Congressional Documents



                                                       Calendar No. 108

105th Congress                                                   Report
 1st Session                     SENATE                          105-45

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             DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE APPROPRIATION BILL, 1998

                                _______
                                

                 July 10, 1997.--Ordered to be printed

                                _______



   Mr. Stevens, from the Committee on Appropriations, submitted the 
                               following

                              R E P O R T

                         [To accompany S. 1005]

    The Committee on Appropriations reports the bill (S. 1005) 
making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 1998, and for other purposes, 
reports favorably thereon and recommends that the bill do pass.


New obligational authority

Total of bill as reported to Senate.....................$247,177,859,000
Total of 1998 budget estimate........................... 243,923,541,000
Amount of fiscal year 1997 enacted...................... 244,046,878,000
The bill as reported to the Senate:
    Above fiscal year 1998 budget estimate..............   3,254,318,000
    Over enacted appropriations for fiscal year 1997....   3,130,981,000



                            C O N T E N T S

                              ----------                              

Background:                                                        Page
    Purpose of the bill..........................................     4
    Hearings.....................................................     4
    Summary of bill..............................................     4
    Compliance with 602(b) allocation............................     7
Budgetary impact of the bill.....................................     7

                      TITLE I--MILITARY PERSONNEL

Military personnel...............................................     8
Military personnel, Army.........................................    11
Military personnel, Navy.........................................    11
Military personnel, Marine Corps.................................    11
Military personnel, Air Force....................................    12
Reserve and National Guard Personnel.............................    12
Reserve personnel, Army..........................................    13
Reserve personnel, Navy..........................................    13
Reserve personnel, Marine Corps..................................    13
Reserve personnel, Air Force.....................................    14
National Guard personnel, Army...................................    14
National Guard personnel, Air Force..............................    14

                  TITLE II--OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

Operation and maintenance overview...............................    16
Servicewide operation and maintenance programs...................    17
Operation and maintenance, Army..................................    18
Operation and maintenance, Navy..................................    22
Operation and maintenance, Marine Corps..........................    26
Operation and maintenance, Air Force.............................    28
Operation and maintenance, defense-wide..........................    31
Reserve and National Guard operation and maintenance.............    35
Operation and maintenance, Army Reserve..........................    35
Operation and maintenance, Navy Reserve..........................    35
Operation and maintenance, Marine Corps Reserve..................    35
Operation and maintenance, Air Force Reserve.....................    36
Operation and maintenance, Army National Guard...................    36
Operation and maintenance, Air National Guard....................    37
Overseas contingency operations transfer fund....................    38
Court of Military Appeals........................................    39
Environmental restoration........................................    39
Environmental restoration, Army..................................    40
Environmental restoration, Navy..................................    40
Environmental restoration, Air Force.............................    40
Environmental restoration, defense-wide..........................    41
Environmental restoration, formerly used defense sites...........    41
Former Soviet Union threat reduction.............................    42
Overseas humanitarian, disaster, and civic aid...................    42

                         TITLE III--PROCUREMENT

Estimates and appropriation summary..............................    43
Items of special interest........................................    44
Aircraft procurement, Army.......................................    44
Missile procurement, Army........................................    47
Procurement of weapons and tracked combat vehicles, Army.........    49
Procurement of ammunition, Army..................................    51
Other procurement, Army..........................................    53
Aircraft procurement, Navy.......................................    59
Weapons procurement, Navy........................................    63
Procurement of ammunition, Navy and Marine Corps.................    66
Shipbuilding and conversion, Navy................................    68
Other procurement, Navy..........................................    70
Procurement, Marine Corps........................................    75
Aircraft procurement, Air Force..................................    78
Missile procurement, Air Force...................................    83
Procurement of ammunition, Air Force.............................    85
Other procurement, Air Force.....................................    86
Procurement, defense-wide........................................    90
National Guard and Reserve equipment.............................    93

          TITLE IV--RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION

Summary of Committee action......................................    96
Research, development, test, and evaluation, Army................    96
Research, development, test, and evaluation, Navy................   106
Research, development, test, and evaluation, Air Force...........   115
Research, development, test, and evaluation, defense-wide........   123
Developmental test, and evaluation, defense......................   133
Operational test and evaluation, defense.........................   134

                TITLE V--REVOLVING AND MANAGEMENT FUNDS

Defense working capital fund adjustments.........................   135
National defense sealift fund....................................   135

          TITLE VI--OTHER DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS

Chemical agents and munitions destruction, defense...............   137
Defense Health Program...........................................   140
Drug interdiction and counterdrug activities, defense............   143
Office of the Inspector General..................................   144

                      TITLE VII--RELATED AGENCIES

Central Intelligence Agency retirement and disability system fund   146
Community management staff.......................................   146
National security education trust fund...........................   146
Kaho'olawe Island conveyance, remediation and environmental 
  restoration trust fund.........................................   146

                               TITLE VIII

General provisions...............................................   147
Compliance with paragraph 7(c), rule 16, standing rules of the 
  Senate.........................................................   152
Compliance with paragraph 7(c), rule 26, standing rules of the 
  Senate.........................................................   152
Compliance with paragraph 12, rule 26, standing rules of the 
  Senate.........................................................   153

                               BACKGROUND

                          Purpose of the Bill

    This bill makes appropriations for the military functions 
of the Department of Defense for the period October 1, 1997, 
through September 30, 1998. Functional areas include the pay, 
allowances, and support of military personnel, operation and 
maintenance of the forces, procurement of equipment and 
systems, and research, development, test, and evaluation. 
Appropriations for military assistance, military construction, 
family housing, nuclear warheads, and civil defense are 
provided in other bills.


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                   Compliance With 602(b) Allocation

    The Appropriations Committee conformed fully to the budget 
resolution for defense spending in its 602(b) allocation. This 
allocation divided the budget authority and outlays among the 
subcommittees with jurisdiction over discretionary spending. 
The Defense Subcommittee has the greatest share of defense 
spending. In this recommended bill, the Appropriations 
Committee has remained within the tight constraints of its 
602(b) allocation for defense.

                                            BUDGETARY IMPACT OF BILL                                            
  PREPARED IN CONSULTATION WITH THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE PURSUANT TO SEC. 308(a), PUBLIC LAW 93-344, AS  
                                                     AMENDED                                                    
                                            [In millions of dollars]                                            
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                                                                  Budget authority               Outlays        
                                                             ---------------------------------------------------
                                                               Committee    Amount  of   Committee    Amount  of
                                                               allocation      bill      allocation      bill   
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Comparison of amounts in the bill with Committee allocations                                                    
 to its subcommittees of amounts in the First Concurrent                                                        
 Resolution for 1998: Subcommittee on Defense:                                                                  
    Defense discretionary...................................      246,988      246,981      244,232  \1\ 244,202
    Nondefense discretionary................................  ...........  ...........            7            7
    Violent crime reduction fund............................  ...........  ...........  ...........  ...........
    Mandatory...............................................          197          197          197          197
Projections of outlays associated with the recommendation:                                                      
    1998....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........  \2\ 164,713
    1999....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........       48,618
    2000....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........       18,135
    2001....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........        7,980
    2002 and future year....................................  ...........  ...........  ...........        6,037
Financial assistance to State and local governments for 1998           NA  ...........           NA  ...........
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\1\ Includes outlays from prior-year budget authority.                                                          
\2\ Excludes outlays from prior-year budget authority.                                                          
                                                                                                                
NA: Not applicable.                                                                                             


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                                TITLE II

                       OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

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                    Operation and Maintenance, Army

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                    ADJUSTMENTS TO BUDGET ACTIVITIES

    Adjustments to the budget activities are as follows:

Budget activity 1--Operating forces:s of dollars]
.......................
    Hunter UAV................................................     6,300
.......................


Budget activity 4--Administration and servicewide activities:
    Logistics automation......................................    21,900
    Force XXI architecture....................................     4,000
    C\2\ information systems security.........................     8,100

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                         COMMITTEE ADJUSTMENTS

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    Hunter.--The utility of the Hunter system was fully 
validated during the recent national training exercise at Fort 
Irwin and the Committee is providing an additional $12,000,000 
for the operation of existing Hunter UAV systems. Of this 
amount, $6,300,000 is in addition to amounts requested for this 
program. The remaining $5,700,000 is to be derived from funds 
the Army had budgeted for Predator but are no longer required 
due to the transfer of Predator to the Air Force. The Army is 
strongly encouraged to make full use of this demonstrated 
warfighting asset.

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                    Operation and Maintenance, Navy


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                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
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                                                                                                    Change from 
                              Item                                  1998 budget      Committee        budget    
                                                                     estimate     recommendation     estimate   
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                 OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, NAVY                                                                

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    COMBAT OPERATIONS/SUPPORT:                                                                                  
        COMBAT COMMUNICATIONS...................................         210,776         210,776  ..............
        ELECTRONIC WARFARE......................................           7,763           7,763  ..............
        SPACE SYSTEMS AND SURVEILLANCE..........................         136,869         136,869  ..............

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        OPERATIONAL METEOROLOGY AND OCEANOGRAPHY................         209,188         228,688         +19,500

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        CLASSIFIED PROGRAMS UNDISTRIBUTED.......................  ..............           5,500          +5,500
    WEAPONS SUPPORT:                                                                                            
        CRUISE MISSILE..........................................          92,482          92,482  ..............
        FLEET BALLISTIC MISSILE.................................         811,451         811,451  ..............

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    LOGISTICS OPERATIONS AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT:                                                                 

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        SPACE AND ELECTRONIC WARFARE SYS-  TEMS.................          70,344          70,344  ..............

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    SECURITY PROGRAMS:                                                                                          
        SECURITY PROGRAMS.......................................         536,691         536,691  ..............
        BASE SUPPORT............................................           6,886           6,886  ..............
        MAINTENANCE OF REAL PROPERTY............................           1,520           1,520  ..............

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                   ADJUSTMENTS TO BUDGET ACTIVITIES

    Adjustments to the budget activities are as follows:

Budget activity 1--Operating forces:s of dollars]
.......................
    PMRF......................................................    15,000
.......................
    Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command................    19,500
    Classified programs.......................................     5,500

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    Pacific Missile Range facility [PMRF].--The Committee 
recommends an increase of $15,000,000 for operations and 
improvements in utility services at the Pacific Missile Range 
facility. The Committee notes that severe budget reductions in 
fiscal year 1997 caused a serious degradation in the ability of 
the range to meet fleet training requirements and to satisfy 
the growing demand on the range for testing and evaluation by 
the Navy and other DOD customers. Therefore, the Committee 
directs that no general reductions shall be allocated against 
PMRF without the approval of the Committees on Appropriations 
of the House and Senate. In addition, the allocation includes 
$3,000,000 for utility upgrades, including electricity, power 
lines, water, and wastewater improvements and repairs.
    Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command.--The Committee 
has provided an additional $19,500,000 for the Naval 
Meteorology and Oceanography Command. The Committee recognizes 
the requirement for adequate oceanographic survey data to 
support littoral operations and that the Navy has a survey 
backlog of 240 ship-years. Of these additional funds, 
$7,500,000 is provided for the National Oceanography 
Partnership Program to help reduce this backlog and $12,000,000 
is provided for equipment purchases, air operations, and 
contract support in support of survey operations and other data 
collection.

 
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                  Operation and Maintenance, Air Force


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                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
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                                                                                                    Change from 
                              Item                                  1998 budget      Committee        budget    
                                                                     estimate     recommendation     estimate   
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              OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, AIR FORCE                                                              
                                                                                                                

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        CLASSIFIED PROGRAMS UNDISTRIBUTED.......................  ..............             800            +800
    COMBAT RELATED OPERATIONS:                                                                                  
        GLOBAL C3I AND EARLY WARNING............................         712,916         712,916  ..............
        NAVIGATION/WEATHER SUPPORT..............................         131,608         131,608  ..............

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        TACTICAL INTEL AND OTHER SPECIAL ACTIVITIES.............         231,411         231,411  ..............
    SPACE OPERATIONS:                                                                                           
        LAUNCH FACILITIES.......................................         226,956         226,956  ..............
        LAUNCH VEHICLES.........................................         105,576         105,576  ..............
        SPACE CONTROL SYSTEMS...................................         283,597         284,997          +1,400
        SATELLITE SYSTEMS.......................................          42,235          42,235  ..............
        OTHER SPACE OPERATIONS..................................          82,972          82,972  ..............
        BASE SUPPORT............................................         310,370         310,370  ..............
        MAINTENANCE OF REAL PROPERTY............................         119,869         130,269         +10,400
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, BUDGET ACTIVITY 1..............................       9,974,638       9,877,438         -97,200
                                                                 ===============================================

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    SERVICEWIDE ACTIVITIES:                                                                                     

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        ARMS CONTROL............................................          29,565          29,565  ..............

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                    ADJUSTMENTS TO BUDGET ACTIVITIES

    Adjustments to the budget activities are as follows:

Budget activity 1--Operating forces:s of dollars]
.......................
    SR-71.....................................................    30,000
.......................
    B-52 attrition reserve....................................    42,400
    Classified programs.......................................       800
    NBC Defense Program.......................................     3,100
    Spacetrack................................................     1,400

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    B-52 aircraft.--The Committee provides a total of 
$57,300,000 to fund attrition reserve B-52 aircraft:

Operations and maintenance..............................     $42,400,000
Aircraft procurement; mods..............................      10,400,000

Military personnel

                                                               4,500,000

    Spacetrack.--The Committee recommends an increase of 
$1,400,000 for the Air Force Maui Space Surveillance System 
Center to support the AEOS system. The Committee notes that 
funding for this program was listed on the JCS unfunded 
priority list.

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                Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide


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                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
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                                                                                                    Change from 
                              Item                                  1998 budget      Committee        budget    
                                                                     estimate     recommendation     estimate   
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             OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, DEFENSE-WIDE                                                            
                                                                                                                

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BUDGET ACTIVITY 3: TRAINING AND RECRUITING:                                                                     

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    DEFENSE SPECIAL WEAPONS AGENCY..............................             475             475  ..............
    SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND..................................          37,930          37,930  ..............
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      TOTAL, BUDGET ACTIVITY 3..................................         164,155         159,155          -5,000
                                                                 ===============================================
BUDGET ACTIVITY 4: ADMIN & SERVICEWIDE ACTIVITIES:                                                              
    AMERICAN FORCES INFORMATION SERVICE.........................          94,956          94,956  ..............
    CLASSIFIED AND INTELLIGENCE.................................       3,490,397       3,461,797         -28,600

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    DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AGENCY..........................         725,858         690,258         -35,600
    DEFENSE INVESTIGATIVE SERVICE...............................         186,661         186,661  ..............

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    DEFENSE POW/MIA OFFICE......................................          14,195          14,195  ..............
    DEFENSE SPECIAL WEAPONS AGENCY..............................          87,837          87,837  ..............
    DEFENSE SUPPORT ACTIVITIES..................................          69,270          69,270  ..............
    DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY SECURITY ADMINISTRA-  TION...............          10,545          10,545  ..............

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    ON SITE INSPECTION AGENCY...................................         109,226          95,626         -13,600
    SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND..................................          45,532          45,532  ..............

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                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      TOTAL, BUDGET ACTIVITY 4..................................       8,585,427       8,716,689        +131,262
                                                                 ===============================================
BUDGET ACTIVITY 5: SPECIAL OPERATIONS: SPECIAL OPERATIONS                                                       
 COMMAND........................................................       1,085,927       1,123,527         +37,600
                                                                 ===============================================

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                    ADJUSTMENTS TO BUDGET ACTIVITIES

    Adjustments to the budget activities are as follows:


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Budget activity 4--Administration and servicewide activities:
    Classified and intelligence; contingency operations 
      transfer................................................    -2,700
        Classified programs, undistributed....................   -25,900
    DISA; contingency operations transfer.....................   -28,600
        White House communications transfer to procurement....    -7,000

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    OSIA......................................................   -13,600

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Budget activity 5--Special operations:
    Contingency operations transfer...........................    -3,200
    OPTEMPO...................................................    45,800
    JCS exercises and headquarters reduction..................    -5,000

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                         COMMITTEE ADJUSTMENTS

    SOCOM transfer.--A new budget activity has been established 
for funding the operation and maintenance requirements of 
Special Operations Command [SOCOM]. It is the intention of the 
Committee to provide further flexibility for SOCOM while 
maintaining proper funding for SOF capabilities and combat 
readiness. Additional funding of $26,400,000 has been provided 
to fund OPTEMPO and readiness requirements impacted by working 
capital fund price increases, $1,110,000 for systems 
survivability and $18,270,000 for emergent CP/WMD requirements.
    Partnership for Peace Program.--The Committee directs that 
funding for the Partnership for Peace Program be realigned from 
the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the Office of the Secretary of 
Defense. This action is intended to provide greater visibility 
for expenditures on this program and the Under Secretary of 
Defense (Comptroller) is directed to provide the congressional 
defense committees with quarterly execution data, commencing 
January 30, 1998. These reports should provide amounts 
obligated by date and a descriptive summary for each project or 
evolution.


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    On Site Inspection Agency.--The Committee directs a 
reduction of $10,000,000 due to anticipated delays in treaty 
implementation. An additional $3,600,000 has been transferred 
to the overseas contingency operations transfer fund.



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                  Former Soviet Union Threat Reduction

Appropriations, 1997....................................    $327,900,000
Budget estimate, 1998...................................     382,200,000
Committee recommendation................................     322,200,000

    This program was established in 1992 to promote 
denuclearization and reduce the threat of weapons proliferation 
in the former Soviet Union. The Committee has reduced this 
program by $60,000,000 in accordance with the action of the 
Senate Armed Services Committee.
    Russian nuclear submarine dismantlement and disposal.--
Based on consultations with the Commander of the Russian 
Pacific Fleet and the Commander of the United States Pacific 
Fleet, the Committee includes a new provision that makes 
$35,000,000 available only for support for dismantling and 
disposal of nuclear submarines and reactor components in the 
Russian far east. The Committee notes that virtually all 
funding provided under this heading in previous years has been 
obligated to support projects in European Russia. The Committee 
believes that to achieve the stated goals for this program, 
funding should be available to meet critical arms control and 
environmental safety needs in all parts of Russia.
    The funds provided for assistance in dismantling and 
disposing of nuclear submarines in the Russian far east should 
be managed by the United States Pacific Fleet, which has 
established effective working relations with the Russian Navy. 
The Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, shall provide the Committee 
with a plan for the obligation of these funds not later than 
January 15, 1998.



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                               TITLE III

                              PROCUREMENT


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                       Aircraft Procurement, Army

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                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
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                                                                                                        Senate  
                                                               Budget              Senate            compared to
                                                      Qty.    estimate    Qty.    allowance   Qty.      budget  
                                                                                                       estimate 
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             AIRCRAFT PROCUREMENT, ARMY                                                                         
                                                                                                                
AIRCRAFT:                                                                                                       
    FIXED WING:                                                                                                 
        ARL (TIARA)................................  ......      41,048  ......      41,048  ......  ...........


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        GUARDRAIL COMMON SENSOR (TIARA)............  ......       3,388  ......       3,388  ......  ...........


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MODIFICATION OF AIRCRAFT:                                                                                       
    GUARDRAIL MODS (TIARA).........................  ......      15,613  ......      15,613  ......  ...........


