H. R. 6555
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 21, 2012
Mr. Turner of Ohio (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
To direct the Secretary of Defense to use the Armed Forces to protect certain nuclear material of the National Nuclear Security Administration.
Protection of certain NNSA nuclear material by the Armed Forces
The Atomic Energy Defense Act (50 U.S.C. 2501 et seq.) is amended by inserting after section 4508 the following new section:
Protection of certain nuclear material by the Armed Forces
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).
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.
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.