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Public Law
: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
: 113- 66
Session: 113th Congress (First Session)


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HR3304 Deutch (D-Fla.) 12/19/13
Enrolled (finally passed both houses)
To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
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Subtitle B—Space Activities



(a) Review.—The Secretary of Defense and the Director of National Intelligence shall jointly enter into an arrangement with the National Research Council to respond to the near-term and long-term threats to the national security space systems of the United States by—

(1) conducting a review of—

(A) the range of options available to address such threats, in terms of deterring hostile actions, defeating hostile actions, and surviving hostile actions until such actions conclude;

(B) strategies and plans to counter such threats, including resilience, reconstitution, disaggregation, and other appropriate concepts; and

(C) existing and planned architectures, warfighter requirements, technology development, systems, workforce, or other factors related to addressing such threats; and

(2) recommending architectures, capabilities, and courses of action to address such threats and actions to address the affordability, technology risk, and any other potential barriers or limiting factors in implementing such courses of action.

(b) Report.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the National Research Council shall submit to the congressional defense committees, the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives, and the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate a report containing the results of the review conducted pursuant to the arrangement under subsection (a) and the recommended courses of action identified pursuant to such arrangement.

(2) FORM.—The report required under paragraph (1) shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may include a classified annex.

(c) Space Protection Strategy.—Section 911(f)(1) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (10 U.S.C. 2271 note) is amended by striking “including each of the matters required by subsection (c).” and inserting the following: “including—

“(A) each of the matters required by subsection (c); and

“(B) a description of how the Department of Defense and the intelligence community plan to provide necessary national security capabilities, through alternative space, airborne, or ground systems, if a foreign actor degrades, denies access to, or destroys United States national security space capabilities.”.