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    EH-60 QUICKFIX MODS............................  ......      38,140  ......      38,140  ......  ...........



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                       Missile Procurement, Army

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                     committee recommended program

    The following table details the Committee recommendations 
in comparison to the President's budget:

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
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                                                                                                        Senate  
                                                            Budget                Senate               compared 
                                                  Qty.     estimate     Qty.     allowance    Qty.     to budget
                                                                                                       estimate 
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           MISSILE PROCUREMENT, ARMY                                                                            
                                                                                                                
OTHER MISSILES:                                                                                                 
    SURFACE-TO-AIR MISSILE SYSTEM:                                                                              
        PATRIOT SYSTEM SUMMARY (MYP)..........        52     349,109        52     349,109  ........  ..........


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                        Other Procurement, Army


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                     committee recommended program

    The following table details the Committee recommendations 
in comparison to the budget request:

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
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                                                                                                        Senate  
                                                               Budget              Senate              compared 
                                                      Qty.    estimate    Qty.    allowance    Qty.    to budget
                                                                                                       estimate 
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              OTHER PROCUREMENT, ARMY                                                                           


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COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS EQUIPMENT:                                                                       


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COMM--SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS:                                                                                 
    DEFENSE SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM (SPAC..  ......      87,643  ......  ..........   87,643  ..........
    SAT TERM, EMUT (SPACE).........................     207       7,264     207       7,264  .......  ..........
    NAVSTAR GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (SPACE)......      17       6,796      17       6,796  .......  ..........
    GROUND COMMAND POST............................  ......         589  ......         589  .......  ..........
    SMART-T (SPACE)................................  ......      22,762  ......      22,762  .......  ..........
    SCAMP (SPACE)..................................  ......       4,305  ......      16,605  .......     +12,300
    GLOBAL BRDCST SVC--GBS.........................  ......       4,967  ......       4,967  .......  ..........
    MOD OF IN-SVC EQUIP (TAC SAT)..................  ......       2,021  ......       2,021  .......  ..........


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    COMM--INTELLIGENCE COMM: CI AUTOMATION                                                                      
     ARCHITECTURE..................................  ......       2,297  ......       2,297  .......  ..........
    INFORMATION SECUTITY:                                                                                       
        TSEC--ARMY KEY MGT SYS (AKMS)..............  ......       4,714  ......       4,714  .......  ..........
        INFORMATION SYSTEM SECURITY PROGRAM--ISSP..  ......      10,208  ......      10,208  .......  ..........


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    ELECT EQUIP--NAT FOR INT PROG (NFIP):                                                                       
        FOREIGN COUNTERINTELLIGENCE PROG  (FCI)....  ......       3,897  ......       3,897  .......  ..........
        GENERAL DEFENSE INTELL PROG (GDIP).........  ......      18,856  ......      18,856  .......  ..........
    ELECT EQUIP--TACT INT REL ACT (TIARA):                                                                      
        ALL SOURCE ANALYSIS SYS (ASAS) (TIARA).....  ......       7,772  ......       7,772  .......  ..........
        JTT/CIBS-M (TIARA).........................      56      11,438      56       6,438  .......      -5,000
        IEW--GND BASE COMMON SENSORS  (TIARA)......  ......      26,817  ......  ..........  .......     -26,817
        JOINT STARS (ARMY) (TIARA).................  ......     118,873  ......     118,873  .......  ..........
        NATO-AGS...................................  ......      26,153  ......      26,153  .......  ..........
        INTEGRATED BROADCAST TERMINAL MODS (TIARA).  ......       3,294  ......       3,294  .......  ..........
        DIGITAL TOPOGRAPHIC SPT SYS (DTSS) (TIARA).       4       7,465       4       7,465  .......  ..........
        TACTICAL EXPLOITATION OF NATIONAL                                                                       
         CAPABILITIE...............................  ......       1,679  ......       1,679  .......  ..........
        JOINT TACTICAL GROUND STATION MODS.........  ......       2,913  ......       2,913  .......  ..........
        TROJAN (TIARA).............................  ......       3,828  ......       3,828  .......  ..........
        MOD OF IN-SVC EQUIP (INTEL SPT) (TIARA)....  ......       1,676  ......       1,676  .......  ..........
        ITEMS LESS THAN $2.0M (TIARA)..............  ......         526  ......         526  .......  ..........
    ELECT EQUIP--ELECTRONIC WARFARE (EW):                                                                       
     COUNTERINTELLIGENCE/SECURITY COUNTERMEASURES..  ......       2,325  ......       2,325  .......  ..........


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        INTEGRATED MET SYS SENSORS (IMETS)--TIARA..       2       1,379       2       1,379  .......  ..........
        SHF TERM...................................  ......      14,328  ......      14,328  .......  ..........


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                   committee recommended adjustments

    Program and project funding increases.--The Committee 
recommends the addition of funds for the following programs to 
reflect congressional priorities and to implement increases 
endorsed and/or requested by the Army to address budget 
shortfalls.

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
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                                                                                                    Change from 
                              Item                                  1998 budget      Committee        budget    
                                                                     estimate     recommendation     estimate   
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Scamp (space)...................................................           4,305          16,605         +12,300
Information systems.............................................          20,498          51,498         +31,000


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                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
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                                                                                                    Change from 
                              Item                                  1998 budget      Committee        budget    
                                                                     estimate     recommendation     estimate   
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JTT/CIBS-M (TIARA)..............................................          11,438           6,438          -5,000
IEW-ground based common sensors.................................          26,817  ..............         -26,817


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                       Aircraft Procurement, Navy

Appropriations, 1997.................................... $7,027,010,000 
Budget estimate, 1998...................................  5,951,965,000 
    (By transfer--national defense stockpile)...........   (134,000,000)
Committee recommendation................................  6,312,937,000 

    The Committee recommends $6,312,937,000, an increase of 
$360,972,000 to the budget request. This appropriation account 
finances the construction, procurement, production, 
modification, and modernization of aircraft, including ordnance 
systems, ground support equipment, flight simulators, spare 
parts, accessories, and specialized equipment; and expansion of 
public and private plants.

                     COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED PROGRAM

    The Committee recommendation increases funds to procure 
additional Navy trainer aircraft, to remanufacture the Marine 
Corps' vertical/short takeoff and landing aircraft, and to 
accelerate modifications of the Navy's P-3 surveillance warfare 
aircraft. The Committee's adjustments are reflected in the 
following tables and discussed in the text which follows.

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                        Senate  
                                                               Budget              Senate            compared to
                                                      Qty.    estimate    Qty.    allowance   Qty.      budget  
                                                                                                       estimate 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
             AIRCRAFT PROCUREMENT, NAVY                                                                         


OTHER AIRCRAFT:                                                                                                 
    MODIFICATION OF AIRCRAFT:                                                                                   


.......................


        EP-3 SERIES................................  ......       4,386  ......       4,386  ......  ...........
        P-3 SERIES.................................  ......     164,907  ......     226,307  ......      +61,400
        S-3 SERIES.................................  ......      44,606  ......      44,606  ......  ...........


.......................


        E-6 SERIES.................................  ......      96,344  ......      96,344  ......  ...........


.......................



        SPECIAL PROJECT AIRCRAFT...................  ......      16,527  ......      23,527  ......       +7,000



.......................




    Program and project funding increases.--The Committee 
recommends the addition of funds for the following projects and 
programs to reflect congressional priorities; to rectify 
shortfalls in the budget request for activities; to implement 
increases endorsed and/or requested by the Navy to address 
budget shortfalls; and to effect funding transfers recommended 
by the Committee or the Navy.

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Change from 
                              Item                                  1998 budget      Committee        budget    
                                                                     estimate     recommendation     estimate   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


.......................



P-3 series modifications........................................         164,907         226,307         +61,400


.......................



    CEC modifications for E-2C's................................  ..............         +36,137         +36,137


.......................



----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Program adjustment recommended as described under the heading ``Excess funds.''                             
\2\ Program adjustment recommended as described under the heading ``Authorization adjustments.''                



.......................



    E-2C modifications.--The Committee has provided 
$85,210,000, an increase of $36,137,000 to the budget request, 
for modifications of E-2C aircraft. The Committee directs that 
the additional funds shall only be available to support 
modification of E-2C's currently in the Navy aircraft inventory 
to make them compatible with cooperative engagement capability 
[CEC] equipment. The Committee understands that these 
modifications will permit accelerated introduction of airborne 
CEC capability to the fleet.


.......................



    Reef Point.--Based on CINC requirements and QDR mission 
scenario forecasts, a minimum of four Reef Point aircraft are 
required to meet current and projected needs. The Committee 
understands two Reef Point aircraft will reach the end of their 
service life in fiscal year 2001. In order to begin 
modification of two low-flight-hour airframes to accept 
existing Reef Point sensors, the Committee is providing 
$7,000,000 in fiscal year 1998. The Committee has been advised 
that a total of $26,600,000 is required to complete the 
modifications and the Department is directed to include funding 
in fiscal year 1999 and the out-years to complete this effort.

                       Weapons Procurement, Navy

Appropriations, 1997....................................  $1,389,913,000
Budget estimate, 1998...................................   1,136,293,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,138,393,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,138,393,000 
for the Navy's fiscal year 1998 ``Weapons procurement'' 
account, an increase of $2,100,000 from the President's 
request.
    This appropriation finances the construction, procurement, 
production, modification, and modernization of strategic and 
tactical missiles, torpedoes, other weapons, related support 
equipment (including spare parts and accessories), and the 
expansion of public and private plants.

                     committee recommended program

    The following table details the Committee recommendations 
in comparison to the budget request:

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                        Senate  
                                                                Budget              Senate             compared 
                                                       Qty.    estimate    Qty.    allowance   Qty.    to budget
                                                                                                       estimate 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
              WEAPONS PROCUREMENT, NAVY                                                                         
                                                                                                                
BALLISTIC MISSILES:                                                                                             
    TRIDENT II......................................       7     292,248       5     227,248      -2     -65,000
    TRIDENT II (AP-CY)..............................  ......      47,021  ......      47,021  ......  ..........
    SUPPORT EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES: MISSILE                                                                   
     INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES..........................  ......       2,143  ......       2,143  ......  ..........
                                                     -----------------------------------------------------------
        TOTAL, BALLISTIC MISSILES...................  ......     341,412  ......     276,412  ......     -65,000
OTHER MISSILES:                                                                                                 
    STRATEGIC MISSILES:                                                                                         
        TOMAHAWK....................................      65      51,820     110      71,820     +45     +20,000
        ESSM........................................  ......      15,529  ......      15,529  ......  ..........


.......................



                   committee recommended adjustments

    Trident II missile.--The President's budget request 
includes $339,269,000 in procurement and advance procurement 
for the production of seven Trident II missiles in fiscal year 
1998. The Committee recommends providing a total of 
$274,269,000 for the production of five Trident missiles, a 
reduction of $65,000,000 from the budget request.
    Through fiscal year 1997, Congress has provided full 
funding for all Trident II missiles required to support the 10 
new construction Trident submarines. The funding request in 
fiscal year 1998 begins the production of 84 missiles for the 
four submarines proposed for backfit, beginning in May 2000. 
With the possibility that all four of the proposed backfit 
boats would be decommissioned under a START III agreement, the 
Committee believes it prudent to slow the production rate of 
the Trident II missiles specifically earmarked for the backfit 
submarines.
    The Committee recognizes that the five missiles in this 
bill will be excess to Navy requirements if the United States 
does not proceed with the Trident backfit program. Therefore, 
the Committee directs that the missiles procured in this bill 
be earmarked to be resold to the United Kingdom should the 
backfit program be canceled prior to the time the Royal Navy 
completes its acquisition of D-5 missiles.


.......................


    Pioneer.--The Committee agrees with the recommendation of 
the Senate defense authorization committee and has provided a 
total of $5,000,000 for the common automatic recovery system 
[CARS]. The CARS Program was authorized within defense-wide 
accounts; however, departmental officials have advised the 
Committee that this program is more appropriately funded within 
the Navy's accounts. Therefore, the Committee has provided 
$3,000,000 in the ``Weapons procurement, Navy'' account and 
$2,000,000 in the ``Research, development, test and evaluation, 
Navy'' account for the CARS Program.


.......................



                   Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy

Appropriations, 1997....................................  $5,613,665,000
Budget estimate, 1998...................................   7,438,158,000
Committee recommendation................................   8,510,458,000

    The Committee recommends $8,510,458,000, an increase of 
$1,072,300,000 over the budget. This appropriation finances the 
construction; acquisition; and conversion of vessels, including 
armor and armament; plant equipment, appliances, and machine 
tools for production plants and facilities; procurement of long 
leadtime items; and detail design of vessels.

                     committee recommended program

    The following table details the Committee recommendations 
in comparison to the budget request:

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                       Senate   
                                                              Budget              Senate             compared to
                                                     Qty.    estimate    Qty.    allowance   Qty.      budget   
                                                                                                      estimate  
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          SHIPBUILDING & CONVERSION, NAVY                                                                       
                                                                                                                
OTHER WARSHIPS:                                                                                                 
    SSN-21........................................  ......     153,444  ......     153,444  ......  ............
    NEW SSN.......................................       1   2,314,903       1   2,314,903  ......  ............
    NEW SSN (AP-CY)...............................  ......     284,859  ......     284,859  ......  ............
    CVN-77 (AP)...................................  ......  ..........  ......     345,000  ......      +345,000
    CVN REFUELING OVERHAULS.......................       1   1,615,003       1   1,615,003  ......  ............
    CVN REFUELING OVERHAULS (AP-CY)...............  ......      92,855  ......      92,855  ......  ............
    DDG-51........................................       3   2,665,767       4   3,385,767      +1      +720,000
    DDG-51 (AP-CY)................................  ......     157,806  ......     157,806  ......  ............
                                                   -------------------------------------------------------------
      TOTAL, OTHER WARSHIPS.......................  ......   7,284,637  ......   8,349,637  ......    +1,065,000


.......................



                           other adjustments

    The Committee recommends incorporating the following 
adjustments to the budget estimate, in accordance with the 
Senate authorization committee action:

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Change from 
                              Item                                  1998 budget      Committee        budget    
                                                                     estimate     recommendation     estimate   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
CVN-77 (AP).....................................................  ..............         345,000        +345,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                        Other Procurement, Navy

Appropriations, 1997....................................  $3,067,944,000
Budget estimate, 1998...................................   2,825,500,000
Committee recommendation................................   2,865,800,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,865,800,000 
for the Navy's fiscal year 1998 ``Other procurement'' account, 
an increase of $40,300,000 above the President's budget.
    This appropriation finances the procurement of major 
equipment and weapons other than ships, aircraft, missiles, 
torpedoes, and guns. Equipment ranges from the latest 
electronic sensors for updating of naval forces to trucks, 
training equipment, and spare parts.

                     committee recommended program

    The following table details the Committee recommendations 
in comparison to the budget request:

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                        Senate  
                                                                Budget              Senate             compared 
                                                       Qty.    estimate    Qty.    allowance   Qty.    to budget
                                                                                                       estimate 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
               OTHER PROCUREMENT, NAVY                                                                          


.......................

                                                                                                                
    OTHER SHIPBOARD EQUIPMENT:                                                                                  


.......................


        SSN21 CLASS SUPPORT EQUIPMENT...............  ......       6,442  ......       6,442  ......  ..........
        STRATEGIC PLATFORM SUPPORT EQUIP............  ......       6,435  ......       6,435  ......  ..........
        DSSP EQUIPMENT..............................  ......       7,269  ......       7,269  ......  ..........


.......................



COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS EQUIPMENT:                                                                       


.......................


    ASW ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT:                                                                                   


.......................


        ACOUSTIC COMMUNICATIONS.....................  ......         412  ......         412  ......  ..........
        FIXED SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM...................  ......      15,175  ......      15,175  ......  ..........
        SURTASS.....................................  ......       7,108  ......       7,108  ......  ..........
        ASW OPERATIONS CENTER.......................  ......       5,255  ......       5,255  ......  ..........


.......................


    RECONNAISSANCE EQUIPMENT:                                                                                   
        COMBAT DF...................................  ......      10,473  ......      10,473  ......  ..........
        OUTBOARD....................................  ......      11,674  ......      11,674  ......  ..........
        BATTLE GROUP PASSIVE HORIZON EXTEN..........  ......      50,221  ......      50,221  ......  ..........
    SUBMARINE SURVEILLANCE EQUIPMENT:                                                                           
        AN/WLQ-4....................................  ......       4,479  ......       4,479  ......  ..........
        SUBMARINE SUPPORT EQUIPMENT PROG............  ......       6,904  ......       6,904  ......  ..........
    OTHER SHIP ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT:                                                                            
        NAVY TACTICAL DATA SYSTEM...................  ......      14,335  ......      26,335  ......     +12,000
        JMCIS AFLOAT................................  ......      22,403  ......      34,403  ......     +12,000
        NAVAL TACTICAL COMMAND SUPPORT SYSTEM                                                                   
         (NTCSS)....................................  ......      49,710  ......      92,110  ......     +43,200


.......................


        NAVSTAR GPS RECEIVERS (SPACE)...............  ......       5,006  ......       5,006  ......  ..........


.......................


        STRATEGIC PLATFORM SUPPORT EQUIP............  ......       7,499  ......       7,499  ......  ..........


.......................


    OTHER SHORE ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT:                                                                           
        JMCIS ASHORE................................  ......       3,393  ......       3,393  ......  ..........
        JMCIS OED...................................  ......         343  ......         343  ......  ..........
        TADIX-B.....................................  ......       5,239  ......       5,239  ......  ..........
        JMCIS TACTICAL/MOBILE.......................  ......       2,888  ......       2,888  ......  ..........
        RADIAC......................................  ......       6,093  ......       6,093  ......  ..........


.......................


    SUBMARINE COMMUNICATIONS:                                                                                   
        SHORE LF/VLF COMMUNICATIONS.................  ......       7,751  ......       7,751  ......  ..........
        SUBMARINE COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT...........  ......      37,239  ......      37,239  ......  ..........
        ADVANCED VLF RECEIVER.......................  ......       7,643  ......       7,643  ......  ..........
    SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS:                                                                                   
        SATCOM SHIP TERMINALS (SPACE)...............  ......     107,608  ......     122,808  ......     +15,200
        SATCOM SHORE TERMINALS (SPACE)..............  ......       4,987  ......       4,987  ......  ..........
    SHORE COMMUNICATIONS:                                                                                       
        JCS COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT................  ......       2,603  ......       2,603  ......  ..........
        GCCS EQUIPMENT..............................  ......       1,560  ......       1,560  ......  ..........
        NAVAL SHORE COMMUNICATIONS..................  ......      72,465  ......      96,465  ......     +24,000
    CRYPTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT: INFO SYSTEMS SECURITY                                                              
     PROGRAM (ISSP).................................  ......      31,667  ......      39,667  ......      +8,000
    CRYPTOLOGIC EQUIPMENT: CRYPTOLOGIC                                                                          
     COMMUNICATIONS EQUIP...........................  ......       7,122  ......       7,122  ......  ..........
                                                     -----------------------------------------------------------
        TOTAL, COMMUNICATION & ELECTRONICS EQUIPMENT  ......     925,763  ......   1,121,163  ......    +195,400


.......................


