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749), is amended— (1) in subsection (a), by striking paragraph (2) and inserting the following: “(2) .—The total amount obligated from funds appropriated or otherwise made available for Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy, or for any other procurement account, for the aircraft carrier designated as CVN–79 may not exceed ,398,000,000 (as adjusted pursuant to subsection (b)).
“(3) .—The total amount obligated from funds appropriated or otherwise made available for Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy, or for any other procurement account, for any ship that is constructed in the CVN–78 class of aircraft carriers after the aircraft carrier designated as CVN–79 may not exceed ,568,000,000 (as adjusted pursuant to subsection (b)).”; (2) in subsection (b), by amending paragraph (1) to read as follows: “(1) The amounts of increases or decreases in costs attributable to economic inflation— “(A) after September 30, 2013, in the case of the aircraft carrier designated as CVN–79; and “(B) after September 30, 2017, in the case of any ship that is constructed in the CVN–78 class of aircraft carriers after the aircraft carrier designated as CVN–79.”; and .—The Secretary of the Navy shall exclude from the determination of the amounts set forth in paragraphs (2) and (3) of subsection (a), the costs of the following items: “(1) CVN–78 class battle spares.
Clarification of authority of Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment with respect to service acquisition programs for which the service acquisition executive is the milestone decision authority. (2) .—The Secretary of the Army may use the authority under paragraph (1) to procure only the following: (A) Not more than 7,000 7.62mm rifles.
(4) A comparison of— (A) the total procurement and life cycle costs of adding an echelon above brigade requirement to the Army Multi-Purpose Vehicle; and (B) the total procurement and life cycle costs of upgrading legacy M113 vehicles.
(5) An analysis of the possibility of further accelerating Army Multi-Purpose Vehicle production or modifying the fielding strategy for the Army Multi-Purpose Vehicle to meet near-term echelon above brigade requirements.
Prohibition on lobbying activities with respect to the Department of Defense by certain officers of the Armed Forces and civilian employees of the Department following separation from military service or employment with the Department. .—The Secretary of the Army is authorized to expedite the procurement of a commercially available off-the-shelf item or nondevelopmental item for a 7.62mm rifle capability in accordance with this section.
Consolidation of reports on United States Armed Forces, civilian employees, and contractors deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, and associated and successor operations. Funds are hereby authorized to be appropriated for fiscal year 2018 for procurement for the Army, the Navy and the Marine Corps, the Air Force, and Defense-wide activities, as specified in the funding table in section 4101.
The Secretary shall include in any such notification the following: (1) The rationale of the Secretary for issuing the waiver. Ford deploying without having conducted full ship shock trials, and that the Secretary has not delegated the decision to issue such waiver.