H.R. 6555 (112th): To direct the Secretary of Defense to use the Armed Forces to protect certain nuclear material of ...

...the National Nuclear Security Administration.

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Sep 21, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6555

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 21, 2012

(for himself, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Brooks, Mr. Austin Scott of Georgia, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Rogers of Alabama, and Mr. Fleming) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services

A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Defense to use the Armed Forces to protect certain nuclear material of the National Nuclear Security Administration.

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Protection of certain NNSA nuclear material by the Armed Forces

(a)

In general

The Atomic Energy Defense Act (50 U.S.C. 2501 et seq.) is amended by inserting after section 4508 the following new section:

4509.

Protection of certain nuclear material by the Armed Forces

(a)

Use of the Armed Forces

The Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of Energy and the Administrator for Nuclear Security, shall ensure that category 0 and category I special nuclear material of the National Nuclear Security Administration is protected by the Armed Forces in accordance with subsection (b).

(b)

Level of protection

The Secretary of Defense shall ensure that the protection provided pursuant to subsection (a) is equivalent to the protection provided by the Secretary for nuclear weapons of the Armed Forces, including with respect to policies, threat scenarios, training requirements, performance testing, and reviews.

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(b)

Clerical amendment

The table of contents at the beginning of the Atomic Energy Defense Act is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 4508 the following new item:

Sec. 4509. Protection of certain nuclear material by the Armed Forces.

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