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 # S.3254

Original Sponsor:
Carl Levin (D-MI)

Cosponsor Total:
(last sponsor added 06/04/2012)
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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 Policy - (Sec. 501) Extends through 2018 DOD authority to convene selection boards to consider early discharges for regular officers below lieutenant colonel or commander who have served on active duty for at least one year in their current grade, are not on a promotion list, and are ineligible for retirement.
Title VI: Compensation and Other Personnel Benefits - Subtitle A: Pay and Allowances - (Sec. 601) Requires the rate of basic allowance for housing for a member of the Army or Air National Guard on full-time duty to be based on the member's location. Prohibits such rate from being modified when the member transitions from active to full-time duty, or vice versa, when the transition occurs without a break in active service.
Title VII: Health Care Provisions - Subtitle A: TRICARE Program - (Sec. 701) Authorizes TRICARE Standard and dental program coverage for members involuntarily separated from the Selected Reserve without cause under other than adverse conditions, as characterized by the Secretary concerned. Continues such coverage for 180 days after such separation.
Title VIII: Acquisition Policy, Acquisition Management, and Related Matters - Subtitle A: Provisions Relating to Major Defense Acquisition Programs - (Sec. 801) Directs the Secretary to modify acquisition regulations to prohibit DOD from entering into cost-type contracts for the production of major defense acquisition programs (MDAPs). Provides an exception when the Under Secretary certifies that such a contract is needed to provide a required capability in a timely and cost-effective manner. Applies such requirements to MDAP production contracts entered into on or after October 1, 2014.
Title IX: Department of Defense Organization and Management - Subtitle A: Department of Defense Management - (Sec. 901) Directs the Secretary to: (1) define for purposes of joint doctrine the terms "preparation of the environment" and "operational preparation of the environment"; and (2) report to the defense committees on the defined terms.
Title X: General Provisions - Subtitle A: Financial Matters - (Sec. 1001) Authorizes the Secretary, in the national interest, to transfer up to $5 billion of the amounts made available to DOD in this Act between any such authorizations for that fiscal year, with limitations. Requires congressional notification of each transfer.
Title XI: Civilian Personnel Matters - (Sec. 1101) Authorizes government-provided or reimbursed transportation of family pets of federal civilian employees during evacuations from permanent stations outside the United States.
Title XII: Matters Relating to Foreign Nations - Subtitle A: Assistance and Training - (Sec. 1201) Amends the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2006 to: (1) extend through FY2014 DOD authority to assist in build ...
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