    Program reductions and deferrals.--The following table 
lists program reductions recommended by the Committee to 
eliminate funds requested for programs which are excess to firm 
program requirements based on delays in the release of prior-
year funds; late contract efforts; slow execution of prior-year 
funds; differences between the budget request and the actual 
program plans; or are lower priority relative to other 
projects.

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Change from 
                              Item                                  1998 budget      Committee        budget    
                                                                     estimate     recommendation     estimate   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Strategic missile systems equipment.............................         231,528          61,528        -170,000


.......................


----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                           Other adjustments

    Authorization adjustments.--The Committee recommends 
incorporating the following adjustments to the budget estimate, 
in accordance with the Senate authorization committee action:

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Change from 
                              Item                                  1998 budget      Committee        budget    
                                                                     estimate     recommendation     estimate   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


.......................


Navy tactical data system.......................................          14,335          26,335         +12,000
JMCIS AFLOAT....................................................          22,403          34,403         +12,000
Naval Tactical Command support system...........................          49,710          92,910         +43,000
Ship communications automation..................................          25,799          49,799         +24,000
SATCOM ship terminals (space)...................................         107,608         122,808         +15,200
Naval shore communications......................................          72,465          96,465         +24,000
Information Systems Security Program [ISSP].....................          31,667          39,667          +8,000


.......................



                       Procurement, Marine Corps


.......................

                     committee recommended program

    The following table details the Committee recommendations 
in comparison to the budget request:

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                        Senate  
                                                                Budget              Senate             compared 
                                                       Qty.    estimate    Qty.    allowance   Qty.    to budget
                                                                                                       estimate 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
              PROCUREMENT, MARINE CORPS                                                                         


.......................


COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS EQUIPMENT:                                                                       


.......................


            INTELLIGENCE SUPPORT EQUIPMENT..........  ......      16,413  ......      16,413  ......  ..........



.......................



                    Aircraft Procurement, Air Force

Appropriations, 1997.................................... $6,404,980,000 
Budget estimate, 1998...................................  5,684,847,000 
    (By transfer--national defense stockpile)...........   (133,000,000)
Committee recommendation................................  6,375,847,000 

    The Committee recommends $6,375,847,000, an increase of 
$691,000,000 to the budget request. This appropriation finances 
the construction, procurement, modernization, and modification 
of aircraft and equipment, including armor and armament, 
specialized ground-handling equipment, and flight training 
simulators, spare parts, and accessories; specialized 
equipment; and expansion of public and private plants, 
Government-owned equipment, and installation.

                     COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED PROGRAM

    The Committee recommendation increases funds to procure 
additional Air Force airlift aircraft, fighters, tactical 
transports, trainers, and weather reconnaissance aircraft. The 
Committee's adjustments are reflected in the following tables 
and discussed in the text which follows.

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                        Senate  
                                                               Budget              Senate            compared to
                                                      Qty.    estimate    Qty.    allowance   Qty.      budget  
                                                                                                       estimate 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          AIRCRAFT PROCUREMENT, AIR FORCE                                                                       
                                                                                                                
COMBAT AIRCRAFT:                                                                                                
    STRATEGIC OFFENSIVE:                                                                                        
        B-1B.......................................  ......      10,851  ......      10,851  ......  ...........
        B-2A.......................................  ......     174,086  ......     157,786  ......      -16,300
    TACTICAL FORCES:                                                                                            
        ADVANCED TACTICAL FIGHTER (AP-CY)..........  ......      80,864  ......  ..........  ......      -80,864
        F-15A......................................       3     159,000       6     259,800      +3     +100,800



.......................


        OTHER AIRCRAFT:                                                                                         
            E-8C...................................       1     313,991       1     309,291  ......       -4,700
            E-8C (AP-CY)...........................  ......      22,400  ......      22,400  ......  ...........
            PREDATOR UAV...........................      15     116,506      15     116,506  ......  ...........
                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------
              TOTAL, OTHER AIRCRAFT................  ......     645,658  ......     456,842  ......     -188,816
MODIFICATION OF INSERVICE AIRCRAFT:                                                                             
    STRATEGIC AIRCRAFT:                                                                                         
        B-2A MODS..................................  ......      13,853  ......      13,853  ......  ...........
        B-1B MODS..................................  ......     114,245  ......      96,845  ......      -17,400
        B-52 MODS..................................  ......      28,907  ......      39,307  ......      +10,400
        F-117 MODS.................................  ......      28,296  ......      28,296  ......  ...........


.......................


    OTHER AIRCRAFT:                                                                                             
        KC-10 MODS.................................  ......      14,533  ......      14,533  ......  ...........


.......................


        C-135 MODS.................................  ......     137,861  ......     137,861  ......  ...........
        E-3 MODS...................................  ......     134,659  ......     123,559  ......      -11,100
        E-4 MODS...................................  ......      11,385  ......      11,385  ......  ...........


.......................


    OTHER MODIFICATIONS:                                                                                        
        CLASSIFIED PROJECTS MODS...................  ......       7,552  ......       7,552  ......  ...........
        PASSENGER SAFETY MODIFICATIONS.............  ......  ..........  ......      75,000  ......      +75,000
        DARP MODS..................................  ......      67,136  ......     163,736  ......      +96,600
                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, MODIFICATION OF INSERVICE AIRCRAFT  ......   1,369,761  ......   1,552,961  ......     +183,200



.......................


        COMMON ECM EQUIPMENT.......................  ......       4,564  ......       4,564  ......  ...........
        DARP.......................................  ......     141,493  ......     141,493  ......  ...........
                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, AIRCRAFT SUPPORT EQUIPMENT AND                                                                 
           FACILITIES..............................  ......     699,763  ......     690,971  ......       -8,792



.......................



    Authorization adjustments.--The Committee recommends the 
following adjustments based on the recommendations reported in 
the Senate bill authorizing programs and activities of the 
Department of Defense [DOD] for fiscal year 1998:

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Change from 
                              Item                                  1998 budget      Committee        budget    
                                                                     estimate     recommendation     estimate   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Advanced tactical fighter advance procurement...................          80,864  ..............         -80,864
F-15A...........................................................         159,000         259,800        +100,800
    Three additional F-15E's....................................  ..............        +100,800        +100,800
C-130J..........................................................          49,928          48,000          -1,928
    One C-130J (shifted to NGRE account)........................  ..............         -49,928         -49,928
    C-130J spares and logistics.................................  ..............         +48,000         +48,000
WC-130J.........................................................  ..............         177,000        +177,000
    Three WC-130J's.............................................  ..............        +177,000        +177,000
JPATS...........................................................          65,415          77,615         +12,200
    Four additional aircraft....................................  ..............         +12,200         +12,200
F-15 modifications..............................................         169,568         197,568         +28,000
    F100-220E engine upgrade....................................  ..............         +22,800         +22,800
    MIDS fighter data link terminals \1\........................  ..............          +5,200          +5,200
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Increase reflects Committee recommendations as outlined in the ``Program and project increases'' heading of 
  this report section.                                                                                          

    C-17.--The Committee has provided $2,341,811,000 for 
procurement of C-17 aircraft, an increase of $418,500,000 to 
the budget request amount. The Committee recommendation 
includes an increase of $440,200 to purchase two additional C-
17 aircraft, bringing the number to 11 aircraft in fiscal year 
1998. The Committee recommendation also deletes $21,700,000 
based on favorable contract negotiations and delayed obligation 
of funds.
    Procurement of additional C-17 aircraft at this time offers 
a number of benefits. First, this increase provides a smoother 
ramp to the projected procurement rate of 13 in fiscal year 
1999. Second, the Committee has reviewed the C-17 program 
carefully and found the program to be on track and making solid 
strides on reducing unit cost while producing a high-quality 
aircraft. Third, speeding the pace of acquisition will bring 
down the cost of the remaining aircraft by accelerating 
progress on the production learning curve. Finally, the C-17 
has proven to be an essential element in successful conduct of 
the Bosnia mission. Procuring these additional aircraft will 
allow the Department of Defense to field C-17 aircraft earlier 
with active and Air National Guard units, providing necessary 
airlift capability.


.......................




                         manned reconnaissance

                    summary of committee adjustments

                        [In thousands of dollars]

                                                               Committee
        Program                                              adjustments

U-2 senior glass..................................................24,000
U-2 SYERS......................................................... 5,000
RJ reengining.....................................................52,600
RJ heat exchangers................................................ 6,000
SR-71............................................................. 9,000

    U-2 fuel conversion.--The U-2 requires special fuel that 
can withstand extremely cold temperatures for long periods 
without turning to slush. Because of this special need, fuel 
costs are very high and logistics support is time intensive. 
The Committee understands that it is technically feasible to 
convert the U-2 to the commonly used aircraft fuel, JP-8. The 
Committee directs the Air Force to review this issue to 
determine if U-2 fuel conversion would be beneficial in terms 
of cost, logistics, and performance. The results of this review 
should be provided to the congressional defense oversight 
committees by March 15, 1998.
    SR-71.--The Committee has provided $9,000,000 in 
procurement for the SR-71. This funding is to be used to modify 
film cameras to electro-optical, enhance radar processing and 
installation of the GPS navigation system and electronic 
intelligence system.

                     Missile Procurement, Air Force

Appropriations, 1997....................................  $2,297,145,000
Budget estimate, 1998...................................   2,557,741,000
Committee recommendation................................   2,431,741,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,431,741,000 
for the ``Missile procurement, Air Force'' account for fiscal 
year 1998. This recommendation is $126,000,000 below the 
President's budget request.
    This appropriation provides financing for the construction, 
procurement, and modification of missiles, rockets, spacecraft, 
and related equipment, including investment and repair parts, 
ground-handling equipment, and training devices; and the 
expansion of public and private plants, Government-owned 
equipment, and installations.

                     committee recommended program

    The following table details the Committee recommendations 
in comparison to the budget request:

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                        Senate  
                                                                Budget              Senate             compared 
                                                       Qty.    estimate    Qty.    allowance   Qty.    to budget
                                                                                                       estimate 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
           MISSILE PROCUREMENT, AIR FORCE                                                                       
                                                                                                                
BALLISTIC MISSILES:                                                                                             
    MISSILE REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT--BALLISTIC:                                                                   
     MISSILE REPLACEMENT EQ--BALLISTIC..............  ......      27,604  ......      27,604  ......  ..........
OTHER MISSILES:                                                                                                 
    STRATEGIC:                                                                                                  
        HAVE NAP....................................  ......  ..........  ......      39,000  ......     +39,000
        ADVANCED CRUISE MISSILE.....................  ......         843  ......         843  ......  ..........


.......................


                                                     -----------------------------------------------------------
        TOTAL, OTHER MISSILES.......................  ......     150,499  ......     148,399  ......      -2,100
MODIFICATION OF INSERVICE MISSILES                                                                              
    CLASS IV:                                                                                                   
        PEACEKEEPER(M-X)............................  ......       5,250  ......       5,250  ......  ..........
        MM III MODIFICATIONS........................  ......     106,899  ......     106,899  ......  ..........
        AGM-88A HARM................................  ......  ..........  ......       9,600  ......      +9,600
        MODIFICATIONS UNDER $2.0M...................  ......         199  ......         199  ......  ..........
                                                     -----------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, MODIFICATION OF INSERVICE MISSILES.  ......     112,348  ......     121,948  ......      +9,600
    MISSILE SPARES + REPAIR PARTS: SPARES AND REPAIR                                                            
     PARTS..........................................  ......      28,808  ......      28,808  ......  ..........
OTHER SUPPORT:                                                                                                  
    SPACE PROGRAMS:                                                                                             
        SPACEBORNE EQUIP (COMSEC)...................  ......       9,304  ......       9,304  ......  ..........
        GLOBAL POSITIONING (MYP) SPACE..............       3     163,837       3     163,837  ......  ..........
        NUDET DETECTION SYSTEM......................  ......       1,194  ......       1,194  ......  ..........
        INERTIAL UPPER STAGES SPACE.................  ......      49,990  ......      49,990  ......  ..........
        TITAN SPACE BOOSTERS SPACE..................  ......     555,304  ......     455,304  ......    -100,000
        MEDIUM LAUNCH VEHICLE SPACE.................       4     165,783       4     165,783  ......  ..........
        MEDIUM LAUNCH VEHICLE SPACE (AP-CY).........  ......      52,715  ......      52,715  ......  ..........
        DEF METEOROLOGICAL SAT PROG SPACE...........  ......      35,243  ......      35,243  ......  ..........
        DEFENSE SUPPORT PROGRAM (MYP) SPACE.........  ......     113,708  ......     113,708  ......  ..........
        DEFENSE SATELLITE COMM SYSTEM SPACE.........  ......      76,434  ......      76,434  ......  ..........
    SPECIAL PROGRAMS:                                                                                           
        SPECIAL UPDATE PROGRAMS.....................  ......     241,570  ......     241,570  ......  ..........
        SPECIAL PROGRAMS............................  ......     773,400  ......     757,900  ......     -15,500
                                                     -----------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, OTHER SUPPORT......................  ......   2,238,482  ......   2,122,982  ......    -115,500


.......................


                                                     ===========================================================
      TOTAL, MISSILE PROCUREMENT, AIR FORCE.........  ......   2,557,741  ......   2,431,741  ......    -126,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


.......................


                           Other adjustments

    The Committee recommends incorporating the following 
adjustments to the budget estimate, in accordance with the 
Senate authorization committee action:

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Change from 
                              Item                                  1998 budget      Committee        budget    
                                                                     estimate     recommendation     estimate   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Titan space boosters............................................         555,304         455,304        -100,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



.......................



                      Other Procurement, Air Force

Appropriations, 1997....................................  $5,944,680,000
Budget estimate, 1998...................................   6,561,253,000
Committee recommendation................................   6,653,053,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $6,653,053,000 
for the ``Other procurement, Air Force'' account for fiscal 
year 1998. The recommendation is an increase of $91,800,000 
from the budget request.
    This appropriation provides for the procurement of weapons 
systems and equipment other than aircraft and missiles. 
Included are munitions, other weapons, vehicles, electronic and 
telecommunications systems for command and control of 
operational forces, and ground support equipment for weapons 
systems and supporting structure.

                     committee recommended program

    The following table details the Committee recommendations 
in comparison to the budget request:

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                        Senate  
                                                                Budget              Senate             compared 
                                                       Qty.    estimate    Qty.    allowance   Qty.    to budget
                                                                                                       estimate 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
            OTHER PROCUREMENT, AIR FORCE                                                                        
        

.......................
                                                                                                        

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIP:                                                                       
    COMM SECURITY EQUIPMENT (COMSEC):                                                                           
        COMSEC EQUIPMENT............................  ......      27,494  ......      27,494  ......  ..........
        MODIFICATIONS (COMSEC)......................  ......         476  ......         476  ......  ..........
    INTELLIGENCE PROGRAMS:                                                                                      
        INTELLIGENCE DATA HANDLING SYS..............  ......      20,739  ......      20,739  ......  ..........
        INTELLIGENCE TRAINING EQUIPMENT.............  ......       2,473  ......       2,473  ......  ..........
        INTELLIGENCE COMM EQUIP.....................  ......       7,644  ......       7,644  ......  ..........
    ELECTRONICS PROGRAMS:                                                                                       
        NATIONAL AIRSPACE SYSTEM....................  ......      16,615  ......      16,615  ......  ..........
        THEATER AIR CONTROL SYS IMPROVEMENT.........  ......      38,329  ......      38,329  ......  ..........
        WEATHER OBSERV/FORCAST......................  ......      18,013  ......      18,013  ......  ..........
        STRATEGIC COMMAND AND CONTROL...............  ......      20,505  ......      20,505  ......  ..........
        CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN COMPLEX...................  ......         737  ......         737  ......  ..........
        TAC SIGINT SUPPORT..........................  ......       4,114  ......       4,114  ......  ..........
    SPECIAL COMM--ELECTRONICS PROJECTS:                                                                         


.......................


        MINIMUM ESSENTIAL EMERGENCY COMM  NET.......  ......       3,488  ......       3,488  ......  ..........


.......................


    AIR FORCE COMMUNICATIONS:                                                                                   
        INFORMATION TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS............  ......      10,889  ......      10,889  ......  ..........
        BASE INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE.............  ......      88,945  ......      88,945  ......  ..........
        USCENTCOM...................................  ......       4,031  ......       4,031  ......  ..........
        AUTOMATED TELECOMMUNICATIONS PRG............  ......      15,900  ......      15,900  ......  ..........
    DISA PROGRAMS:                                                                                              
        NAVSTAR GPS SPACE...........................  ......       3,129  ......       3,129  ......  ..........
        DEFENSE METEOROLOGICAL SAT PROG  SPAC.......  ......      11,898  ......      11,898  ......  ..........
        NUDET DETECTION SYS (NDS) SPACE.............  ......       7,995  ......       7,995  ......  ..........
        AF SATELLITE CONTROL NETWORK SPACE..........  ......      32,197  ......      32,197  ......  ..........
        EASTERN/WESTERN RANGE I&M SPACE.............  ......      81,957  ......      81,957  ......  ..........
        MILSATCOM SPACE.............................  ......      20,353  ......      20,353  ......  ..........
        SPACE MODS SPACE............................  ......      18,932  ......      18,932  ......  ..........



.......................


                                                     -----------------------------------------------------------
      TOTAL, ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS                                                                 
       EQUIP........................................  ......     835,604  ......     882,504  ......     +46,900
                                                     ===========================================================
OTHER BASE MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT EQUIP:                                                                       
    TEST EQUIPMENT:                                                                                             


.......................


    SPECIAL SUPPORT PROJECTS:                                                                                   
        INTELLIGENCE PRODUCTION ACTIVITY............  ......      60,572  ......      49,272  ......     -11,300
        TECH SURV COUNTERMEASURES EQ................  ......       1,998  ......       1,998  ......  ..........
        DARP RC135..................................  ......      12,778  ......      12,778  ......  ..........
        DARP, MRIGS.................................  ......      66,279  ......      66,279  ......  ..........
        SELECTED ACTIVITIES.........................  ......   5,003,960  ......   5,080,160  ......     +76,200
        SPECIAL UPDATE PROGRAM......................  ......     174,830  ......     174,830  ......  ..........


.......................


                                                     -----------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, OTHER BASE MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT                                                             
           EQUIP....................................  ......   5,489,262  ......   5,559,162  ......     +69,900
                                                     ===========================================================
SPARE AND REPAIR PARTS:                                                                                         
    SPARES AND REPAIR PARTS.........................  ......      55,771  ......      55,771  ......  ..........
    ECONOMIC ASSUMPTIONS............................  ......  ..........  ......     -25,000  ......     -25,000
                                                     ===========================================================
      TOTAL, OTHER PROCUREMENT, AIR FORCE...........  ......   6,561,253  ......   6,653,053  ......     +91,800
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


.......................



