planning and Solicitation Relating to Particular Items or 
    Services..................................................3251 ....

          ``subpart c--contracting methods and contract types

``241. Awarding of Contracts..................................3301 ....

``243. Specific Types of Contracts............................3351 ....

``245. Task and Delivery Order Contracts (Multiple Award Contr3401 ....

``247. Acquisition of Commercial Items........................3451 ....

``249. Multiyear Contracts....................................3501 ....

``251. Simplified Acquisition Procedures......................3551 ....

``253. Emergency and Rapid Acquisitions.......................3601 ....

``255. Contracting With or Through Other Agencies.............3651 ....

             ``subpart d--general contracting requirements

``271. Truthful Cost or Pricing Data..........................3701 ....

``273. Allowable Costs........................................3741 ....

``275. Proprietary Contractor Data and Technical Data.........3771 ....

``277. Contract Financing.....................................3801 ....

``279. Contractor Audits and Accounting.......................3841 ....

``281. Claims and Disputes....................................3861 ....

``283. Foreign Acquisitions...................................3881 ....

``285. Small Business Programs................................3901 ....

``287. Socioeconomic Programs.................................3961 ....

     ``subpart e--special categories of contracting: major defense 
                 acquisition programs and major systems

``301. Major Defense Acquisition Programs.....................4001 ....

``303. Weapon Systems Development and Related Matters.........4071 ....

``305. Other Matters Relating to Major Systems................4121 ....

``subpart f--special categories of contracting: research, development, 
                          test, and evaluation

``321. Research and Development Generally.....................4201 ....

``323. Innovation.............................................4301 ....

``325. Department of Defense Laboratories.....................4351 ....

``327. Research and Development Centers and Facilities........4401 ....

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``329. Operational Test and Evaluation; Developmental Test and 
    Evaluation................................................4451 ....

          ``subpart g--other special categories of contracting

``341. Contracting for Performance of Civilian Commercial or Industrial 
    Type Functions............................................4501 ....

``343. Acquisition of Services................................4541 ....

``345. Acquisition of Information Technology..................4571 ....

                    ``subpart h--contract management

``361. Contract Administration................................4601 ....

``363. Prohibitions and Penalties.............................4651 ....

``365. Contractor Workforce...................................4701 ....

``367. Other Administrative and Miscellaneous Provisions......4751 ....

                  ``subpart i--defense industrial base

``381. Defense Industrial Base Generally......................4801 ....

``383. Loan Guarantee Programs................................4861 ....

``385. Procurement Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreemen4881''.am..

PART II--REDESIGNATION OF SECTIONS AND CHAPTERS OF SUBTITLES B, C, AND 
             D TO PROVIDE ROOM FOR NEW PART V OF SUBTITLE A

     SEC. 806. REDESIGNATION OF SECTIONS AND CHAPTERS OF SUBTITLE 
                   D OF TITLE 10, UNITED STATES CODE--AIR FORCE.

       (a) Subtitle D, Part III, Section Numbers.--The sections in 
     part III of subtitle D of title 10, United States Code, are 
     redesignated as follows:
       (1) Chapter 909.--Each section in chapter 909 is 
     redesignated so that the number of the section, as 
     redesignated, is the number equal to the previous number plus 
     50.
       (2) Chapter 907.--Each section in chapter 907 is 
     redesignated so that the number of the section, as 
     redesignated, is the number equal to the previous number plus 
     70.
       (3) Chapters 901 and 903.--Each section in chapter 901 and 
     chapter 903 is redesignated so that the number of the 
     section, as redesignated, is the number equal to the previous 
     number plus 100.
       (b) Subtitle D, Part II, Section Numbers.--The sections in 
     part II of such subtitle are redesignated as follows:
       (1) Chapter 831.--Section 8210 is redesignated as section 
     9110.
       (2) Chapter 833.--Sections 8251, 8252, 8257, and 8258 are 
     redesignated as sections 9131, 9132, 9137, and 9138, 
     respectively.
       (3) Chapter 835.--Sections 8281 and 8310 are redesignated 
     as sections 9151 and 9160, respectively.
       (4) Chapter 839.--Section 8446 is redesignated as section 
     9176.
       (5) Chapter 841.--Sections 8491 and 8503 are redesignated 
     as sections 9191 and 9203, respectively.
       (6) Chapter 843.--Sections 8547 and 8548 are redesignated 
     as sections 9217 and 9218, respectively.
       (7) Chapter 845.--Sections 8572, 8575, 8579, 8581, and 8583 
     are redesignated as sections 9222, 9225, 9229, 9231, and 
     9233, respectively.
       (8) Chapter 849.--Section 8639 is redesignated as section 
     9239.
       (9) Chapter 853.--Sections 8681, 8684, and 8691 are 
     redesignated as sections 9251, 9252, and 9253, respectively.
       (10) Chapter 855.--Section 8723 is redesignated as section 
     9263.
       (11) Chapter 857.--Each section in chapter 857 is 
     redesignated so that the number of the section, as 
     redesignated, is the number equal to the previous number plus 
     530.
       (12) Chapter 861.--Section 8817 is redesignated as section 
     9307.
       (13) Chapter 867.--Each section in chapter 867 is 
     redesignated so that the number of the section, as 
     redesignated, is the number equal to the previous number plus 
     400.
       (14) Chapter 869.--Sections 8961, 8962, 8963, 8964, 8965, 
     and 8966 are redesignated as sections 9341, 9342, 9343, 9344, 
     9345, and 9346, respectively.
       (15) Chapter 871.--Sections 8991 and 8992 are redesignated 
     as sections 9361 and 9362, respectively.
       (16) Chapter 873.--Sections 9021, 9025, and 9027 are 
     redesignated as sections 9371, 9375, and 9377, respectively.
       (17) Chapter 875.--Section 9061 is redesignated as section 
     9381.
       (c) Subtitle D, Part I, Section Numbers.--Each section in 
     part I of such subtitle is redesignated so that the number of 
     the section, as redesignated, is the number equal to the 
     previous number plus 1,000.
       (d) Subtitle D Chapter Numbers.--
       (1) Part IV chapter numbers.--Each chapter in part IV of 
     such subtitle is redesignated so that the number of the 
     chapter, as redesignated, is the number equal to the previous 
     number plus 30.
       (2) Part III chapter numbers.--Each chapter in part III of 
     such subtitle is redesignated so that the number of the 
     chapter, as redesignated, is the number equal to the previous 
     number plus 50.
       (3) Part II chapter numbers.--
       (A) In general.--Except as provided in subparagraph (B), 
     each chapter in part II of such subtitle is redesignated so 
     that the number of the chapter, as redesignated, is the 
     number equal to the previous number plus 80.
       (B) Other chapters.--
       (i) Chapter 861 is redesignated as chapter 939.
       (ii) Chapters 867, 869, 871, 873, and 875 are each 
     redesignated so that the number of the chapter, as 
     redesignated, is the number equal to the previous number plus 
     74.
       (4) Part I chapter numbers.--Each chapter in part I of such 
     subtitle is redesignated so that the number of the chapter, 
     as redesignated, is the number equal to the previous number 
     plus 100.
       (e) Subtitle D Tables of Sections and Tables of Chapters.--
       (1) Tables of sections.--The tables of sections at the 
     beginning of the chapters of such subtitle are revised so as 
     to conform the section references in those tables to the 
     redesignations made by subsections (a), (b), and (c).
       (2) Tables of chapters.--The table of chapters at the 
     beginning of such subtitle, and the tables of chapters at the 
     beginning of each part of such subtitle, are revised so as to 
     conform the chapter references and section references in 
     those tables to the redesignations made by this section.

     SEC. 807. REDESIGNATION OF SECTIONS AND CHAPTERS OF SUBTITLE 
                   C OF TITLE 10, UNITED STATES CODE--NAVY AND 
                   MARINE CORPS.

       (a) Subtitle C, Part I, Section Numbers.--
       (1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), each 
     section in part I of subtitle C of title 10, United States 
     Code, is redesignated so that the number of the section, as 
     redesignated, is the number equal to the previous number plus 
     3,000.
       (2) Chapter 513.--For sections in chapter 513, each section 
     is redesignated so that the number of the section, as 
     redesignated, is the number equal to the previous number plus 
     2,940.
       (b) Subtitle C, Part II, Section Numbers.--The sections in 
     part II of such subtitle are redesignated as follows:
       (1) Chapter 533.--Sections 5441, 5450, and 5451 are 
     redesignated as sections 8101, 8102, and 8103, respectively.
       (2) Chapter 535.--Sections 5501, 5502, 5503, and 5508 are 
     redesignated as sections 8111, 8112, 8113, and 8118, 
     respectively.
       (3) Chapter 537.--Section 5540 is redesignated as section 
     8120.
       (4) Chapter 539.--Sections 5582, 5585, 5587, 5587a, 5589, 
     and 5596 are redesignated as sections 8132, 8135, 8137, 8138, 
     8139, and 8146, respectively.
       (5) Chapter 544.--Section 5721 is redesignated as section 
     8151.
       (6) Chapter 551.--Each section in chapter 551 is 
     redesignated so that the number of the section, as 
     redesignated, is the number equal to the previous number plus 
     2,220.
       (7) Chapter 553.--Sections 5983, 5985, and 5986 are 
     redesignated as sections 8183, 8185, and 8186, respectively.
       (8) Chapter 555.--The sections in chapter 555 are 
     redesignated as follows:


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             Section                       Redesignated Section
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6011                              8211
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6012                              8212
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6013                              8213
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6014                              8214
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6019                              8215
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6021                              8216
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6022                              8217
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6024                              8218
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6027                              8219
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6029                              8220
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6031                              8221
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6032                              8222
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6035                              8225
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6036                              8226
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       (9) Chapter 557.--Each section in chapter 557 is 
     redesignated so that the number of the section, as 
     redesignated, is the number equal to the previous number plus 
     2,160.
       (10) Chapter 559.--Section 6113 is redesignated as section 
     8253.
       (11) Chapter 561.--The sections in chapter 561 are 
     redesignated as follows:


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             Section                       Redesignated Section
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6141                              8261
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6151                              8262
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6152                              8263
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6153                              8264
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6154                              8265
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6155                              8266
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6156                              8267
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6160                              8270
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6161                              8271
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       (12) Chapter 563.--Sections 6201, 6202, and 6203 are 
     redesignated as sections 8281, 8282, and 8283, respectively.
       (13) Chapter 565.--Sections 6221 and 6222 are redesignated 
     as sections 8286 and 8287, respectively.
       (14) Chapter 567.--Each section in chapter 567 is 
     redesignated so that the number of the

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     section, as redesignated, is the number equal to the previous 
     number plus 2,050.
       (15) Chapter 569.--Section 6292 is redesignated as section 
     8317.
       (16) Chapter 571.--Each section in chapter 571 is 
     redesignated so that the number of the section, as 
     redesignated, is the number equal to the previous number plus 
     2,000.
       (17) Chapter 573.--Sections 6371, 6383, 6389, 6404, and 
     6408 are redesignated as sections 8371, 8372, 8373, 8374, and 
     8375, respectively.
       (18) Chapter 575.--Sections 6483, 6484, 6485, and 6486 are 
     redesignated as sections 8383, 8384, 8385, and 8386, 
     respectively.
       (19) Chapter 577.--Section 6522 is redesignated as section 
     8392.
       (c) Subtitle C, Part III, Section Numbers.--
       (1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), each 
     section in part III of such subtitle is redesignated so that 
     the number of the section, as redesignated, is the number 
     equal to the previous number plus 1,500.
       (2) Chapter 609.--Sections 7101, 7102, 7103, and 7104 are 
     redesignated as sections 8591, 8592, 8593, and 8594, 
     respectively.
       (d) Subtitle C, Part IV, Section Numbers.--The sections in 
     part IV of such subtitle are redesignated as follows:
       (1) Chapter 631.--Each section in chapter 631 is 
     redesignated so that the number of the section, as 
     redesignated, is the number equal to the previous number plus 
     1,400.
       (2) Chapter 633.--Each section in chapter 633 is 
     redesignated so that the number of the section, as 
     redesignated, is the number equal to the previous number plus 
     1,370.
       (3) Chapter 637.--Sections 7361, 7362, 7363, and 7364 are 
     redesignated as sections 8701, 8702, 8703, and 8704, 
     respectively.
       (4) Chapter 639.--Sections 7395 and 7396 are redesignated 
     as sections 8715 and 8716, respectively.
       (5) Chapter 641.--Each section in chapter 641 is 
     redesignated so that the number of the section, as 
     redesignated, is the number equal to the previous number plus 
     1,300.
       (6) Chapter 643.--Sections 7472, 7473, 7476, 7477, 7478, 
     7479, and 7480 are redesignated as sections 8742, 8743, 8746, 
     8747, 8748, 8749, and 8750, respectively.
       (7) Chapter 645.--Sections 7522, 7523, and 7524 are 
     redesignated as sections 8752, 8753, and 8754, respectively.
       (8) Chapter 647.--The sections in chapter 647 are 
     redesignated as follows:


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7541                              8761
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7541a                             8761a
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7541b                             8761b
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7542                              8762
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7543                              8763
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7544                              8764
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7545                              8745
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7546                              8746
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7577                              8747
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       (9) Chapters 649, 651, 653, and 655.--Each section in 
     chapters 649, 651, 653, and 655 is redesignated so that the 
     number of the section, as redesignated, is the number equal 
     to the previous number plus 1,200.
       (10) Chapter 657.--Each section in chapter 657 is 
     redesignated so that the number of the section, as 
     redesignated, is the number equal to the previous number plus 
     1,170.
       (11) Chapter 659.--Sections 7851, 7852, 7853, and 7854 are 
     redesignated as sections 8901, 8902, 8903, and 8904, 
     respectively.
       (12) Chapter 661.--Sections 7861, 7862, and 7863 are 
     redesignated as sections 8911, 8912, and 8913, respectively.
       (13) Chapter 663.--Section 7881 is redesignated as section 
     8921.
       (14) Chapter 665.--Sections 7901, 7902, and 7903 are 
     redesignated as sections 8931, 8932, and 8933, respectively.
       (15) Chapter 667.--Sections 7912 and 7913 are redesignated 
     as sections 8942 and 8943, respectively.
       (16) Chapter 669.--Section 7921 is redesignated as section 
     8951.
       (e) Subtitle C Chapter Numbers.--
       (1) Part I chapter numbers.--Each chapter in part I of such 
     subtitle is redesignated so that the number of the chapter, 
     as redesignated, is the number equal to the previous number 
     plus 300, except that chapter 513 is redesignated as chapter 
     809.
       (2) Part II chapter numbers.--
       (A) In general.--Except as provided in subparagraph (B), 
     each chapter in part II of such subtitle is redesignated so 
     that the number of the chapter, as redesignated, is the 
     number equal to the previous number plus 270.
       (B) Other chapters.--Chapter 533 is redesignated as chapter 
     811, chapter 535 is redesignated as chapter 812, chapter 537 
     is redesignated as chapter 813, chapter 539 is redesignated 
     as chapter 815, and chapter 544 is redesignated as chapter 
     817.
       (3) Part III chapter numbers.--Each chapter in part III of 
     such subtitle is redesignated so that the number of the 
     chapter, as redesignated, is the number equal to the previous 
     number plus 250.
       (4) Part IV chapter numbers.--Each chapter in part IV of 
     such subtitle is redesignated so that the number of the 
     chapter, as redesignated, is the number equal to the previous 
     number plus 228, except that chapter 631 is redesignated as 
     chapter 861 and chapter 633 is redesignated as chapter 863.
       (f) Subtitle C Tables of Sections and Tables of Chapters.--
       (1) Tables of sections.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of each chapter of such subtitle is revised so as 
     to conform the section references in the table to the 
     redesignations made by subsections (a), (b), (c), and (d).
       (2) Tables of chapters.--The table of chapters at the 
     beginning of such subtitle, and the tables of chapters at the 
     beginning of each part of such subtitle, are revised so as to 
     conform the chapter references and section references in 
     those tables to the redesignations made by this section.

     SEC. 808. REDESIGNATION OF SECTIONS AND CHAPTERS OF SUBTITLE 
                   B OF TITLE 10, UNITED STATES CODE--ARMY.

       (a) Subtitle B, Part I, Section Numbers.--Each section in 
     part I of subtitle B of title 10, United States Code, is 
     redesignated so that the number of the section, as 
     redesignated, is the number equal to the previous number plus 
     4,000.
       (b) Subtitle B, Part II, Section Numbers.--The sections in 
     part II of such subtitle are redesignated as follows:
       (1) Chapter 331.--Section 3210 is redesignated as section 
     7110.
       (2) Chapter 333.--Sections 3251, 3258, and 3262 are 
     redesignated as sections 7131, 7138, and 7142, respectively.
       (3) Chapter 335.--Sections 3281, 3282, 3283, and 3310 are 
     redesignated as sections 7151, 7152, 7153, and 7160, 
     respectively.
       (4) Chapter 339.--Section 3446 is redesignated as sections 
     7176.
       (5) Chapter 341.--Sections 3491 and 3503 are redesignated 
     as sections 7191 and 7203, respectively.
       (6) Chapter 343.--Sections 3533, 3534, 3536, 3547 and 3548 
     are redesignated as sections 7213, 7214, 7316, 7217, and 
     7218, respectively.
       (7) Chapter 345.--Sections 3572, 3575, 3579, 3581, and 3583 
     are redesignated as sections 7222, 7225, 7229, 7231, and 
     7233, respectively.
       (8) Chapter 349.--Section 3639 is redesignated as section 
     7239.
       (9) Chapter 353.--Sections 3681, 3684, and 3691 are 
     redesignated as sections 7251, 7252, and 7253, respectively.
       (10) Chapter 355.--Section 3723 is redesignated as section 
     7263.
       (11) Chapter 357.--Each section in chapter 357 is 
     redesignated so that the number of the section, as 
     redesignated, is the number equal to the previous number plus 
     3,530.
       (12) Chapter 367.--Each section in chapter 367 is 
     redesignated so that the number of the section, as 
     redesignated, is the number equal to the previous number plus 
     3,400.
       (13) Chapter 369.--Sections 3961, 3962, 3963, 3964, 3965, 
     and 3966 are redesignated as sections 7341, 7342, 7343, 7344, 
     7345, and 7346, respectively.
       (14) Chapter 371.--Sections 3991 and 3992 are redesignated 
     as sections 7361 and 7362, respectively.
       (15) Chapter 373.--Sections 4021, 4024, 4025, and 4027 are 
     redesignated as sections 7371, 7374, 7375, and 7377, 
     respectively.
       (16) Chapter 375.--Section 4061 is redesignated as section 
     7381.
       (c) Subtitle B, Part III, Section Numbers.--
       (1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), each 
     section in part III of such subtitle is redesignated so that 
     the number of the section, as redesignated, is the number 
     equal to the previous number plus 3,100.
       (2) Chapter 407.--Each section in chapter 407 is 
     redesignated so that the number of the section, as 
     redesignated, is the number equal to the previous number plus 
     3,070.
       (d) Subtitle B, Part IV, Section Numbers.--Each section in 
     part IV of such subtitle is redesignated so that the number 
     of the section, as redesignated, is the number equal to the 
     previous number plus 3,000.
       (e) Subtitle B Chapter Numbers.--
       (1) Part I chapter numbers.--Each chapter in part I of such 
     subtitle is redesignated so that the number of the chapter, 
     as redesignated, is the number equal to the previous number 
     plus 400.
       (2) Part II chapter numbers.--
       (A) In general.--Except as provided in subparagraph (B), 
     each chapter in part II of such subtitle is redesignated so 
     that the number of the chapter, as redesignated, is the 
     number equal to the previous number plus 380.
       (B) Other chapters.--Chapters 367, 369, 371, 373, and 375 
     are each redesignated so that the number of the chapter, as 
     redesignated, is the number equal to the previous number plus 
     374.
       (3) Part III chapter numbers.--Each chapter in part III of 
     such subtitle is redesignated so that the number of the 
     chapter, as redesignated, is the number equal to the previous 
     number plus 350.
       (4) Part IV chapter numbers.--Each chapter in part IV of 
     such subtitle is redesignated so that the number of the 
     chapter, as redesignated, is the number equal to the previous 
     number plus 330.
       (f) Subtitle B Tables of Sections and Tables of Chapters.--
       (1) Tables of sections.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of each chapter of such subtitle is revised so as 
     to conform the section references in the table to the 
     redesignations made by subsections (a), (b), (c), and (d).
       (2) Tables of chapters.--The table of chapters at the 
     beginning of such subtitle, and the tables of chapters at the 
     beginning

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     of each part of such subtitle, are revised so as to conform 
     the chapter references and section references in those tables 
     to the redesignations made by this section.

     SEC. 809. CROSS REFERENCES TO REDESIGNATED SECTIONS AND 
                   CHAPTERS.

       (a) Amendments to References in Title 10.--Each provision 
     of title 10, United States Code (including the table of 
     subtitles preceding subtitle A), that contains a reference to 
     a section or chapter redesignated by this subtitle is amended 
     so that the reference refers to the number of the section or 
     chapter as redesignated.
       (b) Deeming Rule for Other References.--Any reference in a 
     provision of law other than title 10, United States Code, to 
     a section or chapter redesignated by this subtitle shall be 
     deemed to refer to the section or chapter as so redesignated.

   PART III--REPEALS OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF DEFENSE ACQUISITION LAW

     SEC. 811. AMENDMENT TO AND REPEAL OF STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS 
                   FOR CERTAIN POSITIONS OR OFFICES IN THE 
                   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.

       (a) Amendment to Statutory Requirement for Director of 
     Corrosion Policy and Oversight.--
       (1) In general.--Section 2228 of title 10, United States 
     Code, is amended--
       (A) by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:
       ``(a) Establishment.--There is established an Office of 
     Corrosion Policy and Oversight within the Department of 
     Defense, which shall be headed by a Director of Corrosion 
     Policy and Oversight.'';
       (B) by striking subsections (b) and (c);
       (C) by redesignating subsections (d), (e), and (f) as 
     subsections (b), (c), and (d), respectively; and
       (D) in subsection (c) (as so resdesignated), by striking 
     ``subsection (d)'' each place it appears and inserting 
     ``subsection (b)''.
       (2) Conforming amendment.--Section 1067 of the Bob Stump 
     National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003 
     (Public Law 107-314; 116 Stat. 2658, 2659; 10 U.S.C. 2228 
     note) is amended by striking subsections (b), (c), (d), and 
     (e).
       (b) Repeal of Statutory Requirement for Director of the 
     Office of Performance Assessment and Root Cause Analysis.--
       (1) Repeal.--
       (A) In general.--Section 2438 of title 10, United States 
     Code, is repealed.
       (B) Clerical amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of chapter 144 of such title is amended by striking 
     the item relating to section 2438.
       (2) Conforming amendments.--
       (A) Section 131(b)(9) of such title is amended by striking 
     subparagraph (I).
       (B) Section 2548(a) of such title is amended by striking 
     ``, the Director of Procurement and Acquisition Policy, and 
     the Director of the Office of Performance Assessment and Root 
     Cause Analysis,'' and inserting ``and the Director of 
     Procurement and Acquisition Policy''.
       (C) Section 882 of the Ike Skelton National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 (Public Law 111-383; 
     10 U.S.C. 2222 note) is amended by striking subsection (a).
       (c) Repeal of Statutory Requirement for Office of 
     Technology Transition.--
       (1) Repeal.--Section 2515 of title 10, United States Code, 
     is repealed.
       (2) Clerical amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of subchapter III of chapter 148 of such title is 
     amended by striking the item relating to section 2515.
       (d) Repeal of Statutory Requirement for Office for Foreign 
     Defense Critical Technology Monitoring and Assessment.--
       (1) Repeal.--Section 2517 of title 10, United States Code, 
     is repealed.
       (2) Clerical amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of subchapter III of chapter 148 of such title is 
     amended by striking the item relating to section 2517.
       (e) Repeal of Statutory Requirement for Small Business 
     Ombudsman for Defense Contract Audit Agency and Defense 
     Contract Management Agency.--
       (1) Repeal.--Section 204 of title 10, United States Code, 
     is repealed.
       (2) Clerical amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of subchapter II of chapter 8 of such title is 
     amended by striking the item relating to section 204.
       (f) Repeal of Statutory Requirement for Defense Logistics 
     Agency Advocate for Competition.--
       (1) Repeal.--Section 2318 of title 10, United States Code, 
     is amended--
       (A) by striking subsection (a); and
       (B) by striking ``(b)'' before ``Each advocate''.
       (2) Technical amendments.--Such section is further 
     amended--
       (A) by striking ``advocate for competition of'' and 
     inserting ``advocate for competition designated pursuant to 
     section 1705(a) of title 41 for''; and
       (B) by striking ``a grade GS-16 or above under the General 
     Schedule (or in a comparable or higher position under another 
     schedule)'' and inserting ``in a position classified above 
     GS-15 pursuant to section 5108 of title 5''.
       (g) Sunset for Statutory Designation of Senior Department 
     of Defense Official With Principal Responsibility for 
     Directed Energy Weapons.--Section 219 of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (Public Law 114-328; 
     10 U.S.C. 2431 note) is amended by adding at the end the 
     following new subsection:
       ``(d) Sunset.--The provisions of subsection (a) and of 
     paragraphs (2) and (3) of subsection (b) shall cease to be in 
     effect as of September 30, 2022.''.
       (h) Repeal of Statutory Requirement for Designation of 
     Individual to Serve as Primary Liaison Between the 
     Procurement and Research and Development Activities of the 
     United States Armed Forces and Those of the State of 
     Israel.--Section 1006 of the National Defense Authorization 
     Act, Fiscal Year 1989 (Public Law 100-456; 102 Stat. 2040; 10 
     U.S.C. 133a note) is repealed.
       (i) Repeal of Statutory Requirement for Designation of 
     Senior Official to Coordinate and Manage Human Systems 
     Integration Activities Related to Acquisition Programs.--
     Section 231 of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
     Fiscal Year 2008 (Public Law 110-181; 122 Stat. 45; 10 U.S.C. 
     1701 note) is amended--
       (1) by striking ``(a) In General.--''; and
       (2) by striking subsections (b), (c), and (d).
       (j) Repeal of Statutory Requirement for Designation of 
     Senior Official Responsible for Focus on Urgent Operational 
     Needs and Rapid Acquisition.--Section 902 of the National 
     Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (Public Law 
     112-239; 126 Stat. 1865; 10 U.S.C. 2302 note) is repealed.
       (k) Repeal of Statutory Requirement for Designation of 
     Senior Official Responsible for Dual-use Projects Under Dual-
     use Science and Technology Program.--Section 203 of the 
     National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1998 
     (Public Law 105-85; 10 U.S.C. 2511 note) is amended by 
     striking subsection (c).
       (l) Repeal of Statutory Requirement for Designation of 
     Senior Official as Executive Agent for Printed Circuit Board 
     Technology.--Section 256 of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (Public Law 110-417; 
     122 Stat. 4404; 10 U.S.C. 2501 note) is repealed.

     SEC. 812. REPEAL OF CERTAIN DEFENSE ACQUISITION LAWS.

       (a) Title 10, United States Code.--
       (1) Section 167a.--
       (A) Repeal.--Section 167a of title 10, United States Code, 
     is repealed.
       (B) Clerical amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of chapter 6 of such title is amended by striking 
     the item relating to section 167a.
       (C) Conforming amendment.--Section 905(a)(1) of the John 
     Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
     2007 (Public Law 109-364; 10 U.S.C. 133a note) is amended by 
     striking ``166b, 167, or 167a'' and inserting ``166b or 
     167''.
       (2) Section 2323.--
       (A) Repeal.--Section 2323 of title 10, United States Code, 
     is repealed.
       (B) Clerical amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of chapter 137 of such title is amended by striking 
     the item relating to section 2323.
       (C) Conforming amendments.--
       (i) Section 853(c) of the National Defense Authorization 
     Act for Fiscal Year 2004 (Public Law 108-136; 10 U.S.C. 2302 
     note) is amended by striking ``section 2323 of title 10, 
     United States Code, and''.
       (ii) Section 831(n) of the National Defense Authorization 
     Act for Fiscal Year 1991 (Public Law 101-510; 10 U.S.C. 2302 
     note) is amended--

       (I) in paragraph (4), by inserting ``, as in effect on 
     March 1, 2018'' after ``section 2323 of title 10, United 
     States Code''; and
       (II) in paragraph (6), by striking ``section 2323 of title 
     10, United States Code, and''.

       (iii) Subsection (d) of section 811 of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994 (Public Law 103-160; 
     10 U.S.C. 2323 note) is repealed.
       (iv) Section 8304(1) of the Federal Acquisition 
     Streamlining Act of 1994 (10 U.S.C. 2375 note) is amended by 
     striking ``section 2323 of title 10, United States Code, 
     or''.
       (v) Section 10004(a)(1) of the Federal Acquisition 
     Streamlining Act of 1994 (41 U.S.C. 1122 note) is amended by 
     striking ``section 2323 of title 10, United States Code, 
     or''.
       (vi) Section 2304(b)(2) of title 10, United States Code, is 
     amended by striking ``and concerns other than'' and all that 
     follows through ``this title''.
       (vii) Section 2304e(b) of title 10, United States Code, is 
     amended--

       (I) by striking ``other than--'' and all that follows 
     through ``small'' and inserting ``other than small'';
       (II) by striking ``; or'' and inserting a period; and
       (III) by striking paragraph (2).

       (viii) Section 2323a(a) of title 10, United States Code, is 
     amended by striking ``section 2323 of this title and''.
       (ix) Section 15 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 644) 
     is amended--

       (I) in subsection (j)(3), by striking ``section 2323 of 
     title 10, United States Code,'';
       (II) in subsection (k)(10)--

       (aa) by striking ``or section 2323 of title 10, United 
     States Code,'' and all that follows through ``subsection 
     (m),''; and
       (bb) by striking ``subsection (a),'' and inserting 
     ``subsection (a) or''; and

       (III) by amending subsection (m) to read as follows:

       ``(m) Additional Duties of Procurement Center 
     Representatives.--All procurement center representatives 
     (including those referred to in subsection (k)(6)), in 
     addition to such other duties as may be assigned by the 
     Administrator, shall increase, insofar as possible, the 
     number and dollar value of procurements that may be used for 
     the programs established under this section and section 
     8(a).''.

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       (x) Section 1902(b)(1) of title 41, United States Code, is 
     amended by striking ``, section 2323 of title 10,''.
       (3) Section 2332.--
       (A) Repeal.--Section 2332 of title 10, United States Code, 
     is repealed.
       (B) Clerical amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of chapter 137 of such title is amended by striking 
     the item relating to section 2332.
       (b) Other Provisions of Law.--The following provisions of 
     law are repealed:
       (1) Section 801 of the Carl Levin and Howard P. ``Buck'' 
     McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
     2015 (Public Law 113-291; 10 U.S.C. 2223a note).
       (2) Section 934 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2013 (Public Law 112-239; 10 U.S.C. 2223a 
     note).
       (3) Section 804 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2010 (Public Law 111-84; 10 U.S.C. 2223a 
     note).
       (4) Section 881 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2008 (Public Law 110-181; 10 U.S.C. 2223a 
     note).
       (5) Section 854 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2017 (Public Law 114-328; 10 U.S.C. 2302 
     note).
       (6) Section 804 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2013 (Public Law 112-239; 10 U.S.C. 2302 
     note).
       (7) Section 829 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2013 (Public Law 112-239; 10 U.S.C. 2302 
     note).
       (8) Section 818(g) of the National Defense Authorization 
     Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (Public Law 112-81; 10 U.S.C. 2302 
     note).
       (9) Section 815(b) of the National Defense Authorization 
     Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (Public Law 110-181; 10 U.S.C. 2302 
     note).
       (10) Section 812 of the John Warner National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (Public Law 109-364; 
     10 U.S.C. 2302 note).
       (11) Section 817 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2006 (Public Law 109-163; 10 U.S.C. 2302 
     note).
       (12) Section 141 of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 (Public Law 108-375; 
     10 U.S.C. 2302 note).
       (13) Section 801(b) of the National Defense Authorization 
     Act for Fiscal Year 2004 (Public Law 108-136; 10 U.S.C. 2302 
     note).
       (14) Section 805(a) of the National Defense Authorization 
     Act for Fiscal Year 2004 (Public Law 108-136; 10 U.S.C. 2302 
     note).
       (15) Section 352 of the Bob Stump National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003 (Public Law 107-314; 
     10 U.S.C. 2302 note).
       (16) Section 326 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 1993 (Public Law 102-484; 10 U.S.C. 2302 
     note).
       (17) Section 9004 of the Department of Defense 
     Appropriations Act, 1990 (Public Law 101-165; 10 U.S.C. 2302 
     note).
       (18) Section 895 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2016 (Public Law 114-92; 10 U.S.C. 2304 
     note).
       (19) Section 802 of the Duncan Hunter National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (Public Law 110-417; 
     10 U.S.C. 2304 note).
       (20) Section 821 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2008 (Public Law 110-181; 10 U.S.C. 2304 
     note).
       (21) Section 813 of the John Warner National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (Public Law 109-364; 
     10 U.S.C. 2304 note).
       (22) Section 391 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 1998 (Public Law 105-85; 10 U.S.C. 2304 
     note).
       (23) Section 927(b) of Public Laws 99-500, 99-591, and 99-
     661 (10 U.S.C. 2304 note).
       (24) Section 1222(b) of the National Defense Authorization 
     Act for Fiscal Year 1987 (Public Law 99-661; 10 U.S.C. 2304 
     note).
       (25) Section 814(b) of the National Defense Authorization 
     Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (Public Law 111-84; 10 U.S.C. 2304a 
     note).
       (26) Section 834 of the John Warner National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (Public Law 109-364; 
     10 U.S.C. 2304b note).
       (27) Section 803 of the Strom Thurmond National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999 (Public Law 105-261; 
     10 U.S.C. 2306a note).
       (28) Section 1075 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 1995 (Public Law 103-337; 10 U.S.C. 2315 
     note).
       (29) Section 824(a) of the Ike Skelton National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 (Public Law 111-383; 
     10 U.S.C. 2320 note).
       (30) Section 818 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 1995 (Public Law 103-337; 10 U.S.C. 2324 
     note).
       (31) Section 812 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2010 (Public Law 111-84; 10 U.S.C. 2326 
     note).
       (32) Sections 908(a), (b), (c), and (e) of Public Laws 99-
     500, 99-591, and 99-661 (10 U.S.C. 2326 note).
       (33) Section 882 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2016 (Public Law 114-92; 10 U.S.C. 2330 
     note).
       (34) Section 807 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2012 (Public Law 112-81; 10 U.S.C. 2330 
     note).
       (35) Section 805 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2008 (Public Law 110-181; 10 U.S.C. 2330 
     note).
       (36) Section 808 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2008 (Public Law 110-181; 10 U.S.C. 2330 
     note).
       (37) Section 812(b)-(c) of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 (Public Law 109-163; 
     10 U.S.C. 2330 note).
       (38) Section 801(d)-(f) of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 (Public Law 107-107; 
     10 U.S.C. 2330 note).
       (39) Section 802 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2002 (Public Law 107-107; 10 U.S.C. 2330 
     note).
       (40) Section 831 of the Duncan Hunter National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (Public Law 110-417; 
     10 U.S.C. 2330a note).
       (41) Section 1032 of the Bob Stump National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003 (Public Law 107-314; 
     10 U.S.C. 2358 note).
       (42) Section 241 of the Bob Stump National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003 (Public Law 107-314; 
     10 U.S.C. 2358 note).
       (43) Section 606 of Public Law 92-436 (10 U.S.C. 2358 
     note).
       (44) Section 913(b) of the National Defense Authorization 
     Act for Fiscal Year 2000 (Public Law 106-65; 10 U.S.C. 2364 
     note).
       (45) Sections 234(a) and (b) of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1987 (Public Law 99-661; 10 
     U.S.C. 2364 note).
       (46) Section 943(b) of the National Defense Authorization 
     Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (Public Law 110-181; 10 U.S.C. 2366a 
     note).
       (47) Section 801 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 1990 (Public Law 101-189; 10 U.S.C. 2399 
     note).
       (48) Section 8133 of the Department of Defense 
     Appropriations Act, 2000 (Public Law 106-79; 10 U.S.C. 2401a 
     note).
       (49) Section 807(b) of the John Warner National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (Public Law 109-364; 
     10 U.S.C. 2410p note).
       (50) Section 825(c)(1)-(2) of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (Public Law 114-92; 10 
     U.S.C. 2430 note).
       (51) Section 1058 of the Carl Levin and Howard P. ``Buck'' 
     McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
     2015 (Public Law 113-291; 10 U.S.C. 2430 note).
       (52) Section 837 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 1994 (Public Law 103-160; 10 U.S.C. 2430 
     note).
       (53) Section 838 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 1994 (Public Law 103-160; 10 U.S.C. 2430 
     note).
       (54) Section 809 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 1991 (Public Law 101-510; 10 U.S.C. 2430 
     note).
       (55) Section 833 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 1994 (Public Law 103-160; 10 U.S.C. 2430 
     note).
       (56) Section 839 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 1994 (Public Law 103-160; 10 U.S.C. 2430 
     note).
       (57) Section 819 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 1995 (Public Law 103-337; 10 U.S.C. 2430 
     note).
       (58) Section 5064 of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining 
     Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-355; 10 U.S.C. 2430 note).
       (59) Section 803 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 1997 (Public Law 104-201; 10 U.S.C. 2430 
     note).
       (60) Section 1215 of the Department of Defense 
     Authorization Act, 1984 (Public Law 98-94; 10 U.S.C. 2452 
     note).
       (61) Section 328 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2010 (Public Law 111-84; 10 U.S.C. 2458 
     note).
       (62) Section 347 of the Strom Thurmond National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999 (Public Law 105-261; 
     10 U.S.C. 2458 note).
       (63) Section 349 of the Strom Thurmond National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999 (Public Law 105-261; 
     10 U.S.C. 2458 note).
       (64) Section 395 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 1998 (Public Law 105-85; 10 U.S.C. 2458 
     note).
       (65) Section 352 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 1996 (Public Law 104-106; 10 U.S.C. 2458 
     note).
       (66) Section 325 of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 (Public Law 108-375; 
     10 U.S.C. 2461 note).
       (67) Section 336 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2004 (Public Law 108-136; 10 U.S.C. 2461 
     note).
       (68) Section 353(a) of the National Defense Authorization 
     Act for Fiscal Year 1996 (Public Law 104-106; 10 U.S.C. 2461 
     note).
       (69) Section 353(b) of the National Defense Authorization 
     Act for Fiscal Year 1996 (Public Law 104-106; 10 U.S.C. 2461 
     note).
       (70) Section 356 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 1996 (Public Law 104-106; 10 U.S.C. 2461 
     note).
       (71) Section 1010 of the USA Patriot Act of 2001 (Public 
     Law 107-56; 10 U.S.C. 2465 note).
       (72) Section 4101 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 1993 (Public Law 102-484; 10 U.S.C. 2500 
     note).
       (73) Section 852 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2012 (Public Law 112-81; 10 U.S.C. 2504 
     note).
       (74) Section 823 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2004 (Public Law 108-136; 10 U.S.C. 2521 
     note).
       (75) Section 823 of the Ike Skelton National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 (Public Law 111-383; 
     10 U.S.C. 2533b note).
       (76) Section 804(h) of the National Defense Authorization 
     Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (Public Law 110-181; 10 U.S.C. 2533b 
     note).
       (77) Section 842(b) of the John Warner National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (Public Law 109-364; 
     10 U.S.C. 2533b note).
       (78) Section 343 of the Floyd D. Spence National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (as enacted into law 
     by Public Law 106-398; 10 U.S.C. 4551 note).

