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Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2015 - Provides FY2015 appropriations for the Department of Defense (DOD).  Increases funding over FY2014 levels for operations and maintenance (O&M) and for research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E). Decreases funding below FY2014 levels for military personnel, procurement, revolving and management funds, and overseas contingency operations.

Title I: Military Personnel - Appropriates funds for FY2015 for active-duty and reserve personnel in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force (the military departments), and for National Guard personnel in the Army and Air Force.

Title II: Operation and Maintenance - Appropriates funds for FY2015 for O&M for the military departments, other agencies of the Department of Defense (DOD), the reserve components, and the Army and Air National Guard. Appropriates funds for: (1) the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; (2) environmental restoration for the military departments, DOD, and at formerly used defense sites; (3) overseas humanitarian, disaster, and civic aid; (4) assistance to the republics of the former Soviet Union and to countries outside of the former Soviet Union for facilitating the elimination and the safe and secure transportation and storage of nuclear, chemical, and other weapons; and (5) the Department of Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund.

Title III: Procurement - Appropriates funds for FY2015 for procurement by the military departments, including for the procurement of aircraft, missiles, weapons, tracked combat vehicles, ammunition, and for shipbuilding and conversion by the Navy. Appropriates funds for: (1) defense-wide procurement, and (2) certain procurements under the Defense Production Act of 1950.

Title IV: Research, Development, Test and Evaluation - Appropriates funds for FY2015 for RDT&E by the military departments and defense agencies. Appropriates funds for the independent activities of the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation.

Title V: Revolving and Management Funds - Appropriates funds for the  Defense Working Capital Funds.

Title VI: Other Department of Defense Programs - Appropriates funds for: (1) DOD medical and health care programs, (2) the destruction of the U.S. stockpile of lethal chemical agents and munitions and of other chemical warfare materials that are not in such stockpile, (3) drug interdiction and counter-drug activities of DOD, (4) the Joint Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Defeat Fund, (5) the Office of the Inspector General, and (6) Support for International Sporting Competitions.

Title VII: Related Agencies - Appropriates funds for: (1) the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System Fund, and (2) the Intelligence Community Management Account.

Title VIII: General Provisions - Sets forth authorized, restricted, and prohibited uses of authorized funds.

(Sec. 8007) Requires DOD to submit a report to the congressional defense committees to establish the baseline for application of FY2015 reprogramming and transfer authorities.

(Sec. 8010) Establishes limitations on the use of funds to initiate some multi-year contracts.

(Sec. 8012) Prohibits the management of DOD civilian personnel on the basis of any end-strength during FY2015.

(Sec. 8016) Requires DOD to purchase anchor and mooring chains manufactured only in the United States.

(Sec. 8017) Prohibits funds from being used to demilitarize or dispose of certain surplus firearms and small arms ammunition or ammunition components.

(Sec. 8018) Limits funding that may be used for relocation of any DOD entity into or within the National Capital Region.

(Sec. 8020) Prohibits funds for the Defense Media Activity from being used for national or international political or psychological activities.

(Sec. 8021) Authorizes DOD to incur obligations up to $350 million for DOD military compensation, construction projects, and supplies and services in anticipation of contributions from the government of Kuwait.

(Sec. 8023) Prohibits DOD funds from being used to establish a new federally funded research and development center (FFRDC). Limits the federal compensation to be paid to FFRDC members or consultants. Prohibits a defense FFRDC from using FY2015 DOD funds for new building construction, cost-sharing payments for projects funded by government grants, absorption of contract overruns, or certain charitable contributions. Limits the staff years of technical effort that may be funded for FFRDCs from FY2015 funds.

(Sec. 8024) Prohibits DOD from procuring carbon, alloy, or armor steel plating not melted and rolled in the United States or Canada.

(Sec. 8027) Revokes blanket waivers of the Buy American Act if DOD determines that a country has violated the terms of a specified agreement by discriminating against products produced in the United States.

