[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 124, 111th Congress, 2nd Session]
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Public Law 111-339
111th Congress

An Act


 
To require reports on the management of Arlington National
Cemetery. <>

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. REPORTS ON MANAGEMENT OF ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY.

(a) Report on Gravesite Discrepancies.--Not later than one year
after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Army
shall submit to the committees of Congress specified in subsection (c) a
report setting forth an accounting of the gravesites at Arlington
National Cemetery, Virginia. The accounting shall--
(1) specify whether gravesite locations at Arlington
National Cemetery are correctly identified, labeled, and
occupied; and
(2) set forth a plan of action, including the resources
required and a proposed schedule, to implement remedial actions
to address deficiencies identified pursuant to the accounting.

(b) GAO Review of Management and Oversight of Contracts.--
(1) In general.--Not later than one year after the date of
the enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of the United
States shall submit to the committees of Congress specified in
subsection (c) a report on the management and oversight of
contracts at Arlington National Cemetery.
(2) Elements.--The report required by paragraph (1) shall
include the following:
(A) The number, dollar amount, and duration of
current contracts at Arlington National Cemetery over
the simplified acquisition threshold.
(B) The number, dollar amount, and duration of
current contracts for automation of burial operations at
Arlington National Cemetery, including contracts
relating to the Total Cemetery Management System (TCMS),
the Geographic Information System (GIS), the Interment
Scheduling System (ISS), the Interment Management System
(IMS), and new or modified versions of the Burial
Operations Support System (BOSS) of the Department of
Veterans Affairs.
(C) An assessment of the management and oversight by
the Executive Director of the Army National Cemeteries
Program of the contracts covered by subparagraphs (A)
and (B), including the use of and actions taken for that

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purpose by the Corps of Engineers and the National
Capital Region Contracting Center of the Army
Contracting Command.
(D) An assessment of the actions taken by the
Executive Director of the Army National Cemeteries
Program in response to the findings and recommendations
of the Inspector General of the Army in the report
entitled ``Report of Investigation and Special
Inspection of Arlington National Cemetery Final Report
(Case 10-04)'', dated June 9, 2010.
(E) An assessment of the implementation of the
following:
(i) Army Directive 2010-04 on Enhancing the
Operations and Oversight of the Army National
Cemeteries Program, dated June 10, 2010,
including, without limitation, an evaluation of
the sufficiency of all contract management and
oversight procedures, current and planned
information and technology systems, applications,
and contracts, current organizational structure
and manpower, and compliance with and execution of
all plans, reviews, studies, evaluations, and
requirements specified in the Army Directive.
(ii) The recommendations and actions proposed
by the Army National Cemeteries Advisory
Commission with respect to Arlington National
Cemetery.
(F) An assessment of the adequacy of current
practices at Arlington National Cemetery to provide
information, outreach, and support to families of
individuals buried at Arlington National Cemetery
regarding procedures to detect and correct current
errors in burials at Arlington National Cemetery.
(G) An assessment of the feasibility and
advisability of transferring jurisdiction of Arlington
National Cemetery and the United States Soldiers' and
Airmen's Home National Cemetery to the Department of
Veterans Affairs, and an assessment of the feasibility
and advisability of the sharing of jurisdiction of such
facilities between the Department of Defense and the
Department of Veterans Affairs.
(3) Simplified acquisition threshold defined.--In this
subsection, the term ``simplified acquisition threshold'' has
the meaning provided that term in section 4 of the Office of
Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 403).

(c) Specified Committees of Congress.--The committees of Congress
specified in this subsection are--
(1) the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and the Committee on
Veterans' Affairs of the Senate; and
(2) the Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on
Oversight and Government Reform, and the Committee on Veterans'
Affairs of the House of Representatives.

(d) Reports on Implementation of Army Directive on Army National
Cemeteries Program.--
(1) In general.--The Secretary of the Army shall submit to
the appropriate committees of Congress reports on execution of
and compliance with Army Directive 2010-04 on Enhancing the
Operations and Oversight of the Army National Cemeteries

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Program, dated June 10, 2010. Each such report shall include,
for the preceding 270 days or year (as applicable), a
description and assessment of the following:
(A) Execution of and compliance with every section
of the Army Directive for Arlington National Cemetery,
including, without limitation, an evaluation of the
sufficiency of all contract management and oversight
procedures, current and planned information and
technology systems, applications, and contracts, current
organizational structure and manpower, and compliance
with and execution of all plans, reviews, studies,
evaluations, and requirements specified in the Army
Directive.
(B) The adequacy of current practices at Arlington
National Cemetery to provide information, outreach, and
support to families of those individuals buried at
Arlington National Cemetery regarding procedures to
detect and correct current errors in burials at
Arlington National Cemetery.
(2) Period and frequency of submittal.--A report required by
paragraph (1) shall be submitted not later than 270 days after
the date of the enactment of this Act, and every year thereafter
for the next 2 years.

Approved December 22, 2010.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 3860:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 156 (2010):
Dec. 4, considered and passed Senate.
Dec. 15, 16, considered and passed House.