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Calendar No. 476
109th Congress Report
2d Session 109-265
INTELLIGENCE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007
June 21, 2006.--Ordered to be printed
Mr. Warner, from the Committee on Armed Services, submitted the
R E P O R T
[To accompany S. 3237]
The Committee on Armed Services, to which was referred the
bill (S. 3237) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2007
for the intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the
United States Government, the Intelligence Community Management
Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and
Disability System, and for other purposes, having considered
the same, reports favorably thereon and recommends that the
bill do pass.
PURPOSE OF THE BILL
S. 3237 would authorize appropriations and other matters
for fiscal year 2007 for intelligence activities of the United
States, including certain Department of Defense intelligence-
related activities within the jurisdiction of the Committee on
The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence reported the
bill on May 25, 2006, and it was referred to the Committee on
Armed Services on May 25, 2006, in accordance with section 3(b)
of S. Res. 400, 94th Congress, as amended by S. Res. 445, 108th
Congress, for a period not to exceed 10 days of session. The
referral was later extended for an additional 5 days of session
in accordance with S. Res. 400, as amended.
SCOPE OF THE COMMITTEE REVIEW
The committee has carefully reviewed the Intelligence
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 and the Senate report
accompanying S. 3237 (S. Rept. 109-259). The total amount
within the jurisdiction of the Committee on Armed Services
recommended for the National Intelligence Program will be
incorporated into the budget tables pending the passage of the
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007.
The following explains the committee's clarification to the
report issued by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
Sense of Congress on the COBRA JUDY Replacement Program
The committee believes that the COBRA JUDY Replacement
Program is important for ensuring our nation's ability to
acquire necessary intelligence on foreign ballistic missile
programs and their capabilities. Therefore, the committee
recommends a new provision (section 437) that would express the
sense of the Senate that it strongly supports development and
integration of this sophisticated solid-state phased array
radar technology and ship as a prudent investment in
intelligence collection that monitors foreign threats and
supports the acquisition of our ballistic missile defensive
systems. The COBRA JUDY Replacement Program will replace the
USNS Observation Island, which is due to leave service in 2012,
and will satisfy vital intelligence requirements necessary for
the acquisition of defensive systems designed to defend the
nation from ballistic missile attack. The committee further
urges the continued funding in the Future Years Defense Program
of the COBRA JUDY Replacement Program by the Secretary of
Defense and the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) in
order to support national defense requirements.
The committee notes that the DNI is conducting a study to
determine future collections architectures. One of the elements
of the study is a space radar capability. The committee firmly
believes that only one space radar capability is affordable in
the future and urges the DNI and the Secretary of Defense to
develop a joint space radar program if there is a requirement
for such a capability.
The committee, notwithstanding any other direction,
strongly encourages the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
to direct the DNI to participate in the study required in the
report accompanying S. 2766 (S. Rept. 109-254) of the National
Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007. DNI
participation is required to determine respective roles and
missions of the military and intelligence communities in the
development of a space radar program, including requirements,
cost-sharing, acquisition strategy, and operational concepts.
The committee also believes that for the DNI not to participate
in a joint study to understand space radar requirements, guided
by the collections architecture, would be a mistake that could
result in a significant waste of taxpayer dollars.
Vote: Adopted by voice vote on June 21, 2006.
The committee will publish in the Congressional Record
information on 5-year cost projections when such information is
received from the Congressional Budget Office.
Paragraph 11(b) of rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of the
Senate requires that a report on the regulatory impact of a
bill be included in the report on the bill. The committee finds
that there is no regulatory impact in the cost of S. 3237, the
Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007.
CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW
Pursuant to the provisions of paragraph 12 of rule XXVI of
the Standing Rules of the Senate, the changes in existing law
made by certain portions of the bill have not been shown in
this section of the report because, in the opinion of the
committee, it is necessary to dispense with showing such
changes in order to expedite the business of the Senate and
reduce the expenditure of funds.