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     SEC. 813. REPEAL OF CERTAIN DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE REPORTING 
                   REQUIREMENTS.

       (a) Amendments to Title 10, United States Code.--Title 10, 
     United States Code, is amended as follows:
       (1) Section 118a.--Section 118a is amended by striking 
     subsection (d).
       (2) Section 1116.--Section 1116 is amended by striking 
     subsection (d).
       (3) Section 2275.--
       (A) Repeal.--Section 2275 is repealed.
       (B) Clerical amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of chapter 135 is amended by striking the item 
     relating to section 2275.
       (4) Section 2276.--Section 2276 is amended by striking 
     subsection (e).
       (5) Section 10543.--
       (A) Repeal.--Section 10543 is repealed.
       (B) Clerical amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of chapter 1013 is amended by striking the item 
     relating to section 10543.
       (b) NDAA for FY 2007.--Section 122 of the John Warner 
     National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 
     (Public Law 109-364; 120 Stat. 2104), as amended by section 
     121 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
     2014 (Public Law 113-66; 127 Stat. 691), is amended by 
     striking subsection (d).
       (c) NDAA for FY 2008.--The National Defense Authorization 
     Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (Public Law 110-181) is amended--
       (1) in section 911(f) (10 U.S.C. 2271 note)--
       (A) in the subsection heading, by striking ``; Biennial 
     Update'';
       (B) in paragraph (3), by striking ``, and each update 
     required by paragraph (2),''; and
       (C) by striking paragraph (2) and redesignating paragraph 
     (3) as paragraph (2); and
       (2) in section 1107 (10 U.S.C. 2358 note)--
       (A) in subsection (c), by striking ``demonstration 
     laboratory'' and inserting ``laboratory designated by the 
     Secretary of Defense under the provisions of section 342(b) 
     of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
     1995 (Public Law 103-337; 108 Stat. 2721)''; and
       (B) by striking subsections (d) and (e).
       (d) NDAA for FY 2009.--Section 1047(d) of the Duncan Hunter 
     National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 
     (Public Law 110-417; 10 U.S.C. 2366b note) is amended--
       (1) in the subsection heading, by striking ``Bandwidth'' 
     and all that follows through ``The Secretary'' and inserting 
     ``Bandwidth Requirements.--The Secretary''; and
       (2) by striking paragraph (2).
       (e) NDAA for FY 2010.--Section 1244 of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (Public Law 111-84; 22 
     U.S.C. 1928 note) is amended by striking subsection (d).
       (f) NDAA for FY 2011.--Section 1217 of the Ike Skelton 
     National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 
     (Public Law 111-383; 22 U.S.C. 7513 note) is amended by 
     striking subsection (i).
       (g) NDAA for FY 2013.--The National Defense Authorization 
     Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (Public Law 112-239) is amended--
       (1) in section 524 (126 Stat. 1723; 10 U.S.C. 1222 note) by 
     striking subsection (c); and
       (2) in section 904(h) (10 U.S.C. 133 note)--
       (A) by striking ``Reports To Congress'' and all that 
     follows through ``(3) Additional congressional 
     notification.--'' and inserting ``Congressional 
     Notification.--''; and
       (B) by striking ``Under Secretary of Defense for 
     Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics'' and inserting 
     ``Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering''.
       (h) NDAA for FY 2015.--Section 1026(d) of the Carl Levin 
     and Howard P. ``Buck'' McKeon National Defense Authorization 
     Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (Public Law 113-291; 128 Stat. 3490) 
     is repealed.
       (i) Military Construction Authorization Act, 1982.--Section 
     703 of the Military Construction Authorization Act, 1982 
     (Public Law 97-99; 95 Stat. 1376) is amended by striking 
     subsection (g).
       (j) Conforming Amendments.--
       (1) NDAA for fy 2017.--Section 1061 of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (Public Law 114-328; 
     10 U.S.C. 111 note) is amended--
       (A) in subsection (c), by striking paragraphs (3), (28), 
     (40), (41), and (63);
       (B) in subsection (d), by striking paragraph (3);
       (C) in subsection (f), by striking paragraphs (1) and (2);
       (D) in subsection (g), by striking paragraph (3);
       (E) in subsection (h), by striking paragraph (3); and
       (F) in subsection (i), by striking paragraphs (17), (19), 
     and (24).
       (2) NDAA for fy 2000.--Section 1031 of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 (Public Law 106-65; 
     113 Stat. 749; 31 U.S.C. 1113 note) is amended by striking 
     paragraph (32).

Subtitle B--Amendments to General Contracting Authorities, Procedures, 
                            and Limitations

     SEC. 821. CONTRACT GOAL FOR THE ABILITYONE PROGRAM.

       (a) Contract Goal for the AbilityOne Program.--Chapter 137 
     of title 10, United States Code, is amended by inserting 
     after section 2323a the following new section:

     ``Sec. 2323b. Contract goal for the AbilityOne program

       ``(a) Goal.--The Secretary of Defense shall establish a 
     goal for each fiscal year for the procurement of products and 
     services from the procurement list established pursuant to 
     section 8503 of title 41 of an amount equal to 1.5 percent of 
     the total amount of funds obligated for contracts entered 
     into with the Department of Defense in such fiscal year for 
     procurement.
       ``(b) Annual Report.--At the conclusion of each fiscal 
     year, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Committee 
     for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled 
     (established under section 8502 of title 41) a report on the 
     progress toward attaining the goal established under 
     subsection (a) with respect to such fiscal year. The report 
     shall include--
       ``(1) if the goal was not achieved, a plan to achieve the 
     goal in the next fiscal year; and
       ``(2) if the goal was achieved, a strategy to exceed the 
     goal in the next fiscal year.''.
       (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of such chapter is amended by inserting after the 
     item relating to section 2323a the following new item:

``2323b. Contract goal for the AbilityOne program.''.

     SEC. 822. INCREASED MICRO-PURCHASE THRESHOLD APPLICABLE TO 
                   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PROCUREMENTS.

       (a) In General.--Section 2338 of title 10, United States 
     Code, is amended--
       (1) by striking ``Notwithstanding subsection (a) of section 
     1902 of title 41, the'' and inserting ``The''; and
       (2) by striking ``$5,000'' and inserting ``$10,000''.
       (b) Conforming Amendments.--
       (1) Repeal of micro-purchase threshold for certain 
     department of defense activities.--
       (A) In general.--Section 2339 of title 10, United States 
     Code, is repealed.
       (B) Clerical amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of chapter 137 of such title is amended by striking 
     the item relating to section 2339.
       (2) Micro-purchase threshold for non-department of defense 
     purchases.--Section 1902(a)(1) of title 41, United States 
     Code, is amended by striking ``sections 2338 and 2339 of 
     title 10 and''.

     SEC. 823. PREFERENCE FOR OFFERORS EMPLOYING VETERANS.

       (a) In General.--Chapter 137 of title 10, United States 
     Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new 
     section:

     ``Sec. 2339a. Preference for offerors employing veterans

       ``(a) Preference.--In awarding a contract for the 
     procurement of goods or services for the Department of 
     Defense, the head of an agency may establish a preference for 
     offerors that employ veterans on a full-time basis. The 
     Secretary of Defense shall determine the criteria for use of 
     such preference.
       ``(b) Congressional Notification.--Prior to establishing 
     the preference described in subsection (a), the Secretary of 
     Defense shall provide a briefing to the Committee on Armed 
     Services of the House of Representatives on--
       ``(1) a plan for implementing such preference, including--
       ``(A) penalties for an offeror that willfully and 
     intentionally misrepresents the veteran status of the 
     employees of the offeror in a bid submitted under subsection 
     (a); and
       ``(B) reporting on use of such preference; and
       ``(2) the process for assessing and verifying offeror 
     compliance with regulations relating to equal opportunity for 
     veterans requirements.''.
       (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of such chapter is amended by inserting after the 
     item relating to section 2339 the following new item:

``2339a. Preference for offerors employing veterans.''.

     SEC. 824. REVISION OF REQUIREMENT TO SUBMIT INFORMATION ON 
                   SERVICES CONTRACTS TO CONGRESS.

       Section 2329(b) of title 10, United States Code, is 
     amended--
       (1) by striking ``October 1, 2022'' and inserting ``October 
     1, 2020''; and
       (2) in paragraph (1)--
       (A) by striking ``at or about'' and inserting ``at or 
     before''; and
       (B) by inserting ``or on the date on which the future-years 
     defense program is submitted to Congress under section 221 of 
     this title'' after ``title 31'';
       (3) in paragraph (3), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (4) in paragraph (4), by striking the period at the end and 
     inserting ``; and''; and
       (5) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
       ``(5) be included in the future-years defense program 
     submitted to Congress under section 221 of this title.''.

     SEC. 825. DATA COLLECTION AND INVENTORY FOR SERVICES 
                   CONTRACTS.

       Section 2330a of title 10, United States Code, is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a)--
       (A) by striking ``$3,000,000'' and inserting ``the 
     simplified acquisition threshold'';
       (B) by striking ``in the following service acquisition 
     portfolio groups:'' and inserting ``in any service 
     acquisition portfolio group.''; and
       (C) by striking paragraphs (1) through (4);
       (2) in subsection (c)(1)--
       (A) by striking ``staff augmentation contracts'' and 
     inserting ``services contracts''; and
       (B) by striking ``Under Secretary of Defense for 
     Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics'' each place it 
     appears and inserting ``Under Secretary of Defense for 
     Acquisition and Sustainment''; and

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       (3) in subsection (h)--
       (A) by striking paragraph (6); and
       (B) by redesignating paragraphs (7) and (8) as paragraphs 
     (6) and (7), respectively.

     SEC. 826. COMPETITION REQUIREMENTS FOR PURCHASES FROM FEDERAL 
                   PRISON INDUSTRIES.

       (a) Competition Requirements for Purchases From Federal 
     Prison Industries.--Subsections (a) and (b) of section 2410n 
     of title 10, United States Code, are amended to read as 
     follows:
       ``(a) Market Research.--Before purchasing a product listed 
     in the latest edition of the Federal Prison Industries 
     catalog published under section 4124(d) of title 18, the 
     Secretary of Defense shall conduct market research to 
     determine whether such product--
       ``(1) is comparable to products available from the private 
     sector; and
       ``(2) best meets the needs of the Department of Defense in 
     terms of price, quality, and time of delivery.
       ``(b) Competition Requirement.--If the Secretary determines 
     that a Federal Prison Industries product is not comparable to 
     products available from the private sector and does not best 
     meet the needs of the Department of Defense in terms of 
     price, quality, or time of delivery pursuant to subsection 
     (a), the Secretary shall use competitive procedures or make 
     an individual purchase under a multiple award contract for 
     the procurement of the product. In conducting such a 
     competition or making such a purchase, the Secretary shall 
     consider a timely offer from Federal Prison Industries.''.
       (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (a) 
     shall take effect 60 days after the date of the enactment of 
     this Act.

     SEC. 827. REQUIREMENT FOR A FAIR AND REASONABLE PRICE FOR 
                   TECHNICAL DATA BEFORE DEVELOPMENT OR PRODUCTION 
                   OF MAJOR WEAPON SYSTEMS.

       Section 2439 of title 10, United States Code, is amended--
       (1) by inserting ``, to the maximum extent practicable,'' 
     after ``shall ensure''; and
       (2) by inserting ``fair and reasonable'' after ``negotiates 
     a''.

     SEC. 828. REVISIONS IN AUTHORITY RELATING TO PROGRAM COST 
                   TARGETS AND FIELDING TARGETS FOR MAJOR DEFENSE 
                   ACQUISITION PROGRAMS.

       (a) Revisions in Authority Relating to Program Cost and 
     Fielding Targets.--Section 2448a of title 10, United States 
     Code, is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``the Secretary of 
     Defense'' and inserting ``the appropriate Secretary'';
       (2) by striking subsection (b); and
       (3) by redesignating subsection (c) as subsection (b) and 
     adding at the end of that subsection the following new 
     paragraph:
       ``(3) The term `appropriate Secretary', with respect to a 
     major defense acquisition program, means--
       ``(A) the Secretary of the military department that is 
     managing the program; or
       ``(B) in the case of a program for which an alternate 
     milestone decision authority is designated under section 
     2430(d)(2) of this title, the Secretary of Defense.''.
       (b) Conforming Amendments.--Such title is further amended--
       (1) in section 2366a(c)(1)(A) by striking ``by the 
     Secretary of Defense''; and
       (2) in section 2366b--
       (A) in subsection (a)(3)(D), by striking ``Secretary of 
     Defense'' and inserting ``appropriate Secretary (as defined 
     in such section 2448a)''; and
       (B) in subsection (c)(1)(A), by striking ``by the Secretary 
     of Defense''.

     SEC. 829. REVISION OF TIMELINE FOR USE OF THE RAPID FIELDING 
                   PATHWAY FOR ACQUISITION PROGRAMS.

       Section 804(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2016 (Public Law 114-92; 10 U.S.C. 2302 note) 
     is amended by striking ``complete fielding within five 
     years'' and inserting ``complete low-rate initial production 
     (as described under section 2400 of title 10, United States 
     Code) within five years''.

     SEC. 830. CLARIFICATION OF SERVICES CONTRACTING DEFINITIONS.

       Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of 
     this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall revise the Defense 
     Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to clarify the 
     definitions of and relationships between terms related to 
     services contracts, including the appropriate use of personal 
     services contracts and nonpersonal services contracts, and 
     the responsibilities of individuals in the acquisition 
     workforce with respect to such contracts.

          Subtitle C--Provisions Relating to Commercial Items

     SEC. 831. REVISION OF DEFINITION OF COMMERCIAL ITEM FOR 
                   PURPOSES OF FEDERAL ACQUISITION STATUTES.

       (a) Definitions in Chapter 1 of Title 41, United States 
     Code.--
       (1) Separation of ``commercial item'' definition into 
     definitions of ``commercial product'' and ``commercial 
     service''.--Chapter 1 of title 41, United States Code, is 
     amended by striking section 103 and inserting the following 
     new sections:

     ``Sec. 103. Commercial product

       ``In this subtitle, the term `commercial product' means any 
     of the following:
       ``(1) A product, other than real property, that--
       ``(A) is of a type customarily used by the general public 
     or by nongovernmental entities for purposes other than 
     governmental purposes; and
       ``(B) has been sold, leased, or licensed, or offered for 
     sale, lease, or license, to the general public.
       ``(2) A product that--
       ``(A) evolved from a product described in paragraph (1) 
     through advances in technology or performance; and
       ``(B) is not yet available in the commercial marketplace 
     but will be available in the commercial marketplace in time 
     to satisfy the delivery requirements under a Federal 
     Government solicitation.
       ``(3) A product that would satisfy the criteria in 
     paragraph (1) or (2) were it not for--
       ``(A) modifications of a type customarily available in the 
     commercial marketplace; or
       ``(B) minor modifications made to meet Federal Government 
     requirements.
       ``(4) Any combination of products meeting the requirements 
     of paragraph (1), (2), or (3) that are of a type customarily 
     combined and sold in combination to the general public.
       ``(5) A product, or combination of products, referred to in 
     paragraphs (1) through (4), even though the product, or 
     combination of products, is transferred between or among 
     separate divisions, subsidiaries, or affiliates of a 
     contractor.
       ``(6) A nondevelopmental item if the procuring agency 
     determines, in accordance with conditions in the Federal 
     Acquisition Regulation, that--
       ``(A) the product was developed exclusively at private 
     expense; and
       ``(B) has been sold in substantial quantities, on a 
     competitive basis, to multiple State and local governments or 
     to multiple foreign governments.

     ``Sec. 103a. Commercial service

       ``In this subtitle, the term `commercial service' means any 
     of the following:
       ``(1) Installation services, maintenance services, repair 
     services, training services, and other services if--
       ``(A) those services are procured for support of a 
     commercial product, regardless of whether the services are 
     provided by the same source or at the same time as the 
     commercial product; and
       ``(B) the source of the services provides similar services 
     contemporaneously to the general public under terms and 
     conditions similar to those offered to the Federal 
     Government;
       ``(2) Services of a type offered and sold competitively, in 
     substantial quantities, in the commercial marketplace--
       ``(A) based on established catalog or market prices;
       ``(B) for specific tasks performed or specific outcomes to 
     be achieved; and
       ``(C) under standard commercial terms and conditions.
       ``(3) A service described in paragraph (1) or (2), even 
     though the service is transferred between or among separate 
     divisions, subsidiaries, or affiliates of a contractor.''.
       (2) Conforming amendments to title 41 definitions.--
       (A) Definition of commercial component.--Section 102 of 
     such title is amended by striking ``commercial item'' and 
     inserting ``commercial product''.
       (B) Definition of commercially available off-the-shelf 
     item.--Section 104(1)(A) is amended by striking ``commercial 
     item'' and inserting ``commercial product''.
       (C) Definition of nondevelopmental item.--Section 110(1) of 
     such title is amended by striking ``commercial item'' and 
     inserting ``commercial product''.
       (3) Clerical amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of chapter 1 of title 41, United States Code, is 
     amended by striking the item relating to section 103 and 
     inserting the following new items:

``103. Commercial product.
``103a. Commercial service.''.
       (b) Conforming Amendments to Other Provisions of Title 41, 
     United States Code.--Title 41, United States Code, is further 
     amended as follows:
       (1) Section 1502(b) is amended--
       (A) in paragraph (1)(A), by striking ``commercial items'' 
     and inserting ``commercial products or commercial services'';
       (B) in paragraph (1)(C)(i), by striking ``commercial item'' 
     and inserting ``commercial product or commercial service''; 
     and
       (C) in paragraph (3)(A)(i), by striking ``commercial 
     items'' and inserting ``commercial products or commercial 
     services''.
       (2) Section 1705(c) is amended by striking ``commercial 
     items'' and inserting ``commercial products and commercial 
     services''.
       (3) Section 1708 is amended by striking ``commercial 
     items'' in subsections (c)(6) and (e)(3) and inserting 
     ``commercial products or commercial services''.
       (4) Section 1901 is amended--
       (A) in subsection (a)(2), by striking ``commercial items'' 
     and inserting ``commercial products or commercial services''; 
     and
       (B) in subsection (e)--
       (i) by striking ``Commercial Items'' in the subsection 
     heading and inserting ``Commercial Products and Commercial 
     Services''; and
       (ii) by striking ``commercial items'' and inserting 
     ``commercial products or commercial services''.
       (5) Section 1903(c) is amended--
       (A) in the subsection heading, by striking ``Commercial 
     Item'' and inserting ``Commercial Product or Commercial 
     Service'';
       (B) in paragraph (1), by striking ``as a commercial item'' 
     and inserting ``as a commercial product or a commercial 
     service''; and

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       (C) in paragraph (2), by striking ``for an item or service 
     treated as a commercial item'' and inserting ``for a product 
     or service treated as a commercial product or a commercial 
     service''.
       (6)(A) Section 1906 is amended by striking ``commercial 
     items'' each place it appears in subsections (b), (c), and 
     (d) and inserting ``commercial products or commercial 
     services''.
       (B)(i) The heading of such section is amended to read as 
     follows:

     ``Sec. 1906. List of laws inapplicable to procurements of 
       commercial products and commercial services''.

       (ii) The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 19 
     is amended by striking the item relating to section 1906 and 
     inserting the following new item:

``1906. List of laws inapplicable to procurements of commercial 
              products and commercial services.''.
       (7) Section 3304 is amended by striking ``commercial item'' 
     in subsections (a)(5) and (e)(4)(B) and inserting 
     ``commercial product''.
       (8) Section 3305(a)(2) is amended by striking ``commercial 
     items'' and inserting ``commercial products or commercial 
     services''.
       (9) Section 3306(b) is amended by striking ``commercial 
     items'' and inserting ``commercial products or commercial 
     services''.
       (10)(A) Section 3307 is amended--
       (i) in subsection (a)--
       (I) by striking ``Commercial Items'' in the subsection 
     heading and inserting ``Commercial Products and Commercial 
     Services'';
       (II) in paragraph (1), by striking ``commercial items'' and 
     inserting ``commercial products and commercial services''; 
     and
       (III) in paragraph (2), by striking ``a commercial item'' 
     and inserting ``a commercial product or commercial service'';
       (ii) in subsection (b)--
       (I) in paragraph (2), by striking ``commercial items or, to 
     the extent that commercial items suitable to meet the 
     executive agency's needs are not available, nondevelopmental 
     items other than commercial items'' and inserting 
     ``commercial services or commercial products or, to the 
     extent that commercial products suitable to meet the 
     executive agency's needs are not available, nondevelopmental 
     items other than commercial products''; and
       (II) in paragraph (3), by striking ``commercial items and 
     nondevelopmental items other than commercial items'' and 
     inserting ``commercial services, commercial products, and 
     nondevelopmental items other than commercial products'';
       (iii) in subsection (c)--
       (I) in paragraphs (1) and (2), by striking ``commercial 
     items or nondevelopmental items other than commercial items'' 
     and inserting ``commercial services or commercial products or 
     nondevelopmental items other than commercial products'';
       (II) in paragraphs (3) and (4), by striking ``commercial 
     items or, to the extent that commercial items suitable to 
     meet the executive agency's needs are not available, 
     nondevelopmental items other than commercial items'' and 
     inserting ``commercial services or commercial products or, to 
     the extent that commercial products suitable to meet the 
     executive agency's needs are not available, nondevelopmental 
     items other than commercial products''; and
       (III) in paragraphs (5) and (6), by striking ``commercial 
     items'' and inserting ``commercial products and commercial 
     services'';
       (iv) in subsection (d)(2), by striking ``commercial items 
     or, to the extent that commercial items suitable to meet the 
     executive agency's needs are not available, nondevelopmental 
     items other than commercial items'' and inserting 
     ``commercial services or commercial products or, to the 
     extent that commercial products suitable to meet the 
     executive agency's needs are not available, nondevelopmental 
     items other than commercial products''; and
       (v) in subsection (e)--
       (I) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``103a, 104,'' after 
     ``sections 102, 103,'';
       (II) in paragraph (2)(A), by striking ``commercial items'' 
     and inserting ``commercial products or commercial services'';
       (III) in the first sentence of paragraph (2)(B), by 
     striking ``commercial end items'' and inserting ``end items 
     that are commercial products'';
       (IV) in paragraphs (2)(B)(i), (2)(C)(i) and (2)(D), by 
     striking ``commercial items or commercial components'' and 
     inserting ``commercial products, commercial components, or 
     commercial services'';
       (V) in paragraph (2)(C), in the matter preceding clause 
     (i), by striking ``commercial items'' and inserting 
     ``commercial products or commercial services'';
       (VI) in paragraph (4)(A), by striking ``commercial items'' 
     and inserting ``commercial products or commercial services'';
       (VII) in paragraph (4)(C)(i), by striking ``commercial 
     item, as described in section 103(5)'' and inserting 
     ``commercial product, as described in section 103a(1)''; and
       (VIII) in paragraph (5), by striking ``items'' each place 
     it appears and inserting ``products''.
       (B)(i) The heading of such section is amended to read as 
     follows:

     ``Sec. 3307. Preference for commercial products and 
       commercial services''.

       (ii) The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 33 
     is amended by striking the item relating to section 3307 and 
     inserting the following new item:

``3307. Preference for commercial products and commercial services.''.
       (11) Section 3501 is amended--
       (A) in subsection (a)--
       (i) by striking paragraph (1);
       (ii) by redesignating paragraphs (2) and (3) as paragraphs 
     (1) and (2), respectively; and
       (iii) in paragraph (2) (as so redesignated), by striking 
     ``commercial items'' and inserting ``commercial products or 
     commercial services''; and
       (B) in subsection (b)--
       (i) by striking ``item'' in the heading for paragraph (1); 
     and
       (ii) by striking ``commercial items'' in paragraphs (1) and 
     (2)(A) and inserting ``commercial services''.
       (12) Section 3503 is amended--
       (A) in subsection (a)(2), by striking ``a commercial item'' 
     and inserting ``a commercial product or a commercial 
     service''; and
       (B) in subsection (b)--
       (i) by striking ``Commercial Items'' in the subsection 
     heading and inserting ``Commercial Products or Commercial 
     Services''; and
       (ii) by striking ``a commercial item'' each place it 
     appears and inserting ``a commercial product or a commercial 
     service''.
       (13) Section 3505(b) is amended by striking ``commercial 
     items'' each place it appears and inserting ``commercial 
     products or commercial services''.
       (14) Section 3509(b) is amended by striking ``commercial 
     items'' and inserting ``commercial products or commercial 
     services''.
       (15) Section 3704(c)(5) is amended by striking ``commercial 
     item'' and inserting ``commercial product''.
       (16) Section 3901(b)(3) is amended by striking ``commercial 
     items'' and inserting ``commercial products or commercial 
     services''.
       (17) Section 4301(2) is amended by striking ``commercial 
     items'' and inserting ``commercial products or commercial 
     services''.
       (18)(A) Section 4505 is amended by striking ``commercial 
     items'' in subsections (a) and (c) and inserting ``commercial 
     products or commercial services''.
       (B)(i) The heading of such section is amended to read as 
     follows:

     ``Sec. 4505. Payments for commercial products and commercial 
       services''.

       (ii) The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 45 
     is amended by striking the item relating to section 4505 and 
     inserting the following new item:

``4505. Payments for commercial products and commercial services.''.
       (19) Section 4704(d) is amended by striking ``commercial 
     items'' both places it appears and inserting ``commercial 
     products or commercial services''.
       (20) Sections 8102(a)(1), 8703(d)(2), and 8704(b) are 
     amended by striking ``commercial items (as defined in section 
     103 of this title)'' and inserting ``commercial products or 
     commercial services (as defined in sections 103 and 103a, 
     respectively, of this title)''.
       (c) Amendments to Chapter 137 of Title 10, United States 
     Code.--Chapter 137 of title 10, United States Code, is 
     amended as follows:
       (1) Section 2302(3) is amended--
       (A) by redesignating subparagraphs (J), (K), and (L) as 
     subparagraphs (K), (L), and (M); and
       (B) by striking subparagraph (I) and inserting the 
     following new subparagraphs (I) and (J):
       ``(I) The term `commercial product'.
       ``(J) The term `commercial service'.''.
       (2) Section 2304 is amended--
       (A) in subsections (c)(5) and (f)(2)(B), by striking 
     ``brand-name commercial item'' and inserting ``brand-name 
     commercial product'';
       (B) in subsection (g)(1)(B), by striking ``commercial 
     items'' and inserting ``commercial products or commercial 
     services''; and
       (C) in subsection (i)(3), by striking ``commercial items'' 
     and inserting ``commercial products''.
       (3) Section 2305 is amended--
       (A) in subsection (a)(2), by striking ``commercial items'' 
     and inserting ``commercial products or commercial services''; 
     and
       (B) in subsection (b)(5)(B)(v), by striking ``commercial 
     item'' and inserting ``commercial product''.
       (4) Section 2306(b) is amended by striking ``commercial 
     items'' and inserting ``commercial products or commercial 
     services''.
       (5) Section 2306a is amended--
       (A) in subsection (b)--
       (i) in paragraph (1)(B), by striking ``a commercial item'' 
     and inserting ``a commercial product or a commercial 
     service'';
       (ii) in paragraph (2)--

       (I) by striking ``Commercial items'' in the paragraph 
     heading and inserting ``Commercial products or commercial 
     services''; and
       (II) by striking ``commercial item'' each place it appears 
     and inserting ``commercial product or commercial services'';

       (iii) in paragraph (3)--

       (I) by striking ``Commercial items'' in the paragraph 
     heading and inserting ``Commercial products''; and
       (II) by striking ``item'' each place it appears and 
     inserting ``product''; and

       (iv) in paragraph (4)--

       (I) by striking ``Commercial item'' in the paragraph 
     heading and inserting ``Commercial product or commercial 
     service'';
       (II) by striking ``commercial item'' in subparagraph (A) 
     after ``applying the'';

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       (III) by striking ``prior commercial item determination'' 
     in subparagraph (A) and inserting ``prior commercial product 
     or commercial service determination'';
       (IV) by striking ``of such item'' in subparagraph (A) and 
     inserting ``of such product or service'';
       (V) by striking ``of an item previously determined to be a 
     commercial item'' in subparagraph (B) and inserting ``of a 
     product or service previously determined to be a commercial 
     product or a commercial service'';
       (VI) by striking ``of a commercial item,'' in subparagraph 
     (B) and inserting ``of a commercial product or a commercial 
     service, as the case may be,'';
       (VII) by striking ``the commercial item determination'' in 
     subparagraph (B) and inserting ``the commercial product or 
     commercial service determination''; and
       (VIII) by striking ``commercial item'' in subparagraph (C); 
     and

       (v) in paragraph (5), by striking ``commercial items'' and 
     inserting ``commercial products or commercial services'';
       (B) in subsection (d)(2), by striking ``commercial items'' 
     each place it appears and inserting ``commercial products or 
     commercial services''; and
       (C) in subsection (h)--
       (i) in paragraph (2), by striking ``commercial items'' and 
     inserting ``commercial products or commercial services''; and
       (ii) by striking paragraph (3).
       (6) Section 2307(f) is amended--
       (A) by striking ``Commercial Items'' in the subsection 
     heading and inserting ``Commercial Products and Commercial 
     Services''; and
       (B) by striking ``commercial items'' in paragraphs (1) and 
     (2) and inserting ``commercial products and commercial 
     services''.
       (7) Section 2320(b) is amended--
       (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``a commercial item, the 
     item'' and inserting ``a commercial product, the product''; 
     and
       (B) in paragraph (9)(A), by striking ``any noncommercial 
     item or process'' and inserting ``any noncommercial product 
     or process''.
       (8) Section 2321(f) is amended--
       (A) in paragraph (1)--
       (i) by striking ``commercial items'' and inserting 
     ``commercial products''; and
       (ii) by striking ``the item'' both places it appears and 
     inserting ``commercial products''; and
       (B) in paragraph (2)(A), in clauses (i) and (ii), by 
     striking ``commercial item'' and inserting ``commercial 
     product''.
       (9) Section 2324(l)(1)(A) is amended by striking 
     ``commercial items'' and inserting ``commercial products or 
     commercial services''.
       (10) Section 2335(b) is amended by striking ``commercial 
     items'' and inserting ``commercial products and commercial 
     services''.
       (d) Amendments to Chapter 140 of Title 10, United States 
     Code.--Chapter 140 of title 10, United States Code, is 
     amended as follows:
       (1) Section 2375 is amended--
       (A) in subsection (a), by striking ``commercial item'' in 
     paragraphs (1) and (2) and inserting ``commercial product or 
     commercial service'';
       (B) in subsections (b) and (c)--
       (i) by striking ``Commercial Items'' in the subsection 
     heading and inserting ``Commercial Products and Commercial 
     Services''; and
       (ii) by striking ``commercial items'' each place it appears 
     and inserting ``commercial products and commercial 
     services''; and
       (C) in subsection (e)(3), by striking ``commercial items'' 
     and inserting ``commercial products and commercial 
     services''.
       (2) Section 2376(1) is amended--
       (A) by striking ``terms `commercial item','' and inserting 
     ``terms `commercial product', `commercial service',''; and
       (B) by striking ``chapter 1 of title 41'' and inserting 
     ``sections 103, 103a, 110, 105, and 102, respectively, of 
     title 41''.
       (3) Section 2377 is amended--
       (A) in subsection (a)--
       (i) in paragraph (2), by striking ``commercial items or, to 
     the extent that commercial items suitable to meet the 
     agency's needs are not available, nondevelopmental items 
     other than commercial items'' and inserting ``commercial 
     services or commercial products or, to the extent that 
     commercial products suitable to meet the agency's needs are 
     not available, nondevelopmental items other than commercial 
     products''; and
       (ii) in paragraph (3), by striking ``commercial items and 
     nondevelopmental items other than commercial items'' and 
     inserting ``commercial services, commercial products, and 
     nondevelopmental items other than commercial products'';
       (B) in subsection (b)--
       (i) in paragraphs (1) and (2), by striking ``commercial 
     items or nondevelopmental items other than commercial items'' 
     and inserting ``commercial services, commercial products, or 
     nondevelopmental items other than commercial products'';
       (ii) in paragraphs (3) and (4), by striking ``commercial 
     items or, to the extent that commercial items suitable to 
     meet the agency's needs are not available, nondevelopmental 
     items other than commercial items'' and inserting 
     ``commercial services or commercial products or, to the 
     extent that commercial products suitable to meet the agency's 
     needs are not available, nondevelopmental items other than 
     commercial products''; and
       (iii) in paragraphs (5) and (6), by striking ``commercial 
     items'' and inserting ``commercial products and commercial 
     services'';
       (C) in subsection (c)--
       (i) in paragraph (2), by striking ``commercial items or, to 
     the extent that commercial items suitable to meet the 
     agency's needs are not available, nondevelopmental items 
     other than commercial items'' and inserting ``commercial 
     services or commercial products or, to the extent that 
     commercial products suitable to meet the agency's needs are 
     not available, nondevelopmental items other than commercial 
     products''; and
       (ii) in paragraph (4), by striking ``items other than 
     commercial items'' and inserting ``products other than 
     commercial products or services other than commercial 
     services'';
       (D) in subsection (d)--
       (i) in the first sentence, by striking ``commercial items'' 
     and inserting ``commercial products or commercial services'';
       (ii) in paragraph (1), by striking ``items'' and inserting 
     ``products or services''; and
       (iii) in paragraph (2), by striking ``items'' and inserting 
     ``products or services''; and
       (E) in subsection (e)(1), by striking ``commercial items'' 
     and inserting ``commercial products and commercial 
     services''.
       (4) Section 2379 is amended--
       (A) by striking ``Commercial Items'' in the headings of 
     subsections (b) and (c) and inserting ``Commercial 
     Products'';
       (B) in subsections (a)(1)(A), (b)(2), and (c)(1)(B), by 
     striking ``, as defined in section 103 of title 41''; and
       (C) by striking ``commercial item'' and ``commercial 
     items'' each place they appear and inserting ``commercial 
     product'' and ``commercial products'', respectively.
       (5) Section 2380 is amended--
       (A) in subsection (a), by striking ``commercial item 
     determinations'' in paragraphs (1) and (2) and inserting 
     ``commercial product and commercial service determinations''; 
     and
       (B) in subsection (b) (as added by section 848 of the 
     National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018)--
       (i) by striking ``Item'' in the subsection heading;
       (ii) by striking ``an item'' each place it appears and 
     inserting ``a product or service'';
       (iii) by striking ``item'' after ``using commercial'' each 
     place it appears;
       (iv) by striking ``prior commercial item determination'' 
     and inserting ``prior commercial product or service 
     determination'';
       (v) by striking ``such item'' and inserting ``such product 
     or service''; and
       (vi) by striking ``the item'' both places it appears and 
     inserting ``the product or service''.
       (6) Section 2380a is amended--
       (A) in subsection (a)--
       (i) by striking ``items and'' and inserting ``products 
     and''; and
       (ii) by striking ``commercial items'' and inserting 
     ``commercial products and commercial services, 
     respectively,''; and
       (B) in subsection (b), by striking ``commercial items'' and 
     inserting ``commercial services''.
       (7) Section 2380B is amended by striking ``commercial 
     item'' and inserting ``commercial product''.
       (8) Amendments to headings, etc.--
       (A) The heading of such chapter is amended to read as 
     follows:

   ``CHAPTER 140--PROCUREMENT OF COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS AND COMMERCIAL 
                              SERVICES''.

       (B) The heading of section 2375 is amended to read as 
     follows:

     ``Sec. 2375. Relationship of other provisions of law to 
       procurement of commercial products and commercial 
       services''.

       (C) The heading of section 2377 is amended to read as 
     follows:

     ``Sec. 2377. Preference for commercial products and 
       commercial services''.

       (D) The heading of section 2379 is amended to read as 
     follows:

     ``Sec. 2379. Procurement of a major weapon system as a 
       commercial product: requirement for prior determination by 
       Secretary of Defense and notification to Congress''.

       (E) The heading of section 2380 is amended to read as 
     follows:

     ``Sec. 2380. Commercial product and commercial service 
       determinations by Department of Defense''.

       (F) The heading of section 2380a is amended to read as 
     follows:

     ``Sec. 2380a. Treatment of certain products and services as 
       commercial products and commercial services''.

       (G) Section 2380B is redesignated as section 2380b and the 
     heading of that section is amended to read as follows:

     ``Sec. 2380b. Treatment of commingled items purchased by 
       contractors as commercial products''.

       (H) The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter 
     is amended to read as follows:

``2375. Relationship of other provisions of law to procurement of 
              commercial products and commercial services.
``2376. Definitions.
``2377. Preference for commercial products and commercial services.
``2379. Procurement of a major weapon system as a commercial product: 
              requirement for prior determination by Secretary of 
              Defense and notification to Congress.

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``2380. Commercial product and commercial service determinations by 
              Department of Defense.
``2380a. Treatment of certain products and services as commercial 
              products and commercial services.
``2380b. Treatment of commingled items purchased by contractors as 
              commercial products.''.
       (e) Other Amendments to Title 10, United States Code.--
     Title 10, United States Code, is further amended as follows:
       (1) Section 2226(b) is amended by striking ``for services'' 
     and all that follows through ``deliverable items'' and 
     inserting ``for services or deliverable items''.
       (2) Section 2384(b)(2) is amended by striking ``commercial 
     items'' and inserting ``commercial products''.
       (3) Section 2393(d) is amended by striking ``commercial 
     items (as defined in section 103 of title 41)'' and inserting 
     ``commercial products or commercial services (as defined in 
     sections 103 and 103a, respectively, of title 41)''.
       (4) Section 2402(d) is amended--
       (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``commercial items'' both 
     places it appears and inserting ``commercial products or 
     commercial services''; and
       (B) in paragraph (2), by striking ``the term'' and all that 
     follows and inserting ``the terms `commercial product' and 
     `commercial service' have the meanings given those terms in 
     sections 103 and 103a, respectively, of title 41.''.
       (5) Section 2408(a)(4)(B) is amended by striking 
     ``commercial items (as defined in section 103 of title 41)'' 
     and inserting ``commercial products or commercial services 
     (as defined in sections 103 and 103a, respectively, of title 
     41)''.
       (6) Section 2410b(c) is amended by striking ``commercial 
     items'' and inserting ``commercial products''.
       (7) Section 2410g(d)(1) is amended by striking ``Commercial 
     items (as defined in section 103 of title 41)'' and inserting 
     ``Commercial products or commercial services (as defined in 
     sections 103 and 103a, respectively, of title 41)''.
       (8) Section 2447a is amended--
       (A) in subsection (a)(2), by striking ``commercial items 
     and technologies'' and inserting ``commercial products and 
     technologies''; and
       (B) in subsection (c), by inserting before the period at 
     the end the following: ``and the term `commercial product' 
     has the meaning given that term in section 103 of title 41''.
       (9) Section 2451(d) is amended by striking ``commercial 
     items'' and inserting ``commercial products (as defined in 
     section 103 of title 41)''.
       (10) Section 2464 is amended--
       (A) in subsection (a)--
       (i) in paragraph (3), by striking ``commercial items'' and 
     inserting ``commercial products or commercial services''; and
       (ii) in paragraph (5), by striking ``The commercial items 
     covered by paragraph (3) are commercial items'' and inserting 
     ``The commercial products or commercial services covered by 
     paragraph (3) are commercial products (as defined in section 
     103 of title 41) or commercial services (as defined in 
     section 103a of such title)''; and
       (B) in subsection (c)--
       (i) by striking ``Commercial Items'' in the subsection 
     heading and inserting ``Commercial Products or Commercial 
     Services''; and
       (ii) by striking ``commercial item'' and inserting 
     ``commercial product or commercial service''.
       (11) Section 2484(f) is amended--
       (A) by striking ``Commercial Items'' in the subsection 
     heading and inserting ``Commercial Products''; and
       (B) by striking ``commercial item'' and inserting 
     ``commercial product''.
       (12) The items relating to chapter 140 in the tables of 
     chapters at the beginning of subtitle A, and at the beginning 
     of part IV of subtitle A, are amended to read as follows:

``140. Procurement of Commercial Products and Commercial Ser2377''.....

