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113th Congress                                                 Report
                       HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                    113-473
_______________________________________________________________________



                         DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
                       APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2015

                               ----------

                              R E P O R T

                                 of the

                      COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

                             together with

                            ADDITIONAL VIEWS

                        [TO ACCOMPANY H.R. 4870]



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 June 13, 2014.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed



            DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2015



113th Congress                                                   Report
                   HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     113-473
_______________________________________________________________________



                         DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE 

                       APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2015

                               __________

                              R E P O R T

                                 of the

                      COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

                             together with

                            ADDITIONAL VIEWS

                        [TO ACCOMPANY H.R. 4870]





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 June 13, 2014.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

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                   U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

 88-244                    WASHINGTON : 2014





                                CONTENTS

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                                                                   Page
Bill Totals......................................................     1
Committee Budget Review Process..................................     3
Introduction.....................................................     3
Funding Increases................................................     3
Committee Recommendations by Major Category......................     3
  Active, Reserve, and National Guard Military Personnel.........     3
  Operation and Maintenance......................................     3
  Procurement....................................................     4
  Research, Development, Test and Evaluation.....................     5
  Defense Health Program.........................................     6
  Overseas Contingency Operations................................     6
  Classified Programs............................................     6
TITLE I. MILITARY PERSONNEL......................................     7
  Military Personnel Overview....................................     9
    Summary of End Strength......................................     9
    Overall Active End Strength..................................     9
    Overall Selected Reserve End Strength........................     9
    Full-Time Support Strengths..................................    10
    Reprogramming Guidance for Military Personnel Accounts.......    10
    Special Interest Items.......................................    11
    Sexual Assault Prevention and Response.......................    11
    Long-Term Temporary Duty Assignments.........................    12
    Permanent Change of Station Efficiencies.....................    12
    Cultural Sensitivity Training................................    13
    Handicapped Accessibility of Military Service Stations.......    13
    Personnel Transition Coordination............................    14
    Minority Outreach and Officer Accessions.....................    14
  Military Personnel, Army.......................................    14
    Regionally Aligned Forces Language Capability................    18
    Military Family Housing at Camp Humphreys....................    18
  Military Personnel, Navy.......................................    18
  Military Personnel, Marine Corps...............................    22
  Military Personnel, Air Force..................................    26
    Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Force.....................    30
  Reserve Personnel, Army........................................    30
  Reserve Personnel, Navy........................................    33
  Reserve Personnel, Marine Corps................................    36
  Reserve Personnel, Air Force...................................    39
  National Guard Personnel, Army.................................    42
  National Guard Personnel, Air Force............................    45
TITLE II. OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE..............................    49
    Reprogramming Guidance for Operation and Maintenance Accounts    51
    Operation and Maintenance Budget Execution Data..............    52
    Special Interest Items.......................................    52
    Readiness....................................................    52
    Service Audit Agency Validation..............................    53
    Depot-Level Maintenance and Repair Budget Exhibits...........    54
    Depot Maintenance............................................    55
    Facilities Sustainment, Restoration and Modernization........    55
    Suicide Prevention Training and Outreach.....................    55
    Working Conditions in Bangladesh.............................    56
    Overestimation and Reporting of Civilian Workforce...........    56
    Operation and Maintenance Budget Documentation...............    57
    Operational Reserve..........................................    57
    Military Information Support Operations......................    58
    Nuclear and Natural Disaster Response........................    58
    Performance Measures.........................................    59
  Operation and Maintenance, Army................................    59
    Cemeterial Expenses..........................................    64
    Army Inventory Management System.............................    64
  Operation and Maintenance, Navy................................    65
    Tire Successor Initiative....................................    74
    Shipboard Lighting Systems...................................    74
  Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps........................    74
    Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force.................    77
  Operation and Maintenance, Air Force...........................    77
    Air Force Flying Hour Metrics................................    83
    Air Force Weapon System Sustainment..........................    83
    Air Education and Training Command Infrastructure............    84
  Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide........................    84
    Special Operations Command--Operation and Maintenance Funding    90
    Special Operations Command--Flying Hours Restoration.........    90
    Special Operations Command--Budget Justification.............    90
    Special Operations Command--Reprogramming Guidance...........    91
    Special Operations Command--Use of Major Force Program-11 
      Funds......................................................    91
    Special Operations Command--Oversight........................    92
    Special Operations Command--National Capital Region..........    92
    Special Operations Command--Suicide Prevention and 
      Psychological Health.......................................    93
    Special Operations Command--Human Physical Performance 
      Program....................................................    94
    Special Operations Command--Advanced Education Program.......    94
    Special Operations Command--Classified Adjustments...........    95
    Energy Efficiency............................................    95
    Commercial Joint Mapping Toolkit.............................    96
    Automated Continuous Evaluation System.......................    96
    Overseas Military Installation Inventory.....................    96
    Spare Parts Management.......................................    96
    Transportable, Modular, Renewable Energy Platforms...........    97
    National Security Education Program..........................    97
    Audit Readiness..............................................    97
    Cloud Computing Services.....................................    98
  Operation and Maintenance, Army Reserve........................    98
  Operation and Maintenance, Navy Reserve........................   101
  Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps Reserve................   104
  Operation and Maintenance, Air Force Reserve...................   107
  Operation and Maintenance, Army National Guard.................   110
  Operation and Maintenance, Air National Guard..................   113
  Overseas Contingency Operations Transfer Account...............   116
  United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces............   116
  Environmental Restoration, Army................................   116
  Environmental Restoration, Navy................................   116
    Vieques and Culebra Environmental Restoration................   116
  Environmental Restoration, Air Force...........................   117
  Environmental Restoration, Defense-Wide........................   117
  Environmental Restoration, Formerly Used Defense Sites.........   117
    Environmental Restoration Annual Report to Congress..........   117
  Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster, and Civic Aid.................   117
    Humanitarian Mine Action Program.............................   117
  Cooperative Threat Reduction Account...........................   118
  Department of Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund...   118
TITLE III. PROCUREMENT...........................................   119
    Special Interest Items.......................................   121
    Reprogramming Guidance for Acquisition Accounts..............   121
    Reprogramming Reporting Requirements.........................   121
    Funding Increases............................................   121
    Classified Annex.............................................   121
    High Mobility Engineer Excavator.............................   122
    Tactical Power Sources.......................................   122
    Mobile User Objective System Terminals.......................   122
  Aircraft Procurement, Army.....................................   122
    Army Aviation Restructure Initiative.........................   126
  Missile Procurement, Army......................................   126
  Procurement of Weapons and Tracked Combat Vehicles, Army.......   129
  Procurement of Ammunition, Army................................   133
  Other Procurement, Army........................................   137
    Handheld Standoff Mine Detection System......................   145
    Body Armor Modernization.....................................   145
    Air and Missile Defense Planning and Control System..........   145
    High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle Modernization.....   145
  Aircraft Procurement, Navy.....................................   146
    MH-60R.......................................................   153
    EA-18G Aircraft..............................................   153
  Weapons Procurement, Navy......................................   153
  Procurement of Ammunition, Navy and Marine Corps...............   158
  Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy..............................   162
    Cruiser Modernization........................................   165
    Aircraft Carrier Refueling...................................   165
    Littoral Combat Ship.........................................   166
  Other Procurement, Navy........................................   166
  Procurement, Marine Corps......................................   177
  Aircraft Procurement, Air Force................................   182
    CV-22........................................................   189
    KC-10........................................................   189
  Missile Procurement, Air Force.................................   190
    Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle............................   194
    Global Positioning System III................................   194
    Preferred Munitions..........................................   194
  Procurement of Ammunition, Air Force...........................   194
    Preferred Munitions..........................................   197
  Other Procurement, Air Force...................................   197
  Procurement, Defense-Wide......................................   202
    National Guard and Reserve Component Proportionate Funding...   207
    National Guard and Reserve Equipment Account.................   207
    Special Operations Command--C-146A...........................   207
  Defense Production Act Purchases...............................   208
    Rare Earth Elements..........................................   208
TITLE IV. RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION.............   209
    Special Interest Items.......................................   211
    Reprogramming Guidance for Acquisition Accounts..............   211
    Reprogramming Reporting Requirements.........................   211
    Funding Increases............................................   211
    Classified Annex.............................................   211
    Lithium-Ion Batteries........................................   212
    Hybrid Airship Development...................................   212
    Anti-Corrosion Efforts.......................................   212
    Explosive Ordnance Disposal..................................   212
  Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Army...............   213
    Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle................................   223
    Network Integration Evaluation...............................   223
    Degraded Visual Environment..................................   224
    Polymer Research Improvements................................   224
    Advanced Concepts and Simulation.............................   224
    Testing of Virtual Training Systems..........................   224
    Army Net Zero Policy.........................................   225
    Lightweight Advanced Personnel Protection....................   225
    Ammunition Management........................................   225
  Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Navy...............   226
    Amphibious Combat Vehicle....................................   239
    Automated Test and Re-Test...................................   239
    Littoral Combat Ship Training................................   239
    Arctic Center of Excellence..................................   239
    Wound Care Research Program..................................   240
    Automated Critical Care System...............................   240
    P-8A Open Architecture.......................................   240
    Aircraft Systems Modernization...............................   241
  Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Air Force..........   241
    Global Hawk, U-2, and High Altitude ISR......................   252
    Combat Rescue Helicopter.....................................   253
    Next Generation JSTARS.......................................   253
    Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Survivability   254
    Airborne Electronic Attack...................................   254
    Endurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicles...........................   254
    KC-46A.......................................................   255
    Beyond Line of Sight Command and Control.....................   255
    High Performance Computing...................................   255
    Human Performance Monitoring.................................   255
    Liquid Rocket Engine Development Program.....................   256
    Space Based Infrared System High.............................   256
    Air Force Technology Transfer Program........................   256
    Global Positioning System Space Modernization Initiative.....   257
    Global Positioning System User Equipment.....................   257
  Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Defense-Wide.......   258
    Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority 
      Institutions...............................................   269
    Advanced Innovative Technologies.............................   269
    Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency....................   269
    Laser-Driven X-Ray Technology................................   269
    Modeling and Simulation......................................   270
    Cybersecurity................................................   270
    Human and Robot Collaboration................................   270
    Missile Defense Agency.......................................   270
    Missile Defense Agency--Iron Dome............................   271
    Missile Defense Agency--Cooperation with Universities........   272
    Disabling and Neutralizing Weapons of Mass Destruction.......   273
    Additive Manufacturing.......................................   273
    Systems Engineering Research Center..........................   273
    Conventional Prompt Global Strike............................   273
  Operational Test and Evaluation, Defense.......................   274
TITLE V. REVOLVING AND MANAGEMENT FUNDS..........................   277
  Defense Working Capital Funds..................................   277
TITLE VI. OTHER DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PROGRAMS...................   279
  Defense Health Program.........................................   279
    Reprogramming Guidance for the Defense Health Program........   283
    Carryover Authority..........................................   283
    Electronic Health Record.....................................   283
    Joint Warfighter Medical Research Program....................   284
    Peer-Reviewed Cancer Research Programs.......................   285
    Peer-Reviewed Prostate Cancer Research Program...............   285
    Intelligent Prosthetics......................................   286
    Prescription Drug Abuse......................................   286
    Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy....................................   286
    Childhood Trauma in Military Dependents......................   287
    Air Force Military Acuity Model Training Program.............   287
    Trauma Clinical Research Repository..........................   287
    Telemedicine.................................................   288
    Preservation of Muscle Mass During Immobilization Periods....   288
    Cooperation Between Military Medical Facilities, Civilian 
      Healthcare Facilities, and Universities....................   288
    Canine Therapy Research......................................   289
    Thermal Injury Prevention....................................   289
    Efficiency of Patient Care Delivery..........................   289
    Military Mental Health Pilot Program.........................   289
    Multi-Disciplinary Brain Research............................   289
    Access to Military Treatment Facilities......................   290
  Chemical Agents and Munitions Destruction, Defense.............   290
  Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities, Defense.........   290
    Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities................   291
    Budget Justification Material................................   291
    National Guard State Plans...................................   292
  Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Fund..................   292
  Joint Urgent Operational Needs Fund............................   292
  Support for International Sporting Competitions................   293
    Support for International Sporting Competitions..............   293
  Office of the Inspector General................................   293
    Office of the Inspector General..............................   293
TITLE VII. RELATED AGENCIES......................................   295
  National and Military Intelligence Programs....................   295
    Classified Annex.............................................   295
  Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System 
    Fund.........................................................   295
  Intelligence Community Management Account......................   295
    Wildlife Trafficking.........................................   296
TITLE VIII. GENERAL PROVISIONS...................................   297
TITLE IX. OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS........................   307
  Committee Recommendation.......................................   307
  General Provisions.............................................   307
TITLE X..........................................................   309
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES REPORTING REQUIREMENTS..................   309
  Changes in the Application of Existing Law.....................   309
  Appropriations not Authorized by Law...........................   320
  Transfer of Funds..............................................   321
  Rescissions....................................................   323
  Transfer of Unexpended Balances................................   324
  Directed Rule Making...........................................   324
  Program Duplication............................................   324
  Statement of General Performance Goals and Objectives..........   324
  Compliance with Rule XIII, CL. 3(e) (Ramseyer Rule)............   324
  Earmark Disclosure Statement...................................   324
  Comparison with the Budget Resolution..........................   325
  Five-Year Outlay Projections...................................   325
  Financial Assistance to State and Local Governments............   325
  Full Committee Votes...........................................   326
  Additional Views...............................................   343



113th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     113-473

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            DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2015

                                _______


 June 13, 2014.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

Mr. Frelinghuysen of New Jersey, from the Committee on Appropriations, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                             together with

                            ADDITIONAL VIEWS

                        [To accompany H.R. 4870]

    The Committee on Appropriations submits the following 
report in explanation of the accompanying bill making 
appropriations for the Department of Defense, and for other 
purposes, for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015.

                              BILL TOTALS

    Appropriations for most military functions of the 
Department of Defense are provided for in the accompanying bill 
for fiscal year 2015. This bill does not provide appropriations 
for military construction, military family housing, civil 
defense, and military nuclear warheads, for which requirements 
are considered in connection with other appropriations Acts.
    The President's fiscal year 2015 budget request for 
activities funded in the Department of Defense Appropriations 
Act totals $490,741,995,000 in new budget obligational 
authority for the base military bill.


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                    COMMITTEE BUDGET REVIEW PROCESS

    During its review of the fiscal year 2015 budget request 
and execution of appropriations for fiscal year 2014, the 
Subcommittee on Defense held a total of thirteen hearings and 
eight formal briefings during the period from January 2014 to 
May 2014. Testimony received by the Subcommittee totaled 1,067 
pages of transcript. Hearings were held in open session, except 
when the security classification of the material to be 
discussed presented no alternative but to conduct those 
hearings in executive or closed session.

                              INTRODUCTION

    The Committee recommendation for the fiscal year 2015 
Department of Defense base budget is $490,943,820,000, which is 
an increase of $201,825,000 above the budget request. The 
Committee recommendation for overseas contingency operations is 
$79,445,000,000.
    To reach the recommended level, the Subcommittee has 
reviewed in detail the budget request, and found areas and 
programs where reductions are possible without adversely 
impacting the warfighter or modernization and readiness 
efforts. Examples of such reductions include: programs which 
have been terminated or restructured since the budget was 
submitted, savings from favorable contract pricing adjustments, 
contract or schedule delays resulting in fiscal year 2015 
savings, unjustified cost increases or funding requested ahead 
of need, anticipated or historical underexecution, rescissions 
of unneeded prior year funds, and reductions that are 
authorized in the pending National Defense Authorization Act 
for fiscal year 2015.

                           FUNDING INCREASES

    The Committee directs that the funding increases outlined 
in the tables for each appropriation account shall be provided 
only for the specific purposes indicated in the tables.

              COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS BY MAJOR CATEGORY

         ACTIVE, RESERVE, AND NATIONAL GUARD MILITARY PERSONNEL

    In title I of the bill, the Committee recommends a total of 
$128,127,640,000 for active, reserve, and National Guard 
military personnel, a decrease of $829,953,000 below the budget 
request, and a decrease of $668,647,000 below the fiscal year 
2014 enacted level. The Committee recommendation provides 
funding to increase basic pay for all military personnel by 1.8 
percent, as authorized by current law, effective January 1, 
2015. The Committee recommends full funding to support the 
requested end strength levels for active duty and Selected 
Reserve personnel.

                       OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

    In title II of the bill, the Committee recommends a total 
of $164,631,638,000 for operation and maintenance support to 
the military Services and other Department of Defense entities, 
a decrease of $1,371,180,000 below the budget request, and an 
increase of $4,761,912,000 above the fiscal year 2014 enacted 
level. The recommended levels will robustly fund operational 
training programs in fiscal year 2015. Requests for unit and 
depot-level maintenance, facilities sustainment, restoration 
and modernization, and base operations support program funding 
have been fully supported.

                              PROCUREMENT

    In title III of the bill, the Committee recommends a total 
of $91,227,819,000 for procurement.
    Major initiatives and modifications include:
    $1,356,227,000 for the procurement of 87 UH-60 Blackhawk 
helicopters, an increase of $119,226,000 and eight aircraft 
above the President's request.
    $892,504,000 for the procurement of 32 CH-47 Chinook 
helicopters, the same as the President's request.
    $239,581,000 for the procurement of 19 improved, longer 
range MQ-1 unmanned aerial vehicles, an increase of $49,000,000 
above the President's request.
    $532,605,000 for the procurement of 97 MSE missiles for the 
Patriot missile system, an increase of $148,000,000 above the 
President's request.
    $183,838,000 for the procurement of Patriot Missile 
modifications, an increase of $52,000,000 above the President's 
request.
    $664,087,000 for the procurement of WIN-T Ground Forces 
Tactical Networks, a decrease of $99,000,000 below the 
President's request.
    $125,711,000 for the procurement of Joint Tactical Radio 
Systems, a decrease of $50,000,000 below the President's 
request.
    $416,617,000 for the procurement of 55 UH-72A Lakota 
helicopters, the same as the President's request.
    $435,110,000 for the procurement of upgrades for the fourth 
brigade set of Strykers to double V-hulls, plus Stryker 
nuclear, biological, chemical reconnaissance vehicle fielding 
support, an increase of $50,000,000 above the President's 
request.
    $122,451,000 for the procurement of 40 M88A2 Improved 
Recovery Vehicles, an increase of $72,000,000 and 25 vehicles 
above the President's request.
    $1,018,547,000 for the procurement of twelve EA-18G Growler 
electronic attack aircraft, an increase of $975,000,000 and 
twelve aircraft above the President's request.
    $2,128,787,000 for the procurement of nine P-8A Poseidon 
multi-mission aircraft, an increase of $125,460,000 and one 
aircraft above the President's request.
    $809,057,000 for the procurement of 27 UH-1Y/AH-1Z 
helicopters, an increase of $30,300,000 and one aircraft above 
the President's request.
    $5,843,108,000 for the procurement of 38 F-35 Lightning 
aircraft, an increase of $479,000,000 and four aircraft above 
the President's request: six short take-off and vertical 
landing variants for the Marine Corps, four carrier variants 
for the Navy, and 28 conventional variants for the Air Force.
    $14,256,361,000 for the procurement of six Navy ships, 
including two DDG-51 guided missile destroyers, two SSN-774 
attack submarines, and two Littoral Combat Ships.
    $789,300,000 above the President's request for the advance 
procurement of material for the refueling of the USS George 
Washington (CVN-73).
    $1,097,691,000 for the procurement of 14 C/HC/MC/KC-130J 
aircraft, the same as the President's request.
    $1,481,100,000 for the procurement of 19 MV-22 aircraft, a 
decrease of $5,900,000 below the President's request.
    $373,218,000 for the procurement of 24 MQ-9 Reaper unmanned 
aerial vehicles, an increase of $133,000,000 and 12 aircraft 
above the President's request.
    $1,582,685,000 for the procurement of seven KC-46 tanker 
aircraft, the same as the President's request.
    $1,346,046,000 for the procurement of three Evolved 
Expendable Launch Vehicles and infrastructure, a decrease of 
$35,000,000 below the President's request.
    $350,972,000 for the Israeli Cooperative Program Iron Dome, 
$175,000,000 above the President's request.
    $100,000,000 for HMMWV modernization for the Army National 
Guard, an increase of $100,000,000 above the President's 
request.

               RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION

    In title IV of the bill, the Committee recommends a total 
of $63,362,890,000 for research, development, test and 
evaluation.
    Major initiatives and modifications include:
    $181,609,000 for the continued development of High 
Performance Computing, the same as the President's request.
    $320,177,000 for the continued development of modifications 
to Abrams, Bradley, and Stryker Vehicles, an increase of 
$25,000,000 above the President's request.
    $849,277,000 for the continued development of the 
replacement for the Ohio class ballistic missile submarine, the 
same as the President's request.
    $146,200,000 for the continued development of the E-2D 
Advanced Hawkeye aircraft, a decrease of $47,000,000 below the 
President's request.
    $230,733,000 for the continued development of the Next 
Generation Jammer, a decrease of $16,123,000 below the 
President's request.
    $1,636,130,000 for the continued development of the F-35 
Lightning Joint Strike Fighter aircraft, a decrease of 
$4,976,000 below the President's request.
    $403,017,000 for the continued development of the Unmanned 
Carrier Based Strike System, the same as the President's 
request.
    $319,037,000 for the continued development of the Multi-
mission Maritime Aircraft, an increase of $11,000,000 above the 
President's request.
    $913,728,000 for the development of a new penetrating 
bomber, the same as the President's request.
    $766,937,000 for the continued development of the Next 
Generation Aerial Refueling Aircraft, a decrease of $10,000,000 
below the President's request.
    $73,088,000 for the development of a Next Generation JSTARS 
aircraft, the same as the President's request.
    $309,501,000 for the continued development of the Space 
Based Infrared Satellite and associated ground support systems, 
a decrease of $10,000,000 below the President's request.
    $212,571,000 for the development of the Global Positioning 
System III operational control segment, the same as the 
President's request.
    $220,000,000 above the President's request to begin 
development of a domestically produced liquid rocket engine for 
space launch.
    $2,848,318,000 for the Defense Advanced Research Projects 
Agency, a decrease of $66,452,000 below the President's 
request.
    $268,842,000 for the Israeli Cooperative Programs, an 
increase of $172,039,000 above the President's request.

                         DEFENSE HEALTH PROGRAM

    The Committee recommends a total of $31,634,870,000 for the 
Defense Health Program to support worldwide medical and dental 
services for active forces and other eligible beneficiaries.
    The Committee recommends funding to augment the request for 
enduring traumatic brain injury, psychological health, and 
wounded, ill and injured requirements. To address these 
challenges of the Defense Health Program, the Committee 
recommends the following:

Traumatic brain injury and psychological health research    $125,000,000
Peer-reviewed spinal cord research......................     $30,000,000
Peer-reviewed orthopedic research.......................     $30,000,000

                    OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS

    In title IX of the bill, the Committee recommends a total 
of $79,445,000,000 for overseas contingency operations. Despite 
a recent announcement from the Administration regarding plans 
for an enduring military presence in Afghanistan, no Overseas 
Contingency Operations budget request has been submitted, 
therefore this level of funding is subject to change.

                          CLASSIFIED PROGRAMS

    As described elsewhere in this report, the Committee's 
budget review of classified programs is published in a 
separate, detailed, and comprehensive classified annex. 
Adjustments to the classified programs are addressed in the 
classified annex accompanying this report.

                                TITLE I

                           MILITARY PERSONNEL

    The fiscal year 2015 Department of Defense military 
personnel budget request totals $128,957,593,000. The Committee 
recommendation provides $128,127,640,000 for the military 
personnel accounts. The table below summarizes the Committee 
recommendations:

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                      MILITARY PERSONNEL OVERVIEW

    The Committee recommendation provides $128,127,640,000 for 
the military personnel accounts, which funds military pay and 
allowances, recruitment and retention initiatives, and overall 
quality of life programs for active duty, reserve, and National 
Guard personnel. The recommendation fully supports the resource 
requirements needed to maintain the authorized end strength 
levels for fiscal year 2015. The Committee recommendation 
provides funding to increase basic pay for all military 
personnel by 1.8 percent as authorized by current law, 
effective January 1, 2015. The Committee continues to encourage 
constructive evaluations of recruitment and retention programs, 
bonus and special pay incentives, and personnel benefit 
programs for fiscal year 2015. The Committee remains supportive 
of programs intended to enhance the morale and quality of life 
of military personnel and their families.

                        SUMMARY OF END STRENGTH

    The fiscal year 2015 budget request includes a decrease of 
52,800 in total end strength for the active forces and a 
decrease of 12,900 in total end strength for the Selected 
Reserve as compared to the fiscal year 2014 authorized levels. 
The following tables summarize the Committee recommendations 
for end strength levels, both in the aggregate and for each 
active and Selected Reserve component.

                      OVERALL ACTIVE END STRENGTH

Fiscal year 2014 authorized...........................         1,361,400
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................         1,308,600
Fiscal year 2015 recommendation.......................         1,308,600
    Compared with fiscal year 2014....................           -52,800
    Compared with fiscal year 2015 budget request.....             - - -

                 OVERALL SELECTED RESERVE END STRENGTH

Fiscal year 2014 authorized...........................           833,700
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................           820,800
Fiscal year 2015 recommendation.......................           820,800
    Compared with fiscal year 2014....................           -12,900
    Compared with fiscal year 2015 budget request.....             - - -


                                   SUMMARY OF MILITARY PERSONNEL END STRENGTH
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                                                                                 Fiscal year 2015
                                                                ------------------------------------------------
                                                    Fiscal year                                         Change
                                                        2014       Budget     Committee     Change       from
                                                     authorized    request   recommended     from       fiscal
                                                                                            request    year 2014
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Active Forces (End Strength):
    Army..........................................      520,000     490,000      490,000       - - -     -30,000
    Navy..........................................      323,600     323,600      323,600       - - -       - - -
    Marine Corps..................................      190,200     184,100      184,100       - - -      -6,100
    Air Force.....................................      327,600     310,900      310,900       - - -     -16,700
        Total, Active Forces......................    1,361,400   1,308,600    1,308,600       - - -     -52,800
Guard and Reserve Forces (End Strength)
    Army Reserve..................................      205,000     202,000      202,000       - - -      -3,000
    Navy Reserve..................................       59,100      57,300       57,300       - - -      -1,800
    Marine Corps Reserve..........................       39,600      39,200       39,200       - - -        -400
    Air Force Reserve.............................       70,400      67,100       67,100       - - -      -3,300
    Army National Guard...........................      354,200     350,200      350,200       - - -      -4,000
    Air National Guard............................      105,400     105,000      105,000       - - -        -400
        Total, Selected Reserve...................      833,700     820,800      820,800       - - -     -12,900
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Total, Military Personnel.........................    2,195,100   2,129,400    2,129,400       - - -     -65,700
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                      FULL-TIME SUPPORT STRENGTHS

    There are four categories of full-time support in the 
National Guard and reserve components: military technicians 
(dual status), Active Guard and Reserve, non-technician 
civilians, and active component personnel.
    Full-time support personnel organize, recruit, train, 
maintain, and administer the reserve components. Military 
technicians (dual status) directly support units and are 
critical to helping units maintain readiness and meet the 
wartime missions of the Army and Air Force.
    The following table summarizes the National Guard and 
reserve components full-time support end strengths:

                                 SUMMARY OF GUARD AND RESERVE FULL-TIME SUPPORT
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                                                                                 Fiscal year 2015
                                                                ------------------------------------------------
                                                    Fiscal year                                         Change
                                                        2014       Budget     Committee     Change       from
                                                     authorized    request   recommended     from       fiscal
                                                                                            request    year 2014
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Army Reserve:
    AGR...........................................       16,261      16,261       16,261       - - -       - - -
    Technicians...................................        8,395       7,895        7,895       - - -        -500
Navy Reserve:
    AR............................................       10,159       9,973        9,973       - - -        -186
Marine Corps Reserve:
    AR............................................        2,261       2,261        2,261       - - -       - - -
Air Force Reserve:
    AGR...........................................        2,911       2,830        2,830       - - -         -81
    Technicians...................................       10,429       9,789        9,789       - - -        -640
Army National Guard:
    AGR...........................................       32,060      31,385       31,385       - - -        -675
    Technicians...................................       27,210      27,210       27,210       - - -       - - -
Air National Guard:
    AGR...........................................       14,734      14,704       14,704       - - -         -30
    Technicians...................................       21,875      21,792       21,792       - - -         -83
                                                   -------------------------------------------------------------
Totals:
    AGR/AR........................................       78,386      77,414       77,414       - - -        -972
    Technicians...................................       67,909      66,686       66,686       - - -      -1,223
                                                   -------------------------------------------------------------
        Total, Full-Time Support..................      146,295     144,100      144,100       - - -      -2,195
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         REPROGRAMMING GUIDANCE FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL ACCOUNTS

    The Committee directs the Secretary of Defense to submit 
the Base for Reprogramming (DD Form 1414) for each of the 
fiscal year 2015 appropriation accounts not later than 60 days 
after the enactment of this Act. The Secretary of Defense is 
prohibited from executing any reprogramming or transfer of 
funds for any purpose other than originally appropriated until 
the aforementioned report is submitted to the House and Senate 
Appropriations Committees.
    The Committee directs the Secretary of Defense to use the 
normal prior approval reprogramming procedures to transfer 
funds in the Services' military personnel accounts between 
budget activities in excess of $10,000,000.

                         SPECIAL INTEREST ITEMS

    Items for which additional funds have been provided or 
items for which funding has been reduced as shown in the 
project level tables or in paragraphs using the phrase ``only 
for'' or ``only to'' in the Committee report are congressional 
interest items for the purpose of the Base for Reprogramming 
(DD Form 1414). Each of these items must be carried on the DD 
Form 1414 at the stated amount specifically addressed in the 
Committee report. Below threshold reprogrammings may not be 
used to either restore or reduce funding from congressional 
interest items as identified on the DD Form 1414. These items 
remain special interest items whether or not they are repeated 
in a subsequent conference report.

                 SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION AND RESPONSE

    The Committee remains concerned by reports of sexual 
assaults being committed by those in key positions of trust, 
including sexual assault response coordinators, victim 
advocates, military recruiters, commanders, and military 
leaders. The Army recently conducted a review of personnel 
serving in key positions of trust, and almost 600 soldiers 
currently serving in those positions were disqualified for 
infractions. While the Committee commends the Army for 
conducting such a review and holding soldiers accountable and 
urges the other Services to conduct similar comprehensive 
reviews, it remains disturbed that so many of the personnel 
currently serving should never have qualified for those duties.
    The Committee is also concerned by the persistently high 
prevalence of sexual assault at the military academies. The 
Committee believes that more must be done to institute best 
practices at the military academies, training bases, and 
recruiting commands to increase prevention efforts as well as 
to preclude perpetrators from serving in influential and 
sensitive occupations. While the Service Secretaries must be 
aggressive in prosecuting and punishing perpetrators of sexual 
assault, they must increase their efforts to protect 
servicemembers from the threat of sexual assault in the first 
place. Further, commanders remain responsible for ensuring good 
order and discipline in their units and should be held 
responsible when crimes are committed under their watch. Recent 
allegations that commanders ignored reports of sexual assault 
or permitted inappropriate work environments in violation of 
Service sexual harassment and hazing policies is extremely 
concerning and must not be tolerated.
    The Consolidated Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2014 
provided an additional $25,000,000 to expand the Special 
Victims' Counsel (SVC) program to all Services. This program 
provides legal representatives to give advice and 
representation to sexual assault victims. The SVC helps 
navigate victims through the legal process and intervenes on a 
victim's behalf when appropriate. The Committee understands 
that the Air Force SVC pilot program has shown success in 
assisting victims throughout the process and believes victims 
throughout the military will benefit by having access to a SVC. 
The Committee is pleased to learn that an expansion of the 
program is underway and it fully funds the budget request for 
the SVC program.
    The recommendation also includes a provision requested by 
the President to make funds available for the Services, 
including the National Guard and reserve components, to support 
high priority Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program 
requirements and activities, including the training and funding 
of personnel. In addition, the Committee fully funds the budget 
request for Sexual Assault Prevention and Response programs and 
encourages the Secretary of Defense and the Service Chiefs to 
do more to stop this destructive epidemic in the military.

                  LONG-TERM TEMPORARY DUTY ASSIGNMENTS

    The report accompanying the House version of the Department 
of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2014 included 
language which expressed the Committee's concern related to 
reports of Services sending personnel on long-term temporary 
duty assignments (TDY) that do not comply with the regulations 
as stated in the Joint Federal Travel Regulations (JFTR). The 
JFTR states that long-term TDY assignments must be temporary in 
nature, of reasonable time duration, lower in cost than round-
trip permanent change of station expenses, and not to exceed 
180 consecutive days. The Committee continues to believe that 
the practice of sending personnel on extended TDYs that violate 
the JFTR would be both a waste of taxpayer resources and a 
violation of Department-wide rules and regulations. Further, 
the Committee is concerned that the Special Operations 
Command's (SOCOM) growing use of continuous rotational TDYs is 
being used to establish permanent persistent presences in 
countries overseas. The Committee understands that with limited 
exception, SOCOM currently lacks the legal authority to 
establish and maintain a permanent persistent presence globally 
and therefore questions whether the use of continuous 
rotational TDYs is being used in lieu of seeking the necessary 
legal authorities. The Committee also questions whether this 
practice violates the JFTR, limitations on billets in combatant 
command positions, requirements for dwell time, and Department 
and interagency policies and procedures regarding the 
establishment of permanent assignments overseas.
    The Consolidated Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2014 
directed the Secretary of Defense to evaluate the use of 
extended TDYs and to submit a report to the congressional 
defense committees on the practice and its compliance with the 
JFTR. The Committee directs the Secretary of Defense to include 
as part of his report a comprehensive look into SOCOM's use of 
continuous rotational TDYs. The Committee is currently waiting 
for the completion and release of the report and looks forward 
to reviewing its recommendations.

                PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION EFFICIENCIES

    The Consolidated Appropriations Acts for fiscal years 2013 
and 2014 recommended total reductions of almost $300,000,000 in 
the Permanent Change of Station (PCS) budget activities for 
program efficiencies. In addition, the Consolidated 
Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2014 directed the Department 
of Defense Inspector General to conduct a review of the 
military personnel PCS program and to identify potential cost 
savings and efficiencies that could be implemented throughout 
the program.
    In its report, the Inspector General found that the 
Department of Defense, the United States Transportation 
Command, and the Services were taking a number of steps in 
response to congressional direction to find cost savings and 
efficiencies within the PCS program. These include using 
upgraded systems that better monitor moves to ensure they meet 
regulations regarding weight and cost requirements, 
implementing logistics efficiencies through regionalization and 
operations consolidations, and improving internal controls to 
increase fidelity of accounting data to identify areas for 
future cost savings. The Committee commends the Secretary of 
Defense and the Service Secretaries for their efforts to 
improve accountability and oversight and reduce waste in the 
PCS program.
    At the same time, the Inspector General found multiple 
areas where additional cost savings and efficiencies could be 
found. These include transferring financial responsibility and 
payment for non-temporary storage after the entitlement period 
has ended, establishing controls to ensure overpayments for 
shipping household goods are recouped by the Services, using 
less costly methods to ship and store domestic household goods 
weighing 1,000 pounds or less, reviewing policies regarding 
unlimited weight limits for local moves, reviewing policies 
regarding the use of certain flights for servicemember PCS 
travel, and implementing a statutory incentive for 
servicemembers to voluntarily reduce the weight of shipped 
goods.
    The Committee supports the findings of the Inspector 
General report and directs the Secretary of Defense and Service 
Secretaries to review and implement the recommendations as soon 
as possible. The Committee directs the Secretary of Defense to 
submit a report on the status of implementation of the 
recommendations and the estimated cost savings associated with 
implementation to the congressional defense committees not 
later than 120 days after the enactment of this Act.

                     CULTURAL SENSITIVITY TRAINING

    The Committee recognizes that the Department of Defense and 
the Services have multiple cultural sensitivity training 
programs for military personnel. The Committee believes that 
protecting servicemembers' rights regarding religious exercise 
and ethnic heritage is important. The Committee supports 
efforts to identify resource and personnel gaps that may exist 
in the Department of Defense Office of Diversity Management and 
Equal Opportunity, as well as efforts to identify existing gaps 
in protections for new and prospective servicemembers.

         HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBILITY OF MILITARY SERVICE STATIONS

    The Committee recognizes that while efforts to improve 
services for handicapped patrons on Department of Defense 
installations have been made, the layout and design of Army and 
Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) gas stations limits 
accessibility for many handicapped patrons. While some service 
stations have installed call buttons to allow patrons to ring 
for assistance, the buttons often are not clearly marked or are 
difficult to utilize. The Committee understands that AAFES is 
undertaking a pilot study to redesign and install new service 
call systems and encourages the continued efforts to improve 
handicapped accessibility.

                   PERSONNEL TRANSITION COORDINATION

    As the Department of Defense reduces the size of the force, 
the Committee supports efforts to assist military personnel in 
leveraging their unique skills and experiences as they 
transition from military to civilian life. The Committee urges 
the Secretary of Defense, in partnership with the Secretary of 
Veterans Affairs, state and local government representatives, 
non-governmental organization leaders, and private sector 
leaders, to continue efforts to increase employment 
opportunities for former servicemembers, including in fields 
related to disaster relief.

                MINORITY OUTREACH AND OFFICER ACCESSIONS

    Minorities remain underrepresented in the general officer 
ranks across the Services. To build a more diverse 
organization, the Committee supports efforts to conduct 
effective outreach and recruiting programs focused on 
increasing officer accessions in minority communities and 
encourages the Secretary of Defense and the Service Secretaries 
to support efforts to improve diversity in the military.

                        MILITARY PERSONNEL, ARMY


Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................   $40,787,967,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................    41,225,339,000
Committee recommendation..............................    41,183,729,000
Change from budget request............................       -41,610,000
 

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$41,183,729,000 for Military Personnel, Army. The total amount 
recommended in the bill will provide the following program in 
fiscal year 2015:

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             REGIONALLY ALIGNED FORCES LANGUAGE CAPABILITY

    The Committee supports efforts to improve foreign language 
capabilities for Army regionally aligned forces in order to 
increase soldiers' effectiveness when conducting joint 
operations and training and mentoring foreign military leaders. 
The Committee is concerned that an insufficient number of 
soldiers are receiving foreign language training and encourages 
the Secretary of the Army to review how many officers and non-
commissioned officers with foreign language skills it needs to 
meet the regionally aligned forces requirement.

               MILITARY FAMILY HOUSING AT CAMP HUMPHREYS

    The Committee supports the agreement between the United 
States and the Republic of Korea to consolidate most U.S. 
forces at Camp Humphreys, Korea. The Commander of United States 
Forces Korea (USFK) currently has a requirement that 40 percent 
of the authorized command sponsored families must reside on-
post to meet operational and force protection needs, but there 
is a significant shortage in planned on-post family housing as 
compared to the requirement. The Committee strongly supports 
efforts to increase the current and future inventory of on-post 
family housing to meet the command requirement and urges the 
Secretary of the Army, the Secretary of Defense, and the 
Commander of USFK to work together to find a solution that will 
satisfy the requirement in a fiscally responsible and 
sustainable manner.

                        MILITARY PERSONNEL, NAVY


Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................   $27,231,512,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................    27,489,440,000
Committee recommendation..............................    27,387,344,000
Change from budget request............................      -102,096,000


    The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$27,387,344,000 for Military Personnel, Navy. The total amount 
recommended in the bill will provide the following program in 
fiscal year 2015:

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                    MILITARY PERSONNEL, MARINE CORPS


Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................   $12,766,099,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................    12,919,103,000
Committee recommendation..............................    12,785,431,000
Change from budget request............................      -133,672,000
 

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$12,785,431,000 for Military Personnel, Marine Corps. The total 
amount recommended in the bill will provide the following 
program in fiscal year 2015:

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                     MILITARY PERSONNEL, AIR FORCE


Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................   $28,519,993,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................    27,815,926,000
Committee recommendation..............................    27,564,362,000
Change from budget request............................      -251,564,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$27,564,362,000 for Military Personnel, Air Force. The total 
amount recommended in the bill will provide the following 
program in fiscal year 2015:

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                INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILE FORCE

    The Air Force has three missile wings, located at 
installations in Montana, Wyoming, and North Dakota, that are 
responsible for the nation's 450 nuclear intercontinental 
ballistic missiles (ICBMs). The nuclear mission remains 
critical to national security. Recently, during the process of 
investigating alleged drug use by airmen, evidence of 
widespread cheating by ICBM crewmembers on test material at 
Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana was uncovered. A command-
directed investigation (CDI) discovered problems in the 
organizational culture and leadership that helped create an 
environment where crewmembers could compromise or fail to 
report the compromise of test material. The CDI team proposed 
recommendations in four areas that should be implemented across 
the enterprise: reforming organizational culture, empowering 
crew commanders, improving the quality and purpose of training, 
and reforming testing and evaluation.
    The Committee is extremely concerned with the cheating 
incidents, the rumors that toleration and acceptance of 
cheating is part of the missileer culture, and concerns that 
the ICBM mission is seen as a dead-end job within the Air 
Force. The Committee commends the Secretary of the Air Force 
and the Chief of Staff of the Air Force for their immediate 
response and recognition of the seriousness of this issue. The 
Committee is also concerned with reports of sub-par working 
conditions for missile crews, including aging and run-down 
facilities, a lack of opportunity for promotion within their 
Air Force Specialty Code, and a lack of support by senior Air 
Force leadership.
    The Committee was disappointed to see that the operation 
and maintenance portion of the Nuclear Force Improvement 
Program, submitted as part of the Air Force unfunded priority 
list, failed to focus its priorities on items directly 
impacting the ICBM crews. The Committee provides an additional 
$21,600,000 in Operation and Maintenance, Air Force for the 
Nuclear Force Improvement Program and directs the funding to be 
used for efforts that directly improve the quality of life and 
morale of the ICBM crews. This funding is a congressional 
special interest item. Further, the Committee directs the 
Secretary of the Air Force to submit a detailed spending plan 
to the congressional defense committees not less than 30 days 
prior to the obligation of these funds. The Committee continues 
to be supportive of efforts to directly improve the quality of 
life and morale of the ICBM crews and looks forward to working 
with the Secretary of the Air Force and the Chief of Staff of 
the Air Force to review additional proposals as they are 
recommended.

                        RESERVE PERSONNEL, ARMY


Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................    $4,377,563,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................     4,459,130,000
Committee recommendation..............................     4,304,159,000
Change from budget request............................      -154,971,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,304,159,000 
for Reserve Personnel, Army. The total amount recommended in 
the bill will provide the following program in fiscal year 
2015:

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                        RESERVE PERSONNEL, NAVY


Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................    $1,843,966,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................     1,863,034,000
Committee recommendation..............................     1,836,024,000
Change from budget request............................       -27,010,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,836,024,000 
for Reserve Personnel, Navy. The total amount recommended in 
the bill will provide the following program in fiscal year 
2015:

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                    RESERVE PERSONNEL, MARINE CORPS


Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................      $655,109,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................       670,754,000
Committee recommendation..............................       659,224,000
Change from budget request............................       -11,530,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $659,224,000 
for Reserve Personnel, Marine Corps. The total amount 
recommended in the bill will provide the following program in 
fiscal year 2015:

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                      RESERVE PERSONNEL, AIR FORCE

Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................    $1,723,159,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................     1,675,518,000
Committee recommendation..............................     1,652,148,000
Change from budget request............................       -23,370,000


    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,652,148,000 
for Reserve Personnel, Air Force. The total amount recommended 
in the bill will provide the following program in fiscal year 
2015:

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                     NATIONAL GUARD PERSONNEL, ARMY


Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................    $7,776,498,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................     7,682,892,000
Committee recommendation..............................     7,644,632,000
Change from budget request............................       -38,260,000


    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $7,644,632,000 
for National Guard Personnel, Army. The total amount 
recommended in the bill will provide the following program in 
fiscal year 2015:

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                  NATIONAL GUARD PERSONNEL, AIR FORCE


Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................    $3,114,421,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................     3,156,457,000
Committee recommendation..............................     3,110,587,000
Change from budget request............................       -45,870,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,110,587,000 
for National Guard Personnel, Air Force. The total amount 
recommended in the bill will provide the following program in 
fiscal year 2015:

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                                TITLE II

                       OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

    The fiscal year 2015 Department of Defense operation and 
maintenance budget request totals $166,002,818,000. The 
Committee recommendation provides $164,631,638,000 for the 
operation and maintenance accounts. The table below summarizes 
the Committee recommendations:

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     REPROGRAMMING GUIDANCE FOR OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE ACCOUNTS

    The Committee directs the Secretary of Defense to submit 
the Base for Reprogramming (DD Form 1414) for each of the 
fiscal year 2015 appropriation accounts not later than 60 days 
after the enactment of this Act. The Secretary of Defense is 
prohibited from executing any reprogramming or transfer of 
funds for any purpose other than originally appropriated until 
the aforementioned report is submitted to the House and Senate 
Appropriations Committees.
    The Committee directs the Secretary of Defense to use the 
normal prior approval reprogramming procedures to transfer 
funds in the Services' operation and maintenance accounts 
between budget activities in excess of $15,000,000. In 
addition, the Secretary of Defense should follow prior approval 
reprogramming procedures for transfers in excess of $15,000,000 
out of the following budget sub-activities:
    Army:
    Maneuver units
    Modular support brigades
    Land forces operations support
    Force readiness operations support
    Land forces depot maintenance
    Base operations support
    Facilities sustainment, restoration, and modernization
    Navy:
    Mission and other flight operations
    Aircraft depot maintenance
    Mission and other ship operations
    Ship depot maintenance
    Facilities sustainment, restoration, and modernization
    Marine Corps:
    Depot maintenance
    Facilities sustainment, restoration, and modernization
    Air Force:
    Primary combat forces
    Combat enhancement forces
    Combat communications
    Facilities sustainment, restoration, and modernization
    Operating forces depot maintenance
    Mobilization depot maintenance
    Training and recruiting depot maintenance
    Administration and service-wide depot maintenance
    Air Force Reserve:
    Depot maintenance
    Air National Guard:
    Depot maintenance

    Finally, the Secretary of Defense should follow prior 
approval reprogramming procedures for transfers in excess of 
$15,000,000 into the following budget sub-activity:
    Operation and Maintenance, Army National Guard:
    Other personnel support/recruiting and advertising

    With respect to Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide, 
proposed transfers of funds to or from the levels specified for 
defense agencies in excess of $15,000,000 shall be subject to 
prior approval reprogramming procedures.

            OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE BUDGET EXECUTION DATA

    The Committee directs the Secretary of Defense to continue 
to provide the congressional defense committees with quarterly 
budget execution data. Such data should be provided not later 
than 45 days after the close of each quarter of the fiscal 
year, and should be provided for each O-1 budget activity, 
activity group, and sub-activity group for each of the active, 
defense-wide, reserve, and National Guard components. For each 
O-1 budget activity, activity group, and sub-activity group, 
these reports should include the budget request and actual 
obligation amount, the distribution of unallocated 
congressional adjustments to the budget request, all 
adjustments made by the Department in establishing the Base for 
Reprogramming (DD Form 1414) report, all adjustments resulting 
from below threshold reprogrammings, and all adjustments 
resulting from prior approval reprogramming requests.

                         SPECIAL INTEREST ITEMS

    Items for which additional funds have been provided or 
items for which funding has been reduced as shown in the 
project level tables or in paragraphs using the phrase ``only 
for'' or ``only to'' in the Committee report are congressional 
interest items for the purpose of the Base for Reprogramming 
(DD Form 1414). Each of these items must be carried on the DD 
Form 1414 at the stated amount specifically addressed in the 
Committee report. Below threshold reprogrammings may not be 
used to either restore or reduce funding from congressional 
interest items as identified on the DD Form 1414. These items 
remain special interest items whether or not they are repeated 
in a subsequent conference report.

                               READINESS

    The Committee shares the concern of the Secretary of 
Defense and the Service Chiefs regarding reduced readiness 
levels across the military. A decade of war coupled with the 
impacts of sequestration and the current fiscal climate has 
limited the Services' ability to transition their focus from 
counter-insurgency operations to full spectrum training in 
preparation for future requirements. The Committee supports the 
Service Chiefs' commitment to improved readiness and recognizes 
that it will take time and stable budgets to restore full 
spectrum readiness.
    The Committee recommendation includes $1,000,000,000 in 
title VIII of the bill to be transferred to the operation and 
maintenance accounts for the active Services, the National 
Guard, and the reserve components, to be used only for 
improving military readiness. The funding is to be divided 
proportionately amongst the Services and the National Guard and 
reserve components, and shall be used only to improve 
readiness, including increased training, depot maintenance, and 
base operations support. None of the funding provided may be 
used for recruiting, marketing, or advertising programs. The 
Committee believes that as the Services continue to reduce 
personnel levels, they must become more efficient and effective 
with the advertising and recruiting dollars provided in the 
base budget and should not use funds intended for readiness on 
increased advertising or recruiting efforts. Additional funds 
are also provided to the Army, Navy, and Air Force for depot 
maintenance in their respective depot maintenance sub-activity 
groups.
    The funding provided is a congressional special interest 
item. The Committee directs the Secretary of Defense and the 
Service Secretaries to submit a detailed spending plan by 
budget activity and sub-activity group to the congressional 
defense committees not less than 30 days prior to the 
obligation of these funds.

                          RELEASE OF DETAINEES

    The Committee is deeply concerned with the Administration's 
handling of the recent transfer of five senior level Taliban 
leaders detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo 
Bay, Cuba. It is clear that the Department violated Section 
1035 of the fiscal year 2014 National Defense Authorization 
Act, which requires a 30 day prior notification to the transfer 
of any detainees to a foreign country. While the debate of 
negotiating with terrorists will continue for some time, the 
violation of trust between the Department and Congress to use 
funds in violation of current law cannot be easily overlooked. 
In fact, the restriction on foreign transfers of detainees, 
which has been in place for five years, was modified in good 
faith on Congress' part just last year. Further, any notion 
that exigent circumstances prevented proper congressional 
notification rings hollow when the Administration clearly has 
been negotiating this transfer for several years. The Committee 
understands the unique nature of the events that led to this 
transfer, but believes that is exactly the reason why prior 
notification is so important. The decision to negotiate with 
terrorists for the release of prisoners is a dangerous 
precedent, one that has implications far beyond the Department 
of Defense, and one that Congress should have a voice in 
deciding. Therefore, to further clarify Congressional 
prerogatives which were ignored, the Committee includes a 
general provision which prohibits the Secretary from spending 
any funds in violation of Section 1035 of the fiscal year 2014 
National Defense Authorization Act.

                    SERVICE AUDIT AGENCY VALIDATION

    The Committee understands that in fiscal year 2014, the 
Secretary of Defense revised the guidance for reporting 
associated with section 2466 of title 10, United States Code, 
in a manner that suggests a renewed interest in enforcing 
intra-departmental policies on depot maintenance workloads and 
50-50 reporting. However, this guidance, while more detailed in 
some ways than that issued in the past, directs that the 
validation effort focus on the 50-50 data collection process 
instead of on the actual data. It also appears to give the 
Services additional flexibility to use reviewers other than 
those associated with their respective audit agencies to 
validate their respective processes prior to submission of the 
data to the Secretary of Defense. The Committee has two 
concerns with regard to the new guidance. First, the Committee 
considers a review of the 50-50 data to be submitted to 
Congress as critical to ensuring compliance with section 2466. 
Second, given the results of past reviews, the Committee 
considers Service audit agency involvement in the validation of 
the submissions essential to ensuring the accuracy of the 50-50 
report.
    The Committee directs each Service Secretary to submit a 
report to the congressional defense committees not later than 
30 days after the enactment of this Act on the respective 
Service plan to ensure that the Service audit agency is 
directly involved in the process of annually validating that 
the data submitted for the report to Congress on the 
Distribution of Department of Defense Depot Maintenance 
Workloads are accurate and complete, beginning with the report 
for fiscal years 2014 through 2016. The report produced by each 
Service Secretary shall provide details regarding the Service 
audit agency's plan to validate all data submitted for 
inclusion in future 50-50 reports, including a description of 
the approach that will be used to accomplish this data 
validation and a description of plans to review depot-level 
maintenance and repair workload estimates associated with 
contractor logistics support, interim contractor support, 
performance based logistics, and similar contractual 
arrangements. As a further means of enhancing the annual 
validation process, the Committee directs the Secretary of 
Defense to develop a standard set of data fields to guide the 
Services and defense agencies in their annual collection of 
data for the 50-50 report and to establish a requirement that 
all depot maintenance expenditure data collected be retained at 
the Service or defense agency's headquarters for at least three 
years. Moreover, the Committee recommends that the Service 
Secretaries and the directors of the defense agencies work to 
automate their data collection processes wherever possible to 
improve the auditability of their data and reduce the 
likelihood of human errors in the calculations.

           DEPOT-LEVEL MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR BUDGET EXHIBITS

    The Committee remains frustrated with the quality of the 
annual budget justification materials related to the Department 
of Defense depot-level maintenance expenditures. The OP-30 
budget exhibit provides useful details concerning the extent to 
which the operation and maintenance budget request meets the 
Services' requirements for depot-level maintenance and repair 
of end items. The OP-31 budget exhibit provides insight 
regarding estimated orders for depot-level repairables (DLRs). 
The fiscal year 2015 budget request also includes the PB-45 
budget exhibit, which some Services provide in lieu of the OP-
30; this document provides additional useful information about 
methods of accomplishment of depot-level maintenance and repair 
workloads. What is missing, however, is an overarching document 
that summarizes the request for all depot-level maintenance and 
repair workloads, regardless of whether the work pertains to 
end items or DLRs, and regardless of which appropriations 
account funds the work.
    Therefore, beginning with the fiscal year 2016 request, the 
Committee directs the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) 
to include, in addition to the documentation referenced above, 
an exhibit that provides a comprehensive view of depot-level 
maintenance and repair workloads for each of the Services in 
future budget requests. Each Service shall submit with its 
budget request an exhibit that summarizes funded requirements 
for its active, reserve, and Guard components, where 
applicable, which shows the full range of depot-level 
maintenance and repair workload, including all end items and 
DLRs. This budget exhibit shall display major maintenance 
activities and their method of accomplishment (including 
contractor logistics support, interim contractor support, other 
contract, and organic) by appropriations account for the prior 
year, current year, and budget year. The Under Secretary of 
Defense (Comptroller) should ensure that these exhibits do not 
include expenditures for work other than depot-level 
maintenance and repair.

                           DEPOT MAINTENANCE

    With the recent drawdowns in Iraq and Afghanistan, repair 
operations at the depots have increased as the Services 
rebalance for training and preparation for full-spectrum 
operations. The Committee is aware of the critical role that 
the depots play in maintaining readiness and recognizes that 
after a decade of war, capital investments and modernization of 
the repair facilities is required to support the reset of 
platforms needed for full-spectrum operations. Therefore, the 
Committee provides an additional $90,000,000 specifically for 
depot maintenance for the Army, Navy, and Air Force.

         FACILITIES SUSTAINMENT, RESTORATION AND MODERNIZATION

    The Committee has expressed concern for the last three 
fiscal years that base facility sustainment requirements are 
underfunded. The Committee believes that deferring this 
maintenance has a long-term detrimental impact on both military 
readiness and the quality of life and work environment of 
servicemembers. The Committee provides an additional 
$720,000,000 to the facilities sustainment, restoration, and 
modernization programs to address the maintenance backlog for 
the active Services, the National Guard, and the reserve 
components.

                SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING AND OUTREACH

    Suicide remains an issue of concern in the Services, 
especially within the Guard and reserve components. Whereas 
servicemembers serving on active duty return from deployments 
to military bases which provide structured support networks, 
returning Guardsmen and reservists are frequently 
geographically isolated from their units and may not have the 
regular interactions with their peers and chain of command that 
their active duty counterparts experience.
    The Committee is aware of programs for the reserve 
components, such as the National Guard Psychological Health 
Program, to improve access to mental health providers, and the 
Committee recommendation fully funds the budget request for 
this program. The Committee recommendation provides additional 
funding for suicide prevention in the Operation and 
Maintenance, Defense-Wide account. In addition, the Committee 
recognizes the important role that programs such as Yellow 
Ribbon play in helping Guardsmen and reservists transition to 
civilian life upon returning from deployment.
    The Committee acknowledges the steps that the Services have 
taken to implement suicide prevention training and outreach 
efforts and to lower the rate of suicide among servicemembers 
but believes that more must be done to identify at-risk 
servicemembers and to improve prevention and outreach efforts. 
The Committee urges the Service Secretaries to continue to make 
suicide prevention a key priority and to regularly update the 
Committee on actions being taken.

                    WORKING CONDITIONS IN BANGLADESH

    The Consolidated Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2014 
directed the Secretary of Defense to provide quarterly reports 
to the congressional defense committees that specify if any 
garments purchased by the military exchange system are 
manufactured in Bangladesh from suppliers that are not 
signatories or in compliance with the Accord for Fire and 
Building Safety in Bangladesh. The Committee is aware that 
there is a second organization of companies, the Alliance for 
Bangladesh Worker Safety, that is also concerned with ensuring 
compliance. The Committee supports the continued reporting on 
this issue and directs the Secretary of Defense to include in 
the quarterly submissions if any of the garments purchased by 
the military exchange system are manufactured in Bangladesh 
from suppliers that are not signatories or in compliance with 
either the Accord or the Alliance.

           OVERESTIMATION AND REPORTING OF CIVILIAN WORKFORCE

    The fiscal year 2014 budget request substantially 
overestimated the number of civilians that would be employed by 
the Department of Defense during fiscal year 2014. The 
Consolidated Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2014 used data 
provided by the Services and defense agencies to identify the 
actual civilian full time equivalents (FTE) that were recorded 
beginning in fiscal year 2014 and reduced funding in the 
operation and maintenance accounts based on this overestimation 
of civilian FTE levels. While the Committee supports a strong 
civilian workforce, the Department of the Army and the 
Department of the Air Force again substantially overestimated 
the number of civilians that would be employed during fiscal 
year 2015. For the Army and Air Force, including the reserve 
components but not the National Guard, the current fiscal year 
2014 estimate for civilian FTEs is well below what was provided 
for in the Consolidated Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2014 
and what is planned in the fiscal year 2015 budget request. As 
such, the Committee recommends reductions in fiscal year 2015 
due to overestimation of civilian FTEs in these accounts.
    The Committee has not received the Department of the Navy's 
projected fiscal year 2015 average civilian FTE strength. 
Additionally, the Navy has not provided that data to the 
Government Accountability Office (GAO) to enable it to complete 
its annual analysis of the Department of Defense civilian 
personnel budget request. Failure to provide information in a 
timely manner makes it difficult for the Committee and the GAO 
to conduct proper oversight. Therefore, the Committee again 
reduces the Navy, but not the Marine Corps, fiscal year 2015 
request for civilian personnel commensurate with the 
Consolidated Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2014.
    To ensure that timely and accurate information is provided 
in future fiscal years, beginning in fiscal year 2016 the 
Committee directs the Secretary of Defense to include the 
projected average civilian FTE strength as well as the civilian 
end strength in its quarterly end strength report.

             OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE BUDGET DOCUMENTATION

    While the Department of Defense and the Departments of the 
Army and the Air Force all provide average annual civilian 
salary by sub-activity group (SAG) in the personnel summary 
exhibit in the OP-5, the Department of the Navy does not 
provide this information. The Committee is aware that the 
Department of Defense Financial Management Regulation (FMR) 
does not require this data as part of the budget justification 
materials. The Committee recommends that the Under Secretary of 
Defense (Comptroller) modify the FMR to require that this 
information be provided at the SAG level of detail as part of 
all operation and maintenance account budget justification 
submissions. Further, until the FMR is amended to require this 
information be included in the annual budget justification 
submissions, the Committee directs the Under Secretary of 
Defense (Comptroller) and the Service Secretaries to provide 
the average annual civilian salary in the personnel summary 
exhibit for each sub-activity group for each Service and 
agency.
    The Committee is disappointed that in many cases throughout 
the fiscal year 2015 budget justification materials, the 
Department of the Navy and the Department of Defense use the 
term ``partially offset'' rather than breaking out program 
changes by program increase and program decrease for every line 
item in the OP-5. This makes it difficult for the Committee to 
have full visibility over the changes occurring within 
programs. Therefore, beginning in fiscal year 2016, the 
Committee directs the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) 
and the Service Secretaries to fully display all increases and 
decreases at the SAG level in the OP-5 exhibits.
    Finally, in many of the workload exhibits in the operation 
and maintenance accounts, there is no accompanying explanation 
of the units of measurement. The Committee directs the Under 
Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and the Service Secretaries 
to properly annotate the exhibits to specify the units of 
measurement presented in the display.

                          OPERATIONAL RESERVE

    The Committee has previously expressed concern regarding 
the Army's support for maintaining an operational reserve. 
After reviewing the fiscal year 2015 budget request, the 
Committee remains concerned that the Army Reserve and the Army 
National Guard readiness accounts are significantly 
underfunded. The Committee believes that this will have an 
immediate and lasting impact on the Army National Guard and the 
Army Reserve's readiness that will be difficult to restore in 
future fiscal years.
    Significant taxpayer investment has been made to enable the 
Guard and reserve to become an integral part of the operational 
force. The Committee supports the enduring vision of an 
operational reserve and encourages all Services to continue 
resourcing and utilizing the Guard and reserve components as 
key members of the operational force.
    In addition to the $1,000,000,000 provided for increased 
military readiness described elsewhere in the Committee report, 
of which the Army Reserve and the Army National Guard will 
receive a proportional share, $135,000,000 is provided directly 
to the Army Reserve and the Army National Guard to be used 
specifically to further improve readiness of the operational 
reserve. The recommendation also includes $68,000,000 for the 
Army National Guard to fully fund two Combat Training Center 
rotations in fiscal year 2015 as scheduled.

                MILITARY INFORMATION SUPPORT OPERATIONS

    The Committee appreciates the attention that the Department 
has given to the Committee's concern that funding for military 
information support operations (MISO) activities only be used 
to fulfill core military activities rather than duplicate 
programs and activities more appropriately conducted by other 
departments and agencies. The Committee believes that 
significant progress has been made and appreciates the 
Department's efforts in this regard. The Committee notes that 
there are some specific issues that warrant further review 
which are detailed in the classified annex accompanying the 
Committee report. The Committee looks forward to continuing to 
work with the Department to address these matters. The 
Committee recommendation reduces the base budget request for 
MISO funding by $15,000,000. The allocation of funds by 
combatant command and funding levels for certain programs is 
specifically delineated in the classified annex. The 
delineation of this funding is a congressional special interest 
item and any deviations from the allocations are subject to 
sections 8005, 8006, and 9002 of this Act.
    The Secretary of Defense is also directed to submit a 
report to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees not 
later than 30 days after the enactment of this Act that details 
the proposed execution of the funding provided for MISO 
programs. The report shall include the program name, activity, 
a description of service, target audience, goals and 
objectives, attribution, measures of effectiveness, prior year 
obligations and expenditures, and the estimated budget for the 
year of execution. This report, and the delineation of each 
program, project, and activity, shall serve as the basis for 
reprogramming in accordance with section 8006 of this Act.

                 NUCLEAR AND NATURAL DISASTER RESPONSE

    The Committee understands that differences between 
Department of Defense and civilian guidelines regarding nuclear 
or radiological event disaster response created challenges 
during Operation Tomadachi, which provided humanitarian 
assistance following the earthquake and the tsunami, and the 
subsequent release of radioactive material from the Fukushima 
nuclear reactor in Japan. The Committee understands that more 
uniform methodologies are being considered to eliminate 
confusion among responders and improve the decisionmaking 
process during such operations, and it encourages the Secretary 
of Defense to consider such proposals when reviewing guidelines 
for conducting nuclear, radiological, and natural disaster 
response and humanitarian assistance operations.

                          PERFORMANCE MEASURES

    The Committee supports efforts to include performance 
measures in the budget justification documents. These 
performance measures should be result oriented and demonstrate 
how prior year investments show progress toward achieving 
performance goals. The Committee urges the Secretary of Defense 
to work with the Comptroller General of the United States to 
develop result oriented performance measures that will assist 
the Department in the implementation of its strategic guidance.

                    OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, ARMY


Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................   $30,768,069,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................    33,240,148,000
Committee recommendation..............................    32,671,980,000
Change from budget request............................      -568,168,000
 

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$32,671,980,000 for Operation and Maintenance, Army. The total 
amount recommended in the bill will provide the following 
program in fiscal year 2015:

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                          CEMETERIAL EXPENSES

    The Committee notes that for the third year in a row, the 
fiscal year 2015 budget request includes $25,000,000 in the 
Operation and Maintenance, Army account to assist with the 
maintenance backlog at Arlington National Cemetery instead of 
requesting all funds within the Cemeterial Expenses, Army 
account. As stated in the reports accompanying the House 
versions of the Department of Defense Appropriations Acts for 
fiscal years 2013 and 2014, the Committee does not support the 
proposal to fund Arlington National Cemetery through separate 
accounts contained in two different appropriations bills. Split 
funding undermines the federal budgeting principles requiring 
expenditures to be charged against the same account each year, 
once an account has been identified for such purpose. The 
Committee rejects the proposal to fund cemeterial expenses in 
the Operation and Maintenance, Army account and instead 
provides funding to address the maintenance backlog at 
Arlington National Cemetery in the Cemeterial Expenses, Army 
account in the House-passed Military Construction and Veterans 
Affairs Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2015. Further, the 
Committee directs that future budget requests include all 
funding proposed for Arlington National Cemetery within the 
Cemeterial Expenses, Army account.

                    ARMY INVENTORY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

    The Committee recognizes the difficulty of efficiently 
managing the retrograde of equipment and material from 
Afghanistan to military installations overseas and in the 
United States. The Committee understands that problems also 
extend to the cataloging, inventorying, and tracking of 
equipment at domestic bases because much of the cataloging and 
tracking of the data plates and bar codes for this equipment is 
accomplished with pen and paper. This process is slow, 
expensive, and can lead to errors in which equipment is lost, 
left behind, or sent to the wrong destination. The Committee is 
aware that the Army is testing automated inventory tracking and 
management solutions to capture data plate and bar code 
information and supports further testing and evaluation to 
determine if these solutions can be cost effective and time 
saving replacements for the current systems. The Committee 
supports the Army's efforts to automate its inventory 
management activities and to achieve cost savings associated 
with modernized systems.

   DEFENSE GENERATOR AND RAIL EQUIPMENT CENTER AT HILL AIR FORCE BASE

    The Committee understands that the Defense Generator and 
Rail Equipment Center (DGRC), located at Hill Air Force Base 
(AFB), needs significant renovations to address deficiencies, 
including some necessary for improved health and safety. 
Further, while DGRC is currently located within the boundaries 
of Hill AFB, the Committee is aware that after completion of 
the enhanced use lease project DGRC could be located outside of 
the boundaries and if so, would be required to provide its own 
force protection which would increase operational costs. The 
Committee urges the Secretary of the Army to work with the 
Secretary of the Air Force and relevant state and local 
stakeholders to address concerns raised by the current DGRC 
location and to reach an agreement acceptable to all parties on 
the future status and location of the DGRC. The Committee is 
also concerned that obligating funds to perform non-safety 
related renovations of the DGRC before a consensus is reached 
would not be a good use of limited resources. Therefore, the 
Committee encourages the Secretary of the Army to limit 
renovations to those required only for health and safety until 
such an agreement is reached and to keep the congressional 
defense committees informed of all safety-related renovations 
performed, as well as a justification for why the renovations 
are required.

                    OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, NAVY


Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................   $36,311,160,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................    39,316,857,000
Committee recommendation..............................    39,073,543,000
Change from budget request............................      -243,314,000


    The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$39,073,543,000 for Operation and Maintenance, Navy. The total 
amount recommended in the bill will provide the following 
program in fiscal year 2015:

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                       TIRE SUCCESSOR INITIATIVE

    The Defense Logistics Agency established the Tire Successor 
Initiative (TSI) to contract with a non-tire manufacturer for 
tire contract management. However, the Department of the Navy 
received an exemption from TSI for their existing tire 
contract. As a result of the exemption, the existing Navy tire 
contract is administered by a tire manufacturer, creating a 
perception of a lack of competition. Now that the Navy's 
existing tire contracts are set to expire, the Committee 
directs the Secretary of the Navy to administer tire 
procurement through the Tire Successor Initiative as 
administered by the Defense Logistics Agency.

                       SHIPBOARD LIGHTING SYSTEMS

    The Navy is researching how to increase light-emitting 
diode supply and vendor capacity, decrease costs, and rapidly 
field solid state lighting on ships. The lighting program 
replaces existing fixtures on various ship classes to continue 
the savings associated with more efficient lighting methods. 
The Committee encourages the Secretary of the Navy to continue 
to replace outdated and inefficient fixtures and urges the 
Secretary of the Navy to update the lighting specification 
standards.

                OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, MARINE CORPS


Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................    $5,397,605,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................     5,909,487,000
Committee recommendation..............................     5,984,680,000
Change from budget request............................       +75,193,000


    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $5,984,680,000 
for Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps. The total amount 
recommended in the bill will provide the following program in 
fiscal year 2015:

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              SPECIAL PURPOSE MARINE AIR GROUND TASK FORCE

    Since its inception, the Special Purpose Marine Air Ground 
Task Force--Crisis Response teams have responded successfully 
in several locations in the United States Africa Command area 
of responsibility. Their missions have included supporting 
local security operations, acting as a quick reaction force, 
conducting limited offensive and defensive operations, 
providing tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel, 
providing limited humanitarian assistance, and conducting 
limited non-combatant evacuation operations missions. The 
Committee is highly supportive of the Commandant's plan to 
provide Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force support to 
all combatant commands and has provided funding to establish 
teams in the Central Command and the Southern Command areas of 
responsibility.

                  OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, AIR FORCE



Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................   $33,248,618,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................    35,331,193,000
Committee recommendation..............................    35,024,160,000
Change from budget request............................      -307,033,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$35,024,160,000 for Operation and Maintenance, Air Force. The 
total amount recommended in the bill will provide the following 
program in fiscal year 2015:

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                     AIR FORCE FLYING HOUR METRICS

    The Committee is concerned that the Air Force has not 
developed a cost effective, goal oriented, metric based program 
on which to base its flying hour requirements and annual 
funding request. In fiscal year 2015, the Air Force requests 
significant increases for air operations and states that the 
requested funding for flying hours is based on available funds 
rather than any stated requirement. Further, a review of 
execution of previous fiscal years' flying hour programs shows 
that the Air Force consistently underexecutes its flying hour 
program. In these fiscally constrained times, ensuring that 
every dollar is spent to its maximum effectiveness means that 
flying to the budget instead of the readiness requirement risks 
significant waste of taxpayer resources. In addition, the lack 
of objective criteria or performance goals makes conducting 
objective, data driven analysis by the Committee impossible.
    The Committee strongly supports robust funding for flying 
hours and other training required to achieve pilot competence, 
safety, and combat readiness, and recognizes that providing 
sufficient funding for the flying hour program to achieve these 
goals requires significant investment and resources. Therefore, 
the Committee directs the Secretary of the Air Force to conduct 
a comprehensive evaluation of the air operations program and to 
report to the congressional defense committees at the time of 
its fiscal year 2016 budget submission the results of this 
review. As part of the review of the flying hour program, the 
Committee directs the Secretary of the Air Force to consult 
with experts including, but not limited to, the Under Secretary 
for Personnel and Readiness, the Director of Cost Assessment 
and Program Evaluation, and the leadership at the Federally 
Funded Research and Development Centers, in order to establish 
metrics and goals for the flying hour program which will 
directly relate the flying hours requested in the budget to a 
clear, requirement-based training curriculum which will 
leverage limited resources in order to achieve maximum 
readiness. The Committee further directs the Secretary of the 
Air Force to review and revise the budget justification 
materials for the flying hours sub-activity groups in order to 
improve the clarity and completeness of those materials in 
future fiscal years, beginning with the fiscal year 2016 budget 
submission.

                  AIR FORCE WEAPON SYSTEM SUSTAINMENT

    The lack of objective data-driven metrics for the flying 
hour program has budget implications throughout the Operation 
and Maintenance, Air Force account. Within the Weapon System 
Sustainment (WSS) program, funding requirements for flying 
hours and depot maintenance are interrelated and can vary 
significantly depending on the number of flying hours executed. 
While the Air Force states that the WSS program is managed as 
an ``enterprise level concept'' and claims to regularly review 
the program in the year of execution to determine the actual 
requirement, the type and number of systems being inducted or 
work being performed can vary tremendously between what was 
included in the budget justification materials and what is 
actually executed.
    Further, while the Air Force has improved its effort to 
capture all funding requested for depot maintenance, including 
contractor logistics support, in the depot maintenance sub-
activity groups (SAGs), it is not yet able to fully 
differentiate between flight-line activities, for which funding 
should be requested in the aircraft operations and mission 
support SAGs, and depot maintenance activities, for which 
funding should be requested in the depot maintenance SAGs. The 
Committee remains concerned that the lack of fidelity and 
quality of the WSS and depot maintenance justification 
materials prevents the Committee from conducting meaningful 
analysis or oversight of either program. The Air Force 
acknowledges that its current justification materials could be 
seen as misleading, and the Committee understands that the Air 
Force will attempt to provide more useful, complete, and 
meaningful justification material for the WSS program in future 
fiscal years. While the Committee recognizes that requirements 
can change due to unexpected changes in mission or requirements 
during the fiscal year, it also believes that the lack of 
program goals and metrics for the flying hour program drives 
much of the lack of fidelity in funding requirements in other 
areas, including WSS and depot maintenance funding. In addition 
to the review of the budget justification materials for the 
flying hours SAGs directed in previous report language, the 
Committee directs the Secretary of the Air Force to review and 
revise the budget justification materials for the mission 
support and depot maintenance SAGs to improve the clarity and 
completeness of those materials in future fiscal years, 
beginning with the fiscal year 2016 budget submission.

           AIR EDUCATION AND TRAINING COMMAND INFRASTRUCTURE

    The Committee recognizes the important role that the Air 
Education and Training Command plays in recruiting, training, 
and educating airmen. The Committee understands that flooding 
and other infrastructure challenges have adversely impacted 
facilities, equipment, operations, and training for airmen and 
encourages the Secretary of the Air Force to take steps to 
address these deficiencies.

                OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, DEFENSE-WIDE


Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................   $31,450,068,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................    31,198,232,000
Committee recommendation..............................    30,896,741,000
Change from budget request............................      -301,491,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$30,896,741,000, for Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide. 
The total amount recommended in the bill will provide the 
following program in fiscal year 2015:

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     SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND--OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE FUNDING

    The Committee recommends a total of $5,087,384,000 for the 
Special Operations Command (SOCOM) operation and maintenance 
funding, an increase of $305,441,000, or six percent over the 
fiscal year 2014 enacted level. In addition, the recommendation 
transfers $32,000,000 originally requested within the SOCOM 
budget to other Department of Defense agencies better equipped 
to address the needs of the special operations community. The 
recommendation reflects the Committee's continued commitment to 
ensure that the necessary resources are provided to maintain 
and support the readiness of special operators.

          SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND--FLYING HOURS RESTORATION

    The Committee recommendation provides an increase of 
$124,729,000 above the request for the flying hour program of 
the Special Operations Command (SOCOM). The Committee is 
disappointed that, again this year, the fiscal year 2015 base 
budget for SOCOM proposes a reduction to baseline flying hours 
which would result in only 67 percent of the training 
requirement being met. The Committee is concerned that while 
the overall SOCOM budget request represents a nine percent 
increase over the fiscal year 2014 enacted level, flying hour 
requirements were not prioritized within the request but rather 
listed as SOCOM's top unfunded priority. With anticipated 
reductions in operational flying hours funded in the overseas 
contingency operations budget due to the Afghanistan drawdown, 
it is important that baseline SOCOM flying hours training be 
preserved to maintain pilot proficiency. Therefore, the 
Committee recommendation restores the proposed flying hours 
reduction and provides the full amount identified on SOCOM's 
unfunded priority list.

            SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND--BUDGET JUSTIFICATION

    The Committee is pleased with the progress made to address 
concerns regarding the annual congressional budget 
justification submission. The fiscal year 2015 budget 
submission was a marked improvement over previous years. The 
Committee appreciates that changes to the submission require a 
tremendous effort on the part of the staffs of the Comptroller, 
Special Operations for Financial Management (SOFM), the 
individual components, and the Under Secretary of Defense 
(Comptroller) and they are to be commended for their work.
    After consultation with the Under Secretary of Defense 
(Comptroller), the Committee agreed to a phased approach to 
conform the Special Operations Command (SOCOM) budget 
justification materials to the Department of Defense Financial 
Management Regulation (FMR) Volume 2A, Chapter 3, as it applies 
to the Services. A two year transition was proposed to 
establish sub-activity groups and line item/program elements as 
part of the budget justification submission. The Committee 
appreciates that it received this level of detail informally 
from SOCOM during the fiscal year 2015 budget review process. 
The Committee directs that the fiscal year 2016 submission 
delineate SOCOM's operation and maintenance budget at this 
level of detail in the formal justification material. The 
Committee further directs the Under Secretary of Defense 
(Comptroller) and the Comptroller, SOFM to consult with the 
Committee during development of the fiscal year 2016 budget 
submission on actions being taken to make these necessary 
changes not later than October 1, 2014.

           SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND--REPROGRAMMING GUIDANCE

    The Committee is concerned that the Special Operations 
Command (SOCOM) has not complied with longstanding Department 
of Defense regulations requiring submission of a prior approval 
reprogramming request prior to the initiation of a new start as 
it pertains to operation and maintenance programs. Over the 
last two years, SOCOM has initiated significant new programs, 
contracts, and activities that were not previously identified 
or explicitly justified in budget justification materials 
without submitting a reprogramming request for approval. SOCOM 
has also started programs and activities prior to receiving 
funding approval in the applicable appropriations Acts.
    The Committee understands that the characteristics of 
operation and maintenance programs are such that new starts do 
not occur with the same frequency as acquisition programs. 
However, there are new starts in operation and maintenance 
accounts and, as such, established reprogramming procedures 
must be followed. Specifically, Department of Defense Federal 
Management Regulation, Volume 3, Chapter 6, section 060903D 
states that for operation and maintenance accounts ``new starts 
would be significant new programs, contracts, or activities 
that have not been explicitly justified to the Congress in 
budget justification material.'' The Committee directs the 
Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) to review this matter 
and issue any necessary clarifying guidance to SOCOM and report 
actions taken to the Committee not later than 60 days after the 
enactment of this Act to ensure full compliance with 
established regulations. The Committee strongly encourages the 
Commander of SOCOM to consult with the Committee as necessary.
    Finally, the Committee notes that language is included 
elsewhere in the Committee report reminding the Secretary of 
Defense that reductions included in the project level tables 
are to be treated as congressional interest items and thus 
cannot be restored through the use of below threshold 
reprogramming actions.

    SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND--USE OF MAJOR FORCE PROGRAM-11 FUNDS

    In fiscal year 2014, the Committee raised concerns 
regarding the Special Operations Command (SOCOM) use of Major 
Force Program-11 (MFP-11) funds for non-MFP-11 activities. MFP-
11 funds are to be used only to acquire and/or develop special 
operations forces (SOF)-peculiar materiel, supplies, and/or 
services, rather than to supplement or supplant activities that 
are or should be provided by the military Services. The 
Committee's review of the report provided in accordance with 
the Consolidated Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2014 has 
raised concerns that SOCOM used a waiver process to use MFP-11 
funds for otherwise ineligible activities in a manner 
inconsistent with existing Department of Defense directives and 
regulations. The Committee appreciates the actions being taken 
by the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and the 
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low 
Intensity Conflict to revise the process used to grant waivers 
from the restrictions on the use of MFP-11 funds, including the 
requirement for quarterly notifications. The Committee directs 
the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) to submit a report 
not later than 60 days after the enactment of this Act that 
describes the revised process and to submit a quarterly report 
listing all waivers granted and the justification for each 
waiver.
    The Committee also directs the Under Secretary of Defense 
(Comptroller) to ensure that the fiscal year 2016 congressional 
budget justification clearly identifies and justifies all MFP-
11 operation and maintenance funding for programs and 
activities for which the Services or other defense agencies 
previously had responsibility for funding, including those 
related to special operations, the justification for the use of 
MFP-11 funds, and/or the funds that would be transferred 
between the MFP-11 budget and other Major Force Program budgets 
and the justification for such transfers.

                 SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND--OVERSIGHT

    Over the years, concerns have been raised regarding the 
ability of the Department of Defense to conduct the same level 
of oversight over Special Operations Command (SOCOM) activities 
and funding as is applied to the Services and other defense 
agencies. In an era of declining resources and when faced with 
difficult choices to preserve the most critical capabilities of 
the Department of Defense, vigorous oversight of all programs 
and activities is required. The Committee notes that at a time 
when the Services are facing significant reductions in their 
manpower and budget requests, SOCOM manpower and budget 
requests increase in fiscal year 2015. The Committee 
appreciates the commitment of the Assistant Secretary of 
Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict (ASD 
SOLIC) to provide oversight and looks forward to his 
recommendations for ways to improve the oversight of SOCOM. The 
Committee recommendation includes an increase of $2,000,000 
under the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Policy) for the 
Office of ASD SOLIC for additional staffing to provide 
necessary oversight.

          SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND--NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION

    Subsequent to the fiscal year 2015 budget request 
submission, the Special Operations Command (SOCOM) notified the 
Committee that it no longer intended to pursue a waiver of 
section 8018 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act for fiscal 
year 2014 in order to establish an additional SOCOM office in 
the Washington, D.C. area. Therefore, the Committee 
recommendation does not include $5,000,000 to establish a 
Special Operations Command--National Capital Region entity.

SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND--SUICIDE PREVENTION AND PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH

    The Committee understands the toll that more than a decade 
of war has taken on all servicemembers and their families, 
including special operators. The Committee has always made the 
care of all servicemembers and their families its highest 
priority, including the special operations community.
    The Committee is extremely concerned that the suicide rate 
for special operators has continued to increase since calendar 
year 2010, and for the past two years the suicide rate within 
the special operations force has surpassed those of the 
Services. The Consolidated Appropriations Act for fiscal year 
2014 provided $17,800,000, the full amount requested by the 
Special Operations Command (SOCOM), under the Defense Health 
Program to accelerate the expansion of the embedded behavioral 
health program to the entire special operations community in an 
effort to address the psychological health of the force.
    While SOCOM has requested significant increases in both 
fiscal years 2014 and 2015 for the Command's Preservation of 
the Force and Family Initiative, the Committee notes that this 
initiative and the corresponding budget requests have been 
heavily focused on a human performance program. The human 
performance program has emphasized physical readiness with 
costly military construction and multi-year service contracts 
for physical therapists, strength and conditioning specialists, 
athletic trainers, and sports dieticians. At the same time, 
SOCOM has not requested funding for targeted suicide prevention 
programs. According to SOCOM, suicide prevention efforts have 
been minimal and met as unfunded requirements. Further, the 
Committee is aware that SOCOM only recently signed and 
promulgated a force-wide Suicide Prevention Policy Memorandum 
dated March 31, 2014.
    The Committee shares the concerns expressed in the House-
passed National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2015 
regarding the current emphasis on the human performance program 
and agrees that suicide prevention and the psychological health 
of the force must be given the highest priority. Therefore, the 
Committee recommends a transfer of $18,800,000 from the amount 
requested for the human performance program to bolster the 
psychological health of the force as follows: $14,800,000 to 
the Defense Health Program for behavioral health and warrior 
care management, providing a total of $29,600,000; and 
$4,000,000 to the Office of Suicide Prevention to implement the 
recommendations of the review and report on suicide among 
members of the special operations forces as mandated in section 
581 of the House-passed National Defense Authorization Act for 
fiscal year 2015.
    The Committee also provides $1,200,000 for chaplain 
training, as requested, and expects that training emphasis will 
be placed on suicide prevention training and awareness efforts 
within the special operations community.

     SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND--HUMAN PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE PROGRAM

    The Committee recommends a total of $24,200,000 to support 
the physical training programs for the Special Operations 
Command (SOCOM). While the budget justification documentation 
included funding within multiple sub-activity groups for the 
human performance program, the Committee recommendation 
consolidates all funding for human performance contract 
personnel across the entire special operations force (SOF) 
enterprise within the other operations sub-activity group. The 
recommendation provides a total of $20,000,000 for the SOF 
enterprise for human performance contracts, an increase of 
$3,500,000 above the fiscal year 2014 enacted level.
    The Committee has long supported physical training programs 
to ensure that special operators are in top physical condition 
to achieve their mission. As the Committee noted in fiscal year 
2014, past training approaches used by SOCOM varied by 
component and were not scientifically based to address the 
unique requirements of special operators. Further, the training 
needs vary significantly between special operators based on 
their mission set. In fiscal year 2007, at the request of 
SOCOM, the Committee began to fund the Tactical Athlete Program 
within the Department of the Navy to provide the necessary 
scientific research for each individual type of SOF operator in 
order to design appropriate physical training programs to meet 
those specialized needs. This approach was previously used by 
the Department of the Army to successfully develop a training 
program for the 101st Airborne Division. The Committee 
continues to believe that the completion of this research 
program for all SOF components and its corresponding results 
will provide research-based injury prevention and performance 
optimization solutions and will enable the design of training 
programs uniquely tailored to the needs of special operators in 
the most productive and cost effective manner possible. The 
Committee is disappointed that while SOCOM has publicly 
endorsed this research effort, it has not requested funds to 
complete the multi-year research programs being conducted for 
Air Force, Army, and Marine Corps special operations 
components. Therefore, the recommendation transfers $4,200,000 
from SOCOM's human performance program to the Department of the 
Navy to complete these ongoing assessments.

         SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND--ADVANCED EDUCATION PROGRAM

    The fiscal year 2015 budget request includes $4,473,000 for 
Advanced Education programs for special operations forces 
(SOF), an increase of $3,473,000 over the fiscal year 2014 
enacted level. The Committee supports professional military 
education opportunities for all servicemembers, including those 
in the SOF community. However, professional military education 
is a Service-managed and funded responsibility to ensure 
equitable opportunities for all servicemembers given that the 
Services are responsible for managing career promotion and 
command selection decisions. The Committee continues to 
question the request of the Special Operations Command (SOCOM) 
to use SOF funding to augment SOF participation in established 
Service and civilian programs outside of the normal funding and 
selection process. The Committee also questions whether SOCOM's 
proposal to expand education programs to fellowship, doctorate, 
and executive programs with the private sector meets existing 
Department of Defense regulations.
    The Committee notes that the House-passed National Defense 
Authorization Act for fiscal year 2015 directs the Secretary of 
Defense to submit an assessment of SOCOM's master's degree 
requirements. The Committee believes that the results of that 
review will assist in providing a better understanding of SOF 
advanced education requirements, as well as how existing 
programs are addressing these requirements.
    Finally, the Committee is concerned that SOCOM began the 
establishment of several new programs in fiscal year 2013 prior 
to seeking and receiving the necessary congressional approvals 
for these programs. For example, SOCOM executed an agreement 
with the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) to provide Major Force 
Program-11 funds for expanded SOF participation when no funds 
were appropriated for this effort. This resulted in unnecessary 
stress and confusion on the part of the impacted 
servicemembers. Therefore, the Committee recommendation 
transfers $1,613,000 from the SOCOM operation and maintenance 
account to the Naval Postgraduate School account to ensure 
appropriate program and budget oversight of NPS programs. 
Additionally, the Committee recommendation includes a reduction 
of $2,000,000 from the request based on concerns regarding 
duplication and unvalidated requirements. The remaining 
$860,000 is not to be obligated until 30 days after the 
congressional defense committees have received the Secretary's 
assessment as directed by the House-passed National Defense 
Authorization Act for fiscal year 2015 and SOCOM has provided a 
spend plan for the use of the funds which explains the SOF-
unique requirements for which no other Department of Defense or 
Service program exists.

           SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND-CLASSIFIED ADJUSTMENTS

    Further explanation and direction regarding the classified 
programs and recommendations for the Special Operations Command 
is contained in the classified annex accompanying this report.

                           ENERGY EFFICIENCY

    The Committee is concerned about the perceived lack of 
progress on energy efficiency initiatives within the Department 
of Defense. Therefore, the Committee directs the Secretary of 
Defense to submit a report to the congressional defense 
committees not later than 180 days after the enactment of this 
Act on the energy use and energy efficiency projects at the 
Pentagon and the ten largest Department of Defense facilities. 
The report shall include, but is not limited to, an analysis of 
energy use at the Pentagon Reservation and the ten largest 
facilities; an accounting, including dates, of when energy 
audits and energy efficiency projects have been conducted at 
such facilities; and an accounting of energy savings projects 
that could be achieved by enacting a consistent, timely, and 
proper mechanical insulation maintenance program and upgrading 
mechanical insulation at such facilities.

                    COMMERCIAL JOINT MAPPING TOOLKIT

    The Committee is concerned with the ability of combatant 
commanders to exploit data provided by the National Geospatial-
Intelligence Agency (NGA) in environments with limited 
bandwidths. The Committee directs the Director of NGA, in 
coordination with the Under Secretary of Defense 
(Intelligence), to submit a report not later than 60 days after 
the enactment of this Act, to the congressional defense and 
intelligence committees, that details an acquisition strategy, 
which includes cost and schedule data, for a competitive 
Commercial Joint Mapping Toolkit follow-on program that 
supports the combatant commands' requirements for exploitation 
and dissemination of NGA data in limited bandwidth operational 
environments.

                 AUTOMATED CONTINUOUS EVALUATION SYSTEM

    The Committee understands that the Automated Continuous 
Evaluation System (ACES) was developed by the Defense Personnel 
Security Research Center and is the program that the Department 
of Defense and the Office of Management and Budget recommend as 
the enterprise solution for government-wide continuous 
personnel security evaluations. The Committee further 
understands that there is an Army pilot program on personnel 
security evaluation that is being used interchangeably with 
ACES. The Committee believes that these are two different 
programs and should be referred to as such.
    The Committee believes that the granting of a security 
clearance for Department of Defense personnel is an inherently 
governmental function of the Department of Defense. Therefore, 
the Committee directs the Secretary of Defense to submit a 
report to the congressional defense committees not later than 
120 days after the enactment of this Act, on the feasibility 
and costs associated with the Department of Defense assuming 
the responsibilities of conducting security clearance 
investigation activities for all Department of Defense 
personnel.
    The Committee also encourages the Secretary of Defense to 
consider measures to optimize and streamline data sharing and 
best practices for continuous personnel security evaluations 
and threat analysis.

                OVERSEAS MILITARY INSTALLATION INVENTORY

    The Committee looks forward to receiving the Secretary of 
Defense's report on the inventory of United States military 
installations located overseas as directed in the explanatory 
statement accompanying the Consolidated Appropriations Act for 
fiscal year 2014. The Committee expects that the report will 
include an assessment of the requirements for overseas military 
force structure and infrastructure, an inventory of potentially 
excess infrastructure, and any opportunities for infrastructure 
consolidation.

                         SPARE PARTS MANAGEMENT

    The Committee understands that the Department of Defense is 
implementing its Comprehensive Inventory Management Improvement 
Plan to address inefficiencies and unnecessary expenditures in 
the management of spare parts. The Committee supports these 
efforts but continues to monitor the progress of 
implementation.
    The Committee directs the Secretary of Defense to submit a 
report to the congressional defense committees not later than 
120 days after the enactment of this Act on further 
implementation of the Comprehensive Inventory Management 
Improvement Plan. The report should include details of the 
efforts to strengthen demand forecasting, visibility of on-hand 
inventory, reviews of on-order excess inventory, and management 
of inventory held for economic and contingency reasons. 
Additionally, the report should include a summary of the 
efforts to establish a standardized set of supply chain and 
inventory management metrics to measure key attributes 
including materiel readiness, responsiveness, reliability, 
cost, and planning and precision of supply chain management 
operations.

           TRANSPORTABLE, MODULAR, RENEWABLE ENERGY PLATFORMS

    The Committee supports efforts by the Department of Defense 
to invest in cost-saving energy measures, including 
transportable, modular, renewable energy platforms that reduce 
the warfighter's reliance on traditional fuel supplies in 
theater.

                  NATIONAL SECURITY EDUCATION PROGRAM

    The Committee understands that the National Security 
Education Program (NSEP) plays an important role in increasing 
the pool of cultural and linguistic experts in government, and 
it supports Department of Defense and other government agencies 
efforts to partner with higher education institutions to 
achieve the goals of the NSEP. The Committee believes that 
these efforts should continue to consider minority serving 
institutions, such as Historically Black Colleges and 
Universities, to ensure diversity within the intelligence 
community and to increase the number of analysts with 
proficiency in critical languages and cultural studies, 
including Chinese, Farsi, and Arabic.

                            AUDIT READINESS

    By September 30, 2017, the Department of Defense is 
required to validate its financial statements as ready for 
audit. To prepare for this milestone, the Department has 
focused its efforts in two broad areas. First, processes, 
controls, and systems that produce budgetary information and 
support the Statement of Budgetary Resources have been 
strengthened. Second, the accuracy and reliability of 
management information in several critical areas, including 
military equipment and real property, has been improved. The 
Government Accountability Office highlighted remaining 
challenges associated with identifying and mitigating risks to 
achieving the goals of the Department's Financial Improvement 
and Audit Readiness (FIAR) effort in a May 2013 review. 
Successful implementation of the FIAR guidance by the Services 
and defense agencies, modernizing business information systems, 
and improving the financial management workforce are essential 
to preparing for the September 2017 milestone. Accordingly, the 
Committee provides $8,000,000 above the request for the Under 
Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) to improve business and 
financial systems throughout the Department to achieve audit 
readiness.

                        CLOUD COMPUTING SERVICES

    The Committee supports the Department of Defense's 
investments in cloud computing services for the Joint 
Information Environment. The Committee is aware of many options 
for cloud computing services and payment strategies for users 
to purchase cloud computing services. In order to provide 
further insight into the Department's cloud computing strategy, 
the Committee directs the Chief Information Officer of the 
Department of Defense to submit a report to the congressional 
defense committees not later than 90 days after the enactment 
of this Act on the adoption and potential expansion of cloud 
computing within the Department, Services and defense agencies. 
The report shall include an update on the use of commercial 
cloud computing services in the Department of Defense, the 
current plans for the expansion of cloud computing, the 
purchasing and billing methodologies being proposed, an 
analysis of the costs, and if applicable, the savings 
associated with the utilization of cloud computing within the 
Department over the future years defense plan.

               TRANSPORTATION COSTS FOR COMMISSARY GOODS

    The Committee supports the Defense Commissary system and 
the benefits it yields to servicemembers worldwide. 
Historically, the Department of Defense has subsidized the 
secondary transportation costs for commissary goods shipped 
overseas. The Committee now understands that the Defense 
Commissary Agency plans to re-compete the contracts for 
delivery of fresh fruits and vegetables and will require that 
proposed prices for goods include secondary transportation 
costs, thereby passing the costs for these goods on to 
commissary customers.
    The Committee directs the Secretary of Defense to submit a 
report to the congressional defense committees on the proposed 
change in procurement and transportation policies for 
commissary goods. Further, the Committee directs that the 
current policies and procedures associated with second 
destination shipping for commissaries cannot be modified until 
the report is delivered and the committees have 30 days to 
review and approve the proposed changes included in the report.

                OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, ARMY RESERVE


Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................    $2,940,936,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................     2,490,569,000
Committee recommendation..............................     2,535,606,000
Change from budget request............................       +45,037,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,535,606,000 
for Operation and Maintenance, Army Reserve. The total amount 
recommended in the bill will provide the following program in 
fiscal year 2015:

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                OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, NAVY RESERVE


 
 
 
Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................    $1,158,382,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................     1,007,100,000
Committee recommendation..............................     1,011,827,000
Change from budget request............................        +4,727,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,011,827,000 
for Operation and Maintenance, Navy Reserve. The total amount 
recommended in the bill will provide the following program in 
fiscal year 2015:

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            OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, MARINE CORPS RESERVE


Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................      $255,317,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................       268,582,000
Committee recommendation..............................       270,485,000
Change from budget request............................        +1,903,000
 

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $270,485,000 
for Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps Reserve. The total 
amount recommended in the bill will provide the following 
program in fiscal year 2015:

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              OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, AIR FORCE RESERVE


Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................    $3,062,207,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................     3,015,842,000
Committee recommendation..............................     2,989,214,000
Change from budget request............................       -26,628,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,989,214,000 
for Operation and Maintenance, Air Force Reserve. The total 
amount recommended in the bill will provide the following 
program in fiscal year 2015:

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             OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, ARMY NATIONAL GUARD


Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................    $6,857,530,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................     6,030,773,000
Committee recommendation..............................     6,116,307,000
Change from budget request............................       +85,534,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $6,116,307,000 
for Operation and Maintenance, Army National Guard. The total 
amount recommended in the bill will provide the following 
program in fiscal year 2015:

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             OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, AIR NATIONAL GUARD

Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................    $6,392,304,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................     6,392,859,000
Committee recommendation..............................     6,393,919,000
Change from budget request............................        +1,060,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $6,393,919,000 
for Operation and Maintenance, Air National Guard. The total 
amount recommended in the bill will provide the following 
program in fiscal year 2015:

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            OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS TRANSFER ACCOUNT

Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................             - - -
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................        $5,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................             - - -
Change from budget request............................        -5,000,000

    The Committee recommends no funding for the Overseas 
Contingency Operations Transfer Account.

          UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE ARMED FORCES

Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................       $13,606,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................        13,723,000
Committee recommendation..............................        13,723,000
Change from budget request............................             - - -

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $13,723,000 
for the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

                    ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION, ARMY

Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................      $298,815,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................       201,560,000
Committee recommendation..............................       201,560,000
Change from budget request............................             - - -

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $201,560,000 
for Environmental Restoration, Army.

                    ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION, NAVY

Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................      $316,103,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................       277,294,000
Committee recommendation..............................       277,294,000
Change from budget request............................             - - -

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $277,294,000 
for Environmental Restoration, Navy.

             VIEQUES AND CULEBRA ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION

    The Committee remains concerned about the pace of 
environmental restoration on the islands of Vieques and 
Culebra. Therefore, the Committee directs the Secretary of the 
Navy, in coordination with the Secretary of the Army, to submit 
a report to the congressional defense committees not later than 
60 days after the enactment of this Act detailing a plan and 
schedule for the completion of the clean-up of the contaminated 
areas of Vieques and Culebra.
    The Committee also notes that there are gaps in information 
about the types and amounts of ordnance used on Vieques and 
Culebra and potential links between such ordnance and present 
threats to public health. The Committee further directs the 
Secretary of the Navy, in coordination with the Secretary of 
the Army, to submit a report to the congressional defense 
committees not later than 90 days after the enactment of this 
Act that details the types of weapons deployed on these 
islands, as well as the estimated level of use of these types 
of ordnance at these two sites. Finally, the Committee also 
urges the Secretary of Defense to make the relevant documents 
available to the public.

                  ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION, AIR FORCE

Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................      $439,820,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................       408,716,000
Committee recommendation..............................       408,716,000
Change from budget request............................             - - -

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $408,716,000 
for Environmental Restoration, Air Force.

                ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION, DEFENSE-WIDE

Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................       $10,757,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................         8,547,000
Committee recommendation..............................         8,547,000
Change from budget request............................             - - -

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $8,547,000 for 
Environmental Restoration, Defense-Wide.

         ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION, FORMERLY USED DEFENSE SITES

Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................      $287,443,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................       208,353,000
Committee recommendation..............................       233,353,000
Change from budget request............................       +25,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $233,353,000 
for Environmental Restoration, Formerly Used Defense Sites.

          ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION ANNUAL REPORT TO CONGRESS

    The Committee believes that improved oversight and 
management of the Department of Defense Environmental 
Restoration programs will yield continued benefits. The 
Committee awaits the completion and release of the Defense 
Environmental Program's Annual Report to Congress and looks 
forward to receiving and reviewing the report and the 
additional data required by the Consolidated Appropriations Act 
for fiscal year 2014. The Committee reminds the Secretary of 
Defense that the additional reporting requirements should be 
considered an ongoing annual requirement.

             OVERSEAS HUMANITARIAN, DISASTER, AND CIVIC AID

Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................      $109,500,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................       100,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................       103,000,000
Change from budget request............................        +3,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $103,000,000 
for Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster, and Civic Aid.

                    HUMANITARIAN MINE ACTION PROGRAM

    Explosive remnants of war such as mines, unexploded 
ordnance, and small arms ammunition disrupt innocent civilian 
populations in unimaginable ways, including maiming, 
disfiguring, and possibly causing death. The Humanitarian Mine 
Action (HMA) program provides training and readiness-enhancing 
benefits to military forces. The HMA program aids in the 
development skills for host country personnel to sustain their 
mine action programs after military trainers have redeployed. 
To enhance the effectiveness of this program, the Committee 
recommendation provides an increase of $3,000,000.

                  COOPERATIVE THREAT REDUCTION ACCOUNT

Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................      $500,455,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................       365,108,000
Committee recommendation..............................       365,108,000
Change from budget request............................             - - -

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $365,108,000 
for the Cooperative Threat Reduction Account.

                         ASSISTANCE TO UKRAINE

    The Committee recognizes that the Department of Defense has 
been involved with assisting the people of Ukraine through 
funding provided in the Cooperative Threat Reduction Account. 
Additionally, the Committee notes the continued suffering of 
the Ukrainian people. The Committee therefore directs the 
Secretary of Defense to submit a report to the congressional 
defense committees not later than 60 days after the enactment 
of this Act describing additional assistance that the 
Department may provide to Ukraine.

      DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ACQUISITION WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT FUND

Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................       $51,031,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................       212,875,000
Committee recommendation..............................        51,875,000
Change from budget request............................      -161,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $51,875,000 
for the Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund.


                               TITLE III

                              PROCUREMENT

    The fiscal year 2015 Department of Defense procurement 
budget request totals $89,660,299,000. The Committee 
recommendation provides $91,227,819,000 for the procurement 
accounts. The table below summarizes the Committee 
recommendations:

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                         SPECIAL INTEREST ITEMS

    Items for which additional funds have been provided or 
items for which funding has been reduced as shown in the 
project level tables or in paragraphs using the phrase ``only 
for'' or ``only to'' in the Committee report are congressional 
interest items for the purpose of the Base for Reprogramming 
(DD Form 1414). Each of these items must be carried on the DD 
Form 1414 at the stated amount specifically addressed in the 
Committee report. Below threshold reprogrammings may not be 
used to either restore or reduce funding from congressional 
interest items as identified on the DD Form 1414. These items 
remain special interest items whether or not they are repeated 
in a subsequent conference report.

