|Subcommittee on Readiness Markup|
|WASHINGTON – Led by Chairman Rob Wittman (R-VA) and Ranking Member Madeleine Bordallo (D-GU), the Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee for Readiness today released their proposals for the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Subcommittee will meet at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, April 22 in Rayburn 2212. The markup will be webcast on the committee’s YouTube page or at the HASC OpsCenter. The Readiness Subcommittee mark is available here: Subcommittee Mark. The Readiness subcommittee ensures that America’s warfighters and the equipment they use is prepared, maintained, and ready for combat operations. The proposed mark addresses many issues of concern for depleted force readiness levels and related high levels of assumed risk as a result of repeated national security resources cuts. It makes careful investments to improve readiness and reduce risk, guards against unwise expenditures or other actions that erode long term force posture, and protects against unintentional impacts on operations and Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines. Specifically, this year’s proposal: Requires the Department to assess single points of failure within the Defense supply system; Enhances property accountability by requiring a strategic plan for excess defense articles; Directs several assessments of the military departments’ plans to rebuild readiness, enhance exercises, and modernize training requirements; Requires the Department to invest in technologically improved replacement parts that would significantly reduce long-term ownership costs; Rejects the request for an additional Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round; Requests an assessment of excess capacity to better understand those areas the Department of Defense believes need to be streamlined to achieve efficiencies; Provides an increased military construction program above FY15 enacted levels; and, Codifies a prohibition on the Department’s purchase of bulk alternative fuels for operational use unless cost-competitive with traditional fuels.
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DLM Report – HASC Subcommittees Release Marks
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