       (f) Amendments to Provisions of National Defense 
     Authorization Acts.--
       (1) Section 806(b) of the National Defense Authorization 
     Act for Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 (Public Law 102-190; 10 
     U.S.C. 2302 note) is amended by striking ``commercial items 
     (as defined in section 103 of title 41, United States Code)'' 
     and inserting ``commercial products or commercial services 
     (as defined in sections 103 and 103a, respectively, of title 
     41, United States Code)''.
       (2) Section 821(e) of the Floyd D. Spence National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (as enacted into law 
     by Public Law 106-398; 10 U.S.C. 2302 note) is amended--
       (A) by striking paragraph (2); and
       (B) by redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (2).
       (3) Section 821(b) of the National Defense Authorization 
     Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (Public Law 110-181; 10 U.S.C. 2304 
     note) is amended--
       (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``a commercial item'' and 
     inserting ``a commercial product or a commercial service'';
       (B) in paragraph (2), by striking ``commercial item'' and 
     inserting ``commercial product''; and
       (C) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
       ``(3) The term `commercial service' has the meaning 
     provided by section 103a of title 41, United States Code.''.
       (4) Section 817(d) of the Bob Stump National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003 (Public Law 107-314; 
     10 U.S.C. 2306a note) is amended--
       (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``commercial item 
     exceptions'' and inserting ``commercial product-commercial 
     service exceptions''; and
       (B) in paragraph (2), by striking ``commercial item 
     exception'' and inserting ``commercial product-commercial 
     service exception'';
       (5) Section 852(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (Public Law 109-364; 
     10 U.S.C. 2324 note) is amended by striking ``a commercial 
     item, as defined in section 103 of title 41'' and inserting 
     ``a commercial product or a commercial service, as defined in 
     sections 103 and 103a, respectively, of title 41''.
       (6) Section 805 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2008 (Public Law 110-181; 10 U.S.C. 2330 
     note) is amended--
       (A) in subsection (b), by striking ``commercial items'' in 
     paragraphs (1) and (2)(A) and inserting ``commercial 
     services''; and
       (B) in subsection (c)--
       (i) by striking ``item'' in the headings for paragraphs (1) 
     and (2) and inserting ``services'';
       (ii) in the matter in paragraph (1) preceding subparagraph 
     (A), by striking ``commercial item'' and inserting 
     ``commercial service'';
       (iii) in paragraph (1)(A), by striking ``a commercial item, 
     as described in section 103(5) of title 41'' and inserting 
     ``a service, as described in section 103a(1) of title 41'';
       (iv) in paragraph (1)(C)(i), by striking ``section 103(6) 
     of title 41'' and inserting ``section 103a(2) of title 41''; 
     and
       (v) in paragraph (2), by striking ``item'' and inserting 
     ``service''.
       (7) Section 849(d) of the National Defense Authorization 
     Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (Public Law 114-328; 10 U.S.C. 2377 
     note) is amended--
       (A) by striking ``commercial items'' in paragraph (1) and 
     inserting ``commercial products'';
       (B) by striking ``commercial item'' in paragraph (3)(B)(i) 
     and inserting ``commercial product''; and
       (C) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
       ``(5) Definition.--In this subsection, the term `commercial 
     product' has the meaning given that term in section 103 of 
     title 41.''.
       (8) Section 856(a)(1) of the National Defense Authorization 
     Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (Public Law 114-92; 10 U.S.C. 2377 
     note) is amended by striking ``commercial items or services'' 
     and inserting ``a commercial product or a commercial service, 
     as defined in sections 103 and 103a, respectively, of title 
     41,''.
       (9) Section 879 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2017 (Public Law 114-328; 10 U.S.C. 2302 
     note) is amended--
       (A) in the section heading, by striking ``commercial 
     items'' and inserting ``commercial products'';
       (B) in subsection (a), by striking ``commercial items'' and 
     inserting ``commercial products'';
       (C) in subsection (c)(3)--
       (i) by striking ``Commercial items'' in the paragraph 
     heading and inserting ``Commercial products or commercial 
     services''; and
       (ii) by striking ``commercial items'' and inserting 
     ``commercial products or commercial services''; and
       (D) in subsection (e)(2), by striking ``item'' in 
     subparagraphs (A) and (B) and inserting ``products''.
       (10) Section 880 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2017 (Public Law 114-328; 41 U.S.C. 3301 
     note) is amended by striking ``commercial items'' in 
     subsection (a)(1) and inserting ``commercial products''.
       (g) Conforming Amendments to Other Statutes.--
       (1) Section 604(g) of the American Recovery and 
     Reinvestment Act of 2009 (6 U.S.C. 453b(g)) is amended--
       (A) by striking ``Commercial Items'' in the subsection 
     heading and inserting ``Commercial Products'';
       (B) by striking ``procurement of commercial'' in the first 
     sentence and all that follows through ``items listed'' and 
     inserting ``procurement of commercial products 
     notwithstanding section 1906 of title 41, United States Code, 
     with the exception of commercial products listed''; and
       (C) in the second sentence--
       (i) by inserting ``product'' after ``commercial''; and
       (ii) by striking ``in the'' and all that follows and 
     inserting ``in section 103 of title 41, United States 
     Code.''.
       (2) Section 142 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 
     U.S.C. 1018a) is amended--
       (A) in subsection (e)--
       (i) by striking ``Commercial Items'' in the subsection 
     heading and inserting ``Commercial Products and Commercial 
     Services'';
       (ii) by striking ``that commercial items'' and inserting 
     ``that commercial products or commercial services'';
       (iii) by striking ``special rules for commercial items'' 
     and inserting ``special rules for commercial products and 
     commercial services'';
       (iv) by striking ``without regard to--'' and all that 
     follows through ``dollar limitation'' and inserting ``without 
     regard to any dollar limitation'';
       (v) by striking ``; and'' and inserting a period; and

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       (vi) by striking paragraph (2);
       (B) in subsection (f)--
       (i) by striking ``Items'' in the subsection heading and 
     inserting ``Products and Services'';
       (ii) by striking ``Items'' in the heading of paragraph (2) 
     and inserting ``Products and services''; and
       (iii) by striking ``a commercial item'' in paragraph (2) 
     and inserting ``a commercial product or a commercial 
     service'';
       (C) in subsection (h)--
       (i) by striking ``Items'' in the subsection heading and 
     inserting ``Services''; and
       (ii) by striking ``commercial items'' in paragraph (1) and 
     inserting ``commercial services''; and
       (D) in subsection (l)--
       (i) by redesignating paragraphs (2), (3), (4), and (5) as 
     paragraphs (3), (4), (5), and (6), respectively;
       (ii) by striking paragraph (1) and inserting the following 
     new paragraphs:
       ``(1) Commercial product.--The term `commercial product' 
     has the meaning given the term in section 103 of title 41, 
     United States Code.
       ``(2) Commercial service.--The term `commercial service' 
     has the meaning given the term in section 103a of title 41, 
     United States Code.'';
       (iii) in paragraph (3), as so redesignated, by striking 
     ``in section'' and all that follows and inserting ``in 
     section 152 of title 41, United States Code.'';
       (iv) in paragraph (5), as so redesignated--

       (I) by striking ``Commercial items'' in the paragraph 
     heading and inserting ``Commercial products and commercial 
     services'';
       (II) by striking ``commercial items'' and inserting 
     ``commercial products and commercial services''; and
       (III) by striking ``pursuant to'' and all that follows and 
     inserting ``pursuant to sections 1901 and 3305(a) of title 
     41, United States Code.''; and

       (v) in paragraph (6), as so redesignated, by striking 
     ``pursuant to'' and all that follows and inserting ``pursuant 
     to sections 1901(a)(1) and 3305(a)(1) of title 41, United 
     States Code.''.
       (3) Section 3901(a)(4)(A)(ii)(II) of title 31, United 
     States Code, is amended by striking ``commercial item'' and 
     inserting ``commercial product''.
       (4) Section 2455(c)(1) of the Federal Acquisition 
     Streamlining Act of 1994 (31 U.S.C. 6101 note) is amended by 
     striking ``commercial items'' and inserting ``commercial 
     products''.
       (5) Section 508(f) of the Federal Water Pollution Control 
     Act (33 U.S.C. 1368(f)) is amended--
       (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``commercial items'' and 
     inserting ``commercial products or commercial services''; and
       (B) in paragraph (2), by striking ``the term'' and all that 
     follows and inserting ``the terms `commercial product' and 
     `commercial service' have the meanings given those terms in 
     sections 103 and 103a, respectively, of title 41, United 
     States Code.''.
       (6) Section 3707 of title 40, United States Code, is 
     amended by striking ``a commercial item (as defined in 
     section 103 of title 41)'' and inserting ``a commercial 
     product (as defined in section 103 of title 41) or a 
     commercial service (as defined in section 103a of title 
     41)''.
       (7) Subtitle III of title 40, United States Code, is 
     amended--
       (A) in section 11101(1), by striking ``Commercial item.--
     The term `commercial item' has'' and inserting ``Commercial 
     product.--The term `commercial product' has''; and
       (B) in section 11314(a)(3), by striking ``items'' each 
     place it appears and inserting ``products''.
       (8) Section 8301(g) of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining 
     Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 7606 note) is amended by striking 
     ``commercial items'' and inserting ``commercial products or 
     commercial services''.
       (9) Section 40118(f) of title 49, United States Code, is 
     amended--
       (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``commercial items'' and 
     inserting ``commercial products''; and
       (B) in paragraph (2), by striking ``commercial item'' and 
     inserting ``commercial product''.
       (10) Chapter 501 of title 51, United States Code, is 
     amended--
       (A) in section 50113(c)--
       (i) by striking ``Commercial Item'' in the subsection 
     heading and inserting ``Commercial Product or Commercial 
     Service''; and
       (ii) by striking ``commercial item'' in the second sentence 
     and inserting ``commercial product or commercial service''; 
     and
       (B) in section 50115(b)--
       (i) by striking ``Commercial Item'' in the subsection 
     heading and inserting ``Commercial Product or Commercial 
     Service''; and
       (ii) by striking ``commercial item'' in the second sentence 
     and inserting ``commercial product or commercial service''; 
     and
       (C) in section 50132(a)--
       (i) by striking ``Commercial Item'' in the subsection 
     heading and inserting ``Commercial Service''; and
       (ii) by striking ``commercial item'' in the second sentence 
     and inserting ``commercial service''.
       (h) Savings Provision.--Any provision of law that on the 
     day before the effective date of this section is on a list of 
     provisions of law included in the Federal Acquisition 
     Regulation pursuant to section 1907 of title 41, United 
     States Code, shall be deemed as of that effective date to be 
     on a list of provisions of law included in the Federal 
     Acquisition Regulation pursuant to section 1906 of such 
     title.

     SEC. 832. DEFINITION OF SUBCONTRACT.

       (a) Standard Definition in Title 41, United States Code.--
       (1) In general.--Chapter 1 of title 41, United States Code, 
     is amended--
       (A) by redesignating sections 115 and 116 as sections 116 
     and 117, respectively; and
       (B) by inserting after section 114 the following new 
     section 115:

     ``Sec. 115. Subcontract

       ``(a) In General.--In this subtitle, the term `subcontract' 
     means a contract entered into by a prime contractor or 
     subcontractor for the purpose of obtaining supplies, 
     materials, equipment, or services of any kind under a prime 
     contract. The term includes a transfer of a commercial 
     product or commercial service between divisions, 
     subsidiaries, or affiliates of a contractor or subcontractor.
       ``(b) Matters Not Included.--In this subtitle, the term 
     `subcontract' does not include--
       ``(1) a contract the costs of which are applied to general 
     and administrative expenses or indirect costs; or
       ``(2) an agreement entered into by a contractor or 
     subcontractor for the supply of a commodity, a commercial 
     product, or a commercial service that is intended for use in 
     the performance of multiple contracts.''.
       (2) Clerical amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of chapter 1 of title 41, United States Code, is 
     amended by striking the items relating to sections 115 and 
     116 and inserting the following new items:

``115. Subcontract.
``116. Supplies.
``117. Technical data.''.
       (b) Conforming Amendments to Title 41, United States 
     Code.--Title 41, United States Code, is further amended as 
     follows:
       (1) Section 1502(b)(1) is amended--
       (A) by striking subparagraph (A);
       (B) by redesignating subparagraphs (B) and (C) as 
     subparagraphs (A) and (B), respectively; and
       (C) in subparagraph (B), as so redesignated, by striking 
     ``Subparagraph (B)'' and inserting ``Subparagraph (A)''.
       (2) Section 1906 is amended--
       (A) in subsection (c)--
       (i) by striking paragraph (1);
       (ii) by redesignating paragraphs (2), (3), and (4) as 
     paragraphs (1), (2), and (3), respectively;
       (iii) in paragraph (1), as so redesignated, by striking 
     ``paragraph (3)'' and inserting ``paragraph (2)''; and
       (iv) in paragraph (2), as so redesignated, by striking 
     ``paragraph (2)'' and inserting ``paragraph (1)''; and
       (B) in subsection (e), by striking ``(c)(3)'' both places 
     it appears and inserting ``(c)(2)''.
       (3) Section 3307(e)(2) is amended--
       (A) by striking subparagraph (A);
       (B) by redesignating subparagraphs (B), (C), (D), and (E) 
     as subparagraphs (A), (B), (C), and (D), respectively;
       (C) in subparagraph (C), as so redesignated--
       (i) by striking ``subparagraph (B)'' and inserting 
     ``subparagraph (A)''; and
       (ii) by striking ``subparagraph (C)'' and inserting 
     ``subparagraph (B)''; and
       (D) in subparagraph (D), as so redesignated, by striking 
     ``subparagraph (B)'' and inserting ``subparagraph (A)''.
       (4) Section 3501(a) is amended by striking paragraph (3).
       (c) Incorporation of Title 41 Definition in Chapters 137 
     and 140 of Title 10, United States Code.--
       (1) Definitions for purposes of chapter 137.--Section 
     2302(3) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding 
     at the end the following new subparagraph:
       ``(N) The term `subcontract'.''.
       (2) Definitions for purposes of chapter 140.--
       (A) Section 2375(c) of title 10, United States Code, is 
     amended--
       (i) by striking paragraph (3); and
       (ii) by redesignating paragraph (4) as paragraph (3).
       (B) Section 2376(1) of such title is amended by striking 
     ``and `commercial component' have'' and inserting `` 
     `commercial component', and `subcontract' have''.

     SEC. 833. LIMITATION ON APPLICABILITY TO DEPARTMENT OF 
                   DEFENSE COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS OF CERTAIN 
                   PROVISIONS OF LAW AND CERTAIN EXECUTIVE ORDERS 
                   AND REGULATIONS.

       (a) Inapplicability of Certain Provisions of Law.--
       (1) Section 2375.--Section 2375 of title 10, United States 
     Code, is amended--
       (A) in subsection (b)(2), by striking ``January 1, 2015'' 
     and inserting ``October 13, 1994''; and
       (B) in subsections (b)(2), (c)(2), and (d)(2), by striking 
     ``unless the'' and all that follows and inserting a period.
       (2) Section 2533a.--Section 2533a(i) of such title is 
     amended--
       (A) in the subsection heading, by striking ``Items'' and 
     inserting ``Products''; and
       (B) by striking ``commercial items'' and inserting 
     ``commercial products''.
       (3) Section 2533b.--Section 2533b(h) of such title is 
     amended--
       (A) the subsection heading, by striking ``Items'' and 
     inserting ``Products''; and
       (B) by striking ``commercial items'' each place it appears 
     and inserting ``commercial products''.
       (b) Inapplicability of Certain Executive Orders and 
     Regulations.--Chapter 140 of

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     title 10, United States Code, is amended by inserting after 
     section 2375 the following new section:

     ``Sec. 2375a. Applicability of certain Executive orders and 
       regulations

       ``(a) Executive Orders.--
       ``(1) Commercial contracts.--No Department of Defense 
     commercial contract shall be subject to an Executive order 
     issued after the date of the enactment of this section unless 
     the Executive order specifically provides that it is 
     applicable to contracts for the procurement of commercial 
     products and commercial services by the Department of 
     Defense.
       ``(2) Subcontracts under commercial contracts.--No 
     subcontract under a Department of Defense commercial contract 
     shall be subject to an Executive order issued after the date 
     of the enactment of this section unless the Executive order 
     specifically provides that it is applicable to subcontracts 
     under Department of Defense contracts for the procurement of 
     commercial products and commercial services.
       ``(b) Regulations and Policies.--
       ``(1) Commercial contracts.--No Department of Defense 
     commercial contract shall be subject to any Department of 
     Defense regulation or policy prescribed after the date of the 
     enactment of this section unless the regulation or policy 
     specifically provides that it is applicable to contracts for 
     the procurement of commercial products and commercial 
     services by the Department of Defense.
       ``(2) Subcontracts under commercial contracts.--No 
     subcontract under a Department of Defense commercial contract 
     shall be subject to any Department of Defense regulation or 
     order prescribed after the date of the enactment of this 
     section unless the regulation or policy specifically provides 
     that it is applicable to subcontracts under Department of 
     Defense contracts for the procurement of commercial products 
     and commercial services.
       ``(c) Department of Defense Commercial Contracts.--In this 
     section, the term `Department of Defense commercial contract' 
     means a contract for the procurement of a commercial product 
     or commercial service entered into by the Secretary of 
     Defense.''.
       (c) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of such chapter is amended by inserting after the 
     item relating to section 2375 the following new item:

``2375a. Applicability of certain Executive orders and regulations.''.

     SEC. 834. MODIFICATIONS TO PROCUREMENT THROUGH COMMERCIAL E-
                   COMMERCE PORTALS.

       Section 846 of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
     Fiscal Year 2018 (Public Law 115-91; 41 U.S.C. 1901 note) is 
     amended--
       (1) in subsection (f), by adding at the end the following 
     new paragraph:
       ``(5) A procurement of a product made through a commercial 
     e-commerce portal under the program established pursuant to 
     subsection (a) is deemed to satisfy requirements for full and 
     open competition pursuant to section 2304 of title 10, United 
     States Code, and section 3301 of title 41, United States 
     Code, if--
       ``(A) there are offers from two or more suppliers of such a 
     product or similar product with substantially the same 
     physical, functional, or performance characteristics on the 
     online marketplace; and
       ``(B) the Administrator establishes procedures to implement 
     subparagraph (A) and notifies Congress at least 30 days 
     before implementing such procedures.''.
       (2) by redesignating subsections (j) and (k) as subsections 
     (k) and (l), respectively; and
       (3) by inserting after subsection (i) the following new 
     subsection:
       ``(j) Micro-purchase Threshold.--Notwithstanding section 
     2338 of title 10, United States Code, and section 1902 of 
     title 41, United States Code, the micro-purchase threshold 
     for a procurement of a product through a commercial e-
     commerce portal used under the program established under 
     subsection (a) is $25,000.''.

                  Subtitle D--Industrial Base Matters

     SEC. 841. REQUIREMENT THAT CERTAIN SHIP COMPONENTS BE 
                   MANUFACTURED IN THE NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND 
                   INDUSTRIAL BASE.

       (a) Additional Procurement Limitation.--Section 2534(a) of 
     title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end 
     the following new paragraph:
       ``(6) Components for auxiliary ships.--Subject to 
     subsection (k), the following components:
       ``(A) Auxiliary equipment, including pumps, for all 
     shipboard services.
       ``(B) Propulsion system components, including engines, 
     reduction gears, and propellers.
       ``(C) Shipboard cranes.
       ``(D) Spreaders for shipboard cranes.''.
       (b) Implementation.--Such section is further amended by 
     adding at the end the following new subsection:
       ``(k) Implementation of Auxiliary Ship Component 
     Limitation.--Subsection (a)(6) applies only with respect to 
     contracts awarded by the Secretary of a military department 
     for new construction of an auxiliary ship after the date of 
     the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
     Fiscal Year 2019 using funds available for National Defense 
     Sealift Fund programs or Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy. 
     For purposes of this subsection, the term `auxiliary ship' 
     does not include an icebreaker.''.

     SEC. 842. REPORT ON DOMESTIC SOURCING OF SPECIFIC COMPONENTS 
                   FOR ALL NAVAL VESSELS.

       Not later than March 1, 2019, the Secretary of the Navy 
     shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report 
     that provides a market survey and cost assessment associated 
     with limiting competition to domestic sources for--
       (1) naval vessel components listed in section 2534(a)(3) of 
     title 10, United States Code;
       (2) expanding such list to include all ships authorized 
     using funds available for Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy 
     and Other Procurement, Navy; and
       (3) expanding such list to include waterjet marine 
     propulsion systems, azimuth thrusters, and bow thrusters for 
     all ships authorized using funds available for Shipbuilding 
     and Conversion, Navy and Other Procurement, Navy.

     SEC. 843. REMOVAL OF NATIONAL INTEREST DETERMINATION 
                   REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN ENTITIES.

       (a) In General.--Effective October 1, 2020, a covered NTIB 
     entity operating under a special security agreement pursuant 
     to the National Industrial Security Program shall not be 
     required to obtain a national interest determination as a 
     condition for access to proscribed information.
       (b) Acceleration Authorized.--Notwithstanding the effective 
     date of this section, the Secretary of Defense, in 
     consultation with the Director of the Information Security 
     Oversight Office, may waive the requirement to obtain a 
     national interest determination for a covered NTIB entity 
     operating under such a special security agreement that has--
       (1) a demonstrated successful record of compliance with the 
     National Industrial Security Program; and
       (2) previously been approved for access to proscribed 
     information.
       (c) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) Covered ntib entity.--The term ``covered NTIB entity'' 
     means a person that is a subsidiary located in the United 
     States--
       (A) for which the ultimate parent company and any 
     intermediate parent companies of such subsidiary are located 
     in a country that is part of the national technology and 
     industrial base (as defined in section 2500 of title 10, 
     United States Code); and
       (B) that is subject to the foreign ownership, control, or 
     influence requirements of the National Industrial Security 
     Program.
       (2) Proscribed information.--The term ``proscribed 
     information'' means information that is--
       (A) classified at the level of top secret;
       (B) communications security information (excluding 
     controlled cryptographic items when un-keyed or utilized with 
     unclassified keys);
       (C) restricted data (as defined in section 11 of the Atomic 
     Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. 2014));
       (D) special access program information under section 4.3 of 
     Executive Order No. 13526 (75 Fed. Reg. 707; 50 U.S.C. 3161 
     note) or successor order; or
       (E) designated as sensitive compartmented information.

     SEC. 844. PILOT PROGRAM TO TEST MACHINE-VISION TECHNOLOGIES 
                   TO DETERMINE THE AUTHENTICITY AND SECURITY OF 
                   MICROELECTRONIC PARTS IN WEAPON SYSTEMS.

       (a) Pilot Program Authorized.--The Undersecretary of 
     Defense for Research and Engineering, in coordination with 
     the Defense Microelectronics Activity, shall establish a 
     pilot program to test the feasibility and reliability of 
     using machine-vision technologies to determine the 
     authenticity and security of microelectronic parts in weapon 
     systems.
       (b) Objectives of Pilot Program.--The Undersecretary of 
     Defense for Research and Engineering, in coordination with 
     the Defense Microelectronics Activity, shall design any pilot 
     program conducted under this section to determine the 
     following:
       (1) The effectiveness and technology readiness level of 
     machine-vision technologies to determine the authenticity of 
     microelectronic parts at the time of the creation of such 
     part through final insertion of such part into weapon 
     systems.
       (2) The best method of incorporating machine-vision 
     technologies into the process of developing, transporting, 
     and inserting microelectronics into weapon systems.
       (3) The rules, regulations, or processes that hinder the 
     development and incorporation of machine-vision technologies, 
     and the application of such rules, regulations, or processes 
     to mitigate counterfeit microelectronics proliferation 
     throughout the Department of Defense.
       (c) Consultation.--To develop the pilot program under this 
     section, the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and 
     Engineering, in coordination with the Defense 
     Microelectronics Activity, may consult with the following 
     entities:
       (1) Manufacturers of semiconductors or electronics.
       (2) Industry associations relating to semiconductors or 
     electronics.
       (3) Original equipment manufacturers of products for the 
     Department of Defense.
       (4) Nontraditional defense contractors (as defined in 
     section 2302(9) of title 10, United States Code) that are 
     machine vision companies.
       (5) Federal laboratories (as defined in section 2500(5) of 
     title 10, United States Code).
       (6) Other elements of the Department of Defense that fall 
     under the authority of the Undersecretary of Defense for 
     Research and Engineering.

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       (d) Commencement and Duration.--The pilot program 
     established under this section shall be established not later 
     than April 1, 2019, and all activities under such pilot 
     program shall terminate not later than December 31, 2020.

                   Subtitle E--Small Business Matters

     SEC. 851. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SMALL BUSINESS STRATEGY.

       (a) In General.--Chapter 136 of title 10, United States 
     Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new 
     section:

     ``Sec. 2283. Department of Defense small business strategy

       ``(a) In General.--The Secretary of Defense shall implement 
     a small business strategy for the Department of Defense that 
     meets the requirements of this section.
       ``(b) Unified Management Structure.--As part of the small 
     business strategy described in subsection (a), the Secretary 
     shall ensure that there is a unified management structure 
     within the Department for the functions of the Department 
     relating to--
       ``(1) programs and activities related to small business 
     concerns (as defined in section 3 of the Small Business Act);
       ``(2) manufacturing and industrial base policy; and
       ``(3) any procurement technical assistance program 
     established under chapter 142 of this title.
       ``(c) Purpose of Small Business Programs.--The Secretary 
     shall ensure that programs and activities of the Department 
     of Defense related to small business concerns are carried out 
     so as to further national defense programs and priorities and 
     the statements of purpose for Department of Defense 
     acquisition set forth in section 801 of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (Public Law 115-91; 
     131 Stat. 1449).
       ``(d) Points of Entry Into Defense Market.--The Secretary 
     shall ensure--
       ``(1) that opportunities for small business concerns to 
     contract with the Department of Defense are identified 
     clearly; and
       ``(2) that small business concerns are able to have access 
     to program managers, contracting officers, and other persons 
     using the products or services of such concern to the extent 
     necessary to inform such persons of emerging and existing 
     capabilities of such concerns.
       ``(e) Enhanced Outreach Under Procurement Technical 
     Assistance Program Market.--The Secretary shall enable and 
     promote activities to provide coordinated outreach to small 
     business concerns through any procurement technical 
     assistance program established under chapter 142 of this 
     title to facilitate small business contracting with the 
     Department of Defense.''.
       (b) Implementation.--
       (1) Deadline.--The Secretary of Defense shall develop the 
     small business strategy required by section 2283 of title 10, 
     United States Code, as added by subsection (a), not later 
     than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.
       (2) Notice to congress and publication.--Upon completion of 
     the development of the small business strategy pursuant to 
     paragraph (1), the Secretary shall--
       (A) transmit the strategy to Congress; and
       (B) publish the strategy on a public website of the 
     Department of Defense.
       (c) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end the 
     following new item:

``2283. Department of Defense small business strategy.''.

     SEC. 852. PROMPT PAYMENTS OF SMALL BUSINESS CONTRACTORS.

       Section 2307(a) of title 10, United States Code, is 
     amended--
       (1) by redesignating paragraphs (1) and (2) as 
     subparagraphs (A) and (B), respectively;
       (2) by striking ``The head of any agency may--'' and 
     inserting ``(1) The head of any agency may''; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
       ``(2)(A) For a prime contractor (as defined in section 8701 
     of title 41) that is a small business concern (as defined in 
     section 3 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632)), the 
     head of an agency shall, to the fullest extent permitted by 
     law, establish an accelerated payment date with a goal of 15 
     days after receipt of a proper invoice for the amount due if 
     a specific payment date is not established by contract.
       ``(B) For a prime contractor that subcontracts with a small 
     business concern, the head of an agency shall, to the fullest 
     extent permitted by law, establish an accelerated payment 
     date with a goal of 15 days after receipt of a proper invoice 
     for the amount due if--
       ``(i) a specific payment date is not established by 
     contract; and
       ``(ii) the prime contractor agrees to make payments to the 
     subcontractor in accordance with the accelerated payment 
     date, to the maximum extent practicable, without any further 
     consideration from or fees charged to the subcontractor.''.

     SEC. 853. INCREASED PARTICIPATION IN THE SMALL BUSINESS 
                   ADMINISTRATION MICROLOAN PROGRAM.

       (a) Definitions.--In this section--
       (1) the term ``intermediary'' has the meaning given that 
     term in section 7(m)(11) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 
     636(m)(11)); and
       (2) the term ``microloan program'' means the program 
     established under section 7(m) of the Small Business Act (15 
     U.S.C. 636(m)).
       (b) Microloan Intermediary Lending Limit Increased.--
     Section 7(m)(3)(C) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 
     636(m)(3)(C)) is amended by striking ``$5,000,000'' and 
     inserting ``$6,000,000''.
       (c) Microloan Technical Assistance.--Section 7(m)(4)(E) of 
     the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636(m)(4)(E)) is amended by 
     striking ``25 percent'' each place such term appears and 
     inserting ``50 percent''.
       (d) SBA Study of Microenterprise Participation.--Not later 
     than 1 year after the date of enactment of this section, the 
     Administrator of the Small Business Administration shall 
     conduct a study and submit to the Committee on Small Business 
     and Entrepreneurship of the Senate and the Committee on Small 
     Business of the House of Representatives a report on--
       (1) the operations (including services provided, structure, 
     size, and area of operation) of a representative sample of--
       (A) intermediaries that are eligible to participate in the 
     microloan program and that do participate; and
       (B) intermediaries that are eligible to participate in the 
     microloan program and that do not participate;
       (2) the reasons why eligible intermediaries described in 
     paragraph (1)(B) choose not to participate in the microloan 
     program;
       (3) recommendations on how to encourage increased 
     participation in the microloan program by eligible 
     intermediaries described in paragraph (1)(B); and
       (4) recommendations on how to decrease the costs associated 
     with participation in the microloan program for eligible 
     intermediaries.
       (e) GAO Study on Microloan Intermediary Practices.--Not 
     later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this 
     section, the Comptroller General of the United States shall 
     submit to the Committee on Small Business and 
     Entrepreneurship of the Senate and the Committee on Small 
     Business of the House of Representatives a report 
     evaluating--
       (1) oversight of the microloan program by the Small 
     Business Administration, including oversight of 
     intermediaries participating in the microloan program; and
       (2) the specific processes used by the Small Business 
     Administration to ensure--
       (A) compliance by intermediaries participating in the 
     microloan program; and
       (B) the overall performance of the microloan program.

     SEC. 854. AMENDMENTS TO SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH 
                   PROGRAM AND SMALL BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER 
                   PROGRAM.

       (a) Use of SBIR or STTR Funding for Administrative Costs.--
     Section 9 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 638) is 
     amended--
       (1) in subsection (f)--
       (A) in paragraph (2), by striking ``shall not'' and all 
     that follows through ``make available'' and inserting ``shall 
     not make available''; and
       (B) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
       ``(5) Administrative costs.--A Federal agency may use up to 
     3 percent of its SBIR budget established pursuant to 
     paragraph (1) for the purpose of funding administrative costs 
     of the program.''; and
       (2) in subsection (n)--
       (A) in paragraph (2), by striking ``shall not'' and all 
     that follows through ``make available'' and inserting ``shall 
     not make available''; and
       (B) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
       ``(4) Administrative costs.--A Federal agency may use up to 
     3 percent of its SBIR budget established pursuant to 
     paragraph (1) for the purpose of funding administrative costs 
     of the program.''.
       (b) Expansion of Phase Flexibility.--Section 9(cc) of such 
     Act (15 U.S.C. 638(cc)) is amended by striking ``During 
     fiscal years'' and all that follows through ``may each 
     provide'' and inserting ``During fiscal years 2018 through 
     2022, all agencies participating in the SBIR program may 
     provide''.

     SEC. 855. CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION.

       Section 15 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 644) is 
     amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
       ``(w) Solicitation Notice Regarding Administration of 
     Change Orders for Construction.--
       ``(1) In general.--With respect to any solicitation for the 
     award of a contract for construction anticipated to be 
     awarded to a small business concern, the agency administering 
     such contract shall provide a notice along with the 
     solicitation to prospective bidders and offerors that 
     includes--
       ``(A) information about the agency's policies or practices 
     in complying with the requirements of the Federal Acquisition 
     Regulation relating to the timely definitization of requests 
     for an equitable adjustment; and
       ``(B) information about the agency's past performance in 
     definitizing requests for equitable adjustments in accordance 
     with paragraph (2).
       ``(2) Requirements for agencies.--An agency shall provide 
     the past performance information described under paragraph 
     (1)(B) as follows:
       ``(A) For the 3-year period preceding the issuance of the 
     notice, to the extent such information is available.
       ``(B) With respect to an agency that, on the date of the 
     enactment of this subsection, has not compiled the 
     information described under paragraph (1)(B)--
       ``(i) beginning 1 year after the date of the enactment of 
     this subsection, for the 1-year period preceding the issuance 
     of the notice;

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       ``(ii) beginning 2 years after the date of the enactment of 
     this subsection, for the 2-year period preceding the issuance 
     of the notice; and
       ``(iii) beginning 3 years after the date of the enactment 
     of this subsection and each year thereafter, for the 3-year 
     period preceding the issuance of the notice.
       ``(3) Format of past performance information.--In the 
     notice required under paragraph (1), the agency shall ensure 
     that the past performance information described under 
     paragraph (1)(B) is set forth separately for each 
     definitization action that was completed during the following 
     periods:
       ``(A) Not more than 30 days after receipt of a request for 
     an equitable adjustment.
       ``(B) Not more than 60 days after receipt of a request for 
     an equitable adjustment.
       ``(C) Not more than 90 days after receipt of a request for 
     an equitable adjustment.
       ``(D) Not more than 180 days after receipt of a request for 
     an equitable adjustment.
       ``(E) More than 365 days after receipt of a request for an 
     equitable adjustment.
       ``(F) After the completion of the performance of the 
     contract through a contract modification addressing all 
     undefinitized requests for an equitable adjustment received 
     during the term of the contract.''.

     SEC. 856. BROADBAND AND EMERGING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 
                   COORDINATOR.

       (a) In General.--The Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 631 et 
     seq.) is amended--
       (1) by redesignating section 47 as section 48; and
       (2) by inserting after section 46 the following:

     ``SEC. 47. BROADBAND AND EMERGING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.

       ``(a) Definitions.--In this section--
       ``(1) the term `OII Associate Administrator' means the 
     Associate Administrator for the Office of Investment and 
     Innovation; and
       ``(2) the term `broadband and emerging information 
     technology coordinator' means the employee designated to 
     carry out the broadband and emerging information technology 
     coordination responsibilities of the Administration under 
     subsection (b)(1).
       ``(b) Assignment of Coordinator.--
       ``(1) Assignment of coordinator.--The OII Associate 
     Administrator shall designate a senior employee of the Office 
     of Investment and Innovation to serve as the broadband and 
     emerging information technology coordinator, who--
       ``(A) shall report to the OII Associate Administrator;
       ``(B) shall work in coordination with--
       ``(i) the chief information officer, the chief technology 
     officer, and the head of the Office of Technology of the 
     Administration; and
       ``(ii) any other Associate Administrator of the 
     Administration determined appropriate by the OII Associate 
     Administrator;
       ``(C) has experience developing and implementing 
     telecommunications policy in the private sector or 
     government; and
       ``(D) has demonstrated significant experience in the area 
     of broadband or emerging information technology.
       ``(2) Responsibilities of coordinator.--The broadband and 
     emerging information technology coordinator shall--
       ``(A) coordinate programs of the Administration that assist 
     small business concerns in adopting, making innovations in, 
     and using broadband and other emerging information 
     technologies;
       ``(B) serve as the primary liaison of the Administration to 
     other Federal agencies involved in broadband and emerging 
     information technology policy, including the Department of 
     Commerce, the Department of Agriculture, and the Federal 
     Communications Commission;
       ``(C) identify best practices relating to broadband and 
     emerging information technology that may benefit small 
     business concerns; and
       ``(D) identify and catalog tools and training available 
     through the resource partners of the Administration that 
     assist small business concerns in adopting, making 
     innovations in, and using broadband and emerging 
     technologies.
       ``(3) Travel.--Not more than 20 percent of the hours of 
     service by the broadband and emerging information technology 
     coordinator during any fiscal year shall consist of travel 
     outside the United States to perform official duties.
       ``(c) Broadband and Emerging Technology Training.--
       ``(1) Training.--The OII Associate Administrator shall 
     provide to employees of the Administration training that--
       ``(A) familiarizes employees of the Administration with 
     broadband and other emerging information technologies;
       ``(B) includes--
       ``(i) instruction on counseling small business concerns 
     regarding adopting, making innovations in, and using 
     broadband and other emerging information technologies; and
       ``(ii) information on programs of the Federal Government 
     that provide assistance to small business concerns relating 
     to broadband and emerging information technologies; and
       ``(C) to maximum extent practicable, uses the tools and 
     training cataloged and identified under subsection (b)(2)(D).
       ``(2) Funding.--The Administrator shall use funds made 
     available to the Office of Investment and Innovation to carry 
     out this subsection.
       ``(d) Reports.--
       ``(1) Biennial report on activities.--Not later than 2 
     years after the date on which the OII Associate Administrator 
     makes the first designation of an employee under subsection 
     (b), and every 2 years thereafter, the broadband and emerging 
     information technology coordinator shall submit to the 
     Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship of the 
     Senate and the Committee on Small Business of the House of 
     Representatives a report regarding the programs and 
     activities of the Administration relating to broadband and 
     other emerging information technologies.
       ``(2) Impact of broadband speed and price on small 
     businesses.--
       ``(A) In general.--Subject to appropriations, the Chief 
     Counsel for Advocacy shall conduct a study evaluating the 
     impact of broadband speed and price on small business 
     concerns.
       ``(B) Report.--Not later than 3 years after the date of 
     enactment of the Small Business Broadband and Emerging 
     Information Technology Enhancement Act of 2017, the Chief 
     Counsel for Advocacy shall submit to the Committee on 
     Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the Committee on 
     Small Business and Entrepreneurship of the Senate and the 
     Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Committee on Small 
     Business of the House of Representatives a report on the 
     results of the study under subparagraph (A), including--
       ``(i) a survey of broadband speeds available to small 
     business concerns;
       ``(ii) a survey of the cost of broadband speeds available 
     to small business concerns;
       ``(iii) a survey of the type of broadband technology used 
     by small business concerns; and
       ``(iv) any policy recommendations that may improve the 
     access of small business concerns to comparable broadband 
     services at comparable rates in all regions of the United 
     States.''.
       (b) Entrepreneurial Development.--Section 21(c)(3)(B) of 
     the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 648(c)(3)(B)) is amended--
       (1) in the matter preceding clause (i), by inserting 
     ``accessing broadband and other emerging information 
     technology,'' after ``technology transfer,'';
       (2) in clause (ii), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (3) in clause (iii), by adding ``and'' at the end; and
       (4) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(iv) increasing the competitiveness and productivity of 
     small business concerns by assisting owners of such concerns 
     in accessing broadband and other emerging information 
     technology;''.

     SEC. 857. AMENDMENTS TO THE SMALL BUSINESS INVESTMENT ACT OF 
                   1958.