            REPROGRAMMING GUIDANCE FOR ACQUISITION ACCOUNTS

    The Committee directs the Secretary of Defense to continue 
to follow the reprogramming guidance as specified in the report 
accompanying the House version of the fiscal year 2008 
Department of Defense Appropriations Act (House Report 110-
279). Specifically, the dollar threshold for reprogramming 
funds will remain at $20,000,000 for procurement and 
$10,000,000 for research, development, test and evaluation.
    The Secretary shall continue to follow the limitation that 
prior approval reprogrammings are set at either the specified 
dollar threshold or 20 percent of the procurement or research, 
development, test and evaluation line, whichever is less. These 
thresholds are cumulative from the base for reprogramming value 
as modified by any adjustments. Therefore, if the combined 
value of transfers into or out of a procurement (P-1) or 
research, development, test and evaluation (R-1) line exceeds 
the identified threshold, the Secretary of Defense must submit 
a prior approval reprogramming to the congressional defense 
committees. In addition, guidelines on the application of prior 
approval reprogramming procedures for congressional special 
interest items are established elsewhere in this report.

                  REPROGRAMMING REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

    The Committee directs the Under Secretary of Defense 
(Comptroller) to continue to provide the congressional defense 
committees quarterly, spreadsheet-based DD Form 1416 reports 
for Service and defense-wide accounts in titles III and IV of 
this Act as required in the explanatory statement accompanying 
the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 
2006.

                           FUNDING INCREASES

    The Committee directs that the funding increases outlined 
in these tables shall be provided only for the specific 
purposes indicated in the tables.

                            CLASSIFIED ANNEX

    Adjustments to the classified programs are addressed in a 
classified annex accompanying this report.

                    HIGH MOBILITY ENGINEER EXCAVATOR

    The Committee recognizes the versatility and broad 
application that the High Mobility Engineer Excavator (HMEE) 
provides for the military. The HMEE offers full spectrum 
capability to accomplish standard engineer missions of 
survivability, mobility and counter-mobility, and the expanded 
mission of route clearance and breaching operations. The HMEE 
is transportable by C-130 and C-17 aircraft and is capable of 
operating at speeds of 60 miles per hour. It is a versatile 
engineer vehicle for expeditionary forces and for homeland 
support missions. The Committee urges the Service Secretaries 
to thoroughly review requirements for this vehicle for tactical 
operations as well as for National Guard dual use applications.

                         TACTICAL POWER SOURCES

    Generators used by the Army and Marine Corps consume a 
large percentage of the fuel used in Afghanistan. The Committee 
is aware of the commitment by the Department of Defense to 
increase fuel efficiency and reduce costs. The Committee 
understands that the advanced medium power source generators 
may be more fuel efficient, reliable, lighter, and quieter than 
legacy tactical generators. The Committee commends the Army and 
the Marine Corps for pursuing advanced technology in the 
generation of tactical electricity. The Committee encourages 
the Secretaries of the Army and the Navy to continue to seek 
advances in tactical electric power.

                 MOBILE USER OBJECTIVE SYSTEM TERMINALS

    The synchronization of ground terminals with the launch of 
satellites is a constant challenge for satellite communication 
systems. If the Department of Defense relies entirely upon 
acquisition of new terminals for the Mobile User Objective 
System (MUOS), the Department may not take advantage of the 
increased capability the MUOS constellation provides. The 
Committee supports the MUOS program and encourages the 
Secretary of Defense to consider the upgrade of existing 
communications terminals to accelerate the fielding of full 
MUOS capability to as many users as possible.

                       AIRCRAFT PROCUREMENT, ARMY


Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................    $4,844,891,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................     5,102,685,000
Committee recommendation..............................     5,295,957,000
Change from budget request............................      +193,272,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $5,295,957,000 
for Aircraft Procurement, Army. The total amount recommended in 
the bill will provide the following program in fiscal year 
2015:

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                  ARMY AVIATION RESTRUCTURE INITIATIVE

    The Army's fiscal year 2015 budget request proposes a 
significant restructuring of Army aviation assets. Part of this 
proposal is to transfer all Apache helicopters from Army 
National Guard units to the active Army and to shift Blackhawk 
helicopters from the active Army to the Army National Guard. 
Another component of the proposal is to retire the Kiowa 
Warrior helicopter, including the TH-67 helicopter, currently 
being used as the training platform for Army aviation. The 
Committee understands that the Army made this proposal 
primarily for affordability reasons. The Committee approves the 
proposal, with the exception of the transfer of Apache aircraft 
from the Army National Guard, as discussed in title VIII of 
this Act. With respect to the retirement of TH-67 aircraft, the 
Committee is extremely concerned about the impact on the rotary 
wing industrial base of placing such a large amount of excess 
airframes on the market. Therefore, the Committee directs the 
Secretary of Defense to submit a report to the congressional 
defense committees not later than 120 days after the enactment 
of this Act on the aircraft being retired as part of the Army 
proposal. This report should include the number of airframes 
being divested, the number of airframes being transferred to 
other government agencies, the number of airframes being 
offered for sale to other nations, the cost of divesting these 
aircraft, and the impact the divestiture of these airframes 
will have on the domestic rotary wing industrial base. Further, 
the Secretary of the Army is prohibited from divesting any 
aircraft until the report is submitted by the Secretary of 
Defense.

                       MISSILE PROCUREMENT, ARMY

Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................    $1,549,491,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................     1,017,483,000
Committee recommendation..............................     1,217,483,000
Change from budget request............................      +200,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,217,483,000 
for Missile Procurement, Army. The total amount recommended in 
the bill will provide the following program in fiscal year 
2015:

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        PROCUREMENT OF WEAPONS AND TRACKED COMBAT VEHICLES, ARMY

Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................    $1,610,811,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................     1,471,438,000
Committee recommendation..............................     1,703,736,000
Change from budget request............................      +232,298,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,703,736,000 
for Procurement of Weapons and Tracked Combat Vehicles, Army. 
The total amount recommended in the bill will provide the 
following program in fiscal year 2015:

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                    PROCUREMENT OF AMMUNITION, ARMY

Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................    $1,444,067,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................     1,031,477,000
Committee recommendation..............................     1,011,477,000
Change from budget request............................       -20,000,000


    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,011,477,000 
for Procurement of Ammunition, Army. The total amount 
recommended in the bill will provide the following program in 
fiscal year 2015:

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                        OTHER PROCUREMENT, ARMY

Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................    $4,936,908,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................     4,893,634,000
Committee recommendation..............................     4,812,234,000
Change from budget request............................       -81,400,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,812,234,000 
for Other Procurement, Army. The total amount recommended in 
the bill will provide the following program in fiscal year 
2015:

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                HANDHELD STANDOFF MINE DETECTION SYSTEM

    The Committee recognizes that the Army's AN/PSS-14 Handheld 
Standoff Mine Detection System is a cost effective and 
efficient method of providing a reliable handheld mine 
detection capability to the warfighter. The Committee commends 
the Army's efforts to improve the system's capability through 
the use of engineering change proposals, to seek cost effective 
mine detection devices, and to potentially achieve significant 
savings.

                        BODY ARMOR MODERNIZATION

    The Committee recognizes that numerous lives have been 
saved by body armor. However, the Committee recalls the 
struggles involved with production, fielding, and maintenance 
of body armor kits at the beginning of the war in Iraq. The 
Committee directs the Secretary of the Army to develop a plan 
to replace and refurbish expired body armor, to modernize the 
body armor inventory through replenishment, and to ensure that 
the industrial base is able to continue the development and 
manufacture of more advanced body armor. Elements of the plan 
shall include the completion and issuance of the Program 
Executive Office (PEO) Soldier study on the shelf-life of body 
armor, consistent with that study, a determination of the 
number of pieces of body armor in the inventory that have 
expired, the qualification by PEO Soldier of the progressively 
lighter body armor that is being developed for the Future 
Soldier Protection Systems program, a determination of the 
number of expired body armor pieces that should be replaced by 
the lighter body armor qualified by PEO Soldier or refurbished, 
a determination of the amount of body armor procurement (both 
replacement and refurbishment) required on an annual basis to 
ensure that the manufacturing base remains viable and is able 
to continue the development of more advanced body armor until 
the Future Soldier Protection Systems program is implemented, 
and a detailed schedule for the replacement or refurbishment of 
expired body armor in the inventory consistent with the PEO 
Soldier study and as discovered in the above determinations.

          AIR AND MISSILE DEFENSE PLANNING AND CONTROL SYSTEM

    The air and missile defense planning and control system is 
an Army objective force system that provides integration of air 
and missile defense operations at all echelons. The Committee 
is aware that funding provided in the base budget for fiscal 
year 2015 will be used to buy five air defense and air space 
management cells. The Committee is concerned that the funding 
requested, which is double the amount provided in fiscal year 
2014 and half the amount provided in fiscal year 2013, may be 
insufficient to support the software upgrades necessary to meet 
the needs of the air and missile defense theater aviation 
commands. The Committee urges the Secretary of the Army to 
review and stabilize the funding for this program.

        HIGH MOBILITY MULTIPURPOSE WHEELED VEHICLE MODERNIZATION

    The Committee recognizes that the National Guard has 
consistently included modernized High Mobility Multipurpose 
Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) among its top funding priorities. The 
Committee includes $100,000,000 above the request to modernize 
the aging National Guard HMMWV fleet to satisfy this 
requirement. In conducting fleet modernization, the Committee 
urges the Secretary of Defense to integrate advanced safety 
systems, including the application of emerging commercial 
technologies such as electronic control units and airbag 
technology, to improve the safety of these vehicles with 
respect to underbody blast, crash, or rollover events.

                       AIRCRAFT PROCUREMENT, NAVY

Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................   $16,442,794,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................    13,074,317,000
Committee recommendation..............................    14,054,523,000
Change from budget request............................      +980,206,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$14,054,523,000 for Aircraft Procurement, Navy. The total 
amount recommended in this bill will provide the following 
program in fiscal year 2015:

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                                 MH-60R

    The Navy proposes to prematurely terminate the MH-60R 
helicopter production line in fiscal year 2016, despite the 
program being bound under a multi-year procurement contract, 
along with the Army's UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters. The 
rationale for this termination is due to force structure 
changes, partially driven by the decision to decrease the 
number of carrier air wings as a result of the Navy's decision 
to prematurely decommission the USS George Washington (CVN-73). 
As discussed elsewhere in this report, the Committee provides 
the required fiscal year 2015 funding to retain CVN-73, thus 
obviating that variable as a reason to prematurely terminate 
the MH-60R procurement program. The Committee directs the 
Secretary of the Navy to fully fund the remaining MH-60R 
helicopters as previously planned and fulfill the terms of the 
joint H-60 multi-year procurement with the Army.

                            EA-18G AIRCRAFT

    The EA-18G aircraft provides the Navy, and the nation, with 
an unequaled airborne electronic attack capability. The Navy 
has recently conducted studies showing that the capability 
brought by the EA-18G aircraft increases with the addition of 
two aircraft per carrier based squadron. Due to an increasing 
electronic threat from the nation's adversaries, the Committee 
sees great value in a more capable airborne electronic attack 
presence. Therefore, to begin to increase the size of carrier 
based airborne electronic attack squadrons, the recommendation 
provides an additional $975,000,000 for the procurement of 
twelve EA-18G aircraft.

                       WEAPONS PROCUREMENT, NAVY

Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................    $3,009,157,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................     3,217,945,000
Committee recommendation..............................     3,111,931,000
Change from budget request............................      -106,014,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,111,931,000 
for Weapons Procurement, Navy. The total amount recommended in 
the bill will provide the following program in fiscal year 
2015:

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            PROCUREMENT OF AMMUNITION, NAVY AND MARINE CORPS

Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................      $549,316,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................       771,945,000
Committee recommendation..............................       629,372,000
Change from budget request............................      -142,573,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $629,372,000 
for Procurement of Ammunition, Navy and Marine Corps. The total 
amount recommended in the bill will provide the following 
program in fiscal year 2015:

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                   SHIPBUILDING AND CONVERSION, NAVY

Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................   $15,231,364,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................    14,400,625,000
Committee recommendation..............................    14,256,361,000
Change from budget request............................      -144,264,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$14,256,361,000 for Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy. The 
total amount recommended in the bill will provide the following 
program in fiscal year 2015:

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                         CRUISER MODERNIZATION

    The Committee is pleased that the budget request did not 
propose to retire seven Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile 
Cruisers as had been proposed for the last two years. These 
cruisers have many years of additional service life remaining 
and with the Navy struggling to reach and maintain its 
requisite fleet size of 306 ships, retiring these valuable 
assets early does not make sense. However, the Committee was 
disappointed that the most recent Navy proposal included a plan 
to lay-up eleven of these ships for an average of nine years, 
starting in fiscal year 2015. The Committee is concerned that 
this long term lay-up will lead to decommissioning some or all 
of these cruisers in the near future. While the Committee 
understands the rationale for the proposal, there is likely a 
more reasonable middle ground between continuing to operate the 
ships and decommissioning the ships. Therefore, the Committee 
agrees with a lay-up and modernization plan for the cruisers, 
with certain modifications. Instead of inducting all eleven 
cruisers at one time, the Secretary of the Navy is directed to 
induct no more than two cruisers per year into the phased 
modernization period, beginning with two cruisers being 
inducted in fiscal year 2016. Further, the Secretary of the 
Navy is directed to allow no more than six cruisers in lay-up 
at any given time. Finally, the Secretary of the Navy is 
directed to ensure that the duration of the lay-up period be no 
longer than four years and that modernization equipment be 
ordered and placed on contract in the year prior to the ship 
entering its modernization period. The Committee believes this 
approach will maximize the use of the Navy's cruiser fleet 
while ensuring it is modernized and relevant for the duration 
of its service life. The Committee recognizes this approach 
comes with a cost and therefore adds $540,000,000 to the Ship 
Modernization, Operations, and Sustainment Fund, as outlined in 
title VIII of this bill.

                       AIRCRAFT CARRIER REFUELING

    The Navy includes no funding in the fiscal year 2015 budget 
request for the refueling of the aircraft carrier USS George 
Washington (CVN-73). While the Secretary of the Navy explained 
this as a cost saving measure and a deferral of the actual 
refueling decision, the Committee believes it to be a 
shortsighted position since the Congress has already 
appropriated in excess of $500,000,000 towards the effort. The 
George Washington will have half of its service life remaining 
after being refueled. Nearly $3,000,000,000 was invested for 
the construction of the George Washington in 1983, and the 
Committee believes that walking away from the George Washington 
halfway through its service life is shortsighted. The Committee 
is also concerned with the Navy's lack of budgetary discipline, 
sending a fiscally broken program to Congress for the second 
consecutive year. Last year, the Secretary of the Navy did not 
fully fund the procurement of the two submarines requested, 
forcing Congress to provide nearly $1,000,000,000 to fully fund 
the program. Again this year, the Committee must provide 
$789,300,000 to maintain the CVN-73 refueling schedule, despite 
the Navy's claim it can simply defer the decision to fiscal 
year 2016. Therefore, the Committee provides $789,300,000 to 
maintain the CVN-73 refueling schedule, and directs the 
Secretary of the Navy to fully fund the remaining cost of the 
CVN-73 refueling in fiscal year 2016.

                          LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP

    The Committee is extremely concerned with statements made 
by the Secretary of Defense regarding the Littoral Combat Ship 
(LCS). While presenting the fiscal year 2015 budget, he 
expressed concerns as to whether LCS has the independent 
protection and firepower to operate and survive against a more 
advanced military adversary and emerging new technologies, 
especially in the Asia-Pacific region. The Secretary further 
stated that, in light of continued fiscal restraints, the 
Department of Defense must direct future shipbuilding resources 
toward platforms that can operate in every region along the 
full spectrum of conflict. The Secretary subsequently directed 
that the Navy not engage in new LCS contract negotiations 
beyond 32 ships and that it submit alternative proposals to 
procure a capable and lethal small surface combatant, generally 
consistent with the capabilities of a frigate. Within these 
alternative proposals, the Navy should consider a completely 
new design, existing ship designs, and a modified LCS design. 
Under the current plan, the Navy would purchase the 32nd LCS in 
fiscal year 2018, a full four years after the very strong, 
worrisome statements made by the Secretary of Defense. The 
Committee believes that if the current LCS is not the correct 
small surface combatant of the future, the Navy should correct 
its course sooner rather than later and begin purchasing the 
correct ship well before fiscal year 2019. The Committee was 
surprised that the Secretary of Defense allowed so much time to 
pass before ensuring the correct small surface combatant begins 
construction. Therefore, the recommendation removes 
$476,000,000 and one ship from the request to minimize the 
number of ships being procured prior to the completion of the 
Navy's review while maintaining the industrial base. 
Additionally, the Secretary of the Navy is directed to include 
the results of the small surface combatant study into the 
shipbuilding plan in time to influence the procurement of small 
surface combatant ships in fiscal year 2016.

                        OTHER PROCUREMENT, NAVY

Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................    $5,572,618,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................     5,975,828,000
Committee recommendation..............................     5,923,379,000
Change from budget request............................       -52,449,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $5,923,379,000 
for Other Procurement, Navy. The total amount recommended in 
the bill will provide the following program in fiscal year 
2015:

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                       PROCUREMENT, MARINE CORPS

Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................    $1,240,958,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................       983,352,000
Committee recommendation..............................       927,232,000
Change from budget request............................       -56,120,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $927,232,000 
for Procurement, Marine Corps. The total amount recommended in 
the bill will provide the following program in fiscal year 
2015:

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                    AIRCRAFT PROCUREMENT, AIR FORCE

Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................   $10,379,180,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................    11,542,571,000
Committee recommendation..............................    12,046,941,000
Change from budget request............................      +504,370,000
 

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$12,046,941,000 for Aircraft Procurement, Air Force. The total 
amount recommended in the bill will provide the following 
program in fiscal year 2015:

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                                 CV-22

    The Air Force's fiscal year 2015 request does not include 
funds to procure additional CV-22 Osprey aircraft, and the 
Committee understands that the Air Force currently has no plans 
for future procurement of CV-22s. The last CV-22 will deliver 
in December 2016 and leave the Air Force with a fleet of 50 
aircraft, equivalent to what the Air Force has identified as 
the medium risk program of record. Future operational losses 
would require the Air Force to accept an increasing level of 
risk to the CV-22 mission. The Air Force already has suffered 
two such losses, one on overseas deployment in April 2010, and 
one during a training mission in June 2012. These lost aircraft 
were replaced with additional funds provided by Congress. The 
Committee understands that while other variants of the V-22 
will remain in production for some time, and that the variants 
possess a high degree of commonality, there are certain CV-22-
unique modifications, such as the multi-mode radar, that are at 
risk of falling out of supply if the Air Force or foreign 
military sales do not generate additional orders for CV-22 
aircraft.
    Therefore, the Committee recommendation includes an 
additional $15,000,000 to protect the CV-22 fleet against undue 
risk from diminishing manufacturing sources for unique parts 
and modifications. The Committee directs the Secretary of the 
Air Force to prioritize those end-items that have a long lead 
time for production and are at the greatest risk for loss of 
supply should those production lines shut down with the 
delivery of the last Air Force CV-22 currently funded. The 
Committee directs the Secretary of the Air Force to submit a 
report to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees not 
later than 60 days after the enactment of this Act that details 
an expenditure plan for these funds.

                                 KC-10

    The Air Force has indicated that should spending limits 
contained in current law remain in force in fiscal year 2016, 
it will propose to retire the entire fleet of 59 KC-10 tanker 
aircraft by fiscal year 2020, saving an estimated 
$2,300,000,000 over the future years defense program. The 
Committee believes that eliminating the KC-10 fleet poses a 
serious risk to the Air Force's ability to carry out one of its 
stated core missions, that of providing global reach for the 
armed forces. The KC-10, with its ability to deliver 150,000 
pounds of fuel at a range of 4,400 nautical miles using both 
the boom and drogue methods, is a critical element of providing 
the air bridge to combatant commanders across the Atlantic and 
Pacific Oceans.
    The Committee urges the Secretary of the Air Force to be 
more forthcoming about the operational impact of retiring the 
KC-10 fleet, a proposal which appears to be driven primarily by 
the Air Force's stated preference for ``vertical cuts'' that 
eliminate entire fleets and their associated infrastructure to 
achieve the requisite level of savings under current law and 
Department of Defense policy. Current acquisition plans for the 
KC-46 will not provide an adequate replacement for the KC-10, 
since the Air Force already plans to replace the older fleet of 
KC-135s with KC-46s on a one-for-one basis. The Committee notes 
that the House-passed National Defense Authorization Act for 
fiscal year 2015 prohibits the Air Force from taking any action 
toward divestment of the KC-10 fleet and requires the Commander 
of the United States Transportation Command to submit an 
operational risk assessment and mitigation strategy to the 
congressional defense committees along with any proposal to 
divest the KC-10 fleet in the fiscal year 2016 budget.

                     MISSILE PROCUREMENT, AIR FORCE

Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................    $4,446,763,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................     4,690,506,000
Committee recommendation..............................     4,546,211,000
Change from budget request............................      -144,295,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,546,211,000 
for Missile Procurement, Air Force. The total amount 
recommended in the bill will provide the following program in 
fiscal year 2015:

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                   EVOLVED EXPENDABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE

    The Committee is concerned with the continued changes in 
the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program. Therefore 
the Committee directs the Secretary of the Air Force to provide 
notification to the congressional defense committees of each 
change to the EELV acquisition plan and schedule as compared to 
the plan and schedule included in the budget submission for 
fiscal year 2015. Each notification shall include an 
identification of the change, a national security rationale for 
the change, the impact of the change on the EELV block buy 
contract and launch manifest, the impact of the change on the 
opportunities for competition for certified EELV launch 
providers, and the costs or savings associated with the change.

                     GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM III

    The budget request includes $57,000,000 for advance 
procurement of the Global Positioning System (GPS) III Space 
Segment to acquire long lead items for Space Vehicle 10, 
including atomic clocks and critical bus hardware. GPS III is 
an acquisition program based on efficiencies gained through 
larger, predictable buys with insertion of evolutionary 
capability improvements. However, the budget request reduces 
funding for future acquisitions to one satellite per year, 
increasing the overall life-cycle cost of the program. The 
Committee recommendation includes $87,000,000 for GPS III 
advance procurement, an increase of $30,000,000 above the 
budget request, to restore funding for future acquisitions at 
the level of two satellites per year.

                          PREFERRED MUNITIONS

    The Committee understands that the Air Force projects 
shortfalls in certain munitions based upon current inventories, 
procurement plans, and expenditure rates. In order to support 
Air Force readiness, the Committee recommendation includes an 
additional $10,000,000 for preferred munitions. The Committee 
directs that these funds may be reclassified by the Secretary 
of the Air Force to other line items within this account as 
necessary to meet this intent. Not less than 15 days prior to 
reclassifying or obligating these funds, the Secretary of the 
Air Force shall provide a report to the House and Senate 
Appropriations Committees detailing the specific use of these 
additional funds.

                  PROCUREMENT OF AMMUNITION, AIR FORCE

Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................      $729,677,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................       677,400,000
Committee recommendation..............................       648,200,000
Change from budget request............................       -29,200,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $648,200,000 
for Procurement of Ammunition, Air Force. The total amount 
recommended in the bill will provide the following program in 
fiscal year 2015:

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                          PREFERRED MUNITIONS

    The Committee understands that the Air Force projects 
shortfalls in certain munitions based upon current inventories, 
procurement plans, and expenditure rates. In order to support 
Air Force readiness, the Committee recommendation includes an 
additional $10,000,000 for preferred munitions. The Committee 
directs that these funds may be reclassified by the Secretary 
of the Air Force to other line items within this account as 
necessary to meet this intent. Not less than 15 days prior to 
reclassifying or obligating these funds, the Secretary of the 
Air Force shall provide a report to the House and Senate 
Appropriations Committees detailing the specific use of these 
additional funds.

                      OTHER PROCUREMENT, AIR FORCE

Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................   $16,572,754,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................    16,566,018,000
Committee recommendation..............................    16,633,023,000
Change from budget request............................       +67,005,000


    The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$16,633,023,000 for Other Procurement, Air Force. The total 
amount recommended in the bill will provide the following 
program in fiscal year 2015:

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                       PROCUREMENT, DEFENSE-WIDE


Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................    $4,240,416,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................     4,221,437,000
Committee recommendation..............................     4,358,121,000
Change from budget request............................      +136,684,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,358,121,000 
for Procurement, Defense-Wide. The total amount recommended in 
the bill will provide the following program in fiscal year 
2015:

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       NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE COMPONENT PROPORTIONATE FUNDING

    The National Guard and reserve forces regularly receive 
less than a proportionate share of funding to resource their 
dual-use equipment needs. However, the role of the reserve 
components in providing fully equipped, trained, and ready 
forces in the Services' force generation models is essential. 
The Committee recommends that the Secretaries of the Army and 
the Air Force re-examine their funding and fielding plans for 
all National Guard equipment procurement and rebalance those 
plans to provide the Army and Air National Guards with the same 
new equipment when their active component counterparts field 
new equipment.

              NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVE EQUIPMENT ACCOUNT

    The Committee recommends $2,000,000,000 for the National 
Guard and Reserve Equipment Account in the Overseas Contingency 
Operations funds, to meet urgent equipment needs.
    This funding will allow the Guard and reserve components to 
procure high priority equipment that may be used for both their 
combat missions and their missions in support of state 
governors. This funding will allow the National Guard and 
reserve components to procure items such as emergency 
management training simulation; in-flight propeller balancing 
systems; SINCGAR ASIP radio enhancements; interoperable 
wideband network communications; global satellite 
communications on-the-move, and all necessary related hardware; 
C-130 propulsion system engine and propeller upgrades; 
electronic flight bags with tablet enabled interface; active 
electronically scanned array radars, wireless mobile mesh 
network systems; security and support mission equipment 
communications packages for UH-60 civil support communications; 
reduced size external crashworthy fuel systems; acoustic 
hailing devices; high mobility engineer excavators; mobile ad 
hoc network radios; and small arms simulation training systems.

                   SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND--C-146A

    The fiscal year 2015 budget request includes $37,700,000 
for the Special Operations Command (SOCOM) as a new start to 
procure two additional C-146A aircraft. While the Committee 
recommendation includes the requested funds, the Committee 
directs that none of the funds may be obligated until 30 days 
after the Commander of SOCOM submits a report to the 
congressional defense committees that includes the validated 
requirement as defined by the geographic combatant commanders 
justifying the need for additional non-standard aviation (NSAV) 
platforms, an explanation as to why this requirement cannot be 
satisfied with existing SOCOM NSAV or Service platforms, an 
explanation of how these platforms are integrated in the SOCOM 
intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) way 
forward, the anticipated costs across the future years defense 
plan, the funding sources associated with this investment, and 
the impact that this investment will have on existing SOCOM 
NSAV and ISR platforms.

                    DEFENSE PRODUCTION ACT PURCHASES

Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................       $60,135,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................        21,638,000
Committee recommendation..............................        51,638,000
Change from budget request............................       +30,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $51,638,000 
for Defense Production Act Purchases. The total amount 
recommended in the bill will provide the following program in 
fiscal year 2015:

                EXPLANATION OF PROJECT LEVEL ADJUSTMENTS
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             Change from
                                      Budget     Committee     request
                                     request    recommended
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NEXT GENERATION STAR TRACKER             4,305        4,305        - - -
 SYSTEM..........................
READ OUT INTEGRATED CIRCUIT              2,639        2,639        - - -
 FOUNDRY IMPROVEMENT AND
 SUSTAINABILITY..................
SPACE QUALIFIED SOLAR CELL SUPPLY        1,500        1,500        - - -
 CHAIN...........................
COMPLEMENTARY METAL OXIDE                1,690        1,690        - - -
 SEMICONDUCTOR FOCAL PLANE ARRAYS
ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FOR LIQUID          700          700        - - -
 ROCKET ENGINES..................
CADMIUM ZINC TELLURIDE SUBSTRATES        1,591        1,591        - - -
ACTIVATED CARBON CAPACITY                4,213        4,213        - - -
 EXPANSION.......................
MODERNIZATION OF STEEL PLATE             2,000        2,000        - - -
 PRODUCTION......................
SCALE UP OF GREEN ENERGETICS.....        2,000        2,000        - - -
TRANSPARENT CERAMICS INITIATIVE..        1,000        1,000        - - -
PROGRAM INCREASE.................        - - -       30,000       30,000
    TOTAL, DEFENSE PRODUCTION ACT       21,638       51,638       30,000
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                          RARE EARTH ELEMENTS

    The production of rare earth elements and minerals are 
critical to the nation's security in many ways. From 
incorporation in tools for the manufacture of various platforms 
and weapons systems to critical components within the platforms 
and weapons systems themselves, rare earth materials play a 
critical role. The Committee strongly encourages the Secretary 
of Defense to develop reliable domestic sources of these rare 
earth materials to meet the nation's strategic material 
requirements.
                                TITLE IV

               RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION

    The fiscal year 2015 Department of Defense research, 
development, test and evaluation budget request totals 
$63,533,947,000. The Committee recommendation provides 
$63,362,890,000 for the research, development, test and 
evaluation accounts. The table below summarizes the Committee 
recommendations:

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                         SPECIAL INTEREST ITEMS

    Items for which additional funds have been provided or 
items for which funding has been reduced as shown in the 
project level tables or in paragraphs using the phrase ``only 
for'' or ``only to'' in the Committee report are congressional 
interest items for the purpose of the Base for Reprogramming 
(DD Form 1414). Each of these items must be carried on the DD 
Form 1414 at the stated amount specifically addressed in the 
Committee report. Below threshold reprogrammings may not be 
used to either restore or reduce funding from congressional 
interest items as identified on the DD Form 1414. These items 
remain special interest items whether or not they are repeated 
in a subsequent conference report.

            REPROGRAMMING GUIDANCE FOR ACQUISITION ACCOUNTS

    The Committee directs the Secretary of Defense to continue 
to follow the reprogramming guidance as specified in the report 
accompanying the House version of the fiscal year 2008 
Department of Defense Appropriations Act (House Report 110-
279). Specifically, the dollar threshold for reprogramming 
funds will remain at $20,000,000 for procurement and 
$10,000,000 for research, development, test and evaluation.
    The Secretary shall continue to follow the limitation that 
prior approval reprogrammings are set at either the specified 
dollar threshold or 20 percent of the procurement or research, 
development, test and evaluation line, whichever is less. These 
thresholds are cumulative from the base for reprogramming value 
as modified by any adjustments. Therefore, if the combined 
value of transfers into or out of a procurement (P-1) or 
research, development, test and evaluation (R-1) line exceeds 
the identified threshold, the Secretary of Defense must submit 
a prior approval reprogramming to the congressional defense 
committees. In addition, guidelines on the application of prior 
approval reprogramming procedures for congressional special 
interest items are established elsewhere in this report.

                  REPROGRAMMING REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

    The Committee directs the Under Secretary of Defense 
(Comptroller) to continue to provide the congressional defense 
committees quarterly, spreadsheet-based DD Form 1416 reports 
for Service and defense-wide accounts in titles III and IV of 
this Act as required in the explanatory statement accompanying 
the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 
2006.

                           FUNDING INCREASES

    The Committee directs that the funding increases outlined 
in these tables shall be provided only for the specific 
purposes indicated in the tables.

                            CLASSIFIED ANNEX

    Adjustments to the classified programs are addressed in a 
classified annex accompanying this report.

                         LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES

    The Committee supports the Department's investments in 
power generation and energy storage. In particular, the 
development and deployment of lithium-ion batteries is 
important to current and future Department platforms. The 
Committee understands that recent technology issues and 
concerns have slowed this development. Due to the capability 
increase lithium-ion batteries could potentially provide, the 
Committee encourages the Secretary of Defense to dedicate 
resources to further the development of these batteries.

                       HYBRID AIRSHIP DEVELOPMENT

    The Secretary of Defense, in cooperation with the Secretary 
of the Air Force and the Commander of the United States 
Transportation Command, should work to solicit competitive bids 
for proof-of-concept demonstrations of hybrid airships with 
global reach capabilities. Such efforts should be developed 
with a view to rapidly transition to full scale production 
hybrid airships for heavy lift. The Committee is aware that 
such airships can operate in areas without significant ground 
infrastructure, allowing the delivery of cargo directly to 
where it is needed, including areas far removed from air and 
sea ports and areas where infrastructure has been destroyed by 
natural disaster or conflict.

                         ANTI-CORROSION EFFORTS

    The Committee understands that the Department of Defense 
continues to pursue an anti-corrosion program that is 
practical, affordable, and cost effective. The Department 
spends substantial amounts of money every year to prevent and 
mitigate corrosion on various platforms, equipment, and 
facilities. The Committee is aware that suppliers to the oil 
and gas industry use several different corrosion prevention 
materials to meet their anti-corrosion requirements. 
Additionally, other government agencies have made great strides 
in metallic coatings that may offer anti-corrosion properties 
and extend the service life of equipment and infrastructure. 
The Committee encourages the Secretary of Defense to 
investigate these anti-corrosion activities and adapt them in 
the Department of Defense where possible.

                      EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL

    Accidental detonation of unexploded ordnance has claimed 
the lives of a significant number of servicemembers. The 
Committee strongly supports efforts to develop, demonstrate, 
and field solutions and techniques to protect warfighters from 
accidental detonation of unexploded ordnance. Further, the 
Committee believes there is a need to develop environmentally 
sustainable, near 100 percent efficient Explosive Ordnance 
Disposal (EOD) technologies and techniques for unexploded 
ordnance containing highly insensitive energetic materials, 
while at the same time minimizing the amount of energetic 
material required for successful EOD operations. Alternate EOD 
technologies and techniques will reduce the risk of increased 
range contamination with energetic materials and will 
potentially reduce the cost of restoring training ranges. 
Alternative technologies will also increase EOD safety on the 
battlefield by reducing the time required to address unexploded 
ordnance and promoting efficiency by decreasing the logistical 
burden of transporting and handling demolition explosives.

                   MULTISPECTRAL SIGNATURE MANAGEMENT

    The Committee is aware of the emerging threat posed by 
shortwave infrared detection systems that are increasingly 
available in the civilian marketplace and may be deployed by 
adversaries. In many cases, the passive signature management 
systems currently deployed by the Department of Defense do not 
provide adequate protection against these advanced sensors. In 
order to mitigate this increased vulnerability, the Committee 
recommends the development and procurement of passive 
multispectral protection, and encourages the Secretary of 
Defense to pursue domestically-produced, cost effective 
solutions that provide visual, near-infrared, thermal infrared, 
and broad-band radar threat mitigation capabilities. The 
Committee urges the Secretary of Defense to develop solutions 
that address the Department's demonstrated need for urban and 
aviation signature management systems, as well as to identify a 
suitable replacement for outdated arctic signature management 
systems.

            RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION, ARMY

Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................    $7,126,318,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................     6,593,898,000
Committee recommendation..............................     6,720,000,000
Change from budget request............................      +126,102,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $6,720,000,000 
for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Army. The total 
amount recommended in the bill will provide the following 
program in fiscal year 2015:

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                     ARMORED MULTI-PURPOSE VEHICLE

    The congressional defense committees have encouraged the 
Army to adopt or develop a replacement vehicle for the M113 
series armored personnel carriers of Vietnam War vintage. The 
challenge is to replace the M113 series with a vehicle or 
vehicles capable of filling the M113 mission roles across the 
breadth and depth of the formations. Since any vehicles 
procured by the Army are likely to remain in service for 40 or 
more years, the Committee expects the Army to make choices 
based on merit and fiscal responsibility. When selecting a 
replacement, the Army must also consider the five missions 
performed by the M113 variants: general purpose, mortar 
carrier, mission command, medical evacuation, and medical 
treatment. Additionally, the Army should consider the full 
spectrum of evolving missions. The Committee notes that the 
Army has fielded a wheeled medical evacuation vehicle based on 
a wheeled combat vehicle and that it has served in combat as a 
component of the armored brigade combat teams. The Committee is 
aware that the Army is focusing on first replacing the 2,897 
M113 series vehicles that are located in the brigade combat 
teams. The Committee encourages the Secretary of the Army to 
respond promptly to provide reports and briefings directed by 
the congressional defense committees, while advancing the 
program within funding limitations. The Committee 
recommendation provides $92,353,000, fully funding this effort 
in fiscal year 2015.
    In addition, the Committee directs the Director of Cost 
Assessment and Program Evaluation to provide a report to the 
congressional defense committees not later than 90 days after 
the enactment of this Act on existing wheeled and tracked 
combat vehicles that are used for medical purposes. The report 
should assess the speed, agility, mobility, survivability, 
patient comfort, and suitability of these vehicles for use by 
field medical personnel as well as the procurement and 
operation and support costs for these vehicles to determine 
their suitability as the medical evacuation variant of the 
Armored Multi-purpose Vehicle (AMPV) within the armored brigade 
combat team. This report shall compare the results of the 
assessment cited above to the current Army plans to develop, 
procure, and operate a new medical evacuation vehicle as part 
of the current AMPV program of record. In addition, this report 
shall include a separate section providing the independent 
views of the Army Surgeon General on the criteria outlined 
above and any other criteria deemed relevant by the Army 
Surgeon General.

                     NETWORK INTEGRATION EVALUATION

    The Committee notes that the Army's Network Integration 
Evaluation (NIE) program has made substantial progress in 
enhancing its ability to assist in the delivery of successful 
network technologies. The Committee is aware that the Army NIE 
program has tested or evaluated secure tactical nodal software 
which is intended to provide a more efficient way to integrate 
tactical capabilities within the network. The Committee 
understands that the technology that is being incorporated into 
the Army's network operations has successfully completed the 
NIE process. The Committee urges the Secretary of the Army to 
continue to incorporate technologies from small businesses in 
upcoming Army Network Integration Evaluations.

                      DEGRADED VISUAL ENVIRONMENT

    The Committee is aware that many of the accidents involving 
Army helicopters that result in the loss of aircraft and 
personnel are attributable to flight operations in a degraded 
visual environment. Additionally, despite the improvements in 
pilot assist devices that are available on newer aircraft, a 
significant part of the helicopter fleet is older and does not 
have the upgrades to assist with the effects of a degraded 
visual environment. A 2009 Department of Defense study, updated 
in 2012, noted that 70 percent of fatalities and 80 percent of 
aircraft losses resulted from serious accidents that were not 
the result of hostile fire, but rather wire strikes, engine 
failures, and brownouts. The Committee understands that the 
Army has prepared to conduct operational field testing on 
various products to assist flight crews during situations of 
degraded visual environment. The Committee recommendation 
includes an additional $20,000,000 to support the Army's 
operational testing of counter degraded visual environment 
equipment. The Committee directs the Secretary of the Army to 
provide a report to the congressional defense committees not 
later than 120 days after the enactment of this Act on the 
Army's expenditure plan of the funds provided to assist the 
Army with the degraded visual environment challenge.

                     POLYMER RESEARCH IMPROVEMENTS

    Polymers are becoming more easily manufactured, less 
expensive to manufacture, and increasingly lightweight. State-
of-the-art polymer materials can also result in improved 
ballistic performance. Accordingly, the Committee encourages 
the Secretary of the Army to consider the application of 
polymers in the context of conducting ballistic research.

                    ADVANCED CONCEPTS AND SIMULATION

    The Committee recognizes the importance of maintaining and 
improving the military decision making process. Proven skill in 
the decision making process has a large effect on performance 
in battle. Gaming, modeling, and simulation establish a reality 
factor which assists military leaders in preparation for all 
functions on the battlefield, including logistics. The 
Committee encourages the Secretary of the Army to focus 
research and development investments with institutions of 
higher education developing cognitive map-based modeling and 
simulation tools to advance battlefield readiness of military 
planning for both tacticians and logisticians.

                  TESTING OF VIRTUAL TRAINING SYSTEMS

    Live, virtual gaming has become a valuable component of the 
Army's training curriculum. Due to its adaptability, virtual 
gaming may provide potential cost savings, improved training 
experience, and enhanced readiness. However, the Committee is 
concerned that these virtual training systems lack consistent 
testing and evaluation. The Committee encourages the Secretary 
of the Army to establish standards and testing to ensure that 
these systems provide the warfighter with the best training 
experience possible.

                          ARMY NET ZERO POLICY

    The Army's net zero energy, water, and waste policy 
requires installations to produce as much energy as they 
consume, limits freshwater consumption, restores the watersheds 
surrounding installations, and attempts to reduce, reuse, or 
recover waste streams to convert the waste to resources. The 
Committee supports the Army's net zero policy and strongly 
encourages the Secretary of the Army to develop and demonstrate 
technologies to advance the policy and enhance the sustainable 
operation of its industrial munitions base.

               LIGHTWEIGHT ADVANCED PERSONNEL PROTECTION

    The Committee is aware of progress being made at the Natick 
Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center to design 
and test lightweight advanced armor to better protect the 
warfighter, specifically the face and eyes. The Committee 
encourages the Secretary of the Army to explore the use of 
novel, high-performance, lightweight, transparent ballistic 
protection materials to continue the progress being made to 
better protect the warfighter.

                         AMMUNITION MANAGEMENT

    The Army is the single manager for conventional ammunition 
(SMCA) for the entire Department of Defense. In this capacity, 
the Army ensures effective life cycle management of 
conventional ammunition, a role becoming more challenging as a 
result of declining resources and force structure reductions. 
The Committee believes the management of conventional 
ammunition could be assisted by the establishment of new 
generation munitions material and manufacturing technologies in 
the national technical industrial base. Further, the Committee 
believes that automated and streamlined munitions manufacturing 
and new ammunition technologies play a critical role to the 
Department of Defense as they will provide a sustaining, cost 
saving, flexible manufacturing capability for the nation's 
munitions well into the future. The Committee encourages the 
Secretary of the Army, as the SMCA, to equip the national 
technical industrial base with these new and emerging smart 
manufacturing and ammunition technologies.

                    BATTLEFIELD MAPPING AND CHARTING

    The BuckEye and Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical 
Center of Expertise (JALBTCX) provide valuable engineering, 
mapping, and charting information to support planning, 
training, and operations to maintain maritime navigation. 
BuckEye provides imagery intelligence, geospatial intelligence, 
and geospatial foundation data for battlefield intelligence 
from manned and unmanned platforms over a range of altitudes, 
while JALBTCX provides coastal and underwater high resolution 
elevations and imagery which provides data fusion products 
required to help manage navigable waters of the United States. 
The Committee recognizes the military value these programs 
provide to combatant commanders and coalition and host nation 
forces, and expects that the President's budget request for 
Overseas Contingency Operations will request full funding for 
these important programs.

            RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION, NAVY

Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................   $14,949,919,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................    16,266,335,000
Committee recommendation..............................    15,877,770,000
Change from budget request............................      -388,565,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$15,877,770,000 for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, 
Navy. The total amount recommended in the bill will provide the 
following program in fiscal year 2015:

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                       AMPHIBIOUS COMBAT VEHICLE

    The Committee is supportive of the Marine Corps' Amphibious 
Combat Vehicle (ACV) program, which is being developed to 
replace the rapidly aging Amphibious Assault Vehicle. However, 
the Committee is aware that the strategy for the ACV program is 
currently being revised due to a re-evaluation of requirements, 
estimated costs, and schedule, and that a contract award is 
unlikely to occur in fiscal year 2015. Therefore, the Committee 
recommends a rescission of $78,800,000 from the total 
$122,967,000 appropriated in the Consolidated Appropriations 
Act for fiscal year 2014, but recommends fully funding the 
fiscal year 2015 request of $105,749,000. This will allow the 
Marine Corps to immediately implement the ACV acquisition 
strategy once the path forward has been finalized, without 
unnecessarily reserving resources that could be used for higher 
priority items. The Committee will continue to support the ACV 
program as the strategy is refined in future budget submissions 
and looks forward to continuing discussions with the Marine 
Corps regarding the ACV program progress.

                       AUTOMATED TEST AND RE-TEST

    The Committee recommends fully funding the Navy's request 
for $8,115,000 for the Automated Test and Re-test effort. 
According to a recent Navy report, funding for this program 
will continue throughout the future years defense plan. The 
Committee understands that this program will provide 
significant savings to many of the software intensive programs 
currently in use, as well as those in development, and looks 
forward to tracking the progress of this effort in future years 
as the Navy provides additional funding.

                     LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP TRAINING

    Due to the small crew size and operational concept of the 
Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the LCS Total System Training 
Architecture is a vital component to the success or failure of 
the LCS program. Limited at sea training opportunities will 
exist for the crews of the LCS so they need to maximize their 
shore based training to the greatest extent possible. As the 
training architecture is such an important component of the LCS 
program, the Committee is puzzled as to why the Navy has 
reduced the funding for this effort from the appropriated 
levels over the last several years. The budget justification 
material shows that nearly $100,000,000 has been removed from 
the LCS training system budget over the last three years. This 
large reduction could very possibly jeopardize the readiness of 
the LCS crews as they man ships and begin to take them to sea. 
Therefore, the Committee directs the Secretary of the Navy to 
ensure the entire fiscal year 2015 appropriated amount of 
$19,547,000 is allocated towards the LCS Total System Training 
Architecture.

                      ARCTIC CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

    The Navy's most recent Arctic Roadmap provides direction 
and recommendations to enhance the Navy's ability to operate in 
the arctic region. The roadmap recommended the establishment of 
an Arctic Center of Excellence and the development of an arctic 
engagement plan focused on partnerships with other stakeholders 
in the arctic region, both public and private. The Committee 
believes that these recommendations go hand in hand since the 
Arctic Center of Excellence would support these partnerships. 
The Committee encourages the Secretary of the Navy to establish 
the Arctic Center of Excellence to support arctic-related 
training, operations, and scientific research. Further, the 
Secretary of the Navy is encouraged to consider locations for 
the Center that could bring together elements from public and 
private communities, including academia, who can contribute to 
advancing the nation's interests in the arctic region.

                      WOUND CARE RESEARCH PROGRAM

    The Committee recommends $13,000,000 for the wound care 
research program. The Committee is aware of the continued need 
to develop wound care technology to improve treatment for 
combat wounded servicemembers. The Committee is also aware of 
the challenges associated with treating wounds, particularly in 
combat environments, and the risk of developing bacteria, 
biofilms, and other infections. The Committee encourages the 
Secretary of the Navy to research technologies that can prevent 
biofilm formulation, bacteria, and infections in combat wounds.

                     AUTOMATED CRITICAL CARE SYSTEM

    Trauma care for Marines and sailors deployed in remote 
locations or on ships poses a serious challenge to Navy 
caregivers. The Committee is extremely concerned with the 
potential deterioration of these injured servicemembers while 
being stabilized, evacuated, or transported to a facility 
possessing high-level medical care. Coordinating and providing 
care while safely transporting injured patients with life 
threatening conditions strains medical personnel and other 
mission resources. Incorporation of state-of-the-art medical 
device technologies with automated decision controls may well 
mean the difference between life and death and will have a 
significant impact in medical care for both the military and 
civilian communities. The automated critical care system (ACCS) 
being developed by the Navy has the potential to be such an 
innovative medical device. The Committee fully supports the 
ACCS and provides an additional $5,300,000 to accelerate the 
development effort.

                         P-8A OPEN ARCHITECTURE

    There are numerous benefits to utilizing open architecture 
in today's software intensive weapon systems. It enables low 
cost capability insertion, allows numerous capabilities to be 
supported by a common hardware set, and allows the sharing of 
information across different platforms. The Committee is aware 
of the Navy's ongoing effort to develop an open architecture 
system for the P-8A Poseidon multi-mission maritime aircraft. 
The Committee strongly encourages the Secretary of the Navy to 
continue this development effort and to incorporate open 
architecture into the P-8A as soon as possible.

                     AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS MODERNIZATION

    The Committee provides $10,000,000 as requested for 
aircraft systems modernization. The Committee is aware that a 
major modernization effort is the development of technology 
needed to support the transition of highly integrated photonics 
into naval aircraft systems. This funding will support 
requirements study, technology maturation, and system design 
and demonstration of general-purpose avionics networks. The 
Committee understands that this work will have a positive 
impact on life cycle costs associated with maintaining and 
upgrading networks aboard Navy aircraft. Accordingly, the 
Committee expects that this effort will continue to receive 
full funding in fiscal year 2016 and over the future years 
defense plan.

         RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION, AIR FORCE

Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................   $23,585,292,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................    23,739,892,000
Committee recommendation..............................    23,438,982,000
Change from budget request............................      -300,910,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$23,438,982,000 for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, 
Air Force. The total amount recommended in the bill will 
provide the following program in fiscal year 2015:

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                GLOBAL HAWK, U-2, AND HIGH ALTITUDE ISR

    The Air Force's fiscal year 2015 budget request proposes to 
retain the RQ-4 Global Hawk Block 30 fleet while preparing for 
the divestment of the U-2 fleet in fiscal year 2016. This 
proposal constitutes a reversal of the Air Force's previous 
position on the two platforms. The Air Force has explained that 
its reversal primarily is based on declining operation and 
sustainment costs for the Global Hawk, making it a more prudent 
long-term investment. The Committee views the U-2 and the 
Global Hawk Block 30 as complementary, rather than rival, 
systems for high altitude intelligence, surveillance, and 
reconnaissance; at the same time, the Committee acknowledges 
that budget constraints in current law have driven the Air 
Force to choose between the two platforms.
    The Committee is concerned, however, by the Air Force's 
present plan to initiate and complete a precipitous drawdown of 
the U-2 fleet in fiscal year 2016. The U-2 possesses flight 
performance, sensor, and other capabilities that the Global 
Hawk Block 30 does not presently have. Among these U-2 
capabilities is carriage of the Optical Bar Camera (OBC), which 
provides vital imagery enabling American support of the Israel-
Egypt peace treaty. The Air Force to date has not proposed a 
mitigating solution for the loss of the OBC capability after 
2016. The Committee understands the Air Force is reviewing 
alternate options for divestment, including the option of a 
temporary mixed fleet of Global Hawks and U-2s beyond fiscal 
year 2016, in order to address these concerns.
    The Consolidated Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2014 
provided the Air Force with an additional $10,000,000 to 
conduct a study of the feasibility of adapting U-2 sensors or 
similar alternatives to the Block 30. The Committee believes 
that a favorable solution to improving the electro-optical/
infrared capability of the Block 30 would involve a sensor that 
provides imagery intelligence comparable to or better than that 
provided by the SYERS-2 on the U-2, including National Image 
Interpretability Rating Scale score, range, field of regard, 
and area coverage; preserves the ability for simultaneous 
carriage of the synthetic aperture radar on the Block 30; does 
not unduly compromise the availability of SYERS-2 units for U-2 
missions in the event that the Air Force opts for a mixed 
fleet; minimizes the integration work necessary for adaptation 
to the Block 30 using the Sensor Interface Module; and can be 
developed and procured at a cost not exceeding the ``parity'' 
option identified as meeting Air Combat Command sensor 
attributes in the report of April 2013. The Committee 
understands that the ultimate solution will involve reasonable 
trade-offs between these parameters.
    In addition, the Committee believes that it is critical to 
invest in upgrades that will provide Block 30 with necessary 
weather avoidance and anti-icing capabilities; improved sensor 
capabilities are of less consequence if inclement weather 
remains a significant limiting factor on Block 30 operations, 
especially in the Pacific Command area of responsibility.
    To date, the Air Force has not presented the Committee with 
a requirements-driven, accountably resourced, and realistically 
scheduled plan for improving capabilities on the Global Hawk 
Block 30 and mitigating the loss of U-2 capabilities such as 
the OBC after fiscal year 2016. The Committee directs the 
Secretary of the Air Force to present such a plan to the 
congressional defense committees prior to taking any action to 
divest the U-2 fleet. The Committee will review the progress of 
actions by the Air Force in this regard when the fiscal year 
2016 budget request is submitted, and intends to take 
intervening action against full and immediate divestment of the 
U-2 fleet if such plans are not satisfactory. The Committee 
also notes that the House version of the National Defense 
Authorization Act for fiscal year 2014 requires the Air Force 
to produce a transition plan and prohibits the Air Force from 
taking any steps toward retirement of the U-2. The Committee 
urges the Secretary of the Air Force to use previously 
appropriated funds to continue critical sustainment programs 
for the U-2 until divestment of the fleet is authorized by 
Congress.

                        COMBAT RESCUE HELICOPTER

    The Committee fully supports the Air Force's decision to 
proceed with an acquisition program for a new Combat Rescue 
Helicopter (CRH) despite budget constraints. The CRH will 
replace the Air Force's rapidly aging fleet of HH-60 
helicopters for the combat search and rescue mission. While the 
fiscal year 2015 request includes no additional funds for CRH, 
the Air Force has indicated to the Committee that the 
$333,558,000 provided in the Consolidated Appropriations Act 
for fiscal year 2014 is sufficient to fund the program through 
fiscal year 2015 given the adjustments the Air Force has made 
to extend the program schedule. The Committee is aware that the 
Air Force will need to rectify a $436,000,000 shortfall in the 
current future years defense plan to fully fund CRH 
development, but believes that this cost must be weighed 
against the considerable costs that likely would be incurred to 
extend the life of the HH-60 fleet should CRH be terminated. 
The Committee's recommendation includes $100,000,000 for CRH to 
partially address this shortfall and designates these funds as 
a congressional special interest item. The Committee directs 
the Secretary of the Air Force to keep the Committee informed 
of the progress of the CRH program, including rates of 
obligation and expenditure.

                         NEXT GENERATION JSTARS

    The Committee fully funds the Air Force request for 
$73,088,000 to develop a next generation platform for the 
moving target indicator and battle management command and 
control (BMC2) missions currently performed by the E-8C JSTARS 
fleet. The Committee notes that while the program justification 
submitted with the fiscal year 2015 request appears to assume 
that the BMC2 system, sensor systems, communications systems, 
and air vehicle will be separately competed with the government 
as the lead system integrator, the Air Force presently is 
considering alternative acquisition strategies for the new 
system. Due to the reduction in capability that will result 
from the retirement of five operational JSTARS aircraft in 
fiscal year 2015, the Committee encourages the Secretary of the 
Air Force to adopt an acquisition strategy for a business jet-
based integrated solution with mature technologies that is 
consistent with the completed analysis of alternatives, will 
minimize development cost and schedule, field new aircraft 
ahead of first planned delivery date in fiscal year 2019, and 
provide an open system architecture to allow for competitively 
procured future upgrades. The Committee directs the Secretary 
of the Air Force to brief the congressional defense committees 
on its selected approach not later than 30 days following the 
approval of the acquisition strategy for the Next Generation 
JSTARS.

     CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, RADIOLOGICAL, AND NUCLEAR SURVIVABILITY

    The Committee understands that the Joint Program Office 
(JPO) for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) intends to conduct a 
live fire test and evaluation on a chemical, biological, 
radiological, and nuclear decontamination system for the JSF in 
fiscal year 2016. The Committee regards this test as critical 
for ensuring that the JSF will meet the operational 
requirements document and be able to conduct missions in 
denied, high-threat environments. The Committee recommends that 
the JPO take appropriate steps, utilizing funds made available 
in this and previous appropriations for development of all 
three JSF variants, to accelerate this testing into fiscal year 
2015 and sustain the industrial base for the development and 
production of such decontamination systems.

                       AIRBORNE ELECTRONIC ATTACK

    The Committee fully funds the Air Force request of 
$25,000,000 to fund analysis of alternatives (AoA) efforts 
within the Airborne Electronic Attack program, including 
$5,000,000 for the Non-Kinetic Counter-Electronics (NKCE) AoA. 
The Committee supports the Air Force's decision to incorporate 
the results of the Counter-Electronics High Power Microwave 
Missile Project joint capability technology demonstration and 
correlated operational utility assessment into the NKCE AoA. 
The Committee encourages the Secretary of the Air Force to 
begin its NKCE AoA effort as soon as possible, and directs the 
Secretary of the Air Force to report the results of the NKCE 
AoA, as well as the Next Generation Electronic Attack AoA and 
Counter-Integrated Air Defense System AoA, to the congressional 
defense committees not later than 30 days after the approval of 
the respective reports.

                   ENDURANCE UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES

    The Committee understands that the size of the United 
States Africa Command (AFRICOM) area of responsibility, when 
coupled with the paucity of base access and supporting 
infrastructure, places a premium on long range, long endurance 
intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance assets. The 
Committee is aware that the Air Force is currently flight 
testing a medium altitude, long endurance unmanned aerial 
vehicle with flexible multi-intelligence sensor and 
communications relay capabilities. The Committee encourages the 
Secretary of the Air Force to adopt a plan for these assets 
that would preserve their ability to be deployed if AFRICOM or 
any other combatant command that identifies an operational need 
for such capabilities.

                                 KC-46A

    The Committee directs the Secretary of the Air Force to 
continue to submit quarterly reports on any KC-46A contract 
modifications with a cost greater than or equal to $5,000,000, 
as directed by the explanatory statement accompanying the 
Consolidated Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2012.

                BEYOND LINE OF SIGHT COMMAND AND CONTROL

    In 2011, the Air Force requested additional funds to 
develop the beyond line of sight command and control 
architecture in response to a United States Central Command 
requirement, and the Committee supported this request. A 
portion of these funds was used to develop Tactical Airborne 
Communications Pods (TACPods) for use on unmanned aerial 
vehicles. The Air Force informed the Committee that the TACPods 
would be used to support the bi-directional movement of full 
motion video across common data link radios including thousands 
of ROVER terminals used by ground forces, and that the 
capability would be fielded within twelve months of receipt of 
funds. The Committee is concerned that the Air Force has not 
fielded this capability as planned, but instead has placed 
TACPods into storage while pursuing a possibly redundant 
program to provide a similar capability. The Committee directs 
the Secretary of the Air Force, in coordination with the 
Secretary of the Navy and the Under Secretary of Defense for 
Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, to provide a briefing 
to the Committee not later than November 1, 2014 on the 
existing and planned activities in support of beyond line of 
sight command and control for intelligence, surveillance, and 
reconnaissance systems.

                       HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING

    The Department of Defense High Performance Computing (HPC) 
modernization program supports solutions to the complex 
challenges faced by Department acquisition programs. The HPC 
program has invested considerable resources to develop and 
deploy engineering software applications to improve outcomes 
for weapon system acquisitions. The HPC program includes the 
Computational Research for Engineering Acquisition Tools and 
Environments (CREATE) initiative, a program with the potential 
to substantially reduce costs, shorten schedules, increase 
design and program flexibility, and improve overall acquisition 
program performance by speeding up systems integration while 
identifying and correcting design flaws prior to production. 
The Committee encourages the Secretary of Defense to 
institutionalize advances made by HPC pilot projects within the 
acquisition system by establishing through the Air Force Life 
Cycle Management Center a systems engineering capability for 
weapon system virtual prototyping-based HPC applications, 
including CREATE software.

                      HUMAN PERFORMANCE MONITORING

    The Committee recognizes and supports Air Force Research 
Laboratory (AFRL) research in human performance monitoring, 
which is a key element of human-machine interface technology. 
Human monitoring is as important as equipment monitoring as the 
two must perform in tandem at optimum levels for successful 
mission completion and personnel safety. The Committee 
encourages the Director of the AFRL to continue to research 
nano-bio manufacturing of materials and sensor devices that are 
capable of detecting biomarkers and other substances 
correlating to human body conditions such as stress, fatigue, 
and organ damage.

                LIQUID ROCKET ENGINE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

    The Committee believes that the United States should rely 
on domestically manufactured launch vehicles as the foundation 
for access to space and is concerned about the reliance of some 
national security space launches on rocket engines produced in 
Russia. Therefore, the Committee recommendation includes 
$220,000,000 to begin risk reduction and development of a next-
generation liquid rocket engine that is manufactured in the 
United States, meets the requirements of the national security 
space community, and is ready for launch not later than fiscal 
year 2022 using full and open competition. The Committee 
directs the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the 
Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration as practicable, to submit a report to the 
congressional defense and intelligence committees not later 
than 180 days after the enactment of this Act that includes a 
risk reduction and development plan for a next-generation 
liquid rocket engine program. The report must analyze national 
security and civil space rocket engine development 
requirements, examine the costs and benefits of public-private 
partnerships for development of the engine, and estimate costs 
for development, procurement, and operations and maintenance 
for the life of the program.

                    SPACE BASED INFRARED SYSTEM HIGH

    The Committee supports the Air Force decision to review the 
overhead persistent infrared mission to lower costs, increase 
resilience, and achieve better mission performance. The 
Committee understands that the Department of Defense is 
conducting an Analysis of Alternatives to mitigate obsolescence 
and ensure resilient options beyond the current program of 
record. The Committee encourages quick completion of this 
review to ensure adequate time to start operational 
demonstrations as appropriate and directs the Secretary of the 
Air Force to brief the findings of the review to the 
congressional defense committees immediately upon completion.

                 AIR FORCE TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER PROGRAM

    The Committee recommends $10,000,000 above the request for 
a regionally focused technology transfer innovation pilot 
program. The Committee directs the Assistant Secretary of 
Defense for Research and Engineering to conduct a pilot program 
on public-private technology transfer ventures between 
Department of Defense research and development centers and 
regionally focused technology incubators, with the goal of 
increasing the commercialization of intellectual property 
developed in the Department's research and development 
enterprise in support of critical cross-service technological 
needs such as energetics, unmanned systems, and rapid 
prototyping. Technology incubator partners should be selected 
through full and open competition emphasizing strong business 
plans, demonstrated expertise in mentorship and 
commercialization, and strong regional partnerships.

        GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM SPACE MODERNIZATION INITIATIVE

    The budget request includes $32,900,000 for the Global 
Positioning System (GPS) III Space Modernization Initiative 
(SMI) to address issues related to design, systems, 
engineering, program management, obsolescence, and efficiencies 
for GPS satellites. The Committee recommendation includes full 
funding for the GPS III SMI but directs the Secretary of the 
Air Force to allocate $20,000,000 to study technological 
maturation, including the use of an alternative digital GPS 
payload, and risk reduction consistent with the GPS enterprise 
analysis of alternatives.

                GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM USER EQUIPMENT

    The Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) program provides M-
code GPS receivers with improved capability to counter emerging 
threats and interference with positioning, navigation, and 
timing capabilities. The Department of Defense will field MGUE 
receivers across a broad range of Army, Air Force, Navy, and 
Marine Corps platforms. The Committee understands that the 
Department is accelerating the implementation of M-code and 
supports those efforts. The Committee recommends $156,659,000, 
which fully funds the fiscal year 2015 request for MGUE, 
including technology development, platform integration, and 
system engineering and integration activities. The Committee 
supports the Air Force strategy of implementing a proactive, 
collaborative MGUE platform integration activity to mitigate 
risk, and encourages the Service Secretaries to procure MGUE 
receivers in fiscal year 2016.

        EJECTION SEAT SAFETY/SUSTAINABILITY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

    The Committee is concerned by Air Force data that indicate 
safety concerns with legacy ejection seat technology for 
aircrews using helmet mounted displays. The Committee 
recommendation includes $6,000,000 for improvements or 
replacement of legacy aircraft ejection seats that address 
documented safety concerns and requirements. In implementing 
this program, the Secretary of the Air Force should consider 
all technology used or approved in current Department of 
Defense programs to ensure that these ejection seat 
improvements or replacements are achieved through a full and 
open acquisition process.

            COST SHARING OF FORWARD-DEPLOYED NUCLEAR WEAPONS

    The United States currently provides the vast majority of 
the funding necessary to sustain forward-deployed nuclear 
weapons in Europe. In light of the growing costs of this 
mission, the Committee directs the Secretary of Defense to 
submit a report to the congressional defense committees 
outlining the proportional contributions of NATO members to the 
cost of sustaining forward-deployed nuclear weapons. This 
report should include the effects of NATO proportional cost-
sharing on the Department's five year costs of maintaining 
forward-deployed nuclear weapons and shall be submitted not 
later than 180 days after the enactment of this Act.

        RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION, DEFENSE-WIDE

Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................   $17,086,412,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................    16,766,084,000
Committee recommendation..............................    17,077,900,000
Change from budget request............................      +311,816,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$17,077,900,000 for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, 
Defense-Wide. The total amount recommended in the bill will 
provide the following program in fiscal year 2015:

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 HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES AND MINORITY INSTITUTIONS

    The Committee includes additional funding for the 
Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority 
Institutions program (HBCU/MI). The HBCU/MI program provides 
access to scientific and technical information products and 
services to faculty, staff, and students of Historically Black 
Colleges and Universities, American Indian Tribally Controlled 
Colleges and Universities, Native American-Serving Nontribal 
Institutions, and other minority serving institutions.

                    ADVANCED INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES

    The Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO) was created to 
identify, analyze, and accelerate capabilities to counter 
strategic adversaries and improve the posture for engaging 
future threats. As part of its mission, the SCO examines 
alternative strategies, explores multi-domain solutions, builds 
partnerships across national security divides, analyzes cost 
effectiveness, risk and performance, develops prototypes to 
accelerate capabilities, and increases the operational options 
available to senior leadership. The Committee is aware that one 
of the capabilities the SCO is exploring is the early fielding 
of a smaller tactical electromagnetic railgun system for both 
land-based and ship-based railgun systems, and encourages this 
advancement.
    Additionally, a reduction to the Advanced Innovative 
Technologies demonstration and validation program element 
should be taken from programs other than ship-based guns and 
land-based guns for base defense.

               DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY

    Within its Biomedical Technology line, the Director of the 
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is encouraged 
to make resources available for the development of restorative 
products and technologies which may serve as an alternative to 
amputation.
    Additionally, the Committee supports the leadership 
initiatives at DARPA to better manage the execution of funds. 
DARPA's efficiency, financial execution, and ability to 
obligate funds have greatly improved. Therefore, as DARPA's 
efficiencies continue to improve, a non-prejudicial reduction 
of $69,000,000 will be determined, by program, at the 
discretion of the Director of DARPA.

                     LASER-DRIVEN X-RAY TECHNOLOGY

    The Committee continues to place a high priority on 
research to address the threats of nuclear proliferation and 
nuclear terrorism. Therefore, the Committee encourages the 
Secretary of Defense to maintain the fiscal year 2014 funding 
level in fiscal year 2015 to conduct research to speed 
development of laser-driven x-ray technologies that will bring 
this technology closer to the ultimate goal of a field 
demonstration of stand-off detection of shielded nuclear 
materials and other weapons of mass destruction.

                        MODELING AND SIMULATION

    The Committee recognizes the important contributions of the 
modeling and simulation industry in many sectors of the 
American economy, and in particular its applications in 
training warfighters. Modeling and simulation is effective in 
providing platforms to prepare warfighters and small unit 
leaders for rapid decision making in asymmetric and irregular 
combat. The Committee recognizes that modeling and simulation 
will continue to serve as a valuable and cost effective 
training method for every warfare specialty and maintenance 
area. The Committee believes that the Department of Defense 
should further harness the entrepreneurial and innovative 
spirit of industry, academia, and the government to facilitate 
the progress in state-of-the-art training by making greater use 
of modeling and simulation. The Committee encourages persistent 
and augmented use of modeling and simulation technology in 
scenario-based training, aggressive simulation technology 
research and development efforts, and active endeavors to 
substitute simulation for more expensive forms of training.

                             CYBERSECURITY

    The Committee recognizes the importance of sustaining a 
robust cybersecurity research program within the Department of 
Defense, particularly as it relates to the interdisciplinary 
nature of cyber systems and the role of human behavior. The 
interdisciplinary cybersecurity research model can contribute 
to the development of novel approaches for risk assessment, 
which incorporate components of risk beyond computer science 
such as understanding risk-related fundamental properties of 
dynamic cyber threats; developing recognition capabilities for 
new cyber threats; and increasing resilience against attacks. 
Accordingly, the Committee encourages the Secretary of Defense 
to leverage information assurance and cyber defense research 
done through defense agencies, including the National Security 
Agency, as the Department plans and conducts interdisciplinary 
research to identify and close cybersecurity gaps.

                     HUMAN AND ROBOT COLLABORATION

    The Committee recognizes the need to enhance manufacturing 
by flexibly assigning work to the human or machine most capable 
of performing a given task, and thereby reducing the need to 
invest in fixed heavy manufacturing equipment. Accordingly, the 
Committee urges the Secretary of Defense to increase resources 
available for the defense-wide manufacturing science and 
technology program to support formation of industry-university 
partnerships on a competitive basis to develop technologies and 
processes that utilize human and robot collaboration for large 
scale manufacturing.

                         MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY

    The Committee is pleased that in both the fiscal year 2014 
and 2015 budget requests the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has 
refocused its efforts from far-term, conceptual programs to 
near-term programs that are necessary to defend the United 
States and its allies from missile threats. The Committee 
believes that the discrimination of threats is paramount to 
improving the threat assessment and reliability of the 
ballistic missile defense system and supports programs designed 
to improve the discrimination capability of the ballistic 
missile defense system.
    The Committee supports the budget request for the 
development of the Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR); 
however, the Committee is concerned by the lack of details 
provided in the budget request submission. Therefore, the 
Committee directs the Director of the MDA to provide a report 
to the congressional defense committees not later than 90 days 
after the enactment of this Act detailing the strategy for 
developing and procuring the LRDR. The report shall include the 
program's objectives and key parameters, a detailed schedule 
through full operational capability, and a cost estimate by 
fiscal year.
    The Committee also supports the budget request of 
$99,500,000 for the re-designed exo-atmospheric kill vehicle 
(EKV) for the ground-based interceptor as part of the ground-
based midcourse defense program. However, the budget request 
submission lacks details necessary for continued oversight of 
the program. Therefore, the Committee directs the Director of 
the MDA to provide a report to the congressional defense 
committees not later than 90 days after the enactment of this 
Act detailing the strategy for developing, procuring, and 
fielding the re-designed EKV. The report shall include the 
program's objectives and key parameters, a detailed schedule, 
and a cost estimate by fiscal year. The report shall also 
include any necessary legislative provisions that the Director 
of the MDA may require to fully implement the acquisition 
strategy for the EKV.