(Sec. 8029) Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force to convey to Indian tribes located in Nevada, Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Oregon, Minnesota, and Washington relocatable military housing units currently located at Grand Forks, Malmstrom, Mountain Home, Elllsworth, and Minot Air Force Bases that are excess to the needs of the Air Force. Requires the Operation Walking Shield Program to resolve any housing unit conflicts arising among requests of Indian tribes for these conveyances.

(Sec. 8035) Requires DOD to comply with the Buy American Act.

(Sec. 8038) Prohibits a DOD entity from using funds to convert a function performed by DOD civilian employees to performance by a contractor unless specific guidelines are met.  

(Sec. 8039) Rescinds funds provided to various programs in prior defense appropriations Acts.

(Sec. 8040) Prohibits funds 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 the reductions are a direct result of a reduction in military force structure.

(Sec. 8041) Prohibits funds from being used for assistance to the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea unless specifically appropriated for that purpose.

(Sec. 8043) Prohibits funds from being used to reduce the civilian medical and medical support personnel assigned to military treatment facilities below the September 30, 2003, level unless the Surgeons General of the military departments certify that it is responsible stewardship of resources to do so.

(Sec. 8044) Prohibits the transfer of DOD or Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) drug interdiction or counter-drug activity funds to any other department or agency except as specifically provided in an appropriations law.

(Sec. 8046) Prohibits use of funds to purchase any supercomputer not manufactured in the United States unless specific conditions are met.

(Sec. 8048) Prohibits funds from being used to transfer defense articles or services to another nation or an international peacekeeping organization unless Congress is notified in advance.

(Sec. 8055) Authorizes the DOD Secretary, on a case-by-case basis, to waive limitations on the procurement of defense items from a foreign country if: (1) the Secretary determines that such limitations would invalidate cooperative or reciprocal trade agreements for the procurement of defense items, and (2) such country does not discriminate against the same or similar defense items procured in the United States for that country. Provides exceptions.

(Sec. 8056) Prohibits the use of funds to support any training program involving a unit of the security forces of a foreign country if the Secretary has received credible information that such unit has committed a gross violation of human rights, unless all necessary corrective steps have been taken. Requires the monitoring of such information. Authorizes the Secretary to waive such prohibition under extraordinary circumstances and requires a report to the congressional defense committees prior to the waiver.

(Sec. 8057) Prohibits the use of appropriated funds for the purpose of performing repairs to military family housing units.

(Sec. 8061) Authorizes members of the National Guard serving on full-time duty to support ground-based elements of the National Ballistic Missile Defense System.

(Sec. 8062) Prohibits appropriated funds from being used to transfer specified armor-piercing ammunition to any nongovernmental entity, except an entity performing demilitarization services for DOD.

(Sec. 8063) Authorizes the Chief of the National Guard Bureau to waive payment for the lease of non-excess DOD personal property to certain, youth, social, or fraternal nonprofit organizations.

(Sec. 8067) Authorizes the transfer of specified DOD O&M funds to the Global Security Contingency Fund after congressional notification.

(Sec. 8069) Provides specified procurement and RDT&E funds for the Israeli Cooperative Programs (missile defense).

(Sec. 8074) Requires the FY2016 budget to include separate budget justification documents for costs of U.S. Armed Forces' participation in contingency operations for the military personnel, O&M, procurement, and RDT&E accounts.

(Sec. 8075) Prohibits funds from being used for RDT&E, procurement, or deployment of nuclear armed interceptors of a missile defense system.

(Sec. 8076) Appropriates funds to DOD for grants to the United Service Organizations and the Red Cross.

(Sec. 8078) Prohibits funds from being used for integrating foreign intelligence information unless the information has been lawfully collected and processed during authorized foreign intelligence activities.

(Sec. 8079) Requires reserve members called or ordered to active duty to be notified in writing of their expected mobilization period. Allows the Secretary to waive such requirement in order to respond to a national security emergency or to meet dire operational requirements.

(Sec. 8082) Provides specified Navy O&M funds for the Asia Pacific Regional Initiative Program for enabling the Pacific Command to execute theater security cooperation activities such as humanitarian assistance and for the payment of incremental and personnel costs of training and exercising with foreign security forces.