       (a) Investment in Small Business Investment Companies.--
     Section 302(b) of the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 
     (15 U.S.C. 682(b)) is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1), by inserting before the period the 
     following: ``or, subject to the approval of the appropriate 
     Federal banking agency, 15 percent of such capital and 
     surplus'';
       (2) in paragraph (2), by inserting before the period the 
     following: ``or, subject to the approval of the appropriate 
     Federal banking agency, 15 percent of such capital and 
     surplus''; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(3) Appropriate federal banking agency defined.--For 
     purposes of this subsection, the term `appropriate Federal 
     banking agency' has the meaning given that term under section 
     3 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.''.
       (b) Increase to Maximum Leverage Limit.--Section 
     303(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 
     (15 U.S.C. 683(b)(2)(A)(ii)) is amended by striking 
     ``$150,000,000'' and inserting ``$175,000,000''.

     SEC. 858. CONSOLIDATED BUDGET JUSTIFICATION FOR THE 
                   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION 
                   RESEARCH PROGRAM AND SMALL BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY 
                   TRANSFER PROGRAM.

       (a) Submission With Annual Budget Justification 
     Documents.--The Secretary of Defense, acting through the 
     Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, 
     shall include in the materials submitted to Congress by the 
     Secretary of Defense in support of the budget of the 
     President for each fiscal year (as submitted to Congress 
     under section 1105 of title 31, United States Code) a budget 
     justification for all activities conducted under a Small 
     Business Innovation Research Program or Small Business 
     Technology Transfer Program (as such terms are defined, 
     respectively, in section 9(e) of the Small Business Act (15 
     U.S.C. 638(e))) of the Department of Defense during the 
     previous fiscal year.
       (b) Requirements for Budget Display.--The budget 
     justification under subsection (a) shall include--
       (1) the amount obligated or expended, by appropriation and 
     functional area, for each activity conducted under a Small 
     Business Innovation Research Program or Small Business 
     Technology Transfer Program, with supporting narrative 
     descriptions and rationale for the funding levels; and
       (2) a summary and estimate of funding required during the 
     period covered by the current future-years defense program 
     (as defined under section 221 of title 10, United States 
     Code).
       (c) Termination.--The requirements of this section shall 
     terminate on December 31, 2022.

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     SEC. 859. FUNDING FOR PROCUREMENT TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE 
                   PROGRAM.

       (a) Amount of Assistance From Secretary.--Section 2413(b) 
     of title 10, United States Code, is amended--
       (1) by striking ``not more than 65 percent'' and inserting 
     ``not more than 75 percent''; and
       (2) in paragraph (1), by striking ``more than 65 percent, 
     but not more than 75 percent'' and inserting ``more than 75 
     percent, but not more than 85 percent''.
       (b) Funding for Eligible Entities.--Section 2414(a) of such 
     title is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``$750,000'' and 
     inserting ``$1,000,000'';
       (2) in paragraph (2), by striking ``$450,000'' and 
     inserting ``$750,000'';
       (3) in paragraph (3), by striking ``$300,000'' and 
     inserting ``$450,000''; and
       (4) in paragraph (4), by striking ``$750,000'' and 
     inserting ``$1,000,000''.

     SEC. 860. EXEMPTION OF CERTAIN CONTRACTS FROM THE PERIODIC 
                   INFLATION ADJUSTMENTS TO THE ACQUISITION-
                   RELATED DOLLAR THRESHOLD.

       Subparagraph (B) of section 1908(b)(2) of title 41, United 
     States Code, is amended by inserting ``3131 to 3134,'' after 
     ``sections''.

                       Subtitle F--Other Matters

     SEC. 871. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR NEGOTIATIONS FOR 
                   NONCOMMERCIAL COMPUTER SOFTWARE.

       Section 2322a of title 10, United States Code, is amended 
     by adding at the end the following new subsections:
       ``(c) Rights to Noncommercial Computer Software.--As part 
     of any negotiation for the acquisition of noncommercial 
     computer software, the Secretary of Defense may not require a 
     contractor to sell or otherwise relinquish to the Federal 
     Government any rights to noncommercial computer software 
     developed exclusively at private expense, except for rights 
     related to--
       ``(1) corrections or changes to such software or 
     documentation related to such software furnished to the 
     contractor by the Department of Defense;
       ``(2) such software or documentation related to such 
     software that is otherwise publicly available or that has 
     been released or disclosed by the contractor or subcontractor 
     without restrictions on further use, release, or disclosure, 
     other than a release or disclosure resulting from the sale, 
     transfer, or other assignment of interest in such software or 
     documentation to another party.
       ``(3) such software or documentation related to such 
     software obtained with unlimited rights under another 
     contract with the Federal Government or as a result of such a 
     negotiation; or
       ``(4) such software or documentation related to such 
     software furnished to the Department of Defense under a 
     contract or subcontract that includes--
       ``(A) restricted rights in such software, limited rights in 
     technical data, or government purpose rights, where such 
     restricted rights, limited rights, or government purpose 
     rights have expired; or
       ``(B) government purpose rights, where the contractor's 
     exclusive right to use such software or documentation for 
     commercial purposes has expired.
       ``(d) Consideration of Specially Negotiated Licenses.--The 
     Secretary of Defense shall, to the maximum extent 
     practicable, negotiate and enter into a contract with a 
     contractor for a specially negotiated license for 
     noncommercial computer software or documentation related to 
     such software necessary to support the product support 
     strategy of a major weapon system or subsystem of a major 
     weapon system.''.

     SEC. 872. REMOVAL OF REQUIREMENT FOR RISK AND SENSITIVITY 
                   ANALYSIS OF BASELINE ESTIMATES IN SELECTED 
                   ACQUISITION REPORTS.

       Section 2432(c)(1)(B) of title 10, United States Code, is 
     amended by striking ``, along with the associated risk and 
     sensitivity analysis of that estimate'' each place it 
     appears.

     SEC. 873. PROHIBITION ON ACQUISITION OF SENSITIVE MATERIALS 
                   FROM NON-ALLIED FOREIGN NATIONS.

       (a) In General.--Subchapter V of chapter 148 of title 10, 
     United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 
     2533b the following new section:

     ``Sec. 2533c. Prohibition on acquisition of sensitive 
       materials from non-allied foreign nations

       ``(a) In General.--Except as provided in subsection (c), 
     the Secretary of Defense may not--
       ``(1) procure any end item containing a covered material 
     from any covered nation, except as provided by subsection 
     (c); or
       ``(2) sell any covered material from the National Defense 
     Stockpile, if the National Defense Stockpile Manager 
     determines that such a sale is not in the national interests 
     of the United States, to--
       ``(A) any covered nation; or
       ``(B) any third party that the Secretary reasonably 
     believes is acting as a broker or agent for a covered nation 
     or an entity in a covered nation.
       ``(b) Extension.--Subsection (a) shall apply to prime 
     contracts and subcontracts at any tier.
       ``(c) Exceptions.--Subsection (a) does not apply under the 
     following circumstances:
       ``(1) If the Secretary of Defense determines that covered 
     materials of satisfactory quality and quantity, in the 
     required form, cannot be procured as and when needed.
       ``(2) To the procurement of an end item described in 
     subsection (a)(1) or the sale of any covered material 
     described under subsection (a)(1) by the Secretary outside of 
     the United States for use outside of the United States.
       ``(3) To the purchase by the Secretary of an end item 
     containing a covered material that is--
       ``(A) a commercially available off-the-shelf item (as 
     defined in section 104 of title 41); or
       ``(B) an electronic device, unless the Secretary of 
     Defense, upon the recommendation of the Strategic Materials 
     Protection Board pursuant to section 187 of this title, 
     determines that the domestic availability of a particular 
     electronic device is critical to national security.
       ``(d) Definitions.--In this section:
       ``(1) Covered material.--The term `covered material' 
     means--
       ``(A) samarium-cobalt magnets;
       ``(B) neodymium-iron-boron magnets;
       ``(C) tungsten penetrators; and
       ``(D) tungsten or tungsten alloy spheres and cubes.
       ``(2) Covered nation.--The term `covered nation' means--
       ``(A) the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea;
       ``(B) the People's Republic of China;
       ``(C) the Russian Federation; and
       ``(D) the Islamic Republic of Iran.
       ``(3) End item.--The term `end item' has the meaning given 
     in section 2533b(m) of this title.''.
       (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of contents at the 
     beginning of such subchapter is amended by inserting after 
     the item relating to section 2533b the following item:

``2533c. Prohibition on acquisition of sensitive materials from non-
              allied foreign nations.''.

     SEC. 874. TRANSFER OR POSSESSION OF DEFENSE ITEMS FOR 
                   NATIONAL DEFENSE PURPOSES.

       (a) Transfer and Possession Exceptions.--Section 922(o)(2) 
     of title 18, United States Code, is amended--
       (1) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``or by'' and 
     inserting ``, by, or under the authority of'';
       (2) by striking ``or'' at the end of subparagraph (A);
       (3) by striking the period at the end of subparagraph (B) 
     and inserting a semicolon; and
       (4) by inserting after subparagraph (B) the following new 
     subparagraphs:
       ``(C) a transfer to, or possession by, a licensed 
     manufacturer or licensed importer (if, with respect to a 
     transfer, such transfer has been approved by the Attorney 
     General in accordance with law) for purposes of--
       ``(i) joint production of a weapon, or integration or 
     incorporation into another article or device;
       ``(ii) calibration, testing, or research and development;
       ``(iii) permanent or temporary export, or temporary import, 
     otherwise in accordance with law; or
       ``(iv) training of Federal, State, local, or foreign 
     government personnel;
       ``(D) a transfer to, or possession by, a licensee for the 
     purpose of repair and return of the same to a lawful 
     possessor; or
       ``(E) notwithstanding subsection (g)(5)(B), possession by 
     foreign government personnel for official training purposes 
     under the direct and continuous supervision of an authorized 
     Federal, State, or local government official, or a licensee 
     as described in subparagraph (C), provided that, upon 
     completion of the training, such foreign government personnel 
     shall relinquish possession of the same to such official or 
     licensee.''.
       (b) Importation Requirements.--Section 925(d) of such title 
     is amended--
       (1) in paragraph (3)--
       (A) by inserting ``except as provided in paragraph (5),'' 
     before ``is of''; and
       (B) by striking ``or'' at the end;
       (2) in paragraph (4), by striking the period at the end and 
     inserting ``; or''; and
       (3) by inserting after paragraph (4) the following new 
     paragraph:
       ``(5) is being imported or brought in by a licensed 
     manufacturer or licensed importer in conformity with, and 
     solely for a purpose described in subparagraph (A), (C), (D), 
     or (E) of section 922(o)(2).''.
       (c) Effective Date.--This section and the amendments made 
     by this section shall take effect 30 days after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act.

     SEC. 875. EXPEDITED HIRING AUTHORITY FOR SHORTAGE CATEGORY 
                   POSITIONS IN THE ACQUISITION WORKFORCE.

       Section 1703(j) of title 41, United States Code, is 
     amended--
       (1) in paragraph (1)--
       (A) by striking ``sections 3304, 5333, and 5753 of title 
     5'' and inserting ``section 3304 of title 5'';
       (B) by striking ``authorities in those sections'' and 
     inserting ``authority in such section''; and
       (C) by striking ``certain Federal acquisition positions (as 
     described in subsection (g)(1)(A))'' and inserting ``the 
     Federal acquisition provisions described in paragraph (2)''; 
     and
       (2) by redesignating paragraph (2) as paragraph (3);
       (3) by inserting after paragraph (1) the following new 
     paragraph:
       ``(2) Positions described.--The Federal acquisition 
     positions described in this paragraph are the following:
       ``(A) Any position listed in (g)(1)(A).
       ``(B) All positions in the General Schedule Realty series 
     (GS-1170).''; and

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       (4) in paragraph (3) (as so redesignated), by striking 
     ``September 30, 2017'' and inserting ``September 30, 2021''.

     SEC. 876. EXTENSION OF PROHIBITION ON PROVIDING FUNDS TO THE 
                   ENEMY.

       Section 841(n) of the Carl Levin and Howard P. ``Buck'' 
     McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
     2015 (Public Law 113-291; 127 Stat. 3455; 10 U.S.C. 2302 
     note) is amended by striking ``December 31, 2019'' and 
     inserting ``December 31, 2021''.

     SEC. 877. REPEAL OF CERTAIN DETERMINATIONS REQUIRED FOR 
                   GRANTS OF EXCEPTIONS TO COST OR PRICING DATA 
                   CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS AND WAIVERS OF COST 
                   ACCOUNTING STANDARDS.

       Section 817(b) of the Bob Stump National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003 (Public Law 107-314; 
     10 U.S.C. 2306a note) is amended--
       (1) by striking paragraph (1); and
       (2) by redesignating paragraphs (2) and (3) as paragraphs 
     (1) and (2), respectively.

     SEC. 878. REPORTING ON PROJECTS PERFORMED THROUGH 
                   TRANSACTIONS OTHER THAN CONTRACTS, COOPERATIVE 
                   AGREEMENTS, AND GRANTS.

       (a) Report Required.--Not later than December 31, 2018, and 
     each December 31 thereafter through December 31, 2021, the 
     Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional 
     defense committees a report covering the preceding fiscal 
     year on projects described in subsection (b).
       (b) Contents.--Each report under subsection (a) shall 
     include--
       (1) for each project performed through a transaction (other 
     than contracts, cooperative agreements, and grants) entered 
     into pursuant to section 2371 or 2371b of title 10, United 
     States Code, for which payments made by the Department of 
     Defense exceeded $5,000,000 for such transaction--
       (A) an identification of the element of the Department of 
     Defense and the person or entity outside of the Department of 
     Defense entering into such transaction;
       (B) the date of entry into such transaction;
       (C) the amount of the payments made by the Department of 
     Defense for such transaction;
       (D) the goals and status of each project carried out under 
     such transaction; and
       (E) the start date and anticipated end date of each project 
     carried out under such transaction; and
       (2) a description of the mechanisms, including any 
     policies, guidance, and reporting requirements, established 
     by the Secretary of Defense to regulate the use of authority 
     relating to a transaction (other than contracts, cooperative 
     agreements, and grants) entered into pursuant to section 2371 
     or 2371b of title 10, United States Code.

     SEC. 879. STANDARDIZATION OF FORMATTING AND PUBLIC 
                   ACCESSIBILITY OF DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE REPORTS 
                   TO CONGRESS.

       (a) Briefing Required.--Not later than March 1, 2019, the 
     Secretary of Defense shall provide a briefing to the 
     Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives 
     on a plan to standardize the formatting and public 
     accessibility of unclassified Department of Defense reports 
     required by Congress. Such briefing shall include a 
     description of the method--
       (1) for ensuring that reports are created in a platform-
     independent, machine-readable format that can be retrieved, 
     downloaded, indexed, and searched by commonly used web search 
     applications; and
       (2) for providing a publically accessible online repository 
     of unclassified reports of the Department of Defense issued 
     since January 1, 2010, including protocols for inclusion of 
     unclassified reports that, as determined by the Secretary, 
     may not be appropriate for public release in their entirety.
       (b) Implementation.--Such plan shall be implemented not 
     later than March 1, 2020.

     SEC. 880. DEFENDING UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATIONS.

       (a) Findings.--Congress makes the following findings:
       (1) In its 2011 ``Annual Report to Congress on Military and 
     Security Developments Involving the People's Republic of 
     China'', the Department of Defense stated that, ``China's 
     defense industry has benefitted from integration with a 
     rapidly expanding civilian economy and science and technology 
     sector, particularly elements that have access to foreign 
     technology. Progress within individual defense sectors 
     appears linked to the relative integration of each, through 
     China's civilian economy, into the global production and R&D 
     chain . . . Information technology companies in particular, 
     including Huawei, Datang, and Zhongxing, maintain close ties 
     to the PLA.''.
       (2) In a 2011 report titled ``The National Security 
     Implications of Investments and Products from the People's 
     Republic of China in the Telecommunications Sector'', the 
     United States China Commission stated that ``[n]ational 
     security concerns have accompanied the dramatic growth of 
     China's telecom sector. . . . Additionally, large Chinese 
     companies--particularly those `national champions' prominent 
     in China's `going out' strategy of overseas expansion--are 
     directly subject to direction by the Chinese Communist Party, 
     to include support for PRC state policies and goals.''.
       (3) The Commission further stated in its report that 
     ``[f]rom this point of view, the clear economic benefits of 
     foreign investment in the U.S. must be weighed against the 
     potential security concerns related to infrastructure 
     components coming under the control of foreign entities. This 
     seems particularly applicable in the telecommunications 
     industry, as Chinese companies continue systematically to 
     acquire significant holdings in prominent global and U.S. 
     telecommunications and information technology companies.''.
       (4) In its 2011 Annual Report to Congress, the United 
     States China Commission stated that ``[t]he extent of the 
     state's control of the Chinese economy is difficult to 
     quantify . . . There is also a category of companies that, 
     though claiming to be private, are subject to state 
     influence. Such companies are often in new markets with no 
     established SOE leaders and enjoy favorable government 
     policies that support their development while posing 
     obstacles to foreign competition. Examples include Chinese 
     telecoms giant Huawei and such automotive companies as 
     battery maker BYD and vehicle manufacturers Geely and 
     Chery.''.
       (5) General Michael Hayden, who served as Director of the 
     Central Intelligence Agency and Director of the National 
     Security Agency, stated in July 2013 that Huawei had ``shared 
     with the Chinese state intimate and extensive knowledge of 
     foreign telecommunications systems it is involved with.''.
       (6) The Federal Bureau of Investigation, in a February 2015 
     Counterintelligence Strategy Partnership Intelligence Note 
     stated that, ``[w]ith the expanded use of Huawei Technologies 
     Inc. equipment and services in U.S. telecommunications 
     service provider networks, the Chinese Government's potential 
     access to U.S. business communications is dramatically 
     increasing. Chinese Government-supported telecommunications 
     equipment on U.S. networks may be exploited through Chinese 
     cyber activity, with China's intelligence services operating 
     as an advanced persistent threat to U.S. networks.''.
       (7) The Federal Bureau of Investigation further stated in 
     its February 2015 counterintelligence note that, ``China 
     makes no secret that its cyber warfare strategy is predicated 
     on controlling global communications network 
     infrastructure.''.
       (8) At a hearing before the Committee on Armed Services of 
     the House of Representatives on September 30, 2015, Deputy 
     Secretary of Defense Robert Work, responding to a question 
     about the use of Huawei telecommunications equipment, stated, 
     ``In the Office of the Secretary of Defense, absolutely not. 
     And I know of no other--I don't believe we operate in the 
     Pentagon, any [Huawei] systems in the Pentagon.''.
       (9) At such hearing, the Commander of the United States 
     Cyber Command, Admiral Mike Rogers, responding to a question 
     about why such Huawei telecommunications equipment is not 
     used, stated, ``as we look at supply chain and we look at 
     potential vulnerabilities within the system, that it is a 
     risk we felt was unacceptable.''.
       (10) In March 2017, ZTE Corporation pled guilty to 
     conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic 
     Powers Act by illegally shipping United States-origin items 
     to Iran, paying the United States Government a penalty of 
     $892,360,064 dollars for activity between January 2010 and 
     January 2016.
       (11) The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets 
     Control issued a subpoena to Huawei as part of a Federal 
     investigation of alleged violations of trade restrictions on 
     Cuba, Iran, Sudan, and Syria.
       (12) In the bipartisan Permanent Select Committee on 
     Intelligence of the House of Representatives ``Investigative 
     Report on the United States National Security Issues Posed by 
     Chinese Telecommunication Companies Huawei and ZTE'' released 
     in 2012, it was recommended that ``U.S. government systems, 
     particularly sensitive systems, should not include Huawei or 
     ZTE equipment, including in component parts. Similarly, 
     government contractors--particularly those working on 
     contracts for sensitive U.S. programs--should exclude ZTE or 
     Huawei equipment in their systems.''.
       (13) Christopher Wray, who serves as Director of the 
     Federal Bureau of Investigation, stated in February 2018 
     during a hearing of the Select Committee on Intelligence of 
     the Senate that he was ``deeply concerned about the risks of 
     allowing any company or entity that is beholden to foreign 
     governments that don't share our values to gain positions of 
     power inside our telecommunications networks. That provides 
     the capacity to exert pressure or control over our 
     telecommunications infrastructure. It provides the capacity 
     to maliciously modify or steal information. And it provides 
     the capacity to conduct undetected espionage.'' Admiral Mike 
     Rogers, who served as Director of the National Security 
     Agency, agreed with Director Wray's characterization, and 
     added that Government programs need ``to look long and hard 
     at companies like this''.
       (14) Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, Federal 
     Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray, Director 
     of the Defense Intelligence Agency General Robert Ashley, 
     Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency 
     Robert Cardillo, Director of the National Security Agency 
     Admiral Michael Rogers, and Director of the Central 
     Intelligence Agency Michael Pompeo all indicated by show of 
     hands in February 2018 at a hearing of the Select Committee 
     on Intelligence of the Senate that they would not ``use 
     products or services from Huawei or ZTE''.
       (15) General Paul Nakasone, who served as the Commanding 
     General of United States Army Cyber Command, stated during 
     his

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     confirmation hearing to be National Security Agency director 
     in March 2018 before the Select Committee on Intelligence of 
     the Senate that he ``would not'' use any Huawei, China 
     Unicom, or China Telecom products nor would he recommend his 
     family do so.
       (b) Prohibition on Certain Telecommunications Services or 
     Equipment.--
       (1) Prohibition on agency use or procurement.--Except as 
     provided in paragraph (3), beginning not later than January 
     1, 2021, the head of an agency may not procure or obtain, may 
     not extend or renew a contract to procure or obtain, and may 
     not enter into a contract (or extend or renew a contract) 
     with an entity that uses any equipment, system, or service 
     that uses covered telecommunications equipment or services as 
     a substantial or essential component of any system, or as 
     critical technology as part of any system.
       (2) Implementation plan.--By not later than 180 days after 
     the date of the enactment of this Act, each agency shall 
     develop a plan to implement paragraph (1) throughout the 
     agency's supply chain and shall submit such plan to the 
     appropriate congressional committees. Each such plan shall be 
     submitted in unclassified form, but may contain a classified 
     annex. The plan for an agency shall include, but not be 
     limited to, how the agency plans to deal with the impact of 
     white label technology on its supply chain whereby the 
     original manufacturer of technology is not readily apparent 
     to a purchaser or user.
       (3) Waiver.--The head of an agency may, on a one time 
     basis, waive the requirement under paragraph (1) with respect 
     to an entity that requests such a waiver. Such a waiver may 
     be provided for a period of not more than two years if the 
     entity seeking the waiver--
       (A) can demonstrate a compelling justification for 
     additional time to implement such paragraph;
       (B) submits to the head of the agency, who then submits to 
     the appropriate congressional committees within 30 days, a 
     full and complete laydown of the presence of covered 
     telecommunications equipment or services in the entity's 
     supply chain and a phase-out plan to eliminate such covered 
     telecommunications equipment or services from its systems;
       (C) does not permit real-time access to its networks to an 
     entity located or substantially located in a covered foreign 
     country; and
       (D) provides a written guarantee to the head of the agency 
     that it will not procure such covered telecommunications 
     equipment or services again.
       (4) Covered components.--With respect to a covered 
     component of an entity for which such entity reasonably 
     believes will not need to be replaced during the 5-year 
     period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act, 
     such entity shall provide a written assurance to the head of 
     the agency for which such covered component is in use that 
     such entity shall replace such covered component, at the end 
     of such covered component's reasonable lifecycle, with a 
     comparable component that is manufactured by a person other 
     than Huawei Technologies Company or ZTE Corporation (or any 
     subsidiary, successor entity, or affiliate of such entities).
       (5) Definitions.--In this section:
       (A) The term ``appropriate congressional committees'' means 
     the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and House of 
     Representatives, the Permanent Select Committee on 
     Intelligence of the House of Representatives, the Select 
     Committee on Intelligence of the Senate, the Committee on 
     Oversight and Government Reform of the House of 
     Representatives, and the Committee on Homeland Security and 
     Governmental Affairs of the Senate.
       (B) The term ``agency'' has the meaning given that term in 
     section 551 of title 5, United States Code.
       (C) The term ``covered foreign country'' means the People's 
     Republic of China.
       (D) The term ``covered telecommunications equipment or 
     services'' means any of the following:
       (i) Telecommunications equipment produced by Huawei 
     Technologies Company or ZTE Corporation (or any subsidiary, 
     successor entity, or affiliate of such entities).
       (ii) Telecommunications services provided by such entities 
     or using such equipment.
       (iii) Telecommunications equipment or services produced or 
     provided by an entity that the head of the relevant agency 
     reasonably believes to be an entity owned or controlled by, 
     or otherwise connected to, the government of a covered 
     foreign country.
       (E) The term ``covered component'' means any component 
     that--
       (i) is part of any equipment, system, or service that uses 
     covered telecommunications equipment or services;
       (ii) is produced by Huawei Technologies Company or ZTE 
     Corporation (or any subsidiary, successor entity, or 
     affiliate of such entities); and
       (iii) cannot route or redirect data traffic or visibility 
     into any data or packets such equipment, system, or service 
     transmits or manipulates.
       (c) Report.--
       (1) In general.--The Director of National Intelligence, in 
     coordination with the Director of the Federal Bureau of 
     Investigation and the Secretaries of State, Homeland 
     Security, and Defense, shall develop a report outlining the 
     national security risks of use of Huawei and ZTE technology, 
     especially as it relates to evidence of malicious software or 
     hardware that enables unauthorized network access or control 
     and the type and level of risk, and a plan to share such 
     report, based on appropriate access to classified 
     information, with U.S. allies, partners, and U.S. cleared 
     defense contractors and telecommunications services 
     providers.
       (2) Unclassified version.--In addition to the classified 
     report required by paragraph (1), an unclassified version of 
     the report shall be made available for U.S. allies and 
     partners as well as impacted telecommunication companies that 
     do not have access to classified information.
       (3) Deadline.--The reports required by paragraph (1) and 
     paragraph (2) of this subsection shall be submitted to the 
     appropriate congressional committees (as defined in 
     subsection (b)(4) of this section) not later than 180 days 
     after the date of the enactment of this Act.

      TITLE IX--DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT

 Subtitle A--Organization and Management of the Department of Defense 
                               Generally

     SEC. 901. AUTHORITY OF SECRETARY OF DEFENSE TO DETERMINE 
                   COMMAND AND CONTROL RELATIONSHIPS.

       Section 113 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by 
     inserting after subsection (k) the following:
       ``(l) Command and Control Authority.--The Secretary of 
     Defense shall have the authority to determine command and 
     control relationships within the military departments, 
     Defense Agencies, and other organizations and elements of the 
     Department of Defense, including the United States Fleet 
     Forces Command and the United States Transportation Command, 
     as necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the Secretary 
     under this title.''.

     SEC. 902. CIVILIAN PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT.

       Section 129 of title 10, United States Code, is amended--
       (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``Any constraint or 
     limitation in terms of man years, end strength, full-time 
     equivalent positions, or maximum number of employees shall be 
     developed on the basis of those factors and shall be subject 
     to adjustment solely for reasons of changed circumstances.'' 
     and inserting ``The cost of the civilian workforce as 
     prescribed by Department of Defense Instruction 7041.04, 
     issued in 2013 or any successor guidance, shall be compared 
     to the costs of the military and contract workforces, 
     consistent with the requirements of section 129a, 2461, and 
     2463 of this title.''; and
       (2) in subsection (c)(2)--
       (A) in each of subparagraphs (A) and (B), by inserting 
     ``and associated costs'' after ``projected size''; and
       (B) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``that have been taken 
     to identify offsetting reductions and avoid unnecessary 
     overall growth in the size of the civilian workforce'' and 
     inserting ``to reduce the overall costs of the total force of 
     military, civilian, and contract workforces consistent with 
     sections 129a, 2461, and 2463 of this title''.

     SEC. 903. PERFORMANCE OF CIVILIAN FUNCTIONS BY MILITARY 
                   PERSONNEL.

       Section 129a(g)(1) of title 10, United States Code, is 
     amended--
       (1) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``or required by a 
     mission'' and inserting ``pursuant to Department of Defense 
     Instruction 7041.04, issued on July 3, 2013, or any successor 
     guidance, and when required by a mission within the military 
     occupational specialty for which the military personnel have 
     been trained''; and
       (2) in subparagraph (B), by inserting ``, and only if the 
     functions to be performed by military personnel are 
     consistent with the training requirements for the military 
     occupational specialty for which such personnel have been 
     trained'' before the period at the end.

     SEC. 904. ROLES OF UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR POLICY AND 
                   UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR INTELLIGENCE.

       (a) Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.--Section 134(b) 
     of title 10, United States Code, is amended--
       (1) by redesignating paragraphs (3) and (4) as paragraphs 
     (4) and (5), respectively;
       (2) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following new 
     paragraph (3):
       ``(3) Subject to the authority, direction, and control of 
     the Secretary of Defense, the Under Secretary shall be 
     responsible and have the overall direction and supervision 
     for--
       ``(A) the development, implementation, and integration 
     across the Department of Defense of the National Defense 
     Strategy and strategic policy guidance for the activities of 
     the Department of Defense across all geographic regions and 
     military functions and domains; and
       ``(B) the integration of the activities of the Department 
     of Defense into the National Security Strategy of the United 
     States.''; and
       (3) in paragraph (4), as redesignated by paragraph (1) of 
     this subsection, by inserting ``policy making'' before 
     ``activities''.
       (b) Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.--Section 
     137(b) of title 10, United States Code, as amended by section 
     1621, is further amended--
       (1) in paragraph (3), by striking ``; and'' and inserting a 
     semicolon;
       (2) by redesignating paragraph (4) as paragraph (5); and
       (3) by inserting after paragraph (3) the following new 
     paragraph (4):

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       ``(4) have responsibility for supervising and directing, 
     and overseeing Department of Defense activities, other than 
     policy making activities, with respect to technology 
     protection relating to export controls; and''.

     SEC. 905. DESIGNATION OF NAVY COMMANDERS.

       Section 5013 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by 
     adding at the end the following new subsections:
       ``(h) The Secretary of the Navy shall designate a single 
     commander within the Department of the Navy who shall serve 
     as the official with principal responsibility in such 
     Department for ensuring that forces of the Navy are available 
     for tasking and deployment, including forces that may be 
     operating from a forward deployed location.
       ``(i) The Secretary of the Navy shall designate a single 
     commander within the Department of the Navy who shall serve 
     as the official with principal responsibility in such 
     Department for the oversight and management of the shipyards 
     of the Navy, including shipyards outside the United 
     States.''.

  Subtitle B--Comprehensive Pentagon Bureaucracy Reform and Reduction

     SEC. 911. AUTHORITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CHIEF 
                   MANAGEMENT OFFICER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF 
                   DEFENSE.

       (a) Authorities and Responsibilities.--
       (1) In general.--Section 132a(b) of title 10, United States 
     Code, is amended--
       (A) by amending paragraph (3) to read as follows:
       ``(3) Exercising authority, direction, and control over the 
     Defense Agencies and Department of Defense Field Activities 
     with respect to the covered activities.''; and
       (B) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(7) Serving as the official with principal responsibility 
     in the Department for minimizing the duplication of efforts 
     and maximizing efficiency and effectiveness among all 
     organizations and elements of the Department (other than the 
     military departments) with respect to the covered 
     activities.''.
       (2) Budget authority.--Section 132a of title 10, United 
     States Code (as amended by paragraph (1)) is further 
     amended--
       (A) by redesignating subsections (c) and (d) as subsections 
     (d) and (e) respectively; and
       (B) by inserting after subsection (b) the following:
       ``(c) Budget Authority.--
       ``(1)(A) The Secretary of Defense, acting through the Under 
     Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), shall require the head of 
     each Defense Agency and Department of Defense Field Activity 
     to transmit the proposed budget for the covered activities of 
     such Agency or Activity for a fiscal year and for the period 
     covered by the future-years defense program submitted to 
     Congress under section 221 of this title for that fiscal year 
     to the Chief Management Officer for review under subparagraph 
     (B) before submitting the proposed budget to the Under 
     Secretary of Defense (Comptroller). 
       ``(B) The Chief Management Officer shall review each 
     proposed budget transmitted under subparagraph (A) and, not 
     later than January 31 of the year preceding the fiscal year 
     for which the budget is proposed, shall submit to the 
     Secretary of Defense a report containing the comments of the 
     Chief Management Officer with respect to all such proposed 
     budgets, together with the certification of the Chief 
     Management Officer regarding whether each proposed budget 
     achieves an adequate level of efficiency and effectiveness 
     with respect to the covered activities.
       ``(C) Not later than March 31 of each year, the Secretary 
     of Defense shall submit to Congress a report that includes 
     the following:
       ``(i) Each proposed budget for the covered activities of a 
     Defense Agency or a Department of Defense Field Activity that 
     was transmitted to the Chief Management Officer under 
     subparagraph (A).
       ``(ii) Identification of each proposed budget contained in 
     the most-recent report submitted under subparagraph (B) that 
     the Chief Management Officer did not certify as achieving an 
     adequate level of efficiency and effectiveness with respect 
     to the covered activities.
       ``(iii) A discussion of the actions that the Secretary 
     proposes to take, together with any recommended legislation 
     that the Secretary considers appropriate, to address the 
     inadequate levels of efficiency and effectiveness achieved by 
     the proposed budgets identified in the report.
       ``(iv) Any additional comments that the Secretary considers 
     appropriate regarding the inadequate levels of efficiency and 
     effectiveness achieved by the proposed budgets.
       ``(2) None of the funds authorized to be appropriated or 
     otherwise made available for any fiscal year for the covered 
     activities of a Defense Agency or a Department of Defense 
     Field Activity may be obligated or expended unless--
       ``(A) the head of the Agency or Activity submits to the 
     Chief Management Officer a plan for the obligation and 
     expenditure of such funds; and
       ``(B) the Chief Management Officer approves the plan.
       ``(3) Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to 
     modify or interfere with the budget-related responsibilities 
     of the Director of National Intelligence.''.
       (3) Covered activities defined.--Section 132a of title 10, 
     United States Code (as amended by paragraphs (1) and (2)) is 
     further amended by adding at the end the following:
       ``(f) Covered Activities Defined.--In this section, the 
     term `covered activities' means any activity relating to 
     civilian resources management, logistics management, services 
     contracting, or real estate management.''.
       (b) Streamlining of Certain Functions Across the Department 
     of Defense.--
       (1) Streamlining of functions.--
       (A) In general.--Except as provided in subparagraph (B), 
     not later than January 1, 2021, and not less frequently than 
     once every five years thereafter, the Secretary of Defense, 
     acting through the Chief Management Officer of the Department 
     Defense, shall reduce or eliminate duplicative functions 
     across all organizations and elements of the Department of 
     Defense with respect to the covered activities.
       (B) Exception.--The military services shall not be included 
     in any reductions or eliminations carried out under 
     subparagraph (A) on or before January 1, 2021.
       (2) Certification and review of cost savings.--
       (A) Certification.--Not later January 1, 2021, the Chief 
     Management Officer shall certify to the congressional defense 
     committees that the reductions and eliminations carried out 
     under paragraph (1) accomplished savings with respect to the 
     total amount obligated and expended for the covered 
     activities in fiscal year 2020 that were not less than 25 
     percent of the baseline amount.
       (B) GAO review.--Not later than 30 days after the 
     submission of the certification under subparagraph (A), the 
     Comptroller General of the United States shall submit to the 
     congressional defense committees a report that verifies 
     whether the savings reported by the Chief Management Officer 
     under such subparagraph are accurate.
       (C) Baseline amount.--For the purposes of this paragraph, 
     the baseline amount is the total amount obligated and 
     expended by organizations and elements of the Department of 
     Defense other than the military services for fiscal year 2018 
     for the covered activities--
       (i) increased by a credit for the amount of any reductions 
     in the costs of such activities that are documented, as of 
     the date that is 90 days after the date of the enactment of 
     this Act, as having been accomplished in accordance with 
     section 346 of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
     Fiscal Year 2016 (Public Law 114-92;.10 U.S.C. 111 note); and
       (ii) decreased by the amount of any reductions in costs for 
     such activities that are documented, as of the date that is 
     90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, as 
     having been accomplished in accordance with other sections of 
     this subtitle.
       (D) Treatment of certain cost savings.--For the purposes of 
     calculating the percentage cost savings accomplished by the 
     Chief Management Officer under subparagraph (A), any 
     reduction in costs documented, as of the date that is 90 days 
     after the date of the enactment of this Act, as having been 
     accomplished in accordance with section 346 of the National 
     Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (Public Law 
     114-92;.10 U.S.C. 111 note) shall be treated as a reduction 
     accomplished by the Chief Management Officer under paragraph 
     (1).
       (3) Plan and review.--
       (A) Plan required.--Not later than March 1, 2020, the Chief 
     Management Officer shall submit to the congressional defense 
     committees a plan for complying with paragraphs (1) and (2).
       (B) GAO review.--Not later than 30 days after the 
     submission of the plan under subparagraph (A), the 
     Comptroller General of the United States shall submit to the 
     congressional defense committees a report that verifies--
       (i) whether the plan submitted under subparagraph (A) is 
     feasible; and
       (ii) whether any cost savings expected to result from the 
     plan are accurate.
       (4) Subsequent reports and reviews.--
       (A) CMO reports.--Not later than January 1 of every fifth 
     calendar year beginning with January 1, 2026, the Chief 
     Management Officer shall submit to the congressional defense 
     committees a report that describes the activities carried out 
     by the Chief Management Officer under paragraph (1) during 
     the preceding five years, including an estimate of any cost 
     savings achieved as a result of such activities.
       (B) GAO review.--Not later than 30 days after the 
     submission of each report under subparagraph (A), the 
     Comptroller General of the United States shall submit to the 
     congressional defense committees a report that verifies--
       (i) whether the activities described in the report under 
     subparagraph (A) were carried out; and
       (ii) whether any cost savings estimated in the report are 
     accurate.
       (5) Covered activities defined.--In this subsection, the 
     term ``covered activities'' has the meaning given that term 
     in section 132a(f) of title 10, United States Code, as added 
     by subsection (a) of this section.

     SEC. 912. AUTHORITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE INSPECTOR 
                   GENERAL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.

