Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 3.djvu/306

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114 STAT. 1654A-264 PUBLIC LAW 106-398—APPENDIX (b) CONDUCT OF ASSESSMENTS.—In conducting the study under subsection (a), the Secretaries may, in order to perform the assessments required by paragraph (5) of that subsection, conduct any limited research and development that may be necessary to perform those assessments. (c) REPORT.—(1) Not later than July 1, 2001, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate and the Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives a report on the results of the study conducted under subsection (a). The report shall be prepared in conjunction with the Secretary of Energy. (2) The report under paragraph (1) shall be submitted in unclassified form, together with a classified annex if necessary. SEC. 1045. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON THE MAINTENANCE OF THE STRATEGIC NUCLEAR TRIAD. It is the sense of Congress that, in light of the potential for further arms control agreements with the Russian Federation limiting strategic forces— (1) it is in the national interest of the United States to maintain a robust and balanced triad of strategic nuclear delivery vehicles, including (A) long-range bombers, (B) land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), and (C) ballistic missile submarines; and (2) reductions to United States conventional bomber capability are not in the national interest of the United States. Subtitle F—Miscellaneous Reporting Requirements SEC. 1051. MANAGEMENT REVIEW OF WORKING-CAPITAL FUND ACTIVI- TIES. (a) COMPTROLLER GENERAL REVIEW REQUIRED.— The Comptroller General shall conduct a review of the working-capital fund activities of the Department of Defense to identify any potential changes in current management processes or policies that, if made, would result in a more efficient and economical operation of those activities. (b) REVIEW TO INCLUDE CARRYOVER POLICY.— The review shall include a review of practices under the Department of Defense policy that authorizes funds available for working-capital fund activities for one fiscal year to be obligated for work to be performed at such activities within the first 90 days of the next fiscal year (known as "carryover"). On the basis of the review, the Comptroller General shall determine the following: (1) The extent to which the working-capital fund activities of the Department of Defense have complied with the 90-day carryover policy. (2) The reasons for the carryover authority under the policy to apply to as much as a 90-day quantity of work. (3) Whether applying the carryover authority to not more than a 30-day quantity of work would be sufficient to ensure uninterrupted operations at the working-capital fund activities early in a fiscal year.