National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010

Bill Number: 
H.R.2647
Date of Last Action: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
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--H.R.2647--

H.R.2647

One Hundred Eleventh Congress

of the

United States of America

AT THE FIRST SESSION

Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday,

the sixth day of January, two thousand and nine

An Act

To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2010 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the `National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010'.

DIVISION A--DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AUTHORIZATIONS


TITLE X--GENERAL PROVISIONS


Subtitle B--Counter-Drug Activities

SEC. 1011. UNIFIED COUNTER-DRUG AND COUNTERTERRORISM CAMPAIGN IN COLOMBIA.

    Section 1021 of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 (Public Law 108-375; 118 Stat. 2042), as most recently amended by section 1023 of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (Public Law 110-417; 122 Stat. 4586), is further amended--
      (1) in subsection (a), by striking `2009' and inserting `2010'; and

      (2) in subsection (c), by striking `2009' and inserting `2010'.

SEC. 1012. JOINT TASK FORCES SUPPORT TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES CONDUCTING COUNTER-TERRORISM ACTIVITIES.

    (a) Extension of Authority- Section 1022(b) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 (Public Law 108-136; 10 U.S.C. 371 note), as most recently amended by section 1022 of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (Public Law 110-417; 122 Stat. 4586), is further amended by striking `2009' and inserting `2010'.

    (b) Annual Report- Subsection (c) of section 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 (10 U.S.C. 371 note) is amended to read as follows:

    `(c) Annual Report- Not later than December 31 of each year after 2008 in which the authority in subsection (a) is in effect, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to Congress a report setting forth, for the one-year period ending on the date of such report, the following:
      `(1) An assessment of the effect on counter-drug and counter-terrorism activities and objectives of using counter-drug funds of a joint task force to provide counterterrorism support authorized by subsection (a).

      `(2) A description of the type of support and any recipient of support provided under subsection (a).
      `(3) A list of current joint task forces conducting counter-drug operations.'.

SEC. 1013. REPORTING REQUIREMENT ON EXPENDITURES TO SUPPORT FOREIGN COUNTER-DRUG ACTIVITIES.

    Section 1022(a) of the Floyd D. Spence National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (as enacted into law by Public Law 106-398; 114 Stat. 1654A-255), as most recently amended by section 1021 of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (Public Law 110-417; 122 Stat. 4586), is further amended by striking `April 15, 2006' and all that follows through `February 15, 2009' and inserting `February 15, 2010'.

SEC. 1016. COMPTROLLER GENERAL REPORT ON EFFECTIVENESS OF ACCOUNTABILITY MEASURES FOR ASSISTANCE FROM COUNTER-NARCOTICS CENTRAL TRANSFER ACCOUNT.

    (a) Report Required- Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report on the performance evaluation system used by the Secretary of Defense to assess the effectiveness of assistance provided for foreign nations to achieve the counter-narcotics objectives of the Department of Defense. The report shall be unclassified, but may contain a classified annex.

    (b) Elements- The report required by subsection (a) shall contain the following:

      (1) A description of the performance evaluation system of the Department of Defense used to determine the efficiency and effectiveness of counter-narcotics assistance provided by the Department of Defense to foreign nations.

      (2) An assessment of the ability of the performance evaluation system to accurately measure the efficiency and effectiveness of such counter-narcotics assistance.

      (3) Detailed recommendations on how to improve the capacity of the performance evaluation system for the counter-narcotics central transfer account.

SUBTITLE F--OTHER MATTERS

SEC. 1083. DISCLOSURE OF NAMES OF STUDENTS AND INSTRUCTORS AT WESTERN HEMISPHERE INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY COOPERATION.

    (a) Disclosure-

      (1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary of Defense shall release to the public, upon request, the information described in paragraph (2) for each of fiscal years 2009 and 2010.

      (2) CONTENT- The information to be released under paragraph (1) shall include, with respect to the fiscal year covered, the entire name, including the first, middle, and surnames, with respect to each student and instructor at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation.

    (b) Waiver- The Secretary of Defense may waive the requirement under subsection (a) if the Secretary determines it to be in the national interest.