                       Procurement, Defense-Wide

Appropriations, 1997....................................  $1,978,005,000
Budget estimate, 1998...................................   1,695,085,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,753,285,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,753,285,000 
for the ``Procurement, defense-wide'' account for fiscal year 
1998, an increase of $58,200,000 above the budget estimate. 
This appropriation provides for procurement of capital 
equipment for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the 
Defense Special Weapons Agency, the Defense Information Systems 
Agency, the Defense Logistics Agency, the Defense Investigative 
Service, the Defense Contract Audit Agency, the Defense Support 
Project Office, the Joint Staff, the On-Site Inspection Agency, 
the Defense Commissary Agency, special operations forces, 
chemical biological defense activities, and other classified 
and unclassified activities of the Department of Defense. The 
program includes procurement of automatic data processing 
equipment, mechanized material handling systems, general and 
special purpose vehicles, supplies, spare parts, communications 
equipment, expansion of public and private plants, acquisition 
of land, and for other purposes.

                     committee recommended program

    The following table details the Committee recommendations 
in comparison to the President's budget:

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                        Senate  
                                                                Budget              Senate             compared 
                                                       Qty.    estimate    Qty.    allowance   Qty.    to budget
                                                                                                       estimate 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
              PROCUREMENT, DEFENSE-WIDE                                                                         
                                                                                                                
MAJOR EQUIPMENT:                                                                                                
    MAJOR EQUIPMENT, OSD/WHS:                                                                                   
        MAJOR EQUIPMENT, OSD........................  ......     104,601  ......     104,601  ......  ..........
        MAJOR EQUIPMENT, WHS........................  ......      18,956  ......      18,956  ......  ..........
        ARMED FORCE INFORMATION SERVICE.............  ......       8,037  ......       8,037  ......  ..........
        DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE EDUCATION ACTIVITY....  ......       1,609  ......       1,609  ......  ..........
        DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY SECURITY ADMINISTRATION..  ......         688  ......         688  ......  ..........
        DARP........................................  ......      97,452  ......      97,452  ......  ..........
    MAJOR EQUIPMENT, NSA: DEFENSE AIRBORNE                                                                      
     RECONNAISSANCE PROGRAM.........................  ......      14,380  ......      14,380  ......  ..........
    MAJOR EQUIPMENT, DSWA:                                                                                      
        VEHICLES....................................  ......         218  ......         218  ......  ..........
        OTHER MAJOR EQUIPMENT.......................  ......      17,199  ......      17,199  ......  ..........
    MAJOR EQUIPMENT, DISA:                                                                                      
        WWMCCS ADP SYSTEMS..........................  ......       3,748  ......       3,748  ......  ..........
        MOBILE SATELLITE SYSTEM TECHNOLOGIES........  ......       9,990  ......       9,990  ......  ..........
        INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY................  ......      19,585  ......      19,585  ......  ..........
        CONTINUITY OF OPERATIONS....................  ......       4,637  ......       4,637  ......  ..........
        DEFENSE MESSAGE SYSTEM......................  ......      44,470  ......      44,470  ......  ..........
        GLOBAL COMBAT SUPPORT SYSTEM................  ......       5,889  ......       5,889  ......  ..........
        PLANS & PROGRAM ANALYSIS SUPPORT CENTER.....  ......       3,900  ......       3,900  ......  ..........
        ITEMS LESS THAN $2 MILLION..................  ......       7,461  ......      14,461  ......      +7,000
    MAJOR EQUIPMENT, DLA:                                                                                       
        DEFENSE SUPPORT ACTIVITIES..................  ......      21,814  ......      21,814  ......  ..........
        AUTOMATIC DOCUMENT CONVERSION SYS-  TEM.....  ......  ..........  ......      20,000  ......     +20,000
MAJOR EQUIPMENT, DMA:                                                                                           
    MAJOR EQUIPMENT, DIS:                                                                                       
        VEHICLES....................................     258       3,100     258       3,100  ......  ..........
        OTHER CAPITAL EQUIPMENT.....................  ......       1,837  ......       1,837  ......  ..........
    MAJOR EQUIPMENT, DCAA: ITEMS LESS THAN $2                                                                   
     MILLION........................................  ......       3,786  ......       3,786  ......  ..........
    MAJOR EQUIPMENT, DSPO: MAJOR EQUIPMENT, DSPO....  ......      19,334  ......      19,334  ......  ..........
    MAJOR EQUIPMENT, TJS: MAJOR EQUIPMENT, TJS......  ......      46,847  ......      36,847  ......     -10,000
    ON-SITE INSPECTION AGENCY: OTHER CAPITAL                                                                    
     EQUIPMENT......................................  ......         112  ......         112  ......  ..........
    BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE ORGANIZATION:                                                                     
        DEFENSE COMMISSARY AGENCY, DECA: EQUIPMENT..  ......       1,970  ......       1,970  ......  ..........
                                                     -----------------------------------------------------------
            TOTAL, MAJOR EQUIPMENT..................  ......     461,620  ......     478,620  ......     +17,000
                                                     ===========================================================
SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND:                                                                                     
    AVIATION PROGRAMS:                                                                                          
        SOF ROTARY WING UPGRADES....................  ......      36,042  ......      76,542  ......     +40,500
        SOF TRAINING SYSTEMS........................  ......       3,352  ......       3,352  ......  ..........
        MC-130H COMBAT TALON II.....................  ......      34,656  ......      34,656  ......  ..........
        AC-130U GUNSHIP ACQUISITION.................  ......      55,105  ......      55,105  ......  ..........
        C-130 MODIFICATIONS.........................  ......      96,592  ......      96,592  ......  ..........
        OH-6 PROCUREMENT & MODIFICATIONS............  ......       7,997  ......       7,997  ......  ..........
        AIRCRAFT SUPPORT............................  ......       3,041  ......       3,041  ......  ..........
    SHIPBUILDING:                                                                                               
        ADVANCED SEAL DELIVERY SYSTEM (ASDS)........  ......      38,800  ......      38,800  ......  ..........
        ADVANCED SEAL DELIVERY SYSTEM (ASDS) (AP-CY)  ......       2,465  ......       2,465  ......  ..........
        MK VIII MOD 1--SEAL DELIVERY VEHICLE........       3       2,229       3       2,229  ......  ..........
        SUBMARINE CONVERSION........................  ......      17,157  ......      17,157  ......  ..........
        MK V SPECIAL OPERATIONS CRAFT (MK V SOC)....       6      36,402       6      36,402  ......  ..........
    AMMUNITION PROGRAMS:                                                                                        
        SOF ORDNANCE ACQUISITION....................  ......      17,202  ......      17,202  ......  ..........
        SOF ORDNANCE REPLENISHMENT..................  ......      33,379  ......      33,379  ......  ..........
        REMOTE ACTIVATION MUNITION SYSTEMS..........  ......  ..........  ......       2,000  ......      +2,000
    OTHER PROCUREMENT PROGRAMS:                                                                                 
        MARITIME EQUIPMENT MODIFICATIONS............  ......       9,807  ......       9,807  ......  ..........
        NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE RIGID INFLATABLE BOAT.  ......      18,121  ......      18,121  ......  ..........
        SPARES AND REPAIR PARTS.....................  ......      42,538  ......      42,538  ......  ..........
        COMM EQUIPMENT & ELECTRONICS................  ......      57,406  ......      57,406  ......  ..........
        SOF INTELLIGENCE SYSTEMS....................  ......      21,175  ......      23,175  ......      +2,000
        SOF SMALL ARMS & WEAPONS....................  ......      10,269  ......      12,669  ......      +2,400
        SOF MARITIME EQUIPMENT......................  ......         598  ......         598  ......  ..........
        SOLDIER ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM.................  ......  ..........  ......       2,300  ......      +2,300
        MISCELLANEOUS EQUIPMENT.....................  ......       5,646  ......       5,646  ......  ..........
        SOF PLANNING AND REHEARSAL SYSTEM (SOFPARS).  ......         568  ......         568  ......  ..........
        CLASSIFIED PROGRAMS.........................  ......     108,339  ......     108,339  ......  ..........
        PSYOP EQUIPMENT.............................  ......      10,280  ......      10,280  ......  ..........
                                                     -----------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND.........  ......     669,166  ......     718,366  ......     +49,200
                                                     ===========================================================
CHEMICAL/BIOLOGICAL DEFENSE:                                                                                    
    CBDP:                                                                                                       
        INDIVIDUAL PROTECTION.......................  ......      64,855  ......      64,855  ......  ..........
        DECONTAMINATION.............................  ......          24  ......          24  ......  ..........
        JOINT BIO DEFENSE PROGRAM...................  ......      65,432  ......      65,432  ......  ..........
        COLLECTIVE PROTECTION.......................  ......      17,316  ......      17,316  ......  ..........
        CONTAMINATION AVOIDANCE.....................  ......      62,383  ......      62,383  ......  ..........
                                                     -----------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, CHEMICAL/BIOLOGICAL DEFENSE........  ......     210,050  ......     210,050  ......  ..........
                                                     ===========================================================
DEFENSE-WIDE: CLASSIFIED PROGRAMS...................  ......     354,289  ......     358,289  ......      +4,000
                                                     -----------------------------------------------------------
      TOTAL, DEFENSE-WIDE...........................  ......     354,289  ......     358,289  ......      +4,000
                                                     ===========================================================
ECONOMIC ASSUMPTIONS................................  ......  ..........  ......     -12,000  ......     -12,000
                                                     ===========================================================
      TOTAL, PROCUREMENT, DEFENSE-WIDE..............  ......   1,695,085  ......   1,753,285  ......     +58,200
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



.......................


                       Special Operations Forces

    Soldier enhancement program.--The Committee recommends 
providing $2,300,000 for the second and final increment of 
funds to procure advanced individual body armor for all Special 
Operations Forces [SOF]. A letter from the commander in chief, 
U.S. Special Operations Command [USSOCOM], dated March 14, 
1997, stated that 3,804 SOF personnel do not have individual 
body armor and that the $1,500,000 provided by Congress in 
fiscal year 1997 will go a long way toward meeting SOF's body 
armor requirements.

                           other adjustments

    The Committee recommends incorporating the following 
adjustments to the budget estimate, in accordance with the 
Senate authorization committee action:

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Change from 
                              Item                                  1998 budget      Committee        budget    
                                                                     estimate     recommendation     estimate   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SOF rotary wing upgrades........................................          36,042          76,542         +40,500
Remote activation munition systems..............................  ..............           2,000          +2,000
SOF intelligence systems........................................          21,175          23,175          +2,000
SOF small arms and weapons......................................          10,269          12,669          +2,400
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



.......................


                                TITLE IV

              RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST, AND EVALUATION


.......................



           Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, Army



.......................


    Excess funds.--The reductions recommended by the Committee 
in the following table delete funds which are excess to firm 
program requirements based on delays in the release of prior-
year funds; late award of contract efforts; slow execution of 
prior-year funds; or differences between the budget request and 
the actual program plans.

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Change from 
                              Item                                  1998 budget      Committee        budget    
                                                                     estimate     recommendation     estimate   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


.......................


Army Kwajalein Atoll............................................         138,769         124,769         -14,000
SATCOM ground environment (space)...............................          57,827          56,227          -1,600
    SMART-T polar modification..................................  ..............          -1,600          -1,600
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Increase reflects Committee recommendations as outlined in the ``Program and project funding increases''    
  heading of this report section.                                                                               

    Program and project funding increases.--The Committee 
recommends the addition of funds for the following projects and 
programs to reflect congressional priorities; to rectify 
shortfalls in the budget request for activities; to implement 
increases endorsed and/or requested by the Army to address 
budget shortfalls; and to effect funding transfers recommended 
by the Committee or the Army.

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Change from 
                              Item                                  1998 budget      Committee        budget    
                                                                     estimate     recommendation     estimate   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



.......................


Aerostat Joint Project Office...................................          86,193          96,193         +10,000
    Aerostat development........................................  ..............         +10,000         +10,000


.......................


----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Increase reflects Committee recommendations as outlined in the ``Authorization adjustments'' heading of this
  report section.                                                                                               

    Authorization adjustments.--The Committee recommends the 
following adjustments based on the recommendations reported in 
the Senate bill authorizing programs and activities of the 
Department of Defense [DOD] for fiscal year 1998:

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Change from 
                              Item                                 1998 budget      Committee         budget    
                                                                    estimate      recommendation     estimate   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
University and industry research centers.......................          45,576          52,876           +7,300


.......................


    Hypervelocity physics project \1\..........................  ..............          +1,000           +1,000
    Electric rail gun..........................................  ..............          +4,000           +4,000


.......................


Tractor Rose...................................................           9,204          11,204           +2,000


.......................


Army missile defense systems integration (demonstration/                                                        
 validation)...................................................          24,138          87,638          +63,500
    Tactical High-Energy Laser Program.........................  ..............         +41,500          +41,500
    Battle Integration Center..................................  ..............         (27,000)         +22,000
All source analysis system.....................................          24,045          27,245           +3,200
    All Source Analysis Program................................  ..............          +3,200           +3,200
DOD high-energy laser test facility............................          14,952          29,952          +15,000
    THEL range support.........................................  ..............         +10,000          +10,000
    Solid state laser \1\......................................  ..............          +5,000           +5,000


.......................


    Patriot anticruise missile upgrade.........................  ..............         +10,000          +10,000


.......................


----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Increase reflects Committee recommendations as outlined in the ``Program and project funding increases''    
  heading of this report section.                                                                               
\2\ Program reductions as described under the heading ``Program reductions and deferrals.''                     

                     COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED PROGRAM

    The following table details the Committee recommendations 
in comparison to the budget request:

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Change from 
                              Item                                  1998 budget      Committee        budget    
                                                                     estimate     recommendation     estimate   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST, AND EVALUATION, ARMY                                                       
                                                                                                                
BASIC RESEARCH:                                                   ..............                                
    IN-HOUSE LABORATORY INDEPENDENT RESEARCH....................          15,113          15,113  ..............
    DEFENSE RESEARCH SCIENCES...................................         138,165         136,798          -1,367
    UNIVERSITY AND INDUSTRY RESEARCH CENTERS....................          45,576          52,876          +7,300
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      TOTAL, BASIC RESEARCH.....................................         198,854         204,787          +5,933
                                                                 ===============================================
EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT:                                                                                        


.......................


    SENSORS AND ELECTRONIC SURVIVABILITY........................          19,294          21,794          +2,500
    TRACTOR HIP.................................................           7,242           7,242  ..............


.......................


                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      TOTAL, EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT............................         462,935         569,881        +106,946
                                                                 ===============================================
ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT:                                                                                           


.......................


    TRACTOR HIKE................................................          14,350          14,350  ..............
    TRACTOR DIRT................................................           3,393           3,393  ..............
    TRACTOR RED.................................................           5,572           5,572  ..............
    TRACTOR ROSE................................................           9,204          11,204          +2,000


.......................


    GLOBAL SURVEILLANCE/AIR DEFENSE/PRECISION STRIKE TECHN......          11,664          11,664  ..............


.......................


    TRACTOR CAGE................................................           6,412           6,412  ..............


.......................


                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
        TOTAL, ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT.............................         418,322         664,222        +245,900
                                                                 ===============================================
DEMONSTRATION & VALIDATION:                                                                                     


.......................


    TACTICAL ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM--ADV DEV............          20,920          20,920  ..............


.......................


    TRACTOR CAGE (DEM/VAL)......................................           1,948           1,948  ..............


.......................


    SCAMP BLOCK II DEM/VAL......................................              73              73  ..............
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      TOTAL, DEMONSTRATION & VALIDATION.........................         523,395         561,836         +38,441
                                                                 ===============================================
ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING DEVEL:                                                                              


.......................


    ALL SOURCE ANALYSIS SYSTEM..................................          24,045          27,245          +3,200


.......................


    TRACTOR CAGE................................................              11              11  ..............


.......................


    TERRAIN INFORMATION--ENG DEV................................           2,942           2,942  ..............
    INTEGRATED METEOROLOGICAL SUPPORT SYSTEM....................           1,946           1,946  ..............
    INTEGRATED BROADCAST SERVICE................................           4,499           4,499  ..............


.......................


    TACTICAL EXPLOITATION OF NATIONAL CAPABILITIES--EMD.........          19,113          19,113  ..............


.......................


    JOINT SURVEILLANCE/TARGET ATTACK RADAR SYSTEM...............           6,940           6,940  ..............
    POSITIONING SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT (SPACE).....................             419             419  ..............



.......................

                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      TOTAL, ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING DEVELOPMENT............       1,107,393       1,083,811         -23,582
                                                                 ===============================================
RDT&E MANAGEMENT SUPPORT:                                                                                       


.......................

    ARMY KWAJALEIN ATOLL........................................         138,769         124,769         -14,000
    ARMY TEST RANGES AND FACILITIES.............................         122,117         122,117  ..............
    ARMY TECHNICAL TEST INSTRUMENTATION AND TARGETS.............          33,184          33,184  ..............
    SURVIVABILITY/LETHALITY ANALYSIS............................          32,330          32,330  ..............
    DOD HIGH ENERGY LASER TEST FACILITY.........................          14,952          29,952         +15,000


.......................


    EXPLOITATION OF FOREIGN ITEMS...............................           7,762           7,762  ..............



.......................

                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
        TOTAL, RDT&E MANAGEMENT SUPPORT.........................       1,136,576       1,170,795         +34,219
                                                                 ===============================================
OPERATIONAL SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT:                                                                                


.......................


    TRACTOR RUT.................................................           2,111           2,111  ..............
    TRACTOR CARD................................................           6,690           6,690  ..............
    JOINT TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS PROGRAM (TRI-TAC).............           8,983           8,983  ..............
    JOINT TACTICAL GROUND SYSTEM................................           3,195           3,195  ..............
    SPECIAL ARMY PROGRAM........................................           5,547           5,547  ..............
    INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY PROGRAM........................           9,647           9,647  ..............
    SATCOM GROUND ENVIRONMENT (SPACE)...........................          57,827          56,227          -1,600
    WWMCCS/GLOBAL COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEM....................          15,045          15,045  ..............


.......................


    NATO JOINT STARS............................................          13,500          13,500  ..............
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      TOTAL, OPERATIONAL SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT....................         663,368         745,751         +82,383
                                                                 ===============================================
ECONOMIC ASSUMPTIONS............................................  ..............         -17,000         -17,000
                                                                 ===============================================
      TOTAL, RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST, AND EVALUATION, ARMY..       4,510,843       4,984,083        +473,240
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

           Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, Navy

Appropriations, 1997....................................  $8,208,946,000
Budget estimate, 1998...................................   7,611,022,000
Committee recommendation................................   7,532,846,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $7,532,846,000 
for the Navy's research, development, test, and evaluation 
programs, a decrease of $78,176,000 to the budget request.
    The budget activities and programs funded under this 
appropriation are discussed below.

                   COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED ADJUSTMENTS


.......................


    Advanced technology transition.--The Committee encourages 
the Navy to continue its efforts in the development and 
demonstration of advanced technologies for the support of 
littoral warfare, and notes the favorable progress made in 
exploiting SWATH technology to develop an affordable, minimally 
manned, multimission, stable platform suitable for a wide 
variety of high-risk missions. The Committee is aware of an 
interest by the Navy and Marine Corps to evaluate the use of a 
SWATH hull-form like the SLICE technology demonstrator as a 
platform with modular containers for antisubmarine warfare, 
mine countermeasures, and command and control missions. The 
Committee recommends an increase of $5,000,000, directs the 
Navy to reprogram any additional funds necessary to initiate 
this effort in fiscal year 1998, and to establish a funded 
development program beginning in fiscal year 1998.


.......................