                   MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY--IRON DOME

    The Committee recommends $350,972,000 for the Iron Dome 
short-range rocket defense system, an increase of $175,000,000 
above the budget request.
    Since fiscal year 2011, the Committee has supported the 
government of Israel by providing more than $720,000,000 for 
the Iron Dome system. With the fiscal year 2015 recommendation, 
that total will increase to more than $1,070,000,000.
    The Committee understands that there is a signed agreement 
between the Israeli and United States governments concerning 
the procurement of the Iron Dome system and the necessity for 
producing various components of the system in the United 
States. The Committee is also aware that the Missile Defense 
Agency (MDA) and the Israeli Missile Defense Organization 
(IMDO) formerly agreed to the United States providing $680 
million between fiscal years 2012 and 2015 for the Iron Dome 
program. The Committee is concerned that the agreement does not 
cover the full amount that is recommended for fiscal year 2015. 
Given the significant American investment in this system, the 
Committee believes that co-production of parts and components 
should be accomplished in a way that will maximize American 
industry participation in interceptor and battery deliveries 
for Israel's defense needs.
    Therefore, the Committee directs that the Director of the 
MDA may not obligate or expend $175,000,000 of the amount 
recommended in fiscal year 2015 until the Government of Israel 
submits a sufficiently detailed cost and schedule justification 
to the Director of the MDA and the Director approves it. The 
detailed cost and schedule justification must include a 
detailed timeline for obligation and expenditure of program 
funds received above the budget request for each fiscal year 
for which funds were appropriated; copies of signed and 
ratified contracts, sub-contracts, and teaming arrangements 
between Israeli and American industry for all Iron Dome co-
production efforts; delivery to MDA of all technical data 
packages as accepted by American industry suppliers for co-
production; and a common cost model of Iron Dome components, to 
be jointly developed and agreed upon by MDA and IMDO that 
includes recurring and non-recurring engineering costs, 
estimates for future buys, and actual costs beginning with 
fiscal year 2013, the required quantities for all components 
through fiscal year 2019, and component lead-times and delivery 
schedules.
    Additionally, the Committee expects that the Director of 
the MDA will ensure that Iron Dome operational data has been 
provided per previous commitments; that this additional funding 
be applied to the work share percentage for fiscal year 2015 
funding between American and Israeli industry as proscribed 
under the recently signed Iron Dome procurement agreement; and, 
that the additional funds are required to meet Israeli defense 
needs. Any funds found to be in excess of Israel's justified 
and documented needs during fiscal year 2015 may be transferred 
to appropriations available for the procurement of weapons and 
equipment according to priority needs.
    The Committee also believes that if there is a request for 
Iron Dome funding for fiscal year 2016, the Director of the MDA 
must establish for the Committee how those funds will resolve 
details and agreements needed for American-based co-production 
of all-up rounds and cover the export of Iron Dome technology 
to American and Israeli allies, including co-production of 
parts, components, and all-up rounds of those exports.
    The Committee directs the Director of the MDA, in 
coordination with the Under Secretary of Defense for 
Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, to provide a report to 
the congressional defense committees not later than October 1, 
2014, on the information provided in the required detailed cost 
and schedule justification, including the views of the Director 
and the Under Secretary on its sufficiency.

         MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY--COOPERATION WITH UNIVERSITIES

    The Committee commends the Director of the Missile Defense 
Agency (MDA) for working with universities to best leverage 
innovative breakthrough research and technologies for next 
generation ballistic missile defense capabilities. The 
Committee encourages the Director of the MDA to continue 
cooperating with universities and to establish a university 
affiliated research center. Such a center would consolidate 
core research and development capabilities in areas such as 
advanced interceptor propulsion systems and high fidelity 
modeling and simulation and would potentially enhance the 
ability of the MDA to improve the ground-based midcourse 
defense program, augment command and control systems, and 
increase overall mission assurance.

         DISABLING AND NEUTRALIZING WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION

    The budget request includes $283,694,000 for 
Counterproliferation Initiatives--Proliferation Prevention and 
Defeat. The Committee recommendation provides $291,694,000, an 
increase of $8,000,000 above the budget request, to support the 
demonstration of technology solutions applicable to the Army 
and related Department of Defense organizations in addressing 
operations in subterranean environments. The Committee notes 
that the increased program funding will support a dedicated 
effort to mature prototypes and demonstrate capabilities in 
support of the Army to disable and neutralize weapons of mass 
destruction.

                         ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    The Committee is aware that additive manufacturing 
techniques and capabilities have the potential to lower the 
cost of maintaining aging weapon platforms. Currently, the 
Department of Defense uses additive manufacturing for design 
iteration, prototyping, tooling and fixtures, and for some 
noncritical parts. However, the Department eventually wants to 
use additive manufacturing to build aerospace parts. The 
Committee believes that the Department of Defense can utilize 
additive manufacturing improvements to save money in upfront 
manufacturing costs, improve fleet readiness by creating on-
demand alternatives to the current parts supply chain, reduce 
parts certification and transition costs, and reduce costs with 
improved weapon systems parts. The Committee encourages the 
Secretary of Defense to research creative applications for 
additive manufacturing technology.

                  SYSTEMS ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER

    The budget request includes $44,246,000 for Systems 
Engineering. The Committee recommendation provides $44,746,000, 
an increase of $500,000 above the budget request to support the 
Systems Engineering Research Center, a systems-oriented study 
to assess the current state of the Army's lethality capability 
and to provide actionable recommendations to transform it at 
the enterprise level. These recommendations should address 
multiple dimensions, including technologies, development and 
acquisition processes, personnel requirements, doctrine, 
structure and governance, and infrastructure. The intent of 
these recommendations should have the cumulative intent to 
transform the Army's lethality capability.

                   CONVENTIONAL PROMPT GLOBAL STRIKE

    The Committee remains interested in the Department's 
development efforts for a conventional prompt global strike 
capability. Therefore, the Committee directs the Secretary of 
the Defense to submit a report to the congressional defense 
committees not later than 120 days after the enactment of this 
Act, on the Department's ability, or likelihood thereof, to 
field a conventional prompt global strike capability by fiscal 
year 2019. The report should incorporate findings from the 
recently completed conventional prompt global strike land-based 
study. The report may include a classified annex if necessary.

                OPERATIONAL TEST AND EVALUATION, DEFENSE


Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................      $246,800,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................       167,738,000
Committee recommendation..............................       248,238,000
Change from budget request............................       +80,500,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $248,238,000 
for Operational Test and Evaluation, Defense. The total amount 
recommended in the bill will provide the following program in 
fiscal year 2015:

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                                    EXPLANATION OF PROJECT LEVEL ADJUSTMENTS
                                            [In thousands of dollars]
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                                                                                Committee         Change from
                                                          Budget  request      recommended          request
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OPERATIONAL TEST ACTIVITIES AND ANALYSIS...............             48,013            128,513             80,500
    Electronic Warfare Test Capability--transfer from               - - -              80,500             - - -
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                                TITLE V

                     REVOLVING AND MANAGEMENT FUNDS

                     DEFENSE WORKING CAPITAL FUNDS

Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................    $1,649,214,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................     1,234,468,000
Committee recommendation..............................     1,334,468,000
Change from budget request............................      +100,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,334,468,000 
for the Defense Working Capital Funds accounts. The total 
amount recommended in the bill will provide the following 
pogram in fiscal year 2015:

                                    EXPLANATION OF PROJECT LEVEL ADJUSTMENTS
                                            [In thousands of dollars]
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                                                                                Committee         Change from
                                                           Budget request      recommended          request
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WORKING CAPITAL FUND, ARMY.............................             13,727             13,727             - - -
WORKING CAPITAL FUND, AIR FORCE........................             61,717             61,717             - - -
WORKING CAPITAL FUND, DEFENSE-WIDE.....................             44,293             44,293             - - -
DEFENSE WORKING CAPITAL FUND, DECA.....................          1,114,731          1,214,731            100,000
    Program increase...................................             - - -             100,000             - - -
        TOTAL, DEFENSE WORKING CAPITAL FUNDS...........          1,234,468          1,334,468            100,000
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                                TITLE VI

                  OTHER DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PROGRAMS

                         DEFENSE HEALTH PROGRAM

Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................   $32,699,158,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................    31,994,918,000
Committee recommendation..............................    31,634,870,000
Change from budget request............................      -360,048,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$31,634,870,000 for the Defense Health Program. The total 
amount recommended in the bill will provide the following 
program in fiscal year 2015:

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         REPROGRAMMING GUIDANCE FOR THE DEFENSE HEALTH PROGRAM

    The Committee remains concerned regarding the transfer of 
funds from the In-House Care budget sub-activity to pay for 
contractor-provided medical care. To limit such transfers and 
improve oversight within the Defense Health Program operation 
and maintenance account, the Committee includes a provision 
which caps the funds available for Private Sector Care under 
the TRICARE program subject to prior approval reprogramming 
procedures. The provision and accompanying report language 
included by the Committee should not be interpreted as limiting 
the amount of funds that may be transferred to the In-House 
Care budget sub-activity from other budget sub-activities 
within the Defense Health Program. In addition, the Committee 
continues to designate the funding for the In-House Care budget 
sub-activity as a congressional special interest item. Any 
transfer of funds from the In-House Care budget sub-activity 
into the Private Sector Care budget sub-activity or any other 
budget sub-activity will require the Secretary of Defense to 
follow prior approval reprogramming procedures for operation 
and maintenance funds.
    The Committee also remains concerned with continual reports 
that substantial amounts of funding are transferred from the 
Private Sector Care budget sub-activity without the submission 
of written notification as required by prior year Department of 
Defense Appropriations Acts. The Committee directs the 
Secretary of Defense to provide written notification to the 
congressional defense committees of cumulative transfers in 
excess of $10,000,000 out of the Private Sector Care budget 
sub-activity not later than fifteen days after such a transfer. 
Furthermore, the Committee directs the Secretary of Defense to 
provide a report to the congressional defense committees not 
later than 30 days after the enactment of this Act that 
delineates transfers of funds in excess of $10,000,000, and the 
dates any transfers occurred, from the Private Sector Care 
budget sub-activity to any other budget sub-activity groups for 
fiscal years 2012, 2013, and 2014.
    The Committee further directs the Assistant Secretary of 
Defense (Health Affairs) to provide quarterly reports to the 
congressional defense committees on budget execution data for 
all of the Defense Health Program budget activities and to 
adequately reflect changes to the budget activities requested 
by the Services in future budget submissions.

                          CARRYOVER AUTHORITY

    For fiscal year 2015, the Committee recommends one percent 
carryover authority for the operation and maintenance account 
of the Defense Health Program. The Committee directs the 
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) to submit a 
detailed spending plan for any fiscal year 2014 designated 
carryover funds to the congressional defense committees not 
less than 30 days prior to executing the carryover funds.

                        ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD

    The Committee has grown increasingly alarmed about the 
inability of the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs to 
develop and procure interoperable electronic health records. 
Despite the mandate for full interoperability included in the 
National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2008 and 
significant funding investments, the two Departments still do 
not have electronic health record systems that are able to 
meaningfully exchange patient data.
    The Committee is deeply concerned with the lack of progress 
by the two Departments to achieve full interoperability and 
believes that there must be more cooperation throughout the two 
Departments to find, develop, and implement the best solution 
that will allow interoperability in a timely manner. The 
Committee understands that the two Departments have begun 
implementation of a temporary system that allows some 
administrators and clinicians to view and manipulate patient 
data; however, the number of providers that has access to this 
system is extremely limited at this point. Additionally, while 
this system is designed to improve interoperability in the near 
term, the Committee remains concerned about interoperability in 
the future, when each Department will have a different records 
system than what is currently in use.
    The Committee includes a provision that restricts the 
amount of funding that may be obligated for the Interagency 
Program Office (IPO), the Defense Healthcare Management Systems 
Modernization (DHMSM) program, and the Defense Information 
Management Exchange (DMIX) to 25 percent of the funding 
provided until the Secretary of Defense provides the House and 
Senate Appropriations Committees an expenditure plan that 
includes numerous reporting requirements.
    Furthermore, the Committee directs the IPO to continue to 
provide quarterly reports on the progress of interoperability 
between the two Departments to the House and Senate 
Subcommittees on Appropriations for Defense and the House and 
Senate Subcommittees on Appropriations for Military 
Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies.
    The Committee reminds the Program Executive Officer (PEO) 
of the Defense Healthcare Management Systems (DHMS) to not lose 
sight of the ultimate goal of interoperability with the 
enhanced health record system of the Department of Veterans 
Affairs. The PEO DHMS, in conjunction with the director of the 
IPO, is directed to provide quarterly reports to the 
congressional defense committees on the cost and schedule of 
the program, to include milestones, knowledge points, and 
acquisition timelines, as well as quarterly obligation reports. 
The Committee further directs the PEO DHMS to continue briefing 
the House and Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittees on a 
quarterly basis, coinciding with the report submission.

               JOINT WARFIGHTER MEDICAL RESEARCH PROGRAM

    The Committee recommendation includes $45,000,000 for the 
continuation of the joint warfighter medical research program. 
The funding shall be used to augment and accelerate high 
priority Department of Defense and Service medical requirements 
and to continue prior year initiatives that are close to 
achieving their objectives and yielding a benefit to military 
medicine. The funding shall not be used for new projects nor 
for basic research, and it shall be awarded at the discretion 
of the Secretary of Defense following a review of medical 
research and development gaps as well as unfinanced medical 
requirements of the Services. Further, the Committee directs 
the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) to provide 
a report not later than 180 days after the enactment of this 
Act to the congressional defense committees which lists the 
projects that receive funding. The report should include the 
funding amount awarded to each project, a thorough description 
of each project's research, and the benefit the research will 
provide to the Department of Defense.

                 PEER-REVIEWED CANCER RESEARCH PROGRAMS

    The Committee recommendation includes $120,000,000 for the 
peer-reviewed breast cancer research program, $80,000,000 for 
the peer-reviewed prostate cancer research program, $20,000,000 
for the peer-reviewed ovarian cancer research program, 
$10,500,000 for the peer-reviewed lung cancer research program, 
and $15,000,000 for the peer-reviewed cancer research program 
that would research cancers not addressed in the aforementioned 
programs currently executed by the Department of Defense.
    The funds provided in the peer-reviewed cancer research 
program are directed to be used to conduct research in the 
following areas: colorectal cancer, genetic cancer research, 
kidney cancer, listeria vaccine for cancer, liver cancer, 
melanoma and other skin cancers, mesothelioma, pancreatic 
cancer, stomach cancer, and the link between scleroderma and 
cancer.
    The funds provided under the peer-reviewed cancer research 
program shall be used only for the purposes listed above. The 
Committee directs the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health 
Affairs) to provide a report not later than 180 days after the 
enactment of this Act to the congressional defense committees 
on the status of the peer-reviewed cancer research program. For 
each research area, the report should include the funding 
amount awarded, the progress of the research, and the relevance 
of the research to servicemembers and their families.
    The Committee continues to support the establishment of a 
task force to focus on research for metastasized cancer with a 
focus on clinical and translational research aimed at extending 
the lives of advanced stage and recurrent patients. The 
Committee directs the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health 
Affairs) to submit a report to the congressional defense 
committees not later than 60 days after the enactment of this 
Act on the status of establishing such a task force.

             PEER-REVIEWED PROSTATE CANCER RESEARCH PROGRAM

    The Committee recommends $80,000,000 for the peer-reviewed 
prostate cancer research program. The Committee is aware that 
the pace of prostate cancer research may possibly be enhanced 
through the use of data derived from large patient studies that 
include long-term health records, bio-specimen repositories, 
and pre-existing research. The Committee encourages the 
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) to support 
research that applies state-of-the-art proteomic analysis, 
bioinformatics, and mathematical models to such data to improve 
disease classification, risk assessment, education, treatment, 
and management.

                        INTELLIGENT PROSTHETICS

    The Committee recommends $30,000,000 for the peer-reviewed 
orthopedics research program. The Committee is aware that many 
of the injuries sustained by servicemembers in combat include 
multiple limb trauma and are often distinct from trauma 
typically seen in the civilian environment, thus requiring a 
unique solution set. The Committee encourages the Assistant 
Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) to support research at 
the intersection of bioengineering, neuroscience, and 
rehabilitation to support neural interfaces to peripheral 
nerves and advanced prosthetics that deliver more functionality 
to amputees.

                        PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE

    The Committee remains concerned with pain management 
prescription medication dependency among servicemembers. It is 
imperative that proper steps are taken to prevent 
overmedication and that treatment options are available for 
those facing possible addiction. The Committee recognizes that 
the Department of Defense currently provides a range of 
medication therapy management services at military treatment 
facilities. These services are designed to optimize therapy or 
the adherence to therapy between providers, pharmacists, and 
patients. The Committee directs the Assistant Secretary of 
Defense (Health Affairs) to provide a report not later than 180 
days after the enactment of this Act to the congressional 
defense committees detailing the progress of including 
pharmacists in the care team provided by the Patient Centered 
Medical Home (PCMH), the success rate of patients in properly 
adhering to medicine treatment and prescription levels, and if 
there have been cases in which the inclusion of a pharmacist in 
the PCMH has contributed to reducing the level of medication 
taken by patients who may have been overmedicating.

                       HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY

    Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and post-traumatic stress 
disorder (PTSD) are the signature wounds of more than a decade 
of conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since 2000, the military 
has accounted for more than 280,000 cases of traumatic brain 
injury and nearly 120,000 diagnoses of new post-traumatic 
stress disorder. Patients suffering from these conditions are 
often prescribed various psychotropic drugs to ease their 
symptoms. These drugs often have negative side effects and 
carry the risk of leading to dependency.
    The Committee understands that the Department of Defense 
has studied the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy as an 
alternative treatment for servicemembers suffering from TBI and 
PTSD. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves breathing pure oxygen 
in a pressurized room which allows for the intake of more 
oxygen. The oxygen enters the bloodstream and stimulates the 
release of growth factors and stem cells, which, in turn, 
promote healing. The Committee understands that although 
private sector research has shown positive effects of using the 
therapy, the Department of Defense has decided not to pursue 
its use, citing that clinical trials failed to show positive 
results.
    The Committee directs the Comptroller General of the United 
States to conduct a review and provide a report to the 
congressional defense committees not later than 180 days after 
the enactment of this Act on the use of hyperbaric oxygen 
therapy to treat TBI and PTSD. The report should include a 
review of the clinical trials completed by the Department of 
Defense, an assessment of the conclusions reached by the 
trials, an assessment of whether the trials were appropriately 
administered, and a review of private sector research on the 
use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy and whether those conclusions 
are similar or different from the Department of Defense study.

                CHILDHOOD TRAUMA IN MILITARY DEPENDENTS

    The Committee is concerned with the rise in outpatient 
mental health visits among children of active duty and reserve 
servicemembers. The Committee believes that it is imperative to 
develop efficient means to identify children at risk of 
deployment-related mental health issues and to provide tools, 
education, and guidance to the professionals and families 
caring for these children. It is also important that the proper 
steps are taken to prevent predictable mental health problems 
from manifesting in dependent children. The Committee 
encourages the Secretary of Defense to make the prevention of 
childhood trauma in military dependents a priority.

            AIR FORCE MILITARY ACUITY MODEL TRAINING PROGRAM

    The Committee understands that the Air Force Military 
Acuity Model has provided benefits such as more efficient and 
improved access to care. The Committee encourages the Assistant 
Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) to consider expanding use 
of the model throughout the military health system.

                  TRAUMA CLINICAL RESEARCH REPOSITORY

    Traumatic injuries continue to cause nearly all combat 
deaths, as well as many in the general civilian population. 
Numerous advances in trauma care have been achieved through the 
medical research undertaken by the Department of Defense; this 
life-saving impact of trauma research can be seen on the 
battlefield and in civilian trauma response. To capitalize on 
these important research investments, the Committee included 
$5,000,000 in the Consolidated Appropriations Act for fiscal 
year 2014 to create a trauma clinical research repository 
accessible to both public and private researchers. With the 
projected decline in military funding as a result of the 
imminent end of combat operations, there remains an urgency to 
maintain the momentum on advances in trauma care and bridge the 
lessons learned from the military to civilian communities. The 
trauma clinical research repository will help breakthroughs in 
research lead to significant advances in treatment, 
particularly for battlefield injuries. Data shared in the 
trauma repository should be utilized for future research, such 
as studies to identify biomarkers of trauma-related organ 
dysfunction or studies on new life-saving pharmaceuticals.
    The Committee encourages the Assistant Secretary of Defense 
(Health Affairs) and the Director of the Defense Health Agency 
to fully implement the trauma clinical research repository and 
to collaborate with other federal entities to create a task 
force to identify existing critical research gaps. Future 
research must focus on these gaps to supplement advances in 
care achieved over the past decade of combat operations, 
translate the lessons learned into the civilian community, and 
maintain the momentum in trauma research.

                              TELEMEDICINE

    The Committee is aware of the advantages of using 
telemedicine to enhance medical care provided to servicemembers 
while at home or when deployed around the world.
    The use of telemedicine increases access to care, reduces 
patient and specialist travel, decreases lost work times, and 
saves money by avoiding referrals to the private sector.
    The Committee supports expanding telemedicine projects that 
can lower the cost of military health care and maintain the 
skill proficiencies of military medical personnel. The 
Committee encourages the Service Surgeons General to 
appropriately fund and expand telemedicine initiatives, 
particularly for beneficiaries at overseas military treatment 
facilities.

       PRESERVATION OF MUSCLE MASS DURING IMMOBILIZATION PERIODS

    The Committee believes that high-level motor performance 
and endurance is critical for servicemembers in combat. While 
servicemembers typically have above average skeletal muscle 
strength and relative resistance to fatigability, during long 
periods of immobilization, which can occur in theater, while 
traveling, or when recuperating from injuries, muscle de-
training often occurs. The Committee encourages the Assistant 
Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) to support research on 
training that enhances muscle fitness and decelerates the 
process of muscle de-training.

 COOPERATION BETWEEN MILITARY MEDICAL FACILITIES, CIVILIAN HEALTHCARE 
                      FACILITIES, AND UNIVERSITIES

    The Committee recognizes the importance of cooperation 
between military medical facilities, universities, and other 
civilian partners to provide valuable medical trauma training 
to sustain the education of military medical providers. This 
training and real-life experience contributes to maintaining 
the capabilities of the National Guard Chemical, Biological, 
Radiological, and Nuclear Explosives Enhanced Response Force 
Packages, the National Guard Homeland Response Forces, and the 
Army Reserve Consequence Management Response Forces.
    The Committee encourages the Service Surgeons General and 
the Chief of the National Guard Bureau to continue to pursue 
trauma training with civilian partners in order to maintain 
unit medical readiness at optimum levels as military healthcare 
providers maintain their individual skills to respond 
effectively to emergency incidents.

                        CANINE THERAPY RESEARCH

    The Committee is aware of the potential benefits of canine 
therapy for treatment of servicemembers suffering from 
traumatic brain injuries (TBI) or post-traumatic stress 
disorder (PTSD). While still experimental, canine therapy may 
be a promising alternative to pharmaceutical treatment.
    The Committee understands that the Department of Defense is 
currently studying if and why canines can help servicemembers 
cope with debilitating injuries and whether this treatment can 
be substantially utilized in the future. The Committee 
encourages the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) 
to continue this research to evaluate the effectiveness of 
canine therapy in treating servicemembers suffering from TBI 
and PTSD.

                       THERMAL INJURY PREVENTION

    The Committee encourages the Secretary of Defense to 
establish standards to prevent thermal injuries caused by 
ground combat and tactical vehicles. Survivability enhancement 
efforts such as fire prevention, fire suppression, and fuel 
containment should continually be addressed in order to provide 
the best possible protection for servicemembers.

                  EFFICIENCY OF PATIENT CARE DELIVERY

    The Committee understands the necessity of developing 
technologies to improve the efficiency of patient care in 
military treatment facilities. The Committee recognizes that, 
in the event of a mass casualty, military treatment facilities 
would experience a significant increase in patient volume. The 
ability to maximize efficiency and effectiveness of care would 
be critical to the management of an overwhelming surge in 
patient volume and intensity. The Committee encourages the 
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) to research the 
development of an automated resource management system to 
improve patient care, both in normal and emergency situations.

                  MILITARY MENTAL HEALTH PILOT PROGRAM

    The Committee is pleased that the Secretary of Defense 
created a pilot program to improve efforts to treat 
servicemembers suffering from mental health disorders in the 
National Guard and reserve components through community 
partnerships. The Committee encourages the Secretary of Defense 
to expand this program to include additional community partners 
through a competitive and merit-based award process.

                   MULTI-DISCIPLINARY BRAIN RESEARCH

    The Committee supports the pursuance of multi-disciplinary 
research toward translational medicine that may provide better 
diagnostic tools and treatment outcomes for servicemembers who 
suffer from traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress 
disorder, and other neurotrauma. The Committee encourages the 
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) to support 
researchers, scientists, and health care professionals in this 
field and to encourage them to share their findings with the 
Department of Defense. With proper support, translational 
research in this field could lead to the integration of new 
treatments in military treatment facilities and could improve 
care in the near-term.

                ACCESS TO MILITARY TREATMENT FACILITIES

    The Committee is aware of unobligated balances remaining 
from funds appropriated in section 8110 of the Department of 
Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2011. The Committee 
believes that these unobligated balances should be utilized for 
the purposes for which originally appropriated. Accordingly, 
the Committee directs the Secretary of Defense to submit a 
report to the congressional defense committees not later than 
60 days after the enactment of this Act on any remaining 
balances from funds appropriated in section 8110 of the 
Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2011. 
The report shall include the amount of remaining balances and 
an execution plan for these funds that will improve access to 
the Department's military treatment facilities.

                 NON-OPIOID PAIN MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT

    The Committee remains concerned with pain management 
prescription medication dependency and addiction among 
servicemembers. Many servicemembers have endured physical and 
emotional wounds associated with combat and have relied on 
prescription opioids, sometimes for years, to manage their 
pain. While over-prescription of narcotics is a problem that 
must be addressed, the Committee believes that all patients 
have the right to effective relief of both acute and chronic 
pain. Narcotic abuse requires a multi-pronged approach, but the 
development of non-narcotic pain relief strategies is an 
essential component. Therefore, the Committee encourages the 
Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) to establish a 
peer-reviewed research program to research and develop 
alternatives to opioid-based pain management.

           CHEMICAL AGENTS AND MUNITIONS DESTRUCTION, DEFENSE


Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................    $1,004,123,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................       828,868,000
Committee recommendation..............................       828,868,000
Change from budget request............................             - - -
 

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $828,868,000 
for Chemical Agents and Munitions Destruction, Defense. The 
total amount recommended in the bill will provide the following 
program in fiscal year 2015:

                EXPLANATION OF PROJECT LEVEL ADJUSTMENTS
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             Change from
                                      Budget     Committee      request
                                     request    recommended
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OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE........      222,728      222,728        - - -
PROCUREMENT......................       10,227       10,227        - - -
RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND        595,913      595,913        - - -
 EVALUATION......................
    TOTAL, CHEMICAL AGENTS AND         828,868      828,868        - - -
     MUNITIONS DESTRUCTION,
     DEFENSE.....................
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         DRUG INTERDICTION AND COUNTER-DRUG ACTIVITIES, DEFENSE


 
 
 
Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................    $1,015,885,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................       820,687,000
Committee recommendation..............................       944,687,000
Change from budget request............................      +124,000,000
 

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $944,687,000 
for Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities, Defense. The 
total amount recommended in the bill will provide the following 
program in fiscal year 2015:

                EXPLANATION OF PROJECT LEVEL ADJUSTMENTS
                        [In thousands of dollars]
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                                                             Change from
                                      Budget     Committee     request
                                     request    recommended
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COUNTER-NARCOTICS SUPPORT........      719,096      669,631      -49,465
    Transfer to National Guard          - - -       -89,465       - - -
     counter-drug program........
    Program increase.............       - - -        40,000       - - -
DRUG DEMAND REDUCTION PROGRAM....      101,591      105,591        4,000
    Young Marines--drug demand          - - -         4,000       - - -
     reduction...................
NATIONAL GUARD COUNTER-DRUG             - - -       169,465      169,465
 PROGRAM.........................
    Transfer from counter-              - - -        89,465       - - -
     narcotics support...........
    Program increase.............       - - -        80,000       - - -
        TOTAL, DRUG INTERDICTION       820,687      944,687      124,000
         AND COUNTER-DRUG
         ACTIVITIES, DEFENSE.....
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             DRUG INTERDICTION AND COUNTER-DRUG ACTIVITIES

    The Committee remains concerned about the continued 
decrease in funding for the Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug 
Activities, Defense account. The efforts being funded in this 
account are instrumental in not just monitoring, detecting, and 
interdicting drug shipments on their way into the United 
States, but in providing intelligence support to track 
laundered drug money that often flows to transnational crime 
organizations. Drug trafficking remains a major source of 
funding for terrorist organizations and contributes to violence 
in parts of the United States and instability in many other 
countries. The Committee understands the unique capabilities 
that the Department of Defense has in supporting this mission, 
and recommends an additional $40,000,000 specifically for 
counter-narcotics support.

                     BUDGET JUSTIFICATION MATERIAL

    The Committee understands that the funding included in the 
Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities, Defense account 
is divided into three major categories of funding: counter-
narcotics support, the drug demand reduction program, and the 
National Guard counter-drug program. The Committee recommends 
dividing the funding into three separate sub-activity groups to 
provide greater transparency and oversight of the program and 
its budget execution. In lieu of formal reprogramming guidance 
and restrictions, the Committee directs the Deputy Assistant 
Secretary of Defense (Counter-narcotics and Global Threats) to 
provide written notification to the congressional defense 
committees not less than 15 days before transferring funding in 
excess of $5,000,000 between any lines. In addition, the 
Committee directs the Secretary of Defense to request funding 
for each separate sub-activity group under the Drug 
Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities, Defense account in 
the fiscal year 2016 budget submission and subsequent budget 
years.

                       NATIONAL GUARD STATE PLANS

    The Committee is disappointed that, for the third year in a 
row, the budget request underfunds the National Guard counter-
drug program. The Committee recognizes the importance of the 
mission of the National Guard counter-drug program as a support 
organization to combatant commands and federal, state, and 
local law enforcement agencies. To help address the lack of 
funding of this important program, the Committee recommends an 
additional $80,000,000 for fiscal year 2015.

             JOINT IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICE DEFEAT FUND


 
 
 
Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................             - - -
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................      $115,058,000
Committee recommendation..............................        65,464,000
Change from budget request............................       -49,594,000
 

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $65,464,000 
for the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Fund. The 
total amount recommended in the bill will provide the following 
program in fiscal year 2015:

                EXPLANATION OF PROJECT LEVEL ADJUSTMENTS
                        [In thousands of dollars]
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                                                             Change from
                                      Budget     Committee      request
                                     request    recommended
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STAFF AND INFRASTRUCTURE
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENTS..       49,594        - - -      -49,594
    Carryover....................        - - -      -10,000        - - -
    Excess to need...............        - - -      -39,594        - - -
CIVILIAN PERSONNEL...............       38,001       38,001        - - -
MOBILIZATION DESIGNEES...........        6,683        6,683        - - -
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND               7,300        7,300        - - -
 COMMUNICATIONS..................
FACILITIES.......................       12,032       12,032        - - -
TRAVEL...........................          624          624        - - -
OTHER (SUPPLIES).................          824          824        - - -
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        TOTAL, JOINT IED DEFEAT        115,058       65,464      -49,594
         FUND....................
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                  JOINT URGENT OPERATIONAL NEEDS FUND


 
 
 
Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................             - - -
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................       $20,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................             - - -
Change from budget request............................       -20,000,000
 

    The Committee recommends no funding for the Joint Urgent 
Operational Needs Fund.

            SUPPORT FOR INTERNATIONAL SPORTING COMPETITIONS


 
 
 
Fiscal year 2014 appropriation.............             - - -
Fiscal year 2015 budget request............       $10,000,000
Committee recommendation...................        10,000,000
Change from budget request.................             - - -
 

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $10,000,000 
for Support for International Sporting Competitions.

            SUPPORT FOR INTERNATIONAL SPORTING COMPETITIONS

    The Committee understands that the Support for 
International Sporting Competitions Fund is one way in which 
the Department of Defense helps support people with 
disabilities. The Support for International Sporting 
Competitions Fund proposed for fiscal year 2015 is a no-year 
appropriation that provides $10,000,000 for continuing 
Department of Defense support to national and international 
sporting events. In addition, the Committee is aware that funds 
remain available from the Department of Defense Appropriations 
Act for fiscal year 2003. The Committee supports the request 
for fiscal year 2015 and expects the Secretary of Defense to 
allocate remaining prior year funds towards this effort. The 
Committee would entertain a reprogramming of funds if required 
for proper execution of these funds to fully support these 
events.

                    OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL


Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................      $316,000,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................       311,830,000
Committee recommendation..............................       311,830,000
Change from budget request............................             - - -
 

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $311,830,000 
for the Office of the Inspector General. The total amount 
recommended in the bill will provide the following program in 
fiscal year 2015:

                EXPLANATION OF PROJECT LEVEL ADJUSTMENTS
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             Change from
                                     Budget      Committee      request
                                    request     recommended
------------------------------------------------------------------------
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE.......      310,830       310,830        - - -
PROCUREMENT.....................        1,000         1,000        - - -
    TOTAL, OFFICE OF THE              311,830       311,830        - - -
     INSPECTOR GENERAL..........
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                    OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL

    Since 2008, Congress has provided the Department of Defense 
Inspector General (DODIG) with additional funding to support 
increased audit, investigative, assessment, and evaluation 
capabilities, commonly referred to as the DODIG Growth Plan. 
The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2013 
directed the DODIG to provide an updated requirements plan to 
establish future staffing objectives based on oversight needs 
and current budgetary realities. The Committee understands that 
the Inspector General is currently reviewing future DODIG 
funding requirements to support its ability to conduct robust 
oversight and reduce waste, fraud, and abuse in the Department. 
The Committee believes that the DODIG must have a robust and 
stable source of funding to operate effectively and 
efficiently, and it was pleased to see that the fiscal year 
2015 budget supports stable funding for the DODIG compared to 
previous fiscal years. The Committee remains supportive of the 
revised DODIG funding requirement, which balances both current 
fiscal realities and its oversight needs, and it directs the 
Secretary of Defense to request full funding for the DODIG in 
the fiscal year 2016 budget request and the future years 
defense plan.
                               TITLE VII

                            RELATED AGENCIES

              NATIONAL AND MILITARY INTELLIGENCE PROGRAMS

    The National Intelligence Program and the Military 
Intelligence Program budgets funded in the Department of 
Defense Appropriations Act consist primarily of resources for 
the Director of National Intelligence including the 
Intelligence Community Management staff, the Central 
Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Defense Intelligence Agency, the 
National Reconnaissance Office, the National Security Agency, 
the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the intelligence 
services of the Departments of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and 
the CIA Retirement and Disability fund.