(Sec. 8085) Requires the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to report to the intelligence committees to establish the baseline for application of reprogramming and transfer authorities for FY2015.

(Sec. 8087) Makes specified Intelligence Community Management Account funds available for transfer by the DNI to other departments and agencies for government-wide information sharing activities.

(Sec. 8089) Directs the DNI to submit annually to Congress a future-years intelligence program reflecting estimated expenditures and proposed appropriations included in the President's budget.

(Sec. 8091) Requires DOD to continue to report incremental contingency operations costs for Operation Enduring Freedom (war in Afghanistan) and other operations identified by the Secretary of Defense on a semiannual basis.

(Sec. 8093) Makes O&M funds available for payments and transfers to the Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund.

(Sec. 8094) Requires any agency receiving funds appropriated under this Act to post on its public website any report required to be submitted to Congress in this or any other Act, upon the determination by such agency head that it shall serve the national interest. Provides exceptions when posting the report would compromise national security or for reports containing proprietary information.

(Sec. 8095) Prohibits the use of funds for federal contracts in excess of  $1 million unless the contractor meets specific requirements regarding the resolution of claims under title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin). Allows the Secretary to waive such requirements to avoid harm to national security.

(Sec. 8096) Provides specified O&M funds for operations of the integrated Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in Chicago, Illinois.

(Sec. 8099) Allows DOD funds to be used for the purchase of armored vehicles for the physical security of personnel or for force protection purposes up to $250,000 per vehicle.

(Sec. 8100) Provides specified DOD O&M funds for grants to support critical existing and enduring military installations and missions on Guam. Requires the Secretary to notify the defense committees prior to obligating funds for such purpose.

(Sec. 8107) Prohibits any federal funds from being used to transfer or release to or within the United States or its territories or possessions Khalid Sheikh Mohammed or any other detainee who is not a citizen or member of the Armed Forces and who is or was held by DOD on or after June 24, 2009, at U.S. Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (Guantanamo).

(Sec. 8108) Prohibits funding to modify any United States facility (other than the facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba) to house any individual detained at Guantanamo.

(Sec. 8109) Prohibits the use of funds to enter into a contract with, make a grant to, or provide a loan or loan guarantee to any corporation with unpaid tax liabilities.

(Sec. 8110)  Prohibits the use of funds to enter into a contract with, make a grant to, or provide a loan or loan guarantee to any corporation that was convicted of a federal criminal violation in the past 24 months.

(Sec. 8111) Prohibits the use of DOD funds in contravention of federal laws against human trafficking or forced labor.

(Sec. 8112) Prohibits the use of funds to support any military training or operation that includes child soldiers.

(Sec. 8113) Prohibits funds from being used in violation of the Wars Powers Resolution.

(Sec. 8115) Prohibits funding from being used to contract with any person or entity convicted of fraud against the federal government.

(Sec. 8117) Prohibits the use of funds for the purchase or manufacture of U.S. flags unless such flags are treated as covered items under Buy American requirements.

(Sec. 8118) Provides for the transfer of O&M funds to support sexual assault prevention and response program requirements.

(Sec. 8119) Prohibits the use of funds for the personal benefit of the President of Afghanistan.

(Sec. 8120) Provides that funds may be used to provide payments to local military commanders for damage, personal injury, or death that is incident to combat operations in a foreign country.

(Sec. 8121) Prohibits funds from being used to conduct environmental studies related to the Minuteman III silos.

(Sec. 8122) Prohibits funds from being used to cancel the avionics modernization program of record for the C-130 aircraft.

(Sec. 8123) Prohibits funds from being used to reduce the force structure at Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal.

(Sec. 8125) Prohibits funds from being used for flight demonstration teams outside of the United States if flight demonstration teams in the United States have been canceled due to insufficient funding.

(Sec. 8126) Prohibits the use of funds for providing certain missile defense information to the Russian Federation.