       (a) Additional Responsibilities and Authorities.--Section 
     141 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at 
     the end the following:
       ``(c) In addition to the duties, responsibilities, and 
     powers referred to in subsection (b), the Inspector General 
     of the Department shall serve as the official with principal 
     responsibility in the Department for minimizing the 
     duplication of efforts and maximizing efficiency among the 
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     the Department with respect to the covered activities.
       ``(d)(1)(A) The Secretary of Defense, acting through the 
     Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), shall require each 
     Inspector General of an organization or element of the 
     Department of Defense to transmit the proposed budget for the 
     covered activities of the Office of such Inspector General 
     for a fiscal year and for the period covered by the future-
     years defense program submitted to Congress under section 221 
     of this title for that fiscal year to the Inspector General 
     of the Department of Defense for review under subparagraph 
     (B) before submitting the proposed budget to the Under 
     Secretary of Defense (Comptroller).
       ``(B) The Inspector General of the Department of Defense 
     shall review each proposed budget transmitted under 
     subparagraph (A) and, not later than January 31 of the year 
     preceding the fiscal year for which the budget is proposed, 
     shall submit to the Secretary of Defense a report containing 
     the comments of the Inspector General with respect to all 
     such proposed budgets, together with the certification of the 
     Inspector General regarding whether each proposed budget 
     achieves an adequate level of efficiency and effectiveness 
     with respect to the covered activities.
       ``(C) Not later than March 31 of each year, the Secretary 
     of Defense shall submit to Congress a report that includes 
     the following:
       ``(i) Each proposed budget for the covered activities of an 
     Inspector General of an organization or element of the 
     Department of Defense that was transmitted to the Inspector 
     General of the Department under subparagraph (A).
       ``(ii) Identification of each proposed budget contained in 
     the most-recent report submitted under subparagraph (B) that 
     the Inspector General of the Department did not certify as 
     achieving an adequate level of efficiency and effectiveness 
     with respect to the covered activities.
       ``(iii) A discussion of the actions that the Secretary 
     proposes to take, together with any recommended legislation 
     that the Secretary considers appropriate, to address the 
     inadequate levels of efficiency and effectiveness achieved by 
     the proposed budgets identified in the report.
       ``(iv) Any additional comments that the Secretary considers 
     appropriate regarding the inadequate levels of efficiency and 
     effectiveness achieved by the proposed budgets.
       ``(2) None of the funds authorized to be appropriated or 
     otherwise made available for any fiscal year for the covered 
     activities of an Inspector General of an organization or 
     element of the Department of Defense may be obligated or 
     expended unless--
       ``(A) the Inspector General of the organization or element 
     submits to the Inspector General of the Department of Defense 
     a plan for the obligation and expenditure of such funds; and
       ``(B) the Inspector General of the Department of Defense 
     approves the plan.
       ``(e) In this section, the term `covered activities' means 
     any activity relating to public affairs, human resources, 
     contracting, services contracting, or any other cross-
     enterprise activities of the Inspectors General of the 
     organizations and elements of the Department of Defense, as 
     determined by the Inspector General of the Department.''.
       (b) Streamlining of Functions.--Not later than January 1, 
     2021, the Secretary of Defense, acting through the Inspector 
     General of the Department Defense, shall reduce or eliminate 
     duplicative functions among the Inspectors General across all 
     organizations and elements of the Department with respect to 
     the covered activities.
       (c) Plan Required.--Not later than March 1, 2020, the 
     Inspector General of the Department of Defense shall submit 
     to the congressional defense committees a plan for complying 
     with subsection (b).
       (d) Covered Activities Defined.--In this section, the term 
     ``covered activities'' has the meaning given that term in 
     section 141(e) of title 10, United States Code, as added by 
     subsection (a) of this section.

     SEC. 913. TRANSITION OF CERTAIN DEFENSE AGENCIES AND 
                   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FIELD ACTIVITIES.

       (a) Defense Information Systems Agency.--
       (1) Transfer of functions.--Not later than January 1, 2021, 
     the Secretary of Defense, acting through the Chief Management 
     Officer of the Department of Defense, shall--
       (A) transfer all information technology contracting and 
     acquisition services of the Defense Information Systems 
     Agency to other elements of the Department of Defense, which 
     may include the transfer of such services to the military 
     departments; and
       (B) transfer all senior leader communications functions of 
     the Agency to other elements of the Department of Defense.
       (2) Transition plan.--Not later than March 1, 2020, the 
     Chief Management Officer shall submit to the congressional 
     defense committees a plan for the transfers required under 
     paragraph (1).
       (b) Elimination of Washington Headquarters Services.--
       (1) Elimination required.--Not later than January 1, 2021, 
     the Secretary of Defense, acting through the Chief Management 
     Officer of the Department of Defense, shall eliminate the 
     Washington Headquarters Services.
       (2) Transfer or elimination.--
       (A) Transfer.--The Chief Management Officer shall transfer 
     to other elements of the Office of the Secretary of Defense 
     only such functions of the Washington Headquarters Services 
     as are necessary to carry out an essential function not 
     otherwise carried out by such Office, as determined by the 
     Chief Management Officer.
       (B) Elimination.--Any functions of the Washington 
     Headquarters Services that are not transferred to another 
     element of the Office of the Secretary of Defense under 
     subparagraph (A) shall be eliminated.
       (3) Transfer or disposition of assets.--The Chief 
     Management Officer shall dispose of, or transfer to other 
     elements of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, any 
     assets of the Washington Headquarters Services.
       (4) Transition plan.--Not later than March 1, 2020, the 
     Chief Management Officer shall submit to the congressional 
     defense committees a plan for the eliminations and transfers 
     required under this subsection.
       (c) Review of Defense Agencies and Department of Defense 
     Field Activities.--
       (1) Review required.--The Chief Management Officer of the 
     Department of Defense shall review the efficiency and 
     effectiveness of each Defense Agency and Department of 
     Defense Field Activity. As part of the review, the Chief 
     Management Officer shall identify each function of an Agency 
     or Activity that is substantially similar to, or duplicative 
     of, a function carried out by another organization or element 
     of the Department of Defense.
       (2) Report.--Not later than March 1, 2020, the Chief 
     Management Officer shall submit to the congressional defense 
     committees a report that includes the results of the review 
     conducted under paragraph (1).
       (3) CMO verification and transition plan.--Together with 
     the submission of the report under paragraph (2) and based on 
     the results of the review conducted under paragraph (1), the 
     Chief Management Officer shall submit to the congressional 
     defense committees--
       (A) a list identifying each Defense Agency and Department 
     of Defense Field Activity that the Chief Management Officer 
     has determined--
       (i) operates efficiently and effectively; and
       (ii) does not carry out any function that is substantially 
     similar to, or duplicative of, a function carried out by 
     another organization or element of the Department of Defense; 
     and
       (B) with respect to each Agency or Activity not included on 
     the list under subparagraph (A), a plan for--
       (i) eliminating the Agency or Activity; or
       (ii) transferring some or all of the functions of the 
     Agency or Activity to another organization or element of the 
     Department of Defense.
       (d) Clarification of Authorities of the Secretary of 
     Defense.--
       (1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), the 
     Secretary of Defense shall have the authority to establish or 
     terminate any Defense Agency or Department of Defense Field 
     Activity.
       (2) Exceptions.--The authority of the Secretary of Defense 
     to establish or terminate a Defense Agency or Department of 
     Defense Field Activity under paragraph (1) does not apply to 
     an Agency or Activity that is specifically established or 
     terminated by an Act of Congress.
       (3) References.--Any reference in Federal law, regulations, 
     guidance, instructions, or other documents of the Federal 
     Government to a Defense Agency or Department of Defense Field 
     Activity terminated by the Secretary of Defense under 
     paragraph (1), or to the head of such an Agency or Activity, 
     shall be deemed to be a reference to the Secretary of 
     Defense.
       (4) Notice requirement.--The Secretary of Defense may not 
     terminate a Defense Agency or Department of Defense Field 
     Activity until a period of 90 days has elapsed following the 
     date on which the Secretary submits to the congressional 
     defense committees--
       (A) notice of the intent of the Secretary to terminate the 
     Agency or Activity; and
       (B) recommendations for legislative actions that may be 
     required as a result of such termination.

     SEC. 914. ACTIONS TO INCREASE THE EFFICIENCY AND TRANSPARENCY 
                   OF THE DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY.

       (a) System and Capability.--Not later than January 1, 2021, 
     the Director of the Defense Logistics Agency and the Chief 
     Management Officer of the Department of Defense shall 
     jointly, in consultation with the customers served by the 
     Agency, develop and implement--
       (1) a comprehensive system that enables customers of the 
     Agency to view--
       (A) the inventory of items and materials available to 
     customers from the Agency; and
       (B) the delivery status of items and materials that are in 
     transit to customers; and
       (2) a predictive analytics capability designed to increase 
     the efficiency of the system described in paragraph (1) by 
     identifying emerging customer needs with respect to items and 
     materials supplied by the Agency, including any emerging 
     needs arising from the use of new weapon systems by 
     customers.
       (b) Actions to Increase Efficiency.--Not later than January 
     1, 2021, the Director of the Defense Logistics Agency and the 
     Chief Management Officer shall jointly--
       (1) reduce the rates charged to customers, in aggregate, by 
     not less than 10 percent;
       (2) eliminate the duplication of services within the 
     Agency; and

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       (3) establish specific goals and metrics to ensure that the 
     Agency is fulfilling its mission of providing items and 
     materials to customers with sufficient speed and in 
     sufficient quantities to ensure the lethality and readiness 
     of warfighters.
       (c) Plan Required.--Not later than March 1, 2020, the 
     Director of the Defense Logistics Agency and the Chief 
     Management Officer shall jointly submit to the congressional 
     defense committees a plan that describes how the Director and 
     the Chief Management Officer will achieve compliance with the 
     requirements of subsections (a) and (b).

     SEC. 915. REVIEW OF FUNCTIONS OF DEFENSE CONTRACT AUDIT 
                   AGENCY AND DEFENSE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT AGENCY.

       (a) Review Required.--The Secretary of Defense, acting 
     through the Chief Management Officer of the Department of 
     Defense, shall direct the Under Secretary of Defense for 
     Acquisition and Sustainment and the Under Secretary of 
     Defense (Comptroller) to conduct a joint review of the 
     functions of the Defense Contract Audit Agency and the 
     Defense Contract Management Agency. The review shall 
     include--
       (1) a validation of the missions and functions of each 
     Agency;
       (2) a determination of whether there are functions 
     performed by either Agency that could more appropriately be 
     performed by--
       (A) the other Agency;
       (B) any other organization or element of the Department of 
     Defense, including the military departments; or
       (C) commercial providers; and
       (3) a validation of the continued need for two separate 
     Agencies with oversight for defense contracting.
       (b) Report Required.--Not later than March 1, 2020, the 
     Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional 
     defense committees a report that includes the results of the 
     review conducted under subsection (a).

     SEC. 916. STREAMLINING OF DEFENSE FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING 
                   SERVICES.

       (a) In General.--Not later than January 1, 2021, the Chief 
     Management Officer and the Under Secretary of Defense 
     (Comptroller) shall jointly carry out activities to 
     streamline, reduce duplication, and make more effective the 
     operations of the Defense Finance and Accounting Services.
       (b) Plan Required.-- Not later than March 1, 2020, the 
     Chief Management Officer and the Under Secretary of Defense 
     (Comptroller) shall jointly submit to the congressional 
     defense committees a plan for carrying out the activities 
     required under subsection (a).

     SEC. 917. REDUCTION IN NUMBER OF CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICERS 
                   IN THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE SERVICE.

       With respect to the total number of Chief Information 
     Officer positions within the Department of Defense, during 
     calendar year 2021 and each year thereafter not more than 
     five of such positions may be Senior Executive Service 
     positions (as that term is described in section 3132(a)(2) of 
     title 5, United States Code).

     SEC. 918. GENERAL PROVISIONS.

       (a) Consolidated Report.--The plans and reports required to 
     be submitted to the congressional defense committees under 
     this subtitle on or before March 1, 2020, may be combined and 
     submitted in the form of a single, consolidated document.
       (b) Definitions.--In this subtitle:
       (1) The term ``Chief Management Officer'' means the Chief 
     Management Officer of the Department of Defense.
       (2) The terms ``Defense Agency'', ``Department of Defense 
     Field Activity'', and ``military departments'' have the 
     meanings given the terms in section 101(a) of title 10, 
     United States Code.
       (c) Conforming Amendment.--Section 143(b) of title 10, 
     United States Code, is amended by striking ``and the 
     Washington Headquarters Services of the Department of 
     Defense''.
       (d) Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (c) 
     shall take effect on the earlier of--
       (1) the date on which the Washington Headquarters Services 
     is eliminated under section 913; or
       (2) January 1, 2021.

                       Subtitle C--Other Matters

     SEC. 921. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND MACHINE LEARNING POLICY 
                   AND OVERSIGHT COUNCIL.

       (a) Establishment.--In order to fulfill the 
     responsibilities specified in Section 133a of title 10, 
     United States Code, the Under Secretary of Defense for 
     Research and Engineering shall establish and lead a team to 
     be known as the ``Artificial Intelligence and Machine 
     Learning Policy and Oversight Council'' (in this section 
     referred to as the ``Council'').
       (b) Purpose.--The purpose of the Council shall be to--
       (1) integrate the functional activities of the 
     organizations and elements of the Department of Defense with 
     respect to artificial intelligence and machine learning;
       (2) ensure there are efficient and effective artificial 
     intelligence and machine learning capabilities throughout 
     Department; and
       (3) develop and continuously improve research, innovation, 
     policy, joint processes, and procedures to facilitate the 
     development, acquisition, integration, advancement, and 
     sustainment of artificial intelligence and machine learning 
     throughout the Department.
       (c) Membership.--The membership of the Council shall 
     include the following:
       (1) The Under Secretary of Defense for Research and 
     Engineering, or the designee of the Under Secretary, who 
     shall serve as the leader of the Council.
       (2) The following officials of the Department of Defense, 
     or their designees:
       (A) The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and 
     Sustainment.
       (B) The Chief Management Officer of the Department of 
     Defense.
       (C) The Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller).
       (D) The Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and 
     Readiness.
       (E) The Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.
       (F) The General Counsel of the Department of Defense.
       (G) The head of each military service.
       (H) The Commander of the United States Special Operations 
     Command.
       (I) The Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects 
     Agency.
       (3) Any other official of the Department of Defense 
     determined to be appropriate by the Under Secretary of 
     Defense for Research and Engineering.
       (d) Operation.--The Council shall operate continuously.

     SEC. 922. LIMITATION ON TRANSFER OF THE CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, 
                   AND RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE DIVISION OF THE NAVY.

       (a) Findings.--Congress makes the following findings:
       (1) The Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Defense 
     Division of the Navy, currently based at the Naval Surface 
     Warfare Center in Dahlgren, Virginia, consists of a highly 
     effective team of scientists performing critical work for the 
     United States.
       (2) The Secretary of the Navy has notified Congress of the 
     intent of the Secretary to transfer the Division to another 
     location.
       (3) The Secretary has not provided Congress with a detailed 
     cost benefit analysis or any other information that 
     adequately justifies the proposed transfer of the Division.
       (b) Report Required.--Not later than 90 days after the date 
     of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Navy shall 
     submit to the congressional defense committees a report that 
     includes--
       (1) a detailed timeline for the proposed transfer of the 
     Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Defense Division of 
     the Navy from Virginia to another location;
       (2) a full accounting of the costs associated with the 
     proposed transfer, including--
       (A) all personnel costs;
       (B) all equipment costs; and
       (C) all facility renovation costs for the existing 
     facilities of the Division and the facilities to which the 
     Division is proposed to be transferred;
       (3) a risk assessment of the operational impact of the 
     transfer during the transition period; and
       (4) an explanation of the operational benefit expected to 
     be achieved by collocating all Chemical, Biological, and 
     Radiological elements of the Department of the Navy.
       (c) Limitation.--The Secretary of the Navy may not 
     transfer, or prepare to transfer, the Chemical, Biological, 
     and Radiological Defense Division of the Navy from Dahlgren, 
     Virginia to another location until a period of 45 days has 
     elapsed following the date on which the report is submitted 
     to the congressional defense committees under subsection (b).

                      TITLE X--GENERAL PROVISIONS

                     Subtitle A--Financial Matters

     SEC. 1001. GENERAL TRANSFER AUTHORITY.

       (a) Authority to Transfer Authorizations.--
       (1) Authority.--Upon determination by the Secretary of 
     Defense that such action is necessary in the national 
     interest, the Secretary may transfer amounts of 
     authorizations made available to the Department of Defense in 
     this division for fiscal year 2019 between any such 
     authorizations for that fiscal year (or any subdivisions 
     thereof). Amounts of authorizations so transferred shall be 
     merged with and be available for the same purposes as the 
     authorization to which transferred.
       (2) Limitation.--Except as provided in paragraph (3), the 
     total amount of authorizations that the Secretary may 
     transfer under the authority of this section may not exceed 
     $5,000,000,000.
       (3) Exception for transfers between military personnel 
     authorizations.--A transfer of funds between military 
     personnel authorizations under title IV shall not be counted 
     toward the dollar limitation in paragraph (2).
       (b) Limitations.--The authority provided by subsection (a) 
     to transfer authorizations--
       (1) may only be used to provide authority for items that 
     have a higher priority than the items from which authority is 
     transferred; and
       (2) may not be used to provide authority for an item that 
     has been denied authorization by Congress.
       (c) Effect on Authorization Amounts.--A transfer made from 
     one account to another under the authority of this section 
     shall be deemed to increase the amount authorized for the 
     account to which the amount is transferred by an amount equal 
     to the amount transferred.
       (d) Notice to Congress.--The Secretary shall promptly 
     notify Congress of each transfer made under subsection (a).

     SEC. 1002. EXPERTISE IN AUDIT REMEDIATION.

       (a) Findings.--Congress finds the following:

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       (1) The ongoing efforts to produce auditable financial 
     statements for the Department of Defense, its agencies, and 
     the military services enhance readiness and accountability by 
     ensuring effective stewardship of taxpayer resources.
       (2) The transition from audit readiness to audit 
     performance and remediation are critical phases, demanding 
     expertise from accounting firms and financial management 
     professionals to ensure that the Department successfully 
     addresses issues identified in an audit.
       (3) Support from the private sector enhances the ability of 
     the Department to conduct audit and remediation activities, 
     and will enable the Department to achieve its strategic 
     objective of improving business practices with efficiency and 
     accountability.
       (b) Additional Requirements for Semiannual Briefing on the 
     Financial Improvement and Audit Remediation Plan.--Section 
     252(b)(2) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by 
     adding at the end the following new sentence: ``Such briefing 
     shall include the amount of auditing and audit remediation 
     services being performed by professionals meeting the 
     qualifications described in section 254(b) of this title, 
     both as an absolute number and as a percentage of auditing 
     and audit remediation services then under contract.''.
       (c) Additional Reporting Requirements.--Section 252(b)(1) 
     of such title is amended--
       (1) in subparagraph (B), by adding at the end the following 
     new clauses:
       ``(vii) If less than 50 percent of the auditing and audit 
     remediation services under contract, as described in the 
     briefing required under paragraph (2), are being performed by 
     professionals meeting the qualifications described in section 
     254(b) of this title, a detailed description of the risks 
     associated with the risks of the acquisition strategy of the 
     Department with respect to conducting audits and audit 
     remediation activities and an explanation of how the strategy 
     complies with the policies expressed by Congress.
       ``(viii) If less than 25 percent of the auditing and audit 
     remediation services under contract, as described in the 
     briefing required under paragraph (2), are being performed by 
     professionals meeting the qualifications described in section 
     254(b) of this title, a written certification that the 
     staffing ratio complies with commercial best practices and 
     presents no increased risk of delay in the Department's 
     ability to achieve a clean audit opinion''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:
       ``(C) Additional requirements.--
       ``(i) Unclassified form.--A description submitted pursuant 
     to clause (vii) of subparagraph (B) or a certification 
     submitted pursuant to clause (viii) of such subparagraph 
     shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may contain a 
     classified annex.
       ``(ii) Delegation.--The Secretary may not delegate the 
     submission of a certification pursuant to clause (viii) of 
     subparagraph (B) to any official other than the Deputy 
     Secretary of Defense, the Chief Management Officer, or the 
     Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller).''.

     SEC. 1003. AUTHORITY TO TRANSFER FUNDS TO DIRECTOR OF 
                   NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE FOR CAPNET.

       During fiscal year 2019, the Secretary of Defense may 
     transfer to the Director of National Intelligence, under the 
     authority in section 1001 of this Act, an amount that does 
     not exceed $2,000,000 to provide support for the operation of 
     the classified network known as CAPNET.

     SEC. 1004. INDEPENDENT PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT AUDIT OF FINANCIAL 
                   SYSTEMS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.

       The Secretary of Defense shall ensure that each major 
     implementation of, or modification to, a financial system of 
     the Department of Defense is reviewed by an independent 
     public accountant to validate that such financial system will 
     meet any applicable Federal requirements.

                   Subtitle B--Counterdrug Activities

     SEC. 1011. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SUPPORT FOR COMBATING OPIOID 
                   TRAFFICKING AND ABUSE.

       (a) Findings; Sense of Congress.--
       (1) Findings.--Congress makes the following findings:
       (A) Over the past 15 years, opioid use in the United States 
     has grown exponentially.
       (B) According to the Office of National Drug Control 
     Policy, the number of deaths related to opioids in the United 
     States in 2016 was 42,269.
       (C) Addiction and misuse of prescription opioids continues 
     to rise. According to the Office of National Drug Control 
     Policy, in 2016, 11,500,000 people misused prescription 
     opioids.
       (D) The predominant amount of precursors for fentanyl 
     production are illicitly trafficked from China.
       (E) The Office of National Drug Control Policy is the lead 
     agency for coordinating the Federal response to address the 
     opioid epidemic in the United States.
       (F) The Department of Homeland Security is the lead Federal 
     agency in securing United States borders from illicit 
     trafficking.
       (G) The Department of Defense plays a vital supporting role 
     in addressing the opioid epidemic through intelligence 
     analysis, education, and assistance to other departments and 
     agencies in dealing with this challenge.
       (2) Sense of congress.--It is the sense of Congress that--
       (A) the Department of Defense should provide support for 
     interagency efforts to combat the national opioid epidemic; 
     and
       (B) the role of the Department of Defense is critical to 
     identifying transnational criminal organizations that allow 
     illicit opioids to enter the United States.
       (b) Department of Defense Support for Combating Opioid 
     Trafficking and Abuse.--Of the funds authorized to be 
     appropriated by this Act or otherwise made available to the 
     Department of Defense for National Guard counterdrug programs 
     for fiscal year 2019, $20,000,000 shall be made available to 
     provide support for United States interagency efforts to 
     combat opioid trafficking and abuse in the United States, as 
     specified in the funding table in Division D.

                Subtitle C--Naval Vessels and Shipyards

     SEC. 1021. INCLUSION OF OPERATION AND SUSTAINMENT COSTS IN 
                   ANNUAL NAVAL VESSEL CONSTRUCTION PLANS.

       Section 231(b)(2) of title 10, United States Code, is 
     amended by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:
       ``(F) The estimated operations and sustainment costs 
     required to support the vessels delivered under the naval 
     vessel construction plan.''.

     SEC. 1022. PURCHASE OF VESSELS USING FUNDS IN NATIONAL 
                   DEFENSE SEALIFT FUND.

       (a) In General.--Section 2218(f)(3) of title 10, United 
     States Code, is amended--
       (1) in subparagraph (C)--
       (A) by striking ``two'' and inserting ``ten''; and
       (B) by striking ``ships'' and inserting ``vessels'';
       (2) by redesignating subparagraph (E) as subparagraph (F); 
     and
       (3) by inserting after subparagraph (D) the following new 
     subparagraph (E):
       ``(E) The Secretary may not use the authority under this 
     paragraph to procure more than two foreign constructed 
     vessels unless the Secretary submits to Congress, by not 
     later than the second week of February of the fiscal year 
     during which the Secretary plans to use such authority, a 
     certification that--
       ``(i) the Secretary has initiated an acquisition strategy 
     for the construction in United States shipyards of not less 
     than ten new sealift vessels purchased with funds in the 
     National Defense Sealift Fund; and
       ``(ii) of such new sealift vessels, the lead ship is 
     anticipated to be delivered by not later than 2026.''.
       (b) Limitation on Use of Funds.--Of the amounts authorized 
     to be appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act 
     for fiscal year 2019 for the Military Sealift Command, the 
     Secretary of the Navy may not obligate or expend more than 75 
     percent until the Secretary submits to the congressional 
     defense committees certification that the Navy has--
       (1) entered into a contract for the procurement of two used 
     National Defense Reserve Fleet vessels in accordance with 
     section 2218(f)(3)(C) of title 10, United States Code; and
       (2) completed the capability development document for the 
     common hull multi-mission platform.

     SEC. 1023. PURCHASE OF VESSELS BUILT IN FOREIGN SHIPYARDS 
                   WITH FUNDS IN NATIONAL DEFENSE SEALIFT FUND.

       Section 2218(f)(3) of title 10, United States Code, as 
     amended by section 1022, is further amended--
       (1) in subparagraph (F), as redesignated by such section 
     1022--
       (A) by striking ``30 days after'' and inserting ``30 days 
     before'';
       (B) in clause (i), by inserting ``proposed'' before 
     ``date'';
       (C) in clause (ii), by striking ``was'' and inserting 
     ``would be''; and
       (D) by adding at the end the following new clause:
       ``(viii) A detailed account of the criteria used to make 
     the determination under subparagraph (B).''; and
       (2) by inserting after subparagraph (F), as so 
     redesignated, the following new subparagraph:
       ``(G) The Secretary may not finalize or execute the final 
     purchase of any vessel using the authority under this 
     paragraph until 30 days after the date on which a report 
     under subparagraph (E) is submitted with respect to such 
     purchase.''.

     SEC. 1024. TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS AND CLARIFICATIONS TO 
                   CHAPTER 633 OF TITLE 10, UNITED STATES CODE, 
                   AND OTHER PROVISIONS OF LAW REGARDING NAVAL 
                   VESSELS.

       (a) Model Basin; Investigation of Hull Designs.--Section 
     7303 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by striking 
     ``(a) An office'' and all that follows through ``(b) The 
     Secretary'' and inserting ``The Secretary''.
       (b) Repeal of Certain Provisions of Chapter 633 of Title 
     10, United States Code.--
       (1) In general.--The following sections of chapter 633 of 
     title 10, United States Code, are repealed:
       (A) Section 7294.
       (B) Section 7295.
       (C) Section 7300.
       (D) Section 7306.
       (E) Section 7306b.
       (2) Clerical amendments.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of such chapter is amended by striking the items 
     relating to sections 7294. 7295. 7300, 7306, and 7306b.

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       (c) Other Provisions of Law.--
       (1) Repeal of metering of navy piers to accurately measure 
     energy consumption.--Section 2828 of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (Public Law 112-81; 
     125 Stat. 1694; 10 U.S.C. 7291 note) is repealed.
       (2) Modification of advance procurement funding.--Section 
     124 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
     2010 (Public Law 111-84; 123 Stat. 2214; 10 U.S.C. 7291 note) 
     is amended--
       (A) by striking subsection (a); and
       (B) by redesignating subsections (b) and (c) as subsections 
     (a) and (b), respectively.
       (3) Repeal of policy relating to major combatant vessels of 
     the strike forces of the united states navy.--Section 1012 of 
     the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 
     (Public Law 110-181; 122 Stat. 303; 10 U.S.C. 7291 note) is 
     repealed.
       (4) Repeal of alternative technologies for future surface 
     combatants.--Section 128 of the John Warner National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (Public Law 109-364; 
     120 Stat. 2109; 10 U.S.C. 7291 note) is repealed.
       (5) Repeal of obsolete provision on vessel scrapping pilot 
     program.--Section 8124 of the Department of Defense 
     Appropriations Act, 1999 (Public Law 105-262; 112 Stat. 2333; 
     10 U.S.C. 7291 note) is repealed.
       (6) Repeal of provision on consideration of vessel location 
     for award of layberth contracts for sealift vessels.--Section 
     375 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
     1993 (Public Law 102-484; 106 Stat. 2385; 10 U.S.C. 7291 
     note) is repealed.
       (7) Repeal of provision on revitalization of united states 
     shipbuilding industry.--Section 1031 of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993 (Public Law 102-484; 
     106 Stat. 2489; 10 U.S.C. 7291 note) is repealed.
       (8) Repeal of fast sealift program.--
       (A) Procurement of ships.--Section 1021 of the National 
     Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993 (Public Law 
     102-484; 106 Stat. 2485; 10 U.S.C. 7291 note) is repealed.
       (B) Establishment of program.--Section 1424 of the National 
     Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1991 (Public Law 
     101-510; 104 Stat. 1683; 10 U.S.C. 7291 note) is repealed.
       (9) Repeal of requirements relating to depot-level 
     maintenance of ships.--Section 1614 of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1990 and 1991 (Public Law 
     101-189; 103 Stat. 1601; 10 U.S.C. 7291 note) is amended by 
     striking subsections (a) and (b).
       (10) Repeal of obsolete requirement for reports on effects 
     of naval shipbuilding plans on maritime industries.--Section 
     1227 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 
     Year 1989 (Public Law 100-456; 102 Stat. 2055; 10 U.S.C. 7291 
     note) is repealed.
       (11) Repeal of six-hundred-ship goal for navy; sense of 
     congress.--Section 791 of the Department of Defense 
     Appropriations Act, 1982 (Public Law 97-114; 95 Stat. 1593; 
     10 U.S.C. 7291 note) is repealed.
       (12) Repeal of prohibition on use of public and private 
     shipyards for conversion, overhaul, or repair work under 
     certain programs.--Section 811 of the Department of Defense 
     Appropriations Act, 1979 (Public Law 95-485; 92 Stat. 1624; 
     10 U.S.C. 7291 note) is repealed.
       (13) Repeal of obsolete requirement to submit a five-year 
     naval ship new construction and conversion program.--Section 
     808 of the Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1976 
     (Public Law 94-106; 89 Stat. 539; 10 U.S.C. 7291 note) is 
     repealed.

     SEC. 1025. RETENTION OF NAVY HOSPITAL SHIP CAPABILITY.

       (a) Retention of Ships.--The Secretary of the Navy shall 
     retain two T-AH 19 Mercy-class hospital ships at a readiness 
     level that provides for the activation and deployment of each 
     such ship within a period that does not exceed 5 days.
       (b) Waiver Authority.--The Secretary of the Navy may waive 
     the requirement under subsection (a) if the Secretary submits 
     to the congressional defense committees certification in 
     writing that the Secretary has--
       (1) for any T-AH 19 Mercy-class hospital ship to be retired 
     or transferred, identified a replacement capability to meet 
     the combatant commander afloat medical capability for medical 
     and surgical care that is being met by the ship to be retired 
     or transferred; and
       (2) achieved the initial operational capability of the 
     replacement capability described in paragraph (1).

                      Subtitle D--Counterterrorism

     SEC. 1031. DEFINITION OF SENSITIVE MILITARY OPERATION.

       Subsection (d) of section 130f of title 10, United States 
     Code, is amended to read as follows:
       ``(d) Sensitive Military Operation Defined.--(1) Except as 
     provided in paragraph (2), in this section, the term 
     `sensitive military operation' means a lethal operation or 
     capture operation conducted by the armed forces or conducted 
     by a foreign partner in coordination with the armed forces 
     that targets a specific individual or individuals.
       ``(2) For purposes of this section, the term `sensitive 
     military operation' does not include any operation conducted 
     within Afghanistan.''.

     SEC. 1032. PROHIBITION ON USE OF FUNDS FOR TRANSFER OR 
                   RELEASE OF INDIVIDUALS DETAINED AT UNITED 
                   STATES NAVAL STATION, GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA, TO 
                   THE UNITED STATES.

       No amounts authorized to be appropriated or otherwise made 
     available for 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, 2019, to transfer, release, or 
     assist in the transfer of or release to or within the United 
     States, its territories, or possessions Khalid Sheikh 
     Mohammed or any other detainee who--
       (1) is not a United States citizen or a member of the Armed 
     Forces of the United States; and
       (2) is or was held on or after January 20, 2009, at United 
     States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by the Department 
     of Defense.

     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.

       (a) In General.--No amounts authorized to be appropriated 
     or otherwise made available for 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, 2019, to 
     construct or modify any facility in the United States, its 
     territories, or possessions to house any individual detained 
     at Guantanamo for the purposes of detention or imprisonment 
     in the custody or under the control of the Department of 
     Defense.
       (b) Exception.--The prohibition in subsection (a) shall not 
     apply to any modification of facilities at United States 
     Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
       (c) Individual Detained at Guantanamo Defined.--In this 
     section, the term ``individual detained at Guantanamo'' has 
     the meaning given that term in section 1034(f)(2) of the 
     National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 
     (Public Law 114-92; 129 Stat. 971; 10 U.S.C. 801 note).

     SEC. 1034. PROHIBITION ON USE OF FUNDS FOR TRANSFER OR 
                   RELEASE OF INDIVIDUALS DETAINED AT UNITED 
                   STATES NAVAL STATION, GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA, TO 
                   CERTAIN COUNTRIES.

       No amounts authorized to be appropriated or otherwise made 
     available for 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, 2019, to transfer, release, or 
     assist in the transfer or release of any individual detained 
     in the custody or under the control of the Department of 
     Defense at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 
     to the custody or control of any country, or any entity 
     within such country, as follows:
       (1) Libya.
       (2) Somalia.
       (3) Syria.
       (4) Yemen.

         Subtitle E--Miscellaneous Authorities and Limitations

     SEC. 1041. NOTIFICATION ON THE PROVISION OF DEFENSE SENSITIVE 
                   SUPPORT.

       Section 1055 of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
     Fiscal Year 2017 (Public Law 114-328; 10 U.S.C. 113 note) is 
     amended--
       (1) in subsection (a)--
       (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``; and'' and inserting a 
     semicolon;
       (B) in paragraph (2)(B), by striking the period at the end 
     and inserting a semicolon; and
       (C) by adding at the end the following new paragraphs:
       ``(3) is requested by the non-Department of Defense Federal 
     department or agency only after the department or agency has 
     first reasonably attempted to use the resources of that 
     department or agency to accomplish the mission for which the 
     department or agency is making such request; and
       ``(4) is most appropriately provided by the Department of 
     Defense rather than another department or agency of the 
     Federal Government.''; and
       (2) in subsection (b), by adding at the end the following 
     new paragraph:
       ``(4) Reverse defense sensitive support request.--The 
     Secretary shall notify the congressional defense committees 
     (and the congressional intelligence committees with respect 
     to matters relating to members of the intelligence community) 
     of requests made by the Secretary to a non-Department of 
     Defense Federal department or agency for support that 
     requires special protection from disclosure in the same 
     manner and containing the same information as the Secretary 
     notifies such committees of defense sensitive support 
     requests under paragraphs (1) and (3).''.

     SEC. 1042. COORDINATING UNITED STATES RESPONSE TO MALIGN 
                   FOREIGN INFLUENCE OPERATIONS AND CAMPAIGNS.

       (a) In General.--Section 101 of the National Security Act 
     of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 3021) is amended--
       (1) in subsection (b)--
       (A) in paragraph (2), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (B) in paragraph (3), by striking the period and inserting 
     ``; and''; and
       (C) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
       ``(4) coordinate, without assuming operational authority, 
     the United States Government response to malign foreign 
     influence operations and campaigns.''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following new subsections:
       ``(g) Coordinator for Combating Malign Foreign Influence 
     Operations and Campaigns.--
       ``(1) In general.--The President shall designate an 
     employee of the National Security

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     Council to be responsible for the coordination of the 
     interagency process for combating malign foreign influence 
     operations and campaigns.
       ``(2) Congressional briefing.--
       ``(A) In general.--Not less frequently than twice each 
     year, the employee designated under this subsection shall 
     provide to the congressional committees specified in 
     subparagraph (B) a briefing on the responsibilities and 
     activities of the individual under this subsection.
       ``(B) Committees specified.--The congressional committees 
     specified in this subparagraph are the following:
       ``(i) The Committees on Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, 
     and Oversight and Government Reform, and the Permanent Select 
     Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives.
       ``(ii) The Committees on Armed Services, Foreign Relations, 
     and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and the 
     Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate.
       ``(h) Definition of Malign Foreign Influence Operations and 
     Campaigns.--In this section, the term `malign foreign 
     influence operations and campaigns' means the coordinated, 
     integrated, and synchronized application of national 
     diplomatic, informational, military, economic, business, 
     corruption, educational, and other capabilities by hostile 
     foreign powers to foster attitudes, behaviors, decisions, or 
     outcomes within the United States.''.
       (b) Strategy.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than 9 months after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, the President, acting through the 
     National Security Council, shall submit to the congressional 
     committees specified in paragraph (2) a strategy to counter 
     malign foreign influence operations and campaigns (as such 
     term is defined in section 101(h) of the National Security 
     Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 3021), as added by subsection (a)).
       (2) Committees specified.--The congressional committees 
     specified in this paragraph are the following:
       (A) The Committees on Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, and 
     Oversight and Government Reform, and the Permanent Select 
     Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives.
       (B) The Committees on Armed Services, Foreign Relations, 
     and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and the 
     Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate.

     SEC. 1043. WORKFORCE ISSUES FOR MILITARY REALIGNMENTS IN THE 
                   PACIFIC.

       Section 6(b)(1) of the Joint Resolution entitled ``A Joint 
     Resolution to approve the `Covenant To Establish a 
     Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in Political 
     Union With the United States of America', and for other 
     purposes'', approved March 24, 1976 (48 U.S.C. 1806(b)(1)) is 
     amended--
       (1) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``during the 
     transition program'' and inserting ``during the period 
     beginning on the transition program effective date and ending 
     on the later of September 30, 2020, or the last day of the 
     transition period'';
       (2) by amending subparagraph (B) to read as follows:
       ``(B) H-2B workers.--In the case of an alien described in 
     subparagraph (A) who seeks admission under section 
     101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act 
     (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(b)), the alien, if otherwise 
     qualified, may, before the later of December 31, 2023, or the 
     last day of the transition period, be admitted under such 
     section, notwithstanding the requirement of such section that 
     the service or labor be temporary, for a period of up to 3 
     years--
       ``(i) to perform service or labor on Guam or in the 
     Commonwealth pursuant to any agreement entered into by a 
     prime contractor or subcontractor calling for services or 
     labor required for performance of a contact or subcontract 
     for construction, repairs, renovations, or facility services 
     that is directly connected to, or associated with, the 
     military realignment occurring on Guam and in the 
     Commonwealth; or
       ``(ii) to perform service or labor as a health care worker 
     (such as a nurse, physician assistant, or allied health 
     professional) on Guam or in the Commonwealth, subject to the 
     education, training, licensing, and other requirements of 
     section 212(a)(5)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act 
     (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(5)(C)), as applicable, except that this 
     clause shall not be construed to include graduates of medical 
     schools coming to Guam or the Commonwealth to perform service 
     or labor as members of the medical profession.''; and
       (3) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(C) Returning workers.--After the end of the period 
     described in subparagraph (A), any alien who was admitted to 
     Guam or the Commonwealth pursuant to subparagraph (A) or (B) 
     may again seek admission to Guam or the Commonwealth under 
     section 101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(b) of the Immigration and 
     Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(b)) without 
     being counted toward the numerical limitation of section 
     214(g)(1)(B) of such Act (8 U.S.C. 1184(g))(1)(B)). Such an 
     alien shall be considered to be a returning worker subject to 
     subparagraphs (B) and (C) of section 214(g)(9) of such Act (8 
     U.S.C. 1184(g)(9)). An alien may be considered to be a 
     returning worker under this subparagraph only once.''.

     SEC. 1044. MITIGATION OF OPERATIONAL RISKS POSED TO CERTAIN 
                   MILITARY AIRCRAFT BY AUTOMATIC DEPENDENT 
                   SURVEILLANCE-BROADCAST EQUIPMENT.