                            CLASSIFIED ANNEX

    The Committee's budget review of classified programs is 
published in a separate, detailed, and comprehensive classified 
annex. The intelligence community, Department of Defense, and 
other organizations are expected to fully comply with the 
recommendations and directions in the classified annex 
accompanying the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for 
fiscal year 2015.

   CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY RETIREMENT AND DISABILITY SYSTEM FUND


Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................      $514,000,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................       514,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................       514,000,000
Change from budget request............................             - - -


    This appropriation provides payments of benefits to 
qualified beneficiaries in accordance with the Central 
Intelligence Agency Retirement Act of 1964 for Certain 
Employees (P.L. 88-643), as amended by Public Law 94-522. This 
statute authorized the establishment of the CIA Retirement and 
Disability System for certain employees and authorized the 
establishment and maintenance of a fund from which benefits 
would be paid to those beneficiaries.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $514,000,000 
for the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability 
System Fund. This is a mandatory account.

               INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT ACCOUNT

Fiscal year 2014 appropriation........................      $528,229,000
Fiscal year 2015 budget request.......................       510,194,000
Committee recommendation..............................       501,194,000
Change from budget request............................        -9,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $501,194,000 
for the Intelligence Community Management Account.
    The Committee understands that there is confusion within 
the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) as 
to whether section 8105 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act 
for fiscal year 2014 impacts or otherwise hinders the ability 
of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to take actions 
necessary to improve its budget processes by implementing 
capability-based budget formulation and execution. As the 
Committee has previously indicated to the ODNI, nothing in this 
section is intended to inhibit or otherwise preclude the CIA 
from continuing its ongoing efforts to implement an activity/
capability-based budget as has been directed in the 
appropriations Acts. Nothing in this Act, Committee report, or 
classified annex accompanying the report, is intended to 
preclude, nor shall it be construed as precluding the CIA from 
conducting any further such activity or capability-based budget 
activities.

                          WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING

    The Committee is concerned that wildlife poaching and 
trafficking, particularly of African elephant ivory, can be 
used as a source of funding by terrorist organizations, 
extremist militias, and transnational organized crime 
syndicates in Central and Eastern Africa. The Committee 
encourages the Director of National Intelligence to work with 
American and international law enforcement and partner 
countries to share information and analysis on transnational 
criminal organizations, terrorist entities, corrupt officials, 
and others that facilitate illegal wildlife trafficking.
                               TITLE VIII

                           GENERAL PROVISIONS

    The accompanying bill includes 138 general provisions. Most 
of these provisions were included in the Department of Defense 
Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2014 and many have been 
included in the Defense Appropriations Acts for a number of 
years. A description of each provision follows.
    Section 8001 provides that no funds made available in this 
Act may be used for publicity or propaganda purposes not 
authorized by Congress.
    Section 8002 provides for conditions and limitations on the 
payment of compensation to, or employment of, foreign 
nationals.
    Section 8003 provides that no funds made available in this 
Act may be obligated beyond the end of the fiscal year unless 
expressly provided for a greater period of availability 
elsewhere in the Act.
    Section 8004 provides a 20 percent limitation on the 
obligation of certain funds provided in this Act during the 
last two months of the fiscal year.
    Section 8005 has been amended and provides for the general 
transfer authority of working capital funds to other military 
functions.
    Section 8006 has been amended and provides that the tables 
titled ``Explanation of Project Level Adjustments'' in the 
Committee report and classified annex shall be carried out in 
the manner provided by the tables to the same extent as if the 
tables were included in the text of this Act.
    Section 8007 provides for the establishment of a baseline 
for application of reprogramming and transfer authorities for 
the current fiscal year.
    Section 8008 provides for limitations on the use of 
transfer authority of working capital fund cash balances.
    Section 8009 provides that none of the funds appropriated 
in this Act may be used to initiate a special access program 
without prior notification to the congressional defense 
committees.
    Section 8010 has been amended and provides limitations and 
conditions on the use of funds made available in this Act to 
initiate multi-year contracts.
    Section 8011 provides for the use and obligation of funds 
for humanitarian and civic assistance costs under chapter 20 of 
title 10, United States Code.
    Section 8012 has been amended and provides that civilian 
personnel of the Department of Defense may not be managed on 
the basis of end strength or be subject to end strength 
limitations.
    Section 8013 prohibits funding from being used to influence 
congressional action on any matters pending before the 
Congress.
    Section 8014 prohibits compensation from being paid to any 
member of the Army who is participating as a full-time student 
and who receives benefits from the Education Benefits Fund when 
time spent as a full-time student is counted toward that 
member's service commitment.
    Section 8015 provides for the transfer of funds 
appropriated in title III of this Act for the Department of 
Defense Pilot Mentor-Protege Program.
    Section 8016 provides for the Department of Defense to 
purchase anchor and mooring chains manufactured only in the 
United States.
    Section 8017 has been amended and makes permanent the 
prohibition of funds made available to the Department of 
Defense from being used to demilitarize or dispose of certain 
surplus firearms and small arms ammunition or ammunition 
components.
    Section 8018 provides a limitation on funds being used for 
the relocation of any Department of Defense entity into or 
within the National Capital Region.
    Section 8019 has been amended and provides for incentive 
payments authorized by section 504 of the Indian Financing Act 
of 1974 (25 U.S.C. 1544).
    Section 8020 provides that no funding for the Defense Media 
Activity may be used for national or international political or 
psychological activities.
    Section 8021 provides for the obligation of funds for 
purposes specified in section 2350j(c) of title 10, United 
States Code, in anticipation of receipt of contributions from 
the Government of Kuwait.
    Section 8022 has been amended and provides funding for the 
Civil Air Patrol Corporation.
    Section 8023 has been amended and prohibits funding from 
being used to establish new Department of Defense Federally 
Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDC), with certain 
limitations and reduces funding provided for FFRDCs.
    Section 8024 provides for the Department of Defense to 
procure carbon, alloy, or armor steel plate melted and rolled 
only in the United States and Canada.
    Section 8025 defines the congressional defense committees 
as being the Armed Services Committees of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate and the Subcommittees on Defense 
of the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate.
    Section 8026 provides for competitions between private 
firms and Department of Defense depot maintenance activities 
for modification, depot maintenance, and repair of aircraft, 
vehicles, and vessels, as well as the production of components 
and other defense-related articles.
    Section 8027 has been amended and provides for revocation 
of blanket waivers of the Buy American Act upon a finding that 
a country has violated a reciprocal defense procurement 
memorandum of understanding by discriminating against products 
produced in the United States that are covered by the 
agreement.
    Section 8028 provides for the availability of funds 
contained in the Department of Defense Overseas Military 
Facility Investment Recovery Account for purposes specified in 
section 2921(c)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act 
for fiscal year 1991.
    Section 8029 provides for the conveyance, without 
consideration, of relocatable housing units that are excess to 
the needs of the Air Force located at Grand Forks Air Force 
Base, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mountain Home Air Force Base, 
Ellsworth Air Force Base, and Minot Air Force Base to Indian 
Tribes located in the states of Nevada, Idaho, North Dakota, 
South Dakota, Montana, Oregon, Minnesota, and Washington.
    Section 8030 provides authority to use operation and 
maintenance appropriations to purchase items having an 
investment item unit cost of not more than $250,000.
    Section 8031 has been amended and prohibits the use of 
Working Capital Funds to purchase specified investment items.
    Section 8032 has been amended and provides that none of the 
funds appropriated for the Central Intelligence Agency shall 
remain available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year 
except for funds appropriated for the Reserve for 
Contingencies, the Working Capital Fund, or other programs as 
specified.
    Section 8033 provides that funds available for the Defense 
Intelligence Agency may be used for the design, development, 
and deployment of General Defense Intelligence Program 
intelligence communications and intelligence information 
systems.
    Section 8034 provides for the availability of funds for the 
mitigation of environmental impacts on Indian lands resulting 
from Department of Defense activities.
    Section 8035 requires the Department of Defense to comply 
with the Buy American Act, chapter 83 of title 41, United 
States Code.
    Section 8036 provides conditions under which contracts for 
studies, analyses, or consulting services may be entered into 
without competition on the basis of an unsolicited proposal.
    Section 8037 places certain limitations on the use of funds 
made available in this Act to establish Field Operating 
Agencies.
    Section 8038 places restrictions on converting to 
contractor performance an activity or function of the 
Department of Defense unless it meets certain guidelines 
provided.

                             (RESCISSIONS)

    Section 8039 has been amended and provides for the 
rescission of $964,648,000 from the following programs:

2013 Appropriations:
    Aircraft Procurement, Army:
        MQ-1 payload..................................       $27,000,000
    Weapons and Tracked Combat Vehicles, Army:
        Howitzer, SP 155 109A6........................         5,000,000
    Other Procurement, Army:
        Mid-tier networking vehicular radio...........        30,000,000
    Aircraft Procurement, Navy:
        RQ-4 UAV......................................        47,200,000
    Weapons Procurement, Navy:
        Standard missile..............................        27,000,000
    Aircraft Procurement, Air Force:
        C-130 modifications...........................        12,500,000
        MQ-IB modifications...........................        16,300,000
        MQ-IB spares..................................         4,500,000
        MQ-9..........................................        37,800,000
    Missile Procurement, Air Force:
        Minuteman III modifications...................         7,100,000
        Missile support equipment.....................         6,700,000
2014 Appropriations:
    Other Procurement, Army:
        JTRS HMS radio................................       100,000,000
        WIN-T increment 2.............................       100,000,000
    Aircraft Procurement, Navy:
        Aviation life support modifications...........         6,267,000
        Common electronic countermeasures.............        17,355,000
        E-2D hawkeye..................................        30,000,000
        F/A-18E/F advance procurement.................        75,000,000
        P-8A contract savings.........................        43,000,000
    Weapons Procurement, Navy:
        Classified programs...........................        25,000,000
        Rolling airframe missile......................         5,036,000
        Sidewinder....................................         5,000,000
        Standard missile..............................        46,400,000
        Tomahawk obsolescence.........................        10,000,000
    Other Procurement, Navy:
        National airspace system......................         1,505,000
    Aircraft Procurement, Air Force:
        A-10..........................................        45,300,000
        MQ-IB spares..................................         2,100,000
    Missile Procurement, Air Force:
        Evolved expendable launch vehicle.............       118,685,000
        Minuteman III modifications...................         2,500,000
    Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Army:
        Biometric enabled intelligence................         5,000,000
    Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Navy:
        Amphibious combat vehicle.....................        78,800,000
        JATAS termination.............................        20,000,000
        Marine Corps combat services support..........         6,600,000
 

    Section 8040 prohibits funds made available in this Act 
from being used to reduce authorized positions for military 
technicians (dual status) of the Army National Guard, Air 
National Guard, Army Reserve, and Air Force Reserve unless such 
reductions are a direct result of a reduction in military force 
structure.
    Section 8041 prohibits funding from being obligated or 
expended for assistance to the Democratic People's Republic of 
Korea unless specifically appropriated for that purpose.
    Section 8042 provides for reimbursement to the National 
Guard and reserve when members of the National Guard and 
reserve provide intelligence or counterintelligence support to 
the combatant commands, defense agencies, and joint 
intelligence activities.
    Section 8043 prohibits funds from being used to reduce 
civilian medical and medical support personnel assigned to 
military treatment facilities below the September 30, 2003 
level unless the Service Surgeons General certify to the 
congressional defense committees that it is a responsible 
stewardship of resources to do so.
    Section 8044 has been amended and prohibits the transfer of 
Department of Defense and Central Intelligence Agencies drug 
interdiction and counter-drug activity funds to other agencies 
except as specifically provided in an appropriations law.
    Section 8045 prohibits funding from being used for the 
procurement of ball and roller bearings other than those 
produced by a domestic source and of domestic origin.
    Section 8046 prohibits funding from being used to purchase 
supercomputers which are not manufactured in the United States.
    Section 8047 prohibits funding made available in this or 
any other Act from being used to pay the salary of anyone who 
approves or implements a transfer of administrative 
responsibilities or budgetary resources of any program, 
project, or activity financed by this Act to the jurisdiction 
of another Federal agency not financed by this Act without 
express authorization of the Congress.
    Section 8048 provides for prior congressional notification 
of article or service transfers to international peacekeeping 
organizations.
    Section 8049 prohibits funding from being used for 
contractor bonuses being paid due to business restructuring.
    Section 8050 provides for the transfer of funds to 
appropriations available for pay of military personnel in 
connection with support and services for eligible organizations 
and activities outside the Department of Defense.
    Section 8051 provides for the Department of Defense to 
dispose of negative unliquidated or unexpended balances for 
expired or closed accounts.
    Section 8052 provides conditions for the use of equipment 
of the National Guard Distance Learning Project on a space-
available, reimbursable basis.
    Section 8053 provides for the availability of funds to 
implement cost effective agreements for required heating 
facility modernization in the Kaiserslautern Military 
Community, Landstuhl Army Regional Medical Center, and Ramstein 
Air Base, Germany.
    Section 8054 provides for the limitation on the use of 
funds appropriated in title IV to procure end-items for 
delivery to military forces for operational training, 
operational use, or inventory requirements.
    Section 8055 provides for a waiver of ``Buy America'' 
provisions for certain cooperative programs.
    Section 8056 prohibits funding from being used to support 
the training of members of foreign security forces who have 
engaged in gross violations of human rights.
    Section 8057 prohibits funding in this Act from being used 
for repairs or maintenance to military family housing units.
    Section 8058 provides obligation authority for new starts 
for advanced concept technology demonstration projects only 
after notification to the congressional defense committees.
    Section 8059 provides that the Secretary of Defense shall 
provide a classified quarterly report on certain matters as 
directed in the classified annex accompanying this Act.
    Section 8060 prohibits the use of funds made available to 
the Department of Defense to provide support to an agency that 
is more than 90 days in arrears in making payments to the 
Department of Defense for goods or services provided on a 
reimbursable basis.
    Section 8061 provides for the use of National Guard 
personnel to support ground-based elements of the National 
Ballistic Missile Defense System.
    Section 8062 prohibits the use of funds made available in 
this Act to transfer to any nongovernmental entity ammunition 
held by the Department of Defense that has a center-fire 
cartridge and is designated as ``armor piercing'' except for 
demilitarization purposes.
    Section 8063 provides for a waiver by the Chief of the 
National Guard Bureau or his designee for all or part of 
consideration in cases of personal property leases of less than 
one year.
    Section 8064 provides for a limitation on funding from 
being used to support non-appropriated funds that purchase 
alcoholic beverages.
    Section 8065 has been amended and provides for the transfer 
of funds made available in this Act under Operation and 
Maintenance, Army to other activities of the Federal Government 
for classified purposes.
    Section 8066 has been amended and provides for the forced 
matching of disbursements and obligations made by the 
Department of Defense in the current fiscal year.
    Section 8067 provides for the transfer of funds made 
available in this Act under Operation and Maintenance, Defense-
Wide to the Department of State Global Security Contingency 
Fund.
    Section 8068 provides grant authority for the construction 
and furnishing of additional Fisher Houses to meet the needs of 
military family members when confronted with the illness or 
hospitalization of an eligible military beneficiary.
    Section 8069 has been amended and provides funding and 
transfer authority for the Israeli Cooperative Programs.
    Section 8070 prohibits funding from being obligated to 
modify command and control relationships to give Fleet Forces 
Command operational and administrative control of Navy forces 
assigned to the Pacific Fleet or to give United States 
Transportation Command operational and administrative control 
of certain aircraft.
    Section 8071 has been amended and provides for the funding 
of prior year shipbuilding cost increases.
    Section 8072 has been amended and provides that funds made 
available in this Act for intelligence activities are deemed to 
be specifically authorized by Congress for purposes of section 
504 of the National Security Act of 1947 until the enactment of 
the Intelligence Authorization Act for the current fiscal year.
    Section 8073 prohibits funding from being used to initiate 
a new start program without prior written notification.
    Section 8074 has been amended and provides that the budget 
of the President for the subsequent fiscal year shall include 
separate budget justification documents for costs of the United 
States Armed Forces' participation in contingency operations 
for the military personnel, operation and maintenance, and 
procurement accounts.
    Section 8075 prohibits funding from being used for the 
research, development, test, evaluation, procurement, or 
deployment of nuclear armed interceptors of a missile defense 
system.
    Section 8076 provides the Secretary of Defense with the 
authority to make grants in the amounts specified.
    Section 8077 prohibits funding from being used to reduce or 
disestablish the operation of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance 
Squadron of the Air Force Reserve.
    Section 8078 prohibits funding from being used for the 
integration of foreign intelligence information unless the 
information has been lawfully collected and processed during 
conduct of authorized foreign intelligence activities.
    Section 8079 provides that at the time members of reserve 
components of the armed forces are called or ordered to active 
duty, each member shall be notified in writing of the expected 
period during which the member will be mobilized.
    Section 8080 provides for the use of current and expired 
Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy subdivisions to reimburse the 
Judgment Fund.
    Section 8081 prohibits funding from being used to transfer 
program authority relating to current tactical unmanned aerial 
vehicles from the Army and requires the Army to retain 
responsibility for and operational control of the MQ-1C 
unmanned aerial vehicle.
    Section 8082 provides funding under certain conditions for 
the Asia Pacific Regional Initiative Program for the purpose of 
enabling the Pacific Command to execute certain Theater 
Security Cooperation activities.
    Section 8083 has been amended and limits the availability 
of funding provided for the Office of the Director of National 
Intelligence beyond the current fiscal year, except for funds 
appropriated for research and technology, which shall remain 
available for the current and the following fiscal years.
    Section 8084 provides for the adjustment of obligations 
within the Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy appropriation.
    Section 8085 has been amended and provides for the 
establishment of a baseline for application of reprogramming 
and transfer authorities for the Office of the Director of 
National Intelligence for the current fiscal year.
    Section 8086 is new and prohibits changes to the Army 
Contracting Command-New Jersey without prior notification.
    Section 8087 provides for the transfer of funds by the 
Director of National Intelligence to other departments and 
agencies for the purposes of Government-wide information 
sharing activities.
    Section 8088 provides for limitations on funding provided 
for the National Intelligence Program to be available for 
obligation or expenditure through a reprogramming or transfer 
of funds in accordance with section 102A(d) of the National 
Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 403-1(d)).
    Section 8089 directs the Director of National Intelligence 
to submit a future-years intelligence program reflecting 
estimated expenditures and proposed appropriations.
    Section 8090 defines the congressional intelligence 
committees as being the Permanent Select Committee on 
Intelligence of the House of Representatives, the Select 
Committee on Intelligence of the Senate, and the Subcommittees 
on Defense of the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate.
    Section 8091 directs the Department of Defense to continue 
to report incremental contingency operations costs for 
Operation Enduring Freedom or any other named operations in the 
Central Command area of operation on a monthly basis in the 
Cost of War Execution Report as required by Department of 
Defense Financial Management Regulation.
    Section 8092 provides the authority to transfer funding 
from operation and maintenance accounts for the Army, Navy, and 
Air Force to the central fund for Fisher Houses and Suites.
    Section 8093 provides that funds appropriated in this Act 
may be available for the purpose of making remittances and 
transfers to the Defense Acquisition Workforce Development 
Fund.
    Section 8094 provides that any agency receiving funds made 
available in this Act shall post on a public website any report 
required to be submitted by Congress with certain exceptions.
    Section 8095 prohibits the use of funds for federal 
contracts in excess of $1,000,000 unless the contractor agrees 
not to require, as a condition of employment, that employees or 
independent contractors agree to resolve through arbitration 
any claim or tort related to, or arising out of, sexual assault 
or harassment, including assault and battery, intentional 
infliction of emotional distress, false imprisonment, or 
negligent hiring, supervision, or retention, and to certify 
that each covered subcontractor agrees to do the same.
    Section 8096 has been amended and provides funds for 
transfer to the Joint Department of Defense--Department of 
Veterans Affairs Medical Facility Demonstration Fund.
    Section 8097 prohibits the Office of the Director of 
National Intelligence from employing more Senior Executive 
employees than are specified in the classified annex.
    Section 8098 prohibits funding from being used to pay a 
retired general or flag officer to serve as a senior mentor 
advising the Department of Defense unless such retired officer 
files a Standard Form 278 or successor form.
    Section 8099 provides for the purchase of heavy and light 
armed vehicles for the physical security of personnel or for 
force protection purposes up to a limit of $250,000 per 
vehicle.
    Section 8100 has been amended and provides grants through 
the Office of Economic Adjustment to support critical existing 
and enduring military installation and missions on Guam, as 
well as any potential Department of Defense growth.
    Section 8101 prohibits the Secretary of Defense from taking 
beneficial occupancy of more than 3,000 parking spaces to be 
provided by the BRAC 133 project unless certain conditions are 
met.
    Section 8102 requires monthly reporting of the civilian 
personnel end strength by appropriation account to the 
congressional defense committees.
    Section 8103 has been amended and prohibits funding to 
separate, or to consolidate from within, the National 
Intelligence Program budget from the Department of Defense 
budget.
    Section 8104 has been amended and provides the Director of 
National Intelligence with general transfer authority with 
certain limitations.
    Section 8105 has been amended and provides $540,000,000 to 
remain available in the Ship Modernization, Operations, and 
Sustainment Fund until September 30, 2021 for the purpose of 
manning, operating, sustaining, equipping, and modernizing 
Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruisers.
    Section 8106 reduces the total amount appropriated in this 
Act by $545,100,000 to reflect savings due to favorable 
exchange rates.
    Section 8107 prohibits funding to transfer or release any 
individual detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba into the United 
States, its territories, or possessions. This language is 
identical to language enacted in Public Law 112-74.
    Section 8108 prohibits funding to modify any United States 
facility (other than the facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba) to 
house any individual detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. This 
language is identical to language enacted in Public Law 112-74.
    Section 8109 prohibits funding from being used to enter 
into contracts or agreements with corporations with unpaid tax 
liabilities.
    Section 8110 prohibits funding from being used to enter 
into contracts or agreements with a corporation that was 
convicted of a federal criminal violation in the past 24 
months.
    Section 8111 prohibits funding from being used to violate 
the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000.
    Section 8112 prohibits funding from being used to violate 
the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008.
    Section 8113 prohibits funding from being used to violate 
the War Powers Resolution Act.
    Section 8114 prohibits funds from being used to purchase or 
lease new light duty vehicles except in accordance with the 
Presidential Memorandum-Federal Fleet Performance.
    Section 8115 prohibits funds from being used to enter into 
a contract with a person or entity listed in the Excluded 
Parties List System/System for Award Management as having been 
convicted of fraud against the Federal Government.
    Section 8116 prohibits funds from being used to enter into 
a contract, memorandum of understanding, or cooperative 
agreement with, make a grant to, or provide a loan or loan 
guarantee to Rosoboronexport, except under certain conditions.
    Section 8117 prohibits the use of funds for the purchase of 
manufacture of a United States flag unless such flags are 
treated as covered items under section 2533a(b) of title 10, 
United States Code.
    Section 8118 has been amended and provides for the transfer 
of funds for purposes of high priority sexual assault 
prevention and response program requirements.
    Section 8119 prohibits the use of funds for certain 
activities in Afghanistan.
    Section 8120 provides that funds may be used to provide ex 
gratia payments to local military commanders for damage, 
personal injury, or death that is incident to combat operations 
in a foreign country.
    Section 8121 has been amended and prohibits the use of 
funds to conduct any environmental study related to Minuteman 
III silos.
    Section 8122 prohibits the use of funds to cancel the 
avionics modernization program of record for C-130 aircraft.
    Section 8123 has been amended and prohibits the use of 
funding to reduce the force structure at Lajes Field, Azores, 
Portugal.
    Section 8124 prohibits the use of operation and maintenance 
funds in contradiction to 49 U.S. Code Section 41106 pertaining 
to the Civil Reserve Air Fleet.
    Section 8125 prohibits the use of funds for flight 
demonstration teams outside of the United States.
    Section 8126 prohibits the use of funds providing certain 
missile defense information to the Russian Federation.
    Section 8127 prohibits the use of funds by the National 
Security Agency targeting American persons under authorities 
granted in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978.
    Section 8128 is new and provides for the transfer of funds 
to the Maritime Administration for expenses related to the 
Ready Reserve Force.
    Section 8129 is new and provides for the transfer of up to 
$1,000,000 to the John C. Stennis Center for Public Service 
Training and Development Trust Fund.
    Section 8130 is new and provides $533,500,000 to fully fund 
an increase in basic pay for all military personnel by 1.8 
percent as authorized by current law.
    Section 8131 is new and provides $244,700,000 for basic 
allowance for housing for military personnel.
    Section 8132 is new and prohibits the use of funds to 
reduce, convert, decommission, or otherwise move to nondeployed 
status any Minuteman III ballistic missile silo that contains a 
deployed missile.
    Section 8133 is new and prohibits the use of funds to 
divest E-3 airborne warning and control system aircraft.
    Section 8134 is new and prohibits the use of funds to 
implement the Arms Trade Treaty until ratified by the Senate.
    Section 8135 is new and provides $139,000,000 to construct, 
renovate, repair, or expand elementary and secondary public 
schools on military installations.
    Section 8136 is new and prohibits the transfer of certain 
helicopters from the Army National Guard to the regular Army.
    Section 8137 is new and provides $1,000,000,000 for 
military readiness.
    Section 8138 is new and limits the availability of funds 
for activities authorized under Section 1208 of Public Law 112-
81.
    Section 8139 is new and prohibits the use of funds in 
contravention of Sec. 1035 of the National Defense 
Authorization Act for fiscal year 2014.
    Section 8140 is new and prohibits the use of funds to 
implement changes to hair standards and grooming policies for 
female servicemembers.
                                TITLE IX

                    OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    In title IX, the Committee recommends total new 
appropriations of $79,445,000,000 as a placeholder for ongoing 
military operations in Afghanistan. Despite a recent 
announcement from the Administration regarding plans for an 
enduring military presence in Afghanistan, no Overseas 
Contingency Operations budget request has been submitted; 
therefore this level is subject to change. This new 
discretionary spending authority for the Department of Defense 
will provide the necessary resources for deployed 
servicemembers, including funding for personnel requirements, 
operational needs, new aircraft to replace combat losses, 
combat vehicle safety modifications, and maintenance of 
facilities and equipment.

                           GENERAL PROVISIONS

    Title IX contains several general provisions, many of which 
extend or modify war-related authorities included in previous 
Acts. A brief description of the recommended provisions 
follows:
    Section 9001 provides that funds made available in this 
title are in addition to funds appropriated or otherwise made 
available for the Department of Defense for the current fiscal 
year.
    Section 9002 provides for general transfer authority within 
title IX.
    Section 9003 provides that supervision and administration 
costs associated with a construction project funded with 
appropriations available for operation and maintenance, the 
Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund, or the Afghanistan Security 
Forces Fund may be obligated at the time a construction 
contract is awarded.
    Section 9004 provides for the procurement of passenger 
motor vehicles and heavy and light armored vehicles for use by 
military and civilian employees of the Department of Defense in 
the Central Command area of responsibility.
    Section 9005 has been amended and provides funding for the 
Commander's Emergency Response Program, with certain 
limitations.
    Section 9006 provides lift and sustainment resources to 
coalition forces supporting military and stability operations 
in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    Section 9007 prohibits the establishment of permanent bases 
in Iraq or Afghanistan or United States control over Iraq oil 
resources.
    Section 9008 prohibits the use of funding in contravention 
of the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other 
Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
    Section 9009 limits the obligation of funding for the 
Afghanistan Security Forces Fund until certain conditions have 
been met.
    Section 9010 provides for the purchase of items of a 
particular investment unit cost from funding made available for 
operation and maintenance.
    Section 9011 has been amended and provides funding for the 
operations and activities of the Office of Security Cooperation 
in Iraq and security assistance teams.
    Section 9012 has been amended and restricts funds provided 
in operation and maintenance accounts for payments of Coalition 
Support Funds for reimbursement to the Government of Pakistan 
until certain conditions are met.
    Section 9013 prohibits the use of funds with respect to 
Syria in contravention of the War Powers Resolution.
    Section 9014 prohibits the use of funds in the Afghanistan 
Infrastructure Fund for new construction projects.
    Section 9015 is new and limits the obligation of funding 
for Overseas Contingency Operations until certain conditions 
have been met.
                                TITLE X

    Title X contains one new general provision. A brief 
description of the recommended provision follows:
    Section 10001 is new and provides that the amount by which 
new budget authority exceeds spending caps is $0.

            HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

    The following items are included in accordance with various 
requirements of the Rules of the House of Representatives:

               CHANGES IN THE APPLICATION OF EXISTING LAW

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(1) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the following statements are 
submitted describing the effect of provisions in the 
accompanying bill which directly or indirectly change the 
application of existing law.
    Language is included in various parts of the bill to 
continue ongoing activities which require annual authorization 
or additional legislation, which to date has not been enacted.
    The bill includes a number of provisions which place 
limitations on the use of funds in the bill or change existing 
limitations and which might, under some circumstances, be 
construed as changing the application of law.
    The bill includes a number of provisions, which have been 
virtually unchanged for many years that are technically 
considered legislation.
    The bill provides that appropriations shall remain 
available for more than one year for some programs for which 
the basic authorizing legislation does not presently authorize 
each extended availability.
    In various places in the bill, the Committee has allocated 
funds within appropriation accounts in order to fund specific 
programs.
    Changes in the application of existing law found within 
appropriations headings:
    Language is included in various accounts placing a 
limitation on funds for emergencies and extraordinary expenses.
    Language is included that provides not more than 
$15,000,000 for the Combatant Commander Initiative Fund.
    Language is included that provides not more than 
$36,000,000 for emergencies and extraordinary expenses.
    Language is included that provides not less than 
$36,262,000 for the Procurement Technical Assistance 
Cooperative Agreement Program, of which not less than 
$3,600,000 shall be available for centers.
    Language is included that makes available $8,881,000 for 
certain classified activities, allows such funds to be 
transferred between certain accounts, and exempts such funds 
from the investment item unit cost of items ceiling.
    Language is included that provides that any transfer 
authority provided under the heading ``Operation and 
Maintenance, Defense-Wide'' shall be in addition to any other 
transfer authority provided in this Act.
    Language is included under the various Environmental 
Restoration accounts that provides that the Service Secretaries 
may transfer such funds for the purposes of the funds provided 
under such appropriations headings, and provides that such 
transfer authority shall be in addition to any other transfer 
authority provided in the Act.
    Language is included that provides for specific 
construction, acquisition, or conversion of vessels under the 
heading ``Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy''.
    Language is included under the heading ``Research, 
Development, Test and Evaluation, Navy'' that provides funds 
for certain activities.
    Language is included under the heading ``Research, 
Development, Test and Evaluation, Defense-Wide'' that provides 
$250,000,000 for the Defense Rapid Innovation Program and 
provides for the transfer of funds subject to certain 
requirements.
    Language is included that provides that not less than 
$8,000,000 of funds provided under ``Defense Health Program'' 
shall be available for HIV/AIDS prevention education 
activities.
    Language is included that provides for the carry-over of 
one percent of the Operation and Maintenance account under the 
``Defense Health Program''.
    Language is included that limits obligation of funds 
provided under the ``Defense Health Program'' that limits the 
obligation of funds provided for the Interagency Program 
Management Office, the Defense Healthcare Management Systems 
Modernization program, and the Defense Medical Information 
Exchange until submission and approval of an expenditure plan 
describing certain matters.
    Language is included that specifies the use of certain 
funds provided under ``Chemical Agents and Munitions 
Destruction''.
    Language is included that provides for the transfer of 
funds under ``Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities''. 
Such transfer authority shall be in addition to other transfer 
authority provided elsewhere in the Act.
    Language is included that makes funds available for certain 
purposes notwithstanding any other provision of law, under 
``Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Fund''.
    Language is included under ``Joint Improvised Explosive 
Device Defeat Fund'' that provides for the transfer of such 
funds for the purposes of such fund to other appropriations 
accounts, provides that such transfer authority shall be in 
addition to any other transfer authority provided in the Act, 
and requires prior notification of such transfers.
    Language is included under ``Support for International 
Sporting Competitions'' providing for purposes of such funds.
    Language is included that provides that no funds made 
available in this Act may be used for publicity or propaganda 
purposes not authorized by Congress.
    Language is included that provides for conditions and 
limitations on the payment of compensation to, or employment 
of, foreign nationals.
    Language is included that provides that no funds made 
available in this Act may be obligated beyond the end of the 
fiscal year unless express provision for a greater period of 
availability is provided elsewhere in this Act.
    Language is included that provides a 20 percent limitation 
on the obligation of funds provided in this Act during the last 
two months of the fiscal year with certain exceptions.
    Language is included that provides for general transfer 
authority.
    Language is included that provides for incorporation of 
project level tables.
    Language is included that provides for the establishment of 
a baseline for application of reprogramming and transfer 
authorities for fiscal year 2015 and prohibits certain 
reprogrammings until after submission of a report.
    Language is included that provides for limitations on the 
use and transfer authority of working capital fund cash 
balances.
    Language is included that provides that prohibits funds 
appropriated in this Act to initiate a special access program 
without prior notification to the congressional defense 
committees.
    Language is included that provides limitations and 
conditions on the use of funds made available in this Act to 
initiate multi-year contracts.
    Language is included that provides for the use and 
obligation of funds for humanitarian and civic assistance costs 
under Chapter 20 of title 10, United States Code.
    Language is included that provides that civilian personnel 
of the Department may not be managed on the basis of end 
strength or be subject to end strength limitations, sets forth 
certain requirements related to end strength for the budget 
submission, and requires that Department of Army Science and 
Technology be managed based on budget availability.
    Language is included that prohibits funds made available in 
this Act from being used to influence congressional action on 
any matters pending before the Congress.
    Language is included that prohibits compensation from being 
paid to any member of the Army who is participating as a full-
time student and who receives benefits from the Education 
Benefits Fund when time spent as a full-time student is counted 
toward that member's service commitment.
    Language is included that provides for the transfer of 
funds appropriated in title III of this Act for the Department 
of Defense Pilot Mentor-Protege Program.
    Language is included that provides for the Department of 
Defense to purchase anchor and mooring chains manufactured only 
in the United States.
    Language is included that prohibits funds made available to 
the Department of Defense from being used to demilitarize or 
dispose of surplus firearms.
    Language is included that provides a limitation on funds 
being used for the relocation of any Department of Defense 
entity into or within the National Capital Region.
    Language is included that provides for incentive payments 
authorized by section 504 of the Indian Financing Act of 1974 
(25 U.S.C. 1544).
    Language is included that provides that no funds made 
available in this Act for the Defense Media Activity may be 
used for national or international political or psychological 
activities.
    Language is included that provides for the obligation of 
funds for purposes specified in section 2350j(c) of title 10, 
United States Code.
    Language is included that provides funding for the Civil 
Air Patrol Corporation.
    Language is included that provides for the number of staff 
years of technical effort that may be funded for defense 
Federally Funded Research and Development Centers.
    Language is included that provides for the Department of 
Defense to procure carbon, alloy, or armor steel plate melted 
and rolled only in the United States and Canada.
    Language is included that defines congressional defense 
committees as being the Armed Services Committees and the 
Subcommittees on Defense of the Committees on Appropriations of 
the House and Senate.
    Language is included that provides for competitions between 
private firms and Department of Defense Depot Maintenance 
Activities for modification, depot maintenance, and repair of 
aircraft, vehicles, and vessels, as well as the production of 
components and other Defense-related articles.
    Language is included that provides for revocation of 
blanket waivers of the Buy America Act upon a finding that a 
country has violated a reciprocal trade agreement by 
discriminating against products produced in the United States 
that are covered by the agreement.
    Language is included that provides for the availability of 
funds for purposes specified in section 2921(c)(2) of the 1991 
National Defense Authorization Act, namely facility maintenance 
and repair and environmental restoration at military 
installations in the United States.
    Language is included that provides for the conveyance, 
without consideration, of relocatable housing units located at 
Grand Forks, Malmstrom, Mountain Home, Ellsworth, and Minot Air 
Force Bases to Indian Tribes that are excess to Air Force 
needs.
    Language is included that provides authority to use 
operation and maintenance appropriations to purchase items 
having an investment item unit cost of not more than $250,000.
    Language is included that prohibits the purchase of 
specified investment items within Working Capital Fund.
    Language is included that provides that none of the funds 
appropriated for the Central Intelligence Agency shall remain 
available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year except 
for funds appropriated for the Reserve for Contingencies, the 
Working Capital Fund, or other certain programs authorized 
under section 503 of the National Security Act.
    Language is included that provides that funds available for 
the Defense Intelligence Agency may be used for intelligence 
communications and intelligence information systems for the 
Services, the Unified and Specified Commands, and the component 
commends.
    Language is included that provides that not less than 
$12,000,000 within ``Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide'' 
shall be for mitigation of environmental impacts on Indian 
lands.
    Language is included that provides for the Department of 
Defense to comply with the Buy American Act (chapter 83 of 
title 41, United States Code).
    Language is included that provides conditions under which 
contracts for studies, analyses, or consulting services may be 
entered into without competition on the basis of an unsolicited 
proposal.
    Language is included that provides for the limitations of 
funds made available in this Act to establish Field Operating 
Agencies.
    Language is included that provides grant authorities for 
the Department of Defense acting through the Office of Economic 
Adjustment.
    Language is included that provides for the limitations on 
the conversion of an activity or function of the Department of 
Defense to contractor performance.
    Language is included that provides for the rescission of 
previously appropriated funds.
    Language is included that prohibits funds made available in 
this Act from being used to reduce authorized positions for 
military technicians (dual status) of the Army National Guard, 
Air National Guard, Army Reserve, and Air Force Reserve unless 
such reductions are a direct result of a reduction in military 
force structure.
    Language is included that provides that none of the funds 
made available in this Act may be obligated or expended for 
assistance to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea unless 
appropriated for that purpose.
    Language is included that provides for reimbursement to the 
National Guard and reserve when members of the National Guard 
and reserve provide intelligence or counterintelligence support 
to the Combatant Commands, Defense Agencies, and Joint 
Intelligence Activities.
    Language is included that prohibits funds made available in 
this Act from being used to reduce civilian medical and medical 
support personnel assigned to military treatment facilities 
below the September 30, 2003, level unless the Service Surgeons 
General certify to the congressional defense committees that it 
is a responsible stewardship of resources to do so.
    Language is included that provides that Defense and Central 
Intelligence Agencies' drug interdiction and counter-drug 
activity funds may not be transferred to other agencies unless 
specifically provided in an appropriations law.
    Language is included that prohibits the use of funds 
appropriated by this Act for the procurement of ball and roller 
bearings other than those produced by a domestic source and of 
domestic origin.
    Language is included that provides for the Department of 
Defense to purchase supercomputers manufactured only in the 
United States unless the Secretary certifies such acquisition 
must be made for national security purposes.
    Language is included that prohibits the use of funds made 
available in this or any other Act to transfer administrative 
responsibilities or budgetary resources of any program, 
project, or activity financed by this Act to the jurisdiction 
of another Federal agency not financed by this Act without 
expressed authorization of the Congress.
    Language is included that provides for prior congressional 
notification of article transfers to international peacekeeping 
organizations.
    Language is included that prohibits the use of funds made 
available in this Act for contractor bonuses from being paid 
due to business restructuring.
    Language is included that provides for the transfer of 
funds to be used to support personnel supporting approved non-
traditional defense activities.
    Language is included that provides for the Department of 
Defense to dispose of negative unliquidated or unexpended 
balances for expired or closed accounts.
    Language is included that provides conditions for the use 
of equipment of the National Guard Distance Learning Project on 
a space-available, reimbursable basis.
    Language is included that provides for the availability of 
funds provided by this Act to implement cost-effective 
agreements for required heating facility modernization in the 
Kaiserslautern Military Community, Germany.
    Language is included that provides for the limitation on 
the use of funds appropriated in title IV to procure end-items 
for delivery to military forces for operational training, 
operational use, or inventory requirements.
    Language is included that provides for a waiver of the 
``Buy America'' provisions for certain cooperative programs.
    Language is included that prohibits the use of funds made 
available in this Act to support the training of members of 
foreign security forces who have engaged in gross violations of 
human rights.
    Language is included that prohibits the use of funds made 
available in this Act for repairs or maintenance to military 
family housing units.
    Language is included that provides obligation authority for 
new starts for advanced concept technology demonstration 
projects only after notification to the congressional defense 
committees.
    Language is included that provides that the Secretary of 
Defense shall provide a classified quarterly report on certain 
matters as directed in the classified annex accompanying this 
Act.
    Language is included that prohibits the use of funds made 
available to the Department of Defense to provide support to an 
agency that is more than 90 days in arrears in making payments 
to the Department of Defense for goods or services provided on 
a reimbursable basis.
    Language is included that provides for the use of National 
Guard personnel to support ground-based elements of the 
National Ballistic Missile Defense System.
    Language is included that prohibits the use of funds made 
available in this Act to transfer to any nongovernmental entity 
ammunition held by the Department of Defense that has a 
center--fire cartridge and designated as ``armor piercing'' 
except for demilitarization purposes.
    Language is included that provides for a waiver by the 
Chief, National Guard Bureau or his designee for all or part of 
consideration in cases of personal property leases of less than 
one year.
    Language is included that prohibits funds made available in 
this Act from being used to purchase alcoholic beverages.
    Language is included that provides for the transfer of 
funds made available in this Act under ``Operation and 
Maintenance, Army'' to other activities of the Federal 
Government for classified purposes.
    Language is included that provides for the forced matching 
of disbursement and obligations made by the Department of 
Defense in fiscal year 2015.
    Language is included that provides a limitation of 
$200,000,000 for transfer to the Department of State Global 
Security Contingency Fund, and set forth certain reporting 
requirements prior to such transfer.
    Language is included that provides grant authority for the 
construction and furnishing of additional Fisher Houses to meet 
the needs of military family members when confronted with the 
illness or hospitalization of an eligible military beneficiary.
    Language is included that provides funding and transfer 
authority for the Israeli Cooperative missile defense programs.
    Language is included that prohibits the use of funds made 
available in this Act to be obligated to modify the command and 
control relationship to give the Fleet Forces Command 
administration and operations control of U.S. Naval Forces 
assigned to the Pacific Fleet.
    Language is included that provides for the transfer of 
funds to properly complete prior year shipbuilding programs.
    Language is included that provides that funds made 
available in this Act are deemed to be specifically authorized 
by Congress for purposes of section 504 of the National 
Security Act of 1947 until enactment of the authorization Act.
    Language is included that prohibits the use of funds made 
available in this Act to initiate a new start program without 
prior written notification.
    Language is included that provides that the budget of the 
President for fiscal year 2015 shall include separate budget 
justification documents for costs of the United States Armed 
Forces' participation in contingency operations that contain 
certain budget exhibits as defined in the Department of Defense 
Financial Management Regulation.
    Language is included that prohibits funds made available in 
this Act from being used for the research, development, test, 
evaluation, procurement, or deployment of nuclear armed 
interceptors of a missile defense system.
    Language is included that provides the Secretary of Defense 
discretionary authority to make grants to the United Service 
Organizations and the Red Cross if he determines it to be in 
the national interest.
    Language is included that prohibits funds made available in 
this Act from being used to reduce or disestablish the 
operation of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron of the 
Air Force Reserve.
    Language is included that prohibits funds made available in 
this Act from being used for the integration of foreign 
intelligence information unless the information has been 
lawfully collected and processed during conduct of authorized 
foreign intelligence activities.
    Language is included that provides that at the time members 
of reserve components of the Armed Forces are called or ordered 
to active duty, each member shall be notified in writing of the 
expected period during which the member will be mobilized.
    Language is included that provides that the Secretary of 
Defense may transfer funds from any available Department of the 
Navy appropriation to any available Navy ship construction 
appropriation to liquidate costs caused by rate adjustments or 
other economic factors.
    Language is included that provides for the use of current 
and expired ``Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy'' subdivisions 
to reimburse the Judgment Fund.
    Language is included that prohibits the transfer of program 
authorities related to tactical unmanned aerial vehicles from 
the Army.
    Language is included that provides funding and authority 
for the Asia Pacific Regional Initiative program.
    Language is included that limits the obligation authority 
of funds provided for the Director of National Intelligence to 
the current fiscal year except for research and technology 
which shall remain available for the current and the following 
fiscal years.
    Language is included that provides for the adjustment of 
obligations within the ``Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy'' 
appropriation.
    Language is included that prohibits transfers of funds 
until the Director of National Intelligence submits a baseline 
for application of reprogramming and transfer authorities.
    Language is included that prohibits the realignment or 
personnel reductions for certain Army command sites within 
prior notification to the congressional defense committees.
    Language is included that provides for the transfer of up 
to $20,000,000 of funds available for the Program Manager for 
Information Sharing Environment to be transferred to other 
departments and agencies for certain purposes.
    Language is included that sets forth reprogramming and 
transfer procedures for the National Intelligence Program.
    Language is included that provides that the Director of 
National Intelligence shall provide budget exhibits identifying 
the five year future-years intelligence program.
    Language is included that defines the congressional 
intelligence committees.
    Language is included that directs the Department of Defense 
to report on the Cost of War Execution Report on a monthly 
basis.
    Language is included that provides that funds from certain 
operation and maintenance accounts may be transferred to a 
central fund established pursuant to section 2493(d) of title 
10, United States Code.
    Language is included that provides that funds may be used 
for the Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund.
    Language is included that provides that agencies post 
congressionally directed reports on a public website.
    Language is included that provides limitations on the award 
of contracts to contractors that require mandatory arbitration 
for certain claims as a condition of employment or a 
contractual relationship. The Secretary is authorized to waive 
the applicability of these limitations for national security 
interests.
    Language is included that provides funds and transfer 
authority for the Joint Department of Defense-Department of 
Veterans Affairs Medical Facility Demonstration Fund.
    Language is included that provides a limitation on the 
number of senior executives employed by the Office of the 
Director of National Intelligence.
    Language is included that provides a limitation on certain 
senior mentors unless such mentors make certain financial 
disclosures.
    Language is included that provides authority to purchase 
heavy and light armored vehicles notwithstanding price or other 
limitations on the purchase of passenger carrying vehicles.
    Language is included that provides availability of funds 
appropriated under ``Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide'' 
for activities related to the military buildup of Guam.
    Language is included that places limitations on the number 
of parking spaces provided by the BRAC 133 project, with 
certain waiver authorities.
    Language is included that requires the Secretary of Defense 
to provide quarterly reports on civilian personnel end 
strength.
    Language is included the places limitations on the use of 
funds to make certain modifications to the appropriations 
account structure or the allotment, obligation and disbursement 
processes.
    Language is included that provides transfer authority for 
the Director of National Intelligence for the National 
Intelligence Program.
    Language is included that provides funds and transfer 
authority for the purpose of manning, operating, sustaining, 
equipping, and modernizing certain guided missile cruisers 
subject to certain requirements.
    Language is included that prohibits funds to transfer or 
release certain individuals detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba 
into the United States, its territories, or possessions.
    Language is included that prohibits funds to construct, 
acquire, or modify any facility in the United States, its 
territories, or possessions to house individuals detained at 
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
    Language is included that places limitations on the 
provision of funds to any corporation with an unpaid Federal 
tax liability.
    Language is included that places limitations on the 
provision of funds to any corporation convicted of a felony 
criminal violation within the preceding 24 months.
    Language is included that prohibits the Department of 
Defense from entering into certain agreements with 
Rosoboronexport with certain waiver authorities.
    Language is included that prohibits the purchase or 
manufacture of a United States flag uncles such flag is treated 
as a covered item under section 2533a(b).
    Language is included that provides funds and transfer 
authority to the Services to support high priority Sexual 
Assault Prevention and Response Program requirements and 
activities.
    Language is included that provides for the payment of ex 
gratia payments in certain circumstances subject to certain 
conditions.
    Language is included that limits force structure changes at 
Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal except in accordance with section 
1048 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
2015.
    Language is included that provides for the transfer of 
funds to the Ready Reserve Force for expenses related to the 
National Defense Reserve Fleet.
    Language is included that provides funds for transfer to 
the John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Development Trust 
Fund.
    Language is included that provides an additional 
appropriation and transfer authority for pay for military 
personnel.
    Language is included that provides for an additional 
appropriation and transfer authority for basic allowance for 
housing for military personnel.
    Language is included that sets forth certain reporting 
requirements related to airborne warning and control.
    Language is included that provides an additional 
appropriation and transfer authority for construction, 
renovation, repair, and expansion of public schools on military 
installations.
    Language is included that provides an additional 
appropriation and transfer authority for military readiness 
improvements.
    Language is included that requires certain notification on 
funds provided under section 1208 authorities, with a waiver 
for exigent circumstances.
    Language is included that requires the Chiefs of National 
Guard and Reserve components to submit the modernization 
priority assessment for their respective components to the 
congressional defense committees.
    Language is included that provides that funds made 
available in title IX are in addition to amounts appropriated 
or otherwise made available for the Department of Defense for 
fiscal year 2015.
    Language is included that provides for transfer authority 
between appropriations made available in title IX.
    Language is included that provides for supervision and 
administration costs associated with overseas contingency 
operations.
    Language is included that provides authority to purchase 
passenger, heavy, and light armored vehicles notwithstanding 
price or other limitations on the purchase of passenger 
carrying vehicles for use in the U.S. Central Command area of 
responsibility.
    Language is included that provides funds and authority for 
the Commander's Emergency Response Program and establishes 
certain reporting requirements.
    Language is included that authorizes the use of funds to 
provide certain assistance to coalition forces supporting 
military and stability operations in Afghanistan and 
establishes certain reporting requirements.
    Language is included that places limitations on the use of 
Afghanistan Security Forces Funds and requires certain 
certifications.
    Language is included that authorizes funds in title IX for 
the purchase of items having an investment unit cost of up to 
$250,000, subject to certain conditions.
    Language is included that authorizes up to $150,000,000 
under the heading ``Operation and Maintenance'' for the Office 
of Security Cooperation in Iraq and security assistance teams, 
and operations and activities authorized in the fiscal year 
2015 National Defense Authorization, subject to written notice 
requirements.
    Language is included that provides for the rescission of 
previously appropriated funds.
    Language is included that places limitations on the use of 
Coalition Support Funds for the Government of Pakistan.
    Language is included that prohibits the use of funds 
appropriated by this Act in contravention of Sec. 1035 of the 
National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2014.
    Language is included that prohibits the use of funds to 
implement changes to hair standards and grooming policies for 
female servicemembers.
    Language is included that limits the obligation of funding 
for Overseas Contingency Operations until certain conditions 
have been met.

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                           TRANSFER OF FUNDS

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the following is submitted describing 
the transfer of funds provided in the accompanying bill.
    Language has been included under ``Operation and 
Maintenance, Defense-Wide'' which provides for the transfer of 
funds for certain classified activities.
    Language has been included under ``Environmental 
Restoration, Army'' which provides for the transfer of funds 
for environmental restoration, reduction and recycling of 
hazardous waste, removal of unsafe buildings and debris, or for 
similar purposes.
    Language has been included under ``Environmental 
Restoration, Navy'' which provides for the transfer of funds 
for environmental restoration, reduction and recycling of 
hazardous waste, removal of unsafe buildings and debris, or for 
similar purposes.
    Language has been included under ``Environmental 
Restoration, Air Force'' which provides for the transfer of 
funds for environmental restoration, reduction and recycling of 
hazardous waste, removal of unsafe buildings and debris, or for 
similar purposes.
    Language has been included under ``Environmental 
Restoration, Defense-Wide'' which provides for the transfer of 
funds for environmental restoration, reduction and recycling of 
hazardous waste, removal of unsafe buildings and debris, or for 
similar purposes.
    Language has been included under ``Environmental 
Restoration, Formerly Used Defense Sites'' which provides for 
the transfer of funds for environmental restoration, reduction 
and recycling of hazardous waste, removal of unsafe buildings 
and debris, or for similar purposes.
    Language has been included under ``Research, Development, 
Test and Evaluation, Defense Wide'' which provides for the 
transfer of funds for the Defense Rapid Innovation Program to 
appropriations for research, development, test and evaluation 
for specific purposes.
    Language has been included under ``Drug Interdiction and 
Counter-Drug Activities, Defense'' which provides for the 
transfer of funds to appropriations available to the Department 
of Defense for military personnel of the reserve components; 
for operation and maintenance; for procurement; and for 
research, development, test and evaluation for drug 
interdiction and counter-drug activities of the Department of 
Defense.
    Language has been included under ``Joint Improvised 
Explosive Devise Defeat Fund'' which provides for the transfer 
of funds to appropriations available to the Department of 
Defense for military personnel; for operation and maintenance; 
for procurement; for research, development, test and 
evaluation; and for defense working capital funds for purposes 
related to assisting United States forces in the defeat of 
improvised explosive devices.
    Language has been included under ``General Provisions, Sec. 
8005'' which provides for the transfer of working capital funds 
to other appropriations accounts of the Department of Defense 
for military functions.
    Language has been included under ``General Provisions, Sec. 
8008'' which provides for the transfer of funds between working 
capital funds and the ``Foreign Currency Fluctuations, 
Defense'' appropriation and the ``Operation and Maintenance'' 
appropriation accounts.
    Language has been included under ``General Provisions, Sec. 
8015'' which provides for the transfer of funds from the 
Department of Defense Pilot Mentor-Protege Program to any other 
appropriation for the purposes of implementing a Mentor-Protege 
Program development assistance agreement.
    Language has been included under ``General Provisions, Sec. 
8050'' which provides for the transfer of funds from 
``Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide'' to appropriations 
available for the pay of military personnel in connection with 
support and services of eligible organizations and activities 
outside the Department of Defense.
    Language has been included under ``General Provisions, Sec. 
8065'' which provides for the transfer of funds from 
``Operation and Maintenance, Army'' to other activities of the 
federal government.
    Language has been included under ``General Provisions, Sec. 
8067'' which provides for the transfer of funds available under 
``Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide'' to the Department 
of State ``Global Security Contingency Fund''.
    Language has been included under ``General Provisions, Sec. 
8069'' which provides for the transfer of funds from 
``Procurement, Defense-Wide'' and ``Research, Development, Test 
and Evaluation, Defense-Wide'' for the Israeli Cooperative 
Programs.
    Language has been included under ``General Provisions, Sec. 
8071'' which provides for the transfer of funds under the 
heading ``Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy'' to fund prior 
year shipbuilding cost increases.
    Language has been included under ``General Provisions, Sec. 
8087'' which provides for the transfer of funds appropriated in 
the Intelligence Community Management Account for the Program 
Manager for the Information Sharing Environment to other 
departments and agencies for the purposes of Government-wide 
information sharing activities.
    Language has been included under ``General Provisions, Sec. 
8092'' which provides for the transfer of funds from 
``Operation and Maintenance, Army'', ``Operation and 
Maintenance, Navy'', and ``Operation and Maintenance, Air 
Force'' to the central fund established for Fisher Houses and 
Suites.
    Language has been included under ``General Provisions, Sec. 
8093'' which provides that funds appropriated by this Act may 
be made available for the purpose of making remittances to the 
Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund.
    Language has been included under ``General Provisions, Sec. 
8096'' which provides for the transfer of funds appropriated 
for operation and maintenance for the Defense Health Program to 
the Joint Department of Defense--Department of Veterans Affairs 
Medical Facility Demonstration Fund.
    Language has been included under ``General Provisions, Sec. 
8104'' which provides for the transfer of funds for the 
National Intelligence Program.
    Language has been included under ``General Provisions, Sec. 
8105'' which provides for the transfer of funds from the ``Ship 
Modernization, Operations, and Sustainment Fund'' to 
appropriations for military personnel; operations and 
maintenance; research, development, test and evaluation; and 
procurement only for certain purposes.
    Language has been included under ``General Provisions, Sec. 
8118'' which provides for the transfer of funds from the 
Department of Defense to the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air 
Force, including Reserve and National Guard, to support high 
priority Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program 
requirements and activities.
    Language has been included under ``General Provisions, Sec. 
8128'' which provides for the transfer of funds from 
``Operations and Maintenance, Navy'' to the Ready Reserve 
Force, Maritime Administration account of the Department of 
Transportation for the expenses related to the National Defense 
Reserve Fleet.
    Language has been included under ``General Provisions, Sec. 
8129'' which provides for the transfer of funds to the John C. 
Stennis Center for Public Service Development Trust Fund.
    Language has been included under ``General Provisions, Sec. 
8130'' which provides for the transfer of funds for pay for 
military personnel for purposes of fully funding the authorized 
military pay raise.
    Language has been included under ``General Provisions, Sec. 
8131'' which provides for the transfer of funds for basic 
allowance for housing for military personnel.
    Language has been included under ``General Provisions, Sec. 
8135'' which provides for the transfer of funds from 
``Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide'' for transfer to the 
Secretary of Education to construct, renovate, repair, or 
expand elementary and secondary public schools on military 
installations.
    Language has been included under ``General Provisions, Sec. 
8137'' which provides for the transfer of funds to the 
operation and maintenance accounts of the Army, Navy, Marine, 
and Air Force, including National Guard and reserve, for 
purposes of improving military readiness.
    Language has been included under title IX ``Other 
Appropriations'' which provides for the transfer of funds to 
Defense Health Program, Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug 
Activities, Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Fund, 
Office of the Inspector General, and Defense Working Capital 
Fund.
    Language has been included under ``General Provisions, Sec. 
9002'' which provides for the authority to transfer funds 
between the appropriations or funds made available to the 
Department of Defense in title IX, subject to certain 
conditions.

                              RESCISSIONS

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the following table is submitted 
describing the rescissions recommended in the accompanying 
bill:

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Aircraft Procurement, Army, 2013/2015..........              $27,000,000
Weapons and Tracked Combat Vehicles, Army, 2013/               5,000,000
 2015..........................................
Other Procurement, Army, 2013/2015.............               30,000,000
Aircraft Procurement, Navy, 2013/2015..........               47,200,000
Weapons Procurement, Navy, 2013/2015...........               27,000,000
Aircraft Procurement, Air Force, 2013/2015.....               71,100,000
Missile Procurement, Air Force, 2013/2015......               13,800,000
Other Procurement, Army, 2014/2016.............              200,000,000
Aircraft Procurement, Navy, 2014/2016..........              171,622,000
Weapons Procurement, Navy, 2014/2016...........               91,436,000
Other Procurement, Navy, 2014/2016.............                1,505,000
Aircraft Procurement, Air Force, 2014/2016.....               47,400,000
Missile Procurement, Air Force, 2014/2016......              121,185,000
Research, Development, Test and Evaluation,                    5,000,000
 Army, 2014/2015...............................
Research, Development, Test and Evaluation,                  105,400,000
 Navy, 2014/2015...............................
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                    TRANSFER OF UNEXPENDED BALANCES

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the bill contains a general provision 
which allows for the transfer of unexpended balances from the 
Operation and Maintenance and Military Personnel accounts to 
the ``Foreign Currency Fluctuation, Defense'' account to 
address shortfalls due to foreign currency fluctuation.

                          DIRECTED RULE MAKING

    This bill does not contain any provision that specifically 
directs the promulgation or completion of a rule.

                          PROGRAM DUPLICATION

    No provision of this bill establishes or reauthorizes a 
program of the Federal Government known to be duplicative of 
another Federal program, a program that was included in any 
report from the Government Accountability Office to Congress 
pursuant to section 21 of Public Law 111-139, or a program 
related to a program identified in the most recent Catalog of 
Federal Domestic Assistance.

         STATEMENT OF GENERAL PERFORMANCE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

    Pursuant to clause 3(c)(4) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the following is a statement of 
general performance goals and objectives for which this measure 
authorizes funding:
    The Committee on Appropriations considers program 
performance, including a program's success in developing and 
attaining outcome-related goals and objectives, in developing 
funding recommendations.

          COMPLIANCE WITH RULE XIII, CL. 3(e) (RAMSEYER RULE)

    In compliance with clause 3(e) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, the Committee notes that the 
accompanying bill does not propose to repeal or amend a statute 
or part thereof.

                      EARMARK DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

    Neither the bill nor the report contains any congressional 
earmarks, limited tax benefits, or limited tariff benefits as 
defined in Clause 9 of Rule XXI.

                 COMPARISON WITH THE BUDGET RESOLUTION

    Clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives requires an explanation of compliance with 
section 308(a)(1)(A) of the Congressional Budget and 
Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-344), as 
amended, which requires that the report accompanying a bill 
providing new budget authority contain a statement detailing 
how that authority compares with the reports submitted under 
section 302 of the Act for the most recently agreed to 
concurrent resolution on the budget for the fiscal year from 
the Committee's section 302(a) allocation. This information 
follows:

 
 
                                            [In millions of dollars]
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                                                             302(b) Allocation                This Bill
                                                       ---------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Budget                       Budget
                                                           Authority      Outlays       Authority      Outlays
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Comparison of amounts in the bill with Committee
 allocations to its subcommittees:
  Subcommittee on Defense
    Discretionary:
        General Purpose...............................         490,944      522,774         490,944   \1\522,774
        Overseas Contingency Operations \2\...........          79,445       36,839          79,445       36,839
    Mandatory.........................................             514          514             514          514
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\1\Includes outlays from prior-year budget authority.
\2\Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism

                      FIVE-YEAR OUTLAY PROJECTIONS

    In compliance with section 308(a)(1)(B) of the 
Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 
(Public Law 93-344), as amended, the following table contains 
five-year projections associated with the budget authority 
provided in the accompanying bill.

 
                        [In millions of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Non-OCO           OCO
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Projection of outlays associated with
 the recommendation:
    2015................................      \1\319,129       \1\36,839
    2016................................          99,964          25,039
    2017................................          36,482          10,096
    2018................................          17,621           3,983
    2019 and future years...............          13,352           2,416
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\Excludes outlays from prior-year budget authority.
Note: OCO is Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism

          FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

    In accordance with section 308(a)(1)(C) of the 
Congressional Budget and Impoundment Act of 1974 (Public Law 
93-344), as amended, no new budget or outlays are provided by 
the accompanying bill for financial assistance to State and 
local governments.

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ADDITIONAL VIEWS--FISCAL YEAR 2015 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS 
                                  BILL

    With this bill, the Committee has carried out its 
Constitutional responsibility to recommend the appropriations 
necessary to provide for the common defense of our Nation. The 
Committee did this in a collegial and bipartisan fashion 
consistent with its longstanding traditions.
    The base portion of this bill provides $490,751,963,000 in 
new budget authority covering all Department of Defense (DoD) 
and Intelligence Community functions except for Military 
Construction and Family Housing. This is $201,825,000 above the 
President's request, and $4,109,363,000 above last year's 
enacted level.
    This bill provides the support required for our national 
security and the protection of U.S. interests at home and 
abroad. It provides stability for our military personnel, 
maintains readiness, and preserves the industrial base.
    The Committee continues to support efforts on sexual 
assault prevention and response, supporting high priority 
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program requirements, 
including training and funding of personnel, as requested.
    Funding is provided above the President's budget request 
for traumatic brain injury and psychological health research, 
suicide prevention outreach programs, and several other 
invaluable medical programs. The bill and report also carry 
language aimed at increasing cooperation between the 
Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs in their ongoing 
efforts to develop interoperable electronic health records.
    Continuing problems in DoD's strategic forces are also 
addressed. While it is disappointing that the Air Force 
included improvements in this area as unfunded priorities, this 
shortfall is addressed.
    The bill emphasizes maintaining the readiness of US armed 
forces, one of the most important priorities expressed by the 
Services' secretaries and Chiefs of Staff. The bill provides 
$1,000,000,000 above the request to fill gaps in key readiness 
programs, including $135,000,000 for the Army Reserve and Army 
National Guard. The bill also invests in programs vital to 
rebuilding and resetting the force after nearly thirteen years 
of conflict. Examples include additional funding for facility 
sustainment and modernization, and depot maintenance.
    There is a focus on the important work of meeting the 
fiscal year 2017 deadline for achieving fully auditable 
financial statements. The measure provides $8,000,000 above the 
request for the Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller) to make 
business and financial system improvements throughout the 
Department.
    One other area of the bill we would like to highlight is 
the funding increase for the Humanitarian Mine Action program. 
Albeit a small program, its mission is of immense value. All 
too often, innocent civilians are the victims of explosive 
remnants of war. It is only right to share our military's 
expertise with host nations on the detection, clearance, 
disposal, and demilitarization of explosive ordnance.
    With regards to the industrial base, the legislation 
retains important Buy America provisions that were omitted from 
the budget request. Several other provisions and initiatives 
are aimed at securing our industrial base, including 
$220,000,000 to establish a program for the domestic 
development of a next-generation liquid fueled rocket engine.
    While the bill includes essential funding and legislative 
provisions, there are some reasons for concern as well. 
Fundamentally, these concerns have little to do with the 
detailed work of the Committee. Rather, these concerns reflect 
Congress' continued failure to confront the Defense 
Department's long-term fiscal challenges. In the fiscal year 
2015 budget request, the Defense Department proposed 
significant initiatives to modify military pay, streamline 
TRICARE, and retire several weapons systems. These initiatives 
were proposed for DoD to stay under the fiscal year 2015 budget 
cap, provide for future flexibility, and meet the objectives of 
the US national security strategy.
    In this constrained fiscal environment, DoD indicates that 
growing compensation and health care costs will limit the 
Department's ability to fund readiness requirements in the 
future. From a historical perspective, the Department has seen 
health care costs grow from 4 percent of the Department's base 
budget in 1990 to almost 10 percent in 2012. Since TRICARE's 
establishment, Congress has also dramatically limited 
beneficiary contributions. DoD has taken steps internally to 
manage these costs. But these measures alone are insufficient 
to curb the expected increase in health care costs in the 
coming years. We look forward to recommendations that the 
Department of Defense may put forward in the fiscal year 2016 
budget request to manage the growth of military compensation.
    DoD must also begin to retire aging and underperforming 
weapons systems to free resources needed for development and 
fielding of new systems. Unless DoD continues to enhance its 
weaponry, we risk losing the technological edge that US forces 
rely upon. Major systems proposed for retirement or termination 
in this request include: the A-10 Close Air Support (CAS) 
aircraft, the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter, the U-2 
surveillance aircraft, seven E-3 AWACS aircraft, and the Ground 
Combat Vehicle.
    With few exceptions, these proposals have gained no 
traction within Congress. Most were excluded or were subject to 
language prohibiting or postponing their start in the recently 
passed National Defense Authorization Act. This is not to 
suggest that the Administration is uniformly correct in these 
proposals. Nor does this view dismiss the impacts of many of 
these initiatives. However, the alternative of staying the 
course and hoping for some fiscal relief in fiscal year 2016 is 
simply unrealistic. The sooner Congress reaches the consensus 
required to make the difficult decisions that are essential to 
deal with the reality of finite resources, the better we can 
provide for our national defense.
    In addition to the lack of congressional action on these 
proposals, the Administration undercut its own efforts by 
programming spending levels above the Budget Control Act (BCA) 
in fiscal years 2016 through 2019, by submitting the 
Opportunity, Growth, and Security Initiative, and also by 
submitting unfunded priority lists.
    Finally, and perhaps most important, is the problem faced 
by the Committee on funding for Overseas Contingency Operations 
(OCO). The Committee has been placed in a very difficult 
position in its deliberations on the fiscal year 2015 budget 
request, having to defend a $79,445,000,000 ``place holder''. 
Recent decisions on the post-2014 troop levels in Afghanistan 
clear up the major policy issue that held back a detailed 
budget request. Unfortunately, the clarity gained was quickly 
muddled by the proposed $5 billion Counterterrorism 
Partnerships Fund and the $1 billion European Reassurance 
Initiative. At a time when many in Congress are rightfully 
looking to limit what is an eligible expense in OCO and shift 
activities to the base budget, these new proposals further 
complicate the Committee's task. Clarity must be brought to the 
opaque nature of OCO.
    Although this bill leaves a number of long-term issues 
unresolved, its consideration is necessary and timely. 
Moreover, the process for preparing this bill, and the 
recommendations it contains were done in a deliberate and 
thoughtful manner. As such, this bill upholds the best 
traditions of the Committee.

                                   Nita M. Lowey.
                                   Peter J. Visclosky.