(Sec. 8127) Prohibits the use of funds by the National Security Agency (NSA) to target a U.S. person under authorities granted by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA).

(Sec. 8128) Provides for the transfer of Navy O&M funds to the Maritime Administration for expenses related to the Ready Reserve Force.

(Sec. 8129) Provides for the transfer of Navy O&M funds to the John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training and Development Trust Fund.

(Sec. 8130) Provides additional funding for pay to military personnel.

(Sec. 8131) Provides additional funding for the basic housing allowance for military personnel.

(Sec. 8132) Prohibits use the use of funds to reduce, convert, decommission, or otherwise move to non-deployed status any Minuteman III ballistic missile silo that contains a deployed missile.

(Sec. 8133) Prohibits the use of funds to divest E-3 airborne warning and control system aircraft or disestablish any units of the active or reserve component associated with the aircraft.

(Sec. 8134) Prohibits the use of funds to implement the Arms Trade Treaty that regulates international trade in conventional arms until it is ratified by the Senate.

(Sec. 8135) Provides funding to construct, renovate, repair, or expand elementary or secondary schools on military installations.

(Sec. 8136) Prohibits the use of funds to transfer AH-64 Attack helicopters from the Army National Guard to the Army.

(Sec. 8137) Provides additional funding to improve military readiness.

(Sec. 8140) Prohibits the use of funds to implement changes to hair standards and grooming policies for female service members.

Title IX: Overseas Deployments and Other Activities - Appropriates funds for FY2015 for overseas contingency operations directly related to the global war on terrorism, including for: (1) military personnel, (2) O&M, (3) procurement, (4) National Guard and reserve equipment, (5) the Defense Health Program, (6) drug interdiction and counter-drug activities, (7) the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Fund, (8) the Office of the Inspector General, and (9) Defense Working Capital Funds.

(Sec. 9002) Authorizes the Secretary, in the national interest, to transfer up to $4 billion of the amounts made available to DOD in this title between any such appropriations for that fiscal year. Requires prompt congressional notification of each transfer.

(Sec. 9004) Authorizes the Secretary to use funds appropriated in this title to purchase motor vehicles for use by military and civilian DOD employees in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. Includes limits on the cost of each passenger vehicle and each armored vehicle.

(Sec. 9005) Authorizes the use of a limited amount of funding for the Commander's Emergency Response Program for humanitarian relief and reconstruction assistance in Afghanistan.

(Sec. 9006) Allows DOD O&M funds to be used to provide supplies, services, transportation, and other logistical support to coalition forces supporting military and stability operations in Afghanistan. Requires quarterly reports from the Secretary to the defense committees regarding such support.

(Sec. 9007) Prohibits any funds from being obligated or expended to: (1) establish any military installation or base for providing for the permanent stationing of U.S. Armed Forces in Iraq or Afghanistan, or (2) exercise U.S. control over any oil resource of Iraq.

(Sec. 9008) Prohibits funds from being used in contravention of specified laws enacted or regulations promulgated to implement the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

(Sec. 9009) Prohibits funds provided for the Afghanistan Security Forces Funds from being obligated prior to the approval of a financial and activity plan by the Afghanistan Resources Oversight Council of DOD.

(Sec. 9011) Permits a limited amount of O&M funding to be used to support U.S. transition activities in Iraq being conducted by the Office of Security Cooperation in Iraq and security assistance teams.

(Sec. 9012) Prohibits DOD O&M funds from being used for payments to Pakistan as reimbursement for support provided with respect to U.S. military operations unless the Secretary, in coordination with the Secretary of State, certifies to the appropriations committees that the government of Pakistan has met specific conditions.

(Sec. 9013) Prohibits the use of funds with respect to Syria in contravention of the War Powers Resolution.

(Sec. 9014) Prohibits the use of funds in the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund for new construction projects.

Title X: Additional General Provisions - (Sec. 10001) Declares that the amount by which the allocation of new budget authority made by the House Committee on Appropriations under the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 exceeds the amount of proposed new budget authority is $0.

Policy Area

Armed Forces and National Security

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