       (a) In General.--The Secretary of Transportation may not--
       (1) directly or indirectly require the installation of 
     automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (hereinafter in 
     this section referred to as ``ADS-B'') equipment on fighter 
     aircraft, bomber aircraft, or other special mission aircraft 
     owned or operated by the Department of Defense;
       (2) deny or reduce air traffic control services in United 
     States airspace or international airspace delegated to the 
     United States to any aircraft described in paragraph (1) on 
     the basis that such aircraft is not equipped with ADS-B 
     equipment; or
       (3) restrict or limit airspace access for aircraft 
     described in paragraph (1) on the basis such aircraft are not 
     equipped with ADS-B equipment.
       (b) Termination.--Subsection (a) shall cease to be 
     effective on the date that the Secretary of Transportation 
     and the Secretary of Defense jointly submit to the 
     appropriate congressional committees notice that the 
     Secretaries have entered into a memorandum of agreement or 
     other similar agreement providing that fighter aircraft, 
     bomber aircraft, and other special mission aircraft owned or 
     operated by the Department of Defense that are not equipped 
     or not yet equipped with ADS-B equipment will be reasonably 
     accommodated for safe operations in the National Airspace 
     System and provided with necessary air traffic control 
     services.
       (c) Rule of Construction.--Nothing in this section may be 
     construed to--
       (1) vest in the Secretary of Defense any authority of the 
     Secretary of Transportation or the Administrator of the 
     Federal Aviation Administration under title 49, United States 
     Code, or any other provision of law;
       (2) vest in the Secretary of Transportation or the 
     Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration any 
     authority of the Secretary of Defense under title 10, United 
     States Code, or any other provision of law; or
       (3) limit the authority or discretion of the Secretary of 
     Transportation or the Administrator of the Federal Aviation 
     Administration to operate air traffic control services to 
     ensure the safe minimum separation of aircraft in flight and 
     the efficient use of airspace.
       (d) Notification Requirement.--The Secretary of Defense 
     shall provide to the Secretary of Transportation notification 
     of any aircraft the Secretary of Defense designates as a 
     special mission aircraft pursuant to subsection (e)(3).
       (e) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) The term ``appropriate congressional committees'' means 
     the congressional defense committees, the Committee on 
     Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
     Representatives, and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
     Transportation of the Senate.
       (2) The term ``air traffic control services'' means 
     services used for the monitoring, directing, control, and 
     guidance of aircraft or flows of aircraft and for the safe 
     conduct of flight, including communications, navigation, and 
     surveillance services and provision of aeronautical 
     information.
       (3) The term ``special mission aircraft'' means an aircraft 
     the Secretary of Defense designates for a unique mission to 
     which ADS-B equipment creates a unique risk.

     SEC. 1045. LIMITATION ON AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS FOR UNMANNED 
                   SURFACE VEHICLES.

       (a) Limitation.--None of the funds authorized to be 
     appropriated by this Act or otherwise made available for 
     fiscal year 2019 for the Department of Defense for the 
     strategic capabilities office ghost fleet overlord unmanned 
     surface vehicle program may be obligated or expended until 
     the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, 
     in coordination with the Secretary of the Navy, certifies to 
     the congressional defense committees that--
       (1) such project accelerates development of the future 
     unmanned surface vehicle program of the Navy;
       (2) the Commander of the Naval Sea Systems Command has been 
     designated as the contracting officer for such project; and
       (3) the desired procurement strategy for the ghost fleet 
     overlord project is properly coordinated and not duplicative 
     of the unmanned surface vehicle sea hunter program of the 
     Navy.
       (b) Rule of Construction.--The limitation in subsection (a) 
     shall not be construed to apply to any other unmanned surface 
     vehicle program of the Department of Defense other than the 
     program element specified in such subsection.

     SEC. 1046. PROGRAM FOR DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CONTROLLED 
                   UNCLASSIFIED INFORMATION IN THE HANDS OF 
                   INDUSTRY.

       (a) In General.--The Secretary of Defense shall establish 
     and implement a foreign ownership, control, or influence 
     program for Department of Defense controlled unclassified 
     information in the hands of industry. The Secretary may 
     designate an entity or individual within the Department to 
     take responsibility for such controlled unclassified 
     information and the oversight of the program.
       (b) Program Requirements.--Under the program required by 
     subsection (a), the Secretary shall require that prior to any 
     company receiving controlled unclassified information or 
     classified information, or becoming a cleared defense 
     contractor--
       (1) the company shall report to the Secretary any foreign--

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       (A) direction or controlling interest of the company; or
       (B) access to intellectual property relating to classified 
     information or controlled unclassified information; and
       (2) the Secretary shall determine if, on the basis of 
     information reported under paragraph (1), the company should 
     receive such information, including if risk to the national 
     security can be mitigated and how such mitigation would be 
     enforced.

     SEC. 1047. PROTECTION OF EMERGING AND FOUNDATIONAL 
                   TECHNOLOGIES.

       (a) List.--The Secretary of Defense shall establish and 
     maintain a list of emerging and foundational technologies 
     that are necessary for maintaining the national security 
     technological advantage of the United States over foreign 
     countries of special concern, as determined by the Secretary.
       (b) Technology Protection.--The Secretary shall use the 
     list under subsection (a) to inform activities carried out by 
     the Secretary relating to technology protection, including 
     under interagency processes conducted pursuant to Federal 
     law.

                    Subtitle F--Studies and Reports

     SEC. 1051. ADDITIONAL MATTER FOR INCLUSION IN ANNUAL REPORT 
                   ON CIVILIAN CASUALTIES IN CONNECTION WITH 
                   UNITED STATES MILITARY OPERATIONS.

       Section 1057(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization 
     Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (Public Law 115-91) is amended by 
     adding at the end the following new subparagraph:
       ``(F) A description of any ex gratia payments made in 
     connection with such casualties.''.

     SEC. 1052. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE REVIEW AND ASSESSMENT ON 
                   ADVANCES IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND MACHINE 
                   LEARNING.

       (a) Review Required.--The Secretary of Defense, acting 
     through the Defense Innovation Board and the Under Secretary 
     of Defense for Research and Engineering, shall carry out a 
     review and assessment of the advances in artificial 
     intelligence, related machine learning developments, and 
     associated technologies for military applications. In 
     carrying out such review, the Secretary shall consider the 
     methods and means necessary to advance the development of 
     artificial intelligence, machine learning, and associated 
     technologies within the Department of Defense to 
     comprehensively address the national security needs and 
     requirements of the Department of Defense.
       (b) Scope of Review.--In conducting the review under 
     paragraph (a) the Secretary of Defense shall consider--
       (1) the competitiveness of the Department of Defense in 
     artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other 
     associated technologies, including matters pertaining to 
     public-private partnerships and investments;
       (2) means and methods for the Department of Defense to 
     maintain a technological advantage in artificial 
     intelligence, machine learning, and other associated 
     technologies, including quantum sciences and high performance 
     computing;
       (3) means by which the Department of Defense can help 
     foster greater emphasis and investments in basic and advanced 
     research to stimulate private, public, academic, and combined 
     initiatives in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and 
     other associated technologies, including quantum sciences, 
     and high performance computing;
       (4) Department of Defense workforce and education 
     initiatives to attract and recruit leading talent in 
     artificial intelligence and machine learning, including 
     science, technology, engineering, and math programs;
       (5) means by which the Department of Defense may establish 
     data standards and provide incentives for the sharing of open 
     training data; and
       (6) any other matters the Secretary of Defense determines 
     relevant with respect to the approach of the Department of 
     Defense to artificial intelligence and machine learning.
       (c) Reports.--
       (1) Initial 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 an initial 
     report on the findings of the review required under 
     subsection (a) and such recommendations as the Secretary may 
     have for legislative action related to artificial 
     intelligence, machine learning, and associated technologies, 
     including recommendations to more effectively fund and 
     organize the Department of Defense.
       (2) Comprehensive report.--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 comprehensive report on the review required under 
     subsection (a).
       (d) Definition of Artificial Intelligence.--In this 
     section, the term ``artificial intelligence'' includes each 
     of the following:
       (1) Any artificial system that performs tasks under varying 
     and unpredictable circumstances without significant human 
     oversight, or that can learn from experience and improve 
     performance when exposed to data sets.
       (2) An artificial system developed in computer software, 
     physical hardware, or other context that solves tasks 
     requiring human-like perception, cognition, planning, 
     learning, communication, or physical action.
       (3) An artificial system designed to think or act like a 
     human, including cognitive architectures and neural networks.
       (4) A set of techniques, including machine learning, that 
     is designed to approximate a cognitive task.
       (5) An artificial system designed to act rationally, 
     including an intelligent software agent or embodied robot 
     that achieves goals using perception, planning, reasoning, 
     learning, communicating, decisionmaking, and acting.

     SEC. 1053. REPORT ON JOINT ENTERPRISE DEFENSE INFRASTRUCTURE.

       (a) Report Required.--The Secretary of Defense shall submit 
     to the congressional defense committees a report on the Joint 
     Enterprise Defense Infrastructure. Such report shall include 
     each of the following:
       (1) Information relating to the current composition of the 
     Cloud Executive Steering Group and its mission, objectives, 
     goals, and strategy.
       (2) A description of the characteristics and considerations 
     for accelerating the cloud architecture and services required 
     for a global, resilient, and secure information environment 
     to enable warfighting and mission command, as validated by 
     the Joint Requirements Oversight Council for the Joint 
     Enterprise Defense Infrastructure.
       (3) Information relating to the approved acquisition 
     strategy and timeline for the Joint Enterprise Defense 
     Infrastructure, including estimated migration costs and 
     timelines.
       (4) A description of how the approved acquisition strategy 
     referred to in paragraph (3) provides for a full and open 
     competition, enables the Department of Defense to 
     continuously leverage and acquire new cloud computing 
     capabilities, maintains the ability of the Department to 
     leverage other cloud computing vendor products and services, 
     incorporates elements to maintain security, and provides for 
     the best performance, cost, and schedule to meet the cloud 
     architecture and services requirements of the Department for 
     the duration of such contract.
       (5) A description of the associated Joint Enterprise 
     Defense Infrastructure program office, including number of 
     personnel, overhead cost, and organizational structure.
       (6) A description of the effect of the Joint Enterprise 
     Defense Infrastructure on and the relationship of such 
     Infrastructure to existing cloud computing infrastructure, 
     platform, and service contracts across the Department of 
     Defense, specifically the effect and relationship to the 
     private cloud infrastructure of the Department, MilCloud 2.0 
     run by the Defense Information Systems Agency.
       (7) Information relating to the most recent Department of 
     Defense Cloud Computing Strategy and description of any 
     initiatives to update such Strategy.
       (8) Information relating to Department of Defense guidance 
     pertaining to cloud computing capability or platform 
     acquisition and standards, and a description of any 
     initiatives to update such guidance.
       (9) Any other matters the Secretary of Defense determines 
     relevant.
       (b) Limitation on Use of Funds.--Of the amounts authorized 
     to be appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act 
     for fiscal year 2019 for acquisition of services or 
     associated program office support for the Joint Enterprise 
     Defense Infrastructure of the enterprise-wide Cloud Executive 
     Steering Group, not more than 50 percent may be obligated or 
     expended until the Secretary of Defense submits to the 
     congressional defense committees the report required by 
     subsection (a).

     SEC. 1054. REPORT ON PROPOSED CONSOLIDATION OF DEPARTMENT OF 
                   DEFENSE GLOBAL MESSAGING AND COUNTER MESSAGING 
                   CAPABILITIES.

       (a) Report Required.--The Secretary of Defense shall submit 
     to the congressional defense committees a report on the 
     proposed consolidation of the global messaging and counter 
     messaging (GMCM) capabilities of the Department of Defense. 
     Such report shall include each of the following:
       (1) The justification of the Secretary for the proposed 
     consolidation of such capabilities.
       (2) The justification of the Secretary for the proposed 
     designation of the United States Special Operations Command 
     as the entity responsible for establishing the centralized 
     GMCM capability.
       (3) A description of the proposed roles and 
     responsibilities of the United States Special Operations 
     Command as such entity.
       (4) A description of the roles and responsibilities of the 
     combatant commanders regarding the operational use of the 
     GMCM capability.
       (5) The effect of the proposed consolidation of such 
     capabilities on existing GMCM contracts and capabilities.
       (6) An implementation plan that includes a detailed 
     description of the resources and other requirements required 
     for the United States Special Operations Command to establish 
     the centralized GMCM capability for the period covered by the 
     current future year's defense program.
       (7) A comprehensive plan for the continual assessment of 
     the effectiveness of the GMCM activities and programs.
       (8) An identification of the anticipated efficiencies, cost 
     savings, and operational benefits associated with the 
     consolidation of the GMCM capabilities.
       (9) A description of any actions, activities, and efforts 
     taken to implement section 1637 of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (Public Law 115-91).

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       (b) Limitation on Use of Funds.--Not more than 50 percent 
     of the amounts authorized to be appropriated by this Act or 
     otherwise made available for fiscal year 2019 for the 
     Commander of the United States Special Operations Command for 
     global messaging and counter messaging may be obligated or 
     expended before the date that is 30 days after the date on 
     which the Secretary submits the report required by subsection 
     (a).

     SEC. 1055. COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF PROFESSIONALISM AND ETHICS 
                   PROGRAMS FOR SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES.

       (a) Review Required.--The Secretary of Defense, in 
     coordination with the Secretaries of each of the military 
     departments, shall conduct a comprehensive review of the 
     ethics and professionalism programs of the United States 
     Special Operations Command and of the military departments 
     for officers and other military personnel serving in special 
     operations forces.
       (b) Elements of the Review.--The review conducted under 
     subsection (a) shall specifically include a description and 
     assessment of each of the following:
       (1) The culture of professionalism and ethics of the United 
     States Special Operations Command and affiliated component 
     commands.
       (2) The ethics and professionalism programs of the military 
     departments available for special operations forces.
       (3) The ethics and professionalism programs of the United 
     States Special Operations Command and affiliated component 
     commands.
       (4) The roles and responsibilities of the military 
     departments and the United States Special Operations Command 
     and affiliated component commands in administering, 
     overseeing, managing, and ensuring compliance and 
     participation of special operations forces in ethics and 
     professionalism programs, including an identification of--
       (A) gaps in the administration, oversight, and management 
     of such programs and in ensuring the compliance and 
     participation in such programs; and
       (B) additional guidance that may be required for a 
     systematic, integrated approach in administering, overseeing, 
     and managing such programs and in ensuring compliance with 
     and participation in such programs in order to address issues 
     and improve ethical culture and professionalism.
       (5) The management and oversight framework in place that is 
     designed to ensure that all ethics and professionalism 
     programs available to special operations forces meet 
     Department standards.
       (6) Tools and metrics for identifying and assessing 
     individual and organizational ethics and professionalism 
     issues with respect to special operations forces.
       (7) Tools and metrics for assessing the effectiveness of 
     existing ethics and professionalism programs in improving or 
     addressing individual and organizational ethics-related and 
     professionalism issues with respect to special operations 
     forces.
       (8) Additional programs or actions that may be required to 
     address or improve individual and organizational ethics and 
     professionalism issues with respect to special operations 
     forces.
       (9) Actions to improve the oversight and accountability by 
     senior leaders of ethics and professionalism-related issues 
     with respect to special operations forces.
       (c) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) The term ``ethics program'' means a program that 
     includes--
       (A) compliance-based ethics training, education, 
     initiative, or other activity that focuses on adherence to 
     rules and regulations; and
       (B) values-based ethics training, education, initiative, or 
     other activity that focuses on upholding a set of ethical 
     principles in order to achieve high standards of conduct and 
     incorporate guiding principles to help foster an ethical 
     culture and inform decision-making where rules are not clear.
       (2) The term ``professionalism program'' means a program 
     that includes training, education, initiative, or other 
     activity that focuses on values, ethics, standards, code of 
     conduct, and skills as related to the military profession.
       (d) Submittal of Review.--The Secretary of Defense shall 
     submit the review required by subsection (a) to the 
     Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of 
     Representatives by not later than March 1, 2019.

     SEC. 1056. MUNITIONS ASSESSMENTS AND FUTURE-YEARS DEFENSE 
                   PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS.

       (a) Required Reports.--Not later than March 1, 2019, and 
     annually thereafter, the Under Secretary of Defense for 
     Acquisition and Sustainment, in consultation with the 
     Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff shall submit to the 
     congressional defense committees each of the following:
       (1) The most current munitions assessments, as defined by 
     Department of Defense Instruction Number 3000.04, relating to 
     the Department of Defense munitions requirements process.
       (2) The most current sufficiency assessments, as defined by 
     such Department of Defense Instruction.
       (3) The most current approved memorandum of the Joint 
     Requirements Oversight Council resulting from the munitions 
     requirements process.
       (4) The planned funding and munitions requirements required 
     for the first fiscal year beginning after the date of the 
     submittal of the report and across the future-years defense 
     program for munitions across all military departments and the 
     Missile Defense Agency.
       (5) The planned foreign military sales and foreign military 
     financing orders for United States munitions across the 
     future-years defense program.
       (b) Sunset.--The requirement to submit reports and 
     assessments under this section shall terminate on December 
     31, 2021.
       (c) Supply Chain Assessments.--Beginning in fiscal year 
     2020, the Under Secretary shall evaluate supply chain risks, 
     including qualified supplier shortages and single source 
     supplier vulnerabilities for munitions production. The Under 
     Secretary shall include in the reports required under 
     subsection (a) for fiscal year 2020 and any subsequent fiscal 
     year for which such reports are required to be submitted, a 
     list of munitions that are at risk of production impacts from 
     the loss of qualified suppliers.

     SEC. 1057. REPORT ON ESTABLISHMENT OF ARMY FUTURES COMMAND.

       (a) Report Required.--Not later than February 1, 2019, the 
     Secretary of the Army shall submit to the congressional 
     defense committees a report on the Army's plan for the 
     establishment of Army Futures Command.
       (b) Contents of Report.--The report required by subsection 
     (a) shall include each of the following:
       (1) A description of the mission of Army Futures Command.
       (2) A description of the authorities and responsibilities 
     of the Commander of Army Futures Command.
       (3) A description of the relationship between such 
     authorities and the authorities of the Army Acquisition 
     Authority and a description of any changes to be made to the 
     authorities and missions of other Army major commands.
       (4) A detailed description of the structure for Army 
     Futures Command, including grade requirements.
       (5) A detailed description of any resources or elements to 
     be realigned from the Army Training and Doctrine Command, 
     Army Materiel Command, Army Force Command, or Army Test and 
     Evaluation Command to Army Futures Command.
       (6) An assessment of the number and location of members of 
     the Armed Forces and Department of Defense civilian personnel 
     expected to be assigned to Army Futures Command.
       (7) A cost estimate for the establishment of Army Futures 
     Command in fiscal year 2019 and projected costs for each of 
     fiscal years 2020 through 2023.
       (8) A description of the headquarters stationing selection 
     criteria and methodology
       (9) Any other information relating to the command, as 
     determined by the Secretary.

     SEC. 1058. ASSESSMENT OF DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE 
                   ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM WARFARE ENTERPRISE.

       (a) Plan Required.--The Secretary of Defense, in 
     consultation with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 
     shall develop a plan, and the estimated cost and schedule of 
     implementing the plan, to conduct joint campaign modeling and 
     wargaming for joint electromagnetic spectrum operations. Such 
     plan shall include each of the following:
       (1) The capabilities and capacity, and the associated 
     governance and command and control architecture design, 
     required to effectively employ military forces designated to 
     conduct multi-domain electromagnetic spectrum operations of 
     the Department of Defense.
       (2) The fiscal and manpower resources required to carry out 
     paragraph (1) and to inform the budget requests of the 
     Department of Defense.
       (3) The sufficiency of experimentation, testing, and 
     training infrastructure, ranges, instrumentation, and threat 
     simulators required to support the development of 
     electromagnetic spectrum capabilities.
       (4) The sufficiency and overall effectiveness of 
     electromagnetic spectrum operations to inform joint adaptive 
     planning activities.
       (5) All level 3 and level 4 contingency plans (as such 
     plans are described in Joint Publication 5-0 of the Joint 
     Chiefs of Staff, entitled ``Joint Planning'' and dated June 
     16, 2017).
       (b) Report.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than February 18, 2019, the 
     Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional 
     defense committees a report on the plan developed under 
     subsection (a).
       (2) Form of report.--The report required by paragraph (1) 
     shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may include a 
     classified annex.
       (c) Annual Briefings.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than February 5, 2019, and 
     annually thereafter for each of the next five subsequent 
     years, the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the 
     Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, shall provide to the 
     Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives a 
     briefing on the joint electromagnetic spectrum operations of 
     the Department of Defense. Such briefing shall include each 
     of the following:
       (A) An update on the governance, organizational structure, 
     and activities of the Electronic Warfare Executive Committee 
     of the Department of Defense, as established by memorandum of 
     the Deputy Secretary of Defense on March 17, 2015.
       (B) An assessment of the progress in achieving the goals 
     and objectives described in--

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       (i) the current strategy for the electromagnetic spectrum 
     warfare enterprise issued by the Executive Committee; and
       (ii) Department of Defense Directive 3222.04, dated May 10, 
     2017.
       (C) An assessment of the current readiness, sufficiency, 
     unity of effort, and modernization of the joint military 
     services with respect to joint electromagnetic spectrum 
     capabilities and the ability of the joint military services 
     to train and employ effectively in an electromagnetic 
     spectrum warfare operational environment for all level 3 and 
     level 4 contingency plans (as such plans are described in 
     Joint Publication 5-0 of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, entitled 
     ``Joint Planning'' and dated June 16, 2017).
       (D) The same information as is required to be submitted 
     under section 1053(b) of the National Defense Authorization 
     Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (Public Law 111-84; 123 Stat. 2459).
       (2) Form of briefing.--Each briefing required by paragraph 
     (1) shall be unclassified, but may include a classified 
     presentation.
       (d) One-time Briefing.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than February 25, 2019, the 
     Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Chairman of 
     the Joint Chiefs of Staff, shall provide to the Committee on 
     Armed Services of the House of Representatives a briefing on 
     the joint electromagnetic spectrum operations of the 
     Department of Defense. Such briefing shall include each of 
     the following:
       (A) An update on the progress of the Department in 
     implementing the pilot program authorized by section 234 of 
     the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 
     (Public Law 114-328; 10 U.S.C. 113 note).
       (B) The progress of the Department in establishing and 
     operationalizing joint electromagnetic spectrum operations 
     cells at battle-management and command and control locations 
     of the combatant commanders and designated joint task force 
     commanders.
       (C) The progress of the Department in establishing a 
     network to connect an electromagnetic battle management 
     system to multiple sensor and intelligence data feeds to 
     implement electronic warfare battle management for networked 
     electronic warfare and dynamic reprogramming with automated 
     near real-time capabilities.
       (D) The number of personnel assigned to joint 
     electromagnetic spectrum operations mission activities, to 
     include officers, enlisted members, and civilian personnel, 
     set forth separately by career field designator and rank for 
     each military service, combatant command, and defense agency.
       (E) A comparison of commissioned officer promotion rates 
     among the personnel described in paragraph (d), by grade, 
     compared to the average promotion rates for commissioned 
     officers, by grade, in each military service, over the five 
     most recent promotion cycles that have been completed since 
     the end of fiscal year 2018.
       (F) An assessment of Department of Defense governance, 
     organizational alignment, human capital, and other applicable 
     resources responsible for the development, management, and 
     implementation of joint electromagnetic spectrum policy, 
     doctrine, concepts, requirements, capabilities, and 
     operational activities.
       (2) Form of briefing.--The briefing required by paragraph 
     (1) shall be unclassified, but may include a classified 
     presentation.
       (e) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) The term ``electromagnetic battle management'' means 
     the dynamic monitoring, assessing, planning, and directing of 
     joint electromagnetic spectrum operations in support of a 
     military commander's scheme of maneuver.
       (2) The term ``joint electromagnetic spectrum operations'' 
     means those activities consisting of electronic warfare and 
     joint electromagnetic spectrum management operations used to 
     exploit, attack, protect, and manage the electromagnetic 
     operational environment to achieve a military commander's 
     objectives.

     SEC. 1059. REPORT ON SUPPORT FOR NON-CONTIGUOUS STATES AND 
                   TERRITORIES IN THE EVENT OF THREATS AND 
                   INCIDENTS.

       (a) Report Required.--Not later than February 1, 2019, the 
     Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Committees on Armed 
     Services of the Senate and House of Representatives a report 
     on the preparedness of the Department of Defense in providing 
     support to non-contiguous States and territories in he 
     aftermath of a natural or manmade incident that warrants the 
     Department to assist the State and civil entities with the 
     protection of life and to provide emergency work.
       (b) Contents of Report.--For purposes of the report under 
     subsection (a)--
       (1) the support covered by the report may include support 
     provided under section 403(c) of the Robert T. Stafford 
     Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 
     5170b(c)); and
       (2) the incidents covered by the report shall include 
     natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and industrial 
     accidents.
       (c) Form of Report.--The report required by subsection (a) 
     shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may contain a 
     classified annex.

     SEC. 1060. REPORT ON LOW-BOOM FLIGHT DEMONSTRATION.

       Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of 
     this Act, the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and 
     Space Administration shall submit to the Committee on 
     Science, Space, and Technology of the House of 
     Representatives a report describing the progress in 
     development of the Low-Boom Flight Demonstration, including--
       (1) the plans of the Administrator to coordinate with other 
     executive agencies to ensure the availability of 
     developmental and operational testing infrastructure for low-
     boom flight demonstrations by 2021; and
       (2) the strategy of the Administration to acquire chase 
     aircrafts to ensure the availability of such aircrafts for 
     such demonstrations.

     SEC. 1061. REPORT ON CYBER-ENABLED INFORMATION OPERATIONS.

       Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of 
     this Act, the President shall transmit to the Committees on 
     Armed Services and Foreign Affairs of the House of 
     Representative and the Committees on Armed Services and 
     Foreign Relations of the Senate a report on the effects of 
     cyber-enabled information operations on the national security 
     of the United States. Such report shall include each of the 
     following:
       (1) A summary of actions taken by the Federal Government to 
     protect the national security of the United States against 
     cyber-enabled information operations.
       (2) A description of the resources necessary to protect the 
     national security of the United States against cyber-enabled 
     information operations by foreign adversaries.

                       Subtitle G--Other Matters

     SEC. 1071. TECHNICAL, CONFORMING, AND CLERICAL AMENDMENTS.

       (a) Title 10, United States Code.--Title 10, United States 
     Code, is amended as follows:
       (1) Sections 130j and 130k, as added by section 1631 of the 
     National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 
     (Public Law 115-91; 131 Stat. 1736), are amended by striking 
     ``section 3093 of title 50, United States Code'' both places 
     it appears and inserting ``section 503 of the National 
     Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 3093)''.
       (2) The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 3 is 
     amended by striking the items relating to sections 130j and 
     130k and inserting the following new items:

``130j. Notification requirements for sensitive military cyber 
              operations.
``130k. Notification requirements for cyber weapons.''.
       (3) Section 131(b)(9), as amended by section 811, is 
     further amended--
       (A) by striking subparagraphs (B), (C), and (D); and
       (B) by redesignating subparagraphs (E), (F), (G), and (H), 
     as subparagraphs (B), (C), (D), and (E), respectively.
       (4) The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 4 is 
     amended by striking the item relating to section 261 and 
     inserting the following:

``241. Reference to chapters 1003, 1005, and 1007.''.
       (5) Section 494(b)(2) is amended in the matter preceding 
     subparagraph (A) by striking ``March 1, 2012, and annually 
     thereafter'' and inserting ``March 1 of each year''.
       (6) Section 495(a) is amended by striking ``Beginning in 
     fiscal year 2013, the'' and inserting ``The''.
       (7) Section 499a(d), as added by section 1652(a) of the 
     National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 
     (Public Law 115-91; 131 Stat. 1757), is amended by striking 
     ``on or after the date of the enactment of this section'' and 
     inserting ``after December 11, 2017,''.
       (8) Section 637a(d) is amended by striking ``specialities'' 
     and inserting ``specialties''.
       (9) Section 664(d)(1) is amended by striking ``the the'' 
     and inserting ``the''.
       (10) The table of subchapters at the beginning of chapter 
     47A is amended by striking the item relating to subchapter 
     VII and inserting the following:

    ``vii. post-trial procedure and review of military commissions''.

       (11) The table of sections at the beginning of subchapter 
     VII of chapter 47A is amended by striking the item relating 
     to section 950g and inserting the following:

``950g. Review by United States Court of Appeals for the District of 
              Columbia Circuit; writ of certiorari to Supreme Court.''.
       (12) Section 950t is amended--
       (A) in paragraph (9), by striking ``attack. or'' and 
     inserting ``attack, or'';
       (B) in paragraph (16), by striking ``shall punished'' and 
     inserting ``shall be punished''; and
       (C) in paragraph (22), by adding a period at the end.
       (13) The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 55 
     is amended by striking the item relating to section 1077a and 
     inserting the following:

``1077a. Access to military medical treatment facilities and other 
              facilities.''.
       (14) Section 1415(e) is amended by striking ``concerned''.
       (15) Section 2006a(b)(3) is amended by striking ``the such 
     programs'' and inserting ``such programs''.
       (16) Section 2279(c) is amended by striking ``subsection 
     (a) and (b)'' and inserting ``subsections (a) and (b)''.
       (17) Section 2279c, as added by section 1601(a)(1) of the 
     National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 
     (Public Law 115-91; 131 Stat. 1718), is amended--
       (A) in subsection (a)(3), by striking `` the date of the 
     enactment of this Act'' and inserting ``December 12, 2017''; 
     and
       (B) in subsection (b)--
       (i) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking `` 
     the date of the enactment of this section'' and inserting 
     ``December 12, 2017''; and

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       (ii) in paragraph (3), by striking ``on or after the date 
     that is one year after the date of the enactment of this 
     section'' and inserting ``after December 11, 2018''.
       (18)(A) The second section 2279c, as added by section 1602 
     of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
     2018 (Public Law 115-91; 131 Stat. 1721), is redesignated as 
     section 2279d.
       (B) The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 135 
     is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 
     2279c the following new item:

``2279d. Limitation on construction on United States territory of 
              satellite positioning ground monitoring stations of 
              certain foreign governments.''.
       (19) Section 2313b(b)(1)(E), as added by section 803(a) of 
     the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 
     (Public Law 115-91; 131 Stat. 1452), is amended by 
     redesignating clauses (A) and (B) as clauses (i) and (ii), 
     respectively.
       (20) Section 2324(e)(1) is amended by redesignating the 
     second subparagraph (P) and subparagraph (Q) as subparagraphs 
     (Q) and (R), respectively.
       (21) Section 2337a(d), as added by section 836(a)(1) of the 
     National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 
     (Public Law 115-91; 131 Stat. 1473), is amended by striking 
     ``title 10, United States Code'' and inserting ``this 
     title''.
       (22) Section 2374a(e) is amended by striking ``,,'' and 
     inserting ``,''.
       (23) The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 141 
     is amended by striking the item relating to section 2410s and 
     inserting the following new item:

``2410s. Security clearances for facilities of certain companies.''.
       (24) The heading of section 2410s is amended by striking 
     the period at the end.
       (25)(A) The heading of section 2414, as amended by section 
     817(1) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 
     Year 2018 (Public Law 115-91; 131 Stat. 1462), is amended to 
     read as follows:

     ``Sec. 2414. Funding''.

       (B) The item relating to such section in the table of 
     sections at the beginning of chapter 142 is amended to read 
     as follows:

``2414. Funding.''.
       (26) Section 2613(g) is amended by striking ``(1)''.
       (27) Section 2679(a)(1) is amended by striking ``Federal 
     government'' and inserting ``Federal Government''.
       (28) The heading of section 2691, as amended by section 
     2814(b)(1) of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
     Fiscal Year 2018 (Public Law 115-91), is amended to read as 
     follows:

     ``Sec. 2691. Restoration of land used by permit or damaged by 
       mishap; reimbursement of state costs of fighting wildland 
       fires''.

       (29) Section 2879(a)(2)(A), as added by section 2817(a)(1) 
     of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
     2018 (Public Law 115-91), is amended by striking ``on or 
     after the date of the enactment of this section'' and 
     inserting ``after December 11, 2017,''.
       (30) The heading of section 2914 is amended to read as 
     follows:

     ``Sec. 2914. Energy resilience and conservation construction 
       projects''.

       (31) Section 10504 is amended--
       (A) in subsection (a), by striking ``The Chief'' and 
     inserting ``(1) The Chief''; and
       (B) by redesignating the second subsection (b) as 
     subsection (c).
       (b) Title 32, United States Code.--Title 32, United States 
     Code, is amended in section 902, by striking ``the Secretary, 
     determines'' and inserting ``the Secretary determines''.
       (c) NDAA for Fiscal Year 2018.--Effective as of December 
     12, 2017, and as if included therein as enacted, the National 
     Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (Public Law 
     115-91; 131 Stat. __ et seq.) is amended as follows:
       (1) Section 834(a)(2) (131 Stat. 1470) is amended by 
     striking ``subchapter I of''.
       (2) Section 913(b) is amended by striking the dash after 
     the colon in the matter preceding paragraph (1).
       (3) Section 1051(d)) is amended by inserting ``National'' 
     before ``Defense Authorization Act''.
       (4) Section 1691(i) is amended--
       (A) by inserting ``the'' after ``Title XIV of''; and
       (B) by inserting ``as enacted into law by'' before ``Public 
     Law 106-398''.
       (5) Section 2817(a)(2) is amended by striking ``table of 
     sections for'' and inserting ``table of sections at the 
     beginning of subchapter IV of''.
       (6) Section 2831(b) is amended by inserting ``of title 10, 
     United States Code,'' after ``chapter 173''.
       (7) Section 2876(d) is amended--
       (A) by inserting ``In this section:'' after 
     ``Definitions.--''; and
       (B) in paragraph (1)(A), in the matter preceding clause 
     (i), by inserting open quotation marks before ``beneficial'' 
     and close quotation marks after ``owner''.
       (e) Other NDAAS.--
       (1) FY2016.--Section 828(c) of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (Public Law 114-92; 10 
     U.S.C. 2430 note), as added by section 825(a)(4) of the 
     National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 
     (Public Law 115-91; 131 Stat. 1466), is amended by inserting 
     ``subsection'' before ``(b)''.
       (2) FY2001.--Section 821(e) of the Floyd D. Spence National 
     Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (as enacted 
     into law by Public Law 106-398; 10 U.S.C. 2302 note) is 
     amended by striking paragraph (2).
       (f) Other Laws.--
       (1) Title 31.--Paragraph (1) of section 5112(p) of title 
     31, United States Code, as amended by section 885 of the 
     National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 
     (Public Law 115-91; 131 Stat. 1505), is amended by striking 
     ``, United States Code'' each place it appears.
       (2) Title 49.--Subsection (h) of section 44718 of title 49, 
     United States Code, as amended and redesignated by sections 
     311(b)(3) and 311(e)(1) of the National Defense Authorization 
     Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (Public Law 115-91), is amended--
       (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``section 183a(g) of 
     title 10'' and inserting ``section 183a(h)(1) of title 10'' ; 
     and
       (B) in paragraph (2), by striking ``section 183a(g) of 
     title 10'' and inserting ``section 183a(h)(7) of title 10''.
       (3) Atomic energy defense act.--Section 4309(c) of the 
     Atomic Energy Defense Act (50 U.S.C. 2575(c)) is amended by 
     redesignating paragraphs (17) and (18) as paragraphs (16) and 
     (17), respectively.
       (g)  Conforming Amendments Relating to the Chief Management 
     Officer of the Department of Defense.--
       (1) Conforming amendments.--
       (A) Each of the following provisions law is amended by 
     striking ``Deputy Chief Management Officer'' each place it 
     appears and inserting ``Chief Management Officer'':
       (i) Section 192(e)(2) of title 10, United States Code.
       (ii) Section 2222 of title 10, United States Code.
       (iii) Section 11319(d)(4) of title 40, United States Code.
       (iv) Section 881(a) of the National Defense Authorization 
     Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (Public Law 114-92; 10 U.S.C. 2302 
     note).
       (v) Section 217 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2016 (Public Law 114-92; 10 U.S.C. 2445a 
     note).
       (B) Section 131(b) of title 10, United States Code, as 
     amended by subsection (a)(3) of this section, is further 
     amended--
       (i) by striking paragraph (4); and
       (ii) by redesignating paragraphs (5) through (10) as 
     paragraphs (4) through (9), respectively.
       (C) Section 137a(d) of title 10, United States Code, is 
     amended--
       (i) by striking ``the Secretaries of the military 
     departments,'' and inserting ``the Chief Management Officer 
     of the Department of Defense, the Secretaries of the military 
     departments, and''; and
       (ii) by striking ``, and the Deputy Chief Management 
     Officer of the Department of Defense''.
       (D) Section 138(d) of title 10, United States Code, is 
     amended--
       (i) by inserting ``the Chief Management Officer of the 
     Department of Defense,'' after ``the Deputy Secretary of 
     Defense,''; and
       (ii) by striking `` the Deputy Chief Management Officer of 
     the Department of Defense,''.
       (E) Section 904(b)(4) the National Defense Authorization 
     Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (Public Law 110-181; 10 U.S.C. 132 
     note.) is amended--
       (i) by striking ``and Deputy Chief Management Officer''and
       (ii) by striking ``as is necessary to assist those 
     officials in the performance of their duties'' and inserting 
     ``as is necessary to assist the Chief Management Officer in 
     the performance of the duties assigned to such official''.
       (F) Section 5314 of title 5, United States Code, is amended 
     by striking ``Deputy Chief Management Officer of the 
     Department of Defense.''.
       (2) References.--
       (A) In law or regulation.--Any reference in a law (other 
     than this Act) or regulation in effect on the day before the 
     date of the enactment of this Act to the Deputy Chief 
     Management Officer of the Department of Defense is deemed to 
     be a reference to the Chief Management Officer of the 
     Department of Defense.
       (B) In other documents, papers, or records.--Any reference 
     in a document, paper, or other record of the United States 
     prepared before the date of the enactment of this Act to the 
     Deputy Chief Management Officer of the Department of Defense 
     is deemed to be a reference to the Chief Management Officer 
     of the Department of Defense.
       (h) Coordination With Other Amendments Made by This Act.--
     For purposes of applying amendments made by provisions of 
     this Act other than this section, the amendments made by this 
     section shall be treated as having been enacted immediately 
     before any such amendments by other provisions of this Act.

     SEC. 1072. PRINCIPAL ADVISOR ON COUNTERING WEAPONS OF MASS 
                   DESTRUCTION.

       (a) In General.--
       (1) Designation of principal advisor.--Chapter 4 of title 
     10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the 
     following new section:

     ``Sec. 145. Principal Advisor on Countering Weapons of Mass 
       Destruction

       ``(a) Designation.--The Secretary of Defense shall 
     designate, from among the personnel of the Office of the 
     Secretary of Defense, a Principal Advisor on Countering 
     Weapons of Mass Destruction. Such Principal Advisor shall act 
     as the principal advisor to the Secretary on the activities 
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     Department of Defense relating to countering weapons of mass 
     destruction. The individual designated to serve as such 
     Principal Advisor shall be an individual who was appointed to 
     the position held by the individual by and with the advice 
     and consent of the Senate.
       ``(b) Responsibilities.--The Principal Advisor designated 
     under subsection (a) shall carry out the following 
     responsibilities:
       ``(1) Supervising the activities of the Department of 
     Defense relating to countering weapons of mass destruction, 
     including the oversight of policy and operational 
     considerations, resources, personnel, acquisition, and 
     technology.
       ``(2) Carrying out such other responsibilities relating to 
     countering weapons of mass destruction as the Secretary shall 
     specify.''.
       (2) Clerical amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end the 
     following new item:

``145. Principal Advisor on Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction.''.
       (b) Oversight Plan.--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 plan to 
     streamline the oversight framework of the Office of the 
     Secretary of Defense, including any efficiencies and the 
     potential to reduce, realign, or otherwise restructure 
     current Assistant Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary 
     positions with responsibilities for overseeing countering 
     weapons of mass destruction policy, programs, and activities.

     SEC. 1073. RECEIPT OF FIREARM OR AMMUNITION.