    Cooperative engagement capability.--The Committee continues 
to support the U.S. Navy Cooperative Engagement Capability 
[CEC] Program. In particular, the Committee supports the use of 
space-based assets to provide range extension and enhanced 
sensor capability for CEC. Accordingly, the Committee 
recommends an increase of $10,000,000 in funding for CEC in 
fiscal year 1998 to build on earlier studies and begin 
preliminary engineering work associated with incorporating 
satellite range extension and space-based sensors in CEC.

                           other adjustments

    Program reductions and deferrals.--The following table 
lists program reductions recommended by the Committee to 
eliminate funds requested for programs which are not supported 
by firm requirements or out-year development and procurement 
funds; are premature until related, preliminary efforts are 
completed, and the results evaluated; are lower priority 
relative to other projects; are duplicative of other DOD 
projects; are increasing without a firm justification and out-
year transition commitments; or can be deferred without 
adversely affecting related program developments.

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Change from 
                              Item                                  1998 budget      Committee        budget    
                                                                     estimate     recommendation     estimate   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


.......................


    Integrated HP turbine engine technology.....................  ..............          -7,400          -7,400
Undersea warfare advanced technology............................          54,785          46,385          -8,400
    Shallow water surveillance advanced technology..............  ..............          -3,000          -3,000
    Beartrap advanced technology................................  ..............          -5,400          -5,400


.......................


----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Excess funds.--The reductions recommended by the Committee 
in the following table delete funds which are excess to firm 
program requirements based on delays in the release of prior-
year funds; late award of contract efforts; slow execution of 
prior-year funds; or differences between the budget request and 
the actual program plans.

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Change from 
                              Item                                  1998 budget      Committee        budget    
                                                                     estimate     recommendation     estimate   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


.......................


Distributed surveillance system.................................          33,048          23,048         -10,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Program and project funding increases.--The Committee 
recommends the addition or designation of funds for the 
following projects and programs to reflect congressional 
priorities; to rectify shortfalls in the budget request for 
activities; to implement increases endorsed and/or requested by 
the Navy to address budget shortfalls; and to effect funding 
transfers recommended by the Committee or the Navy.

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                  1998 budget      Committee       Change from  
                             Item                                  estimate      recommendation  budget estimate
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


.......................

 
Cooperative engagement........................................         139,229         149,229          +10,000 
    Space.....................................................  ..............         +10,000          +10,000 


.......................


P-3 Modernization Program.....................................           3,191          15,191          +12,000 
    P-3 AIP sensors...........................................  ..............         +12,000          +12,000 
New design SSN................................................         311,076         316,076           +5,000 
    Enhanced sonar dome demonstration/valida-  tion...........  ..............          +5,000           


.......................


    PMRF sensors..............................................  ..............          +5,000           +5,000 


.......................


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\1\ Increase reflects Committee recommendations as outlined in the ``Authorization adjustments'' heading of this
  report section.                                                                                               

    Authorization adjustments.--The Committee recommends the 
following adjustments based on the recommendations reported in 
the Senate bill authorizing programs and activities of the 
Department of Defense [DOD] for fiscal year 1998:

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                  1998 budget      Committee       Change from  
                             Item                                  estimate      recommendation  budget estimate
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


.......................


Space and electronic warfare..................................           4,705           9,705           +5,000 


.......................


    SWATH technology development \1\..........................  ..............          +5,000           +5,000 


.......................


Joint strike fighter [JSF]--demonstration/validation..........         448,855         476,855          +28,000 


.......................


SSN-688 and Trident modernization.............................          42,294          67,294          +25,000 
    Multipurpose processor....................................  ..............         +25,000          +25,000 


.......................


----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Increase reflects Committee recommendations as outlined in the ``Program and project funding increases''    
  heading of this report section.                                                                               
\2\ Program reduction recommended as described under the heading ``Program reductions and deferrals.''          

                     COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED PROGRAM

    The following table details the Committee recommendations 
in comparison to the budget request:

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Change from 
                              Item                                  1998 budget      Committee        budget    
                                                                     estimate     recommendation     estimate   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST, AND EVALUATION, NAVY                                                       
                                                                                                                
BASIC RESEARCH:                                                                                                 
    IN-HOUSE INDEPENDENT LABORATORY RESEARCH....................          15,834          15,834  ..............
    DEFENSE RESEARCH SCIENCES...................................         366,283         366,283  ..............
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      TOTAL, BASIC RESEARCH.....................................         382,117         382,117  ..............
                                                                 ===============================================
EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT:                                                                                        
    SURFACE/AEROSPACE SURVEILLANCE AND WEAPONS TECHNOLOGY.......          32,273          32,273  ..............


.......................


    ELECTRONIC WARFARE TECHNOLOGY...............................          22,810          22,810  ..............
    UNDERSEA SURVEILLANCE WEAPON TECHNOLOGY.....................          51,033          51,033  ..............


.......................


    OCEANOGRAPHIC AND ATMOSPHERIC TECHNOL-  OGY.................          48,211          66,961         +18,750
    UNDERSEA WARFARE WEAPONRY TECHNOLOGY........................          35,736          43,736          +8,000
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      TOTAL, EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT............................         490,273         496,386          +6,113
                                                                 ===============================================
ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT:                                                                                           


.......................


    UNDERSEA WARFARE ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY........................          54,785          46,385          -8,400


.......................


    C\3\ ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY....................................          23,768          23,768  ..............
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      TOTAL, ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT...............................         433,305         442,035          +8,730
                                                                 ===============================================
DEMONSTRATION & VALIDATION:                                                                                     
    AIR/OCEAN TACTICAL APPLICATIONS.............................          16,017          16,017  ..............


.......................


    TACTICAL AIRBORNE RECONNAISSANCE............................          10,607          10,607  ..............


.......................


    PILOT FISH..................................................         118,728         118,728  ..............
    RETRACT JUNIPER.............................................           9,776           9,776  ..............


.......................


    CHALK EAGLE.................................................         137,442         137,442  ..............


.......................


    COOPERATIVE ENGAGEMENT......................................         139,229         149,229         +10,000


.......................


    CHALK CORAL.................................................          94,358          94,358  ..............
    RETRACT MAPLE...............................................         120,033         120,033  ..............
    LINK PLUMERIA...............................................          29,433          29,433  ..............
    RETRACT ELM.................................................          21,822          21,822  ..............


.......................


    SPECIAL PROCESSES...........................................          81,439          81,439  ..............


.......................


    JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER (JSF)--DEM/VAL.........................         448,855         476,855         +28,000


.......................



    SPACE AND ELECTRONIC WARFARE (SEW) ARCHITECTURE/ENGINE......           4,705           9,705          +5,000
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
        TOTAL, DEMONSTRATION & VALIDATION.......................       2,135,069       2,240,269        +105,200
                                                                 ===============================================
ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING DEVEL:                                                                              


.......................


    P-3 MODERNIZATION PROGRAM...................................           3,191          15,191         +12,000


.......................


    ENHANCED MODULAR SIGNAL PROCESSOR...........................           3,462           3,462  ..............


.......................


    NEW DESIGN SSN..............................................         311,076         316,076          +5,000
    SSN-21 DEVELOPMENTS.........................................          49,542          49,542  ..............
    SUBMARINE TACTICAL WARFARE SYSTEM...........................          45,663          45,663  ..............


.......................


    BATTLE GROUP PASSIVE HORIZON EXTENSION SYSTEM...............           4,531           4,531  ..............


.......................


    DISTRIBUTED SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM.............................          33,048          23,048         -10,000
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      TOTAL, ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING DEVELOPMENT............       2,085,768       2,178,549         +92,781
                                                                 ===============================================
RDT&E MANAGEMENT SUPPORT:                                                                                       


.......................


    NAVY SPACE AND ELECTRONIC WARFARE (SEW) SUPPORT.............           2,783           2,783  ..............
    SEW SURVEILLANCE/RECONAISSANCE SUPPORT......................          11,941          11,941  ..............


.......................


                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      TOTAL, RDT&E MANAGEMENT SUPPORT...........................         595,265         575,265         -20,000
                                                                 ===============================================
OPERATIONAL SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT:                                                                                
    STRATEGIC SUB & WEAPONS SYSTEM SUPPORT......................          44,419          44,419  ..............
    SSBN SECURITY TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM............................          24,726          24,726  ..............


.......................


    TOMAHAWK AND TOMAHAWK MISSION PLANNING CENTER (TMPC)........          93,359          93,359  ..............
    INTEGRATED SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM..............................           9,882           9,882  ..............


.......................


    MARINE CORPS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS.........................          38,296          40,296          +2,000


.......................


    SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS (SPACE)............................          17,026          17,026  ..............
    INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY PROGRAM........................          20,291          20,291  ..............
    WWMCCS/GLOBAL COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEM....................             498             498  ..............
    DEFENSE METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITE PROGRAM (SPACE)............           3,165           3,165  ..............
    JOINT MILITARY INTELLIGENCE PROGRAMS........................           2,412           2,412  ..............
    MANNED RECONNAISSANCE SYSTEMS...............................             344             344  ..............
    NAVAL SPACE SURVEILLANCE....................................             399             399  ..............


.......................


    CLASSIFIED PROGRAM..........................................         488,489         188,489        -300,000
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      TOTAL, OPERATIONAL SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT....................       1,489,225       1,236,225        -253,000
                                                                 ===============================================
ECONOMIC ASSUMPTIONS............................................  ..............         -18,000         -18,000
                                                                 ===============================================
      TOTAL, RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST, AND EVALUATION, NAVY..       7,611,022       7,532,846         -78,176
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

         Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, Air Force

Appropriations, 1997.................................... $14,499,606,000
Budget estimate, 1998...................................  14,451,379,000
Committee recommendation................................  14,142,873,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$14,142,873,000 for the Air Force's research, development, 
test, and evaluation programs, a decrease of $308,506,000 to 
the budget request.
    The budget activities and programs funded under this 
appropriation are discussed below.

                   COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED ADJUSTMENTS

    F-22 EMD.--The Committee recommendation provides 
$1,858,234,000 for continued development of the F-22 advanced 
tactical fighter, a reduction of $213,000,000 to the budget 
request. The Committee has also recommended that $80,864,000 
budgeted for advanced procurement in the ``Aircraft 
procurement, Air Force'' account be deleted.
    The Committee endorses continued development of the F-22 
fighter. The Committee reduction to the engineering and 
manufacturing development [EMD] program deletes funds budgeted 
for termination liability in fiscal year 1998. Termination 
liability funds are required in the event the Department of 
Defense terminates the program. At the end of the fiscal year, 
termination liability funds from the previous fiscal year 
basically become the initial funding for the next fiscal year. 
The Committee does not expect the F-22 program to be terminated 
in fiscal year 1998; therefore, the termination liability funds 
are not required. Further, the Committee understands that the 
prime contractor agreed to absorb a portion of the fiscal year 
1997 termination liability. The Committee expects that this 
reduction will have no impact on the F-22 EMD program.
    The Committee, however, remains concerned about the 
potential cost growth in the F-22 EMD and production program. 
The Committee has recommended deletion of the F-22 advanced 
procurement funds to ensure the program stays focused on 
completion of the EMD program. A number of critical issues lie 
ahead in fiscal year 1998--software development, avionics 
integration, flight testing, and producibility initiatives. The 
Committee believes there must be demonstrable progress on each 
of these matters before the Defense Department and the Congress 
can proceed with the production program with confidence.

.......................


    Advanced spacecraft technology.--The Committee expects that 
the increase provided for the solar thermionic orbital transfer 
vehicle shall be used for both development work and for the 
upper stage flight demonstration.

.......................


                           OTHER ADJUSTMENTS

    Program reductions and deferrals.--The following table 
lists program reductions recommended by the Committee to 
eliminate funds requested for programs which are not supported 
by firm requirements or outyear development and procurement 
funds; are premature until related, preliminary efforts are 
completed, and the results evaluated; are lower priority 
relative to other projects; are duplicative of other DOD 
projects; are increasing without a firm justification and 
outyear transition commitments; or can be deferred without 
adversely affecting related program developments.

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                  1998 budget      Committee       Change from  
                             Item                                  estimate      recommendation  budget estimate
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

...................
 
Phillips Lab exploratory development..........................         111,136         112,009             
...................

    HAARP \1\.................................................  ..............          +5,000           +5,000 

..................

F-22 EMD......................................................       2,071,234       1,858,234         -213,000 
    Termination liability.....................................  ..............        -213,000         -213,000 

..................

Advanced program technology...................................          95,056          71,556          -23,500 
Advanced program evaluation...................................         214,011         205,219           -8,792 
NATO joint STARS..............................................          36,061          23,061          -13,000 

....................

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Increase reflects Committee recommendations as outlined in the ``Program and project funding increases''    
  heading of this report section.                                                                               


...................

    Program and project funding increases.--The Committee 
recommends the addition or designation of funds for the 
following projects and programs to reflect congressional 
priorities; to rectify shortfalls in the budget request for 
activities; to implement increases endorsed and/or requested by 
the Air Force to address budget shortfalls; and to effect 
funding transfers recommended by the Committee or the Air 
Force.

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Change from 
                              Item                                  1998 budget      Committee        budget    
                                                                     estimate     recommendation     estimate   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

........................

Hypersonic Technology Program...................................           9,840          12,840          +3,000
    Hypersonic wind tunnel design study.........................  ..............          +3,000          +3,000

...........................

Spacetrack (space)..............................................          28,573          36,073          +7,500
    AEOS development and integration with MSSS..................  ..............          +7,500          +7,500
Cobra ball......................................................  ..............          12,000         +12,000
    Advanced airborne sensor....................................  ..............         +12,000         +12,000

..........................

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Authorization adjustments.--The Committee recommends the 
following adjustments based on the recommendations reported in 
the Senate bill authorizing programs and activities of the 
Department of Defense [DOD] for fiscal year 1998:

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Change from 
                              Item                                  1998 budget      Committee        budget    
                                                                     estimate     recommendation     estimate   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Advanced spacecraft technology..................................          40,846         100,846         +60,000
    Clementine..................................................  ..............         +50,000         +50,000
    Solar thermionic orbital transfer vehicle...................  ..............         +10,000         +10,000
Advanced weapons technology.....................................          41,238          59,238         +18,000
    Geosynchronous space object imaging.........................  ..............         +15,000         +15,000
    High energy laser technology \1\............................  ..............          -3,000          -3,000

................

Intercontinental ballistic missile--Engineering and                                                             
 manufacturing development [EMD]................................         137,944         152,944         +15,000
    Mark-21 Guidance Replacement Program........................  ..............         +15,000         +15,000

...............

Theater battle management [TBM] C\4\I...........................          24,013          28,013          +4,000
    Theater battle management core systems  [TBMCS].............  ..............          +4,000          +4,000
Joint surveillance and target attack radar system [Joint STARS].         119,189         124,189          +5,000
    Joint STARS cruise missile defense technology...............  ..............          +5,000          +5,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Program reductions as described under the heading ``Program reductions and deferrals.''                     
\2\ Increase reflects Committee recommendations as outlined in the ``Program and project funding increases''    
  heading of this report section.                                                                               

                     COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED PROGRAM

    The following table details the Committee recommendations 
in comparison to the budget request:

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Change from 
                              Item                                  1998 budget      Committee        budget    
                                                                     estimate     recommendation     estimate   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
       RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT TEST AND EVALUATION AIR FORCE                                                       
                                                                                                                
BASIC RESEARCH: DEFENSE RESEARCH SCIENCES.......................         226,832         222,249          -4,583

....................

    AEROSPACE PROPULSION........................................          69,303          60,577          -8,726
    AEROSPACE AVIONICS..........................................          69,401          66,484          -2,917
    HYPERSONIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM...............................           9,840          12,840          +3,000
    PHILLIPS LAB EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT........................         111,136         112,009            +873

.....................

    COMMAND CONTROL AND COMMUNICATIONS..........................          86,067          86,067  ..............
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      TOTAL, EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT............................         593,354         589,584          -3,770
                                                                 ===============================================
ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT:                                                                                           

......................

    INTEGRATED DATA SYSTEMS.....................................          19,753          19,753  ..............

........................

    AEROSPACE PROPULSION AND POWER TECHNOL-  OGY................          37,014          35,183          -1,831

.....................

    SPACE AND MISSILE ROCKET PROPULSION.........................          16,247          16,247  ..............
    ADVANCED SPACECRAFT TECHNOLOGY..............................          40,846         100,846         +60,000
    SPACE SYSTEMS ENVIRONMENTAL INTERACTIONS TECHNOLOGY.........           3,151           3,151  ..............
    CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS TECHNOLOGY.............................          26,227          23,187          -3,040
    ADVANCED WEAPONS TECHNOLOGY.................................          41,238          59,238         +18,000
    WEATHER SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY..................................           2,036           2,036  ..............
    ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY........................           4,084           4,084  ..............
    C3I SUBSYSTEM INTEGRATION...................................           9,922           9,922  ..............

......................

                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      TOTAL, ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT...............................         402,314         480,910         +78,596
                                                                 ===============================================
DEMONSTRATION & VALIDATION:                                                                                     
    INTELLIGENCE ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT...........................           4,738           4,738  ..............
    AIRBORNE LASER TECHNOLOGY...................................         157,136         157,136  ..............
    ADVANCED MILSATCOM (SPACE)..................................          41,448          41,448  ..............
    POLAR ADJUNCT (SPACE).......................................          29,585          29,585  ..............
    NATIONAL POLAR-ORBITING OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SAT.......          51,504          51,504  ..............
    SPACE BASED INFRARED ARCHITECTURE (SPACE)--DEM/VAL..........         222,401         222,401  ..............

...................

    JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER (JSF)--DEM/VAL.........................         458,052         458,052  ..............
    INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILE--DEM/VAL.................          32,837          32,837  ..............

..................

    EVOLVED EXPENDABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE PROGRAM (SPACE)...........          63,260          63,260  ..............
    GLOBAL BROADCAST SERVICE....................................          56,977          56,977  ..............

....................

                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      TOTAL, DEMONSTRATION & VALIDATION.........................       1,149,365       1,157,365          +8,000
                                                                 ===============================================
ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING DEVEL                                                                               

................

    NUCLEAR WEAPONS SUPPORT.....................................           4,782           4,782  ..............
    B-1B........................................................         216,886         216,886  ..............

....................

    F-22 EMD....................................................       2,071,234       1,858,234        -213,000
    B-2 ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY BOMBER..............................         355,750         355,750  ..............

..................

    SPACE BASED INFRARED ARCHITECTURE (SPACE)--EMD..............         338,413         338,413  ..............
    MILSTAR LDR/MDR SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS (SPACE)............         676,690         676,690  ..............
    GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM BLOCK IIF (SPACE).................          71,094          71,094  ..............

....................

    INTELLIGENCE EQUIPMENT......................................           1,287           1,287  ..............

................

    INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILE--EMD.....................         137,944         152,944         +15,000
    EVOLVED EXPENDABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE PROGRAM (SPACE)...........          28,376          28,376  ..............

.....................

    COMBAT INTELLIGENCE SYSTEM..................................          12,267          12,267  ..............

.......................

                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      TOTAL, ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING DEVELOPMENT............       4,444,276       4,153,819        -290,457
                                                                 ===============================================
RDT&E MANAGEMENT SUPPORT:                                                                                       
    SPACE TEST PROGRAM (SPACE)..................................          42,241          42,241  ..............


......................

