Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 4.djvu/219

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PUBLIC LAW 103-337—OCT. 5, 1994 108 STAT. 2853 and an employee so assigned, shall be treated in the same way as an assignment of an employee of a Federal agency to a State or local government, and an employee so assigned, is treated under the provisions of this subchapter governing an assignment of an employee of a Federal agency to a State or local government, except that the rate of pay of an employee assigned to a federally funded research and development center may not exceed the rate of pay that such employee would be paid for continued service in the position in the Federal agency from which assigned; and "(2) an assignment of an employee of an other organization or an institution of higher education to a Federal agency, and an employee so assigned, shall be treated in the same way as an assignment of an employee of a State or local government to a Federal agency, and an employee so assigned, is treated under the provisions of this subchapter governing an assignment of an employee of a State or local government to a Federal agency.". SEC. 1069. REVIEW OF THE BOTTOM UP REVIEW AND THE FUTURE YEAR DEFENSE PROGRAM AND ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW FUNDING REQUIREMENTS AND PRIORITIES. (a) FINDINGS.— Congress finds as follows: (1) United States defense policy is to maintain the capability to fight and win two major regional contingencies nearly simultaneously. (2) The Secretary of Defense conducted the Bottom Up Review during 1993 to structure the Armed Forces for the Post-Cold War period. (3) The United States military force structure has shrunk dramatically since the 1991 Persian Gulf War and some critical force enhancements will not be deployed for several years. (4) The Secretary of Defense (in testimony before the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate on February 2, 1994) stated that under current inflation assumptions the Department of Defense's Future Years Defense Program includes approximately $20,000,000,000 more in program mnding requests for fiscal years 1996 through 1999 than the defense funding levels projected for the President's budget for those years. (5) The Secretary of the Navy (in testimony before the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate on March 8, 1994) stated that by 1999 the Department of the Navy will operate only 330 ships, rather than the 346 ships projected in the report on the Bottom Up Review. (6) The Secretary of Defense, in his January 1994 Annual Report to the President and Congress, reported that the Air Force will field approximately 100 heavy bombers, rather than the "up to 184" assumed in the report on the Bottom Up Review. (7) The plans of the Department of Defense for a major regional contingency in the Far East call for up to 5 Army divisions and the plans for a major regional contingency in Southwest Asia call for up to 7 Army divisions, while the report on the Bottom Up Review plans for an Army of 10 active divisions and at least 15 enhanced-readiness Army National Guard brigades.