       (a) Receipt of Firearm or Ammunition by Spouse of Member of 
     the Armed Forces at a Duty Station of the Member Outside the 
     United States.--Section 925(a)(3) of title 18, United States 
     Code, is amended--
       (1) by inserting ``, or to the spouse of such a member,'' 
     before ``or to'';
       (2) by striking ``members,'' and inserting ``members and 
     spouses,'';
       (3) by striking ``members or'' and inserting ``members, 
     spouses, or''; and
       (4) by striking ``member or'' and inserting ``member, 
     spouse, or''.
       (b) Residency of Spouses of Members of the Armed Forces to 
     Be Determined on the Same Basis as the Residency of Such 
     Members for Purposes of Federal Firearms Laws.--Section 
     921(b) of title 18, United States Code, is amended to read as 
     follows:
       ``(b) For purposes of this chapter, a member of the Armed 
     Forces on active duty, or a spouse of such a member, is a 
     resident of--
       ``(1) the State in which the member or spouse maintains 
     legal residence;
       ``(2) the State in which the permanent duty station of the 
     member is located; and
       ``(3) the State in which the member maintains a place of 
     abode from which the member commutes each day to the 
     permanent duty station of the member.''.
       (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
     shall apply to conduct engaged in after the 6-month period 
     that begins on the date of the enactment of this Act.

     SEC. 1074. FEDERAL CHARTER FOR SPIRIT OF AMERICA.

       (a) Federal Charter.--Part B of subtitle II of title 36, 
     United States Code, is amended by inserting after chapter 
     2003 the following new chapter:

                   ``CHAPTER 2005--SPIRIT OF AMERICA

``Sec.
``200501. Organization.
``200502. Purposes.
``200503. Governing body.
``200504. Powers.
``200505. Restrictions.
``200506. Records and inspection.
``200507. Duty to maintain tax-exempt status.
``200508. Quarterly report.

     ``Sec. 200501. Organization

       ``(a) Federal Charter.--Spirit of America (in this chapter 
     `the corporation'), a nonprofit corporation, is a federally 
     chartered corporation.
       ``(b) Expiration of Charter.--If the corporation does not 
     comply with the provisions of this chapter, the charter 
     granted by this chapter expires.
       ``(c) Scope of Charter.--Nothing in the charter granted by 
     this chapter shall be construed as conferring special rights 
     or privileges upon the corporation, or as placing upon the 
     Department of Defense any obligation with respect to the 
     corporation.

     ``Sec. 200502. Purposes

       ``The purposes of the corporation are as provided in its 
     constitution and bylaws and include the following:
       ``(1) To respond to the needs of local populations abroad, 
     as identified by members of the Armed Forces and diplomats of 
     the United States abroad.
       ``(2) To connect the people of the United States more 
     closely to the members of the Armed Forces and diplomats of 
     the United States abroad, and to the missions carried out by 
     such personnel abroad.
       ``(3) To demonstrate the goodwill of the people of the 
     United States to peoples around the world.

     ``Sec. 200503. Governing body

       ``(a) Board of Directors.--
       ``(1) The board of directors is the governing body of the 
     corporation. The powers, duties, and responsibilities of the 
     board are as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the 
     corporation.
       ``(2) The number of directors is as provided in the 
     constitution of the corporation. Their manner of selection 
     (including the filling of vacancies) and their term of office 
     are as provided in the constitution and bylaws.
       ``(b) Officers.--(1) The officers of the corporation are a 
     chairman of the board of directors, a president, one or more 
     vice presidents as provided in the constitution and bylaws, a 
     secretary, a treasurer, and one or more assistant secretaries 
     and assistant treasurers as provided in the constitution and 
     bylaws.
       ``(2) The manner of election, term of office, and duties of 
     the officers are as provided in the constitution and bylaws.

     ``Sec. 200504. Powers

       ``The corporation may--
       ``(1) adopt and amend a constitution, by-laws, and 
     regulations to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
       ``(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
       ``(3) establish and maintain offices to conduct its 
     activities;
       ``(4) enter into contracts;
       ``(5) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property 
     as necessary and appropriate to carry out the purposes of the 
     corporation;
       ``(6) establish, regulate, and discontinue subordinate 
     State and territorial subdivisions and local chapters or 
     posts;
       ``(7) publish a magazine and other publications (including 
     through the Internet);
       ``(8) sue and be sued;
       ``(9) do any other act necessary and proper to carry out 
     the purposes of the corporation as provided in its 
     constitution, by-laws, and regulations; and
       ``(10) to do any other act necessary and proper to carry 
     out the purposes stated in section 200502 of this title.

     ``Sec. 200505. Restrictions

       ``(a) Profit.--The corporation may not engage in business 
     activity for profit unless the activity is substantially 
     related to--
       ``(1) the purposes stated in 200502 of this title; or
       ``(2) raising funds to accomplish those purposes.
       ``(b) Stock and Dividends.--The corporation may not issue 
     stock or declare or pay a dividend.
       ``(c) Political Activities.--The corporation shall be 
     nonpolitical and may not provide financial aid or assistance 
     to, or otherwise promote the candidacy of, an individual 
     seeking elective public office. A substantial part of the 
     activities of the corporation may not involve carrying on 
     propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation.
       ``(d) Distribution of Income or Assets.--The income or 
     assets of the corporation may not inure to the benefit of a 
     governor, officer, member, or employee or be distributed to 
     any person during the life of the corporation or on its 
     dissolution or final liquidation. This subsection does not 
     prevent the payment of reasonable compensation to an officer, 
     employee, or other person or reimbursement for actual 
     necessary expenses in amounts approved by the board of 
     directors.
       ``(e) Loans.--The corporation may not make a loan to a 
     governor, officer, member or employee.
       ``(f) No Claim of Governmental Approval or Authority.--The 
     corporation may not claim approval of Congress, of the 
     authority of the United States, for any activity of the 
     corporation.

     ``Sec. 200506. Records and inspection

       ``(a) Records.--The corporation shall keep--
       ``(1) correct and complete records of account;
       ``(2) minutes of the proceedings of its members, board of 
     governors, and committees having any of the authority of the 
     corporation; and
       ``(3) at its principal office, a record of the names and 
     addresses of its members entitled to vote.
       ``(b) Inspection.--A member, or an agent or attorney of a 
     member, may inspect the records of the corporation for any 
     proper purpose, at any reasonable time.

     ``Sec. 200507. Duty to maintain tax-exempt status

       ``If the corporation fails to maintain its status as an 
     organization exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue 
     Code of 1986, the charter granted under this chapter shall 
     terminate.

     ``Sec. 200508. Quarterly report

       ``The corporation shall submit a quarterly report to 
     Congress on the activities of the corporation during the 
     prior fiscal year quarter. The report shall be submitted at 
     the same time as the report of the audit required by section 
     10101 of this title.''.
       (b) Tables of Chapters.--The table of chapters at the 
     beginning of title 36, United States Code, and at the 
     beginning of subtitle II of such title, are each amended by 
     inserting after the item relating to chapter 2003 the 
     following new item:

``2005. Spirit of America.................................200501''.....

     SEC. 1075. TRANSFER OF AIRCRAFT TO OTHER DEPARTMENTS.

       Section 1098 of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
     Fiscal Year 2014 (Public Law 113-66; 127 Stat. 881) is 
     amended--
       (1) by striking subsections (a) and (f);
       (2) by redesignating subsections (b) through (e) as 
     subsections (a) through (d), respectively;
       (3) by redesignating subsections (g) and (h) as subsections 
     (e) and (f);
       (4) in subsection (a)(1), as so redesignated, by striking 
     ``and subject to the certification requirement under 
     subsection (f),''; and

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       (5) in subsection (d), as so redesignated--
       (A) by striking ``Promptly following the completion of the 
     certification requirement under subsection (f) and 
     notwithstanding'' and inserting ``Notwithstanding''; and
       (B) by striking ``shall begin transfer, without 
     reimbursement, of--'' and inserting ``shall transfer, without 
     reimbursement--''.

     SEC. 1076. REAUTHORIZATION OF NATIONAL AVIATION HERITAGE 
                   AREA.

       (a) Findings.--Congress finds as follows:
       (1) The National Aviation Heritage Area, as it is currently 
     defined, contains the National Museum of the United States 
     Air Force and the Huffman Prairie Flying Field located within 
     the grounds of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
       (2) The National Aviation Heritage Area continues to 
     preserve the historical legacy of the Wright brothers and the 
     birth of aviation, therefore, the National Park Service 
     should designate the National Aviation Heritage Area as a 
     longstanding heritage area.
       (b) Reauthorization.--The National Aviation Heritage Area 
     Act (title V of division J of the Consolidated Appropriations 
     Act, 2005; Public Law 108-447) is amended--
       (1) by striking ``The Aviation Heritage Foundation, 
     Incorporated,'', ``the Aviation Heritage Foundation, 
     Incorporated (a nonprofit corporation established under the 
     laws of the State of Ohio)'', ``the Aviation Heritage 
     Foundation'', ``the Aviation Heritage Foundation, 
     Incorporated'' and ``the Foundation'' each place they appear 
     and inserting ``Dayton History'';
       (2) in section 503, by amending paragraph (1) to read as 
     follows:
       ``(1) Dayton history.--The term `Dayton History' means 
     Dayton History, an organization incorporated in Ohio and 
     described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code 
     of 1986 and exempt from tax under section 501(a) of such 
     Code.'';
       (3) in section 505, by adding at the end the following new 
     subsection:
       ``(d) Acceptance of Funds and Services.--The management 
     entity may accept funds and services from any Federal or non-
     Federal source for the purposes of implementing the 
     Management Plan.''; and
       (4) in section 512, by striking ``the date that is 15 years 
     after the date that funds are first made available for this 
     title'' and inserting ``September 30, 2025''.
       (c) Management Plan.--Dayton History (as such term is 
     defined in section 503(1) of the National Aviation Heritage 
     Area Act (title V of division J of the Consolidated 
     Appropriations Act, 2005; Public Law 108-447)) may manage the 
     National Aviation Heritage Area under the management plan in 
     effect for that heritage area as of the date of the enactment 
     of this Act.

     SEC. 1077. RECOGNITION OF AMERICA'S VETERANS.

       (a) Authorization of Support.--In order to honor American 
     veterans, including American veterans of past wars that the 
     Secretary of Defense determines have not received appropriate 
     recognition, the Secretary may provide such support as the 
     Secretary determines is appropriate for a parade to be 
     carried out in the District of Columbia. In providing support 
     under this subsection, the Secretary may expend funds for the 
     display of small arms and munitions appropriate for customary 
     ceremonial honors and for the participation of military units 
     that perform customary ceremonial duties.
       (b) Prohibition.--In providing support for a parade as 
     described in subsection (a), the Secretary may not expend 
     funds to provide motorized vehicles, aviation platforms, 
     munitions other than the munitions specifically described in 
     subsection (a), operational military units, or operational 
     military platforms if the Secretary determines that providing 
     such units, platforms, or equipment would undermine the 
     readiness of such units, platforms, or equipment.

     SEC. 1078. NATIONAL COMMISSION ON MILITARY AVIATION SAFETY.

       (a) Establishment.--There is established the National 
     Commission on Military Aviation Safety (in this section 
     referred to as the ``Commission'').
       (b) Membership.--
       (1) Composition.--The Commission shall be composed of eight 
     members, of whom--
       (A) four shall be appointed by the President;
       (B) one shall be appointed by the Chairman of the Committee 
     on Armed Services of the Senate;
       (C) one shall be appointed by the Ranking Member of the 
     Committee on Armed Services of the Senate;
       (D) one shall be appointed by the Chairman of the Committee 
     on Armed Services of the House of Representatives; and
       (E) one shall be appointed by the Ranking Member of the 
     Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives.
       (2) Appointment date.--The appointments of the members of 
     the Commission shall be made not later than 90 days after the 
     date of the enactment of this Act.
       (3) Effect of lack of appointment by appointment date.--If 
     one or more appointments under subparagraph (A) of paragraph 
     (1) is not made by the appointment date specified in 
     paragraph (2), the authority to make such appointment or 
     appointments shall expire, and the number of members of the 
     Commission shall be reduced by the number equal to the number 
     of appointments so not made. If an appointment under 
     subparagraph (B), (C), (D), or (E) of paragraph (1) is not 
     made by the appointment date specified in paragraph (2), the 
     authority to make an appointment under such subparagraph 
     shall expire, and the number of members of the Commission 
     shall be reduced by the number equal to the number otherwise 
     appointable under such subparagraph.
       (4) Expertise.--In making appointments under this 
     subsection, consideration should be given to individuals with 
     expertise in military aviation training, aviation technology, 
     military aviation operations, aircraft sustainment and 
     repair, aviation personnel policy, aerospace physiology, and 
     reserve component policy.
       (c) Period of Appointment; Vacancies.--Members shall be 
     appointed for the life of the Commission. Any vacancy in the 
     Commission shall not affect its powers, but shall be filled 
     in the same manner as the original appointment.
       (d) Chair and Vice Chair.--The Commission shall select a 
     Chair and Vice Chair from among its members.
       (e) Meetings.--
       (1) In general.--The Commission shall meet at the call of 
     the Chair.
       (2) Initial meeting.--Not later than 30 days after the date 
     on which all members of the Commission have been appointed, 
     the Commission shall hold its initial meeting.
       (3) Quorum.--A majority of the members of the Commission 
     shall constitute a quorum, but a lesser number of members may 
     hold hearings.
       (f) Duties.--
       (1) Study on military aviation safety.--The Commission 
     shall undertake a comprehensive study of United States 
     military aviation mishaps that occurred between fiscal years 
     2013 and 2018 in order--
       (A) to assess the rates of military aviation mishaps 
     between fiscal years 2013 and 2018 compared to historic 
     aviation mishap rates;
       (B) to make an assessment of the underlying causes 
     contributing to the unexplained physiological effects;
       (C) to make an assessment of causes contributing to delays 
     in aviation maintenance and limiting operational availability 
     of aircraft;
       (D) to make an assessment of the causes contributing to 
     military aviation mishaps; and
       (E) to make recommendations on the modifications, if any, 
     of safety, training, maintenance, personnel, or other 
     policies related to military aviation safety.
       (2) Report.--Not later than June 1, 2019, the Commission 
     shall submit to the President and the congressional defense 
     committees a report setting forth a detailed statement of the 
     findings and conclusions of the Commission as a result of the 
     study required by paragraph (1), together with the 
     recommendations of the Commission for such legislative and 
     administrative actions as the Commission considers 
     appropriate in light of the results of the study.
       (g) Powers.--
       (1) Hearings.--The Commission may hold such hearings, sit 
     and act at such times and places, take such testimony, and 
     receive such evidence as the Commission considers advisable 
     to carry out its duties under this subtitle.
       (2) Information from department.--The Commission may secure 
     directly from any element of the Department of Defense such 
     information as the Commission considers necessary to carry 
     out its duties under this subtitle. Upon request of the Chair 
     of the Commission, the head of such element shall furnish 
     such information to the Commission.
       (h) Termination.--The Commission shall terminate 90 days 
     after the date on which the Commission submits the report 
     required under subsection (f)(2).
       (i) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that--
       (1) the Secretary of Defense should take every immediate 
     action to make necessary repairs to aviation systems and 
     increase pilot training and proficiency without assuming 
     additional risk to flight safety; and
       (2) this Act and the Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal 
     year 2019 should be enacted into law by not later than 
     October 1, 2018, at the maximum amount permitted by the 
     Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (Public Law 115-23) without 
     being conditioned on any other issue and without regard to 
     any issue or difference of opinion.

     SEC. 1079. TARGET PRACTICE AND MARKSMANSHIP TRAINING SUPPORT.

       (a) Findings; Purpose.--
       (1) Findings.--Congress finds that--
       (A) the use of firearms and archery equipment for target 
     practice and marksmanship training activities on Federal land 
     is allowed, except to the extent specific portions of that 
     land have been closed to those activities;
       (B) in recent years preceding the date of enactment of this 
     section, portions of Federal land have been closed to target 
     practice and marksmanship training for many reasons;
       (C) the availability of public target ranges on non-Federal 
     land has been declining for a variety of reasons, including 
     continued population growth and development near former 
     ranges;
       (D) providing opportunities for target practice and 
     marksmanship training at public target ranges on Federal and 
     non-Federal land can help--
       (i) to promote enjoyment of shooting, recreational, and 
     hunting activities; and
       (ii) to ensure safe and convenient locations for those 
     activities;
       (E) Federal law in effect on the date of enactment of this 
     section, including the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration 
     Act (16 U.S.C. 669 et seq.), provides Federal support

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     for construction and expansion of public target ranges by 
     making available to States amounts that may be used for 
     construction, operation, and maintenance of public target 
     ranges; and
       (F) it is in the public interest to provide increased 
     Federal support to facilitate the construction or expansion 
     of public target ranges.
       (2) Purpose.--The purpose of this section is to facilitate 
     the construction and expansion of public target ranges, 
     including ranges on Federal land managed by the Forest 
     Service and the Bureau of Land Management.
       (b) Amendments to Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration 
     Act.--
       (1) Definitions.--Section 2 of the Pittman-Robertson 
     Wildlife Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 669a) is amended--
       (A) by redesignating paragraphs (2) through (8) as 
     paragraphs (3) through (9), respectively; and
       (B) by inserting after paragraph (1) the following:
       ``(2) the term `public target range' means a specific 
     location that--
       ``(A) is identified by a governmental agency for 
     recreational shooting;
       ``(B) is open to the public;
       ``(C) may be supervised; and
       ``(D) may accommodate archery or rifle, pistol, or shotgun 
     shooting;''.
       (2) Expenditures for management of wildlife areas and 
     resources.--Section 8(b) of the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife 
     Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 669g(b)) is amended--
       (A) by striking ``(b) Each State'' and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(b) Expenditures for Management of Wildlife Areas and 
     Resources.--
       ``(1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), 
     each State'';
       (B) in paragraph (1) (as so designated), by striking 
     ``construction, operation,'' and inserting ``operation'';
       (C) in the second sentence, by striking ``The non-Federal 
     share'' and inserting the following:
       ``(3) Non-federal share.--The non-Federal share'';
       (D) in the third sentence, by striking ``The Secretary'' 
     and inserting the following:
       ``(4) Regulations.--The Secretary''; and
       (E) by inserting after paragraph (1) (as designated by 
     paragraph (1) of this subsection) the following:
       ``(2) Exception.--Notwithstanding the limitation described 
     in paragraph (1), a State may pay up to 90 percent of the 
     cost of acquiring land for, expanding, or constructing a 
     public target range.''.
       (3) Firearm and bow hunter education and safety program 
     grants.--Section 10 of the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife 
     Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 669h-1) is amended--
       (A) in subsection (a), by adding at the end the following:
       ``(3) Allocation of additional amounts.--Of the amount 
     apportioned to a State for any fiscal year under section 
     4(b), the State may elect to allocate not more than 10 
     percent, to be combined with the amount apportioned to the 
     State under paragraph (1) for that fiscal year, for acquiring 
     land for, expanding, or constructing a public target 
     range.'';
       (B) by striking subsection (b) and inserting the following:
       ``(b) Cost Sharing.--
       ``(1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), the 
     Federal share of the cost of any activity carried out using a 
     grant under this section shall not exceed 75 percent of the 
     total cost of the activity.
       ``(2) Public target range construction or expansion.--The 
     Federal share of the cost of acquiring land for, expanding, 
     or constructing a public target range in a State on Federal 
     or non-Federal land pursuant to this section or section 8(b) 
     shall not exceed 90 percent of the cost of the activity.''; 
     and
       (C) in subsection (c)(1)--
       (i) by striking ``Amounts made'' and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(A) In general.--Except as provided in subparagraph (B), 
     amounts made''; and
       (ii) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(B) Exception.--Amounts provided for acquiring land for, 
     constructing, or expanding a public target range shall remain 
     available for expenditure and obligation during the 5-fiscal-
     year period beginning on October 1 of the first fiscal year 
     for which the amounts are made available.''.
       (c) Limits on Liability.--
       (1) Discretionary function.--For purposes of chapter 171 of 
     title 28, United States Code (commonly referred to as the 
     ``Federal Tort Claims Act''), any action by an agent or 
     employee of the United States to manage or allow the use of 
     Federal land for purposes of target practice or marksmanship 
     training by a member of the public shall be considered to be 
     the exercise or performance of a discretionary function.
       (2) Civil action or claims.--Except to the extent provided 
     in chapter 171 of title 28, United States Code, the United 
     States shall not be subject to any civil action or claim for 
     money damages for any injury to or loss of property, personal 
     injury, or death caused by an activity occurring at a public 
     target range that is--
       (A) funded in whole or in part by the Federal Government 
     pursuant to the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act 
     (16 U.S.C. 669 et seq.); or
       (B) located on Federal land.
       (d) Sense of Congress Regarding Cooperation.--It is the 
     sense of Congress that, consistent with applicable laws and 
     regulations, the Chief of the Forest Service and the Director 
     of the Bureau of Land Management should cooperate with State 
     and local authorities and other entities to carry out waste 
     removal and other activities on any Federal land used as a 
     public target range to encourage continued use of that land 
     for target practice or marksmanship training.
       (e) Definition of Public Target Range.--In this section, 
     the term ``public target range'' means a specific location 
     that--
       (1) is identified by a governmental agency for recreational 
     shooting;
       (2) is open to the public;
       (3) may be supervised; and
       (4) may accommodate archery or rifle, pistol, or shotgun 
     shooting.

     SEC. 1080. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON ADVERSARY AIR CAPABILITIES.

       It is the sense of Congress that each facility of the 
     Department of Defense housing an F-22 aircraft squadron 
     should have adversary air capabilities to improve the 
     training of F-22 aircrews.

     SEC. 1081. SENSE OF CONGRESS REGARDING ORGANIC ATTACK AVIATOR 
                   TRAINING CAPABILITY.

       It is the sense of Congress that--
       (1) retaining attack rotary wing aviation assets in the 
     Army National Guard continues to be important;
       (2) the National Guard should retain organic attack 
     aviation training capacity; and
       (3) the Western and Eastern Army Aviation Training Sites 
     have proven invaluable in maintaining Army National Guard 
     aviation readiness.

     SEC. 1082. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON THE LEGACY, CONTRIBUTIONS, 
                   AND SACRIFICES OF AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA 
                   NATIVES IN THE ARMED FORCES.

       (a) Findings.--Congress finds the following:
       (1) The United States celebrates Native American History 
     Month each November to recognize and honor the history and 
     achievements of Native Americans.
       (2) American Indian and Alaska Natives serve in all 
     branches of the Armed Forces, attend all service academies, 
     and defend our country with valiance, pride, and honor.
       (3) More than 30,000 active duty, reserve, and National 
     Guard members of the Armed Forces identify as Native 
     American.
       (4) American Indian and Alaska Natives have served and 
     continue to serve in the highest proportions to population 
     than any other ethnic group.
       (5) American Indian and Alaska Natives have served in every 
     war, from the Revolutionary War to current overseas 
     conflicts.
       (6) Native American veterans are Congressional Medal of 
     Honor, Congressional Gold and Silver Medals, Purple Heart, 
     and Bronze Star Medal recipients.
       (7) American Indian and Alaska Native women serve in Armed 
     Forces in higher proportions than any other ethnic group.
       (8) Native American Code Talkers and their languages proved 
     an invaluable asset during World Wars I and II.
       (9) Ira Hayes, Akimel O'odham (Pima) helped to raise the 
     American flag on Iwo Jima;
       (10) Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow, Apsaalooke (Crow), served in 
     WWII and became a war chief.
       (11) Numerous present and past military aircraft, 
     helicopters, and munitions programs bear the names of Native 
     American tribes and tribal leaders to honor their legacy of 
     martial prowess, including the Apache, Kiowa, Black Hawk, 
     Lakota, Chinook, Huron, Iroquois, Comanche, Cayuse, 
     Chickasaw, Ute, Gray Eagle, Mescalero, Tomahawk, and more.
       (12) Native American tribes commonly take part in 
     ceremonies alongside military units to bless new aircraft and 
     mark successful inception of new fleets.
       (13) More than 140,000 veterans across the United States 
     identify as Native American.
       (14) Each November, the Department of Defense honors the 
     unique and special relationship with tribal communities 
     during Native American Heritage Month.
       (b) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that 
     Congress--
       (1) recognizes and honors the legacy and contributions of 
     American Indian and Alaska Natives and tribal communities to 
     the military of the United States; and
       (2) commits to ensuring progress for American Indian and 
     Alaska Native members of the Armed Forces and veterans with 
     regard to representation in senior military leadership 
     positions, improving access to culturally competent resources 
     and services, and supporting families and tribal communities.

     SEC. 1083. AMATEUR RADIO PARITY.

       (a) Findings.--Congress finds the following:
       (1) More than 730,000 radio amateurs in the United States 
     are licensed by the Federal Communications Commission in the 
     amateur radio services.
       (2) Amateur radio, at no cost to taxpayers, provides a 
     fertile ground for technical self-training in modern 
     telecommunications, electronics technology, and emergency 
     communications techniques and protocols.
       (3) There is a strong Federal interest in the effective 
     performance of amateur stations established at the residences 
     of licensees. Such stations have been shown to be frequently 
     and increasingly precluded by unreasonable private land use 
     restrictions, including restrictive covenants.
       (4) Federal Communications Commission regulations have for 
     three decades prohibited the application to stations in the 
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     service of State and local regulations that preclude or fail 
     to reasonably accommodate amateur service communications, or 
     that do not constitute the minimum practicable regulation to 
     accomplish a legitimate State or local purpose. Commission 
     policy has been and is to require States and localities to 
     permit erection of a station antenna structure at heights and 
     dimensions sufficient to accommodate amateur service 
     communications.
       (5) The Commission has sought guidance and direction from 
     Congress with respect to the application of the Commission's 
     limited preemption policy regarding amateur service 
     communications to private land use restrictions, including 
     restrictive covenants.
       (6) There are aesthetic and common property considerations 
     that are uniquely applicable to private land use regulations 
     and the community associations obligated to enforce 
     covenants, conditions, and restrictions in deed-restricted 
     communities. These considerations are dissimilar to those 
     applicable to State law and local ordinances regulating the 
     same residential amateur radio facilities.
       (7) In recognition of these considerations, a separate 
     Federal policy than exists at section 97.15(b) of title 47, 
     Code of Federal Regulations, is warranted concerning amateur 
     service communications in deed-restricted communities.
       (8) Community associations should fairly administer private 
     land use regulations in the interest of their communities, 
     while nevertheless permitting the installation and 
     maintenance of effective outdoor amateur radio antennas. 
     There exist antenna designs and installations that can be 
     consistent with the aesthetics and physical characteristics 
     of land and structures in community associations while 
     accommodating communications in the amateur radio services.
       (b) Application of Private Land Use Restrictions to Amateur 
     Stations.--
       (1) Amendment of fcc rules.--Not later than 120 days after 
     the date of the enactment of this Act, the Federal 
     Communications Commission shall amend section 97.15 of title 
     47, Code of Federal Regulations, by adding a new paragraph 
     that prohibits the application to amateur stations of any 
     private land use restriction, including a restrictive 
     covenant, that--
       (A) on its face or as applied, precludes communications in 
     an amateur radio service;
       (B) fails to permit a licensee in an amateur radio service 
     to install and maintain an effective outdoor antenna on 
     property under the exclusive use or control of the licensee; 
     or
       (C) does not constitute the minimum practicable restriction 
     on such communications to accomplish the lawful purposes of a 
     community association seeking to enforce such restriction.
       (2) Additional requirements.--In amending its rules as 
     required by subsection (a), the Commission shall--
       (A) require any licensee in an amateur radio service to 
     notify and obtain prior approval from a community association 
     concerning installation of an outdoor antenna;
       (B) permit a community association to prohibit installation 
     of any antenna or antenna support structure by a licensee in 
     an amateur radio service on common property not under the 
     exclusive use or control of the licensee; and
       (C) subject to the standards specified in paragraphs (1) 
     and (2) of subsection (a), permit a community association to 
     establish reasonable written rules concerning height, 
     location, size, and aesthetic impact of, and installation 
     requirements for, outdoor antennas and support structures for 
     the purpose of conducting communications in the amateur radio 
     services.
       (c) Affirmation of Limited Preemption of State and Local 
     Land Use Regulation.--The Federal Communications Commission 
     may not change section 97.15(b) of title 47, Code of Federal 
     Regulations, which shall remain applicable to State and local 
     land use regulation of amateur service communications.
       (d) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) The term ``community association'' means any non-profit 
     mandatory membership organization composed of owners of real 
     estate described in a declaration of covenants or created 
     pursuant to a covenant or other applicable law with respect 
     to which a person, by virtue of the person's ownership of or 
     interest in a unit or parcel, is obligated to pay for a share 
     of real estate taxes, insurance premiums, maintenance, 
     improvement, services, or other expenses related to common 
     elements, other units, or any other real estate other than 
     the unit or parcel described in the declaration.
       (2) The terms ``amateur radio services'', ``amateur 
     service'', and ``amateur station'' have the meanings given 
     such terms in section 97.3 of title 47, Code of Federal 
     Regulations.

     SEC. 1084. SENSE OF CONGRESS REGARDING THE INTERNATIONAL 
                   BORDERS OF THE UNITED STATES.

       It is the sense of Congress that--
       (1) gaining and maintaining situational awareness and 
     operational control of the international borders of the 
     United States is critical to national security;
       (2) the United States Government must devote adequate 
     resources to securing the border, both at, and between, ports 
     of entry, and the agency tasked with that mission, the 
     Department of Homeland Security, should be adequately 
     resourced to conduct such mission; and
       (3) the Department of Defense must ensure that when it acts 
     in support of that mission, such as when mobilized by the 
     President to conduct homeland defense activities, or when 
     military facilities are adjacent to an international border 
     of the United States, it has adequate resources, 
     capabilities, and authorities to carry out the mission while 
     maintaining combat readiness.

     SEC. 1085. PROGRAM TO COMMEMORATE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF WORLD 
                   WAR II.

       (a) Commemorative Program Authorized.--The Secretary of 
     Defense shall conduct a program to commemorate the 75th 
     anniversary of World War II. In conducting the commemorative 
     program, the Secretary shall support and facilitate other 
     programs and activities of the Federal Government, State and 
     local governments, and not-for-profit organizations in 
     commemoration of the 75th anniversary of World War II.
       (b) Commemorative Activities and Objectives.--The 
     commemorative program may include activities and ceremonies 
     to achieve the following objectives:
       (1) To thank and honor veterans of World War II, including 
     personnel who were held as prisoners of war or listed as 
     missing in action, for their service and sacrifice on behalf 
     of the United States and to thank and honor the families of 
     these veterans.
       (2) To educate the public about the history of World War II 
     and highlight the service of the Armed Forces during World 
     War II and the contributions of Federal agencies and 
     governmental and nongovernmental organizations that served 
     with, or in support of, the Armed Forces.
       (3) To pay tribute to the contributions made on the home 
     front by the people of the United States during World War II.
       (4) To recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by 
     the allies of the United States during World War II.
       (c) Names and Symbols.--The Secretary of Defense shall have 
     the sole and exclusive right to use the name ``The United 
     States of America 75th Anniversary of World War II 
     Commemoration'', and such seal, emblems, and badges 
     incorporating such name as the Secretary may lawfully adopt. 
     Nothing in this section may be construed to supersede rights 
     that are established or vested before the date of the 
     enactment of this Act.
       (d) Commemorative Fund.--
       (1) Establishment and administration.--Upon the Secretary 
     establishing the commemorative program under subsection (a), 
     the Secretary of the Treasury shall establish in the Treasury 
     of the United States an account to be known as the 
     ``Department of Defense World War II Commemoration Fund'' (in 
     this section referred to as the ``Fund''). The Fund shall be 
     administered by the Secretary of Defense.
       (2) Use of fund.--The Secretary of Defense shall use the 
     assets of the Fund only for the purpose of conducting the 
     commemorative program and providing grants to State and local 
     governments and not-for-profit organizations for 
     commemorative activities, and shall prescribe such 
     regulations regarding the use of the Fund as the Secretary 
     considers to be necessary.
       (3) Deposits.--The following shall be deposited into the 
     Fund:
       (A) Amounts appropriated to the Fund.
       (B) Proceeds derived from the Secretary's use of the 
     exclusive rights described in subsection (c).
       (C) Donations made in support of the commemorative program 
     by private and corporate donors.
       (D) Funds transferred to the Fund by the Secretary from 
     funds appropriated for fiscal year 2019 and subsequent years 
     for the Department of Defense.
       (4) Availability.--Subject to subsection (f)(2), amounts 
     deposited under paragraph (3) shall constitute the assets of 
     the Fund and remain available until expended.
       (5) Budget request.--The Secretary of Defense may establish 
     a separate budget line for the commemorative program. In the 
     budget justification materials submitted by the Secretary in 
     support of the budget of the President for any fiscal year 
     for which the Secretary establishes the separate budget line, 
     the Secretary shall--
       (A) identify and explain any amounts expended for the 
     commemorative program in the fiscal year preceding the budget 
     request;
       (B) identify and explain the amounts being requested to 
     support the commemorative program for the fiscal year of the 
     budget request; and
       (C) present a summary of the fiscal status of the Fund.
       (e) Acceptance of Voluntary Services.--
       (1) Authority to accept services.--Notwithstanding section 
     1342 of title 31, United States Code, the Secretary of 
     Defense may accept from any person voluntary services to be 
     provided in furtherance of the commemorative program. The 
     Secretary of Defense shall prohibit the solicitation of any 
     voluntary services if the nature or circumstances of such 
     solicitation would compromise the integrity or the appearance 
     of integrity of any program of the Department of Defense or 
     of any individual involved in the program.
       (2) Reimbursement of incidental expenses.--The Secretary 
     may provide for reimbursement of incidental expenses incurred 
     by a person providing voluntary services under this 
     subsection. The Secretary shall determine which expenses are 
     eligible for reimbursement under this paragraph.
       (f) Final Report.--
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     program established by the Secretary of Defense under 
     subsection (a), the Secretary shall submit to Congress a 
     report containing an accounting of--
       (A) all of the funds deposited into and expended from the 
     Fund;
       (B) any other funds expended under this section; and
       (C) any unobligated funds remaining in the Fund.
       (2) Treatment of unobligated funds.--Unobligated amounts 
     remaining in the Fund as of the end of the commemorative 
     period shall be held in the Fund until transferred by law.
       (g) Limitation on Expenditures.--Total expenditures from 
     the Fund, using amounts appropriated to the Department of 
     Defense, may not exceed $5,000,000 for fiscal year 2019 or 
     for any subsequent fiscal year to carry out the commemorative 
     program.
       (h) Funding.--Of the amount authorized to be appropriated 
     by this Act or otherwise made available for fiscal year 2019 
     for operation and maintenance, Defense-wide activities, 
     $2,000,000 shall be available for deposit in the Fund.

                  TITLE XI--CIVILIAN PERSONNEL MATTERS

     SEC. 1101. DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF 
                   DEFENSE FOR CERTAIN COMPETITIVE SERVICE 
                   POSITIONS.

       (a) In General.--Chapter 99 of title 5, United States Code, 
     is amended by adding at the end the following:

     ``Sec. 9905. Direct hire authority for certain personnel of 
       the Department of Defense

       ``(a) In General.--The Secretary of Defense may appoint, 
     without regard to the provisions of subchapter I of chapter 
     33 (other than sections 3303 and 3328 of such chapter), 
     qualified candidates to any of the following positions in the 
     competitive service in the Department of Defense:
       ``(1) Any position involved with Department maintenance 
     activities, including depot-level maintenance and repair.
       ``(2) Any position involved with cybersecurity.
       ``(3) Any individual in the acquisition workforce that 
     manages any services contracts necessary to the operation and 
     maintenance of programs of the Department.
       ``(4) Any science, technology, or engineering position, 
     including any such position at the Major Range and Test 
     Facilities Base, in order to allow development of new systems 
     and provide for the maintenance of legacy systems.
       ``(b) Sunset.--Effective on September 30, 2025, the 
     authority provided under subsection (a) shall expire.''.
       (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of chapter 99 of such title is amended by inserting 
     after the item relating to section 9904 the following new 
     item:

``9905. Direct hire authority for certain personnel of the Department 
              of Defense.''.

     SEC. 1102. MODIFICATION OF DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY FOR THE 
                   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FOR POST-SECONDARY 
                   STUDENTS AND RECENT GRADUATES.

       (a) In General.--Chapter 99 of title 5, United States Code, 
     as amended by section 1101(a), is further amended by adding 
     at the end the following:

     ``Sec. 9906. Direct hire authority for the Department of 
       Defense for post-secondary students and recent graduates

       ``(a) In General.--Without regard to sections 3309 through 
     3318, 3327, and 3330, the Secretary of Defense may recruit 
     and appoint qualified recent graduates and current post-
     secondary students to competitive service positions in 
     professional and administrative occupations within the 
     Department of Defense.
       ``(b) Regulations.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Secretary shall administer this 
     section in accordance with regulations prescribed by the 
     Secretary for purposes of this section.
       ``(2) Public notice and advertising.--To the extent 
     practical, as determined by the Secretary, the Secretary 
     shall publicly advertise positions available under this 
     section. In carrying out the preceding sentence, the 
     Secretary shall--
       ``(A) take into account merit system principles, mission 
     requirements, costs, and organizational benefits of any 
     advertising of positions; and
       ``(B) advertise such positions in the manner the Secretary 
     determines is most likely to provide diverse and qualified 
     candidates and ensure potential applicants have appropriate 
     information relevant to the positions available.
       ``(c) Definitions.--In this section--
       ``(1) the term `current post-secondary student' means a 
     person who--
       ``(A) is currently enrolled in, and in good academic 
     standing at, a full-time program at an institution of higher 
     education;
       ``(B) is making satisfactory progress toward receipt of a 
     baccalaureate or graduate degree; and
       ``(C) has completed at least one year of the program;
       ``(2) the term `institution of higher education' has the 
     meaning given the term in section 101 of the Higher Education 
     Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1001); and
       ``(3) the term `recent graduate', with respect to 
     appointment of a person under this section, means a person 
     who was awarded a degree by an institution of higher 
     education not more than two years before the date of the 
     appointment of such person, except that in the case of a 
     person who has completed a period of obligated service in a 
     uniformed service of more than four years, such term means a 
     person who was awarded a degree by an institution of higher 
     education not more than four years before the date of the 
     appointment of such person.
       ``(d) Sunset.--Effective on September 30, 2025, the 
     authority provided under this section shall expire.''.
       (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of chapter 99 of such title, as amended by section 
     1101(b), is further amended by inserting after the item 
     relating to section 9905 the following new item:

``9906. Direct hire authority for the Department of Defense for post-
              secondary students and recent graduates.''.
       (c) Repeal.--Section 1106 of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (Public Law 114-328) 
     is repealed.

     SEC. 1103. EXTENSION OF OVERTIME RATE AUTHORITY FOR 
                   DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY EMPLOYEES PERFORMING 
                   WORK ABOARD OR DOCKSIDE IN SUPPORT OF THE 
                   NUCLEAR-POWERED AIRCRAFT CARRIER FORWARD 
                   DEPLOYED IN JAPAN.

       Section 5542(a)(6)(B) of title 5, United States Code, is 
     amended by striking ``September 30, 2019'' and inserting 
     ``September 30, 2021''.

     SEC. 1104. ONE-YEAR EXTENSION AND EXPANSION OF AUTHORITY TO 
                   WAIVE ANNUAL LIMITATION ON PREMIUM PAY AND 
                   AGGREGATE LIMITATION ON PAY FOR FEDERAL 
                   CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES WORKING OVERSEAS.

       (a) In General.--Section 1101(a) of the Duncan Hunter 
     National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 
     (Public Law 110-417; 122 Stat. 4615), as most recently 
     amended by section 1105 of the National Defense Authorization 
     Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (Public Law 115-91), is amended by 
     striking ``through 2018'' and inserting ``through 2019''.
       (b) Applicability of Aggregate Limitation on Pay.--Section 
     1101(b) of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization 
     Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (Public Law 110-417; 122 Stat. 4615) 
     is amended to read as follows:
       ``(b) Applicability of Aggregate Limitation on Pay.--In 
     applying section 5307 of title 5, United States Code, any 
     payment in addition to basic pay for a period of time during 
     which a waiver under subsection (a) is in effect shall not be 
     counted as part of an employee's aggregate compensation for 
     the given calendar year.''.
       (c) Effective Date.--This section and the amendments made 
     by this section shall take effect on January 1, 2019.

