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Library of Congress Summary
The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.
7/24/2002. States that the $10 billion authorized to be appropriated in this Act is authorized for, and may be expended only for, the conduct of operations of the war on terrorism in accordance with the Authorization for Use of Military Force.
Authorization of Appropriations
Authorizations to Transfer Accounts
Authorizes appropriations to the Department of Defense (DOD) for FY 2003 for Operations Noble Eagle and Enduring Freedom (counter-terrorism activities). Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to transfer authorized amounts to DOD military personnel or operation and maintenance (O&M) accounts for such purposes.
Authorizes appropriations to DOD for: (1) emergency replacement of equipment and munitions as part of such Operations; or (2) enhancement of critical military capabilities necessary to carry out counter-terrorism operations. Authorizes the Secretary to transfer authorized amounts to DOD research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) accounts for such purposes.
Prohibits the transfer of authorized funds until 15 days after the Secretary has notified the congressional defense committees.
Authorizations to Specified Accounts
Authorizes appropriations for: (1) Army, Navy and Marine Corps, Air Force, and defense-wide procurement; (2) defense-wide RDT&E; (3) unspecified intelligence and classified activities; (4) O&M; and (5) military personnel accounts.
Prohibits the obligation of authorized funds for the Global Information Grid system until the Secretary certifies to the defense and appropriations committees that such system is secure and protected from unauthorized access.
Military Construction Authorizations
Authorizes the Secretary of a military department to acquire real property and carry out military construction projects at specified military installations in Qatar, Cuba, Spain, and the District of Columbia. Authorizes appropriations.
Wartime Pay and Allowance Increases
Increases the rates of:
(1) the family separation allowance;
(2) hazardous duty incentive pay for commissioned and warrant officers and enlisted personnel;
(3) incentive pay for non-static-line parachute jumping;
(4) incentive pay for various other hazardous duties;
(5) diving duty special pay;
(6) imminent danger pay; and
(7) career enlisted flyer incentive pay.
Increases from $6,000 to $12,000 the death gratuity payment.
Removes air weapons controller crew service from the list of duties for which hazardous duty pay shall be provided.
Requires the Secretary to ensure that by the end of FY 2003 there is established at least one Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team in each State.
Authorizes a DOD joint task force that provides support to law enforcement agencies conducting counter-drug activities to also provide support for counter-terrorism activities. Authorizes appropriations.
Expresses the sense of Congress that the Secretary should use funds authorized in this Act to assist, train, and equip local fire and police departments that would be first responders to a domestic terrorist incident.
House Republican Conference Summary
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