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Ashton Carter Opposes Provision to Separate Defense R&D, Procurement Functions

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said he opposes language in a draft fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill to separate military procurement and research and engineering functions into two proposed organizations, DoD News reported Wednesday. “I couldn’t support something that supports that separation, I just know better,” Carter was quoted as saying by …

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Reports: White House Opposes House Committee’s Contingency Funding Strategy for Defense

The White House has threatened to veto the House Armed Services Committee’s fiscal 2017 defense policy bill for using overseas contingency operations fund to supplement the Defense Department‘s base budget, The Hill newspaper reported Monday. Kristina Wong writes an HASC-approved 2017 National Defense Authorization Act seeks to use approximately $18 billion from the OCO account to finance the department’s …

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CBO: HASC’s FY 2017 Defense Authorization Bill to Reduce DoD Direct Spending by $206M Over 10 Years

A new Congressional Budget Office report says the enactment of the House Armed Services Committee’s defense policy bill for fiscal year 2017 would reduce the Defense Department’s direct spending by approximately $206 million over the next 10 years. CBO said in a report published Wednesday that the allocation of $603.3 billion in …

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House Appropriations Committee’s FY 2017 Defense Policy Bill to Authorize $517B in Discretionary Funds

The House Appropriations Committee’s defense subpanel has introduced a bill that would authorize $517.1 billion in discretionary spending and $58.6 billion in overseas contingency operations funds for fiscal year 2017. The committee said Tuesday the FY 2017 defense policy bill reflects a $3 billion increase from the enacted FY 2016 discretionary …

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Jet, Chopper, Ship Procurement Featured in HASC-Approved 2017 Defense Authorization Bill

The House Armed Services Committee voted 60-2 Thursday to pass a $583 billion defense policy bill, Defense News reported Thursday. Joe Gould writes HASC’s version of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act would shift $18 billion from the overseas contingency operations funding to the Defense Department’s base budget. Such a proposal would leave …

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Reports: HASC’s 2017 NDAA Calls for Army to Replace Patriot Radar, Assess Land-Based Anti-Ship Missiles

The House Armed Services Committee’s defense authorization bill for fiscal year 2017 would hold back 50 percent of funds allocated for the Patriot missile defense system until the U.S. Army comes up with a plan to replace the system’s radar, Defense News reported Monday. Jen Judson writes HASC would also require …

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Reports: HASC’s Mac Thornberry to Forward 2017 NDAA With $18B Moved From OCO to Base Budget

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) is set to introduce a bill that would allocate $610 billion in defense budget for fiscal year 2017, Politico reported Thursday. Jeremy Herb writes Thornberry’s version of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2017 is in line with President Barack Obama’s FY 2017 budget request …

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