     SEC. 1105. APPOINTMENT OF RETIRED MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES 
                   TO POSITIONS IN OR UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF 
                   DEFENSE.

       (a) In General.--During fiscal years 2018 through 2021, in 
     addition to the authority provided under paragraphs (1) and 
     (2) of subsection (b) of section 3326 of title 5, United 
     States Code, and consistent with the requirements of such 
     section, a retired member of the armed forces may be 
     appointed under such subsection if--
       (1) the Department of Defense (including a nonappropriated 
     fund instrumentality under the jurisdiction of the armed 
     forces) has been granted direct hire authority to fill the 
     position;
       (2) the appointment is to fill an emergency appointment for 
     which the Secretary concerned or his designee for the purpose 
     determines competitive appointment is not appropriate or 
     reasonable due to the need to fill the emergency need as 
     quickly as possible; or
       (3) the appointment is for a highly qualified expert under 
     section 9903 of such title.
       (b) Briefing.--Not later than 90 days after the end of each 
     of fiscal years 2018 through 2021, the Secretary of Defense 
     shall provide a briefing to the Committee on Armed Services 
     of the House of Representatives and the Committee on 
     Oversight and Government Reform of the House of 
     Representatives including--
       (1) with respect to the waiver process under section 
     3326(b)(1) of title 5, United States Code--
       (A) the number of individuals appointed during the most 
     recently ended fiscal year under such process; and
       (B) the Department of Defense's plan on the use of such 
     process during the fiscal year in which the briefing is 
     provided;
       (2) the number of individuals--
       (A) appointed under the authority provided by subsection 
     (a) during the most recently ended fiscal year; and
       (B) expected to be appointed under such subsection during 
     the fiscal year in which the briefing is provided; and
       (3) the impact of subsection (a) on the management of the 
     Department civilian workforce during the most recently ended 
     fiscal year.

     SEC. 1106. EXTENSION OF AUTHORITY TO CONDUCT TELEWORK TRAVEL 
                   EXPENSES TEST PROGRAMS.

       (a) In General.--Section 5711(g) of title 5, United States 
     Code, is amended by striking ``7 years after the date of the 
     enactment of the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010'' and 
     inserting ``on December 31, 2020''.
       (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (a) 
     shall take effect as though enacted on December 1, 2017.

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     SEC. 1107. PERSONNEL DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS.

       Section 4703 of title 5, United States Code, is amended--
       (1) in subsection (d), by striking paragraph (2) and 
     inserting the following:
       ``(2)(A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B), not more 
     than 10 active demonstration projects may be in effect at any 
     time.
       ``(B) Any demonstration project authorized under this 
     section that is active for a period greater than 10 years 
     shall not count for purposes of applying the limitation in 
     subparagraph (A).''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(j) Each agency at which a demonstration project is 
     ongoing shall submit an annual report to the Office of 
     Personnel Management, the Office and Management and Budget, 
     the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 
     of the United States Senate, and the Committee on Oversight 
     and Government Reform of the United States House of 
     Representatives that includes--
       ``(1) the aggregate performance appraisal ratings and 
     compensation costs for employees under a demonstration 
     project;
       ``(2) an assessment of the results of the demonstration 
     project, including its impact on mission goals, employee 
     recruitment, retention, and satisfaction, and which may 
     include the results of the survey authorized under section 
     1128 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 
     Year 2004 (Public Law 108-136; 5 U.S.C. 7101 note), commonly 
     referred to as the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, and 
     performance management for employees; and
       ``(3) a comparison of the items listed in (1) and (2) with 
     employees not covered by the demonstration project.''.

     SEC. 1108. EXPANDED FLEXIBILITY IN SELECTING CANDIDATES FROM 
                   REFERRAL LISTS.

       (a) Expanded Flexibility.--Subchapter I of chapter 33 of 
     title 5, United States Code, is amended by striking sections 
     3317 and 3318 and inserting the following:

     ``Sec. 3317. Competitive service; certification using 
       numerical ratings

       ``(a) Certification.--
       ``(1) In general.--The Director of the Office of Personnel 
     Management, or the head of an agency to which the Director 
     has delegated examining authority under section 1104(a)(2), 
     shall certify a sufficient number of names from the top of 
     the appropriate register or list of eligibles, as determined 
     pursuant to regulations prescribed under subsection (c), and 
     provide a certificate with such names to an appointing 
     authority that has requested a certificate of eligibles to 
     consider when filling a job in the competitive service.
       ``(2) Minimum number of names certified.--Unless otherwise 
     provided for in regulations prescribed under subsection (c), 
     the number of names certified under paragraph (1) shall be 
     not less than three.
       ``(b) Discontinuance of Certification.--When an appointing 
     authority, for reasons considered sufficient by the Director 
     or head of an agency, has three times considered and passed 
     over a preference eligible who was certified from a register, 
     the Director or head of any agency may discontinue certifying 
     the preference eligible for appointment. The Director or the 
     head of an agency shall provide to such preference eligible 
     notice of the intent to discontinue certifying such 
     preference eligible prior to the discontinuance of 
     certification.
       ``(c) Regulations.--The Director shall prescribe 
     regulations for the administration of this section. Such 
     regulations shall include the establishment of mechanisms for 
     identifying the eligibles who will be considered for each 
     vacancy. Such mechanisms may include cut-off scores.
       ``(d) Definition.--In this section, the term `Director' 
     means the Director of the Office of Personnel Management.

     ``Sec. 3318. Competitive service; selections using numerical 
       ratings

       ``(a) In General.--An appointing authority shall select for 
     appointment from the eligibles certified for appointment on a 
     certificate furnished under section 3317(a), unless objection 
     to one or more of the individuals certified is made to, and 
     sustained by, the Director of the Office of Personnel 
     Management or the head of an agency to which the Director has 
     delegated examining authority under section 1104(a)(2), for 
     proper and adequate reason under regulations prescribed by 
     the Director.
       ``(b) Other Appointing Authorities.--
       ``(1) In general.--During the 240-day period beginning on 
     the date of issuance of a certificate of eligibles under 
     section 3317(a), an appointing authority other than the 
     appointing authority requesting the certificate (in this 
     subsection referred to as the `other appointing authority') 
     may select an individual from that certificate in accordance 
     with this subsection for an appointment to a position that 
     is--
       ``(A) in the same occupational series as the position for 
     which the certification of eligibles was issued (in this 
     subsection referred to as the `original position'); and
       ``(B) at a similar grade level as the original position.
       ``(2) Applicability.--An appointing authority requesting a 
     certificate of eligibles may share the certificate with 
     another appointing authority only if the announcement of the 
     original position provided notice that the resulting list of 
     eligible candidates may be used by another appointing 
     authority.
       ``(3) Requirements.--The selection of an individual under 
     paragraph (1)--
       ``(A) shall be made in accordance with subsection (a); and
       ``(B) subject to paragraph (4), may be made without any 
     additional posting under section 3327.
       ``(4) Internal notice.--Before selecting an individual 
     under paragraph (1), the other appointing authority shall--
       ``(A) provide notice of the available position to employees 
     of the other appointing authority;
       ``(B) provide up to 10 business days for employees of the 
     other appointing authority to apply for the position; and
       ``(C) review the qualifications of employees submitting an 
     application.
       ``(c) Pass Over.--
       ``(1) In general.--Subject to subparagraph (2), if an 
     appointing authority proposes to pass over a preference 
     eligible certified for appointment under subsection (a) and 
     select an individual who is not a preference eligible, the 
     appointing authority shall file written reasons with the 
     Director or the head of the agency for passing over the 
     preference eligible. The Director or the head of the agency 
     shall make the reasons presented by the appointing authority 
     part of the record of the preference eligible and may require 
     the submission of more detailed information from the 
     appointing authority in support of the passing over of the 
     preference eligible. The Director or the head of the agency 
     shall determine the sufficiency or insufficiency of the 
     reasons submitted by the appointing authority, taking into 
     account any response received from the preference eligible 
     under paragraph (2). When the Director or the head of the 
     agency has completed review of the proposed pass-over of the 
     preference eligible, the Director or the head of the agency 
     shall send its findings to the appointing authority and to 
     the preference eligible. The appointing authority shall 
     comply with the findings.
       ``(2) Preference eligible individuals who have a 
     compensable service-connected disability.--In the case of a 
     preference eligible described in section 2108(3)(C) who has a 
     compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or 
     more, the appointing authority shall notify the Director 
     under paragraph (1) and, at the same time, notify the 
     preference eligible of the proposed pass-over, of the reasons 
     for the proposed pass-over, and of the individual's right to 
     respond to those reasons to the Director within 15 days of 
     the date of the notification. The Director shall, before 
     completing the review under paragraph (1), require a 
     demonstration by the appointing authority that the 
     notification was timely sent to the preference eligible's 
     last known address.
       ``(3) Further consideration not required.--When a 
     preference eligible, for reasons considered sufficient by the 
     Director, or in the case of a preference eligible described 
     in paragraph (1), by the head of an agency, has been passed 
     over in accordance with this subsection for the same 
     position, the appointing authority is not required to give 
     further consideration to that preference eligible while 
     selecting from the same list for a subsequent appointment to 
     such position.
       ``(4) Delegation prohibition.--In the case of a preference 
     eligible described in paragraph (2), the functions of the 
     Director under this subsection may not be delegated to an 
     individual who is not an officer or employee of the Office of 
     Personnel Management.
       ``(d) Special Rule Regarding Reemployment Lists.--When the 
     names of preference eligibles are on a reemployment list 
     appropriate for the position to be filled, an appointing 
     authority may appoint from a register of eligibles 
     established after examination only an individual who 
     qualifies as a preference eligible under subparagraph (C), 
     (D), (E), (F), or (G) of section 2108(3).
       ``(e) Consideration Not Required.--In accordance with 
     regulations prescribed by the Director, an appointing officer 
     is not required to consider an eligible who has been 
     considered by the appointing officer for three separate 
     appointments from the same or different certificates for the 
     same position.
       ``(f) Regulations.--The Director shall prescribe 
     regulations for the administration of this section.
       ``(d) Definition.--In this section, the term `Director' 
     means the Director of the Office of Personnel Management.''.
       (b) Conforming Amendments.--Such subchapter is further 
     amended--
       (1) in section 3319--
       (A) by amending the section heading to read as follows:

     ``Sec. 3319. Competitive service; selection using category 
       rating''; and

       (B) in subsection (c), by striking paragraph (6), 
     redesignating paragraph (7) as paragraph (6), and amending 
     paragraph (6) (as so redesignated) to read as follows:
       ``(6) Preference eligibles.--
       ``(A) Satisfaction of certain requirements.--
     Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) and (2), an appointing 
     official may not pass over a preference eligible in the same 
     category from which selection is made, unless the 
     requirements of sections 3317(b) and 3318(c), as applicable, 
     are satisfied.
       ``(B) Further consideration not required.--When a 
     preference eligible, for reasons considered sufficient by the 
     Director, or in the case of a preference eligible described 
     in section 3318(c)(1), by the head of an agency, has been 
     passed over in accordance with section 3318(c) for the same 
     position, the appointing authority is not required to give

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     further consideration to that preference eligible while 
     selecting from the same list for a subsequent appointment to 
     such position.
       ``(C) List of eligibles issued from a standing register; 
     discontinuation of certification.--In the case of lists of 
     eligibles issued from a standing register, when an appointing 
     authority, for reasons considered sufficient by the Director 
     or the head of an agency, has three times considered and 
     passed over a preference eligible who was certified from a 
     register, certification of the preference eligible for 
     appointment may be discontinued. However, the preference 
     eligible is entitled to advance notice of discontinuance of 
     certification in accordance with regulations prescribed by 
     the Director.''; and
       (2) in the first sentence of section 3320, by striking 
     ``sections 3308-3318'' and inserting ``sections 3308 through 
     3319''.
       (c) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of such chapter is amended by striking the items 
     relating to sections 3317, 3318, and 3319 and inserting the 
     following:

``3317. Competitive service; certification using numerical ratings
``3318. Competitive service; selection using numerical ratings
``3319. Competitive service; selection using category rating''.
       (d) Effective Date.--
       (1) In general.--The amendments made by this section shall 
     take effect on the date on which the Director of the Office 
     of Personnel Management issues final regulations to implement 
     sections 3317, 3318, and 3319 of title 5, United States Code, 
     as amended or added by this section.
       (2) Regulations required.--The Director shall issue 
     regulations under paragraph (1) not later than one year after 
     the date of enactment of this section.

     SEC. 1109. TEMPORARY AND TERM APPOINTMENTS IN THE COMPETITIVE 
                   SERVICE.

       (a) Temporary and Term Appointments.--Subchapter I of 
     chapter 31 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by 
     adding at the end the following:

     ``Sec. 3115. Temporary and term appointments

       ``(a) Definitions.--In this section:
       ``(1) Director.--The term `Director' means the Director of 
     the Office of Personnel Management.
       ``(2) Temporary appointment.--The term `temporary 
     appointment' means an appointment in the competitive service 
     for a period of not more than 1 year.
       ``(3) Term appointment.--The term `term appointment' means 
     an appointment in the competitive service for a period of 
     more than 1 year and not more than 5 years.
       ``(b) Appointment.--
       ``(1) In general.--The head of an Executive agency may make 
     a temporary appointment or term appointment to a position in 
     the competitive service when the need for the services of the 
     employee services is not permanent.
       ``(2) Extension.--Under conditions prescribed by the 
     Director, the head of an Executive agency may--
       ``(A) extend a temporary appointment made under paragraph 
     (1) in increments of not more than 1 year, up to a maximum of 
     3 total years of service; and
       ``(B) extend a term appointment made under paragraph (1) in 
     increments determined appropriate by the head of the 
     Executive agency, up to a maximum of 6 total years of 
     service.
       ``(c) Appointments for Critical Hiring Needs.--Under 
     conditions prescribed by the Director, the head of an 
     Executive agency may make a noncompetitive temporary 
     appointment, or a noncompetitive term appointment for a 
     period of not more than 18 months, to a position in the 
     competitive service for which a critical hiring need exists, 
     without regard to the requirements of sections 3327 and 3330. 
     An appointment made under this subsection may not be 
     extended.
       ``(d) Regulations.--The Director may prescribe regulations 
     to carry out this section, but is not required to promulgate 
     regulations prior to implementation of this section.
       ``(e) Special Provision Regarding the Department of 
     Defense.--Nothing in this section shall preclude the 
     Secretary of Defense from making temporary and term 
     appointments in the competitive service pursuant to section 
     1105 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 
     Year 2017 (10 U.S.C. note prec. 1580; Public Law 114-328; 130 
     Stat. 2447), and any regulations prescribed by the Director 
     for the administration of this section shall not apply to the 
     Secretary of Defense in the exercise of the authorities 
     granted under such section 1105.''.
       (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections for chapter 
     31 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by inserting 
     after the item relating to section 3114 the following: .

``3115. Temporary and term appointments''.

             TITLE XII--MATTERS RELATING TO FOREIGN NATIONS

                  Subtitle A--Assistance and Training

     SEC. 1201. REPORT ON THE USE OF SECURITY COOPERATION 
                   AUTHORITIES.

       (a) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that 
     the Secretary of Defense should utilize appropriate security 
     cooperation authorities to counter malign influence campaigns 
     that are directed at allied and partner countries and that 
     pose a significant threat to the national security of the 
     United States.
       (b) Report on Funding.--The Secretary of Defense shall 
     include with the consolidated budget materials submitted to 
     Congress as required by section 381 of title 10, United 
     States Code, for fiscal year 2020, and for each subsequent 
     fiscal year through fiscal year 2025, a report on the use of 
     security cooperation funding to counter the malign influence 
     directed at allied and partner countries and that pose a 
     significant threat to the national security of the United 
     States.

     SEC. 1202. CLARIFICATION OF AUTHORITY TO WAIVE CERTAIN 
                   EXPENSES FOR ACTIVITIES OF THE REGIONAL CENTERS 
                   FOR SECURITY STUDIES.

        Section 342 of title 10, United States Code, is amended--
       (1) in subsection (f)(3)--
       (A) in subparagraph (A) in the first sentence, by inserting 
     ``, including travel, transportation, and subsistence 
     expenses,'' after ``activities of the Regional Centers''; and
       (B) in subparagraph (B)(i), by inserting ``, including 
     travel, transportation, and subsistence expenses,'' after 
     ``activities of the Regional Centers'';
       (2) in subsection (h)(3)(A), by inserting ``, including 
     travel, transportation, and subsistence expenses,'' after 
     ``Marshall Center''; and
       (3) in subsection (i)(1), by inserting ``, including 
     travel, transportation, and subsistence expenses,'' after 
     ``Daniel K. Inouye Center for Security Studies''.

     SEC. 1203. NATO STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS CENTER OF 
                   EXCELLENCE.

       (a) Authorization.--The Secretary of Defense shall provide 
     funds for the NATO Strategic Communications Center of 
     Excellence (in this section referred to as the ``Center'') 
     to--
       (1) enhance the ability of military forces and civilian 
     personnel of the countries participating in the Center to 
     engage in joint strategic communications exercises or 
     coalition or international military operations; and
       (2) improve interoperability between the armed forces and 
     the military forces of friendly foreign nations in the areas 
     of strategic communications.
       (b) Certification.--Not later than 180 days after the date 
     of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall 
     certify to the Committees on Armed Services of the House of 
     Representatives and the Senate that the Secretary has 
     assigned executive agent responsibility for the Center to an 
     appropriate organization within the Department of Defense, 
     and detail the steps being undertaken to strengthen the role 
     of the Center in fostering strategic communications and 
     information operations within NATO.
       (c) Briefing Requirement.--The Secretary of Defense shall 
     periodically brief the Committee on Armed Services and the 
     Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate and the 
     Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Foreign 
     Affairs of the House of Representatives on the efforts of the 
     Department of Defense to strengthen the role of the Center in 
     fostering strategic communications and information operations 
     within NATO.

     SEC. 1204. NATO COOPERATIVE CYBER DEFENSE CENTER OF 
                   EXCELLENCE.

       (a) Authorization.--The Secretary of Defense shall provide 
     funds for the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of 
     Excellence (in this section referred to as the ``Center'') 
     to--
       (1) enhance the ability of military forces and civilian 
     personnel of the countries participating in the Center to 
     engage in joint cyber exercises or coalition or international 
     military operations; and
       (2) improve interoperability between the armed forces and 
     the military forces of friendly foreign countries in the 
     areas of cyber and cybersecurity.
       (b) Certification.--Not later than 180 days after the date 
     of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall 
     certify to the Committees on Armed Services of the House of 
     Representatives and the Senate that the Secretary has 
     assigned executive agent responsibilities for the Center to 
     an appropriate organization within the Department of Defense, 
     and detail the steps being undertaken to strengthen the role 
     of the Center in fostering cyber defense and cyber warfare 
     capabilities within NATO.
       (c) Briefing Requirement.--The Secretary of Defense shall 
     periodically brief the Committee on Armed Services and the 
     Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate and the 
     Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Foreign 
     Affairs of the House of Representatives on the efforts of the 
     Department of Defense to strengthen the role of the Center in 
     fostering cyber defense and cyber warfare capabilities within 
     NATO.

     SEC. 1205. PARTICIPATION IN AND SUPPORT OF THE INTER-AMERICAN 
                   DEFENSE COLLEGE.

       (a) In General.--Subchapter V of chapter 16 of title 10, 
     United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the 
     following new section:

     ``Sec. 351. Inter-American Defense College

       ``(a) Authority to Support.--The Secretary of Defense may 
     authorize members of the armed forces and civilian personnel 
     of the Department of Defense to participate in the operation 
     of and the provision of support to the Inter-American Defense 
     College and provide logistic support, supplies, and services 
     to the Inter-American Defense College, including the use of 
     Department of Defense facilities and equipment, as the 
     Secretary considers necessary to--

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       ``(1) assist the Inter-American Defense College in its 
     mission to develop and offer to military officers and 
     civilian officials from member states of the Organization of 
     American States advanced academic courses on matters related 
     to military and defense issues, the inter-American system, 
     and related disciplines; and
       ``(2) ensure that the Inter-American Defense College 
     provides an academic program of a level of quality, rigor, 
     and credibility that is commensurate with the standards of 
     Department of Defense senior service colleges and that 
     includes the promotion of security cooperation, human rights, 
     humanitarian assistance and disaster response, peacekeeping, 
     and democracy in the Western Hemisphere.
       ``(b) Memorandum of Understanding.--(1) The Secretary of 
     Defense, with the concurrence of the Secretary of State, 
     shall enter into a memorandum of understanding with the 
     Inter-American Defense Board for the participation of members 
     of the armed forces and civilian personnel of the Department 
     of Defense in the operation of and provision of host nation 
     support to the Inter-American Defense College under 
     subsection (a).
       ``(2) If Department of Defense facilities, equipment, or 
     funds will be used to support the Inter-American Defense 
     College under subsection (a), a memorandum of understanding 
     entered into under paragraph (1) shall include a description 
     of any cost-sharing arrangement or other funding arrangement 
     relating to the use of such facilities, equipment, or funds.
       ``(3) A memorandum of understanding entered into under 
     paragraph (1) shall also include a curriculum and a plan for 
     academic program development.
       ``(c) Use of Funds.--(1) Funds appropriated to the 
     Department of Defense for operation and maintenance may be 
     used to pay costs that the Secretary determines are necessary 
     for the participation of members of the armed forces and 
     civilian personnel of the Department of Defense in the 
     operation of and provision of host nation support to the 
     Inter-American Defense College, including--
       ``(A) the costs of expenses of such participants;
       ``(B) the cost of hiring and retaining qualified 
     professors, instructors, and lecturers;
       ``(C) curriculum support costs, including administrative 
     costs, academic outreach, and curriculum support personnel;
       ``(D) the cost of translation and interpretation services;
       ``(E) the cost of information and educational technology;
       ``(F) the cost of utilities; and
       ``(G) the cost of maintenance and repair of facilities.
       ``(2) No funds may be used under this section to provide 
     for the pay of members of the armed forces or civilian 
     personnel of the Department of Defense who participate in the 
     operation of and the provision of host nation support to the 
     Inter-American Defense College under this section.
       ``(3) Funds available to carry out this section for a 
     fiscal year may be used for activities that begin in such 
     fiscal year and end in the next fiscal year.
       ``(d) Waiver of Reimbursement.--The Secretary of Defense 
     may waive reimbursement for developing countries (as such 
     term is defined in section 301 of this title) of the costs of 
     funding and other host nation support provided to the Inter-
     American Defense College under this section if the Secretary 
     determines that the provision of such funding or support 
     without reimbursement is in the national security interest of 
     the United States.
       ``(e) Logistic Support, Supplies, and Services Defined.--In 
     this section, the term `logistic support, supplies, and 
     services' has the meaning given that term in section 2350 of 
     this title.''.
       (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the 
     beginning of subchapter V of chapter 16 of such title is 
     amended by adding at the end the following new item:

``Sec. 351. Inter-American Defense College.''.

     SEC. 1206. INCREASE IN COST LIMITATION FOR SMALL SCALE 
                   CONSTRUCTION RELATED TO SECURITY COOPERATION.

       Section 301(8) of title 10, United States Code, is amended 
     by striking ``$750,000'' and inserting ``$2,000,000''.

     SEC. 1207. REPORT ON SECURITY COOPERATION WITH HAITI.

       Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of 
     this Act, and every 180 days thereafter for 3 years, the 
     Secretary of Defense, with the concurrence of the Secretary 
     of State, shall submit to the appropriate committees of 
     Congress (as such term is defined in section 301 of title 10, 
     United States Code) a report on cooperation between the 
     Department of Defense and the Government of Haiti.

     SEC. 1208. REVIEW AND REPORT ON PROCESSES AND PROCEDURES USED 
                   TO CARRY OUT SECTION 362 OF TITLE 10, UNITED 
                   STATES CODE.

       (a) Review.--The Secretary of Defense, with the concurrence 
     of the Secretary of State, shall conduct a review of the 
     processes and procedures used to carry out section 362 of 
     title 10, United States Code.
       (b) Report.--
       (1) In general.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense, with the 
     concurrence of the Secretary of State, shall submit to the 
     appropriate congressional committees a report that contains a 
     summary and evaluation of the review required by subsection 
     (a).
       (2) Matters to be included.--The report required by this 
     subsection shall include the following:
       (A) A description of the procedures used to obtain and 
     verify information regarding the vetting of partner units for 
     gross violation of human rights required under section 362 of 
     title 10, United States Code.
       (B) A description of the procedures required under 
     subsection (d) of such section 362.
       (C) A description of the procedures used to conduct 
     remediation of units for determined or alleged of gross 
     violation of human rights.
       (D) A list of units completing the process of remediation 
     for gross violation of human rights as described in 
     subparagraph (C).
       (E) A summary of reports submitted to Congress as required 
     under subsection (e) of such section 362.
       (F) An analysis of the impact of such section 362 to 
     achieving the objectives of the National Defense Strategy.
       (G) A description of the processes and procedures used to 
     implement section 1206 of the Carl Levin and Howard P. 
     ``Buck'' McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 
     Year 2015 (Public Law 113-291; 128 Stat. 3538), to include 
     the process of obtaining the concurrence of the Secretary of 
     State, as required under subsection (c)(1) of such section.
       (H) Recommendations to revise authorities to improve the 
     processes and procedures related to the vetting of foreign 
     partner units for gross violations of human rights.
       (I) Any other matters the Secretary considers appropriate.
       (3) Form.--The report required by this subsection shall be 
     submitted in unclassified form but may include a classified 
     annex.
       (4) Definition.--In this subsection, the term ``appropriate 
     congressional committees'' means--
       (A) the congressional defense committees; and
       (B) the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate and 
     the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of 
     Representatives.
       (c) Amendments to Existing Law.--(1) Paragraph (1) of 
     section 362(a) of title 10, United States Code, is amended in 
     paragraph (1), by striking ``none may be used for any 
     training, equipment, or other assistance'' and inserting 
     ``none may be used for any training, defense articles, or 
     defense services''.
       (2) Subsection (b)(3) of section 1206 of the Carl Levin and 
     Howard P. ``Buck'' McKeon National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2015 (Public Law 113-291; 10 U.S.C. 2282 
     note) is amended by striking ``subsection (b) of section 
     2249e of title 10, United States Code (as added by section 
     1204(a) of this Act)'' and inserting ``subsection (b) of 
     section 362 of title 10, United States Code''.

        Subtitle B--Matters Relating to Afghanistan and Pakistan

     SEC. 1211. EXTENSION OF AUTHORITY TO TRANSFER DEFENSE 
                   ARTICLES AND PROVIDE DEFENSE SERVICES TO THE 
                   MILITARY AND SECURITY FORCES OF AFGHANISTAN.

       (a) Extension of Expiration.--Subsection (h) of section 
     1222 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 
     Year 2013 (Public Law 112-239; 126 Stat. 1992), as most 
     recently amended by section 1211 of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (Public Law 115-91; 
     131 Stat. 1648), is further amended by striking ``December 
     31, 2018'' and inserting ``December 31, 2020''.
       (b) Excess Defense Articles.--Subsection (i)(2) of such 
     section 1222, as so amended, is further amended by striking 
     ``December 31, 2018,'' each place it appears and inserting 
     ``December 31, 2020''.

     SEC. 1212. EXTENSION OF AUTHORITY FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF 
                   CERTAIN COALITION NATIONS FOR SUPPORT PROVIDED 
                   TO UNITED STATES MILITARY OPERATIONS.

       (a) Extension of Authority.--Subsection (a) of section 1233 
     of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
     2008 (Public Law 110-181; 122 Stat. 393), as most recently 
     amended by section 1212 of the National Defense Authorization 
     Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (Public Law 115-91; 131 Stat. 1648), 
     is further amended by striking ``the period beginning on 
     October 1, 2017, and ending on December 31, 2018'' and 
     inserting ``the period beginning on October 1, 2018, and 
     ending on December 31, 2019''.
       (b) Extension of Limitations.--Subsection (d)(1) of such 
     section 1233, as so amended, is further amended--
       (1) in the first sentence, by striking ``the period 
     beginning on October 1, 2017, and ending on December 31, 
     2018'' and inserting ``the period beginning on October 1, 
     2018, and ending on December 31, 2019''; and
       (2) in the second sentence, by striking ``to Pakistan 
     during'' and all that follows through ``December 31, 2018'' 
     and inserting ``to Pakistan during the period beginning on 
     October 1, 2018, and ending on December 31, 2019''.
       (c) Extension of Additional Limitations With Respect to 
     Pakistan.--
       (1) Extension of notice requirement relating to 
     reimbursement of pakistan for support provided by pakistan.--
     Section 1232(b)(6) of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2008 (122 Stat. 393), as most recently 
     amended by section 1212(d) of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, is further amended by 
     striking ``December 31, 2018'' and inserting ``December 31, 
     2019''.
       (2) Extension of limitation on reimbursement of pakistan 
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     pakistan.--Section 1227(d)(1) of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (Public Law 112-239; 
     126 Stat. 2001), as most recently amended by section 1212(e) 
     of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
     2018, is further amended by striking ``for any period prior 
     to December 31, 2018'' and inserting ``for any period prior 
     to December 31, 2019''.
       (3) Additional limitation on reimbursement of pakistan 
     pending certification on pakistan.--Of the total amount of 
     reimbursements and support authorized for Pakistan during 
     fiscal year 2019 pursuant to the second sentence of section 
     1233(d)(1) of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
     Fiscal Year 2008 (as amended by subsection (b)(2)), 
     $350,000,000 shall not be eligible for the waiver under 
     section 1227(d)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2013 (126 Stat. 2001) unless the Secretary of 
     Defense certifies to the congressional defense committees 
     that--
       (A) Pakistan continues to conduct military operations that 
     are contributing to significantly disrupting the safe havens, 
     fundraising and recruiting efforts, and freedom of movement 
     of the Haqqani Network in Pakistan;
       (B) Pakistan has taken steps to demonstrate its commitment 
     to prevent the Haqqani Network from using any Pakistan 
     territory as a safe haven and for fundraising and recruiting 
     efforts;
       (C) the Government of Pakistan is making an attempt to 
     actively coordinate with the Government of Afghanistan to 
     restrict the movement of militants, such as the Haqqani 
     Network, along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border; and
       (D) Pakistan has shown progress in arresting and 
     prosecuting senior leaders and mid-level operatives of the 
     Haqqani Network.

     SEC. 1213. EXTENSION AND MODIFICATION OF COMMANDERS' 
                   EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROGRAM.

       (a) Extension.--Section 1201 of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (Public Law 112-81; 
     125 Stat. 1619), as most recently amended by section 1211 of 
     the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 
     (Public Law 114-328; 130 Stat. 2477), is further amended--
       (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``December 31, 2018'' 
     and inserting ``December 31, 2020'';
       (2) in subsection (b), by striking ``fiscal year 2017 and 
     fiscal year 2018'' and inserting ``fiscal years 2017 through 
     2020''; and
       (3) in subsection (f), by striking ``December 31, 2018'' 
     and inserting ``December 31, 2020''.
       (b) Modification.--Subsection (b) of section 1211 of the 
     National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 
     (Public Law 114-328; 130 Stat. 2477) is amended--
       (1) in the heading, by striking ``and Syria'' and inserting 
     ``Syria, Somalia, Libya, and Yemen''; and
       (2) in paragraph (1), by striking ``or Syria'' and 
     inserting ``Syria, Somalia, Libya, or Yemen''.

     SEC. 1214. REPORT ON ASSISTANCE TO PAKISTAN.

       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 an unclassified report, 
     which may include a classified annex, describing the manner 
     in which the Department of Defense provides assistance to the 
     Government of Pakistan.

         Subtitle C--Matters Relating to Syria, Iraq, and Iran

     SEC. 1221. EXTENSION AND MODIFICATION OF AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE 
                   ASSISTANCE TO COUNTER THE ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ 
                   AND SYRIA.

       (a) Authority.--Subsection (a) of section 1236 of the Carl 
     Levin and Howard P. ``Buck'' McKeon National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (Public Law 113-291; 
     128 Stat. 3559), as most recently amended by section 1222 of 
     the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 
     (Public Law 115-91; 131 Stat. 1690), is further amended by 
     striking ``December 31, 2019'' and inserting ``December 31, 
     2020''.
       (b) Funding.--Subsection (g) of such section, as so 
     amended, is further amended--
       (1) by striking ``fiscal year 2018'' and inserting ``fiscal 
     year 2019''; and
       (2) by striking ``$1,269,000,000'' and inserting 
     ``$850,000,000''.

     SEC. 1222. EXTENSION OF AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO 
                   THE VETTED SYRIAN OPPOSITION.

       (a) In General.--Subsection (a) of section 1209 of the Carl 
     Levin and Howard P. ``Buck'' McKeon National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (Public Law 113-291; 
     128 Stat. 3541), as most recently amended by section 1223 of 
     the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 
     (Public Law 115-91; 131 Stat. 1653), is further amended by 
     striking ``December 31, 2018'' and inserting ``December 31, 
     2019''.
       (b) Reprogramming Requirement.--
       (1) In general.--Subsection (f) of such section 1209, as 
     most recently amended by section 1221 of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (Public Law 114-328; 
     130 Stat. 2485), is further amended by striking ``December 
     31, 2018'' and inserting ``December 31, 2019''.
       (2) Limitation on the use of funds.--Beginning on the date 
     of the enactment of this section, no funds may be requested 
     to be reprogrammed pursuant to such subsection (f), as 
     amended by paragraph (1), until the date that is 30 days 
     after the date on which the President submits to the 
     congressional defense committees a plan that includes the 
     following:
       (A) A description of the efforts the United States will 
     undertake to train and build appropriately vetted Syrian 
     opposition forces.
       (B) An assessment of the nature of the forces receiving 
     such assistance, including the origins and affiliations of 
     such forces and any previous history of collaboration with 
     the Syrian Democratic Forces.
       (C) An assessment of the current operational effectiveness 
     of such forces.
       (D) The conditions to be met for a determination that ISIS 
     has been adequately neutralized.
       (E) A description of the roles and contributions of partner 
     countries to such assistance, if any.
       (F) The concept of operations, timelines, and types of 
     training, equipment, stipends, sustainment, and supplies to 
     be provided by the United States, including measures for end-
     use accountability with respect to resources, equipment, and 
     supplies after the resources, equipment, and supplies are 
     provided to such forces.
       (G) A description of the force posture and roles of the 
     United States Armed Forces involved in providing such 
     assistance.
       (3) Form.--The plan described in paragraph (2) shall be 
     submitted in unclassified form but may include a classified 
     annex.

     SEC. 1223. EXTENSION AND MODIFICATION OF AUTHORITY TO SUPPORT 
                   OPERATIONS AND ACTIVITIES OF THE OFFICE OF 
                   SECURITY COOPERATION IN IRAQ.

       (a) Extension of Authority.--Subsection (f)(1) of section 
     1215 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 
     Year 2012 (Public Law 112-81; 125 Stat. 1631; 10 U.S.C. 113 
     note), as most recently amended by section 1224 of the 
     National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 
     (Public Law 115-91; 131 Stat. 1654), is further amended by 
     striking ``fiscal year 2018'' and inserting ``fiscal year 
     2019''.
       (b) Limitation on Amount.--Subsection (c) of such section 
     is amended--
       (1) by striking ``fiscal year 2018'' and inserting ``fiscal 
     year 2019'' ; and
       (2) by striking ``$42,000,000'' and inserting 
     ``$45,000,000''.
       (c) Source of Funds.--Subsection (d) of such section is 
     amended by striking ``fiscal year 2018'' and inserting 
     ``fiscal year 2019''.

     SEC. 1224. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON BALLISTIC MISSILE COOPERATION 
                   TO COUNTER IRAN.

       (a) Findings.--Congress finds the following:
       (1) At the 2014 Strategic Cooperation Forum in New York of 
     the Gulf Cooperation Council, the Foreign Ministers of member 
     countries agreed in a Joint Communique to ``[e]nhance GCC-US 
     security coordination, particularly on Ballistic Missile 
     Defense, by continuing to move forward on development of a 
     Gulf-Wide, interoperable missile defense architecture.''.
       (2) At the 2015 Strategic Cooperation Forum in New York, 
     the Foreign Ministers issued a Joint Communique that 
     ``reaffirmed commitment to. . .establishing a GCC 
     interoperable ballistic missile defense architecture''.
       (3) The White House Office of the Press Secretary released 
     a statement on May 14, 2015, that at the 2015 United States--
     GCC Summit at Camp David, ``leaders discussed a new U.S.-GCC 
     strategic partnership to enhance their work to improve 
     security cooperation on. . . ballistic missile defense''.
       (4) The White House Office of the Press Secretary 
     subsequently released a statement on April 21, 2016, that at 
     the 2016 United States--GCC Summit at Riyadh, ``leaders 
     affirmed need to remain vigilant about addressing Iran's 
     destabilizing actions in the region, including its ballistic 
     missile program''.
       (b) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that--
       (1) member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council should 
     take meaningful steps to develop and implement an 
     interoperable ballistic missile defense architecture to 
     defend against Iran's ballistic missile threat that 
     emphasizes information sharing and includes early warning and 
     tracking data, to enhance the security of citizens, protect 
     critical infrastructure, and deter Iran; and
       (2) the United States should continue bilateral and 
     multilateral missile defense exercises in the region and, 
     when practicable, increase the capacity of United States 
     partners through foreign military sales.

     SEC. 1225. STRATEGY TO COUNTER DESTABILIZING ACTIVITIES OF 
                   IRAN.

       (a) Strategy Authorized.--
       (1) In general.--The Secretary of Defense, with the 
     concurrence of the Secretary of State, is authorized to 
     develop and implement a strategy with foreign partners to 
     counter the destabilizing activities of Iran.
       (2) Elements.--The strategy described in paragraph (1)--
       (A) should establish a cooperative framework that 
     includes--
       (i) investing in intelligence, surveillance, and 
     reconnaissance platforms;
       (ii) investing in mine countermeasures resources and 
     platforms;
       (iii) investing in integrated air and missile defense 
     platforms and technologies;
       (iv) sharing intelligence and data with United States and 
     such foreign countries;

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       (v) investing in cyber security and cyber defense 
     capabilities;
       (vi) engaging in combined planning; and
       (vii) engaging in defense education, institution building, 
     doctrinal development, and reform; and
       (B) should provide for designation of a civilian or 
     military officer or employee of the Department of Defense and 
     designation of a senior employee of the Department of State 
     to implement the cooperative framework described in 
     subparagraph (A).
       (b) Multilateral Coordination.--To enhance cooperation and 
     encourage military-to-military engagement between the United 
     States and foreign partners described in subsection (a), the 
     Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of State should take 
     appropriate actions to ensure that exchanges between senior 
     military officers and senior civilian defense officials of 
     the governments of such foreign partners--
       (1) are at a level appropriate to enhance engagement 
     between the militaries of such partners for threat analysis, 
     military doctrine, force planning, mutual security interests, 
     logistical support, and intelligence cooperation;
       (2) enhance security cooperation, including maritime 
     security, special operations collaboration, cyber 
     cooperation, and integrated air and missile defense and 
     domain awareness, in the Middle East and Southwest Asia 
     regions; and
       (3) accelerate the development of combined military 
     planning for missions to counter Iran that may arise within 
     the contours of shared national security interests.
       (c) Report.--Not later than 180 days after the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter through 
     December 31, 2021, the Secretary of Defense, in consultation 
     with the Secretary of State, should submit to the 
     congressi