SEC. 1084. SENSE OF CONGRESS REGARDING THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY COOPERATION.

    It is the sense of Congress that--
      (1) the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation--

        (A) offers quality professional military bilingual instruction for military officers and noncommissioned officers that promotes democracy, subordination to civilian authority, and respect for human rights; and

        (B) is uniquely positioned to support the modernization of Latin America security forces as they work to transcend their own controversial pasts;

      (2) the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation is building partner capacity which enhances regional and global security while encouraging respect for human rights and promoting democratic principles among eligible military personnel, law enforcement officials, and civilians of nations of the Western Hemisphere;

      (3) the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation is an invaluable education and training facility the curriculum of which is not duplicated in any of the military departments and is not replaceable by professional military education funded by appropriations for International Military Education and Training, for which education is not conducted in Spanish and does not concentrate on regional challenges; and
      (4) the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation is an essential tool to educate future generations of Latin American leaders and improve United States relationships with partner nations that are working with the United States to promote democracy, prosperity, and stability in the Western Hemisphere.

TITLE XII--MATTERS RELATING TO FOREIGN NATIONS

SUBTITLE A--ASSISTANCE AND TRAINING

SEC. 1201. ONE-YEAR EXTENSION OF AUTHORITY FOR SECURITY AND STABILIZATION ASSISTANCE.

    Section 1207(g) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 (Public Law 109-163; 119 Stat. 3458), as amended by section 1210 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (Public Law 110-181; 122 Stat. 369) and section 1207 of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (Public Law 110-417; 122 Stat. 4625), is further amended by striking `September 30, 2009' and inserting `September 30, 2010'.

SEC. 1203. MODIFICATION OF REPORT ON FOREIGN-ASSISTANCE RELATED PROGRAMS CARRIED OUT BY THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.

    (a) Amendment- Section 1209 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (Public Law 110-181; 122 Stat. 368) is amended--
      (1) in subsection (a), by striking `180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act' and inserting `February 1 of each year through February 1, 2013'; and
      (2) in subsection (b)(1)--

        (A) in subparagraph (G), by striking `and' at the end; and

        (B) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

        `(I) subsection (b)(6) of section 166a of title 10, United States Code; and'.

    (b) Report for Fiscal Years 2008 and 2009- The report required to be submitted not later than February 1, 2010, under section 1209(a) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, as amended by subsection (a), shall include information required under such section with respect to fiscal years 2008 and 2009.

SEC. 1204. REPORT ON AUTHORITIES TO BUILD THE CAPACITY OF FOREIGN MILITARY FORCES AND RELATED MATTERS.

    (a) Report Required- Not later than March 1, 2010, the President shall transmit to the congressional committees specified in subsection (b) a report on the following:

      (1) The relationship between authorities of the Department of Defense to conduct security cooperation programs to train and equip, or otherwise build the capacity of, foreign military forces and security assistance authorities of the Department of State and other foreign assistance agencies to provide assistance to train and equip, or otherwise build the capacity of, foreign military forces, including the distinction, if any, between the purposes of such authorities, the processes to generate requirements to satisfy the purposes of such authorities, and the contribution such authorities make to the core missions of each such department and agency.

      (2) The strengths and weaknesses of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2151 et seq.), the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2171 et seq.), title 10, United States Code, and any other provision of law relating to training and equipping, or otherwise building the capacity of, foreign military forces, including to conduct counterterrorist operations or participate in or support military and stability operations in which the United States Armed Forces are a participant.

      (3) The changes, if any, that should be made to the provisions of law described in paragraph (2) that would improve the ability of the United States Government to train and equip, or otherwise build the capacity of, foreign military forces, including to conduct counterterrorist operations or participate in or support military and stability operations in which the United States Armed Forces are a participant.

      (4) The organizational and procedural changes, if any, that should be made in the Department of Defense and the Department of State and other foreign assistance agencies to improve the ability of such departments and agencies to conduct programs to train and equip, or otherwise build the capacity of, foreign military forces, including to conduct counterterrorist operations or participate in or support military and stability operations in which the United States Armed Forces are a participant.
      (5) The resources and funding mechanisms required to ensure adequate funding for such programs.
    (b) Specified Congressional Committees- The congressional committees specified in this subsection are the following:

      (1) The Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives.

