DECONCINI (AND OTHERS) AMENDMENT NO. 2557 (Senate - August 12, 1994)

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Mr. DeCONCINI (for himself, Mr. Warner, Mr. Baucus, Mr. D'Amato, Mr. Boren, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Bryan, and Mr. Metzenbaum) proposed an amendment to the bill S. 2082, supra; as follows:
On page 11, between lines 18 and 19, insert the following new section:

(a) Review of Project; Compliance with DOD Procurement and Contracting Procedures: Of the funds made available by this Act for the National Reconnaissance Office under the classified Schedule of Authorizations referred to in section 102 of this Act--

(1) $50,000,000 out of the Miscellaneous Support account of the Mission Support Consolidated Expenditure Center may not be obligated or expended until the Director of Central Intelligence and the Secretary of Defense have completed a review of the National Reconnaissance Office Headquarters Building project and the results of such review have been disclosed to the congressional intelligence committees; and

(2) no such funds made available by this Act may be obligated or expended for the purchase of any real property, or to contract for any construction or acquisition, in connection with the construction of buildings or facilities, unless (and to the extent that)--

(A) such purchase or contract is made or entered into in accordance with the policies and procedures applicable to other elements of the Department of Defense; or

(B) the President determines that the national security interest of the United States requires that such policies and procedures shall not apply to a particular purchase or contract and reports such determination in accordance with subsection (b).
(b) Waiver Procedures: Not later than 30 days after making a determination under subsection (a)(2)(B), the President shall report in writing the determination to the congressional intelligence committees.
(c) Specific Authorization and Appropriations Required: Except to the extent and in the amounts specifically provided in an Act authorizing appropriations and in an appropriation Act, no funds made available under any provision of law may be obligated or expended for the National Reconnaissance Office Headquarters Building project if such funds would cause the total amount obligated or expended for such project to exceed $310,000,000.
(d) Definitions: As used in this section:

(1) congressional intelligence committees: The term `congressional intelligence committees' means the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives.

(2) national reconnaissance office headquarters building project: The term `National Reconnaissance Office Headquarters Building project' means the project for the headquarters buildings of the National Reconnaissance Office, situated at the so-call Westfields site, and includes all construction and improvement of facilities (including `fit up') and all actions related to the acquisition of land, communications, computers, furniture and other building furnishings, and vehicle parking facilities.