                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      TOTAL, RDT&E MANAGEMENT SUPPORT...........................         821,300         826,500          +5,200
                                                                 ===============================================
OPERATIONAL SYSTEMS DEVELOPEMENT:                                                                               
    B-52 SQUADRONS..............................................           3,427           3,427  ..............
    ADVANCED CRUISE MISSILE.....................................           2,393           2,393  ..............
    JOINT SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM...................................           2,020           2,020  ..............
    REGION/SECTOR OPERATION CONTROL CENTER MODERNIZATION........          20,512          20,512  ..............
    NORTH ATLANTIC DEFENSE SYSTEM...............................           1,442           1,442  ..............

.....................

    PODDED RECONNAISSANCE SYSTEM................................             299             299  ..............
    AF TENCAP...................................................          15,251          15,251  ..............
    SPECIAL EVALUATION PROGRAM..................................          73,107          73,107  ..............
    AIRCRAFT ENGINE COMPONENT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM...............          93,122          93,122  ..............
    AGM-86C CONVENTIONAL AIR-LAUNCHED CRUISE MISSILE SYSTEM.....  ..............           3,500          +3,500

.......................

    ADVANCED COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS.............................           2,966           2,966  ..............
    EVALUATION AND ANALYSIS PROGRAM.............................          74,917          74,917  ..............
    ADVANCED PROGRAM TECHNOLOGY.................................          95,056          71,556         -23,500
    THEATER BATTLE MANAGEMENT (TBM) C4I.........................          24,013          28,013          +4,000
    JOINT SURVEILLANCE AND TARGET ATTACK RADAR SYSTEM...........         119,189         124,189          +5,000
    SEEK EAGLE..................................................          17,716          17,716  ..............
    ADVANCED PROGRAM EVALUATION.................................         214,011         205,219          -8,792

............................

    THEATER MISSILE DEFENSES....................................          29,182          29,182  ..............
    TECHNICAL EVALUATION SYSTEM.................................         105,645         105,645  ..............
    SPECIAL EVALUATION SYSTEM...................................          40,344          40,344  ..............
    MANAGEMENT HEADQUARTERS GDIP................................           1,360           1,360  ..............
    DEFENSE SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM (SPACE).............          10,547          10,547  ..............
    MINIMUM ESSENTIAL EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK..........          34,409          34,409  ..............
    INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY PROGRAM........................           5,298           5,298  ..............
    GLOBAL COMBAT SUPPORT SYSTEM................................          20,894          20,894  ..............
    ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY ANALYSIS CENTER (ECAC)........           7,844           7,844  ..............
    WORLD-WIDE MILITARY COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS.............           6,820           6,820  ..............
    MILSTAR SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM (SPACE).............          12,871          12,871  ..............
    SELECTED ACTIVITIES.........................................           3,000           3,000  ..............
    SATELLITE CONTROL NETWORK (SPACE)...........................          80,011          80,011  ..............
    WEATHER SERVICE.............................................           9,057           9,057  ..............
    AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL, APPROACH, AND LANDING SYSTEM...........           6,571          13,471          +6,900
    MEDIUM LAUNCH VEHICLES (SPACE)..............................           5,719           5,719  ..............
    SECURITY AND INVESTIGATIVE ACTIVITIES.......................             530             530  ..............
    NATIONAL AIRSPACE SYSTEM (NAS) PLAN.........................          12,830          12,830  ..............
    UPPER STAGE SPACE VEHICLES (SPACE)..........................           3,337           3,337  ..............
    TITAN SPACE LAUNCH VEHICLES (SPACE).........................          82,384          82,384  ..............
    TACTICAL TERMINAL...........................................             258             258  ..............
    DEFENSE METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITE PROGRAM (SPACE)............          14,076          14,076  ..............
    NAVSTAR GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (USER EQUIPMENT)..........          46,300          46,300  ..............
    NAVSTAR GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (SPACE AND CONTROL).......          26,685          26,685  ..............
    EASTERN SPACE LAUNCH FACILITY (ESLF)  (SPACE)...............          34,186          34,186  ..............
    NCMC--TW/AA SYSTEM..........................................           7,362           7,362  ..............
    SPACETRACK (SPACE)..........................................          28,573          36,073          +7,500
    DEFENSE SUPPORT PROGRAM (SPACE).............................          23,193          23,193  ..............
    NUDET DETECTION SYSTEM (SPACE)..............................          14,145          14,145  ..............
    SPACE ARCHITECT.............................................          14,590          14,590  ..............

....................


    INDUSTRIAL PREPAREDNESS.....................................          48,429          48,429  ..............
    PRODUCTIVITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, MAINTAIN. PRO......           1,032          11,032         +10,000
    SUPPORT SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT.................................           3,657           3,657  ..............
    CRYPTOLOGIC/SIGINT-RELATED SKILL TRAINING...................           1,427           1,427  ..............
    CIVILIAN COMPENSATION PROGRAM...............................           6,497           6,497  ..............
    NATO JOINT STARS............................................          36,061          23,061         -13,000
    COBRA BALL (FLD)............................................  ..............          12,000         +12,000
    CLASSIFIED PROGRAM..........................................       4,684,348       4,640,248         -44,100
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      TOTAL, OPERATIONAL SYSTEMS DEVELOPEMENT...................       6,813,938       6,788,446         -25,492
                                                                 ===============================================
ECONOMIC ASSUMPTIONS............................................  ..............         -76,000         -76,000
                                                                 ===============================================
      TOTAL, RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT TEST AND EVALUATION AIR FORCE.      14,451,379      14,142,873        -308,506
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       Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, Defense-wide

Appropriations, 1997....................................  $9,362,800,000
Budget estimate, 1998...................................   9,069,680,000
Committee recommendation................................   9,608,689,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $9,608,689,000 
for defense-wide research, development, test, and evaluation 
programs, an increase of $539,009,000 to the budget request.
    The budget activities and programs funded under this 
appropriation are discussed below.

                   COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED ADJUSTMENTS

.....................

    Counterterror technical support.--The Committee understands 
that the program plans to spend as much as $5,000,000 
conducting explosives tests at an existing academic test 
facility. The Committee endorses this program and has 
recommended full funding of the budget request to permit these 
tests to proceed as planned.
    Verification technology demonstration.--The Committee 
directs that $3,000,000 within this program element shall be 
available for the Caribbean radiation early warning system 
[CREWS]. The Committee recommends that these funds be executed 
under the direction of the OSD Nuclear Treaty Program Office 
for the purpose of applying existing monitoring capabilities in 
the Center for Monitoring Research to the creation of CREWS.

.....................

    Defense reconnaissance support activities (Space).--The 
Committee recommendations includes an increase of $8,000,000 
only for continued activities at the Pacific Disaster Center. 
The Committee expects these funds to be used to expedite 
modeling technologies underway to ensure the earliest possible 
full operation of the Center and to serve as the model for 
other disaster and related activities. The Committee expects 
the technologies to be designed using software for massively 
parallel computers.

                 BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE ORGANIZATION

    Ballistic Missile Defense Organization [BMDO].--The 
Committee has provided $3,226,644,000 for research, 
development, test, and evaluation [RDT&E] efforts on national 
and theater ballistic missile defense systems and technologies. 
This appropriation represents an overall increase of 
$644,700,000 to the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization 
[BMDO] RDT&E budget request. The Committee has also approved 
the budget request amount for procurement of missile defense 
systems, $386,400,000, in the respective military service 
procurement accounts. Thus, the total appropriation for 
ballistic missile defense programs in this bill is 
$3,613,044,000, consistent with the Senate-reported bill 
authorizing DOD programs for fiscal year 1998. The Committee 
has made a number of adjustments to individual RDT&E accounts.

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Change from 
                              Item                                  1998 budget      Committee        budget    
                                                                     estimate     recommendation     estimate   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Support technologies--applied research..........................         101,932         115,932         +14,000
    Wide bandgap electronics....................................  ..............         +14,000         +14,000
Support technologies--advanced technology develop-  ment........         147,557         351,957        +204,400
    Advanced intercept technology...............................  ..............         +40,000         +40,000
    Space-based laser...........................................  ..............        +118,000        +118,000
    Midcourse space experiment..................................  ..............          +6,400          +6,400
    APEX Program................................................  ..............         +10,000         +10,000
    Russian-American observational satellites  [RAMOS]..........  ..............         +15,000         +15,000
    Photo conduction on active pixel sensor technol-  ogy.......  ..............          +5,000          +5,000
    Scorpius....................................................  ..............         +10,000         +10,000
Theater high-altitude area defense system--TMD--demonstration/                                                  
 validation.....................................................         294,647         353,427         +58,780
Navy theaterwide missile defense demonstration/validation.......         194,898         274,898         +80,000
Boost phase intercept theater missile: Defense acquisition--                                                    
 demonstration/validation.......................................          12,885          17,885          +5,000
National missile defense--demonstration/validation..............         504,091         978,091        +474,000
Joint theater missile defense--demonstration/valida-  tion......         542,619         612,619         +70,000
    Extended air defense test bed [EADTB].......................  ..............          +9,600          +9,600
    Advanced Research Center....................................  ..............          +7,000          +7,000
    ARROW.......................................................  ..............         +15,000         +15,000
    Kauai test facility [KTF]...................................  ..............          +5,000          +5,000
    Pacific missile range facility [PMRF].......................  ..............  ..............  ..............
    Upgrades for theater missile defense........................  ..............         +33,400         +33,400
Theater high-altitude area defense system--TMD-- EMD............         261,480  ..............        -261,480
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    National missile defense.--The Committee has provided an 
increase of $474,000,000 to the budget request for national 
missile defense, recommending a total appropriation of 
$978,091,000 for this important national priority.
    The increase reflects the Committee's stated support for 
timely development and thorough testing of the national missile 
defense system concept. The Defense Department is currently 
holding a competition for NMD system concepts. Following this 
competition, the Defense Department will be in a better 
position to assess the cost and schedule plans for NMD 
development.
    The Committee believes that the military services and the 
Ballistic Missile Defense Organization must work closely 
together in order to develop the most cost effective national 
missile defense system. The Committee believes that existing 
assets should be considered wherever possible in order to 
develop the most cost-effective initial capability to defend 
the Nation against intercontinental ballistic missiles. With 
this goal in mind, the Committee endorses a careful and 
thorough assessment of the Minuteman booster and other existing 
infrastructure to support the most cost effective and 
expeditious development, testing, deployment, and initial 
operating capability.
    Joint theater missile defense.--The Committee 
recommendation provides $612,619,000 for joint theater missile 
defense, an increase of $70,000,000 to the budget request. Of 
the additional funds, $33,400,000 is provided only to satisfy 
congressionally mandated multiple simultaneous engagement 
requirements. The Committee directs that this increase shall be 
used only to support upgrade of the Pacific Missile Range 
Facility as required to meet its role as the test and 
evaluation range for the Navy's tactical ballistic missile 
defense programs.
    Advanced research center.--The Committee supports the 
efforts being performed at the Space and Strategic Defense 
Command's Advanced Research Center [ARC]. The ARC continues to 
be a valuable tool in support of the Army's development of both 
theater and national missile defense systems. Therefore, the 
Committee recommends an increase of $7,000,000, providing a 
total of at least $18,000,000 to fund the SSDC's ARC.

                           OTHER ADJUSTMENTS

    Program reductions and deferrals.--The following table 
lists program reductions recommended by the Committee to 
eliminate funds requested for programs which are not supported 
by firm requirements or outyear development and procurement 
funds; are premature until related, preliminary efforts are 
completed, and the results evaluated; are lower priority 
relative to other projects; are duplicative of other DOD 
projects; are increasing without a firm justification and 
outyear transition commitments; or can be deferred without 
adversely affecting related program developments.

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
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                                                                                                    Change from 
                              Item                                  1998 budget      Committee        budget    
                                                                     estimate     recommendation     estimate   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

.........................

Biological warfare defense......................................          61,600          55,100          -6,500

..........................

Command, control, and communications systems....................         163,800         153,800         -10,000
    JFACC phase 3 capabilities..................................  ..............         -

..................

Joint Theater Air and Missile Defense Organization..............          23,100          12,900         -10,200
    Maintain requirements section of master plan................  ..............         -10,200         -10,200
Partnership for Peace activities................................           1,993  ..............          -1,993
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\1\ Increase reflects Committee recommendations as outlined in the ``Program and project funding increases''    
  heading of this report section.                                                                               

    Program and project funding increases.--The Committee 
recommends the addition or designation of funds for the 
following projects and programs to reflect congressional 
priorities; to rectify shortfalls in the budget request for 
activities; to implement increases endorsed and/or requested by 
representatives of the Department of Defense [DOD] to address 
budget shortfalls; and to effect funding transfers recommended 
by the Committee or DOD.

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                 1998 budget       Committee       Change from  
                             Item                                  estimate      recommendation  budget estimate
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

...................

Chemical and biological defense program......................          60,023           66,023           +6,000 
    SAFEGUARD................................................  ...............          +6,000           +6,000 

......................

Joint DOD-DOE munitions technology development...............          16,141           17,700           +1,559 
    Program increase.........................................  ...............          +1,559           +1,559 
Special technical support....................................          11,750           14,750           +3,000 

......................
 
Defense support activities...................................           5,992            8,992           +3,000 

......................

Defense reconnaissance support activities (space)............          49,403           57,403           +8,000 

.......................
 
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\1\ Increase reflects Committee recommendations as outlined in the ``Authorization adjustments'' heading of this
  report section.                                                                                               
\2\ Program reductions as described under the heading ``Program reductions and deferrals.''                     

    Authorization adjustments.--The Committee recommends the 
following adjustments based on the recommendations reported in 
the Senate bill authorizing programs and activities of the 
Department of Defense [DOD] for fiscal year 1998.

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                  1998 budget      Committee       Change from  
                             Item                                  estimate      recommendation  budget estimate
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

.....................

Defense Special Weapons Agency................................         211,971         226,971          +15,000 
    Nuclear weapons effects core competencies.................  ..............         +15,000          +15,000 
Counterterror technical support...............................          34,863          40,863           +6,000 
    Pulsed fast neutron analysis [PFNA].......................  ..............          +3,000           +3,000 
    Antibiological device [ABD] \1\...........................  ..............          +3,000           +3,000 
Counterproliferation support--advanced develop-  ment.........          58,264          61,264           +3,000 
    HAARP.....................................................  ..............          +3,000           +3,000 
Verification technology demonstration.........................          83,370          73,370          -10,000 
    Caribbean radiation early warning system \1\..............  ..............          (3,000)          (3,000)

..............

Advanced Sensor Applications Program..........................          15,379          18,379           +3,000 
    HAARP.....................................................  ..............          +3,000           +3,000 

................

ASAT..........................................................  ..............          50,000          +50,000 

................

    Command Intelligence Architecture/Planning Program [CIAP].  ..............          +5,700           +5,700 
.............
 
Special operations intelligence systems development...........           4,914           8,914           +4,000 
    JTWS......................................................  ..............          +4,000           +4,000 
SOF operational enhancements..................................          26,357          17,757           -8,600 

......................

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\1\ Increase reflects Committee recommendations as outlined in the ``Program and project funding increases''    
  heading of this report section.                                                                               
\2\ Program reductions as described under the heading ``Program reductions and deferrals.''                     

             DEFENSE AIRBORNE RECONNAISSANCE OFFICE [DARO]

    Since 1979, Congress has provided more than $3,000,000,000 
to the Department of Defense for the purpose of developing 
unmanned aerial vehicles [UAV]. To date, no system has reached 
full operational capability. Despite this track record, the 
Department continues to spend almost 40 percent of its airborne 
reconnaissance budget on UAV development, blatantly ignoring 
congressional direction with regard to rivet joint reengining, 
U-2 upgrades, SR-71 funding, and other manned reconnaissance 
requirements. The Committee is unaware of any other major DOD 
program where current, proven systems that are used on a daily 
basis throughout the world have been consistently sacrificed 
for almost 20 years' worth of yet-to-be realized technology 
development.
    The Committee does not disagree with the potential value of 
UAV's; however, the Committee is discouraged with results of 
the remaining three UAV ACTD programs and believes it is time 
to review DOD's entire UAV strategy. Consequently, the 
Committee places a 1-year moratorium on the initiation of any 
ACTD or other type of new start for UAV's. During this period, 
OSD and the services are directed to develop a strategy for the 
development and acquisition of UAV systems that are cost 
effective and satisfy the core priority requirements of each 
service. This new strategy should be submitted with the fiscal 
year 1999 budget submission. The Committee looks forward to 
working with the Department to establish a more coherent and 
less advanced technology driven program that, once the systems 
are proven, can be built upon to provide the value envisioned 
over the past 20 years.
    High band subsystem.--The Committee understands that 
testing of the high band subsystem of joint SIGINT avionics 
family [JSAF] has been delayed by at least 5 months due to 
contractor slips in upgrades to the EP-3 test platform. The 
Committee encourages the Department to closely monitor this 
situation to ensure that testing of the subsystem commences not 
later than December 15, 1997. The Committee expects to be kept 
fully apprised of the status of this program.

                    SUMMARY OF COMMITTEE ADJUSTMENTS

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Change from 
                              Item                                  1998 budget      Committee        budget    
                                                                     estimate     recommendation     estimate   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Outrider UAV....................................................          87,497  ..............         -87,497
Global hawk advanced development................................          16,171  ..............         -16,171
JSAF high band subsystem digitization...........................  ..............           5,000          +5,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Outrider UAV.--The Committee denies funding for this 
program and directs that it be terminated. The Committee also 
recommends a rescission of $20,000,000 in fiscal year 1997 
funds.
    Global Hawk advanced development.--The Committee denies 
funding for any JSAF development, integration, and testing on 
the Global Hawk.
    Joint SIGINT avionics family [JSAF].--The Committee is 
providing an additional $5,000,000 for risk reduction efforts 
to develop a digital capability in the high band subsystem.

                     COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED PROGRAM

    The following table details the Committee recommendations 
in comparison to the budget request:

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Change from 
                              Item                                  1998 budget      Committee        budget    
                                                                     estimate     recommendation     estimate   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST, AND EVALUATION, DEFENSE-WIDE                                                   
                                                                                                                
.............
                                                                 ===============================================
EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT:                                                                                        

.....................

    MEDICAL FREE ELECTRON LASER.................................          20,841          20,841  ..............

.....................

    LINCOLN LABORATORY RESEARCH PROGRAM.........................          20,474          20,474  ..............
    COMPUTING SYSTEMS AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY.............         341,752         344,252          +2,500
    BIOLOGICAL WARFARE DEFENSE..................................          61,600          55,100          -6,500
    CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL DEFENSE PROGRAM.....................          60,023          66,023          +6,000
    TACTICAL TECHNOLOGY.........................................         157,329         158,329          +1,000
    INTEGRATED COMMAND AND CONTROL TECHNOLOGY...................          37,000          55,000         +18,000

...................

    DEFENSE SPECIAL WEAPONS AGENCY..............................         211,971         226,971         +15,000

...................

    COMMAND AND CONTROL RESEARCH................................           1,937           1,937  ..............
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      TOTAL, EXPLORATORY DEVELOPMENT............................       1,267,523       1,320,023         +52,500
                                                                 ===============================================
ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT:                                                                                           

............

