Calendar No. 20
110th Congress Report
1st Session 110-5
INTELLIGENCE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007
February 8, 2007.--Ordered to be printed
Mr. Levin, from the Committee on Armed Services, submitted the
R E P O R T
[To accompany S. 372]
The Committee on Armed Services, to which was referred the
bill (S. 372) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2007
for the intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the
United States Government, the Intelligence Community Management
Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and
Disability System, and for other purposes, having considered
the same, reports favorably thereon without amendment and
recommends that the bill do pass.
Purpose of the Bill
S. 372 would authorize appropriations and other matters for
fiscal year 2007 for intelligence activities of the United
States, including certain Department of Defense intelligence-
related activities within the jurisdiction of the Committee on
The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence reported the
bill on January 24, 2007, and it was referred to the Committee
on Armed Services on January 24, 2007, in accordance with
section 3(b) of Senate Resolution 400, 94th Congress, as
amended by Senate Resolution 445, 108th Congress, for a period
not to exceed 10 days of session.
Scope of the Committee Review
The committee has carefully reviewed the Intelligence
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 and the Senate report
accompanying S. 372 (S. Rept. 110-2). The total amount within
the jurisdiction of the Committee on Armed Services recommended
for the National Intelligence Program has been incorporated
into the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for
Fiscal Year 2007 (Public Law 109-364).
The following explains the committee's clarification to the
report issued by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
CLASSIFIED AND SENSITIVE ANNEX TO THE COMMITTEE REPORT
The committee has prepared a classified annex to this
report that describes other recommendations and concerns that
are classified and sensitive in nature.
COBRA JUDY REPLACEMENT PROGRAM
The committee believes that the COBRA JUDY Replacement
Program is important for ensuring our nation's ability to
acquire necessary intelligence on foreign ballistic missile
programs and their capabilities. The committee strongly
supports development and integration of this sophisticated
solid-state phased array radar technology and ship as a prudent
investment in intelligence collection that monitors foreign
threats and supports the acquisition of our ballistic missile
defensive systems. The COBRA JUDY Replacement Program will
replace the USNS Observation Island, which is due to leave
service in 2012, and will satisfy vital intelligence
requirements necessary for the acquisition of defensive systems
designed to defend the nation from ballistic missile attack.
Therefore, the committee urges the conferees on the
Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 to preserve
for this important program in fiscal year 2007. The committee
further urges the continued funding in the Future Years Defense
Program of the COBRA JUDY Replacement Program by the Secretary
of Defense and the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) in
order to support national defense requirements.
The committee notes that the DNI is conducting a study to
determine future collections architectures. One of the elements
of the study is a space radar capability. The committee firmly
believes that only one space radar capability is affordable in
the future and urges the DNI and the Secretary of Defense to
develop a joint space radar program if there is a requirement
for such a capability.
The committee, notwithstanding any other direction,
strongly encourages the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
to direct the DNI to participate in the study required in the
statement of managers (H. Rept 109-702) accompanying the John
Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007
(Public Law 109-364). DNI participation is required to
determine respective roles and missions of the military and
intelligence communities in the development of a space radar
program, including requirements, cost-sharing, acquisition
strategy, and operational concepts. The committee also believes
that for the DNI not to participate in a joint study to
understand space radar requirements, guided by the collections
architecture, would be a mistake that could result in a
significant waste of taxpayer dollars.
In accordance with the Legislative Reorganization Act of
1946, as amended by the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970,
the committee's vote to report the Intelligence Authorization
Act for Fiscal Year 2007 was by voice vote.
The committee will publish in the Congressional Record
information on 5-year cost projections when such information is
received from the Congressional Budget Office.
Paragraph 11(b) of rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of the
Senate requires that a report on the regulatory impact of a
bill be included in the report on the bill. The committee finds
that there is no regulatory impact in the cost of S. 372, the
Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007.
Changes in Existing Law
Pursuant to the provisions of paragraph 12 of rule XXVI of
the Standing Rules of the Senate, the changes in existing law
made by certain portions of the bill have not been shown in
this section of the report because, in the opinion of the
committee, it is necessary to dispense with showing such
changes in order to expedite the business of the Senate and
reduce the expenditure of funds.