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Jeh Johnson: FY 2017 Defense Policy Bill Covers DHS ‘Unity of Effort’ Initiative

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has said the fiscal year 2017 defense policy bill signed by President Barack Obama includes provisions to codify components of DHS’ Unity of Effort initiative. Johnson said in a statement posted Tuesday the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act authorizes DHS’ efforts to unify the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Immigration and …

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Obama Clears $619B Defense Spending Legislation for Fiscal 2017

President Barack Obama has signed the 2017 defense policy bill that authorizes $618.7 billion in funds and includes $67 billion for overseas contingency operations, The Hill reported Friday. Rebecca Kheel writes the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act provides for $3.2 billion more OCO funds than Obama’s request that will cover a 2.1-percent military pay raise and additional …

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Report: DHA to Oversee Service Branches’ Military Treatment Facilities by October 2018 Under 2017 NDAA

The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act that passed both the House and Senate would authorize the Defense Health Agency to manage over 400 military hospitals and clinics that the Air Force, Army and Navy currently operate by October 2018, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jared Serbu writes the fiscal year 2017 defense …

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Deborah Lee James: Air Force Considers to Waive Fixed-Price Requirement in 2017 NDAA for JSTARS Replacement Program

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has said the service branch has begun to consider whether to use a provision in the fiscal 2017 defense policy bill to waive a fixed-price contract requirement for the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft replacement program, Defense News reported Friday. “There is …

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Rep. Mac Thornberry Expects Trump Administration to Request Supplemental Defense Budget

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) has said he expects President-elect Donald Trump’s administration to file a supplemental bill to the defense budget measure for fiscal year 2017 “as soon as they get their feet on the ground,” The Hill reported Wednesday. “Part of the reason we’re challenged right now …

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Sen. John McCain: House, Senate Could Soon Finalize 2017 NDAA

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Arizona) has said lawmakers in both chambers of Congress could wrap up the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act “very soon,” Defense News reported Wednesday. Joe Gould writes McCain met with committee ranking member Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island) and stated that policy provisions and defense funding …

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