    COUNTERTERROR TECHNICAL SUPPORT.............................          34,863          40,863          +6,000
    COUNTERPROLIFERATION SUPPORT--ADV DEV.......................          58,264          61,264          +3,000
    SUPPORT TECHNOLOGIES--ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMEN........         147,557         351,957        +204,400
    JOINT DOD-DOE MUNITIONS TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT..............          16,141          17,700          +1,559
    AUTOMATIC TARGET RECOGNITION................................           4,789           4,789  ..............
    CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL DEFENSE PROGRAM--ADVANCED DEV.......          41,223          41,223  ..............
    SPECIAL TECHNICAL SUPPORT...................................          11,750          14,750          +3,000
    VERIFICATION TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATION.......................          83,370          73,370         -10,000

................

    COMMAND, CONTROL AND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS.................         163,800         153,800         -10,000
    COMMUNICATION AND SIMULATION TECHNOLOGY.....................          75,938          75,938  ..............
    SENSOR AND GUIDANCE TECHNOLOGY..............................         166,855         162,855          -4,000

.......................

    CLASSIFIED DARPA PROGRAMS...................................         134,977         134,977  ..............
    JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER (JSF)--DEM/VAL.........................          23,900          23,900  ..............

......................
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
        TOTAL, ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT.............................       2,148,091       2,240,361         +92,270
                                                                 ===============================================
DEMONSTRATION & VALIDATION:                                                                                     

..................

    ADVANCED SENSOR APPLICATIONS PROGRAM........................          15,379          18,379          +3,000

..................

    THEATER HIGH-ALTITUDE AREA DEFENSE SYSTEM--TMD--DEM/........         294,647         353,427         +58,780
    NAVY THEATER WIDE MISSILE DEFENSE--DEM/VAL..................         194,898         274,898         +80,000
    MEADS CONCEPTS--DEM/VAL.....................................          47,956          47,956  ..............
    BOOST PHASE INTERCEPT THEATER MISSILE DEFENSE ACQUISIT......          12,885          17,885          +5,000
    NATIONAL MISSILE DEFENSE--DEM/VAL...........................         504,091         978,091        +474,000
    JOINT THEATER MISSILE DEFENSE--DEM/VAL......................         542,619         612,619         +70,000
    CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL DEFENSE PROGRAM--DEM/VAL............          55,145          55,145  ..............
    ASAT........................................................  ..............          50,000         +50,000
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      TOTAL, DEMONSTRATION & VALIDATION.........................       1,759,547       2,518,327        +758,780
                                                                 ===============================================
ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING DEVEL:                                                                              
    CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL DEFENSE PROGRAM--EMD................         120,535         120,535  ..............
    JOINT TACTICAL INFORMATION DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM (JTIDS)......          55,429          55,429  ..............
    THEATER HIGH-ALTITUDE AREA DEFENSE SYSTEM--TMD--EMD.........         261,480  ..............        -261,480
    PATRIOT PAC-3 THEATER MISSILE DEFENSE ACQUISITION--EM.......         206,057         206,057  ..............
    NAVY AREA THEATER MISSILE DEFENSE--EMD......................         267,822         267,822  ..............
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      TOTAL, ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING DEVELOPMENT............         911,323         649,843        -261,480
                                                                 ===============================================
RDT&E MANAGEMENT SUPPORT:         
                                                                              
..............

    BLACK LIGHT.................................................           4,683           4,683  ..............
    FOREIGN MATERIAL ACQUISITION AND EXPLOITA-  TION............          37,474          37,474  ..............
    JOINT THEATER AIR AND MISSILE DEFENSE ORGANIZATION..........          23,100          12,900         -10,200
    CLASSIFIED PROGRAM USD(P)...................................           5,979           5,979  ..............
    COUNTERPROLIFERATION SUPPORT................................           7,047           7,047  ..............
    CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL DEFENSE PROGRAM.....................          18,730          18,730  ..............
    CLASSIFIED PROGRAMS--C\3\I..................................             357             357  ..............

................

    DEFENSE SUPPORT ACTIVITIES..................................           5,992           8,992          +3,000

...............
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
        TOTAL, RDT&E MANAGEMENT SUPPORT.........................         240,574         225,374         -15,200
                                                                 ===============================================
OPERATIONAL SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT:                                                                                
    C\3\ INTEROPERABILITY.......................................          25,670          25,670  ..............
    JOINT ANALYTICAL MODEL IMPROVEMENT PRO-  GRAM...............           2,186           2,186  ..............
    NATIONAL MILITARY COMMAND SYSTEM-WIDE SUPPORT...............           2,064           2,064  ..............
    JOINT/DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AND INTE......           4,721           4,721  ..............
    LONG-HAUL COMMUNICATIONS (DCS)..............................          14,520          14,520  ..............
    SUPPORT OF THE NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM...............           4,552           4,552  ..............
    MINIMUM ESSENTIAL EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK (ME......           2,381           2,381  ..............
    INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY PROGRAM........................         258,593         258,593  ..............
    C\4\I FOR THE WARRIOR.......................................           5,554           5,554  ..............
    DEFENSE IMAGERY AND MAPPING PROGRAM.........................         109,430         109,430  ..............
    FOREIGN COUNTERINTELLIGENCE ACTIVITIES......................             419             419  ..............
    DEFENSE AIRBORNE RECONNAISSANCE PROGRAM.....................           4,460           4,460  ..............
    DEFENSE RECONNAISSANCE SUPPORT ACTIVITIES (SPACE)...........          49,403          57,403          +8,000
    C\3\I INTELLIGENCE PROGRAMS.................................           6,249           6,249  ..............
    TACTICAL UAVS...............................................         122,004          34,507         -87,497
    ENDURANCE UAVS..............................................         216,712         216,712  ..............
    AIRBORNE RECONNAISSANCE SYSTEMS.............................         212,961         201,790         -11,171
    MANNED RECONNAISSANCE SYSTEMS...............................          27,784          27,784  ..............
    DISTRIBUTED COMMON GROUND SYSTEMS...........................          37,653          37,653  ..............
    DARP MANAGEMENT SUPPORT.....................................          21,543          21,543  ..............
    TACTICAL CRYPTOLOGIC ACTIVITIES.............................          96,667          96,667  ..............

........................

    SPECIAL OPERATIONS TECHNOLOGY DEVELOP-  MENT................           4,161           4,161  ..............
    SPECIAL OPERATIONS ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT..........           8,009           8,009  ..............
    SPECIAL OPERATIONS TACTICAL SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT.............          73,073          75,773          +2,700
    SPECIAL OPERATIONS INTELLIGENCE SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT.........           4,914           8,914          +4,000
    SOF MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT..........................           2,029           2,029  ..............
    SOF OPERATIONAL ENHANCEMENTS................................          26,357          17,757          -8,600
    CLASSIFIED PROGRAM..........................................         995,689       1,036,689         +41,000
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      TOTAL, OPERATIONAL SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT....................       2,386,753       2,338,892         -47,861
                                                                 ===============================================
ECONOMIC ASSUMPTIONS............................................  ..............         -49,000         -49,000
                                                                 ===============================================
      TOTAL, RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST, AND EVALUATION,                                                       
       DEFENSE-WIDE.............................................       9,069,680       9,608,689        +539,009
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..................


                                TITLE V

                     REVOLVING AND MANAGEMENT FUNDS
................


                     national defense sealift fund

Appropriations, 1997....................................  $1,428,002,000
Budget estimate, 1998...................................   1,191,426,000
Committee recommendation................................     516,126,000

    This appropriation provides funds for the lease, operation, 
and supply of prepositioning ships; operation of the Ready 
Reserve Force; acquisition of large medium speed roll-on/roll-
off ships for the Military Sealift Command; and acquisition of 
ships for the Ready Reserve Force.
    The budget includes $302,000,000 for Ready Reserve Force 
and $889,426,000 for acquisition activities in fiscal year 
1998.

                   COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED ADJUSTMENTS

    Acquisition.--The Department's budget request includes 
$889,426,000 for the construction of sealift ships for fiscal 
year 1998. Of this amount, $581,300,000 would be for the 
procurement of two large medium speed roll-on/roll-off [LMSR] 
ships, $131,500,000 for the payment of cost growth in prior-
year LMSR procurement, $70,000,000 advance procurement for a 
new construction LMSR in fiscal year 1999, and $30,100,000 for 
the completion of prior-year ships.
    The Committee follows the Senate Armed Services Committee's 
decision to undertake a construction pause on the LMSR program 
until such time as the Department verifies the appropriate 
prepositioning policy for the Army. In this light, the 
Committee recommends providing the authorized level of 
$238,126,000 for acquisition, a reduction of $651,300,000 from 
the budget request.

                           Other adjustments

    The Committee recommends incorporating the following 
adjustments to the budget estimate, in accordance with the 
Senate authorization committee action:

                                            [In thousands of dollars]                                           
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Change from 
                              Item                                  1998 budget      Committee        budget    
                                                                     estimate     recommendation     estimate   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ready Reserve Force:                                                                                            
    Prior-year contract savings.................................  ..............         -25,000         -25,000
    MPF recapitalization study..................................  ..............           1,000          +1,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                TITLE VI

               OTHER DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS

           Chemical Agents and Munitions Destruction, Defense

Appropriations, 1997....................................    $758,447,000
Budget estimate, 1998...................................     620,700,000
Committee recommendation................................     609,700,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $609,700,000 
for the ``Chemical agents and munitions destruction, defense'' 
account for fiscal year 1998, a decrease of $11,000,000 to the 
budget estimate.
    The Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program [CSDP], mandated by 
Congress in section 1412 of the 1986 Defense Authorization Act 
(Public Law 99-145), directed the Department of Defense to 
destroy the complete unitary chemical stockpile by September 
30, 1994. The Fiscal Year 1989 Defense Authorization Act 
(Public Law 100-456) extended the program completion date to 
April 30, 1997. The Fiscal Year 1992 Defense Authorization Act 
(Public Law 102-190) again extended the program completion date 
to July 31, 1999. Finally, the Fiscal Year 1993 Defense 
Authorization Act (Public Law 102-484) further extended the 
completion date to December 31, 2004.
    The Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program provides resources 
to develop and test monitoring and disposal technology; equip, 
operate, and maintain disposal facilities; provide 
transportation of chemical agents and munitions onsite for 
disposal; dispose of all chemical agent destruction waste 
products; and decontaminate and dismantle all disposal 
equipment at the conclusion of toxic operations.

                       committee recommendations

              budget activity 1--research and development

    Research and development.--The Department has included 
$66,300,000 for research, development, test and evaluation 
activities of the Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program for 
fiscal year 1998. For fiscal year 1998, the Department has 
budgeted $25,500,000 to conduct research, in parallel with the 
reverse assembly/incineration (baseline) technology, to select 
an alternative technology or technologies to be used at the 
bulk chemical storage sites at Aberdeen, MD, and Newport, IN. 
The Department has also budgeted $40,800,000 for continued 
development, design, purchase, installation, and acceptance 
testing of equipment for the nonstockpile chemical material 
project; and for continued evaluation of nonstockpile disposal 
technologies, and for continued development of nonintrusive 
analysis systems for munitions and their surrounding 
environment.
    The Committee recommends providing $70,300,000, an increase 
of $4,000,000 above the budget request, for CDSP research and 
development activities in fiscal year 1998. The additional 
$4,000,000 is to accelerate the development and deployment of 
the Army's mobile munitions assessment system.

                     budget activity 2--procurement

    Procurement.--The Department has requested $82,200,000 for 
the procurement of process and support equipment used for the 
baseline destruction of chemical munitions in the stockpile, 
chemical stockpile emergency preparedness project [CSEPP] 
equipment, and the nonstockpile chemical material project 
[NSCMP] equipment. Also included are costs for initial spares, 
freight, software, maintenance and operations manuals relating 
to specific equipment, and design changes during construction 
and installation.
    The Committee recommends providing $77,200,000 for 
procurement activities in fiscal year 1998, a reduction of 
$5,000,000 from the budget request as authorized by the Senate 
Armed Services Committee.

             budget activity 3--operations and maintenance

    Operation and maintenance.--The fiscal year 1998 budget 
request includes $472,200,000 for operations and maintenance 
funds for management, technical, and operational, support 
required for demilitarization of the chemical stockpile, 
emergency response activities, and support to the Nonstockpile 
Chemical Material Program. The Committee recommends providing 
$467,200,000 a decrease of $5,000,000 below the budget request 
as recommended by the Senate Armed Services Committee.
    Transportation of chemical weapons.--The Committee 
continues to oppose the study of or the actual transportation 
of assembled chemical munitions from or to any of the nine 
stockpile storage sites. In 1983, after extensive studies, the 
Department of Defense reported to Congress that the 
transportation of assembled chemical weapons around the United 
States was not a viable option because of the potential for 
accidents/incidents in populated areas having to be traversed 
during transportation. Further, the studies concluded that the 
condition and stability of the assembled chemical weapons were 
such that the potential for a handling accident/incident was 
also beyond the acceptable levels of risk.
    The Committee notes that now, more than 12 years later, 
nothing has changed that would make a new study of 
transportation anything more than an explication of the 
oblivious. Further, the assemble chemical stockpile is now 12 
years older and thus a new study would most certainly prove 
that the handling/transportation risk would be even greater 
than the unacceptable level in 1983.
    The Committee again includes a general provision which 
directly prohibits the study of or the movement of any chemical 
munitions or agent to Johnston Atoll.
    Economic assumptions.--As explained elsewhere in this 
report, the Department's midyear review has reduced the 
expected inflation rates for fiscal year 1998. The Committee, 
in accordance with data provided by the Department, recommends 
a general reduction of $5,000,000 to the ``Chemical agents and 
munitions destruction, defense'' account and has applied 
$4,000,000 of this reduction to the ``Procurement'' account and 
$1,000,000 to the ``Research and development'' account.
    Future use of the facilities.--The Committee again includes 
a general provision prohibiting the expenditure of any Federal 
funds for the study of the possible future use of these 
facilities. The Committee does not intend this provision to 
apply to the CAMDS facility at Tooele, UT.
    Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program 
[CSEPP].--In the 1997 National Defense Authorization Act 
(Public Law 104-21, section 1076) the Congress mandated, and 
the President's signature enacted into law the following:

          ``(a) Report.--Not later than 120 days after the date 
        of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Army 
        shall submit to the Committee on Armed Services of the 
        Senate and the Committee on National Security of the 
        House of Representatives a report assessing the 
        implementation and success of the establishment of 
        site-specific Integrated Product and Process Teams as a 
        management tool for the Chemical Stockpile Emergency 
        Preparedness Program.
          (b) Contingent Mandated Reforms.--If at the end of 
        the 120-day period beginning on the date of the 
        enactment of this Act the Secretary of the Army and the 
        Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency 
        have been unsuccessful in implementing a site-specific 
        Integrated Product and Process Team with each of the 
        affected States, the Secretary of the Army shall--
          (1) assume full control and responsibility for the 
        Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program 
        (eliminating the role of the Director of the Federal 
        Emergency Management Agency as joint manager of the 
        program);
          (2) establish programmatic agreement with each of the 
        affected States regarding program requirements, 
        implementation schedules, training and exercise 
        requirements, and funding (to include direct grants for 
        program support);
          (3) clearly define the goals of the program; and
          (4) establish fiscal constraints for the program.''

    The Committee notes that the 120 days have passed and the 
Secretary of the Army has neither provided the report nor has 
he assumed full control and responsibility for the CSEPP. 
Further, the General Accounting Office has recently published 
its fourth highly critical study of the management and 
accounting weaknesses of CSEPP (GAO/NSIAD-97-91).
    While the continued cooperation of the Army and the Federal 
Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] is vital to the success of 
the CSEPP, the Committee is concerned that these two agencies 
have lost sight of the ultimate goal of this program which 
remains the safety and preparedness of the local communities 
surrounding the eight chemical stockpile sites. The Committee 
is hopeful that while the Army and FEMA negotiate the future 
roles and responsibilities of each of their agencies within the 
CSEPP, that neither loses sight that the local communities are 
the ones who have and will continue to suffer from the 
mismanagement of the CSEPP. The Committee is further hopeful 
that the local communities will have an avenue for input into 
the CSEPP and that their views are taken into consideration in 
the management restructuring process being undertaken by the 
Federal Government.

...................


         Drug Interdiction and Counterdrug Activities, Defense

Appropriations, 1997....................................    $807,800,000
Budget estimate, 1998...................................     652,582,000
Committee recommendation................................     691,482,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $691,482,000 
in title VI, Counternarcotics and Drug Interdiction Program for 
fiscal year 1998, an amount $38,900,000 above the requested 
fiscal year 1998 level.

                    Summary of Committee Adjustments

    National Guard activities.--The Committee recognizes the 
valuable contributions the National Guard makes to the 
counterdrug effort and provides an additional $25,000,000. This 
matter is further addressed in the ``Operations and 
maintenance, National Guard'' account
    Civil Air Patrol.--Funds made available to the Civil Air 
Patrol [CAP] in the fiscal year 1998 appropriation for Defense 
Department drug interdiction activities may be used for CAP's 
demand reduction program involving youth programs as well as 
operational and training drug reconnaissance missions for 
Federal, State, and local government agencies; for 
administrative costs, including the hiring of CAP employees; 
for travel and per diem expenses of CAP personnel in support of 
those missions; and for equipment needed for mission support or 
performance. The Air Force should waive reimbursement from the 
Federal, State, and local government agencies for use of these 
funds.
    Gulf States counterdrug initiative.--The Committee has 
provided an additional $6,700,000 to support the Gulf States 
counterdrug initiative, $800,000 of which is for the Regional 
Counterdrug Training Academy.
    The Committee is concerned with regard to plans to transfer 
the C\3\I portion of this program to the Defense Information 
Systems Agency and directs that this transfer be delayed until 
the effects of such a transfer can be determined. In this 
regard, the Department is directed to provide a report to the 
congressional defense committees by January 15, 1998, setting 
forth the reason for this transfer and what benefit, if any, to 
GSCI such a transfer would achieve.
    Regional police information system.--The Committee has 
provided an additional $3,000,000 for this system.
    National Interagency Counterdrug Institute [NICI].--NICI is 
the only Federal activity that provides joint counterdrug 
training for military and law enforcement leaders and related 
information sharing and analytical services. The Committee 
supports this program and encourages DOD to provide up to 
$3,900,000 in available funds for this vital operation.
    Riverine interdiction initiative.--The Committee supports 
the Senate authorizing committee's action regarding this 
initiative and provides an additional $4,200,000.

............

                               TITLE VII

                            RELATED AGENCIES

   Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System Fund

Appropriations, 1997....................................    $196,400,000
Budget estimate, 1998...................................     196,900,000
Committee recommendation................................     196,900,000

    The Committee recommends $196,900,000, the budget request 
for the Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] retirement and 
disability system fund. The CIA Retirement Act of 1984 for 
Certain Employees (Public Law 88-643) authorized the 
establishment of a CIA retirement and disability system for a 
limited number of CIA employees and authorized the 
establishment and maintenance of a fund from which benefits 
would be paid to qualified beneficiaries.

                       Community Management Staff

Appropriations, 1997....................................    $129,164,000
Budget estimate, 1998...................................     122,580,000
Committee recommendation................................     122,580,000

    The Committee recommends $122,580,000 for the community 
management staff.

................


