10 U.S. Code § 2859 - Construction requirements related to antiterrorism and force protection or urban-training operations
(a) Antiterrorism and Force Protection Guidance and Criteria.— The Secretary of Defense shall develop common guidance and criteria to be used by each Secretary concerned—
(1) to assess the vulnerability of military installations located inside and outside of the United States to terrorist attack;
(2) to develop construction standards that, taking into consideration other security or force-protection measures available for the facility or military installation concerned, are designed to reduce the vulnerability of structures to terrorist attack and improve the security of the occupants of such structures;
(3) to prepare and carry out military construction projects, such as gate and fenceline construction, to improve the physical security of military installations; and
(b) Vulnerability Assessments.— The Secretary of Defense shall require vulnerability assessments of military installations to be conducted, at regular intervals, using the criteria developed under subsection (a).
(c) Military Construction Requirements.— As part of the budget materials submitted to Congress in connection with the submission of the budget for a fiscal year pursuant to section 1105 of title 31, but in no case later than March 15 of each year, the Secretary of Defense shall submit a report, in both classified and unclassified form, describing—
(1) the location and results of the vulnerability assessments conducted under subsection (b) during the most recently completed fiscal year;
(2) the military construction requirements anticipated to be necessary during the period covered by the then-current future-years defense plan under section 221 of this title to improve the physical security of military installations; and
(d) Certification Required for Military Construction Projects Designed to Provide Training in Urban Operations.—
(1) Except as provided in paragraph (3), the Secretary concerned may not carry out a military construction project to construct a facility designed to provide training in urban operations for members of the armed forces or personnel of the Department of Defense or other Federal agencies until—
(A) the Secretary of Defense approves a strategy for training and facility construction for operations in urban terrain; and
(B) the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness evaluates the project and certifies to the appropriate committees of Congress that the project—
Source(Added Pub. L. 108–375, div. B, title XXVIII, § 2804(a)(1),Oct. 28, 2004, 118 Stat. 2121; amended Pub. L. 109–364, div. B, title XXVIII, § 2808(a), (b)(1),Oct. 17, 2006, 120 Stat. 2469; Pub. L. 112–239, div. A, title X, § 1081(2),Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 1960; Pub. L. 113–66, div. B, title XXVIII, § 2803(a),Dec. 26, 2013, 127 Stat. 1006.)
References in Text
Section 2808 of the Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004, referred to in subsec. (d)(2), is section 2808 of title XXVIII of div. B of Pub. L. 108–136, Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1723, which is not classified to the Code except for section 2808 (e), which is set out as a note under section 2805 of this title.
A prior section 2859, added Pub. L. 97–214, § 2(a),July 12, 1982, 96 Stat. 167; amended Pub. L. 97–295, § 1(36),Oct. 12, 1982, 96 Stat. 1296, provided for transmission of annual military construction authorization request, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 108–136, div. A, title X, § 1044(b)(1),Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1612.
2013—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 113–66substituted “develop construction standards that, taking into consideration other security or force-protection measures available for the facility or military installation concerned, are designed” for “develop construction standards designed”.
Subsec. (d)(2), (3). Pub. L. 112–239redesignated par. (3) as (2) and struck out former par. (2) which read as follows: “The Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness shall conduct the evaluation required by paragraph (1)(B) in consultation with the Commander of the United States Joint Forces Command.”
2006—Pub. L. 109–364, § 2808(b)(1), inserted “or urban-training operations” after “force protection” in section catchline.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 109–364, § 2808(a), added subsec. (d).
Effective Date of 2006 Amendment
Pub. L. 109–364, div. B, title XXVIII, § 2808(c),Oct. 17, 2006, 120 Stat. 2470, provided that: “Subsection (d) ofsection 2859 of title 10, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), shall apply with respect to military construction projects described in such subsection (d) for which funds are first provided for fiscal year 2007 or thereafter.”
Special Requirement for 2006 Report
Pub. L. 108–375, div. B, title XXVIII, § 2804(b),Oct. 28, 2004, 118 Stat. 2122, provided that: “In the case of the report required to be submitted in 2006 under section 2859 (c) of title 10, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), the Secretary of Defense shall include a certification by the Secretary that since September 11, 2001, assessments regarding the vulnerability of military installations to terrorist attack have been undertaken for all major military installations. The Secretary shall indicate the basis by which the Secretary differentiated between major and nonmajor military installations for purposes of making the certification.”
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