      (2) The Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on Foreign Relations, and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate.

SEC. 1206. MODIFICATION OF AUTHORITIES RELATING TO PROGRAM TO BUILD THE CAPACITY OF FOREIGN MILITARY FORCES.

    (a) Temporary Limitation on Amount for Building Capacity for Military and Stability Operations- Section 1206(c) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 (Public Law 109-163; 119 Stat. 3456), as amended by section 1206 of the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (Public Law 109-364; 120 Stat. 2418) and section 1206 of the Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (Public Law 110-417; 122 Stat. 4625), is further amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

      `(5) TEMPORARY LIMITATION ON AMOUNT FOR BUILDING CAPACITY TO PARTICIPATE IN OR SUPPORT MILITARY AND STABILITY OPERATIONS- Of the funds used to carry out a program under subsection (a), not more than $75,000,000 may be used during fiscal year 2010, and not more than $75,000,000 may be used during fiscal year 2011, for purposes described in subsection (a)(1)(B).'.

    (b) Effective Date- The amendment made by subsection (a) shall take effect on October 1, 2009, and shall apply with respect to programs under section 1206(a) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 that begin on or after that date.

TITLE XIV--OTHER AUTHORIZATIONS


SUBTITLE A--MILITARY PROGRAMS

SEC. 1404. DRUG INTERDICTION AND COUNTER-DRUG ACTIVITIES, DEFENSE-WIDE.

    Funds are hereby authorized to be appropriated for the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2010 for expenses, not otherwise provided for, for Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities, Defense-wide, in the amount of $1,054,234,000.

TITLE XV--AUTHORIZATION OF ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS

SEC. 1515. DRUG INTERDICTION AND COUNTER-DRUG ACTIVITIES, DEFENSE-WIDE.

    Funds are hereby authorized to be appropriated for the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2010 for expenses, not otherwise provided for, for Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities, Defense-wide in the amount of $356,603,000.

TITLE XXIII--AIR FORCE

SEC. 2301. AUTHORIZED AIR FORCE CONSTRUCTION AND LAND ACQUISITION PROJECTS.

    (b) Outside the United States- Using amounts appropriated pursuant to the authorization of appropriations in section 2304(2), the Secretary of the Air Force may acquire real property and carry out military construction projects for the installations or locations outside the United States, and in the amounts, set forth in the following table:

Air Force: Outside the United States

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Country Installation or Location Amount

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Afghanistan Bagram Air Base $22,000,000

Colombia Palanquero Air Base $46,000,000

Germany Ramstein Air Base $34,700,000

Spangdahlem Air Base $23,500,000

Guam Andersen Air Force Base $61,702,000

Italy Naval Air Station Sigonella $31,300,000

Qatar Al Udeid Air Base $60,000,000

Turkey Incirlik Air Base $9,200,000

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TITLE XXVIII--MILITARY CONSTRUCTION GENERAL PROVISIONS

SUBTITLE F--OTHER MATTERS

SEC. 2873. CONDITIONS ON ESTABLISHMENT OF COOPERATIVE SECURITY LOCATION IN PALANQUERO, COLOMBIA.

    (a) Congressional Notification of Agreement- None of the amounts authorized to be appropriated by this division or otherwise made available for military construction for fiscal year 2010 may be obligated to commence construction of a Cooperative Security Location at the German Olano Moreno Airbase (the Palanquero AB Development Project) in Palanquero, Colombia, until at least 15 days after the date on which the Secretary of Defense certifies to the congressional defense committees that an agreement has been entered into with the Government of Colombia to allow access to and use of its facilities at the German Olano Moreno Airbase for the duration of the agreement to carry out mutually agreed-upon activities.

    (b) Prohibition on Permanent United States Military Installation- The agreement referred to in subsection (a) may not provide for or authorize the establishment of a United States military installation or base for the permanent stationing of United States Armed Forces in Colombia.