                               TITLE VIII
                           GENERAL PROVISIONS

    The following lists general provisions proposed by the 
Committee. The Committee recommends inclusion of several 
proposals which have been incorporated in previous 
appropriations acts, provisions requested for inclusion by the 
Defense Department, and new provisions. The Committee 
recommendations are as follows:
.............
    Sec. 8007. Special access programs notification.--Retains a 
provision carried in previous years.
.............
    Sec. 8054. CIA availability of funds.--Retains a provision 
carried in previous years.
    Sec. 8055. GDIP information system.--Retains a provision 
carried in previous years.

.............

    Sec. 8061. Intelligence authorization.--Retains a provision 
carried in previous years.
    Sec. 8062. Field operating agencies.--Retains a provision 
carried in previous years.
    Sec. 8063. Adak leasing.--Retains a provision carried in 
previous years.
    Sec. 8064. Rescissions.--The Committee recommends a general 
provision rescinding funds from three programs as displayed 
below.

        Fiscal year 1997
Aircraft procurement, Navy/EA-6 series--band 9/10 
    transmitters........................................     $40,000,000
Research, development, test, and evaluation, Defense-
    wide/tactical UAV--outrider.........................      20,000,000
Research, development, test, and evaluation, Defense-
    wide/follow-on TMD--airborne sensors for ballistic 
    missile tracking....................................       9,700,000
Research, development, test, and evaluation, Air Force/
    classified program..................................      25,000,000

............

    Sec. 8066. Prohibition on assistance to North Korea.--
Retains a provision carried in previous years.
............
    Sec. 8087. B-2 expenditures and obligations.--Retains and 
modifies a provision requested by the administration which 
allows prior-year funds that were available for the B-2 
aircraft program to remain available for expenditure until 
September 30, 2003.

............


  COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF NEW BUDGET (OBLIGATIONAL) AUTHORITY FOR FISCAL YEAR 1997 AND BUDGET ESTIMATES AND AMOUNTS RECOMMENDED IN THE BILL FOR FISCAL 
                                                                        YEAR 1998                                                                       
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                                                                                                                      Senate Committee recommendation   
                                                                                                   Committee              compared with (+ or -)        
                        Item                          1997 appropriation    Budget estimate     recommendation   ---------------------------------------
                                                                                                                  1997 appropriation    Budget estimate 
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                       TITLE I                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                        
                 MILITARY PERSONNEL                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                        
Military Personnel, Army............................    $20,633,998,000     $20,492,257,000     $20,426,457,000       -$207,541,000        -$65,800,000 
Military Personnel, Navy............................     16,986,976,000      16,501,118,000      16,508,218,000        -478,758,000          +7,100,000 
Military Personnel, Marine Corps....................      6,111,728,000       6,147,599,000       6,148,899,000         +37,171,000          +1,300,000 
Military Personnel, Air Force.......................     17,069,490,000      17,154,556,000      17,206,056,000        +136,566,000         +51,500,000 
Reserve Personnel, Army.............................      2,073,479,000       2,024,446,000       2,037,046,000         -36,433,000         +12,600,000 
Reserve Personnel, Navy.............................      1,405,606,000       1,375,401,000       1,374,901,000         -30,705,000            -500,000 
Reserve Personnel, Marine Corps.....................        388,643,000         381,070,000         384,770,000          -3,873,000          +3,700,000 
Reserve Personnel, Air Force........................        783,697,000         814,936,000         815,745,000         +32,048,000            +809,000 
National Guard Personnel, Army......................      3,266,393,000       3,200,667,000       3,446,867,000        +180,474,000        +246,200,000 
National Guard Personnel, Air Force.................      1,296,490,000       1,319,712,000       1,334,712,000         +38,222,000         +15,000,000 
                                                     ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, title I, Military Personnel............     70,016,500,000      69,411,762,000      69,683,671,000        -332,829,000        +271,909,000 
                                                     ===================================================================================================
                      TITLE II                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                        
              OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                        
Operation and Maintenance, Army.....................     17,519,340,000      17,049,484,000      16,913,473,000        -605,867,000        -136,011,000 
    (By transfer--National Defense Stockpile).......        (50,000,000)        (50,000,000)        (50,000,000)  ..................  ..................
Operation and Maintenance, Navy.....................     20,061,961,000      21,508,130,000      21,576,419,000      +1,514,458,000         +68,289,000 
    (By transfer--National Defense Stockpile).......        (50,000,000)        (50,000,000)        (50,000,000)  ..................  ..................
Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps.............      2,254,119,000       2,301,345,000       2,328,535,000         +74,416,000         +27,190,000 
Operation and Maintenance, Air Force................     17,263,193,000      18,817,785,000      18,592,385,000      +1,329,192,000        -225,400,000 
    (By transfer--National Defense Stockpile).......        (50,000,000)        (50,000,000)        (50,000,000)  ..................  ..................
Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide.............     10,044,200,000      10,390,938,000      10,399,638,000        +355,438,000          +8,700,000 
Operation and Maintenance, Army Reserve.............      1,119,436,000       1,192,891,000       1,212,891,000         +93,455,000         +20,000,000 
Operation and Maintenance, Navy Reserve.............        886,027,000         834,711,000         834,211,000         -51,816,000            -500,000 
Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps Reserve.....        109,667,000         110,366,000         110,366,000            +699,000   ..................
Operation and Maintenance, Air Force Reserve........      1,496,553,000       1,624,420,000       1,631,200,000        +134,647,000          +6,780,000 
Operation and Maintenance, Army National Guard......      2,254,477,000       2,258,932,000       2,449,932,000        +195,455,000        +191,000,000 
Operation and Maintenance, Air National Guard.......      2,716,379,000       2,991,219,000       3,010,282,000        +293,903,000         +19,063,000 
Overseas Contingency Operations Transfer Fund.......      1,140,157,000       1,467,500,000       1,889,000,000        +748,843,000        +421,500,000 
United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.          6,797,000           6,952,000           6,952,000            +155,000   ..................
Environmental Restoration, Army.....................        339,109,000         377,337,000         375,337,000         +36,228,000          -2,000,000 
Environmental Restoration, Navy.....................        287,788,000         277,500,000         275,500,000         -12,288,000          -2,000,000 
Environmental Restoration, Air Force................        394,010,000         378,900,000         376,900,000         -17,110,000          -2,000,000 
Environmental Restoration, Defense-Wide.............         36,722,000          27,900,000          26,900,000          -9,822,000          -1,000,000 
Environmental Restoration, Formerly Used Defense                                                                                                        
 Sites..............................................        256,387,000         202,300,000         242,300,000         -14,087,000         +40,000,000 
Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster, and Civic Aid......         49,000,000          80,130,000          40,130,000          -8,870,000         -40,000,000 
Former Soviet Union Threat Reduction................        327,900,000         382,200,000         322,200,000          -5,700,000         -60,000,000 
Quality of Life Enhancements, Defense...............        600,000,000   ..................        100,000,000        -500,000,000        +100,000,000 
                                                     ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, title II, Operation and maintenance....     79,163,222,000      82,280,940,000      82,714,551,000      +3,551,329,000        +433,611,000 
          (By transfer).............................       (150,000,000)       (150,000,000)       (150,000,000)  ..................  ..................
                                                     ===================================================================================================
                      TITLE III                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                        
                     PROCUREMENT                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                        
Aircraft Procurement, Army..........................      1,348,434,000       1,029,459,000       1,356,959,000          +8,525,000        +327,500,000 
    (By transfer--National Defense Stockpile).......  ..................       (133,000,000)  ..................  ..................      (-133,000,000)
Missile Procurement, Army...........................      1,041,867,000       1,178,151,000       1,173,081,000        +131,214,000          -5,070,000 
Procurement of Weapons and Tracked Combat Vehicles,                                                                                                     
 Army...............................................      1,470,286,000       1,065,707,000       1,156,506,000        -313,780,000         +90,799,000 
Procurement of Ammunition, Army.....................      1,127,149,000         890,902,000       1,042,602,000         -84,547,000        +151,700,000 
Other Procurement, Army.............................      3,172,485,000       2,455,030,000       2,783,735,000        -388,750,000        +328,705,000 
Aircraft Procurement, Navy..........................      7,027,010,000       5,951,965,000       6,312,937,000        -714,073,000        +360,972,000 
    (By transfer--National Defense Stockpile).......  ..................       (134,000,000)  ..................  ..................      (-134,000,000)
Weapons Procurement, Navy...........................      1,389,913,000       1,136,293,000       1,138,393,000        -251,520,000          +2,100,000 
Procurement of Ammunition, Navy and Marine Corps....        289,695,000         336,797,000         344,797,000         +55,102,000          +8,000,000 
Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy...................      5,613,665,000       7,438,158,000       8,510,458,000      +2,896,793,000      +1,072,300,000 
Other Procurement, Navy.............................      3,067,944,000       2,825,500,000       2,865,800,000        -202,144,000         +40,300,000 
Procurement, Marine Corps...........................        569,073,000         374,306,000         440,106,000        -128,967,000         +65,800,000 
Aircraft Procurement, Air Force.....................      6,404,980,000       5,684,847,000       6,375,847,000         -29,133,000        +691,000,000 
    (By transfer--National Defense Stockpile).......  ..................       (133,000,000)  ..................  ..................      (-133,000,000)
Missile Procurement, Air Force......................      2,297,145,000       2,557,741,000       2,431,741,000        +134,596,000        -126,000,000 
Procurement of Ammunition, Air Force................        293,153,000         403,984,000         400,984,000        +107,831,000          -3,000,000 
Other Procurement, Air Force........................      5,944,680,000       6,561,253,000       6,653,053,000        +708,373,000         +91,800,000 
Procurement, Defense-Wide...........................      1,978,005,000       1,695,085,000       1,753,285,000        -224,720,000         +58,200,000 
National Guard and Reserve Equipment................        780,000,000   ..................        653,000,000        -127,000,000        +653,000,000 
                                                     ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, title III, Procurement.................     43,815,484,000      41,585,178,000      45,393,284,000      +1,577,800,000      +3,808,106,000 
          (By transfer).............................  ..................       (400,000,000)  ..................  ..................      (-400,000,000)
                                                     ===================================================================================================
                      TITLE IV                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                        
     RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                        
Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Army....      5,062,763,000       4,510,843,000       4,984,083,000         -78,680,000        +473,240,000 
Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Navy....      8,208,946,000       7,611,022,000       7,532,846,000        -676,100,000         -78,176,000 
Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Air                                                                                                         
 Force..............................................     14,499,606,000      14,451,379,000      14,142,873,000        -356,733,000        -308,506,000 
Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Defense-                                                                                                    
 Wide...............................................      9,362,800,000       9,069,680,000       9,608,689,000        +245,889,000        +539,009,000 
Developmental Test and Evaluation, Defense..........        282,038,000         268,183,000         251,183,000         -30,855,000         -17,000,000 
Operational Test and Evaluation, Defense............         24,968,000          23,384,000          31,384,000          +6,416,000          +8,000,000 
                                                     ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, title IV, Research, Development, Test                                                                                                      
       and Evaluation...............................     37,441,121,000      35,934,491,000      36,551,058,000        -890,063,000        +616,567,000 
                                                     ===================================================================================================
                       TITLE V                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                        
           REVOLVING AND MANAGEMENT FUNDS                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                        
DBOF/Defense Working Capital Funds..................        947,900,000          33,400,000          33,400,000        -914,500,000   ..................
Military Commissary Fund, Defense...................  ..................        938,552,000         838,552,000        +838,552,000        -100,000,000 
National Defense Sealift Fund:                                                                                                                          
    Ready Reserve Force.............................        266,000,000         302,000,000         278,000,000         +12,000,000         -24,000,000 
    Acquisition.....................................      1,162,002,000         889,426,000         238,126,000        -923,876,000        -651,300,000 
                                                     ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total.........................................      1,428,002,000       1,191,426,000         516,126,000        -911,876,000        -675,300,000 
                                                     ===================================================================================================
      Total, title V, Revolving and Management Funds      2,375,902,000       2,163,378,000       1,388,078,000        -987,824,000        -775,300,000 
                                                     ===================================================================================================
                      TITLE VI                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                        
        OTHER DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PROGRAMS                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                        
Defense Health Program:                                                                                                                                 
    Operation and maintenance.......................      9,937,838,000      10,027,582,000      10,043,607,000        +105,769,000         +16,025,000 
    Procurement.....................................        269,470,000         274,068,000         274,068,000          +4,598,000   ..................
                                                     ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Defense Health Program.................     10,207,308,000      10,301,650,000      10,317,675,000        +110,367,000         +16,025,000 
Chemical Agents and Munitions Destruction, Defense:                                                                                                     
 \1\                                                                                                                                                    
    Operation and maintenance.......................        478,947,000         472,200,000         467,200,000         -11,747,000          -5,000,000 
    Procurement.....................................        191,200,000          82,200,000          77,200,000        -114,000,000          -5,000,000 
    Research, development, test, and evaluation.....         88,300,000          66,300,000          70,300,000         -18,000,000          +4,000,000 
Economic assumptions................................  ..................  ..................         -5,000,000          -5,000,000          -5,000,000 
                                                     ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Chemical Agents........................        758,447,000         620,700,000         609,700,000        -148,747,000         -11,000,000 
Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities,                                                                                                          
 Defense............................................        807,800,000         652,582,000         691,482,000        -116,318,000         +38,900,000 
Office of the Inspector General.....................        139,157,000         138,380,000         135,380,000          -3,777,000          -3,000,000 
                                                     ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, title VI, Other Department of Defense                                                                                                      
       Programs.....................................     11,912,712,000      11,713,312,000      11,754,237,000        -158,475,000         +40,925,000 
                                                     ===================================================================================================
                      TITLE VII                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                        
                  RELATED AGENCIES                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                        
Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and                                                                                                              
 Disability System Fund.............................        196,400,000         196,900,000         196,900,000            +500,000   ..................
Intelligence Community Management Account...........        102,164,000          95,580,000         122,580,000         +20,416,000         +27,000,000 
    Transfer to Dept of Justice.....................         27,000,000          27,000,000   ..................        -27,000,000         -27,000,000 
Payment to Kaho'olawe Island Conveyance,                                                                                                                
 Remediation, and Environmental Restoration Fund....         10,000,000          10,000,000          35,000,000         +25,000,000         +25,000,000 
National Security Education Trust Fund..............          5,100,000           2,000,000           2,000,000          -3,100,000   ..................
                                                     ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, title VII, Related agencies............        340,664,000         331,480,000         356,480,000         +15,816,000         +25,000,000 
                                                     ===================================================================================================
                     TITLE VIII                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                        
                 GENERAL PROVISIONS                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                        
Additional transfer authority (sec. 8005)...........     (2,000,000,000)     (2,500,000,000)     (2,000,000,000)  ..................      (-500,000,000)
Indian Financing Act incentives (sec. 8024).........  ..................  ..................          8,000,000          +8,000,000          +8,000,000 
Disposal and lease of DOD real property (sec. 8045).         26,565,000          64,000,000          64,000,000         +37,435,000   ..................
Overseas Military Fac Investment Recovery (sec.                                                                                                         
 8049)..............................................          1,000,000          30,000,000          30,000,000         +29,000,000   ..................
National Science Center, Army (sec. 8060)...........            120,000   ..................  ..................           -120,000   ..................
Export loan guarantee PGM (sec. 8080)...............          1,000,000           1,000,000           1,000,000   ..................  ..................
Rescissions (sec. 8064).............................       -137,108,000   ..................        -94,700,000         +42,408,000         -94,700,000 
Coast Guard transfer (sec. 8076)....................        300,000,000   ..................        300,000,000   ..................       +300,000,000 
Navy/Air Force advance billing (secs. 8044/8048)....  ..................  ..................       -600,000,000        -600,000,000        -600,000,000 
Excess funded carryover (sec. 8088).................       -150,000,000   ..................  ..................       +150,000,000   ..................
RDT&E general reduction (sec. 8136).................       -680,552,000   ..................  ..................       +680,552,000   ..................
Air Force DBOF pass through (sec. 8096).............       -194,500,000   ..................  ..................       +194,500,000   ..................
FFRDC's (sec. 8037).................................       -154,572,000   ..................        -71,800,000         +82,772,000         -71,800,000 
Advisory and assistance services (sec. 8042)........  ..................  ..................       -300,000,000        -300,000,000        -300,000,000 
Weapons of Mass Destruction (sec. 8128).............        100,000,000   ..................  ..................       -100,000,000   ..................
Anti-terrorism, counter-terrorism, and security                                                                                                         
 enhancement activities:                                                                                                                                
    Emergency funding, fiscal year 1997 (sec. 8137).        230,680,000   ..................  ..................       -230,680,000   ..................
    General reduction (sec. 8138)...................       -230,680,000   ..................  ..................       +230,680,000   ..................
RDT&E, Def-Wide dual-use program (Title V--sec.                                                                                                         
 5803)..............................................        100,000,000           2,000,000   ..................       -100,000,000          -2,000,000 
Fisher Houses (sec. 8055)...........................  ..................          1,000,000   ..................  ..................         -1,000,000 
Travel Cards (sec. 8056)............................  ..................          5,000,000   ..................  ..................         -5,000,000 
Army C-37 aircraft (sec. 8096)......................  ..................  ..................  ..................  ..................  ..................
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      Total, title VIII.............................       -788,047,000         103,000,000        -663,500,000        +124,547,000        -766,500,000 
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      Grand total...................................    244,277,558,000     243,523,541,000     247,177,859,000      +2,900,301,000      +3,654,318,000 
          (By transfer).............................       (150,000,000)       (550,000,000)       (150,000,000)  ..................      (-400,000,000)
                                                                                                                                                        
                   RECAPITULATION                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                        
Title I--Military Personnel.........................     70,016,500,000      69,411,762,000      69,683,671,000        -332,829,000        +271,909,000 
Title II--Operation and Maintenance.................     79,163,222,000      82,280,940,000      82,714,551,000      +3,551,329,000        +433,611,000 
      (By transfer).................................       (150,000,000)       (150,000,000)       (150,000,000)  ..................  ..................
Title III--Procurement..............................     43,815,484,000      41,585,178,000      45,393,284,000      +1,577,800,000      +3,808,106,000 
    (By transfer)...................................  ..................       (400,000,000)  ..................  ..................      (-400,000,000)
Title IV--Research, Development, Test and Evaluation     37,441,121,000      35,934,491,000      36,551,058,000        -890,063,000        +616,567,000 
Title V--Revolving and Management Funds.............      2,375,902,000       2,163,378,000       1,388,078,000        -987,824,000        -775,300,000 
Title VI--Other Department of Defense Programs......     11,912,712,000      11,713,312,000      11,754,237,000        -158,475,000         +40,925,000 
Title VII--Related agencies.........................        340,664,000         331,480,000         356,480,000         +15,816,000         +25,000,000 
Title VIII--General provisions......................       -788,047,000         103,000,000        -663,500,000        +124,547,000        -766,500,000 
    (Additional transfer authority).................     (2,000,000,000)     (2,500,000,000)     (2,000,000,000)  ..................      (-500,000,000)
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      Total, Department of Defense..................    244,277,558,000     243,523,541,000     247,177,859,000      +2,900,301,000      +3,654,318,000 
          Scorekeeping adjustments..................       -230,680,000         400,000,000   ..................       +230,680,000        -400,000,000 
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            Grand total.............................    244,046,878,000     243,923,541,000     247,177,859,000      +3,130,981,000      +3,254,318,000 
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\1\ Included in budget under procurement title.