Mr. COATS (for Mr. Specter, for himself, Mr. Kerry, Mr. Bryan, and Mr. Shelby) proposed an amendment to the bill S. 922, supra; as follows:
At the appropriate place in the bill, insert the following new section:
SEC. 310. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT OF THE NATIONAL RECONNAISSANCE OFFICE.
(a) Limitation.--No funds are authorized to be carried over into FY 1997 or subsequent years for the programs, projects, and activities of the National Reconnaissance Office in excess of the amount necessary to provide for the ongoing mission of the NRO for one month.'
(b) Management Review.--(1) The Inspector General for the Central Intelligence Agency and the Inspector General of the Department of Defense shall jointly undertake a comprehensive review of the financial management of the National Reconnaissance Office to evaluate the effectiveness of policies and internal controls over the budget of the National Reconnaissance Office, including the use of forward funding, to ensure that National Reconnaissance Office funds are used in accordance with the policies of the Director of Central Intelligence and the Department of Defense, the guidelines of the National Reconnaissance Office, and congressional direction.
(2) The review required by paragraph (1) shall--
(A) determine the quality of the development and implementation of the budget process within the National Reconnaissance Office at both the comptroller and directorate level;
(B) assess the advantages and disadvantages of the use of incremental versus full funding for contracts entered into by the National Reconnaissance Office;
(C) assess the advantages and disadvantages of the National Reconnaissance Office's use of forward funding;
(D) determine how the National Reconnaissance Office defines, identifies, and justifies forward funding requirements;
(E) determine how the National Reconnaissance Office tracks and manages forward funding;
(F) determine how the National Reconnaissance Office plans to comply with congressional direction regarding forward funding;
(G) determine whether or not a contract entered into by the National Reconnaissance Office has ever encountered a contingency which required the utilization of more than 30 days of forward funding;
(H) consider the proposal by the Director of Central Intelligence for the establishment of a position of a Chief Financial Officer, and assess how the functions to be performed by that officer would enhance the financial management of the National Reconnaissance Office; and
(I) make recommendations, as appropriate, to improve control and management of the budget process of the National Reconnaissance Office.
(3) The President shall submit a report to the appropriate committees of the Congress setting forth the findings of the review required by paragraph (1) not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, with an interim report provided to those committees not later than 45 days after the date of enactment of this Act.
(c) Report.--(1) Not later than January 30, 1996, the President shall submit a report to the appropriate committees of the Congress on a proposal to subject the budget of the intelligence community to greater oversight by the Executive branch of Government.
(2) Such report shall include--
(A) consideration of establishing by statute a financial control officer for the National Reconnaissance Office, other elements of the intelligence community and for the intelligence community as a whole; and
(B) recommendations for procedures to be used by the Office of Management and Budget for review of the budget of the National Reconnaissance Office.
(d) Definitions.--As used in this section:
(1) Intelligence community.--The term `intelligence community' has the meaning given to the term in section 3(4) of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 401a(4)).