Congressional Legislation
This summary has been edited for lengthNational Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 - Division A: Department of Defense Authorizations - Title I: Procurement - Subtitle A: Authorization of Appropriations - (Sec. 101) Authorizes appropriations for FY2013 for the Department of Defense (DOD) for procurement for the Army, Navy and Marine Corps, Air Force, and defense-wide activities, in amounts specified in the funding table in Division D of this Act. Title II: Research, Development, T
Bill # H.R.4310

Original Sponsor:
Howard McKeon (R-CA 25th)

Cosponsor Total: 1
(last sponsor added 03/29/2012)
  1 Democrats
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This summary has been edited for length
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 - Division A: Department of Defense Authorizations - Title I: Procurement - Subtitle A: Authorization of Appropriations - (Sec. 101) Authorizes appropriations for FY2013 for the Department of Defense (DOD) for procurement for the Army, Navy and Marine Corps, Air Force, and defense-wide activities, in amounts specified in the funding table in Division D of this Act.
Title II: Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation - Subtitle A: Authorization of Appropriations - (Sec. 201) Authorizes appropriations for FY2013 for DOD for research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E), in amounts specified in the funding table.
Title III: Operation and Maintenance - Subtitle A: Authorization of Appropriations - (Sec. 301) Authorizes appropriations for FY2013 for operation and maintenance (O&M) for the Armed Forces and specified activities and agencies of DOD.
Title IV: Military Personnel Authorizations - Subtitle A: Active Forces - (Sec. 401) Sets forth authorized end strengths for active-duty forces as of the end of FY2013.
Title V: Military Personnel Policy - Subtitle A: Officer Personnel Policy Generally - (Sec. 501) Increases by one the authorized Navy active-duty flag officer end strength limitation. Exempts a director of the Navy Nurse Corps and the Medical Service Corps from such limitation.
Title VI: Compensation and Other Personnel Benefits - Subtitle A: Pay and Allowances - (Sec. 601) Waives any FY2013 pay increases tied to increases in the General Schedule of Compensation for government employees. Increases by 1.7%, effective January 1, 2013, the rates of basic pay for military personnel.
Title VII: Health Care Provisions - Subtitle A: Improvements to Health Benefits - (Sec. 701) Expresses the sense of Congress that the 20-30 career-years of sacrifice of servicemembers and their families constitute a significant pre-paid premium for health care during retirement that is over and above what the member pays with money.
Title VIII: Acquisition Policy, Acquisition Management, and Related Matters - Subtitle A: Acquisition Policy and Management - (Sec. 801) Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2008 to exempt, for a 24-month period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act, DOD procurements of property or services under an interagency agreement with the Department of Energy (DOE) known as the Work For Others Program from being considered a procurement of property or services on behalf of DOD by a covered non-defense agency (thereby relieving such procurements from Inspector General reviews and compliance certifications required under such Act). Requires the Under Secretary to certify to the defense and appropriations committees whether DOE policies, procedures, and controls provide sufficient protection and oversight for DOD funds expended under such Program, and whether the exemption period should be extended.
Title IX: Department of Defense Organization and Management - Subtitle A: Department of Defense Management - (Sec. 901) Requires the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy (DAS) to be appointed by the Secretary. (Under current law, the DAS is appointed by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics.) Revises DAS responsibilities with respect to the defense industrial base, its supply chain, and supply chain vulnerability throughout, from suppliers to producers of major end items. Adds as additional responsibilities: (1) coordinating with the Director of Small Business Programs on matters relating to industrial base policy; (2) ensuring reliable sources of materials critical to national security, such as specialty metals, armor plate, and rare earth elements; and (3) establishing DOD policies for continued reliable resource availability from domestic sources and allied nations.
Title X: General Provisions - Subtitle A: Financial ...
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