S. 674 (99th): Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1986

Mar 18, 1985 (99th Congress, 1985–1986)
Died (Reported by Committee)
Barry Goldwater
Senator from Arizona
Related Bills
S. 1029 (Related)
National Security Programs Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1986

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Apr 04, 1985


This bill was introduced on April 4, 1985, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Mar 18, 1985
Referred to Committee Mar 18, 1985
Reported by Committee Apr 04, 1985
Full Title

A bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 1986 for the Armed Forces, for procurement, for research, development, test, and evaluation, for operation and maintenance, and for working capital funds, to prescribe personnel strengths for such fiscal year for the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.


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Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1986 -
Title I - Procurement
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1986 for procurement by the armed forces and the defense agencies of aircraft, missiles, weapons, tracked combat vehicles, ammunition, and shipbuilding and conversion and for other procurement.
Extends through FY 1986 the authority of the Secretary of Defense, in carrying out the Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding Between the NATO Ministers of the Defense concerning the NATO AWACS program, to waive reimbursement for the costs of specified functions performed by certain personnel and to assume contingent liability for program losses and specified charges.
Title II - Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1986 for the armed forces and the defense agencies for research, development, test, and evaluation.
Title III - Operation and Maintenance
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1986 for the armed forces and the defense agencies for operation and maintenance. Authorizes additional appropriations for FY 1986 as necessary for unbudgeted increases in fuel costs and as the result of inflation.
Title IV - Working Capital Funds
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1986 for the working capital fund of each of the armed forces and for the Defense Stock Fund.
Title V - Active Forces
Authorizes strengths for active duty personnel as of the end of FY 1986.
Title VI - Reserve Forces
Authorizes average strengths for the selected reserve components of the armed forces for FY 1986.
Permits the reduction and increase in such strengths as specified.
Authorizes a specified number of reserves to serve on full-time active duty in order to organize, administer, instruct, recruit, or train the reserve components.
Permits the end strength levels to be increased by two percent in the national interest.
Increases the number of certain personnel who may be on active duty in specified grades.
Title VII - Civilian Personnel
Provides that Federal law requiring the authorization of end strengths by the Congress as of the end of each fiscal year before funds will be appropriated for the use of civilian personnel of any armed forces component for that fiscal year shall not apply with respect to FY 1986.
Title VIII - Military Training Student Loads
Authorizes average military training student loads for each component of the armed forces for FY 1986. Requires the adjustment of such loads as the manpower strengths of each component are adjusted.
Title IX - General Provisions
Removes the requirement that a specified percentage of industrial program funds be used for the acquisition of capital equipment during FY 1986 and 1987.
Terminates the Office of Education for Overseas Dependents. Repeals certain functions transfers between the Department of Defense and the Secretary of Education relating to the administration of overseas schools.
Terminates the Office of Under Secretary of Education and related offices.
Authorizes the Secretary of Defense to request from the Secretary of Education information concerning educational programs and practices.
Establishes in the Department of Defense an Advisory Council on Dependents' Education to provide information and make recommendations for the operation of the defense dependents' education system.
Increases the size of the Special Defense Acquisition Fund. Repeals the European troop strength limitation contained in the Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1985.

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